AOTY 2018
MarkCooper
MarkCooper
Youngstown, Ohio
Beach House - 7
Beach House
7
77
Nov 19

Recent Reviews

Nov 22, 2018*
73
Panda Bear's solo career has an oddly specific set of expectations from me - expectations one-of-a-kind from other artists. This all has to do with his 2007 album, Person Pitch.
Person Pitch instilled a love for a specifically slow, open and distant sound only Panda Bear could seem to make, and that aesthetic has been applied and slightly tweaked on each of his releases since.
Unlike Person Pitch, Tomboy and Panda Bear vs. the Grim Reaper felt a lot drier and flatter - the distant aesthetic ... read more
Nov 21, 2018
83
Apologies to the Queen Mary is a disjointed, wily blast of an early-2000's indie album, with a very tender and modest heart to it. The production is pretty reminiscent of the times - where bands like Arcade Fire really popularized the spacious, big-roomed percussion in all the indie albums coming out at this time. But I think this album does it best, given the attitude and personality of the band's sound. It sounds pleasantly awkward, unsure, amateur, and more colorful than any of their later ... read more
Nov 18, 2018
68
A pretty sweet debut riding the wave of noise rock at the time of its release. The first half feels a bit like demos but the second half comes through strong.

Favorite Tracks: The Idea of North, Song of the Minerals
Nov 15, 2018
83
The sadness Jackson carried with him throughout his life can be plainly felt on his self-titled album. Simple, melancholy songwriting is matched with personal and timeless lyrics reminiscent of the folk era's golden years.

Favorite Track: Blues Run the Game
Nov 2, 2018
37
I probably would've enjoyed this more if he released it as a mixtape. Just by subconscious bias honestly.
Dec 17, 2018
stay on the happy roads and the world will be a better place
Dec 11, 2018
Truly one of the most underrated shows out there. Thank you for rekindling my love for the ep
Oct 30, 2018
And here I was think 60 was freezing lmao! Hopefully winter isn't too harsh. I've heard horror stories from the east. Oh and thank you! I saved the site to my phone so I'll be sure to hit you up when the money comes along!
Oct 29, 2018
Nice, I saw that movie recently and loved it! That's really cool, I was really impressed. You should send me some of your music if you ever feel like it, I'd love to listen
Oct 26, 2018
Yeah, I thought it was really well done and gripping. What was the intention behind it? Also was that clip near the end from Akira?
Oct 25, 2018
Yello, did you make the video in your bio?
Oct 12, 2018
Wow, that sounds lovely. Heavenly even. Especially the forests! Maybe I'm just not used to sights like that lol. I live in California, the central valley area to be exact. We're going through a drought so seasons dont last long and theres hardly any green. My dad loves Ohio so I guess that's where I get my interest.
Oct 11, 2018
How does Ohio look in the fall? Strange question I know lol. I've always wanted to check it out
Aug 11, 2018
over the garden wall's great

also i saw this shout after i changed my profile pic lmao
Jul 24, 2018
I see your profile pic and that you’re from Ohio! You seeing Radiohead tomorrow at US Bank??
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