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Paul Dukas Variations, Interlude, Finale on a Theme by Rameau
I wasn't really thrilled by this. It feels like the piano is played well, but not in ways that capture the attention except in a couple places - the faster paced 4 or 6, or the brooding variation 11. Otherwise it's not really that mood setting, although I will say the tracks transition seamlessly, and although the individual runtimes are very short this does not feel disjointed at least. Jammed Chantal Stiglani's version. 3.3
Sly and The Family Stone A Whole New Thing
A great, fun, consistent debut, that would be a solid 3.8 if it didn't lose itself a bit in the last third. There is an aspect of my enjoyment that stems from this oozing 60s happiness, which is something I have been missing and which makes relatively generic songs shine perhaps more than they otherwise would - 2,3,6-8 are all not the most memorable tracks, but I enjoyed them loads nonetheless. 1 opens up with a slightly unusual rhythm but makes for a fun track still, 4 is faster than its predecessors and hella fun with a slight latino vibe on the brass even (probs unintentional I venture) and vox that definitely sound like the inspiration fo
J Balvin La Familia
A pretty run of the mill but ultimately not so bad mixtape-feeling album. Not really bangers to speak of, but very little that is actually awful. 1's mostly ok but hardly engaging and a bit ludicrous in places esp the end, 2's basic trashy reggaeton that works altho not a banger and not the danciest, 3 also pretty okay non bangery not too trashy not hugely dancy reggaeton, 4 is more energetic but is painfully outdated and really feels like a track for children/pediatric crowd pleaser. 5 is autotuned reggaeton but is far dancier than what we've seen so far and would work miles better in a club. 6 feels more like late 00s early 10s david guetta
Madonna Music
Clearly 00's Madonna debut, which works nicely with the date of release, and confirming the shift back into pop, but a more electronic and produced version compared to the disco flavours of the earlier days. This is often combined with wee bits of vaguely country guitar, starting with the flasgship, kinda jammy but ending into nothing 1. The tracks feel sometimes overproduced, and too bleep bloopey or autotuned. 2 is a prime example, whilst 3's intro is also pretty bad. Its bass stuff is fun but it still feels outdated overall. 4 is simple but has an effcicient beat at least, whilst 5 is a fun semi banger. 6 is awfully autotuned and could pas
Igor Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Do you want a piece that has essentially the same vibe as the interludes as the Rite of Spring and not much else? This is the record for you then. It even feels like some of the recorded tracks are missing in places - this is nice, but calls for more. jammed Boulez's rendition with the Berliner Philarmoniker. 3.2
Paul Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier)
Hard to not relive the Fantasia animation with this one. The piece itself has some excellent motifs, and I particularly like its slow buildup and its conclusion, but I gotta say my enthusiasm was tamed somewhat in the later middle section as it seems to go in circles a bit. Still an excellent, legendary piece that I'd rejam gladly. Listened to the version pictured here i.e. Cincinnati orchestra. 4.0
Breadwinner The Burner
The Burner is a puzzling one. On the one hand, some of its tracks are not only impressive for their time (this is gritty math rock that was recorded between 1990-1992 and released post band breakup, with even tracks like 1, the only one featuring vocals really, or 3 both strongly prefacing TDEP's mathcore offerings), but also bangers in their own right. The aforementioned TDEP-esque 3, but also the groovy as hell 5 and 7 are very cool tracks. But on the other hand, the album can feel very sluggish at times despite its stylistically obliged constant changes, either because the tracks themselves feel directionless, slow or weird for the purpos

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