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Controlled Bleeding
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Overkill Power In Black
Guys stop fanboying, this isn't a record I'd recommend anyone to listen to. Like yeah it has occasional nice bits, but it gets progressively more annoying the longer it goes, and the prod sounds like what you hear at a gig when you're in the corridor just outside the actual venue to take a breath. I'm mildly excited to hear their actual stuff, but this is not something I'll ever come back to. 1.8
Nepal (FR) 444 Nuits
First half is sublime and felt like potentially 4.5 range material. Aerial, supremely chill instrumentals and (mostly) excellent delivery. Didn't pay much attention to the lyrics but they are never strikingly bad (which is rare), and often feels well thought out despite the cheesy excessive verlan at times. Unlike a lot of fr rap records, this blue half displays consistent quality, a true identity and flow as an EP, and very few distasteful bits (a rare example would be the MGS sample but we'll let that slide). 1 is a jam (I wish it didn't have this many vocal samples though), 2 is a fcking jam and honestly a fav fr rap track, 5 is a jam, and
The Jezabels Dark Storm
Yeah I have to re-listen to this because my listening conditions were crap. But on first try I feel like I enjoyed the previous EP more. This one has post-rocky touches especially noticeable on 1 and 3, which makes it feel a touch less unique, but otherwise it retains their past style. 1 and 4 were my faves, 2 and 5 the weakest - the latter feeling like a naive mellow ballad more than the epic explosions they can usually deliver. Yeah have to rejam this. 3.7
Stars of the Lid Maneuvering The Nocturnal Hum (E.P.)+
Note: only jammed the EP part, not the live track. First 5 mins are nice watermusic-esque
ambient but not super noteworthy, the last 5 minutes are slightly less nice watermusic-
esque ambient still not super noteworthy, and in between this has more interesting textures
but still not super noteworthy. Best is min 13-17, 5-12 is frankly not that great. Overall
this is a 2.7
Stars of the Lid The Ballasted Orchestra
For the most part this is just ok ambient/drone, with appreciable variety (vital for an 80min record), but nothing mindblowing. 1-2 are nice but not amazing dark ambient, 3 breaking those into much sweeter and softer ambient textures, resulting in 4 which isn't all that noteworthy really. 5 gets a bit interesting in the middle but mildly still. Feels a bit like a sleep piece from R Rich. 6 is to my recollection the first prequel in their discog of the sound they'll eventualyl display in the last two albums. A nice and peaceful track, like hearing the waves while falling asleep on the beach. 7 morphs the track (as its second part) into somethi
The Jezabels She's So Hard
Superb. I am really excited for their even more praised records now. Art pop infused indie rock, but with incredibly diverse instrumentation and loads of creative ideas. Not all jams, but I respect every single track. 1 is a gorgeous jam with a top notch intro. Like all songs on here it is quite dense, and tbh not all parts are favourites, but overall a very solid track. 2 is less my cuppa but the ending is cool. 3 is in the same vein. 4 and 5 take it up a notch again, each with superb bridges - especially 5's piano bridge -, although the vox is a bit much occasionally in both tracks. This isn't an all time favourite album but I really love t
Freeze Corleone Projet Blue Beam
I really enjoyed the middle/second third of the album, a quite dark brand of French rap. The album only scarcely annoys, which is impressive, and is well constructed with a nicely defined atmosphere, rare enough in hip-hop to deserve praise. His delivery is excellent most of the time, but it occasionally stumbles and feels amateur which is quite weird. This is shown on 5 and particularly on 9, both jams, the latter exemplifying some of his best lines with some of his worst deliveries. 6 and 7 are also jams. 8 has an annoying intro with a hook repeated over and over (which also faults 4, one of the weaker tracks), but after that it is quite a

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  • Azertherion That's what I've observed. In order to get closer to 100%, I listened to some albums I thought I would enjoy mildly, and discovered a few worthwhile albums in the process, but I'd recommand you to not really mind it, it doesn't mean much ^_^
    November 19 11:31 AM
  • Azertherion I think it compares your rankings to a gauss distribution : a 100% objectivity profile would have a majority of 3s, a lot of 3.5s and 2.5s, fewer 4s and 2s, and so on...while keeping your average rating as close as possible to 3.
    November 19 11:28 AM
  • garas Hahaha, no worries! I did not know about them until that very moment I searched after "The Beyond" here in sput - just imagine my surprisement! :]
    November 11 08:48 PM
  • garas Alright, thanks! :] That album is on my radar now! (At first I was confused, because there is a band called The Beyond too, hahahahaha!)
    November 11 07:32 PM
  • garas Heyyy! I listened to the Cult Of Luna self-titled, and you were right: this is way better!! The instrumental parts were a bit too long for my taste, but it is not far from a 4.0! I especially loved the bass tone: uniquely distorted (probably a filter?) and very sustainy and loud - many bands could learn from them.
    November 9 10:25 AM

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