Melanie Martinez - K-12
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zachthesnack
28
Edit: In hindsight I’m honestly disgusted at how insensitive this was at the time and am embarrassed that I used to genuinely think like this.

I’ll leave this up here just to remind myself how far I’ve progressed as a person since this and use it to motivate me to continue on that path. I’m not at all who I used to be, and this abhorrent review is testament to that.

Just because you’ve been accused of sexual assault, doesnt mean you have any right to rape my ... read more
oh
90
edit: RD6RX6TCUYVUOVUVU THIS SOUNDS SO AMAZING LIVE SHUT UP HIP HOP FANS THIS IS AMAZING JSIWOKFO3OEKEOJ2OEIRN9EJD9EOE9JE ok

Why do people hate this album? I mean, I like most pop albums that people don't like but, I was expecting this to have a 65 or 70 user score, not 59. And some people are giving this a 0. Anyway, I'm gonna split this review up into two parts. The film and the album. I know this isn't a film reviewing website, but it's part of the album.

The film:

Can we talk about how ... read more
Inglume
19
Is the "K-12" supposed to stand for KONY 2012?

Y'know what, Fortnite! That's what I'm gonna call this Fortnite!

Well, it's been officially confirmed that I'm 100% not a Fortnite, because KONY 2012 was one of the most excruciating Fortnite experiences I've had to Fortnite! To basically sum it up, if you didn't like Fortnite, Crybaby, you are NOT, I repeat, are NOT going to like Fortnite. On KONY 2012, Melanie Martinez essentially takes her Fortnite, pretty generic and obnoxious ... read more
goncalocouto
80
fuck it i stan her
MothaOfMotha12
80
ok but k-12 slaps tbh ngl tbh

Actual Review:
Melanie Martinez is a singer/songwriter born in Astoria, Queens but raised in Baldwin, New York, and she is one of the weirdest artists to blow up in the past few years.

She initially auditioned for The Voice, which made her Toxic by Britney Spears cover viral, and caught the eye of many record labels, who were fascinated by her intriguing voice.

Her debut single, Dollhouse, was released on the 9th of February 2014 to big success, becoming a ... read more
okcomputer12127
42
Going into this album, I didn't have really any high expectations for this album. And what I got was this bland album, that seem like Crybaby B-Sides. I mean the album has no real concept besides how they pick the titles, which the track listing doesn't even feel right. One of the good things that came out of the album was that (just like LDR) she isn't trying to sound like Billie Eyelash, she at least sounds like Melanie Martinez. With this new album, besides for writing and directing a whole ... read more
MariellyAkarius
20
Who told her that prolonging a boring character from a boring album was a good idea? Sincerely? Peppa did the children music concept much better

the problem here is how everything is flat and lifeless like most of her debut album or every tumblr pop release. there's trap and alternative r&b Influences mixed with that lazy concept about a mad-fucking-cuckoo children, poor lyricism and annoying production but this time is even more boring because it looks like she don’t know why ... read more
Jazpurz
10
Screw this album.

And no I'm not going to watch the film. I don't care if I'll "understand it better". I don't review films...I review albums. This is a bad album.

The lyrics! Dear god these are some of the worst lyrics I've heard this year. How could someone possibly defend this? You can't make a song about on putting icing on top of your strawberry shortcake and then claim that it has some deeper meaning. Why should I listen to Melanie sing about grown adults dressed as children ... read more
Bloom
100
the album of the year, century and millennium

favs: the principal, nurse's office, drama club, strawberry shortcake, high school sweethearts and recess
Plats
46
I was never a fan of Melanie Martinez's "cute but alternative" style and... yeah this doesn't change shit. I've yet to watch the accompanying movie, but I still think "K-12" is a very meh album. The production is generic and a lot of the lyrics are awful, despite the subject matter being pretty decent. "Nurse's Office" has to be one of the worst tracks of the year, in my opinion.

Fav Tracks: High School Sweethearts, Show & Tell, Wheels on the Bus, Strawberry ... read more
TreyLikesBands
24
Horrendous

The child-like aesthetic of Melanie Martinez does not mix well with her adult, mature, and dirty lyrics on this record, and albeit creative, it makes for an awkward and almost nauseating experience.

Color: Pink
FAV TRACKS: Wheels on the Bus
LEAST FAV: almost all the rest
smallpeeble
33
this isso bland. i skipped most of songs. recess is the only tolerable track i listened from start to finish.
dumbmoonlight
70
I wasn't expecting much from this album, as it is obviously weaker than her latest LP, but I still did my best to wait until it was officially released to give an opinion on it.
"High School Sweethearts" is really solid, and it is shocking it is on the same project as "Nurse's Office", which sounds PAINFUL.
But yeah, she gave what she promised. That's all.
95
One of the best albums of the year. She talked about so many important topics such as fame, self worth and she even talked about her thoughts about Donald Trump and the government of the United States. The songs are really great and the production is smooth on every single track. Some people dislike this album because they can’t understand the artistry behind this beautiful body of work. The film is great as well, even though in some parts it’s not really clear what’s going ... read more
JoaoSantos
32
As we all know, Melanie Martinez died in a domestic fire in late 2016, one year later after making one of the best pop albums of the decade. Now, we're in the middle of 2019 and we have a posthumous release that sounds nothing like Melanie Martinez. DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND? THE GUYS IN THE SUITS, THE BOSSES OF THE BOSSES, THEY KILLED HER ON PURPOSE SO THEY COULD RELEASE BORING, COMMERCIAL MUSIC UNDER HER NAME. WE WILL NOT LET HER NAME DIE IN VAIN LIKE THIS. MELANIE STANS, RISE UP. #Crybaby4Ever
thebibleparttwo
0
Bots eh?
FrankWelch
98
K-12 has a smoother approach than Cry Baby, sonically. And I LOVE it as well. For me, it's way more catchy, by the way. All the choruses are so catchy. I danced to this album so much. Fills me with a gracefully joy! Love how every song is about a social issue of the patriarchy written in a unique way, the Melanie's way, true to her concept that is what sets her apart in the music industry. And the songs are just right for the movie. With the visual experience, it goes beyond! I just wish Fire ... read more
100
I bet all those who are negatively reviewing this album and say it has a boring concept, probably haven't even really listened to it or paid not enough attention. I think they wrote a review just because they hate Melanie Martinez. Because this album is full of messages and lessons that it is always good to remember, especially for the younger ones and that can never be trivial! I liked musically a lot, I had to listen to it a couple of times to get into the kind of sound but now I can't ... read more
NarrativeCoffee
41
So, a friend of mine just watched the movie for this album yesterday and suggested me to try it because it was thoughtful and amazing and deep.

I don't know how and where and in what universe I thought it was a good idea to give this a try, but here we are. Melanie Martinez comes back with another LP maintaining her "crybaby" persona and bringing up her previous aesthetic/childlike music with a supposedly "mature" songwriting.

As we know, this whole childish imagery is not ... read more
Sarahsaccharine
100
I don't see the issue?
The songs were nice (despite the film being everywhere) and they all had a different vibe.
Her bonus track was really nice too.
PcPowerUp
59
As a soundtrack to a musical this album doesn't do it's job. As an album full of "artsy" pop songs this album doesn't do it's job. As this was recorded I'm assuming a little after CryBaby but held back for so long, there's no real artistic progression between albums. They both feel like a part of the same project, just this one came out 4 years late
100
Stan talents
evancool
NR
Hey can you please stop being biased in the iTunes reviews? Because I’m tired of you fuckers bashing Post Malone’s album without proper explanation. Calm down. This album is generic.
Dombot
12
guys this is so deep!!!!!!! it's dark spooooooky pop music but the TITLES are about school and kids and happy fun times!! don't you get it? it's so happy on the outside but the inside is DARK and SCARY i'm SO FUCKING ORIGINAL HOLY SHIT
Gyro64
20
I listened to it again and now I'm changing the rating because this album is actually bad yeayea, am I doing this to piss off oh? Maybe.
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14%of users don't like this album
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