UrsusMaritimus

UrsusMaritimus

Nottingham (Yes where Robin Hood lived)

Best of 2022

Recent Ratings

Idles - CRAWLER
Idles
CRAWLER
79
Feb 13

Pinned Review

 - Ants From Up There
100
I don't usually do long reviews but seeing so many people spill their guts about this album, what it meant to them as they were listening, and how it made them feel has made me want to put my thoughts to paper.

EDIT: I had more thoughts and re contextualised some old ones.

I have nothing but admiration for the level of emotion, musical quality, pacing, and composition this album presents. It's truly a marvel to behold. Thinking back to their dissonant and bombastic, but still excellent, ... read more

Recent Reviews

 - Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
86
This is my favourite big thief project so far, and while I'm enjoying all of it, I'm noticing I enjoy it most when it takes a left turn.

Thankfully there are a lot of left turns.

 - Where Myth Becomes Memory
81
I'm not usually one for screams but damn, this was a real diamond in the rough. Vocals effortlessly and seamlessly changing from spellbinding to harrowing.

P.S Are we really making Post-Metal a thing?

P.P.S Feb 4th must be one of the best days for music releases in a long time.

 - Glitch Princess
82
I know Feb 4th is... a lot, right now. But please don't sleep on this.
 - The Overload
79
A series of sneering and gleeful character studies into the tax dodgers, greedy bosses, fraudsters, and disaffected across a version of Britain, set to earworm grooves that keep things from feeling like a poetry reading. You get the sense that nobody involved really thinks things are as black and white as the music might suggest, which is good because there was a risk of this coming off as preachy. Instead the stories come across as they are, stories about people you could easily imagine were ... read more
 - Snow Globes
97
I'm only listening to it once so I'll have mostly forgotten it by the time the album comes out.

Dear god those drums though...

I'm also loving the mixing on this album. Having your live sound engineer produce your album seems to have been a stroke of genius, especially for a band who's songs are so tied to their live contexts.

Shoutbox

3mo
Oh hey I hit 80?!

Thanks so much guys, I haven't really been keeping track of milestones and while 50 would have made more sense, I guess better late than never? :P
1y
hi again, thank you so much for the submission, I really appreciate it!!!
1y
Hey ! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.

Prompt:

“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The last survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

Here’s the list:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/loganchung/list/44721/the-world-is-endingbut-were-still-here-right/
1y
Yeah, probably hip-hop single of the year for me rn`
1y
Thanks for following!!!! ‎
1y
I HIT IT LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
1y
Someone unfollowed 😭😭😭

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Ice Bear likes music. He / Him

Always up to answer questions!

I don't tend to listen to things I don't expect to enjoy at least to some degree.

100 - Perfect / Owned on vinyl
95-99 - Became soundtrack to my existence
90-94 - Fantastic
80-89 - Great but flawed
70-79 - Enjoyed
60-69 - Nice.
50-59 - Some good, might grow
40-49 - Had promise, fell short
30-39 - Not a fan
20-29 - Bad
10-19 - Bad and uninspired
0-9 - I wish it were an hour ago when I hadn't heard this

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
45

80-89
 
82

70-79
 
45

60-69
 
13

50-59
 
3

40-49
 
5

30-39
 
1

20-29
 
1

10-19
 
2

0-9
 

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