Mitski’s new album Puberty 2 debuted for streaming on NPR this week. It is awesome.
It’s the unfulfilled until now spiritual sequel to Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville, it might even have a Rolling Stone’s reference among the direct sexual references to really seal the deal. Ultimately it’s the tone and the composition that really link the two; each song has a distinct sonic fingerprint, but it all so obviously is part of a whole. You can see how it may have all started on one guitar, but Mitski’s sonic pallet is something to envy and utterly fail at reproducing.