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Tag Archives: 2017

Grand River – Crescente

16-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Modern intellectual compositional ambient like electro. Thoughts Well crafted with enjoyable moments but overall dull and drifting. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Grand-River-Crescente/release/10925592 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Grand River – Crescente Description: Album Review of Grand River – Crescente Written by: stan Rating: 2 out of 5  

Valee,Chase The Money – VTM

07-Aug-18

★☆☆☆☆ = Bad What’s it sound like? Disinterested generic rapping over amateur boomy beats. Thoughts If you’re not paying attention this sounds OK, I like the ‘removed’ vibe, but if you listen too close it falls apart. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Valee-CHASETHEMONEY-VTM/release/10661808 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Valee,Chase The Money – VTM Description: Album Review of Valee,Chase […]

Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us As It Is

06-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Future italio disco Thoughts This is good! I’ve generally been a fan of his productions but here he’s making Todd Terje’s nu-disco thing sexy and cool. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Lindstr%C3%B8m-Its-Alright-Between-Us-As-It-Is/release/11025485 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us As It Is Description: Album Review of Lindstrøm […]

Bambooman,Kirk Barley – Bambooman ‎– Whispers

02-Aug-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? An assortment of left field electro Thoughts I found the interludes Frost and melt interesting in their organic percussive approach. Static is a good one, Koze like. Guests on side one felt generic and uninspired, play it safe electro pop. The second half is much better opening […]

Pinegrove – Everything So Far

16-Jul-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Alt rock, has a 90s vibe to it. Thoughts Personal favorite band of mine. The songwriting can get repetitive but there’s a heartfelt sincerity that’s created in their music. The lyrics are key to this feeling, he sings with an uncertainty that illustrates a mature approach […]

D∆WN – Infrared

09-Jul-18

⭐⭐ D∆WN – Infrared Post-Blackheart I have high expectations for any Dawn Richard release but they aren’t met here; especially surprising given this is produced by Kingdom whose production is too bloated for her style. Gone is Dawn’s clever lyricism from Blackheart which was at times abstract, metaphorical and personal. Infrared is thematically promising but […]

Future, Young Thug – Super Slimey

05-Jul-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Future’s Atlanta stutter trap rap featuring young thug. Thoughts A solid outing, futures flow can get repetitive so it works well when he’s sharing a track with someone else. Young thug is going for it here, at times I feel he’s putting out too much material and wearing […]

Kerri Chandler – DJ-Kicks

21-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? A mix of songs from the 70s and 80s ranging from soulful jazz to r&b and proto rap. Thoughts It’s an ode to music made in NY that influenced Kerri. From that document standpoint it’s perfect and captures the time well. I personally enjoyed the jazzier tracks […]

Sports – Modern Species

20-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Reminds me of a more clubby version of the orb or 808 state. Thoughts Philip sherburne wrote the pitchfork review which covers things well ( https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/dj-sports-modern-species/ ) Tracks cover a range of influences (trance, dub, breakbeat house). It has a club vibe but extended. This would play very […]

Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls

19-Jun-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Pop-rap, the cover art presents an accurate view of the vibe. Thoughts Reminds me when Wayne was doing pop-rock a few years ago. The hooks and lyrics fall short and Young Thugs schtick gets a bit repetitive. I appreciate his attempt at a different style but this […]