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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the artist first discovered on YouTube is the first on the Sumerian Records label.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 9, 2020
    80
    As both a symbolic avatar for her life changes and a strong empowerment statement, I Disagree celebrates Poppy's rebirth as a pop-metal alchemist and unabashed rule-breaker.
  2. Jan 16, 2020
    80
    For every comparison you can make of individual moments, there is little here that you can honestly say you’ve heard before, and little that can be judged on traditional terms. But that’s what makes her such a fascinating force.
  3. Feb 7, 2020
    80
    Whether viewed as empowered statement from a newly-free artist, or simply as a great record from pop’s new princess of darkness, ‘I Disagree’ is in fact, extremely agreeable indeed.
  4. 70
    Essentially, this is sugar-rush, hyperactive pop music for people with the attention span of a gnat.
  5. Jan 15, 2020
    65
    No single passage lasts very long, which gives even the prettier moments an unstable feeling, like everything might at any moment crumble into a void of distortion and noise. Throughout, her lyrics are venomous and apocalyptic.
  6. Jan 13, 2020
    60
    I Disagree is a record you’ll want to enjoy, but not necessarily analyze. It’s perfect for a romp down the highway at 90 MPH, or engulfing your personal critics in flames. It’s not going to spark much conversation intellectually or musically, with the caveat to the latter being the obvious hype that will emanate from just how contagiously fun it is.
  7. Jan 9, 2020
    50
    Beyond the overt gimmickry of the singles "Concrete" and "BLOODMONEY" (the latter sounds like she went rooting through Skrillex's trash), I Disagree is often surprisingly unchaotic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 93
  2. Negative: 8 out of 93
  1. Jan 10, 2020
    10
    It is a masterpiece and this is the only thing I can say about it. It’s a big transition to Poppy’s new version, the best one, all PoppyseedsIt is a masterpiece and this is the only thing I can say about it. It’s a big transition to Poppy’s new version, the best one, all Poppyseeds are freaking out now! Expand
  2. Jan 10, 2020
    10
    Simply iconic. Transitioning form her pop persona to a much more mature and diverse character, offering a palette of emotions and depthsSimply iconic. Transitioning form her pop persona to a much more mature and diverse character, offering a palette of emotions and depths absent in previous works. Expand
  3. Jan 10, 2020
    10
    the best rock/metal album of the year!!!! poppy is a genius and iconic. LEGENDARY
  4. Jan 11, 2020
    10
    An Amazing Genre-f**k of an album, as her previous album {Am I Girl?} explores gender rules, this album explores different genres, mixing andAn Amazing Genre-f**k of an album, as her previous album {Am I Girl?} explores gender rules, this album explores different genres, mixing and playing around. Very experimental, yet enjoyable Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    A beautifully twisted album chock-full of sonic juxtapositions to create an incredibly turbulent soundscape whilst still upkeeping her veryA beautifully twisted album chock-full of sonic juxtapositions to create an incredibly turbulent soundscape whilst still upkeeping her very endearing energy and demeanour. Tracks like Concrete and Fill the Crown are very derivative of her previous releases such as X and Play Destroy and only goes to show that merging several different genres beautifully into a track is her forte. I Disagree as a record is a testament to Poppy's eccentric artistry and puts her high up as one of the few acts to forefront the post-genre scene. 10/10, there are absolutely no skips Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2020
    9
    In a time where so many metal bands have been adopting a softer sound in order to achieve more mainstream appeal, it's nice to an artist fromIn a time where so many metal bands have been adopting a softer sound in order to achieve more mainstream appeal, it's nice to an artist from the other side of the spectrum do the exact opposite. Poppy still leans on her pop roots (and dubstep) to help compensate for her lack of ability to deliver the kind of heavier vocal style we associate with the genre, especially during the album's second-half where it loses a bit of steam, but it's done in a sort of tongue-in-cheek manner.

    The lyrical content chronicles Poppy's evolution as an artist and her feelings in regards to whatever happened with that Titanic guy. Given that I have no prior knowledge of Poppy outside of this album, a lot of that was lost on me. Yet, I did not once fail to see how empowering the messages of self-discovery and escaping toxic relationships are. All of this may be about Poppy's personal journey, but the things she(?) has learned can resonate with all of us.

    The only problem with the album is really that second-half. With the exception of "Bite Your Teeth," everything after the fifth track kind of feels like filler. It is where Poppy is at her most emotional though, dealing with themes like depression. It's also hard to fault the concluding track "Don't Go Outside" which plays out like a classic rock ballad. So while the latter portion of these songs might not be to my taste, I'm overall not going to be too hard on the package as a whole.

    It's such an atypical move for a musician to branch off into a less popular genre like this and I applaud the bravery. Not only are the results exciting and fantastic, but the decision has allowed to Poppy to express her voice in a more authentic manner while serving as a nice bridge between two different worlds of music. Whether or not this change sticks, I Disagree has made it so Poppy will always have my respect and I will be listening to many of its tracks for years to come.

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  7. Jan 27, 2020
    0
    This artist is pure illuminati, satanic trash. She lacks talent and is a slave to the music industry.

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