holowna
Holowna
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United States of America
Pottery - No. 1
Pottery
No. 1
50
May 17

Recent Reviews

May 17, 2019
70
While some of the tracks on her latest record fail to anchor, Jepsen almost certainly sticks the landing on the majority of her long-awaited, latest project. Acting as a semi-hopeful, semi-elegiac update on her personal life, the cult heavyweight seems more concerned with the nature of her love rather than the relationships themselves, the record being a less explosive take on the subjectivity of "true love."

Rating: Decent to Great (70).
May 2, 2019*
80
The reformed Vampire Weekend has produced perhaps the most scenic and thematically spectral record of the year. The lyrics, to my understanding, attempt to reconcile individuality with the metaphysical aspects of marriage and ecology, particularly our own kinship with earth in relation to how we identify and categorize ourselves economically, religiously, and so on. Ezra chooses to tackle multitudinous archetypal experiences here to great effect.

Rating: Great to Outstanding (80).
Apr 23, 2019*
58
While the record doesn't really pick up steam until the mid-section, the highs make the sparse buildup mostly worthwhile. The instrumentation is lavish throughout and Kelsey's interspersed vocals complement the music very well, particularly the isolated axioms and aesthetic speech-thoughts that float around. That said, the album feels a little undercooked and certain sections, particularly the beginning and end, fail to keep hold of my attention.

Rating: Average to Decent (58).
Apr 9, 2019*
57
A simple yet effective spring vibe record. It doesn't overstay its welcome or interrupt the atmosphere more than you'd want. The instrumental palette is crisp yet melodically hazy with relatively repetitive chords and lyrics that serve as imagery rather than narrative. Decent soundtrack for hanging outside right now given that the established tone lends itself best to spring and would be genuinely uninteresting without the seasonal context.

Rating: Average to Decent (57).
Mar 23, 2019*
58
While this record lacks some of Lewis' usual character, her development as a songwriter is foregrounded to great effect. It's especially rewarding if you're a fan to see the wisdom and polish she has applied to her writing style. That said, Lewis' latest record feels a bit more streamlined with many lyrical concepts slightly undercooked for the sake of restraint. I feel that I appreciated this album more than I enjoyed it if that makes sense.

Rating: Average to Decent (58).
May 11, 2019
hey thank you for the reviews!! they're very well-written and to the point (and quite honestly better than the majority of the reviews on the site imo lol)

keep them coming king ! 👑
Apr 26, 2019
Thank you. Making the list has been really fun!
Apr 25, 2019
Do you mind sharing your all time favorite album so I can put it into my community picks list, please?
Feb 16, 2019
Feb 16, 2019
This guy actually dropped 2 amazing reviews in one day god damn
Feb 16, 2019
thanks for the reviews!
Feb 16, 2019
Hey! So kind, thanks!
Feb 15, 2019
I..... like U lol
Feb 15, 2019
No problem! And thanks!
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