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May 2, 2020
goodboiloic -
80
I have the utmost respect for Rina Sawayama. In this day and age where "indie" is the "it" word in the pop industry, it's audacious to proclaim the Y2K pop scene as one's musical inspiration. Compared to the 80s and 90s, the 2000s seems to be deliberately omitted in the conversation for its awkward abundance along with the disastrous sense of fashion it conjures. But Rina revived this period with unabashed confidence and STYLE! With the producer Clarence Clarity, the duo's ... read more
Apr 1, 2020
goodboiloic -
65
Yeah I don't know what to say but... as long as Sufjan's having fun, I can live with an ambitionless and mildly interesting project.
Apr 1, 2020
goodboiloic -
82
edit: changed the score from 78 to 82
after reading into the lyrics I just felt closer to her and her music
Mar 29, 2020
goodboiloic -
78
I've known Dua Lipa from a string of feature singles (namely those of Calvin Harris and Flume). Her vocal is very competent with its thickness, rasps and cracks which could fall easy prey to those DJ-auteur projects. Some of those feature artists lost their chance to find their own voices but I'm glad that she came through and made one of the most enjoyable pop records of the year. Future Nostalgia reminds me of Rina Sawayama's EP RINA in that they both drew inspiration from pop music's early ... read more
Mar 21, 2020
goodboiloic -
72
This is way better than starboy which I find cringeworthy. Since I saw the Weeknd in Uncut Gems I couldn't help but think it would be tasty if he did some sort of collaboration with Daniel Lopatin. Well After Hours IS something like that. I'm not saying the Weeknd never played with synth before but in this album the synth patterns are atmospheric, nostalgic and geometric like some early works of Oneohtrix Point Never and his film score work. This kind of production suits well with the Weeknd's ... read more
Apr 3, 2020
You write some nice reviews, looking forward for more!
Jan 22, 2019
Your recent reviews are well written, keep it up!
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Rating Distribution
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