Alopecia (studio album) by Why?
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Alopecia is ranked as the best album by Why?.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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Album Rating: 77.17
1.The Vowels, Pt. 2. 80
2.Good Friday. 81
3.These Few Presidents. 83
4.The Hollows. 90
5.Song Of The Sad Assassin. 77
7.Fatalist Palmistry. 79
8.The Fall Of Mr Fifths. 62
9.Brook & Waxing. 63
10.A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under. 92
12.Simeon's Dilemma. 75
13.By Torpedo Or Crohn's. 76
Thoroughly enjoyable. I had never heard of these guys before so this came as a complete surprise to me, if you're in the same boat, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Fantastic release.
I give it two thumbs up!
I waited until my Secret Santa recipient could enjoy this before I added it to my chart and I thoroughly missed it. This album is the best album I've heard from the indie underground.
why? is one of those freaky artists that is pretty unclassifiable, i guess mostly part indie pop, part hip-hop. "Alopecia", the falling apart of a man (by the folicle), starts off "i'm not a ladies man, i'm a land-mine" in "the vowels, part 2", and so starts the falling apart of the narrator ending in the deceptively catchy "cheery A, cheery E, cheery I, cheeriO, cheery U". . It's like he's writing and reading anything and everything into his journal "reading Puerto Rican porno" and "blowing kisses to disinterested bitches" on "Good Friday" with another deceptively catchy lyrical hook (which is common on "Alopecia"). There's a lot of death and dead-or-alive rotting from "the smell of our still human bodies gas" on "These Few Presidents" (with the poetically universal sentiment "even though i haven't seen you in years, yours is a funeral i'd fly to from anywhere") to the opening stanza on "the hollows" (possible best track) to "song of the sad assassin" which begins "we lifted the body from the water like a gown" and ends "billy the kid did what he did and he died". There's a complicated bluntness of the human condition and mortality that you'll miss if you're too busy humming along.
I highly recommend this if you're into TV on the radio, beastie boys, and of course artists like cloudDEAD and 13&God. This is the album where Why? transitioned from hip-hop to more "indie pop" and more conventional song structures.
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