Minimal And Trending Trap Pop Continues Unabated With ‘Unfortunately, Terror Jr’
I never noticed Terror Jr standing out in the crowded Pop pantheon, and now that I’ve noticed them by digesting not only this latest effort, but some past records, I still would not be able to tell you what is special about the duo. The front-woman is a blond girl named Lisa Vitale who sings with auto-tune and adheres to hedonistic Trap styles made famous by ATL Rap, beats created and mixed with an emphasis on minimalism, thanks to the stewardship of David "Campa" Benjamin Singer-Vine. I guess beat artist Felix Snow left at some point, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the music, since all the Eps basically sound the same, though fortunately, Unfortunately, Terror Jr benefits from a bit more polish and range. I say a bit, because these songs are boring man. I can’t relate to them much because I feel it’s mostly culturally appropriated bad girl music made for IG models who seesaw between drug highs and endorphin depletion, the type ‘champagne problem’ scene that I can barely stomach. But damn my personal feelings – if the music is awesome, then I eat it up, yet alas, I can’t applaud mediocrity dressed up as minimalism. What I can applaud are the joints that work, while admonishing the tracks that just lay there.