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somans -
89
This isn't a bad LP by any means, but it feels disappointing given the hype. Maybe it's a casualty of unwarranted "expectations" about who an artist "is" or what they "should" make, or maybe I just need to give it a chance with a pair of headphones.

Original Score: 76/100.

EDIT: Leaving the above, but damn, this has grown on me beyond expectations. I am not worthy.
somans -
86
I think with this LP that we've reached the point where MadGibbs >>> Madvillian.
somans -
85
The manager of my college radio station once gushed to me about Cate Le Bon's 'Crab Day' LP, but I hadn't ever sat down with it as Drag City didn't allow their releases to appear on streaming platforms. (At least, that's what my station manager told me.) So, here we are, three years later, and I'm just now spending time with Le Bon. 'Reward' feels like a Mega Bog album, just better; Le Bon's voice plays like Erin Birgy's in an undeniable way for me, but the horns assume a bit of a more ... read more
somans -
81
i once saw beach fossils during a free concert in new york city, y'feel? they were opening for the feelies and i was going to maybe meet an internet friend (who later sold me a size-too-small romper which i subsequently used as lining in a merchandise case), but that detail is a little hazy. anyway, back to the show: these kids, see, they were "kids" to me, i s'pose, but they must have been teenagers, perhaps a bit on the junior high side of things, or at least that's how it seemed to ... read more
somans -
83
I listened to this on acid in Door County, Wisconsin and never felt more out of place or cooler.
Feb 8, 2020
Can I just say that your review on Teens of Denial is excellent? Because it is.
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80-89
 
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70-79
 
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60-69
 
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50-59
 
9

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