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Puberty 2


Puberty 2

Fourth record from the New York-based Japanese/American singer songwriter

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  1. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    Mitski is an exceptionally keen observer of the human condition, and Puberty 2 marks a triumphant new step in her evolution
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  2. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Finding beauty in the moments where happiness and sadness can linger together
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  3. 9.0 |   Spin

    A high-watermark of post-irony indie, a cracked safe of perspectives previously unheard in lump-throated punk
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  4. 9.0 |   All Music

    Fearless and affecting from beginning to end, Puberty 2, while certainly individualistic, has the potential for far-reaching relatability
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  5. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    While Puberty 2 is devastating and brutally emotive (from ‘Fireworks’, “One morning this sadness will fossilise and I will forget how to cry”) the record manages to keep away from melodrama
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  6. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A past composition scholar, and it shows
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  7. 8.6 |   Earbuddy

    Mitski impresses lyrically as well as musically, with wit and a flair for dramatic comparisons
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  8. 8.5 |   The 405

    She doesn't smooth over any of the edges so much as she uses the clarity to sharpen them further
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  9. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    Mitski makes a resounding personal statement and stakes out her territory as one of the most compelling voices in the sphere of indie rock
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  10. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Mitski Miyawaki's songwriting prowess makes it into something special
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  11. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    She’s much too meek to be the voice of any generation, but she’s at least articulating the problems of her generation—my generation, likely your generation—that you should listen

  12. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    On Puberty 2 Mitski has hit a deep stride, delivering music with effortless power and resonant wit
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  13. 8.0 |   NOW

    Despite singing about pain, Mitski's delivery translates into self-acceptance
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  14. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Unflinching confessional pop full of wit and pain
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  15. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    This is an aching album that feels wholly needed in a way few do.
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  16. 8.0 |   DIY

    A brutally tough shock to the system, one that will leave its trace for years to come
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  17. 8.0 |   The FT

    Deploys a nicely judged mix of charm and edge
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  18. 8.0 |   State

    Puberty 2 is a diverse, powerful addition to the indie rock canon, fitting well alongside the likes of Bully, Courtney Barnett and St Vincent yet with its own highly distinct identity
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  19. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    It continues her infatuation with love, loneliness, betrayal, hunger, and the afflictions from both sadness and happiness
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  20. 8.0 |   Clash

    Mitski feels dedicated to those who, for once, just want to set their own pace
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  21. 8.0 |   The List

    Brilliantly highlights Mitski’s personal and musical evolution through an experience that is universally shared, but not always fully understood
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  22. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It feels like a fresh insight, profound and devastating even at the peaks of joy
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  23. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An exploration through what it really means to be strong
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  24. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The rare breed that evokes all the angst and drama of adolescence but also its sublime passion
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  25. 8.0 |   Q

    Her lyrics are folk-like in that they seem ancient yet new, delivered by a voice that's both angelic and sharp as a whip-crack. Print edition only

  26. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There are reminders of St. Vincent on "Happy" and "Thursday Girl," while "A Loving Feeling" boasts The Breeders' punkish brevity. Print edition only

  27. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Growing ever more creative, with music ever more intriguing and beautiful, Puberty 2 represents the latest natural step in a career going from strength to strength
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  28. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Puberty 2 is one of the more baldly weird albums of 2016, but it has plenty of moments of universal emotion
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  29. 7.0 |   The Music

    Her individuality and sense of melody threads its way through an impressive breadth of styles
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  30. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Puberty 2 shows Miyawaki indulging her whims with a devil-may-care attitude – the result is an incendiary self-portrait
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