If My Wife New I'd Be Dead

CMAT - If My Wife New I'd Be Dead
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2022 Ratings: #37 / 340
User Score
Based on 224 ratings
2022 Ratings: #56
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH

Exuberance, sheer confidence and innate understanding of just what makes pop special provide a stunning entry into a distinct and idiosyncratic world.

100
Dork

Great music, big personality and a sense of fun that never loses the run of itself – who needs religion when we have CMAT to guide us?

90
Sputnikmusic

There is both a braggadocios confidence and an honest humility across all of If My Wife New I’d be Dead, a masterfully created dichotomy that is at the center of everything that CMAT creates.

80
Mojo
Gifted with a knack for sparkling toplines and galaxy- class choruses, the way she twines narrative threads into cathartic, surrealist Lana Del Rey songs is remarkable.
80
The Skinny

On her near-perfect debut, CMAT proves she's a pop tour de force who knows exactly who she wants to be and has all the talent to deliver it.

80
NME

The Dublin artist's witty and conversational debut album sees her match the scope and ambition of her pop heroes.

80
DIY
It amps up the winking, cheeky side of country while also showing CMAT to be an artist not beholden to it.
80
AllMusic

It's a witty and thoroughly delightful debut.

80
PopMatters

CMAT’s If My Wife New I’d Be Dead is a fully formed debut, replete with big choruses, imaginative song ideas, and enough charm to carry the hour runtime.

70
RIOT

This might be her debut, but the clean production and seamless blending of pop and country genres makes it feel like CMAT is far from just getting started.

70
Under The Radar

If you fancy a dose of escapist country-tinged pop with lyrics that range from witty, insightful, self-deprecating to plain daft, then CMAT is certainly your gal. If My Wife New I’d Be Dead is a promising debut from an artist who certainly knows how to craft a tune.

ASh1nyGiratina
81

Lana Del Rey but good.

EDIT 95->89: Didn't like it as much on my 3rd and 4th listens but it's still one of the best alt-country albums I've ever heard.

EDIT 89->86: Don’t mind me

JohnLouisHoward
80

the genius of CMAT is the combination of self-parody (and a healthy dose of other-parody if you catch the references) with major league songwriting chops, and a powerful voice that was born to sing country wailers. her lyrics are genuinely clever if sometimes overly Irish-centric and achieve a playful inversion of the standard woe-is-me alt-country melodrama. this is all about theatrics so it will be off-putting to some but I find it appealing. best songs are the ultra-mega-classic "I ... read more

brinatti
77

"If My Wife New I'd Be Dead" é um projeto totalmente caloroso, com um viés harmônico e de ritmos cadenciados. A voz frenética e a autoconfiança da artista marca profundamente cada faixa do álbum, buscando explorar, reconhecer e assumir situações a fim de seguir em frente. É um disco completamente acessível e fora do comum. Destaques para: I Don't Really Care For Vou - No More Virgos - 2 Wrecked 2 Care - I Wanna Be A ... read more

WarnerWest
82

Fleetwood MacCool

CheapandLethal
70

Worth a listen

mikehermida
73

Another fun little LP in what has been a fun little run of LPs for me. At various moments I got Fleetwood Mac vibes from this record, which can only be a positive thing right? Would give this another spin.

Essential Track - I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!

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Added on: October 27, 2021