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The sonic landscape that Mr. Gira has been exploring for nearly 40 years was ranging from pure unmasked violence to existential dread. During this long, exhausting trip he managed to stay true to one thing – his own unique vision. It didn't matter boundaries of what genre he's been pushing: industrial, noise rock, folk, or post-rock – the end-result was always a total mess. A total mess with Gira's signature written all over it. And that's, pretty much, what Swans always were for. ... read more

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What's with all these British post-punk acts lately, almost all of them heavily relying on the sound developed long ago by their widely acclaimed predecessors (hello, David and Tina) and producing much more lifeless replicas instead of following the winding yet rewarding trail laying ahead of them, map of which they've already clearly got?

Favourite tracks: 'Snow Day', 'Water in the Well', 'Born in Luton'
Worst track: 'Alphabet'
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I'm going to use this new single by BC, NR as the place for my extremely convoluted thing that I was holding back for a month or more. I can't even bring my tongue to call it essay, it's just an idea I was thinking a lot about lately. And Black Country, New Road's work was the main catalyst for it to appear.

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Dark Hours

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The flow of the second part of this record starting from Some Of Us and all the way to the end is unbelievably smooth. I can't really compliment the first leg of the songs like Automation in such a way only because it sometimes sounds cartoonishly King Gizzard-ish. Almost like something some random YouTuber would do in his "Ten Songs In The Style Of...". Besides that, K.G. is another solid output from Australian boys.

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Jan 19, 2021
thank you so much!!
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
Jan 17, 2021
Really beautiful how you said it. One of my favorite things about the 100 score is that the albums people usually give such a score have such a connection in the personal level that leaves even the most professional in awe. Anyways, thank you for participating, and here's the link for this list, feel free to check it out!
Jan 16, 2021
Hello there! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 12, 2021
What does the fox say
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 9, 2021
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
Jan 3, 2021
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like them! Of course I'm aware that I won't be able to write reviews with such intensity for the whole year ;dd At the moment I have some more free time, and I want to review everything I listen to. How it will look later we will see, but I'm sure that I want to write something about at least the most important, for me, releases through the year.
Jan 2, 2021
I love the nod to Hedgehog in the Fog in your profile picture! Didn't think there was anyone here that was interested in Yuri Norstein's work.
95-100: Personal best
80-94: Favourites
70-79: Remarkable
60-69: Good
50-59: Decent
40-49: Not so good
0–39: These are bad (to a different degree)

20 y.o. male from cold Russia. Goes by the name Alex.

I like to discover something new In art, including (majorly) music. I'm open to your suggestions/recommendations :)
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