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"Funny how music puts times in perspective, add a soundtrack to your life and perfect it." ...and truer words have never been spoken.

Nujabes and Shing02 have perfect chemistry and reflect eachother perfectly on this compilation. Nujabes' instrumentals are always gorgeous, with elements of soundtrack work, jazz, and classical music, with crisp, acoustic-sounding percussion.

Whenever I intend to only listen to the first track, be it on shuffle or YouTube recommendations, as soon as ... read more
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Probably the easiest listening experience ever. Laid back and pleasant, but also philosiphical and life-affirming. A masterpiece.
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Haven't felt this demasculated by vocals since I heard "Just A Little Boy" for the first time. And there is definitely something to be said about that achievement.
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Me forever kicking myself for not checking this out for not checking this album out sooner should tell you what you need to know if you haven't heard it before. Anyway I think I was handed the perfect opportunity to listen to this. Most recently I took a trip from Tromsø to Bodø. A trip in which a plane could not land because of thick fog.

Sparing you the details this trip eventually required a night train trip of 9 hours. Listening to the hypnotic and tasteful repetitions of ... read more
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"YEAH WE GOING HARD R YEAH"

easy there Logic
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Why the fuck did they change Sunglasses? it was perfect.

Anyway yeah this album is pretty good, who would have thought. Did it live up to the absolutely insane standards it is held to? Not really. Did i enjoy it? Sure. I don't really know what to make heads or tails of, though. I love the horn section, and the klezmer influence. It is clear these guys love Black Midi, and Swans, and especially Slint, so thats like 1,5/3 for me so that's not bad. They are for sure original in their music, ... read more
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It took me a while to get to listening to this album, because the opening track "John L" is so abysmally abrasive to the point of being obnoxious. After that initial speed bump though, I came to love a lot of what this album is trying to do.

Geordie Greep and the lads decided to be King Crimson for this album, and I'm not really opposed to that, as I like King Crimson. I found myself not as easily impressed by what Black Midi had to offer this time around. Nothing ever grabbed me and ... read more
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This album is a wandering mind, thinking moreso than feeling, recalling experiences and tying them together. This, of course, also means the occasional tirade and never-ending trains of thought, with (quite literally) pauses to breathe.
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I've always loved Vince Staples' approach to west coast hip hop. Not shying away from unusual production and feeling wholly genuine as an artist. Which is why it bothers me that this album felt mostly unremarkable. However, the song Law of Averages captures that unique production and delivery which I feel is most important to his music. I suppose that makes it even more frustrating that the rest of this album never reaches that point.

This is all to say that if you lose interest after the ... read more
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Breathe, as well as it's music video, is one of my favourite pieces of art, ever.
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I actually prefer the soundscapes of experimental pop and synth on Mazy Fly, but there is no denying the craft with this album. You simply cannot deny the excellent production, mixing, mastering, songwriting and sheer level of COMPOSITION on this Spellling album. Excellent.
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This album has the most tasteful bragging rhymes I've ever heard on an album. The instrumentation is classy and funky, with some excellent orchestral elements as well. Of course, you still hear moments of the modular synth production heard on his past two albums as well. It's nice to know Tyler doesn't always concern himself with making something more ambitious with every project, at least it seems that way, but rather makes exactly what he wants to create.
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I remember someone said: "I'm glad Slint made this album so other artists would be inspired and compelled to make something better." and I AGREE. Maybe I'll get around to this album one day.
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These songs are built really well, with subtle touches and heartfelt emotional vocals. This album has a minimalistic heart, pumping the whole time. There was a Tiny Desk Concert where Half Waif performed songs from this album, and it's arguably even better than the studio tracks, and definitely something to check out if you are interested in this album.
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The hardest bars about trans-related issues I've ever heard to be honest. The production, delivery, and flow all emphasize this anger.
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I haven't had such a depressing lawn mowing experience in a while...
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Should he be joking in a time like this?
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Apart from a couple questionable vocal moments on this album, like "I want it that way" and "egobaby", this album is filled to the brim with catchy, trance-like instrumentals and creative vocal melodies, with some of the most tongue-in-cheek and enjoyable lyrics from Bladee in a while.

While I hear some people say that Bladee has gone full "pop rap" on this project, I for one enjoy that this is a Bladee album that I feel almost anyone could enjoy.
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So wholistically and genuinely enjoyable in every way. The production is ethereal and forward thinking , the flows and bars are smooth, and Lil B is as charming as always. A based classic.
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Sour, sweet and juicy. This album has got shoegaze down to a fine fomula which leaves you drifting away into the choruses of anthemic drums and dreamy vocals with every song.
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