I Want to Grow Up
Colleen Green - I Want to Grow Up
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Ratings: #653 / 768
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
2015 Ratings: #276
February 24, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hardly Art / Label
Indie Pop, Power Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Spin
It's like her 4-track recorder was a psychiatrist and she wanted to squeeze as much into this 37-minute session as possible.
75
Consequence of Sound
It’s an exploration of a day in the life of a 30-year-old with an infectious punk rock soundtrack.
75
The Line of Best Fit

It's is all about that specifically twenty-something anxiety, riffing on isolation, the complete inability to make valid life decisions and being trapped in a perpetual adolescence.

74
Pitchfork

While Colleen Green's first LP for Hardly Art, Sock It to Me, was a slice of breezy, self-aware stoner bubblegum that insisted on a shallow read ... its follow-up, I Want to Grow Up, is weed paralysis and paranoia in a sugary glaze.

70
NME
While ‘I Want To Grow Up’ doesn’t exactly break new ground, it compensates by being affecting, relatable and having occasional gnarly solos.
70
AllMusic

Taken altogether, the various sounds and moods on I Want to Grow Up are a nice progression from her debut, and show Green wrestling with some pretty big issues while still dishing out really good pop songs that'll have you singing along after the first spin.

60
DIY
Paradoxically, it’s the tracks that don’t centre on the growing up motif (unlike - say - ‘I Want To Grow Up’ or ‘Wild One’) that seem the most grown-up; and the ones that grow on you the most.
60
Rolling Stone
She kisses off her twenties with fuzz-pop guitars and breathy sighs in the Nineties mode of Juliana Hatfield or the Muffs.
10
Loud and Quiet
The best way to describe it is that every song on the album is a bit like something else, except much worse.
Feb 5, 2016
60
Nothing really stands out on this album. Just average bubblegum alt rock with flares of lo-fi and noise to give it a "hip" edge.
Oct 18, 2015
StellaTheDiver
72
LOL Colleen clearly doesn't want to grow up!
Apr 22, 2015
winitheju
92
An album whose lyrics seem almost too simplistic to have substance actually carry a lot of weight. A young girl faces the struggles of maturing in the millennial generation with surrounding distractions to which the youth often succumb, including drugs and technology. Highlights are TV, deeper than love, and things that are bad for me pt. 1
Mar 14, 2015
lerkenfeldt
78
Nothing groundbreaking about this album, but sometimes less will do. This is a good solid album, with some good tunes, and a couple of very good tunes. Definitely Greens most accomplished work to date.

Favorite moments: Wild One, Deeper Than Love, Grind My Teeth, Whatever I Want.
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END OF YEAR LISTS
#8/Stereogum
#31/SPIN
Track List
  1. I Want to Grow Up
  2. Wild One
  3. TV
  4. Pay Attention
  5. Deeper Than Love
  6. Things That Are Bad for Me (Part I)
  7. Things That Are Bad for Me (Part II)
  8. Some People
  9. Grind My Teeth
  10. Whatever I Want
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Added on: December 22, 2014