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Album review: 'Something Worth Destroying'

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Apologist

"Something Worth Destroying"

Self-released

apologist.bandcamp.com

With the concept of listening and sharing music bound for the digital realm exclusively, I find that I don't have piles and piles of CDs on my desk anymore. I have more room for my Lemmy statue to waltz by my computer. So on slow weeks, I end up online in a sonic hunting expedition to find music I truly have never heard. This time, I stumbled upon Apologist, a musician who, despite her title, offers no apology for the dark moods that manifest throughout "Something Worth Destroying."

What the album lacks in melodic flexibility it makes up for in its driving drone and monotone. It's relentless, and it gives this 11-song send up a decidedly overcast feel. Musically, "Something Worth Destroying" employs a collection of samples with Apologist talking and stridently singing on top. The vocals are typically above the tracks, but sometimes they succumb to the music's largess and get swallowed. Although it can be relatively depressing, I guess you could say this album isn't really worth destroying at all but rather worth giving a few spins.

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