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Frank Turner Positive Songs for Negative People
Not sure 'bout all the other crapehangers out there, but I find this type of overeager jubilation fulsome enough to stay put in my pit of despair. Gotta give Frankie T. some cred for trying though, because try-try-try he does: emotional flowery rhapsodizing, triumphant punk-plus-piano vitality with plenty of big-singalong-solace, some unquestionably great melodies, poignant live-acoustic eulogy-ender. His staunch dedication to keeping your (and his own) head up and stickin' through this shit we call Life is inspiring, really -- penning fully-sincere choruses like "rejoice, rebuild" and "goddamn it's great to be alive"? Quite gallant. Oppressi
Stern Bone Turquoise
Anti-groove grungy-basement-prog plod that is not so much a train constantly careening out of control as it is a stumbling+depressive prisoner dragging a boulder by his neck-chain, lurching from sensitive croon+mumble to bestial grunt+holler to blatant bellowing that Brad Roberts would be proud of. The shivery "tunes" tensely follow suit with what initially comes off as careful reluctance, but ultimately emerges as semi-planned jerky-shamble slug-rock -- but you know, the disciplined kind that most likely is quite-quite planned, the compellingly creepy kind that utilize bell-toll pianos and are prone to seasoning subdued desolation with fit-o
High Wolf Growing Wild
Instrumental encapsulations of a tropical-fever-mindfuck -- forever-restless percussion overload, world music dosed with psychedelia, a broad and frenzied league of loopy sonic mutations to hold down the groove-fort and further delirium. Would befit a rainforest-run post-rando-fungi-consumption.
Meek Mill Dreams Worth More Than Money
If you kick things off with a brazen sampling of Mozart's "Lacrimosa", you best B.R.I.N.G. it -- fortunately, Meek is far from meek and scarcely not in vigorous-hype-mode. Teetering away from the beat to quantify his millions one-by-one, tossin' out nuanced and provocational rhymes with madcap abandon, making a celebrious chorus out of repeating 'check' 13 times in a row; it seems his insistence on possessing "The Juice" is factual. And when the requisite room is made for chart-prepping/star-studding, it certainly could be worse: a back-n-forth with bae Nicki Minaj comes off a bit contrived, Chris Brown is congenial if I overlook that it's Ch
U.S. Girls Half Free
Abba-swagger, ice cream shop-pop circa 1960s, cogent+chilling tense+dense electronics, a proper rock n' roll song just for kicks -- the warm+wonderful catch being the bulk of it filtered through a subaqueous vhs-muck of sorts with general spectrality throughout. If somehow forced to make a wager, I'd say at least two songs are slow-mo'd, at least one guitar solo is a sample, and "Window Shades" would've been a surefire hit in 1976; then you've got sinking ships and wobbly-riddle-noise in the mix. U.S. Girl Meghan Remy is both show-runner and cake-icer: haunting and passionate and even grandiose when applicable with uncanny vintage-charm, does
Helm Olympic Mess
Arduous when it comes to duration, but invigorating in that it expresses a considerable amount more than anticipated for those tagged both 'ambient' and 'drone'. Pulsations still purr and sustained-synth-ahhs remain ripply, yet the bulk of these atmospheric offerings achieve immersion through cryptic bustling, sound-divergence, and principally, simply a willingness to ripen: see the abstractly-has-a-beat-isms of "I Exist in a Fog" and "Olympic Mess", the clamorous stomp of "Outerzone 2015" which simulates being forcibly sucked from the year in question, and maybe the most radical+creepy+personable, the intimately whispered mini-biography/obse
Battles La Di Da Di
Voiceless math-strut-rotes held together by bubblegum pep and John Stanier's always-a-pleasure drumming, remaining instrumentalists merrily+melodically transmogrifying into each other while sustaining that playful+busy sound-throng hustle. A bit spotty, yes, begins to blur by the second half, sure. Pretty piquant for a putative comfort zone, though.

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  • cjbizzlebizzle Oh shiiiiii
    November 7 11:18 AM
  • qwe3 you really manage to capture the essence of albums in them mate, so if you could translate that to reviews i'm sure you'd be one of the better reviewers on the site. which i'm told is a big deal.
    October 18 10:14 AM
  • qwe3 great soundoffs, i prefer them to your reviews, as you obv do.
    October 16 06:25 AM
  • PappyMason Nice sound-off for that Miguel album man. Despite its flaws, it's a great listen!
    September 2 06:27 PM
  • cheapcrayon yo brudda
    July 10 11:06 PM

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