Feb 6, 2019
55
After all they fucking put us through, the English metal outfit finally fucking pissed on us. The same group that brought us “For Stevie Wonder’s Eyes Only” is completely unrecognizable in amo. 


I am so sorry but Fantano, The Music Community and the like are just on something else with this album. This is a metalcore/grindcore band going completely generic pop, and it should not be forgiven. Being as it does take itself seriously and does make an honest effort to make ... read more
Jan 27, 2019
60
Major opening band vibes coming from this album.

While containing some pleasant gems, It Won/T Be Like This All The Time is just plainly a little too obnoxious. I'm not a fan of the vocals on this thing, and as I'm not really into new wave, this album was not going to be very appealing to me. I like the parts with the darker and chunkier bass, but they are unfortunately always paired with such headache inducing Scottish vocals, which get so tiring after the first two songs! The vocals are just ... read more
Jan 23, 2019
89
Future hits the refresh button on the modern template of trap albums.

The WIZRD is a healthy sized t-bone steak, not without its pieces of fat you might want to cut around, but still very tasty. Outside the moments that might make you roll your eyes like Krazy But True (which is forgivable anyway, considering these moments still fit snuggly with the aesthetic of the album), this album is chock full of hard hitting streaks of bangers.

The album starts with some personal lines from Future on ... read more
Jan 21, 2019
94
Veteran alternative rock outfit Radiohead teach the world how to write an album.

In Rainbows is bound to leave a lasting impression, even for first time listeners of Radiohead. The first track, 15 Step, eases you into the kaleidoscope aura of this very colorful and exciting album. We are introduced to a 5/4 almost latin sounding groove, with some very appropriate bass guitar which doesn’t come in until it decides the time is right, and two drum tracks that compete with each other to ... read more
Jan 16, 2019
69
Not bad! I dig the vibes of this short boy. Some ideas are stretched out too long, even for how short it is, and some ideas are even repeated, so perhaps this release would have prospered as a shorter, more stronger and louder release. Denee's voice is surprisingly so distinct and pristine. I pretty much have no complaints on the vocals. Denee sounds good, and Ty is obviously very in the zone with his guitar riffs and breakdowns (and by breakdown, I don't mean metalcore synced rhythmic open ... read more
Jan 16, 2019
92
Wow. What a pleasant surprise. Radiohead are truly legends and masters of their craft. I obviously never bought any form of A Moon Shaped Pool, which would obviously include the Deluxe version. Hearing this for the first time is a delicious treat, as Radiohead provide their nuanced take on bossa nova. To think Thom had worked on this for nearly 10 years before this ever saw the light of day is a bit wild to think about, as it fits snuggly in the modern single cycle.

This track is icy cold, ... read more
Jan 15, 2019
52
The queen of generic somber ballads teases her new album with a new single.

In this track, we receive straightforward piano chords which are pretty decently lo-fi, especially compared to the vocals which aren't crisp clear themselves (they have that "big room" effect to them). Outside of this, Lana Del Rey doesn't bring anything astounding or new to the table, apart from the fact that she pronounces her words more annoyingly than I'm used to. Maybe I'm being too nitpicky, but i ... read more
Jan 2, 2019
52
Well, someone had to get the ball rolling for 2019, right?

This short release isn't absolute trash, sure it's danceable and accessible, but... we already have a Lil Yachty and PnB Rock. We really didn't need this, Ak.

best: Super Lit, Chug Jug
worst: Durag, Celina
Dec 12, 2018
92
The 1975 smoothly perform some of most memorable millenial marketing seen in 2018.

This album is definitely a generation defining statement on... well, really, what it's like to be a millenial online. This album touches the pulse of the modern zeitgeist in a way not many other albums today are capable of, and even in its most mainstream and generic moments, it never really feels insincere. These are Matty's real experiences, as first-world and privileged as they are. This is a real ... read more
Dec 11, 2018
93
Earl Sweatshirt allows the world to taste his isolation, and thus, his darkest and most sincere thoughts, both lyrically and aesthetically, in Some Rap Songs.

This album is very humbly but also accurately titled. This album is a very simple collection of some rap songs, with no immediate sense of direction or purpose. Upon my first few listens, I thought this album was boring and didn't have much to offer, but after many many repeated inquisitive listens, this rap album loudly and clearly gets ... read more
Nov 30, 2018
93
A$AP Rocky knows how to make a bop even outside of his comfort zone. A friend of mine told me this is a Tame Impala sample, and since I don't listen to Tame Impala much, I'm going to believe them. Kudos to Rocky for masterfully executing the right notes over this beat. Very good single.
Nov 27, 2018
92
Amateur and definitely not without its blemishes, this adorable trap song has definitely won over the hearts of way too many people, myself included.

ILOVEFRIDAY easily wins me over by masterfully capturing the cute rap girl aesthetic that Kreayshawn bore for a while, before falling off of her wave, of course.

Mia Khalifa is definitely one of the most iconic diss tracks I've ever heard. This is one of the most important singles of 2018.
Nov 25, 2018
95
MGMT return to the stage in style with Little Dark Age.

After not caring about MGMT for a while, TheNeedleDrop's warm review of Little Dark Age got me interested in this album, and I'm so glad I did check it out. I know it's a late review, but seeing as I wasn't on AOTY at the time of release and it is now "new album of the week" in Brad Taste's server, I thought it would be a fun treat to revisit this album, and DAMN is this album hot fire!

We start out with the banger She Works ... read more
Nov 19, 2018
91
The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me is an excellent emo album equipped with the right vibes, tone, and tuneage to make for very worthwhile and nostalgic listening.

Brand New's approach to writing music is so somber and depressing in this album, truly deserving of the "emo" genre tag. With very little underwhelming moments, this album by emo rock pioneers Brand New is sure to prove that these guys did an insane amount to dignify not just their sound, but emo rock in general.

Just ... read more
Nov 19, 2018
83
Oxnard's funky vibes and natural approach make for a very refreshing listening experience.

This album, to say the very least, slaps soul into your life from beginning to end. Funky bangers make this a fun album to just throw on, but the length of this album gives way for draggish moments, and an overall "mainstream" vibe. The album as a whole is such a fun and relaxing listening experience that you are mostly able to forgive the slower or less desirable moments. Key moments like the ... read more
Nov 13, 2018
94
The classic Death Grips album that put the trio on the map gets the A.V. treatment.

I may be a little biased towards this album, seeing as this was my introduction into Death Grips, and I was madly in love with this album when it was released. Now that I'm older and wiser and there have been more Death Grips releases, I want to try to review this as objectively as I can and see how it fits in their discography as a whole.

Get Got is a grand mission statement for the album. It hammers in its ... read more
Nov 13, 2018
46
So, Imagine Dragons released an album as a Target exclusive, and I’m about to review it. Wow.

I’ll keep this short. This album is 100% inescapably generic and definitely the most radio friendly album you’ve heard all year. This album is definitely unnecessary. The best thing about Origins is that it’s not absolute garbage, and that it’s catchy, but not all ear worms are welcome, as I’m sure most of you know. I can’t say I’m indifferent towards ... read more
Nov 8, 2018
26
The jig is up. In Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, the "black metal" outfit expose themselves for the one trick pony they really are.

From the jump, we are introduced to a very generic intro that sounds exactly like what we would expect Deafheaven to do. Deafheaven, from the very first track, show us that they have nothing new to bring to the table. Honeycomb shows the bands very signature drum approach, which is just indecisive speed rolling. The drums at points just sound so ... read more
Nov 8, 2018
92
For an art pop powerhouse, this album really isn't very "pop". That is definitely a good thing. Aviary by Julia Holter displays a very bold dive into abstract songwriting and baroque pop.

Aviary is full of gorgeous strings, harsh ambient noise, very classic[al] songwriting, and a very warm and fuzzy feeling, an almost nostalgic feeling. The general aesthetic of the album to me feels as if a very obvious painting from the 1800s was just ruthlessly grasped and vandalized with wet ... read more
Nov 6, 2018
32
Wow, this album cover really sucks.

Make Believe is Weezer at their absolute most lazy. They don't even pretend to be trying to achieve... anything at all. This album is pretty unnecessary. A lot of the songs here feel very... Weezer... but they don't do anything. They don't excite, they don't push music, nor rock as a genre, nor even Weezer as a band forward at all. There is not much in this album worth admiring, outside the fact that doesn't come across as a deliberate attempt to make awful ... read more
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