Thoughts on Red Vox’s “Another Light”

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Last week, I went over my thoughts on Red Vox’s What Could Go Wrong. This week, I follow up with their second studio album, which, if gauging fan response, is kind of their magnum opus. At the time (I first listened to this the day of its release), I only listened for myself and decided based on my own tastes. Looking back, however, there is a certain quality to this—whether through mood, sound, or orchestration—that gives it an almost transcendent touch. But does that alone save the album? Continue reading “Thoughts on Red Vox’s “Another Light””

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review

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Right after the heels of reviewing Shantae and the Seven Sirens, I decided to do something that, in hindsight, I should’ve done years ago: replay Pirate’s Curse. For those unaware, Pirate’s Curse is the best Shantae game… at least, everyone says it is (including me). It had been many years since the game firmly entrenched me as a Shantae (and WayForward) fan, so what better way to celebrate Seven Sirens being “pretty good” than by going back to see if it really is the best.

Spoiler: it is. Continue reading “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Review”

Day Twelve: Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (MotM 2020)

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If you were to ask me what my favorite band was a decade ago, I would reply, “The Foo Fighters” without hesitation. If you were to ask me what my favorite band is now, I would reply, “The Foo Fighters” with a little hesitation. In the past, I was comfortable with what I knew, and what I knew were bands like the Foo Fighters, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Queen; among others. It took time for me to look past the mainstream and peer into the little crevices that make up the musical medium, and since then I’ve realized that the Foo Fighters are… lacking in various departments. Even so, when I want to indulge in pure passion and adrenaline-filled loudness, they’re typically my band of choice, whether by reason of nostalgia or a genuine appreciation for their craft. Continue reading “Day Twelve: Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (MotM 2020)”

Merry Days of Anime: Master Keaton [DROPPED]

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This post will be bite-sized, as I only got through two episodes before dropping it. Along with this is Master Keaton‘s insistence on remaining episodic, so any sort of development is implied to be stagnant, and definitely didn’t show much over the course of those two episodes. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Master Keaton [DROPPED]”

Day Twenty: Eve no Jikan (MotM 2019)

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Imagine a cute little dog. This dog has been around humans all its life. This dog, as it has the capability to do so in this hypothetical situation, wishes to assert its own independence through self-expression. The humans, in response, pressure it to continue to be a dog and nothing more. This is a story about how two high school boys discover a café dedicated to treating dogs the same as humans, as they have the intellectual capacity to do so in this hypothetical situation. Why did I use dogs instead of androids? Because dogs are cute, completely innocent, and essentially harmless under the right supervision. That’s basically the gist of the androids here. Continue reading “Day Twenty: Eve no Jikan (MotM 2019)”