10 thoughts on “Mitski – Your Best American Girl”

    1. Listening to this, I think I would want the guitar squall to be even more pronounced during the hook (I would actually like it to the point of nearly drowning out the vocals, I think), so this feels a little...flat, weirdly?

      Also, it feels really short, though it's only about a half minute shorter than the studio version.

      1. Oh sure, just make me listen to it again. 😉

        I think I agree--while I'm a big fan, her songs can sometimes feel overly constrained . . . almost boxed in, whereas sometimes it would be nice to have something a little looser and more sprawling. I've not picked up the new album yet (planning to this weekend), but everything on Bury Me at Makeout Creek is short.

        1. When I saw this video, I sort of imagined a really restrained, lilting lead verse, followed by a heavy squall on the first hook, then an all out cacophony after the awesome verse you quoted...

          It's probably not fair to project my arrangement expectations on the artist, but I think it would've been cooler that way.

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