this week for the weekly review, i’m checking out the 2017 record from Machine Girl, …Because I’m Young Arrogant and Hate Everything You Stand For.

the title track leads …Because I’m Young Arrogant and Hate Everything You Stand For, and while there are parts of this i really like (like that bridge in the middle we get) on the whole this is a little too harsh for my taste. gotta respect the vitriol though. Fuck Up Your Face bring some real interesting beats to it, and i like the contrast between the rapid fire high intensity percussion and the more bloomy, for the lack of a better word, digital tones. Dumbass!! has some interesting vibes to it. man i recognized Nine Minutes and Forty Three Seconds vocal bit but has no idea where it was from. what a nice lil interlude. Bullet Hell feels a little mellower for the first part its runtime until it breaks down and sounds like its name, haha. Vomit’s fine. Sad Claps continues the same mood, a kind of visceral repulsion. Athoth a Go!! Go!! has some real interesting vibes – a lot less harsh than the tracks around it. i like what its laying down, ngl. Bitten Twice really feels like part of the core of the record – a frantic, enrage lash out at an uncaring world. Beta Beast is interesting, feels very much like a call to action track, esp with the “be the beast you wanna see”. Xleepy feels like a transitional track, which is funny because of the sudden way it ends. うずまき (Uzumaki), or Spiral, is all over the place, kinda spiralling out of control. okay i know what i said about Bitten Twice, but Mchngrl vs Wlfgrl feels like the personal half to that, the more internal, personal reaction to a lot of the other parts of the record’s lashing out. got some good parts on this track. It Takes A Nation of Millenials To Destroy a Nation of Millions might be the most accessible track on the record, and i appreciate that its a reflection on the rest of what the record’s dealt with – this is a decrying of the status quo and a call to tear it down.

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dislikes –

this record has an interesting effect where by the end of each listen i was starting to get into it but a little weary, and by the time i went for another listen the beginning was starting to turn me off again. theres a lot of individual bits here i can appreciate – i really liked the sequencing both sonicly and thematically, the overall thematic and lyrical work on the record is great, and there are parts where the music here really speaks to me – but i think the package as a whole is a little too harsh for me to really get into.

…Because I’m Young Arrogant and Hate Everything You Stand For – 4/10


next week, i’ll be taking a break from my normal review schedule to try and get to some records i’ve been meaning to take a look at but have been a bit too busy to talk about. i’ll be back next Friday, October 21th to pick another weekly record and get us back on track, and in the meantime, let me know what album you’d like me to review! (i pool all suggestions in one place, and draw a person, then a pick from that person, so feel free to drop as many as you’d like! if you leave an email or username i’ll contact you when i’ve gotten through all your suggestions.)