Recent Review Comments
On Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles
"Thank you very much for that comment @Inglume, it was a real pleasure, especially since youre a big fan of this album and of francoise hardy in general. When I said that she hadn't yet reached her full potential on this one, I was obviously referring to "La Question", "Comment te dire adieu" and to a lesser extent "Ma jeunesse fout le camp". However, I think my mother's personal favourite is "Message Personnel" (maybe it's her all-time favourite album btw). I really advise you to listen to this record, it's one of her last jewels of her discography which is totally up your alley if you're a fan of "La Question".
On John Coltrane - Interstellar Space
"Merci beaucoup @DoubleZ! Je suis absolument d'accord avec toi, Coltrane était un dieux vivant, il était arrivé à un niveau tellement élevé qu'il a était obligé de partir de la terre pour aller faire danser les étoiles avec son saxophone endiablé. RIP John."
On Giusto Pio - Motore immobile
"@Inglume I think it's totally up your alley, the violin parts should really interest you ;-) hope you'll enjoy this album as i did..."
On Taylor Swift - folklore
"@zachthesnack Thank you very much for the kind words and your support. It's all the more gratifying coming from such a great account like yours!"
review of Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
"Congratulations my man, continue your very interesting reviews and your discography binge of exciting artists. Be it metal, rock, jazz... your opinion is always precious and I love to read your reviews when I have time. I also greatly respect the fact that you review every album you rate, AOTY needs reviewers like you, keep up the good work!"
On Hong Chulki, Jin Sangtae & Kevin Parks - 音影
"@Inglume Thank you very much for all your compliments! It's true that if you compare my oldest reviews with my most recent ones, it's really different, I even think that my first ones are quite incomprehensible. Writing and reading reviews on AOTY has really helped me to expand my vocabulary, even if I still have a little trouble with english expressions lol. I would say that la crème de la crême of this album are the track 2 as you said and the last track, even if the whole thing has to be listened to in one go to fully appreciate the whole experience. Thanks again for always encouraging me, John, I hope youre living your best life ;-)"
review of Keith Rowe & John Tilbury - Duos for Doris
"Sincérement la critique la plus intéressante et documentée que j'ai pu lire à propos de ce chef-d'oeuvre. Merci beaucoup DoubleZ pour cette review, car je sens qu'elle ta demandé beaucoup de travail, et la synthèse est parfaite. Vive Keith Rowe, longue vie à Duos For Doris !(qui a pour l'instant le plus haut score des utilisateurs d'AOTY lol)"
review of Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
"Wow, probably your best review this year! You did so much honor to this album, I'm getting chills (I love the more personal part where you tell a little bit about your road trip in Quebec and your passage to adulthood, very interesting)... Heres an artist who definitely overflows with creativity and fills us with enthusiasm, Chloe wont meet a monumental international success with this album, but, thanks to you, this pop gem will remain - I hope - in the hearts of the AOTY users. In one day, the album has more than 25 ratings and is at the 4th place in the user chart, let's try to keep it there."
On Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
"@TreyLikesBands Thanks a lot, Trey! <3
@Dombot youre probably right, but mega man 2 is surely the most cult..."
On Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
"@Inglume Don't worry, I don't touch hard drugs... To have the same experience, you just have to sit alone in your living room after a quarter past midnight and listen to this album at maximum volume. If you have all the conditions, the bass will make your walls shake and the synthetic voices will give life to all the machines in your apartment. Oh, and I'm not a big fan of video games either, I was just referring to Mega Man 2 because it's an 80's game I used to play when I was 8 years old, on an old console at my grandparents' house. I just need to go back in the past a little bit when I'm dealing with too much modernity and futurism all at once.
I hope you enjoyed your road trip btw!"
On Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche - Zubberdust!
"@Inglume Don't feel embarrassed, I'm not really a great connoisseur of the Quebec scene, most of the bands I quote in this review are the result of my research on the composition of ALSSDSB. I just knew Fly Pan Am, which is a pretty good band by the way. Anyway, listen to this, it's dope, sincerely the freshest post-krautrock album of 2010's."