what a shit year, good f#@kin' riddance. Didn't listen to a huge variety of albums, but still heard some nice stuff.
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible
Got massively back into these guys during the early pandemic, perfectly coinciding with this. Became my sound of lockdown, feels like it redefines the band and does it really well.
Marionettes (I & II)
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A real surprise, massively ups the ante from their first two albums. Fantastically weird shit with horns.
A Jaundiced Eye
Hard To Kill
More streamlined and straight forward than Lost Ritual, but their sound has developed superbly well with a new co-vocalist. Ultimately it's their most fun album since the near-classic We Will Be Dead Tomorrow
Another slow burner, this one is still growing on me
Took a few listens before it started to take a hold, but the same can be said of all DT albums. Still love keyboard driven melodeath.
Loved this initially, but it faded over time with the hooks not really sinking in so much.
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Brave Faces Everyone
Not as impactful musically as Schmaltz, but the lyrics are destructive.
We Will Always Love You
Simple, beautiful, melancholic.
Feels like an hour long track.
This Place Sucks Ass
A nice treat when it came out, but kinda feels a bit like a collection of (pretty decent) B-sides.
Seems a fairly divisive album. I like what it does, but it can feel a little samey.
Swallowing the Rabbit Whole