Average Rating: 3.73
Rating Variance: 0.31
Objectivity Score: 64% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name2013 Flunk Lost Causes3.5A remarkably consistent effort in which Flunk further solidify their sound. Lost Causes sees the band incorporating more of the trip-hop elements from their older album into the indie sound that dominated This Is What You Get. The result is a nice balance of more "catchy" songs with electronic and trippy influences. And of course there's Anja Oyen Vister's vocal delivery, which defines all of Flunk's music. All in all, I would consider Lost Causes to be their best album since, at least, Morning Star.DjRum Seven Lies3.5Kate Simko Lost In London3.5ASC Sonic Assault3.0Warsa The FKOF EP3.5James Blake Overgrown4.5Bonobo The North Borders3.5The Happy Guilty Pleasure4.0Catchy as hell, excellent vocal performances, great instrumentation, quite eclectic, bits of cynism, melancholy, and yes, beautiful ladies.
Pop record of the year.Chvrches Recover4.0Omar S Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself3.5V.I.V.E.K Asteroids/Over My Head4.0Kryptic Minds Namaste4.0Ellen Allien LISm4.0Seven (UK) Walter White3.5Amit Acid Trip/Don't Forget Your Roots3.0Jafu No More3.5How To Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion3.0Autechre Exai4.0Atoms for Peace Amok3.0Apparat Krieg Und Frieden3.5Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner4.0iTAL tEK Hyper Real3.5Late Night Alumni The Beat Becomes A Sound2.5So in the past years, LNA essentially released the same album three times in a row. But that wasn't really an issue, since their blend of house and dream pop (with excellent vocals) was extremely enjoyable. However, this album seems to have lost the magic. The vocals are still great and the instrumental work hasn't really changed either: the main problem is that the songs just aren't as memorable or engaging as the ones on the previous albums. Just go listen to Empty Streets instead.Poppy Ackroyd Escapement4.0FaltyDL Hardcourage4.0Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way to Fall3.52012 Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper4.0iNTRiKeT The Woods3.5Maya Jane Coles Easier To Hide4.5Absolutely stunning deep house, can't wait for an album, really.Amenra Mass V4.0Ulrich Schnauss and ASC 774.0Chvrches The Mother We Share3.5L'Orange The Mad Writer4.0Stumbleine Spiderwebbed3.5Holly Herndon Movement4.0The album can at times be a little too academic, but makes up for it by being so intriguing. Herndon clearly has good ideas and the combination of "classic" minimal techno and acid influences with more experimental sound manipulation is definitely a style deserving further development.Delerium Music Box Opera3.0Lindstrom Smalhans3.5SX Arche3.5iTAL tEK Nebula Dance3.5Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!3.5Balthazar Rats3.5Goose Control Control Control3.5The shortest way to describe this album is probably as a mix of alt rock and EBM. Be sure to check out the title track.Hidden Orchestra Archipelago4.5Hidden Orchestra have created a worthy successor and natural progression of Night Walks. Archipelago is organic and electronic, classic and contemporary, relaxing and exiting, subtle and vibrant, varied and consistent. Although not ground-breaking in a major way and clearly not meant for everyone this still is one of the most beautiful, haunting albums of the year.Submotion Orchestra Fragments4.0Proxima Lie Detection/Brainstem4.0LV Sebenza3.5TNGHT TNGHT3.0DjRum Watermark/The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn4.0ASC Out Of Sync4.0Ikonika I Make Lists3.5Carlos Cipa The Monarch and the Viceroy3.0This is quite some beautiful music and technically well-executed. However, the sole use of piano makes this a bit to sparse for my taste.Future Of The Left The Plot Against Common Sense4.0Ryat Totem4.0What do I like about this album? Of course there's Ryat's prominent voice and the way it is used as a major instrument and defines the album as a whole. However, I think the production is even more important: it's al about awkard, glitchy beats, manipulated instrumental samples and things I can't exactly identify - when listening to the album, it is impossible to guess what will happen next. As strange as this all may be, I can't imagine how the album should have "worked" otherwise. A great introduction to this album is Ryat's Boiler Room set, which is basically a condensed (but even more powerful) performance of her album: youtu.be/7dAPs5Pw5Twralt-j An Awesome Wave3.0Laurel Halo Quarantine3.0Kate Simko Kabuki Drop3.5El-P Cancer 4 Cure4.0Killer Mike R.A.P. Music4.0Clubroot III - MMXII4.0Atoma Skylight3.0Stray Letting Go3.5Monolake Ghosts3.5Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz3.5Burial Kindred4.52011 Skrillex Bangarang2.0L'Orange Old Soul3.5Acylum Karzinom3.5Geike For The Beauty Of Confusion3.5James Blake Enough Thunder4.0Modeselektor Monkeytown4.0dEUS Keep You Close4.0David Guetta Nothing But The Beat1.5I don't like this because I'm an elitist.Oh, and because this is particularly bad, of course.Omar S It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It4.0DjRum Mountains4.5Zomby Dedication4.0Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour4.5Jamie xx Far Nearer4.0Amon Tobin ISAM4.0Maya Jane Coles Focus Now3.5Amatorski TBC4.5Boxcutter The Dissolve2.5Katy B On A Mission3.0Kryptic Minds Can't Sleep4.0Dela Translation Lost3.5Swarms Old Raves End4.5FaltyDL You Stand Uncertain4.0CunninLynguists Oneirology4.5L'Orange The Manipulation EP3.5Late Night Alumni Haunted3.5James Blake James Blake4.0Ghostpoet Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam3.0The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble From the Stairwell4.02010 Hooverphonic The Night Before2.5Conjure One Exilarch3.0Phaeleh Fallen Light3.5James Blake Klavierwerke3.5Hidden Orchestra Night Walks4.5Dorleac Dorleac3.5Pariah (UK) Safehouses4.0Maya Jane Coles Bubbler3.5Front Line Assembly Improvised. Electronic. Device.3.5Eleven Tigers Clouds Are Mountains4.0iTAL tEK Midnight Colour4.5James Blake CMYK3.5Guido Anidea4.0Clubroot II - MMX4.0Lunik Small Lights in the Dark3.0Scuba Triangulation3.5Joy Orbison The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow3.5Unter Null Moving On4.0Massive Attack Heligoland4.02009 Late Night Alumni Of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Etc.3.5Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da3.5Deadmau5 For Lack of a Better Name3.5Future Of The Left Travels With Myself And Another3.5Clubroot Clubroot4.0Kate Simko Take You There3.0Flunk This Is What You Get3.5Metric Fantasies3.5Joy Orbison Hyph Mngo/Wet Look4.02008 Kaskade Strobelite Seduction4.0Portishead Third5.0Just like Dummy a decomposition of Trip Hop - in a completely new way. Built around dissonance and noise, there's however always a massive... precision in the songs.Lunascape Innerside3.52007 Burial Untrue5.0Boxcutter Glyphic3.5Hooverphonic The President Of The LSD Golf Club4.5The Birthday Massacre Walking With Strangers3.5Vaccine (US) Breathless/Side Effects4.0Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I4.0Flunk Personal Stereo3.0Vaccine (US) Wishful Thinking/Signal To Noise4.0El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead4.0Amon Tobin Foley Room4.5Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust3.5Distance My Demons4.52006 Lunik Preparing to Leave2.5Goose Bring It On3.5Front Line Assembly Artificial Soldier3.5Burial Burial4.0Ellen Allien & Apparat Orchestra Of Bubbles4.0Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway4.0Boxcutter Oneiric3.52005 Hooverphonic No More Sweet Music3.0Rammstein Rosenrot3.0Amorphous Androgynous Alice in Ultraland3.5Late Night Alumni Empty Streets4.0Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett4.0The Birthday Massacre Violet3.02004 Rammstein Reise, Reise3.5Airlock Symptomatic3.5Flunk Morning Star3.52003 Hooverphonic Sit Down and Listen To3.5Metric Old World Underground, Where Are You Now3.5Lene Marlin Another Day3.5Lunik Weather3.5Delerium Chimera3.0Ellen Allien Berlinette3.52002 Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane3.0Airlock Drystar3.0Flunk For Sleepyheads Only3.5DJ Shadow The Private Press4.5The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day4.0Amon Tobin Out From Out Where4.0It appears the man can do no wrong. Needless to say this album is excellent.Jazzanova In Between3.52001 Kosheen Resist3.5Lunik Ahead3.5Rammstein Mutter3.5Lamb What Sound4.02000 Hooverphonic The Magnificent Tree3.5Amon Tobin Supermodified4.01999 Lene Marlin Playing My Game3.5Lunik Rumour3.51998 Hooverphonic Blue Wonder Power Milk4.5Massive Attack Mezzanine5.0Air Moon Safari3.0Rammstein Sehnsucht3.0Amon Tobin Permutation4.51997 Lamb Lamb3.5Hooverphonic A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular4.0Portishead Portishead4.0The Prodigy The Fat of the Land3.5Amon Tobin Bricolage3.51996 The Future Sound of London Dead Cities3.5Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants4.0Orbital In Sides4.0DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....5.01995 Tricky Maxinquaye3.5Massive Attack Protection3.0Rammstein Herzeleid2.5Leftfield Leftism4.5Autechre Tri Repetae4.51994 Portishead Dummy5.01993 Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman4.5It's quite remarkable this has no review. I might churn something out, then.Amorphous Androgynous Tales of Ephidrina3.51992 Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant4.0Orbital Orbital 24.5Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-923.01991 Massive Attack Blue Lines4.0The Orb Orbs Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld5.01990 Skinny Puppy Too Dark Park4.51985 Einsturzende Neubauten 1/2 Mensch4.01981 Kraftwerk Computer World4.01979 Throbbing Gristle 20 Jazz Funk Greats4.51978 Kraftwerk The Man-Machine4.5Throbbing Gristle D.o.A: The Third and Final Report4.51977 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express5.01974 Kraftwerk Autobahn4.01791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflote, 'The Magic Flute', K. 6204.5Obviously, a "real" rating of a classical opera requires mention of the specific performance. Needless to say that the 2011 performance I saw in the Sanspareil "Felsentheater" (Germany) was marvelous.1741 George Frideric Handel Messiah4.5
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