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Dropshard - Silk

Dropshard

Silk

86
Sep 18, 2017
Dropshard - Anywhere but Home (Remix)

Dropshard

Anywhere but Home (Remix)

83
Sep 18, 2017
Emancipator - Soon It Will Be Cold Enough

Emancipator

Soon It Will Be Cold Enough

78
Sep 18, 2017
Blackfield - Blackfield

Blackfield

Blackfield

73
Sep 18, 2017
Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

Brand New

The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

83
Sep 17, 2017
Blackfield - Blackfield V

Blackfield

Blackfield V

73
Sep 17, 2017
O Yuki Conjugate - Equator

O Yuki Conjugate

Equator

93
Sep 17, 2017
Banco De Gaia - Song From The Silk Road

Banco De Gaia

Song From The Silk Road

78
Sep 17, 2017
U2 - U218 Singles

U2

U218 Singles

70
Sep 11, 2017
Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters

73
Sep 11, 2017
Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks [Reissue]

Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks [Reissue]

87
Sep 11, 2017
SOHN - Rennen

SOHN

Rennen

73
Sep 11, 2017

Recent Reviews

86
Brilliant and beautiful Neo-Prog from Italy's Dropshard. On Silk, Dropshard got very creative and upped their effort which was already substantial, creating an LP of lyrical and musical splendor. These cats are quite good at making the music they do. Adding more texture to their already substantive style, tracks like the opener Insight amply set the mood for what’s to follow. Sure, you hear hints of Steven Wilson, Marillion, IQ and the likes… But, who cares? Not me. Like the ... read more
83
Italy's Dropshard is a great Neo-Prog outfit which on this remixed edition of their LP, Anywhere but Home puts on a truly inspired performance. Enrico Scanu's vocals, sung in English, are engaging, pitch appropriate and without a hint of overwhelm. While the critical perception of Dropshard is straddling the line of ALT-Rock vs. Neo-Prog, my vote goes to Neo-Prog. Oh, and Dropshard does hint at Metal... In particular, you'll find a little bit of speed drumming, but, even that is subdued and ... read more
73
Ballad and harmony filled, the s/t Blackfield debut extends further Wilson's Pop oriented Neo-Prog focus. Highlighted by Wilson's simplistic, but, no less poignant generation specific lyricism, Blackfield does a fine job keeping true to Wilson's artistic style. I find I'm particularly drawn to the track, titled Cloudy Now where Wilson belts out, We are a fucked up generation/We are a fucked up generation/It's cloudy now/A fucked up generation/It's cloudy now/We gotta get out of here/It's cloudy ... read more
78
Thunder and lightning happening as I write this review... Yes, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough by Portland's very own Douglas "Doug" Appling has been a very satisfying discovery for me. As debut's sometimes go, Emancipator's LP has got a beautiful context to it and the right degree of studio polish to give it a proper shine. I'm, of course, drawn to the layering, phrasing and intelligent incorporation of various electronic devices to conjure up this Downtempo gem of a CD. It has hints of ... read more
83
Brand New has created a quite remarkable, emotionally jarring LP in their The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me release. And, yes, I’m coming into this record late. But, better late than never as I’m quite overwhelmed by the strength of the songs and the production. Earlier, I had offered a comment regarding this record as being a bit too demographic specific. Well, kiddos… So what? This LP has now joined the ranks of Against Me!’s brilliant record, New Wave, which is ... read more
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