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Gnash - we
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we
20
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Swans
To Be Kind
100
Jan 21

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Jan 31, 2019
90
Where "Nowhere Now Here" really shines is by the subtle way it builds intensity, through dark and gloomy textures and sounds that seem to have come from utter hopelessness. The Japanese band came through with a cinematic, thought provoking and transcendent post-rock album, in which it's masterful execution will keep me returning to re-experience the dread and emotions this LP presents.


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I suspect I'll have to return and re-review this album in the future. It's been almost a week ... read more
Jan 31, 2019
70
"amo" is a modern take of pop/ EDM rock, which impressed by how well blended and flushed out the songs were and as a result left me thoroughly enjoying this LP. I admire Bring Me The Horizon for actually willing to take risks and cross over genres despite their influences becoming sometimes a little too apparent, and actually releasing a refreshing record for the metalcore, alternative genre as a whole.


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This one positively surprised me. Album that sound similar in the sense of ... read more
Jan 27, 2019
80
Aesop Rock and TOBACCO team up under the pseudonym Malibu Ken to release an incredibly fun and engaging electronic hip-hop tape. This 10 track album is catchy, blends together very well and has bars upon bars of clever lyricism and wordplay making it weirdly cryptic and encourages multiple listens to decipher.


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"Malibu Ken" keeps getting better with every listen. The album doesn't really tackle anything too deep or meaningful but that serves in it's favor mostly by keeping ... read more
Jan 23, 2019
20
Gnash's debut studio album "we" is a one dimensional record that seems to specialize in missed opportunities. It's forgettable, generic and painfully boring which is a shame considering that there were quite a few ideas here that aside from Gnash sounding like a human chipmunk, could have worked pretty well.


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To say that Gnash has no appeal would just flat out be wrong. I pretty much see him as an edgier, older Jacob Sartorius. Everything from the autotuned high-pitched vocals to ... read more
Jan 23, 2019
30
"Members Only, Vol 4" lets you believe that this will be a tribute tape for XXXTentacion, but instead is a bunch of annoying trap tracks, "glinging" their way through songs talking about sex mainly. If anything, this album just puts on blast how far ahead X was from everyone else on "Members Only", both as a rapper and a charismatic personality.

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I genuinely feel so let down by this tape. I'm gonna keep this review relatively short and just get a few points of ... read more
Jan 12, 2019
Best To Worst
[Radiohead]

1. OK Computer (1997)
2. Kid A (2000)
3. In Rainbows (2007)
4. A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
5. The Bends (1995)
6. Amnesiac (2001)
7. Hail To The Thief (2003)
8. Pablo Honey (1993)
9. The King of Limbs (2011)

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Jan 4, 2019
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A moderately busy music nerd.

Every review is my honest opinion.
I personally score everything out of 10. A general guide for my scoring system is:

10 = The Most Groundbreaking / Personal Favorites
8-9 = The Loved List! Every record here is exceptional
7 = Great albums I appreciate & like but don't personally love
6 = Enjoyed mostly
5 = Indifferent/Meh/Average
4 = OK but Disappointed
1-3 = Not Good
0 = Worst AOTY

Everything 6 or higher is a positive review :)
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
8

80-89
 
9

70-79
 
10

60-69
 
6

50-59
 
3

40-49
 
3

30-39
 
1

20-29
 
2

10-19
 
1

0-9
 


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