scoutcoker

scoutcoker

San Diego, California

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 - To Be Kind
98
Rock stripped down to its bare essentials. I feel like I've heard music being taken apart and put back together again. Fun fact, I've never heard the final song of this record. I'm saving it until I have time to hear this whole thing all the way through again to REALLY let the last song hit. I'll probably edit this when I do.

update: it hit

Recent Reviews

 - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
78
a sound i can only describe as desolate. a bit less energy compared to the stuff GY!BE was doing prior to their hiatus, but still provides a strong drone rock sound. unfortunately did a little worse to keep my interest compared to their older works.
 - It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water
78
many parts of this quite literally feel like the nature they describe. the beginnings of a very heartfelt sound from everum. it's impressive how the microphones are able to capture such ephemeral feelings and make them into something more material.

particular favs: The Pull, Ice, The Gleam, The Breeze

 - Ugly Season
75
incredible in the first third, though it tapers off over time. the parts that explore baroque pop and psychedelia are absolutely incredible and i wish the whole record had that feel of the first few songs. despite my critiques this is still a very enjoyable art pop development from perfume genius.

particular favs: Just a Room, Herem, Teeth, Photograph

 - Hellfire
92
jesus christ im not sure what i was expecting but it wasn't the avant prog rock opera of the decade. sensationally theatrical, bombastic, and emotionally gratifying. just enough calm to balance out the maelstrom of sounds explored in other songs. seriously impressive how many genres this album juggles so perfectly.
 - Disgrâce
75
a really pleasant surprise in alt metal. hard as fuck guitar with pretty strong vocals. definitely kept up the energy, though I would have preferred a bit more quiet to break up the rest of this bombastic record.

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Isn't it wonderful that air can vibrate and make the lil hairs in our ears wiggle around and make you go :))

"Hey scout why are your ratings so high" because I only listen to good records tf

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
19

80-89
 
84

70-79
 
73

60-69
 
36

50-59
 
16

40-49
 
2

30-39
 
2

20-29
 
2

10-19
 
2

0-9
 
3

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Listen to these albums bich!!!
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album art DOES make an album better fight me no particular order
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Maybe revise the rating upon multiple listens
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