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KUKL - The Eye
KUKL
The Eye
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May 2

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Three young bands have emerged from the Windmill in Brixton to send a message about the future of experimental rock/post-punk. black midi and Black Country, New Road have both amazed me with their debut albums "Schlagenheim" and "For the first time". Their brilliance, nuance, complexity and overall infectiousness led me to give them both "mastapeece" tags upon release! Now it's time for Squid to shine through with their breakthrough LP and... goddammit this scene ... read more
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The hype for "Nurture" is nothing to scoff at. I mean, we literally have a record-breaking comment box on this site (around 14,000 at the time of writing) that users used as a sort of group chat! That is fucking dedication!

Since the singles of this album were really starting to resonate with me earlier this week, I decided to listen to "Worlds". While a bit flawed, I would be lying if I said I wasn't hit with a huge wave of nostalgia from my early middle school years, ... read more
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Continuing off of 2019's first "Civilisation" EP, "Civilisation II" is an amazing follow-up that expands upon its predecessor's themes of the world ending. It contrasts a bit to the first one as well. While that EP was more pessimistic of the fate of the world when dealing with issues like global warming, this release is more concerned that we can still spread some optimism and stick together during these troubling times. Starting with "The Princess and the Clock", ... read more
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Ah yes. The pop act known as The Armed. They released "ULTRAPOP" via Sargent House, which is a label known for other great mainstream acts such as Lingua Ignota, Boris and Deafheaven!

Jokes aside, this band's aesthetic and their new album's cover art reek of the word "corporate" and it's pretty much intentional... maybe a little bit too on-the-nose. It even goofs you a little at first with the title track embracing a dreamy, albeit hella noisy, palette. Admittedly, I do ... read more
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WHO LET THE MOTHAFUCKIN' DOPE BOYS OUT?!?!?!

The Broccoli Boys are depressed and after a generally consistent career... yep. They're still depressed alright. "GINGER" also dealt with some of the boyband's most personal lyrics, but I felt it faltered in other areas. "ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE" is a whole different story, however.

"WHO LET THE DOPE BOYS OUT", shouts Kevin Abstract in the opening cut, and one of my singles of the year, "BUZZCUT"! ... read more

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Apr 20, 2021
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Some socially awkward, guitar-wielding, genderfluid (they/them) music geek/hipster garbage who shits on bands and artists.

9.9 - 10 = Mastapeece
9.5 - 9.8 = Amazing
9 - 9.4 = Outstanding
8.5 - 8.9 = Exceptional
8 - 8.4 = Great
7.5 - 7.9 = Very Good
7 - 7.4 = Good
6.5 - 6.9 = Decent
6 - 6.4 = Fine
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