As an avid Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, the reality of this soundtrack being officially released feels somewhat surreal. Hours I've spent looking for the perfect fan-made versions of this soundtrack, but now, 18 years after the series' debut in 2005, this rich and elaborate orchestral version is just there for the taking, and I could not have been happier about it.
Alongside "How to Train Your Dragon", ATLA's soundtrack shaped my admiration for ... read more
"And I turned 'round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
And turn the white snow red as strawberries
In the summertime"
Obviously, the lyrics are quite dark (which I did not understand back then), but the delivery is so sweet and melodic, it has stuck with me ... read more
The instrumentals are smoother than ever, the melodies are super catchy, and the production puts a subtle new spin on the sound Yukika debuted with.
There is not much else to say, besides that "timeabout." is another great addition to Yukika's discography. In an industry as crowded as the K-pop scene, the fact that her sound remains to be uniquely her's is a treat in itself.
Originally from Japan, she moved to South Korea in the 2010's to pursue a Korean music career. After taking part in multiple temporary projects and shows, Yukika released her first Korean solo song ... read more
Arctic Monkeys did not hold back whatsoever. Despite this album only being the band's debut, it is very characteristically them. The influences are obviously there and shape the music to some extent, but my mind never goes to that. "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" is 100% an Arctic Monkeys record.
Now, I know (based on other reviews I've read) that many would disagree, calling the record a culmination of British music up until that point. ... read more
Babymonster's debut I kind of forgot about, and I would have had it not popped up on my AOTY feed. Generally, I stopped being interested in YG releases a long time ago. Never EVER will you catch them doing something innovative or refreshing nowadays; YG's inability to evolve their sound should be studied.
Now, there is no point denying that their production is usually high-quality and clean, and "Batter Up" is no different, but every bit as ... read more