ActuallyIan
SpeakerStrings
(ActuallyIan)
United States
Björk - Homogenic
Björk
Homogenic
100
Mar 18
Radiohead - Kid A
Radiohead
Kid A
100
Mar 18

Recent Reviews

Mar 19, 2020
70
I wanted to like this more. I really did. But I can't help but feel like this is a step down from Forever.

I have to commend Code Orange for going as heavy as they did on here. They sort of took the industrial influences that were on Forever and turned them up to 11. The sheer energy of this album is honestly what's keeping me from giving it a lower score. However, while the production kicks it up, the songwriting takes a pretty significant hit. The dynamics that made Forever such a unique ... read more
Mar 19, 2020
91
Holy fuck good albums need to stop coming out.

Every Bad is the epitome of what happens when a band has a unique sound, top notch songwriting, and an extreme passion for making good music. It's an artist's vision brought completely to fruition, and I couldn't be happier with it.

Essentially what you get on here is a short, watertight set of indie rock and post-punk songs that range from overt rage like on Sweet, dreamy Cure-esque yearning on Circling, poppy angst on Give/Take, and complete ... read more
Mar 18, 2020
100
There's not a whole lot to say about this album apart from the fact that every single tiny detail that goes into it just works. Bjork's singing is never dull, her lyrics are cryptic enough to give it endless relistenability, and the beats are some of the best production Bjork has ever done (yeah I know she wasn't the only producer but she was the primary one and doesn't get enough credit for that). It's one of those albums whose greatness is self-explanatory, and its a synthesis of everything ... read more
Mar 16, 2020*
NR
So if no one else is gonna talk about this I guess I will. Jay Electronica shouts out Louis Farrakhan multiple times on this album. I gave him the benefit of the doubt in the first two listens, because I knew that despite his long history of antisemitism and misogyny, Farrakhan did a lot of good for the civil rights movement. Maybe Jay Electronica is just recognizing him for that and doesn't agree with all of that other stuff.

Then on my third listen, that lyric about Michael Jackson took me ... read more
Mar 15, 2020
60
Eh?
If you're into this really minimalistic and chill type of indietronica you'll probably like it. He's obviously a talented producer with a long ass career, but personally this isn't doing a whole lot for me. There's definitely some cool moments, and some songs do bop, but there wasn't a whole lot I felt like coming back to. Even now having heard this album all the way through 3 times, I can only specifically pick out moments from a few songs. Again, if you already like Caribou you'll ... read more
Mar 27, 2020
Excuse me sir, I am homeless, I am gay, I have aids
Jan 24, 2020
Because we’re Delta Airlines...
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I'm Ian and I have opinions sometimes. Out here trying to get that minor in music but still listen to me for now trust me

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80-89
 
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60-69
 
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50-59
 
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