Banoffee’s debut album should act as an important reference point for Halsey. The subjects she covers here- from painful reconciliations to painful intergenerational trauma to, Jesus, why didn’t I just leave it as a one night stand with that prick??- are at least as weighty as those covered on Ms Frangipane’s latest. Banoffee simply covers them often more explicitly, with far more humour and raw openness. And, more importantly, does so with no shame about this being a pop album and with the mature knowledge that really shouldn’t take away from its artistic legitimacy. She’s not openly complaining about Band of Horses not being considered pop despite starting with the same three letters, she’s not arguing that her album being considered ‘pop’ and the Javier Muñoz Spanish language production The Occupant being considered a ‘movie’ is just more evidence of the suffocating patriarchy, she’s not pointing to the barbed wire around her wrist on the album cover as poof of how freaking metal she is. She has no qualms about being a pop artist and is confident in the utter magnificence she can still produce, how being a ‘pop’ artist doesn’t act as a barrier to producing such weird, challenging and effective music such as this.Continue reading “Necessary Evil 2020 pt.6 (50-46)”
30 Drake: Child’s Play
When you next see me, please ask me to sing you Child’s Play. I’m not saying I do it particularly well, I just love singing it… Bounce that shit like ‘whoah’…
I’m halfway there!
When I first attempted to collate Necessary Evil 2016 back in the entirely understandable period of late 2016, I decided to write the ‘reviews’ alphabetically first before getting the abacus out and working out where the would be placed scientifically. This was a terrible mistake