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Objectivity Score: 83% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAmerican Football American FootballAnathallo Canopy GlowAnathallo Floating WorldAnathallo A Holiday At The SeaBeach House BloomJimmy Eat World ClarityMae The EverglowMineral The Power of FailingMineral EndSerenadingMy Bloody Valentine LovelessRadiohead OK ComputerSufjan Stevens The Age of AdzThe Beatles Abbey RoadThe Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is ThereThe Wonder Years The Greatest GenerationWeezer Weezer4.5 superbAmerican Football American Football (LP3)Anathallo Luminous Luminescence in the Atlas PositionBeach House Teen DreamBrand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeBurial UntrueCarly Rae Jepsen EmotionCharli XCX How I'm Feeling NowCharly Bliss Young Enoughclipping. CLPPNGCocteau Twins Heaven or Las VegasDad Thighs The Ghosts That I FearDuster StratosphereGeorge Harrison All Things Must PassGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to HeavenGrizzly Bear ShieldsHarmony Woods Make Yourself At HomeInterpol AnticsJulien Baker Sprained AnkleIf there's one album from 2015 I would force everyone to listen to, it'd be this one. It's an
incredibly intimate and emotionally hard-hitting record due to the sparseness in the soundscapes
and the vulnerability in the lyrics. The songs are mostly just Baker and her guitar, gently
plucking away at the strings and using a looper pedal to layer melodies on top of the rhythms. The
songs sound empty and lonely, matching perfectly with the albums lyrical content touching on
death, depression, substance abuse, and suicide. It's an incredibly personal album to the point
that, similar to Carrie & Lowell, it almost feels as if the listener really shouldn't be hearing
In the midst of all this is Baker's relationship with God. It's a complicated one, with her asking
questions like, "I wrote you love letters, and sung them in my house...the broken strings and
amplifiers scream with holy noise / in hopes to draw you out, but if no one sings along are you
still proud of when I open my mouth?" on the opener "Blacktop." On "Vessels," Baker reflects on
the brokenness and blackness of her own body and soul, and how her broken body is just a "house
for [her] eyes purchased with a bleeding side." She ends the album with an instrumental of "In
Christ Alone" at the end of "Go Home." During recording, her preamp picked up a radio transmission
of a nearby church, sort of as an answer to Baker's constant cries to him throughout the album.
Seriously. Listen to this album. It's incredible.
FAVORITE TRACKS: Blacktop, Sprained Ankle, Good News, Something, Vessels, Go Home
LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: NoneKanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityKendrick Lamar To Pimp a ButterflyKinoko Teikoku Uzu Ni NaruLin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton - Original Broadway CastLina Tullgren Wishlist EPTullgren's lo-fi singer-songwriter sound isn't anything groundbreaking. However, much like Julien
Baker's fantastic self-titled 2015 release, Tullgren exhibits excellent songwriting and lyricism.
Perhaps the most interesting part of this EP is Tullgren's vocals, which are twangy at times and
incredibly evocative and emotional at others. I highly recommend this EP.
FAVORITE TRACKS: All five tracks are wonderfulLina Tullgren WonLina Tullgren Free CellLucius WildewomanManchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the SurfaceMarvin Gaye What's Going OnMineral One Day When We Are YoungMineral February/ M.D.Nas IllmaticNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaOrigami Angel Doing the MostOrigami Angel Somewhere CityPaul McCartney RamPetal Shameit's difficult to explain, but there's an air of tenderness and kindness throughout this album. songs like "shame" and "photobooth" are unbelievably provoking and feel like a hug from a familiar friend. it's this connection that kiley lotz makes with the listener that elevates this album above its similar sounding counterparts. i love this album an unhealthy amount.Pinegrove SkylightPreoccupations Viet CongIt's an amazing roller coaster ride in post-punk/noise rock/industrial music. Though it's only 7
songs, it works to the benefit of the album. Each song is an all-out assault against the senses,
and I'm not sure the listener would be able to take much more after the album's conclusion
(especially after the fantastic closer, "Death"). Offensive name aside (the band said they would
be changing it for their next album), this is one heck of an album and is definitely worth
checking out if you like more experimental music.
FAVORITE TRACKS: Newspaper Spoons, Pointless Experience, March of Progress, Bunker Buster,
Continental Shelf, Silhouettes, Death
LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: NoneRa Ra Riot The Rhumb LineRadiohead In RainbowsRadiohead Kid ARelient K Forget and Not Slow DownRemo Drive Greatest Hitsthis is the most fun i've had with any release this year. "eat shit," "trying 2 fool u," and "yer killing me" is my favorite stretch of songs on any album this year.Shura Nothing's RealSlowdive SouvlakiSon Lux LanternsSound of Ceres Nostalgia for InfinitySpanish Love Songs Brave Faces EveryoneStereolab Dots and LoopsSufjan Stevens IllinoisSufjan Stevens Carrie and LowellTame Impala LonerismTexas Is the Reason Do You Know Who You Are?The Aquabats The Fury of the Aquabats!The Beach Boys Pet SoundsThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles Rubber SoulThe Gloria Record A Lull in TrafficThe Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick Ways of HearingThe Hotelier GoodnessThe Jezabels SynthiaThe Microphones The Glow Pt. 2The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese DreamTiny Moving Parts CelebrateU2 The Joshua TreeVaadat Charigim The World Is Well Lost4.0 excellent55 Deltic You Could Own An American HomeAlex Lahey I Love You Like A Brotheraustralian surf rock. it's surf rock, but with a bigger bite! y'know, like a shark attack. also alex is australianalt-J An Awesome WaveAlvvays AntisocialitesAnathallo SparrowsAnathallo HymnsAngel Olsen My WomanAnimal Collective Merriweather Post PavilionArcade Fire The SuburbsArcade Fire Neon BibleArcade Fire FuneralArcade Fire ReflektorBeach House Depression CherryBeach House 7Ben Howard I Forget Where We WereBon Iver Bon Iver, Bon IverBon Iver 22, A MillionCarly Rae Jepsen Dedicated Side BCharli XCX Focus/No angeljustice for no angel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Charly Bliss GuppyChris Cohen Overgrown PathChris Cohen As If ApartCHVRCHES RecoverCitizen As You Pleaseclipping. Something They Don't Know/Mouthclipping. There Existed an Addiction to BloodColleen Green I Want to Grow UpD'Angelo Black MessiahDarkside PsychicDavid Bazan Fewer Moving PartsDavid Bazan Curse Your BranchesDeath Cab for Cutie TransatlanticismDeath Grips The Money StoreDefault Genders main pop girl 2019Destroyer KaputtDogleg MeleeDuster Contemporary MovementEmma Ruth Rundle Marked For DeathEmma Ruth Rundle On Dark HorsesFeist PleasureFive Iron Frenzy Our Newest Album Ever!Five Iron Frenzy Quantity Is Job 1Foxing Nearer My GodFoxing The AlbatrossGlass Beach The First Glass Beach AlbumGodspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Great Grandpa Four of ArrowsGrizzly Bear VeckatimestHarmony Woods Nothing SpecialHoops HoopsBloomington, IN rockers HOOPS have been making waves this past summer through extensive touring and their indie label debut with Fat Possum Records. Infectious guitar leads, wonderful lo-fi production, and sticky-sweet grooves are all over this fantastic, albeit short, EP. The concise nature of the songs allows the boys of HOOPS to focus on making tight, catchy pop songs. Recommended for fans of Tops, Real Estate, Porches, or Ducktails. - FAVORITE TRACKS: Cool 2, Going Strong, Give It TimeHoops Tape #3Hum InletIlluminati Hotties FREE I.H: This Is Not the One...Interpol Our Love to Admirei think my nostalgia towards this album bumps it up a couple of points.Jai Paul Jai PaulJames Blake OvergrownJames Blake James BlakeJapanese Breakfast PsychopompJay Som Everybody WorksJeff Rosenstock Worry.Jim Guthrie Sword and SworceryJimmy Eat World FuturesJohn Davey Living is TryingJoy Division Unknown PleasuresJulia Holter Have You In My WildernessJuliana Daugherty LightKanye West GraduationKanye West The College DropoutKatie Malco FailuresKevin Krauter ChangesKevin Krauter Toss UpLady Lamb Ripely PineLess Than Jake Hello RockviewLorde Pure HeroineLorde MelodramaMac DeMarco Salad DaysMac DeMarco 2Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to NothingMelody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo ChamberMitski bury me at makeout creekMitski Puberty 2Mitksi Miyawaki's newest album is a sequel of sorts to her 2014 release "Bury Me at Makeout Creek." While her DIY punk/garage rock sound hasn't changed much, "Puberty 2" digs even deeper emotionally, with Mitski searching for what happiness is to her at this point in her life. She isn't sure if it's to be found in relationships, what others think of her, or somewhere else entirely. The songs on the album range from quiet slow burners like "Once More to See You" to the abrasive and in-your-face "My Body's Made of Crushed Stars." Lead single "Your Best American Girl" captures the feeling and sentiment of this album perfectly. - FAVORITE TRACKS: Happy, Dan the Dancer, Your Best American Girl, Thursday Girl, Crack BabyMy Bloody Valentine m b vMy Brightest Diamond This Is My HandEvery song is enjoyable in some way. This is by far her most consistent work, and easily my favorite album of her's.Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only NoiseNo Thank You Embroidered Foliageof Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?of Montreal The Sunlandic TwinsPedro the Lion Winners Never QuitPedro the Lion ControlPenfold Amateurs and ProfessionalsPerfume Genius Too BrightPetal Magic Goneeverything kiley writes gets better with each listen for me. Phoebe Bridgers Stranger in the AlpsPinegrove CardinalPop Unknown If Arsenic Fails, Try Algebra"hanging on a thread" is the most mineral-y song never written by mineralPurity Ring ShrinesRa Ra Riot The OrchardRadiohead In Rainbows Disk 2Radiohead A Moon Shaped PoolRemember Sports All Of SomethingRetirement Party Somewhat LiterateRun the Jewels Run the Jewels 2S. Carey Hundred Acresi think this is my favorite album by him. he just keeps getting better and better.Samia The BabySan Fermin San FerminSBTRKT SBTRKTShortly RichmondSnail Mail LushSon Lux Brighter WoundsSound of Ceres The TwinWhile The Twin may not be as immediately accessible or beautiful as the previous one, it?s just as rewarding if you take the time to sink into it. On the surface, it seems as though Sound of Ceres?s sound hasn?t changed much between the two records. The icy synths and weightless vocals are still very much present, but The Twin feels more mechanical and colder than Nostalgia. The album feels more vast, more open, which is fitting as the theme of the album is one of planetary exploration. Sound of Ceres doesn?t make music and songs so much as they make different worlds and experiences to immerse yourself in and explore every nook and cranny of.rFAVORITE TRACKS: Gemini Scenic, Outer Century, Solar Mirror 9, Eden VSpoon Ga Ga Ga Ga GaSpoon Gimme FictionSpoon Hot ThoughtsSquirrel Flower I Was Born SwimmingStarflyer 59 AmericanaSufjan Stevens MichiganSufjan Stevens Seven SwansSufjan Stevens All Delighted PeopleSufjan Stevens The AscensionThe Antlers HospiceThe Decemberists The Crane WifeThe National High VioletThe Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessThe War On Drugs Lost in the DreamThe Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm NothingTimber Timbre Hot DreamsTokyo Police Club ChampTouche Amore Stage FourU2 WarUntil The Ribbon Breaks A Taste of SilverVaadat Charigim Sinking as a Stone2015 was filled with albums I was highly anticipating, and the sophomore effort from Israeli
shoegazers was among the top of that list. Very little details were known about the album to begin
with, but they slowly started releasing new tracks, beginning with "Badeshe Mul Gilman" (which
ultimately did not appear on the album) and "Ein Li Makom." The singles that appeared on the album
didn't present much change in sound from their first album, which wasn't a bad thing in the
slightest. The tracks were still hazy, grating, and incredibly punchy; "Hadavhar" is almost dance-
able, in a weird way. The guitars are still chunky and meaty sounding, the drums still have that
booming sound, and Yuval Haring's vocals are still as powerful as ever. The moodier tracks are
still there too, with "Klum" and "At Chavera," but with mixed results compared to The World Is
Well Lost. That being said, it's still a very good sophomore record, and I look forward to seeing
what they continue to do.
FAVORITE TRACKS: Neshel, Hadavhar, Ein Li Makom, At Chavera
LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: NoneVince Staples Summertime '06Vince Staples Big Fish Theoryweave The Sound II3.5 greatA Place to Bury Strangers WorshipAllie X CollXtion IIthis album is stupidly fun, though "lifted" is easily one of my least favorite tracks from this year. the reggae-inspired chorus falls pretty flat. otherwise, definitely check this one out if you're tangentially interested in pop music.Alvvays AlvvaysAnna Meredith Varmintsawakebutstillinbed what people call low self-esteem is really...Barely Civil I'll Figure This OutBartees Strange Live ForeverBeach Fossils Clash the TruthBeach House DevotionBeyonce LemonadeBibio Silver WilkinsonBig Thief MasterpieceBig Thief CapacityBraids Shadow OfferingBrand New Science FictionCarly Rae Jepsen Emotion: Side BCarly Rae Jepsen DedicatedCharli XCX Vroom VroomCharli XCX Pop 2Charli XCX CharliCHON GrowCHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believeclipping. Midcityclipping. Chain/Jumpclipping. dba118clipping. Wriggleclipping. Splendor and MiseryCloud Nothings Here and Nowhere ElseCrystal Castles Crystal Castles IICrystal Castles Crystal CastlesDaft Punk Random Access MemoriesDaughter If You LeaveDavid Bazan BlancoOne of the most honest songwriters I can think of.Deafheaven New BermudaDeath Cab for Cutie PlansDeath Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny DeathField Mouse MeaningFive Iron Frenzy Engine of a Million PlotsFive Iron Frenzy Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric BoogalooGnarls Barkley St. ElsewhereGrimes Art AngelsGrizzly Bear Yellow HouseGrizzly Bear Painted RuinsGulfer Dog BlessHazel English Just Give In / Never Going Homeextremely inoffensive jangle pop. it's pleasant to listen to, but i can't think too hard about it or else i get frustrated with how unoriginal and samey it is.Heart Attack Man Fake BloodHeavenly Beat ProminenceHoops RoutinesHot Mulligan You'll Be FineI'm Glad It's You Every Sun, Every MoonInjury Reserve FlossInterpol Turn on the Bright LightsJai Paul Do You Love Her Now / HeJapanese Breakfast Soft Sounds From Another PlanetJay Som Anak KoJetty Bones Old WomenJimmy Eat World SurvivingJoyce Manor CodyKanye West YeezusKeeps Brief SpiritKendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.Kero Kero Bonito Time 'n' PlaceKevin Krauter MagnoliaKevin Krauter Full HandLala Lala The LambLand Of Talk Life After YouthLess Than Jake Losing StreakLet's Eat Grandma I'm All EarsLiars MessLily and Madeleine FumesMac DeMarco Rock and Roll Night ClubMetronomy The English RivieraMinor Victories Minor VictoriesNatalie Prass Natalie PrassPrass exhibits beautiful songwriting that's reminiscent of musical theatre, baroque pop, and 70's
era singer-songwriter on perhaps the best break-up album of 2015. Perhaps the biggest standout is
Prass's vocal work. Her thin, wavering vocals add a tinge of helplessness and weariness to songs
about heartbreak and infidelity.
FAVORITE TRACKS: My Baby Don't Understand Me, Bird of Prey, Your Fool, Why Don't You Believe In
LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: It Is YouNeon Indian Vega Intl. Night Schoolniiice. internet friendsNoname TelefoneThis mixtape wins the award for the most warm fuzzy feelings given to me this year. I can't really explain it, but there's just something about this tape that I absolutely adore. The jazzy instrumentals and beats immediately calm and soothe the listener, with the xylophone-like synths evoking images of childhood toys. Noname's rapping has an air of optimism to it, even when discussing difficult topics like drug abuse, funerals, and abortion. She addresses the guilt of past sins she carries, and how she's learned and grown in the face of them. - FAVORITE TRACKS: Yesterday, Diddy Bop, Reality Check, Freedom, Bye Bye BabyNothing Guilty of Everythingof Montreal The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit's FlowerOso Oso The Yunahon MixtapeParquet Courts Human PerformancePatrice Rushen Straight From The HeartPhantogram VoicesPinegrove MarigoldPreoccupations PreoccupationsReal Estate DaysRecord Setter I Owe You NothingRelient K Two Lefts Dont Make a Right But Three DoRemo Drive Pop Musici think i like the original version of "heartstrings" better than this rerecording, but man oh man "song of the summer" is SCATHING. great song.Run the Jewels Run the JewelsS. Carey All We GrowS. Carey Range Of LightSampha DualSan Fermin JackrabbitScrawl Plus, Also, TooSea Wolf White Water, White BloomSky Ferreira Night Time, My TimeSlowdive SlowdiveSlowdive I Saw the SunSoccer Mommy for young heartsSoccer Mommy CollectionSon Lux At War With Walls And MazesSon Lux BonesSpoon They Want My SoulThe Aquabats . . . Vs. the Floating Eye of Death!The Aquabats Myths, Legends and Other. . . AdventuresThe Aquabats The Return of the AquabatsThe Aquabats Kooky Spooky...In Stereowelcome back, aquabats. the new album rules. i might be wrong, but there are some songs on here that song kinda new wave-ish?The National Trouble Will Find MeThe Wonder Years Sister CitiesTigers Jaw spinTops Picture You StaringTouche Amore LamentUnknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-LoveUntil The Ribbon Breaks The Other OnesVampire Weekend Vampire WeekendWashed Out ParacosmWe Set Sail Feel NothingWeezer The White AlbumWeyes Blood Front Row Seat to EarthWomen WomenYoung Jesus Welcome to Conceptual Beach3.0 goodAmerican Football American Football (LP2)Beach House Beach HouseBeach House Thank Your Lucky StarsBeck Modern GuiltBlack Marble It's ImmaterialBlur The Magic WhipBon Iver i,iBurial BurialCarly Rae Jepsen KissCat Power SunChairlift SomethingCharli XCX Number 1 AngelCharlie Puth VoicenotesCHVRCHES Every Open EyeColleen Green Colleen Green - EPCrystal Castles Crystal Castles IIIDavid Bazan CareDIIV OshinDisclosure SettleDucktails The Flower LaneEmpress Of MeFrank Ocean Blondesomeone please help me understand why this album is so beloved because i just don't get it.Free Throw What's Past Is PrologueGodspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'Grimes VisionsHAIM Days Are GoneHayley Williams Petals for ArmorHospital Bracelet South Loop SummerInterpol El PintorJames Blake The Colour in Anythingholy smokes this record is bloooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaated.Jamie Lidell Jamie LidellYOU NAAAAAKED. YOU NAAAAAKED. Jetty Bones -Jimmy Eat World Static PrevailsJulien Baker Turn Out The Lightsgosh, what an exhausting album to listen to. the first half is so dreary, and not in a good way. feels a bit overwrought at times. second half is much better.Kendrick Lamar DAMN.Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin' down...La Sera La SeraLady Lamb Even in the TremorLand Of Talk Indistinct ConversationsLaura Gibson Empire BuilderLily and Madeleine Keep It TogetherLittle Dragon Nabuma RubberbandLittle Dragon Ritual UnionLocal Natives HummingbirdLucy Dacus HistorianMae Multisensory Aesthetic ExperienceManchester Orchestra CopeMargaret Glaspy Emotions And MathGlaspy's vocals are the best part of this album for me. Some catchy tunes here and there. Biggest complaint is that the production is a little too clean/crisp. The drums sound kinda weird because of it on a couple of tracks.Metronomy Nights OutMetronomy Love LettersMitski Be the CowboyMolly Burch Please Be MineMolly Burch First FlowerMount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less YouthMountain Time Music For Looking AnimalsMy Brightest Diamond A Million and Onevery different from her previous work. "champagne" is a bop, tho.Natalie Prass The Future and the PastNothing Tired of TomorrowOvercoats Youngit's all pretty same-y. a pleasant same-y, but same-y nonetheless. "smaller than my mother" is great, though.Planning for Burial LeavingPurity Ring Another EternityRa Ra Riot Need Your LightRadiohead The King of LimbsReal Estate AtlasRun the Jewels Run the Jewels 3Sea Wolf Leaves in the RiverSisyphus SisyphusSoccer Mommy CleanSufjan Stevens Enjoy Your RabbitSufjan Stevens A Sun Camerecently realized that a bunch of these songs are basically slowcore songs. reminiscent of pedro the lion and duster.Surfer Blood 1000 PalmsTame Impala CurrentsTanukichan Sundays"lazy love" is extremely good, but i can't remember much about the rest of the album.The Aquabats Hi-Five Soup!The Mountain Goats Beat the ChampThe Radio Dept. Clinging to a SchemeThe Rapture In the Grace of Your LoveThe Shyness Clinic Sea of RedlightsThe xx xxThe xx CoexistTokyo Police Club Elephant ShellTokyo Police Club ForcefieldTokyo Police Club Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 1Toro Y Moi Anything In ReturnTotally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs TroubleU.S. Girls In A Poem UnlimitedU.S. Girls Half FreeU2 ZooropaUntil The Ribbon Breaks A Lesson UnlearntI feel like I would have enjoyed this a lot more if they hadn't released 7 to 8 songs ahead of time. The entirety of The Other Ones EP shows up here, and 3 more from A Taste of Silver EP. Along with those, they released the track "Revolution Indifference" as a single as well, so there's 8 tracks before the album's even out. Then of the 3 new ones on here, one's only an intro, so we essentially only get 2 new tracks. Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic album; I was just very disappointed they reused a bunch of old material for their first full length album, and it definitely took away from my enjoyment of the album.Vagabon Infinite WorldsVince Staples Prima DonnaVolcano Choir RepaveWaxahatchee Ivy TrippWild Belle IslesYoung Fathers Cocoa SugarYouth Lagoon Wondrous BughouseYouth Lagoon Savage Hills Ballroom2.5 averageA Place to Bury Strangers Transfixiationalt-J This Is All YoursAnna McClellan I Saw First LightArcade Fire The Reflektor TapesAtlanter ViddeBeach Fossils What a PleasureBest Coast Crazy For YouBleachers Strange DesireBlood Orange Coastal GroovesBorn Ruffians BirthmarksBoy Pablo Soy PabloBully Feels LikeCaroline Rose LonerCaterpillars The Other SideChamberlain Fate's Got A DriverChance the Rapper Acid RapChastity Belt I Used To Spend So Much Time Alonei found this album to be unbelievably pedestrian. can't remember any low points, but i also can't remember any highlights.Colleen Green Sock It To MeCults StaticCults CultsDaughter Not to DisappearDeath Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the MoonDelorean AparDelorean SubizaDeptford Goth Life after DefoDiet Cig I Swear I'm Good At ThisDiscovery LPlol this was one of the first albums i torrented. glad i didn't pay for it, it's really weh. also, hearing anything off of this instantly transports me back to first semester of college.Empress Of UsFather John Misty I Love You, HoneybearFlume FlumeGallant OlogyThe comparisons to Frank Ocean feel inevitable but ultimately unwarranted. Gallant expands his
sound from his EP with live drums and overall better instrumentation. Some of the songs are
similarly structured, but there's enough variety to keep it fresh. I hear shades of 90's R&B acts
like Boys II Men and Seal, with a little bit of boom bap hip-hop at points. Much better production
than the EP. However, at 16 songs (with 2 interludes, 3 if you count "Oh, Universe"), it does
overstay its welcome at points, namely Counting and Open Up. Still, I would recommend this album
to anyone who is a fan of silky smooth falsettos.
Favorite Tracks: Oh Universe, Weight In Gold, Miyazaki, Jupiter, ChandraHippo Campus landmarkHOLYCHILD The Shape of Brat Pop to ComeIDLES Joy as an Act of ResistanceInterpol MarauderIslands Ski Maski remember listening to this freshman year of college because the promo video for the album had michael cera in it. pretty generic. "becoming the gunship" is great, though.James Blake Assume FormJetty Bones Crucial StatesJustice Audio, Video, DiscoKacy Hill Like A WomanKimbra VowsLittle Scream Cult FollowingLocate S,1 PersonaliaLucius Good GriefLucy Dacus No BurdenMac DeMarco Another OneOf Monsters and Men My Head is an AnimalOrigami Angel Origami Angel Broke MinecraftPassion Pit GossamerPhantogram ThreePowderfinger Odyssey Number Five.......i don't think i care much for this era of rock music.Preoccupations New MaterialRadiator Hospital Torch SongRemember Sports Slow Buzzi had high hopes for this after "all of something," but i was pretty disappointed by it. album closer "unwell" is one of the best songs they've ever written, which is a nice pick-me-up at the end but makes me wish that the rest of the album was just as good. the mix is a bit too quiet for a good portion of the album, too. Remo Drive Natural, Everyday DegradationRustie Glass SwordsSea Wolf Old World Romancefeels like he was financially limited when recording this album when compared to previous efforts, because switch to drum machines over live drums is a poor one. the strings on "blue stockings" sound very artificial. disappointing album.Sigrid Sucker PunchSoccer Mommy Color TheorySOHN TremorsSon Lux Remedy"dangerous" and "remedy" are great, "part of this" and "stolen" are forgettable. Strange Ranger Remembering the RocketsSurfer Blood SnowdoniaSylvan Esso Sylvan EssoI guess I can see the appeal of this album, but I just find it incredibly boring. There are a couple fun tracks here and there, but even the fun ones are kind of snoozers.Tennis Young And OldThe Aquabats Charge!!The National Sleep Well Beasti listened to this album 5 or 6 times and i can't remember any of the songs from it.The Shins Port of MorrowTobias Jesso Jr. GoonTold Slant Going ByToro Y Moi What For?Torres Three FuturesToth Practice Magic and Seek Professional HelpWavves King of the BeachWild Nothing NocturneYouth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation2.0 pooralt-J RelaxerBanks GoddessI really don't understand the appeal of this type of music. She's got an interesting voice, but the tunes are pretty blah. This one got really stale really quick.Bastille Bad BloodBillie Eilish dont smile at mekinda blah. bellyache is fun. other songs not as much. also, why does it look like she's gonna throw up in almost every photo of her?Blood Orange Cupid Deluxeboyband alone in a boybandChance the Rapper Coloring BookCharli XCX True RomanceIncredible singles on this one, but the project as a whole lacks the same kind of punch. It's amazing that "You (Ha Ha Ha)" and "Cloud Aura" were written by the same person. "You" is an unbelievably catchy track, while "Cloud Aura" is quite honestly one of my least favorite songs I'd heard in 2013.Ducktails St. CatherineFather John Misty Fear FunFlobots Survival StoryGallant ZebraGallant's wonderful voice isn't enough to save this collection of bland, uninspired alt. R&B
tunes. With some proper instrumentation, he could be very good.
Favorite Tracks: Jupiter GrayscaleImagine Dragons Night VisionsInterpol InterpolInterpol A Fine MessJay-Z Magna Carta... Holy GrailKanye West The Life of PabloOne of the top ten most frustrating albums for me to listen to for many reasons.Kanye West yeKimbra The Golden EchoMarianas Trench AstoriaMetronomy Summer 08Miami Horror All Possible FuturesPorches PoolRed Hearse Red Hearsea boring version of that young fathers album from last year.San Fermin BelongI've listened to this album so many times and I still don't know what to think of it. I'd like to
echo the sentiments of TwigTW, though—this is an okay pop record, but it lacks the risks and
experimentation of the previous two records. "Dead" is about as risky as the album gets, and it
still feels pretty safe. "Open" and "No Promises" are probably the only two tracks from here I'll
feel the need to revisit. Allen Tate's performance feels pretty weak on this album too, which is a
bummer. We need more baritones in pop music.SBTRKT Wonder Where We LandSBTRKT Save YourselfTemples Sun StructuresThe 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of ItThe Black Keys Turn BlueTops Sugar at the GateU2 No Line on the HorizonU2 How to Dismantle an Atomic BombUntil The Ribbon Breaks Until the Ribbon Breakswelcome back, pete. i'm glad you're doing well in terms of physical and mental health. your new album's not great, though.Vampire Weekend ContraWavves VWeezer The Red AlbumWild Nothing Life of PauseXXYYXX XXYYXXI remember listening to this freshman year of college when I was really into this sort of music (you know, soundcloud-alt-rnb-trap-influenced-the-xx cover bands) and I didn't really care for it. Honestly, I think this is one of the albums that got me out of that phase. I went back and listened to it recently, and holy crap is it boring. I really don't care for this style of music at all.1.5 very poorArcade Fire Everything Nowi had a radio show in college called "content with content" (read as "happy with things") and i am outraged that i did not receive songwriting credit on "infinite content."Ariana Grande My EverythingCapital Cities In A Tidal Wave of MysteryChance the Rapper The Big DayCharli XCX SuckerSame crop of blah pop tunes, except this time without the killer singles. No need to dive into her discography, just stick with her radio hits.Everest On ApproachUninspired and unremarkable indie rock. Nothing new here, and none of it's done particularly well.Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American PsychoFather John Misty Pure ComedyFoxygen ...And Star PowerHey Ocean! Stop Looking Like MusicHey Ocean! It's Easier To Be Somebody ElseKanye West Jesus Is KingThe Mowgli's Waiting for the DawnWeezer Make Believe1.0 awfulAJR I'm ReadyAJR The ClickAJR NeotheaterCapital Cities Capital Cities EPi remember hearing that "safe and sound" song somewhere in 2012, and then immediately wondering when it was going to get popular because of that awful horn melody.Charlie Puth Nine Track MindCorey Feldman Angelic 2 The CoreJudah and the Lion Pep TalksRa Ra Riot Beta Love(heads up, incoming extremely biased opinion)
Oh gosh I don't know where to begin. They had something going on their first two albums, and then
they scrapped everything that was good about them for their least interesting and least unique
quality: the synthesizer. Even if I weren't so betrayed by this change, I still wouldn't like this
album. The hooks are annoying, the production and song writing is lazy, and the melodies and
instrumentation are nonexistent. None of the songs come close to hitting 4 minutes in length,
which I suppose is merciful, given that the lot of them are crap. Tracks like "Angel, Please,"
"What I Do For U," "For Once," and "Is It Too Much" sound half finished. You cannot convince me
that those songs are not demos. They're so lifeless and directionless. Honestly, fewer albums
frustrate me as much as this one does.
Favorite Tracks (in the context of the album, which isn't saying much): When I Dream, I Shut Off
Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z