No World as Good as Mine

Kai Whiston - No World as Good as Mine
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Based on 80 ratings
2019 Ratings: #261
November 6, 2019 / Release Date
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BuffaloStaple
65
homie just said fuck it and became a whole band mad props
laz456
45
Shucks bois this one ain't for me I guess. I have enjoyed the previous work of Kai Whiston for his aggressive and creative electronic bangers. But on this project he decides to veer into all kinds of other genres to create a fairly long and overall low key experience that has a lot more misses than hits for me. He's going for more of a vibe than anything on many of these songs but the atmosphere he's trying to create is oftentimes pretty underwhelming.

I think this guy is crazy talented so I'm ... read more
Plats
85
At one hour, it can feel a little bloated at times (especially on the outro), but "No World As Good As Mine" is a record that has a sound that I absolutely love! The incorporation of guitars and live drums amp up his electronic atmosphere to new heights,

Fav Tracks: (Run It), Gylder Fawr, III - Blue Dots, II - Beautiful Losers, Hell For Ourselves!, I Hear Chop Snares In The Willow Trees, I - Fall In Your Hands

Least Fav Track: IV - No World

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EntryIncomplete
84
Kai isolated himself to be subjugated and inspired by the brute forces and gorgeous exteriors of nature. This record is him trying to pull off something big, something much grander than his first record for sure. KWB is great, but nigh more than a banger marathon. What we get as a result is well... Well very similar to Four Tet's brand of organic Post-rock electronica. And as I came to this realization some of the magic of NWAGAM faded away, it wasn't as entirely original as I had first though, ... read more
DCCXX
70
Honestly, I don't think it is the best album of 2019, but it's not the worst. Not being a hater or anything it's just not the best album of the year to me that's all I'm saying it's other albums that are better that came out this year.
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Track List

  1. I - Fall In Your Hands
  2. Gylder Fawr
  3. Don't Need It
  4. (Run It)
  5. II - Beautiful Losers (feat. Joe Petersen)
  6. I Hear Chop Snares In These Willow Trees
  7. Lovers
  8. III - Blue Dots
  9. Hell For Ourselves!
  10. Things You Bury (feat. The Physics House Band)
  11. IV - No World
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Added on: October 15, 2019