Low have perfected their new noise-pop sound on their newest album. 2018's Double Negative was an interesting experiment, but it was clear the band could go further. Hey What is filled with beautiful vocal harmonies, lush instrumentation, and walls of static noise. It shouldn't work, but it does.
TL;DR: SCARY POP MUSIC FOR HAPPY PEOPLE
IDLES perfected their signature post-punk sound on this record and have been pretty much flatlined ever since. This thing plays like a well oiled machine. It can feel formulaic at times, but the tracks are still super fun. It's a pretty breezy album to listen to even with the angry performances. Almost every song on here boils down to "fucking love yourself" and honestly more albums should be like this. Colossus is the ... read more
The albums I give hundreds are probably going to be the ones I have the least to say about. I could ramble for a while about what's good about this, but that's boring. I don't have any criticisms. Every song is perfect. They are all teeming with emotion. The music is so ahead of it's time it still sounds fresh. I've never heard another album like Homogenic. Björk gives some of her best vocal deliveries of her career on here with tracks like ... read more
I haven't exactly been shy about voicing my opinions on this site (even when they vary wildly from the homogenized mind of albumoftheyear) so no one should be surprised by the next statement I make: I love piano rock. I said it. I think Ben Folds is a god. His songs are goofy and groovy and also sometimes really deep and sad. I'm not going to call it a guilty pleasure because I don't feel guilty. I love this man's music.
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