tw for mentions of suicide, sh, and just heavy topics
the afternoon of october 6, i was listening to a running start, sitting in my bed, when i got a text from my best friend of nearly 15 years. weve grown up together, talked every day since preschool, told each other everything, and spent countless hours on the phone since i switched schools just talking about things i dont think i could tell anyone else. at that point, i ... read more
yeules first release since last years under-appreciated gem "glitch princess", they prove their ability to continuously evolve and change as an artist who gains much of their appeal from their novelty.
on the idea of evolution, "sulky baby" feels like the natural next step up from glitch princess. it retains the glitchy, electronic atmosphere and introspective lyrics, but then expands on the acoustic side of yeule. this was briefly explored on ... read more
february of 2023 is ending with a bang (or was supposed to) with gorillaz long awaited eighth album cracker island. and cracker island is, if anything, a "bang" of an album. funky, erratic, and most of all: fun. before i get into my thoughts, i just gotta get it out of the way and say that cracker island is fun as hell.
but fun doesnt always translate to quality or, more specifically to cracker island, memorability. ... read more
but it seems at points, thats all blond is; an accomplishment.
disliking this album is hardly a hot take. in fact its a cold, bone-dry take. if i didnt like blond, coming out and saying it would be controversial for about ten minutes before everyone got over it. and even ... read more
"this is why" gets a lot right. its sleek and stylish, owed mostly to its instrumentation, and has no shortage of songs just absolutely radiating power (this is why, running out of time, big man little dignity). and i ... read more
i have some thoughts, to say the least. lets start with the good. "let her burn" is nothing if not consistent. the songs have near perfect flow and sonically could not be better when it comes to forming a satisfying big-picture project. its ... read more
pearls, the second single towards her fifth album, gives an explosive reintroduction to jessies new era. the song lives up to its name, with jessies smooth and glistening voice serving as the vessel for the rest of the track to swell inside your mind and surround you. its shiny, its euphoric, its all-consuming for every second it plays. i really dont think this song delivers a mood that can be coherently put into words. if you havent listened to it, you ... read more
unlike sunset ill go into why this is just ok (imo), the production is very repetitive and i got kinda tired of it. carolines voice sounds spectacular and is arguably her best performance yet but the song doesnt feel hers. i could totally see this being a carly or sky ferreira track if im being honest and thats definitely a double edged sword. honestly i think what the singles need are some ... read more
im gonna say what i feel like a lot of people dont for reviews on this album, and thats that if youre reading this, or just on this site at all in the last few years, you know who weyes blood is. i dont need to tell you. and i also dont want to spout out to you just facts about this album (ex. it sound good, make ears feel good, is sad). it deserves ... read more