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MasterCrackfox -
Yes, hello.

As you may have noticed, I just hit 1,000 followers on here. I wasn't really sure how someone like me would approach hitting that milestone, since I've tried to take less stock in it the last few months and just focus on writing. However, being the 20th person who hit that after two and a half years on this site I figure I should say something because, truly, it does leave a warm feeling in my tum-tum and I'm honored by how much support I've received. I'll likely take this down ... read more

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MasterCrackfox -
The new album from Spirit of the Beehive, ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH, is like an acid-infused hallucination that feels like a century long but only lasts a few fleeting moments. The cacophony of distortion, psychedelia, and dreaminess can be downright bewildering, but the serenity is like the comedown from the dizzying high that gives you the sense that you've come out enlightened.

The fourth album from Spirit of the Beehive, serving as my personal introduction of the group, is certainly a strange ... read more
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After a few years and five albums BROCKHAMPTON simply hadn't captured me in the way it did for many others, from their highly acclaimed album series SATURATION I-III to their two follow up albums iridescence and GINGER. I have gained a great deal of respect for what the self-proclaimed boy band have been able to achieve in the last four years they have been releasing proper albums; whether that be their DIY ethos, their large collective approach and collaborative nature, or their ... read more
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As requested by @Rollo_P I've been listening to Moment of Truth for the last few days to really soak in the excellence of Moment of Truth, the fifth album from legendary underground duo Gang Starr. I've been aware of Gang Starr in some capacity for about two decades now, believe it or not, having grown up on Tony Hawk Pro Skater games as an influence for my later life listening. I do mean this, and I will bring it up at every single opportunity I can, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 has the best video ... read more
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Black & Blue, Backstreet Boys' third US album and fourth international release, was easily the groups most forgettable project up to this point as a group. Credit that to a slowly fading interest in this form of pop music by the turn of the century and millennium, or the groups larger involvement in the writing process, or just fading interest in the group after so much replayed tropes the group had already relied on a number of times, but something just doesn't click with this album like ... read more
MasterCrackfox -
Out to prove they were no flash in the pan vocal group/boy band, Backstreet Boys quickly turned their international success into yet another big hit maker and an album tailor made to sell an exuberant amount. Given that Millennium, the groups second US album and third international album, is one of the highest selling albums of all time and currently (and likely always will) holds the title for most shipments in a year in the US, it's hard to argue that it was anything but a success story and ... read more


Apr 7, 2021
Thanks for giving the album a shot, appreciate it!
Apr 3, 2021
Sounds good! Feel free to lmk whenever you get to it.
Apr 3, 2021
Very happy to see you follow up! In case you're ever looking for any reccs yourself, I checked a few of your ratings and noticed you never rated Gang Starr. They are an absolutely essential duo, especially their album Moment Of Truth.
Apr 2, 2021
Thanks for the album recc, I appreciate it! Absolutely zany as all hell, that first listen had me feeling like I was doing lines of pixie dust with Tinkerbell. Here's the review, hope you enjoy:
Mar 26, 2021
Congrats on 1000 dude keep up the good reviews
Mar 26, 2021
1000!! Finally reached the big one man! Congratulations!
Mar 25, 2021
woah, 1000! wowza! definitely one of the most deserving accounts here of that milestone, heres to thousands more. you do great work, keep that shit up!!
Mar 25, 2021
Congratulations on 1000 followers!!! I'm still impressed at how often you can write reviews and have them be so great too!
Mar 24, 2021
Thanks for the reccs! I swear, I love Cold Vein more and more everyday. I'M THE VOICE IN THE BACK OF LL'S HEAD SAYING "YOU GONNA LET A WEED PLANT DO THAT?"

I have listened to Summertime '06, Endtroducing, and GREY Area - I've even reviewed Endtroducing! They're all quality records, 8.5-9/10 range. Of the three, GREY Area is my favorite, the consistency and the range of emotion from Little Simz pairs so well with her high-tiered lyrical ability. As for Billy Woods, I'm patiently awaiting the Armand Hammer - Alchemist collab this week. I'll be more then ready to listen to it tomorrow night!

I've never heard the Busdriver record before, I'll check it out soon and let you know what I think. Thanks for the recc!
Mar 24, 2021
No doubt! if you have any reccs I've never heard, hit me up.



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