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[A Slut Talks About Pink Floyd – Part I – Acid is a Helluva Drug]

Pure, unadulterated psychedelia loaded into a double-barrel shotgun and shot onto a recording tape is perhaps the most apt way I can describe Pink Floyd's debut record. Predating David Gilmour's arrival and the band's progressive rock prime, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' is the brainchild of the band's original frontman, Syd Barrett; a man as enigmatic as his music, which was often the product of his experiences ... read more

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As much respect I have for NSP and TWRP... this is just terrible. Nearly every single track is being strangled by way too much synth and guitars, and most of Dan's re-recorded vocals are nowhere near as endearing as the originals. They tried to faithfully recreate the live versions of these songs, but I guess they forgot to remove the shitty PA system feel from the sound. At the very least, "Dinosaur Laser Fight" is competently produced and kicks all the asses!
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Before this, Coldplay couldn't be accused of chasing trends or retreading their previous sounds. With pandora's box being ripped right the fuck open, one can be forgiven for having strong feelings about this spicy mama mia of a record. For what its worth though, this absolute crackpot fusion of Viva's multi-style philosophy and AHFOD's unapologeticness makes for an interesting listen, even if by the end you're not ultimately pleased by this musical blender.
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Public Service Broadcasting couldn't ever top 'Every Valley' even if they tried, so I respect that they went in a different direction this time around; emotional evocation instead of explicit storytelling. Willgoose did a fine job translating his admiration of Berlin and its history into some incredible jams and tearjerkers, though like 'White Star Liner', some of the gaps in between are filled in by uninspired movements that feel like a movie temp score.
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Most pop artists choose to ugly-cry their feelings about their shitty life onto a overproduced pop beat. Then there's Montero, who decides instead to proudly reflect upon the emotional challenges he's had to overcome and celebrate his coming-of-age and uncertain future with some deliciously unique beats and stupidly fun lyrics. Some of the brass and guitar melodies and percussion patterns on this thing are fucking insanely good, holy shit.
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Indie rock melancholia at its finest. Regret, sorrow, and yearning decorate this album like holes on a worn out dart board, yet regardless of the listener's mood, the deceptively simple lyrics, modest tempo, and atmospheric production give way to a really deep emotional connection. It provokes a strong emotional response in me, however I can't really accurately explain how or why it does so...


Sep 3, 2021
I really like your Scaled and Icy score btw!
I love TØP, and I’m curious about ur thoughts on their other albums if you’ve never heard them before
Sep 3, 2021
I respect but completely disagree with your opinion about dan reynolds vocals being the most passionate and varied it has ever been. He had a much more passionate and impressive vocal performance in night visions (especially in radioactive and amsterdam) and his voice and vocals were much more filled with emotions. Also you're right about those two songs, but i want to know your opinion on his vocals in songs like "easy come easy go" or "giants".
Aug 20, 2021
Matthew responded saying this,

i miss you too, and ily. i always loved reading your reviews – no matter how my day was going, they could make me smile. thank you so much for that. <3
also, my wrenviews page is mostly professional – i try to throw my best reviews on there, rather than all of them (which, admittedly, aren't that many. i've slowed down at reviewing recently.) i should start reviewing more soon'
Aug 14, 2021
It really do b like that
May 10, 2021
Thanks for following! Been enjoying your reviews for a while, keep it up!
Apr 11, 2021
lol, that’s cool. saw that ur relatively new here, so I hope u enjoy ur time in the crack house known as aoty
Apr 11, 2021
ayyyye, just wanted to say that i really like ur pfp and bio! thought for a while i was the only one who remembered NITW :)
Apr 8, 2021
i just wanted to say that your bio is one of the best on the site
Apr 8, 2021
Thanks for following!!!! ‎
Apr 2, 2021
Very powerful aura radiating from your pfp and about me


Some random woman on the internet sharing her dumb opinions on music. You can call me "Trix". My profile picture is Scappo's portrait of Bea Santello, and my username is "music whore" in Latin. Tacky as hell, I know, but I really don't give a fuck hahahahaha

Reviews dedicated to SMTCubes. You encouraged me a lot as one of my first followers on this site with your fun and kind comments, before you left AOTY. I hope you're doing well in your new-found corner of the internet, dude!

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