The Ordinary

RockGati - The Ordinary
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January 19, 2020 / Release Date
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Toasterqueen12
83
[Album of the Day Challenge: Day 15]

Boohoo the mixing is BAAAAD! Shut up loser I'm gonna kickbox you.

Rockgati, folk hero of the north, comes back with his best release and one of the greatest rock albums of the year. Mixing their Influences with Shoegaze, Indie Rock, Folk, Lo-Fi. All those good sadboy sounds.

Songs like "The Bashful King" or "Blue Birds" show how great this project is. It's incredibly minimal, but it uses this sound to showcase this feeling of longing, ... read more
Plats
82
UPDATE (OG Score: 7.2): WOW This grew on me! The mixing is still an issue, but it's not nearly as prominent as the first couple of listens. For me, I think the best time to listen to this is during the evening because it really clicked with me!

[Album of the Day Challenge: Day 15]

"The Ordinary" is a very solid, and at times beautiful, project from RockGati. I love how the psychedelic/shoegaze elements mesh with how lo-fi the overall production is and this is probably one of the ... read more
TreyLikesBands
74
“The Ordinary” is easily one of the best projects I’ve heard from an AOTY user. It’s the beginning of a ‘bedroom progressive rock’ movement, with its long song structures and varied musical style. It’s very focused, which is one of its strongest attributes as well. Jeez man, keep it up!

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: all of them!
LEAST FAV: n/a
CLJesse
82
[ALBUM OF THE DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 15]

It's funny to look back on my old perspective on Rockgati. "He's the worst of the three Brad server musicians! He'll never be as good as WOHO or Avenade!" Yet, here we are. We have a project from the man that's even better than Here's To the Prejudice or The Prettiest Boys In Town. Fucking wild man.

For those of you who have heard this release, I know what you may be thinking: "What? An eighty fucking two?!? The mixing didn't throw you ... read more
TheDankestMeme
62
[Album of the Day Challenge: Day 15]

RockGati delivers an album with impressive cinematic production but is held back by mastering issues. This is the first time I've really heard something like this and I will say that this production is outstanding. It really reminds me of the kind of music they use in big budget films but with added vocals on it and it is honestly quite cool. However the mastering really bugged me for the whole project. For some reason, the vocals are mixed way too quietly ... read more
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Track List

  1. Genesis
  2. Exodus
  3. Tommy Roo
  4. Iocane
  5. Glycerine
  6. Bashful King (The Famous Ausable Chasm)
  7. Little Boy
  8. Blue Birds
  9. God
  10. Revelation
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Added on: January 18, 2020