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Desire, I Want to Turn Into You

by Caroline Polachek

Released February 14, 2023 via Sony Music / The Orchard / Perpetual Novice

Reviewed March 17, 2023

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Sunset (50%), Welcome To My Island (44%), Fly To You (44%)

Welcome to Polachek's island. Acclimate to the bittersweet surroundings and find yourself in a world of joy. Pop music often suffers at the hands of being undeniably shallow; the upper echelons of the game often fulfilling a sense of surface level while hosting a challenge on a deeper level - it goes without saying that Polachek offers up the best of both. The lavishly detailed world of Desire imbues a feeling of submersion in the most pleasing of aesthetical waters. The depth of the waters is tremendous; down and down you go. The sanitizing tug of the tide gently pulls you along as the somber undercurrent shades your perspective. There may not be a better album closer so far this year; more than likely, for the remainder. With Desire, Polachek re-claims the world of Art Pop as her own. – Peter (8/10)

Cam: 8/10 | Jared: 8/10 | Peter: 8/10 | Dominick: 7.2/10 | DeVán: 7/10

Community Reviews:

Even with heightened expectations after 2019's Pang, Polachek's latest work goes above and beyond. Adventurous, exhilarating, and often breathtaking, she's now positioned herself at the forefront of the electropop/hyperpop movement. My current AOTY! – @ky1efrenxh (9/10)


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