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By tipar on Feb 27
45
A total waste of my time. Just «Essex Dogs» is worth something, I prefer to hear some album from Shakira —exept «Laundry Service»— than this sh*t.
By barchamb13 on Feb 27
69
at times this is a very solid record. Defiantly could add a few songs to a playlist.
By BuffaloStaple on Feb 27
85
these guys need to reform, 5 tracks just ain't enough
By Kokolores on Feb 27
80
Die Wiener beweisen, dass Drum 'n' base nicht tot ist.
Danke you for the music <3...
By BuffaloStaple on Feb 27
74
Best thing they've done since Quarters to me, whilst the opening song is a little too long, incessant and grating, everything outside of that was a lot of fun to listen to. Cool concept, solid execution, the result is one of the best rock records of the year imo.
By Kokolores on Feb 27
40
An album that possibly needs time, patience and the right moment. Still waiting for the 'aha' effect.
By BuffaloStaple on Feb 27
50
This is probably my favourite album from him yet. I'd argue it's the most instrumentally and lyrically engaging thing he's put out yet, a big improvement over his self-titled last week (LOL I still can't believe he put this shit out a week after that album) but as a vocalist, he's still nothing but boring to me, so i'd be lying if I said I enjoyed this, but still I commend him for taking a few small risks on this album even if I didn't enjoy it.
By Kokolores on Feb 27
65
Also this album is about breakups and therefore potentially full of touchy feelings, the music is not really tangent or has any good melodies. Also the over-autotune is cool sometimes, here it is wanted from the brain but the the heart or the real desire.
By BuffaloStaple on Feb 27
85
Thundercat has released an album that i'd argue is among the best of 2017 so far, whilst I do think some of these tracks are a bit unsatisfying, the album as a whole is nothing but enjoyable.

It spans 23 tracks over a 51 minute runtime, so in the same vein as albums like Flying Lotus' You're Dead & The Avalanches' Wildflower, there are a lot of smaller, transitional tracks that act as interludes to bridge together the full length songs. My biggest issue with this album is that a lot of these smaller tracks had full song potential, e.g. the track Jethro. This song was only a minute and a half and could have easily been around 3-4 minutes, and if it was it'd probably be my fav track honestly bc this song was fucking awesome.

However despite this, Drunk is an incredibly blissful, vibrant and frequently playful and hilarious musical journey into the mind of Stephen Bruner. Instrumentally it's no surprise that this album is front to back consistently stellar, but the lyrics is where this album really surprised me. Thundercat's various small stories that he tells throughout this album are whimsical for one minute and melancholy the next. He contemplates death and gang life on songs like Lava Lamp and Walk On By before telling a funny story about visiting Japan on the track Tokyo.

The way he weaves together these contrasting tones so seamlessly is really impressive to me. However, the highlight of Drunk is of course the fantastically diverse instrumentation and irresistible grooves and melodies all over this album that will keep me coming back to it for the rest of 2017. Overall I recommend this album very highly, i'm having a blast with it despite it's shortcomings and it's definitely one of the best of the year so far, not to be missed.
By BuffaloStaple on Feb 27
57
I can't say I really cared for this album as much as I was hoping to, I think Stormzy's a very skilled MC and he definitely comes through with a good handful of highlights here, but I think he sings way too often on this thing, and imo his singing voice is in no way compelling at all. Tracks like Blinded By Your Grace Pt. 1/2 (especially part 1), Velvet, Cigarettes & Cush & Lay Me Bare just had me rolling my eyes. When he really sounds confident on a track, he can come through with some solid material, songs like Big For Your Boots, First Things First and Mr Skeng are examples of this, but these moments are too rare unfortunately. Also throughout the entire album I couldn't help but notice how unbelievably flaccid and weak the 808 drums were, made songs like Bad Boys and Shut Up feel a lot less punchy and aggressive. Gang Signs & Prayer suffers from having a severe lack of focus too, I think grime is a very one-note genre, so it was nice to hear Stormzy add some variation on this album with these R&B and Gospel influenced songs, but none of the tracks where he tried something different were executed very well to me, they just made the whole album feel a lot more directionless and unenjoyable. Overall, I think this is a pretty weak debut, and I probably won't return to it anytime soon
By StephenWinter on Feb 27
77
Restless yet soothing at the same time. Highly recommended.
By dyelir on Feb 27
83
This song is bound to sound better in the context of the upcoming album, but for its standalone state right now, "Darling" plays like it could have honestly come straight out of a Blue Öyster Cult album. Yes, Real Estate sound like every classic rock band ever, but it's what they do best - putting their sunkissed glow on the music of yesteryear.
By DiegoPaim01 on Feb 26
81
Que belo disco! Pra começar pelos vocais: Laetitia tem uma voz linda, um timbre claro e terno bem encantador pra se trabalhar no rock. E num geral, por mais que a maioria das músicas sejam levadas por uma instrumentação bem típica do Rock Alternativo, nada aqui e genérico ou batido. Além da voz, as letras dessas músicas são bem carregadas emocionalmente, e possuem uma poesia própria bem interessante que te envolve na mesma medida que te deixa sem ter certeza do que realmente está se tratando. Sonoricamente, é um disco cru, com guitarras beirando o lo-fi na maior parte do tempo e baterias bem explosivas. Dito isso, é no entrosamento guitarra-baixo que saem harmonias muito bonitas, dando uma levada muito boa para os versos e voz de Laetitia se expresarem. O contra-baixo, especificamente, é o ponto alto neste sentido. Além disso, há melodias nas cordas mais próximas do folk que caem muito bem também aqui e ali, e a produção deixa isso tudo soando de forma muito viva, colorida. Único ponto baixo deste disco é o setlist muito curto, quase um EP. Mas sem dúvida uma baita estréia.
By DiegoPaim01 on Feb 26
73
É um disco que transborda emoção do início ao fim, sem dúvida. A temática de quebra de relacionamento é bem trabalhada durante o disco, as letras são bem honestas, expressam bastante vulnerabilidade e pintam uma imagem de forma bem vívida, de forma que quem ouve facilmente se envolve na narrativa e vai entendendo e explorando a situação junto com o autor. Gosto da produção do disco também, flertando com o art pop e r&b alternativo e mais distante do rock, este disco raramente sequer tem guitarras ou elementos mais acústicos. A produção trabalha com sequencias de colagens, beats e texturas por vezes de forma bem conjunta e explosiva, transmitindo momentos de caos sonoro pautado em pianos, sintetizadores, sopros e batidas que simula bem a própria avalanche emocional retratada em alguns momentos da música. Num geral, me incomoda os vocais demasiadamente harmonizados que realmente oferecem uma levada um pouco confusa quando explorados de forma muito extensa. E tbm acho que alguns refrões/ganchos soam mal e foram mal trabalhados, como em Work Together, que a música é quase quebrada ao meio quando o refrão deslancha. Num geral, é um bom disco que eu gostei.
By DiegoPaim01 on Feb 26
68
É um bom disco de indie rock. Todas as músicas tem uma pegada legal, melodias relativamente pegajosas, uma instrumentação bem pujante e intricada, chamando atenção as cordas e teclados que dão um toque de beleza nas melodias em momentos substancias deste disco. Mas, num geral, a abordagem da banda é um tanto genérica para este som na maior parte do tempo. Seja pela performance vocal, mas principalmente pela própria composição. Há vários momentos aqui, principalmente relativo a pegada dançante e repetitiva de sintetizadores acrescentados aqui e ali, que a banda soa de forma bem batida e superada, como uma composição padrão de um indie rock de levada pop eletrônica de meados da década passada. Não há um groove ou elaboração interessante no acréscimo desta instrumentação, tampouco as melodias e performance aqui chamam atenção..pelo á mim não tocou, com exceção da excelente The Fall of Home. Executa bem o que propõe, mas não é exatamente algo que me chame atenção.
By DiegoPaim01 on Feb 26
68
Morning World (2015) foi um disco que fez minha cabeça dois anos atrás. Sua ambientação melancólica e relaxante fundada na densidade de um som quase que onírico teve ápices muito interessantes ao flertar com o pós-rock em determinados momentos daquele trabalho. Dito isso, sua proposta sonora se mantém neste disco, com alguns toques de guitarras e instrumentação acústica dando um toque bem expressivo na atmosfera dessas músicas. Entretanto, eu esperava mais. Há algumas faixas aqui que são típicos "fillers", e dizer isso num álbum de 11 músicas não é algo bom. Além disso, a temáticas poderia ser mais explorada...enquanto Morning World explorou bem a introspecção e melancolia, eu esperava mais angústia neste disco, pelo menos liricamente. Num todo, é um bom disco de dream pop, mas pela própria abordagem do artista tão atraente pra ser explorada nesta temática, eu esperava mais.
By DiegoPaim01 on Feb 26
66
Oddisee traz uma abordagem bem clara e direta: 12 músicas de mais ou menos 3min, versos e beats bem cadenciadas mantendo um flow bem coeso por todo o trabalho. Num geral, eu gosto do conceito dessas canções...ele passeia por diversas temáticas, sempre com uma mensagem em mente, ou trabalhando em algum tópico. A produção, entretanto, é o real ponto alto do disco. Trazendo a instrumentação mais acústica do R&B/Jazz pra perto de beats/levadas eletrônicas, a sonoridade é de uma organicidade interessante, pintando bem os versos do rapper, além de manter uma atmosfera bem carregada pro imaginário das letras rolar solto. Entretanto, Oddisee não tem tanto o que dizer quanto se imagina. Simplesmente, como rapper, não há nada nele que realmente me chame atenção. Seja jogo de palavras, flow, mensagem, punch lines, profundidade ou senso de humor, seu estilo é razoavelmente genérico. Seu lirismo mais introspectivo e reflexivo não chega realmente a ser profundo ou interessante, de certo até mesmo ele acaba soltando alguns versos bem soltos e piégas aqui e acolá. É um disco coeso com uma sonoridade legal de pano de fundo, mas como rap não há muito do que aproveitar de fato aqui.
By plowo on Feb 26
80
esse album é muito bom
By GoldenChords on Feb 26
91
"You tell me what’s wrong
But what’s right?
You’re seeing creation
That crushing never ending change is so full of love"

These words can completely sum up my vision of life, past, future and the present that I have to endure with things as beautiful as the 6 songs included in 'Sleep Cycle'. I owe too many things to this album that I never thought I could owe to anyone or anything. One of them, and the main one, is to open my eyes and put aside all kinds of stupid prejudice that excluded me from so many emotions and experiences in the course of my youth. Up until this point you can deduce the reason why this album did it: Until a year ago I thought that Deakin was only a manikin that played with Panda Bear, Avey and Geologist, that did not contribute anything in the composition of the songs in Animal Collective. Thank you for making me see the opposite.

Before I end up saying my credit card number, I'll leave out all sorts of sentimentality to describe the content of Deakin's debut album in the purest form possible.

To reproduce this majesty you find 'Golden Chords', a solemn song that could be said that the central theme is existentialism, to stop believing in superstitions, fears and to leave aside the questions that do not take you anywhere and only make you forget the true meaning of your existence: be happy and find love —which the song mentions that not necessarily that of a couple—. As far as the musical part is concerned, this song is driven by an acoustic guitar base that reminds me —and makes me miss— the Animal Collective's Freak Folk facet, just as fresh as with the passing of the fierce enemy of humanity, the time.

Immediately afterwards it follows that for my taste is the centerpiece of the album —but not the best— 'Just Am', whose meaning may be ambiguous, but I consider it to be about deviating from the road and not knowing how to take it back, but through self-improvement you can find the exit. Musically it's a strange mix of neo-psychedelia with progressive pop dyes and drone flashes that are found all around the album.

'Shadow Mine' is an interlude class that although its existence is not necessary, is grateful, because after 'Just Am' you don't know what is next, you find yourself stunned. And the best part comes right away, 'Footy'. In the purest style of the most heavy part of Animal Collective —clear characteristic of Deakin and the albums in which he has contributed— and with lead vocals that in some cases come to sound like Roger Waters, form a heavy song but without going to excess. I do not know, I consider it perfect for my expectations.

At the point of reaching 'Seed Song' you are so astonished by the excess of psychedelia that all you want is a short pause to recapitulate and understand everything that has happened so far, so that's just what you get: a song without lyrics and big surprises. Another interlude, although this time is fully justified.

When I got to 'Good House' I knew that 'Sleep Cycle' and its creator had reached the depths of my being.

"Breathe in without
Breathe out
You're alright
Breathe in with all
Spit out all that rage
You're safe now, do not fight
Your body's engaged
Just flow and get right
Like following angels
You're following angels "

I don't need to say more, the latter do it for me.

A pity that he did not decide to take 'Country Report' and touch it up, because Panda Bear took 'The Preakness' and included it in 'Tomboy'. It would have given the duration and quality to this album to be a true masterpiece.

Favorite tracks: All of them
By plowo on Feb 26
81
maravilhosa
By plowo on Feb 26
85
MEU DEUS QUE HINO
By ryansliao on Feb 26
30
Yawn. After the opener there's nothing to this album. It's a lot of monotonous and immature rock music.

Best Tracks: You

Worst Tracks: Ripcord
By POPDESIGN on Feb 26
85
It was slightly overrated But Great Album
By POPDESIGN on Feb 26
79
for sure, Her Best Album
By POPDESIGN on Feb 26
59
I Don't get it