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Joanna Newsom Ys
Controversial negative critiques upon the original release make fair points: overlong songs tormenting, string supplements rambling, antiquated ambition oppressive compared to her earlier amateur lo-fi whimsy. And during the slow-2-start inaugural "Emily", it may be tempting to adopt those qualities as predominant veracity -- then marches in the significant+spellbinding yarn about an insecure monkey's exploitation of a fellow-escapee bear and a sparse-n-stunning diamond-dust centerpiece for the ages, which steady out the shtick oh-so satisfactorily. This back-to-back also showcases well all that sells Ys as a whole: storytelling and surrealit
4.0
01.22.17
Brian Eno Reflection
App-fueled autopilot ambience that's pleasant enough but so stubbornly stagnant. With acknowledgment that this rumination likely exists as a why-not prototype or simple illustrative exercise -- and that Eno is eternally da man no matter what -- this is just too much of a tedious near-hour, too uneventful to reward dive-in listens. But as some innocuous background sound? No problem I spose. Something that just sits there and adjusts every so often while you just kinda sit there? Eh, certainly could be worse but most definitely could be better. Playin' it pure is cool and all, but take last year's 'The Ship' for example. Had a bit of this but a
2.0
01.21.17
Insane Clown Posse The Great Milenko
2.5
01.18.17
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3
El-P is the kind-uh dude who starts a verse proclaiming each new LP is his cock in a crate and ends it with a clip-o-wifey halting him from calling said cock a unicorn horn, Killer Mike the man whose mama hurls dinnerware at him for swearin' and smokin'; perhaps rightfully so. Yet as a no-plan tag team they've dealt out heavy+hectic hip-hop that's progressively more portentous-n-incensed-n-proficient with each release despite a lack of stylistic and cover-art diversity, and on this tertiary try they feel more extensive than ever. Both the topically distressed and utterly ridic are thoughtful+biting, detail and aggression fine-tuned, quite the
4.0
01.17.17
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park
3.5
01.13.17
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Paper Mache Dream Balloon
Reasonable to reason that their daydream-moonbeam sunny psych-rock via acoustic-flute-bongo abundance is a bit tepid, but me be damned if it ain't genuine and contagious, especially for a crew usually much more electrified -- it's got soul, man. Versatility and relative vigor do the trick; and whether conveying a carefree lay-sesh in some sort of wonder-field or cruisin' down a dusty highway in all sortsa style, they do it dynamically+delectably. Also much luv to the polite pop/punk pep entanglement predilection, the healthy doses of harmonica and piano skillz, and the quavery creep detour down a trapdoor next to the particularly sunny one ab
3.5
01.10.17
The Body I Shall Die Here
4.0
01.10.17

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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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