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Oct 17, 2017
92
My score for this album increases with each listen. Dan Bejar shows his sophistication and talent on this record, and it's one of my favorite records of the decade.
Jul 29, 2017
90
I've been a fan of all of Caribou's music, but after listening to this I think I have to say it's my favorite. It feels more IDM-oriented than some of his other releases, but it's soothing and comforting and results in a great listen.
Jun 30, 2017
83
Can't believe I'm really saying this, but I agree with p4k on this album. It has some really, really, really strong tunes that rest at the top of the band's discography, but also feels as though it is lacking objectivity and meaning in a grander scheme.
Jun 30, 2017
80
On the first listen I absolutely hated this- it just made me feel so damn uncomfortable. But with more listens you begin to appreciate their experimentation and it actually turns out to be a surprisingly great record. A very different side of the band.
Jun 30, 2017
96
With each listen, this album increases in its significance to me. It's so delicate and personal that it makes me feel in touch with the band. In my personal opinion, it's one of the greatest records of the 90s, and also one that just feels right to listen to in the summertime.
Jun 25, 2017
83
City Music is a set of 12 tracks that are filled with impressive songwriting and great melodies. I only recently found the music of Kevin Morby after seeing him live just a few weeks ago, but his new release is something definitely enjoyable and fun to listen.
Jun 25, 2017
94
I didn't really expect much less from an OKC remaster, but OKNOTOK, with its 3 previously unreleased tracks + a full set of b-sides is magnificent. The remastered songs are so good that maybe even Pitchfork will start to appreciate Electioneering. Realistically, this remaster only gives more proof that this is one of the best bands of all time.
Jun 13, 2017
91
Listened to this album for the first time today after really enjoying both Yoshimi and Soft Bulletin for quite some time. It's a truly astounding record- The Lips do what they know best with great experimentation. There are powerful triumphs and exceedingly hypnotic riffs that leave me with nothing to say except that it's, well, amazing. This Wayne Coyne's most expressive self since 2002.
May 25, 2017
93
Absolutely stunning record. I expected nothing less from Pecknold and the gang after such a long hiatus, but honestly my expectations were blown away by the pinpoint accuracy among the production and chilling vocals. Most likely my AOTY, if not it will easily land in the top 3. It's a somber release that combines all of the prior sonical elements the band has produced with a nice and innovative touch I can't quite describe. While I enjoyed Helplessness Blues a good bit, I don't think it quite ... read more
May 23, 2017
80
Continual growth on this single. So hyped for the new album.
May 11, 2017
81
One of the few artists that is so incredibly consistent with their music, Perfume Genius continues to impress on this record. Definitely one of the best releases of the year.
May 8, 2017
80
Impressive that the band was able to maintain their composure and talent even 22 years later. Their 4th LP continues to show sonic strength and the lyrical dreaminess that I've always loved from this band.
May 6, 2017
80
I'm a big fan of this LP so far. Only a handful of songs that kind of feel like a drag, which is pretty impressive for ol' Mac. He's taken a couple songs slower where it feels like a more improved version of his 2015 EP. Moonlight on the River is an awesome example of this. On the other hand, you can bet there's still the carefree, feel-good type of sound that he's always put out. The production is a step up from some of his previous works and actually works well for the notoriously lo-fi ... read more
Apr 11, 2017
76
Although Future Islands did not exactly progress on their sound, the band still released a solid album that has 4-5 songs you can definitely listen to at any time. It's still got the same catchy and dancey feel as Singles, and switches back and forth between a synthpop/rock style that's infectious.
Mar 12, 2017
88
I enjoyed my first listen through, and I think that my liking will only continue to increase as I continue to listen. It's so unique and iconic that I really can't relate it to any other album I can think of.
Mar 3, 2017
95
I listened to this for the first time today after continuously putting it off, expecting it to be a sad and morose album that I would only listen to at an extremely sad point in my life. Well, I never got sad enough to get to that point, so I checked it out. Turns out that this album is more than just a sad album: it's peaceful and flexible enough that you can enjoy it at any emotional state. I am very impressed by the creativity of Nick Drake and the beautiful sound he has created on this ... read more
Feb 27, 2017
94
I listened to a lot of IDM about 4 years ago and never really came back to it. Listened to this album for a while today, and I honestly enjoyed every single song a lot. Incredibly impressive record full of unique beats and synths.
Feb 24, 2017
72
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Feb 2, 2017
89
I started listening to the first two releases of Fleet Foxes, their self-titled LP and this EP, together as a deluxe album, so I suppose I always associated the beauty of the two together. Sun Giant is a 5 song LP that expresses deep emotion through harmonic melodies through all 5 songs. It's more melancholic than the LP, in my opinion, and it uses the classic Fleet Foxes feel to connect human emotion and romance to natural aspects of life. There is something cozy about the first two releases ... read more
Jan 30, 2017
71
Enjoyed it a lot more the second time around. By no means is this even close to Cloud Nothings' best record, but it certainly is an enjoyable album. The songwriting from Baldi is not as good as Attack on Memory. The guitars don't go as hard as Here and Nowhere Else. What CN manage to do on this album is produce an utterly different sound than any of their previous record. Perhaps it is maturity; perhaps it is just an album to appease the desperate listeners who just want more music. Don't get ... read more
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