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Albums Of The Week | 12: Poppy | I Disagree

The Youtube star is an acquired taste, but at least she's blazing her own trail.



“Blending the boundaries between pop, progressive and nu-metal, post-genre and music visionary Poppy’s I Disagree embodies “alternative” in the truest sense of the word. The album marks a dynamic and deliberate shift for Poppy. Her quiet rise from incalculable phenomenon (with over half-a-billion views on YouTube) to unassuming paragon of high culture, high fashion, and high art has fueled her metamorphosis to Poppy Version X. She explains that “in terms of doing what I wanted to in every element from start-to-finish, this feels like my first album. The narrative is really about destroying the things that try to destroy you.” Poppy carefully constructed the sonic framework for this reinvention throughout 2019. Under the influence of everything from Madonna, Air, and Gary Numan to Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, she took the reins and built the album in an unfiltered and unfettered creative ecosystem of her own design, expanding the sonic palette with an arsenal of analog synths and sonic flourishes.”


Absurdly and relentlessly over the top, this is like listening to your entire record collection at once. And while Poppy is definitely an acquired taste, she deserves credit for blazing her own trail instead of following in the footsteps of every other wannabe popstar.