Death of a Cheerleader

Pom Pom Squad - Death of a Cheerleader
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #97 / 409
User Score
Based on 94 ratings
2021 Ratings: #95
Liked by 9 people
June 25, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
City Slang / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Fundamentally, Pom Pom Squad’s strengths lie in their theatrics as they submerge themselves gleefully in their own campiness.

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.
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.
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
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
Pom Pom Squad’s frontwoman Mia Berrin brings an authentic and raw prowess to her newly made up band on their debut album Death Of A Cheerleader. A mix of spikey rock riffs and modern day punk attitudes, the album reminds me of a combination of similar artists like Samia, Charly Bliss and Cherry Glazerr. It’s pretty bad ass. Absolutely love the Crimson + Clover cover aswell which is a nice standout, aswell as the more softer toned down tracks like This Couldn’t Happen and Be ... read more
Pom Pom Squad abraça as referências entre décadas no delicioso debut "Death of a Cheerleader ". Não conhecia a banda porém a capa me chamou a atenção e por se tratar de um rock/indie eu ouvi e ouvi e me apaixonei, a sonoridade é pulsante e tem um ritmo incrível desde músicas mais calmas a outras mais agitadas, algumas sussurradas e outras gritadas, e com instrumentais bem orquestrados que nos levam a uma nostalgia ... read more
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Added on: June 8, 2021