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Samia - Scout
Samia
Scout
60
Aug 17

Recent Ratings

Samia - Scout
Samia
Scout
60
Aug 17

Recent Reviews

UnikOffical -
65
The album may well be called a mixture of the group's two previous works. After the commercial failure of Nu-Clear Sounds (which was quite obvious with such a cover), Ash partially returned to the mood of the first album, musically, however, partly moving away from rock and especially Brit-pop.

The work tries to combine fast and energetic compositions with long and melancholic ballads. And again from Ash I choose the first, so "Burn Baby Burn" and "Cherry Bomb" came to my ... read more
UnikOffical -
56
Yes, it's basically a bunch of bad and forgettable remixes that have some nice moments, but which completely knock out the tone of the main album without providing anything worthwhile in return.

"Island Walking" is just a "okay" song, serving as a small addition to the atmosphere of the main album. "Canyons Sunrise Reprise" is so long, but significantly inferior in instrumental development compared to, for example, "Runway Houses City Clouds."

So yeah, ... read more
UnikOffical -
81
It really feels like a remote beach shack in Western Australia.

Tame Impala makes me gradually fall in love with psychedelia. This is fundamentally different from anything I've heard before and has its own unique vibe at the same time energetic and calm. Most of the tracks are very immersive and at the same time quite varied. Kevin bewitches with the unusual tempo of the verses and choruses, and the instrumental takes the mind to a place that is very distant from everyday scenes. The themes of ... read more
UnikOffical -
64
This album definitely reveals a little better after detailed listening and definitely doesn't associate with garage rock in my head.

The beginning of the album is rather monotonous and makes you think that the whole album will be played in a similar vein. However, then the most enjoyable and strongest part begins - the middle. Tracks 4-7 are very varied and at the same time sweet and lively. Subsequent tracks continue this wave, albeit yielding less engagement. Perhaps "Wildsurf" can ... read more
UnikOffical -
66
Quite a pleasant (albeit a little too long) Brit-pop album with particles of garage rock and sci-fi. If most of the tracks were a little shorter, it would be possible to keep a vigorous and energetic tempo, but this is a mixture of fast rock compositions and slow and too mundane ballads. However, songs such as "Oh Yeah", "I'd Give You Anything" and "Lose Control" allowed me to plunge into the not so distant, but so different life of a teenager in the 90s. And of ... read more

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I am very far from knowing many genres of music. All the albums I rated, in general, everything that I have ever consciously listened to.

All final ratings of the albums are in the list of the same name or in the ranked lists. All other album ratings are previews requiring a more detailed approach.

Current targets:
- Britpop groups (1/57) - Ash
- Tame Impala

Rating Distribution

100
 

90-99
 
9

80-89
 
17

70-79
 
20

60-69
 
33

50-59
 
3

40-49
 
1

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

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General impression of the group: Nothing too surprising, pretty standard Britpop. However, there are some nice songs to be found.
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