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Jan 19, 2018
One of the most acclaimed pop albums of the last decade, Animal Collective's 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' is what we can truly label as being their 'breakthrough' record. With this album and its songs, the band managed to get an even bigger following and their music appeared in places nowhere would expect a few years down the line. They even managed to appear in the 'Project X' soundtrack with 'My Girls'. The album also got near-unanimous critical acclaim, with almost every highly esteemed ... read more
Jan 18, 2018
Injury Reserve take a turn for a darker sonic direction with 'Drive It Like It's Stolen', which at all wouldn't be a bad thing if they didn't take away anything that made their sound as intriguing as it is in the first place. Unfortunately, the substance and initial impact that their music seems to fade away with this release, and I'd say that this a lesser release of theirs at this point. If this hints to any new sonic direction, we are yet to see, but one can only hope that they improve upon ... read more
Jan 18, 2018
Cover albums usually leave me scratching my chin a little bit, as my cynicism always leaves me wondering whether or not certain songs will be butchered in these newer, covered versions. Xiu Xiu's 'Nina' could make some believe that these Nina Simone songs have been ruined completely, but personally, this comes off as a horrifying new rendition of these songs. Jamie Stewart's frightening vocal performances here are mesmerizing, and they most certainly do leave a strong impact on the listener. ... read more
Jan 17, 2018
of Montreal's humble beginnings most certainly do not hint for the direction that they took with further albums. The unassuming characteristics of the sound of 'Cherry Peel' are a far cry from 'Skeletal Lamping' and 'Hissing Fauna', yet they help make this album as enjoyable as it is. There is a certain innocence to the twee pop sound that this album presents, but this innocence is at times contrasted starkly by some lyrics that come off as bittersweet or not-so-innocent. The bittersweet ... read more
Jan 17, 2018
Electric Wizard's 'Dopethrone' is the perfect doom metal album. It's a heavy, unrelenting, and filthy sonic mass that does not let go of the listener's attention for a single second. The band faced several personal problems at the time of Dopethrone's making, and in the studio, they let all of these problems translate into music. This allows the experience of this album to be quite unique and striking, and even though you might not enjoy it, it's most certainly not going to be dismissed. The ... read more
Jan 18, 2018
I'm not really saying it's the best option and that he NEEDS to do it, but, if eventually another record tackling the subject arrives and we get some sort of post-mortem trilogy... I mean, it'd be quite powerful. If there is one artist sensible enough to do something like that, I'd say it's him.

Just digressing, sorry.
Jan 18, 2018
I was a bit on defense when I first heard about it, since it is always difficult to "accept" such a close follow up to an album one admires so much, but reading a little about it and giving it some thought, I start to believe it might be another fantastic release to anticipate. I mean, it makes perfect sense since Phil's always been a sort of diary/memoir maker in the music world, and I caught myself wondering many times how he was doing since the release of that one album. ACLAM has that power.
Jan 12, 2018
No problem man i dig your reviews. Sat 3 is the best in the trilogy in my opinion, and that N.e.r.d. album is pretty experimental and weird. Ill be on the lookout for your opinion!
Jan 12, 2018
I get you man. Still haven't seen your Saturation 3 or N.e.r.d. review yet. Are you planning to get to them soon?
Jan 12, 2018
TPAB went from a 98 to a 72? Whyyyyy?
Jan 10, 2018
Hey man, you should check out Wooden Wand - Clipper Ship :). An under-rated indie-folk record last year that should have been given more attention.
Dec 26, 2017
Why do you start a lot of your ratings at 100 and then move them down? Is it to spotlight? Kinda iffy.
Dec 2, 2017
yes ive rated the second annual report months ago and im gonna revisit it again soon as i feel like i came on to it with the wrong mindset given my low score
Dec 2, 2017
yeah ive listened to OTC a ton a few years back. just deleted my ratings/reviews for them cuz they aint trustworthy anymore, ya know?
Dec 1, 2017
They go by Sound of Ceres now
Music fan. I will do reviews for albums, EPs and mixtapes only, and I will only rate singles and not review them. Feel free to suggest me albums!
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