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Cult of Luna Cult of Luna (EP)
Take their first two albums, put a rawer production and there you go with 12 minutes of heavy sludgy riff. And even before their first album, they display for the first time this type of horrible, XBox 360 game style, artwork. One hell of an introduction, but make sure to listen to the OG version on youtube and not the polished remaster on Spotify. 3.7
3.5
02.24.20
Grimes Miss Anthropocene
As ethereal as we could expect, and less flowing than previous records: the tracks are more clearly separated and more distinctive too. This make a clear distinction between awesome tracks (Violence or Delete Forever for example) and really not good ones (Darkseid is shitty). At least this variety of sound is refreshing, as the album navigates between ethereal wave, guitar-led pop, 90s dnb, synthpop and dancey bops. Despite having a deliberate pop feeling, this is dark and minimalist af, and even the livelier tracks (4AM), while energetic, do not uplift the listener. What's also weird is how deconstructed t
3.5
02.21.20
King Krule Man Alive!
Atmospheric art rock stuff. It's just, uuuuuuh, a long journey fusing post-punk, psych shit, jazz rock and ambient. There's no clear standouts, because the album is truly constructed as one long flow. And that makes for an interesting record to analyze: the dude pours all his influences into one album, without letting any genre take over another one. All tracks have multiple influences and can't fit into a specific box. More importantly, it reveals itself after several listens: what seems obnoxious at first turns out to be obvious. However, one can't help but feel underwhelmed, as it takes quite an effort to fully plunge into it. Pedantic mof
3.5
02.21.20
Danny Ocean 54+1
Reggaeton, and it's not entirely shitty. I'm not as enthusiastic as Bedex, maybe because he told me it wasn't straight up radio reggaeton/latin pop, and even though it's true it has some qualities others do not have (no bad use of autotune, quite versatile instrumentation and tracks for the genre), I can't help but not enjoy this. Sorry bruv. 2.2
2.0
02.20.20
Noname Room 25
Ngl, this is Telefone but a tad less, everything. I can't really come up with any true argument here: stylistically and lyrically, this is in the same vein as her first mixtape. She still delivers good bars, the beats are still very chill, but I'm not as hooked as I expected. Also, by trying to understand why I liked this less than Telefone, I realized I wasn't the only one not grasping why this is not as impacting. Eh. 2.9
3.0
02.19.20
Lightning Bolt Sonic Citadel
One of the finest noise rock records of the past decade. While almost all noise rock bands nowadays incorporate math rock and post-hardcore influences, there still is room to differentiate yourself. Whereas You Won't Get What You Want went for the cold, mechanical and monochromatic, Fetch for the quirky and even the bizarre, Schlagenheim for the post-punk influences, Lightning Bolt delivers the most energetic and bombastic recent record of its genre. The cover art is particularly fitting: it's colourful, simplistic, yet realized with such a combination of application and devil-may-care it's simply impossible to not
4.0
02.19.20
Mirrorring Foreign Body
Oh Liz, you're with the saddest boy in the hills. Once again we are granted with contemplative and introspective ambient folk a la Liz, and here it's the more reflective and less straight up folk tracks that work the best. That's no surprise: Liz Harris has for long been known as a master of the ethereal and mysterious. Even though she knows how to twinkle tha gueethar, the instrument always steps aside, so it lets shine what's truly the focus: the background itself. It's not the most beautiful background music she's offered us, yet one can't help but drown in it. 3.6
3.5
02.19.20

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  • garas Hmm, yours is a kinda good problem to have, hahaha! :]
    February 24 05:18 PM
  • garas Thanks man, I really appreciate it and means a lot - I love these kind of conversations. But I'm questioning myself because I find myself very often standing against the majority's opinion - even though I don't really care, just, you know: self-analysis.
    February 24 02:21 PM
  • garas (and I don't really have strong feelings towards post-rock/post-metal vibes - with a few exceptions)
    February 24 02:01 PM
  • garas ..boredom. I can't really describe it, it just not resonating with me. But I'll listen "In the Shadows of Our Pale Companion", hopefully that will do the trick.
    February 24 01:59 PM
  • garas Well, maybe there are not many bands around with a very similar sound - in un-originality, I meant something like: "okay, this is not revolutionary at all, and especially not in the atmosphere". In comparasion, the folk mixed in BM was lot more exciting in "Dark Medieval Times" and "Bergtatt". Maybe the post-rock vibes kill it for me? I'm not sure... you see, I listen to stuff for atmosphere, for feelings - to see what feelings does the music generate in me, and well, "The Mantle" only invoked..
    February 24 01:58 PM

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