frienderman
frienderman
Illinois only exists because of Sufjan Stevens

Recent Reviews

May 22, 2020
frienderman -
83
Matty Healy is an asshole. He's constantly juxtaposing and contradicting himself, always on the verge of being completely earnest but then pulling a veil over himself. He lets you in only as much as he wants, then revels in insecurity. Matty Healy is an asshole but he's so unmistakably human, so entrapped in a myriad of feelings, thoughts, and attitudes that it's fairly evident to trace these musings in his music. As the frontman to The 1975, a band that has won me over in recent memory, he's ... read more
Apr 17, 2020
frienderman -
95
No album has ever made my jaw fucking drop from its brutally sharp lyricism before. Holy shit.
Mar 22, 2020
frienderman -
80
Gambino’s “Untitled Unmastered”
Nov 8, 2019
frienderman -
100
Over the years, I started to slowly embrace In Rainbows as my favorite Radiohead album. I found myself getting lost in its lush production, gorgeous soundscapes, and haunting lyrics more and more than the career-defining favorites like OK Computer and Kid A.

To me, the raw authenticity of In Rainbows wins me over every time. It’s perfect, what more can I say?
Nov 8, 2019
frienderman -
84
I don’t get the hate ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I understand that their days of ambition are behind them, but that doesn’t mean that Have a Nice Life aren’t still making damn good post-punk music.

Sea of Worry is perhaps the most accessible project that Have a Nice Life have made thus far. From the pulsating drums of the title track to the lingering vocals of “Destinos,” the album created a soundscape of darkness and nautical loneliness. The pacing is deliberate; ... read more
Aug 19, 2019
Just out of curiosity, is your name in reference to a joke Gavin Free made from Achievement Hunter? If so, I respect you.
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