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Jan 14, 2020
I've heard a bit of Asobi Seksu here and there and really enjoyed it, so I thought it'd be a fun exercise to actually go through their albums and see which ones I like best. this one's not a perfect album - it has a few parts that dip into sleepy unevenness - but there are some really great stand-out tracks like "It's Too Late" and "Asobi Masho" here. before, I had only heard "I'm Happy but You Don't Like Me" and had had it saved in my Spotify favorites - it's kind ... read more
Jan 14, 2020
this is a nice, relaxing album with a haunting Americana/psychedelic vibe to it. the mystic lyricism and soothing vocal deliveries make for a good, dreamy escape. the jangley, distant guitar is perfect, and the big brass section that appears on tracks like "But You" and "Send Her Back" are excellent!

color me intrigued by this - this is the first new 2020 release I've heard that actually made me want to look into more of the artists' work. I just listened to this because I ... read more
Jan 13, 2020
"Like Manny Pac, I said fuck the faggots, like, suck a tranny sack"

hmmmmmmmmmmm yeah this ain't for me lmao which is a shame because I actually really enjoyed "rap music" and then it went downhill from there for me. I dig on abrasive and transgressive shit but this...ain't my brand. parts of it even reminded me of the shitty crunkcore music I used to listen to in middle school. but I see the potential here because there are interesting beats and hooks. but the ... read more
Jan 13, 2020
this works best when it's leaning towards pop-rock as opposed to metal. the metal shtick is fun at first, but it wears thin over the course of an entire album (even on a short one!). but moments like the bridge on "Concrete" and the "I Disagree" chorus are pretty great. actually, now that I think about it, I dug the pop bridges on every track more than what was going on for the rest of the song?

lyrically, this feels pretty bleh. the amount of times I heard Poppy say ... read more
Jan 10, 2020
oh, I loved this. I love the intro/outro call-back. I haven't heard an art-pop/hip-hop blend traditional Korean folk instruments this well - yeah there are obviously K-pop heavy hitters taking hip-hop influence, but most of them aren't doing anything particularly interesting with the genre, imo. this is actually infusing something uniquely Korean with its beats.

I also dig the abrasiveness of Lim Kim's vocal delivery here. truth be told, I was a fan of her 2015 single "Awoo," which ... read more
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i just listen to albumz at work. someone please recommend me music i have NO TASTE
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