Jaronmeister
Jaronmeister
In the downstairs second living room's TV area

Recent Reviews

Aug 6, 2020
Jaronmeister -
100
A magnificent tour de force by one of the best songwriters of all time.

Astounding.
Jul 30, 2020*
Jaronmeister -
95
"Sophomore slump my ass", they said while staring blissfully into the abyss...

After that pretentious intro to get you reading, let me tell you why this blows their debut record out of the water - a first effort I enjoyed immensely no less. Any sane person will tell you that the Fontaines stood out among the new wave of punk bands right from the off. Most of that praise, however, had to be attributed to frontman Grian Chatten's phenomenal voice, delivery and poetry (and his piercing ... read more
Jul 28, 2020
Jaronmeister -
100
tango mango
Jul 16, 2020
Jaronmeister -
93
"Just revert to our older and more linear classic punk material, lads?"
"Yeah, just add some crickets and some horns."
🤯 🤯 🤯

Overall slightly less standouts than on 'Relatives in Descent' for me, but also a bit more consistent considering there aren't any duds on here like you had on that record ('Night-Blooming Cereus' in particular comes to mind). Donkey (=🦓 ) gets my seal of approval (I wanted a donkey emoji, but all they had was a zebra 😢 )
Jul 12, 2020
Jaronmeister -
50
Flatulent, irritating, anemic, vacant, futile, bare, mediocre, frustrating, lame, annoying, disappointing, limping, irksome, exasperating, vexing... but Pixies so 5/10 😀👍
Aug 9, 2020
Damn, you've really been following along with these bands. I wasn't aware of Squid before you mentioned it so thanks for the indirect rec! :)

Also, did you message me earlier about Raise The Red Lantern and asked for similar Chinese music recs? If yes, the score for 'To Live' is one you may be interested in. They're not too similar if at all, but among my favourites, I'd recommend Wu Zhaoji if you're looking for a minimal, traditional aesthetic, Yan Jun if you're looking for something experimental (EAI kind of stuff) and really out there, any of China's Seven Great Singing Stars if you're looking to dip your toes in some vocal pop. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Great_Singing_Stars
Aug 9, 2020
What do you think is the most underrated album of all time? This is for a list.
Aug 9, 2020
I listened to their EP when it first came out but I have no memory of what it sounded like lol. so i'll take another listen soon. thanks!
Aug 8, 2020
Oh man, I was wondering what this band was up to since last year. I liked Sunglasses but wasn't as into Athen's France. Props for finding this, enjoyed it quite a bit and I'm looking forward to that debut. Hopefully I don't forget, got a ton of records in my queue currently and don't wanna miss out on that excitement when the time comes haha.
Aug 7, 2020
you have some of the best lists i've ever seen (quality-wise). like each one is really great.
Aug 4, 2020
The Shame grew on me third listen so have put up an initial rating, one's to watch!
Aug 2, 2020
Thanks for the rec, need to give it a couple more goes before settling on a rating - the opener is amazing, that's for sure
Jul 29, 2020
I seriously need to get into Tim Buckley lol. Both Sib and my gf have told me to before. I'll stop procrastinating and start right now with his self-titled, my guy looks real nice on that cover art. :)
Jul 27, 2020
‘Hejira’ is one of the better Joni albums yeah, quite understated - after the week of listening I still think ‘Blue’ and ‘Hissing’ are her best. Some of the early folk ones started boring me a bit, have to admit.
About
Learning how to play the guitar and already capable of playing the intros to Slint's 'Good Morning, Captain' and Black Country, New Road's 'Athen's, France'.

Guess you could say I'm pretty sick 😎

Here's my RYM: https://rateyourmusic.com/~Jaronmeister
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