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MFfool -
93
This collection of Grateful dead snippets from their '72 tour run throughout Europe is one of the most liberated rock records I ever did hear, no tightness is in sight - and that can only be called a refreshment in a medium where greatness so often comes with the price of obvious hardship. Instead here, what we get is a strung together collection of jam band pieces sometimes derailing on a slightly improvisational path while still remaining very professional at all times. It is especially a ... read more
MFfool -
75
The core asset of Electric Wizard's Dopethrone lies in the constant fullness of it's sound. With a well oiled engine, this behemoth creeps on with an unstoppable force and a dragging heaviness - which both compliments and hurts the album at a certain point. It is pitch black drenched in a real sense of self contaminated style, which is for me a true achievement in a genre that sometimes sounds as blurry as metal. What is essential to the style is that it really is a slow burner compared to so ... read more
MFfool -
79
Brick seems like an album that is content with exploiting the contemporary genres and tropes in a way that is hackneyed and cheap like a vagrant vendor, but hey, it's a helluva compilation when you look at it from the other way - you might even call it a good high. It plays out like that 70s cheerful music that has the exact right friendship between freshly baked funk and oldly charming soul - where the rhythms are a tad repetitive and the padding is made up of sexy saxophones and that good ... read more
MFfool -
60
The more I've heard the main hits from Arctic Monkeys, most of which stem from this album - the more they tire me out without growing in any value. They start to feel more contrived and annoyingly reliant on the same passes and goes that sound fresh for five times and get obsolete the sixth time. This isn't how I should listen an album, looking for flaws by listening to songs over and over again but songs like "Do I wanna know" and "Snap out of it" have been heard around the ... read more
MFfool -
70
This felt like a session of advanced music practice in high school where the one talented kid is practicing in the hallways. Maybe it's just the ridicule simplicity of this album that makes me say a thing such as this. The only thing prominently used are one to five clarinets and a sort of metronome. It's always nearly invisible in layers and you know what? It's kind of refreshing and even relaxing. There is obviously no real point in this music, it isn't a statement or a grandiose expression ... read more

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Sep 30, 2021
I don’t know if you’re still active on this website but I just wanted to say you have some of the best reviews on the website!
Mar 11, 2021
Thanks so much! Much appreciated. Your reviews are great also, some really interesting work!
Mar 10, 2021
Sure thing, I will check it out! Thank you!
Mar 9, 2021
Nice! I'm look forward to that review! Any new music you heard recently that you would recommend?
Mar 9, 2021
Thank you friend! I've seen you were also a fan of BCNR first release. Will you eventually write a review about it?
Mar 8, 2021
Thank you haha! Love your After Hours review!
Mar 2, 2021
Ohhh yeah!! That’s my favorite record of this year so far too! Fantastically unpredictable record!
Mar 2, 2021
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Feb 28, 2021
Hi friend! Thanks for the follow! Let’s connect, what would you consider your favorite album of this year so far? 😁
Feb 6, 2021
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Not a music theorist who can decipher giant steps, not an avid player with masterful hands, not an insightful philosophical critic, nor a music history fanatic. Just a chap dropping his two cents about how he feels about certain albums. Oh, drop requests in the comments if you'd like.

P.S. No album ever can get a 100, at least not yet.

Rating Distribution

100
 

90-99
 
25

80-89
 
31

70-79
 
44

60-69
 
12

50-59
 
5

40-49
 
2

30-39
 
1

20-29
 
1

10-19
 
1

0-9
 
1

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