michaelgneardc

michaelgneardc

Riverdale Park, MD

Favorite Albums

Best of 2024

Recent Ratings

Ihsahn - IHSAHN
Ihsahn
IHSAHN
62
Feb 21
Omni - Souvenir
Omni
Souvenir
42
Feb 21

Recent Reviews

The Requiem - A Cure To Poison The World
65
Call me out of touch with the deepest parts of the scene, but I didn't know that people were still making unadulterated third wave emo. This sound is so familiar. But it may be a little too familiar. There is nothing truly unique about this album even if it is enjoyable that it hits all the third wave emo notes.
Laura Jane Grace - Hole In My Head
62
Parts on this album feel like they were written by a folk punk AI there are so many tropes of the genre. If it were not for tracks like "Mercenary" and "Keep Your Wheels Straight," which veer away from folk punk and toward Americana as complete songs instead of a collection of thoughts, this album would have been a huge fail.
Nouvelle Vague - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
70
While it is not the most consistent of albums, certain songs have an absolutely ethereal quality that is haunting like their covers of "People Are People" (an early contender for my favorite cover of the year) and "She's In Parties." But when they get more upbeat like on the title track, there are some w.t.f. moments for sure.
Tom Odell - Black Friday
75
Melancholic does not begin to describe this album. While the music is understated and light, sometimes his voice is barely more than a whisper, these are some heavy lyrics. The songs on this album had me feeling heartbroken on behalf of Tom Odell and having never heard of him before listening, that is saying something. "Black Friday" and "Nothing Hurts Like Love" are my personal favorites.
Madi Diaz - Weird Faith
62
Sonically, there is nothing wrong with this album. While it does not break any ground, it borders on an enjoyable little listen. But the lyrics on a lot of the songs are really cringy. "Girlfriend," for example could have been written by a 12-year-old (and not by someone who is almost 40). There are some big highlights though. "Don't Do Me Good" with a feature by Kacey Musgraves is a whole other level. It is almost like the other writer came in and said that she would ... read more

About

I never really grew out of punk and emo. I love a lot of other genres but there is so many interesting things going on in those genres. I review everything but rap and death or grind metal.

100 Top 50 albums of all time
90-99 One of my favorite albums of this or any year
80-89 There are imperfections but generally I love revisiting this
70-79 Some very good songs and moments
60-69 Nothing necessarily wrong with it, it just blends into the background
0-59 Hard to get through in varying degrees

Rating Distribution

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90-99
 
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80-89
 
21

70-79
 
33

60-69
 
40

50-59
 
14

40-49
 
4

30-39
 
3

20-29
 
2

10-19
 

0-9
 

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Emo, screamo, emo pop, sad boy post-hardcore, midwest emo, emo rap. All the emo and emo adjacent releases in 2024.
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February Playlist