Copycat Killer

Phoebe Bridgers - Copycat Killer
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
User Score
Based on 150 ratings
2020 Ratings: #204
Liked by 8 people
November 20, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
Rarely does a remix EP recalibrate songs so thoroughly while maintaining every inch of their magic, but we should expect the unexpected from Phoebe Bridgers by now.
70
Gigwise

This EP is a gorgeous rearrangement of her songs, but it adds little dimension to the world of Punisher. Phoebe Bridgers fans will love how these versions highlight her voice and reconstruct some of her most beloved hits –unfortunately, it also reconstructs some misses.

70
The Line of Best Fit
Like approaching a work of art from multiple angles, there is plenty to be gained from this novel lens on Punisher's fatalistic fairytales.
69
Beats Per Minute

Bridgers’ EP both evoked an emotional response in me and fit the setting I was in – and this is more than enough to make Copycat Killer a noteworthy standalone release.

Case
75
Punisher is possibly my favorite album of the year, so hearing we would get orchestral versions had me excited. And while I obviously prefer the original versions, I admire the different take and aesthetic these versions give to the songs, even if they don’t always work and sound a bit awkward.

Fav Tracks: Kyoto, Chinese Satellite

Least Fav Tracks: Savior Complex
zachthesnack
75
Punisher was one of my favorite albums of the year and this string-backed reimagining of several of the songs from that record is not something that I was expecting, but it is something I am welcoming with open arms!

I obviously heavily prefer the original renditions, but these still definitely hold their own.
JAZZYCHIEF
67
Punisher is currently my album of the year and I don't see that changing anytime soon, so when I heard that this EP was a thing I was obviously excited, but then I heard it and it wasn't the greatest. These songs resemble someone taking say for example a Jay-Z a capella and putting it over an MF Doom beat or something, it kinda works but it sounds awkward because those two things weren't meant to go together. Phoebe is singing these songs not as if shes performing the album versions but damn ... read more
Muratka
68
New versions of songs from her sensational peak album for her are in no way inferior to the original, and sometimes even better.
lilchefremy
83
Songs for staring into the abyss at 2 am
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Track List

  1. Kyoto
  2. Savior Complex
  3. Chinese Satellite
  4. Punisher
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Added on: November 10, 2020