Kyle Hallman

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Cyne Water for Mars
A fantastic hip hop album, filled to the absolute brim with boundless energy and emotion. While not pushing any boundaries, Water For Mars manages to near perfect all the notes it means to hit with an old school and melodic hip hop style.rThe albums biggest problem is that it's probably a little too long, it overstays it's welcome by a few songs right at the end that don't mean the qaulity that the rest of the album sets. Here and there throughout the album there are mediocre tracks as well. But when the album is at it's heights it's fantastic.rBest Track: This Year, Apollo, Awakening, Tide of Life, Nicers, Ciser
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I didn't fucking get it for the longest time. I literally only saw Kanye West as just an egocentric douchebag who had a couple decent songs. It wasn't until I had a "slightly out of my own mind" experience with his music where it clicked. The guy is a musical genius, there are so many subtleties that go around your ear in his music that you might miss them if you don't know to listen. rDespite the ridiculous name, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is one of the most emotionally expressive and complete pieces of modern rap I've heard in my 24 years on this earth. The very fact you can go from something so celebratory and fantastic like "
Mumford and Sons Babel
I'm imaging a scenario in recording this album where Mumford and Sons tried to literally clone their first success. But in the cloning process lost the soul that gave their first album it's passion and grace. That seems to be what happened with Babel. It's singles "I will Wait" and "Lover of the Light" really show a sharp decline in quality and rise in cheesiness that the first album gave in heartfelt honesty. rThere are some decent tracks, but they're unfortunately too far between that the album hardly leaves any lasting impression or desire to listen to again at all.
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
My Head is an Animal is such a well rounded and honest debut album it really is hard to find a serious flaw in it. OMaM has such a earthy and hearty sound to their music that evokes feelings that I can only describe as a mix of coming home, nostalgia and in a certain sense triumphant victory.rI've always been really impressed with some of the bands that come out of iceland, for such a small country it has produced some of the most heartfelt and genuine music I've had the pleasure to listen to. Dirty Paws, Little Talks, Mountain Sound, Your Bones and Sloom are probably the albums strongest songs and feel the most thought out. rThere are a c
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Arguably Linkin Park hasn't put out an album worth much notice in over 10 years. I didnt actually dislike MtM but a lot of that was my teenage self projecting a desire to really enjoy it. ATS was overall really really poor save for maybe 2 songs. I think I was one of the few who did enjoy Living Things however and it was a step in the direction the general populace wanted to see LP take. rIs The Hunting Party worth your time though? It still heavily depends on how much patience you've given LP in the past. If you've been waiting patiently the last 10 some odd years waiting for another Meteora like experience you'll be half pleased and h
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
There's something very lovely and endearing about the simplicity and fun this album brings. Lauren Mayberry has a very cute voice and I still have yet to find someone who hasn't really loved this album. rThis resurgence of synth pop music in the past few years has brought us a lot of really cool albums and artists and the like so it's really cool to see what different artists are doing with it. The melody and music behind The Bones of What You Believe is so simple but works so well with Mayberry's voice it really is hard to find anything wrong with this album (there isn't). r
Linkin Park Living Things
A step in a better direction considering where ATS left us (it wasn't very good, it's best songs were just kinda good). It still sounds nothing like their old style but to grow is to change. Is the change they make with Living Things good? It does some things pretty well, Lost In Echo is definitely a very solid opener to the album. Throughout there are still some decent songs to follow, Burn it Down, Castle of Glass, Skin To Bone are probably the decent tracks of the album. It honestly feels like a bit of a mixture of Minutes to Midnight and subtle influences off of their early works with only the slightest hints of ATS (its pretty clear

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  • WanderingMusicSoul Just to let you know, Bjorn was on Drums for the Whoracle album Glen Lungstrom was Rhtym Guitar at the time and jesper was lead guitar. thanks for the comment on my review too man: ) it is an amazing album.
    February 26 12:57 AM

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