Feb 5, 2019
78
Despite a few filler moments, "Eucalyptus" is a dreamy, beautifully-written album from Avey Tare that returns to the folk-ish roots of early AnCo records while delivering what that band lacked since "Painting With".

Fav Tracks: Jackson 5, Ms. Secret, Coral Lords, Selection of A Place, Roamer, Season High, When You Left Me, In Pieces

Least Fav Track: DR aw one for J

Score:
7.8
Very Good
Feb 5, 2019
93
"Psyence Fiction" was one of the first introductions to trip-hop for me and I'm glad it is! This is a classic in the genre, probably one of the best trip-hop records period. It has kind of a movie soundtrack feel to it, which is unique. There's also some pretty big features on here (most notably, Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Richard Ashcroft of The Verve) and plenty of great sampling and genre-blending to eat up!

Fav Tracks: Rabbit In Your Headlights, Lonely Soul, Be There, ... read more
Feb 4, 2019
70
"The Spoils" is a beautiful track with layered string arrangements and smooth vocals from Hope Sandoval. "Come Near Me", however, is very uninspired, with boring vocals throughout the track.

The Spoils: 9
Come Near Me: 5

Score:
7
Good
Feb 4, 2019
84
Massive Attack releases a few of their best tracks yet on "Ritual Spirit". The production is as brooding as always and the features are great!

Dead Editors: 9.5
Ritual Spirit: 9
Voodoo in My Blood: 6.5
Take It There: 8.5

Score:
8.4
Great
Feb 4, 2019
74
"Heligoland" lacks the surprise of the first three records, but it's still an atmospheric trip-hop record filled with haunting production and great features (including Damon Albarn!).

Fav Tracks: Paradise Circus, Saturday Come Slow, Pray For Rain, Splitting The Atom, Atlas Air

Least Fav Track: Flat Of The Blade

Score:
7.4
Good
Feb 3, 2019
79
While "Don't Feed The Pop Monster" doesn't do anything new to the electropop genre and a couple of tracks drag, it does present some amazing production, solid lyrics and great vocals.

Fav Tracks: Peach, Hospitalized, Sucker, Everything Goes (Wow), Dust, Old Dog, Too Proud

Least Fav Track: To Belong

Score:
7.9
Very Good
Feb 3, 2019*
87
Damn this is good! The production is great, the vocals are sweet and soothing and the instrumentation is just wonderful! Overall, "Gallipoli" is probably gonna be one of the more underrated releases of the year, but you should definitely check this out.

Fav Tracks: Gallipoli, Family Curse, Landslide, When I Die, On Mainau Island, Light in the Atoll, We Never Lived Here

Least Fav Track: Gauze für Zah

Score:
8.7
Exceptional
Feb 2, 2019*
82
[My 500th Review!]

This is preeeetty damn cool. I picture a looping, animated wallpaper of a badass neon car driving in one of those 80’s retro geometric backgrounds. The production is great here, with cool 80’s synths coupled with booming kick drums present throughout the record. Even though it lacks variety, it’s nice to see some creative minds coming from my state!

Fav Tracks: Face the Fire, Fate, LA, Lost, Tears, Come Closer

Least Fav Track: Crush

Score:
8.2
Great
Feb 1, 2019*
85
"Stuffed & Ready" is a surprisingly great indie record with some immaculate production, layered instrumentation and tight writing! The mixing could use some work in some spots but that's not enough of a flaw to stop me from recommending this.

Fav Tracks: Daddi, Ohio, Wasted Nun, Juicy Socks, Stupid Fish, Self Explained

Least Fav Track: Pieces

Score:
8.5
Exceptional
Feb 1, 2019*
59
While it does have pretty solid writing, some decent instrumentation and a great amount of atmosphere, "What Chaos Is Imaginary" is too exhaustively run-of-the-mill to sustain my interest throughout its run-time.

Fav Tracks: Chemical Freeze, All Blacked Out, Pretty, Joesephs Dad, Hire, What Chaos Is Imaginary

Least Fav Tracks: Minute in Your Mind, Hoax and the Shrine

Score:
5.9
Okay
Feb 1, 2019
10
NO! NO! NO! STOP! GODDAMMIT NO! STAHP!!!
Jan 31, 2019
50
Ok. This is actually a lot better than most of his other songs, but that really isn’t saying much.
Jan 31, 2019
90
No frills, smooth, classic Noname!
Jan 31, 2019
95
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMM DIS IS A THHIIIIIICCCC ASS BANGER!!!!!

But really, this song is probably gonna be one of the most fun songs of the year! I LOVE the hook and the lyrics have a lot of personality!
Jan 31, 2019
55
It ain’t bad, the singing and lyrics are fine. But the piano instrumentation leaves a lot to be desired. It feels like she just used basic piano chords and scales to fit the melodies and left it there with no other tweaks. I also lost any feeling of emotion I had for this song when this line came on: “Shaking my ass is the only thing that’s got this black narcissist off my back...”
Jan 31, 2019*
45
I mean, Gesaffelstein’s production is great and Abel’s vocals are amazing as always. But the lyrics are fucking atrocious and his contribution to the song is generic. Also, what the fuck is that second verse?!?! Like, holy shit!
Jan 31, 2019
85
What a fucking B O P!!!
Jan 31, 2019
85
Alright, alright, alright. Color me impressed! I think this is the best single she has released thus far. I think the element that surprised me the most is how experimental the production is. If the other tracks are like this, I think I might be looking forward to Billie’s debut.
Jan 29, 2019*
89
“De Stijl” is a huge improvement from their debut on all fronts. The flow is great, the songwriting is ingenious, the riffs are incredible and the inclusion of blues elements is outstanding (“Jumble, Jumble” is an obvious example)! Overall, this is The White Stripes’ first big stepping stone to greatness!

Fav Tracks: Hello Operator; Jumble, Jumble; You’re Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl); Little Bird; Sister, Do You Know My Name?; Apple Blossom; Why ... read more
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