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Washed Out - Paracosm

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Washed Out - Paracosm
Record Label: Sub Pop
Release Date: August 13, 2013
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.

 
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04:30 AM on 08/13/13
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Great review. I agree fully with everything. This album is just lacking. It's a disappointment after Within And Without...
05:41 AM on 08/13/13
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omg, fuck yeah.
07:08 AM on 08/13/13
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The first half of the album is good, but tracks 6-8 are pretty weak. This review is terrible though.
07:19 AM on 08/13/13
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Great review. I agree fully with everything. This album is just lacking. It's a disappointment after Within And Without...
Thanks. I still listen to the debut kind of often so this was a really big disappointment for me. I wasn't exactly looking for something great, but this definitely wasn't what I wanted.

I think this is a good thing? Haha

The first half of the album is good, but tracks 6-8 are pretty weak. This review is terrible though.

Sorry you didn't like it. Thanks for reading anyway.
07:50 AM on 08/13/13
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Wow, did not expect such a severe review to come against this record. I throughly enjoy Paracosm, largely because of how gorgeously produced it is and how it's driving him further away from the staples of chillwave/how chillwave should sound. I think the whole idea you presented that "there’s not a lot to make you believe that he genuinely finds these sounds beautiful without some sort of winking hipness" summed up a lot of Within and Without in my opinion, although I do enjoy most of that record still. Songs like "Echoes" and "Far Away" didn't work in my opinion because of the '80s cheesiness getting overbearing and his droning voice making it a bit too close to aimless, ambient music. At least on here, even if the lyrics are a bit questionable, there's a sense of more emotion and more sounds, most of which didn't really feel unnecessary or flashy to me. At the least, it's a good record for bike riding and definitely is a perfect album for summer in my book.
08:00 AM on 08/13/13
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Thanks. I still listen to the debut kind of often so this was a really big disappointment for me. I wasn't exactly looking for something great, but this definitely wasn't what I wanted.


I think this is a good thing? Haha



Sorry you didn't like it. Thanks for reading anyway.
it's always a good thing when I find someone on this site who shares a similar opinion as I do, ofc.
08:25 AM on 08/13/13
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Hmm... Looks like I'll pass on this album then.
08:31 AM on 08/13/13
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Washed Out is so boring

Listen to the new Porcelain Raft record
08:42 AM on 08/13/13
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Washed Out is so boring

Listen to the new Porcelain Raft record
Washed Out isn't the best band, but Porcelain Raft is really boring.
08:48 AM on 08/13/13
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Washed Out isn't the best band, but Porcelain Raft is really boring.
You think? I really like the new album a lot
08:50 AM on 08/13/13
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You think? I really like the new album a lot
haven't heard the new one (a friend showed me a song though), but they're previous one bored me to to tears.
09:33 AM on 08/13/13
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Still yet to give this a full listen, but I love It All Feels Right! I like the direction he took with the psychedelic elements, a lot more interesting than his previous work imo.
12:22 PM on 08/13/13
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While certainly not one of the best releases this year, I wholeheartedly disagree with this review. It's a tad unfair, especially with the recurrence of the "silly" adjective. I guess I just don't see where you're coming from. To everyone prematurely dismissing this album because of this review, I'd say it's still definitely worth checking out.
01:38 PM on 08/13/13
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Definitely better than a 4.

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