Retired from Sad, New Career in Business

Mitski - Retired from Sad, New Career in Business
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2013 Ratings: #204
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August 1, 2013 / Release Date
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so glad Strawberry Blond has started to trend on the lesbian side of TikTok, anything to bring more attention to Mitski's older stuff
After knowing her popular material for a while, I've finally decided to dive into Mitski's discography and I'm definitely not disappointed.
Retired From Sad is a great, unique album. Aside from its lush orchestral moments, it's relatively sparse in instrumentals, giving way to Mitski's sublime vocal and genius songwriting. This is a strength on tracks like "Shame," but it prevented other moments from living up to their full potential, and gave the record an unfinished feel, especially ... read more
Definitely a sophomore slump, Mitski's second album sounds just like a lesser version of her debut, in my opinion.

"Retired from Sad, New Career in Business" finds Mitski dealing with roughly the same themes from "Lush," but with more of an eclectic instrumentation behind her, with lots of trumpets and horns.

The thing is, at least for me, the production on here feels very thin and sparce, unlike on her debut. The lack of a cohesive melody on most of the ballads on this ... read more
Yeah this such a dark and focused little treat. This thing is just a joy to listen to front to back over and over again.

Best Track: I Want You
Worst Track: Square
I feel as this is a better, more realised and focused version of her debut. Glorious vocals, piano and strings.
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Track List

  1. Goodbye, My Danish Sweetheart
  2. Shame
  3. Because Dreaming Costs Mone, My Dear
  4. Humpty
  5. Circle
  6. I Want You
  7. Square
  8. Strawberry Blond
  9. Class of 2013
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