Songs: Ohia - The Magnolia Electric Co.
This review is for an album swap with @Stink, thanks for doing this with me! I’ve given them ‘undun’ by The Roots, one of the most underrated hip hop concept albums from the 2010’s. Go check out their review too!


Jason Molina is the face behind indie rock and alt-country outfit Songs: Ohia. Before the recording of the groups final record ‘The Magnolia Electric Co.’, Molina was certainly no ... read more

Alien Nerves - The Connection to Your Subspace
Dalton told me to listen to this

Edit: It’s really great. I subscribe to Daltoncore

C418 - Minecraft - Volume Alpha
Obviously ‘Minecraft - Volume Alpha’ carries an immense amount of nostalgia for anyone growing up in this generation. But beyond that, it’s a perfect work of ambient music with a consistent atmosphere of tranquility, peace, and exploration.
Jonas Brothers - The Album
Incoming every top review being some sort of joke about the album name.

I think “Jonas Brothers in 2023” is enough of a joke already.

Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red
I distinctly remember hearing this for the first time when it released, and I couldn't make it past the first 5 or 6 tracks. "Wtf is this?"

Well, after a full listen tonight, it's begun to click. Just like how it seemed to take some time for so many other, this album has grown on me, to the point where I actually have a lot of positive takeaways. When WLR connects, it hits hard. There are some incredible and energetic performances on this that have, and will continue to shape trap ... read more

Ed Sheeran - -
I’m more of an Ed Sheeran fan than 85% of the users here, I actually love ‘X’. I’m cautiously optimistic.

Edit: Yeah this really isn't all that bad! I think it will get a good amount of hate simply from the name brand association, but there's far less to overtly hate here than his previous three albums. Stepping away from his former overblown and grating production, I think this is a nice return to simplicity. Granted, there still is a serious lack of genuine emotional ... read more

Susanne Sundfør - blómi
After only a few tracks in, I knew I was going to have to dig deep to find reasons to NOT give this a 100. And while it's not perfect, it's really, really amazing.
Jack Harlow - Jackman.
A surprisingly personal and low-key album from Jack Harlow. This ain’t that bad 🤷‍♂️
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
One of the most masterful compositions I’ve ever heard
Ellie Goulding - Higher Than Heaven
This new album from Ellie Goulding is just pure fun.

Nothing over the top or groundbreaking. Nothing incredibly bold or boundary pushing. Just a damn fun pop record. I can understand in some contexts why "formulaic" can be seen as a negative, but since when does everything good need to be a reinvention? Why can't we just appreciate some music for a great refinement of an already established and successful formula, instead of expecting everything that's great to be reinventing the ... read more

HMLTD - The Worm
This album is absolutely outrageous. What is even going on.

'The Worm' is the second studio album from UK based art rock group HMLTD. This is a fantastical concept album about a giant worm that consumes the world and returns England to medieval feudal times... which is just about the most absurd sentence I could come up with. Though, this is beyond just a concept album: this is a full-on rock opera musical. It's theatrical, it's whimsical, it's emotional, and it absolutely BANGS. I can't even ... read more

Maruja - Knocknarea
'Knocknarea' is my introduction to the visceral post-rock sounds of UK underground act Maruja, and boy is it something special. This is a gritty and atmospheric EP from the band that is incredibly cinematic. Each track has perfect pacing and is excellent at building suspense, anxiety, and tension, before releasing into a cathartic and beautiful climax. So much of that suspense has to do with some cutting and growling saxophone work, but I really can't commend the drums and bassline enough too; ... read more
JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
'All My Heroes Are Cornballs' is the third studio LP from the unpredictable and one-of-a-kind rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA.

I popped this record on last night, and after one listen, I swear I was ready to give this album something in the 40's. Usually I'm someone that tends to go with the grain, and I don't feel I have too many blistering hot takes. Though just after a first listen, I was fully expecting to take a stand against this project.

With fresh ears in the morning, I've listened to ... read more

Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
So like, what the hell?? I would have never expected myself to be enjoying a record from Lana Del Rey this much, but 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!' is well beyond any of those expectations.

Lana Del Rey has always been a messanger for the American dream, a window into a culture of toxicity, riches, and lust. Never has that message come across so clear and potent than on 'NFR!', where Lana's catchy songwriting mixed with the sad girl vibes has reached an all-time high. What an incredible ... read more

Park Jiha - The Gleam
I just clicked the random album button until I found something with track ratings, so here we are with Park Jiha’s 2022 LP ‘The Gleam’.

Post-Minimalism is a genre I don’t think I’m all that familiar with, though sounds like something that might really grow on me.

‘The Gleam’ can simultaneously be both very subtle and loud. Tracks like At Dawn and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans both have amazing direction and an amazing mix, shifting seamlessly between ... read more

Arctic Monkeys - AM
'AM' is a quietly disturbing album about obsession. The themes of stalking and fantasy are so creepy the longer you think about them. Songs like One For The Road, Fireside, and I Wanna Be Yours explicity depict a person who dreams about this relationship that isn't real, and it all comes across as deeply stalker-ish. The darker perspective really adds an extra layer to the sticky melodies and basslines.

I used to think this album was universally praised before joining this site, but I can see ... read more

Denzel Curry - TA13OO
Denzel Curry's 'TA13OO' is still his best album to this point. Conceptually, this album breaks down taboo subjects like molestation, revenge, and jealousy (among many other things), and does so over the course of three acts, with each being darker than the last. I think this concept could have been hammered in a little more, but it's still something super interesting to think about. The dark subject matters work perfectly with Denzel's violent and wild delivery and production.

@nah_ pointed ... read more

Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
I remember hearing this when it first came out. I had never listened to Tyler before, but somehow must have heard about this album through word-of-mouth or something. I knew he was a rapper, and that's all. Hearing this for the first time, I thought to myself "I mean it's alright, but where's the rapping? Where are the BARS?"

Obviously I've come a long way since then. 'IGOR' is a toxic masterpiece.

Favorite track: NEW MAGIC WAND

An album for the senses. 'Windswept Adan' is a shimmering experience that stimulates the mind with it's alluring mystical atmosphere.

Favorite track: Dawn in the Adan

Wednesday - Rat Saw God
'Rat Saw God' is loud and unfiltered indie rock, painting a descriptive picture of the American south. Bull Believer is one of the best songs of the year, but there is an unwavering consistency on this album, from the noisiest screams to the more delicate and restrained passages.

Favorite track: Bull Believer

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