Best of 2021

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MIKE - Disco!
MIKE
Disco!
65
Jun 23

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hzy0421 -
16
My only expectation from Maroon 5 nowadays is to not oversing an otherwise toleratable track, which they didn't, thankfully, on their seventh LP. There are instead lots of trendy shopping mall-core music with high reverb in vocals and instrumentals. It's not novel, but not so offensive either, just downright harmless.

What troubled me is the album title. According to Adam Lavine and Co., JORDI is a tribute to their late manager who suddenly passed in 2017. But how is an album a tribute that's ... read more
hzy0421 -
85
From soaring, grungy guitars, to Daddy's Home-esque psychedelia, to their acoustic root, Wolf Alice's third album after a four-year wait comes off very 2021: eclectic, and unashamed to wear the influences onits sleeves. But humanity remains the theme throughout the whole body of work, which revolves around human's relationships with others, whether it be with a loved one (a promise about love songs was broken), a friend, oneself or the world in general. They sound more confident, more loosed, ... read more
hzy0421 -
56
Japanese Breakfast's full transition to more polished, glittering pop unfortunately fails to guarantee great hooks, with wordy delivery and meandering melodies, which could use more immediacy.
hzy0421 -
77
A Muslim and East African immigrant, Mustafa's background leads to a multi-flavored, stunning debut. The Canadian singer-songwriter, who also has been a poet since 12 and earned writing credits for pop stars including the Weeknd and Camila Cabello, incorporates hip hop-influenced samples and skits into his folk-tinged music of Neo-Soul.

But such complexity doesn't necessarily mean a bombastic, aggressive or technically intricate work. The plucking guitar feels dim, the piano somber and the ... read more
hzy0421 -
40
Cavalcade is a considerable improvement from the band's debut, in that their shallow and inorganic eccentricity, along with their overuse of the jump scare (to me) / jump awe (to many) method, is partly replaced with more melodic moments that offer more diversity. Frontman's vocals get better too, and more listenable guitar-playing technique could be found.

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Dec 24, 2020
你的評論風格出言有章,恰如其分,實在佩服佩服!
Nov 4, 2020
经常不认名字但是眼熟~
Oct 6, 2020
Thanks man, I really appreciate it! So cool that you know the Gabe Lee record -- left you a follow, it's always good to connect with other users tuned into the underground country scene (who also listen to Klo Pelgag!)
Nov 19, 2019
Thank you so much! It was such an awesome record, really deserves more recognition
Oct 28, 2019
Likewise and thanks!
Feb 28, 2019
你是豆瓣虽然独特吧~

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