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Twerp Verse

Speedy Ortiz

Twerp Verse

Third album from the Massachusetts indie rock quartet led by Sadie Dupuis

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Carpark
UK Release date
27/04/2018
US Release date
27/04/2018
  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Twerp Verse is Speedy Ortiz at their most refined and most accessible. The album abounds with melodic hooks while addressing some grim cultural issues
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    Beneath their silly-string riffs are nuanced screamers. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   NME

    While the band attempt to make sense of a turbulent modern world, they’re just feeling more playful than ever
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    A much-welcomed return to form
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    Succinct, wry, and in tune with its context, there’s plenty to unpick
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    While Speedy Ortiz are probably never going to make that giant leap into the mainstream – they’ll always be a bit too abrasive and lo-fi for mass acceptance – Twerp Verse is the sound of a band standing on the verge of great things
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  7. 7.8 |   Gig Soup

    “Twerp Verse” stands as Speedy Ortiz’s most confident, biting, and refined album to date whose urgent message rings clear, and reinstates the fact that the personal is political
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  8. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    An album that strikes a balance between thorny and accessible in a way that’s smart and tuneful
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  9. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The most listener-friendly and accessible that Speedy Ortiz have ever been
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  10. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Wry, acerbic, and full of hidden hooks
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  11. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Twerp Verse maintains Speedy Ortiz’s updated take on the deranged side of Merge Records and also manages to brighten the songs with some pop music concessions
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  12. 7.0 |   The 405

    Feels like the training wheels have come off, and Speedy Ortiz can really show what they’re capable of
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  13. 7.0 |   Crack

    An enjoyable record by a band working hard to have a good time
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  14. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘Twerp Verse’ has more in common with Sadie Dupuis’ home demos than previous Speedy Ortiz records, with a lo-fi production sound that gives the album a sense of lightness in spite of the themes of frustration
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  15. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Every track here packs a punch
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  16. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    As a whole, Twerp Verse is worth a listen whether you have a history with Speedy Ortiz or not
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  17. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    What’s missing seems to be inspiration. The band is trafficking in similar themes, but nothing stands out with the lyrics, the melodies, and the energy. We’ve seen them do these things better on previous records
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  18. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    There’s a lot of well-crafted tension on Twerp Verse, but when taken as a whole, the album lacks the sort of catharsis that Speedy Ortiz really need
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  19. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A polished, sonically inventive record that’s both playful and punchy, but its purpose feels unclear
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The vignettes pack enough detail and emotion to work as well in short fiction form. Print edition only


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