Monthly Archives: February 2020

Album reviews, 2/25/20

Sarah Harmer- Are You Gone: This is like a modern-day release from an old 70’s folk singer or something. It certainly has that feeling of a contemporary reimagining of singer-songwriter vibes from yesteryear. But yes, she’s got a nice voice … Continue reading

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Album reviews 2/21/20

The Bloody Beetroots- The Great Electronic Swindle: Damn, these guys go hard! A slew of guest vocalists keeps each song feeling fresh, but front and center is the pulse-pounding electro house production. It’s so strong, it makes softer tracks like … Continue reading

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Album reviews 2/16/20

Conrad Sewell- Life: Ah, this is the debut LP of the guy who sang on Kygo’s “Firestone”. Love that track, and his voice is just as big here. That said, the intense spirituality at play was a real turnoff for … Continue reading

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Album reviews 2/13/20

Rammstein- Rammstein: Oh boy, new Rammstein! Obviously, this is their 2019 release, not their debut album of the same name. Always worth getting excited over. And while it kind of feels like they’re playing it safe with this one (minus … Continue reading

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Album reviews 2/7/20

Wild Nothing- Gemini: Wild Nothing’s first album is a much different beast from Indigo. (Thanks to the magic of Bandcamp, I’m listening to them back to back!) It’s far rawer, more garage rock than dream. I do want to single … Continue reading

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New World: Grease

Oh hey, they finally made a good Build movie.

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Album reviews 2/5/20

Charly Bliss- Young Enough: Power pop with a female singer, reminding me of groups like Delain. This is good, clean fun if a bit unamazing. I’d listen to more by these guys. 6.5/10

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Album reviews 2/3/20

Client- Authority: From 2014, Client’s most recent release. They’re doing pure dark synthwave now, it seems. After the somewhat repetitive “XXX Action”, this has a really strong middle, including the excellent “Refuge”. Seriously, there’s a string of extremely good music … Continue reading

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Kamen Rider Zi-O: Over Quartzer

I’ve been watching Zero-One long enough that I’ve forgotten what it’s like when Kamen Rider is actually funny.

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Album reviews 2/1/20

Destroyer- Have We Met: This is partially some of the worst New Wave the 80’s had to offer in 2020, and partially just weird nonsense. The singer sounds like he’s falling asleep (a criticism I had the last time I … Continue reading

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