Climbing Mt. Zion

Isabella James - Climbing Mt. Zion
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February 15, 2020 / Release Date
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Toasterqueen12
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Unda5 11

Apparently Isabella is on the site right now..... please notice me I love your music so much.

This music is honestly a great Voight-Kampff test, if you DON'T break down crying at "My Deadname Will Be On My Grave" then congratulations! You're cis!

Isabella's music is pure pain, distilled, brewed, and shipped out. First off, I understand the complaints that the vocals are badly mixed, and on "it's scary being born" and "hold me like a pipe" I can kinda ... read more
CLJesse
66
trans women are women & trans rights are human rights
TreyLikesBands
45
UNDA5 CHALLENGE - #11

I just want to preface my thoughts by saying that as a straight white cis male, I will never understand the hardships, pain, and grief that comes along with being LGBTQ+, non-white, or a woman. I will use my privilege to lift the voices of the unheard and spread acceptance, love, and support. That being said, let’s talk about “Climbing Mt. Zion.”

I want to get the troubles I had with this record out of the way first. The vocal delivery itself, albeit ... read more
PipePanic
70
UNDA5 DAYS - DAY 9INE

C'mon, the first song is called 'hold me like a pipe', of coarse this gets a recommendation!

First off, this album was tailor-made for me to fall in love with it today over here in good ole country of buttfuck New Zealand. It's a rainy day today, I spent the entire day trying to look for bank documents so the government can finally pay me my COVID-19 benefit funds (still unsuccessful but hey, i'm getting there) and spent a lot of last night doing two things: writing a ... read more
Plats
63
[UNDA5: Day 11]

I apologize if this review is messy.

I'm not lying when I say that "Climbing Mt. Zion" had a lot of potential to be in my top albums of the challenge, but I think there are some nagging flaws that truly hold it back. I really, really like the instrumentation here. The synths are all tastefully-placed and the guitar tones are really clean, fitting comfortably in an otherwise hit-or-miss mix. The lyrics are the true standout of the project, however, as they focus a lot ... read more
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Track List

  1. hold me like a pipe
  2. i'm going 2 love you until you love urself <3
  3. my deadname will be on my grave
  4. 7 years old on the day i wore your dress
  5. holland, michigan
  6. galena, illinois
  7. it's scary being born like this
  8. razor blade's don't work anymore
  9. wierd love is okay
  10. piles of light and distance
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Added on: February 26, 2020