Recent Review Comments
On Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
"Unless it's an artist I stan, I rarely pre-order. I prefer to only buy the albums I really love on vinyl so it's safer to stream them first. "
review of Logic - YSIV
"Why would you not want one of the greatest rap groups of all time on your album? Especially as he talks a lot about paying respects to the 'old school hip hop', it makes sense to have wu-tang on the album."
review of Mac Miller - Faces
"Definitely an underrated project by Mac, could possibly be the truest reflection of who Mac was an artist. Shame it's not on Spotify or Apple Music. "
On Drake - Scorpion
"^ That's a reasonably fair and valid point. I guess at the time I wrote that I just thought a lot of people purely listened to the album just to give it a low score, even though I'm sure the album deserved it, I couldn't see the fun in listening to 25 tracks. And on the flipside not even listening to the whole thing just up to the point where you had enough then rate it. But like you said, I might have made to many assumptions... I change my mind all the time so I'm open to accepting I was wrong"
On Drake - Scorpion
"I know the obvious argument is that exactly of what you said Space Vacation. However, I'm just past the point of listening to an album (especially one of this length) that I'm fairly positive I'm not going to like just to give it a low score to make my ratings more balanced. Drake is a good example based on his status. If it was a band/artists' second or third album then even if I didn't like the first I'd give it a shot (most of the time). "
On Ben Howard - Noonday Dream
"FearFlour: oooohhh tbh I should probably give back something to Rob and this site, it has been my go to website for years now. Mark: Yeah I never really bothered even checking Ben Howard out, maybe because I didn't think much of the people I knew who loved him at school. However, my girlfriend insisted on me listening to him and i'm glad i did in the end because this album is quite special. Perhaps the second half of the album fades into nothing a bit, but the first half is really great."
On Savages - Adore Life
"I haven't listened to Savages in a while and haven't really felt the need to either.. However if they start to tease new music i'm sure i'll return to all their old stuff"
On Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm
"Although I still stand by what I said, I have to admit I have hardly gone back to this album at all... I think near the end of the year I'm going to go through all my scores for this year and edit most of them. "
On Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers
"I disagree, I feel that despite its flaws, Luciferian Towers is their most accessible work to date which has the potential to attract people who may not like them if they jumped straight into an older album of theirs. Also, there is a better album than F# A# ∞... its called Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven ;) "
On Liars - TFCF
"If there is a God he clearly doesn't give a shit anymore so that makes sense"