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CHVRCHES Love Is Dead
Their weakest album for sure but CHVRCHES haven't lost it just yet. They probably should have trimmed this thing down though. Love 'em, but 50 minutes of CHVRCHES is pushing it a bit.
3.5
05.25.18
Mark Kozelek Mark Kozelek
Wow. Okay. So this is the first album of Mark's I've actually been able to enjoy since Benji. Don't get me wrong, this still in no way measures up to even that album. It's way too long and there are still some pretty dumb and pointless lyrics in here, and "The Banjo Song" is basically insufferable.

But for once, the good outweighs the bad. Mark has toned down his more confrontational side and in doing that, we actually get some nice stories and memories from him. The guitar loops are quite lovely throughout the record as well, at some points still showing that proficiency that made Admiral Fell Promises such a joy to listen to.
3.0
05.15.18
Alva Noto Unieqav
Like the new Sleep record, Unieqav is repetitive in the right ways. The compositions gradually shift along its 50+ minute runtime, which surprisingly feels much shorter than it is. It never feels boring or stale, but instead feels hypnotic, inviting you to get lost in the stuttering beats while the music evolves around you. You'd think that a record like this wouldn't work at all, but it really does.
3.5
05.10.18
Father John Misty God's Favorite Customer
Josh Tillman drops the irony and the yuks and gets real with us, and as a result he's put out a record that stands with Honeybear as his best.
4.5
04.19.18
Breaking Benjamin Ember
The Dark of You is a frustrating song. It's not excellent, really it's not even great. It's a good song that shows that Breaking Benjamin have the ability, nascent though it is, to try something different. To possibly break out of their trademark sound that had already begun to grow stale on Dear Agony nearly a decade ago.

But they just don't. Not when the choruses are barely distinguishable from BB choruses on past albums (or even other songs on this album). Not when the guitar riffs on their so-called "heavier" album are buried in the mix (riffs that are almost the same as the ones on Dear Agony, no less). Not even w
2.0
04.14.18
The Decemberists I’ll Be Your Girl
I'll Be Your Girl is a mixed bag for sure. It's easily The Decemberists' least consistent and coherent album from a band known for crafting thematic, flowing listening experiences. Some of the synthesizer experiments on the album are totally at odds with Colin Meloy's rustic lyrics (Cutting Stone being the prime example) and some songs just seem a little underdeveloped.

And yet, despite all of this, I'd still recommend this album. Why? Because The Decemberists have learned to have some fucking fun. Not weighted down by their concepts, they're free to charge ahead musically with recklessness, resulting in the exciting dance groo
3.5
03.23.18
The Breeders All Nerve
3.0
03.11.18

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  • Gmork89 Hell yeah it does! It was me that submitted the news article haha, I didn't think it would get approved but it did.
    August 20 03:30 PM
  • Gmork89 You last DTP news article ruled, heres a new song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy7uQ4evb8g you should make another one for it.
    August 19 01:17 PM

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