Home > Pop > the record
the record by Boygenius


the record

Release Date: Mar 31, 2023

Genre(s): Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Record label: Interscope


Music Critic Score

How the Music Critic Score works

Available Now

Buy the record from Amazon

Album Review: the record by Boygenius

Great, Based on 5 Critics

Under The Radar - 90
Based on rating 9/10

The first boygenius EP easily could have been a one-off affair. After being booked on the same bill, three of indie's biggest rising singer/songwriters went in the studio to record one song but came out with six. It was the sort of lightning-in-a-bottle combination of timing and chemistry that rarely happens twice. And for several years it remained that way.

Full Review >>

Sputnikmusic - 80
Based on rating 4.0/5

Always an angel, never a god The most intriguing thing about the release of The Record is the massive disconnect between the Boygenius trio's meager previous output as a group and the tidal wave of hype which threatens to submerge the whole project. In a way, it makes sense - after all, the band's constituent members are all prominent indie figures in their own right at this point, and (at least) one of them is basically a cultural icon, but it's still hard to ignore the fact that, until now, there was only a little six-song EP from 2018 to put Boygenius on the map. And, while that release was a pretty great set of folk songs, it also wasn't anything particularly exceptional, bogged down most obviously by the fact that a majority of the tunes felt like solo songs from one member or another, and not particularly high-grade ones at that.

Full Review >>

No Ripcord - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Let's skip the pleasantries. You all know about boygenius by now. It's been a month since the record came out and it's also been a month since an overwhelming majority of music critics confidently anointed it the album of the year/decade/century/millennium. Apparently it was love at first listen ….

Full Review >>

DIY Magazine
Opinion: Absolutly essential

Tags: Boygenius, Reviews, Album Reviews.

Full Review >>

Clash Music
Opinion: Very Good

There's something about calling your album 'the record' that feels satisfyingly on-brand for a supergroup who also named themselves boygenius. Both evoke a performance and parody of male ego attained by a lifetime's exhaustion from watching women pitted against each other, but rarely in the headline spots; both toe the line between audacious and playful. For the first time since their EP landed back in 2018 , it's an opportunity to assess whether the sizeable talents of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus are capable of living up to the extraordinary triple-bill.

Full Review >>

'the record'

is available now

Click Here