Recent Reviews

Oct 11, 2019*
A lot of new releases came out in the past few weeks, and I don't have the time or desire to score and review everything all at once. I spent some time with this and I'm still listening to several other newer releases that I hope to really get to. Glad I didn't stop with my initial ambivalent reaction to this album, because its actually really darn good

The A side is especially flawless for me. Nice little touches of doo wop, coupled the perfect vocal melodies. These songs definitively took ... read more
Oct 11, 2019
Perch is pretty good though...

Danny Brown is self-deprecating in all the right ways for me. Nice slight updates on the hip-hop classic sound.
Oct 2, 2019*
Sounding like the best Wilco album in more than a decade.

I love how this things chugs along, especially the rhythm section. After Wilco took a little break and Tweedy did his own thing for a while the band are back together and sounding like they haven't missed a beat. Actually, these songs sound married in ways that other Wilco albums haven't. Nels Cline's guitar work is subtle or up front at all the right times. The first 5 track run is pretty perfect, and while Tweedy is at times ... read more
Oct 2, 2019*
If you look back at my overall scores for the 2010's you can see how much I like Angel Olsen. The moment I heard Burn Your Fire back in 2014 I was hooked. Her, Beach House, and FJM have undoubtedly been my favorite artists from this decade.

This album is good, it really is, but right now to me this just sounds like me losing AO to the rest of the world. Gone is the folk rock, gone is the indie rock. I can't hold it against her for looking to make something so grand. I can't hate her for ... read more
Sep 26, 2019
Not sure how I feel about the radio dial static between songs, and maybe this isn't as mind blowing as I hoped, but still this is super fun musically. Definitely cooks real hot at times. Could see most of these songs being jammed out in the live setting. These songs don't really end, they just kind of crash one into another.
Oct 14, 2019
Just added it to my streaming library. Definitely gonna get on this asap! Thanks a bunch!
Oct 14, 2019
How are we doing today, Mr Hazlewood?
Oct 8, 2019
New Orleans at Gasa Gasa. she also played here last summer.
Oct 7, 2019
her live band is incredibly good. it's the Welsh music all-stars: H. Hawkline, Stephen Black, Gwion Llewelyn, and Mali Llywelyn. they were so precise and engaged. it was magical.
Oct 6, 2019
yes! I am seeing her play live tonight, for the second time!
Sep 30, 2019
what is your least favorite album
Sep 29, 2019
I don't dislike him...'I'm awaiting a breakthrough moment' is the way I put it. There's a chance I like the new one and that leads me to get familiar with his style more, then reassess. It's happened many a time - hopefully again!
Sep 29, 2019
I haven't really liked the previous Dawson stuff all that much but it's one I'll try, I wouldn't say I feel he's an artist I've done justice to (after a couple of listens I awarded Peasant a 3 out of 5 on my RYM account - where all my ratings are btw)...I usually wait for official release dates because I feel like I'm always catching up with recent releases anyway ;)
Sep 28, 2019
What's your favourite album to listen to in the rain? lol I know these list questions are taking over aoty
Sep 27, 2019
it's was of the second plane hitting into the twin towers on 9/11
Always listening and tinkering with scores. Basically a curated list of music. I only score albums, no singles. I made the decision when I started on this site to only score music that I can, at least, appreciate. Thus you wont see anything lower than a 60 (give or take) from me, and you won't see me bothering with most radio pop music because that just isn't for me. This is me putting my favorite music 'in order'.

Some days I'm an 89, some a 67.
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