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Migos - Culture
Migos
Culture
75
May 10

Recent Reviews

spectralechoes -
89
Doesn't sound like Iggy, but at the same time, it's a great sounding record. To see all the respect it's gotten over the years; it makes sense, it sounds immediately familiar.
spectralechoes -
70
I'm not sure what to say, it's at once captivating and grating at the exact same time. The needle rests on it being decent I guess.
spectralechoes -
87
It's a rare sight to see a band accomplish exactly what they wanted -- minus the fame. Channeling Alex Chilton so much so that Alex had wished he released it. They must have been over the moon. They didn't get the attention, a shame, but perhaps for the better, if the goal was to emulate their hero, as Big Star never got off the ground either. Alex was proud. His memory lives on, thanks in part to this love letter by the Fanclub. Fantastic.
spectralechoes -
83
I can appreciate them wanting to do something different, for an evolution of sorts, one 16 years in the making.

Since I Left You is one of my favorite records ever. It blew me away, and still does to this day, in my opinion the crowning jewel of plunderphonics, even with hefty competition from a couple records like Endtroducing. Wildflower doesn't do the same for me. The sonic structure is extremely focused, and lends itself to happier moods, but to the detriment, everything blends together ... read more
spectralechoes -
89
Its certainly a little uneven, but you can forgive E here, at the time he was probably broken. The highs on this record are insane, the latter half especially. Heartbreaking, haunting, and a magnum opus. Definitely a grower.

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
30

80-89
 
103

70-79
 
108

60-69
 
46

50-59
 
4

40-49
 
1

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20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 
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