Average Rating: 3.46
Rating Variance: 0.28
Objectivity Score: 73% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name4.5 superbAgency ResistOne of the best R&B, soul albums with the message in recent times.Dugo Lingua FrancaAn excellent electric/acoustic combination that has been in the works for 10 years.Jason Vitelli Head Above TideExcellent smart jazz/pop akin to Steely Dan and Sea and Cake.Lukas Nelson and The Promise of The Real Lukas Nelson and The Promise of the RealWith this album, Lukas Nelson steps out completely out of his father Willie's shadow and shows why Neil Young joined forces with him on two albums.Magical Beasts Penninsula/When Love’s a StrangerA quite brilliant take on Americana with shades of Jason Molina and Australian melodic bands like Sodastream.zenxienz BrainforestAn excellent, refreshing IDM album, showing what "intelligent dance music" should sound like.4.0 excellentAndrew Reed If All The World Were RightNothing wrong with good pop/rock, and this one is a very sophisticated, listenable version.Astral Cloud Ashes Dear Absentee CreatorEven if you don't care about the story of the Bitcoin creator, the bands take on Dinosaor Jr./Husker Du/Death Cab For Cutie combination should.Aurganic Distant Echoes and Close EncountersThe album covers a lot of musical ground - from Postal Service to Radiohead.Benjamin Dean Wilson The Smartest Person in the RoomA former filmmaker turns to music and storytelling with excellent results.Cary Heuchert Blue RainAn excellent musical overview of late psychedelic/early progressive soundsDavid Williams Tipping My Hat To LeonardA cross between Tom Waits and Randy Newman that works on all levels.Eric Frisch Late In The NightA great, late night piano pop influenced by the likes of The Beatles and Real Estate.Giant Flying Turtles Waltz To The WorldAn ecclectic and versitile band cover the ground between Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead.Groupoem Dirt ChurchA great post-punk album in the tradition of Husker Du and Minutemen.Jasmine Karimova From the WombAn excellent, surprising debut album from a media artist living in Amsterdam with an intriguing voice.K-HAM CA Astro Traveling 2: Albatros HillTo make a good beat sampling album you don't only have to have good beats, but also to perfectly tackle the samples you're using and K-HAM CA does that.Kachinga Sky FallingCanadian Katchinga has come up with one of the best debut hip-hop albums of 2018.Morgan X Barrie FallThe Canadian singer/songwriter that pulls all the right strands from Neil Young and Nick Drake.Negativehate SolipsisFrom metal to harmony vocals to progressive and back.Seabuckthorn A House With Too Much FireSeabuckthorn presents musical images that are focused, melodic and experimental at the same time.Tango With Lions The LightWhile labeled as shoegaze, this album goes much wider in its scope3.5 greatAgency PhilosophiesYet another good combination of earlier r&b and soul sounds with the modern beats and hip-hop innovations and socially conscious lyrics.Faces on TV Night FuneralAn excellent official debut by the Belgian musician/producer who has already made a name for himself in his native country.Fracktura OculusA good, promising combination of few old progressive styles.Galapaghost PulseA mixture of musical styles combined with lyrics that make you stop and think for a whileGEA ButterfliesFinnish singer GEA is on a good track to earn that often misused epithet ethereal.Ghost Color American Book of The DeadIf you're in for something leaning towards heavier sounds, be it grunge or even shoegaze, definitely worth checking out.Ivan Beecroft Dirty LieA great combination of classic rock and Eighties alternative soundsKate Fenner Middle VoiceAn emotionally charged album form the Canadian singer.King Ropes Green WolverineAn excellent EP that covers the ground between Jeff Tweedy, Velvet Underground to Tom Waits.Mark Peters SpiritsSome great vocals and acoustic guitar picking, but much more than just another singer/songwriter.Oliver Cheung RemembranceA progressive/post-rock/metal surprise from Hong Kong with some excellent guitar work.Pale Blue Dot AnatomyA very good take on Pearl Jam/Foo Fighters sound with a social conscience.Patrick Grant A Sequence of Waves (Twelve Stories and a Dream)Paul Maged The Glass RiverA very accomplished outing from a singer/songwriter who obviously prefers Green Day and REM to Simon and Garfunkel.Ryan Hutchens Last Ten YearsIt is very hard these days to come up with something good and stand out in the Americana genre, and Hutchens does.Ryan Summers iiA very interesting take on ambient Krautrock and early Eno.Strange Culprits Strange CulpritsA great debut by a trio that does simple things the way they should be done.The Noise Figures TelepathExcellent take on classic psychedelia from this Greek duo.The Thirds Dork MatterThe Thirds pick up where the likes of Minutemen, Husker Du and Dinosaur Jr. left off.Trigram TrigramHeavy sounds, heavy thoughts that fall lightly on the ears.Yvan Poisson Blind ExperimentAn interesting sampling technique making the beats used hard to recognize.3.0 goodAmerican High Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the BasementArden and the Wolves Who Can You TrustVery radio friendly sound with a Ramones cover of particular note.ButchQueen and the Bad Habits Bare GritsWell played debut EP that mostly stays in the 'pure punk' tradition.Coral the Merknight vs. Searantula It Weaves a Web of MetalA heavy metal spoof that works on quite a few levels.Dark Model SagaAn interesting and intriguing variation on orchestral electronics. Quite suited for an anime film.Eric Anders Eleven NineGood, solid album, with very strong political views that are sure to polarize Eric's audiences.Henry Metal Metal O'ClockA good, solid attempt to present a variety of heavy metal genres and inject some humor in the lyrics.Henry Metal War In HeavenThe fifth release in less than a year continues Henry Metal's journey dominated by heavy riffs and humor.In the Light of Led Zeppelin Pompeii SessionsA tribute band that neither plays Zeppelin note for note nor does it distort the originals beyond recognition.Jon Magnusson Always A RebelA nice and varied introduction to a Swedish singer/songwriter making splashes on Spotify.Mailman Yang YinSomething like a traditional prog rock concept double album that works.Marty Thompson Romantic StoriesThompson, an experienced member of many jam bands, comes up with an interesting musical and lyrical concept on his second solo albumMatt Townsend The Dream (Part 1)Good combination of early Dylan and Jackson Browne and few other West Coast singer/songwriters.Mavara ConsciousnessMichael P. Cullen and The Soul Searchers Live at the LazybonesAustralian singer/songwriter inspired by his compatriots like Nick Cave and The Saints comes up with a good live EP.Nick Lamb Gettin’ High Off You, Simple ManNick Lamb manages to cover at least three or four music styles in a span of an EP but will have to decide soon which way he wants to go.Psychocide Alcohol and Bad DecisionsRevolushn Further!!An inspired take on the late Sixties San Francisco sound with a dash of Midwestern guitar attack.Run DMT RevolutionaireA well crafted, dark sounding dubstep soundtrack to an imaginary movie.Sam Levin I AmLevin is yet another teenager that sounds much more accomplished than his age would indicate.Temporary Hero IndigoIntelligently crafted modern pop done with soul and care.Umbrella Bed RotateGood American ska in the style of the Eighties ska revival lead by Specials and Selecter.Veseria RLTVTYFamiliar Sixties and Seventies sounds but done with aplomb.Zeistencroix GeminiAccomplished industrial/metal with traces of new directions.zenxienz CosmosisCameron Williamson or zenxienz continues on his productive trail based on writing a new song every day.2.5 averageDeb Montgomery Long Long JourneyA well played, sung and heartfelt album. Unfortunately, a bit too long to be listened to in one take.Justin Shapiro Campfire PartyShapiro goes for a good feel sound, driving around music, and almost makes it.Tommorow's Eve Mirror of Creation III - Project IcarosGood musicianship, interesting concept, but in need of some really fresh ideas.
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