dearsongs
dearsongs
STEEL CITY, USA
Beach House - 7
Beach House
7
86
May 21
Kanye West - ye
Kanye West
ye
77
Jun 19
Nas - Nasir
Nas
Nasir
68
Jun 16

Recent Reviews

Jun 20, 2018
80
I have to thank Exclaim! for this one... I was checking out their top 31 albums of the first half and this was the one thing on that list that immediately stood out to me.

Really strong songwriting from this Toronto native, with just enough going on to help flesh out these arrangements. For fans of country/folk/countryfolk. Simply, this an album about death... yet despite considering the heavy subject matter this thing has a sticky sweet sound. Just 10 songs, 2 of which are short reprises. ... read more
Jun 17, 2018
NR
Pitchfork should just stay clear of this kind of stuff, rather than taking the time to rag on it.
Jun 17, 2018
NR
Remember back in March when people were complaining that Hot Snakes was the highest scored album of the year? I miss those days.
Jun 16, 2018
68
First off, I do like the cover image from Mary Ellen Mark.

Can anyone enlighten me on which black dude started Fox News?

Kanye keeping the quality production going 4 weeks strong now, while also dropping a nice verse in Cops Shot the Kid. I do think we have some swing and a miss moments on here though, more specifically Bonjour isn't doing it for me.

Truth be told, I've never been a big Nas fan. Yes yes, his debut is a classic rap album which dropped nearly 25 years ago now. But it is nice ... read more
Jun 16, 2018
80
Finally getting around to this album... some tunes on here I'm liking quite a bit.

Mardi Gras Beads, Almost Had to Start a Fight / In and Out of Patience (YES!), Back to Earth (YES!) & Wide Awake (The title track makes me think of !!!'s Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard) are all fun as heck.

Tenderness is So SO fantastic. Such a good tune, total Talking Heads vibes. Def my fav on here.

I really liked Fergus & Geronimo's debut album 'Unlearn' back when it came out but never ... read more
Jun 7, 2018
Real Talk... If I don't like something, I don't score it. I tend to only listen to things that I think will be in my (albeit very large and diverse) wheelhouse. I use this scoring system more as a way to put my favorite things in order, rather placing a score on how good/quality I think something is. I've been obsessed with music since I was a kid, and wish I would have started on this site years ago but what you gonna do. Oh, and I only score albums, no singles.
Jun 7, 2018
Additional Real Talk... I was a longtime user of the At East message board which went bye-bye earlier this year. I haven't been a particularly big Radiohead fan for more than 15 years, but it was a good place to talk music. Once that site shut down for good I needed a place to talk music, so here we are.
Jun 7, 2018
Brilliant album. I've seen him live three times this year, he plays a lot of the new stuff
Jun 1, 2018
Woo! I definitely doubly do now! <3 <3
Jun 1, 2018
and I like being lonely ;)
Jun 1, 2018
Thank you a lot for following me :) It makes me feel better about myself <3 lol
Apr 20, 2018
Ween - The Mollusk is also amazingly great but it seems like everyone has heard it at this point.
Apr 20, 2018
That was a pretty decent little track.
I liked the laughs in the background of the end of the studio version. Nice touch.
He *did* lose me for a second with "White Jesus" lmao.

Also if you never have checked it out I suggest my favourite concept album!
The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
Apr 19, 2018
Hey by the way I'd figure I'd ask you because I can't really find a good answer and you seem to be a fan of his-- but why do people hate Father John Misty so much? I've never given him a chance, personally.

Also, why do people seem to hate Pure Comedy so much more than the rest of his stuff? I should probably just listen lol...
Apr 19, 2018
I think a lot of what that is, is people trying to pad the amount of releases they have listened to (so I respect your no ratings of singles, I'm the same!)
I tried so hard to listen to every new album in 2013... it was kinda sad but I owe a lot of what I listen to now to that period of my life so there's something to take from it!

My biggest issue is with people who don't let other people like what they like, as-if anybody has a choice in what they enjoy.
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Always listening and tinkering with scores. Basically a curated list of music. 37 YO Dude, been listening to music for as long as I can remember.
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