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Aug 2, 2020
MasterCrackfox -
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The Velvet Underground in name alone, Squeeze is one of the least interesting albums ever created. With Doug Yule taking the helm of the group after the departure of every original member, the songwriting across Squeeze is void of any originality or substance. It's so middle of the road in terms of quality that its more boring than even the most repulsive album; at least then there is something to write home about.

Every song on Squeeze is forgettable. The lyrics are simplistic, the ... read more
Aug 2, 2020
MasterCrackfox -
77
It could potentially be said that Octahedron is the closest we could come to The Mars Volta Lite. The songs are far more subdued in many points, floating in a progressive and psychedelic space but more subtly. It's a contrast between the peak of an acid trip and the quiet comedown hours later; a collection of four albums that mystify, and a fifth album that is so worn down from the high that it's time to ease up.

One of the most apparent Lite portions of Octahedron is the song and album ... read more
Aug 2, 2020
MasterCrackfox -
76
The Velvet Underground embrace the pop sensibilities that pervaded their music since their initial release, outputting an album that feels entirely influenced by the pop music of the decade before it but simultaneously looking forward to the rock sound that would come in the next decade. Lou Reed and company reveal themselves to be just as forward-thinking as they always were - Loaded is just a more pressing version of looking forward.

By this point, four albums in, there really was something ... read more
Jul 31, 2020
MasterCrackfox -
79
The Mars Volta will never be accused of losing any shred of creativity over their first four albums. The groups sound, which is still the brain child of Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, is so eclectic and frenzied that it just inherently sounds busy and complicated. When this much is going on it's hard to argue that there is a specific formula, outside of a constant explosive barrage of fury and sound. That may be accomplished through forceful guitar riffs and incomprehensible ... read more
Jul 31, 2020
MasterCrackfox -
84
I refuse to believe that people aren't paying attention to Thanya Iyer because they dislike her, but because of ignorance of her existence. Listening to KIND, you get the sense that it's so complex, bucking the formulaic patterns of music, yet so majestic that it would be impossible to not feel something from. The illustrious vocals, the odd time signatures, and the fluid intermingling of electronics and classical instrumentation make KIND an album that transcends categorization and even in ... read more
Aug 3, 2020
Also I’ve corrected some of my reviews grammatically so yeah :)
Jul 31, 2020
Hi can you have a look at my Justin Bieber album review I made sure it was spelled correctly and made
Sure about my grammar too can you have a look at it
Jul 31, 2020
Why does your DP always give me shivers down my spine...
Jul 30, 2020
Hey man can you have a look at my reviews and critique them I don’t mind if there negative positive mixed I want to here your opinion
Jul 28, 2020
Hello there! My friends Joe and John just released their first track under the pseudonym ‘2jStreet’. The song is called ‘Came For This’ and I’m sure they’d really appreciate if you gave it a listen and a rating. Any feedback, good or bad I’m sure they would appreciate as well. Thanks. https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/264652-2jstreet-came-for-this.php
https://soundcloud.com/2jstreet/came-for-this
Jul 26, 2020
Hey! Whats a bad album from a good artist? (list)
Jul 26, 2020
Since no one on Twitter seemed happy with the Mercury Music Prize, I thought it would interesting to see what people on here thought were the best! Not in any order so scroll through options to find your favourites. Write your choices in other if they don't appear in list! https://forms.gle/wMEd9cQD74RtzwtQ7
Jul 24, 2020
Sent you a message on discord!
Jul 24, 2020
I envy your vocabulary & knowledge so bad bro you're reviews are always great
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