JackO489

Bonzaai
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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
60
This is my 100 followers review on this beautful page of music nerds but after reading this I may lose a few followers so bear with it.

Jazz is possibly one of the hardest genres to get into if you haven't been exposed to it as a youngen (poor you if you were) and this is for a reason. It first originated in the African-American culture in the early 19th century and has grown, expanded and diversified massively along the way. Miles Davis and numerous other jazz artists have legendary status ... read more

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TSHA - Capricorn Sun
90
Having seen TSHA live in Brixton and being completely taken aback by the raw talent and energy, I could tell this album was going to be a finely crafted ensemble of melodic dance. Each tune is layered with driving desires of blissful danceability and elegant yet powerful vocal performances from a host of elclectic features. This debut record really showcases the diversity of TSHA's talent with elements of Dancehall, African, Soul and Tech House all fitted together into a fascinating EDM album. ... read more
Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Then
95
I’ve listened to about 2/3 of this and it’s blown me away. Dance/ EDM albums are so hard to get right, especially ones that aren’t layers of subliminal, micro-constructed rhythms. But Fatboy Slim just shows his capability with mesmerising loops and high energy drops paired with a complete understanding of how dance music should sound, both through headphones and within live shows. I’ve seen him live once and it was the best set of my life and this DJ mix completely ... read more
Arctic Monkeys - There'd Better be a Mirrorball
50
I get that bands can experiment and diversify their musical portfolio and i get that Arctic Monkeys can’t always make indie rock power ballads like they did in the 00’s. But I also don’t get why, after TBHC got mixed reviews and generally didn’t feed the long-time fans, they decide to come back with their first single in 4 years and make it an uninspiring yet serene tune. It seems like this is an Alex Turner side project rather than the full force of Arctic Monkeys. The ... read more
Valtos - Valtos
80
The first record from the highly promising, Isle of Skye-based duo is a luxurious path through the Scottish landscape. It’s full of personality and a sense of proudness of the roots of traditional Scottish music. The fusion with modern electronic textures is effortless and the two juxtaposing genres coalesce extremely well. The melodies are quite simple yet provoking and enjoyable whilst the Gaelic language used throughout adds another dimension to this glossy LP. Really great debut album ... read more
Blossoms - Ribbon Around the Bomb
80
Blossoms are never going to produce an AOTY but their intrepid desire to put a unique spin on every album and their bustling, energetic live shows give them a distinct edge over a lot of UK indie rock outfits. This record is a much more laidback, indie surf rock vibe compared to their past albums, which contain a wider sonic palette and straightforward guitar rock. It has such flavoursome tunes throughout that provide a constant melodic feel to it and, for a more toned-down LP, Blossoms don't ... read more

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3w
I don't think so, since he started having polished production, it's lost it's edge. Although the new EP was heads above other projects in recent years
4mo
Yo Bonzaai! What's an album you think is better experienced whilst listening to it at nighttime? This is for a list btw, you can pick as many albums as you like. Reasonings are optional :)
5mo
i don't do much else in my free time ..
6mo
I didn't actually listen to them until 2019. I tried out the Bakers Dozen shows from MSG in 2017 - they aren't my fav songs ever written, but I like the extent to which they vary it up each night; randomised setlists etc. Got into it massively during lockdown.
6mo
Sure, I'll see if I can help
6mo
a jam-band from Vermont - they're awesome
6mo
Yeah thanks for the advice.
I don't usually think about this stuff, I am here for discovering new music and engaging in discussions but this does feel good sometimes.
6mo
Hey thanks for following me! I got to 50 followers!
6mo
Hey I have you some songs for some really specific sub-genres for your list, here I go:

Papu DJ & L-Gante - L-Gante RKT (Genre: RKT)
https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/rkt/

Los Palmeras - Soy Sabalero (Genre: Cumbia Santafesina)
https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/cumbia-santafesina/

Gilda - No Me Arrepiento de Este Amor (Genre: Cumbia Argentina)
https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/cumbia-argentina/

Los Notalokos - Es La Que Va (Genre: Cumbia Turra)
https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/cumbia-turra/

Pibes Chorros - Duraznito (Genre: Cumbia Villera)
https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/cumbia-villera/

Goyeneche & Piazzolla - Balada Para un Loco (Genre: Tango Nuevo)
https://rateyourmusic.com/genre/tango-nuevo/

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