Apr 30, 2018It's easily the band's most direct album, but rather than dumbing things down, they've removed anything that might get in the way of their messages. The more defiant they are, the more accessible they get, and they kick off the album with some of their hookiest songs.
May 9, 2018It’s their strongest album to date, and while Speedy Ortiz are probably never going to make that giant leap into the mainstream--they’ll always be a bit too abrasive and lo-fi for mass acceptance--Twerp Verse is the sound of a band standing on the verge of great things.
Apr 25, 2018This is the most listener-friendly and accessible that Speedy Ortiz have ever been. But the band hasn’t left behind their heavy grunge sound, despite what many long-time fans will think when they listen to Twerp Verse. They’ve just given their sound a clever makeover, and taken the next step in their evolution as a band by doing so.
Apr 27, 2018The headiness doesn’t always work to Dupuis’s advantage; for every song on Twerp Verse that gets its point across with fresh, memorable language, there’s one where cutting through the thickets of wordplay feels more exhausting than enjoyable. Still, when she gets the balance just right, as she does on the creepy sexual-harassment story “Villain” and the romantic-dysfunction anthem “Backslidin’,” she’s one of indie rock’s finest lyricists.
|Girly-Sound to Guyville [Box Set] - Liz Phair|
|Music from Big Pink [50th Anniversary] - The Band|
|Appetite for Destruction: Super Deluxe Edition [Box Set] - Guns N' Roses|
|Room 25 - Noname|
|Chris - Christine and the Queens|
|Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album - John Coltrane|
|Orquesta Akokan - Orquesta Akokan|
|Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live - Neil Young|
|Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves|
|Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe|
|Persona - Rival Consoles|
|Dirty Pictures, Pt. 2 - Low Cut Connie|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|Isolation - Kali Uchis|
|Be the Cowboy - Mitski|
|Soil - Serpentwithfeet|
|Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny|
|Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides - SOPHIE|
|Sparrow - Ashley Monroe|