【review】tofubeats / plastic love

released 2019, warner music japan. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I hate that I forgot this was coming out (I even announced it, get it together Manabu!), but at last, the tofubeats cover of the sensational Mariya Takeuchi track from '84 has landed in my Apple Music library. What is there to say about a song that practically the... Continue Reading →

【old, but gold】iyla / war+raindrops

released 2018, 3T entertainment. I was practically in full on hype mode for Mariah's fantastic "Caution" last fall, that it was easy for me to let some great music slip through the cracks. Iyla Blue released the "War+raindrops" EP back in October of 2018, and I've only just gotten to experience it. Magnificent is the... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】weezer / teal

released 2019, crush music. I'm normally a sucker for cover albums, but usually artists at least try to add their unique flavors to the songs they update.. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Weezer came out of nowhere with an album that plays it entirely too safe, with no real flavor amidst these cover... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】tallies / self-titled

released 2019, kanine records. Released on my 25th birthday, the debut Tallies album is remarkable, a dazzling hint of greatness and things to come from the infant band. There's no shortage of immediately memorable tracks, as the record hits you in the face with three back to back cuts (Trouble, Mother, Midnight) that don't miss... Continue Reading →

【review/rate】youth / unscathed

released 2018, moonbus records. Hailing from the picturesque Newfoundland, Youth's latest release "Unscathed", is an ideal soundtrack for a relaxing evening in. Perfect for studying, perfect for laying in bed alone and lost in pensive thought, and almost perfect in its production and ambition. "Outside Briefly" is a dream pop infused instrumental that has solemn... Continue Reading →

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