Be The Cowboy (studio album) by Mitski
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.5.
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This short and sweet style of alt pop is perfect for the modern day audiences and I can see exactly why this record does well. Every song flies by with only 2 songs being longer than 3 minutes which keeps us entertained for the full run time and is great in a world today where people really struggle to maintain concentration. When you combine this with some simple but effective instrumentation and a beautiful vocal performance you get a record that feels sweet and leaves a happy feeling behind once its finished. This record does have faults though and one of them is the sheer number of songs they are trying to cram onto here. I feel like there is no real time to connect to some of the tracks before they are gone and so some of the songs feel incomplete or like there is more of a story to tell there. I feel that the song structure could do with a little more variation as well and the instrumentals do sound a bit basic on tracks such as A Horse Named Cold Air amongst others. Overall, there are quite a few things that hold this record back for me but if I was looking for an enjoyable record to play without focusing on in depth then this would work quite well.
Great alt-pop. A lot of music about being kissed. Really catchy love music, and self inflective love, as well.
Yeah the songs could be longer, but it also means there's a ton of great tunes in a short space. Both fun and solid.
First album i listen of mitzki, kind of like it but on parts its boring , general a normal album
I still can't believe how "A Pearl" is not a top-rated track. Best track on the album and probably on Mitski's career. The rest of the album is quite enjoyable, but it feels a bit less solid than Puberty 2.
I loved Puberty 2 so much! and not many people seemed to care about it. And now.. we have Be The Cowboy, which everyone loves, but I just find it absolutely mediocre! It has its highlights sure, but overall its just like those Sara Bareilles/Ingrid Michaelson indie-pop albums from a decade ago. I don't get the superlative acclaim. Your Best American Girl alone destroys.
Top Tracks: "Geyser", "Why Didn't You Stop Me?", "Nobody"
Overall very consistent and melodic, even if the songs are a little too short to really do all they could have.
Be The Cowboy is more than the sum of its parts. There are a lot of really good songs on here but the essence of the album can only be seen when looking at it as a whole. The ability for Mitski to evoke so much emotion across so many different types of songs is what makes this album great. It starts out very strong but eventually fades a little closer to mediocrity towards the end of the album. It is never mediocre, I'm just saying it gets closer to it in the second half of the album. There are several interesting themes that she flirts with and describes very well. Some of those being the undeniability of love, toxic relationships and the human purpose. I found it very impressive how Mitski could tackle these incredibly complex subjects while also tackling incredibly diverse musical styles at the same time.
Grande álbum com bela diversidade de som, atravessando desde modernos indie rock ao pop contemporâneo.
Mitski might have one of the best voices in contemporary indie music, but what's with the track lengths? Is this due to the general attention span decline?
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