QueenOfDenmark

The Araby Bazaar
(QueenOfDenmark)

United Kingdom

Best of 2021

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QueenOfDenmark -
95
It's rare, in my experience, a.) for musical comedy to work *at all*, less still when isolated from its visual component and b.) for musical comedy to be so well-made. The synthpop instrumentation on this record is superb; the production's great; even the mood of the record is pitched perfectly, bridging the profound and hilarious in a way that is both catchy and affecting. That "Inside" also achieves such clever seizure of the zeitgeist - this particular zeitgeist too, with its ... read more

Recent Reviews

QueenOfDenmark -
64
Mysterons ~ ★★★☆☆
Sour Times ~ ★★★★☆
Strangers ~ ★★★☆☆
It Could Be Sweet ~ ★★★☆☆
Wandering Star ~ ★★★☆☆
It's a Fire ~ ★★★☆☆
Numb ~ ★★★☆☆
Roads ~ ★★★★☆
Pedestal ~ ★★★☆☆
Biscuit ~ ★★★☆☆
Glory Box ~ ★★★☆☆
QueenOfDenmark -
62
This is just your standard 1970s singer-songwriter LP, and actually, it falls on the preferable side of average. It’s the VU in name only, and you’d do well to just remain calm and realise that’s exactly how it is and not (in any way whatsoever) anything less.

*****

Little Jack ~ ★★★☆☆
Crash ~ ★★★☆☆
Caroline ~ ★★★☆☆
Mean Old Man ~ ★★★★☆
Dopey Joe ~ ★★★☆☆
Wordless ~ ★★★☆☆
She'll Make You Cry ~ ★★★★☆
Friends ... read more
QueenOfDenmark -
42
Super bland incidental music.

*****

Days after Tomorrow ~ ★★☆☆☆
Listless ~ ★★☆☆☆
Your Face Is Blurred ~ ★★☆☆☆
Signs ~ ★★☆☆☆
As I Walked Home One Bright Morning ~ ★★☆☆☆
Positive Connection ~ ★★☆☆☆
Piano Factory ~ ★★☆☆☆
No 1 ~ ★★☆☆☆
Uncertain Times ~ ★★☆☆☆
With You ~ ★★☆☆☆
Major Incident ~ ★★★☆☆
Dusk Chorus ~ ★★☆☆☆
QueenOfDenmark -
80
Song of the Seasons ~ ★★★★☆
QueenOfDenmark -
88
Souvenir ~ ★★★★★
Motion and Heart [Amazon version] ~ ★★★★☆
Sacred Heart ~ ★★★★☆
Souvenir [demo] ~ ★★★★★
Choir Song [rough mix] ~ ★★★★★
Motion and Heart [live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - 4 Dec. 1981] ~ ★★★☆☆

Joan of Arc ~ ★★★★★
The Romance of the Telescope [unfinished] ~ ★★★★★
Joan of Arc [live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London - 4 Dec. 1981] ~ ★★★☆☆
Joan of Arc [rough mix] ~ ... read more

Shoutbox

Sep 13, 2021
Yeah, I definitely gotta check out your work ^^
Sep 13, 2021
Heya there Araby Bazaar! I'm Malneezy and I just wanna say real quick that I released my new album out on streaming and hope you can find some time to listen to it ^^ Thankss <3
Sep 8, 2021
you should check out my album Gel. tho. if not thanks anyway for making aoty bettr
Sep 8, 2021
Good reviewer
Aug 31, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time...

What is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
Apr 26, 2021
thank you for adding some important albums
Jan 19, 2021
I'll be sure to listen to it later today/tomorrow and hopefully get a review out for it by tomorrow!
Dec 20, 2020
My discord is AlkalinePink#4788
Dec 19, 2020
hey is your new album up on YouTube? Can’t seem to find it

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Je suis https://www.albumoftheyear.org/artist/90809-the-araby-bazaar/

library = vinyl I've collected
liked singles = I like the A-side

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offensive or pointless ~ ☆☆☆☆☆
objectively poor ~ ★☆☆☆☆
bland, uninspired, forgettable ~ ★★☆☆☆
good ~ ★★★☆☆
very good ~ ★★★★☆
excellent; perfect ~ ★★★★★

Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/TheArabyBazaar/

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