Meg Myers TZIA
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PotsyTater
March 24th 2023


10100 Comments


Yyyyyyikes

PotsyTater
March 24th 2023


10100 Comments


“the new agey, spiritual crap…. weirdly appropriative of either Indian or Native American spiritual practices (sometimes both) on top of all the anti-science”

You have just described my aunt and her children perfectly 😬

PizzaBear
March 24th 2023


641 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

As far as the album goes, I enjoyed my first play through but I had it on at work which saved me from being overly focused on any of the lyrics. So I'll have to see how it evolves on further listens

Willie
Moderator
March 24th 2023


20217 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3 | Sound Off

You have to take the lyrics with a grain of salt. They're hugely pretentious, preachy, and sometimes more than a little strange... but so was System of a Down and I love them ;)

budgie
March 24th 2023


36916 Comments


"She is anti-vax. She brought it up on her Patreon once, sharing a stupid video of a guy talking like an evangelical preacher about antivaxxers being treated like Jews during the holocaust. So fucking infuriating. She didn't bring it up again but then changed "hipster scene" to "hip vaccine" in Underground as others have noted. One of her patreons is an MD and he just chalks it up to her brain being reprogrammed at a young age to believe in bullshit because she was brought up a Jahova's witness. It breaks my heart to this day because I still love her."


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PotsyTater
March 24th 2023


10100 Comments


I can mostly separate art from artist as long as the artists bullshit is equally separated from their art but it sounds like the lyrics on this one make it hard to do that

AlexKzillion
March 24th 2023


17573 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"As far as the album goes, I enjoyed my first play through but I had it on at work which saved me from being overly focused on any of the lyrics. So I'll have to see how it evolves on further listens"



same i was expecting a train wreck but it was actually pretty decent? though i also didn't pay a ton of attention to the lyrics

Willie
Moderator
March 24th 2023


20217 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3 | Sound Off

@PotsyTater: Her bullshit is woven throughout the art, for sure. Ha ha. What might help you get through, is most of it is preachy but innocuous. There's no anti-vax song or any other politically or ideologically motivated song. Just her own strange (but ultimately harmless) ideas.



@Alex: I only paid attention to the lyrics enough to get the review done. Now, I just enjoy the music.

WatchItExplode
March 24th 2023


10480 Comments


Why does Meg look like Ziggy Stardust at a pixie rave?

budgie
March 24th 2023


36916 Comments


"There's no anti-vax song or any other politically or ideologically motivated song."

welllllll there is this lyric in sophia


"Jabbed to unjabbed

Don't judge free-will unify to unstab"

but maybe that has nothin to do with vaccinations, too easy to read into the tea leaves

WatchItExplode
March 24th 2023


10480 Comments


Pizzabear comment (3)

PotsyTater
March 24th 2023


10100 Comments


Bigbrain horseshoe theory moment

Guillaume
March 24th 2023


28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Very good review, which summed up the qualities and eccentricities of this third album by Meg Myers. I think the biggest flaw of this album is the overproduced sound, I also think that Meg Myers in general is better live (and in her acoustic versions) than on her studio albums. I think her best album so far is TAKE ME TO THE DISCO. It's true that there is a certain lack of coherence in TZIA, it's more a collection of songs than a real album in a way, but there are still some good tracks ("My mirror", " Bluebird", "Tzia", "Waste of confetti", "Children of light pt II" and I'm not ashamed to appreciate the song "Teenagers"...or rather the live version of "Teenagers"!) and then Meg Myers still has her expressive and powerful voice. Regarding the lyrics of the album, as English is not my native language, it rather comes second in the appreciation of her music, even if I appreciate the lyrics of some of her songs like " Numb", "Feather", "Motel", "Last laugh", "Little black death", "Funeral", etc.

Purpl3Spartan
March 25th 2023


8791 Comments


I can mostly separate art from artist as long as the artists bullshit is equally separated from their art but it sounds like the lyrics on this one make it hard to do that (2)

Sowing
Moderator
March 25th 2023


44150 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Listened to this just now and the review hits the nail on the head. This is a clusterfuck but I like most of the things she's trying, while also getting sort of low-key annoyed that it's not catchier while also then getting mad at myself for needing it to be catchy, haha. No idea what to rate it. I like it, I think.

Willie
Moderator
March 25th 2023


20217 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3 | Sound Off

@budgie: It could definitely be interpreted that way, especially in light of some of the other things she has said and done. If it is, at least it's just a brief, vague, statement. Makes it easier to gloss over.



@Guillaume: I've never seen her live, but I could see that being the case (provided she is actually playing live, and not just a ton of pre-recorded tracks). Having said that, this album being overproduced wasn't one of the things I had an issue with personally.



@Sowing: Ha ha. I was in that same boat of "Do I or don't I like this" the first few listens. It grows on you and the cluserfuck aspect subsides a little with repetition and familiarity.

Dunpeal
March 25th 2023


4449 Comments


yeah, i gave this lady a listen after her cover of Running Up That Hill, which I actually like better than the original and is phenomenal. I wasn't really feeling any of her original stuff. She's hotttt though

PotsyTater
March 25th 2023


10100 Comments


Gonna listen on my plane ride in a couple hours here, maybe the benzos will make it better

Dunpeal
March 25th 2023


4449 Comments


hopefully another mile high club adventure. stay safe big boi :3

Willie
Moderator
March 25th 2023


20217 Comments

Album Rating: 3.3 | Sound Off

She has some great original songs and a lot of really good songs. A lot of the best are the singles, but there's a lot of good deeper cuts too -- Motel, Desire, Sorry (favorite Meg Myers song ever), Feather, Numb (her original song), Tourniquet (Another favorite), Tear Me To Pieces, and Little Black Death. I like the EPs that came after her second album, but I'm not as familiar with them so I can't just rec anything off the top of my head.



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