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Nikkolae
August 21st 2013


5404 Comments


listened to this a few weeks ago, bored me to tears, good review tho

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YourDarkAffected
August 21st 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It does drag at parts. Especially the second half

slep
August 21st 2013


1604 Comments


yeah I'm a little iffy on the whole Breaking Bad reference (I actually would've liked it with just the reference in the summary). however, this was still well written, and you describe the album well.

YourDarkAffected
August 21st 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for the feedback! I see what you're saying and I thought about doing that too, but then thought the reference needed to be explained. I shouldn't underestimate the cultural awareness of Breaking Bad haha

ABjordanMM
August 21st 2013


1709 Comments


comrade is sounding really good.

ZombicidalMan
August 22nd 2013


2476 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Glad someone reviewed this, I'm actually looking forward to checking all of it out. So far it's a lot easier to listen to than Unmap from what I've heard.

YourDarkAffected
August 22nd 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"So far it's a lot easier to listen to than Unmap from what I've heard."



Agreed. I found unmap to be kinda hit or miss. this one flows much nicer.

Douglas
August 22nd 2013


9283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Unmap was unenjoyable, this is quite the opposite. You can feel and hear all of Justin Vernons

learnings re: Bon Iver, Bon Iver accurately spread throughout this record.

YourDarkAffected
August 22nd 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"od=f Justin Vernons learnings re: Bon Iver, Bon Iver"



Not sure what this means, but the context sounds positive!

ZombicidalMan
August 22nd 2013


2476 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

A lot of tracks on Unmap felt like demos. "Still" is an obvious one, it's got those classic vocals (thanks Kanye West), but it sounds like some teenager just started looping random shit after his first listen to Sunn O))).



This album gives off a more polished vibe, more like Bon Iver, Bon Iver - as Douglas kind of said

YourDarkAffected
August 22nd 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yea, you can definitely tell it came after Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which is a good thing.

Douglas
August 22nd 2013


9283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sorry, small typo there.



Well, what I mean is that with Unmap, Vernon definitely didn't really have direction with Volcano

Choir at the time as For Emma is really what defined him, and anything different would be

judged as so. Although, Unmap, was too sporadic and inconsistent, it was almost a platform and

practice run for future collabs/creations. Bon Iver, Bon Iver shows that he learnt from

these mistakes and evolve the sound that originally defined his art.



Over thought and probably inaccurate opinion, but alas, that's what I think changed his sound.



EDIT: ZombicidalMan got what I meant ha

YourDarkAffected
August 22nd 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Over thought and probably inaccurate opinion, but alas, that's what I think changed his sound."



No, I completely agree. You can tell his collaboration experience has honed his art after four years since Unmap

Douglas
August 22nd 2013


9283 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

General progression is probably the easiest way to state the obvious I guess ha

YourDarkAffected
August 22nd 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

and in a good way too.

808muzik
August 22nd 2013


1119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

definitely growing on me, but something's stopping me from loving this as much as a bon iver release.

ZippaThaRippa
August 22nd 2013


10463 Comments


Your cocaine addiction

808muzik
August 22nd 2013


1119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh yeah that might be it.

Shuyin
August 22nd 2013


13379 Comments


seems like a cool album and that review is really well written, have a pos

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YourDarkAffected
August 22nd 2013


1833 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks man! It's one of the year's best I think



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