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Samia - Honey
Samia
Honey
74
Jan 27

Recent Ratings

Samia - Honey
Samia
Honey
74
Jan 27

Recent Reviews

Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
87
Where did this come from?
I am shocked. This certainly is not what I was expecting. Everything on this album works: the excellent production, the raw and rough and sometimes off-putting vocals, and the transcendental instrumentation. It manages to hit all the prog and psychedelic notes while doing its own unique thing, something that is still uniquely Lil Yachty. Even the longer cuts kept me rapt and interested. There were very few low points throughout what is a fairly long record. Its groovy, ... read more
Samia - Honey
74
"Breathing Song" floored me. Her lilting voice and the "no, no, no" refrains and the gut-wrenching vocals all swirl together to create one of the most poignant songs I have heard this year, and my favorite on this album.

Every bit of this album oozes with a beautiful vulnerability. The intimate vocals and folksy instrumentation blend together in a way that sometimes reminds me of "Kiss Yr Frenemies" and sometimes Phoebe Bridgers. However, the more pop-focused ... read more

1 800 PAIN - THEIR MONEY IS YOUR MONEY
85
Perfect for when you want to have a panic attack in the corner of a loud nightclub while high on prescription drugs you stole from your grandmother.

This is some of the noisiest, most aggressive industrial hip hop I've heard in a while. It's somewhat reminiscent of earlier Death Grips stuff, but it does its own thing. It's much more manic and disorganized while managing to keep me gripped throughout the LP. It dips a little in the middle, but its overall really solid. I look forward to more ... read more

Ice Spice - Like..?
47
It's certainly fun.
The Murder Capital - Gigi's Recovery
86
A beautiful and reflective piece on the introspection that comes along with grief. Every song is emotionally weighted without being too heavy-handed. There is a wariness to this album, as if it is coming back from war after seeing the worst of humanity. But with each tentative step forward it becomes more and more light-hearted and open, with the vocals prevailing above the dark backing instrumentals. The albums ebbs and flows from track to track, from loud and climatic to soft and pensive. My ... read more

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