MikeOwen

MikeOwen

idk how to wrap up reviews
slowthai - TYRON
slowthai
TYRON
85
Feb 12

Pinned Review

MikeOwen -
90
As a Catholic, one of the things that really frustrates me is the lack of genuinely good Christian music. While there is no shortage of brilliant records with Christian themes and imagery, as far as I know there are few quality projects that are fully committed to this theme. CCM is definitely one of the prevalent genres in the USA right now, but from what I've heard of it there is little depth, nuance or mystery about it, let alone sonic quality. This might be subconsciously triggered by a ... read more

Recent Reviews

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The Collective Collaborative Review #11: Tristan's pick

This will just be a short review since I don't really know what to say about this album, other than that it's great and really worth checking out. It feels like the audio version of one of the sci-fi films that end up ageing really well. It's quite foreboding and sombre, full of hypnotic repetition and fascinating textural layers. The pacing is also great - as a general rule, Underworld know how long they can sustain their ideas and fully ... read more
MikeOwen -
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The Collective Collaborative Review #10: My Pick

Mount Kimbie are one of my favourite groups of all time. I found out about them thanks to James Blake’s contributions to their latest album “Love What Survives”, and have since come to hold all of their records very close to my heart; their music caused me to reevaluate what I looked for in electronic music, with their somewhat understated, frequently low-key and apparently minimalist approach. I've read that they pioneered the ... read more
MikeOwen -
90
The Collective Collaborative Review #9: MattsReviews’s Pick

This is the first record for the Collective I’ve already heard, and incidentally one of the most important hip hop records regarding the development of my taste in music.

Quite soon after I first really started visiting this site, clipping.’s third album “There Existed an Addiction to Blood” was prominently featured in the “highly anticipated” section for a while, and considering the early ... read more
MikeOwen -
80
I've found myself surprised by this record in a way that I didn't expect.
I'll start this review off with a baseline thing: Evgeni Koroliov does a great job of performing this. I haven't consciously heard his work before, but he's clearly a very technically accomplished pianist and interprets these pieces with clarity and beauty. But the reason why I'm making this review is because it's given me something of a realisation. I rarely ever listen to classical music (I'll use the term ... read more
MikeOwen -
80
The Collective Collaborative Review #8: TreyLikesBands’s Pick

While I have not heard much of Peter Gabriel’s work, I am somewhat aware of the important impact that he left on the music scene, prominently from his pioneering use (along with Kate Bush) of the Fairlight CMI, a groundbreaking digital synthesiser and sampler. His solo work, as well as his output with Genesis, have also received massive commercial and critical acclaim, so, all in all, I was pretty excited to hear his ... read more
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 23, 2021
no worries!
Feb 22, 2021
Hey! going around AOTY asking people a question for a list.. what’s your favourite Pink Floyd song? thanks :)
Feb 22, 2021
As I am planning on making a list from AOTY users, I would like to ask this question: What is an album that you and your parents like? Please elaborate if you'd like :)
Feb 11, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. For my next AOTY Icon Interview, I will be interviewing CLJesse. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Charlise. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about them. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Feb 4, 2021
Thank you!
Feb 3, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 9, 2021
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Jan 9, 2021
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
About
Hi, I'm Mike! I'm planning on slowing my reviewing pace a bit this year, partly to focus more on school but also to encourage myself to write more high-quality reviews than before, especially for albums that inspire me. Not too many controversial opinions. I give ratings in increments of 5 (precise scores for 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 can be found at the bottom of the review).

Languages: English/French

Member of 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/thecollective/
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