Recent Reviews

Jun 9, 2019
73
It was always going to be hard to approach this album with any sort of detachment - you either know/get Heidecker or you don’t - but there is genuinely a fair amount to enjoy here. Whether you buy into the irony or take the tracks purely at face level, sure it might not be a game changer but all of the cliches just feel completely appropriate and in keeping with what I think I know about the man.
Jun 9, 2019
80
Could use some fleshing out, but probably the most enjoyable Yeasayer record since Odd Blood.

Catch A Smile, Let Me Listen In On You and Fluttering in the Floodlights are all stellar pop tracks, the rest is amicable easy listening.
May 26, 2019
92
“In my butchers hands her soft fruit tendered, she never pretended, she purred while I grrred” came Hayden Thorpe’s salacious croon more than a decade ago on Wild Beasts’ debut. His prurient poetry was very much their molten core – it was hot, it was steamy, and to the discerning nymph quite dreamy – with coy turns of phrase that’d redden cheeks with hot flush and then again with a playful, stinging slap. Limbo, Panto was a rabble-rouser, lighting fires ... read more
Mar 9, 2019
88
Harry is an old friend of mine. He sets down a tea for me – it was ready for my arrival – and smiles with earnest. He’s framed by the accrued knick-knacks of a storied life; photographs of friends. Keepsakes and trinkets from far-flung places. Musical regalia through the ages; a thumb piano, a melodica, a tape deck, a synthesizer. It almost feels like a museum, a collating of cultures and eras – only, it’s rare for a museum to offer up more than just a snapshot of ... read more
Feb 10, 2019
78
Blanck Mass’ World Eater is almost entirely what you would expect to come from one half of Fuck Buttons – layers and layers of sound, altogether strident and gorgeous, superlatively rewarding in the breadth of its crescendo. Raised in the same jagged caves as Tarot Sport and Slow Focus, its form of combat is almost feral. It exudes a boldness. It lives to conquer. Its album art is a macro of a dog’s gnarled, bared teeth. And here is Realisationship, from the other half of Fuck ... read more
Feb 10, 2019
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