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just by the way, the whole renard thing actually cleared up, the person who was crying rape admitted that she withdrew consent after the fact or something shitty >_> (at least from what i've heard)

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btw spreadsheet will be up tomorrow

too tired to finish tonight (this does not bear well for this project)
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Replace Terminal11 - Speed Modified with Boris - Flood, please.
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Here is spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...nfk/edit#gid=0

Tell me if I made any mistakes

And recommend more shit if you haven't. Maybe I shouldn't limit people to 10 but goddamnit I want unique requests from unique people.

Thus... I'm still 239 albums short.
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Think you could go fore some classical? If so....

William Schuman - New England Triptych
Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring

Neither is an "album" but both are around 20 minutes so good enough.
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Guess what idiot wanted to start today but lost his only pair of working headphones?

Yeah... This weekend, I swear
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william basinski - el camino real
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(In no particular order)

1. Flying lotus- Los Angeles
2. Shpongle- tales of the inexpressible
3. Shpongle- nothing lasts... But nothing is lost
4. Secede- tryshasla
5. Muse- origins of symmetry
6. Eminem- Marshall mathers LP
7. Anamanaguchi- endless fantasy
8. Boards of Canada- geogaddi
9. Massive attack- mezzanine
10. Lovage- music to make love to your old lady by
11. Evil needle- homework
12. Shiny toy guns- we are pilots
13. Justin timberlake- futuresex/love sounds
14. Linkin park- reanimation
15. Rush- permanent waves
16 Thievery corporation- it takes a thief
17. Boards of Canada- music has the right to children
18. The flashbulb- Kirlian selections
19. FlexE- programmable love songs volume one
20. Benn Jordan- pale blue dot(a tribute to carl Sagan)
21. This will destroy you- young mountain
22. Sigur ros- Ágætis Byrjun
23. God is an astronaut- all is violent all is bright
24. Arts the beatdoctor- transitions
25. Mellow beats, friends, and lovers
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1. Steve Roach - Darkest Before Dawn
2. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Bloodstream Sermon
3. 36 - Memories in Widescreen
4. Benn Jordan - Pale Blue Dot
5. Autechre - Oversteps
6. Xanopticon - Liminal Space
7. Thomas Koner - La Barca
8. The Flashbulb - Kirlian Selections
9. Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
10. Symbion Project - Contrapasso
11. Secede - Tryshasla
12. Richard Devine - Cautella
13. Ophidian as Raziel - To Sing of Desecration
14. Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire
15. Jacaszek - Treny
16. Duncan Avoid - Metaphysics
17. Burial - Untrue
18. AtomTM - Liedgut
19. Ryoji Ikeda - Dataplex
20. William Basinski - Disintegration Loops
21. William Basinski - Melancholia
22. Eluvium - Static Nocturne
23. Fires Were Shot - Solace
24. Hammock - Chasing After Shadows... Living With the Ghosts
25. Helios - Eingya

not in order, it would be impossible to do
however I will say that Melancholia, Pale Blue Dot, Oversteps, Kirlian Selections, and Music Has The Right To Children are top 5
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1. gruvis malt - with the spirit of a traffic jam
2. john coltrane - a love supreme
3. nas - illmatic
4. a tribe called quest - midnight marauders
5. smokey and miho - the two EPs
6. detektivbyran - E18
7. our lady peace - spiritual machines
8. aesop rock - float
9. kid dynamite - self titled
10. jay-z/dangermouse - grey album
11. beatles - white album
12. les savy fav - inches
13. sage francis - personal journals
14. flashbulb - kirlian selections
15. john coltrane - blue train
16. fela kuti - the best best of fela kuti (it's a compilation but all of his albums aside from this are one or two tracks long so i feel like this is fair)
17. none more black - file under black
18. tower of power - back to oakland
19. third eye blind - self titled
20. nofx - so long and thanks for all the shoes
21. gorillaz - self titled
22. q and not u - no kill no beep beep
23. gil scott heron - pieces of a man
24. gram parsons - GP/grievous angel
25. john coltrane and johnny hartman
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1. hana sumai - decayed ocean asylum
2. Eluvium - Copia
3. Blitz Lunar - Triptunes
4. Deafheaven - Sunbather
5. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
6. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
7. Mono & World's End Girlfriend - Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain
8. Love Through Cannibalism - Serial Experiments Tangela
9. Protest the Hero - Volition
10. A Winged Victory for the Sullen - A Winged Victory for the Sullen
11. Gas - Pop
12. Protest the Hero - Scurrilous
13. William Basinski - The Garden of Brokenness
14. Radiohead - In Rainbows
15. 夢中夢 [Mutyumu] - イリヤ -Il y a-
16. Protest the Hero - Kezia
17. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
18. Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
19. PROTODOME - Bluescreen
20. Protest the Hero - Fortress
21. Blackmill - Miracle
22. Belong - October Language
23. Emotional Joystick - Bellicose Pacific
24. 36 - Hypersona
25. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
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1. Alvvays - Alvvays
2. Ultramarine - Young Galaxy
3. Invisible Republic - Young Galaxy
4. Feel It Break - Austra
5. Perpetual Surrender - DIANA
6. The North - Stars
7. The Bones of What You Believe - CHVRCHES
8. Fire - Electric Six
9. Seven (+1) - Entertainment for the Braindead
10. Hybrid Awaken - Lunar
11. The Electric Lady - Janelle Monae
12. Daft Punk - Discovery
13. Mother Mother - O My Heart
14. Muse - Origin of Symmetry
15. MuteMath - MuteMath
16. I dunno can't think of any more

in no particular order, don't feel like ordering them
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EDIT: alright here we go

dev/null - Lazer Thrash
Aesop Rock - Skelethon
Mono - Hymn To The Immortal Wind
Gifts From Enola - Loyal Eyes Betrayed The Mind
Death Grips - Exmilitary
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
The Jet Age of Tomorrow - The Jellyfish Mentality
Amon Tobin - Foley's Room
Amon Tobin - ISAM
Food For Animals - Scavengers
Food For Animals - Belly
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Squarepusher - Hello Everything
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Rustie - Glass Swords
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Blueprint - 1988
If These Trees Could Talk - Red Forest
If These Trees Could Talk - Above The Earth, Below The Sky
Shlohmo - Bad Vibes
Daft Punk - Discovery
Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels
Racionais MCs - Chora Agora, Ri Depois
Eskmo - Eskmo

These are the most memorable and enjoyable albums I've came across in 22 years. This list will never be definitive, but so far, this is what I got.
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this is less my Top 25 and more A Bunch of My Top 40

1. Frances the Mute - The Mars Volta
2. O My Heart - Mother Mother
3. Meteora - Linken Park
4. Discovery - Daft Punk
5. Like Clockwork... - Queens of the Stone Age
6. The Destruction of Small Ideas - 65daysofstatic
7. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
8. Opus at the End of Everything - The Flashbulb
9. Pale Blue Dot - Benn Jordan
10. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 - Coheed and Cambria
11. Americana - The Offspring
12. Nothing Lasts... But Nothing is Lost - Shpongle
13. A Lesson in Crime - Tokyo Police Club
14. Mickey Mouse Operation - Little People
15. Toxicity - System of a Down
16. Black Holes and Revelations - Muse
17. Redeemer - Machinae Supremacy
18. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
19. Liquid Tension Experiment 2 - Liquid Tension Experiment
20. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
21. Dust to Dust - Heavenly
22. OK Computer - Radiohead
23. Rust in Peace - Megadeth
24. ( ) - Sigur Ros
25. Take off Your Pants and Jacket - blink-182
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Day 1: We Are Pilots by Shiny Toy Guns (Album Choice: Korny)

Well... I'm like 2 or 3 weeks late but that's okay. I'm not gonna bother looking these guys up or writing an introduction or anything. Let me just crack open Spotify and get this over with. Tonight I'm too busy freaking out over tomorrow's Math and Latin finals so this review will not be wordy.

That first track wasn't so bad, I'm not a huge synthpop fan but hey, the alternating gender vocals were good and the song was catchy overall. But this second track, what the fuck? This bass is gross and so are the female rap vocals. I have no idea why, but this song reminds me of eating expired curry in a moist nightclub that smells like a mixture of BO and mescaline. Or maybe a Ke$ha concert. THIS was the lead single?! Why did I look that up I have to study for this math final (screw Latin).

These vocals are not to my taste. AGH DAMN THESE ADS I DON'T HAVE TIME. Tracks 3 to 5 all start out kinda spacey sounding, which definitely appeals to me, but they turn into clubby tracks within a few moments. You know, I didn't like the vocals on Le Disko, but I have to admit that they made the most sense for any song here. Overall, the female lead vocals make way more sense than the male lead vocals. I mean, we have these cold synths paired with a emo(tional) vocalist. It works about half the time (Rainy Monday, You Are The One). The rest of the time it's a really weird contrast. Shaken is a case where it works though, oh hell yes it works. The murky synths, chirping electronics, and pounding drums work PERFECTLY with the overemoting male vocals, and the female vocals in the middle are timed perfectly. Highlight track found. I'm just writing down everything that comes to mind. I'm not gonna check to see if these sentences are coherent or not. I hate Geometry, and I hate Latin. Thank god this is the last Latin test I'll ever take, and... Ah pre-calc. Damnit.

It's not very professional to go off on tangents, but screw you I'm doing this for fun. So yeah. This album. Okay I guess. I swear these will get better, but I have to study.

Best Track: Shaken
Rating: 6/10
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Day 2: If You Wait by London Grammar (Album Choice: Trevor P)

One album down and a missed day already. Jesus Christ. Well hey, I promised it wouldn't be that formal. This time I'm actually gonna look up the album.

How's this for an introduction? London Grammar is a three-piece. They have a singer, percussionist/keyboardist and guitarist. Why do so many modern bands disrespect the bass? This album is about the singer's troubled teenage yearah fuck this let's just listen. Regular version no deluxe eff that.

So, to go off on a tangent, today I was panhandling with some other people and I learned Ray J makes babies cry. I didn't bother asking for his autograph because only an asshole would make babies cry deliberately.

But seriously, sing some 12-bar blues and nobody really cares, including babies. Sing I Hit It First in the presence of infants and they will cry.

Especially if the person singing is Ray J.

So according to my 20-second research the vocals got all the praise but after these first two tracks, I'm giving my praise to that liquid guitar tone. I have a headache so I'm paying literally zero attention to lyrics. How good can lyrics about teenage years be, "I fell in love, drank a lot, that loser broke my heart, drank in a less social context". The end. The vocals are pretty strong, I'll say that. Not really to my taste but I can see why they picked up praise. Since when does Spotify have consecutive ads? And since when does not reading books equate to becoming a creepy cat lady. It's not like those things are mutually exclusive. 5 tracks down, maybe I'll start paying more attention.

I didn't pay any more attention. I do notice that this album has too many piano ballads. And there doesn't seem to be much variety in the album outside of those ballads. Everything is pretty formulaic and samey. Fluid guitar lines, keyboard playing the bass parts or a trip hop drum beat, and those low, almost operatic vocals... I can see why this is tumblrcore (I'm just assuming it is based on the recommendation). When they change it up, it really doesn't make much of an impact, at all. Flickers adds in tribal drums and male backup vocals, and it still feels the same. And the album ends with another piano ballad. Wowee.

I guess I didn't pay enough attention to really write a review. But damnit I have a headache. This album didn't increase that headache nor soothe it. It was really samey. By default I'm giving it a middle of the road rating.

Best Track: I said I didn't pay any goddamn attention
Rating: 5/10

Now it's time for some headache curing food and some Boards of Canada and I'm gonna be HG HJHG HAAAALL right! Then the next album.
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HEY IF YOU READ THIS AND YOU HAVEN'T RECOMMENDED ANY ALBUMS YET... FUCKING DO SO


Day 3: Programmable Love Songs Volume One by FlexE (Album Choice: korny)

3 albums, 2 requests from the same guy. Wow. Also 5 days and 2 already skipped. Wow.

Finals are over though. Hooray! Now I can catch up if I don't get lazy... I'll probably get lazy.

FlexE is a pseudonym for Benn Jordan, most commonly known as the Flashbulb. He makes IDM and Classical music, both genres I find to be rather pleasant yet rarely listen to. In terms of The Flashbulb, the only full album I've listened to is Kirlian Selections. Pleasant enough, not an amazing standout but it had some good tracks. Okay this intro is a waste of time.

This first track reminds me of Selected Ambient Works 85-92, same lo-fi chill sound. The second track has a bit more energy. I'm really not in the mood to focus. I must say that this sounds much older than 2004. What was the recording period of these songs? It sounds so incredibly retro a good chunk of the time.

Well, too tired to write much, but I like this album. The retro sound has grown on me, with the fast breaks, warm synths, and cheesy samples, and any time guitar is brought in it's fucking awesome. The chiptune tracks are good too. Not something I'll listen to daily, but not bad at all.

Okay I swear these reviews will get better over time. Still decompressing from finals and talking about course changes.

Best Track: Fashion Beagle
Rating: 7/10
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Day 4: Whenever, If Ever by The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

Dear anyone who has a band name that unnecessarily long,

FUCK YOU.

Okay let's get to listening. Today I will be reading The Maxx while listening, because I already watched the whole cartoon series and now I have to read to get the rest of the story. The review will hopefully be slightly more indepth this time since my attention span for reading is shorter than your appendage.

You know, fingers are pretty short.

Did I mention I'm biased against emo music? I try my best to avoid biases, but the concept of emo is one I can't seem to get behind. Everything I've heard that isn't moderholy shit this guys voice is almost IceJJFish bad. Bad, bad, bad. It actually sounds like he's using a double-track effect to make it WORSE, and singing out of key on purpose to make it WORSE. Is that an attempt to convey despair? I hope it's not, because it doesn't. It just sounds horrible. Anyways, what I was going to say is that everything I've heard in terms of emo has been a disappointment. Most modern emo stuff sucks, Sunny Day Real Estate was an exercise in monotony after that first track off of Seven, and Rites of Spring felt like a subpar Fugazi album.

The use of horns in Fightboat is cool but it leads up to nothing. Instrument wise this isn't so bad, but god, do all the tracks have this same drunken Rody Walker style of singing? It's more laughable than irritating, thus I can sit through it without ripping off my earbuds in anger like I do any time I hear Billy Corgan, but goddamn, I could take this a bit more seriously if the singer sobered up. God destroy these consecutive ads please. Let me get to sleep faster.

Any time there are group shouts, this album wins in my eyes. Any time we get into some quiet buildup, this album wins in my eyes. Any time the singer starts to strain, this album falters. The transition from You Will Never Go to Space to The Layers of Skin We Drag Around is fantastic in spite of inebriated vocals, and that diminuendo in Ultimate Steve is breathtaking. Then we get to drunken folk-rock man in Gig Life and it's all over, like crashing from coffee.

Onto the last two tracks now, and Low Light Assembly is actually really pretty, with the choral vocals and tremolo-laden guitar. Definitely a highlight, partially due to the fact that the vocals aren't hilarious. As a matter of fact, WHY DON'T THEY UTILIZE THESE OTHER VOCALISTS MORE?! They clearly don't suck, the lead singer clearly sucks. Use logic more, band. The bits of feedback toward the end are something I'm admittedly a sucker for, like a Kangaroo.

Getting Sodas is as post-rocky as the album gets, with the longer runtime of 7 minutes, blatant crescendo use and the only horns I've noticed outside of Fightboat. It's basically a 3 minute song which then goes into a 4 minute crescendo, which leads up to ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. It ends right when it should explode. Maybe I'm missing something, but goddamn that was disappointing.

Well, this album wasn't that bad. It was best when it was more post-rock than emo, and more listenable when it was instrumental. But not that bad. Perhaps my bias against emo is starting to go away... Perhaps.

But don't try to tell me that Sunny Day Real Estate is anything more than overhyped bullcorn.

Best Track: Low Light Assembly
Rating: 6/10 (Jesus my ratings are so middling it's pathetic)
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Ever have one of those days that starts great, almost becomes fantastic but then takes a sharp nosedive and at the end, you just wanna say "fuck it" and wallow in self-pity?

Yep, today's that day.

So instead of using random.org like usual, I'm gonna cherry pick two albums today based on titles to hope that they'll improve my emotions because my usual dosage of Pink Moon, Tonight's The Night and Third/Sister Lovers is NOT providing me the usual catharsis I hope for.

Jesus I feel miserable.

Day 5: Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit by Snowing (Album Choice: ChikaraGuy)

Heh, yeah... Pink Moon really isn't working. So turns out this is an emo band... Is that a self-deprecating title then? And this is only an EP. Good, I'm not sure how much I can bear at a time.

So, compared to yesterd- I mean last album, this is much less post-rock in style, very garage band esque, with much more bearable vocals that are still idiosyncratic but don't seem to be deliberately offkey. "This is a song that will most likely bore you" yeah you're right about that.

For the most part, these guys are adequate at what they're doing, but I see nothing special about this. Another emo band. Also, it isn't cathartic at all. This doesn't make me feel better about the fact that High School sucks and now I know what I'm listening to when these reviews are over for the night.

Why is it that most emo is interchangeable? Apparently these guys are way better than every other emo band enough to become a /mu/ sensation but it sounds like every other emo band to me (Emo in terms of this style, it's not nearly as unbearable as the dumbass emo-screamo bands or the super sissy bands that the weird girls in your middle school class always wore shirts for).

Best Track: Not in the mood
Rating: 5/10

Day 6: Evisceration Plague by Cannibal Corpse (Album Choice: Sonicman68)

Let's go for the anger aspect instead.

Gotta be frank, the few songs I've heard from this band (mostly from Tomb of the Mutilated) I did not like, so I go into this cautiously. Unlike emo, I have no death metal bias, I loved what I heard of Decapitated and Death and enjoyed Amon Amarth but these guys seemed a bit... I dunno, sophomoric? Like Dethklok except these guys aren't cartoon characters. But we'll see how it goes.

So yeah, this is immediately different from the songs I've heard already from this band. The vocals are partially understandable, the riffs are more prominent, the drums have a bit more punch (but still play pretty much only blastbeats) and overall there seems to be a bit more energy.

And as different as it is, it still sounds pretty stupid. The more distinguishable riffs mean the guitar solos get to shine a little bit more, but the endlessly chugging riffs and endless blastbeats don't impress, and the post-surgery vocals get grating after a while. Hell, even the guitar solos are kinda boring. They're technically impressive, sure, but what good is a bunch of mindless sweeps if the main riff fails to captivate me?

A little tangent, but tell me, when you feel like you're being shit on for doing the right thing, what should you do? I see all these people smoking weed and having mindless sex, and I'm busy trying to do work to improve the school system as a damn kid, and I feel unsatisfied... Fuck my hormonal bullshit. But really, this is a pretty tough life at times. I have a really good job, try to be a good person, I've done some pretty big things, meeting with senators FFS, but I'm still unhappy. Jesus Christ I sound like a little bitch and I must stop. Save it for group. Boosh."

After listening, I decided to compare this album to death metal I like by listening to a song each from Death and Decapitated. I think the biggest difference between those two bands and this one is that those bands sound intelligent. This isn't so much "stupid" as it is "basic". The whole thing sounds like it's designed for mass appeal (or as much mass appeal as death metal can get), like if "bubblegum death metal" was a term this could very well be it. The differences between bands are so subtle yet so apparent to me. Maybe I'm just a pretentious prick.

Also, this album didn't provide any catharsis either... SHIT.

Best track: Nope, still not feeling it
Rating: 3.5/10

Yeah I think I'm just gonna watch some Venture Bros so I can feel the failure.
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Crane's Dreams - Kazakhstan
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
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Avey Tare & Panda Bear - Spirit They've Gone Spirit They've Vanished
FreeTEMPO - The World Is Echoed
hana sumai - decayed ocean asylum
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hmm. okay

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Day 7: A Day At The Races by Queen (Album Choice: Remi C)

I laughed really hard when I got this choice. Thank you random.org

I'm also not depressed anymore, this'll be fun. I'm somewhat disappointed that this album doesn't contain any of the classics that I've heard. You know, Another One Bites The Dust, We Will Rock You, the forever classic Bohemian Rhapsody (that is pomp and bombast done right!). The closest thing to a song I think of as classic is Somebody To Love, but that was Jefferson Airplane. Anyways, let's see how I like this, I mean those songs were all pretty good, when it comes to stadium rock I'd much rather listen to Bohemian Rhapsody than some stupid Bon Jovi or REO Speedwagon bullcrap.

Those opening gongs are effing hilarious. And this first song totally rocks. Like, I would totally jump around like an idiot if I wasn't so lazy. This second song... I'm not convinced these guys are the best balladeers but hey, they are really good with harmonies. Not quite Brian Wilson level but they're pretty good. The song itself is kinda boring though. My wrists hurt. That is my excuse for getting more spare in my writing now.

This is not the Jefferson Airplane classic. It's not a bad song but I still prefer Grace Slick... No wait I hate Grace Slick. I prefer the rest of the Airplane. Or just Surrealistic Pillow since I've heard nothing else by the band.

I laughed a couple of times listening to this record. How much description do you need reviewing Queen? It's fucking Queen. Cheesy, bombastic, and arena-oriented rock. Those all sound like derogatory terms, and they may be, but who cares? Maybe this is a bit over-the-top but it still effing rocks.

Best Track: Tie Your Mother Down
Rating: 8/10
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Day 8: God Bless Tiny Tim by Tiny Tim (Album Choice: Chris W)

I am tempted to just give this a 10/10 and call it a night. I'm not gonna write this as I listen. I'm gonna let it all sink into my head then write my thoughts out.

Transition here.

Well I said I'm not gonna write, but let me fix that. I'm not gonna write about the music itself. But the RYM page is fair game. It's very tempting to react to this music, not writing at all would be too damn hard. So... This RYM page. What the hell genre is standards? And Vaudeville? Is that a type of music? Shouldn't that be on RateMyTheater or something? One morning I shot an elephant in my panTHIS IS TOO HARD. The people on RYM seem to genuinely admire this man as a lost genius, not some obscure freak. I can't comment whether I agree or not because, you know, I'm not gonna comment... Shit. Everyone remembers that Spongebob episode right? Where there was a Tiny Tim song? Well, this album may or may not be totally loaded with songs like that! It's an album chockful of music!

Okay I must note one thing. The intro to The Other Side is SCARY AS HELL.

Back to not commenting!

Okay it's over. And... Wow. I don't know how to react to that. Is it novelty music? People are adamant on saying it's not but I'm not 100% sure. I mean, it seems like a lot of the time he was trying to entertain us. And it's described as vaudeville. As for the music, I can see why his voice would be grating but damnit I rarely care about voices. The arrangements were, for the most part, pretty good. You know I don't have much to say... Just, my mind is blown right now.

Screw you, I'm giving this a 10/10 just so you feel compelled to disagree with me.

Best Track: Strawberry Tea
Rating: You know, someone is bound to complain but screw you, 10 out of freaking 10. 10/10. 100 percent.
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Day 9: Era Extrana by Neon Indian (Album Choice: David H)

Nope, not doing an indepth review today.

Three tracks in this is pretty good I guess. Electronic noise layered on top of jumpy synthlines with annoyingly effected dreamy vocals. These songs all sound the same. Yes, these songs are completely interchangeable. But the formula works. It's too subtle to ever get in your face and make a standout track, but thankfully too subtle to get grating for what is 45 minutes of the same shit over and over again.

Yeah this album just breezed by. And if this is chillwave, that's a cruddy genre name. This doesn't make me wanna chill this makes me wanna dance. I mean, 45 minutes of electronic repetitive noisy catchy music is supposed to relax me? Nope.

Standout Track: Are you joking?
Rating: 7/10
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