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Damso QALF
Kinda disappointed. Although it was greatly teased, it doesn't live up to the hype, many tracks being utterly forgettable. Some experimentations were welcome - ie the vaporwave and indie pop tracks. Askip another record will come out next week. Just hope the concept won't take over the musical content. 2.5
U2 The Joshua Tree
Le epic 80s rock. Grandiloquent, preachy, anthemic, and ready for the stadiums: they understood how to submerge the US market. U2 went to the gym and bulked up their production, post-punk being relegated to the background of their sound so that their heartland rock influences could shine brighter along the resolutely pop rock approach. The biggest problem, however, is that the first four tracks are just way too damn good for the rest of the record to appear as anything else as b-sides. I'm exaggerating, because no song here is pure trash, but GADDAYM the first three tracks are as classic as classic songs can be, and "Bullet the Blue Sky" is a
Ichiko Aoba Kamisori Otome
Ichiko Aoba's first album is everything Ichiko Aoba stands for: quiet yet intricate guitar strummings, a soft yet deeply evocative voice. And that's basically it. The soundscape is thus a tad too much homogeneous, but her talent to make everything she does a beautiful moment is nothing but a tour de force. She knows how to go directly to your heart. 3.7
Martin Grech Hush Mortal Core
Great, great prog. And why is that dedex? I'll tell ya right now Timmy don't be so hasty. It's because this one ain't wanky at all, and although cheesy is an accolade that could be used to describe the album, its cheesiness level won't raise your cholesterol. It moves from art rock aesthetic to modern djent riffs to beautiful arrangements, the problem being that some transitions are too brutal and don't feel as connected as others. Still, a beautiful and complex record. 3.7
Dai Dai Dai
Ok there's so much happening here I just puked a rainbow. The core of the sound is J-Pop, the vocals being accentuated by really really good autotune. On top of that, electronic touches sometimes make this sound like the musical embodiment of the Rainbow Road. What makes this project very distinctive is the way digital hardcore pulls its way through loudass synths and bombastic drums to surpass mere weebfanmuzak status. It's good, weird stuff although it does get tiring on some songs that overstay their welcome. What you must remember: this is Rainbow Road: The Album. 3.3
Nas King’s Disease
Cool stuff, although kinda underwhelming. The production mostly covers nice piano-led east coast beats - that however tends to fall into the background and monotony past the first couple of tracks. Likewise, Nas' flow is aight but suffers from a lack of memorable bars and punchlines. The epitome of a good, inoffensive album. 2.8
Ninho M.I.L.S. 3
France's sales king comes back with another mixtape that hit double platinum (200k sales) in 5 months only. How come? Well, the dude is the feat king and has collaborated with everybody, cementing his place as one of the most important actors of the scene. Plus, he's super prolific and is present on one hit at the very least every six months. This one mixtape is thus typical Ninho: pop-infused trap bangers, a touch of gangsta/hardcore attitude, and too many fillers. It's mostly aight-ish, but sometimes crosses the "ew nah" border. Love "Zipette" though, even though the motif sounds a awful lot like Grimes' "4AEM". 2.2

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  • DDDeftoneDDD I'm sorry to interrupt but you have to check that Motorpsycho.
    September 17 01:44 PM
  • DDDeftoneDDD here to serve and pleased to please
    September 17 10:46 AM
  • DDDeftoneDDD dude. First Body from Two People is so much oughta check it.
    September 17 10:36 AM
  • Bedex When u play bass w big muff on*
    September 15 02:38 PM
  • Bedex Rec me proper noise
    September 15 11:21 AM

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