Boris - New Album

New Album

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Gohan1999vIMP
90
This album is so beautiful. Overhated
EntryIncomplete
92
To everyone's shock and disbelief, Boris made a pop album. Is this a sellout? Are they betraying their legacy??? Maybe, but honestly that's not very important to me because New Album bangs either way. Boris have become expert song crafters over the years, and their passion for the weird, fuzzed-out, and colossal shines beautifully through on even the most "mainstream" and "conventional" parts of this record.
henryz
65
Messy as hell but Flare is a great opener.
amygoodall
65
these...fucking...bitches

I love them
ClairoFan
75
first 2 songs were pretty bland and uninteresting but other than these album fire af love the direction Boris went with this one
getaroomyoufuck
80
There's some humor to be had in how I tackle Boris' softest and most poppy release after covering Dronevil -Final-, easily their most chaotic and sludgey

Anyways I digress, despite this being a departure from Boris' sound in almost every way it regularly shines regardless. Yes, gone are the elements of drone, drone metal, sludge and stoner metal, and heavy distortion, with the trio instead embracing the sounds of j-pop and dream pop into their fold. But yet, it's absolutely gorgeous. Despite ... read more
rika_
50
next up on the Boris Binge, we have...new album. ugh, ugh, UGH. i cannot tell you how much i was dreading this. i knew that "smile" was pretty much their last truly good work, but even with non-existent expectations this managed to annoy me. the thing is, if this were just by some other random japanese band, it would be passable. still mediocre, but not necessarily "bad". however, in the context of boris' discography, this pisses me off. it is an embarrassment to just about ... read more
homotom
100
"Crystalized and dispersed
Ah, the sigh
Freeze, in a second
Freeze, even the words"

Straight up, I am not sure how people don't love this album more. It's a surprisingly cohesive and uniquely adventurous album that is brimming with tension, energy and amazing performances. It's still heavy, but certainly not metal, and it's never cynical despite it being a departure from their stoner/drone metal. They excel at both and I'll fly the banner for this beast any day. I've gone thru it a ... read more
nize
65
Even J-Rock can sound special in the hands of Boris.
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52%of users like this album
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