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Oct 13, 2019
It's not too far off from being a complete and overwhelming work of music. Putting aside its massive pop culture appeal, it has the makings of an engaging background structure with delectable energy, drive, builds, and contrasts to excite a listener. Having the "makings" of something doesn't quite mean it always comes together and stays consistent, though. It had some good fragmented fun for sure, and one can easily get behind the musician's sentiments to feel truly empowered. But ... read more
Oct 8, 2019
This is an absolutely gorgeous work, through and through. I'm noticing that most modern day successes seem to have something in common: taking past songwriting styles that have had popularity and putting it through the lens of the present, be it in technical production, lyrical themes, or intended audience. This work does it very well, combining the melodious flow and harmonic flexibility found in the successes of a past generation with a timbral gaudiness and elegance that could've only been ... read more
Oct 3, 2019
Donnelly flexes a lot of songwriting strength here in this debut work. The finger-picking guitarist & singer-songwriter aesthetic typically has a limited range of captivation, as it's how a lot of young naïve musicians without much experience simply start out. Donnelly is young but far from naïve, and she already sounds like a seasoned veteran from the amount of textural variety and harmonic color found on this album.

Melodies range from being simplistically pleasant to ... read more
Apr 4, 2019
It's difficult for me to see what the big deal is about this album. If its biggest appeal is just the personality behind the work, which seems like the real unspoken layer here to an outsider like me, then I'll simply acknowledge, again, that our collective artistic appetite as a culture is at a pretty shallow level. However, I'm not here to get into that. Let's instead discuss the ins and outs of what makes this album a rather mediocre experience.

To start off, I'll say that this work as a ... read more
Apr 1, 2019
Strong delivery of emotion? Check. Thoughtful, heartfelt themes? Check. Good meta communication and organization? Definitely check. Surrounded by an enriching musical substance with which to take all of these strengths to a new level, as the artistic medium attempts to do? Eh, not so much.

I'm not saying this went so far as to have the premise necessarily overshadow the artistic execution, as the music was still done with care and nothing was ever offensively bad or completely ... read more
Aug 2, 2019
May 9, 2019
Ah thank you for replying, that definitely does make sense, I understand what you mean and I think a lot of people think the same way on this site about the here and now. Me myself am trying to go back to older music (like DeBarge - I Like it) now and then, but mostly I listen to new music.
Apr 16, 2019
Interesting how you have no albums that you rated 90+, is there a reason this is the case? Is there not an album you think comes at least close to perfect?
Feb 10, 2019
Also, I really like your channel. Really underated ! I like that you don't rely on meme, a loud voice or unecessary transitions. It's kind of exausted to see that in english youtube channels. In France we have very few channels and any are specialized to indie music (or when it's the case, it's largely biased by the trandy piece of music of the week)
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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