AOTY 2018
Music_Observer
Music_Observer
Milwaukee, WI
Robyn - Honey
Robyn
Honey
70
Nov 1

Recent Reviews

Dec 11, 2018
66
While I don’t mean to come off as incredibly insincere to the work’s artistic goals, I must say that this is one of the wackiest albums I’ve heard this year from start to finish. A lot is packed into this hour-long work in terms of timbral techniques, effects, highlighted layers, priorities, lyrical messages, and emotive decisions. With that came a big imbalance of what went well and what was missed. I must say that The 1975 never hit it out of park with any idea, however ... read more
Dec 10, 2018
58
I love the album title, I love the general nature of its release, and in speaking without regards to the music itself, I love the nature of its existence. However, I’m not a big fan of the musical execution and stylistic boundaries that existed, which is ultimately what my review will focus on.

Despite the very commendable and interesting relationship between musician and listener (or musician and fan) that’s set up here, I found it difficult to be at all enamored with Earl ... read more
Dec 1, 2018
74
Here’s another example this year of someone explicitly borrowing from past popular styles because the style was, well, fun and exciting. On a basic level, this album succeeds at laying down the foundations of what makes music “funky”: strong reliance on the 7th as a color tone, succinct and melodic brass parts, upbeat and diverse percussion, the slightest of offbeat accents, and a cool wavy synth as the main harmonic provider. Then, add in a melodic layer comprised mostly of ... read more
Nov 27, 2018
69
This is a rather smart, culturally rooted, and stylistically diverse album that has the potential to get a modern audience off their feet and enjoy something driven by talent while still being easy and accessible. Rosalía’s main musical gift, as shown on this album, is her wonderfully flexible and controlled vocals, which constantly brought a necessary heart and soul to each track. It also happened to be the only consistent positive aspect about the music, and while it was ... read more
Nov 16, 2018
25
I hate most everything about this. Whenever I say “there’s worse music out there”, this is what I’m talking about. I’ve waited to listen to a full Imagine Dragons album until now, and I thank my past self for having enough wits to avoid them in the first place. However, now I get to share just exactly what I think makes them awful.

This album represents the true failure of modern mainstream culture in giving room to artistry. We artists look around every day ... read more
Dec 18, 2018
Definitely one of the more underrated reviewers on the site
Nov 29, 2018
Don't always agree with your opinions but I definitely respect your views and how you convey them.
Sep 7, 2018
let's beef vro!
Jul 3, 2018
Some of the most interesting reviews of the site ! I suggest you to do paragraphs because it's pretty challenging to read
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