Up and coming R&B singer LIZ finally released her album Planet Y2K full of sugary #bubblegum pop and trancey ravey sounds of y2k, including features with the likes of Namasenda, Slayyyter, and Ravenna Golden. After years of countless stand alone singles and free mixtapes, this is her debut mixtape album (now available on streaming services ✅) in which was able to release without any major obstacles. OP has thoughts on this monumental and legendaric moment in pop and will give micro reviews track by track.
The dreamy euphoric album opener "Cloudbusting" reminds me of her opener "Star". LIZ decided to cover this Kate Bush song after being a long time fan and having the song resonating with her. OP was not familiar with the original song (sorry Bush purists) and would rate this a [Spoiler (click to open)]10/10 as she made this completely her own. Kate Bush's version is good too.
MICKEY... Mickey... Mickey.. we've waited so long and it's here. A proper bop, a true dance pop song of today and the future, *Nadia Oh voice* issa slapper. Is a fan favorite and would probably be local-approved. [Spoiler (click to open)]100/10.
"Modern boys, lookin hot You think you're humble? you're so not Modern boys with ADD on a pvssy window shoppin spree"
This comes seamlessly after the opener "Cloudbusting". A dancing while crying anthem, [Spoiler (click to open)]9/10
A collab where both artists complimented each other. LIZ wanted Slayyyter to show her more vulnerable side *proceeds write a verse with a sexual innuendo*. Loved this as the first single of the era, and wished the single artwork featured the studio photoshoot that best represents the song instead of what was submitted - [Spoiler (click to open)]10/10.
It's about time we get a tribute to LC and Stephen... I think. IMO this song has potential lyrically and with its melody, but the production kind of pushes it back. Still a usable bop about getting the chance to reunite with the one who got away. [Spoiler (click to open)]7.5/10
My mood ring turns blue every time I think of you I forgot what you meant to me It must be serendipity
Apparently this came from her producer's archive, where Kylie Minogue was on the original demo (yet we will associate this sound as an early Robyn/Mandy Moore type track). Quintessential late 90's pop sound, pure and unapologetic because of how pop it is, would have the y2k pop girls panicking. [Spoiler (click to open)]11/10, the fact this song released in 2019 but still older than OP... stuff of legends.