Turns out I made the right decision. The heavenly, dense and dreamy brand of post-hardcore presented on 'last aurorally' really pleases my soul to its big content. Both the instrumentals are the vocals possess a certain type of dynamic energy, exemplified either by change of vocal registers, styles or vocalists altogether, or by construction of heart-pumping grooves fit with drum and guitar. There're plenty ... read more
I mean, this song is so explosive! The vocals, the instrumentation just sparkle with fury and passion, and I may have seen this song as a normal one, had the abrasive mix not empowered with a sort of unstoppable, even paranormal power that truly ascends me in the end of it all. And don't even get me started on the eclectism of it all, I love AmEN! so much. I am just mesmerized by it and kinda excited for whatever all these mixed case letters mean.
Beloved! Paradise! Jazz!? is genuinely one of the best produced albums of this year so far. The instrumentals are so rich and elastic that I just want to eat them: they simply look that appetizing, and they're not even a visual artform! A lot of this album's success also goes to McKinley Dixon himself: both his flow and his lyricism are so thick and buttery and intricately woven, they're a pleasure to listen to.
I think the project as a whole ... read more
I've never actually deliberately listened to Foo Fighters up to this point, because I'm not really into all of the hard rock from the 90's or the 2000's, especially the grunge stuff to which FF certainly belonged. However, I do understand what this band is in its basic form, and I can pretty safely say that this is easily their most groundbreaking work of art to date.
But Here We Are is certainly a very lyrically centred album, and considering the context in which it was ... read more
Regardless, London Brew's debut self-titled LP showcases the formulas of jazz fusion in a fresh new form. With the usual jazz package, you've got guitar riffs, wooden flute solos and occasional electronic/hip-hop implementations in the usage guarantee as well. This album is also very, very chaotic, which is usually such a plus for me ... read more
So... remember how last year I awarded black midi's Hellfire as my personal Best Album of 2022? ...Well, this album right here is a very similar one. Its intensity reminds me very much of that record, but don't get me wrong: apart from these few claims to alleged unoriginality, Nemesta is a real fucking standout, even in the current landscape of avant-prog!
The music is, arguably, even more insane and obliteratory than Hellfire, featuring metallic chugging, sound ... read more
I am ... simply mesmerized. Who could've thought that you can make such transcendental, elusive music with voice alone. "Le mystère des voix bulgares : volume 1" delivers exactly what it promised in the title: a mystery of how that even works in the first place. The choral melodies sung by the twenty-four participants of the ordeal are so meticulously crafted, entangled, woven into itself, that there is a certain type of magic to all the songs here. ... read more
Aminé, a lovely persona, and KAYTRANADA, a nice musicmaker, come together to make KAYTRAMINÉ, a pretty good rap album! It is certainly a very summer party album, as I see many of the songs on here to be great summer bops and bangers. Not STFU3 though, but rather letstalkaboutit, 4EVA or the tastefully extensive K&A. It's not like I can go much deeper with it: the lyrics are good, the music is good, the features are good, and that is it! KAYTRAMINÉ did ... read more
Anyway, I already see your further growth as an artist on Y'all Don't Know. The vocals are, again, mixed too loudly, but that's about it. The beat is lovely, the production is surprisingly clean for an independent release, the flow and lyrics are pretty good too... Damn, you're doing a pretty good job with your musicianship, @BruhMan. I don't have much else to say, except that you ... read more
Hey, this is pretty good! The instrumentals convey the emotions of sorrow and sombreness very well, and make everything in their powers to make you get consumed by their atmosphere. So, yeah, the music itself is really great, and I give it a lot of credit for its accomplishments.
My issue with this project though are the vocals. The mixing on them is simultaneously too loud and too quiet, and that quality about them creates a distraction from all ... read more
The slickness of Janelle Monáe's The ArchAndroid cannot be denied. Combining the orchestral arrangements of the past, the polished pop music of the present and the electronic boppery of the future, this album can be called a pure form of eclectic pop with a basis in that sort of thick, audacious R&B. If anything, my only major complaint against this album is its mixing, which made it kinda hard to ... read more