Recent Reviews

SkeletorovSin -
80
outerview #3

genre(s): highlife, pop, electronic

country: Ghana

review:
- Ata Kak is one of many obscure music legends from the African continent, known for releasing this one cassette tape back in the 90s and disappearing from the scene, only to be discovered by Awesome tapes from Africa and finally receive some recognition for his work
- "Obaa sima" is a fun, sun-kissed highlife record that is built on cheap synth sounds and drum loops over which Ata's off-key but charming vocals ... read more
SkeletorovSin -
20
genre(s): pop, pop rock

country: Bosnia & Herzegovina

review:
- when the atrocious pop band Nemoguće vruće (Impossibly hot (not)) fell apart after their first release, someone thought it would be a good idea to regroup as Ritam srca (The rhythm of the heart (a flat line, I imagine))
- this album may be less campy-sounding in some aspect than the band's previous work in their former incarnation, but boy is it cheesy and unsatisfying
- "April me šalje" ("April is ... read more
SkeletorovSin -
80
outerview #2

genre(s): electropop, art pop

country: Sweden

review:
- one of my absolute favorite bands - The Knife, a duo consisting of Karin Dreijer (now also known as Fever Ray) and their brother Olof Dreijer
- the band was known for their increasingly experimental tendencies but also a talent for making sticky songs that grab your attention; besides my love for their instrumentals, I'm fascinated by Karin's otherworldly alien vocals that are truly unique
- "Deep cuts" is not the ... read more
SkeletorovSin -
70
outerview #1

genre(s): indie rock, alternative rock, shoegaze

country: Spain

review:
- Los Planetas is a band hailing from Granada, Spain and this is their career-defining album "Una semana en el motor de un autobus" that made them a big name in Spanish indie rock
- the album is quite an interesting journey blending pleasant indie rock with occassional bursts of (not very abrasive) noise a la shoegaze
- while I enjoy the album for the most part, it can feel a bit drowsy and hang ... read more
SkeletorovSin -
70
genre(s): art pop, electronic

country: Serbia

review:
- Bojana Vunturišević is one of the more recent names in the pop scene of Serbia and has amassed a pretty decent following in the Balkans in recent years; she was previously associated with the criminally underrated Mistakemistake band
- her first and so far only LP "Daljine" ("Distances") is a promising and somewhat refreshing album with stylish production and interesting songwriting carried by Bojana's ... read more
Jan 3, 2021
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Jan 3, 2021
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love music a lot
review mostly stuff from former Yugoslavia (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) a.k.a the Balkans

for other countries I do outerviews
Rating Distribution
90-99
 
14

80-89
 
15

70-79
 
7

60-69
 
6

50-59
 
2

40-49
 
2

30-39
 
1

20-29
 
2

10-19
 
1

0-9
 

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