AOTY 2019
Dec 11, 2019
85
Great

I seriously don’t know what else to say alongside these other descriptive reviews because I think they make words of this record way better than I ever could.

Color: Black
FAV TRACKS: Run the Jewels, Banana Clipper, Sea Legs, 36” Chain, Twin Hype Back, Job Well Done, Get It, A Christmas Fucking Miracle
LEAST FAV: DDFH, No Come Down
Dec 11, 2019
92
Amazing

“Murder Ballads” is sadistic and unrelenting. Every song is more or less about death, making for a bone-chilling, gothic-sounding, and disturbingly-eccentric experience. Nick Cave channels his inner Jim Morrison on this project, putting a forefront on strong songwriting and cohesive theme. There are actually many musical parallels between the two artists... hmmm.

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: all except least fav!
LEAST FAV: Crow Jane
Dec 11, 2019
74
Good

Nick Cave’s second studio record is a lot more cohesive, interesting, and memorable on all fronts that his still-solid debut. This record builds up anticipation with each tracks, and it makes the listener feel troubled with its dark demeanor.

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: Black Crow King, Knockin’ On Joe, Tupelo
LEAST FAV: Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree
Dec 10, 2019*
70
Good

Nick Cave’s debut record is dark, dreary, and gothic in nature. Its ideas are a bit underwhelming, but the overall sound of the record is interestingly different.

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: From Her to Eternity, Cabin Fever!
LEAST FAV: Avalanche
Dec 10, 2019
86
Great

The gothic rock inspired sound and production on “Let Love In” is charming and enticing, bringing more of a likable and clever nature to the record as a whole!

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: Do You Love Me? (1 & 2), Red Right Hand, Nobody’s Baby Now, I Let Love In, Lay Me Low, Ain’t Gonna Rain No More, Thirsty Dog
LEAST FAV: Jangling Jack
Dec 10, 2019
93
Amazing

“Skeleton Tree” is a creative transition for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, showcasing a softer, more delicate tone and internalized, personal lyrics.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: Distant Sky, Jesus Alone, Girl in Amber, I Need You, Skeleton Tree, Rings of Saturn, Magneto
LEAST FAV: Anthrocene
Dec 10, 2019
96
Amazing

Been playing this on repeat for so long that it started to become an addiction and obsession. The minor chord changes and demeaning tone are nothing short of genius, and everything culminates into a pretty enchanting and alluring track.

Color: Red
Dec 10, 2019
69
Decent

“Geidi Primes” is, for the most part, an interesting and promising mix of songs for a debut record. There’s a lot here to digest, and doesn’t take too long to expound on its ideas.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: Gambang, Rosa, Zoal Face Dancer, Avi, Sardaukar Levenbrech
LEAST FAV: Shadout Mapes, Grisgris
Dec 10, 2019
57
Okay

“Halfaxa” is unmemorable and uninteresting, only sparking the deep recesses of the mind with its minimal production style and very subdued and lo-fi mood. These seem to be unfinished ideas that drag on for too long, even though the sounds are at least tolerable at points.

Color: Black
FAV TRACKS: Dragvandil, Favriel
LEAST FAV: Intro / Flowers, My Sister Says the Saddest Things, Weregild, Swan Song, ?????????????????
Dec 9, 2019
83
Great

Tame Impala's noisy, drug-induced debut takes on a different vibe than his other two albums. There's more uniformity in the sounds presented here, and the psychedelic landscapes are only enhanced by the sheer wall of sound that each track brings to the record as a whole.

Color: White
FAV TRACKS: Lucidity, Alter Ego, Desire Be Desire Go, Expectation, Solitude is Bliss, The Bold Arrow of Time, Runaway Houses City Clouds, Jeremy's Storm
LEAST FAV: It Is Not Meant To Be, I Don't Really Mind
Dec 9, 2019
79
Good

It's on Spotify now! "Watch the Throne" is a solid and memorable record from Kanye, but I believe Jay-Z really shined through on this one. His lyrics speak on many hot-buttoned issues facing the world, even today, and it's easy to see how he's made such a name for himself over time.

Color: White
FAV TRACKS: No Church in the Wild, Otis, Ni**as in Paris, That's My Bitch, Lift Off, New Day, Made in America
LEAST FAV: Who Gon Stop Me, Welcome to the Jungle
Dec 9, 2019
78
Good

Being the most culturally prevalent record in the group's early catalog, "World Record" is a solid record filled with some of the performances, but also some of the most forgettable.

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: A Place to Survive, When She Comes, Masks
LEAST FAV: Meurglys III (The Songwriters Guild)
Dec 9, 2019
81
Great

"Still Life" is a portrait of absolute chaos hidden within five tightly-knit progressive rock tracks.

Color: Yellow
FAV TRACKS: Still Life, Childlike Faith in Childhood's End, Pilgrims
LEAST FAV: La Rossa
Dec 9, 2019
94
Amazing

"Godbluff" stands the test of time in its execution and candidness, a collective of 4 vignettes that challenge the human psyche to its limits. The tight instrumentation seen on the predecessor is carried over onto this record, yet divided among one more track in its listing. It's quite beautiful how Peter Hamill and his group deliver their talents endlessly.

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: all of them!
LEAST FAV: n/a
Dec 9, 2019
96
Amazing

The culmination of a couple years work, "Pawn Hearts" is the result of hard work, dedication, and pure talent. The band as a collective create some of the most interesting and mind-boggling progressive rock of all time, and while only have three songs in total, stands against its 45 minute run time with intricate musical passages and chaotic instrumentation.

Color: Purple
FAV TRACKS: all of them!
LEAST FAV: n/a
Dec 9, 2019
81
Great

Wow, that is the worst album title I've ever read. At least it doesn't match the beautiful quality of the music itself. The horns on this record really slap.

Color: Purple
FAV TRACKS: House With No Door, Killer, Emperor In His War-room
LEAST FAV: Squid/Octopus
Dec 9, 2019
88
Great

Their sophomore record foreshadows a legendary progressive rock band with a legendarily epic sound. Each track sounds so ostentatious and showy, and proves that such an amazing band was about to break onto the underground scene.

Color: Pink
FAV TRACKS: Refugees, Out of My Book, Darkness (11/11), After the Flood, White Hammer, The Boat of a Million Years
LEAST FAV: n/a
Dec 9, 2019
67
Decent

Van der Graaf Generator's debut is very rough around the edges, but is expected from a band's first record. The noteworthy tracks on this album very much help the score, as it shows the progression of the band and where they started.

Color: Red
FAV TRACKS: Necromancer, Octopus, Afterwards, The Aerosol Grey Machine
LEAST FAV: Black Smoke Yen
Dec 9, 2019
23
Horrendous

I thought "All I Want (For Christmas)" was going to be a cover; the only hope for this album was lost when I realized that it wasn't. Ex-One Direction member Liam Payne, already a forgettable figure in such a group, created one of the most grueling, uninteresting, sacrilegious, and borderline torturous dance pop records of the decade. I don't even want to elaborate because the amount of actual garbage that appears on this album speaks for itself.

Color: Pink
FAV TRACKS: ... read more
Dec 9, 2019*
80
Great

“Visions” is a futuristic and chill version of a dystopian society with hellish and dissonant undertones.

Color: White
FAV TRACKS: Genesis, Be a Body, Circumambient, Vowels = Space and Time, Oblivion, Eight, Visiting Statue, Infinite Love Without Fulfillment
LEAST FAV: Skin, Know The Way
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