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Electrode6 -
100
my favorite record ever.

someday i will finish my thesis-long analysis of why this album is so important to me, but i'll say this: it's the best record about war ever composed, and a decade later i am still thinking about the shades of meaning it holds.

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Electrode6 -
100
what is anyone supposed to say about this over 20 years later. its classic status is frankly self-evident.
Electrode6 -
100
for as indulgent as this is, pink floyd remembered to finally have some fun after about 5 years of producing great but completely unfun records that are amazing but kind of a slog.
Electrode6 -
100
where led zeppelin fail because they're attempting to swing for the fences and be serious, the rolling stones show how you do this sort of dad rock n roll right: by playing the part of the joker. there's a sense of real JOY in these songs that distinguishes the stones as far as old bands go; for as much as they are playing a role in whitening rock music, they seem to take a real joy in the original material and love what they do (as opposed to the self-hatred of say, led zeppelin iv's dive into ... read more
Electrode6 -
100
spektor takes a prankster's spirit to stylings that resemble the instant cool of fiona apple, resulting in a more warped but distinctly likeable album (something that has never rly been a concern for apple). she's got a much more flexible voice and is more inclined to use it as an instrument in a way that feels closest to the manipulation kendrick lamar puts on his rapping, whether it be her warbly 'indie voice' to the borderline riot grrrl snarl and smooth balladry. these simple piano songs ... read more
Electrode6 -
100
i am learning to appreciate old white guy rock but i can't imagine there will ever be a record in that canon better than this.

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