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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
Sinai Vessel Brokenlegged
3.0
02.16.17
Lancer Mastery
Perhaps this stuff is just getting harder to stomach for me -- so sillily shrill and triumphant -- but the more palpable problem with this particular pile of power-metal not-quite-mastery is how much it suffers from blandness via aping. Helloween+Iron Maiden bitin' is immediately overt and firmly implanted, and they get stuck in a somewhat soulless by-the-book box where they don't bother to reveal much identity of their own or attempt any exciting new extremes; plus they can go pretty hard on the sillily shrill. But as with most anything speedy and vociferous and riffy and competently catchy, it offers up an enjoyable enough ride with adequat
2.5
02.15.17

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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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