Recent Review Comments
review of Kanye West - Yandhi
"I don't really have much to add here, but would just like to say this is the kind of healthy discussion about music this website deserves. Thank you guys."
review of Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
"I'd say it is far from a groundbreaking work, but a soothing, peace-making one. Quite puerile, if you ask me, but soothing, nonetheless."
review of Mount Eerie - Now Only
"Listened to it a few hours ago and it was really, really heavy. Definitely not as difficult to listen to as ACLAM but nearly as much. I have to say I'm surprised to see how low the average rating is... "
review of ionnalee - EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN
"I'm really floating on this one. While the production work and the overall atmosphere is fantastic, most of the tracks are really one-dimensional and, honestly, lacking in terms of structure. Also, the length and number of tracks disposed here is a bit too inflated for its own good, even if i love the subjective value of its main concept, damn. Tough one."
On Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
"Thanks a lot! Yes, he is the main reason why their previous release sounds so great, definitely. Also, I personally believe McGeoch's work with Siouxsie to have had a huge influence on Cocteau Twins' sound, especially after Victorialand."
On St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
"I definitely understand that this ought to be the main idea of the album somehow, but for me, MASSEDUCTION just doesn't speak up cleary enough when trying to tackle such macroscopic themes, ending up focusing much more on a few intimate joints that don't really add up to the overall concept. Meanwhile, the social critique that had once been pointed as the driving force of the record drifts in and out of place. It just lacks coherence to me."
On Oneohtrix Point Never - Garden of Delete
"Yes, I struggled with the album before, even though I objectively recognized Lopatin's unrestrained all-out experimentation with sounds and weird structures, but prior to my last recent attempts, I hadn't been able to enjoy it, for lack of a better word. Now I stand in awe as I take closer looks into his sampling/collage-style on GoD."
On SZA - Ctrl
"Funny you reviving this humble selection of words, since I had been giving this one one more chance to raise the rating. "Love Galore" is definitely one of the most delightful pop songs of the year, still I hold my ground on this short, but illustrative review. Thanks for commenting, mate."
On Impossible Nothing - Phonemenomicon
"It's definitely a very interesting release, way better than the sophomore album, and, while I'm not really a fan of LUM, I have to thoroughly agree with your last statement there."
On Dream Theater - The Astonishing
"Yes, they have been an interesting band, no matter how worse things have gotten as time went by. As a matter of fact, I have been quite head-over-heels about DT in my days of guitar-doodling youth. I believe they have done greater things for the musical world other than inspire young instrument-students of early age, but those days are long gone, that is for sure."
On Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
"I completely understand your point, especially since this one is a clear case of a group deliberately stripping down their otherwise layered and eccentric sound and going for a more direct pop direction. Theoretically this does seem like a step-back, but I'd say this record is proof of music's subjectivity, since my favourite songs from them are all here. I also enjoy the production, not found in any straight-up pop album such as this one."