PureRage -
Ramones-esque punk rock meets the noise rock stylings of Velvet Underground, infused with the cavernous, reverb-heavy production of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures.” On top of being infectiously fun, it’s a surreal, unrelenting, sweet and sour experience. While it’s typical pop structures may be too simplistic for some, it was still largely innovative for those unique combinations of elements, and arguably set the groundwork for the entire Shoegaze genre to come. ... read more
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On StellaTheDiver's review of Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
"I’d listen to it if I could when I’m high as shit"
On The Final Note's review of Wolves in the Throne Room - Diadem of 12 Stars
"I'm kind of confused by this review. Were you just expecting folk elements in the music based off of the cover art and were disappointed when you found out there weren't any? Or do you just not like black metal in general? The last sentence you wrote just makes it seem like you didn't review the music based off of the quality of the music, but more so, you just don't enjoy the genre. That's fine if you don't enjoy black metal, but the review just comes off as though you listened to this looking for anything BUT black metal."
On amygoodall's review of Darkthrone - A Blaze In the Northern Sky
"ohhhh gotcha, completely flew over my head lol"
On amygoodall's review of Darkthrone - A Blaze In the Northern Sky
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On Cyan's review of Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
"(2/2) the full emotional effect and impact. It was supposed to make you feel weird and creeped out. If it didn’t do that, then Throbbing Gristle wouldn’t be as infamous or as important to the music industry as they were. That emotional impact is really what made them the band they are, and what really artistically influenced and inspired other artists in Industrial to follow the same horrifying paths. They practically pioneered the very sound and definition of Industrial as a whole."
On Cyan's review of Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
" (1/2) I think part of the purpose of this record was to throttle people’s expectations. A major reason Throbbing Gristle exists is because they wanted to make music that sounded as weird as possible, hence the nearly structureless compositions, bizarre and creepy lyrics, etc. They knew fully well that they were different from other bands at the time, and that’s what made them so groundbreaking. Honestly, the fact that they were making music as early as they were is really what gives their music"
On MasterCrackfox's review of James Brown - Live at the Apollo
"Part of what makes this record so adored is really the accompaniment and vocals of the audience members. Not saying that you have to like it or anything, but I think you are glossing over important details of the album as a whole."
On MasterCrackfox's review of James Brown - Live at the Apollo
"In addition, to argue what you said about the shouting girls sounding dubbed, you can literally hear some audience members speaking directly to James. For example, on “Lost Someone” at 8:39... James Brown: “You don’t have to tell me, but I believe somebody over here loves someone. And I believe somebody out here loves someone.” Lady in crowd: “Yeah, you baby! You! Yeah, you!” Even if they were dubbed (which I highly doubt they’d be dubbed), they sound pretty realistic either way."
On MasterCrackfox's review of James Brown - Live at the Apollo
"I have to disagree with the audience interaction part, because there is quite clearly audience interaction especially on tracks like “Lost Someone” (for example, at 7:07 on that song). In fact, I’d even go as far as to say that they add to the performances heavily, as the female screeches seem genuine and lively in an otherwise intimate and patient track, and really no other live album pulls this off as well (at least of live albums that I’ve heard). The audience really punctuates the excitement"
On nicklyons's review of Flying Lotus - Flamagra
"Honestly, this is exactly how I’ve been feeling about these tracks as well. You pretty much took the words right out of my mouth. I’m a big FlyLo fan, and I’ve always loved his stylistic variations from album to album. However, after listening to “More,” it just sounds like an attempt at reaching out to a more mainstream audience by watering down his style to something more generic. I feel less negative about the other two singles, but as you said, I just hope the rest of the album sounds better"
On Brad Taste's review of Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
"“Out of place” meaning it shouldn’t belong on the album? If that’s what you mean, then I honestly would have to say “Child Soldier” is more out of place than anything else on here. But even so, I don’t find that any song really feels like it shouldn’t belong on the album anyways, but that’s just me..."
On kuzronk's review of Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
"There’s too many different styles of metal for you to base your opinion of the genre as a whole off of just one single album. I appreciate the effort you’ve taken here, but I find it a bit ignorant to call the genre bad if you have very little experience with it. Call the album bad, that’s fine, at least you tried. But please, you shouldn’t knock the rest out until you’ve tried it."
On Brad Taste's review of Drake - Scorpion
"@charlie17 +1"

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