Best of 2021

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D'Angelo - Lady
D'Angelo
Lady
100
Apr 7

Recent Reviews

Resontone -
84
The best Oasis album not just because it boasts the most crowd pleasers (it does), but because it has Definitely Maybe beat on sequencing and dynamics. While the previous album had great songs, it loses energy towards the end, while this one ends on Champagne Supernova. Where Definitely Maybe featured a consistent wall of electric guitars that never really let up, Morning Glory one softens the sound and expands the sonic palette, allowing the band to embrace the crescendo in a way that they ... read more
Resontone -
100
D'Angelo is a musical genius
Resontone -
90
Art is never finished, only abandoned, and Black Messiah is a great example of this - finely distilled funk layered with vocals in various stages of development. The production is immaculate and finely detailed but never clinical - every clap is perfectly crunchy, every bass note is masterfully EQ'd. A french horn will pop up for two bars only to disappear for the rest of the album. D'Angelo is the type of guy to spend 14 years mastering Flamenco guitar and only use it on a single track. The ... read more
Resontone -
NR
While one of the worst ways to experience Mussorgsky's song suite, Emerson Lake & Palmer nevertheless manages to fail in interesting ways. Occasionally, it manages to capture the spirit of the original work. The band's renditions of the signature Promenade are largely successful. Emerson's pipe-organ arrangement suitably evokes a grand and regal mood. In contrast, Lake's rendition is more subdued but just as successful, setting lyrics to the piece without feeling especially jarring. The ... read more
Resontone -
71
Slayer burst into the public consciousness with Reign in Blood, a blistering barrage of thrash that is over and done with in less than 30 minutes. World Painted Blood gestures at the memory of that project, but lacks its tight structure and ever-developing sense of crescendo, instead falling much closer to the inferior South of Heaven, a more laboured collection of songs. 40 minutes may not sound like a long time, but like hardcore punk, this kind of music is best experienced in short, focused ... read more

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