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Jan 17, 2019
72
Apologies in advance for the upcoming metaphor but it’s hard not to pop the cherry of the new year and find the first record that everyone will be wanting to fawn over, it’s just part and parcel of wanting to be a trailblazer. In that sense, Forests are going to be the opening act of 2019 having dropped their sophomore release on New Year’s Day no less meaning that they’ll get a bit of a spotlight before the gold rush is over.

When it comes to most Midwestern emo music, ... read more
Dec 25, 2018
86
Going into this album, I assumed I had it all figured out: it's gonna be some sort of self-help record focussed solely on the artist in question with some meandering production to boot. While this cynical presumption would usually be on the money, I'm happy to see Sylvan LaCue has exceeded my expectations dramatically with an invigorating, captivating listen that has a low of powerful messages trapped within itself.

There's a multitude of wonderful quirks and behaviours Apologies in Advance ... read more
Dec 25, 2018
82
I'm having the best of luck with these recent new listens.

Title tracks (as in the name of songs) can serve multiple purposes: maybe it's to convey the message of a certain cut, maybe it's just choosing the catchiest word/phrase so the artist can call it a day or, in the case of Antarctigo Vespucci's Love In The Time Of E-Mail, it can weave a narrative on the surface level that the songs in question can flesh out.

The power-pop duo's third LP starts and ends with the songs Voicemail and ... read more
Dec 25, 2018
84
So, chillwave: I often don't give much of a reaction whenever the term is brought up and going into this record, I was sort of under the impression that this was one I'd have to fight my night-shift induced fatigue to sit through. Thankfully it was a lot easier than that as regardless of how backloaded this release feels, there's an undeniable charm that drives this record from start to finish. George's vocals have a certain quirk to them that makes it all the easier to let yourself lay back ... read more
Dec 25, 2018
42
So as someone who can see the appeal in emo/cloud rap (Yung Lean as well as Lil Peep appealing to me somewhat), I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring when it comes to discussing this record.

When it comes to vocals, it's kind of hard to defend Bladee. His pipes feel like they're made of marzipan, too fragile to carry the necessary emotion and unlike the aforementioned Lean, this Drain Gang honcho struggles to ride any autotune riddled wave to his benefit. It doesn't help that when it comes ... read more
Oct 30, 2018
Die Lit a 44, YES!!!
Sep 3, 2018
you gave die lit a 35!!! NO VRO!!1
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