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Moon Kissed I Met My Band At A New Years Party
Absolute tonnes of potential to be heard here, but I don't see it being anywhere near realised with this record. It nearly is with 2 though, which after the anecdotal fifteen seconds of 1 delights us with some delightfully produced, catchy funk pop that doesn't quite reach the status of absolute bop but sure is a cool as hell track, though it does feel a bit erratic and overlong near the end. Afterwards the band never really match that though. 3 is instrumentally super cool and full of excellent elements - the strings, the synths at 2:20, the vocal pads at 2:50 - but the vocals although ok don't seem on par with the rest. And the track also s
Snarls Snarls
1 is a crazy cool track, but afterwards there isn't much substance to this debut EP - I am glad to have checked the LP frmo my binge lists as I don't know that I would have checked it on the basis of this EP alone. 2 is quite great in the verse but its intro/chorus 'explosion' is quite lame and highschoolbandcore. 3 is pretty meh, but 4 is actually the second worthwhile track here, being the dreamiest and very summery. 5 has a nice guitar tone but is an otherwise boring song. I think the energy curve hurts this a lot - if the best track came last it easily might gain a few extra points out of excitment. 3.1
Hiatus Kaiyote Live in Revolt
Condenses in 13min most (but not all) of what one should retain from Tawk Tomahawk in one pretty much flawless performance. Outshines the LP by its extreme consistency and cohesiveness. The main flaw in this is the length really. Even Nakamarra manages to be kinda better here wiht all the backing vocals - outstanding. I am almost considering giving this a 4.3 but for now I'll stick to 4.2
Lanterns on the Lake Until The Colours Run
An album that is quite good at doing what it does, ie. being mild and inoffensive but in a very pretty way. The drumming is most praiseworthy here, as it is the main driver of interests in the songs that do stand out. The middle of the album is the best crafted, especially 4 which has an excellent and inspiring intro with a much more poppy side than anything else here, whilst 5 is a rare example of a sad piano song that I actually enjoyed, and 6 whilst being not as cool as 4 does have lots of ideas and feels like an English Sigur Ros wannabee being relatively successful at that. In comparison, 7 is quite a dull ballad. 8-9 are quite good exam
Maurice Ravel Sonatine
Que c'est magnifique. A beautiful albeit rather short piece on the pieno, with many facets and
many moods, and many moments of absolute beauty. Might grow as i rejam it. Checked Bertrand
Chamayou's take today. 4.2
Polo and Pan Dorothy
I think my rating undersells my liking of the album, because I just don't think it is all that strong as a record but the tracks are still all quite fun and do have an atmosphere to them as well as being fonkay. 1 is weird but funky and chill. 2 has higher energy and quite a catchy intro, but its unfold is a bit meh and quite a slow burner. The vocals do come in around 2:20 and it's cute but not great, but I feel like with an intro like this the track could have been a lot funkier and poppier despite getting kinda dancey in its later stages. 3 is a lot dancier and 4 is kinda cool and calmly bouncy, though it never progresses past 'kinda cool'
Hiatus Kaiyote Mood Valiant
One thing is sure: HK have the raw talent, instrumental n vocal prowess, and songwriting ability to make music with immense depth that might easily reach in the 4.5+. But for my taste, I'm not sure the relatively marked change of direction they took here is the one to achieve that. It is very successful in places but also carries problems. After an incredibly smooth entry on 1-2, 3 feels very aggressive and almost epileptic with how busy it is. Usually HK excel at keeping the groove alive on weird start/stop polyrhythms; on 3 it actually feels disjointed. Bass is huge tho. 4 goes much softer and plays superbly with vocal prod. 5 starts amazin

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  • someone yeah, give it a shot, boyo
    October 28 02:47 PM
  • someone i'm a great sucker for ladies who do ambient pop, so i might come from a biased point of view, but if you like Gia Margaret or Soap and Skin, you'll love this
    October 28 02:36 PM
  • dedex don't think so, but I've already given some singles a listen and they playlist material so lessgo for da disco run
    October 26 02:25 PM
  • dedex im convinced
    October 26 02:09 PM
  • alamo that angele album is so chill i feel so sexy
    October 26 02:11 AM

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