Erwann S.

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Last Active 06-18-21 12:33 pm
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Ed Banger shit, like, embodied. Beats are huge, gimmicks are very Daft Punk/Justice-like, and the energy never decreases. It's got a good balance between bangers and transitioning tunes - the tracklisting is well constructed - but I can't help but consider this as a Crosses Part 2. 3.4
Osees Carrion Crawler/The Dream
Noisy punky psych garage rock with an attitude: aight. Whether the band (I won't even try to pinpoint a specific name) goes for hypnotic shit ("The Dream") or catchy stoner stuff to blaze to ("Opposition"), they manage to fuse all their different antics with different formulas, making this babe an always-engaging quirky listen. 3.8
Overkill Ironbound
Thrash is good when it riffs hard - this is good because it riffs hard. Fortunately that's not the only good thing Ironbound does: vocalist Blitz sounds super good, alternating between thrash shrieks and catchy singing; and it's not just a riffest, with moody intros, and epic solis. Headbanging shit. 3.6
Wolf Alice Blue Weekend
Gotta love 2020s albums that try to sound like 90s' ones. In its gnarliest moments, Blue Weekend is a fierce nod to grunge, and, in its dreamier tracks, recalls how important shoegaze was. Still, notwithstanding the stylistic leaps the band strives to achieve, da album's real MVP is Ellie Roswell. Her vocals, whether drenched in reverberations or reminding the 90s' rock fury, are - almost - always the best thing happening in a song: when the song is already great, it becomes greater; when the song is meh, it becomes passable. In these instances, it's big, but bland. Most of the time, it's big. 3.6
Japanese Breakfast Jubilee
A true summer record, dexterly balancing bangers with smoother cuts while always retaining a lush and uplifting nature, even in the moodier cuts. The record does suffer from a slight dip in the middle, but even the "most boring" moments contain enough instrumental variety and overall elegance for the album to accompany chill sunny afternoons. 3.8
James Blake Klavierwerke
Much more intimate than same year's CMYK, Klavierwerke stretches out samples and clicks to various degrees of success (t/t and "I Only Know" being real good, the other two tracks being unmemorable). This dude never fails to sound much, much better and gigantic live than on records. 3.0
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Letting go of the proggy post-hardcore they gained recognition for, this is when Circa Survive went into indie/alt rock territories. Although I'm a sucker for this kind of music, I've never liked Anthony Green's nasal vocals. Kinda like dredg, my favourite moments are when the singer shuts up or when he lets loose and remind me of Translating the Name. I'll still go for a 3.6, because I really am a sucker for this kind of alt-progcore and I've grown to kinda appreciate Green's voice.

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  • DrGonzo1937 You?re a diamond. Thank you very much mate
    June 15 04:09 PM
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    June 13 12:43 PM
  • DrGonzo1937 hey man. not to hound, but have you had chance to do that blurb?
    June 12 08:38 AM
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    June 8 09:02 PM
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    June 5 05:54 AM

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