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Doublez -
The History of The Albums – n°356

Today we are going to dive into the Portuguese music through one of the most important albums in my opinion: Guitarra Portuguesa. Released in 1967, this album is like the cornerstone that will lead to the peak years of the musical style. Traditional Portuguese music is of course distinguished by several sub-styles, of which Fado is one of the most widespread and popular. To understand it, we have to go back to the Baroque period when Portugal ... read more
Doublez -
The History of The Albums – n°355

The adventure was only temporary, only 2 years and 1 month, but Buffalo Springfield is an ultimate reference of West Coast Rock, as much for the band as for the members who founded it. Influential actor of Folk Rock, Country Rock and Psychedelic, the Californian group is a mix of Americans and Canadians who initiated the beginnings of Stephen Sills, Neil Young or Richie Furay. The latter will mark the history in a more significant way in various ... read more
Doublez -
Sling is a proof of maturity for Clairo, it is also a delicious adventure to be consumed without moderation. This new album delivers an almost impeccable instrumentation, where the singer puts her angelic voice and her writing in ideal conditions.

Clairo Cottrill is the kind of Singer-Songwriter/Musician artist in the air of time who illustrates herself perfectly by her journey as admirable as fascinating. The singer with the soft, tender voice, know
n for her dreamy instrumentation is the ... read more
Doublez -
The History of The Albums – n°354

[I also invite you to read my previous review on the Doors' first and eponymous album, in order to better understand their beginning and this one]. The very end of 1967 marks the moment when Jim Morrison, bad boy and icon of Californian counter-culture sex appeal, slips almost definitively into the dark side. It can be described as a combination of triggers. To understand the importance of the chapter that will forever change the future of the band, ... read more
Doublez -
The History of The Albums – n°353

[I also invite you to read my previous review on Pet Sounds, in order to better understand the context of this review]. The story of the Beach Boys, led by Brian Wilson will turn from dream to nightmare. Smiley Smile is the symbol of a triggering of cause and effect that will make the band slowly lose the leadership they had acquired. To understand it, Brian Wilson had just created Pet Sounds in 1966, a marvel of pop music considered one of the ... read more


Jul 28, 2021
Ooh that sounds intriguing to me, gonna add that to my library now! if you've got any other 2021 recommendations for me, shoot them my way :)
Jul 28, 2021
honestly i love ye. personally but i cant say the same for JIK, mediocre imo.

LOVED the beginning to thuggas live show, it was crazy and i liked the whole conscious vibe of it along with his flow. but towards the end he seemed misplaced among the guitars, but i feel like it can only be as average as so much fun at worst, and hopefully its less of a lil wayne situation (given how similar they are)
Jul 27, 2021
I don't have a list yet, just picking up random recommendations here and there. Found some great stuff already like the new Dean Blunt album and the new Gesloten Cirkel e.p, hoping to write up some thoughts on them soon c:
Jul 27, 2021
Glad to hear! I haven't got as much free time as I once had, so I'll just listen to what I can where I can. Going to try and catch up on some 2021 releases that I've been meaning to get round to.
Jul 27, 2021
hey! How've you been? It's been a while c:
Jul 25, 2021
ok, thanks :)
Jul 24, 2021
@DoubleZ i thank you for how much support you showed to my review and also i would really appreciate it if you told me an unpopular opinion of yours about music for a list :)
Jul 24, 2021
Wonderful :)
Well then I am very excited to hear what you think of the record, be sure to let me know in the future. Hope you enjoy it!
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
oh its no problem dont worry about that. honestly i was wondering what you thought of it. Hope we both enjoy the new kanye, really glad to see MIKE DEAN back on the team


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