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Dynade -
90
Lil Nas X reminds me of Industry Baby producer Ye, and I’m not talking about the music (yet). Both artists are thinking on the grand scale, making some of the biggest moves in culture this year. Both use the public as a surface to reflect upon, and each exposes their inner-self to outward scrutiny and discussion. And most importantly, both artists know how to get attention and will do whatever it takes to get it, from lap-dancing the devil to setting yourself on fire. And if 2021 has ... read more

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Dynade -
60
I can’t figure this out. On the on hand, it seems like these covers completely miss the point. The Velvet Underground and Nico has a very specific aesthetic that is absolutely essential to the record. Lou Reed’s twisted and demented but sarcastic and snobbish vocal style gives the record it’s jarring and obtuse flair, but it’s replaced with performances like those of Michael Stipe and Matt Berninger, who play their respective vocal lines as straight as possible. This is ... read more
Dynade -
80
Prologue - 7/21/21, the night before LP1

In 2016, Kanye released a trailer for the video game Donda, with his mother rising through the clouds and ascending to heaven. This game never happened, likely because Nintendo, the only company Kanye was willing to work with, declined on the offer, and Kanye’s short lived video game era (along with the fabled Turbo Grafx 16) met its end.

However, the theme of family has always stuck with him. 2015’s Only One was originally set up for what ... read more
Dynade -
80
The golden rule of online video conferencing in 2020 is to not post the link online for any rando to join, but Charli XCX broke that rule many, many times during the creation of her album, which was recorded primarily in front of a live audience on Zoom. Charli has always been a rule breaker, and in the most restricted year of her life she has managed to break the barriers and reach more people than ever. Despite having 100% less features compared to her previous self-titled album, she is more ... read more
Dynade -
90
Something that I think gets overlooked when talking about this album is its humor. Many of my favorite lines are the wryly sarcastic ones where Bridgers lets us in on her lighthearted and fun side. My favorite lyric is "It's amazing to me how much you can say when you don't know what you're talking about" which is funny to me because I am totally unaware about how shit and inaccurate my reviews are. Phoebe seems like a funny person; she dresses up in a skeleton costume and sings in ... read more
Dynade -
60
It's really just a compilation, so the songs are best reviewed as individuals, or at least by grouping the similar songs together. Generally speaking, and based on one to three listens for each track (I don't think this is getting another listen as a whole), the better tracks are the ones that avoid the trap of making something absurdly experimental just because it's 100 gecs related. Songs like the A.G. Cook, and to a lesser extent, Injury Reserve fail in this category, though the latter is a ... read more

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Aug 1, 2019
Haha thanks buddy!
Jun 13, 2019
Ouch. I know it's an album a lot of people hold dear. I almost refrained from rating it tbh lol. It is weird, but I think it says a lot about the guy. In a good way. Wiggling his way into everyone's life one way or another
Jun 13, 2019
Lmao yeah. His discography is super hit or miss for me. I found it kinda average ngl. That's just me tho.
Jun 10, 2019
ok he's back now. He was just getting a 6 hour break
Jun 10, 2019
He will return...
Jun 9, 2019
My profile picture shows the cuts of all albums which Melon gave 10/10 and besides it is a bit fucked like all the avatars I do. I plan to do something new soon
May 18, 2019
No need to apologize for not following! We're all just one big community that love to share music with each other, so what matters is that everyone is supportive. Also, you should have more followers for your reviews! (I just read your BTS review and you mentioned so many important points that should be acknowledged!)
Apr 18, 2019
Dynade, any recommendations for me?
Apr 17, 2019
Lol that would be a fun line
Apr 15, 2019
thank you so nuch for your positive shout, dynade. im trying not to be critical that much. i see a lot of good sides to every albums i listened eventhough they are all variety. im an eclectic music listener so i do appreciate every albums i hear. if ever i encounter an album thayt might not click my taste, i just went to their lyrics content for consideration and if it fails, i just rather dont put to my aoty review/rating.

hey if you ever have recs for me please don't hesitate to drop some!

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80-89
 
18

70-79
 
16

60-69
 
14

50-59
 
10

40-49
 
7

30-39
 
3

20-29
 
5

10-19
 
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0-9
 

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