Sunshine's Weekly Review : 1/28/19 - 2/3/19
Sunshine’s Week In Review - 1/28/19-2/3/19
by : Sunshine Mayfield
You’re not here for the fluff at the start of an article so let’s just skip that and get to the nitty gritty.
Only Music Reviews this week, I promise I’ll do better next week…
Amo by Bring Me the Horizon Released January 25, 2019
Props to BMTH for continuing to evolve their sound over time. I wouldn’t call this album experimental, most of this ground has been well tread; but the way Horizon brings in several different elements to create their electro-post hardcore sound does, work. Unfortunately, the album itself is very hit or miss. It has some really cool moments in isolation, including a welcome horn/synth section scattered in the otherwise underwhelming “Wonderful Life”; and that seems to be the trend throughout this album, some really awesome moments surrounded by otherwise bland and underwhelming tracks. 5 out of 10
Tracks to enjoy: “i apologise if you feel something” & “nihilist blues”
Heard It In A Past Life by Maggie Rogers Released January 18, 2019
Rogers has one hell of a debut album with HIIAPL. Rogers layers an Indie/Folk vocal styling on top of classic synth pop and if don’t find yourself dancing by the end of its runtime, I would be incredibly surprised. Dance tunes are stronger than the ballads, but it’s phenomenally well produced and I’m very excited to hear more from Maggie Rogers. 8.5 out of 10.
Tracks to Enjoy: “Overnight”, “Alaska”, & “Retrograde”
Malibu Ken by Malibu Ken Released January 18, 2019
Rarely do Side-project collabs go this well. Tobacco’s psychedelic beats serve as the perfect foundation for Aesop Rock’s abstract lyricism. There is little diversity from track to track but this is a perfect example of “too much of a good thing” can still be a good thing. Malibu Ken has managed to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts and is deserving of more love than it’s likely to receive. 9 out of 10
Tracks to Enjoy: “ Sword Box”, “1+1=13”, “Acid King”, & “Churro”
Oliver Appropriate by Say Anything Released January 25, 2019
Max Bemis gives us one more album before SA departs indefinitely and it’s a beautiful goodbye that fans are sure to enjoy. Say Anything finds a cohesive sound that properly blends all earlier efforts and sends off Say Anything on a high note. 7.5 out of 10
Tracks to Enjoy: “The Band Fuel”, “Captive Audience” & “Send You Off”
That’s it for This Week! Agree? Disagree? Argue w/ Me on Twitter and look out for Next Week’s edition of the Weekly Review, right here on The Ark of E.