TheManMachine
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The Amazing Picture You
Warm, delicate and hazy, this is tastefully played sad+sprawly psych-folk whose meekness can't come close to upholding the ambition: 10 songs in 65 minutes worth (oof), each one of them beautifully indifferent and softly treading at a snail's pace. Conceivable for classy-cafe atmosphere, if a barista remembers to lower the volume for pop-up extremities (spoilers: noise segment and eruption into crushing 70's acid-rock freakout).
3.0
04.27.15
Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD Sour Soul
2.5
04.26.15
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Prog-guitar could be befitting for extreme metal if not played trebly-thin and fuzzed out and/or on what sounds like multiple miniature harps, slightly-androgynous weirdo frontman finds companionship in would-be choir girls who mostly harmonize in yelps and chirps, philosophical queries made during a makeshift-percussion strings-laden r&b smash: in a world they can call their own, these talented quirkoids can nail both fun+complex and sincere+serene with flying colors, often during the same song. With unmistakable character, too - when they extend the invite to live in "a space for you in the basement, yeah", I get the notion that upon accept
4.5
04.24.15
Ramones Rocket to Russia
4.5
04.23.15
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Refreshing lack of commercialized furnishings while still retaining the kind of hooks that dominate pop culture, which this lengthy album-quality-"mixtape" delivers one after another after another. Not to mention, his rap game also has more space and time to be properly showcased, and as usual, he's all too eager to flaunt his ever-refined skill-set; bursting with clarity, confidence, and finesse. So maybe it's PartyNextDoor dropping in from Miami with some much-needed warmth and a bottle of tequila or Lil Wayne's touch of muck that push me to realize that it's mostly stylistic neutrality that is his downfall - he's wound up so tight in fame
3.5
04.22.15
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
2.5
04.21.15
Quarterbacks Quarterbacks
Timid and speedy pop-punk trio who like their songs simple, their sixers from Mobil, and their boyish crushes numerous+unresolved.
3.0
04.20.15

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