AOTY 2017
endianness
endianness
New Brunswick, Canada
Björk
Utopia
90
Nov 21

Recent Reviews

Nov 30, 2017
80
The perfect soundtrack to a serene deep sea post-apocalypse.
Nov 22, 2017
10
Corey Feldman resurrects the shambling corpse that was once his musical career with Angelic 2 The Core. This is his attempt at creating an epic genre-spanning record with the assistance of his angel cult; the outcome being embarrassingly directionless—both instrumentality and lyrically. Feldman simply doesn't possess the swagger and craftsmanship to successfully emulate his idol, Micheal Jackson, so don't let the rotting smell fool you; this album is not Feldman's Thriller.
Nov 21, 2017
70
Rina Sawayama's first EP could be the beginning of a new 90's pop revival trend, a welcome alternative to the current oversaturated 80s craze. Sawayama takes cues from various pop spectrums here including dance, glitch, and noise while at the same time conjuring memories of popular 90s performers: Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears—in this case, a compliment. RINA delivers a nostalgic throwback to the 90s all of which is amplified by Clarance Clarity's ear-candy production.
Nov 19, 2017
90
The Third Side of Tape is a compilation of unused experiments by Travis Miller with styles ranging from punk to jazz and even black metal, though hip-hop stays core to the experience. Perhaps in isolation, these tracks wouldn't pack the same bite but stirred together they take on a new ambitious flavor. For what could have been a massive failure, Miller masterfully stitched discarded material into one of the most engaging experimental hip-hop albums out there.
Nov 16, 2017
80
The once black metal outfit Ulver continue their eclectic career with an absorbing synthpop inspired sound for their eleventh studio album. Accompanying the oversaturated synthpop revival, Ulver constructs a refreshing melancholic atmosphere comparable to Depeche Mode's take on the genre. The Assassination of Julius Caesar may not be Ulver's most experimental release but it is an enjoyable record—proving again that they're able to adapt to any style they please with ease.
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Nov 12, 2017
anti britpop
Oct 11, 2017
it's life, man. I really don't like john darnielle's vocals in that album and his lyrics made my eyes roll at times. I still can see the appeal of that LP, a 40-49 is something that I dislike but I still can see the appeal.
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80-89
 
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70-79
 
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60-69
 
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50-59
 
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40-49
 
91

30-39
 
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