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  1. CaliforniaKing

    Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me

    This is great from top to bottom- phew. Didn't know the majority was written/produced with Ian Fitchuk; should've been more trusting! Natalie Imbruglia Sheryl Crow early 2000s loveliness
  2. CaliforniaKing

    Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me

    Hope this is good; doesn't look like her label is spending a ton to get this out there, certainly compared to her first two albums- wonder what that means. I'm on the fence; will wait to listen- her songwriting remains strong in these first two, but the raw production/vocals/mixing plays more...
  3. CaliforniaKing

    Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well

    It's too soon to say this is better than Golden Hour, because I've lived with that album for six years-- and it remains one of the most special, magical, grossly overplayed/returned-to musical experiences in my life; a true companion for my late twenties, and falling in love. But Deeper Well...
  4. CaliforniaKing

    Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well

    Obviously only had it a few hours, but tried it in a few spots and think it sits best after Lonely Millionaire; adds some pace and depth to beginning of the back third, and somehow rhymes with Green Jade-- before the palette cleanser of Heaven Is takes you into the final act. I've also added...
  5. CaliforniaKing

    Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well

    Ugh Ruthless is great- sunny Justified vibes, and also somehow a continuation of the soundscape on Jade Green? Hope she does a full deluxe at some point!
  6. CaliforniaKing

    Nina Nesbitt - "Pages" + 4th Album (2024)

    Gorgeous! Not sure why, but both of these are already more interesting than much of the last album. She executes the concept in Pages perfectly-- gives me shades of All Too Well in terms of the recollection of it all.
  7. CaliforniaKing

    Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well

    Most expensive tickets are $254.75, then range from: $229.50, $199.50, $179.50, $159.50, $139.50, $119.50, $99.50, $79.50, $59.50, $39.50. Got tickets to the final night in Nashville- let's go!
  8. CaliforniaKing

    Griff - vert1go vol. 2

    Huge! Vertigo has lost no replay value for me- I still hammer it; can't wait for the album. No more EPs!!
  9. CaliforniaKing

    Holly Humberstone - Paint My Bedroom Black

    She leaked the rest of the EP on her discord. It's lush- Down Swinging is a capital bop. Dive remains immaculate-- and I keep returning to Ghost from the last album; the slightly country twang to it works with her voice pretty nicely
  10. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - 1989 (Taylor's Version) + Re-Recordings

    Oof how utterly disappointing. I won't be using any of these re-recordings- they sound so impossibly cheap where the originals are so shimmery and bulletproof. Hope she learns her lesson for Reputation; bet she won't. Would love to understand why Max isn't involved; feels like a catastrophic...
  11. CaliforniaKing

    Colbie Caillat - Along the Way + General Discussion

    A lovely album- such warm, inviting production. Perfect for autumn!
  12. CaliforniaKing

    Colbie Caillat - Along the Way + General Discussion

    In love with this sound/art direction- the songs are simple, but hook laden, and the production is traditional, but still modern feeling/fresh. Can't wait to hear the full thing; sounds like it's going to be a perfect album for autumn
  13. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - 1989 (Taylor's Version) + Re-Recordings

    Holy crap- this is outrageous- the production on the mashup itself is soo tight. The final 3 minutes? Good grief!
  14. CaliforniaKing

    Léon - General Discussion

    Utterly anthemic- one of her best lead singles. Hope the album follows this trajectory!
  15. CaliforniaKing

    Madison Beer - "Make You Mine" + General Discussion

    Enjoying the vibe of these tracks- reminds me of Lennon Stella
  16. CaliforniaKing

    Taylor Swift - Midnights

    You're Losing Me is out there- it's nice, not super remarkable upon first listen, but an incredible bridge. Sounds like a Folklore song produced with Midnights in mind.
  17. CaliforniaKing

    Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter

    Here's hoping she performs something new at Coachella and then kicks straight into the Willoughby campaign! Ready for new Ethel, especially with this pseudo-southern-gothic-Oz-tornado mythos bubbling up...
  18. CaliforniaKing

    RAYE - My 21st Century Blues + General Discussion

    For LA it was doors at 7, support at 8, Raye at 9- but she ended up coming on around 925/930p!
  19. CaliforniaKing

    Aly & AJ - With Love From

    This album is a vibe- after being a bit meh on the pre-release singles, by third listen, I love it- and the singles make much more sense in the context. Definitely less obvious/instant than their last, but richer in some ways. Shares a lot of sonic and thematic territory with Taylor's 'Cowboy...
  20. CaliforniaKing

    Mimi Webb - Amelia

    Freezing is a megabop- such a sugar rush! The rest isn't really for me (the incredible House on Fire excluded), but solidly produced
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