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Album Reviews

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Below are some links to reviews for albums I either liked or I didn't, but felt the need to tell you about.

I think assigning number ratings to these is a bit overkill, so I'm keeping it simple. Awful-Eh-Good-Great-Classic is the scale. There's a few things I take into account in my review; the merits of the album, how endlessly listenable it is, how much I enjoy it, and what I just plain feel it deserves. Naturally, albums I like (and have more of a tendency to review) will get higher scores. That's why you'll probably see me give out more Greats than anything. Your results may vary if you send me albums to review.

Generally, I'll recommend a few tracks from a record and single out a particular one for scorn. These are marked as my Essential and Non-Essential picks. If you wanna sample a track to see if you're generally in tune with the record's aesthetic, the most typical track is marked as my Quintessential pick.

I'll take whatever suggestions for albums you have, listen, and review them as biased as I possibly can. Drop a message on my profile and suggest something if you're interested.

Album Artist Summary Year Rating
Your Body Will Be Failure How they let this one go to mastering, I don't know. 2018 Eh
The Furthest Thing Failure History, it takes a while to see through. This EP does not. 2018 Good
In the Future Failure An appetizer about how unappetizing the future looks. 2018 Good
In Vitro Graffiti Mechanism Low-bit techno that excels despite a lack of cohesion. 2014 Good
Thank You Happy Birthday Cage the Elephant Absolutely fucking bipolar. 2011 Great
Fuckers in Fucking Hole for Fuck This Not Beated Horribly impolite. 2008 Good
The Tender Ass EP Old Oldman Spanky spanky, but you won't know it at first. 2007 Great
Robbers and Cowards Cold War Kids Hey, thieves need amazing bass grooves too. 2006 Great
...Go Down Swinging! The Acro-Brats Temper tantrums done quick. 2006 Great
Carnavas Silversun Pickups No, the singer isn't a girl. Funny you mention that, though... 2006 Classic
Blogging EP lost kluster Way cooler than blogging. 2006 Good
Apologies to the Queen Mary Wolf Parade Apologies to anyone who bought this record. 2005 Eh
Future Perfect Autolux A poppy whirlwind with an airtight tracklisting. 2004 Classic
Everyone Down Here Earlimart Silver Lake heads seaward. 2003 Great
Stargazer Stella Luna The mystique matches the music for once. 2002 Great
The Fashion Focus Starflyer 59 Blackness fiends and engine dreams. 1998 Great
Homogenic Björk As beautiful as Iceland; as incomprehensible as Iceland. 1997 Good
Curb Nickelback Now wait, hold on... 1996 Good
As Good as Dead Local H A fuckin' ugly highlight reel of 90s angst. I'm in love. 1996 Classic
Pacer The Amps Rock in rehab. 1995 Great
Magnified Failure As fun as songs about car crashes and arsons get. 1994 Classic
Angel Dust Faith No More Alt metal? Art metal. 1992 Classic
Gala Lush IT'S SO FUCKING SHINY. 1990 Classic
Lungs Big Black Prime Big Black? No. Primal Big Black? Absolutely. 1982 Good
Chronic Town R.E.M. Chiming, eerie, mirthful, and I have no clue what it means. 1982 Great