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Old 11-24-2016, 04:55 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Colleen Green - I Want to Grow Up
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Yeah mother****er, that's right. We're going for a trifecta today. 3 reviews one journal, ya heard. The return of TH has inspired me I guess, or something.

I Want to Grow Up:
Oh damn, super fuzzy guitar lead to start this off. Not at all what I was expecting from this, but I certainly like what I'm hearing. Sort of has a Tacocat vibe to it, just a little less sugary. Really nice production as well, the drums in particular sound quite good. To quote the long lost JGuyGrungeman, the lyrics have "a certain type of teenage angst" which as an angsty teenager myself I do quite like.

Wild One: This track is a little less wild and noisy (ironically?) but I'm still a fan. She has a great voice, and this one is even more similar to Tacocat. Nothing to innovative going on, it's an indie-pop love song which I'm sure we've all heard before. It's catchy though and that's enough to please yours truly.

TV: The distorted guitar is back with this cut, still not as noisy as the first track and it doesn't seem to consume the track as much either. Very monotone and seemingly uninterested vocal approach. Not quite as catchy as the other tracks either, it does still have a certain charm to it though.

Pay Attention: Yesss, this is better. I like the upbeat jingle this one has going for it. This is definitely some solid power pop. Her guitar player and drummer are quite good as well, there have been a lot of moments where I've found myself enjoying them the most.

Deeper Than Love: This sounds slightly familiar, not sure where I've heard it but I do believe I have. Not crazy about the vocal effects, sounds like she's singing through a megaphone or a PA system. This track also lacks the fun and upbeat nature that had me digging the earlier cuts. Not bad but a little drearier than I'd like to hear after the other songs. This cut is more synth-pop than anything else I think.

Things That Are Bad For Me (Part I): Better, but it still reminds me a lot of Tacocat and I can't shake that resemblance off. It's not necessarily a bad thing, I just think they do the sound a little better.

Things That Are Bad For Me (Part II): Pretty cool transition between the two tracks. I like this song more already though, very atmospheric and droney repetitive guitar makes for a different approach from her. Slight feedback from the guitar as we progress but for the most part it's just a simple, hypnotizing loop that really draws me. Think Chelsea Wolfe but less heavy and dense. This is one of the best tracks so far. A guitar solo to cap this one off too, me digs.

Some People: Back to the poppier style here, most comparable to the second track with the sugary approach and less monotonousness vocals.

Grind My Teeth: She definitely has a knack for writing some catchy hooks. As the track slows down my interest starts to drain a little bit, not crazy about the direction it takes. The synths coming in aren't really changing my opinion but the chorus comes back around and it's all good again. ICANTSTOPGRINDINGMYTEETH.

Whatever I Want: Solid way to end the album. Most of what I enjoyed about Things That Are Bad For Me (Part II) is featured here as well. She can make some damn good songs when she really wants, shame the album is a bit all over the place.

Final Verdict: There's some tracks I really found myself enjoying, and some that just never made much of a mark. As a whole I would say the good outweighs the bad, but this is definitely an album that will see me put the skip button to use if I listen to it again.

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Old 11-24-2016, 07:18 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Oh and that Acme album is basically a comp put together after the band split if I remember correctly. So if it's not put together brilliantly at the end then it is what it is.
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:43 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Oh and that Acme album is basically a comp put together after the band split if I remember correctly. So if it's not put together brilliantly at the end then it is what it is.
Yeah, I don't give a **** it was awesome regardless.
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**** it, replace Nostromo with Stampin' Ground's A New Darkness Upon Us. And make sure to blast that **** through some headphones this time.

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https://ququmatz.bandcamp.com/album/tepeu

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Old 11-26-2016, 03:38 PM   #177 (permalink)
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I'm going to add them both because I promised I would review your album but ended up forgetting about it.
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MC Trustan - Metaphoric Train Wrec
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Just to preface the review, I have already heard the album before. For those not aware, this is a weird comedy mash-up trackwreck album but MB's own Tristan Geoff. In his own words, I believe he said the goal was to combine Speeding Bullet 2 Heaven, Angelic 2 The Core, and every other **** album released over the past few years. So, yeah let's get crackin'.


Intor _ to the Album: The album begins with some synths and a seemingly techno influenced drum beat. MC Trustan introduces us to the album while mentioning some of his influences on the project (**** Vanilla Ice) and then we move on.

Every M0rn|ng: We get a nice breakdown of what Tristan does every day on this track. For those ever wondering what a morning in the world of Tristan Geoff consists of, look no further than this song. Also there's a nice little shoutout to his main man Qwertyy on this track. Pretty short though.

The $addest $ong ($kit): Track 3 presents us with a wonderful cover of Green Day's Wake Me Up When September Ends. And by wonderful, I mean... well... listening is not advised. The cover transitions into Boulevard of Broken Dreams and Tristan repeats IWALKALONE over... and over... and over... and over... Did Frown play the guitar on this song? Sounds like something he would do.

No $leep For Tr1stan: Easily one of the funniest songs on the record here. A hilarious remix of Beastie Boys No Sleep Till Brooklyn. Tristan's flow is truly impeccable on this cut. Best line "Brooklyn, sleep, I mean Tristan..."

Dn $$$1ggy: Ode to Danzig right here. Just a little bit of praising to the O.G horror punk icon. "He's in a band called The Misfits, and everyone at the mall has their t-shirt" fact. This adds a brand new description to the term mumble rap. Also Dave Grohl ****ing sucks.

Onion$ (Skit): I think this might just be a sample from something ****ed up and slowed down, but I have no idea. Takes up time and space but doesn't really offer anything. It gets really noisy near the end #saveallears

TheDupe1One Hype#: Talking briefly over a rap beat for 2 and a half minutes... nothing to see or hear here. Another s/o to Qwertyy tho.

Maemes Plz: 2nd best song on the album. HARAMBE MEMESSSSS. Ever wanted to hear Tristan rap over a Death Grips beat? You got it. I'm a Death Grips and meme addict so this doubles down for me.

Quote requote###: Anotha one of those mumble rap tracks. This beat reappears time and time again on the album to the point that it kind of makes me want to kill myself.

Hemin)wah (skit): I think the funniest thing about the album is how it takes things so far past the point of being even remotely entertaining and causes you to go a little crazy. Props Tristan, you accomplished the goal you set out to achieve.

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Trustan's Island: ENDS

Final Verdict: Alright Trit. I'm going to be honest wit ya. I laughed, I cried, and I wasted my time. Two best songs are pointed out ^ up there. Aside from that, like I said, you accomplished your goal of making the ultimate trackwreck album that almost inspired me to put my head through a well. Props my dude.

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Can't find that album anywhere grindy. Link to stream or download if you don't mind?
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Alec K. Redfearn & The Seizures - Exterminating Angel
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grindy is yet to recommend me a bad album, and I'm hoping this one will see the trend continue. Not familiar with the artist, but RYM has this tagged as avant-folk which certainly intrigues me.

Voice to Skull: The first thing that stands out to me is the vocals. For awhile I thought there was some sort of effect on them, but I'm second guessing that now. Hmm, I really like this. It's dark, dreary, and kind of spooky. I wouldn't exactly think of this as avant-folk but it's pretty good nonetheless. I love how they manage to use the accordion without making it feel gimmicky and quirky.

Isle of Swine: Speaking of accordion, that's how we're picking things up on this track. This track reminds me a lot of the Only A Mother album you rec'd me. The male singer is starting to remind me of Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse. I love the short instances of intensity backed with the electric guitar. Another good track.

Rise: This track kicked off with a garage rock vibe, interesting transition from the first two tracks. There's some seriously awesome musicianship on display, this track almost boarders on being metal? Wow, incredible. I could do without the female vocals to be honest, but that's a fairly minor critique.

Elzebet: Very slow build during the intro of this song. Perhaps my least favourite track so far, it doesn't seem to excite in the way that the earlier cuts did. I do enjoy it though, it's rather hypnotizing during the instrumental bits.

The Picture: This has a similar eerie feeling to the opening track. Very atmospheric and dense, I could imagine someone walking through a dimly lit forest while this played. I struggle to pay much attention to lyrics on my first listens, but this album seems to contain some very... interesting ones to say the least. Might warrant a second lesson for that reason alone.

Gesualdo: A little avant-garde inspired guitar at the beginning. Transitions into some beautiful guitar work while the singer tells a tale about murdering his wife? You know, from the lyrics I've picked up so far death and murder seems to be a rather large theme. Definitely works alongside the dark and dreary instrumentation.

The Hole: Probably my least favourite cut on the record. Not bad, but at 7 minutes long it failed to really impress me in the same manor that the other tracks have.

Maria: Already on the last track; this album has flown by. I love the vocal melody on this one. Some great lyrics as well. This one reminds me a bit of Modest Mouse as well. Not a bad way to close the album by any means.

Final Verdict: That may just pass Bob Drake as my favourite album discovered through this journal. Top to bottom there are very few issues with this album. The part I've loved about your recs up to this point is how they artists have managed to always incorporate instruments like accordions, cellos, saxophones, xylophones, and just about anything and everything else in prominent roles while keeping the music very upbeat and fun. I wish this album was on Spotify because I plan to come back to it again multiple times, but it's certainly worth the extra effort just to hear it.

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