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Recent Reviews

Aug 15, 2018
70
An exercise in worldbuilding and, as cliché as it sounds, teamwork. The list of features on this album is comprehensive and some moments, like James Blake on STOP TRYING TO BE GOD, are a testament to the skills of the artists involved in this project.
Jun 22, 2018*
75
Despite often bordering on cliché lyrics (see: Hurrah) and some jarring moments that more or less remind me of Cage the Elephant (which I wouldn't personally say is a good thing), Iceage manages to impress with expansive pieces like Painkiller, Take it All and Catch it while falling short in songs like Under the Sun and The Day The Music Dies. Most of the shortcomings of this record, I feel, are because of the lack of vocal versatility from Elias. Songs like The Day The Music Dies are ... read more
Jun 21, 2018
90
First listen: I'm feeling some Exmilitary has seeped into YOTS. The distorted guitars, in particular, are amazing. This definitely requires more than a few listens, but god is it good so far.
To summarize before I actually write my review:

Fantastic tracks: Dilemma, The Fear
Great tracks: Streaky, Black Paint, Hahaha, Linda's in Custody, Disappointed, DG is Online, Disappointed, The Horn Section, Outro
Meh tracks: Little Richard, Flies
Poor tracks: Shitshow

I'm not going to pretend like I ... read more
Jun 20, 2018
75
Overall, a notch up from "Masterpiece" and a conceptually much grander and expansive record. The song structures can become quite repetitive, but this is alleviated by intelligent and powerful songwriting. A trademark we have come to know Adrianne Lenker for and who has become much more articulate since "Masterpiece", weaving clever symbolism into some of the bleaker and mellow songs. Watering and Great White Shark, in particular, stand out for me as songs that have much ... read more
Jun 20, 2018
70
Adrienne Lenker is an incredible songwriter. The tracks are definitely your classic run of the mill indie rock, but Adrienne Lenker stands out in her voice and eloquent songwriting.
Dec 4, 2017
wow, thanks haha. You're not too shabby yourself!
Dec 3, 2017
i dig reading and seeing your reviews mate!!
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