Feb 16, 2019
This is the kind of album I would pretend to like to impress my too-cool-for-art-school friends. That being said, I do actually dig some of the instrumentation on this album, particularly the strings on 'Amargi ve Moo'.
Feb 16, 2019
Man this album was so cool! The more I listen to Ghostface Killah the more I think he's one of the most underrated rappers ever. The beats and instrumentation on this album are so awesome and cartoonish, the front cover encapsulates the villainous, comic book quality that the beats bring to the album. And the Czarface and Ghostface have great flow throughout. This album was high quality from start to finish. It never became dull, tired or repetitive. This album had a really unique and ... read more
Feb 9, 2019
I was a little disappointed in this collaboration. On paper it seems to be a perfect meeting of minds but the result didn't pack the lyrical or sonic punch that the two artists solo careers are a bit better at. There is little here that distinguishes this collaboration from a run of the mill indie folk record and there aren't many standout tracks worth drawing attention to. I wanted to like this album but I don't see myself ever returning to it.
Feb 9, 2019
The Jackson 5 have cemented their place in history as the original boy band and perhaps the purest manifestation of pop. There is no experimentation here, there is no exploration of the dark parts of the human psyche, there is not attempt to introduce novel sounds and styles. There is only the pure childish excitement of Michael Jackson and his brothers. The album is built around the joyous yelps and cries of Young Michael and the result is infectious hooks and enormous choruses. This is the ... read more
Feb 8, 2019
"Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared" is a solid late career release from one of the greatest indie bands of the 2000's. The album isn't as impactful or inspiring as the bands earlier releases but that doesn't mean this album is lacking in fun songs with a diverse sonic palette.

Highlights: 'No One's Sleeping' 'Element' 'Futurism'
Feb 2, 2019
Girlpool's latest album is full of breezy and pretty indie pop songs that will make you nostalgic for a time and a place that you never knew. However, the lack of sonic variation on the album makes it a bit bland and repetitive. At it's best this album is pretty and fuzzy pop rock and at it's worst it is utterly forgettable.

The best song on the album is 'What Chaos is Imaginary'. The vocals on this track are beautiful and the strings are a perfect touch. In addition to being an utterly ... read more
Jan 30, 2019
I'm a pretty big fan of the Jackson 5, I think their songs are perfect examples of pop in it's purest form. Sugary sweet, funk jams with layers of instrumentation all hiding beneath an irresistible groove. And with Michael Jackson shouting for joy almost as though he can't even contain himself.

The first half of this album is absolutely killer, 'I'll Be There's still gives me chills every time I listen to it and it's one of my favorite songs of all time. And the Jackson 5's cover of 'Bridge ... read more
Jan 28, 2019
Kashmere Stage Band was a Houston, Texas high school band led by a guy named Conrad O. Johnson who was inspired by an Otis Redding concert to turn his high school band into a fantastic funk-pop band.

The grooves on this compilation are infectious, the horn section is bold and triumphant and everything comes together in such an explosive way that it's hard to not feel it in every fiber of your being. The compilation is impressive enough on it's own merits and it's absolutely mind-blowing that ... read more
Jan 26, 2019
Fujiya & Miyagi's Transparent Things fuses several diverse inspirations ranging from funk, krautrock and spacerock. The results are unique and at times dazzlingly beautiful. The results seemed to me to be a bit to subtle to be attention grabbing. While the album has it's fair share of gorgeous moments, holistically, the album lacks the guttural punch that a great album ought to have. The groovy parts are catchy but not so much that I'm tugged out of my seat by sonic puppet strings. The ... read more
Jan 26, 2019
Black Axis is as dark and murky as its cover art suggests. Caspar Brotzmann emulates the chaos and madness of West Berlin where he grew up using his screeching guitar. The result is a disturbing listen to say the least. This album will definitely appeal to heavy metal fans and avant-garde fans alike and really anyone whose interested in madness set to music.
Jan 22, 2019
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith brings her spiritual ambience down from the clouds on this playful electronic pop record. The album's textures vary between angelic, otherworldly harmonies and earthy, organic melodies giving this album a strange atmosphere that puts it somewhere between here and the Andromeda Galaxy.
Jan 18, 2019
I thought the album cover looked kinda neat so I decided to check this album out and damn this is rough. It's a typical indie synth-pop album but with no character, no risk-taking, nothing daring, exciting, challenging or even fun. It's a fucking slog the whole way through. God bless everyone who listens to this thing cover to cover, I barely got through it.
Jan 18, 2019
What a better way to start the year than with another sad indie folk album from Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty Label?

'Tomb' is highly reminiscent of Stevens' haunting 2015 masterpiece 'Carrie and Lowell' with a similar subtle yet beautiful production quality. I do feel however, that the production may be a tad too subtle on this album. Where on 'Carrie and Lowell' we were swept away in nostalgic ambience every time Stevens took his fingers off the guitar, here we are only graced with the ... read more
Jan 10, 2019
I bought this album on CD from a thrift store in my town for 50 cents. I wasn't particularly impressed with it at the time and I'm not particularly impressed with it now. However, I've got to admit there are some catchy songs on this album. Tracks like 'Guitar' 'Sheep Go to Heaven' and 'Let Me Go' are undeniably fun songs despite their simplicity and the lack of anything particularly original or substantive in the lyrics.

On the other hand, there are many songs on this album that make ... read more
Jan 7, 2019
Jesus, what an unrelenting beast of an album. This is one of my favorite albums to listen to while I go on my early morning runs and while I certainly don't recommend starting your day with frantic experimental hip hop, I've gotta admit it really gets my blood pumping.

It's easy to call a Death Grips record frantic or disturbing or dark but what I admire most about this album is it manages to string those ideas together into a (relatively) standard pop structure. The songs sound like ordinary ... read more
Jan 2, 2019
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become a villain. Here's Paul McCartney with another agonizingly cliched track. God help us all. The bridge of this song is the only part I can endure without vomiting.
Dec 30, 2018
Hyper-inspiring party rock. It sounds like Andrew WK was reading a little too much Tony Robbins before making this album. But because Andrew is such a genuine guy, the result does not come off as insincere and at times does wind up being quite motivational. The cynic in me really wanted to hate this album but doing so turned out to be harder than I thought.
Dec 25, 2018
One of my more unpopular opinion is that I think Summer teeth is better than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I'm sure that'll turn people off to this review but fuck it it's the truth. That being said, YHF is a kick-ass album!

Song for song this album is consistently fantastic. Jesus Etc is a gorgeous and hopeful ballad, the strings on this track are infectious and Tweedy's voice has never mustered up this much optimism in a single song before. The Ashes of American Flags is another excellent song that ... read more
Dec 25, 2018
I remembered this record being good but I relistened to it recently and it seems I was looking at it through rose colored glasses. The album isn't bad but it doesn't do much to set itself apart from other emo records. The instrumentation is okay but lacks variation, leaving the album a little bland. Overall, not a terrible LP and definitely one emo fans will enjoy.
Dec 23, 2018
I love Mac and this song is kind of pretty but he really adds nothing to the track.
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