TheManMachine
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Wire Silver/Lead
Fairly certain that post-punk icons Wire are incapable of making a record that doesn't at least SOUND good, even 40 years deep with some dubious detours. This maintains that streak, but after a bright-n-exciting first few trax this just steadily sinks into the mellow and languid. A no-frills approach was rather complementary on their last one, here unfortunately it just turns into a drag; frontmen Newman and Lewis in particular refusing to reveal much of anything in the way of ardor as voxers. Proficient in tonage and contented restraint.
2.5
06.23.17
Fen Winter
Surely a solid crossing of metal that's black and rock that's post, ambitious too with six massive tracks in an hour fifteen. But all those aspects come off a bit middle-of-the-road here, considerably cohesive and occasionally electrifying they may be -- an intense well-executed epic on the whole but couldn't help crave something more-often vehement; further brutality here, increased bleakness there. And this length: I know Winter's long, but dayum.
3.0
06.23.17
SACRED PAWS Strike A Match
It's apparent approaching the second half of this 10-track debut that tight jangly-twang is surely their comfort schtick, and by the time ender "Getting Old" rolls around it kinda reads your mind. But rarely is their oh-so-buoyant verve not magnetic or calmly bursting with bustle -- Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rogers make for a team to be reckoned with, not just through guitar+drummin' finesse but vocal harmonizing/anti-harmonizing as well. Simultaneously betraying each other lyrically but usually good for merging into 'woah's and 'oh's, they honey up deadpan distress in a way that's complex, catchy, and composed. As do the ska-ish horns and obedi
4.0
06.22.17
Mondkopf They Fall But You Don't
It is what it is like much minimalistic sinister synth drone, but this one shines in its precise pacing and drama-inflecting efficacy. Letting these six interconnected pieces expertly escalate before your ears can result in deep dark aural pleasure, plod though it may. Easy to drown in, possible to ignore, poised enough to spellbind. The ambient dream warmth of playful keys and angel choirs on part five+finale serve as consolation-prize refreshers.
3.0
06.22.17
Suda Hives
There comes a time in every consumer's life where these EPs of enigmatic electro experimentation begin to blur. That or this just ain't very diacritical.
2.5
06.22.17
Your Old Droog Packs
Funny that this ol droog was initially conjectured as Nas incognito, cuz Nas hasn't come through with this much character or conspicuous lines since Illmatic. A self-claimed rap superhero and certified cancer-stick spokesman, ex-fiend who's moved onto green tea and tangerines, loss-hater whose marked references include Charizard and Redman's MTV Cribs appearance. The skits are irrelevant and terse, but verse-work and dust-grit and otherwise guests go a long way -- a prompt yarn about an impromptu cop killer is fitted with a beat just as manic and when he wants to 'rock' everyone involved ups the ante. When the beat turns into a circus, in com
3.5
06.19.17
Patti Smith Horses
4.5
06.19.17

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  • kylemccluskey man I really enjoy your soundoffs. quality stuff.
    May 31 06:45 PM
  • 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

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