Grouper - Ruins
Grouper
Ruins
75
Jan 15

Pinned Review

Cosmilk -
80
If you look up 'behemoth' in the dictionary, pretty sure that this album comes up. Now without further ado.

the year is 2032.

Daughters are performing their 13th encore tour for You Won’t Get What You Want. the album has gone triple diamond and has been the bestselling album in 134 countries for 88 months running. kids all over the globe are flocking to the super bowl to hear the band get it’s biggest gig yet. the whole world watches in awe as the band opens up with their new and ... read more

Recent Reviews

Cosmilk -
NR
2021.11

Cacola's approach to production is certainly unique. Her ability to transition between different styles within one track and seamlessly add samples into the mix as well makes this one well worth your time alone if you're into electronic music. Apart from a few tracks, though, there wasn't much on here that really hit me in particular. Regardless, she's definitely an artist I'll be on the watch for (if you're a fan on mashups, definitely check Amy Rose out!)
Cosmilk -
NR
2021.10

I mean, if what you're looking for is a groundbreaking album... you will not find one here. However, I'd definitely check this one out if you're just looking for some fun, well-produced psych rock. Each track has a solid progression and payoff to it, and it certainly kept me interested throughout its entire runtime. In the Pines definitely wear their influences on their sleeve, though, listening to a track like Naked Eye that is so obviously an ode to Head On/Pill from King Gizzard ... read more
Cosmilk -
NR
2021.9

Yeahhh...I'm sorry, but this one's just not for me. It feels like a bunch of half-baked, unfinished ideas with no real sense of cohesion from one track to another. Apart from that, there's really not much I can say about this one. Sometimes quality is better than quantity!
Cosmilk -
NR
2021.8

This album...meanders. A lot. It goes through a few different styles without much reason as to why, and even when trying those different styles, it rarely executes them well. Just listen to the first five tracks, you'll see what I'm talking about. Even this album's highlights aren't a lot to talk about either. Sure, tracks like 'Ain't Nice', 'Creatures', and 'Girls & Boys' are a lot of fun to listen to, but none of them really stand out in the sea of post-punk releases from the ... read more
Cosmilk -
NR
2021.7

It's always hard to judge a project completely objectively whenever its subject matter is extremely personal. Part of me wants to rip the songwriting, but at the same time whenever you write from an emotional place you're not exactly thinking how good or well-written it should be. Songwriting aside, the production was still the biggest vice for this album. I believe Ken M when he says that this kind of music is what he wants to continue making in the future, I can definitely see the ... read more
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 16, 2021
Hey there! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Dec 9, 2020
My user is AlkalinePink#4788!
Dec 9, 2020
Actually would you like to just join the AOTY community and musician discord server? It'll be much easier to talk about this stuff that way
Dec 8, 2020
I am hosting the AOTY user music comp 3 and I was curious If you have anything new i can add to it?
Dec 5, 2020
Hey Cosmilk! do you still release music?
Nov 4, 2020
Hell yeah bro! Always nice to meet another enthusiast. :)
Sep 22, 2020
whaddup, how have you been holding up?
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To anyone still stumbling across my profile, this is now just an archive of all the stuff I like to some degree and feel like I can quanitfy. The ratings are still pretty inaccurate to my thoughts now; will be updating when I get around to it. The full archive of what I listen to can be found on my RYM account 'cosmilk'.

Have a great day everyone. :)
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