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Battle Tapes Texture
Taking direction from the slower funkier middle half of their "Form - EP" Battle Tapes returns with a vengeance. Saving the glitchy distorted buzz as an accenting peak in tracks like the addictive "If Only" and opener "Brand New" whose bridge is Battle Tapes at their best, both tracks are in all honesty. The inclusion of the nearly 5 year old single "Weight of the World" serves as a fairly lonely questionable choice without much fanfare on an album full of otherwise new tastes of glitchy electronic bombast. A step up from Polygon in nearly every aspect.r
I See Stars Anomaly / Drift
Finally, after nearly 7 years since their last full length and this is what they have to show. They are good but not quite at the same level of tight focus that Treehouse displayed. Production sounds like an obvious evolution with its focuses more on airy spacious melodies using the breakdowns as more accents then as a crutch, however the it all sounds a bit muddy and lacks punch when it needs. I enjoy this side to them more generally, but this doesn't quite hit and high that Treehouse delivered. As long as the rest of the album continues (bare minimum) at this level then I will be pleased but not blown away. I can't help but think that Don B
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
100 Gecs 10,000 gecs
Having never touched a 100 Gecs project this was pretty shocking to say the least. Once overstimulation subsided I realized.. hey this is pretty fuckin good! The 27 minutes feels breezy, not a second too short or long. The production is fantastic, blending in a metric ton of bizarre samples elevated by the equally as strange compositions. 'The Most Wanted Person...' sounds like a cartoon breakdown as the wacky sound effects contrast with the relatively dark subjects. It works even? Even the more off the wall tracks like 'Billy Knows Jane' (with its brutal outro) and 'One Million Dollar's work in spite of their purposely unrefined presentation
Foxy Shazam Dark Blue Night
Fundamentally a different band then they were during their golden age, that is undeniable. However, out of all of their swings in the "Foxy 2.0" era this is easily their strongest, both on paper and in execution. From the gorgeous opening orchestra that allures listeners in right down to the expansive (almost exhaustingly so) tracklist the album is full of weird fuzzy distorted ideas. Most of them work too, which is even more surprising. Sure, corners should have been cut but considering how much works, I think they slide by that problem just enough to really enjoy the ride.
Daft Punk Homework
This is a debut full of pieces that work deceptively well. However, those pieces are stretch to absurd lengths, makes it hard to justify its crushing 74 Minute length. What is there is more than enough to craft a slightly bloated but excellent 45-50 minute album, but when multiple tracks drag on past the 7 minute mark, even the absurdly catchy hook on 'Around the World' and the addictive distortion on "Rolling & Scratchin" can't save how long it feels. This is something they later nailed (generally) on Discovery. Production on the other hand is sublime, from the opening vocals to the closing thunderous synths "Alive" every vocal, synth, and e
Hole Dweller With Dreams of Hereafter
As someone who is more into the synths themselves and not the purposely dirty analog aesthetic this was really good. The production is tight, and the melodies are really solid across the board. Special highlight to that opening track, it is gorgeous

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  • thelamestallion Thank you! I re-listened their discography recently and I'm pretty sure BB is their best work. It just overweighs Hot Fuss in terms of energy and songwriting, not mentioning the others. Although HF has greater songs like JWaFoM, SLYMI and Mr. Brightside, the album as a whole just loses the momentum halfway in, the rest of the songs just doesn't live up to the first half. Sadly it's never appreciated, because people tend to judge an album by its hit tracks. And throw away the rest.
    November 21 11:27 PM

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