Big Black Delta

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  • Artist(s): Jonathan Bates
  • Summary: This is the second full-length solo release for Mellowdrone singer/bassist Jonathan Bates.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. May 31, 2013
    80
    The joyfully unabashed massiveness of it all is what makes Big Black Delta such a promising prospect.
  2. May 31, 2013
    75
    Whether you define the resulting feeling as closure or weariness, the album leaves you with a lot to think about before hitting repeat.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 5, 2013
    70
    Knowingly nostalgic and highly polished, this rich debut contains retro-cool references but also chunky pop hooks. [Oct 2013, p.63]
  4. May 31, 2013
    60
    As it is, Big Black Delta offers more than its fair share of thrills, but there’s the sense it could be so much better if Bates didn’t feel the need to draw the line quite so clearly between his various projects.
  5. 50
    After exploring BBD, it seems the rest of Mellowdrone wasn’t needed for idea creation as much as containing and editing the various artistic notions generated by Bates.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Oct 21, 2014
    8
    An album that challenge you to love it or hate it. It has a lot variables to play with, yes for it does have maybe a problem with where to goAn album that challenge you to love it or hate it. It has a lot variables to play with, yes for it does have maybe a problem with where to go from now on and i hope to hear from BBD very soon. Just Capsize and Side of the Road make the album a total knockoff. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2016
    7
    Capsize is a masterpiece.

    Now that I got that out of the way, only IFUСKINGLOVEYOU comes close to that high. Money Rain Down, The Zebrah
    Capsize is a masterpiece.

    Now that I got that out of the way, only IFUСKINGLOVEYOU comes close to that high. Money Rain Down, The Zebrah and Side of the Road are all quite good too, but I honestly rarely feel like putting the whole thing on, I end up just skipping to Capsize, replaying that and then moving on to something else. This is a much better collection of songs than it is an album.
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