nervousestate

Nervous Estate
(nervousestate)

United Kingdom

Favorite Albums

Best of 2023

Recent Ratings

Samia - Honey
Samia
Honey
61
Jan 28

Recent Reviews

XL Life - The Boogie Down South
71
I've been big into hardcore for the past ten years or so and wanted to make it one of my goals to check out more up-and-coming bands over the course of 2023. Therefore, I was delighted to see the Welsh outfit XL LIFE release their debut record, The Boogie Down South. The band is fronted by former Astroid Boys member Traxx and you can 100% hear the Astroid Boys influence on the opener Shout, as well as playful production at the end of Grey Place and Just Do It. The songwriting on The Boogie Down ... read more
SG Lewis - AudioLust & HigherLove
73
This record had no right to be as fun as it was. With SG Lewis's AudioLust & HigherLove, you're getting an hour's worth of groovy synthpop and neo-disco that hits far more than it misses. It may sound like the greatest Twitch stream background music album ever, but don't let that take away from how enjoyable this record is.

As soon as the intro finished, I was immediately transported to an 80s dancefloor, and rarely did I feel like I wanted to head to the smoking area or go grab a drink ... read more

The Arcs - Electrophonic Chronic
70
I remember feeling bored to tears when I first listened to The Arcs' debut, Yours, Dreamily, so I came into this record hoping for a bit more of the high quality I heard on songs like Searching the Blue. I'm very pleased to say that Electrophonic Chronic is a step up in quality compared to the debut - and while it isn't flawless - the music is far more engaging and creative than on Yours, Dreamily.

The main issue that lingers on from the debut is that the pacing is a bit off, with most songs ... read more

Fucked Up - One Day
61
I honestly wasn't the biggest fan of the last Fucked Up record I listened to (David Comes To Life), despite its high critical and user appraisal. It's a shame to say that my opinion really hasn't changed from then to now, as One Day just didn't connect with me. Of course, the band deserves the praise for literally recording this record over one day, however, that doesn't excuse it being predictable, anything but new, and even bland at points.

Optimism came from the opener Found but my ... read more

what is your name? - beyond old names, everyone's songs.
70
Anything Midwest emo-adjacent holds a historic place in my heart due to my teenage love for the genre, so hearing beyond old names, everyone's songs was a pleasure this morning. The instrumentation across the entire record was beautiful and I loved the way that what is your name? added more modern synths and samples to the classic emo formula. I even think that the raw atmosphere provided by the less-than-perfect mixing adds charm to the atmosphere, although I would say that my patience ... read more

Shoutbox

1w
Thank you again! White Pony is my favorite album of all time
1w
Thanks for following :)
2w
Tnx man, I appreciate it a lot!
2mo
yes, Brick Ln, Rough Trade East
2mo
so it is! Haven't been to Rough Trade, Resident Brighton for their presentation?
2mo
The idea of having an athlete showman at concerts is amazing !
3mo
your reviews are great man! gl on aoty

About

26 y.o. teacher and musician, reviewing music on here so my loved ones don't have to pretend to enjoy my thoughts

Rating Distribution

100
 

90-99
 
6

80-89
 
27

70-79
 
45

60-69
 
20

50-59
 
4

40-49
 
4

30-39
 
2

20-29
 
2

10-19
 

0-9
 

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Everything I've got on wax, made up of a combo of records I've bought and records I've inherited. (LPs only, not including compilations, EPs or singles)
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