Death of a Cheerleader

Pom Pom Squad - Death of a Cheerleader
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #141 / 579
User Score
Based on 130 ratings
2021 Ratings: #176
Liked by 11 people
June 25, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
City Slang / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash

Fundamentally, Pom Pom Squad’s strengths lie in their theatrics as they submerge themselves gleefully in their own campiness.

80
Dork
Throughout ‘Death Of A Cheerleader’, the thrashing of guitar strings feels exorcising, but never overwhelming. For Pom Pom Squad it’s always been rooted in that rush of excitement that comes from finding something, or someone, you’ve been missing – including this album.
69
Pitchfork
Equally indebted to pioneering girl groups and her punk heroes, the New York singer-songwriter’s debut is a fiery exploration of love, anger, and coming-of-age.
AngelHerntz
69
En mi intento por tratar de abarcar la mayor cantidad de registros, o géneros posibles, me encuentro en ocasiones con discos sumamente establecidos en géneros determinados; que a su vez son buenos aportes por ensanchar el panorama anual de cada uno de ellos. Ese es el caso de Death of a Cheerleader, primer disco de Pom Pom Squad, trabajo fincado en un indie rock, con matices de post punk en ocasiones. Lo que quizá llegue a opacar su primera aportación este 2021, es ... read more
cosmonauts
75
i just love indie rock.

very enjoyable but some songs can be cut off since it's too long for nothing.
marvelgaryen
70
'Death of a Cheerleader' navigates through a specific vibe, and much of the overall atmosphere is literal in this amazing artwork. Pom Pom Squad is an artist I'm not familiar with but already liked it a lot. The production is delightful, the vocalist is passionate about what she sings about (it is clear), the lyrics are cleaver and fun at the same time, it just works (everything). Imma watch this closely, I love making random discoveries.
currentjoyys
90
FAVORITE TRACK: Drunk Voicemail

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Thank You and Goodnight

Oh honey I've been WAITING for this one. I've been anticipating this album with every single and review released of it. I love Pom Pom Squad's entire aesthetic and I could not wait to hear Death of a Cheerleader in full.

Even just the intro, Soundcheck, sets up a dreamy and weird entrance for the album and then it just takes off with Head Cheerleader, a light and catchy indie rock song. Mia Berrin's voice is ... read more
JohnLouisHoward
85
this is a full realization of the promise evident on the 2017 EP Hate It Here. my review of that EP compared Mia Berrin favorably to Colleen Green and while that is still apt, her sound has grown dynamically in a short period of time. her songs are full of snarl and confidence as she pulls apart the chains of false consciousness to assert her unique style. her deconstruction of "Crimson + Clover" and surprising cover of "Again" (incorrectly listed on the album as "This ... read more
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Added on: June 8, 2021