February 6, 2023


I was truly thrilled for Ppoppy’s new album, based on the singles that the youtube popnumetal musicmaker released last year. as well as while the tunes are much much more pop (think 1990s Garbage), there’s still sufficient experimental twists as well as rebellion to state she’s much much more than a easy pop artist. “Fill the Crown” is a fantastic example–a extremely moderate hook starts it out, as well as then a throat-singing difficult metal riff takes over.

Some of the slower tunes like ill of the sun don’t work as well–they stop working to hold the interest for the full length of the song, however even when she doesn’t rather succeed, I can admire the attempt to be different. Or, much more precisely, to update 1990s alt-rock pretensions as well as conventions into something a 2020s teen can appreciate.

I really, truly such as this album. At the exact same time, I can’t suggest with people who criticize it as relatively basic as well as underwhelming. You’ll either like it or you won’t. I do.

I like it a lot.

Other fantastic stuff for this week: just two, as well as they’re kinda similar to Poppy.

First, Algiers’ new political demonstration record, “There Is No Year.” Earnest as well as hard-hitting, it can sometimes make missteps, however it’s a musically difficult record. It’s adventurous. Where Poppy fights to be genre-breaking, Algiers work difficult to push punk beyond the confining limits of the genre without breaking totally free of it.

Very, extremely well done!
There Is No Year by Algiers
My other pick is the free-to-download, hardcore-adjacent album by Mammock…I like it. type of an aggressive genre bender, like Poppy.
Itch by Mammock