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marmaladejacket -
80
The debut album by the Thinking Fellers; it is also their longest at an hour and twelve minutes (at least the 1995 CD version is).

This album establishes the Fellers as eccentric and niche from the very beginning here; the subjects herein are dada-esque and avant-garde, but with the edge, memorability and finesse of a skillful 90s underground rock band, a combination that sets the Fellers apart from their contemporaries. Quite a variety of moods and topics range here, from the straightforward ... read more

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marmaladejacket -
99
A triple rap album that is 3 hours and 25 minutes in total without a single pronounced dud in the tracklist is an achievement in of itself. The fact that it also has so much to say is another. The fact that some of this material is shocking and eye-widening at several points is yet another. The fact that the variety of the subjects and compositions being this diverse is, yet again, another.

The only caveats I have are that, even when separated into 3 different listening sessions as ... read more
marmaladejacket -
85
The Walker Brothers's best? Perhaps. Nite Flights has the brothers at their most adventurous in their final album together, and most notably, each member having their own section of the album.

The first four cuts (that were separated into their own EP) all fall under Scott Walker, and indeed they are the highlights, with one of the greatest works of their discography being the song The Electrician, a beautiful, haunting, scary yet serene piece of music that is so striking the album is worth ... read more
marmaladejacket -
70
The debut of Tropical Fuck Storm is fine, good even. There's a great number of good songs here, but the band doesn't feel like they mesh as well as they do on their later albums (big highlights on You Let My Tyres Down, Shellfish Toxin, and Rubber Bullies); aside, I personally feel they did more and better on 2019's Braindrops and especially 2021's Deep States.
marmaladejacket -
100
The album Braindrops from 2019 was my kinda shit. I almost gave it a 10 outta 10 but it was missing that certain X factor for me. This new album has that factor; brutally topical, with arguably even noisier instrumentation and production, while still retaining that melodic edge. It just works, and everything about this record feels composed in such a way that sets it apart from TFS's previous works. The writing is just as vicious, blunt yet pointed, with an increasingly relatable edge; the ... read more
marmaladejacket -
85
A very interesting follow up to Wormed By Leonard, Tangle purportedly scored some college radio airplay with its opening number, Sister Hell, a rollicking and memorable opening salvo of a song. This record also feels like one of their murkiest and noisiest; "Perlmnlrl" feels like Feller Filler that evolves into a jam of its own. Noisy jams are the order of the day here, especially on tracks like "What Time Is It", "Keeps Repeating" "Cold Cold Ground" and ... read more

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May 17, 2021
Hey ! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.

Prompt:

“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The last survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

Here’s the list:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/loganchung/list/44721/the-world-is-endingbut-were-still-here-right/
Mar 31, 2021
Thank you for following! Solid reviews, and great pfp!
Feb 18, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Feb 10, 2021
LOVE your 100s, thanks for the follow back mate
Feb 10, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
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.

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I love (most) music. Certain stuff rubs me the wrong way but I always give things a shot.

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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