Bicep - Isles
Bicep
Isles
88
Jan 22

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AndreVital -
88
At the risk of sounding like an absolute nerd, this entire album feels like an intergalactic adventure of the ages.

Bicep goes further into the rabbit-hole and truly emphasises the "future" part of "future garage". Not only do we have some of the most blissful and enthralling melodies I've heard in the genre with the STELLAR singles, "Atlas" & "Saku". We also have a generally more refined album experience than their debut, as Bicep keep it down to ... read more

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AndreVital -
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Definitely an improvement on "Vision", however I still think Travis' performance is just sort of lackluster? It's like these songs are just throwaways, sorta undercooked.
21 Savage's appearance is much sharper and more memorable, plus those subtle piano & (i think) violin embellishments are elegant.
Jan 23, 2021
Nice, I'm excited to read your poems ... and I really hope you liked mine; also, last as long as it takes, I'll still wait :3
Jan 20, 2021
Hello, I love your album reviews.
My new EP, a very short one has just released. Will be grateful if you listen and review it. I need honest review, it could be harsh but I want to know what people thinks and how can I improve. There's is some Hindi Lyrics (very few) but the 90% of the album is English. Attaching the AOTY and Spotify link. Will be grateful forever if you respond. 🙏🙏

AOTY▶️ https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/325405-bodhisattya-pal-astronomers-dilemma.php

SPOTIFY▶️ https://open.spotify.com/album/0DMLqhpaQ44jPQGOAkTEoF?si=vz1cnEAARuq_hRNLkxRkKA
Jan 18, 2021
Great pick mate! Thank you for participating, and here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/list/33957/aotys-100-library/
Jan 17, 2021
Milton Nascimento is super underrated!
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 16, 2021
Hello Andre! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Jan 14, 2021
Hey, I was finally able to write a poem that fit my feelings for an album. Actually, they are two poems that form a single story. They are a bit long (each has 9 stanzas), but I hope you like them. You can find the first as a review in Joanna Newsom's Ys and its sequel in Car Seat Headrest's Twin Fantasy. The poems are about my emotional dependence on my best friend, who I fell in love with, and the end of our relationship.

I also wanted to clarify that I write what in spanish is known as "verso libre", basically I don't follow the rules of meter and rhyme of "classical poetry". Let me know what you think of them as soon as you can, otherwise I would think they are very bad. I keep waiting for the list by the way
Jan 3, 2021
Hi, hope you’ve been doing well! I had a question for you, what’s your least favorite album from your favorite artist? Thanks in advance!
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I'm a Brazilian-American film/basketball & philosophy enthusiast currently in Denmark in a boarding school, studying for the SATs. No words can describe how much music is important to me. Hopefully, my reviews can try to do so.

OPEN TO ANY RECS!

(Also, my PFP is JPEGMAFIA headbutting my phone in Copenhagen)

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