13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Martinez’s colorful personal style and multifaceted gem of a voice made an immediate impact on Voice viewers. Her debut album continues the trend, serving up sweetly arch noir pop not unlike that of Lana Del Rey if the latter abandoned hazy hues for candy colors. Martinez uses childhood tropes to symbolically get at adult subject matter—the fractured family of “Dollhouse,” the unfair focus on women's looks on “Mrs. Potato Head,” the effects of substance abuse in “Sippy Cup,” and, most importantly, the resilience of the titular “Cry Baby.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Martinez’s colorful personal style and multifaceted gem of a voice made an immediate impact on Voice viewers. Her debut album continues the trend, serving up sweetly arch noir pop not unlike that of Lana Del Rey if the latter abandoned hazy hues for candy colors. Martinez uses childhood tropes to symbolically get at adult subject matter—the fractured family of “Dollhouse,” the unfair focus on women's looks on “Mrs. Potato Head,” the effects of substance abuse in “Sippy Cup,” and, most importantly, the resilience of the titular “Cry Baby.”

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