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Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
Don't look at the length of this album and think "oh god, 80 minutes?!" - it does not feel like that whatsoever. Every track flows perfectly from one to the next. The use of dissonance is perfect and Big Thief have absolutely welcomed me with open arms. The sheer dedication to music that these musicians have is going to be hard to match going forward. It's an array of Folk excellence.
UPDATE (08/08/22) - 91-> 96
This album has jumped leaps and bounds, more so than any other record ... read more

Recent Reviews

Holding Absence - The Noble Art of Self Destruction
I completely missed this release and I am very unimpressed with myself... This is absolutely sensational! The vocal work is stunning, the chorus' are HUGE and everything about it is extremely enjoyable!
Humanity's Last Breath - Ashen
Producer: "Hey guys! How brickwalled do you want that limiter?"
Band: "Yes." sorry "Ja."
Don't get me wrong, this shit hits hard, but it's not standing out to me. "Labyrinthian" is an absolute slapper and I'll always stand by that. "Death Spiral" is also laden with groovy guitar sections, my weakness in modern metal. The production is very, very good for what it is though, so I can't discount that. It's good for anyone in a 'megamad' moment.
RJ Thompson - Live at Abbey Road
RJ Thompson has been one of the best finds of the past few years for me and this live album holds him to the consistent high that he's been riding. Ever since his sophomore Lifeline, I've been enamoured with his musical talent. His ability to construct a track while holding no instrument back is beyond me.
This live album blends music from his latest two albums together along with some new tracks played specially at Abbey Road. The consistency of this album is making it a firm favourite over ... read more
Nothing But Thieves - Dead Club City
I'm so over the moon with some tracks and others less so, but ultimately I've come out the other side quite pleased! The lads are delving into a popper side and it's very clear with their singles but they're keeping their rock roots, however it's at a minimum. That being said, it's still NBT at its heart, but it's not the album I expected at all in the best and worst of some ways.
Vistas - Everything Changes in the End
This is so irresistibly catchy and flows with precision. Ever since I first listened to Vistas they've become one of my all time favourite acts. This album is packed to the brim with happy Indie Pop/Rock sounds from three close buds. I saw 'em live in York a month or so ago and crikey, their music works wonders in person.
Vistas are nothing short of pleasing with this release and as they continue to grow their sound gets more refined.


Hey Sykelone! Hope you’re doing well! I just wanted to let you know that my band’s debut album, “Empty Homes in Blue Light” is out now on all platforms! I appreciate if you end up giving it a shot, and if not no worries at all :) Here’s the AOTY link if you’re interested:
Our latest single is out! It is a more acoustic driven ballad intially inspired by the likes of Red House Painters. I can't wait to show y’all this track and would love some feedback. Thanks ๐Ÿ–ค
Hi Skyelone, im creating a community list if you wanna get involved.

The premise being, that for whatever reason you've been handed the AUX cord, what 2 songs immediately come to mind. You've got 20 seconds or I'm pulling out the glock

I've intentionally left the context out just to hear everyone's first instinct.
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Hey!!! To celebrate me now having 400 albums rated and reviewed I'm gonna be putting together a community list and I of course need your help. It'd mean so much to me if you could help.

Whats a song that makes you have the feeling of ascending into a into another world or into space, a song that makes you feel like you have left your body and you are inside of the music. I'll start first! MY EYES off of Travis Scott's new album 100% does that for me.

Also feel free to give an explanation for your choice, Thank you!
Hey Sykelone! Thanks for being part of my journey to 100 followers. As a celebration, I'm making a community list with help of all my former 100 followers. The theme of the list is "perfect albums to introduce a hip-hop head to other genres", you can suggest up to 3 albums and add a description to each; it doesn't matter what genre they belong to, they can even be hip-hop albums that branch out to other genres. I'd appreciate your answer.
Hello!! Thank you for following me, thanks to you and all of my other followers, I hit 200!
Here is my special review of To Pimp a Butterfly.


27 year old music producer & vinyl enthusiast with an eclectic taste. I'm not a critic, I'm merely a fan of music who shares his thoughts on auditory juice.

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Favourite Songs from 2022 (in release order):

100 - Masterpiece ๐Ÿงก
95/99 - Outstanding ๐Ÿ˜
90/94 - Incredible (on repeat) ๐Ÿฅฐ
80/89 - Great (๐Ÿ–ค 'Liked') ๐ŸŽ†
70/79 - Good ๐ŸŽง
60/69 - Decent ๐Ÿค”
50/59 - Average ๐Ÿคท
40/49 - Not Good ๐Ÿ˜’
30/39 - Bad ๐Ÿคข
0/29 - Binned ๐Ÿšฎ

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