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A preface, before the pretentiousness:
I sound overtly-fancy in this entire review, not only because this record's material is just so opaque that I think it needs this type of analysis and wording, but the record itself is also pretentious. For that, I do apologize. However, this was the hardest thing I've ever had to write. Over the course of two months, I've tried my hardest to collect and control my thoughts on this brilliantly fascinating experience. These have been difficult, gripping, ... read more

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Welcome to another episode of Trey touching up on his Spanish skills. I hope you enjoy your stay, whether you understand it or not.

Estoy en conflicto. Quiero gustarme así como lo hizo con su primer récord de 2020. Esta se siente agotada, cansada. Parece que no tiene alma ni energía. Parece que se hizo sin razón. ¿Debería haberme esperado algo más de Bad Bunny? Tal vez no, pero aún así, todavía me quedan nada de lo que ... read more
TreyLikesBands -
What phases you about this anomaly? Is it her history on Disney shows and films? Is it her constant hatred from music critics? Is it the endless loud buzzing of her next projects? Well, personally, it’s how true she’s been to herself.

If there’s anything that “Plastic Hearts” proves, it’s progression. From making some of the most mind-melting, electropop of the 2010s to a matured pop rock of sorts at the turn of the decade, Miley Cyrus doesn’t shy away ... read more
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An album so ground-breaking in its subject matter that I have to give it at least an ounce of respect.

When it comes to the ambience that which “Lavender Country” creates, it would be somewhere in between wholesome and musty. If ever those words were both put together before, I’d like to know where, because I haven’t heard anything that expels this sort-of energy quite like this project.

Now, I’m always down for a bit of country. Although it wasn’t my ... read more
TreyLikesBands -
I mean, yeah, this is really nice!

While this record does exude a nostalgic and culture-specific identity, all it has going for it are some pretty vocal runs and a traditional mindset of composition. It's endearing to say the least, but doesn't leave a huge, life-altering stance in my mind. Maybe it's just not something I'd return to later on, although I still enjoyed myself throughout multiple listens.

And I think it's fair to say that calling this record "experimental" allows a ... read more
TreyLikesBands -
It's ironic how one's setting can influence an album in such a strong manner.

For me, whenever I'm in a new place, or in a different situation, the album that I'm listening to always attaches itself to the lost memories of nostalgia. Fleet Foxes' "Crack Up" will always remind me of 2019's California trip with my friends. "Close to the Edge" by Yes reminds me of coming home from my very first piano performance. James Blake's "Assume Form" has me envisioning the ... read more
Nov 29, 2020
Hello, what are your 5 favourite albums of all time, its for a list. But it isn't really your average kind of "AOTY's ______" list, so go onto here for more info into what you are getting yourself into:
Nov 28, 2020
Eww? You like bands? Who likes those?
Nov 28, 2020
What album for a list????
Nov 27, 2020
Ah perhaps it was a bit too nsfw haha, butt changing up for the holiday is always a fine choice.
Nov 27, 2020
Love the profile picture lollll
Nov 22, 2020
I am not playing with you my swagger!
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 20, 2020
I was gonna do my own grand 7 list 'list week' up to Christmas day - those lists are private at the moment. I will set a date of the 15th December to have my top 50 all re-rated for you, if that's ok?
Nov 20, 2020
Abso-fucking-lutely! Nearly all of my top 50 have been rerated.
Nov 20, 2020
Same question as Kengoji, would you be able to fit me in the aggregate? I'm already hard at work ordering my top 100!
Yep, I'm that one dude who hears colors.
He/him ~ Arizona native
Retired YouTuber ~ Proud libtard
Part of the musical duo Orchid. Linked below!
I use an equation to get my ratings, which favors emotional fulfillment and technical innovation.
⭐Current binge: CFCE 87.8⭐

100: Masterpiece
99-90: Exceptional
89-80: Amazing
79-75: Great
74-70: Good
69-60: Decent
59-50: Impartial
49-40: Mediocre
39-30: Bad
29-20: Horrendous
19-10: Dreadful
9-0: Unacceptable
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