Thursday, December 6, 2018

2018: Top 10 Most Overrated Albums...

The critics lists have been pouring and here are this year's overstuffed LPs:

1. Mitski Be The Cowboy: I know, I’m #TeamMitski but given what she produced prior to this album, it just doesn’t hold a candle. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8.7/10)

2. Robyn Honey: I can hear the outrage now: but Neil, its Robyn. Yes, we all love Robyn but I feel being starved of new music from her caused this inevitable love for what is essentially a rather plain break-up album. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8.9/10)

3. Idles Joy As An Act Of Resistance: this really is just loudness. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8.8/10)

4. Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour: again, decent but I feel she has many more tricks to come given time. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8.9/10)

5. Tirzah Devotion: it’s decent but hardly memorable. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8/10)

6. Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears: all ears and spinning too many ideas in every single track. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8.5/10)

7. Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel: still finding her feet even though critics are falling all over themselves to carry her. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8/10)

8. Shame Songs Of Praise: there’s no shortage of guys shouting in bands so thank you Shame but next. (METACRITIC SCORE: 7.9/10)

9. Tierra Whack Whack World: fifteen tracks clocking in at fifteen minutes and well, there goes the craft to make this project twice as good as it really was. (METACRITIC SCORE: N/A)

10. Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts: in the middle of his unremarkable year, Kanye teams up with Kid Cudi to present pretty much more semi-good songs. (METACRITIC SCORE: 8.4/10)