10 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

To listen to Rex Orange County is to feel like you know him. “I had a year that nearly sent me off the edge,” he half-croons on “10/10,” the opening track on Pony, his third full-length album. “I feel like a five, I can’t pretend/But if I get my s**t together, this year maybe I’ll be a ten.” It’s the sort of thing you say aloud to yourself when you’re alone, if not the stuff of a billion filterless Instagrams. But Pony—written and recorded entirely by the 21-year-old singer-songwriter, with help from producer Ben Baptie—is pop of and for our very share-y times, a set of casual, Frank Ocean-indebted bedroom soul that’s often stunning in its clarity. “I’m still a boy inside my thoughts,” he sings on “Pluto Projector,” stretching his syllables like chewing gum. “Am I meant to understand my faults?”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

To listen to Rex Orange County is to feel like you know him. “I had a year that nearly sent me off the edge,” he half-croons on “10/10,” the opening track on Pony, his third full-length album. “I feel like a five, I can’t pretend/But if I get my s**t together, this year maybe I’ll be a ten.” It’s the sort of thing you say aloud to yourself when you’re alone, if not the stuff of a billion filterless Instagrams. But Pony—written and recorded entirely by the 21-year-old singer-songwriter, with help from producer Ben Baptie—is pop of and for our very share-y times, a set of casual, Frank Ocean-indebted bedroom soul that’s often stunning in its clarity. “I’m still a boy inside my thoughts,” he sings on “Pluto Projector,” stretching his syllables like chewing gum. “Am I meant to understand my faults?”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

maddie loves ari ,

Relatable!!!!¡¡¡

I can relate to this album in a way because it basically is all about over coming depression and becoming a happier person. It really makes me feel better knowing that someone else is going through the same things as me & he is putting it into words which I really couldn’t. I love it a lot and it’s helping me get better. I will definitely continue to listen to his music and maybe go to his concert :)

DpoProductions ,

Okay, not amazing.

Only liked 6/10 songs so i guess id give it a 3/5. Though im not the biggest fan, because ive only liked 8 of ROC's songs before this album. Id say he is a very talented artist, but his work is a hit or miss for me. Some tracks on this album just feel so bland or low effort, which is just so weird since hes a young guy doing music for a living, motivated, etc. etc. and I feel like he could do a lot better.

bhvkjhj ,

😕

it doesn’t sound like a “rex” song. It just sound too auto tuned and poppy. I appreciate his music and listen too it everyday. but this song is just not it for me :/

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