liammenzies

liammenzies

Light =x2, Decent =x4, Solid = x6, Strong =x8

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98
From the get-go, a wave of pure elation crashed over my mind. The compelling opener Love’s In Need Of Love Today serves as a reminder that your projection and delivery is often more important than the words you’re saying. In this scenario, Wonder has me in my overdraft with how good he’s selling me on this.

“How is he gonna keep this up” I whisper to myself.

BING! Have A Talk With God, a delightful synth-funk tune that I can imagine spanning for triple its ... read more
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62
When it comes to debut albums, “brevity” isn’t a word I find myself using very often. I’m not gonna paint all musicians with the same brush but it’s not often I come across an act’s first LP where it lasts less than 30 minutes, the editing process not being quite refined so early on in their career.

That isn’t the case with Jeromes Dream. I rubbed my eyes in disbelief when I first read that run-time, assuming I was in a hazy state from just waking up - ... read more
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100
I hate every single one of you.

Okay, well not actually but you all should have bullied me better than you did to get me to listen to Rain Dogs. Granted I should blame myself first and foremost, always putting off Tom Waits and telling myself that I’ll get around to it, like a child saying he’ll finish his chores every five-minute interval. One the opening seconds to Singapore blessed my ears, however, I had a grin stretching from ear to ear, as if something had been slipped into ... read more
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86
It’s great looking back at the year you were born to get a taste for the musical landscape at the time - to know the kind of songs and albums that would herald your arrival. Vain? Perhaps but to me it’s like music astrology, using seemingly superfluous things like dates to add some exciting context.

1996, the year yours truly came onto the scene and the albums that came out around the time feel deathly on brand; fellow Scots Belle & Sebastian dropped their magnum opus If ... read more
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76
When it came to this MWE, one of my main aims was to fill in my music blanks across all decades. Whether that was listening to some essential records from the ’70s that I hadn’t scratched the surface of or genre-defining albums like Relationship of Command, I think I’ve done a good job of looking way back.

I kept my finger on the pulse when it comes to the 2010s, but there have always been some interesting albums that a challenge of this nature gave me an excuse to finally ... read more

Shoutbox

Feb 9, 2021
absolutely amazing reviews
Nov 10, 2020
Album covers often get a lot of attention, sometimes more than the music itself but there's one aspect to albums that is very often overlooked: the title. The title often sets the mood and energy of the album, or is memorable enough to stick with you, but seldom gets credit for doing so. Anyways, this leads into a question I have (for a list): what's your favourite album title of all time?
Aug 16, 2020
Hey what is your favorite album opener and album closer for a list I’m making?
Mar 28, 2020
What album should I review?

Yeezus by Kanye West
Kid A by Radiohead
Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Mar 14, 2020
if you had to choose a live performance of a song that's better than the original studio recording, what would it be? it can either be something youve experienced yourself or something from an official live album (cough cough its for a list)
Nov 11, 2019
My reviews were admittedly kinda shitty when I wrote this because I wasn't in the best state mentally at the time, but here's the link

https://focushiphop.com/2018/07/17/album-review-jay-rock-redemption/
Nov 9, 2019
\/\/456p
Sep 29, 2019
Question for my first community sourced AOTY list: What's a great album that you can't listen to anymore, and what's the reason?
May 13, 2019
was6p
Oct 30, 2018
Die Lit a 44, YES!!!

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