AOTY 2019

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Dec 14, 2019
82
The subject matter of this record is harrowing, and Jason Isbell approaches it with not with metaphor but completely straightforward, and the honesty and resignation to what drugs can do to people is both terribly accurate and heartbreaking. Something about the candid lyricism is so poetic... he drops the word 'benzodiazepine' at the end of a couplet in a country song and at first it's striking and then it's just too real.
Dec 14, 2019
86
Gosh this sounds great 3 years later
Dec 13, 2019
70
Yeah not sure I get it
Dec 11, 2019
70
18 years later, Sum 41's first album, All Killer No Filler, holds up surprisingly well, and not just "for a commercial pop punk release". It's a very consistent album (I would have had trouble picking out the singles if I hadn't heard them a million times), and even though the palette and mixing is straightforward and never even comes close to changing course (except for on the tongue-in-cheek hair metal closer), there's some interesting interplay between the two guitars (on In Too ... read more
Dec 6, 2019
71
There's some really impressive stuff going on with this album, mostly lyrically, but man there's some ingratiating stuff too and also I just hate Matty so much... dude's so into himself and so proud and uppity and so obviously of the mindset that he's the greatest poet and the heir apparent to bob dylan and the only person talking about real issues in pop music... come on, pop music is for all sorts of purposes, sometimes when you throw on post malone it's cause you ARENT trying to think about ... read more
Oct 25, 2019
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Aug 1, 2019
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Jul 24, 2019
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I reviewed in college for the Rice Thresher and in grad school for the Berkeley BSide. Briefly kept my own review blog. Love compiling lists and doing stats. Very curious to see the decade end lists. I also front an indie rock band called UT Kirin.
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