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At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
This is really cool, but it also gets to my nerves. Some of the vocals are borderline insufferable, and the second half in general is a tad weaker than the first (which on its own would reach 4.0+ tier somewhat easily). The bass on this album is lovely and bouncy, and they do manage to pull really memorable, punkish anthems - see 3, 6 or 7 for instance, although on 3's verse some of the vocal notes simply don't feel like they're in the right place. 1 is a good example of how good the band can be instrumentally. 2's second half evokes The Smith at first, but the vocals really go rogue in the end and are symptomatic of what I don't like on this
Chihei Hatakeyama Void XV
Yet another one of those nice, static ambient records Chihei does very well, but that fundamentally struggle to be hugely striking. It might be fatigue from the other ones I jammed recently or just conditions generally, but this one felt uneventful and nowhere near as compelling. The textures are far simpler, and the usual nuances and details he adds are not as present - compare track 2 to track 4, for instance. 3.0
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Talk about a classic record. Every track is 5.0 worthy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, except Moonchild. While I like its experimentation, and commend its forward thinking style (this came out in bloody 1969 waht), I can't seems to feel connected to that track as much as I do with the others. And the issue is its the longest one. Still a vibrant 4.8
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Hits harder now than it did a few years ago, probably from jamming it on the road. It's like it now ties to my life a little more, and thus its impact is magnified. All in all this is a very well constructed indie emo idk what rock record that alternates between heaviness (1,4,6,7,9), catchiness (2,8,11), and emotion (the rest tbh) all throughout without it ever feeling erratic. The only construction gripe I have with this is that I wish it ended on 11 - the ballad on 12 albeit nice feels unnecessary. 5 feels like it drags a bit even though the track is good. Apart from those two and the interludey 10 maybe, every track is a hell of a jam. So
Cautious Clay Blood Type
Cool modern RnB with processed vocals, randomly found on bandcamp. Well produced and has lots of potential, but the songs blend into one another and no section really stands out. I guess 6 was most recognisable because that is the track I found this with, and 2 has fun additions with the brass and layered backing vocals. An artist to watch. 3.4
Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort
This truly has 5.0-worthy peak moments (TOUS ESPERENT LA FORTUNE, MAIS AU PRIX DE LEUR LIBERTE) and has a relatively recognisable sound. The band takes its sweet time to build up tension, especially in the closing track, but the resolutions are o so worth it. Some of the melodies are fantastic, especially the intros. Yet I don't see tracks other than 3 being 5.0 songs on the whole really. An album that is sublime only in places, but that is also thoroughly great. The strings/synth idk in the very conclusion always get me too. 4.2
Slint Spiderland
What every noisy mathy rock band rehearsing in a garage aspires to be even to this day.
Drags ever so slightly around track 5, but this bangs and seems to grow half a point every
time I listen to it. 4.4

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  • Yotimi I do indeed
    June 4 03:45 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD If you are looking for a 5 its Red, from KC. See you!
    June 3 04:42 PM
  • FR33L0RD Oups! Désolé pour le mismatch de nom. Kataklysm est un groupe prolifique de Metal Extreme.Pour un artiste similaire a Brel, je recommande le RIP Felix Leclerc. Au plaisir. Salutation.
    June 1 09:47 PM
  • garas Thanks man :] I've been through lots of rec and finally got time for that one. I'm most impressed, he was absolutely ahead of his time.
    June 1 07:07 PM
  • FR33L0RD Salut, camarade de la Belgique, je suis Montréalais, canadien français. Cela explique le Prof. Tournesol. Cool. Just popping, pour dire hello. btw, je sais que c?est peut-être cheesy, mais j?suis un fan de Jacques Brel. Ma mère m?y a initiée lorsque j?etais ado. See ya around, music lover.
    June 1 04:56 PM

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