Matthew D. French

Reviews 50
Approval 96%

Soundoffs 103
News Articles 3
Band Edits + Tags 6
Album Edits 42

Album Ratings 27
Objectivity 52%

Last Active 07-17-14 10:22 am
Joined 03-25-09

Forum Posts 36
Review Comments 15,198

Average Rating: 4.25
Rating Variance: 0.72
Objectivity Score: 52%
(Somewhat Balanced)


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5.0 classic
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Gazpacho Night
Gazpacho Demon
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Nara Leao Dez Anos Depois
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.5 superb
A Sunny Day in Glasgow Sea When Absent
Boards of Canada In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Laurie Anderson Big Science
Lil B God's Father
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians

4.0 excellent
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Elite Gymnastics Ruin 4
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
I might actually like this more than Fables. The thing is, I originally adored Fables, I think I may even recall calling it one of the most enjoyable records of '07, but after revisiting it recently I can't help but lose interest because of how homogenous it is. After re-listening, I can't seem to recall a more formulaic album of that year, but I shouldn't complain too much - the formula worked well enough and there are still a lot of tracks worthy of salvaging. I have to admit, I was skeptical about Arrows and Anchors. While Fables' formula worked well enough, I knew that it couldn't be done twice without their audience losing interest. I'm a little taken aback by how much they've matured. This is a complete shocker, an album that feels progressive and sounds different all the way through.
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III

3.5 great
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92

3.0 good
Anberlin Lowborn
My Bloody Valentine m b v

2.5 average
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
like a much less interesting campfire headphase. huzzah!
Rx Bandits Gemini, Her Majesty
The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen

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