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 - Preacher's Daughter
100
We've got our first contender for album of the decade.

This album is incredible. It's cinematic and over time, it draws you in more and more. The soundscapes are beautiful, her voice is beautiful, and the picture the lyrics paint throughout the album are beautiful, disturbing, and heart-wrenching. And the final work is greater than the sum of its parts. I was enjoying the album, but Ptolemaea really drew me in, and from that point onwards my attention was fully captured by the album. This ... read more

Recent Reviews

 - The Visitor
52
Well, at least Forever is good.
 - The Monsanto Years
65
"Don't say pesticides are causing autistic children"

Jesus Christ, Neil. As an autistic person myself, I genuinely expected better from him. At least he didn't veer into fully anti-vax territory?

That aside, while GMOs themselves aren't inherently dangerous, he sure has a point about Monsanto and its scummy business practices. Though it also gets really, really repetitive.

 - Tíu
95
Damn. This isn't just a return to form after Fever Dream, it's a step above anything they've done before. Like Fever Dream, it's a really poppy project, but it's executed so much better and bookended by a great indie rock song and a great indie folk song.

EDIT: And I like it even more on a second listen, too.
EDIT 2 (92 --> 95): And even more on a third listen. Wow.

Visitor: 10/10
This Happiness: 8.7/10
Lonely Weather: 10/10
Destroyer: 9.2/10
This Happiness (The Saddest Version): 9/10

 - Merkin Ball
90
I Got Id: 9.5/10
The Long Road: 8.5/10
 - Landing on Water
42
This isn't the worst album I've heard, but it's probably the most confusing. Why did he make this?

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rating system:

100 - masterpiece, genre-defining
90-97 - amazing, album i'll have on repeat
80-87 - great, has some songs that i love
70-77 - very good, but flaws are apparent
60-67 - good, but not great
50-57 - mediocre, forgettable
40-47 - bad, but some interesting ideas there
30-37 - awful, but i don't regret listening to it
20-27 - atrocious, regret listening to it
10-17 - mistake, how did anyone think this was a good idea?
0-7 - unlistenable

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
96

80-89
 
169

70-79
 
96

60-69
 
36

50-59
 
22

40-49
 
12

30-39
 
13

20-29
 
3

10-19
 
1

0-9
 
2

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