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Jun 7, 2019
NR
You either get it or you don't. Lyrics are great. Vocals are really powerful and honest. Instrumentation is sometimes beautiful or hard-hitting. This album defines Indie.

Favourite tracks: All of them
Jul 9, 2018
87
Please consider checking out the deluxe version of this lost classic. The different takes (especially for 11386 and One Up, One Down) are absolutely essential to this release for their deep explorations into modal improvisation, the very essence of Coltrane's genius.
May 25, 2018
54
An odd case where James fails to deliver the unexpected, which was essentially what made his music such a undefinable joy to explore. This whole hi-fi "post-retro-futurist" movement in underground electronic has grown to become extremely tired since like 2015. Would have much rather preferred to hear more of that hypnagogic bro-country thing he was doing last year.
May 18, 2018
66
Impressed by Carla's increasing ambition towards drone-based atmospheres and free-form soundscapes, almost veering into modern classical territory. Her aesthetic POV still seems mostly based around her earlier traits as a singer/songwriter so I can't say that I'm entirely convinced by the execution of these pieces. Doesn't explore deep enough into the avant-garde spectrum. End of the World, the most traditional-sounding piece on here, is an absolute showstopper with Marc Ribot's jazz stylings ... read more
May 15, 2018
66
It's as if the golden age of post-punk never truly died out in the 80s and the whole scene has just been hiding out in the sewers ever since. Most groups of that era have either not made it since then unfortunately or have grotesquely mutated entirely like these guys. Freakish, sweaty, and drugged-out way beyond the point of no return. They only really sell it to us by the record's second half. Probably came up once during the 90s to kidnap someone to make that album art. John Maus and Ariel ... read more
Sep 29, 2019
What's your favourite album to listen to in the rain? lol I know these list questions are taking over aoty
Sep 27, 2019
Hey dude, recently Jon Chang and Rob Marton of Discordance Axis dropped a grindcore album with a new drummer. Considering you gave Dreamless a perfect score, maybe you'd like it. https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/179342-no-one-knows-what-the-dead-think-no-one-knows-what-the-dead-think.php
Sep 14, 2019
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/53676-various-artists-wake-up-you-the-rise-and-fall-of-nigerian-rock.php

I think this might be up your alley. It has a similar charm "You're Not From Around Here" had.
Sep 10, 2019
What do you think is your all time favorite album cover? (It's for a list.)
Jun 17, 2019
Ah, that bio is not too serious! I enjoy reviewing things but prefer to stay out of any drama or memes that go on here. :)
Jun 17, 2019
I like your reviews and taste, we have some similar opinions. "You're Not from Around Here" is 100% one of my favourite compilations of this year.
Apr 26, 2019
Thanks! The Nico album right?
Apr 26, 2019
Do you mind sharing your all time favorite album so I can put it into my community picks list, please?
Apr 17, 2019
Damn Daniel Back At It Again With The White Vans!
Apr 10, 2019
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