George Clanton - Slide
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 190 ratings
2018 Ratings: #130
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August 17, 2018 / Release Date
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100% Electronica / Label
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The Needle Drop

George Clanton's brand of 90s-inspired hypnagogic pop on Slide is fresh and intriguing despite the album's concept not being taken far enough.

Edit: Getting back to this sort of phase again, and I’d be lying if I said George was at the front of the pack.

Not often do I really choose to explore any genres or types of music directly, but I’ve been taking an odd venture into vaporwave and it’s sub-sections for about a month now, and, George Clanton is one example of that venture paying off.

Like any vaporwave/pop record, Slide caters to the very dreary, warped, and slurred aesthetic that carries amongst most of us ... read more
Vaporwave pop: a great idea that's rarely executed well. Luckily, George Clanton's Slide is an example of how to do it and do it well. This is the type of music I'd expect to play in whatever fucked up, warped vision of a mall vaporwave has created. "Livin' Loose" and "You Lost Me There" are long, exploratory tracks that go through the typical sounds of vaporwave. Drawn out, dreamy synths weave in and out of time, and George's washed out voice is more of a secondary aspect, ... read more
The alternative rock, 90s grunge, shoegaze, Emo vocals, electronic instrumentals all blended together in a perfectly smooth and trippy "Slide"
Fun and nostalgic, not quite as good as 100% Electronica, but still a fine successor.

Best Track: Livin' Loose
Worst Track: Dumb
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Added on: August 16, 2018