Christina Perri: Avril Lavigne for the Twilight Generation

Rating: * /5

I have managed not to hear any of Christina Perri’s music, but I have heard Avril Lavigne and Paramore so I figure if imagine playing both of them simultaneously, I could get quite close.

She is pictured here holding with jar of blood, or rather cool-aid, lending a new meaning to drinking their own cool aid since teens and pre-teens seem to be lapping it up as her album is now #18 in the Billboard chart. There’s not much to analysis here, except for the singer’s appearance and clothing choice, but I’m sure that’s intentional.. And sure why wouldn’t just focus on her image? Look at her pretty convincing punk hairstyle with its casual blonde streak. She clearly knows how to rock.

The typeface choice is a slightly distorted version of courier. Courier has become common among designer attempting to have a “punk” or “alternative” aesthetic, since it looks the most like a typewriter, an now relatively unknown archaic object used by early zine writers. The font itself has also been worn to create the illusion of D.I.Y. album, one that these were all individually handcrafted by friends and fans. (They most certainly were not.)

If the music is half as recycled as the album’s aesthetic, and I’m guessing it is, then this really isn’t worth a listen.

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1 Response to “Christina Perri: Avril Lavigne for the Twilight Generation”


  1. 1 tigerlillie July 26, 2011 at 1:49 am

    SCREW YOU IT IS SO WORTH LISTENNING TO. DON’T JUDGE AND ALBUM BY ITS COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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