Sky Ferreira
Night Time, My Time


2.5
average

Review

by fish CONTRIBUTOR (44 Reviews)
January 7th, 2014 | 27 replies


Release Date: 10/29/2013 | Tracklist


With all the hype surrounding the admittedly gorgeous “Everything Is Embarrassing” in late 2012, it's easy to forget the four other tracks on Ghost EP. Whilst everyone expected Sky Ferreira’s much anticipated début to take after the longing synthpop of her breakout single, the rest of the EP hinted at a more divided creative mind-set, especially when put in the context of her reluctance to fit the inoffensive teen-pop blueprint her label had her prepared for (see As If!). “Sad Dream” and “Ghost” featured a heavier use of guitars, “Lost In My Bedroom” led with a thick electronic groove and the grunge-influenced “Red Lips” was the most energetic of all.

It’s this latter track Night Time, My Time takes after the most (which is interesting considering it was the only track off Ghost Ferreira had no part in writing). Unlike that track though, Night Time, My Time doesn’t really burn with the same passion. Maybe Ferreira was tired of having her début so frequently delayed and just wanted to rush a full-length out she could finally put her name too (most of the album was written and recorded only in August), or maybe she just wanted to break the mould her label had wanted to grow her into. Indeed, the subsequent marketing around Night Time, My Time has revolved primarily around Sky Ferreira as a Debbie Harry-esque rebel, and photos of her coloured hair and a punk appearance have replaced the sultry black and white imagery that dominated her persona since Ghost. Whilst it’s understandable and admirable to take control of your own art, the problem with writing songs based around deliberately inaccessible anti-hooks is that, unless you’re really good at writing them, they don’t really work well as hooks. So whilst I can listen to Night Time, My Time and analyse her own take on her art and her self-empowerment and her ironic sexualisation or whatever, on a more practical level I’d rather just listen to something whose main aim is to be enjoyable. Like Ghost. I guess the title track has a nice brooding atmosphere, lead single “You’re Not The One” has a fun “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” swagger to it and “Boys” and “I Blame Myself” (probably the song that adheres to the album’s sound least of all and definitely the catchiest) are kinda cool, but otherwise Night Time, My Time feels little more than a statement with some messy guitar riffs and boring vocal hooks.



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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2014


22059 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

sigh

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2014


22059 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"You're Not The One": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFCZP1Nz3Ds
"Boys": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rRwQLAigeM
"I Blame Myself": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SETWoSsPGbU


If you still haven't heard it

"Everything Is Embarrassing": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEamE0MYPkg


I guess I'd better change my avatar then

DrGonzo1937
January 7th 2014


6848 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good review fish.

I was very on the fence with this release, just above average I thought, but I've yet to listen to it again.

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Cygnatti
January 7th 2014


22333 Comments


pos'd

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ShitsofRain
January 7th 2014


5956 Comments


will check

Brabiz
January 7th 2014


282 Comments


Such a huge disappointment

Hep Kat
January 7th 2014


15399 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

agreed, did not like

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InfamousGrouse
January 7th 2014


3593 Comments


summary:

In response to Ryan Hoffman

Green Baron
January 7th 2014


20327 Comments


Titties

There now every review of this has a mention of tgat

Green Baron
January 7th 2014


20327 Comments


Titties

There now every review of this has a mention of that

ShitsofRain
January 7th 2014


5956 Comments


tits

DrGonzo1937
January 7th 2014


6848 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

boobies

DrGonzo1937
January 7th 2014


6848 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

boobies


BeneaththeDarkOcean
January 7th 2014


477 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"summary:

In response to Ryan Hoffman"

All of these album reviews are becoming like annoying chain emails. MAKE IT STOP D:

Luv you fish

Nikkolae
January 7th 2014


4870 Comments


god i hate her and lorde so goddamn much.

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2014


22059 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I love her but this was a deep disappointment

treeqt.
January 7th 2014


11636 Comments


~shocking~

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PunchforPunch
January 7th 2014


6280 Comments


sorry fish, this album is the tits

evilford
January 7th 2014


22987 Comments


Whoa shit underage knockers reported

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2014


22059 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

nah she turned 21 a while back

your yanqui sentiments are safe



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