Gabriel Szatan

Actually really, really nice

Essay / Think Piece: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

“So here we are. The greatest album of Beats Per Minute’s lifetime. Can’t say I’m surprised, and nor should you be. You saw this coming a mile off, right? Right. … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Blurbs: Top Albums of 2008-13

“For a record that doubts our morals, proclaims our worthlessness and rattles against the futility of basic affection, it seems wholly content with allowing us to at least chant along … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Blurbs: Top EPs of 2008-13

“A grab-bag of the greatest arcade soundtracks that never were, Ford & Lopatin’s pre-namechange debut EP is a singular ode to the brothers Akai, Korg and Roland. Bringing elements that … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Blurbs: Top Tracks of 2008-13

“Arguably the best track from arguably the best label of the period – and with source material so strong Claude VonStroke spun arguably the best remix out of it to … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Blurbs: Beats Per Minute’s Best of 2008-13

An umbrella post for BPM’s blowout feature looking back at the best music of the site’s lifetime. Covered around 35 different releases from across the musical spectrum, including an extensive … Continue reading

October 13, 2013

Blurbs: Anticipated Albums of 2013

“It’s little wonder that in a year as strong as 2010, come late October the release of a nervous, plodding synth-pop record by a band striving to distance themselves from … Continue reading

January 14, 2013

Blurbs: Top Albums of 2012

“As someone who genuinely considered getting a Weezer tattoo a few months back, you’d hardly expect that 34 minutes of relentless drum fills, vicious hooks and instantly memorable melodies delivered … Continue reading

December 14, 2012