King Con - Alex Winston
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length album for the Detroit indie pop singer-songwriter.
  • Record Label: Cooperative Music / V2 Records
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Dance
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 12, 2012
    80
    While the album title suggests that Winston's talents may be less than genuine, King Con is never anything less than truly inspired.
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    74
    For the most part, though, King Con's an enjoyable collection, one that presents Winston as an artist with a strong enough personality to overcome that dip and to stand out in a scene where it can be hard to make an impression.
  3. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    Though the album overstays some of its freshness by the closing tracks, nearly everything Winston sings up to "Sister Wife" adds an inspired spin on common pop idioms.
  4. Mar 30, 2012
    68
    Winston has grown since the release of her initial 2010 EP; however, it would have been nice to hear her stray a bit from the indie-pop formula that's garnered her a following in the first place.
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    60
    Alex Winston is capable of writing some excellent indie-pop gems, she just hasn't figured out to do it with consistency.
  6. Apr 6, 2012
    60
    King Con is essentially a pop record full of catchy melodies and a shrieking singing style that will either set your heart aflutter or prompt you to punch a wall. [May 2012, p.84]
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    40
    A joyless listen in and of itself, sure--but moreover, this is a puzzling eyesore exemplifying quite how this process of constructing and immediately normalising eccentricity can still have an appeal.

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