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"High Road is an unrepentant endurance test of the listener's cringe response."
That Kid, "Crush" Review - PopMatters 2020
Brooke Candy, "Sexorcism" Review - PopMatters 2019
"Sexorcism is a filthy party record that relishes in its niche appeal, even if its comfort in discomfort makes certain songs practically unlistenable."
Grimes "Miss Anthropocene" Review, Pop Matters (2020)
Can't Keep a Good Hollaback Girl Down: The 15th Anniversary of Love, Angel Music Baby, PopMatters 2020
On the various mysteries and fluids of love.
"Close Call" Hello Mr Magazine, Issue 08
Slayyyter "Slayyyter" Review, PopMatters 2019
On phone sex, intimacy issues, and "faking it."
"Baggage" Red Shoes Review, 2018
"This was the beginning of something: pop that hollers back, pop that trudges forth."
"All Fags Go to Heaven" Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle (2019)
On body dysmorphia, panic, and dancing like everybody is watching.
"Crush considers things that just happened worthy of nostalgic revisiting. It revels in being too online-- specifically the sexed-up, psychotic corner of gay Twitter."
"Slayyyter positions herself as pop music's first great spiritual medium- resurrecting the damned pop sounds of yore, back with a vengeance."
Pride isn't about sex, or un-sexy "queer liberation." It's about humiliation.
"Walk of Shame: Pride and Paradox" Twink Revolution (2020)
"Ironically, you may wind up wishing that Grimes' vision of a scorched Earth was a bit more, well, fun."
"The Way He Moves" TeenInk, Fall 2015
On power, trauma, and Jerry Springer.
Kesha "High Road" Review, PopMatters (2020)