Diamond's approach to PC Music feels like a distillation of themes rather than a movement into the next ... read more
I hope it doesn’t fall under the radar for pop albums this year!
Whether it be with her lover, satan, or herself (sometimes all three at the same time!), The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We is Mitski capturing the existential gravity of self-understanding. The characters throughout the album eat too much cake, compromise love and self-interest, and even make a deal with the devil for a break from the pain of existing. It is easily her darkest work but arguably her most vital. The lyrics are ... read more
My issue with her last album, The Loneliest Time, was that the album didn’t have the consistency that I had come to expect from Carly. Emotion was sonically cohesive, a synthpop kaleidoscope of sparkling pop anthems. Dedicated traded sonic cohesion for a looser exploration of different 1970s pop genres. ... read more