I think being an adult male who was born and raised in a small town full of rednecks is what makes me reluctant to admit that I listen to pop. Sure, there are pop artists who make me feel that choking to death on my own vomit would be a better use of my time than listening to them but I can say that about artists from every genre in every medium.
But, goddammit, I love Poppy. Her music, her videos, her aesthetic… I dig it all.
Poppy.Computer mostly just serves to strengthen my resolve – but it’s not perfect. Half of the album consists of previously released material and, sadly, those are the tracks that really shine. Some of the new tracks just didn’t do it for me. I’ll definitely return to the album and maybe I’ll have a change of heart about the new songs when I do. Still, I’d say:
It’s pretty fucking good.