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Everything posted by vbooy57

  1. Definitely the spiritual successor to T&Y (Mural Jr. for example), which is a major plus for my purposes. It's overly long, but that's not to say there aren't 98 mins worth of quality ideas. It's the kind of album you split into sessions.
  2. I am grateful for your service. Safari Al said this would be the final Milo album. I wonder if it's all Scallops from here on out.
  3. Thanks for the post, these guys are local for me. Loved their last LP, hope this is as good. Jimmy Howell is a fantastic guitar player/composer
  4. Just one of those albums you have to check out and dig through
  5. At the very least, it's a great album to put on while you're playing Burnout Paradise. It begins and ends strong, but there are some tracks near the middle that aren't as strong. Hard to really get a feel on this one after one listen, but it's definitely worth that much of your time.
  6. While the short length had me fiending for more, it's refreshing to get an album of this caliber that goes against the grain of rap albums' tendency to say all they have to say but keep talking regardless. Instead, we get a tight, focused product. Incredibly polished. King Push is by no means in my top 5, but he brings it on this one. Kanye shines on production, needless to say.
  7. Great upload, I kept forgetting to look around for that first EP. These lads are absolute legends of alternative rock.
  8. I can't name a band that goes harder than they do. Absolute chills every time I listen to them.
  9. Really the album I've been hoping they'd make since I first heard them.
  10. Impressive that they haven't lost a step. Some of the grooviest stuff this side of the River Styx.
  11. Comment about how awful the cover is... I would say this album is give or take what I'd expect after fourteen years. These aren't young men anymore and the music reflects that. More subdued, certainly, but I think there's more variety here. Maynard's vocals are top of the line, better than ever. It might not have the same earworms as their earlier ones did, I can't say, but it does what it does well. For the most part, anyway (Hourglass has some real questionable segments, to be sure).
  12. Maybe a little bit by the numbers, but there's a lot to like here. Great way to spend 21 minutes while you're studying for a final.
  13. I did not expect TI to be significantly better than Kanye on this track. Probably a Ye fan till I die though.
  14. Chayr - Desk (2018)

    Remarkably pleasant, with a dash of melancholy.
  15. This is so cool. I saw them on the tour after New Demons, but I think Treehouse takes them to the next level, would love to see them play those songs.
  16. I feel like this is a significant enough re-arrangement to justify the acoustic release. Treehouse is, in my opinion, their most fleshed out work so far and is definitely worthy of continuation.
  17. these cats must not remember Watch the Stove
  18. How so? I thought it brought about a nice change of pace, with some of their best guitar work in their discography. Jon Mess really pulled his weight on that one, as opposed to the most recent two where I felt like his sections were a drag on the rest of the song.
  19. I hope we see some reasonable change up for this album. The last couple seem to blend together to me. Not asking for a sea-change, of course, but when Eidola releases the best DGD album since 2013, I think we have an issue.
  20. I uh quite like this, though the A$AP verse wasn't fantastic. It did, however, fit the mood of the song. I never felt that the band fell off like some say, just a shift in styles. It's not a jam like The Kill, true, but it's rather well done.
  21. I wish XXXT was not a horrible person because I really love his stuff like this
  22. Probably his best Scallops work since Plain Speaking - Sedans and Private Temple Hours had me going in particular. Worth a look if you like his beatcrafting, of which there is plenty and excellence
  23. This was my biggest issue with the album. Yeah, it's well done and all, but I literally thought they had Tilian on guest vocals for the first track. I found their earlier work to be more engaging and more unique.
  24. How about a top 50 because I have edited my statement, 2 edgy. Every year, I expect to go into Album of the Year season stunned by the sheer number of excellent picks from other lists and websites, picking and choosing the best of the best only to end up filtering out many 8+/10 albums. That was not exactly the case this year. Maybe it's reflective of 2017 on the whole, but I felt like the general quality of music releases this year was not quite up to par with the last few years that I've done the list. It took until mid-December for an AOTY candidate to release that separated itself in some way from the pack. It seemed I could take a totally random pick off of RYM and it would belong on the list immediately as the competition wasn't as intense as I had been used to. 50. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister - Planetarium 49. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign 48. Weekly Words and Grammar - Twenty Years of Snow 47. Northlane - Mesmer 46. Jesu & Sun Kil Moon - 30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth 45. Code Orange - Forever 44. Spiritbox - Spiritbox 43. A Lot Like Birds - Divisi 42. The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody 41. Eric Victorino - Wake Up, I Miss You 40. XXXTentacion - 17 39. Dark Rooms - Distraction Sickness 38. Nocando - King Snake 37. Planning For Burial - Below the House 36. Street Sects - Rat Jacket 35. White Moth Black Butterfly - Atone 34. ‘68 - Two Parts Viper 33. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent 32. Ketha - 0 Hours Starlight 31. Colin Stetson - All This I Do for Glory 30. Oxbow - Thin Black Duke 29. Spotlights - Seismic 28. Milo - Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?! 27. SikTh - The Future in Whose Eyes? 26. The National - Sleep Well Beast 25. Nullingroots - Into the Gray 24. Cloakroom - Time Well 23. Blanck Mass - World Eater 22. Amenra - Mass VI 21. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World 20. Rosetta - Utopoid 19. Converge - The Dusk in Us 18. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked At Me 17. The Contortionist - Clairvoyant 16. Glassjaw - Material Control 15. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory 14. Jaden Smith - Syre 13. Caligula's Horse - In Contact 12. Fleet Foxes - The Crack-Up 11. Kendrick Lamar - Damn 10. Brockhampton - Saturation 9. Mathew Lee Cothran - Judas Hung Himself in America 8. Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream 7. Slowdive - Slowdive 6. Nocando - Severed 5. Sixo - The Odds of Free Will 4. Brockhampton - Saturation II 3. Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy 2. Brand New - Science Fiction 1. Brockhampton - Saturation III Without Brockhampton, I would've likely been left stranded as far as Album of the Year goes. Putting three albums from the same artist in the top ten is without precedent for me, let alone three albums released in six months. Each iteration of Saturation represented an improvement over the rest, culminating in what I needed to be AOTY: Saturation III. 2017 wasn't really a bad year in music or even necessarily a bad year overall, but nonetheless fell somewhat short of my expectations. Any of the top 10 from last year could've competed effectively with this year's picks. Godspeed. Our next steps forward are critical.
  25. Love Steadman's work, I'm reading Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in '72 right now and this artwork could slot right in with like Nixon and Agnew featured. Gets me hype to listen.