If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Halsey's If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power album cover.

Genre: Alt-pop
Sound: Wildly diverse influences from fuzzed-out guitar riffs to head-banging techno
If you like: Twenty One Pilots, Grimes, Paramore
Why you should listen: Halsey is undefinable. She deftly switches from track to track; from distorted electronica to ’90s shoegaze to stripped-back folk acoustics to spoken word beats that sound straight out of early Twenty One Pilots. One of the year’s most interesting popular records.
Best track: You Asked For This

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30-Second Album Reviews: September 2021