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Here's where I would put my review of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's debut limited cassette tape album All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling.


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Like I'm drunk as fuck right now for various reasons. I just learned that this wonderful wordsmith and incredible talent, MF DOOM (Daniel Dumile), has passed away. It hit me harder than I expected...I'm typing these thoughts as they come.

This is a fucking wonderful record amongst many wonderful records for him; here, this is one of two times he adopted the moniker of Viktor Vaughn. As it goes it is just another album of quality in his discography; incredible flows and lyricism, incredible ... read more
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"It’s failures, duds and bottom-notch pretentious lyrics at every turn." - LAE (Listen to Anything Else)

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*Full disclosure, I'm a friend of Max and also helped contribute to the artwork for this release. As such I'll abstain from rating it.*

Max Mobarry is the lead singer and guitarist from progressive metal outfit Others by No One, and this is their debut EP, self-released and recorded over several years. It is a noise/ambient work, filled with odd sounds, visceral passages, harrowing events and eerie moments. It is a gripping EP in my opinion; one that embodies the chaos of our current time.
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Fake Train, the third (second? debut?)* album from Unwound, is one of their masterpieces. Coming after 1992's delayed to 1995 self-titled album, it improved on its predecessor on every level while retaining everything that made it great.

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Unwound's first demo/mini-album/album/song show-er off-er, however you slice it, is quite solid; a great offering of post hardcore and noise rock goodies that are able to stand out amongst their early work and honestly is worth a listen if you're interested in the band. It's not quite the heights of something like Fake Train or their later work, but it goes hard and is quite fun to listen to.

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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?
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 😉
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 (or like, the number is in the title, such as Talking Heads's 77, which is a great score for that).

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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