exalt

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About exalt

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  • Birthday 12/27/1998

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  • Favorite Genre
    Indie Rock
  • Favorite Artist
    Julien Baker
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  1. Ain't bad. I expected far, far worse to be honest. There's a lot of great parts here but as a whole it just falls a little short and a big reason for that I think is Lauren's lyrics. Her vocal delivery has been getting better and better (and she was a good vocalist to begin with), and the production on this is so crisp and slick that it's hard not to enjoy it - it's just incredibly repetitive and shallow. I've been a fan from day one, and I'll still definitely be going to see them in November, but nothing they've put out since has beat TBOWYB imo. Miracle is by and far one of the worst songs I've heard from an indie band this year. The anthemic "woah-oh-oh-oh"'s are something I'd expect from a band like Imagine Dragons, not CHVRCHES. But on the other hand, Really Gone is their best ballad, and they've always been strong at those. My Enemy, Graffiti, and Deliverance are all very solid tracks too. I doubt this'll break my top 10, but top 15/20 is definitely not an impossibility. The songs I'd heard are all much stronger in album form than they are on their own too. Overall I'm a little conflicted, it's far from their strongest, and I'd say EOE was also better, so strictly speaking this is their worst album, but that's not to say it's flat-out a bad album.
  2. Just listened to it. It's way more my speed! A lot more funky. I'm honestly hoping the album ends up being varied, I'm totally cool with a mix of songs like the SNL one and songs similar to this, just provided they have a bit more going for them y'know?
  3. I get that it's satirical! I just think that it could've been more interesting is all. And that's totally cool, I'm glad you dig it. I just think that for me it's either a grower, or it's confined to be a song that I don't dig as much. I don't mind the songwriting, I think it's got a good message, I just think the execution leaves something to be desired. It's also worth noting this is far from the kind of rap I enjoy usually.
  4. Reaaaaaaaaaaally not that keen on this. It's far from bad but the trap-inspired stuff is a bit of a turn-off. That last album was so left-field it was amazing, this feels kind of predictable. It's far from bad but I guess I expected more from 'bino. For what it's worth, the music video is amazing, the song itself though? Passable at best. Beat is kind of boring, the constant skrrt's, and the repetition of lines like @Uncreation said is just a bit dull imo. Still very keen to see what comes of this though!
  5. This is adapted from my bigger AOTY list but: 1. Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights 2. The National - Sleep Well Beast 3. Phoebe Bridgers - Stranger in the Alps 4. Alex Lahey - I Love You Like A Brother 5. Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me 6. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy 7. Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface 8. Big Thief - Capacity 9. Paramore - After Laughter 10. Gang of Youths - Go Farther In Lightness
  6. I saw them mention something on Twitter about working on new material. They said that their current tour is so limited because they're busy writing, so I'm hoping for a release sometime next year, probably summer or fall.
  7. I saw this thinking a new song was out, I got crazy excited for a split second haha. Nonetheless, thanks for this! This album is probably going to be my AOTY. I second this, I'll have seen her three times this year in November - she's phenomenal live and seriously knows how to get a crowd quiet.
  8. The only hardcore/metalcore release I was looking forward to this year - save for END - and they both came out in the same month. September's good
  9. My issue with these guys is always how long their tracks are - that being said this is a very strong album
  10. Funny you say that, I literally just spent a while on FB disproving this, but I don't wanna try and explain it again so I'm gonna copy and paste what I said there to here: it'd be amazing if there was another album, but on the other hand it doesn't make sense. This can't be a demo because it's too well-polished, and there's no reason for them to put Mene or IAAN (which sucked anyway oops) onto the album because that'd just be wasting space on songs we've already had for at least a year. There are so many references on this album about it being their last, including the outro of Batter Up. This isn't demos, and it's highly unlikely that this is just a 'scrapped album' that they released 'just because'. The only thing that hints at another release is that P!MT registered for two releases this year, PMT-009 and PMT-010, but I think PMT-010 is more likely to be a 7" or a live album or something. But I think that if people go around expecting another album, we're going to play ourselves the same way that the Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar fanbases played themselves. Stop expecting more, take this for what it is, and if you're wrong, be pleasantly surprised.
  11. I finished it! It seems to have Daisy's sort of southern influences with the occasional country tracks, it has Deja's lyricism where it's not too weird, but also not too straightforward, and Devil and God's ambition and scale. There's a lot of 'empty space' in the songs, it doesn't feel like walls of reverb like a lot of their past music did. The thing that really sticks out to me is just how Slow the record is. It's a lot more calm and peaceful than any of their previous stuff which I think personally is great, but I can see some people not liking it. The guitars are PHENOMENAL. I thought Julien Baker would take my number one spot this year but it seems she has competition now! This is phenomenal.
  12. Thank you so much for this! I loved their last album, the singles for this one haven't quite sold me on it though - so I'm curious to see what it's like!
  13. I never post on here but when i see someone being a jackass just for the sake of being a jackass its more annoying than ppl asking for a leak
  14. My mistake then, the way you phrased it made it seem like you didn't like it is all!
  15. Hundredth was* a melodic hardcore band, nothing says bands aren't allowed to change their sound. Of course, whether you like that or not is your choice, but a band has a right to change genre if they want to