who loves you
talking shit about yr friends


3.0
good

Review

by Conmaniac CONTRIBUTOR (66 Reviews)
May 22nd, 2018 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: don’t drink and drive

This album reminds me of the morning, a hazy one at that, where you’re replaying the distinct memories from the previous night within your head. Opener ‘american home’ bluntly reminds you exactly how much you had to drink (“Passing out, I tried so hard to be good this time”) while still retaining the fervent energy of the party before. The blaring guitars and wailing, desperate vocals mirror the former crowd’s persona quite accurately, and the song flips into overdrive just as your mind did too. Almost as if you’ve regained all of that dopamine lost to the alcohol and drugs and music and dancing, you cling onto that feeling for as long as you can before it fades away. Unfortunately, that’s all you really end up connecting with as your tired brain begins to realize exactly how depraved and broken it is. The rest of the songs feel too similar to the dozens of other nights you’ve had like this and despite how hard you try to concentrate, the music never seems to click. While there are exceptions, like the elegant addition of a piano within the outro in ‘mountain climbers’ or the poignant, somber lyrics of ‘the sins (oh right)’, the rest feels worn and tired. You’ve dealt with the heartbreak before, so when lead singer Adam semi-bitterly recalls past relationships instead of desperately fighting his own demons (like on his previous efforts), it doesn’t have the same personal magnitude. Really, it’s just that you’ve heard this all before, or something like it, and you’re just too sick of the alikeness to have talking shit about yr friends stand out this time. I guess I’m just too tired.



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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

trying to get into a groove again, here’s a short lil thing I wrote. feedback welcome as always

oh and thx to space for the edits!

https://wholovesyou.bandcamp.com/album/talking-shit-about-yr-friends

AsleepInTheBack
May 22nd 2018


5864 Comments


He's on a roll. Spiritual pos. Can't believe space let you get away with no caps in that summary

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

oh he didn’t. one edit I never resolved hahhh. but thanks Ben

TheSpaceMan
May 22nd 2018


11433 Comments


oil him up, he's a machine

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

conmachine

SteakByrnes
May 22nd 2018


13016 Comments


dude nice

Allergist
May 22nd 2018


315 Comments


This looks like some ironic hipster garbage...

uh i mean this looks like really cool or som thing

TheSpaceMan
May 22nd 2018


11433 Comments


@asleep I even sent a letter to the band suggesting they utilize the shift key

BlushfulHippocrene
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


2526 Comments


"poignant yet somber" -- words are too similar for that "yet" to make sense IMO. I wish you'd gone further with the second-person narrative thing, too, would've made that last sentence more impacting if the body was a tad meatier, but really nice work (and also I realise the length works into the fatigue / dissatisfaction thing). Going to check this!

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks for the feedback blush, might make a couple lil edits. loved the first song but didn't have much to say bout the rest so prob why it's p short.

Poxy
May 23rd 2018


140 Comments


This album is average at best, but nice review man

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah nowhere near their debut, thanks for reading

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
May 24th 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dont be afraid to join me in the ratings tho...

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

..... still 1 rating huh?

Papa Universe
June 19th 2018


17219 Comments


rec it to me then...

Digging: Chain Cult - Isolated

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not a full album tho...does that matter?

Papa Universe
June 19th 2018


17219 Comments


idunno

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 19th 2018


23616 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

aite we can try to keep EPs to a limit but ill rec it



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