AOTY 2017
tinymusiccritic
tinymusiccritic
Walthamstow, London, UK
Björk
Utopia
89
Nov 20

Recent Reviews

Nov 22, 2017
71
An undeniably brutal exercise in suffocating atmosphere, POST-SELF sounds like it could have been made 35 years ago and just been unearthed.
Nov 8, 2017
93
If you asked me to introduce Converge to the uninitiated, particularly to someone unaccustomed to the more “extreme” end of the musical spectrum, I wouldn’t play them one of the band’s longer, softer tracks like ‘Farewell Note to this City’ or ‘Wretched World’. Whilst this would serve as a means of easing them into the band’s sonic maelstrom, these, and a dozen or so other tracks like them, are, of course, the exceptions to the dominant rule ... read more
Oct 25, 2017
67
Full disclosure: The Smashing Pumpkins were my first bona fide musical obsession. I discovered them through my older brother, who had bought a copy of the then fairly recently released Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. I was a mere 11 years old when I first heard it, wet behind ears that had been listening to nothing but Spice Girls, The Lighthouse Family and Texas. It was a beautiful, confounding, terrifying, AWESOME thing. It kicked down a door in my mind. Throughout my teens I amassed ... read more
Oct 13, 2017
70
My review for the405:

Nick Thorburn and Ryan Kattner’s work has always existed in a realm that feels out of step with the current times. When their first collaborative LP as Mister Heavenly, Out of Love, came out in 2011, indie rock’s moment in the sun was arguably on the wane, and that album’s very particular 50s doo-wop inspired aesthetic made it feel like even more of a throwback.

However, the album’s charm was undeniable. The tag team dynamic, which Thorburn and ... read more
Oct 11, 2017
73
My review for The405:

Blue Hawaii’s previous album, Untogether, ended with singer, Raphaelle Standell-Preston, letting the listener know: “The other day, I had a beautiful thought: What if I didn’t really care?”

Coming at the end of an album that bristled with anxiety and explored themes of disintegration and disconnection, it felt like a revelatory moment; a glorious letting-go. It turned out to be a turning point. Between then and now, Standell-Preston and her ... read more
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Nov 10, 2017
Sep 16, 2017
Thanks so much!
Sep 10, 2017
So you've heard the Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent album?
If so, tell me more please ^^
Sep 12, 2015
Finally you are back, I remember you left your Tumblr page.
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80-89
 
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70-79
 
209

60-69
 
103

50-59
 
32

40-49
 
9

30-39
 
2

20-29
 
1

10-19
 

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