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Rihanna - ANTI
Rihanna
ANTI
78
Jan 5
Zahara - PUTA
Zahara
PUTA
80
Dec 24

Recent Reviews

Koan -
79
As expected, "Dawn FM" is some sort of sequel for "After Hours" both in terms of themes and sound, with less groove and magic, but with the same amount of compromise and charisma from the artist behind both projects.

Highlights: "Every Angel Is Terrifying", "Less Than Zero "and "Phantom Regret by Jim"
Koan -
80
Siento que Zahara es la St. Vincent española (?)

PUTA es algo así como un MASSEDUCTION español estilísticamente, pero además es un álbum tan sentido, tan duro, tan inequívocamente imperfecto y tan bien escrito que todos esos sentimientos de "le falta algo" parecen casi justificados. No me queda otra que considerarlo uno de los álbumes más relevantes de los últimos años. Hacen mucha falta voces como la suya.
Koan -
64
Hey, I've never been an Ed Sheeran hater.

I often see the appeal of Ed's songs. Lots of them are sort of heartfealt yet "normie anthems" you can kind of sing with anyone. Sometimes bad, sometimes great, generally standard. In this record he also wants that, but it also wants to have dumb pop radio friendly songs, and he doesn't completely succeed in doing any, and although he doesn't exactly fail in my opinion.

No highlights
Koan -
74
This is the kind of music that I'd like to make one day.

To me, in "Color Theory" Soccer Mommy pulls a one trick pony, which she can pull off and definitely works well... Just until it doesn't so much.

Highlights: Circle The Drain, Night Swimming and Yellow Is The Color of Her Eyes.
Koan -
75
No entra fácil si no quieres relajarte, pero es que kick iiii no es ni kick iii ni ii ni i

Este album, siendo más ambient, lo encuentro más seguro y definitivamente Arca lo aprovecha. Es por eso que es el que tiene menos "temazos" pero también me resulta el más consistente y generalmente disfrutable de los nuevos "kick", eso sí, hay que relajarse sin pensarlo mucho.

A destacar: Alien Inside.

Shoutbox

Feb 22, 2021
As I am planning on making a list from AOTY users, I would like to ask this question: What is an album that you and your parents like? Please elaborate if you'd like :)
Feb 12, 2021
You're welcome and especially thank you it's kind! Saturday I'm posting a new episode on Jacques Dutronc (:
Feb 8, 2021
Hey Koan, with pleasure! First of all, I can advise you all 2 albums:

- Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles
- Alain Bashung - Fantaisie militaire

The first one is easier to understand, the second one gives off a very technical poetry (it's a higher level)

Moreover I launched a mini series on the French-speaking albums (in my lists: Baguette Et Béret), each week there is a new episode.
Don't hesitate either if I need to recommend more specific genres/styles for you
Dec 20, 2020
I’m working on a community list and I was wondering, What particular song(s) causes you the most pain? No need to explain. Thanks.

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I really enjoy pop music... I can't help it, but I wanted to expand my taste and I somehow ended up here making reviews. Don't take them too seriously though, I usually like everything to some extent.

I have scores for individual tracks (50%) and a score for the album as a whole (50%) which is more about the vision being coherent, mature and those kinds of things. Then I make a median with these. I don't believe in 10/10 albums, so a 9/10 is already a masterpiece for me.

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70-79
 
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60-69
 
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50-59
 
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40-49
 
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10-19
 

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