Oncle Jazz

Men I Trust - Oncle Jazz
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2019 Ratings: #161
September 13, 2019 / Release Date
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TommyCook
93
wOaH dAdDy!1!111!!!!!! BIG SCORE! BIG SCORE!

This is my first exposure to this trio's work. I am definitely a sucker for this glossy, chimey style of indie pop, so it should be no surprise that this gets me going. Yeah, it's a little long, but, through and through, a great record with one of the best soundscapes of any album I've listened to in a long goddamn time. Vocals are great, percussion is crisp, bass is thumpin, and the guitar solos are absolutely perfect. It's like if a Jazz Club had ... read more
Tsareena
79
24 tracks can seem daunting but this is such an easy and chill listen. Lovely vocals and production. Something distinct about each track that keeps you engaged. I'd say the instrumental tracks aren't needed tbh. the album works well without them
Faves: Numb, Norton Commander, Something in Water
jaasieljunior
100
AOTY.
WildChameleon
63
I don't understand the appeal here ^^"

The work is colossal, with 24 tracks.
The major force here is the ambiance, it's chilling time at his best (you can tag this album with many things : chamber pop, sophisti, some tracks neo soul, etc). In that aspect, you'll not find anything like this for this year.

However, there are several weakness. This album really lacks versatility in every aspects : minimalist lyrics, the girly dreamy singing in the same tone, and the same sonority in the ... read more
DCCXX
35
This album just feels so mellow and uninspiring. Nothing here really sticks out as all that memorable, and with over an hour of material here, everything just blends together it a bland blob of easy listening indie pop. It would make a good vibe while it's on, but it lacks anything that really makes a bold artistic statement. I draw some stylistic parallels between this and MGMT's Little Dark Age, mostly the tracks Numb and Pines, but much mellower and without the hallmark quirk of that ... read more
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Track List

  1. Oncle Jazz
  2. Norton Commander (Album V)
  3. Days Go By
  4. Tailwhip (Album V)
  5. Found Me
  6. Numb (Album V)
  7. Say Can You Hear (Album V)
  8. All Night
  9. I Hope to Be Around (Album V)
  10. Dorian
  11. Pines
  12. Slap Pie
  13. Fiero GT
  14. Seven (Album V)
  15. Show Me How (Album V)
  16. Alright
  17. You Deserve This (Album V)
  18. Pierre
  19. Air
  20. Porcelain
  21. Poodle of Mud
  22. Something in Water
  23. Tailwhip Revisited
  24. Poplar Tree
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