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Jul 16, 2019
62
So, the most you'll hear about this album is about its influences. Car Seat Headrest, The Microphones, Have a Nice Life, Car Seat Headrest, Brave Little Abacus, nouns... Car Seat Headrest. Now that's all fine and dandy, those are some damn good artists so there's nothing horrible about being influenced by them or anything. But who is Weatherday? What makes up the core of Weatherday that isn't their obvious influences? The unfortunate objective-not-at-all-subjective answer is not a lot.

Where ... read more
Jul 16, 2019
90
When I was 13ish, I saw Franz Ferdinand live in Denver. Opening for them was this lady, Cate le Bon, and I was instantly captivated. There was a trance-like quality to her mellow delivery and retro-European aesthetics. Up until I saw this album had dropped, I had pretty much completely forgotten that this lady existed. I'm glad that I was able to rediscover her now, because Reward is easily her most REWARD-ing album yet, one that relishes in subtlety and depth much like my euphoric word play ... read more
Jul 8, 2019
47
Mixing gritty synthy noises with traditional rhythmic African drumming is a really cool idea, but unfortunately Kokoko! falls a little short in that they don't have a lot going on for them aside from that.

Now, I have nothing against albums where every track sounds hella similar. One of my favorite albums is Instruments Disorder, and you can't get much more indistinguishable between tracks than that. When an album has a really solid concept and executes said concept excellently, it makes for a ... read more
Jul 5, 2019
33
Is this what growing up feels like? Is not falling for the spell of Hatchie's generic, uninspired, unexciting songwriting and production the result of some greater internal change? No, probably not, but thinking that makes me feel better about pooping on Hatchie's widely acclaimed new release, Keepsake.

A lot of the appeal I've heard is in this album's ability to harken back to the sounds of 90's shoegaze and bring them into the modern day. However, the cruel reality that nobody wants to admit ... read more
Jul 5, 2019
45
This is about as safe of a Thom album as one can get. Other than "Dawn Chorus" and its gripping lyricism and hypnotic, melancholic bleeps and bloops, there's really not a lot special I can dig up about this album. Frankly, it's hard to sit through the whole thing just because of how safe and boring a lot of this music is. There's nothing here that isn't done exceedingly better by the hundreds of glitchy IDM albums that have come before it (hell, most things done by the man Thom ... read more
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