The 2017 Low Effort Album Review, Pt. 1 – Matt’s Music Corner

 

 

Graphic by: Shelby Clayton

Graphic by: Shelby Clayton

Matt Monroe
Webmaster

2017 has been an insanely great year for music so far, but with so many albums, it’s easy for a few to get lost in the shuffle. So, here’s some quick, low effort album reviews of some of my favorite— and least favorite— albums of the year so far.

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Xiu Xiu – FORGET

I didn’t go to bed last night until 5am and I’m totally blaming it on listening to this at 1am.

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Crumb – Crumb EP

It’s basically BADBADNOTGOOD on the beach with pretty female vocals and it’s amazing.

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Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors

Not as petty as I hoped, but still there’s some really unique songwriting at play here that makes up for the lack of pettiness.

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Tim Darcy – Saturday Night

If “Tall Glass of Water” doesn’t make you want to scream in your car with your best Lou Reed impression, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.

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Big Sean – I Decided.

I haven’t even listened to this album but because it’s made by Big Sean I hate it.

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Thundercat – Drunk

It’s a funk album where one of the lyrics is “Goku f**king grew in me” so take that for what you will.

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Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now

Finally, tropical pop done right in the year of 2017.

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Sun Kil Moon – Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood

It’s about 2 hours and 10 minutes of a 50 year old fat white dude rambling about true crime, gun control, transgender bathrooms, and more and it’s perhaps the best album of all time.

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