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Nujabes Hydeout Productions 2nd Collection
Much like I remember from years and years ago, this is a solid compilation with coherence that really could make it an album of mostly B tier, with a substantial number of A tier and a minute amount of S tier Nujabes material, with the caveat that it benefits less from familiarity bias than Metaphorical Music does. Damn it I have to resort to rating albums from the awful car JBL sound now. 4.1
Silent Whale Becomes a Dream North
The first track is clearly superior and has some beautiful strings and some epic moments, although I find the way the guitars are produced to be a bit under the standard of the rest. The track does overextend but is all in all solid. 2 is much more by the book whilst having an even more grating prod in my opinion, and so it dropped my rating a fair bit. It's not bad but it's not a record I would really come back to except maybe the first two thirds of the first track. The art is very pretty though. 3.5
BRUIT The Machine Is Burning...
Now I don't recall a single thing from the starter EP, but based on the EP it seems I was more excited about it than I was about this. This is very well crafted, has diverse instrumentation and rich production, good transitions, and a varied sound within post-rock, but I do feel it misses grandiose moments. I still feel like the tracks kind of die out at times. It is always good, but I was never captivated. 1 is not fantastic but does display the aforementioned diversity well, 2 is without doubt my favourite of the lot with its more acoustic sound and its strings, 3 is much more electronic and feels like it would be a great album opener more
Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
I really loved the start of this, with a prelude beginning extremely aerial, playful, and dreamy. A special moment. The rest is a lot more conventional. 2 and especially 3 are very frolicky, whilst 4 struggle to find its footing with me a bit. Memorable for 1, probably also rejammable 3. 3.9
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
Idk what on earth is happening in the soundoff section here. Anyways, is this the best GY!BE record out there? Definitely not. But it remains well crafted. The transitions (aside from within the two triptychs) are really poor with frank blanks in places, making this feel like a compilation of B-side pieces rather than a true album, although all the pieces have a coherent aesthetic. 1 is the most interesting with its slight traces of brass and jazziness. The others are to me variations of the sound on Yanqui UXO, with good quality and cool instrumentation, but with build ups that never lead to the heights GY!BE has used us to. It's fine, and f
Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion
Whilst both clearly lacking the flair and legendary status of Violator's top tracks and also having many dips, this is a commendable effort. They venture in directions not quite seen before in their catalogue, some of which are surprising and somewhat impressive given this came out in 1993. 4 has somewhat of a trip-hop flavour dare I say, and 8 could've fit on the Matrix OST. 6 is kinda cooil too. In spite of the variety, the transitions are generally functional. There aren't too many frank dips, among which we can especially count the Disney princesscore 9, but there is a general feel of okay rock atop cool electronic layers. 1 is a prime ex
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
A colossal statement of what hip-hop in the digital age can be, and a standard setter for hip-hop in the 2010s. I say hip-hop but this thing has all manners of influences ranging from Thundercat psychedelia to R'n'B and jazz. Some of the tracks are absolutely outstanding, none are bad, and the flow is pretty much uninterrupted. A vibrant, incredible and dare I say historical album that I should jam more often - and that I might bump? 4.8

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  • Pennywise_M Looking forward to know your thoughts on Lunar Vacation's LP. Read your soundoffs on their EPs and it got me wondering. I know this is fairly random but yeah haha
    October 18 10:32 PM
  • alamo
    June 16 11:48 PM
  • 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

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