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fogza
August 12th 2019


254 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"I don't think I've ever seen one positive comment from zak"



He does like stuff too - almost as much as he hates stuff. Still can't believe he dissed Exile on Main St though.

rabidfish
August 12th 2019


5264 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this is so boring. Like, really really boring.

It's like Bonerbear struggles to find something to say about anything at all. It leaves no lasting impression whatsoever.

Darius the Great
August 12th 2019


20738 Comments


this is like every flaw of the last one emphasized and encapsulated as the main idea whilst discarding the enjoyable subtleties of it.

i really didn't enjoy this

Thanntos
August 12th 2019


354 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

An incredibly soulless album that has very brief hints of the magic still left in this project.



Gyromania
August 12th 2019


28185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is better than 22 a million, by a good margin imo

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 12th 2019


31919 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3 | Sound Off

nah 22, A Million has tighter songwriting, better production, and more memorable melodies. this is a watered down version of that album which is essentially perfect.

Digging: Off With Their Heads - Be Good

Gyromania
August 12th 2019


28185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It does? 33 God is better than anything here, but I can't think of any other songs that really stand out as well as iMi, U, Naeem or Sh'Diah. I just played it again recently and I certainly enjoy it more now than I did when it came out but a handful of the tracks are kind of boring to me

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 12th 2019


31919 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3 | Sound Off

U is terrible. I think just about every song on 22 is more memorable than any song here, although this retains the gorgeously cryptic aesthetic. Over Soon, Deathbreast, Creeks, 33 God, Strafford APTS, and 8 (circle) are all at the very least more memorable than iMi/Faith/Holyfields, which I feel are the big 3 from this record. I don't think the tracklist does this album any favors either, so I'm working on re-imagining that portion via a playlist to boost my appreciation of this record. I realize all of this sounds ridiculous coming from that 4.3 rating, but it's BI, and usually his work is an auto-5. Maybe in due time. But this definitely is his least immediate album, for me.

Clumseee
August 12th 2019


1417 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

My biggest gripe is that this feels like a direct sequel to 22, A Million. Just more of the same.

Gyromania
August 12th 2019


28185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

U is better than every song on 22 barring 33 God lol. Also Holyfields is like the most whatever song here, maybe the most w.e song in his entire discography Sowing you whack son geez damn

dmathias52
August 12th 2019


726 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Whoa yeah U is probably my favorite on here. And Holyfields probably leaves the least impression (still great in context though)

Digging: Tyler Childers - Country Squire

Keynote23
August 12th 2019


30 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yea I've always liked the piano/choir vibes on U man - I do think this album was a bit of a let down but still has great moments for sure

BigHans
August 12th 2019


30228 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

If Vernon doesn't start writing real songs again and not this bee blop computer sounding shit I'm going to drive to Eau Claire and fight him in the street. Not really because he's my daughter's favorite artist, but you get the point.

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 12th 2019


31919 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3 | Sound Off

U is so irritating wtf...

ButtBoy
August 12th 2019


4265 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol what? why is it irritating? just a nice piano song with uplifting melodies

also how is Holyfields one of the top 3 here, it's like hardly even a song. If there's any song that comes and goes without any memorable hook, it's that one...

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 12th 2019


31919 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3 | Sound Off

I love the muted percussion in Holyfields and the way it builds to one of the most unique falsetto cuts by Vernon on the whole album. U sounds like he's trying to sooo hard to make a soul jam, and it's laughable. Everything about it is an enormous cliche. It might be my least favorite thing he's ever done. I left it entirely off of my re-ordered tracklist.

botulist
August 12th 2019


68 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

this whole thing will soon emerge as a performance art piece, about how for emma forever ago really was forever ago.

Gyromania
August 12th 2019


28185 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah I really don't get the U hate. Lovely piano melody, one of the most memorable songs here imo

SowingSeason
Moderator
August 12th 2019


31919 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3 | Sound Off

The baby shark song is also memorable

But in all seriousness it sounds like he's trying to remake "Lean On Me" and just ugh

TheLongShot
August 12th 2019


853 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This thing is waaaaay better than Big Red Machine just sayin'



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