bitterblossom12

Berkeley, CA
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bitterblossom12
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar

DAMN.

92
May 24, 2017
Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

57
May 23, 2017
Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage

Visible Cloaks

Reassemblage

80
May 23, 2017
Feist - Pleasure

Feist

Pleasure

87
May 23, 2017
Arca - Arca

Arca

Arca

87
May 23, 2017
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

Father John Misty

Pure Comedy

85
May 23, 2017
Spoon - Hot Thoughts

Spoon

Hot Thoughts

79
May 14, 2017
Actress - AZD

Actress

AZD

63
May 10, 2017
Car Seat Headrest - Monomania

Car Seat Headrest

Monomania

90
May 2, 2017
Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy

Car Seat Headrest

Twin Fantasy

90
May 2, 2017
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver, Bon Iver

99
May 2, 2017
Alvvays - Alvvays

Alvvays

Alvvays

85
May 2, 2017

Recent Reviews

92
Christ kendrick is so clearly the best rapper of all time and it's not even close.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/kendrick-lamar-damn/
80
This album is the sound of a time-lapse of organic matter putting itself together, or a microscopic slice of pond surface, teeming with life of all shapes and sizes.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/visible-cloaks-reassemblage/
87
I think this is the best indie rock album of the year thus far and deserves more attention. "Any Party" into "A Man is Not His Song" is an incredible one two punch, both songs are huge and epic and emotional and feature great production ideas. The rest of the record is great, haunting and ghostly, lo-fi, with great falsetto harmonies and screeching guitar work.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/feist-pleasure/
79
I thought this was a great late career album for spoon. I think the singles are plenty catchy and cool, the sequencing is good, the production is interesting, and the riskier, more experimental tracks pay off. Lyrics are still underwhelming, and the band didn't try to reinvent the wheel here, but still solid. "WhisperI'lllistentohearit" is also excellent.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/spoon-hot-thoughts/
85
This album is clearly a showcase for Tillman’s lyricism and concepts, and although I don’t love 76 minutes of slow burning piano ballads, they are and always will be the vehicle that carries those aspects of Tillman’s music. Despite the absence of singalongs and bangers, the album is still the most well-organized, most detailed and most critical look at contemporary society that’s come out this year, and if it feels like a disappointment, it’s only because the bar ... read more
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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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