Porridge Radio

Every Bad


This album was released 51 weeks ago.

84% ±5% 13 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Born Confused
2 Sweet
3 Don't Ask Me Twice
4 Long
5 Nephews
6 Pop Song
7 Give/Take
8 Lilac
9 Circling
10 (Something)
11 Homecoming Song
Rating Source
84% 4WIM Rating
92% Earbuddy Most people can also remember where they were when they first heard certain bands or songs, like “Ice Ice Baby” (Junior prom), “Gangnam Style” (Senior prom), and “Despacito” (never heard of it).
90% Clash
90% Exclaim! Music The aforementioned goodbye that closes the transcendent "Born Confused" — a frontrunner for the year's best album openers — is at once generous and vindictive, openhearted and cold.
90% Pop Matters With Every Bad, Porridge Radio seduce us with the vulnerability and existential confusion of Dana Margolin's deathly beautiful lyricism interweaved with alluring pop melodies.
88% Paste Magazine While it’s technically correct to dub Every Bad the band’s breakthrough album, that doesn’t give enough credit to their first LP, whose deeply dark ruminations and gnarled indie rock songs had an unusually nuanced emotional framework and an entrancing presence.
85% The Line of Best Fit Album Of The Week ​​Porridge Radio’s new album begins with a song called “Born Confused”, which might as well be the title of singer Dana Margolin’s biography, since she spends the majority of the songs on Every Bad in some kind of heated exchange – often with herself.
80% Loud & Quiet It’s an attention to detail that extends to the music, despite it being superficially punky in approach.
80% Louder than war
80% DIY Magazine Dana’s vocal snarls jar against the startling music, itself conjuring a nightmarish atmosphere that plays with both the record’s raw feel and its many dramatic climaxes.
80% The Guardian It’s slick by comparison with some of Porridge Radio’s early releases, but in an era when most putatively alternative rock arrives coated with such glossy depth that it is indistinguishable from chart pop, the production feels appealingly rough around the edges.
80% The Skinny Dana Margolin of Porridge Radio has said in interviews that when she was little, she wanted to be a poet.
80% No Ripcord On the Brighton band's opening track, Born Confused, Margolin uses repetition effectively to exorcise the feelings she's bottled up for far too long.
80% God is in the TV Initially, you hear the name, Porridge Radio, and you see some beige gruel being emptied out of a cereal bowl onto a DAB and you watch as it drips and slides down the speaker and milky bubbles pop in the metal holes and there’s a smell of the morning before school.