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The Smiths The Smiths
(M3) Solid debut, but one that takes time to reveal its flavor. The lovely Smiths contrast between sadboi vocals and fun engaging bass heavy stuff at the back takes time to show its nose. 1 is indeed a pretty standard, slow paced song at its core, tho well executed and with pretty pianos near the end. 2's a bit faster and bass heavy which is nice, while 3 after a minute speeds up to show their punk influences, but unfortunately has pretty weird vocals. 4 has cool cute instrumentation but I'm not sure it fits with the vocals. 5's nice and then 6-9 finally gives us a run of really solid Smiths songs, with faster paces and more engaging upbeat i
Goodfight Goodfight
Very coherent, largely peri-instrumental and kinda wobbly drugged up stuff with a fun sound (like the vague jazzness on 4 which is super fun), with interspersed mid era pink floyd-esque ballads (7, or 10
which kinda took me out of the reverie tbh), and a few more involved tracks such as the nicely dreamy 5, or of course 2 which transitions extremely well after the intro on 1 and has a dope section
starting around 4:10, though I'm not a fan of the male-female vox mix in the early stages. 3 is also kinda neat dreamy stuff with almost childish sounding vox. I kind of lost track after a while, and the
album might have been
María Cristina Plata Como El Mar
Pretty, pristine Colombian guitar chanson. Uneven in enjoyment for me, but still a globally
good listen with some playlist pearls. (M3, library) 3.65
Laura Itandehui Laura Itandehui
Pretty Mexican folk that isn't fully realising its potential yet. 1 hooks you nicely by displaying the singer's vocal abilities over a quasi inexistant instrumental, and some fun sounds are displayed on such tracks as 3, while the much more upbeat 4 is quite fun. 5 is really not my cuppa in places, and 6 is not flawless but pretty neat in a kinda generic way. 7's better imo, and 8 is very soothing. Not a huge amoutn for playlists, but a pleasant listen, and an artist to watch, probably? (M3, library) 3.3
Natalia Lafourcade Musas
(M3, library) This thing is a dream and Natalia is a goddess. Can't get enough of it. Screw it, 4.5
Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé
Kinda hit and miss symphonie chorographique (read:orchestral storytelling) from Ravel. When it hits, it hits hard. The use of voices in the introductions to the first and seconds parts (which, for the first partie, includes the second track too) create a sense of mysterious wonder that I love and that you get from some of the best movie soundtracks. The third part as a whole, though its end goes a bit intense, is also masterful in its story telling ability. Combined with the visions of a flock of bird going crazy outside, it really transported me to a fantastic place for a good chunk of time there. Miss, because the bulk of the first two Par
Far Caspian The Heights
The punchier tracks (1 especially,4) are pretty fun and would work as road trip soundtrack. The slower, less catchy tracks are well crafted, but a bit flat and forgettable for me. 3 does stand out a bit with its use of synths, but yeah. I don't see a reason to rate it any differently from EP1, though it feels like overrating a bit. 3.4

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  • robertsona s***s too easy you just gotta post a million times. and have a song as a good as "aqua gorilla"
    January 4 05:01 PM
  • GhandhiLion | I should have mentioned this to you sooner. Sequel to the Selebeyone album.
    January 2 08:25 PM
  • robertsona new goodfight is a mess but good, check it
    December 27 10:13 PM
  • Pangea Bede make sure to check your secret santa pairing on discord!
    December 18 07:30 PM
  • garas Tactical reminder here:
    November 22 05:32 PM

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