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Björk - Vespertine
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Bjork - Vespertine Review

Down Bad: The Album

The wistful lake slumbered agleam with glitter, clairvoyant constellations that patterned the lithely surface. As winter drew near, a delicate breeze parasolled from the whispering night sky, gently wavering like a reverie before deeply penetrating the icy waters. Above, snowflakes swayed like phantom wisps, dissolving onto the souls levitating from the ripples. The ethereal plain, a place knowable to all but unknown by most. Every day the swans ... read more

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Blood Incantation - Timewave Zero
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Thursday Quickie: Blood Incantation - Timewave Zero

Blood Incantation have been one of the most essential Death Metal Bands in recent years. The fiery Starspawn and Dusty, Avant Garde, conceptual Hidden History of the Human Race illustrated that there was still a place for Technical Death Metal that could explore fascinating soundscapes. Their intergalactic, alienating brand of death metal caused Hidden History of the Human Race to become an acclaimed hit amongst critics and Death Metal fans ... read more

Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS
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Thursday Quickie: Nilufer Yanya - Painless

Hello AOTY, since I’ve developed quite a following over the past few weeks I’ve been attempting to pump out quality reviews at a substantial rate. However, I’ve been dissatisfied with my output as of late, particularly with regard to newer album releases. Consequently, I’ve considered a solution: Thursday Quickies (yes I see the innuendo, it’s intentional ;)). Essentially, before new music Friday, I will drop a ... read more

Radiohead - In Rainbows
90
Virginity strikes once again

Most albums get worse with age. The passage of time ultimately erodes all in its path, from derelict cityscapes to art itself; the vibrancy of the production absconds the music itself, the boundaries pushed on such a record become trivial in modern contexts; the simplicity of the instrumentation is underscored by the mounting complexity of the modern song, and the lyrics often become a victim of their time period, thus failing to hold up to the societal progression ... read more

Vein.fm - This World Is Going to Ruin You
60
Vein’s Sophomore record “This World is Going to Ruin You” is a blood-smeared Obelisk, prevailing over the mass of meagre metal offerings that have been dragging the genre down for years.

Metalcore is a particular fusion of Metal and Punk that has been stagnating for many years; what was once exhilarating, infectiously intense and repentlessly savage became ground into flavourless ash that only produced the softest of crunches in the greater metal scene. Borrowing from the ... read more

Nick Drake - Pink Moon
100
50 years on, Pink Moon still resonates.

Pink is a colour fusing the primary colour red with the purity of the colour white, the avid flushes of crimson with the petals of a pale bloom. Consequently, pink is a warm colour ardent with passion yet marked with innocence and jovial goodness, rage distilled with morality and purpose…

…Meanwhile, the moon carries the symbol of inevitability; a moon, every twenty four hours, appears without fail. It’s the routine of Sun Rest and ... read more

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