Light =x2, Decent =x4, Solid = x6, Strong =x8
Dogleg - Melee
May 4
Dogleg - Melee
May 4

Recent Reviews

liammenzies -
I found Jack Stauber’s schtick to wear a bit thin on the 99 track, 65-minute long Micropop from last year but I think his recent decision to focus on shorter projects such as this one works far better.

Sure the hypnagogic aesthetic still feels a little overdone but having it soundtrack a journey around the supermarket gives me big Bill Wurtz energy which, if you’re in the loop, you know isn’t a bad thing.
liammenzies -
I wanted to like this a lot more than I actually do because this just is too stagnant for me. It’s not like it doesn’t occasionally pull me in with what is so appealing, the grooves can nestle in every so often but just not as much as I want.

I don’t really like the vocalist either, she just strikes me as pretty stationery as well. Nothing vocally or instrumentally is conjuring much from me which makes Disco Valdar a record I sadly have a hard time recommending.
liammenzies -
Elon Musk promised to deliver much-needed ventilators and fell short of everyone’s expectations. On an unrelated note, let’s talk about the new Grimes album!

This might be the biggest letdown by a favourite artist of mine since...Arcade Fire though thankfully there isn’t anything nearly as abysmal as Peter Pan or Chemistry on here. Despite its concept of being her darkest record to date, a lot of what is to be heard just feels like feeble, pale imitations of what Grimes has ... read more
liammenzies -
So when I originally reviewed this on Rate Your Music I said it sounded like ARTV made this album on Guitar Hero: World Tour...shot myself in the foot there.

I don’t want to beat a dead horse but it is the worst album Green Day have ever put out, suffering from all the same shortcomings that the last Blink-182 album did. At their grand old age we shouldn’t have to hear songs like Teenage Teenager which don’t border on mind-numbing, they colonise that very concept.

Before ... read more
liammenzies -
At first, I was hesitant that a drum and bass album would be able to hold my attention for a whole LP, but boy was I wrong. I think it’s worth noting this isn’t a genre I’m as well versed in as...N64 soundtracks, but there’s a noticeable tinge to Sewerslvt’s soundscapes that make it feel unlike anything else in this realm.

I say feel because sure, there are comparisons to be made with the likes of Burial in terms of the thick, dense atmosphere that fills your ... read more
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
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?
Oct 30, 2018
Die Lit a 44, YES!!!
Sep 3, 2018
you gave die lit a 35!!! NO VRO!!1
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