Been some really special ones on DiS recently - Andrzej our reviews editor has got some great new writers aboard, and some of our finest scribes have had more time to write more again lately. Be curious which reviews you've enjoyed, as I know people comment a lot less these days (and to be honest, people only ever used to comment if they disagreed with something)
In terms of scores: Have our writers been too kind? Too many 7s, 8s and 9s? Or do you kinda accept that DiS is staffed by a bunch of individuals who love music, and end up requesting records they're likely to rather like? Or is it all the 'same as it ever was'?
Here's a taste of what we've posted this week, as I know some of you don't really frequent the non-Community side of the site.
- Bibio - Silver Wilkinson "...an aural elixir..."
- Four Tet - Rounds (reissue) "...angel-soft ambience and minimalist melodic slivers of unconventional sounds..."
- Marques Toliver - Land Of CanAan "...competent..."
- Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City "...the best alternative pop album you will hear this year..."
- RP Boo - Legacy "...an extraordinary magpie-like, disassociative approach to track-making..."
- Wampire - Curiousity "...surprisingly solid..."
- Primal Scream - More Light "...back on form..."
- Noah & The Whale - Heart of Nowhere "...lovely..."
- Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled "..this music sounds wonderfully alien in an age of electronically composed pop music."
- Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light "...this isn’t a rap record..."
- Scanners - Love Is Symmetry "...brooding, kooky indie..."
- Arcane Roots - Blood & Chemistry "...will whole-heartedly be welcomed by alternative rock fans..."
- Little Boots - Nocturnes "...so much subtlety and class..."
- Rilo Kiley - rkives "...a celebration... a deserved swan song..."
- Still Corners - Strange Pleasures "...never one dimensional..."
- Deerhunter - Monomania "...kind of sloppy, but it also sounds pretty astonishing cranked up loud..."
The Veils - Time Stays, We Go "...a red velvet chocolate heartache cake just waiting for you to scoop it up..."
- The D.O.T. - Diary '...Mike Skinner can try something new without compromising the work ethic he so quickly established: be yourself...."
- Savages - Silence Yourself "...a balance of really excellent stuff and the simply very good...."