Pumarosa - Devastation
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #437 / 737
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1078
November 15, 2019 / Release Date
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if this album's two longest tracks were cut, which are also its weakest, then it'd be so much better. as a whole, it's very streamlined and easy to listen to, which are probably its biggest appeals to me.
I definitely need to listen to the witch after this. Devastation is a pretty okay album. I like the production a lot and the feeling of resilience in a lot of the lyrics. The closer is especially fantastic. I wish the album was cut by like 10 or more minutes. A lot of the tracks went on for longer than needed.
Faves: I See You, Devastation
Might be more diverse then their debut, but I don't think it's an improvement or even a downgrade, it's just there. Still has some good moments though.
Favorites: Fall Apart, I Can Change and Heaven.
This album is ouh. It reminds me the tragedy of mothers second album : a promising start and a big fail. The reason : the over the top synth direction. The witch was a great mix of art rock pop and synth so this is even more disappointed to see devastation ... being a devastation.

The lyrics are uninteresting and strange to quirky, the synth influence is messy with different decades in one album. When a song reaches a cool dynamic, right away they add an odd sonority. So much unecessary ... read more
A complete reinvention of the band. As the name and cover art suggests, it is a rise from the ashes for the band and its members. The record is a dark, brooding listen and the band are clearly taking strong influence from bands like Portishead and Black Box Recorder. This new sound mixed with Muñoz-Newsome’s tough lyrical themes and confidence in her delivery make this an enjoyable listen.
Track pick: Lose Control
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Track List

  1. Fall Apart
  2. I See You
  3. Lose Control
  4. I Can Change
  5. Factory
  6. Adam's Song
  7. Heaven
  8. Virtue
  9. Into the Woods
  10. Lost in Her
  11. Devastation
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Added on: July 11, 2019