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potlah -
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200th review and last of the Lemon Demon discography run, let’s do this!

We all like stories of all sorts, fictional or non-fictional. It's the reason we have so many forms of medium to express story-telling ranging from books to music to movies to comics, and everything else in-between.

Despite of the over-bearing spooky Halloween vibes the album gives off (from the album art to the sounds), the album is actually quite lush in stories of all varieties from conspiracy theorists to ... read more

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potlah -
99
Do you ever wonder when was the last time you've been home? Can you recall the bits and details of where you used to be?

Memories are finicky things: They work as well as you hope they do, and with every time you recollect them, they degrade a little, deteriorating until it becomes a mere story lost to the passage of time itself. A story you tell yourself, like a mantra to remind you of those times long gone that you can't return to in this lifetime.

They did happen, they were a part of you: ... read more
potlah -
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There are several ways to go insane: One of those is convincing yourself it's not so bad when the first three tracks finish and then coming to the slow realization in finishing the album that you were horribly wrong. Listening to this whole album is like being on a bad trip in a rave party with Space Jam on and helplessly recognizing mangled bits of your favorite radio hits fading in and out, but at the same time the nostalgia tries to convince you that the overall music isn't actually that bad ... read more
potlah -
92
Reminiscent of Hard Rock acts like Royal Blood, Demob Happy and QOTSA, people looking for more music to scratch that grungy, one-string riff itch will be more than satisfied with the tracks on this. Whilst this is far from reinventing the wheel, this album is honestly a lot of fun and is so chock full of head-bangable riffs from start to end that there isn't much to complain about.
potlah -
46
It's finally here. Focusing on the main tracks (songs 1-16)....

When I first listened and wrote about Red, I remembered being pleasantly surprisingly blown away by the more electronic cuts (even if the full product did end up falling flat from sameyness). I genuinely felt they added a new layer of enjoyment and was refreshing in the face of all the country-pop content that Taylor had been putting out up to this point.

Unfortunately, it seems that the EDM drops on this album have been somewhat ... read more
potlah -
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Disclaimer: This is only for disc 3. It goes without saying but it would be redundant to talk about two albums that I've already heard before and would like to talk about them separately on their own release pages.

Anyways...

A lot of the content are just remixes, and I've never been much of a fan of remixes in the first place.

There's no doubt to the brilliance of Kid A and the concept/left-overs that was tacked on Amnesiac and its scattered B-Sides, so going into this you'd expect ... read more

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Jan 30, 2021
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My new EP, a very short one has just released. Will be grateful if you listen and review it. I need honest review, it could be harsh but I want to know what people thinks and how can I improve. There's is some Hindi Lyrics (very few) but the 90% of the album is English. Attaching the AOTY and Spotify link. Will be grateful forever if you respond. 🙏🙏

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Oct 14, 2020
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Jul 31, 2020
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