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Hey What
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 - Ugly Season
95
This entire album is a slow-burning, tension-building, meticulous amalgamation of sounds that have a magical aura surrounding them. Somehow, the feeling presented is one of unease and urgency while still being serene, composed and peaceful. This makes for a very ambiguous sentiment that is simultaneously puzzling and familiar for the listener. Some kind of mystical power that unapologetically radiates from this album.

The long runtimes never feel undeserved. Every song is just as long as it ... read more

 - Diamond Mine
95
It's almost like this album aims to be music in its purest form; dry and intimate vocals, raw and stripped instrumentals, effortless ambiance, poetic yet direct lyrics. What a beautiful piece of art.
 - Changephobia
85
Rostam is as clever as ever on his latest LP. Such crisp and compelling production topped with Rostam's new & improved singing voice, singing appealing and instantly catchy melodies. A very immersive pop record from a brilliant artist that only seems to get better and better.

Even though Rostam has a specific framework in which he thrives, his music remains so diverse and distinctive that it's hard to put him in a bubble. Every track shows a new facet of production techniques, of tone, of ... read more

 - G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!
90
Get a good groove going, slowly add stuff to it, incrementally go up in speed and take us on a hell of a trip, GYBE!

No but really, this is all they need to do, they are the masters of it and they're showing that off in full effect here. In classic GYBE fashion, this album feels like an grand odyssey. For the first time in a while, it's like if they decided not to shy away from their endless ambition and obvious talent.

Beautiful, yet still viscous, poignant and perfectly paced from ... read more

 - TYRON
75
Pristine production, interesting album structure with the 2 contrasting discs and solid performances (often theatrical) by Slowthai and the often-great features sprinkled all throughout the record.

This album has it all to be fantastic, yet it isn’t exactly that. The song lengths is a big part of why this misses the jackpot. The fleeting nature of everything makes the whole album feel that much less substantial. As soon as i started to empathize, to feel, to vibe... the song was ... read more

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