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Recent Reviews

Oct 18, 2019
30
This was one of my most anticipated albums of the year. 2016's Splendor & Misery was one album I quite enjoyed, the concept being unique. I was excited when I heard of their 2019 project.

The two singles, Nothing is Safe and Blood of the Fang were what I had to go on; the former was an effective, if cheesy, single relying on the halloween vibe as a sort of gimmick, whereas the latter was fantastic; the sampling was top notch, with some of the best rapping Daveed has done. I was looking ... read more
Oct 16, 2019
100
Fuck it. The amount of times I go back to this record since last year is in the double digits. It's one of my favorite records to listen to; a perfect mix of noise pop and rock, with a wonderful flow and great production. Infinitely replayable due to its perfect length as well. A fantastic album from KKB.
Oct 16, 2019
90
UFOF for me was like "yeah sure." Nice, subtle, quiet, pensive. Very pretty record. Don't have much to say about it. Just a same note throughout, but a pretty note.

Two Hands, for me, is like "hell yeah." It has UFOF style songs but also some straight bangers like "Not" and "The Toy" (contextually speaking). I feel this flows better generally; also read that this is comprised of various songs Big Thief had been playing live previously now in studio form, ... read more
Oct 15, 2019
65
This EP is a rough hewn one, one with some minor kinks throughout; you can hear Jackie Frank Russell trying to find his voice, Bill trying to find his flow on drums...the whole band is attempting to gel together here. Luckily, they hit it well for the most part, and there's quite a bit to admire; Hael, Bleeding October, and Navigate the Stars serve as the EP's highlights, energetic, connected, and powerful. Jackie's vocals, while not completely comfortable on Bleeding October, do their part ... read more
Oct 15, 2019
100
Outside of working with his band Hyperdoom in 2016, JFRIII began to produce solo work under his own name. Jackie Frank Russell III's debut record, Outward Calm, Inward Chaos (Hominine Records, 2017) was a near masterpiece of brutal progressive metal and raw emotion, only ever slightly set back by influences and low production value (which, in this author's opinion, works for the themes found within the album). With this debut, JFRIII far surpassed the awkward vocals found on Hyperdoom's ... read more
Oct 20, 2019
What is your favorite album by a singer/band that you have a crush on?
Oct 14, 2019
No problem, it's real great!
Oct 11, 2019
Im waiting for your 2020 review
Oct 11, 2019
What album was the most fun to review? (For a list maybe)
Sep 18, 2019
F # A # ∞ = best GY!BE album (in my opinion)
great new name, bro.
Sep 16, 2019
love godspeed. love your new profile picture. Tysm for your nice comments 😁
Sep 14, 2019
My Richard Dawson review is out!
About
"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.

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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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
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80-89
 
167

70-79
 
124

60-69
 
104

50-59
 
70

40-49
 
35

30-39
 
22

20-29
 
17

10-19
 
12

0-9
 
6

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