EDIT: Alright, I'm calling it: this is my AOTY so far. I've listened to it obsessively since it came out, and it's gotta be one of my favorite punk records I've heard in a long time. I still have to listen to FJM and Mount Eerie, so things can always change, but Idles have really made an impression on me with this debut.
More great post-punk! Idles are of a more aggressive sort, a bit like a British Protomartyr but with even more, ahem, brutality. Their lyrics are brilliantly snarky, and ... read more
This is a gem. I love Fuck Buttons, and I also enjoyed the last release from Blanck Mass, though I felt it was a bit too scattered in how many styles it tried to tackle for it really stand out. This is not the case with World Eater. With this release, Power has found a way to synthesize every style he's ever played in the past (noise, vaporwave, industrial, techno, trap, chillwave...) into one heaving, sparkling monolith of an electronic album.
This is also the first release from Power in ... read more
Maybe it's just the nostalgia factor because it was a hit my freshman year of college, but I have a deep love of this album. Really, I think it's Future's best, so much catchier and better written than his more recent releases. Yeah he's not the best lyricist, and his style cribs a lot from pre-established Southern hip hop sounds, but the songs on Pluto are so catchy and so triumphant they always manage to put a smile on my face. Future had an appreciation for pop melody on this album that has ... read more
Better than last week's album, but still not quite what I was hoping for from Future. There's a better thematic focus on HNDRXX, and Future definitely tries out some refreshing new tricks, but most of the songs still end up sounding pretty boring and uneventful to me. It's like he's trying to do the melancholy superstar thing like Drake, but he doesn't have the lyrical skills to make it work. In fact, the album this reminds me of most is Views--it's similarly restless, unfocused, and too long, ... read more
This is the first album where King Gizzard and co. have really captured me. They've found the perfect balance between heaviness and lightness, the chaos of Nonagaon Infinity and the delicacy of Paper Mache Dream Balloon. With Flying Microtonal Banana they come through with some freaky, jammy tunes that have equal measures of sticky melodies and sweet guitar heroics.
This project's concept also suits the band's sound quite well. The use of non-Western scales gives them the freedom to play ... read more