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Tag Archives: 2018

Will DiMaggio – At Ease


★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Happy left field electro. Discogs calls this future jazz which I’ll need to check out. Has a funky sort’ve new world vibe to it, cool pan flute sound. Thoughts This is really good, fresh and original sound. He successfully builds on the retro la-funk […]

Carla Bozulich – Quieter


★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Drifting experimental singer, range of styles and sounds. Ambient and dark. Thoughts I like something about this but as a straight document it didn’t really resonate with me. Felt it drifted too much and never delivered on impactful moments. Marc Ribot’s guitar was a fitting texture, I’d […]

Beach House – 7


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Electro rock. Spacey and ethereal at times, trip hop like. Thoughts Reminds me of the electro rock blonde redhead was popular for like 10 years ago but with better songwriting. Revisiting this a month or two later, really haven’t found a lot to come back to. More Info […]

Pusha T – Daytona


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Some of the best modern rap Thoughts A+ kanye production, like he’s somehow worked in all his best attributes (soul samples, modern industrial electro) and gave him to pusha t. Pusha keeps getting better. Still talking a lot about drugs but it’s more approachable. Fewer choruses and more […]

Playboi Carti – Die Lit


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Repetitive mumble raps ( I guess this is trap) over youthful production. It’s got that emo teen vibe uzi has – I really like the sound. Thoughts This is great. I don’t see the album having any lasting replayability but in 2018 it works. Feels like it’s a […]

Buzzy Lee – Facepaint EP


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Female pop singer fronting a band an indie adult contemporary band. Thoughts Good, poppy and catchy. Very ‘OK’ More Info Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Buzzy Lee – Facepaint EP Description: Album Review of Buzzy Lee – Facepaint EP Written by: stan Rating: 3 out of 5 […]

Drinks – Hippo Lite


★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Bare indie art rock Thoughts I like it, backended with simple guitar chords or melodies, the album seems to float through a variety of ideas. Vocals typically repeat a catchy mantra of some sort. Deliberately strange, the album gets a little tired and pretentious towards the end, […]

DJ Koze – Knock Knock


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? DJ koze’s undeniable house – quizzical hip hop beats meet German techno. Thoughts As much as I want to call every Koze release essential (seriously kozela thank you for the music) I think he’s at his best as a remixer. This album has some great peaks ( baby, […]

Minami Deutsch – With Dim Light


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Mostly instrumental jammy repetitive chord driven krautrock-like Thoughts Good not great modern krautrock. I’ve seen a UFO could’ve been a CAN track and kicks the 2nd half off for the better as the guitar solos get a bit more interesting and its more proper kraut. Bitter moon evolves […]

Tinashe – Joyride


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? New r&b, poppy, features rappers Thoughts I like Tinashe, she’s got a style that’s kinda chilled out and there’s a certain genuineness to her music. Songs aren’t polished and the album flows kinda like a mixtape. More Info Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Tinashe – Joyride Description: […]