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Goldie Timeless
If being timeless is what Clifford Price was aiming for with his debut, then he just may have attained it. What is now seen as a groundbreaking drum and bass release, Timeless was one of the first records ever to mix the genres trademark hard-hitting breakbeats and deep bass lines with atmospheric strings and synths, along with a slew of angelical female vocals. The album gets off to an incredible start with the title track, which is one of the best electronic tracks I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. The entire first half of this record is absolute can't-miss material, the best of it being on another wonderful track in "Sea Of Tears", an
4.5
03.02.15
Boris Cosmos
Boris has always been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to drone music, but to just call them a drone band sells them far too short. They're one of the most inventive, original, and eclectic drone bands out there, and their 2012 EP Cosmos illustrates this very well. One of the most accessible releases they've ever made, Cosmos is an exercise in ambience and atmosphere as much as it is in the classic, heavy droning we've come to know. "Cosmos Part 1" kicks things off with a shroud of ambient samples and ethereal cymbal work, and "Cosmos Part 3" ends things in a similar, but much more minimalistic way. The highlight of the album is "Cos
4.0
03.01.15
Sunn O))) Flight of the Behemoth
Sunn O))) is one of the loudest bands out there, and it makes at lot of sense, seeing as how they started as a tribute to drone metal kings Earth. On their second album, Flight Of The Behemoth, the band makes it known that they're their own band through five punishing drone/doom tracks. The first two tracks, "Mocking Solemnity" and "Death Becomes You", are solid, contemporary drone metal tracks that set the tone for the album right from the get go. The two "O))) Bow" tracks feature some wonky piano and invading static that come to the forefront of the drones quite easily. The last track, "F.W.T.B.T.", is the best one, featuring some nasty gro
3.5
03.01.15
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Massive Attack is one of the most famous groups to ever come from the UK, and are considered to be the essential trip-hop outfit. Their excellent beginnings are seen here on Blue Lines, and album widely considered to be the first trip-hop record. Their work with sampling is the shining aspect of the album, as each and every song contains an array of expertly woven sounds, backing the vocals of Shara Nelson and Horace Andy beautifully. There is some rapping here by Tricky Kid, like on "Daydreaming", and it's actually not half bad. The highlights are many on this album, but the middle trio in "Be Thankful For What You've Got", "Five Man Army",
4.5
02.28.15
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Epicus Doomicus Metallicus is one of the most revered albums, not just in doom metal, but in metal as a whole. It's been discussed to high heaven, but it's worthy of its praise. In my opinion, "Solitude" makes its mark as one of the greatest metal songs ever written, and though every other song is great, they just miss the opener's prowess by mere inches. That said, this record is one every fan of doom metal (and metal in general) should hear.
4.5
02.26.15
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
I've never been too fond of Drake. I thought that Thank Me Later was good in spots, but very misguided. Take Care had some great singles and nice production, but I thought it was a bit inconsistent. NWTS was Drake with very little confidence in himself, and it reflected in his music despite the ethereal production. And now? He hits the mark in a totally unexpected release that just might be my favorite project of his. Drake has never been a lyrical rapper, but he drops some surprisingly good lines on this thing, most notably on closer "6 P.M. In New York". The production is similar to that of NWTS, and it's pretty sweet on its own. The bigges
4.0
02.25.15
My Bloody Valentine Glider
Everyone has at least heard of MBV, likely because of their 1991 magnum opus Loveless, which is often hailed as one of the greatest shoegaze albums of all time. However, MBV had been a relatively successful band before they released their masterpiece, having released a full length and a slew of EP's beforehand. One of them is Glider, and it showcases some excellent songwriting and developing ideas. The opener, "Soon", would later be the closer of Loveless, so most know that song already. "Glider" however is a weird piece that is made of screeching guitars. The last two songs on the record, "Don't Ask Why" and "Off Your Face", are two great so
3.5
02.21.15

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  • oltnabrick https://goropsy6.bandcamp.com/album/v-mac-and-cheese give my music a go, let me know what you think!
    February 24 04:30 PM
  • LordePots haha totally can relate to that as well actually. interesting, thank you for evoking this train of thought out of me, i never would have drawn any of these conclusions otherwise
    January 27 04:25 PM
  • LordePots much truth in that. oddly enough i havent really given it too much thought before, but its similar for my metal taste too i guess which probably explains my development in that department over the years. when i was a teen i liked metalcore and melodeth and all that more 'angsty' stuff when i was a confused middle schooler and took things a lot more seriously and now the only metal i really care for is sludge and doomy stuff
    January 27 03:59 PM
  • LordePots when it comes to honest self reflective hip-hop like that i prefer a clever and almost tongue in cheek self-depreciative approach matched with beats with a similar vibe (ala Why? and Milo) than stuff like sadistik. it just reflects my own personality a lot better and how i tend to make light of things often with humour and im not one to wax poetic with my emotions without it feeling contrived so i think it mostly stems from personal relateability!
    January 27 05:32 AM
  • LordePots i just find that kind of hip hop to be super cringe worthy lyrically, the beats arent always that bad but the fact that they are so melancholy really bolsters this whole embarrassingly emo approach that really irritates me. kinda make sense?
    January 26 06:28 PM

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