bitterblossom12
bitterblossom12
Berkeley, CA
Arca
Arca
87
May 23
SZA
CTRL
84
Nov 16

Recent Reviews

Nov 8, 2017
27
Julien "Queen of Diverse Songwriting" Baker

obviously jk... Julien wrote the same song 10 times, did pretty much nothing interesting with the production, and laid on the cliche heavy-handed metaphors thick. tbh I don't really get why anyone is looking twice unless her background and personal details are really so compelling that writers can't resist lauding the album just for a chance to sell her story. if you want a female singer songwriter who's actually saying something ... read more
Oct 11, 2017
79
I mean if you're not into Lana you're not gonna be into this, but I like that Sad Girl 70s LA Vibes, what can I say. ASAP Rocky actually a good pairing, and the front half of this album is pretty killer. Definitely hurt by the last 6 or so songs though, they seem unnecessary and I hate that Sean Lennon winking at the camera Beatles tribute. But that big grandiose production, Lana's laconic delivery, it works for me.
Oct 11, 2017
64
Definitely give that Torres props for moving toward a more unique direction, trying new sounds, specifically electronic on this album, but as much as I liked the self-titled and Sprinter, there are a ton of moments on this album where I think the song is just lacking or Mackenzie's voice is annoying and overly reaching and overly dramatic. IDK, just didn't do it for me, there are certainly a lot of interesting ideas here though so it's still a solid effort. But like "Helen in the Woods', ... read more
Oct 11, 2017
32
let's take that Mac Demarco sound and make it boring and make the guy's voice thin and whiny and obnoxious and just drain all the fun out of that Mac Demarco sound and make that Ducktails yeah man that's the Ducktails.
Oct 11, 2017
45
sorry guys, can't hang with the tiny, lo-fi little production aesthetic he does on all the songs (except for, inexplicably, 'Another Weekend', which is great), even if some of them have some nice melodies or interesting ideas. doesn't help that I find a lot of these tracks obnoxious (time to meet your god, santa's in the closet, acting, more of them). i know this wasn't meant for me, but I sat through the whole thing and it made me feel like how i feel after a gross not-fun acid trip
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I reviewed in college for the Rice Thresher and now write for the Berkeley B Side. Indie rocker at heart, though fan of all genres (except metal).
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