Jan 30, 2019
92
Dynamic enough to draw comparisons to a whole list of today's best independent female recording artists, yet fresh enough to bring her own thing to the party. Yaeji, FKA twigs, Princess Nokia... basically everyone's fantasy girl gang... in one 28 minute, 13 track album? All that plus a more punk rock alter ego that really shows through in tracks like Holy Cow... & And We're Off. The latter of those two songs being my favorite on this LP. When I started listening, seeing 13 tracks was kinda ... read more
Jan 25, 2019
40
Terrible Nu Metal. Lame.
Jan 23, 2019
90
Creative production, great verses (especially from the featured artists [especially Rekcahdam & Mega Ran]), great sound bytes and just some rappers in their feelings. Feelings with a sense of humor. It's got a lil' of everything that the kids like these days but not at all in a patronizing way. I mean Kill Bill, Rav, and the EXO folks are young people fresh from internet youth culture. Jazz, hypnagogic pop, self-reflection and, of course, hip hop blend together nearly perfectly. A ... read more
Jan 22, 2019
76
Beta Band singer isn't afraid to reveal his influences on latest LP, About The Light.
Jan 22, 2019
84
I love The Drums. 2017's Abysmal Thoughts was amazing. The one off single from 2018, Meet Me in Mexico, was also great. This track is lacking that magic, though. It starts with a guitar riff that makes you question whether or not you are actually listening to The Strokes. Though, the more synth forward bass line and rambunctious beat dispels that thought quickly enough. The track is, perhaps, too loud and busy and what I am really missing is Johnny Pierce' beautiful voice leading the way with ... read more
Jan 22, 2019
77
Out of the four songs already released from what, in February, will be Drenge 3rd LP, Never See The Signs is my least favorite. Autonomy would be my pick, because it hearkens back to the energy of their first release. The addition of keyboards/synths is notable.
Jan 22, 2019
80
Foals ability to change their sound from album to album indicates to me that these guys are proficient musician. While this isn't a complete departure from What Went Down or Holy Fire, there is enough here to separate projects. It is a bit bland for an album's first single.
Jan 22, 2019
87
What a fun and inviting track.
Jan 22, 2019
50
When you bite from a more interesting artist and your song is still mediocre.
Jan 18, 2019
97
James Blake is in love. While ecstatic, he can also sense that something is missing. The anxiety and self doubt that usually dominate his mind have quelled. There is something he doesn't trust about that. This album is the story of Blake making the conscious decision to not question happiness. In order to honor this amazing love, he vows to Assume Form from out of the ether. He vows to be present and available in a way that he didn't think was possible. Throughout this LP you can hear the ... read more
Jan 17, 2019
90
Akogare is a Japanese verb that means yearning, longing or aspiration. Despite the fact that I don't speak the language, I can feel this definition in the tunes. This is a pretty ambitious record. Eclectic influences seem present here, or perhaps an influence to be eclectic. These songs are all fun to listen to. I wish I could understand the language. If this was an English language release I feel like it would be one of my favorites of the year so far. Track 4, Rumor Has It, seems to have ... read more
Jan 17, 2019
82
The production is simple, not many bells or whistles. I like this choice. The mix is smooth and it allows Mila J's voice to really shine. Honest lyrics that deal in more than just the normal cliches of r&b. Lyrics that indicate that the person behind them is talking about a real lived relationship. Track 4 features a male singer called MIGH-X who reminds me of Frank Ocean with his melodic creativity. The last track broadens the importance of what lovers share; not only can love shared ... read more
Jan 16, 2019
80
This single is much more Depeche Mode-y than anything on the Thirst EP. I like the vocals, a lot.
Jan 16, 2019
70
Track 3.
Jan 16, 2019
79
For the first track, dude digitally replicates the acoustics of a Google data center to record "in"!(?) The second track is, from what I can understand, recorded through a patch that distorts the abilities of voice recognition software. This highly conceptual, 2 song album is satire. Quirky, digital-consumer age satire. Yay!
Jan 16, 2019
90
Really cool Ambient record made by two friends from Boston's Experimental Music scene. Sounds like sitting in traffic for the first two tracks. The third and final track was most interesting to me, as the familiar sounds of cars and freeways were replaced with more ethereal noises. Entitled, Let The Children Guard What the Sires Have Won, The first 5 mins of this 27:33 min song are a bit anxious and tense. Then, as the semblance of a beat starts to develop and a second, higher, sustained note ... read more
Jan 16, 2019
85
Black Metal is not a genre I spend a lot of time with. However, I played this for my dude in the car and we both thought it was pretty dope. Now that bf is on their scent, we will probably be at the show. if they grace our area with their presence, that is.
Jan 16, 2019
94
Dark, driving beats. Thick kick drums. windy synths. Track 3, Working in the Attic, is the jam. Track 4, Bart's Jam, is where the party's at. Try busting an 80's type freestyle over the final track, A Series of Bad Decisions. Could really get focused in on writing or drawing listening to this.
Jan 15, 2019
95
Woah. Very heavy subject matter. On the band's bandcamp page they refer to this work as a, "personal research project" about Family Annihilation cases, further stating that the audience is secondary to the research cause. Very tough to listen to these tracks and even tougher to research the names that appear in the track listing. Disturbing but necessary dialogue.

For me, this project points out the enormous chasm that lies between this type of confrontational subject matter and the ... read more
Jan 15, 2019
NR
This U.K. band always impresses with unique songs.
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