Conversation between Doofy and Jaron
Oct 11, 2019
haha, I prefer atmorsphere - you can't help but pronounce it in an upper crust accent, I'm all for changing the spelling officially
Oct 10, 2019
Excuse me for typing "atmorsphere". I promise I'm not an idiot.
Oct 10, 2019
I genuinely love that album. I guess both albums are quite similar in that they both try to create a very enveloping atmorsphere, so if you're not entirely smitten by that right away, the enjoyment can possibly tail off a bit. At least there's one thing we have strongly differing opinions on!
Oct 9, 2019
Also, I have been listening to the Angel Olsen and my verdict was similar - about four songs I really liked, the rest haven't really put in those hooks yet
Oct 9, 2019
You guessed it! - the 3 out of 5 RYM rating aka the AOTY NR. It has some excellent songs on it but overall I wasn't so taken by the album as a whole.

Should I listen again? What's your take on it?
Oct 8, 2019
Is there any particular reason you haven't rated Julia Holter's "Have You In My Wilderness" yet? Have you not listened to it yet, or did it end up in the purgatory that is your NR-pool? Hahaha
Aug 25, 2019
Yeah, I'm expecting good things too. The new track is possibly my favourite one they've released so far, so if the whole album is able to uphold that quality, there might just be something special ahead!
Aug 22, 2019
I haven’t given up in the idea that it’ll be both very different and somehow superior to UFOF - I’m an optimist! I do like the new track a lot. I don’t think I can remember if a band have ever released two albums I consider 90%+ quality in a single year :/
Aug 15, 2019
Do you think Big Thief's second album of the year will be just as good as - or better than - "U.F.O.F.", or are you expecting a subpar album of songs that didn't quite make the cut for the first one?
Jul 13, 2019
Can imagine it being great live, I like those shows where they play an album in full - very different band but I saw Soundgarden play 'Superunknown' in full and that was incredible which was a little bit of a surprise to me.

I gave 'Ideal Crash' another go today and it had grown on me again - I count two classics in 'Sister Dew' and 'Instant Street' but a few more impressed me a lot. Solid album, just off the 8 out of 10.
Jul 13, 2019
They do sound even better in real life. Because of its 20th anniversary, they recently did a tour playing "The Ideal Crash" in full and that was amazing, so that's a huge part of why I gained a newfound appreciation for the album.
Jul 13, 2019
Thanks ❤
Jul 13, 2019
I tried the Deus album, really brought it back - remembered most of the songs. A great album but maybe the quality wasn’t sustained enough to go over a high 7/10.

I also tried the debut again and similarly that has some really excellent songs and a few more mediocre ones.

I’ve never tried the second album so that’s next on the list ;D
Jul 12, 2019
That's a blast from the past, I actually had a CD copy in '99 and have it sitting on a 6/10 rating on RYM but hands up...I've not listened to it for over 10 years. Will see if I can bump up the rating.
Jul 7, 2019
Pleaseee check out dEUS' "The Ideal Crash". I'm 99% certain you'll love it!
Jun 21, 2019
The ratings psychic link between us builds...
Jun 21, 2019
DAMMIT! I was listening to the black midi album and I was thinking "holy crap, this is some high 80's right here", just to check your profile and see an 89 hahaha :'((
Jun 20, 2019
Glad to hear it! I'll keep an eye and an ear out. Cheers
Jun 19, 2019
Ah no I’m not worried with anyone liking what I like, before or after I get to it, just pleased there’s someone here I have a load of taste overlap with. I’ll keep an ear out for something I think you’ll like that no one else here seems to get ;D
Jun 19, 2019
By the way, if there's a particular album that you think really doesn't get nearly enough credit on here - one you think I should check out - definitely let me know!
Jun 19, 2019
Hahaha yeah I know what it must look like, but I swear you seem to think the same as me about a lot of albums coming out, but you just seem to review them before me, so it probably seems like I'm copying. There are a few albums, though - like the Glen Hansard one - that I wouldn't have given a chance if it weren't for you, so cheers!
Jun 18, 2019
Loving some of these ratings you're putting up ;D
Apr 25, 2019
Hey! You know how I said Wizards of Ooze made the best album coming from Belgium. Well, I still kinda stand behind that, but we've also got a pretty incredible rock outfit here: dEUS. I'd love to know your opinion on their first record. It's probably more your thing than Wizards of Ooze anyway.
Mar 19, 2019
That's big news considering your fondness of the year! I'm glad you enjoyed it haha
Mar 19, 2019
Thanks for the rec, enjoyed it - will try and return to it soon to get a stronger opinion on it. It broke into my top 100 for 1994 so it must have done ok!
Mar 18, 2019
Oh man, it's a 1994 album! That's my favourite year for music (just check the ratings of my top 100 here - real strong). I probably love it already ;D
Mar 18, 2019
Yeah! There were only three songs that I found were lacking a bit, but most of the album was just such wholesome and innocent fun. Thanks again, couldn't do it without ya hahaha

Also, when friday rolls around, considering that's your day for new music, I'd love to hear your opinion on "The Dipster" by Wizards of Ooze. IMO, it's the best album to ever come out of my country, so I'd love to hear what you think!
Mar 17, 2019
Nice Paddy Hanna rating - looking forward to hearing what he comes up with next :D
Feb 15, 2019
I can't wait to jump into more of those albums that you've given high ratings, as you seem to be the first person on the site whose unorthodox high ratings are given to albums I get a lot of enjoyment from myself. Thanks again.
PS: I also absolutely loved "Heave Ho" haha
Feb 15, 2019
No problem, both great records yeah - hopefully you find some more from my ratings. I'm still working through year by year looking for gems, currently been listening through 1988 releases but will be heading for 2001 next week. The idea is eventually I have a hundred albums I like a lot rated for every year!

'Heave Ho' was really excellent, a continuation of 'Noonday Dream'. I did listen to the 3 song EP from last year but haven't revisited it in months - I'll go back and try that again too

Feb 14, 2019
Great! Also, thanks for helping me discover "Hats" by The Blue Nile and assisting me in the rediscovery of "Fuzzy" by Grant Lee Buffalo, they're both incredible records :)
Feb 14, 2019
I haven't listened to the latest Ben Howard songs - Friday is traditionally my day for checking 'latest releases' only so I'll give them a try tomorrow and get back to you :D
Feb 12, 2019
What's your opinion on the recent Ben Howard singles/B-sides?

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