This guy's way with words is extremely compelling. The beats do tend to stagnate every now and then, but this guy's impressive capabilities as a lyricist are more than enough to keep me engaged from for the most part. If you're looking for some soulful, lyrical rap, this album should satisfy.
This album is pretty safe, but the production and the grooves are just too satisfying all over this record for me not to appreciate it. Numerous tracks on here are totally drenched in reverb which can make them feel quite underwhelming, but the ones that are more minimal and straight forward actually end up standing out to me a lot more because they do a good job of just displaying the incredibly crisp and likeable sound of this album e.g. She Yells, All of You, Until Saturday. Overall, there's nothing here that will majorly stick with you, but I still managed to enjoy it quite a bit for what it was. So if you're looking for some wavy, relaxing electronic instrumentals to just vibe to, this is worth a listen.
I think this album tries a little too hard to make every track standout as much as possible, and as a result, few of them actually do. It all comes across very messy and unfocused to me a lot of the time. Whilst I can appreciate and admire the effort, detail and charisma they bring to the tab;e on this album, the result just isn't sonically enjoyable to me for the most part. Songs like The Chant or The Pot is On Fire come off too clunky and scatterbrained for me to really enjoy them. However, tracks that are a little more focused and cohesive like Give Me a Reason & Lullabye do appeal to me, but as a whole, didn't love this record unfortunately.
Drowned World/Substitute for Love 10/10
Ray of Light 10/10
Candy Perfume Girl 10/10
Nothing Really Matters 10/10
Sky Fits Heaven 10/10
Frozen 10/10 fav
The Power of Good-Bye 10/10
To Have and Not to Hold 10/10
Little Star 7/10
Mer Girl 7/10
Critically acclaimed shoegaze collective Slowdive release their new self-titled album Slowdive, the album features only 8 tracks yet each track feels very atmospheric and slow. Each song flows perfectly through each other and it altogether sounds exactly how a shoegaze album should sound like.
I personally am not into shoegaze but Slowdive present irresistible relaxing guitar riffs, melodies & drum patterns while providing hushed echoing vocals which blend perfectly. The last track “Falling Ashes” is the standout track of the whole album, it is a progressive slow rock ballad which shows the bands talent outside of making traditional shoegaze rock.
Slowdive shows that shoegaze as a genre isn’t dated and presents it as good as it was during its peak in the 90’s.