Lit throughout by the reflections of a middle-aged man acknowledging his prime was behind him, Born to Be With You comprised six new recordings, including a positively funereal rendering of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," a dramatic retread of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil's "Make the Woman Love Me," and a dour Spector/Dion collaboration, "Good Lovin' Man." And the darkness didn't lift once.
Laughter and rage are emotions that are not as far apart as you might think, and Childbirth walk the fine line between anger and hilarity with style on 2015's Women's Rights. Whether they're calling out mansplaining tech bros, wondering when their friends became lesbians, struggling with the indignity of Tinder, or recalling Mean Girl-ish teenage behavior, Childbirth prove once and for all that feminists can be funny. And rock out, too.