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 - Mil Coisas Invisíveis
80
"I hope to one day be a tenth as good at singing and making songs as Tim Bernardes is."

This statement by Fleet Foxes-mastermind Robin Pecknold set the bar high for Bernardes' upcoming second album. In fact, if we'd adjust the bar accordingly, it is too high for almost anyone in the current folk music landscape to reach looking at the catalogue of Fleet Foxes. Consequentially, I can't cathartically say that Bernardes has reached it. What I can say is that "Mil Coisas ... read more

 - Heart Under
80
I have one question about this album: Why did they release it in spring? "Heart Under" is dark, depressing and monotonous (in a good way though) – all the elements of some bad days in winter or even autumn. Apart from the release date, the album is a victory for the Irish quintet Just Mustard, who are signed to PARTISAN – the label also inhabited by Fontaines D.C., IDLES and Cigarettes After Sex. It goes to show on "Heart Under" as Just Mustard join the current ... read more
 - Life Is Yours
65
Post-COVID-euphoria: The new Foals album is perfectly described by the term "vibes only". "Life Is Yours" is a summer album, but never overcomes this very philosophy. Foals have a strong and positive energy here. What they lack is musical inspiration and diversity as well as emotional nuance. Thus the bombastic sound of "Life Is Yours" becomes tiring fast. The first four tracks are all somewhat memorable and fun. The rest of the album's songs bleed together though, ... read more
 - Blacklight Shine
80
After a hiatus of roughly 9 years, "Blacklight Shine" is all but the spectacular return fans have hoped for. The Mars Volta are not noisy or groundbreaking or excessive on this new track. Nevertheless, they sound better than they did on their last two records. So much so that fans can be excited for what's to come, for the new heights The Mars Volta will surely unleash upon their listeners on their upcoming comeback album.
 - Rats Return
80
This is very likely to be the last single from Porcupine Tree's upcoming comeback record "CLOSURE / CONTINUATION". About the last two teasers: "Of the New Day" suffered from Steven Wilson's uninspired lyrics and vocals and "Herd Culling" was butchered in the process of making a single edit. Now, "Rats Return" doesn't quite reach the level of momentum that the initial single "Harridan" had, but it is a return to form. Nevertheless, my hype and ... read more

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