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Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist Alfredo
It's cool stuff, although Freddie's on autopilot on this one, and The Alchemist, although
a great beatmaker, is also playing safe here. In fact, Alfredo reminds me of
Madlib and Oh No - The Professionals: good hip hop done by dudes who usually craft
excellent material. 3.0
Polvo Today's Active Lifestyles
1993 math rock, indie rock, some post-hardcore and noise rock influences. So yeah it's dissonant and chaotic, and the two guitars discuss with each other with choppy and jarring riffs, making you go "holy fuck what am I listening to?". For 1993, this sounds effing original and they influenced a batshit load of cool bands you wish you were into. The record is however kinda difficult to fully comprehend after only 2-3 listens. More listens are thus needed. 3.7
Minor Threat First Demo Tape
It's a demo, so ye the quality is quite shitty, but the riffs and MacKaye's performance are already punching hard. It's still not an essential record in their discography, as later EPs will have basically the same sound and aesthetic, but (slightly) better produced and executed. 3.0
Genesis Genesis
Pop rock Genesis: it's cheesy, Phil Collins sings, and the rhythmic section is oh-so-80s (these drums lol). There lies an underlying sense of grandiloquence throughout the record, and although it doesn't always work ("Illegal Alien"), it's a pleasant 80s record. 3.0
Slowdive Pygmalion
Ethereal shit, but not shoegazey shit: Slowdive delves into ambient pop, continuing the work done on the 5 EP and incorporating some Eno influences. It's waves of nothing balancing themselves between veiled emotions. I gotta re-listen to this one because I forgot how mesmerizing the atmosphere on this one is. 3.8
Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, Damu the Fudgemunk Ocean Bridges
Jazz fusion bordering on avant-garde shit (ie: it's less approachable than most jazz works), tinted with raw poetic raps without the r a p o l o g i c a l t e c h n i q u e taking over. I feel Shepp and Damu are at times stepping over one another, resulting in a sometimes messy output. When the three dudes hit it together it does slap (2 Hour Parking), but not over the course of a 1 hour-record. 3.2
Faycal L'or du Commun
This is representative of one particular scene in the 2010s French rap genre: the old
school conscious and poetic dude rapping on top of semi-modern boom bap beats. It's cool,
but this style's problem lies in its total lack of charisma. The words at play here evoke
beautiful imagery, but Faycal's flow is too monotonous for his best punchlines/images to
perfectly work. Same can be said about the beats: they gud, but tend to become
background-y. Everything here is good, but nothing here really tickle me pp. 3.1

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  • JohnnyoftheWell her best catchphrase lol. when i saw her the 2nd time, an ambulance/police car drove round the corner and siren cut her out for a moment midway Uchuu... - she paused for a sec, went "woo woo" and played on and the whole room was like "yes lol ok"
    June 1 10:53 AM
  • Scheumke Hey buddy! My band's got a new single out and I would love to hear your thoughts:
    May 29 01:09 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts lmao ah yes thats the term i was looking for
    May 27 10:47 PM
  • Lord(e)Po)))ts Yep, emphasis on the jazz. Raw poetic raps on it but you can tell hes really following damu and shepp. They arent bothering dumbing anything down to pander to... rappability lol
    May 27 05:56 PM
  • Trifolium No worries, I like the triple conversation in shoutboxes, nicely inconvenient! And I've never known that either man, how weird!
    May 26 06:19 PM

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