Look At Us Now Dad

Banoffee - Look At Us Now Dad
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #141 / 183
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
2020 Ratings: #237
February 21, 2020 / Release Date
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Cascine / Label
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This is how you make a GREAT debut album, beautiful artwork cover, cohesion and great production.
Martha Brown’s debut effort is a promising foray into bubblegum pop, offering emotional vulnerability in the form of her lyrics detailing familial and monetary struggles. Despite this, Look At Us Now Dad’s inconsistencies fails to cement itself as a fully realised project, especially when compared to the refined styles of bubblegum pop predecessors.
Banoffee's debut is a solid entry for the artist into the electropop genre but it doesn't do much for me to stand out

Track Review

Tennis Fan 6.5/10
I Lied (Interlude) 5/10
Fuckwit 6.5/10
One Night Stand 7/10
Count on You 6.5/10
Don't Go Sharing Your Clothes (Interlude) 6/10
Contagious 6/10
Chevron 6.5/10
That Sorta Stuff (Interlude) 5/10
Permission 5/10
This Is for Me 6.5/10
Ripe 6/10
I Let You Down (Interlude) 5/10
Look at Us Now Dad 6.5/10

Average: 6.0/10
banoffee's debut album sounds like it wants to be on par with the bubblegum bass / glitch pop wave that's been kind of prevalent recently, but its biggest downfall is that it also wants to sound like a more mainstream pop album, leaving behind a weird mixture of the two that doesn't have either of their strengths. a lot of its melodies and structure sound pretty radio-friendly, but its production doesn't fit well with it at all. in my opinion, this album should have followed the sound of tracks ... read more
In order to stick out in the synthpop space today, you face some stiff competition from people like Charli and Carly. Banoffee makes an admirable attempt at doing just that. She has some nice art pop 80s flourishes and knows her way around a synthesizer, but she hasn't quite found her voice. When she goes for a slap she falls short of Charli, when she goes ambient she falls short of Grimes and the influence of these artists is clear. However, on songs like Ripe I can see the artist shining ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tennis Fan (feat. Empress Of)
  2. I Lied (Interlude)
  3. Fuckwit
  4. One Night Stand
  5. Count on You
  6. Don't Go Sharing Your Clothes (Interlude)
  7. Contagious
  8. Chevron
  9. That Sorta Stuff (Interlude)
  10. Permission
  11. This Is for Me
  12. Ripe (feat. CupcakKe)
  13. I Let You Down (Interlude)
  14. Look at Us Now Dad
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Added on: October 23, 2019