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Soundoffs 466
Album Ratings 464
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Last Active 12-01-20 9:02 am
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The Levellers Peace
I'm not really one into this kind of simple rock music that can really be described as only rock music with barely any denoting subgenres or clearly traceable underlying styles. And I wasn't much into this either. But for what it's worth, the songs were catchy sometimes, the simplicity meant this album was not difficult to stomach, the production and instrumental side is mostly fine, so are the lyrics. It's just a fine rock album.
2.5
12.01.20
Death Squad (IRN) جنگ ابدی
The story behind this is maybe more interesting than the album itself sometimes, but I cannot deny that this shit do be slaps.
3.5
12.01.20
Protest the Hero Palimpsest
So I'm trying to think of what exactly irks me about this album; apart from the vocals, most obviously obnoxious and ill-fitting for this. The instrumentation itself is quite fine, even though the production takes any edge off it and makes it sound like music school students showing off at the recital. The song-writing is chaotic, but does not make up for the chaos. It's a perfectly unrewarding album really. The vocals don't change their range (in the rare moments they do, they are unremarkable at best), songs are convoluted and pretend they're complex and the instrumentation is killed by its lick-sleek sound.
2.0
11.30.20
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life
Pet Metheny has made the habit of putting forth guitar-jazz projects that emanate beautiful tranquillity. I don't really have anything else to say here other than some "uuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhh so relaxing ooohhhhhhhhhhh" to reach the minimum symbol limit for a sound-off.
4.5
11.30.20
Bone Awl An Obelisk Marks the Line
I heard the band signed the label contract with their blood. Not that anyone asked them to.
3.5
11.30.20
Pat Metheny Group Still Life (Talking)
Where Pat Metheny and the band succeed is in succinctly wrapping around you this idea you are in some heavily (retro-)modernised tribal festivity. The heavy influences from Latin jazz, fusion styles and spiritualistic chants help that feeling immensely.
4.0
11.30.20
Bench Press Not The Past, Can't Be The Future
Pretty nasty little piece from a band and an album that came out of nowhere. They go to great lengths (in brief runtime) to bring the noisy 70s-to-early-80s post-punk to a more current sound and the results, while not perfect, are admirable. I hope they improve even further in the future (can't be the past) and make the songs even catchier.
4.0
11.30.20

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  • normaloctagon glad to see you enjoyed that dorisburg release : )
    November 28 09:38 PM
  • zakalwe Come off it. Gay Dad were bloody useless
    November 24 02:11 PM
  • normaloctagon nice slow rush soundoff, bumped m/
    November 21 06:32 PM
  • Bedex finally somebody checks curved on this website, love again brother
    November 20 03:10 PM
  • normaloctagon great job on the recs btw. that norken and nyquist album hiiiits. definitely my kind o' jams. and thanks for making them (all?) mostly 2020 releases!!!! without music pals I feel like I'd never hear new music sometimes lol
    November 19 05:50 PM

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