JohnnyoftheWell
Am I the only one tired of this fuck head yet. Jesus he\'s more insufferable than sowing
Staff

Reviews 219
Soundoffs 66
News Articles 78
Band Edits + Tags 441
Album Edits 376

Album Ratings 2358
Objectivity 75%

Last Active 06-19-21 3:26 am
Joined 05-29-11

Forum Posts 299
Review Comments 37,761

 Lists
05.29.21 Mort. depreciation thread 05.25.21 Review a random album [2021]
05.22.21 3.5s ranked 05.19.21 JAPANESE NOISExPUNK
05.14.21 St. Vincent ~Ranked@3?/ 202105.08.21 3.7s ranked
05.05.21 SputNews Well v.8 04.21.21 3.9s ranked
03.30.21 Q1 //ofthe__Well 03.26.21 Black Midi ranked
03.14.21 Sputnik User Pokédex: OFFICIAL 02.28.21 [IMPORT2NT] Colton or CoQton?
02.11.21 END OF THE ROAD (well #2222) 01.25.21 [IMPORTANT] Colton unmasked
01.09.21 INDIE census (register now) 12.30.20 _well2020 TOP 100 (2/2)
12.29.20 _well2020 B-tier (1/2)12.28.20 Rec me electro-industrial
More »

Mort. depreciation thread

It is a new listening log how far will we go this time let's go all the way!!
1Lenny Valentino
Uwaga! Jedzie tramwaj


#2301
Dream pop / slowcore

WOW what a great album to start off on this is very great and you are all sleeping on it apart from Boney. Title track and the closer are both S-tier dream pop, but the atmosphere on most of this is gorgeous. Excellent softboi sadhrs pillow fluff. Better than any album budgie has ever heard by a factor of 7/6.

3.9
2The Beatles
Rubber Soul


#2302
folk fauxFrench pop rock girl music

I am a child of the 1 compilation and a Beatles CASUAL, having only heard that and Revolver. Until now. Currently midway through a discog binge and this is definitely my favourite overall. Not much to say here; every song here is either a miniclassic or an above average filler track by early Beatles standards, which I'm cool with. Norwegian Wood is maybe a bit overrated but eh, love the book. Closer is kinda gross but it's also a bop so I guess that passes in the same way as Glassjaw or whatever. Great album.

3.8
3The Who
Who's Next


#2303
rock music

I actually checked this a few times years ago but forgot to rate it! Whoops! Thought it was a 3.5 and relistened - I was wrong! Whoops! Great album, best opener of all time etc. nice.

3.9
4White Lung
Deep Fantasy


#2304
punk indie noise rock

big up to mboi PANGEA for delivering a scorcher when I asked for an album under 30 minutes long. this is very fun and quite loud but also surprisingly clean at the same time and it rips for 22 minutes. good stuff, I should jam this a few times more. check it :"

3.6
5Chiyono Ide
みんなの高校生活


#2305
alt-idol artpop

Heard this way back when it dropped at the start of the year but forgot to rate it whoops. Chiyono is my Shizuoka pref. homegirl and I love her and this is fun but also I prefer her weirdout shit with 3776 and her other new solo album has a 10 min postpunkgaze closer and is therefore better.

3.4
6Micachu and the Shapes
Jewellery


#2306
lofi pop indie indie indie indie pop lofi

this is like a really fun kooky headache and I guess it is good.

3.5
7The Church
Of Skins and Heart


#2307
jangle pop / post-punk

'80s Aussie band with a Cure fetish sortof play jangle pop. It is okay. Last two songs are great, rest are fine to meh. I should hear more from them.

3.2
8Sete Star Sept
Bird


#2308
grind

pure and wholesome 2021 grindcore in this bounteous year - https://shop.7s7.org/album/bird

3.5
9moreru
粛 粛


#2309
skramz / noisecore

Good EP from last year. First track is perhaps the best recent skramz track I've heard in years, closer is huge, rest is good-okay. Nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00Z9_Umu68s

3.7
10moreru
itsunohini...


#2310
skramz / noisecore / lofi

uh YES been a long while since a kill-urself heavy record blew me away like this. this is a frantic fucking mess and i wrote a messy review because i adore it a little bit. definitely check.

https://moreru.bandcamp.com/album/itsunohinikabokunokotowoomoidasugaii

4.1
11Yellow Machinegun
Father's Golden Fish


#2311
thrash / hardcore

japanese '90s crossover thrash girl group. it is fun but not my favourite thrashcore. should check their other albs.

3.3
12Iosonouncane
IRA


#2312
Experimental ambient electronic

I've spent quite a bit of time with this now and have most defs enjoyed it, but honestly don't have too strong an opinion on it as a whole. Very much gravitating around a few highlight tracks, which I can see getting a lot of future plays, but I'm a little vague on it as a whole beyond "yeah I guess it works"?

Boring take tbh. It's very good and easily one of the better 2021 records I've heard ~so ~far. Not as sold by the intense bits, but most of it holds up and there's some exceptional shiz yes. Some of it reminds me pretty much directly of Ulver's Blood Inside, and this is always good?!

3.95
13The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


#2313
The Beatles

Yeah sorry, I've enjoyed my Beatles run quite a bit so far even though all their albums aside for maybe Rubber Soul have been highlight affairs, but this is the first time I'm gonna have to park the bus and press the overrated button with BOTH HANDS. A Day in the Life is obviously one a GOAT and the backend has some great gems, but this thing takes until She's Leaving Home to pick up (sorry Ringo :[) and I'm not convinced that the tame psych pop stylings on most tracks have aged particularly well.

Would take A Hard Day's Night and maybe Help over this. Looking forward to Magical Mystery Tour.

3.5
14Guerilla Toss
GT Ultra


#2314
Dance punk

Realised I should probably have heard this band by now and that they might be fun. Half-right on both counts.

3.0
15INVT
Prendida


#2315
Electronic

Peeped this from Wolfe's 2021 list and was not disappointed. Slick shit. Should jam more.

3.5
16Dir En Grey
Kisou


#2316
Alt-metal/Industrial

Came back from work in a really bad mood and threw this on on a hunch. Good hunch! It's a little overlong, but this is as gritty and passionate and nasty as anything I could have expected from early '00s DEG. It's overlong but has enough highlights to make up for it - especially impressed by the slow tracks, but there's a pretty impressive spread of ideas across the board. Dare I say it's somewhat overlooked? The production gets a bad rep, but holds up okay if a little thin. Much more excited to comb through the rest of this discog now.

3.9
17King Crimson
Lizard


#2317
Prog jazz prog classical prog prog

Still wrapping my head around that closer, but the opener on here is a total fucking stunner and middle run is good jazzwank funsongs. Lovely lovely.

4.0
18Pere Ubu
The Modern Dance


#2318
Post p u n k xperi

Wow this record is cool. Sentimental Journey is maybe a masterpiece? I like it a lot? Wish I'd gotten into this at the same time as the Fall back in the day. Primary motivation for not rating higher is that I don't like it as much as Pink Flag atm so there. Nice.

3.8
19Black Midi
Cavalcade


#2319
Nupostpunk wankhaven

This should be good and sometimes is but often sucks. Overcooked and dry, no fun no cool. See: review.

2.8
20Anadorei
Pussy Cannibal Holocaust


#2320
Garage punk / noise rock

Hahahahahaha if you're gonna cover Sister Ray in its entirety it should be 1) good 2) not twice as long as the rest of your album combined. This is almost pretty fun but also a scrappy mess. Lol.

2.5
21Sweet Trip
A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals


#2321
Dreamgaze glitch beauty

The new Sweet Trip is very good. It's not the best thing ever and it's *barely* better than You Will Never Know Why, evermore their weakest album. It occasionally feels like a retreat and some points border on fan service (Polar Equals hey there); it overuses YWNKW's dualing octave-vox over indietronica (!!hooray!!) arrangements that start to feel a little bogged down once the same trick's been played on every other track. It benefits from its moments of space (Eave Foolery), forcefulness (Chapters) and stylistic departure (Surviving A Smile) so clearly that much of the rest feels overly faithful to *every* idea of what Sweet Trip should be and winds up a little jack-of-all-trades-y. Its glitch codas feel gratuitous where once that sound was maybe the band's strongest suit.

Otherwise it's very fucking good and I like it a lot. Hooray for tempered hype.

3.98
22Hurry Up, Brothers
All is Beautiful. I'm Okay to be Alive..


#2322
post-rock

Unexpected 2021 revival of tepid Explosions in the Sky fluffcore. Did it ever go away or did I just avoid it better? It could be worse. There is always worse.

2.5
23Perturbator
Lustful Sacraments


#2323
synthwave/darkwave

Never listened to this project before, but this made a great first impression on me; really strong integration of darkwave and gothic tones of the kind that spark joy. Yum. Hasn't done as much for me since but I'm feeling good about exploring this discog a bit moar

3.8
24Perturbator
I Am The Night


#2324
Synthwave

Not as into this thrills and spills darknight//bigbop sound as much as Lustful Sacraments, but it is good and fun. A bit overlong, mind.

3.6
25Tokenai Namae
Seifuku Kanro Club


#2325
Shoegaze/indie pop

Neat rec from Sint - rly bright Japanese candyfloss indie with supertasty shoegaze integration. Yes.

3.7
26Paramore
Brand New Eyes


#2326
POP PAWN ALT PUNK

finally listened to this. some of it bops. nice. the lyrics explain neekafat. eh

3.4
27Indigo Jam Unit
Independent


#2327
j a z z

Trif showed me this band ages ago and the album i checked was good and this album is maybe even better. nice.

4.0
28Tomaga
Intimate Immensity


#2327
postrock vibey beats

hurry up brothers was one midass postrock record too many from this year, it was time for some quality ghandhi-backed ghandhicore. this is good.

3.5
29Black Eyes
Black Eyes


#2329
postpunkNOIZ

forgot to rate this because I'm an idiot. awesome album it might be more than a 4 I should jam it more shit slaps

4.01
30Perturbator
Dangerous Days


#2330
synthwave nerd darkgamer

gonna vent here for a mo, but I wasted like 3 hours of my fucking life last night trying to take down honda tadakatsu's solo fight on the highest difficult on nioh 2, with a stone of penance plus1 weighing me down. shit was basically impossible because his spear has a special health restoring property and hits like a truck, plus he can bulk heal himself on top of that, which means that he's 1) a tank and 2) literally uses the same strats and moveset as i repped through half the game which idk how to counter bc i'm bad at selfawareness in virtual reality. i switched my set up to get the susano's grace bonus over a water spear, which almost did the trick but i got melted again and again and again but i didn't regret it somehow because this album is very good and i listened to it yes sir. don't fight honda tadakatsu at top difficulty with a stone of penance plus1. nioh 2 is the best bullshit sometimes. maybe this is my fave perturb album

3.9
31The Church
The Blurred Crusade


#2331
Jangle-pop / post-punk

Eyy the blessed commentfolks who said to carry on with this band were *right*! This is a fab record through and through, lovely jangled reverbtimes with quaint vocals and an Atmosphere that I like a good deal. Epic. "Field of Mars" reminds me vaguely of, idk, Nighttime Birds-era Gathering, or something else semigothic and pretty. Good.

3.8
32The Fall
Live At The Witch Trials


#2332
postPUNK

This is ~good, but a lot more of a warmup act than I expected from the first Fall; their best shit for me channels huge homogenous arsehole energy and mouths off to high heaven, but this just feels like MES gearing up his penmanship over a few relatively conventional post-punk skeletons. Not bad - pretty solid tbf - but not one I think I'll return to that often. Rebellious Jukebox shows off their knack for a good hook, and that is good. Great band.

3.5
33Atreyu
Baptize


#2333
ghostmallcore

Gloriously corny as Atreyu's peak shit is, I get a kick from revisiting approx. 1 song every 5 months. It is trash but good trash in its dumbass way. This is overpolished garbage with some of the most embarrassing writing on any record you'll hear this year. It is a metal record, but trust me even on that basis it lands worse than can be believed. Caliggy 3.5'd it. Delete.

1.5
34Kaonashi
Dear Lemon House, You Ruined Me: Senior Year


#2334
prog mathcore jank opera

Mixed feelings about this. On the surface it's an impressively batshit Sikthcore jank album ft. Sikth squawkdeath vox. On the floor it's an overwrought mess, full of tight twists but very fucking Much and a little grating. On the core it's a superemo concept record about a depressed high school finalist whose life is shit and whose human relationships are inadequately and who loses their shit and shoots up their school (??????) in the final track. SPOILERS? is it convincing and probably kinda important: yes. is it good: kinda.

3.3
35Vienna Teng
Dreaming Through the Noise


#2335
indie folk

[REDACTED by Review a Random Album Committee]

3.?
36Xploding Plastix
Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents


#2336
trip-hop/jazz/big beat

ABSOLUTELY YES big fuck. this album fucks. very sexy very fun very pushy very mood shut the fuck up and check it it is awesome

4.15
37NECRY TALKIE
FREAK


#2337
pop J rock

yeaaaaah I kinda understood the hype on their album last year even if I didn't feel it, but this is a real genkislump. I get very 75% energy on a lot of these tracks, but genki is a discrete state so it counts for nothing

2.5
38The Chemical Brothers
Exit Planet Dust


#2338
BIG BEAT

I have lived my entire existence in awareness of the Chemical Brothers, but it took me this long to listen to any of their albums fking rescind my citizenship. This is great. I won't say very great q, but I vibe it solidly across the board and am excited to play further catchup. Yay

3.5
39Burzum
Uruk Hai (Unreleased Material 1988-1994)


#2339
shambient bedroom shred

epic meme deep lore

1.4
40Mathias Eick
Ravensburg


#2340
Family board game jazz

This is nice and pleasant and I enjoy it and there are *some* rly nice melody/chord changes and I like those.

3.5
41Pizzicato Five
Happy End of the World


#2341
Shibuya-kei / indie/art-pop / drum and bass

So this record is mucho iconic and I was ready to love it, but it isn't that easy; feeling a strong side-a/side-b split here, where the chill pop of the opening tracks isn't doing much for me but the bolder shit later on is often awesome. There is a 10 minute spoken word odyssey called Porno 3003 about having ear sex in your heart and I am extremely glad it has entered my life. I'll definitely need more time with this, especially given that Bossanova 2001 also took a while to grow on me. It will probably rise. And it is very very cool.

3.5
42Paik
Satin Black


#2342
Shoegaze / drone / spacerock

Midkey OBSESSED with this record right now, absolutely stunning rock soundscapes. Shit sounds like Hum covering Boris covering My Bloody Valentine and I haven't got this lost in a (largely) drone record for quite sometime. The opener is a relatively succinct slowcore piece (lol) that you should ALL check out as a bare minimum. You could call some of this post-rock, but frankly it deserves better.

LISTEN to this album it is so fucking good.

4.1
43Thy Catafalque
Roka Hasa Radio


#2343
Avantjank black folk metal

I didn't really have any expectations for this, but if I HAD formed any based off purely knowing this dude's latest album, I'd have imagined that record's palette but less fully realised and with rawer production. That's exactly what this record is, and it's almost awesome! But not quite. Alas. It's an often awkwardly segmented string of metal, electronic and folk sections that are mostly individually great but don't have that convincing a dialogue between one another - often the melodic threads are there, but the arrangement and tones are kinda "why not" and I'm iffy on how much the metal rhythm guitars add to any of the nonmetal sections for which they are present.

tl;dr read Milo's Holy Fawn review

3.0
44Floating Points
Crush


#2344
BENCHMARK idm and other shit

it's okay. floating points is talented and has a good sound and will probably make something really great one day when he's not busy pressing elevator floor buttons for pharaoh sanders. maybe he already has (gotta check). this is carefully crafted, but i don't think it has much character. most of the best bits remind me muchly of other artists (LesAlpx = Four Tet) and some of the Invidvvviulaistic flair bits feel a bit like Big Decisions and not particularly cohesive pieces (Bias).

whatever. it is clean and crisp and maybe it will grow on me. or maybe i will explore stuff from other idm artists instead.

3.2
45Wolf Alice
Blue Weekend


#2345
indie alternative trenddreampop rock

The latest 6/10 hip album that some label exec bought off swathes of critics to hype is actually...pretty great. Nice! I'm jaded af over Brit landfill indie tbh, but this has some great writing (How Can I Make It Ok), great hooks (Delicious Things), mature slowsuccinct shit that sounds appropriate for a 3rd album band (Lipstick On The Glass) and good bookends (the bookends). carefully versatile but mostly plays to its strengths - except when it doesn't! there are cringes and nothing songs, but the good bits are many and shine through. good landfill indie.

3.5
46Forsaken Autumn
Whenere


#2346
shoegaze

chinese band makes loud beautiful shoegaze sounds with whispery softgentle vocals. that is what it sounds like. it is ok.

3.3
47Paik
Hugo Strange


#2347
slowcore/post-rock/shoegaze

Paik's debut is a pretty good debut - less of the massive glacierscapes of Satin Black, much more SY/Low-esque slow heavy moodjams. It is great. What a good band.

3.8
48Poppy
EAT (NXT Soundtrack)


#2348
post-pop fking Metal

POPPY HAS MADE A GOOD ALBUM.

ok it isn't an album, it is an EP.

and of the 5 tracks here, only 57% are good. but they are very good and this (mostly) meme-free claws-out look suits her so much better. obsessed with the opener. maybe other western artists will make good pop-metal now. pow.

3.5
49Poppy
Choke


#2349
qUirKyyy darkpop

realised I hadn't checked Poppy's other good EP. it is almost good. some nice touches here and there, but the shape and sentiment of these songs is still in antiseptic meme territory + that FEVER 333 feature is trash (her bits are dec on that one tbf). dec bookends, more of an Artistic Development ep than a good'un ig, but still better than I Disagree

2.8
50The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour


#2350
psychedelic beatles rock pop

Okay, this is everything I was hoping for throughout my Beatles journey so far. Wow. Just one fantastic song after another. Baby, You're a Rich Man is a pretty conspicuous weak link, but everything else is absolute a-game Beatles, miles better than Sgt Peppers and easily my fave of theirs rn. If this is their peak I'm happy tbh. Bloody wonderful album.

4.2
51Millennium Parade
The Millennium Parade


#2351
hip-hop/indiepop

picked this up on a whim thinking it might be a hot awesome Discovery. instead it was a pretty solid album. nice 2021 padding, good stuff.

3.5
52The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground


#2352
Dad Rock

Realised I never jammed this one oops. Standard TVU mishmash of absolute classics and boring wallpaper rock, although both are now in a relatively conventional gear. WH/WL is better, but this at least avoids the lows of their debut. Ok.

3.5
Show/Add Comments (209)

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2019 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy