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Reviews 137
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News Articles 76
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Album Ratings 41
Objectivity 52%

Last Active 09-29-16 1:00 am
Joined 12-06-09

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Average Rating: 4.13
Rating Variance: 0.42
Objectivity Score: 52%
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5.0 classic
Isis Oceanic
Isis, you perfectly capture the most identifiable elements of the ocean with one. Honestly. You do a phenomenal job of representing every single attribute of the sweeping sea, including those moments where absolutely nothing happens within it, and yeah, even the moments when other landscapes would be much more ideal. But if it's a matter of you guys capturing an image flawlessly, then you win! Fortunately for you guys, the sea is a pretty great place. I suppose I'm just prone to become seasick.
Nmesh Dream Sequins
This album changed my life, god bless Downer for introducing me to this gem back in the day. Alex Koenig strikes me as (bear with me) a sappier version of OPN (oh god, I KNOW.) He is a man who carried tons of childhood memories with him into adult life, which were subsequently introduced to weed and adderall. And for your convenience, he just happened to release a wellspring of fascinating albums that were- you guessed it- sample-based. God bless this dude for doing what he does, like, seriously. (And also, check out Nmesh's 4-hour-and-20-minute-long DJ mix "Welcome to Warp Zone.")
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete
Garden of definitely isn't the kind of album for everyone. It instead strikes me as the kind of record that'll leave a broad impact on a relatively small group of people, which contrasts so much with the more grandiose vision of R Plus Seven. The erratic skips in style here are off-putting at first, but more listens help you realize the spontaneous nature of the release is what makes it work so damn well. And despite however much you may hear about the concept of this record, don't let that convince you this thing needs context in order to be enjoyed. I listened to this thing at least 30 times before looking up the references

4.8 classic
OutKast ATLiens
Portishead Dummy

4.7 superb
Deftones White Pony
People think Diamond Eyes is better than this? Come again?
Isis Panopticon

4.6 superb
Madvillain Madvillainy
OutKast Aquemini

4.5 superb
Carly Rae Jepsen E MO TION
Faraquet The View From This Tower
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
Nmesh Nu.wav Hallucinations
Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill

4.4 superb
Death Grips Bottomless Pit
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Love is a Stream
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come

4.3 superb
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
The Long Procession is pure, unadulterated emotion that throws its punches patiently. There's a gut-wrenching moment in each song here, and while the album could be a little shorter it's strikingly potent. Metalcore mingles with its sister subgenres to create something extraordinary, and we're all waiting with bated breath for what these gentlemen do next.
Black Moth Super Rainbow The Autumn Kaleidoscope Got Changed
this is a good way to get introduced to black moth super rainbow, i hadn't really hard anything of theirs before this release but i'm loving it so far. really mellow and sentimental lo-fi folk-inspired indie, i guess? i don't even know what this would be called?? but either way it's really comforting.
G.L.O.S.S. Demo
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms

4.2 excellent
clipping. Wriggle
Time of Orchids Namesake Caution

4.1 excellent
Fero Lux No Rest
James Blake The Colour in Anything
When the album's production job is so good that it'd probably somehow still sound incredible if every song featured the .wav file of a loud, shrill fart
Prefuse 73 One Word Extinguisher
Shigeto Intermission
Zomby Where Were U In '92?

4.0 excellent
Incubus Morning View
Nmesh Cloud Nine
Torche Meanderthal

3.8 excellent
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen

3.5 great
Slipknot Iowa

3.3 great
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence

3.1 good
Kanye West The Life of Pablo

3.0 good
Rx Bandits ...And the Battle Begun

2.9 good
Gold Panda Good Luck And Do Your Best
A pretty disappointing album when I come to think about it, which is a damn shame. I really wanted to like this new record of Gold Panda's, but it'a honestly too puzzling to me for that, just because so little of this album has stuck with me. the second song could be in an Adidas commercial or something, probably, but uh, that's kind of all I could tell you. Anyways, I guess what I'm realizing is that Gold Panda has, unfortunately, always disappointed me. But that fact also has a lot to do with personal tastes, of course, Gold Panda doesn't want to write the music I've always wanted him to write. And that's cool! His music clearly makes a lot of people happy. A friend of mine loves this record and we agree to disagree, which means this album is at least worth talking about. So, yeah, at least listen to "Halyard"! It's a really pretty tune.

2.5 average
Deftones Gore

2.1 poor
Russian Circles Guidance
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