【mini-rate】tennyson / different water

released 2019, independent. Tennyson's 'Different Water' ushers in the springtime with soothing melodies, spellbinding beats and exotic soundscapes reminiscent of Shugo Tokumaru's eccentricity. Intro track 'Streamer Nichome' is glorious, minimalist meets ambient dub in 'Melonpan', while 'Wintersleep' melds lullaby like vocals with a folk acoustic arrangement that soars like a flock migration. It's all very... Continue Reading →

【mini rate】boygenius ep

released 2018, matador records. A collaboration of three distinctive songwriters (Julien Baker of Forrister, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers) that wrote and produced a solemn and soothing EP in a matter of days. That's what I call genius, alright. Bite the hand ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Me and my dog ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Souvenir ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stay down ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Salt in... Continue Reading →

【mini rate】ariana grande / sweetener

The petite songstress returns with an album that offers plenty in terms of new sounds, styles and directions for her, proving that it's never too late to spice up your discography with some experimentation. Its track arrangement could be better, and the Pharrell-produced cuts could use some more polish, but "sweetener" remains a fresh experience,... Continue Reading →

【mini rate】christina aguilera / liberation

released 2018, rca records. Vocal acrobat "Xtina" returns with her first record in 6 years, a triumphant and modern return to form. Already receiving comparisons to Aguilera's magnum opus "Stripped" and glowing critical reviews! But who cares about other reviews? Not you, since you're on my site.  So at a glance, here are my thoughts~... Continue Reading →

【mini rate】lova / scripted reality ep

released 2018, universal music AB. Lova is a swedish vocalist who achieved viral success with two early singles this year, and at the young age of 19, she's definitely intent on making her mark on pop this year. How was her debut EP? Here are my quick thoughts! Careful ⭐️⭐️ You me and the silence ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Insecurities ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️... Continue Reading →

【mini rate】beach house / 7

In an effort to not burnout from so many in depth reviews (what a lazy fuck I am, right?), I've come up with the 'mini rate' : a tighter, more concise alternative to my existing review/rate format. In a mini rate, I will keep individual song thoughts to a minimum (0-2 sentences!) and rely on... Continue Reading →

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