im not a big fan of "old school" hip-hop simply due to the fact that with innovative artists we have nowadays (kanye west, kendrick lamar, danny brown), listening to the pioneers makes it easy to find faults - it can feel a lot more limited and overall, more confined. regardless, i really enjoyed this album more than i thought i would. the album does drag its feet a little bit going into the second half, but the flow is usually fun and enticing, which can, in turn, be said for the instrumentals. it's a pretty fun album, i would say it's far from perfect and does tend to overstay its welcome, as well as getting quite repetitive. nonetheless, it's clear to see why this release is listed here. holds some great highlights too, i.e Check The Technique.
i am familiar with all of beach house's discography, but i honestly didn't remember this album too well due to not listening in maybe a year. long story short, a relisten was definitely due, and i'm glad i got the opportunity to do so. the album starts off on a dazzling note with the enchanting Zebra and ends with an equally charming track, Take Care. nearly every track between shines with beauty, personality and dreamy gorgeousness. the music hangs over the listener with the softness of a blanket, but the nature of it as stunning and intense as the stars in the night sky. this is one to get lost in. alone in your room with the rain shattering your windows, or maybe holding hands with a lover as you watch those blue waves desperately gnaw at the sand. the choice is yours.
i listened to this before and it was mid and im not putting myself through it again. good job to Supermassive Black Hole though
not particularly an abundance of things that will blow you out of the water, but nonetheless, Rum Sodomy & The Lash features lots and lots of fun.
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this is another album i had already heard, but it was maybe a year ago and it was in need of a relisten as i could remember nothing. im really glad i revisited, as i dont remember it being anywhere near as fun as it realistically is. easily one of the most impressive and danceable indie rock albums out there.
i kinda find this very mid, i don't hate it and i thought it'd be something i would like but unfortunately i find the production to be very poor and the actual music to be both cold and in a position where it does absolutely nothing for me