Recent Reviews

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Cold air. A warm and gentle touch. Every ounce of sultry and personal expression bottling up inside Françoise Hardy from the decade prior finally shows its true and subdued colors. Free of any emotional and corporate restraints. 'La Question' sees Hardy embrace her own womanhood. Moving past the creative chains of a fun, but ultimately constrictive Yé-Yé movement which brought her "girl next door" persona to the mainstream. A move not many of her contemporaries ... read more
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The classic Olsen techniques without her allure or mystique. 'Whole New Mess' doesn't really work outside the context of "it's an acoustic album" The idea of taking the self-analytic songs of 'All Mirrors' and recording them in a claustrophobic setting sounds splendid, but both the execution and the context of these songs are sorely lacking. 'All Mirrors' benefited immensely from grandeur. Even the more minimalist tracks had some sort of spectacle to them. I feel stripping them down ... read more
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Undoubtedly a little over-romanticized in regards to its influence, but I think that's in part to it's open arms accessibility. 'Modal Soul' is an album that passively presses itself on the themes of tranquility and human contemplation. A gentle acknowledgment followed by the next observation. In that regard you could say that this is a meditative album and I'm one to agree. The execution of the overall sonic environment - of woodwinds, an emphasis of jazzy/ambient undertones, and simple but ... read more
ThrowBackG -
“It's not that bad, but I know I wanted to go deeper beneath the pain // beneath the human.”

Plato can be credited for saying that it's the ultimate duty of writers and painters to "help us live better lives." Over 2000+ years later and I doubt anyone would want to discredit this sentiment. Though, maybe it could use some amending for the modern day. In a world riddled with injustices (and outlets for mental deterioration) at every corner, I find that the novelist, ... read more
ThrowBackG -
I've spent the last couple of months really considering what's so appealing to me about art -- and music especially. At some point, this day-in and day-out cycle of listening one album to the next gets exhausting. What am I supposed to be looking for exactly? What exactly is my standard? What's appealing to me? What are the opinions of others and how do they line up with my beliefs? Its these questions I asked as I then preceded to sterilize my experiences with art.

So, I took a step back, and ... read more
Jan 22, 2021
Really appreciate the kind words Gavin. It's great to see you still around here from time to time.
Dec 29, 2020
Hey, what's your favourite Radiohead song? Album tracks only (For a list)
Dec 20, 2020
Let me know when/if you drop an AOTY list! I’d love to look through what albums you, and others, enjoyed the most this year. If you already posted one then I’ll give it a look ASAP.

I plan on dropping mine at the very end of the year (both EPOTY and (LP)AOTY lists) and would prefer any feedback on them!
Dec 3, 2020
What's your favorite album under 25 ratings?
Nov 18, 2020
Hey, what do you think the most over hated album of 2020 is?
Nov 12, 2020
Obligatory ThiS HaS PrObAbLy BeEn dOnE bEfOrE but
What is your favourite album to listen to during the winter / christmas season? (Doesnt have to be christmas themed)

Thanks alot!
Nov 10, 2020
Album covers often get a lot of attention, sometimes more than the music itself but there's one aspect to albums that is very often overlooked: the title. The title often sets the mood and energy of the album, or is memorable enough to stick with you, but seldom gets credit for doing so. Anyways, this leads into a question I have (for a list): what's your favourite album title of all time?
Nov 1, 2020
Hey! Whats your favourite artist? For a list
Sep 10, 2020
I was absolutely floored by how comfortably he outshines his peers, particularly on that album. The passion is immeasurable. Tremendous album! :)
I feel my best when I look out the window.

20 Y/O rambler, permaculture specialist, and political activist.
A bit of a recluse. I typically don't finish albums I don't enjoy 🤷‍♂️

Current genre interests (send recs!): Samba, Bossa Nova, Black Metal, Music of Mexico.

"Scare the sky // shake the ground // plain and ordinary"
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January 2021 Playlist