AOTY 2019

Recent Reviews

Oct 4, 2019
76
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.
Jul 19, 2019
86
I think with this LP that we've reached the point where MadGibbs >>> Madvillian.
Jul 19, 2019
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
Jul 16, 2019
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
Jun 22, 2019
83
I listened to this on acid in Door County, Wisconsin and never felt more out of place or cooler.
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80-89
 
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70-79
 
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60-69
 
57

50-59
 
9

40-49
 
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30-39
 
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