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21 hours ago, chamb117 said:

i would knock it down to 9.9 exclusively for the nonsense dolphin noises she makes at the end of "i want you to love me"

One of my favorite moments on  first-pass. Funny & weird enough to trip me up.

 

While I didn't make it all the way through the album, I liked what I heard well enough. Interesting sonics, lots of personality & bite. Arrangements & production reminded me in an indirect way of 80s Tom Waits. But my tolerance for poison pen catharsis is limited, so the tight lyrical focus on personal blood-letting wore me down after a while.

 

Speaking strictly as a white, indie incel from the mid-aughts...

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Great stuff. Crafty. She can do anything, and she does just about everything on this album. I found it a bit tiring to listen to, mainly because the drums were generally following the vocals.  It’s like Tune-Yards, but way more matured.  Two memorable spots: Shameika dropped out pre-chorus (2:10) and Ladies when talking about the dress the ex left behind.   Can’t wait to listen again. 

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1 hour ago, ryantark said:

Two memorable spots: Shameika dropped out pre-chorus (2:10) and Ladies when talking about the dress the ex left behind.   Can’t wait to listen again. 

idk i think "you raped me in the same bed your daughter was born in" is pretty memorable but maybe thats just me

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On the album, she calls out sexual abusers, controlling men who purposefully poison relationships between women, grade school bullies, and her band for taking their instruments out of her house once and each one feels equally cathartic and blistering.

The more I listen the more I'm upset that Pfork didn't give it a 11.

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It sounds like an album Pitchfork would give a 10, for whatever that's worth to you.  To me?  Not much.  Outside of a couple of tracks this doesn't appeal to me at all.  It comes across as one of those albums that will get massively over-hyped, then forgotten within a year or two.

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As irritating as the shudder-inducing face all up in its cover art might lead you to believe. Meandering, stompy jazz folk lurches along for almost an hour, a reeking trail of pretension in its wake.

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I think everyone is getting a bit of cabin fever in regards to the overboard reception that has universally greeted this album. Free-spirited and free-wheeling, but also fidgety and formless and incredibly vapid beneath its precocious exterior, this album is a great big bountiful bucket of scheisse. Fetch the earmuffs.

 

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Her last album released 8 years ago also received critical acclaim - this has nothing to do with the lack of releases - the only notable April/May releases pushed back where Lady Gaga Sam Smith Haim and Dixie Chicks - would not have had any affect on whatever hype or acclaim this album is receiving 

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FTBC is head and shoulders above anything else Fiona has written... for me anyway.  I know Idler is held in high regard but I don’t find it half as interesting, even revisiting it in light of recent Fiona appreciation.  I think this new album is one of those cases where something can be overhyped but still really enjoyable.

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new album is great. when the pawn is still gonna hold on to the top spot for me. looks like its time for this:

 

1. when the pawn...
2. fetch the bolt cutters

3.idler wheel...
4. extraordinary machines (jon brion version)
5. tidal
6. extraordinary machines (official version)

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