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Matt Berninger starts off his solo record with the perchance of a nostalgic love song, behind the bold title "My Eyes Are T-Shirts". It's simple, sweet and incredibly well put.

Much of "Serpentine Prison" is this way. They don't reinvent the wheel or try to add much to seperate itself from a horde of other folksy singer-songwriter records but even with that, Matt's records works in its earnesty and simplicity.

A quiet marvel in itself, full of well-written charms and ... read more
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What holds together Omar Apollo's debut is nothing else but that it's a debut. Even with moments where you know he has more in him ("Dos Uno Nueve", "Useless", "Want U Around", "The Two of Us"), there's only a feeling of stale disappointment during and after its run. A boring drag of cliches and the overproduction of half-baked ideas and a laser focused style only brings it more down.
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With never-ending anthemic alt-rock bangers, beabadoobee's debut was bound to fade away into its own size at one point. While it does, unfortunately but unsurprisingly, it still maintains a cleanliness and beauty in its own unoriginal way.

From the second track alone, you can guess that this'll be more of those "homage" debuts than the often-pricklier, but more exciting, "my own sound" type of debuts. "Fake It Flowers" won't be memorable for what it is or what it ... read more
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The problem with "Down Colorful Hill" is the thing that it's exactly known for, a.k.a. the thing that is also the most definitive part of the record.

Beyond that, you'll find a dark and bittersweet set of songs, drenched in nostalgia and stuck in the time of the hard, harsh and depressing first years of being teenagers, for better or for worse.
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"Dead Magic", the fourth full length effort from organist, singer-songwriter Anna von Hausswolff is a magical little thing, even if the spells it casts is less sparkly fairytale blushes and more of the dark drudges of witch spells.

Gorgeously arranged and meticulously composed, the five tracks here are genuinely surprising and intricate works of artistic expression. Though the vocals can drag out where it's needed the least and vice versa, and there might be spots in the run of a ... read more
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