Meg Myers
Sorry


4.0
excellent

Review

by Drew Tyler USER (74 Reviews)
September 28th, 2015 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Although certainly not brand new to the scene, Meg Myers has a fresh and original take on pop music that may surprise you.

Pop music is meant to be fun and upbeat right? It's supposed to make you want to dance and sing. What's wrong with that? But let's face it; pop is so often transparently trying to relate to young people that most chart topping pop songs are just plain predictable. With Sorry, throw away all preconceived notions of what pop music is or should be. Although certainly not brand new to the scene, Meg Myers has a fresh and original take on the genre that may surprise even the most jaded music fan.

To simply call this a pop album might give the wrong impression. There are elements of rock, grunge and even a little industrial. None of these are prominently displayed but all play a role in Meg's style. She is a self professed grunge and punk rock fan, who grew up on a steady diet of Alice in Chains and Nirvana. "Lemon Eyes" is a good example of the Nirvana influence, employing punk sounding guitar and drums accompanied by catchy vocals. Other songs sound as if Myers took a page right out of Trent Reznor's guide to industrial music. "Motel" is a fine opener that heavily uses keyboards & drums and has a marching yet mellow feel to it. "Desire" has a dark and lusty sound, with brooding bass and moody vocals, and even has a guitar solo that finishes the song on a strong note.

In spite of these darker rock roots, Myers is not above playing catchy and upbeat material either. Myers has a great voice with impeccable vocal range that can be heard on many tracks. "A Bolt From the Blue" sounds more on par with today's pop radio hits but still doesn't disappoint, with one of the albums vocal highlights and more memorable lyrics. On top of that, the title track "Sorry" could easily be a top ten radio hit due to it's catchy chorus and anthem-like style. Sorry also has a mellow and slow side, with song's like "The Morning After" and "Parade" containing acoustic guitar and little else. These songs aren't bad on their own, but feel out of place here, possibly due to the odd track listing that has upbeat and mellow tracks so close together. Putting two of the most mellow and slow songs back to back lets the album lose a little steam. Fortunately the album ends on a very good note with the trip-hop sounding track "Feather", which feels way different than the other tracks and truly sticks out as a highlight of the album.

While much of Sorry could be considered radio friendly, this album still sounds different than anything you would hear in the modern pop world. Myers truly has a gift for crafting original and catchy songs, playing off of her roots to combine rock and pop together in a dark and emotional way no one else can. This is an album filled with strong material that often clashes awkwardly due to poor track listing. Every song is great on it's own but some simply do not mesh well together. In spite of this, Sorry is still sure to be a highlight of 2015 and an excellent debut from a very talented artist.



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ThrashTillDeath94
September 28th 2015


801 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

From Enslaved to Meg Myers, I'll review anything I guess.



Some of my favorite tracks



Motel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8imFxu4Jbo



Desire:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR5u9jb0PJE



Lemon Eyes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMUis90DHtM

miketunneyiscool123
September 29th 2015


5523 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good album.

TheSupernatural
September 29th 2015


2187 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Normally I italicize the album title and put the song titles in quotes. Just saying. Good review content-wise, though you do lean into comparing it against popular pop music more often than necessary. Not that context isn't important, but this isn't a good album simply because it's different than what's popular. I do agree about the track order being weird. It lacks a flow that could easily have been fixed by changing song order.

ThrashTillDeath94
September 29th 2015


801 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good Idea on the italicizing and quotes. I think I'll go with that from now on.



As for comparing this to popular pop music, it didn't occur to me at the time but I may have driven that point home a little too hard. I don't listen to a whole lot of pop so maybe I used that as a crutch sort of.



This is actually the first review I did that wasn't metal, so it's sort of a learning experience.

LaughingSkull
April 19th 2016


774 Comments


I heartily recommend this to everyone. She's awesome! I somehow have the feeling that she lipsyncs her concerts tho, I hope I'm wrong.

DoofusWainwright
April 19th 2016


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I somehow have the feeling she lipsynchs her existence

LaughingSkull
April 19th 2016


774 Comments


ain't you a hater...

AlexKzillion
April 19th 2016


13113 Comments


Lol

DoofusWainwright
April 19th 2016


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

If she looked more like Mike Myers in his fat suit and wig would you still dig?

Sinternet
April 19th 2016


24515 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

would dig harder tbh

DoofusWainwright
April 19th 2016


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Actually I'd probably dig under such circumstances

LaughingSkull
April 19th 2016


774 Comments


OK I checked some more of this chick's songs (Desire was the first and I really liked it) aaaand... she's doing the same formula over and over again!! Quiet intro (usually on the strings or guitar plucking/strumming) followed by explosion of instruments, then back to soft verse, loud chorus, etc... boo!! >=(

AlexKzillion
April 19th 2016


13113 Comments


"OK I checked some more of this chick's songs (Desire was the first and I really liked it) aaaand... she's doing the same formula over and over again!! Quiet intro (usually on the strings or guitar plucking/strumming) followed by explosion of instruments, then back to soft verse, loud chorus, etc... boo!! >=(

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