AOTY 2018
Milwaukie, Oregon
Blur - Parklife
Dec 8

Recent Reviews

Dec 6, 2018
This EM project, which pairs Ma Ja Le [Christopher G. Short & Paul Vnuk Jr.] with Vir Unis [John Strate-Hootman] then adds Steve Roach to the mixture, resulting in an absolutely brilliant event is not to be overlooked. Conceived in the late 90s, Imaginarium finds American EM musicians pushing the sound world envelope with a colorful array of timbre, tonality, simple rhythm, allochthonous elements and electronic exoticism vis-à-vis Short's "Guitartronic” playing. Steve ... read more
Dec 3, 2018
Something distinctly unusual for me in terms of my music buys. Read several reviews, sampled the Dacus Bandcamp page and found myself engaged, open to something new and agree with the recommendations made herein. My suggestion: This chick is going to mature nicely. I'm especially drawn to her harder rock moments scattered throughout the LP. Truly worth a listen.
Nov 30, 2018
Clever, accessible, clearly Brit-Pop and a fine display of Blur as a deft unit, making for a one of a kind Pop glimpse into the British working class... Notably its travails and also its joys. My suggestion: Blur never made another record of this stature again. Damon Albarn decided to get arty along with the line-up conflict which resulted in a lot of interesting Albarn dominated "singles" blended with music best categorized as an acquired taste. Oh, and some curious cartoon art, etc. ... read more
Nov 27, 2018
Perhaps because of this LPs guitar popishness tied to socioeconomic/environmental/socio-political issues were just enough at the right moment to tug on my empathy/compassion heartstrings that I found myself relating readily to all 11 tracks? Given its easy going, dancy presentation this NO release is one of my favs. Here's my suggestion: Spring of '93 found this tasty gem in the stores. And after all these years I still find it fresh, relevant and entertaining. Kind of like a mindless film ... read more
Nov 27, 2018
Remarkable restraint is how AllMusic's Heather Phares described this trio of deft musicians in the making of this record. For me, I thought at first to declare Liminal to be austere. But, after several listens, I am less inclined to label it as extremely plain or unadorned because it is neither. Yes, the LP does present itself as a bit on the minimalist side, but, that makes it all the more attractive to me. Track 6, Tumbling Lights was how I came to discover the band. HBO's Sharp Objects uses ... read more
Dec 9, 2018
Thanks for the follow! I'll be checking your reviews
Jun 15, 2018
I'm more confusing at this point. Anyways, nice profile
Apr 26, 2016
Amazing reviews!

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