|2015 Is Bein Cool|
i'm havin a good time!
all of these are a 3 or above
everything else matters
probably my fave of the year so far. super sweet spring/summer shoegaze that is going to reach it's PEAK in the coming months. very vibey and cool.
yea phil elverum is a cool dude and this is cool droney weird folky stuff it's rlly good
def need more listens but there's a good reason for the hype fam
the decline of stupid fucking western civilization
jordaan finally officially released this today which is cool even tho i haven't listened to it in a good while it's great af and liturgy part two will always be a 5/5 song
no cities to love
rock that is straightforward but very good and i can dance to it so yea solid 5
|6||i don't want to know why the caged bird sings|
things are getting better but i am still dead...
if a week ago you told me that not only that this band had gotten back together but they were going to release an EP that was actually good there is no way i would've believed you. but they did it and three is actually a REALLY good song i'm happy that these guys don't suck now
sput's hype album but yea it's fucking sweet i could jam all day
run for cover-gaze that isn't wack. sludgy and thick but on the inside it's beautiful :]]
fluid and dreaming of stripes
fragile and nostalgic ambient to caress you when you're feeling something and wish to feel nothing
your body lost along the shore
from skinny puppy to melodic beauty ~~~ scapes of sound
something i have been anticipating for a while --- bedroom indie tunes that scratch the surface of what is to come and also scratches the surface of my pants
me oh my mirror
more from the bedroom indie game but more on the sort of pill friends/high pop/surf curse side of the game than like julia brown/starry cat. ranges from forgettable to excellent
jeff remembers that he is good at making punk music for a bit and i'm glad about it
about what i expected - heavenly and charming melodies layered well to create some damn sweet jams. they will never top their first 7" tho
filthy hardcore/metalcore from australia described as being "integrity meets curl up and die meets orchid". raw as fuck and jams
brief malaysian emoviolence. standard utarid tapes stuff, but in their defense, it is definitely good.
brendan gets closer to realizing his potential in creating punk tunes
black moon days
quiet but eccentric folk music that is as entrancing as it is engaging. great listen although i'm unsure about her decision to end the album with a track 100 times louder than everything else
angry uk hardcore/powerviolence with cool simplistic production reminiscent of older hardcore punk. play this to piss off your mom.
efter, utan under
the band that put out the best screamo release of last year may have done it again. this time they expand on songs they previously released to put out their first full-length and it's just rlly well done swedish skramz
these dudes are really high still
|22||depression at denny's|
the teenage years. crushes and dresses. quiet and soft touches. lust. the color pink?
honestly something close to a masterpiece
promising skramz from the czech republic, reminiscent of early 2000s stuff like the kodan armada or early raein. interestingly enough the band's name translates to "0100" which when translated from binary is the number "4" and there are 4 band members!!! kinda cool
slowcore at it's slowest!! good stuff tho combines general sadness with some darker tones and also manages to rock out a lil bit at times
the genero ep
the grill that put out my fave electronic release of 2014 drops a solid ep with some fun jams and playful melodies to listen to carelessly on a sunday afternoon
strangers to ourselves
obvs can't compare to their classics but still a solid album with some songs being muuuch better than others
i wish you away
swedish screamo doing as swedish screamo does. melodic and sad but also a lot of energy and some excellent guitar work as well. goes well with smoothies.
carrie and lowell
SOOF! SOOF! SOOF! dude, his fucking MOM DIED. it's sad af. but yea he turned all that bad ish into some really beautiful stuff and while he doesn't rlly expand on his folk roots perse he still manages to remind me why i LOVE HIM SO MUCH... and seemingly remind a lot of other ppl of that as well. quiet, QUIET, fragile melodies pair together beautifully with haunting and primarily brilliant lyricism to make something that's just rlly special.
an album i strangely keep forgetting about although i've heard it at least 10 times. it's not the masterpiece that their s/t was, but it's a charming collection of norwegian post-rock that's definitely worth a few spins. plus the melody on hjorten gets me every time.
this disease of language
THE PREMIERE BIRDCORE BAND RETURNS!! except this time with less bird.... but idgaf these guys producing some great U.S. skramz which has been unfortunately rare as of late. and they managed to keep their annoying samples to just one track!! but ye it's not as perfect as their LP but it rules feckin hard
they became the falling ash
atmospheric bm that's pretty sweet but doesn't exactly blow me away. worthwhile for any fans of bm though
le voyageur imprudent
passionate and fiery post-hardcore that lacks the catchiness of their earlier stuff but still manages to impress.
acoustic "emo"? jams sort of reminiscent of balance and composure but some unique personality thrown in there as well. overall excellent release from loveisamixtape
to pimp a butterfly
idk if you guys have heard about this it's a hip-hop album
jaw-dropping depressive/atmospheric bm that borders on blackgaze with engaging melodies and incredible songwriting
|36||sed non satiata/carrion spring|
this is cool, i wanna say it's disappointing but i knew coming into it that both of these bands are past their prime and while this has some great moments it's all-in-all not the return to greatness i was hoping for
i can basically only describe this as polish experimental dream noise drone shoepunk
the ark work
very odd midi horn black metal or something??? he fucking raps at one part its weird af but it rules
söngvar elds og óreiðu
brUTAL and ICYhot black metal that combines entrancing atmospheres with crushing RIFFS
i don't like shit, i don't go outside: an album by earl sweatshirt
hermit hop. yea i just coined that *fire emoji*
we slept at last
pretty and well-written folk music that rarely reaches above and beyond, save for the brilliant "undone, undress"
more brendan punx. short and sweet but still could be cut down
|43||der weg einer freiheit|
german spaced theme atmospheric/progressive black metal, nothing new but enjoyable
hellish black/death metal that fuckin RIPS U UP man. whole thing is drenched in a rlly bleak atmosphere but still manages to be super heavy
|45||2 8 1 4|
vaporwave infused ambient with the vibes of downtempo is a match made in heaven. lustrous atmospheres and swirling synthesizers make a lengthy but wonderful experience.
angry metalcore/hardcore that jams hard and also manages not to be at all overwrought
glass clouds ii
simple but enjoyable and pretty ambient tunes
|48||lost salt blood purges|
the voids we all long for
droney ambient/folk stuff from snox, does a great job of maintaining this bleak and crushing atmosphere but rarely does anything rise out of the atmosphere to surprise or excite me. still very well put together
nihlistic and dark garage rock that experiments with pre-conceived notions of an established style
destructive hardcore/powerviolence with a bit of sass to it as well. it has pretty much everything i look for in a punk album.
|51||touche amore and self defense family|
a great band (sdf) collabs with an average band (ta) and the result is.... somewhere in bewteen.
|52||self defense family/creative adult|
a brief split where an incredible sdf song is under-powered by a unexceptional creative adult song
|53||two boys alright|
dreamy space rock made my members of the band duster
l'aorasie des spectres rêveurs
a great atmospheric black metal EP that is a step up from their last release in every way
chill cloud rap-ish instrumentals. the last song samples this fuckin modern day babylon song that i used to jam a bunch back in 8th grade and has bones rapping on it lmao so that was a trip.
absolutely quality hardcore/crust punk from potato-land
great "trans" hardcore to cross-dress mosh to
post-rock/black metal instrumental jams put out by flenser and foretold of by the bae
monotone and one-sided but still good atmospheric bm
my aoty. absolutely perfect. a heavenly combination of every style mat cothran has ever attempted. going to write a review when i feel up to it.
...and the lamps expire
some of my favourite bm of the year. based around the "cascadian" style but manages to do so much more than just that in a mere 20 minutes.
m/m/m/m/m/m/m/m/ good metal jams with beer and stuff
dust on the chamber floor (demo)
good bm that tries a little too hard to be "trvvve" but still jams
|64||a diadem of dead stars|
the mist bearer
decent wolves in the throne room worship. sort of breezes by but it's nice and composed well
allt vi har kvar
really sad swedish skramz that borders the line between skramz/emo. very twinkly.
o sangue e a terra
my favourite black metal album of the year. raw atmospheric shit from portugal, absolute class.
more decent atmospheric bm
great feelsy post-rock with personality
droney post-hardcore/punxxxx that rules
melting the earth onto the body without organs
pretty sweet chill downtempo/techno stuff that while being brief gets better as it goes on
extremely quality raw black metal from portugal, entrancing melodies/production with a unique approach to vocals
life is a struggle, give up
fierce and angry discordant jams that combine elements of grindcore, death metal, powerviolence, and hardcore