Album Review

Mitski - Laurel Hell

You can’t help but feel that it’s all one broken brick away from tumbling down, which is exactly why it plays out with such delicate urgency.

Mitski - Laurel Hell
When Mitski Miyawaki vanished off social media and declared a New York City gig her last back in 2019, it came as a surprise to say the least. ‘Be The Cowboy’ had achieved the unlikely, breaking Mitski into the big leagues on her fifth full-length release. It also spurred an unexpected leap into social fame, dominating across TikTok in late 2021, inciting a global resurgence of her lengthy catalogue. The haunting juxtaposition of ‘Nobody’’s showtune melody and emotionally crippling lyrics broke generational boundaries, lasting long beyond the buzz around the 2018 release.

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