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Aphex Twin - Cheetah

Aphex Twin

Cheetah

71
Aug 5, 2017
Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics...

Electric Wizard

Come My Fanatics...

92
Jul 24, 2017
Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Japanese Breakfast

Soft Sounds From Another Planet

87
Jul 17, 2017
Migos - Culture

Migos

Culture

60
Jul 17, 2017
Ex Eye - Ex Eye

Ex Eye

Ex Eye

86
Jul 17, 2017
DeepChord Presents: Echospace - Live In Detroit [Ghost In The Sound]

DeepChord Presents: Echospace

Live In Detroit [Ghost In The Sound]

83
Jul 16, 2017
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - On the Echoing Green

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

On the Echoing Green

83
Jul 16, 2017
Slowdive - Slowdive

Slowdive

Slowdive

88
Jul 16, 2017
Perfume Genius - No Shape

Perfume Genius

No Shape

89
Jul 16, 2017
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

Vince Staples

Big Fish Theory

89
Jul 16, 2017
First Hate - A Prayer for the Unemployed

First Hate

A Prayer for the Unemployed

83
Jul 16, 2017
Toro y Moi - Boo Boo

Toro y Moi

Boo Boo

84
Jul 16, 2017

Recent Reviews

I really want to see this movie (the trailers make it look dope), but it isn't playing near me yet. 0PN is one of my favorite artists, so I'm sure he kills it with the soundtrack--I just want to hear it with the movie first.
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For me, Ex Eye finds the perfect point in the venn diagram between jazz fusion and extreme metal with their debut. The songs here are absolutely primeval, with Stetson's saxophone melding perfectly with the rest of the band's pummeling instrumentation to evoke nature at its most destructive and chaotic. It is sublimity in its truest form. The band it reminds me of most is Cynic, though Ex Eye are even grander in their instrumental-only approach which often employs the winding structures of ... read more
77
I liked this record overall, especially in the broader context of contemporary post-rock. In a genre that seems (with the exception of a few bands) to be trapped in a prison of its own cliches, Public Service Broadcasting provide at least a partial roadmap for shaking the scene up. The addition of vocals and occasional pop structures, in addition to the samples and topical thematic focus on the Welsh mining industry help ground the record and lend it significance beyond its aesthetic. Still, ... read more
89
In terms of production and sonic approach, Big Fish Theory is easily the most forward thinking hip hop album of the year (in years, even). The beats here have the cold precision of techno and the bouncy rhythms of the best West Coast hip hop. It's stark and moody, yet manages to maintain an impossibly high energy level throughout.

Vince is also a remarkably gifted hook writer. Big Fish, Yeah Right and BagBak all have laughably simple refrains yet manage to be catchier than 99% of the pop rap ... read more
87
Space rock! Shoegaze! Synth pop! Intimate indie rock!

It's all here, with magnificent production and some of the best lyrics I've heard this year. The approach on Soft Sounds actually reminds me of Grandaddy or even Spiritualized at points. Big things ahead for Japanese Breakfast.

Favorite tracks: Boyish, Machinist, Road Head, Diving Woman, 12 Steps, Till Death
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Dec 30, 2016
Rob
Thank you for your contributions in 2016!

http://forums.albumoftheyear.org/t/top-contributors-of-2016/190
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Jul 3, 2014
rapmartin12
I salute your dedication by following you. lol
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Jun 17, 2013
Rob
Appreciate all the work you put in to get the new album ratings added to the site.
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