13 December 2013
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The way they combine the softness with the heaviness is what makes this record so beautiful
The best moments here come when the band hops the fence and scales a bit beyond its indie homefront
Consequence Of Sound
Au Revoir Simone
Move In Spectrums
It's a subtle album, one that will wrap the listener up and carry them off to the land of sleep
Under The Radar
VII gives you no indication that it was created after 1975
Under The Radar
Love’s Crushing Diamond
It's fine music to nest in
Where 2011's Room(s) messed with hyper, drum-machined-driven Chicago footwork, here the rhythms veer toward rolling drum and bass breaks, and the mood is a lot more relaxed
because the internet
When the parts here come together you can catch a glimpse of Glover’s ambitious plan fully realized, but these moments run scarce the further into the project you trudge
7 Days Of Funk
7 Days Of Funk
Don't call it a comeback, call it lark, and a funky, welcome one at that
A solid record that does exactly what you'd hope it does, nothing you think it shouldn't, and not quite enough to make you feel like they've explored every idea they could
While Snoop's voice is an easy match for the sound – both are low-key but hard-hitting – most of the tracks don't quite cohere
This might not keep Snoop from funking every cringe-worthy studio collaborator in sight, but it does prove that he can jump back on the Mothership anytime he feels like it
It's a welcome sign of life from an MC who many assumed to be over the hill, and where it fails, it fails on its own terms—and that's a kind of success in itself
Where his debut was crude, cartoonish and silly, this effort is faux-reflective, misguided and ultimately collapses under the weight of a concept that’s almost impossible to make sense of
The Line Of Best Fit
British Sea Power
From the Sea to the Land Beyond
A potent and poetic exploration of our own human mortality in contrast with the unyielding permanence of nature and the sea
Back To Land
Won’t immediately blow you away, but that warm, overdriven sound makes the latest LP from this San Francisco quartet another compelling one
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Some extremely enthusiastic reviews for the full-length debut from Brooklyn-based indie folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Lee. As well as a BNM from Pitchfork, there's a 9/10 from Consequence of Sound, while All Music call it "a remarkably engaging debut"
Since we've been around, that is. So, the highest-rated albums from the past four years and a half or so. Rankings are calculated to two decimal places.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Let England Shake
My Bloody Valentine
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
good kid, m.A.A.d city
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