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Feb 1, 2019
70
Somewhat of a compensation for those who wish to have grown up in the 80s.
Dec 26, 2018
60
Idles' sophomore LP is above all populistic: it puts complex political issues into simplistic messages.
Dec 25, 2018
50
SOPHIE's music is an outright attack on good taste. Like a Skrillex-Arca collab gone wrong, her second album makes for a painful listen, filled with sheer endless moments of vicarious embarrassment. Nonetheless, I'm glad it exists. Underneath all its bubblegum gloss lurks a deeper question: is ridiculousness tantamount to novelty in experimental music?
Dec 25, 2018
65
While Vessel's constant drive for novelty is admirable, the wild eclecticism of his third LP proves to be rather painful.
Dec 22, 2018
60
Oh look, a new EP of Animal Collective B-sides.
Dec 22, 2018
75
Objekt's Cocoon Crush is the musical equivalent of Alfonso Cuarón's Roma: it sounds amazing but has very little to say.
Dec 17, 2018
100
AOTY 2016.
Dec 16, 2018
55
Considering that Devotion features in virtually all end-of-the-year list, it's remarkably shallow, in terms of both lyrics and production.
Dec 15, 2018
85
Despite its abstraction, Klein's third EP feels very personal. Like something bigger's lurking underneath.
Dec 15, 2018
70
I dig the sonic experimentation and bleak lyrics, just the hooks are somewhat weak.
Dec 14, 2018
65
Beautiful, but fading quickly.
Dec 9, 2018
65
As well produced as Art School Girlfriend's second EP is, there's just too much of an XX vibe for it to make a splash.
Dec 4, 2018
65
PRO: Piano, nice and inoffensive.
CONTRA: Piano, nice and inoffensive.
Nov 29, 2018
85
Superb instrumentation.
Nov 26, 2018
75
Tess Roby is like an airy, Chromatics-infused version of Julia Holter. And almost as good.
Nov 24, 2018
70
RnB-ish electropop with slick but eventually shallow production.
Nov 21, 2018
75
Debut album of Julie Byrne's little sister.
(I initially had the urge to dismiss Tomberlin as just another female singer-songwriter, but her music keeps acquiring a rare, undisguised power.)
Nov 18, 2018
80
Less pop, please.
Nov 11, 2018
90
Kanye is a pretentious prick, but this EP is impressive.
Nov 10, 2018
70
New Optimism is what Pikachu listens to when he goes party.
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