TheManMachine
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Last Active 04-29-18 5:13 am
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Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal
Thus continues their recent streak of records that are irresistibly intriguing yet as wholes seem weirdly truncated or not quite fully-formed. But since trading in much of the dirty+difficult din for a dancier poppier demeanor their stylistic palette is a thing to behold -- a fun fusion of punk-funk groove and synthy psychedelic oomph that's catchy and curious, full-a perk and vague absurdity, layers squooshy and massive, loud yet light-hearted, boisterous yet candied. Kassie Carlson's vox being the cutesy android icing on the wacky-cake; oft wavering between near-nursery rhyme and straight talking.
3.5
12.08.18
Julia Holter Aviary
3.0
12.06.18
Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt
Sure he recycles quondam ideas and conveys a rather questionable commixture of mumblin' young'un down-n-outer and 52-year old who continues to call himself a lonely rock-n-roller and still wants to hit the road with you, baby -- guy's taken with kids btw. But above all else Jason Pierce is superb at soaring his self-indulgent sadness into the stratosphere; "wasted / faded / uneducated / doing the best that he can" with a propensity for buildups and the symphony. Acknowledging the ability to be a great guy yet giving up and dumping you instead is not only nobly pathetic but makes for some timeless tunes. Much cred of course goes to the presuma
3.5
12.04.18
The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon
2.5
12.04.18
Eric Church Desperate Man
2.5
12.03.18
Joey Purp Quarterthing
Can't help but pine for some more personality comin' from Purp, but his adaptability and confidence and vigor go far; not to mention being backed+boosted by one of the best beat-batches in recent hip-hop memory. Love when he mad-dog mocks his peers' mania for materialism even though he's guilty of draggin' on about it too; appreciate his ability to go from grateful-yet-distressed gospel guy to aggro dealer dude to freaky funk-house dabbler to stupidly catchy stupor victim; on the fence about a majority of the songs lasting less than three minutes.
3.5
12.02.18
Hamell On Trial The Night Guy at The Apocalypse
From what I understand Hamell is now long clean, but oh how convincingly he can still play the madcap fucked up miscreant. Figure fragments are factual experiences from a former era of his and the bulk be tall tales that are terrifying, vivid, hilarious, arguably ethically sound most of the time -- hey, could likely be real somewhere. But enjoying Nick Cave on new levels when he's high as the moon or living+dying for drug deals and bar brawls or hangin' with some shady sorts in his time I could see, murdering a pedophile D.A. with the assistance of a selfie-prone masturbating companion; doubtfully ever his bag. In either case though he'll spi
4.0
11.27.18

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  • Drifter Damn I haven't even been alive that long! People who hate on that album are lame. It's so fun and relatable. I have a lot of special memories with that album.
    September 18 06:18 PM
  • Drifter Oh my god I never noticed your sound off for 1039 I love you that is perfect omg that is literally my favorite album of all time omg
    September 17 12:57 AM
  • Gyromania Brilliantly articulated soundoff for Healer. I 5'd that album too. You should consider reviewing it.
    August 22 11:22 AM
  • 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

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