CrabInABarrel

CrabInABarrel

Bonnie Scotland

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Best of 2023

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Big Baller B - No More Half Measures
60
Would give it a 100 but the giggling on "Ticklin' his testies" brings it down to a 60. What's so funny about ticklin' my testies Brad?
The Murder Capital - Gigi's Recovery
89
Loved the first album but I think this is really up my street. Kinda Radiohead-ish in parts but still very much has its own identity and that post-punk drive. Songs like Belonging and A Thousand Lives also give my guitar pedal brain a dopamine rush. Generally a nice varied tracklist with almost no skips, but Return my Head really does a disservice to the album. It feels kind of unfinished and unlayered by comparison but also isn't particularly raw or energetic either. The highlights of more ... read more
Idles - Five Years of Brutalism
NR
Geniunely do not understand how the rating ended up here, kinda sad tbh. Brutalism's actual score is so high, this seems to have just been found by people who already didn't like it maybe?
Claude Debussy - Claude Debussy Plays His Finest Works
96
The fact that piano rolls exist for Debussy is honestly insane, as much as some people hate his version of Clair De Lune I think it's a fascinating take, given almost no one I've heard plays it anything like he actually does. Honestly a tribute to history, for those wondering despite when it was released most these were recorded in the early 1900s.
Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
88
Almost Joni Mitchell-ish in parts, with nice textures basically everywhere. For the first three tracks, they fall victim to my arguably unjustified rage against ploddy piano chords but this album makes up for them in almost every other way so I can (almost) basically ignore them. The melodies are great and the guitar, string and harp additions really make it sound truly rich and layered. The strings on here especially actually sound like they've been well placed and composed, which is honestly ... read more

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"Religious fundamentalism is just dark souls for girls" - Sun "Biden" Tzu, OK Computer.

I like post-punk/art rock, both new and classic, as well as French Modernist stuff (De-Bussy). Generally I'll listen to any genre with the sole exception of rap-country. I hate that shit. Ratings are high because I try my best not to listen to things I know I won't like.

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
65

80-89
 
119

70-79
 
70

60-69
 
17

50-59
 
3

40-49
 
2

30-39
 
2

20-29
 
2

10-19
 

0-9
 
2

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Just so I can show anyone who asks. Almost all scores are 90+, with a few personal favourite stragglers on 89.
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Member since June 23, 2022

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