Dorian Electra - Flamboyant
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2019 Ratings: #93
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Flamboyant is a distillment of what has made bubblegum bass so interesting over the past few years, as well as an apt commentary on gender politics.

Goddamn. This has none stop bangers.

I swear to Christ that this group of PC Music pop stars are creating some of the most engaging, smartest, fun, entertaining and interesting pop music to ever come out. It's like if Britney Spears was screwed into a blender and spat out in a crystallized heap of garbage that grew tentacles and starting vomiting out bangers, because holy shit this album slaps. I can't even wear the mask of 'I know about music' because this shit is just fucking banger city ... read more
Space Vacation
Bubblegum bass beau monde.
Dorian on the surface could be seen as gimmicky, from their pencil thin mustache, to their campy, bright and outrageous outfits usually indicative of the baroque era.
You'd not only be doing them but yourself a disservice not looking past that surface level.

Dorian Electra's debut album is extremely powerful, it's alluring, it's challenging, it's illuminating, it's progressive, it's fun, it's catchy and it's one of the top albums of 2019.

I was intrigued because the album cover looks like a freakin JoJo character.

Thank Christ this isn't longer than half an hour.

To be honest, this whole art pop, electropop shiznit isn't my thing. Usually albums that fall under a certain genre or vibe such as this one are hit or miss for me.

And this year's 'Flamboyant' is a perfect example of a record that doesn't really click with me no matter how hard I try.

This whole autotune business that reeks with the album usually doesn't ... read more
In recent years the bubblegum bass, PC Music's electropop is expanding with artists like Charli XCX, SOPHIE, Poppy, Hannah Diamond or 100 gecs. Dorian Electra fits perfectly into this artist's box, we heard him in "Pop 2" by Charli XCX. And now, we have "Flamboyant", his debut album. At first I did not know if it was a girl or a boy and I did not think it would change the fun of the album, which is a first success. Electra creates a bold plastic sound, futuristic and ... read more
man, mister electra is a genius producer, yet their image is the most important part. the lyrics supplement the essential aesthetic: basically nonbinary charli xcx

favorites: man to man, emasculate, mr to you, guyliner, basically: any title with a correct pronoun
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Year End Lists

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Track List

  1. Mr. To You
  2. Career Boy
  3. Daddy Like
  4. Emasculate
  5. Man To Man
  6. Musical Genius
  7. Flamboyant
  8. Guyliner
  9. Live By the Sword
  10. Adam & Steve
  11. fReAkY 4 Life
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Added on: May 29, 2019