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Currently Digging:
Endless Heights
Senses Fail
The Dangerous Summer

favorite bands
Endless Heights Vicious Pleasure
With Vicious Pleasure, you get driving, sinister beats and Deftones-esque guitar work. You ralso hear a vocalist whose range and fringe-screams paint the picture of a volcano that is rconstantly on the verge of erupting. It's a record with a lot of passion bubbling underneath rthe surface, and Endless Heights are masters of restraint. The result is a boisterous, rmysterious atmosphere forged out of both fire and water; intense, but also incredibly rsmooth.
Kendrick Lamar DAMN. Collector's Edition
Belle and Sebastian How to Solve Our Human Problems
As an entire LP (split into three EPs), How to Solve Our Human Problems is a little bit inconsistent, but aspires to some truly mesmerizing and gorgeous heights. Pt.1 and Pt.3 are the peaks, with a respectable but comparatively bland Pt.2. The highlights across the fifteen song experience are 'Sweet Dew Lee", "Fickle Season", "I'll Be Your Pilot", "Poor Boy", and "Too Many Tears." This is a high mark for Belle and Sebastian, proving that The Boy With The Arab Strap has competition as the band's premier release.
Belle and Sebastian How To Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 3
Excellent. This corrects the middling, semi-forgettable Pt. 2 with a return to the sweet
melodies that graced Pt.1. There's nothing quite as good as 'Sweet Dew Lee', but all 5
songs here are memorable and distinguishable. Overall, as a three-EP release, HTSOHP may be
remembered as inconsistent -- but its heights are truly beautiful.
Senses Fail If There Is Light, It Will Find You
A very well-crafted, accessible album with plenty of hooks and choruses to remember. The lyrics are pedestrian but not cheesy, as they pack plenty of substance. It's a beautiful listen from start to finish, with nary a skippable track...the curtain-closer is god-tier.
Mother Mother No Culture
'Love Stuck' is such an insanely fun jam. That song alone makes this album worth listening to. The rest is very hit or miss, your typical pop/modern arena rock in the vein of Walk The Moon. Spin this for a carefree pick-me-up.
Ravyn Lenae Crush
Sleek and sexy EP. I'm not usually one to fawn over R&B, but this little collection of tracks is the perfect length, featuring five smooth, infectious jams. Early EPOTY candidate.

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  • TheSpirit Glad you ended up liking the new SF so much!
    February 18 05:53 PM
  • Thrust! Hey Sowing. Just wondered if you could hook me up with a name change? I know I've been a pain last time it's just that my name looks like my friend on here DarkSideOfLucca and I thought about changing it. If it's too much of a hassle then don't worry about it. Just a request. Thanks in advance!
    February 16 09:16 PM
  • NocteDominum Hi Sowing, did you guys need some help on the new/upcoming releases site posts? I'm sure you've seen the bare bones list I have going in the contrib forum - happy to help if i can
    February 15 06:04 AM
  • toxin. That said, at some point I definitely will since it has your seal of approval haha. I did like a couple of the songs I listened to after I read your review though, so I'll probably listen to the whole thing when I'm a little bit freer... hopefully lol
    February 13 03:28 AM
  • toxin. 2015???? Hahahaha. Wow, well congrats on that anyway. Yeah I miss the old Anberlin crew haha, but I can't say I miss the sputnik culture overall. Glad to hear you're doing well. I'm doing alright; didn't get into preferred PhD programs which kinda sucks but there's always next year. And naw I haven't man, I pretty much stopped listening to new music (not even the new Brand New!) ever since I stopped coming here. Pretty much listen to classical or soundtrack stuff, maybe radio pop in the car
    February 13 03:26 AM

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