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Feb 14, 2019
90
This album has made me feel more things than any other release of 2019 so far. It's pretty hard to describe its appeal, though. It is a gruesome, disgusting record at times, but still kind of catchy somehow. I don't know, it's sort of like a splatter film in the sense that it doesn't frequently have consonant moments but it's still really enjoyable.

I'll definitely need to digest this album more to get a more clear picture of its message, but I know one thing -- I absolutely fucking love it.
Feb 12, 2019
85
One of Deathbomb's lesser-known acts (read: not clipping or JPEGMAFIA) really hits one out of the park here. The production is quite diverse throughout the record but consistently great, and SB's performance is incredibly enigmatic. Occasionally their singing is a bit questionable, but overall I thought the energy more than made up for it.

Also, without actually having access to a lyricbook to cross-reference, this album seems to be largely about SB the Moor's discovery of their trans ... read more
Feb 9, 2019
60
Outside of a few songs, this album is utterly average, perhaps mediocre. Typical Ariana fare where she waltzes around over a trap beat.

Some exceptions:
1. ghostin is legitimately beautiful. The way the instrument builds under Ariana over the course of the track is so well executed. This is probably my favorite track from this album or Sweetener.

2. needy and break up with your girlfriend are pretty solid tracks.

3. 7 rings is trash and needs to be outed as such.

So, basically, a 5/10 ... read more
Jan 30, 2019
90
This is so old-school that the metal has heavy heavy blues influence.... which again makes it really musically interesting. I feel like this album has aged well basically because of the blues, honestly.

Fucking filthy album too.
Jan 30, 2019
80
Really enjoying this album! Seeing some complaints about the production, but I found it unique and well-done. Not to mention that the bass really popped on some tracks, making otherwise weird cuts transform into demented bangers (see: Suicide Big Gulp).

As far as Aesop Rock, I haven't listened to much of his stuff before -- but the lyricism and flow was pretty solid. This is the part of the album that I think will grow on me with time, honestly, but I still found the way he bounced off of the ... read more
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Grad Student with a music obsession. Set it up so my library is whatever I happen to be currently listening to... not necessarily all the stuff I own.

High school I was huge into modern prog metal, but I've since branched out a bunch. Current favorites include Coheed and Cambria, IDLES, Sons of Kemet, and Janelle Monae.

Scores are subject to change as my opinion changes.
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