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Apr 3, 2020
84
Soccer Mommy’s 2018 breakthrough album “Clean” was a highly enjoyable and likable indie rock album, but with “color theory,” Sophie Allison has leveled up into one of the foremost indie songwriters of her generation. Compared to “Clean,” “color theory” is a little bit less infectious; instead, the subject matter is darker, the writing is more introspective and pensive, and the compositions are a lot more complex. It’s clear that ... read more
Apr 3, 2020
84
So much of modern indie rock music would not exist without Liz Phair and “Exile in Guyville.” Even divorced from the context of “Exile in Guyville” and its eventual impact, this is an excellent alternative rock album. Phair’s stunningly honest, confessional songwriting style still strikes a chord over 25 years after the fact. The writing is bold, courageous, and genuinely memorable; “Exile in Guyville” is both an endlessly quotable album and a deeply ... read more
Apr 3, 2020
89
The controversy behind “Extraordinary Machine” is perhaps more famous than the album itself. As most Fiona Apple fans know, the version of “Extraordinary Machine” that hit record stores (and streaming services) was not the version that Apple originally dreamed up with Jon Brion. Thanks to a tortured nightmare of a release cycle, many Apple fans ended up hearing the original, unreleased “Extraordinary Machine,” declaring it the superior statement. But ... read more
Apr 3, 2020
83
The controversy behind “Extraordinary Machine” is perhaps more famous than the album itself. As most Fiona Apple fans know, the version of “Extraordinary Machine” that hit record stores (and streaming services) was not the version that Apple originally dreamed up with Jon Brion. Thanks to a tortured nightmare of a release cycle, many Apple fans ended up hearing the original, unreleased “Extraordinary Machine,” declaring it the superior statement. But ... read more
Apr 3, 2020
62
From Beach Bunny to Mo Troper to The Bombpops, power pop seems to be having a bit of an insurgence in 2020. Of this new crop of guitar rock bands, Nudie Mag is easily the most in thrall of 90s Weezer, blatantly wearing this influence on their sleeve. Though I’m inclined to quip that you may as well just listen to “Blue Album,” its particular template has held up for good reason. And while “Our Milk” won’t win any points for originality, that’s hardly ... read more
Sep 25, 2019
Wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it <3
Super excited to see what you have in store :)
Sep 21, 2019
I'm not sure if you're active anymore, but you're a fantastic writer!
Mar 26, 2017
nice rating scale, i dig it
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I basically only listen to things I think I'll like, so my scores skew high. 60 = average, 70 = good, 90+ = all-time fave.
Rating Distribution
100
 

90-99
 
35

80-89
 
319

70-79
 
351

60-69
 
232

50-59
 
72

40-49
 
19

30-39
 
9

20-29
 
4

10-19
 
1

0-9
 
2

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