bitterblossom12

Berkeley, CA
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Following 12

bitterblossom12
Xiu Xiu - FORGET

Xiu Xiu

FORGET

79
Mar 24, 2017
Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now

Jesca Hoop

Memories Are Now

85
Mar 24, 2017
Peter Silberman - Impermanence

Peter Silberman

Impermanence

83
Mar 24, 2017
The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers

Hospice

95
Mar 22, 2017
Grandaddy - Last Place

Grandaddy

Last Place

59
Mar 16, 2017
Sampha - Process

Sampha

Process

80
Mar 14, 2017
Big Sean - I Decided.

Big Sean

I Decided.

44
Mar 10, 2017
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

EMA

Past Life Martyred Saints

86
Mar 10, 2017
Priests - Nothing Feels Natural

Priests

Nothing Feels Natural

74
Mar 7, 2017
Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

Los Campesinos!

Romance Is Boring

96
Mar 4, 2017
Car Seat Headrest - How to Leave Town

Car Seat Headrest

How to Leave Town

93
Mar 1, 2017
Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound

Cloud Nothings

Life Without Sound

69
Feb 24, 2017

Recent Reviews

83
I gotta say I think this album's underrated. It's a low-stakes, very minimalist, lyrical ambient album, but the atmostphere is very intimate, the songs stick on one theme, the instrumentation and arrangements are beautiful and show tact and restraint, and the melodies are very catchy. I think he delivers on all counts.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/peter-silberman-impermanence/
95
Probably the best concept album of the 2000s.
Boy I did not care for this. None of the songs are catchy, the lyrical content is so fucking repetitive and insufferable, I miss the hell out of Angel and Amber's voices. Up in Hudson isn't bad.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/dirty-projectors-dirty-projectors/
59
Grandaddy, sadly, didn't really come through here. The record starts strong (Way We Won't, Brush with the Wild), and ends cathartically, but the middle 6 tracks are too boring, repetitive, self-pitying and lyrically banal to make this thing work. It's a breakup album, but half of the breakup songs are sorta bad.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/grandaddy-last-place/
80
This is an album about grief and it stays tight thematically. I also enjoy how the song's production does its best to link to the lyrical content.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/sampha-process/
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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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