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21stcenturyschi -
100
First things first, if you are part of the online music community and somehow haven't heard Lift Your Skinny Fists yet, I would recommend listening to the album before reading any reviews. Even if this is almost all instrumental, this is so theatrical and cinematic, it's just like how you wouldn't want a great movie to be spoiled. The vocal samples and the short bit of singing on the final track add to the album, but this story is told almost entirely through instrumentals. If I had to describe ... read more

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21stcenturyschi -
79
n 2014, Dean Blunt released one of my personal favorite albums in art pop, or "hypnagogic pop", if you feel so inclined, of the 2010s titled Black Metal, which was some of the most texturally advanced and hypnotic releases in the genre. Not only is Dean at last releasing his first solo album under his own name since that album, but Black Metal 2 is also clearly a direct sequel to its predecessor. I was initially disappointed to see that after 7 years, the sequel was only 23 minutes, ... read more
21stcenturyschi -
20
RCA Records rapper, GoldLink is someone who I've known of for some time, but never payed close attention to. For whatever reason though, I decided to listen to HARAM, give GoldLink a chance, but uh...what is this? This was awful, what is the selling point? The only admirable thing about this album are the kind of grimy drill beats, but the consistently terrible mixing ruins them. This barely feels finished, from the 5 dollar production value, to the full 15 songs all shoved into a 36 minute ... read more
21stcenturyschi -
74
William Basinski is a legendary producer, known for his Disintegration Loops series, which was a project composed of aging tape loops, and A Shadow in Time is composed the same way, in a much more accessible 43 minutes. The album is made up of two pieces, both slightly over 20 minutes each, and both following the same chord progression and repeating loops. The first, "For David Robert Jones", which is a David Bowie tribute, is a very meditative ambient piece, consisting of beautiful ... read more
21stcenturyschi -
76
King Gizzard are a band who I would usually credit as being extremely versatile and unpredictable, but their previous two records, K.G. and L.W. were the opposite, and merely passable for their standards. The microtonality just felt like a gimmick, because they were still following the same psych rock formula on every track, so I was just hoping for something more adventurous next time, and that is for the most part what I got on Butterfly 3000. Only a few months past their last record, Gizz ... read more
21stcenturyschi -
80
Josh Homme: Mom, can you give me money for guitar?
Mom: To make Songs for the Deaf 2?
Josh: Yeeees.
*Actually makes Era Vulgaris like a boss*
Stoner rock's Kid A time 😎
Guys, I did a funne mémé, y'all better start laughing real soon.

Queens of the Stone Age sort of moved on from the success of Songs for the Deaf with the following Lullabies to Paralyze, which was somewhat experimental for them, with its eerier melodies, and a more dynamic instrumental palette. Era Vulgaris ... read more

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Jun 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list and I'd love to know which album has had the greatest influence on your current taste in music? If you want, I'd also appreciate it if you could say exactly how it's made you grow/learn more as a listener (don't worry, you don't have to do this part).

Thank you for reading and answering, if you do.
May 29, 2021
Thanks for following, I really appreciate it! Excellent reviews!
May 18, 2021
-zoid man
May 10, 2021
appreciate it dude, thanks so much!!
May 1, 2021
Thank’s my friend ! It’s kind, You too !
Apr 29, 2021
YO GUYS I THINK 21stcenturyschi LIKES ROCK MUSIC
Apr 26, 2021
hello, to celebrate reaching 1000 followers, i will be making a community list. for this list, all you have to do is tell me the album you have the most fun listening to. it doesn’t have to be a “masterpiece” or have wonderful songwriting or anything. it just needs to be enjoyable to you. thanks
Apr 21, 2021
who DARE to hate on our godly biscuits band lmpp biskti??
Apr 21, 2021
i like limp bizkit

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Please ignore my 2019 reviews, they are really bad

Honestly, about a 97+ is a pefect album. I just only give very specific albums 100s

100: Masterpiece
90-99: Amazing
80-89: Great
70-79: Really Good
60-69: Good
50-59: Average
40-49: Bad
30-39: Really Bad
20-29: Terrible
10-19: Just Awful
0-9: Angelic 2 The Core

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