AOTY 2018
Dec 16, 2018
Omg it was so nasty. I can hear some bad songs but damn. 27 songs with more than 90% that are so bland. Damn.
Dec 10, 2018
Hey didn't know that aoty has an.entry for this amazing soundtrack (I recommend samurai champloo !)
Dec 9, 2018
Dose your dreams has obviously some charm but it's really messy, really long with 18 tracks. I cannot stop thinking that this album is so accomplished yet not taking huge risks for composition (I have the feeling that they compile so much albums in one).

Just take a listen for this one, dose your dreams challenges the musical experience of the listeners :)
Dec 9, 2018
Really beautiful. A delightful mix of actual singer-songwriter work and a more ambient approach (Grouper, Anna von Hausswolff)
Dec 8, 2018
The greatest is really harsh. It's not the most pleasant album of Cat Power but it contains some of her most heartbreaking moments. Very haunting.
Dec 4, 2018
A bit messy but has its charm ^^
Dec 1, 2018
Year of meteors, what a beautiful title.

This album cointains really interesting folk arrangement, just for songs like "fire snakes" or "where Gravity is Dead", I suggest you to try a listening.
Dec 1, 2018
This album is difficult to rate. It's undeniable that it's not an ass earing. It's really friendly, I find myself enjoying it's not living or I always wanna die. There are so many influences, it's difficult to not find one thing that suits your taste.
The topics are really actual (suicide, depression, society's problems with the youngest adults, etc), also difficult to deny the effort in this record.

But something bother me with this album, especially when the singles came out. My rating ... read more
Nov 28, 2018
I'm always surprised to see this album so underrated and overshadowed by other unecessary or forgettable indie albums. What we have ?

+ a gorgeous voice
+ sufficient lyrics working
+ great balance of genre
+ Well produced
+ Memorable tracks
+ what could be considered classic tracks (Civilian, fish, we were wealth, plains)

There other albums are solid but don't reach this one.
Nov 28, 2018
The composition of the tracks is really interesting, the number of influences in one track I can make is crazy. I will not immediately give a rate because I just finished my listening but first points :

+ Really rich
+ Excellent composition

+/- The global lyrics are a bit messy if you consider the entire album

- Maybe too much sounds ?
- A bit uncohesive ?
Nov 25, 2018
Similary to lucy dacus, soccer mommy, phoebe bridgers, etc margaret glasby isn't the most revolutionary indie artist but she has so good highlights that you cannot be indifferent to her music.

She has an interesting voice and she is raw at the good moments. Her guitar paly is also more complex than I imagine after multi listenings. She has done a good work in songwriting.

Some people pointed that I listen more than 50% girl band/artist* but such talented artists it's normal.

*(I was a bit ... read more
Nov 25, 2018
You can be low has his charm (a typical girly punk album of 90's) but not sufficient to be extraordinary.
Nov 19, 2018
Omg Head alone is so good !!!
Nov 14, 2018
Sprinter is one of the best album of the often called "wave of contemporary indie woman".

Its lyrical complexity, intimacy, burst of instruments/slowdown/near any noise, makes it extremely tedious to appreciate. Of course, torres has stellar tracks like the often reported "strange hellos" but it's not sufficient.

What makes this album more than just an another indie album is that torres knows how to express clear emotion, how to explore her experiments with her writings ... read more
Nov 14, 2018
I see it in my youtube's recommandations since I listen the new billie eilish single, pretty funny haha.

Overall, it's beautiful. It reminds me "nude" by Radiohead or "take me somewhere nice" by mogwai but in a more energic version. However, the album isn't versatile. The beats and the arrangement are nearly the same tracks after tracks. Delighful listen, but I don't think it lasts sufficiently.
Nov 13, 2018
THIS is an example of a really good pop album. I don't know how is Honey, I will try it.
Nov 12, 2018*
This b-side just bring me to some old memories of fleet foxes !

edit : rating for the new songs :)
Nov 11, 2018
Tangerine reef B-side ?
Nov 11, 2018
After my listening, I just think that I lost my time. The entire album lacks something that I cannot find. Pouls compares this experience to The Terror but the terror has much more texture and is more cohesive. Maybe these factors help to bring some atmosphere ?
Nov 11, 2018
Thanks mornings for this recommendation !

While I find that some tricks are a bit annoying, this album has so much charm. The lyrics are meticulous and follow a sort of storyline/anectodes about each members of the group. It could be too personal but the writing is pretty clever and is melting perfectly with their general composition.

Good one ;)
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On 76fex's review of The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
"I will be a bit defensive because I'm tired of seeing : you don't like this album, maybe you despise the entire genre". For my case, it's really true for hip hop. But for pop ? Nah. There are way too much different forms, it's "criminal" to just say "pop = radio". So why I need to lose huge amount of time to focus on one album and the artist intention if I don't enjoy the listening ? Specially when the topics are immediat and the sonority doesn't suit my tastes. "
On 76fex's review of The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
"I write a proper review after hearing the owl album ;)"
On 76fex's review of The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
"In music you can love anything you want, I don't think it's relevant to say that you like the 1975 who are often critizize by some "superiorities" and other prized band. There is something we cannot explain sometimes haha. I also said in my premature review that I don't see the comparison between Radiohead and the 1975 haha. But yes the comparisons in my opinion shouldn't be made but subjectively. "
On 76fex's review of The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
"David Bowie, Radiohead, The Smiths and other greats And you said there is no objective in music haha. Sorry, kinda funny to read this line because you seem to say that as you have considered great artists in your playlist, your opinion is more relevant. "
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On morningsbell's review of My Little Airport - The Ok Thing to Do on Sunday Afternoon Is to Toddle in the Zoo
"Thanks for the recommendation, I'm kinda fan of B&S ;)"
On morningsbell's review of Rosalía - El Mal Querer
"I don't need to listen an album to a certain way. I'm really not into "calculating" my listenings. "
On morningsbell's review of Rosalía - El Mal Querer
"I don't think that pop + flamenco mean that flamenco will be less intense. It could have been really more interesting to take a boldest direction."
On morningsbell's review of Rosalía - El Mal Querer
"euh many people says "oh flamence OMG so good" hum if this is flamenco ... Flamenco is way more intense (not just clapping hands and wearing a typical dress haha). I saw live version of rosalia and unfortunaly flamenco's spirit isn't here. I just see here some good moments with heavy ugly autotune and flat flamenco part."
On morningsbell's review of Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
"I think there is a real appeal for darker music in this website (I can also say the same thing to other band like deafheaven this year ). And more generally, some substance/complexity. I don't think this album is remarkable but I do think this one captures a precise asthetic that I don't like but other really dig to it (the review of fantano or Brad represents so well this) to the point that I ask myself the limits of rating and reviewing in comparing all albums and all genre/subgenres. "
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"Ah case/lang/veirs ! I think about it and I agree. I liked the album but the problem is that they didn't really succeed to have a big alchemy. Some songs seemed to be written for someone in particular. In Boygenius, it's more harmonious, the songs feats to everyone (even if it's backed by one person and interpreted to 2 others). "
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"" the whole work is really an everything or nothing attempt" I agree, it's impossible to be indifferent after Aviary."
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On Christine and the Queens - Chris
"Oups sorry for my mistakes ! I'm not english native so it's kinda challenging for me to write correctly ^^" Thanks for the other replies :)"
On AndrewMoore's review of Christine and the Queens - Chris
"Totally ! When you read the critics citations of AOTY, 3/4 times it's about the subject first :/"
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"oh come on ! Fantano loves it after all :) You don't need to relisten if you don't like (your original rate is the same)"
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"Thanks, I planed to listen this one ^^"
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"Epic :,)"
On Years & Years - Palo Santo
"Why do you say that :D ? For example I really enjoy the new florence and the machine album ^^ (if I continue, U.S Girls was extremely surprising). I'm just not a fan of this type of tricks, ;)"
On Years & Years - Palo Santo
"In this short list, I agree that the presence of Beach House is questionable but I think Beach house isn't just dream pop with 7. While it's not instantly danceable, there are something that can potentialy catch for reason I don't really know. "
On BradTasteMusic's review of Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears
"Nearly every released pop/dance/electro albums this year seem overhyped (or it's just me ?)"
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"I like your idea of "things you should know" ;)"
On BradTasteMusic's review of Kanye West - ye
"I sense the irony because I don't think that you'll say seriously "my opinion is better because I've more subscribers" but it wasn't appropriated at this moment and the way of telling this wasn't elaborated (the tone and the words). I think you can take your time to rate/write reviews and not being so defensive when people critizes your opinion, especially with sarcasm. You have some intersting reviews in your youtube channel, it's a shame to waste this !"
On BradTasteMusic's review of Kanye West - ye
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