While his first album was inconsistent quality-wise (some great standout moments and some not so great moments), and his second was, in contrast, consistently mediocre, Peter Gabriel's third effort falls somewhere in the middle for me. There's less great songs than on Car, but also less throwaway fillers than on Scratch.
Opening track "Intruder" starts the album off on a good foot, and the hypnotic, yet energetic, second track "No Self Control" (easily the highlight of the ... read more
As with all Baths releases, the production is on point, but the songs themselves are hit or miss for me. Kinda wish he'd do more stuff like Yawn; simple ballad-type tunes meshed with totally glitched out off-the-wall production. That's that good shit.
Loved: Voyeur, Orator, Yawn
Liked: Fade White
Disliked: Ocean Death
Honestly I'm pretty conflicted on this one. While I appreciate and respect the more extreme experimental moments on this album for how off-the-wall and forward-thinking they are for their time (Aumgn and Peking O. to be specific), unfortunately I just can't hang with them from a listenability standpoint.
I mean, it just sounds to me like the guys from Can got together in the studio (presumably stoned as fuck), recorded themselves making a bunch of noise, and were ballsy enough to slap it on a ... read more
It's been nearly 4 years since Ernest Greene's last full-length, Paracosm, and as a longtime fan of his music, I was excited to hear what Mister Mellow would bring to the table (the chillwave table). I don't know if my expectations were that high, but I figured since I've enjoyed every project of his up until this point, this one would be no different. I wish I could say otherwise, but honestly, this is the first time I've been genuinely let down by a Washed Out project.