JohnLouisHoward
JohnLouisHoward
New Orleans
Alvvays - Alvvays
Alvvays
Alvvays
100
Jan 13

Recent Reviews

Jan 13, 2019
77
a John Peel favorite, The Charlottes featured a chap named Simon Scott on drums. he left to join another shoegaze outfit, who did okay, but this was the last hurrah for The Charlottes. the highlight here is an amazing, bizarre, chaotic cover of Shocking Blue's "Venus" where Scott sounds like a whole drumline.
Jan 13, 2019*
56
28 years between releases has to be some kind of record. unfortunately the outcome is not as impressive as that produced by Slowdive after their 22-year layoff, which resulted in maybe the best effort of their career. for Animotion, it is decades since their inescapable 1984 club hit "Obsession" (which was actually a reworked cover). the results here are campy and nostalgic, but most of these songs would have sounded a little tired even in 1989, much less in 2017. kudos to the band ... read more
Jan 12, 2019
80
yep, this is right in my wheelhouse, jangly guitars, twee, shoegazey, female vocalist, Canadian, with all that maple goth sweetness. jackpot.
Jan 12, 2019
81
obscure South Korean shoegazers Moth Pylon enter the STCI with six beautifully composed and balanced songs on this debut self-release. this is definitely in the Slowdive lineage in shoegaze ancestry but with some darkwave undertones suggestive of Drab Majesty and that ilk. a very promising record that ends too soon.
Jan 11, 2019
91
the more I return to this record, the more it reveals, and the more it hits me. I seriously under-rated it before. this is magnificent.
Nov 5, 2018
Check out 'Anna St. Louis - If Only There Was a River'... Think it might be in your wheelhouse.
Feb 15, 2018
haha, thanks! it's an album that gives a lot of food for thought so plenty of great material to work with and discuss
Oct 13, 2017
Mahalo for all the eclectic exposures... Plus, you've got a great voice in your writing. I just wish I didn't have to track interesting reviewers all over the place in here! What became of the compilation that would present when we 1st opened our site?
Oct 11, 2017
[Smiles]... Itz all good, bruv
Sep 18, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
haha, it's all good man! to each his own.
Feb 28, 2017
Lots of interesting unknown bands in your highest ratings. Thanks!
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91-100 = great, 90 = good, 80-89 = worthy of a listen, 70-79 = good song or two, 50-69 = thanks but ..., under 50 = no thanks.

Top 100+ Songs of 2018: https://open.spotify.com/user/121023741/playlist/2qez4Ej9QutRNzSIVrZ0Lo
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
789

80-89
 
495

70-79
 
167

60-69
 
85

50-59
 
100

40-49
 
32

30-39
 
9

20-29
 
28

10-19
 
30

0-9
 
46


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