Best of 2021

Xiu Xiu - Oh No
Xiu Xiu
Oh No
Mar 30

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marmaladejacket -
It may be too early to call this my album of the year, but if it doesn't end up being so, it will at least be one of the best records I've heard in 2021, one of the best debut records I've heard, and one such record that I not only loved on first listen, but a record I listened to constantly the week I found it.

It's rare to find an artist that has this much ambition who then also has the talent and backing to make those ambitions reality. The sheer variety of genres, moods, instrumentation ... read more

Recent Reviews

marmaladejacket -
The most recent JG Thirlwell project, Xordox, has released a follow up to 2017's debut Neospection; here is an immaculately produced electronic album that explores a wide array of tones and noise in a very creative fashion, sounding absolutely great. It improves over the debut by pushing the sound further and more wildly; i highly recommend it.
marmaladejacket -
marmaladejacket -
A low-key, pretty, and enjoyable indie pop rock album. The same vibes go throughout each track, making it a bit samey, but the lyricism is fine and the chord progressions are neat and unexpected, at least for me. It's nice and chill and I like it, a pretty solid record.
marmaladejacket -
This is quite intriguing. I have not heard a Tom Jones record before, and to be quite honest the big singles I have heard from him are quite great and I love his singing quite a bit. I was expecting a "standard" sort of sound with this album.

This was oddly gruff, experimental, and honestly fun and engaging. The instrumentation varies, with some noisy, distorted guitar driven tracks, moments of serene minimalist synths, raw acoustic guitars, sweeping background violins, and more. The ... read more
marmaladejacket -
It's hard to formulate words for this review. I'm about up to 5 or 6 attempts at writing it.

A quick discography rundown; I really enjoy All American Trash. I love the Saturation trilogy. I do not like iridescence. I enjoy Ginger for the most part. With Ginger being the last record as of this review, I was feeling excited, hoping that the group was going to further that sound, or perhaps go into some new territory. While the latter happened, the music feels more stagnant than ever to me.

I ... read more


Mar 31, 2021
Thank you for following! Solid reviews, and great pfp!
Feb 18, 2021
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Feb 10, 2021
LOVE your 100s, thanks for the follow back mate
Feb 10, 2021
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Apr 17, 2020
Hi there! I accidentally deleted my Fetch the Bolt Cutters review (instead of 'editing' it) and I'm quite pleased with it, would you mind giving it another look? I don't expect a like, just a read my friend!
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?


Music lover, attempted musician.

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/fitting.

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

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