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100 Gecs 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues
I am not sure how I feel about how much I like this album and where my life is headed based on that. The guest list on this record is stacked to the ceiling and each guest vocalist, rapper, producer or band really brings their own flavor to the remixes of the song they are on. 'Ringtone' with Charli XCX and KKB is one of the catchiest, best pop releases of the year with so much beautiful bright energy radiating from it and endless catchiness. 'rxXXi_wud_nvrst°p_▄XXx' is a terrible song name but the electronics, beat and charisma of Tommy Cash and Hannah Diamond and the endless, driving energy make you wanna dance like an idiot. Those are just
4.5
12.31.20
Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
A little bit of a step down compared to 'No Shape' but still a few really great tracks here despite the album being somewhat front loaded. The main issue is a lot of the album is on the more timid and quieter side with just a few brighter and uptempo songs to mix up the pacing. 'Describe', 'Without You', 'Jason' and 'On the Floor' are all really great PG songs but after that it fizzes out a little bit. Like a 3.75 but not quite a 4 album. The other issue is 'No Shape' had a few songs that felt like hits and were endlessly catchy, 'On the Floor' feels like the main example of that here despite all of the album being really solid musically and
3.5
12.31.20
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou May Our Chambers Be Full
Emma Ruth Rundle's powerful and consistently great vocal delivery meets a collection of killer sludge metal riffs. The trading off between the guttural growls and Emma's cleans is just divine and that effect never gets old throughout the entire album. 'Out of Existence' sees a fairly timid clean verse explode into a heavy sludge rhythm and shows off just how good these artists can work together. It is a tight a short song and works wonderfully. 'The Valley' is really where these collaborators find their best groove. The song builds and builds with strings and lead guitars setting the back drop for Ruth Rundle's voice that gains intensity over
4.0
12.31.20
Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Not much more needs to be said or can be said about this album. The instant classic that lived up to the massive hype and then some. The percussion work is raw and genius. Some songs are centered around the fabulous piano work found here like 'Shameika' and 'I Want You to Love Me' and others are mostly just driven by the percussion and vocals with a smooth bass to provide a backdrop. Fiona's voice is ferocious whether it is the high falsettos or the lower end of her range, it is the common factor that keeps the album alive for the full 51 minutes. One could listen to the album for the percussion and instrumentation and then another time for t
4.5
12.31.20
Backxwash God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of I
Hip hop that creates a dark and ominous atmosphere through heavy hitting personal lyricism, clever sampling, smart beat production and vocals that are anxious and raw. No need for the in your face spooky lyrics or overt horror tropes here, it feels serious and personal instead. The guests spots from Rook and Devi from Black Dresses are great and result in two of the better tracks on the record. The rap itself should not be understated. The verses on both 'Spells' and 'Black Sheep' are very nice with some creative wordplay and use of multiple flows. Easy to get into considering the short runtime and a lot to chew through in the excellent beats
3.5
12.31.20
Rina Sawayama Sawayama
An absolute mammoth of a pop debut album with a massive range of influences that bridge pop from many different eras and come together to result in the best pop album of 2020. Whether it is Janet Jackson like grooves, alt metal guitar riffs or beats that sound out of Britney's prime Rina draws from the past while putting her own personal touch on everything and still sounding original and fresh. Never even approaches being emulation or derivative. The vocals are powerful and confident, there are plenty of catchy hooks and the lyrics approach real life issues without ever sounding goofy or distracting from the wonderful melodies and crisp prod
4.5
12.31.20
Black Dresses Peaceful As Hell
Perhaps Black Dresses are becoming slightly more predictable but that is no surprise considering the sheer volume of content they have released since their debut. That being said their raw and chaotic take on industrial electronic music stll feels original and bleeding with the personalities of Devi and Rook and the production always brings new things to the table with each release. 'Creep U' rules, opening with a great live bassline and it builds with nice vocal harmonies before falling apart with the noisy electronic stylings Black Dresses are known for. 'Damage Suppressor' and 'Please Be Nice' are also awesome and 'Peaceful as Hell' finds
3.5
12.31.20

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