Can - Landed
Can
Landed
70
Mar 7
Can - Tago Mago
Can
Tago Mago
96
Mar 7

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Doofy -
78
Album number two from Endling and this time the sound feels fuller, warmer, more confident and relaxed - these vocals are blending naturally now, and the impression given is of an artist settling into their style and connecting with that all important 'inner voice'. This music evokes pictures of consistent rolling landscapes and the pace of change is as comforting as listening to your own heart beat in slow motion - truly a headphones album to sink into.

Opener 'The Sea is Calm' is meticulous, ... read more

Recent Reviews

Doofy -
NR
'Saw Delight' wisely speeds things up a bit after the one paced 'Flow Motion', and there's an afrobeat influence that again makes this sound a bit like a precursor to Talking Heads - out of all the Can albums this is where I most prefer the sounds ahead of the actual songs, with better writing this could have been something special.

NR
Doofy -
NR
Less successful is 'Flow Motion' which jettisons the rock again for a more quirky approach, with the calypso tones of 'Cascade Waltz' and reggae riddums of 'Laugh Til You Cry...' working surprisingly well but falling short of the band's most vital work.

Sure the slow tempos can drag over 38 minutes, but 'Flow Motion' is no disaster - though I'm not sure this album would have demanded much attention at all without carrying the band's established name, NR
Doofy -
70
'Landed' is a massive about turn, a return to the band's more primitive early sound and once again they are purveyors of rock jams - the opener and 'Vernal Equinox' are the two songs that go for this sound the most obviously, and are also the highlights, so prove this approach was a good idea in theory.

Unfortunately there are some failed experiments and filler here - if you're feeling particularly harsh then the last two tracks could be disregarded as inessential (though I believe the ... read more
Doofy -
74
'Soon Over Babaluma' is a logical next step after 'Future Days' and shows that Can were now committed to the direction established by this album's predecessor. Once again we're dealing with an exotic, more laidback feel - this approach is no less psychedelic than their early work but we're trading in a different brand of psychedelia.

Their reach for new styles and influences is still expanding, to the point this almost feels like a tour of world music, so you can't fault this album for a lack ... read more
Doofy -
81
If it's already established that Can are one more for the serious musos out there does that still hold in regards to their debut release?

Well, kind of, this first effort isn't as wildly experimental as what followed and is more classically/traditionally rock - specifically jammy psychedelic rock. The metronomic rhythms, samples, mantra like vocals, deep grooves and other elements you associate with krautrock are here but not in an all-defining way.

All the tracks here are strong with a ... read more
Mar 7, 2021
i have abandoned my child
Mar 6, 2021
I definitely thought that new one from Nick Cave was an appreciable album! I agree that the year in music has been starting slow. I’m definitely thinking that something groundbreaking or massive will come out by the half of this year.
Mar 5, 2021
I DRIIINNNKKKK YOUR MILKSHAKE I DRIIINNNKK IT UP
Mar 4, 2021
Hi there! I hope you are having an amazing, happy and healthy day today <3

I’m making a ‘Comfort album’ list which would be a go-to album to listen to when we are upset or having a hard time, as music is a source of happiness or comfort to many people. As we are facing such a hard time right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe with this list, we can as a community gather as many albums in a list for anyone who may be looking for a certain album that puts them in a good mood, calms them down, or like I’ve stated before.. comforts them! If you would like to submit an album that does that effect for you, please list these 4 things, album name, artist, and a sentence as to WHY you love this album and WHY it’s such a comfort album for you. It could be because of the lyrics, how it makes you feel.. etc. You may explain it in either one sentence or however many sentences you want, it is your choice! BUT, If you do not have one, no worries then <3 Thank you for reading!
Mar 4, 2021
CAN for band of the week let's goooooooooooooooooõ
Mar 2, 2021
Hi friend! Thanks for the follow! Let’s connect, what would you consider your favorite album of this year so far? ๐Ÿ˜
Feb 23, 2021
ohhhh!!!! meow meow moew!!!!! neat, followed ya ;p
Feb 22, 2021
As I am planning on making a list from AOTY users, I would like to ask this question: What is an album that you and your parents like? Please elaborate if you'd like :)
Feb 21, 2021
i don't know why but it is extremely disturbing to me that you don't have a single 50-59 rating right now
Feb 15, 2021
๐Ÿ˜ˆ I’m going to drink your milkshake
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