Single Takes: This Song Is Awful/Awesome And You Are Stupid for Liking/Not Liking It
Single Take is a Reviler feature where multiple people give a passing glance at some new music and causally rank it somewhere between 1 (Justin Bieber) and 10 (really amazing). Fun, right? Check out the latest installment below and feel free to tell us who stupid and out of touch we are based on our opinions. Arguing on the internet: the greatest of American traditions.
I dig the vintage-sounding organ on this, though other than that I don’t know that there is much all that memorable. A pleasant song though.
Adam B 5/10
Somewhat haunting folk that nice but ultimately not attention holding. The simple drum machine is an interesting touch though.
Adam J 7/10
Eerie, yes, but lovely. Reminds me a bit of the 80s – a golden age of evocative, even literal music videos. If David Lynch took MDMA and was forced to make a Kate Bush video it would probably look like this (but scarier, somehow).
A hushed, almost haunted track that feels like a macabre, lo-fi Beach House if they wanted to write a song for a Halloween-themed Juno. I’m honestly not sure if that is a compliment or dig.
Beauty and dissonance on a crash course towards the sun. A great song and a minimalist video that really seems to capture there spirit of this enchanting song.
Adam J 9/10
I enjoyed this album, and this beautiful accompaniment is on point. Not much else to say, really. Watch!
Adam B 7/10
Very cool ominous instrumental. Calm but with a great intensity.
A lovely ambient drone piece off of a great album from last year. The perfect soundtrack for pondering on the razor edge of oblivion.
This sounds like it would be utterly magnificent if the recording quality were’t terrible. It sort of sounds like you are there but are wearing noise cancelling earmuffs. But based on this I do want to hear the song under better circumstances.
Adam J 8/10
For a while I believed this band and Between the Buried and Me were the same band, so I stayed from live performances.
While they aren’t blowing minds or anything, it is great to see an arresting musical performance come together before you eyes. Would see live.
A bit more sludgy than much of their past work, but I dig it. It felt like they went as far as they could with their murky, fuzzed-out shoegaze, so a new direction in the same vein makes sense.
Adam B 6/10
It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from the band but this occupies a bit different space than I remember. Cold, noisy and dark blown out material that doesn’t completely sell me I look forward to hearing more of.
Adam J 8/10
The oatmeal/Letherface inclusion confuses me a bit, but this Screaming Females-meets-Liz Phair casserole is pipping hot and the best kind of cheesy. Excellent guitar, too…but, seriously…this video is pretty damn cool – why the…why the nightmare mask?…damn…
Adam B 5/10
Fine but not enough to hold my attention. Very 90s fuzzy guitar rock.
I like the weirdo lo-fi video, but the song alone is a little too much of grunge music paint by numbers for my taste.
Seems like pretty by-the-numbers 90’s-influenced indie rock but without a terribly great hook or anything to really make it stand out. It’s not a good sign when there is very little to say about a song.
Bless John Dwyer, may he continue to make music at a higher quantity AND quality than 99% of his peers. I don’t know what I like better, the incessant fuzz groove of the song of the mind-bending art in the video. Just the best.
Adam B 8/10
There’s so much material from the OhSees that I actively ignore them because of that but every time I do hear something, it’s usually great. This fits the mold.
Jon B 7/10
Hey, more vintage organ. I like it. This is a pretty solid psychedelic rock jam that flirts a bit with prog but in a good way. Some great guitar noodling.
Adam J 7/10
Another whig-out Heavy Metal wetdream from Thee/The/Oh/O/See/C/Seees, but hey – the tune is pretty cool this time. If this is off that last album I don’t see why I wouldn’t like it. Yeah…this is cool.