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Doofy -
73
Up on the sun...goin' down on the moon
Doofy -
74
A little underrated imo, with 'Ancient Melodies of the Future' Built to Spill delivered a thoughtful and mature release whose sound borders on late '80s/early '90s R.E.M territory in places.
Doofy -
79
If there was ever a point in time that Modest Mouse and Built to Spill threatened to metamorphose into the exact same band it would have been in 1999 with the release of 'Keep it Like a Secret' - an album that sounds a lot like 'The Lonesome Crowded West' mixed with a dash of 'The Moon and Antarctica'.

This is to say that 'Keep It...' is very listenable album indeed, but there's something uncanny going on. Indeed MM would release the 'dark' version of 'Center of the Universe' one year later ... read more
Doofy -
88
Often Built to Spill zone in on a herky-jerky kinda rhythm when they get riff-heavy, and the second half of 'I Would Hurt a Fly' is not only the epitome of this particular style, it's the approach in excelsis - the band's very own Sistine Chapel.

That the rest of the album doesn't sound like a huge leap down in comparison says very good things about the consistency on display - again, 'Velvet Waltz' builds up to something gargantuan by the half way point, 'Kicked it in the Sun' is one of ... read more
Doofy -
NR
The way everyone else feels about Mark Kozelek in 2020 is probably close to how I feel about The Microphones in 2020.

'I understood you the first time fella'.

Musically it's like a super earnest AnCo track from 2004, only even longer.

It's ok, NR
Aug 10, 2020
Hey what is your favorite album opener and album closer for a list I’m making? I’d appreciate ur help!
Aug 9, 2020
What do you think is the most underrated album of all time? This is for a list.
Aug 4, 2020
Definitely! Going off what they're saying on social media, their newer material should move in a more melodic direction + they've repeatedly claimed to have gotten better at their respective instruments! Promising for sure :)
Aug 2, 2020
Glad you like it! Yes, a tremendous opener you would never expect looking at those cute piggies on the cover.
Jul 31, 2020
Not sure if you just haven't logged it on RYM or if you haven't heard it, but I think you might quite enjoy Shame's 'Songs of Praise' from 2018 considering your appreciation of Fontaines D.C. :) Their second album shouldn't be far off either!
Jul 30, 2020
I’m a 14 year old Producer/Rapper and I am finally, just now releasing music. It’s a 11 Minute album with 8 songs. (I’m a fan of short SoundCloud trap music) Share your honest thoughts, please!
Jul 27, 2020
'Blue' is definitely the undeniable classic that I think everyone can appreciate. Found her earlier folk material to be a bit drab and one-note too, but 'Hejira' came off to me as her most mature, "experimental" and assured artistic statement. Guess I would consider myself more of a huge fan of her work ;)
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Only rating my current top 100 albums for each year (+20 noteworthy albums that I rated under 50/100 for each year).

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