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Soundoffs 660
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Last Active 12-21-21 11:53 am
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Adrianne Lenker Bright Future
Fragmented homilies and rustic lonesomeness. "Bright Future" is at its best when ruminating
on the parts of life that are uncomfortable and inescapable. The homogenous sound does
grate, which is something that Lenker will always lack without Big Thief behind her - the
album definitely needed a few tracks with a shift in mood as Lenker's keening voice goes
from vulnerable to milksop by the end.
Grace Cummings Ramona
For those of you who are not yet acquainted with Grace Cummings' voice, basically she has this blues-opera battle cry where you just know a song called 'I'm Getting Married to The War' will be an album highlight.
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
"the melodic jangle of post-Smiths indie guitar pop with the lilting, trance-inducing sonic textures of late-'80s dream pop and adding a slight Celtic tint" OK the Sputnik description nailed it here. Fair play.
Henryk Gorecki Symphony No. 3, Op. 36
I don't know if it is a deliberate choice or not but I really love that subsequent remasters haven't wiped the crackle off Woytowicz's high notes.
Neil Young Time Fades Away
Neil Young's ditch trilogy has to be one of the more overrated things in 70s rock. "On the Beach" is the only work of the three that sounds like he is actually putting in the effort to make a cohesive album. Aside from 'Last Dance', this bar-band warm-up is not worth a second listen.
Brittany Howard What Now
If you weren't already on board, be notified: Brittany Howard is a must-listen artist. Her vision takes the songs of "What Now" to exciting and unpredictable places. This will be hard to beat for AOTY.
The Last Dinner Party Prelude to Ecstasy
My sister started listening to this album and now she wears second hand store gowns and dress gloves to the shops.

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  • xxm Hello there, don?t have much to say here but I greatly enjoy your soundoffs and your taste
    December 9 03:55 PM
  • JohnnyoftheWell Oh hell yeah awesome, glad you dug!!!
    January 9 01:38 PM
  • Veldin Strongly disagree with yr Junkyard sound off. Lyrics are so good they're collected in King Ink. He's heavily influenced by southern gothic literature and his translation of similar content into lyrics for The Birthday Party is one of the best parts. And his performances are far from lazy
    November 7 08:36 AM

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