Jan 18, 2019
69
Aesop is as sharp as ever, but like everyone else is saying, the production, though far from bad, does little that stands out as remarkable. Pretty much any and all highlights come from Aesop himself, but even a rapper as strong as he is can't carry a whole record on his own, which leaves Malibu Ken as a promising if slightly underwhelming project that (with that cover) I don't see myself returning to much. If you're a fan of Rock, I would say Malibu Ken is worth a listen, otherwise, I wouldn't ... read more
Jan 18, 2019
78
Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? may not reinvent the wheel, but by refining the themes and upbeat sonic palettes that made their previous outing intriguing, Deerhunter come through with their most compelling record since Halcyon Digest.

Favorite Tracks: What Happens To People? (seriously this song is one of their best), Futurism, No One's Sleeping, Plains, Death in Midsummer, Greenpoint Gothic

Least Favorite Track: Detournement
Jan 14, 2019
89
This album makes me feel sick
Jan 14, 2019
79
Trust me, I want to love this album SO BAD, but no matter how much I listen to it, it just ends up leaving me intrigued but never impressed. I love the first handful of songs, but after that it just kind of fades into the background for me. I can't put a finger on why I've never been super captivated by Homogenic, as in theory, it seems right up my alley, but it just hasn't happened. Maybe it's the albums in this vein that have come after oversaturating this vibe, maybe I have a short attention ... read more
Jan 13, 2019
79
hey I actually like this one
Jan 13, 2019
75
I think this is a really solid sophomore album that subtly builds upon Debut with a less synthesized sound, placing a bit more focus on melody and flow. In my opinion, Post is far from the masterpiece some hail it as, as I think it loses some steam after a great initial three track run. I kind of hate It's Oh So Quiet (I just find it loud and obnoxious), and while the rest of the album is beautiful, there aren't many highlights per se outside of the first two tracks for me personally. Again, ... read more
Jan 11, 2019
89
I initially wasn't sold on System Of A Down, but after hearing so many praise them, I decided to give this another listen, and I am SO glad that I did. Toxicity is one of the most off-the-wall and entertaining metal records you'll ever hear, balancing crushing heaviness, legitimately catchy hooks, and sharp political commentary in one invigorating package. Serj is easily one of the most unique and charismatic frontman in metal, and his performances are what initially allow System to rise out of ... read more
Jan 11, 2019
74
James Blake is an undeniably great artist, but here he tries to do too much with too little. The result is a good album with quite a few great tracks along with a frustrating amount of what feels like filler. It has some of Blake's best hooks and most beautiful palettes, but also some of his most questionable production choices. Still though, despite its unnecessary runtime, The Colour of Everything is as pretty a record as you'd expect from James Blake, and although it doesn't break much new ... read more
Jan 4, 2019
91
I wish I knew what exactly Faye Wong was saying, as my friend tells me the lyrics are amazing, but to be honest, I don't think I need to. Music is able to break down language barriers is one of the biggest things that sets it apart from literature and film to me, and I can't think of a better example than this gorgeous piece of mandopop. I don't need to understand her language to know what understand what Faye Wong is saying because the music and melody do that for her. Fuzao is a beautiful yet ... read more
Jan 3, 2019
100
This is everything I want in a rap album and so much more. It's like Blade Runner as an album but better. I'm honestly in awe...
Dec 30, 2018
60
The chaotic instrumentals on this record are actually really off-the-wall and creative, but I just have a hard time getting onboard with the vocal delivery throughout The C.I.A's debut. Considering the length and proximity to Ty Segall's previous full-length release, it's likely that this is more of a rough sketch than a fully realized vision, but I see a lot of potential here. There's still a lot to be done though if something truly special is to come from this project.
Dec 30, 2018
NR
This was literally my only problem with the actual movie. It's hard to feel the full emotional weight of something that is genuinely powerful when they put Post Malone and fucking XXXtentacion over it, but that's Sony for ya.
Dec 29, 2018
88
I don't think that The Black Parade is a masterpiece or anything like that, but it does fucking bang
Dec 29, 2018
91
It's not like it's anything revolutionary, but Grace is one of the most serene set of songs I've heard. The instrumentation is beautiful and relaxing, and Haruka's sparse use of her pretty voice makes it sound that much more emotional when she does come in. Thanks to my friend morningsbell (go follow her if you're not btw) for recommending this, as it's a perfect cooldown after a stressful couple of months. Definitely give this a listen if you want to just zone out and let yourself be wrapped ... read more
Dec 29, 2018
79
He's a goodboi and I'm a sadboi
Dec 24, 2018
98
HOW DID IT GET SADDER?
Dec 20, 2018
38
gross
Dec 19, 2018
88
Bright, sweet, and replayable. Antisocialites may be nothing new, but what it is is an addictive dream pop record that you'll want to hear over and over, complete with pretty vocal hooks and shimmering guitar melodies.

Favorite Tracks: Dreams Tonite, In Undertow, Lollipop (Ode To Jim), Not My Baby, Saved by a Waif, Already Gone

Least Favorite Track: Your Type
Dec 13, 2018
93
The guitars on this album are dizzying. While not quite as fast or abrasive as Daughters' grindcore material, the band's self-titled record is a much more creative and hard-hitting record that sounds like the band went off the deep end in a major way. It beats the shit out of you and then runs before you have the chance to realize what's happening.
Dec 10, 2018
50
I appreciate the experimentation, but yeah this just isn't for me
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