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Ichiko Aoba

Ichiko Aoba Utabiko
Starts off extremely strong, but looses a bit of steam midway. Although it takes its time tos tart, 1's intro is extremely well crafted, hinting at a complex track that is full of depths, ideas, and Iberic influences as seen in her debut but not so much in the second album. A very powerful track that makes you want to learn it on the guitar. 2-3 are magical Ichiko material, and are followed by the magical, slightly flamenco-ey instrumental 4. The lack of an instrumental track to rest for the singing was my only issue with the first album, and at this one this green opus feels like a 4.0-4.1 even, certainly a contender for my favourite Ichiko
Future EVOL
Starts off quite encouragingly, but rapidly falls back into Future's usual traps: quite a disappointment overall. Tbf the comparison between my rating for this and prior projects is dubious bcs there was a long break during the discog run. 1-2 are regular Future tracks with a nice mildly dark vibe and quite playlist worthy with no annoying moments or bad ideas really. The intro to 3 is a bit funny and preludes to grimmer things, but while not quite playlist worthy the track still hits hard in places. Bad intros are a recurring theme here, with 4's evoking britney spears, then a rave with cool sounds, then unfolding quite disappointingly, and
Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars
Idk if this is actually the weakest beach house yet or if my listening conditions are to blame, but frankly I don't care enough to bother trying to find out. While 1 is cute and kinda nice, and 2 nicely psychedelic especially when they wake up, there is still this eternal feeling of dullness and numbness that makes this band seemingly unable to ever reach more than 3.5 tier for me. 3 becomes proper annoying with that bass synth, 4 is a bore, and frankly while the rest of the album was all fine, I was completely out of it by 6. I guess the last track would be a nice slow dance finale ost in some cheesy movie, but that ain't my jam. 3.0
Adrianne Lenker abysskiss
By far and away her most consistent one yet, despite my rating not being that much higher. Instead of abruptly switching atmospheres and erratically gonig from sad folk to happy country, this one evolves progressively and smoothly, the only exception being the awful, non existent transition between the mellow 3 and, after brief silence, the sudden distortion of 4 (very mild, but in music this soft it still feels harsh). 1 is pretty superb folk and almost a jam, 2 being very similar, into the slightly jollier and countrier 3. 5 is softer and more contemplative, and 6 is nice too. As always with Lenker, this is great for 20 minutes, and then by
Beach House Depression Cherry
Where Bloom saw BH explode and finally get out of their shell, Cherry has them retract back but finally succeed at calmer, more psychedelic songs. There are still plenty of tame and dull moments, but also lots where it actually worse. Tracks like 4-5 are the clearest examples, in contrast to the quite boring 6. 7 is also quite nice, especially with its synthy intro (synthiness is a recurring theme here). The transition into 8 is, well, disjointed at best, and the track has a pretty clumsy, first act-quality start until a melodic shift at 1:30 which displays exactly what I mean when I say that BH need more dynamics to make their sound super co
The Day Soon I Will Forget
Bit of a disappoint imo, and bizarrely my main gripe is the vocals. While they were generally a super strong point on the past records, here they feel somehow unconvinced? Less motivated/confident? Idk what it is but it feels like the singer isn't as much into the music as she was before, and by automatic mimetism so am I. It's a shame because the instrumentals are generally really well done. 1 has a super cool intro that unfolds into the eh vocals and prefaces what's to come. 2 makes a sort of post-rocky pop song, while 3 starts off really catchy with some 80's-ish drums and grooves, before the tired singer comes along to reduce the energy l
Lantlos .neon
Indubitably builds upon the strengths of its predecessor and adds lots to it, but not without flaws. There are lots of phases here where the post- DNA is most apparent, especially in the simple yet efficient intro of 1 and 3 where it could almost be a CoL song in places. And frankly I quite dig it. After that the bm entry 1 is a bit meh though, and the album despite the sweet round bass doesn't start the strongest way. The second reprise 5min in is super sweet and almost envy-esque though, prefacing the peak of the album on 2-3, with 2 being just strong overall especially at the start and 3 demonstrating lots of these newer elements I mention

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  • JohnnyoftheWell Not being able to remember anything from the Utabiko backend is relatable content :[ 1, 3 and 5 are aight tho
    September 27 01:27 PM
  • Trifolium OOOooh yeeaaahh! Happy those are allowed at least ~~~~~~~~~
    September 26 10:15 PM
  • Trifolium (There were hearts behind that statement but Sput doesn't like them in shout boxes...)
    September 26 06:42 PM
  • Trifolium Hihihihi you too bro
    September 26 06:41 PM
  • Trifolium Ah thanks for reminding me Bedexipie! I'm going to bed now but I'll put them on my list yessss. Goodnight.
    September 25 10:49 PM

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