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| ||Blood Orange Freetown Sound|
Lotsa good bleedin' on through here: lush-n-dreamy arrangements that are percussively preeminent, multi-instrumentalist mastermind crooner with loads of soul and sensitivity and smarts to boot, a gaggle of propitious girl-guests. Prominent Prince worship and kicking things off with a fiery feminist recitation never hurts neither -- but I'm not sure the near-permanent placidity is quite conducive to the durational ambition and socially conscious commentary, the latter of which comes through in interludial sampling more than it does the actual tunes. A handful of moments pump up the pep, but on the whole it seems stuck in a shell of subtlety. N
| ||Vince Staples Prima Donna||3.5|
| ||TV on the Radio Dear Science||4.0|
| ||Insane Clown Posse Riddle Box|
Just when I thought this was a laudably thorough improvement from the first two albums -- better beats and skits through-n-through, barely any overt murderous misogyny, successful foray into rock-rap-remixing, some genuinely funny moments ("fook off!") and genuinely creepy ones too ("12", "Cemetery Girl") -- in comes this rewind-required lil' somethin' somethin': "There she go, she workin' at Dairy Queen / Bitch couldn't be a day over fifteen / So I threw her in the buck like that / I hit it so quick I made her buttcheeks clap / Why wait around till she gets married / Cuz I'm ready as long as her neden's hairy." Shame, the beat is kinda great
| ||Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life||3.5|
| ||M.E.S.H. Damaged Merc|
A kinda eh-why-not lil' spurt of grimy electro, combining the clubby and the erratic with a disheveled+scurrying mix of repeat-o vocal blurts, rapidly rotating percussive 'what the's, cryptic car-start ambiance, etc. Doesn't have the span or flow that made last year's Piteous Gate LP sufficiently engaging, the crammin' going on here too-oft irritates or leaves me shrugging.
| ||RLYR Delayer|
Admittedly, the first two tracks had me thrilled: an opener which boasts par-for-the-course steady post-rock patterns sure, but is loud, bright, and inspirative all the way with an electrifying crunchiness and nada dawdling; and a followup that's simply soaring+shrieky shoegaze squall. But then they reconduct themselves with a rather uneventful 8-minute chug-fest that portends a comely climax but never really delivers and a bit-by-bit descension into a pretty-gone-pleasant-gone-sluggish 23-minute protraction. All their boisterous buzzin' is highly appreciated however, and the guitar tones? To die for, true.
|Sinternet lol what where did you even get that from|
|Sinternet your soundoffs are pretentious drivel that hardly ever make sense good job|
|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.|