Dec 18, 2018
45
Question: Can Panic! at the Disco make an album that combines all the worst qualities of every single album they've made?

Answer: Yes.

Example: This fucking overproduced, underwritten, goddamn waste of Brendon Urie's amazing talent.

Favorite Songs: "(Fuck A) Silver Lining", "Say Amen (Saturday Night)"

Worst Song: JESUS CHRIST "High Hopes"
Dec 18, 2018
70
A E S T H E T I C

Fantastic retro sounding indie pop. 80s style indie pop has always been a guilty pleasure for me and this is definitely one of my personal favorite under-the-radar albums this year.

Favorite Songs: "Lover Surreal", "Hold On (I Was Wrong)", "Paris to the Moon", "Chamber of Reflection"

Least Favorite Song: "Pop Therapy"
Dec 18, 2018
70
Animal Collective (or at least, 3/4 of Animal Collective) arrive with one of their most experimental releases yet. It mostly pays off, as listening to the album is a unique and psychedelic experience. However, it does get a little bit drawn out at points and there isn't as much fun or emotion as previous AnCo releases, such as Feels, MPP, or Strawberry Jam (most likely due to the absence of Panda Bear). Overall, it's an interesting album that is a good new entry into Animal Collective's ... read more
Dec 17, 2018
35
You know how I said that Jack White's Boarding House Reach seamlessly blends multiple genres into one fantastic, avant-garde piece of music? Well, Justin Timberlake tried to do the same thing. Didn't work so well.

At its best, it's your average JT music, with a little Americana added into the mix. At its worst, it's infuriatingly dull and is some of the least appealing music I've ever heard. I appreciate that Justin Timberlake was trying to do something different, but damn, this is probably ... read more
Dec 16, 2018
80
Easily Jack White's best solo album. Weird as hell, but oddly enjoyable, Jack White manages to create an album that defies any sort of genre classification and is almost transcendent of the artist himself. This doesn't sound like the Jack White we know, but it doesn't have to. It's an extremely clever, unique, and fun album that Jack White makes work, despite all signs pointing to the notion that it shouldn't.

Favorite Songs: "Corporation", "Hypermisophoniac", "Over ... read more
Dec 15, 2018
75
While this is easily The 1975's best album and shows that the band is going in an exciting new direction, it still has it's flaws. While the lyrics are very witty and enjoyable for the most part, they do get kind of cliche on songs like "TOOTIME". In addition, the direction of this album is all over the place and not really focused. Regardless, the music and production for a lot of these songs is fantastic, and when it's good, it's really good. No, this is not the OK Computer of this ... read more
Dec 14, 2018
95
Every single song on the album is masterfully produced, a combination of a brilliant use of samples and Nicolas Jaar's own amazing compositions. This album is a collection of some of the most energetic, funky, and creative electronic music this year.

Favorite Songs: "This Old House is All I Have", "Cityfade", "Flash in the Pan", "Rave on U"

Least Favorite Song: "Some Kind of Game"
Dec 14, 2018
60
This is definitely a very nostalgic album for me and one of the first albums I listened to the whole way through. That said, this has not aged well.

Postitives: Insanely catchy (even if that isn't always a good thing), "Time to Dance" (even if the lyrics get repetitive), and great storytelling in the lyrics (see "Build God, Then We'll Talk")

Negatives: Cringy lyrics for the most part, uninteresting compositions and production, Brendon Urie's vocal performance (damn, has he ... read more
Dec 13, 2018
100
This album isn't just innovative, it sounds like it comes from a distant future. SOPHIE has made an album that will go down as one of the most significant experimental albums of all time, cleverly combining brilliant pop songwriting with some of the most wonderfully strange electronic music ever recorded.

The album opens with the glistening and powerful "It's Okay to Cry" and inexplicably follows it up with two of the most nightmarish tracks on the album, "Ponyboy" and ... read more
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