11 Songs, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Puberty is a game of emotional pinball: hormones that surge, feelings that ricochet between exhilarating highs and gut-churning lows. That’s the dizzying, intoxicating experience Mitski evokes on her aptly titled fourth album, a rush of rebel music that touches on riot grrrl, skeletal indie rock, dreamy pop, and buoyant punk. Unexpected hooks pierce through the singer/songwriter’s razor-edged narratives—a lilting chorus elevates the slinky, druggy “Crack Baby,” while her sweet singsong melodies wrestle with hollow guitar to amplify the tension on “Your Best American Girl.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Puberty is a game of emotional pinball: hormones that surge, feelings that ricochet between exhilarating highs and gut-churning lows. That’s the dizzying, intoxicating experience Mitski evokes on her aptly titled fourth album, a rush of rebel music that touches on riot grrrl, skeletal indie rock, dreamy pop, and buoyant punk. Unexpected hooks pierce through the singer/songwriter’s razor-edged narratives—a lilting chorus elevates the slinky, druggy “Crack Baby,” while her sweet singsong melodies wrestle with hollow guitar to amplify the tension on “Your Best American Girl.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Whacked Cat ,

Wow! Just WOW!

Heard “Your Best American Girl” on the radio and was so captured by that one song that I went back and listened to Mitski’s previous work. Immediately purchased every album she has put out so far. What incredible music! So beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. Some of Mitski’s previous work kind of reminds me of Tori Amos (especially during her Little Earthquakes/Under the Pink years) which is also amazing music. Anyone who hasn’t taken the time to listen to all of Mitski’s work so far, it’s an absolute must for anyone who appreciates great, thoughtful music.

Eglib ,

No, You're Crying.

Listening to the album all the way through was like a chronological memory trip through my past romantic relationships and occasions of obsession. Mitski reminds me of how I used to feel about love. "Puberty2" Leaves me weeping, in a love-letter-writing mood, and all together more joyful.

HausPalmer ,

In love with this

Mitski's sound is everything I didn't know I needed until I heard her. I'm in love with this album and all of her other work. 15/10 <3

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