posts listed under "album reviews"

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

our rating

8.3

(great)

key points

  • great disco-influenced dance tracks
  • amazing production value
  • collaborators bring a lot to the table
  • sometimes derivative
  • going back, but not forward?

key tracks

  • Doin’ It Right
  • Get Lucky
  • Lose Yourself to Dance
  • Contact
  • Giorgio by Moroder
  • Instant Crush

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justin-timberlake-20-20-experience-artwork-400x400

our rating

6.3

(eh)

key points

  • pretty voice
  • pushes boundaries of pop
  • long, repetitive tracks
  • inequality of tracks
  • lack of flow

key tracks

  • Pusher Love Girl
  • Suit & Tie
  • Mirrors

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Album Review: David Bowie – The Next Day

posted by on march 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm in Album Reviews

David Bowie - The Next Day

our rating

7.9

(good)

key points

  • forward-looking
  • strong musicianship
  • great songwriting
  • no instant classics

key tracks

  • The Next Day
  • Where are We now?
  • How Does The Grass Grow
  • You Feel So Lonely You Could Die

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Album Review: Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

posted by on march 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm in Album Reviews

Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse

our rating

7.4

(good)

key points

  • good experimental instrumentation
  • fun melodies
  • lack of focus

key tracks

  • pelican man
  • dropla
  • daisyphobia

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Album Review: Atoms for Peace – Amok

posted by on february 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm in Album Reviews

Atoms for Peace - AMOK

our rating

7.1

(good)

key points

  • radiohead-esque sound
  • thom yorke's voice
  • doesn't seem like a collaborative effort

key tracks

  • default
  • unless
  • judge, jury and executioner
  • amok

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Album Review: Local Natives – Hummingbird

posted by on february 25, 2013 at 11:30 am in Album Reviews

Local Natives - Hummingbird

our rating

6.8

(eh)

key points

  • it has potential
  • easy listening
  • slightly boring
  • little variation

key tracks

  • you & i
  • heavy feet
  • breakers

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Album Review: Foals – Holy Fire

posted by on february 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm in Album Reviews

Foals - Holy Fire

our rating

5.2

(bad)

key points

  • a couple of fun songs
  • mostly formulaic

key tracks

  • inhaler
  • late night
  • out of the woods

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Album Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

posted by on february 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm in Album Reviews

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - ii

our rating

8.4

(great)

key points

  • great guitar
  • not repetitive
  • maybe too experimental?

key tracks

  • swim and sleep (like a shark)
  • so good at being in trouble
  • the opposite of afternoon

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Album Review: My Bloody Valentine – m b v

posted by on february 6, 2013 at 10:25 am in Album Reviews

My Bloody Valentine - m b v

our rating

7.2

(good)

key points

  • Great Flow
  • Spacey Atmosphere
  • Repetitive

key tracks

  • She Found Now
  • New You
  • In Another Way

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Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God

our rating

8.6

(great)

key points

  • instrumental variety
  • voice
  • short length

key tracks

  • State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)
  • Know Til Now
  • All is Forgiven

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