Micah Zacharias
(MicahZacharias)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
SG Lewis - times
SG Lewis
times
56
Feb 25
JPEGMAFIA - EP2!
JPEGMAFIA
EP2!
74
Feb 17
slowthai - TYRON
slowthai
TYRON
78
Feb 17

Pinned Review

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Listening to 'We Will Always Love You' feels something like gazing out onto a barren winter wasteland the moment your spacecraft lifts off in pursuit of celestial mysteries - or so I would presume. While only their third full-length project, The Avalanches have been making notable music since the turn of the century. The critically acclaimed 2000 record, 'Since I Left You' left fans eager for more - which they did not receive until 2016, and then were left to wait another 4 years, until now. ... read more

Recent Reviews

MicahZacharias -
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In a concise 9 song, 28 minute effort, Katy Kirby's debut record is a cleverly written and confidently crafted pearl of an album. Though unassuming and seemingly content in its position far from the spotlight, 'Cool Dry Place' is the first unexpected gem of 2021 and one of the most consistent and well-defined projects of the year to date. Kirby's gliding, flute-like vocals quietly yet convincingly command a fascinated attention from the listener. The singer-songwriter demonstrates an innate ... read more
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The Lumineers' 'Cleopatra' is the ideal musical companion to a long drive with a close friend on a warm summer day. The folk group's second album is equal parts stomp & holler folk singalong and contemplative, emotional ballad record, yet feels consistent and cohesive as a project. Wesley Schultz and the Lumineers gang build on the momentum earned from their debut self titled record by developing in maturity and nuance while still giving the audience what they expected - hollow body ... read more
MicahZacharias -
95
Enigmatic icon Frank Ocean's second full length album is a charismatic, colourful masterclass on intuition, innovation, and self-awareness within our modern world. Officially titled 'blonde', but referenced as 'blond' on the album cover, the album is as endearing as it is perplexing and demonstrates precisely what makes Frank Ocean one of the best alternative R&B artists in the world today. No one sounds quite like Ocean - but one could try to concoct his sound by mixing the sonic qualities ... read more
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97
Viva La Vida' is the album that turns critical music listeners into admirers of one of the most debated bands on the planet. Coldplay's most artistic, pointed, and experimental album is not only the supergroup's best ever release, but one of the greatest art pop records of all time. Produced and co-imagined by industry star Brian Eno, Chris Martin and the gang reach their most creative and inventive heights on 'Viva La Vida'. Though never sacrificing the epic, listener-friendly pop rock ... read more
MicahZacharias -
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The Weather Station is Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman, and her fifth album, 'Ignorance', is a relentless but subtle art pop album with considerable jazz and folk noir inspiration. Lindeman paints lyrical portraits of vast landscapes and mundane, minuscule moments through heavy description, drawing comparisons to Ben Howard and Andy Schauf. Instrumentally, Lindeman incorporates a wide variety of tactics to craft a unique sound - swelling string sections, jazzy wind instruments, and ... read more
Feb 20, 2021
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I'm a twenty-something Canadian guy who loves new release music. I tend to favour alternative/indie rock and pop, R&B, singer-songwriter, and folk genres. I use a scale of 100 to evaluate albums, with specific metrics including artistry, musicality, lyrics, impact, project definition, artist vision, and replay value to arrive at my final scores. Additionally, I curate unique and up to date playlists on Spotify that are publicly available!
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My personal rankings of 2019's releases. Throughout the year, I used a self-created rating matrix to evaluate nearly 250 artists over a variety of categories to arrive at my final rankings. As music ...
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