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Oct 15, 2019
74
"Contact Note" sees Jon Hopkins further developing his downtempo sound, with some beautiful production and outstanding grooves. The second half does come across as uneven, though, and the whole album drags on for far too long.

Fav Tracks: Circles, 100, Second Sense, Luna Moth, Symmetry, Nightjar

Least Fav Track: Black And Red

Score:
7.4
Good
Oct 15, 2019
70
This literally came out five days after I was born.

"Opalescent" is a pretty alright debut. I like the relaxed aesthetics and the textures are certainly pretty, but there were some cuts that didn't captivate me all that much due to their lack of progression.

Fav Tracks: Lost In Thought, Elegiac, Inner Peace, Private Universe, Afterlife, Halcyon

Least Fav Track: Fading Glow

Score:
7
Good
Oct 14, 2019
55
[Treasure Tuesday Ep. 10]

There were good things and mediocre things about this track. It has a pretty solid progression and there are some cool drum patterns near the end. The actual drum choices are left pretty basic, the instruments are obviously midis and “330” just isn’t very satisfying to the ears.

Treasure Approval Rating:
5.5
Okay
Oct 14, 2019
89
This supergroup debut sees Colin Stetson dabble into the world of metal. You read that right, metal with a saxophone. The result is a strangely beautiful avant-jazz metal record with great production, outstanding compositions and some amazing percussion from Greg Fox.

Fav Tracks: Opposition/Perihelion; the Coil, Xenolith; the Anvil, Anaitis Hymnal; the Arkose Disc

Least Fav Track: Form Constant; the Grid

Score:
8.9
Exceptional
Oct 14, 2019
85
It doesn't have as many career highs as his other works, nor can I find as much reason to replay it, but "All This I Do For Glory" is an album that showcases more avant-garde sounds and rhythms that he can pump out of his sax. His composotions still sound as gorgeous, chilling and enigmatic as ever.

Fav Tracks: The lure of mine, Spindrift, All this I do for glory, Between water and wind

Least Fav Track: In the clinches

Score:
8.5
Exceptional
Oct 13, 2019
Think of one album/ep/mixtape you REALLLLY want me to listen to. And I will listen to it in full (Unless it's super long but like SUUUPER long like i'm not listening to a 2 hour album lol)

(might've accidentally shouted in some single accounts)
Oct 12, 2019
I’m doing a 50 album challenge, what albums should I review for my 50 albums challenge?
Oct 11, 2019
My new album is out, please check it out, link to listen:https://soundcloud.com/jackvader2015/sets/blue-arcade
Oct 10, 2019
What is the worst album of all time? (for a list)
Oct 8, 2019
Hey! Im working on perhaps my most expansive project yet! I have set out to create a list ranking every single album I have ever listened to and rated on this site! Once i complete the list it will be updated daily with each subsequent listen and will be adding a brief synopsis for each record :)

Would really appreciate if you check it out!


https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/zachthesnack/list/7938/every-album-ive-ever-listened-to-ranked/
Oct 7, 2019
thanks for the review!
Oct 6, 2019
Hey. What's your favorite album from an LGBTQ artist? It's for a list.
Oct 2, 2019
do you have any tips for writing reviews? (TISL A ROF S'TI)
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Just some socially awkward, guitar-wielding music geek who criticizes other bands and artists. I take album suggestions.

Weekends: New music
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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
5.5 - 5.9 = Okay
5 - 5.4 = Average
4.5 - 4.9 = Meh
4 - 4.4 = Mediocre
3 - 3.9 = Bad
2.5 - 2.9 = Awful
0 - 2.4 = [Insert]
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