San Holo - album1
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Based on 42 ratings
2018 Ratings: #877
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September 21, 2018 / Release Date
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bitbird / Label
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There are some pretty neat tracks here and there, but most of the LP just feels uninspired. I like San Holo. He used to be one of my favorite artists back when I only listened to EDM, and Can't Forget You is one of my favorite songs ever. San Holo's sound in this album is obviously improved from his previous efforts, but some songs just struck to me as odd and repetitive.

Also, this album is unbelievably boring at some points. I'm not sure if it's the repetitive beats and drops, or the bland ... read more
This album is one of my favorite albums released in 2018. Pure genius. It takes you on an everlong roller coaster like, emotionally charged masterpiece while managing to hold onto his roots. This album is one of the few albums I can listen to top to bottom over and over and still feel the emotional power behind every track. Highlights for me were Everything Matters (When It Comes To You), Lift Me From The Ground, Show Me, Love (wip), and Vestal Avenue.
San Holo has stood out to me over the years as one of the better EDM artists to come out of this decade. His song We Rise fascinated me when it first dropped and caught my attention amongst lackluster sameness (where's Skrillex?! lol jk XD). I thought that album1 could be my small gateway into the EDM scene and I think it helped? I'm relatively new when it comes to this genre, but I like his atmospheric sound he has going on. Show Me I is one of the better songs I've heard from him and a few ... read more
This grew on me a bit. It was originally an 80 but the album has grown. Even though "Brighter days" is just weird and cheesy, even though songs like "Go back in time" are ruined by Horrible slowed down, stretched snares. Even though "Everything Matters" Is by far the best song on the album and set my expectations way too high, this album has some serious potential and can go seriously high.
EDIT: DOWN TO A 75! wow I can't keep an opinion.
FAVORITE TRACKS: ... read more
Really feeling the nostalgic and warm vibes from this album.

Highlights: lift me from the ground, brighter days, go back in time, worthy, forever free
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Track List

  1. everything matters (when it comes to you)
  2. lift me from the ground (feat. Sofie Winterson)
  3. show me
  4. brighter days
  5. always on my mind (feat. James Vincent McMorrow & Yvette Young)
  6. go back in time
  7. love (wip) [feat. Cassini]
  8. voices in my head (feat. The Nicholas)
  9. worthy
  10. forever free
  11. surface (feat. Caspian)
  12. vestal avenue
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Added on: September 18, 2018