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Tearwave Different Shade of Beauty
An album that really, really overstays its welcome, clocking nearly twice the runtime of its predecessor which I already found a bit too samey overall, without imporinvg much at all upon it and I daresay taking a step back even. There is a touch more goth energy in this versus the ethereal debut, and so already we start on a basis of music that is fine but a bit teenagey. 1 is a bore, 2 is a bit better, 3 has more energy but there you see how the never-altered, more gothic sounding slightly electronic dreamy vocals don't always fit and more importantly never change. 4 does get a bit shoegazy and 5 more electronic, and this first say third of
Minutemen What Makes a Man Start Fires?
Prod is a bit thin on this, and it's also a slow starter (well in terms of number of tracks anyway, as always with Minutemen these songs are all very short ), as 1-3 are fun but quite straightforward punk tracks that really aren't all that memorable. 4 displays more of the interesting side of the band's palette, and the run from there is quite good, with 6 being a great track too, 8 and 10 being super fun, 11 having an elegant groove, and other tracks being rejam-worthy that I lost track of because the tracks are all like 50 seconds long to a couple minutes at most. I did find that, apart from 15 which is quite fun, the rest of the album beyo
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition
One thing is clear: these are random bonus tracks lumped at the end of Future Nostalgia without much of an attempt at continuity with the album and even each other. No point listening to this record in one go, you can just check the new tracks as an independent entity really. 'If It Ain't Me' and 'That Kind of Woman' are the only two songs that would stylistically fit on FN, and while the former is ok in the way of calmer songs, only the latter would really have had the quality to match the LP. It's one of the few keepers from the new tracks here. 'Fever' is also ok and maybe the second keeper here, as the song is short and sweet, and the che
Northern Picture Library Blue Dissolve
Kind of a weird one. The first two tracks have excellent intros and buildups in the way of synthy dream poppy stuff, and then just weirdly stop building up and stick to overly simple melodies for the length of the track. 1 does have a surprise at the end (after 9-10min) in that it quite unexpectedly becomes abrasive and aggressive in the conclusion, which is really cool - only this should've happened 5 minutes earlier for the track to not feel a bit overstretched on the whole. 2 does not have any such surprise but is shorter at least. 3 is the track where this kind of plateauing quality to the songs works, as it is quite a beautiful synthy am
The Sound From The Lion's Mouth
I don't know if it is a matter of conditions or perhaps paying less attention to it than I did for the debut, but I found this one far less engaging and much more straightforward. 7-8 are the exceptions and really stood out to me, though 4 and maybe the opener were also early highlights. So I had hope this would end on a strong note (and in fact it does bcs the ghost track is at the same kind of level but I don't rate that), but sadly 9-10 come back to the same samey sameyness of the earlier half of the record, I need to rejam this maybe but as it stands I'd jam the debut over this any day, and I could not tell you why if I tried. 3.6
Unwound Fake Train
Angrier, noisier, yet more subtle than the debut - a great album through and through with lots of good jams and riffz. I didn't really find there was a drop in quality anywhere it's just a fun listen all round ay ay 3.9
John Coltrane Meditations
Db is not really in order because this came out after Ascension I believe but it's also seen as the 'spiritual follow-up to A Love Supreme' apparently so whatever. An important one historically as this is the last album with Tyner and Jones, which makes me sad but all good things have an end. The first track is perhaps one of the spiciest Coltrane tracks yet ith 12 minutes of noisy free jazz that remains an enjoyable listen, especially 2 and more so 3 go back to more conventional, calmer jazz - though 2 retains some spice on the piano which is lovely. 4 summarises the record perfectly, starting on almost as much spiciness as 1 and evolving al

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  • parksungjoon So apparently I'm not the only one unimpressed with tearwave
    February 24 12:19 AM
  • Trifolium Oooh hello Bedex!! I'm afraid I won't be joining you, since my main game used to be AOE1 and I haven't played that for 15 years or so haha. But I'm honoured that you thought about me in context of this tournament of sorts.
    February 23 07:20 AM
  • parksungjoon haha credit goes to ghandhi all i did was find a flac of it
    February 17 09:15 PM
  • parksungjoon doesnt seem that way. rym entry is barely there as well
    February 17 08:27 PM
  • parksungjoon apparently this is something of a rarity -
    February 17 04:48 PM

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