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dearsongs -
I will never forget geeking out seeing kanye on SNL perform Black Skinhead and New Slaves. After his SNL performance of Power and Runaway I couldn't see how he could ever compete with that creativity. Enter Yeezus.
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Digging on the lofi sad energy of this san fran bands lead single. Hoping this is aces.
dearsongs -
So is this some new Disney soundtrack or something?
dearsongs -
Imagine thinking this.
Imagine thinking that.
Imagine caring about this.
Imagine caring about that.
dearsongs -
Its a lot to take in, but some of these songs are really powerful. Canadian indigenous singer-songwriter's output of the 70's and 80's is collected on one, 22 song / 78 minute journey. A lot of heavy material, but a few of the arrangements add much needed light. In general though, its a man with a deep melancholy voice ruminating over his guitar.

Light in the Attic knows what is up.


Jul 23, 2021
Oh yeah! I've heard that it can be pretty painful to age when tall, the back and the legs especially take a hit from what I've been told :/
Jul 21, 2021
For sure, I’ve gotten some of their vinyls before starting their subscription and their stuff is solid
Jul 21, 2021
Tyler I haven't gotten around to his last 2 albums tbh and Vince, used to be a big fan when he first dropped the tape w Mac Miller on production and years after but his last 3 or so have sucked to me. Didn't like this one much.
Jul 21, 2021
I win 😏
Jul 20, 2021
VMP! I recently I signed up for their subscription program. Hbu? Black or VMP?
Jul 18, 2021
and what do you like, classic style hip hop, mafioso rap, melodic / soul infused, electronic, trap, dark synths / industrial, southern rap?
Jul 18, 2021
Man that's a tough call, the genre has further fragmented into a few subgenres since then. Have you gotten into Freiddie Gibbs before?
Jul 14, 2021
Thank’s my friend, it’s really kind !
Jul 14, 2021
You should check out Bandits on the Run, I'd recommend starting with their LP then their newest EP from this month.
Jul 10, 2021
thank you ! i’m super glad you recognized it, all online copies of that photo - with alex in the purple checkered suit - are lowkey blurry lol


Always shuffling the deck. A curated list of music. I only score albums, no singles (with the very rare exceptions). This is me trying to put my favorite albums "in order".

90+ are my all time favorites.
83-89 are various degrees of love
73-82 are various degrees of like.
72 and below are okay, disappointing, or just not my taste.

I don't bother with hate-listening.

Some days I'm an 89, some a 67.
Everything I rate or put on a list is in my itunes.
I don't stream.

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***** for the ones I'm most excited about.
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The rest of my collection. Vinyl that I have not yet scored. I will not include "best of" albums or soundtracks, but I have a handful of those as well.
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3rd annual NR list. These are albums I gave a fair listen to, but was unable to get enough of a grasp to justify a score. Sometimes its my fault, sometimes its the albums fault.
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July 2021 Playlist