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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Massachusetts indie rock band led by Sadie Dupuis was mixed by Mike Mogis.
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  1. Apr 24, 2018
    90
    This is Speedy Ortiz at their most refined and most accessible.
  2. Apr 27, 2018
    80
    The result is a sharpening of Speedy Ortiz’s axe to grind. Succinct, wry, and in tune with its context, there’s plenty to unpick, here.
  3. May 2, 2018
    80
    Dupuis’ reference may run more to punk and indie, rather than disco/R&B, but the effect is eerily similar: gender studies inquiries encased in the kind of music that once looked uncritically at female disempowerment. Yet while it’s serious stuff, it’s also fun, with big bashing choruses and somersaulting strings of words that surprise and entertain.
  4. Apr 27, 2018
    75
    With few absolute standouts, it’s a consistent, engaging listen full of little surprises and ongoing discoveries.
  5. Apr 27, 2018
    74
    While Twerp Verse offers no tune as stick-like-glue as Foil Deer’s “The Graduates” or Major Arcana’s “Plough” it offers compensatory pleasures.
  6. Apr 27, 2018
    70
    This album feels like the training wheels have come off, and Speedy Ortiz can really show what they’re capable of. For one, this is Speedy Ortiz’s poppiest album yet, with plenty of synths, hooks, and an overall brighter sheen. However, it’s not like Lazar infected their grunginess with an overwhelming flavour of the top 40.
  7. Apr 24, 2018
    60
    Twerp Verse is a polished, sonically inventive record that’s both playful and punchy, but its purpose feels unclear.

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