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thisisabtlgrnd
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

Stormzy

Gang Signs & Prayer

77
Oct 22, 2017
Lorde - Melodrama

Lorde

Melodrama

71
Oct 19, 2017
Chief Keef - Thot Breaker

Chief Keef

Thot Breaker

70
Oct 16, 2017
King Krule - The OOZ

King Krule

The OOZ

90
Oct 9, 2017
Foxygen - Hang

Foxygen

Hang

80
Oct 6, 2017
DeepChord Presents: Echospace - Live In Detroit [Ghost In The Sound]

DeepChord Presents: Echospace

Live In Detroit [Ghost In The Sound]

83
Oct 6, 2017
DJ Orange Julius - The Grove

DJ Orange Julius

The Grove

81
Oct 6, 2017
Forest Swords - Compassion

Forest Swords

Compassion

85
Oct 6, 2017
Ex Eye - Ex Eye

Ex Eye

Ex Eye

84
Oct 6, 2017
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear

Painted Ruins

84
Oct 6, 2017
Laurel Halo - Dust

Laurel Halo

Dust

85
Oct 6, 2017
TORRES - Three Futures

TORRES

Three Futures

86
Oct 6, 2017

Recent Reviews

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Damn, the British music press really know how to inflate a score, huh?

EDIT: It's definitely a solid project overall, if a bit bland and uneven. I prefer the louder, grungier numbers to all of the dreamy ones which feel like 90s retreads. The vocalist is pretty decent too; she reminds me of Taylor Swift in a weird way. I'm still not buying the hype, but there are certainly worse bands that have been darlings of the British press (the p4k critic nails it when he says Wolf Alice is ... read more
91
This is such a phenomenal album, probably my favorite thing Fleet Foxes have ever done. It's way knottier than their previous two albums, and less accessible too. But, this leads to a newfound freedom that allows the band to bend and break song structures as necessary, leading to their most unpredictable and exciting set of tunes yet. Plus, their instrumental arsenal is larger this time, including their typical baroque folk instruments in addition to the occasional burst of electronics or ... read more
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lol.
"Have I had a hand in your loneliness?"

I still need to go back through and give this album a full listen as it's been a long time since I've heard it all in one sitting, so this review is a bit of placeholder currently, but the presence of "Go Long" alone makes this an essential album for me. You can't really get any better than that song as far as break-up tunes/love ballads go.
I've tried many, many times over the course of the past 7 years to enjoy this record. I even had it in my library for quite a while, though I never really played it. I do deeply appreciate Joanna Newsom as a performer and songwriter. Have One on Me is a fantastic album for me ("Go Long" is one of my all-time favorite ballads), and I really enjoyed a live show of hers I caught in Knoxville back in 2010. But man...this album just does nothing for me. And I know it just comes down to my ... read more
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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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