kylemccluskey
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  • BlushfulHippocrene ...digest. It's difficult to tell whether or not you're reading too much into it, and it takes a lot of listens IMO, but once it clicks it's magical. I'd say it has that edge over Rome. It is, or at least seems, """deeper""". I'd say Rome's themes and progression are a tad more cursory, and more like a template, great as the album is - keep in mind I've listened to Known Unknowns a great deal more, so I may be wrong. I think the woods album has the better hooks, too.
    November 18 08:42 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Oh my, here comes kylemccluskey with the tough questions again. :')) (Hope you're well, man.) Short answer: billy woods. It depends what you're looking for, though. Rome is incredible because Elucid and woods have incredible chemistry; there also are some some of the best instrumentals I've heard all year on that album, as well as easily some of the best verses, easily. HOWEVER, Known Unknowns has that insane billy woods structure and thematic progression that is just so intensely fun to...
    November 18 08:39 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Listening now, friend, wish me luck.
    September 16 09:45 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene /And with all that that said/, it's important to consider that whereas STFDC had a huge sense progression from A Toothpaste Suburb, Who Told You..? isn't hugely different from STFDC. I'd call it a lot more ambitious and heady thematically, but Fantano argues that there isn't much progression - which is a point I don't agree with, but certainly understand. In short, I think Who Told You? is his most mature, and arguably his best. I like it quite a bit more than his last, though I loved that, too.
    September 8 07:53 PM
  • BlushfulHippocrene Interesting. Well, Fantano's someone who'd agree with that opinion: STFDC being better than Who Told You..? It depends on what you're looking for, I suppose. STFDC was a /huge/ step up from A Toothpaste Suburb in how direct and to the point it was. Musically, using a very select handful of producers, and more importantly, lyrically. Ask Jack what he thinks about this, though - as far as I'm aware, he prefers Toothphase, perhaps because of variety, and I'd agree it has some of Milo's best lyrics.
    September 8 07:49 PM

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