Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 542 ratings
2015 Ratings: #499
Liked by 14 people
August 14, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Art Pop, R&B / Genres
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At Cry Baby’s core, the singer unfurls a series of saccharine nursery rhymes that are truly, deeply unsettling. It rattles you with a painted smile.


Cry Baby shows that Martinez is ­admirably ambitious, but her insistence on sticking to the album's central idea leaves her contorting into uncomfortable positions.

I went to see Run the Jewels in 2015 and was the second person in line. The guy in front of me had a similar stature, another tall and skinny white kid with tattoos and a band tee. I noticed there was an influx of younger girls standing to join the line behind me, I didn't think anything of it as RTJ are pretty accessible to the general public. About twenty minutes later I knew something was up as there were dozens of young girls in clown make up behind me now, I turned to one of the clowns and ... read more
stupid and generic. although there are some clever lyrics and decent melodies, the theme of this LP is batshit retarded. focused on being a child and having childlike features gets old after 2 songs, and having actual counds from a sippy cup do NOT help your album be more "creative". a really cringy album
•Cry Baby: 100
•Dollhouse: 100
•Sippy Cup: 85
•Carousel: 90
•Alphabet Boy: 80
•Soap: 90
•Training Wheels: 85
•Pity Party: 100
•Tag, You're It: 90
•Milk And Cookies: 85
•Pacify Her: 85
•Mrs. Potato Head: 100 [Jewel Of Album]
•Mad Hatter: 90
•Play Date: 80
•Teddy Bear: 85
•Cake: 95
"Cry Baby" is a really great adolescent pop album. It's sincere, raw, sometimes funny, and transparent. Melanie Martinez is so creative and smart. She created a new whole world. An illusion of an enchanted world, only for children, when, in fact, it's a miserable world...

✅ Cry Baby | Alphabet Boy | Soap | Pity Party | Tag, You're It | Pacify Her | Mrs. Potato Head
The concept of the album is great. A promising debut, full of pop gems. Favorite tracks: Sippy Cup, Carousel, Training Wheels, Soap, Pacify Her, Mrs Potato Head.
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Track List

  1. Cry Baby
  2. Dollhouse
  3. Sippy Cup
  4. Carousel
  5. Alphabet Boy
  6. Soap
  7. Training Wheels
  8. Pity Party
  9. Tag, You're It
  10. Milk and Cookies
  11. Pacify Her
  12. Mrs. Potato Head
  13. Mad Hatter
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Added on: August 12, 2015