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musical taste

Currently Digging:
Our Oceans
The Visit

Jon Benjamin Well I Should Have... (Learned How To Play Piano)
Grimes Art Angels
Max Richter From Sleep
Our Oceans Our Oceans
I'll admit: I was a fan of Cynic's latter work. Though I wouldn't deny their last album Kindly Bent To Free Us sort of fizzled out. The record largely seemed like a weird wrestle between their more aggressive early work and meditative mindset of their newer work-never totally meshing. Which makes Tymon Kruidenier new project Our Oceans an absolute joy to listen to. We see the Kruidenier vision finally realized: a fluid-sweet record that stays deep in water-y meditative depths. While still very proggy with continuously shifting keys and melodies, everything sounds appropriate, no unnecessary musical tangents, overt aggression or techn
Yoko Kanno Zankyou no Terror Original Soundtrack
Mae (e)vening
Ellie Goulding Delirium
Ellie Goulding goes Calvin Harris with her "big pop" album. A few of these tracks are neat: the trap
leanings of "On My Mind", the folksy debut album nostalgia of "Lost And Found", the subtle power of
"Devotion", The stack chords/vocal harmonies of "Army", and even the grand (if slightly cheesy)
"Love Me Like You Do". Aside from those songs, Delirium is unbelievably generic and bloated at
it's 16 track length. This wouldn't be such an issue if most of the songs didn't sound exactly the
goddamn same. A truly disappointing album, especially after the more varied and artistic explorations

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  • AtomicWaste Cool - I'll give it a check. I've been ramping up my listening (especially on the weekends), so I'll work in a listen.
    November 9 02:30 AM
  • esther Hey man I noticed you like some of the same bands I do. I wrote and recorded an EP and I was wondering if you could review, rate, or even just listen to it. Here's a link:
    June 28 07:30 PM
  • DaveyBoy Great to hear Alex. If you have not checked it out as yet, I also wrote about a show I saw them at last month on the Staff Blog. So check that out to see some of what you are in store for.
    March 31 01:40 AM
  • Slum haha yeah I love it
    February 12 03:15 PM
  • kingsoby1 there are not too many groups like that tbh. el-p is awesome, cannibal ox, and deltron maybe. it's really hard to pull of artsy hip-hop like this. oh yeah, sole
    February 1 10:23 PM

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