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Mar 3, 2020
90
Ohio's Lord Whorfin have released their debut self-titled album; herein lies a great mix of punk, math rock, metal, and lo-fi experiments that show huge potential for the band.

The ethereal, lo-fi bookends of Broken Hand and Dnah Nekorb (first and last track, respectively) hold between them some very solid and hard-hitting music, namely the frenetic and heavy Basement as well as the punky but fervent Balsa Bear; equally as intriguing is the 17 minute epic track LED, a multi-faceted journey ... read more
Feb 11, 2020
10
I see you. You're thinking, "Man, this album is getting BLASTED! It must be really bad! I should give it a listen to see how bad it is." That is where you make a mistake. 26 minutes may not sound like much, but Green Day (to their discredit) have created a piece of crap so awful that it feels longer than it is. This album's experience is akin to waiting in line, but the intercom is playing the most safe, basic rock music. Musically, trash. Lyrically, trash. Lines like "I was a ... read more
Jan 31, 2020*
65
"Call me Kurt Cocaine, wilin' like I'm Nirvana
I eat it like a piranha, she got a tongue like iguana
She wear her hair like E. Honda, a birthday suit for pajamas"

- Lil Wayne, Clap for Em

This record is hilarious but he is also rapping better than, say, IANAHB2, or similar records; he isn't just improvising lines, at least it feels like it is composed.

You know if you like Lil Wayne and his shenanigans or not; ridiculous, sometimes (usually) silly wordplay, but in addition Funeral ... read more
Jan 31, 2020
60
Kesha ends up balancing her old sounds with the new on High Road; there's the garish uber-confident pop she was known for that frontloads the project, but also features Rainbow-esque country flavorings throughout the record.

It seems to want to appeal to old fans and those who enjoyed Rainbow; the result is a mixed bag, as the compositions here are not as effective or as memorable as those featured on her early work or on Rainbow.

I would be remiss to not concede that the music itself is ... read more
Jan 24, 2020
100
After his 1984's transitory work in the form of Climate of Hunter, a decade and a year would pass before Walker would return with the first of three albums, the first offering being Tilt. This was the moment that Scott Walker truly came into his own as an avant-garde artist and composer.

Tilt retains the baroque pop he was known for on the first song, Farmer in the City, but here it is starkly different in tone and more minimalist in percussion; the violins and his crooning baritone vocals mix ... read more
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)
Dec 31, 2019
I'm really glad you're reviewing Scott Walker's discography. I hope you will give a good review to Tilt, this album is probably in my top 20 of my favorite albums of all time.
Dec 18, 2019
i actually haven't heard very much of Gaahl's solo pursuits. i heard lots of good things about a new album he was involved with this year, so i'll probably check that out sometime before the end of 2019. some of his other stuff is pretty folk-centric which i wasn't that interested in when i skimmed it a year or two ago, but now i'm into that sound so who knows?
Dec 6, 2019
yooo that's sick thanks so much! i feel like i might've used the wrong word if i called it "divisive", because i havent really met anyone who thinks Gaahl's work with Gorgoroth is equal to or better than the stuff they did prior. maybe "controversial" would be a better choice, because again, a lot of people (including myself) feel as though the band's quality fell dramatically once Gaahl and King ov Hell (their bassist who joined roughly around the same time period) were at the helm. i still think Incipit Satan is a good album and Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam is okay, but generally Gaahl-era Gorgoroth output is spotty to say the least.
Dec 4, 2019
Good luck! I hope you will like them!
Dec 2, 2019
I know a lot more about jazz, here are some of the best albums to get into the genre:
-Mingus- "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" (of course)
-John Coltrane - "Giant steps"
-Pharoah Sanders - "Karma"
-Don Cherry - "Don Cherry"
-Alice Coltrane - "Ptah, the El Daoud"
-Sun Ra - "Space Is The Place"
-Matana Roberts - "Coin Coin" Series
-Angle 9 - Injuries (very underrated)

I gave you a lot of recommendations so you can choose what interests you 😉
Dec 2, 2019
I am not a great metal connoisseur but I can recommend some unforgettable experiences:
-Agalloch - "Ashes Against the Grain" (their best imo)
-Cryptopsy - "None So Vile" (my favorite metal album ever)
-Autopsy - "Mental Funeral" (ultra technical death metal from the underworld)
-Paysage d'Hiver - "S/T" (atmospheric black metal masterpiece)

Otherwise, you can listen to legendary artists such as Burzum, Electric Wizard, Mayhem or Ulver but you probably already know them.
Nov 15, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
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"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

If you see me give a 100, it means that record is perfect for me. Everything is subject to change but usually 100s will remain as such.

I only rate albums with points ending in 5 or 0 unless it's a meme.

Rating Scale:
100: Classic/Favorite
90: Fantastic
80: Great
70: Solid
60: Passable
50: Indifference/Meh
40: Subpar
30: Bad
20: Terrible
10: Abysmal
0: Bottom of the Barrel
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