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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Fitz And The Tantrums

Posted by Matt on Saturday, June 8th, 2013

fitzFitz and The Tantrums – More Than Just A Dream

A little one-dimensional, and exhibiting different qualities than its predecessors, perhaps due to sought to excessive use of new oak.

Grade:  C+

Listen to this while:  Subject of a montage that shows you getting a lot accomplished at work.

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Posted by Matt on Friday, June 7th, 2013


BRMCBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast

The album balances honeyed freshness with plenty of rich, ripe fruit and supple tannins.

Grade: B+

Listen to this while: watering your houseplants while wearing an eyepatch.

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Wild Belle

Posted by Matt on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Wild BelleWild Belle – Isles

decent but reluctant combination of dark fruits, herbs & spice on the nose.

Grade: B-

Listen to this while:  drunk beachcombing.

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats

Posted by Matt on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

UncleAcidAndTheDeadbeats-MindControlUncle Acid and the Deadbeats – Mind Control

With continuous themes of mild flavours of near-bitter currants it lingers beyond authentic leafiness and gives way to an aggressive finish.

Grade:  C-

Listen to this while:  making jorts.

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Kurt Vile

Posted by Matt on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

 

vileKurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Dominated by floral notes, the album’s slightly acidic taste is very refreshing and is completed with hints of citrus.

Grade:  B+

Listen to this while:  examining why the hell there are so many “Wakin On A Pretty Daze” internet advertisements and where did they come from and what does it all mean…?

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – The Black Angels

Posted by Matt on Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Indigo-Meadow-frontThe Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

While the tannic structure is painfully ordinary and fails to rise to the classically tempered albums of yore, at times it evokes faint juicy acidity and an assertive finish.

Grade:  B-

Listen to this while:  deciding whether or not to toss that homemade birthday card into the garbage.

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Daft Punk

Posted by Matt on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

daft punk  Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

My palate may be unrefined as most at the table gushed about the album’s devilish range of fruity and earthy flavors that were persistently harmonious.

Grade: B+

Listen to this while:  bubble-wrapping a toddler.

 

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – My Bloody Valentine

Posted by Matt on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

My Bloody Valentine – M B V

Clearly aged and then some, we get dark cherries, baking spices and rose petals as it takes on more character over time without fully revealing itself.

Grade: B+

Listen to this while: polishing those silver man rings you’re going to start wearing again.

 

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GW: Favorite Albums of 2012

Posted by Matt on Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Has everyone gone through List Withdrawal?  I’ve been a little busy, so I wasn’t able to get out a best/worst of ’12 list.  It was an election year, so it would’ve taken me 6 mos. to put it together at this rate.  Basically… This guyMichigan Republicans.  She’s cool. He’s not. They’re screwed. This guy is terrible. But not as bad as him. Like these guys. Was somehow a big deal. Love you buddy!  This still stinks. A lot of sadThey’re still the worst. America.

So I did throw this Favorite Music of ’12 list together.  It’s below.  Reminisce at your leisure.

 

 

 

 

 

25.  Kelly Hogan – I Like To Keep Myself In Pain:  Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.  Ty Segall – Twins 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23. Strand of Oaks – Dark Shores

 

 

 

 

 

 

22. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychadelic Pill:  Album Art makes we want to get after some hard drugs.  But so does watching PBS. Don’t do drugs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

21. Joe Pug – The Great Despiser:  Some pretty beautiful stuff here. Would be ranked higher if I didn’t nearly nod off while listening to this behind the wheel on multiple occasions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. The XX – Coexist:  Standard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. The Raveonettes – Observator

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben:  Not the same offerings as the glory days, but some groovy business nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball:  Missed the tour. Made the list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. American Aquarium – Burn.Flicker.Die:  See above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Gary Clark Jr. – Blak & Blu

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams:  See Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Wussy – Strawberry (11/11):  Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar:  Sing little darling, Sing with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Bob Dylan – Tempest: Bob.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. The Walkmen – Heaven

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Faithful Man:  Good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself:  Favorite Bird album since Armchair Apocrypha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Jack White – Blunderbuss

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid MAAD City / Section 80 (’11): lot going on here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy:  you are so cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Father John Misty – Fear Fun: Only Son of a Ladies’ Man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Japandroids – Celebration Rock:  here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The Shins – Port Of Morrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music:  Picked it up and haven’t stopped listening.  Brilliant stuff. I’ll leave it at that so I can get started on my Best of ’13 lists.

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One Sentence Album Review Via Wine Descriptors – Father John Misty

Posted by Matt on Sunday, November 18th, 2012

 Father John Misty – Fear Fun

With time spent in oak, seems to have brighter berry fruit with a certain tartness often apparent on the finish.

Grade:  A-

Listen to this while:  packing up the car with your unused shit and taking it to Goodwill.

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