Monthly Archives: January 2020

Album reviews 1/30/20

Andy Shauf- The Neon Skyline: Someone sure does want to be Paul Simon. The first track sets the tone for the rest of the album, a mumbly-voiced somebody rambling really quickly over soft acoustic guitar. I think this qualifies as … Continue reading

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Album reviews 1/27/20

Impellitteri- Wicked Maiden: It’s maybe a little embarrassing to say that my only experience with Impellitteri is a reference dropped in the middle of a Strong Bad email. So here’s an album from 2009! What do we have? Standard metal, … Continue reading

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Album reviews 1/23/20

Algiers- There Is No Year: This hit me right in the fact with energetic electro beats and a gospel call-and-response. Exciting as that opener was, the energy didn’t last, but I still couldn’t shake the feeling that I had stumbled … Continue reading

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Album reviews 1/17/20

Bloodbound- Rise of the Dragon Empire: There’s nothing more disappointing than unexciting fantasy metal. I’ve heard these guys on one occasion before, but I couldn’t help finding this album extremely thin for what they’re trying to do. Very little caught … Continue reading

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Album reviews 1/12/20

Dorian Electra- Flamboyant: Back around 2010, I made a prediction that the next big thing, the musical genre that would define the coming decade, would be ‘queerpop’. This was no doubt bouyed by the intense success of Lady Gaga; then … Continue reading

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Album reviews 1/10/20

Yahel- Deja Vu: Getting back into some older releases with a 2017 album from a psytrance artist I know for a number of collabs, as well as a cover of “Fear of the Dark” that’s really cool. Not to be … Continue reading

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Shazam!

The real magic was DC making a movie this good.

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Ultraman (2019)

No one deserved this.

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Star vs. the Forces of Evil

This show taught me that you can get me invested in anything so long as the characters take a break to fight stuff now and then. The ‘anything’ in this case is teen romantic drama.

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Album reviews 1/3/20

The Damned Things- High Crimes: This is a supergroup consisting of members of Fall Out Boy, Alkaline Trio, Everytime I Die and Anthrax. One of these things is not like the others. Their sound I’d characterize as punk-influenced hard rock, … Continue reading

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