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Oct 18, 2019
49
major label attempt to co-opt indie "songstress" sounds to make them more consumable by the generic mainstream. former actual indie musician Polachek plays the role of indie music action hero in this "alt" facade for mainstream tastes (the cover perfectly fits the intentions here). it gave me a "pang" and it "hit me where it hurts", so there is that, but let us hope that this never becomes the "new normal". could not finish it.
Oct 15, 2019
94
it does not seem possible, but somehow they keep outdoing themselves. color me amazed and thankful.
Oct 4, 2019*
100
I saved this for my 2,000th rating on AOTY.

it is not possible to over-state the brilliance of this record. it has depth and beauty and character. it weaves a perfect tapestry of musical elements to create an effect that is both personal and mythic at the same time. Angel Olsen shows that she can handle anything and that no one can justifiably pigeon-hole her style and breadth of musical expression. "Chance" is for me the song of the year and one for the ages. it is a master-class in ... read more
Sep 24, 2019
93
a bravado cavalcade destroying every foundational genre. heartfelt insolence, jagged, kitschy, leaving musical normality on pause. questing restlessly, soaring triumphantly, urging vociferously: what x? your zenith.
Sep 24, 2019
93
the vocal harmonies on this record are so beautiful and natural. many people have called "Ain't That Enough" the perfect pop song, and one listen will have you convinced. the whole thing is carefully conceived and crafted, and the result is a kind of casual masterpiece. this is really the top peak for a band that has had many "peaks" in a long and winding career.
Oct 16, 2019
groot ♪( ̄︶ ̄)♪
Oct 8, 2019
which show did you go to? Austin?
Oct 6, 2019
So jealous... The night she comes to Denver I have something I can't get out of, and none of the other dates worked for my schedule. :( Enjoy the show!!! I've been checking the setlists for the US run of this tour and they have looked epic.
Sep 16, 2019
Jul 21, 2019
Hey have you ever listened to Wild Nothing- Nocturne? I just tried and it and enjoyed it a lot, and it seems right up your alley! Dream pop/jangle/shoegaze
Jul 2, 2019
Yo! You heard the Baroness? Don't know if it's your kind of thing, but it's my aoty so far
Jun 6, 2019
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May 19, 2019
i love your reviews
May 8, 2019
Just noticed out of pure chance that we have nearly the same amount of ratings. That is all.
About
100 = perfect
91-99 = levels of greatness
90 = good stuff
80-89 = worthy of an extended listen
70-79 = good song or two
50-69 = thanks but ...
under 50 = no thanks
I rate high most of the time.

Strong preference for small labels and indies, tend not to rate major label and mainstream stuff unless forced upon me, then look out.

Top 100+ Songs of 2019 (in progress): https://open.spotify.com/user/121023741/playlist/2EKLq2ms6y8y42m3Sono7f
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90-99
 
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80-89
 
539

70-79
 
208

60-69
 
99

50-59
 
112

40-49
 
40

30-39
 
12

20-29
 
30

10-19
 
31

0-9
 
46

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