Sep 22, 2018
76
I don't really like Lana Del Rey. After Cat Power's collaboration, lana del rey continues to surprise me with a good track on her own.
Sep 21, 2018
69
Oh come on 90 !!!!!? It's a joke.

(I listened the french version. I don't know how the english version is)

The lyrical content don't deserve this big praise. It's really unilateral to the point that the multi big questions of sexuality, feminity, etc are often without nuances. It's a shame considering the past of Héloïse Letissier and her responses in interviews. Plus, she remains some non-sense sentences with "stylistic words" (Goya Soda, Soda l'imprécis for ... read more
Sep 10, 2018
80
Despite of her "sometimes" overdramatic vocals, it's a solid album with percutant moments like "hunter", "as a man" or "alpha".
Sep 10, 2018
74
A charming little EP ! Don't expect more ;)
Sep 10, 2018
81
Joy as an act of resistance is a bold record. I really enjoy the thematic and the lyrics. The question of virility (not lgbt, I see this one sometimes in forums) is very actual and a huge part of men are confronted to this. Women, you aren't alone to be confronted with cliche and patriarchism ;)

However, I'm not a huge fan of the vocals (which are more about screaming than a fierce singing), but that is balanced by the energy of the band and their instrumentation.

Very cool album !
Sep 10, 2018
56
It's a HUGE disapointment. The previous album was so pure with beautiful lyrics and vocals but here, it loses all the magic.

My main issue is vocally, it's a stepback. Try to random your listening in different parts of the tracks : it's the same "lo-fi" voice and the same way of singing. It doesn't help to appreciate the instrumental "relative" improvment because her vocals were a huge part of the charm. It's quite monoteous, not as challenging as critics seem to say and ... read more
Aug 27, 2018
81
CABARET PLEASE !!!
Aug 27, 2018
79
I'm a bit mixxed in this one. The work is here, Mitski puts a lot of effort to craft something cohesive and suffeciently different to Puberty II (and her other albums but Puberty II was her most acclaimed). I recommand to check her interviews because it's easy to misunderstood what she was trying to do for the songwriting part (fantano surprised me for being so much lyrically superficial for example). The production is at the top of what she ever has done and even her strangest tracks are ... read more
Aug 27, 2018
77
Pretty interesting !
Aug 27, 2018
NR
El pintor was not so bad, so why not ?
Aug 27, 2018
NR
The single feat Lana del rey is excellent. I don't like lana del rey but she is an excellent choice for the backing vocals because she completes AND amplifies the voice of Chan Marshall.
Jul 23, 2018
85
The Worse Things Get and Hell-On are the most personal album of Neko Case but this one is more consistent and more immediate.
Jul 23, 2018
82
Middle Cyclone is a solid follow-up to Fox Confessor. While it's not as powerful, it keeps strong performance like "this tornado loves you" or "People gotta lotta nerve".
Jul 8, 2018
NR
I didn't like the singles, I don't thing that it'll be a success :/
Jul 8, 2018
55
An album may be well-produced, you cannot expect a huge thing when it simply transposes a generic formula electropop.

In general, I don't get the massive appeal of this new wave of dance/pop/whatever is electro. (CHVERCHES, SOPHIE, Charli XCX, Let's Eat Grandma, Confidence Man, Beach house, Janelle Monae, etc).
Jul 2, 2018
68
Some interesting pop here, but I have huge issues :

- SOPHIE prod : please, do something new and stop repeating the same tricks with all collaboration/album !
- Some tracks are very confusing, to much glitch or brutal change in few time
- Second half is weaker because the first half present a huge part of the album
Jul 2, 2018
84
Florence Welch is one of the best vocalist of the decade and it's clearly this album that highlights her talent.

I was pretty scared of this album because the band isn't known to succed with ballads (HBHBHB is rather unbalanced because of that). But here, the vocals are completed with the instrumentation and aren't part of instrumentation anymore. This focus is particulary smart because of Welch incredible voice and her ability to touch tough notes.

I also have to say that the lyrics take ... read more
Jun 20, 2018
70
It doesn't reach the level of the previous tracks but it's fine.
Jun 17, 2018
NR
A trio with charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes could be interesting :

Hypothesis :

- 1 : they could (finally) do an OK album
- 2 : they'll record fart sounds and paint the entire toilets (elegant ? me ?)
- 3 : One have ego --> killing the other --> succes only for one
- 4 : Genocide in hysteric fangirls (I don't know the behaviours of their fanboys. Surprise !)
- 5 : I'll just ignore the release (I'm not sure of that one :p)

Overall, this album is another shitty stuff for the ... read more
Jun 15, 2018*
60
Edit : 85 --> 80 for user score and 84 --> 82 for critics. It seems that the hype begins to disapear

+ Lyrics related for a large spectrum
+ Some climax (specially it's okay to cry and the pretend world part) are astonishing ...
+ The composition has variety ...

- ... While some other are way to homogeneous
- ... But the pattern is the same and completely breaks the clever composition
- Some vocals and some glitch are cringy

SOPHIE surprises me because I'm not used to this type of ... read more
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