Top-notch production. Lyrics about depression, waning fame, using drugs for self-reflection, being yourself, and coming to terms with the life you're living. Cudi's most consistant record to date, just introspective enough without being trite or cliche. He doesn't polarize casual fans with too much out-there experimentation this time, as he did on the last 2 releases.
Sohn has a very warm, ensouled voice which is gerat in the combination with the colder electronical music. Really like the album. It is always challanging to satisfy all useres with the second album after a great debut. For sure Sohn is still im Rennen.
Any positives from Pinkshinyultrablast's debut record are more or less absent in "Grandfeathered", a strange album that tries to be expansive and grandiose in its instrumentation but is weighed down by a sticky film which smothers each track, reducing the record to a pile of mush that feels the complete opposite of its namesake.
The xx's third LP boasts much brighter and bolder production than their previous efforts but still feels lacking in energy: the vocals are as detached and weary as ever and the atmosphere is often muted. Some memorable moments are scattered across the album but it contains no real outstanding tracks, making for a rather underwhelming record.
The Terror, Flaming Lips' last great album, highlighted the band further experiments down the rabbit-hole introduced on the great Embryonic, a few years before. While on that album, the band struck gold with that lunatic loud noise-rock aesthetic, on The Terror they incorporated a few of the many ideas presented there, but took an interesting left-turn to a more haunting, settled-down direction. The song structures here feel much more loose, ocasionally improvised and certainly krautrock oriented, bringing a curious side of the legendary band that was, in fact, present in many of their masterpieces, but that was definitely let loose here, making up for a shivering, intriguing abstract journey through their one-of-a-kind modus operandi, at quite the late stage in their career. Powerful and puzzlying enough, The Terror is one of those records to revisit from time to time, and find yourself discovering something new every once in a while.