Solid album overall. What Com Truise does he does quite well in my eyes. So if you like lightly trippy retro synth jams with big, booming downtempo beats, you'll find a lot to like here--I actually think it's the best Com Truise release I've heard end to end. But, like all of his stuff, it gets old kind of quickly in my opinion and is pretty formulaic. I definitely do appreciate the atmosphere his music creates, though.
Solid electronic EP with a dense, lush sound full of tribal rhythms and ghostly vocals. The songwriting could be a bit more dynamic, but I'm definitely going to keep my eye on RAMZi's output from now on.
Whoaaaa I was expecting literally nothing at all out of this project, but I gave it a listen and Thot Breaker really stands out among the hip hop albums I've heard this year. Chief Keef pulls a complete 180 here and becomes a sadboi autotune balladeer singing/rapping about love, and...it suits him surprisingly well. The production is killer (minimal, airy, and cohesive throughout), the hooks are memorable, and--most surprisingly for me--the flows and even the lyrics work too, effectively ... read more
Fairly happy with this new single; it certainly delivers on the promise of Mark Ronson producing for QOTSA, as he brings out a funkier, more danceable side of the band without necessarily sacrificing their impressive musicianship. I will say the songwriting doesn't seem to break much new ground for the group, and doesn't keep me interested in the way the production and instrumentation do, but I'm still excited for Villains nonetheless.
Holy moly this is a blowaway comeback. I honestly didn't expect much from this when I originally heard about it, but I'd say this self-titled LP easily ranks among the band's best work, maybe even surpassing some of it in my opinion. The production, the songwriting, the harmonies, everything is just so immaculate, like being transported to a world of pure, gossamer beauty. Essential for any fan of dream pop/shoegaze/psych rock. For me, it ranks up there with Lonerism as one of my favorite ... read more