The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2020


18973 Comments


I might listen to this again with that mindset, love when a guy can write songs but also knows how to play with macro structure or whatever. your description sort of reminds me of "dusk at cubist castle," although at least that album turns the psychedelic tide with the closer

nolerthebowler
August 6th 2020


4883 Comments


“She’s like witch magic with all her exes she probably wears their blood in a vial around her neck”

That’s what my buddy said when I told him I was stooping to the level of checking out a Taylor Swift album lol. She is mildly terrifying, but not for the reasons her fans thinks she is... she’s the type to chop your balls off while you’re sleeping.

porcupinetheater
August 6th 2020


3599 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah, even using the phrase “fails to match up to it” doesn’t feel quite right. Opening salvo’s definitely the most immediate and memorable songwriting, but the rest of the record’s not exactly trying to cover that territory anymore so much as disintegrate it, drifts back and forth between near ambiance and shattering noise (I Want to Be Cold, Samurai Sword)



And then revisits some of the opening motifs in My Warm Blood to close it off, but by this point alienated, like you’re hearing them drift in and out through water

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 6th 2020


58916 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0



That’s what my buddy said when I told him I was stooping to the level of checking out a Taylor Swift album lol. She is mildly terrifying, but not for the reasons her fans thinks she is... she’s the type to chop your balls off while you’re sleeping.





is this bullshit the reason why stans call her the "dark queen"? give me a fucking break, taylor is the epitome of what people mean when they say "white people have no culture". she's fucking Dempsters. She's frozen vegetable mixed medley in the microwave. She's the type to crochet a fucking baby hat while you're sleeping.

nolerthebowler
August 6th 2020


4883 Comments


idk man I’d be wary of my balls around her. Strong “psycho-ex gf” vibes.

And her fans think she’s a dark queen because of that incredibly corny zombie music vid for Look What You Made Me Do, and the black metal album cover for an album that is the polar opposite of black metal. Not that deep reasoning for not that deep people.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 6th 2020


58916 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

the only thing you'll wake up to is her whispering "did you leave the oven on?" in your ear

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 6th 2020


58916 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

psycho ex-gf? she's the type to send you a handwritten note on mascara-tear stained parchment paper in the mail after you've broken up that says "i hate you 4000"

nolerthebowler
August 6th 2020


4883 Comments


No, she left the oven on, whilst cooking my balls

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 6th 2020


58916 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i think you're mistaking your balls for some unseasoned chicken breast

sixdegrees
August 6th 2020


9559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

imagine cyndi lauper fans placing bomb threats to rolling stone or w/e in the 80s if they gave her a middling review

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Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 6th 2020


58916 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

you know what she probably wears in a vial around her neck?



some fucking crystals that the street urchin at gem fest told her would cure her migraine headaches

nolerthebowler
August 6th 2020


4883 Comments


😂 bet she buys GOOP products

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 6th 2020


58916 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

sometimes i lay awake at night wondering how many horse manes shes braided

nolerthebowler
August 6th 2020


4883 Comments


horse girls terrify me more than any other thing on this planet... it’s something in their eyes... something crucial is missing in the space behind.

nolerthebowler
August 6th 2020


4883 Comments


Just remembered there’s a horror movie that came out this year called Horse Girl, I can’t be the only one that finds them disconcerting.. Horse Girls are a cult and Taylor is their Marshall Applewhite.

Colton
August 6th 2020


3043 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That’s a good explanation Robert, I can see how the guitar playing on the title track meshes with the drums rhythmically. That song never stood out to me much but I always like hearing people’s take on a song and then relistening. Should probably listen to this whole thing again but like Noler said, the weaker parts are just so boring

AsleepInTheBack
Contributing Reviewer
August 6th 2020


6576 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

"the rest of the record’s not exactly trying to cover that territory anymore so much as disintegrate it, drifts back and forth between near ambiance and shattering noise"



I love that analysis. Couldnt agree more.



"the weaker parts are just so boring"



I wouldn't say boring. Less eventful or immediate, sure, but not boring. To me it's the same reason why you'd sit through the quieter parts of Lift your skinny fists or F#A#; it's the context that makes the beautiful moments all the more beautiful.

luci
August 6th 2020


12527 Comments


new one has 400+ ratings on rym but i'm the only rating here. site is dead huh

porcupinetheater
August 6th 2020


3599 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Here at https://www.sputnikmusic.com, we respect official release dates

theBoneyKing
August 6th 2020


19406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Honestly I I’m kind of on the fence about even checking it because it looked like it might be a drone project or something and the title makes it seem low effort but seeing the genre tags and ratings on RYM is promising.

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