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The Upside Down

Recent Reviews

Apr 6, 2018
65
The surface level exploration of futuristic dystopian horror scenarios in Sex & Food is so cliché and half-baked. Multi-Love was a bombastic and groovy record full of witty lyricism, an exploration into polyamory completely devoid of pretense and hyperbolic imagery. I mean, in Sex & Food the lyrics are barely intelligible. Hopefully, this album just represents a brief detour in UMO's otherwise stellar discography. The production definitely feels more bloated and rough around the ... read more
Apr 4, 2018
80
Extremely potent mix of different music genres and influences. Have been listening to this on and off for a few years now and it still maintains its freshness.
Apr 2, 2018
80
The whole "Everything's Fine" concept is so well executed. This is by far the best hip hop record I have heard in a while.
Mar 31, 2018
70
Vessel consists of much grander arrangements that reek very little of the lazy youtube bedroom pop that defined Frankie Cosmos' two previous albums. The shorter tracks are built around powerful and emotional refrains. The longer tracks feel so much more refined and are elevated by clever songwriting. Greta Kline still has a lot of growing up to do, but I think that is a point she makes herself on the album.

The longer tracks on this album are a testament to the ability of Frankie Cosmos to ... read more
Mar 31, 2018
50
Abel is 28 years old and he still sounds like a teenager. I do not even want him to return to the days of Trilogy, I would just like to see him grow up.

This is miles ahead of Starboy in terms of production, but not even Nicolas Jaar can save this one.

Best track: Wasted Times
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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