Vrtuoso

Vrtuoso

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The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
100
I fucking adore this album.

"Frances the Mute" was released as the follow-up to the Volta's hit 2003 album "Deloused in the Comatorium". Their previous album was seen as a landmark in the state of progressive rock. This time, however, everything was done in-house in terms of production, and Omar Rodriguez Lopez made sure to have all of his musicians record their parts separately with him, save some select parts. How did this unorthodox method of production work out? I'd say ... read more

Recent Reviews

Loathe - I Let It in and It Took Everything
85
The blend of gazey alt metal with riveting metal core makes this feel not only balanced but unique. It's not full throttle the entire runtime which is great because it allows for some deep cuts that feel almost dreamy in essence.
Pierce The Veil - Even When I'm Not With You
40
Cookie cutter lyrics behind a trap beat is not what I wanted out of PTV.
Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
75
It's nuts the growth between songs I've heard in passing with him to this being almost an AOTY contender. While not as strong as other psychedelia, this still slaps.
Panic! at the Disco - Viva Las Vengeance
35
Poetic for a man who kept the husk of a band alive years after it was over to die out in a soulless whimper rather than a reflective piece. Kinda nuts he's retiring from music outright as a result. He says its his family but let's be fair, this thing is a mess. Guess he realized he'll never be Sinatra or Freddie Mercury. Half the tracks show his aging chords as he can barely hit notes most people can without autotune. At the very least, Death of a Bachelor would've been a great "Do it to ... read more
System of a Down - Steal This Album!
85
This can't follow up Toxicity, but feels like their only non-intervened album. This album here is the spirit of the band, and while not as bad, feels the most like their core sound. It feels better that a chunk of tracks here were scraps of Toxicity, which showed that with polish that second chances can lead to great songs (A.D.D., Chic N Stu, Highway Song, Innervision). There really isnt a terrible song on here, just some songs fall short (Ego Brain, Thetawaves).

Best: Innervision, ADD, Mr ... read more

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35 rating on SZNZ

bruh
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nice reviews!
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Why do you message me this?
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Hey Vrtuoso, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
12mo
ghostface better. think about what you have done

About

if your music taste fails to succeed expectations, gas will fill the room

Rating scale:
95 - 100: Classic
90-94: Fantastic
80-89: Great
70-79: Good
60-69: Mid
40-59: Mediocre
05-39: Bad
<5 : somehow managed to fucking make me simmer

the hall of fame:
the mars volta
my chemical romance
system of a down

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