Tuesday, December 5, 2017

2017: Top 10 Most Overrated Albums...

For the second year in a row, grief has topped the list. Also of note, this is Swans' record fourth appearance on the list. Here goes:

1. Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me: sounds, literally, like death…not good. (METACRITIC RATING 9.3/10)

2. Arca Arca: I’m always at a loss why critics fall so hard for Arca but maybe it’s the Spanish eh. (METACRITIC RATING 8.7/10)

3. Brand New Science Fiction: not sure what all the fuss is about. (METACRITIC RATING 8.8/10)

4. Swans Deliquescence: repeat offender, this time with a live album. (METACRITIC RATING N/A)

5. Father John Misty Pure Comedy: depressing to sit through in a single setting. (METACRITIC RATING 8.5/10)

6. Converge The Dusk In Us: typical that the metal bands continue to get free passes. (METACRITIC RATING 9.0/10)

7. Slowdive Slowdive: a mostly instrumental, hazy affair, but nothing transcendal. (METACRITIC RATING 8.2/10)

8. Laurel Halo Dust: Moontalk works but it’s the one cohesive gem surrounded by mis-hits and ambition. (METACRITIC RATING 8.4/10)

9. The XX I See You: starts strong then mid-way it crashes into a yawn-fest. (METACRITIC RATING 8.5/10)

10. The National Sleep Well Beast: the band always sound worn but too often this gives way to dad-rock weariness. (METACRITIC RATING 8.5/10)