I have been listening to this album all week. I imagine you’re thinking that’s because I’m being diligent and want to do a good review. Well normally that would be the case but I can’t with this one because its 51 tracks long. Now I’m not talking Melt Banana 51 tracks long (which would last twenty minutes), I’m talking about normal song length songs.51 of them.51 songs. On one album.
Now personally I find this terrifying. Most people have a more liberated approach and think that 51 track compilation is like Christmas but made out of soundwaves, but I don’t even know where to begin with it. So I’m surrendering. Instead of a review I’m doing a signpost piece. Everything I’ve heard on it has been pretty good. It ranges from acoustic-y songs with singing to Flying Lotus style hip-hop to ambient to IDM but unusually for something this sprawling the quality threshold is very high.
Compilations this big would normally be 33.3 % shit at least and I haven’t heard anything terrible yet. A few things that I’ve skipped because I knew where they were going but nothing hateful, and I’ve definitely found a few things that I really like which will be on future BCD’s. In the meantime I’m asking you to trust me. Don’t worry I’m no t going to ask to sleep on your sofa or borrow money (although I would very much like to touch you). No, I’m going to ask you to trust me and go and get this. You can grab it for free from Bumcramp or you can go and support the Kickstarter and receive a double tape or take the option I’m taking which is the super limited edition wooden case CD option.
Whichever way you go on this, I’m pretty damn sure you won’t be disappointed but if you are it’s not my fault because as I said this isn’t a review. But if you do love it don’t forget I told you about it.
Kim Monaghan – Winning In All The Ways