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Priests Nothing Feels Natural
Each of these ten trax has its own fun lil distinction whether it's a standout surf guitar loop or a deadpan-n-driving spoken word tirade or a good Cookie Monster growl or a catchy corporate-mock mantra -- but reliance on repetitive and rudimental drum+bass patterns can leave the tunes feeling weak, and said patterns usually aren't particularly novel or notable. They never quite outdo themselves in the catharsis department after the teardown/buildup/dinning dogpile of the opener, but as a succinct set of summed up post-punk routines complete with an outta-place placid interlude it's nice on the whole. If nothing else, they've got a versatile
3.0
02.24.17
Age Coin Performance
2.5
02.24.17
Julia Holter Loud City Song
4.0
02.22.17
Migos Culture
Wince and shrug your way through the kinda-generics of DJ Khaled yelling about fuckboys and an enjoyable but rather vapid hit single, and eventually you'll come upon the dark and unavoidably alluring actual-culture conqueror hit single "Bad and Boujee"; stick around some more and you'll get to official barnburner "Big On Big" which sets a heavier+preferable precedent for the remainder. Lyrically they barely reside outside the ol auto tune trap-trope bubble and rarely spit a line I'd call compelling, but their triad dynamic and hot potato ad-libs and constant catchiness make ya not care too much. Certainly nice tho that when handed the big-gon
3.5
02.21.17
Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound
Seems unfair in a way to complain and claim it as tame -- overall it's a successful softening of their acerbity and an angst-punk maturation that doesn't forsake their roots or mope too much in Cheeseville. But alas, tame it does feel: oft enjoyable as it is, it also comes off a bit flat-n-formulaic; tuneful and snarly as they can be, they've done both better on projects more ambitious+arresting.
3.0
02.18.17
Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Particularly when compared to the sweat-drenched fireworks-clad singalong wingding epic that was its predecessor, this comes off a bit stale and softened and sappy -- still blaring for a guitar-drum two-piece with melodic fuzz and choruses certainly worth celebrating, still skilled at stirring up emotion and woahs+yeahs, but easing up musically tends to let the vocal rhapsodizing engulf. Then you get female barkeeps servin' up smooches and a "give em hell" upon his embarkment to somewhere far away, passionate and poetic-bout-life whiskey words cheesy-n-earnest enough to make you gag, the self-proclaimed status as a holy roller when the "cool
3.0
02.17.17
Kehlani Sweet Sexy Savage
3.0
02.17.17

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  • JohnnyOnTheSpot http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=170280 you have fans
    October 23 04:53 PM
  • Sinternet lol what where did you even get that from
    August 3 08:56 AM
  • Sinternet your soundoffs are pretentious drivel that hardly ever make sense good job
    August 2 09:46 AM
  • YetAnotherBrick really great soundoff for Exmilitary, man.
    December 9 11:45 PM
  • cjbizzlebizzle Oh shiiiiii
    November 7 11:18 AM

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