Conway is a rapper I've been listening to for 3, listening to From King To A God in 2020 was my first Conway experience, and it was a good one. After Benny dropped a modern classic and Westside Gunn was proving his almost avant-garde coke rap could help him join mainstream names, it felt like Conway was ready to prove his name. While not as memorable as Tana Talk 3 or Pray For Paris, Conway had potential, and he had a LOT of it.
So I've been ... read more
'But Here We Are' is a comeback album in a way, which is a bit odd considering their last album was released less than two years ago. The Foo's previous outing, Medicine at Midnight, was a poorly reviewed alt-rock record that followed up the lackluster albums proceeding Wasting Light. Although I haven't given a listen, even from the outside it doesn't seem like a great record. After Medicine there wasn't exactly SIGNS that the beloved ... read more
We're almost there. It's almost Soundtracks season. As for The Great Annihilator, it stands on its own for probably the best front to back experience that Swans has crafted so far. Although the heavy sounds and lyrics about a grimy '70s NYC from Cop can be brought up, or the disgusting lyrics, unrefined sound and the fact you can picture the venues from Public Castration Is A Good Idea can be brought up, I feel like from the first second of In to the last second of Out, ... read more
If Swans' previous record was an album with stripped back folk elements that had gaps filled by gothic rock crescendos and riffs, Love of Life takes away lots of the gothic rock elements after the first couple tracks, instead building a way folkier sound, no country. How does it work? Well, decent to say the least. It's not a bad record by any means, but I can't help but feel like I left with less than I expected.
Some of the highlights come from the biggest hints to drone ... read more
Wow that was a nice experience. Swans' seventh studio album in a matter of 9 years seems to see the group come back from their label dropping them, and what Gira considers a shit album (but I like it though, Gira please put it on streaming!!!). Nonetheless, White Light seems like a stripped back version of the expansive The Burning World, with more gothic rock elements rather than straight forward folk and country. While this may seem bad to a person like me who loved the ... read more
Big last couple weeks of school, sorry I'm slowing down on the binge!!! This was actually a really cool album, and I could kinda tell from the start that I was really going to like this. The folk elements on Children of God were really nice, and some of my favorite elements of the album, so The Burning World was more of an excitement than a burden for me since the start, which is odd.
Happily, it lived up to my expectations, even AOTY's lowest rated tracks from here were ... read more