16 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a star-making appearance on The Voice, Melanie Martinez delivers Cry Baby, a riveting debut album full of oddball pop that’s both smart and singularly colorful. Lead single “Pity Party” is an explosive update of Lesley Gore’s classic 1963 single “It’s My Party” that echoes the breathy pastiche of Lana Del Rey. On “Dollhouse,” Martinez paints a searing image of a family in turmoil amid ticking clocks, martial drums, and lullaby-like melodies.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a star-making appearance on The Voice, Melanie Martinez delivers Cry Baby, a riveting debut album full of oddball pop that’s both smart and singularly colorful. Lead single “Pity Party” is an explosive update of Lesley Gore’s classic 1963 single “It’s My Party” that echoes the breathy pastiche of Lana Del Rey. On “Dollhouse,” Martinez paints a searing image of a family in turmoil amid ticking clocks, martial drums, and lullaby-like melodies.

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

4.8 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

Jordan Metzger ,

The Story of Cry Baby

Melanie Martinez’s “Cry Baby” is a self-deprecating twisted fairytale, with production cleverly laced in chamber pop and ghoulish youthful synth - the debut album surely does not fall short in becoming an eerie storybook. Thoughtfully crafted, the record is a tale of dark and light, all told through the ominous eyes of self-based fictional character, Cry Baby. Through these eyes, Melanie’s heavily based child-like aesthetic manages to bleed through the cuts of this bittersweet tale, which we can’t help but dance to. Imagine a colossal crossover between Britney Spears and American Horror Story, the collaboration would be near iconic - and that is exactly what this album sounds like.

gabesreviews ,

Fun Pop Concept Album

The album has not been released yet, but if the rest of it is as good as the songs already released, then I am thoroughly impressed. This album is clearly a concept album and Melanie is almost acting as a character in a sense, similar to Marina & the Diamond's "Electra Hart." Although the songs do channel some basic pop sounds, they're backed up by her great vocals and unique songwriting. Melanie is truly an artist, and I hope she gets the recognition for it. "Cry Baby" will be an amazing debut.

kingjulian_ ,

Outstanding!

Melanie Martinez has never dissapointed me ever since I saw her on the Voice. I can definitely see why Christina Aguilera was pretty critical on her while on The Voice cause Melanie is a threat in the music industry, especially to a lot of other female artists! My favorite song was originally Carousel because Melanie Martinez uniquely incorporated a dark hip-hop style and captivating lyrics that both mesmorized and stunned me upon the first listen. I was really hoping that she would incorporate that same style to her future music, and as it turned out, she answered my wishes! Her new singles are everything I wanted in her music, and I have yet to listen to her other songs! My Melanie Martini sure is a legend!

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