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Two More perspectives on this album:
1. Woods of Desolation track: http://theneedledrop.com/?p=4503
2. Fucked Up track: http://theneedledrop.com/?p=4496
On Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes improve just about everything that they were doing on their last album. Keep in mind the key word here is "improve," not change. Yes, the band is still walking down the same path they were on their previous LP, but they're much further down the road, and they've got a different story to tell.
The songs on this album are extremely romantic, and not just in the sense that two lovers are romantic with one another. This album is unbelievably in love with everything around it. It finds great beauty in the world at large, and it's led to captivating melodies and poetic lyrics that tip a hat to songwriting greats like Paul Simon.
The instrumentation could come off kind of busy and overbearing for a first-time listener, but the water's feels fine after the initial shock. This thing is beautifully produced from my point of view. More detail gets pulled out of of this thing with each listen--lyrically and sonically.
This is one that I'll be visiting again and again throughout the year.
What do you think of this LP? Love it? Hate it? Why?
FAV TRACKS: MONTEZUMA, BATTERY KINZIE, THE PLAINS / BITTER DANCER, HELPLESSNESS BLUES, LORELAI, THE SHRINE / THE ARGUMENT, BLUE SPOTTED TAIL, GROWN OCEAN
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Detroit rapper Danny Brown's latest album functions in extremes. They're not really the angry, voluminous extremes the latest Death Grips album functions on. They're more like extremes of excess. Of course, what Danny is being excessive with is drugs, sex, misogyny, and basically anything else that one can have too much of.
Though it's nothing new to hear someone rapping about this stuff, Danny takes it from a darker angle. The drugs and sex on this album don't really feel all that flashy or commendable. Instead, it's shocking enough to make a listener wanna go Mormon.
The flows are hard, the beats are pretty experimental, and I'm totally down with this guy's outlandish lyricism. Loving it.
What do you think of this album? Love it? Hate it? Why? What should I review next, eh?
FAV TRACKS: XXX, RADIO SONG, I WILL, DETROIT 187, NOSEBLEEDS, DNA
LEAST FAV TRACK: BLUNT AFTER BLUNT
DANNY BROWN- XXX / FOOL'S GOLD / HIP HOP, ABSTRACT HIP HOP, EXPERIMENTAL HIP HOP
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With an almost unmeasurable poetic bitterness, Andrew Jackson Jihad are as sharp as ever on their new album, Knife Man. As usual, the music here is about the lyrics. The chord progressions are familiar copies of folk songs and punk tunes. Hell, some of the songs even sound similar to tracks from the band's previous album.
Still, the lyrics here throw me into fits of laughter and depression. These tracks make me swing back and forth like an emotional pendulum. That's the show of a great Andrew Jackson Jihad album. Well, to me, anyway.
What do you think of this album? Love it? hate it? Why? What should I review next, eh?
FAV TRACKS: THE MICHAEL JORDAN OF DRUNK DRIVING, AMERICAN TUNE, HATE, RAIN ON ME, SAD SONGS (INTERMISSION), BIG BIRD,
LEAST FAV TRACK: BACK PACK
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD- KNIFE MAN / 2011 / ASIAN MAN / FOLK PUNK, PUNK ROCK, INDIE ROCK
Y'all know this is just my opinion, right?