TheManMachine
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Slugdge Esoteric Malacology
Proggy death metal duo that has alot more goin' on for them than a gastropodous fixation, to put it lightly -- huge full-band fabrication many actuals would die for, mingling of growl/rasp/near-operatic cleans, robust+technical performances through-n-through, stockpile of riffage alongside labyrinthine structures. Encounters with deja vu and 7+ mins being the norm make em kinda tiresome, but there's so much elaborate heavy horsepower to dive into here; and ooo does it sound good. Slimy icing on the cake is also swimmingly integrating their sludgy namesake.
4.0
05.24.18
Saba Care For Me
3.5
05.24.18
George FitzGerald All That Must Be
Bit bigger, less alien, more glimmer, vox/sampling broadened yet not quite as crucial -- growth that accentuates the shades of hackneyed or basic that exude from FitzGerald's nighttime house-pop. But he also remains a well-honed layerer who's superbly sturdy and makes both alot out of little and alot sound like little. Its swells are simple+satisfying rather than spellbinding, grooves-n-soundplay safe but spotless, moodz huge yet subdued. Rich in subtlety and texture and thump; yet too forthright for flubdub.
3.5
05.22.18
Lil Xan TOTAL XANARCHY
1.0
05.22.18
Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
4.0
05.22.18
Cherry Poppin Daddies Zoot Suit Riot
After spending a bulk of the 90s provincially prospering, youngsters Reel Big Fish reel em in for sudden large-scale recognition in the midst of ska's surge -- a situation they seemed reluctant towards but were indeed worthy of and ready for. So ready for in fact that only 4 outta 14 selections here were new, the rest a consistent hodgepodge culled from their prior triad of independently dropped albums. The polished bar-slime hymen-busters they are, there's some cringe when he talks women or whips out his snake; and even if you're somehow a fanatic for this stuff it's gonna grate towards the end. But I do dig that there's one about a drunk da
4.0
05.19.18
Ed Schrader's Music Beat Riddles
True to post-punk norms vox convey a mumbly spectral crooner and dramatic wildman, but this bassfuzz/drum duo is texturally punchy and dancy even at their dinniest. A good giant distorted bass line always works, but ample piano and a bit-o-sax and twinkling Springsteen+New Order worship make em a bit more than rowdy beatkeepers. That being said, the more beat usually the better: see "Dizzy Devil"s yelly percussive overload and "Rust"s rigid ruckus.
3.5
05.16.18

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  • LogicTumble Hey man - Seen that you're a big fan of Sun Kil Moon - How great is Carissa? If you're into the spoken word music vibe, I'd love to know what you think of my album: https://joshuathorne.bandcamp.com/album/dear-listener . The sput page is: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Joshua-Thorne/90709/ . It'd be amazing if you can do a review, but if not I'd just love to know what you think!
    July 26 08:02 AM
  • zakalwe You seem to know what you're talking about. I like your style.
    July 13 04:21 AM
  • Lucid great jlin soundoff, nice to see someone else digging it on this site. cold reception surprisingly
    June 27 01:00 AM
  • kylemccluskey man I really enjoy your soundoffs. quality stuff.
    May 31 06:45 PM
  • JohnnyOnTheSpot http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=170280 you have fans
    October 23 04:53 PM

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