Dance Gavin Dance - Instant Gratification
70
This band is amazing and I have nothing more to say. The infamous Fantano score on him giving Instant Gratification a "1" really made me turn off from the band in the beginning and brush them off as a band that's not worth listening to. And I hate that this was really what stopped me from listening and opening up to more bands like this cause going down the DGD rabbit hole has been an amazing venture I've made this year. And I'm sure good critics such as Fantano really mean no harm in ... read more
Landon Barker - Friends With Your EX
76
THE BARKER SON FINALLY DEBUTS AND HE CHOSE THE POP-PUNK ROUTE BY SIGNING TO HIS DAD'S LABEL, YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP

Landon's direction is nothing new, he sounds like a copy-paste version of Huddy which is better than nothing considering that guy's done nothing since Teenage Heartbreak, so I'll take what I can if it means getting more of this expired and overplayed pop-punk.

Dance Gavin Dance - Count Bassy
87
My favourite Jon Mess performance so far, this entire track blows it out of the water in the entirety of Artificial Selection. At first listen, this was instant favourite with the powerful chorus and the aforementioned Jon Mess ending along with the chant and its catchy bass riff at the end. This song is absolutely insane and I'm absolutely floored everytime I listen to it.
Hot Milk - BLOODSTREAM
79
The catchiest single and best track from the album, haven't been hooked to this band since I Think I Hate Myself but this song brought me back
Dance Gavin Dance - Mothership
69
I feel like I'm making a wrong choice by going through DGD from newest to oldest cause this Robot storyline in the tracklist feels like it's going in reverse.

Favs: Deception, Betrayed By The Game

Laufey & Philharmonia Orchestra - Let You Break My Heart Again
82
This song has made me come to terms in the wonders of re-reading that the Philharmonia Orchestra is not the Philharmonica Orchestra like I've been mispronouncing it for the past few years, and I feel like an idiot for now realizing this.
Braden Ross - unalive
61
I hate TikTok single marketing so much. This whole shtick that I see plagued when hyping up a single makes me feel more appreciative of how we're still doing marketing when officially announcing things actually has meaning, instead of how this method teases and baits listeners a tiny snippet for a track that will most likely not live up to its initial expectations and ends up killing the hype in the process. It's pretty shit to prematurely share a piece of art that's barely half-baked only to ... read more
Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
65
"No, it's not a phase, it's the way that she combs my hair"

Another DGD album, another silky, catchy chorus with gratingly harsh vocals. Speaking on the latter, I think I've gotten used to how nonsensical some of the lyrics are with Jon Mess' side of writing. The argument I've seen is that his vocals are more of an instrument to add some harsh flavours on top, and that his lyrics are meant to be nonsense and is being said for the sake of being said. Personally I think that argument ... read more

salem ilese - High Concept
72
The disappointment on my face when I saw this album just barely hitting 27 minutes. Despite how short this LP is and the its songs' tiny runtime, salem ilese delivers a pretty good demonstration for what she's able to deliver for her debut album. I'm a little haphazard about the ironic concept of this album being her own concepts, cause everything is a mish-mash of ideas bundled into one little album.

I unsurprisingly love every song on here to a degree except the grand but surprisingly weak ... read more

Mathue - FEELS LIKE HELL
73
From the same guy behind BOI WHAT, this some jxdn-type shit that I honestly couldn't care less with how catchy and fun this song is
Lil Uzi Vert - Pink Tape: Level 1
NR
I LOVE LABELS MILKING THEIR ARTISTS BY MAKING EP'S FROM AN EXISTING ALBUM WHEN THIS COULD'VE BEEN A PLAYLIST ‼ ‼
Antronsongs - Flying Cars
72
There it is again, that funny feeling
Glorb - sadkini
NR
you lost me with the plot now cause unfortunately, wtf is this
BOI WHAT - PLAN Z
84
The only reason why this hits even harder is because this is gonna help me cope with Post Human 2 being delayed
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll
74
Their ass did not save rock and roll lmao, but the nostalgia-bias I have for this album & this band absolutely carried me in high school, so they at least saved something. It may not be as ambitious as the title hoped for, but it saved a small part of my life that couldn't have made me happier.

For years, the one thing I've always despised this album is how this album was produced and I put the blame on Butch Walker for this one. While I don't think he's the worst producer in the pop-punk ... read more

Dance Gavin Dance - Afterburner
69
What I thought was going to be a casual listen to another DGD album turned out to be some nice company. After finding a few of my own favourites in Jackpot Juicer and putting them on loop, I'm slowly getting caught up with the band's hype and its formula. And my goodness, it's always a delight to listen to.

A bit heavier from Jackpot Juicer, Afterburner is more aggressive and gnarly in terms of how punchier the riffs and drums are, but effectively still carry the catchiness they're known for ... read more

Dance Gavin Dance - The Ghost of Billy Royalton
78
Song hits harder now that I know a bit of the context behind it, amazing vocal performances from all and absolute haunting production.
Dream - to whoever wants to hear
23
I missed liking Dream during quarantine with the Manhunt series. Then with some bullshittery here and there, it's all gone to shit. I don't care if he's in the right or wrong with controversies that's basically tainted his reputation in the eyes of everyone that's not his target audience, the way Dream's gone about it is disappointing and incredibly disingenuous that it's hopelessly immature. His transition to focusing on being a full-time artist was awfully messy that the way he built up to ... read more
Dance Gavin Dance - Jackpot Juicer
76
My first Dance Gavin Dance album and Jackpot Juicer is everything I had hoped for when I first heard "Die Another Day". I am completely entranced by the clean vocals and despite how it's been obnoxiously cleanly mixed, it is severely addicting to hear everytime they pull it.

The harsh vocalist I'm lukewarm about. The talent's amazing and kills it whenever his parts play, I'm just really turned off everytime his writing turns a full 180. I'm just left confused everytime a line shows ... read more

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