Stella Donnelly Beware of the Dogs
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verdant
Emeritus
March 11th 2019


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i'm glad you liked, you know the only person i aim to impress is u and Gwen Stefani. super happy your keyboard seems to be fixed too

Winesburgohio
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2019


4079 Comments


at work using it for very important emails, like missives directed at the denizens of sputnikmusic dot com

ramon.
March 11th 2019


4194 Comments


aye yo toaster while I probably agree with your sentiments more than anyone here, your decision to bring up the concept of stats without bringing up the number of men occupying prisons relative to women might sting ur ass

I definitely agree with Atari and Wines on this record being a lot more tongue in cheek than this discourse is probably making it out to be. A lot of it seems to be very understandingly anecdotal even if there is an underlying perception/understanding (pick your poison) of something more "cultural" or w/e

verdant
Emeritus
March 11th 2019


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great points ramon!!! all of which i bring up in the review!!

verdant
Emeritus
March 11th 2019


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh wait no not the first part i'll be honest i just read "Sting ur ass" and passed over the rest

ramon.
March 11th 2019


4194 Comments


who is verdant

verdant
Emeritus
March 11th 2019


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i've literally never heard of this staffer

DamnVanne
March 11th 2019


3518 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Honestly Boys Will be Boys is so lame that I had to switch gears entirely before it was over. Seasons Greetings is cool but it’s the only track that stands out among that first half

Point1
March 11th 2019


863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what the hell is going on in the comment section. lotta salt on display.



this album is very good.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2019


27993 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Seasons Greetings" is catchy as hell

CaliggyJack
March 11th 2019


10122 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ah yes, political folk...



wait what

Jasdevi087
March 11th 2019


8146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

damn that would be very bizarre for folk to be political as historically it hasn't been

Slex
March 11th 2019


16801 Comments


Lmao got em

DamnVanne
March 12th 2019


3518 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Political is one thing, but these songs are so lyrically on-the-nose topical and predictable that it reads like a Huffpost piece. By the time I got to Boys I was rolling my eyes at almost every line.

CaliggyJack
March 12th 2019


10122 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I somewhat agree with you Vanne, but the songs are good enough that I can look passed the shotty lyrics.

rabidfish
March 12th 2019


8740 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i like the lyrics, it's not like the album is taking itself that seriously, either. It's supposed to be snarky, not a think-piece jeeeeeesus.

Point1
March 12th 2019


863 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah these lyrics are good, it's pop rock it's okay to be on-the-nose. Just because they're "political" (although they're more just socially conscious) doesn't mean they're bad.



I'll take this kind of on-the-nose over say the 1975's version of on-the-nose any day. One of the biggest strengths of this album is its juxtaposition of sunny pop and anger. Especially since the lyrics are clearly personal and not just about society at large.

Slex
March 12th 2019


16801 Comments


There's personality and experience in these lyrics, they're great

Jasdevi087
March 12th 2019


8146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"(although they're more just socially conscious)"



thank you

BigTuna
March 12th 2019


5907 Comments


I'm late to this discussion around toxic masculinity and whatnot, but for me (as a white, American male) it was integral to notice what I internalize in the broader societal conversation around whiteness or maleness. Anger is almost always a secondary emotion, so when I'm upset by some accusation of "toxic" masculinity (which usually isn't directed at only me), what is it that I'm actually angry about?

I discovered I was internalizing a lot of the language, i.e. I am toxic, I am a problem, I am dangerous, instead of listening to the stories of women and people of color. So then I'm feeling this shame, which I don't like, and I get angry. I still sometimes get angry. But I'm better able to listen well and acknowledge hurt and even recognize some of my own patterns that are dismissive or, God forbid, deeply hurtful.

And as always, it's probably important not to establish any straw people in this debate, on either side. People are not simply their arguments. They are amalgamations of their experiences, beliefs, hurts, joys, and all of it. That means it's complicated.




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