Best of 2021

Skee Mask - Pool
Skee Mask
Pool
83
Jun 29

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Quilaiba -
70
A pretty insane electronic project. It can be a bit overbearing at times but Ego Death doesn't fail in taking you on a rapid tour through its chaotic and cataclysmic landscape. Kai Maynard still has a lot of ideas that could do with some more fleshing out but the level of intricacy on this shows that he should be well on his way.
Quilaiba -
74
It may upon first glance appear as a fairly non-descript electronic effort but Fir Wave sheds bucketloads of subtle emotion and character. Achieving this through both relaxing and dense sounds, that warm up to you each time you hear them but also reveal moments of urgency and unrest when taken in fully. It's a true ambient benchmark as well, the serenity present on various moments across the album do wonders when kneaded into the inner workings on Carbon Cycle and the title track to name just a ... read more
Quilaiba -
65
Just as if not more lyrically deep and thoughtful as Psychodrama. Perhaps it's a little less conceptually streamlined, but that's not the main issue. There's just something about Dave emotive way of storytelling that holds itself back. On paper all the topics are touched in such a delicate way Dave's self-examination found within his songwriting should make for a highly moving experience, though somewhere along the line that poignance is lost, presumably caught by rough metaphors and the ... read more
Quilaiba -
23
Not completely a chore to listen through, I suppose Tones and I's vocals are only egregiously bad when the song in question goes viral. Although after some time it becomes apparent that the lyrics are perhaps even worse than the vocals on this album. The ability to fail dramatically in both aspects does mean that I can see where the super bad reviews are coming from.
Quilaiba -
64
Unfortunately, a little similar to Folklore. Better in the sense that Clairo's soft vocals and mellow aesthetic dervied from her earlier bedroom-pop material carries over in a cool way to this more mature and introspective effort, but ultimately also just a little boring. Only a few songs grab you with nice little tidbits and lines, the rest doesn't doo much.

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Apr 10, 2021
What is your favourite album to listen to when intoxicated (for a list)
Mar 28, 2021
Thanks for the follow! Excellent reviews!
Feb 28, 2021
Hi friend! Thanks for the follow! Let’s connect, what would you consider your favorite album of this year so far? 😁
Dec 2, 2020
Hey there! How are you? I'm making a list and I would like to know: what do you think is a perfect album to listen to in a certain city and which city would that be? Try and choose a city from your country or state/province. If you want to add some on words on why you would choose that album, they will be welcome. Thank you!
Nov 13, 2020
why did you give fastest ascent a 1
Jul 21, 2020
Thank you!!
Jul 19, 2020
Hi, I am working on a list and I would like to have as much views as I can. Here is my question, what are your top 3 albums from the last decade (January 2010 to dec 2019). I am not interest in what critics said or which ones were the most praised albums from that period, I want to know about your personal list. I will really appreciate your help. Cheers mate!
Apr 21, 2020
Ohhh, hi) Good luck with the transfer of your Rate Your Music ratings to this site :)

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