tinymusiccritic
tinymusiccritic
Walthamstow, London, UK

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May 22, 2020
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91
It’s been ten long years since Owen Pallett left behind the fantasy world of 14th Century Spectrum that served as the backdrop of his magnum opus, Heartland. An orchestral art-pop album built around two key Barthesian thereotical conceits - love from the perspective of the loved, and the death of the author - Heartland was the apotheosis of all that Pallett had achieved under his erstwhile Square Enix-baiting guise of Final Fantasy: ambitious enough in its concept, songwriting and ... read more
May 15, 2020
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92
The music Mike Hadreas has been making as Perfume Genius over the past 10 years has never exactly been short on feeling. One listen to his quiveringly fragile voice on any one of the songs he has released, from his 2010 debut until now, would serve as ample indication that this is an artist who is unafraid of exposing his listeners to the darkest and most intimate recesses of his mind. With precision-engineered songwriting and tastefully restrained musical adornments, he is preternaturally ... read more
Oct 4, 2019
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83
On his fifth album proper, Danny Brown closes out a decade of border-pushing brilliance with a release that, despite a credits list featuring underground heavyweights like Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, Blood Orange and JPEGMAFIA (not to mention Q-Tip!), adopts a refreshingly relaxed and undemanding approach.

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The first words we got to hear from Danny Brown’s first project since 2016 were “the hybrid”. That ad-lib, delivered with Brown's now trademark strangulated ... read more
Aug 30, 2019
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62
A new TOOL record cannot exist in a vacuum. The context surrounding it can't help but alter how it is received and perceived. Like it or not, they're a band that inspire fervent idolatry from their legion of die-hard fans, and abject, sneering ridicule from their detractors. Taken too seriously by the former, and not seriously at all by the latter, TOOL are the textbook definition of "divisive," hailed as mold-breaking geniuses by one camp, and tediously pretentious by the other. ... read more
Aug 16, 2019
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80
There have been a number of stories in the music press of late extolling the mental health benefits of listening to metal music. Contrary to popular misconception, exposing ones ears to the bludgeoning instrumentals, and, at times, darkly violent lyrical themes of extreme music does not, it appears, render the listener a raging, misogynist misanthrope, mired in festering self-hatred and suicidal ideation. To the contrary, metal music apparently helps its fans process and control feelings of ... read more
Jul 9, 2019
I tried Baroness. seems quality but not my thing. thanks for the rec.
Feb 11, 2019
found an interesting Drone Metal record at my local music shoppe, not sure if you're into that sort of thing, but the atmosphere on these two tracks is pretty dope

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/139661-dull-knife-dull-knife.php
Feb 11, 2019
Thanks for adding the somn record to the site! Wouldnt have been able to find such a gem without ya!
Sep 16, 2017
Thanks so much!
Sep 10, 2017
So you've heard the Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent album?
If so, tell me more please ^^
Sep 12, 2015
Finally you are back, I remember you left your Tumblr page.
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