Poppy.Computer

Poppy.Computer is the debut studio album by American singer and YouTube personality Poppy. It was released on October 6, 2017, by Mad Decent, followed by a 34-city, 40-concert Poppy.Computer Tour.[4]

Poppy.Computer
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)
RecordedLate 2016 – May 2017
Genre
Length34:17
Label
Producer
Poppy chronology
3:36 (Music to Sleep To)
(2016)
Poppy.Computer
(2017)
Poppy.Remixes
(2018)
Singles from Poppy.Computer
  1. "I'm Poppy"
    Released: February 14, 2017
  2. "Computer Boy"
    Released: May 19, 2017
  3. "Let's Make a Video"
    Released: June 22, 2017
  4. "Interweb"
    Released: July 17, 2017
  5. "My Style"
    Released: September 1, 2017

BackgroundEdit

Poppy.Computer was written in Los Angeles during 2016 by Poppy and Titanic Sinclair, with help from songwriter Simon Wilcox and Chris Greatti of Blame Candy. Near the end of the year, Poppy and Titanic went to Japan to work with producers on the record, then went back in the spring of 2017 to finish it.

On May 6, 2017, Poppy confirmed on Twitter that her debut album was finished.[5] On the same tweet Poppy also confirmed that there would be a tour to promote the album and that she knows when the album will be released. When asked by a fan if she could release the album herself she stated, "There's too much fun to be had from now to then." After being interviewed for an article with the Wired, the website accidentally leaked the release date of Poppy's album as October 6, 2017, which is also the anniversary of Poppy's YouTube channel creation.[6]

On September 8, 2017, Poppy officially announced her upcoming album in the video "Poppy.Computer".[7]

A remix EP was released on iTunes on March 16, 2018.[8]

SinglesEdit

  • "I'm Poppy" was released on February 14, 2017, as the first single from Poppy.Computer.[9]
  • "Computer Boy" was released on May 19, 2017, as the second single from the album.[10]
  • "Let's Make a Video" was released on June 22, 2017, as the third single from Poppy.Computer[11] A music video was released on July 11, 2017.
  • "Interweb" was released as the fourth single on July 17, 2017, with a music video released on July 21, 2017.[12] To promote the single, she made her late night debut to perform the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden.[13]
  • "My Style" was released as the fifth single on September 1, 2017.[14]

Music videos were also released for "Moshi Moshi" on November 10, 2017 and "Bleach Blonde Baby" on December 13, 2017. The latter was also performed on Total Request Live on January 29, 2018.[15]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]

AllMusic's Neil Z. Yeung noted an "injection" of J-pop into Poppy's "computer veins", mentioning that the album results in a "winking piece of art pop that sounds like Fame-era Lady Gaga meets Grimes or L.A.M.B.-era Gwen Stefani going full 'Harajuku Girl[s]'", also suggesting to "think of this as the 'Material Girl' for the Internet age".[1] Rolling Stone's Maura Johnston said that "[it] adds her airy voice to hyper-stylized, detail-rich gloss-pop", also stating that "Poppy.Computer's off-kilter recounting of microcelebrity, hiccuping vocals and intricate production help her neatly avoid that fate".[16]

Year-end listsEdit

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
Rolling Stone 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017
2017
18

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[17]

Poppy.Computer[18]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I'm Poppy"Sakai3:06
2."Let's Make a Video"
  • Pereira
  • Mixter
  • Masanori Takumi
Ryosuke Sakai2:52
3."Bleach Blonde Baby"
  • Pereira
  • Mixter
  • Wilcox
Sakai3:29
4."My Microphone"
  • Pereira
  • Chris Greatti
  • Greatti
  • Sakai
2:51
5."Moshi Moshi"
  • Pereira
  • Greatti
Sakai3:41
6."Computer Boy"
  • Pereira
  • Greatti
Sakai2:51
7."My Style" (featuring Charlotte)
  • Pereira
  • Mixter
  • Wilcox
Mixter2:37
8."Fuzzy"
  • Pereira
  • Greatti
Sakai2:50
9."Interweb"
  • Pereira
  • Mixter
  • Wilcox
Mixter3:49
10."Software Upgrade"
  • Pereira
  • Mixter
  • Wilcox
Sakai3:26
11."Pop Music"
  • Pereira
  • Mixter
  • Wilcox
Mixter2:45
Total length:34:17

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[19]
11
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20]
33

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various October 6, 2017
[18]

Poppy.RemixesEdit

Poppy.Remixes
EP by
ReleasedMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
Length19:24
Label
Producer
  • Titanic Sinclair
  • Ryosuke Sakai
Poppy chronology
Poppy.Computer
(2017)
Poppy.Remixes
(2018)
Am I a Girl?
(2018)

Poppy.Remixes is a remix extended play (EP) by Poppy, released digitally on March 16, 2018 by Mad Decent. EP contains a remix of "Interweb" and four remixes of "Moshi Moshi", songs originally from Poppy.Computer.

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[21]

Poppy.Remixes
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Interweb" (Nebbra Remix)Mixter4:18
2."Moshi Moshi" (Noboru Remix)
  • Chris Greatti
  • Pereira
Ryosuke Sakai3:39
3."Moshi Moshi" (Mitch Murder Remix)
  • Greatti
  • Pereira
Sakai3:55
4."Moshi Moshi" (Clarabell Remix)
  • Greatti
  • Pereira
Sakai3:09
5."Moshi Moshi" (YUTO Remix)
  • Greatti
  • Pereira
Sakai4:23
Total length:19:24

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various March 16, 2018
[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Yeung, Neil Z. "Poppy.Computer – Poppy". AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  2. ^ Neil Z. Yeung. "Poppy". AllMusic. Retrieved December 14, 2018. the self-referential electro-pop of 2017's Poppy.Computer and the forays into nu-metal and dance-pop on the following year's Am I a Girl? further blurred the project's boundaries
  3. ^ Shutler, Ali (January 10, 2020). "Poppy - 'I Disagree' review: a very modern pop star sheds her satirical skin". NME. Retrieved January 10, 2020. Poppy’s evolution has been rapid. 2017’s debut album ‘Poppy.Computer’ was a sugary slice of bubblegum pop that worked alongside her viral, satirical Youtube videos
  4. ^ "That Poppy devises the Poppy.Computer Tour". AXS. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Poppy [@poppy] (May 6, 2017). "Album one is done" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Poppy is the Internet's Biggest New Popstar, But Is She Actually Real?". Noisey. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Poppy (September 8, 2017). "Poppy.Computer" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ a b "Poppy.Remixes".
  9. ^ "I'm Poppy - Single by Poppy on Apple Music". January 31, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  10. ^ ""Computer Boy" – Single by Poppy on Apple Music". Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  11. ^ ""Let's Make a Video" - Single by Poppy on Apple Music". Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  12. ^ "Premiere: Poppy Catches You in Her "Interweb" in New Video". PAPERMAG. July 21, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Poppy Performs 'Interweb' on 'The Late Late Show'". PopCrush. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  14. ^ ""My Style" (feat. Charlotte) - Single by Poppy on Apple Music". Archived from the original on September 13, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "Poppy transports her virtual reality to the TRL Studio". MTV.com. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Rolling Stone 20 best pop albums of 2017". Rolling Stone. December 12, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  17. ^ "Poppy.Computer / Poppy - TIDAL". Tidal.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Poppy.Computer iTunes".
  19. ^ "Billboard Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  20. ^ "Billboard Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  21. ^ "Poppy.Remixes / Poppy - TIDAL". Tidal.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.