Poppy - Flux
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2021 Ratings: #68 / 700
User Score
Based on 728 ratings
2021 Ratings: #328
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
DIY

To put it simply, it’s a great rock album.

90
Exclaim!

FLUX situates itself in and around the broad category of rock and its derivatives, but what it really does is encapsulate Poppy's desire to evolve through genres.

90
Northern Transmissions

Flux is her way of engaging fans, both old and new, into a spellbinding take on modern day heavy music.

90
The Line of Best Fit

Her latest album proves that there’s simply no boxing her in – despite all the attempts by previous collaborators to keep her contained.

90
Spill Magazine

Flux is an exciting and multi-faceted work of art that dazzles and enchants our aural senses and shows just how impressive Poppy is as an artist in her own right. A musical force to take on should another album present itself anytime in the future, Poppy has defied and even somewhat surpassed all expectations with this latest release.

80
NME
Ultimately ‘Flux’ feels like a record about holding clear boundaries, constantly shifting in the face of set expectations, and following your creative gut instead.
80
Kerrang!

One could also suggest Flux does something more important: it captures a 26-year-old reclaiming her career and stamping her status as a bona fide artist – all via a set of excellent songs.

80
Clash

Poppy is ready to leave her mark upon the world again with this hook-focused album that favours front-to-back consistency over constant mayhem and it makes you wonder what’s next.

80
The Forty-Five
With sonic sugar rushes and eardrum assaults, Poppy's fourth album is the sound of her finding her feet through a big creative shift.
80
Beats Per Minute

Flux manages to highlight to the forgotten influence women had on rock and pop in the 90s and smash the artificially constructed idea of Poppy as a pop-puppet.

80
FLOOD Magazine

Overall, it’s one of the strongest arguments for alt-rock’s continued relevance that I’ve heard all year.

78
Spectrum Culture

The ever-changing Poppy once again switches her direction on Flux, but it’s difficult to say where she’s headed. And by the end of the album, the listener has to accept that that’s okay.

73
Pitchfork

Music has always been just one aspect of the former YouTuber’s cryptic multimedia experience, but Flux makes it finally feel like the most important one.

70
AllMusic

Even though it's not as stylistically wild as prior efforts, Flux is a step forward for Poppy's songwriting and her ability to command a full band. No longer just the girl in the computer, she's become a fully realized human with this most authentic and earnest work.

60
The Needle Drop

Flux is a bit more of a mixed bag than Poppy's other releases in the rock lane.

Doublez
76

Flux acts as a powerful shock wave. Poppy reinvents again her formula in a tribute to the Alternative Rock

Poppy is the kind of story you enjoy when you discover such a sin-guliar artist. For those of you who don't know her yet, Moriah Rose Pereira became Poppy, a viral YouTube artist before she started to make her mark in music. Poppy is the archetypal icon of our time, that is to say, ultra-versatile, taking advantage of new technologies and means of expression to make her a public figure of ... read more

YuriDING
60

The album sounds good the majority part of the time.
Even being weird ass any other Poppy album, (after she became this metal artist) this is the most normal thing.

The last álbuns sounded or 100% pop or 100% death metal (in the same track). I like that sonority, but this one sounds less childish and more coherent.

There's not 50.000 things happening per second anymore, sounds more """"""chilling""""", and more listenable to who ... read more

Maqtheus
70

Destrua o patrimônio público e privado, ataque templos, incendeie carros, apedreje ônibus e tente levar o caos aos nossos principais centros urbanos.

Em 'Flux', Poppy não surpreende tanto, mas consegue conquistar qualquer um com sua maneira única de permear diferentes estilos, gêneros ou barreiras que poderiam limitar sua persuasão nas bordas da música pop em 2021. Dessa vez, a artista resolveu optar pelo alt-rock como abordagem e ... read more

Anitta
0

Иди на хуй тупая тварь

78

Flux - 8.5
Lessen The Damage - 7.5
So Mean - 7
On The Level - 8
Hysteria - 8
Her - 9
Bloom - 7.5
As Strange As It Seems - 8
Never Find My Place - 7.5

TheCarioca
77

Flux - 5/5 ❤
Lessen The Damage - 5/5 ❤
So Mean - 3/5
On The Level - 4/5
Hysteria - 3/5
Her - 4/5
Bloom - 3/5
As Strange As It Seem - 4/5
Never Find My Place - 4/5

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Track List

1Flux
5:00
80
2Lessen The Damage
2:21
75
3So Mean
2:56
74
4On The Level
3:25
74
5Hysteria
4:20
79
6Her
2:08
83
7Bloom
3:50
75
8As Strange As It Seems
4:05
80
9Never Find My Place
4:00
81
Total Length: 32 minutes

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Added on: July 30, 2021