holowna
Holowna
(holowna)
United States of America
Cat Power - Sun
Cat Power
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77
Jul 11

Recent Reviews

Jul 20, 2020
holowna -
51
I really want to love this album but just about every track feels like it was shipped in a rough draft phase, particularly regarding the lyrics. It's a shame because most of the song concepts are so scathing and exciting in intent. Ideas are recycled down to the very diction and phrasing which seriously interrupts the great harmonies; it often feels like The Chicks are left with nothing else to say by the second verse of each song.

Rating: Average (51).
Apr 17, 2020*
holowna -
83
Well this is the most life-affirming thing I've heard in a while.

Rating: Outstanding (83).
Oct 7, 2019*
holowna -
62
The rawness and emotional density of this record truly surprised me. However, MIKA's theatricality and silliness are not altogether lost. While Holbook fails to produce the comeback magnum opus I hoped for, this record sits comfortably in his discography. The sleepy balladry that composes the majority of the album proves MIKA's maturity regarding his typical topics of sexuality and loss.

Rating: Average to Decent (62).
Oct 3, 2019*
holowna -
81
Olsen is in rare form on her latest record. The tight tracklist is is like a carefully orchestrated nosedive into loss and fractured romantic ideals. She deliberately centers the attention of her unexpectedly poetic language on the reflection cast on a black mirror, perhaps the self we all deliberately hide behind the artifices and crutches of romantic expectation. I think this is her best record yet and perhaps my favorite of the year.

Rating: Great to Outstanding (81).
Aug 26, 2019*
holowna -
65
Swift's latest album has somewhat quietly risen from the ashes of "reputation" and offers a motley of ideas. While the album meanders between power pop, ballad, and electropop structures that rest on often incongruent ideas (see tracks 11-12-13), there are enough gems to celebrate the project. Although Taylor's "Lover" thesis that she explains in closing seems a bit untenable, the general aesthetic is a welcome direction.

Rating: Decent to Great (65).
May 23, 2020
I’ve updated the list with your picks. Thanks! :)
May 20, 2020
Hey, Making a List of Peoples Lockdown Albums, what 2 or 3 albums have you listened to most during the lock down? Thanks!
Apr 17, 2020
Hi there! I accidentally deleted my Fetch the Bolt Cutters review (instead of 'editing' it) and I'm quite pleased with it, would you mind giving it another look? I don't expect a like, just a read my friend!
Nov 3, 2019
Supp! I'm doing a challenge at the moment, the "out of my comfort-zone challenge". This is a challenge where I need to listen projects, I normally wouldn't listen too. After some listen I need to state my opinions in a review. If you would suggest an album to me, it would be great! As long as they aren't metal, hip hop or rap! (experimental/abstract hip hop, weird rap is allowed though)
Aug 14, 2019
YOU'RE ALIVE!!! 😭😭😭😭
May 23, 2019
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?
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10 - Terrible
20 - Awful
30 - Bad
40 - Mediocre
50 - Average
60 - Decent
70 - Great
80 - Outstanding
90 - Exceptional
100 - Perfect (whatever that means)
Rating Distribution
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80-89
 
86

70-79
 
159

60-69
 
225

50-59
 
395

40-49
 
232

30-39
 
102

20-29
 
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10-19
 

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