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Burial - Untrue
Jan 15

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jeetygt -
I think no album release I've witnessed yet has shocked me quite as "Once Twice Melody". Here we were, getting sections of 4 to 5 tracks each, and not only do I not dislike a single song on the album so far, but also I love every single song.

I think the significance of this project hits clearer now than before, too. They aren't quite content with writing classic albums. Now, I feel like they are trying to songs that themselves stand as tall as the massive, influential, and ... read more
jeetygt -
Czechoslovak black metal is kicked off by none other than a bunch of Hellhammer/Celtic Frost worshippers. Who would've thought? (...spoiler alert, literally everyone.)

I thought of doing a reviews week where I touch on a bunch of records that emerged from the first wave of black metal, but 2022 has been such a buzzkill of a year that I haven't found the interest to actually do so myself. That said, it's still fun to try and talk about this Törr record, because personally, I think it's ... read more
jeetygt -
I may be passing hot take territory into the depths of blasphemy, but I think I like this version of Beach Life better than the one on the remake. I cannot get enough of the raw guitar and percussion here, and I think just how clean and tight the drums are on the 2017 re-release kind of mellowed out the impact of the song too much for my liking, which really killed the momentum of the second part. Also the singing (and shouting too!) here is so despondent in a way shared by few songs I've ever ... read more
jeetygt -
I remember literally having to mull over the four tracks that dropped on 7 for weeks because I thought all of them were weird and I couldn't quite process them. Yet in 2021, here I am absolutely smitten with the four first clues into "Once Twice Melody"'s sound. And I was scared I wouldn't like this!

I wouldn't say I hear a PERFECT song from front to back (Pink Funeral's constant glissandos in the background literally made that song -- I mean, come on) but Superstar comes close. That ... read more
jeetygt -
"Waiting for the Knife" is basically this Mitski anyway, but I've always preferred her with a more passionate, emotive, expressive delivery. "Be the Cowboy" didn't wow me when I heard it in 2018, but I was still absolutely excited to hear this as "Your Best American Girl" is one of my favorite songs of all time. The longing, the sense of displacement and confusion, the anxiousness -- all of it is painfully relatable to me.

And yeah, this album is absolutely sick. ... read more


Oct 20, 2021
Pretty much the same. I grew up listening to his music : )
Oct 18, 2021
based Ilaiyaraaja enjoyer
Sep 29, 2021
Happy to be your 200th follower! Solid reviews and nice taste :)
Sep 3, 2021
I'm happy that you are. I really appreciate your contributions, it's great having you on.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do
Jul 3, 2021
@jeetygt - Thanks for the follow, bruh! Now that Texas allows for unregistered open carry weapons I just need to say, Remember the Alamo! - @daFigz™
Jul 2, 2021
Doom Camel - what a rad name!
Jun 3, 2021
i agree with you that twee pop is an incredibly overlooked genre
people usually think twee pop is kkb but it in fact has a longer history than that
sometimes i just wonder why sarah records acts are so influential yet so obscure at the same time
the same can be said for the new zealand dunedin sound scene
Jun 3, 2021
wait youve seen me on rym? on which album?
Jun 3, 2021
its pickle!


20 | the original doom camel

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