16 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her breakthrough debut, the 16-year-old New Zealand prodigy ushers in a new kind of moody pop with throbbing, literate tracks that examine the grime and gloss of her generation. Pulsing along the invigorating threshold of trap and warped in a haze of gloom, opener “Tennis Court” enters toxic terrain where mean beats slice and canyon-like grooves drop—hard. The gleaming “Buzzcut Season” is gorgeously simple yet anthemic; she releases a potent, smoky coo on smash hits “Royals” and “Glory and Gore” over dismal, disenchanted flourishes.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her breakthrough debut, the 16-year-old New Zealand prodigy ushers in a new kind of moody pop with throbbing, literate tracks that examine the grime and gloss of her generation. Pulsing along the invigorating threshold of trap and warped in a haze of gloom, opener “Tennis Court” enters toxic terrain where mean beats slice and canyon-like grooves drop—hard. The gleaming “Buzzcut Season” is gorgeously simple yet anthemic; she releases a potent, smoky coo on smash hits “Royals” and “Glory and Gore” over dismal, disenchanted flourishes.

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