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The Golden Filter Still // Alone
'Still' side thumps sharp-n-minimal artsy house with vox limited to sparse too-cool-for-school spoken phrases and some breathing, 'Alone' side allows in muck, melody, pop, flash, even bits of emotion. Mysterious yet in your face, robotic yet boogie-worthy, beatz deserving and receiving priority even though they ain't house-heads at heart. '//' is muck-starter and interludial separator.
Moonsorrow Verisakeet
Future Islands The Far Field
Their cultivated formula is too affable to abhor but routine enough to pester. Genuinely great groovage, ceaselessly creamy bass lines, invincible synths; yet oft so mechanical and mundane. That same ol back-beat every dang time is beyond conspicuous, firework choruses seem fashioned for festival fodder, word-wise they're drab as ever and vox-wise there's a real lack of remarkability; even with a frontman like Sam Herring. Certainly no lack of full-band synth-pop solidity, though. And when Debbie Harry herself comes through for the surprise near-end duet, it's something like an then-meets-now new wave miracle.
Lawrence English Cruel Optimism
::sits on apocalyptic drone:: ::adds foggy details::
Cameron Graves Planetary Prince
Notably known as saxer Kamasi Washington's piano man, C-Graves has spawned a jazz behemoth of his own -- not as epic as Kamasi's Epic at a 'mere' 80 minutes, but stuffed with so much full-band virtuosity+vim that any longer would overwhelm even more than it does now. Reportedly recorded in a one day sesh, this don't got time for utilizing singers or building to splendid crescendos, instead they kinda just intricately rock the fuck out and incorporate some cool-downs for good measure. Piano is the fo sho forefront, and between racin' around and the rigid key stomps and occasional gentle grace, it erupts with character. But with this ensemble
Young Thug Slime Season 2
I got Halloweeeen trick or treats up my sleeeEeEeEve
Oddisee The Iceberg
I admire his prudent positivity and punchy soul beats, his tenacious social concerns, the care taken for both lucid flows-for-days and pro-level choruses. I chuckle when he says the gender pay gap irks him more than cargo shorts, but cringe when he tacks on "yoga pants that's worn at anything that's not a sport" as well. The poppy pep can get a bit vexatious, "Waiting Outside" is an anomalous mess; but it's around when he grouses about his not-even-girlfriend choosing those good-4-nothin 'drug dealers' with 'the locks and the beards' over his wise+intelligent self that I'm left yearning for some modesty. I bet they're cool with yoga pants wor

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  • JohnnyOnTheSpot 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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