Mykki Blanco - Mykki
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #307 / 762
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2016 Ratings: #356
September 16, 2016 / Release Date
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!K7 / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Slant Magazine

Such is Blanco's world, where emotional transactions take place across constantly shifting surfaces, under a low-lying fog of narcotics and the phatic chatter of scenester supernumeraries. Mykki distills this experience into a pop debut of disciplined eccentricity and disarming force.

80
The Guardian

Despite the production being generally warmer and more harmonious than in her previous work, that tide of emotion still spins around a sprawling nucleus of anxiety-inducing bass, while the satisfying brashness of Blanco’s presence is mirrored in the record’s aggressive pop sensibility.

70
Loud and Quiet

On ‘Mykki’ tracks roll by in bright, minimalist, club-friendly arrangements that position Blanco well for a tilt at the charts, albeit perhaps without the originality to match those fearless verses.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

It’s a hazy journey, encompassing loss, disconnection, and disappointment, buoyed up by hard-hitting production and Mykki’s unrelenting desire for pleasure and connection.

60
The Skinny

Blanco has always fallen slightly short in lyrical content and, although there are hints of depth and melancholy, on tracks like High School Never Ends and You Don’t Know Me, Mykki never quite goes deep enough. 

60
DIY

‘Mykki’ is a promising starting point for some, a jump into a different league entirely for his following.

75
Fav tracks: Loner, Interlude 1, My Nene, Rock N Roll Dough
JulianGomez974
67
Mykki Blanco's debut is fulfilled with great hooks and honest lyrics, however, you can help but feel the production brings down her attitude and makes it the same of the same. I'm not a fan of her flow but I can see the appeal and the uniqueness in her voice. I found some real interesing themes here and there, but it never comes off as truly genius, just personal and authentic, which I apreciate but can't truly connect at its fullest. There's a lot of potential here, just waiting for her to ... read more
HighClouds
78
On his strong and long-awaited debut LP “Mykki”, Mykki Blanco searches for answers about life, love, and humanity. Full review: http://www.highclouds.org/mykki-blanco-mykki/
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#17/Dazed
#30/musicOMH
#83/Crack Magazine

MISC LISTS

#15/Bandcamp Daily

Track List

  1. I'm In a Mood
  2. Loner (feat. Jean Deaux)
  3. Highschool Never Ends (feat. Woodkid)
  4. Interlude 1
  5. My Nene (feat. Woodkid)
  6. The Plug Won't
  7. Hideaway (feat. Jeremiah Meece)
  8. Interlude 2
  9. You Don't Know Me (feat. Woodkid)
  10. Fendi Band
  11. For the Cunts (feat. Woodkid)
  12. Shit Talking Creep
  13. Rock N Roll Dough
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