Since I was a wide-eyed eighth grader obsessed with Beat Saber and politics Twitter, laying across the apartment couch and blasting “Sad Machine” through green-glowing Razer headphones, I’d waited. I’d waited through a worldwide pandemic, locked in my room; I’d waited through ... read more
currently, this account only posts formal reviews, and i keep the screwing around to the nurture comment section. i'm considering changing this account so i ... read more
Benjamin Lasky, also known as Quadeca, is an American rapper and YouTuber. With nearly 2 million subscribers racked up, Lasky stopped uploading consistently to focus on music, taking a break from uploading to his main channel for five months before announcing his long-awaited 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘦 𝘛𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶, originally slated to be released on March 18th and later delayed by a couple of weeks.
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Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, also known as Lana Del Rey, had quite a bit to prove with Chemtrails.... Her previous album, NFR!, was her best received album by leaps and bounds -- it was one of the most (if not the most) decorated albums of 2019 by both critics and listeners alike. Chemtrails... is a bit of a stylistic shift for Lana, even if not a huge one -- her newest project has a more folk-tinged sound compared to her previous projects. It’s much quieter ... read more
It is very rare that an album can blow me away immediately. Only the greatest albums can leave me with my jaw on the floor just by way of pure instrumental prowess, emotional punch, or how it bends my perception of what music can be. Lift Your Skinny Fists… immediately stunned me on each of these counts. If you had told me just a few ... read more
Black Dresses are a Canadian duo, consisting of Devi McCallion and Ada Rook. In just two years, between 2018 and 2020, they released four albums before disbanding due to harassment. The final of this set of 4 albums, Peaceful As Hell, was my favorite album of last year, and so, when they announced they had a “small gift” for fans on Valentine’s, my interest was naturally piqued. I spent a lot of time wondering what it would be, but my hype rose ... read more
Black Country, New Road, a seven-piece band who have only been around for roughly 3 years and have only been releasing music for 2, crashed onto the scene amid a wave of hype around their first releases. Their first single sold out on vinyl in just days, and their following ones were hyped up by critics and listeners alike. Understandably, there was a lot of hype around their debut project, and it’s finally here. Spreading 40 minutes of material ... read more
In many ways, Pop 2 is a perfect description of Charli's fourth mixtape - it’s like a reinvention of the pop genre, and its experimental qualities are much to its benefit. Yeah, the project is a bit rough around the edges at parts, but it’s a great project from some of the most boundary-pushing artists in pop today.
The tape’s opener, “Backseat”, opens with some nice, spacey supersaws ... read more
my very first introduction to experimental music was actually partially through you - flume's "hi this is flume", and you've created some of my favorite music of all time. i don't know if i'd even be listening to 90% of the music i do currently without you.
no artist death has really hit me this hard. i listened to "it's okay to cry" this morning and almost teared up. i don't know what to say. i've never been a diehard fan, but thank you for your ... read more
Madlib is a legendary hip-hop producer, most famous for his collaborations with MF Doom (rest in peace), J Dilla (also rest in peace), and Freddie Gibbs. This album was shaping up to be one of my most hyped albums of 2021, featuring arrangement by Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet), but unfortunately, it didn’t hit nearly as hard as I would’ve liked it to. Although some of the tracks were very ... read more
Weezer is a Californian rock band famed for releasing 2 great albums and then becoming more inconsistent than nearly any other band in existence. They’ve released everything from masterpieces to jokes, but most of their records fit somewhere squarely in the middle. Although I’m not familiar with or nostalgic for Weezer’s music - my first exposure to their music was with this album’s lead and only ... read more