Katie Dey - mydata
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2020 Ratings: #299
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Katie Dey's fourth album makes the post-apocalyptic, internet-obsessed, cyber-cultural, omniscient black hole seem super sexy.
The Australian singer-songwriter eases up on her customary digital glitches and manipulated vocals for a warm record about the difficulty of forging intimacy through technology.
Spectrum Culture

mydata is Dey’s strongest album to date. She enlists a variety of glitch-pop wonderment and mixes them all with affective synths. This enrichment makes this go-round more personal too, creating a strong backdrop for the subject matter.

No Ripcord

While the rest of the album never quite reaches the highs of its opening tracks, mydata is a thought-provoking listen fit for the internet age both sonically and lyrically.

Katie Day once again stuns and mystifies with the trippy, beautiful and deeply emotionally charged 'mydata', another home run for the incredibly talented Aussie native who has been consistently been dropping some of the most beautiful and emotional bedroom pop albums of the decade. As of now, this may be my least favourite album of hers, but purely because her last two are two of my all time favourite albums of all time, and over time, the less reverb-heavy, minimalist, even more vocal focused ... read more
im crying
you're crying
we're all crying
'mydata' is an amazing pop album of its kind, with its own unusual sound
It's like a trip on your worst case scenarios and your craziest wonders, all painted in million colors, but somehow the music feels black and white, almost deadly. There's an urge to express a depression in camouflage, I feel the poetic need for that, most of pop music are exactly like this. But the difference is that here, Katie Dey doesn't care about the appeal, she's just releasing her demons through music, and I honestly think that's beautiful.
"mydata" is a satisfyingly weird and experimental yet also beautiful set of pop songs from Katie Dey. While some of the vocal manipulations and strangely grating programming on some drums and synths did rub me the wrong way at times, the songs manage to balance the beauty of the arrangements with abrasive but not overpowering effects in a very skilful way. Might grow.
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Track List

  1. darkness
  2. dancing
  3. happiness
  4. leaving
  5. hurting
  6. word
  7. hopeless
  8. loving
  9. closeness
  10. hoping
  11. bearing
  12. data
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Added on: June 24, 2020