craner

Beast of Burden
“Soundscapes of the year 3050” is a phrase that sent a shiver up my spine, but then I have just watched two nuclear war movies in a row.
 

gremino

Moster Sirphine
2010s drill is literally future rap music - I can imagine how two rap heads in 90s are discussing "I wonder how rap will sound in the future?", and then 10s autotune drill starts blasting.
 

Benny B

Well-known member
This is an excellent example of the voice creating a futuristic psychedelic alien landscape, as discussed in the book. (That riddim still winds the hips though, its not all in the head)
 

Benny B

Well-known member
The song is drenched in autotune (and a curious mixture of reverb and delay effects), but do we lose any of Alkaline's personality and individuality? No, the exact opposite, he plays into it and it's enhanced.
 

suspended

Well-known member
That seems to happen quite often, not necessarily in terms of the reviewer attacking someone or thing, but that a review ends up being something other than a review. You see it on LRB quite a bit. They list whichever books are being reviewed at the top then the article barely mentions them and they just write their own article on the subject or something adjacent to it.
I've heard from insiders that this is b/c very few reviewers actually read their books. They skim for premise, maybe do the intro, then tie it into other stuff they're looking to say.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
And pick out a few choice passages to mercilessly skewer in surgical detail, thus giving the impression that they have in fact scoured the whole work from cover to cover and that their brutal review is comprehensive and fair. Or at least that's how I would do it.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
That seems to happen quite often, not necessarily in terms of the reviewer attacking someone or thing, but that a review ends up being something other than a review. You see it on LRB quite a bit. They list whichever books are being reviewed at the top then the article barely mentions them and they just write their own article on the subject or something adjacent to it.

I don't think there's anything wrong with this at all, as long as the article is good. If it's better than the books it is supposed to be reviewing, then I am all for it.
 
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