Feb 15, 2019
71
Nice album, the guitar melodies are very relaxing.

Listen to this if you like Modest Mouse, Isaac Brock was their producer for this album
Feb 15, 2019
94
A fantastic indie pop record, it's hard to believe this came out in 1986!

Every song is so cheery and refreshing, and there's simply not one moment where I feel annoyed or bored. The vocals are expressive and infectious, and there are fun and weird sounds all over the place.

The band delivers earworm after earworm while staying really inventive in their instrumentation. None of the songs disappoint, so I keep coming back to it when I need something to cheer me up.

I highly recommend this to ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
85
This used to be one of my favorite albums of all time. And even if a lot has changed, it still feels great to revisit it.

Muse was the first band I was kind of into. That's one of the reasons why BH&R was always really special to me, but it also spoke to my imagination. The spacy themes and anthemic guitar riffs made scenarios of sci-fi battles on Mars come to life in my head (also thanks to the amazing cover art by Storm Thorgerson). This was the band at their peak, it's passionate music ... read more
Feb 12, 2019
88
DROP OUT OF LIFE WITH BONG IN HAND

This was incredibly hard to rate, because this is so different from any other album I've listened to. I'm pretty sure that my rating will only go up as time passes.

Sure, it may be repetitive as hell, and listening to one song for an hour straight can be tiring. But the way that this thing makes me feel… I just can't compare it with anything else.

It's like I'm exploring a huge desert, with the sun burning through my skin. But somehow it feels great. ... read more
Feb 12, 2019
86
ATDI deliver banger after banger, this is great stuff!

The amount of energy on this record is so contagious, they made sure that you wouldn't sit down bored for even a second. It's post-hardcore at its finest: the riffs are exciting, the vocals are angry, but there are also moody moments to balance it out. What do you need more?

The best thing about this album is without a doubt the drumming. Tony Hajjar is an excellent drummer, his ability to switch rhythms and keep that hard-hitting energy ... read more
Feb 2, 2019
98
This album is the definition of a 🅱️OP

I just had the time of my life, this whole record is just one huge non-stop banger! There's so much care and thought put into it: they did everything to make every beat sound impactful and keep a perfect flow, and I have tons of respect for that.

No moment was wasted here, they just keep on surprising me and giving me reasons to love it. But besides hyping me up with constant bangers, this record also affects me emotionally: it reminds me of the ... read more
Feb 1, 2019
81
Great stuff, I highly recommend this to dream pop/shoegaze fans
Feb 1, 2019
90
This album 🅱️ O P S

I'm aware of the fact that I have a lot of 9's but I just love this record so much! It's impossible not to groove along to this, and there isn't one song I slightly dislike.

Definitely check this out!
Jan 31, 2019
75
C Y B O O G I E

I'm so ready for an electronic King Gizz album, the hype is real guys

(btw props to Jason Galea for that awesome video, he's an amazing artist… and to Stu for making the unforgettable faces)
Jan 31, 2019
100
Winter albums are the best kind of albums, and Kid A is the proof of that. What can I say about it that hasn't been said already? It's just the perfect album.

It sounds so distant, yet so familiar. It's the soundtrack of your personal trip to the coldest corners of your mind, and shines a light on them so you can see and feel things you've never felt before.

What I love about Radiohead albums and songs is how I could attach memories to them, and how it makes them resonate with me in an even ... read more
Jan 30, 2019
72
Support our buddy Rowan (AtTehDriveThru), he's best buddy

I think Rowanb did a good job at making an ambient album. The basslines and melodies really surprised me tbh, as well as how diverse it is. I Think It's Pretentious Of Me To Want You To Ask Questions About Me and My Thoughts is a pretty sad track, The Types Of Laughs That Genuinely Sound Like You Have Lost Control Over Yourself Are The Best Kinds etc. left me feeling scared, and I laughed every time I saw how ridiculously long the song ... read more
Jan 27, 2019
96
Tip: don't listen to this with headphones, it will probably give you a headache. Blast this out on shitty speakers when you're crying while sitting alone in your room to get the ultimate shoegaze experience
Jan 27, 2019
100
This album reminds me of old Cartoon Network, so I kinda have a soft spot for it…

The 10 is still more than deserved, this is one of the best records of all time
Jan 26, 2019
91
A perfect winter album, and one of the most consistent albums I've ever heard

Björk really matured on Homogenic, and reached some really impressive heights. She put her focus on strings, unique beats, and an overall icy atmosphere that makes all the tracks have a strong connection with each other. The result is an absolutely stunning experience.

In a way, it feels like climbing up a high mountain somewhere in Iceland: every track builds up a tension, and it really pays off at the end. ... read more
Jan 26, 2019
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Jan 24, 2019
87
One of the most unique albums ever made, it's truly a must-hear.

The poetry in the lyrics is amazing, I love how each song tells a completely different story. The unsettling music goes perfectly together with them, and it helps me to visualize everything even better.

All tracks share the same gloomy atmosphere, but it only gets more intense the further you get into it. Even Washer, which I would actually consider being a pretty relaxing track and my favorite on the album, has something very ... read more
Jan 22, 2019
87
This album comes eerily close to giving me an out of body experience

There aren't a lot of albums that can put me into a deep trance and keep me there for a long time, but this album does that amazingly well. The tracks really take their time to develop, and that mostly results in stunning instrumentals, like that ecstatic distorted riffs on Dissolved Girl and Group Four for example.

There's a heavy and relentless bass that rolls over every song, and it only helps to keep you down in that ... read more
Jan 22, 2019*
63
Highly recommend this one for studying

Mixing slowcore with space rock is a brilliant idea, and I'm definitely all for that. Duster pulled it of pretty well here, and I really like their dense and dusty sound. However, this album could have been way better than it actually is.

It honestly feels a bit too rough around the edges: the flow isn't that consistent and some tracks feel unfinished. I expected more from it, and despite me loving their sound, I don't feel completely satisfied with this ... read more
Jan 20, 2019
83
While not as good as LCW, Modest Mouse's debut record is still very enjoyable and includes some of their best material

This album shows the band in their most pure and raw state: every song has their trademark sound, and they get very ambitious with it. Of course you could hear the strong Pixies influence, but that's never a bad thing. What makes them stand out is their huge talent for songwriting, and Isaac Brock definitely shows himself as an amazing lyricist here.

This album tends to drag ... read more
Jan 19, 2019
95
I can't stop playing this, I think I'm addicted

In my opinion, Joy Division definitely improved on Closer when compared to their debut. Alright, Unknown Pleasures has a dark aura that no album really matches, but Closer brings so much more to the table.

The first half of this record sounds surprisingly upbeat, but feels really nervous too. Ian Curtis's disturbing lyrics definitely add to that feeling. Atrocity Exhibition is an excellent opener, the rythm is hypnotic and instantly puts you ... read more
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