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Athena -
88
L.W. is the third and final volume in King Gizzard’s “Explorations into Microtonal Tuning” trilogy, alongside being the group’s seventeenth studio album. Functionally, the album flows as three acts, similar to Polygondwanaland, so I feel it’s largely fitting to look at them individually, before giving my view on the album as a whole.

Act 1 – If Not Now, Then When?, O.N.E, Pleura

The first three tracks on this album are the three singles released prior to ... read more

Recent Reviews

Athena -
88
Oh shit, this is good. This is exactly what I was hoping this would sound like when they first announced the project together - it's a pairing that's somehow unexpected, but absolutely perfect, too. I can't think of two people who could work better off of each other, honestly. This track is unbelievably smooth - and it never overstays its welcome, either. It sounds unique - fresh, it's not derivative at all, but it still feels like a callback to RnB tracks of the past. God, it's exciting. All ... read more
Athena -
30
Looks, it's not their worst work. I think there's a sort of reverse circlejerk going on with AJR - people circlejerked over them being the worst thing to ever happen to music for so long that people are now sort of guilty pleasure enjoying their music. And that's fine - enjoy what you want, but I genuinely don't think this is good. It's probably an improvement, but it steel feels just so exhaustingly draining at how mundane and generic it all is. Every single criticism of The Click and ... read more
Athena -
79
Hey, this finally clicked! I used to just outright call this the weakest Gizz album - I complained it lacked cohesion or a concise theme and felt like a disjointed collection of B-sides similarly to Oddments. I think extended listening to Sketches, and more jazz influened music has really made me appreciate the album a lot more. It's a sort of psychedelic jazz pop; it's much less guitar-focused jazz, as was shown on Quarters, and instead really gives time for the bass to shine - and god, does ... read more
Athena -
60
Phase 1 of In Ferneaux is some of the best ambient stuff I've heard in an awfully long time. There's bright, sparkling electronics but with that ambient sense of quiet despair accompanying it all. It really does some interesting, electronic fused industrial stuff; I feel like I'm floating across the Midgar skyline throughout the entire listen.

Phase 2 is... pretty bad. The noise here is so thematically unfitting for the rest of the project that you get a total whiplash, and not in the ... read more
Athena -
45
I... really, really don't like this album. I don't know entirely why, either - and I promise I'm not just trying to be a contrarian, because I really do adore 60's and 70's pyschedelia, and I /want/ to like every album that encapsulates the genre. I think I just struggle to relate to everything so hard here; not necessarily the lyrical content, although that's certainly a factor, but the drive behind the music, the choices behind the instrumentation.

It's hard for me to not view this in ... read more
Feb 16, 2021
my late 2021 resolution is to proofread my reviews until they're actually legible
Feb 3, 2021
i haven't even heard that album but idk this review just took me to this place, hard to explain. really descriptive
Feb 3, 2021
no problem man. from people with low followers, that's genuinely one of the best reviews i've read on here. looking forward to more! (:
Jan 23, 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
Nov 24, 2020
Real....most musicans honestly hours
Nov 24, 2020
Hell yeah Hawaii Part 2 fanclub.

Fuck Joe Hawley tho
Nov 12, 2020
Whats your favorite Wu-Tang album (solo projects included)
Sep 25, 2020
i have left four successive reviews complaining about uninspired pop, i really need to stop reviewing singles
Sep 14, 2020
thank you! i had a lot of fun working on that last year - so much nostalgia in some of those songs from the early years of the decade.
Sep 7, 2020
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