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

BBFan16 ,

“This doesn’t sound like Rex Orange County”

Not every artist is going not to want to stick to one style, they may want to branch out and it’s our job as supporters to SUPPORT the artist in whatever he/she may want to do. He obviously feels confident with the songs he produced so he put in out there for us to enjoy.
With that being said, I throughly enjoyed the album. Every song gets a 10/10 (pun intended) from me!

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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