Robyn - Honey
Robyn
Honey
83
Oct 28
Beach House - 7
Beach House
7
92
Aug 13

Recent Reviews

Jan 12, 2019
49
She would have had tough competition last year, but for 2018 Janelle Monáe can rest safe in the knowledge that she released my most disappointing album of the year. Congrats, girl.

Because while 'Dirty Computer' has an important message, it's a message she's delivered three times before, and each was better than this. In a New York Times interview, Monáe claimed that for this record she had ditched the metaphors and narrative arcs surrounding the adventures of Cindi Mayweather to ... read more
Oct 28, 2018
83
It's very tempting to view "Honey" as a total revision of Robyn's style, a shift away from the swaggering fembot from her self-titled and "Body Talk" in order to synthesise a completely new product. But that's not quite right — we have to drop the synthetic imagery altogether, now. Because this is an evolution, a gradual process of growth that happened over a tumultuous eight years, in which the singer broke up (and eventually reunited) with her long-term partner and ... read more
Sep 9, 2018
44
IDLES frontman Joe Talbot claims that the aim of "Joy as an Act of Resistance" is to show the band's vulnerability by offering "a brave naked smile in this shitty new world." But the end product is neither brave nor naked—in fact, it feels downright insincere.

On "Joy...", Talbot endeavours to lay all his social politics out in the open, from Brexit and immigration to religion, to gender roles, and even street violence. A lot to cover in forty-two minutes, ... read more
Aug 27, 2018
48
After the surprisingly good "Dangerous Woman", I was hoping for Grande's follow-up to deliver more pure-gloss pop, but it seems Grande had other plans: taking the position of lead writer for the first time in her career, "Sweetener" sees the pop idol veer much closer to the left than her previous works. Unfortunately, her producers seemingly didn't get the memo.

Pharrell Williams has produced roughly half of the tracks on "Sweetener", and nearly every single one ... read more
Aug 13, 2018
92
For all the acclaim and love that Beach House have received over their fourteen-year career, a common criticism aimed at the Baltimore duo is that their sound never really "evolved"; in fact, their last studio LP "Thank Your Lucky Stars" was seen by some as a step backwards to the sounds of their earliest works. While I don't quite agree with either claim, I can certainly see why Beach House's trajectory as a band has been frustrating to some people—rather than ... read more
Jan 12, 2019
Not sure if you had more reviews before I followed, but the 10 you currently have are wonderfully discerning. Thanks!
Jan 21, 2018
your taste Bart Simpson, Is NOT rated ANY ablums. 2018 is fuck. TONIGHT IS THE DAY THAT WE STEAL THE AFTERNOON. yes, call Micke Paddon.
Apr 10, 2017
I'll just assume you stopped at 420 for the sake of it.
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