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jimbies
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:27 pm 
 

August Releases I Enjoyed:

Bright Eyes - Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was
The best Bright Eyes album in a VERY long time, if you ask me. I really loved Conor's solo album Ruminations, but it's great to hear him with the band again. I'm not sure I can narrow my favourites down to just two tracks like I usually do for these posts. Dance And Sing, Mariana Trench, Stairwell Song, Hot Car In The Sun are all great. This is a content for AOTY for me.

Orville Peck - Show Pony
Kind of bizarre country music from Canada. Shania Twain actually guests on this EP. I can understand why some people wouldn't like his super croon-y voice, but I think it works. Favourite tracks: Summertime, Drive Me Crazy

Jess Cornelius - Distance
Indie singer-songwriter stuff that might border on Emo sometimes. For some reason I don't think the full album is on Spotify, which is a shame. Favourite tracks: Kitchen Floor, Here Goes Nothing

Amaara - Heartspeak
I had never heard of her, and checked it out just from liking the photograph on the cover. It's indie-pop with a few very slight trip-hop influences. Favourite tracks: Heartspeak, Desert Storm

Mercury Circle - The Dawn Of Vitriol
I'm not sure what genre this is. It has some borderline metal on it. Mostly dark atmospheric rock, I guess. Members of Swallow The sun and To/Die/For. Understandably is not on the archives, but is worth checking out. Favourite tracks: The Last Fall, New Dawn

The Killers - Imploding The Mirage
At this point, you know what you are getting with The Killers. BIG pop-rock anthems full of huge choruses and Brandon Flowers' booming voice. There are some sure-fire hits on this. Favourite tracks: Dying Breed, Caution.

Also, even though Ulver is on the archives, I've got to mention how killer their new album is. An extension of TAOJC, but doesn't feel stale or like left-overs. Really digging every song on it.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:14 pm 
 

The latest Creeper album "Sex, Death & the Infinite Void" has been pretty addicting for me lately. At times, its sounds echo the goth-infused pop punk of My Chemical Romance and latter-day AFI, at other times it reminds me more of Nick Cave and Roy Orbison. Hell, a couple moments sound pretty damn Jim Steinman-esque too. Definitely a unique mixture of influences. Oh, and Patricia Morrison (ex-Sisters of Mercy, ex-Gun Club, ex-Damned) does some spoken word parts, which is both unexpected and very welcome.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:32 pm 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
The latest Creeper album "Sex, Death & the Infinite Void" has been pretty addicting for me lately.


I find them to be a combination of The Libertines and My Chemical Romance with a sprinkle of Muse and the Killers. Really well done album, catchy songs, something you can play at a party even.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:47 pm 
 

I've only heard the title song so far, but Tyler Childers' new album is out: https://longviolenthistory.tylerchildersmusic.com/

Apparently it's all instrumental except for the final title track, which has some very pointed social commentary in the lyrics. And he put out a good video going along with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:35 am 
 

Wax Chattels - Clot. I mentioned their debut as my favourite non-metal album of last decade in this thread and their new songs were just as awesome live, so this follow up was highly anticipated to the point that I was almost certain it'd be my top album of 2020 before I even heard the first single.

Mr. Toxic - Tsunami Tides. A rapper I've been following since he first popped up online 7 years ago. He's changed his sound a bit with some trap influence going on here. Kinda feel a bit sorry for him as he doesn't seem to have gained many listeners over time. I haven't gotten sick of his voice yet.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:45 am 
 

clipping. - Visions Of Bodies Being Burned

This album blows me away. Powernoise/industrial/experimental rap


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:57 am 
 

From September:

Calvin Love - Night Songs
Still getting into this. I hear a little tiny bit of a poppy-er sounding Nick Cave maybe? Some of it is pretty dark and also reminds me of poppy-er take on something you'd hear in a Lynch film. Favourite tracks: If I Die, If Only I Knew Then

Elliott Brood - Keeper
Canadian folk-country band. They used to play what they called "death country", but they've evolved further and further from the dark, brooding (see what I did there) sound of their early stuff and on to more of an upbeat summery band. This isn't even close to my favourite albums by them, but it still has some keepers (see what I did THERE?) Favourite tracks: Full Of Wires, No Way Out

Parov Stelar - Voodoo Trilogy Part 3
He is usually an electro-swing artist, but there are some fucked up dark songs on this last piece of the trilogy. This is my favourite of the three parts. Favourite tracks: Black Marlin, Purple Moon

Fleetburner - Fleetburner
Still kind of unsure how this hasn't been added to the archives yet. It's pretty much straight up Prog metal with some melo-death sprinkled in. Has a lot of high profile features (Nils Caurbaron, Christopher Amott, Agnete from Madder Mortem). I haven't read along with the lyrics yet, but it seems and feels like a concept album. Favourite tracks: The Fleet, The Passenger (although it works better as a full album listen)

Honourable mention for the Delta Spirit reunion album. Probably my least favourite of the stuff they've done, and sounds little forced at times, but the last three songs are all really good. But the track "Just The Same" breaks my heart so badly, I've only been able to listen to it three times, and each time I cried my eyes out.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:51 pm 
 

first of all, i thank all of you for contributing to this topic.

i played a song or two from each of your favorites, and found some great new stuff. agnes obel and nin's ghosts 6 come to mind.

since i am a fan of the strokes and bohren & club of gore, these 2 are my favorites for 2020.

patchouli blue is so beautiful that i ordered this:

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hopefully, covid19 madness will not exacerbate, and i will be able to hear them live for the first time. in november. fingers crossed.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:34 am 
 

Lustmord - Trinity. The album is in a quite characteristic fashion of the project.

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matras
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:00 am 
 

HviteGuden wrote:
Lustmord - Trinity. The album is in a quite characteristic fashion of the project.


Big fan of Williams' work, and wasn't surprised that this was a masterpiece of the genre. The album is so rich in texture and atmosphere.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:39 am 
 

Quite enjoying the new Hawkwind record (released as 'Hawkwind Light Orchestra' due to some members not being available, first use of that name since 2012)

Hawkwind Light Orchestra - Carnivorous

If you like rockier Hawkwind you'll like this - the standards are all there, vocals sound fairly decent which is always a bit of a roll of the dice. Guitar work / synths / electronics doing their usual thing. It's a good 'forward' vibe to it which is nice - it's not proggy-wallowy stuff, it's upbeat & uptempo, even where lyrically it's very critical. Carnivorous used as an anagram of Coronavirus should tell you where they're at lyrically !

https://www.loudersound.com/reviews/hawkwind-light-orchestra-bleep-and-whoosh-and-rage-at-contemporary-society-on-carnivorous
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:29 pm 
 

the new Baba Zula is an amazing piece of psy folk dub rock, AOTY material imo.

https://baba-zula.bandcamp.com/album/hayvan-gibi

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:41 am 
 

The new Jónsi record is mind blowing.

The new Brutus live album is mind blowing in two ways and essentially confirms my thoughts of them as a live band. The instrumentation is outstanding, the vocals are absolutely terrible.

I absolutely love this band on record, but they really need to bring a touring drummer in if this is an accurate representation of their live performances. Stefanie needs to get off the drums for live shows ASAP so the vocals don’t continue to suffer. Disappointing.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:47 am 
 

FirebathDan wrote:
The new Jónsi record is mind blowing.


Co-signed. I've been listening to it a lot, and I've been leaving it on in the background to kind of drone on while writing. Very few times can I find an album effective for both attentive active listening, and as soothing affective background noise.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:20 pm 
 

I somehow missed that Maria Mena has a new EP/mini album out today. It's brilliant as expected. She writes some great vocal hooks, and her voice is heavenly.

I've also checked out some of the Eat the Day stuff that Wes Borland has put out this year, and it's pretty good. This was the material he wrote shortly after he left Limp Bizkit in the early '00s (might even be stuff he wrote for the fourth LB album before leaving). It's all instrumental and has some cool riffs and melodies. Could be worth a look if Fred Durst was the main thing stopping you from enjoying LB.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:57 am 
 

October was jam-packed full of new stuff I really liked.

Jonsi - Shiver
As previously mentioned above, the solo album from the main person behind Sigur Ros's solo album does not disappoint. It's a rare album where I can sit and listen very attentively but also use it as background noise while writing. I think it's his best output since Sigur Ros' 2013 album "Kveikur". Favourite tracks: Shiver, Salt Licorice

Touche Amore - Lament
Really great post-hardcore music. Chaotic, but focused. I've been kind of medium-cool on them since "Is Survived By", but this one might be my favourite in their entire discography. Favourite tracks: Come Heroine, Limelight

Benny The Butcher - Burden Of Proof
Anyone following Griselda gang from Buffalo knows this is some of the best hip-hop coming out these days. While I don't think this new record is as strong as "The Plugs I Met" from last year, it's still REALLY great. Will probably end up in my top 10 non-metal albums of the year. Favourite tracks: One Way Flight, Over The Limit

Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison
Lead singer of The National. Of course, he has a very distinctive voice, so even if the music is slightly different, it will always sound like and be compared to The National. I really did not like The National's record last year, and I am a huge fan, so I was disappointed. But this one hits the mark. The lyrics are fantastic (very devastating at times, of course), and the production is incredible. (It was produced by Booker T Jones, for christ sakes). Favourite tracks: Distant Axis, One More Second, Silver Springs

Near The Parenthesis - Intervals
Modern Classical music and has a few electronic elements. If you've heard and enjoyed Ludovico Einadui, you will probably enjoy this. (Not saying it's quite that good, as he is kind of in a class of his own.) I put this on often while writing or editing. Super relaxing and beautiful pieces, and it never becomes cheesy or over dramatic. Favourite tracks: Center, Muse

Lil Loaded - A Demon In 6lue
Better than decent rap album. I had never heard of this guy, or anything about him and checked it out on a whim because I liked the title of the album. Some really good stuff on here, I just think the album has a lot of filler. I don't listen to it cover-to-cover anymore, but there are some really good stand alone tracks. Favourite tracks: The Dash, Same Thang, Gang Unit

Oliver Coates - skins n slime
Ambient music with just enough experimentation to keep it interesting without being too jarring. Another album I use as background ambiance while working. Favourite tracks: Caregiver part 1(breathing), Honey

Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You
OKAY GUYS, HERE IS THE BIG BIG ONE.

Springsteen is my favourite artist of all time, so I could probably write an essay on this new album and what it means to me, and us as Springsteen/E Street fans, but I'll keep it (kind of) brief here.

In short, I love it. I think it's his best output since 2007's "Magic". The entire thing plays out like a retrospective triumph. I think Bruce has been staring down his own mortality lately. Not even that he's THAT old (he just turned 71, and the album was recorded a year ago), but he has lost so many people close to him, and has seen some of his contemporaries pass early (Petty, Prince).

My main issue with the record is its pacing. It starts off super, super strong with 4 really great songs (Burnin' Train and Janey Needs A Shooter are all-time classics if you ask me), but then falters in the middle with 3 sub-par and sometimes down right bad songs. After that, it picks up the pace again. Rainmaker is decent enough, but the last 4 songs are all again fantastic. Bruce opens the album with "One Minute You're Here", and closes it with "I'll See You In My Dreams", and it makes for a perfect bookend for if in fact this is the final E Street album (or even possibly his last album of new music. If that's the case, the line 'For death is not the end, and I'll see you in my dreams" would be the last line of recorded vocals we hear.

As a die-hard fan that has seen him 25 times and met him, it sucks to think that we may have been robbed of his final tour with the E Street Band due to the global crisis. (not trying to downplay what millions are going through, just expressing here) Most of these songs would have absolutely crushed the place live. Watching the documentary that is out now on Apple TV gave me an even bigger appreciation for the album. I have no idea what the Oscars will look like in 2021, but I think it's worthy of a nomination for Best Documentary.

Like I said, tracks 1-4 and 9-12 are all incredible. Had he cut at least 2 of the 3 middle songs and re-shuffled the sequence, this would have been close to a perfect album. Either way, it's a strong contender for me.
Favourite tracks: Burnin' Train, Janey Needs A Shooter, If I Was The Priest, Ghosts

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:09 am 
 

Metz. The new album is incredible. Noise rock/post hardcore. Like early Nirvana but with a more modern sound.




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:16 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
October was jam-packed full of new stuff I really liked.

Benny The Butcher - Burden Of Proof
Anyone following Griselda gang from Buffalo knows this is some of the best hip-hop coming out these days. While I don't think this new record is as strong as "The Plugs I Met" from last year, it's still REALLY great. Will probably end up in my top 10 non-metal albums of the year. Favourite tracks: One Way Flight, Over The Limit


Discovered that gang last year, probably through praises from you here, and Benny is by far my favorite from Griselda. That guy is something else. And I agree about Burden of Proof not being as strong as The Plugs I Met, however that might be because I did not listen to it enough yet. But yeah, solid stuff for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:15 pm 
 

I mentioned earlier the Sylvaine / Unreqvited split - if you liked the latter, the 'Empathica' album released this year on Northern SIlence is just really, really nice. Mixture of warm post-whatever sounds, and some very cold Solstafir-ish atmospheres. It's post-post-post-BM, like Alcest or Sylvaine but without any of the remaining rough edges.

I really like it, would thoroughly recommend it to anyone for night time music.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:22 pm 
 

I'm digging on some local hip hop from Spaceman Jones and Musashi Xero, Waters was out in October and it kills.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:51 pm 
 

Finally got the new Hum on vinyl, and it’s absolutely unbelievable.

I know it’s been out digitally for a bit, but I wanted my first experience with it to be on wax.

Fuck, this album crushes. And the sonics of this on vinyl is otherworldly. I literally feel the weight of the songs and the kick drum in my chest.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:44 pm 
 

Nuclear Power Trio's "A Clear and Present Rager" is pretty great. It's a collaboration between a few modern technical metal musicians who dress up as Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un and play weird djent/Latin-American/metal hybrid music with amazing bass parts.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:28 pm 
 

Never thought I'd be shopping my non-metal stuff from Season of Mist too, but man they got some good stuff there. First The Devil's Trade's "Call of the Iron Peak", now with Garmarna's "Förbundet"? I don't even like folk (even though nyckelharpor are the shit)!

Fingers crossed Aesop Rock's new album will deliver.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:51 pm 
 

Alright, I'm a little late to the party here because this is technically an EP, and also for some reason I thought it was released in 2019 and therefore didn't qualify, but Dead Poor Robin's Dead Horse, Alaska (Onyx) is about as close to musical perfection as I could possibly describe. I don't know what the fuck kind of mystical spell these folks put on themselves but goddamn does it ever fucking slap. This is the epitome of catchy but supremely well-written music. The guitar is relatively sparse but it's so high in the mix that when it pops in it's like a goddamn thunderstorm, I fucking love it. The song It Tore Your Heart Out just has a stupidly awesome main guitar riff, along with one of the best guitar solos I've heard outside of metal/blues. And those vocals. Oh my god, those vocals. I'm obsessed, folks. Obsessed.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:41 am 
 

I got this song (Trace Taylor - Parousia) on a zero tolerance coverdisc - very much in the vein of gothic weird like Beyond Dawn or some Lux Interna stuff - read up on the writer, and it's new out and is self-described as 'Christian goth' :lol:

Worth a go if you're into that kind of goth-experimental side of things - (song stream towards the bottom of the page)

https://parousiathesingle.com/home/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:42 pm 
 

Pig (solo project of on-and-off KMFDM singer Raymond Watts) has a new album coming out. His best stuff since the '90s by my reckoning.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:27 pm 
 

Oneohtrix Point Never dropped a new album this year. It's pretty hit or miss, some of it I absolutely love other tracks are very annoying :lol:.

The music video for the song "Lost But Never Alone" is a contender for the best music video this year.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:59 pm 
 

Lianne La Havas' self-titled this year is excellent neo-soul. What a fantastic voice, and lush, organic instrumentation.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:49 pm 
 

November seemed like a super slow month. Seems like the year is winding down for new releases in all genres.

Willis Earl Beal - Morningstar
I don't even know how to describe this. Kind of sounds like death/neo-folk with some rap influences? Sounded really bizarre to me at first, but it has grown on me. Favourite tracks: Warm, Smoke

William Basinski - Lamentations
Dark, ambient music from one of the best in the business. This one has a few songs with really eerie, creepy vibes. Favourite tracks: O My Daughter O My Sorrow, All These Too I Love

I also dig a few tracks of the new AC/DC really hard, but I'm not super into the full thing. Love Demon Fire, though.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:43 pm 
 

Liraz - Zan

Middle Eastern music done by a great vocalist from Iran, who lives in Israel. Rock, experimental, electronic, ambient ...
Personally, I prefer the first part of the last track. How the voice hovers above it all ...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:31 am 
 

I heard an older album by her which I think I liked but forgot to listen to it again.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:06 pm 
 

Existential Reckoning by Puscifer is a real treat. One of my favorite albums released this year, definitely.
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The Mountain Goats' 'Getting Into Knives' is a high quality indie/folk type of rock album. Pretty much exactly how I like this style. Bit long but it's all quality songs.

Heather Trost's 'Petrichor' is a sweet dreamy, psych pop album with some really killer tracks. I like it best when it gets more upbeat, but it comes together nicely.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:23 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
William Basinski - Lamentations
Dark, ambient music from one of the best in the business. This one has a few songs with really eerie, creepy vibes.


I really, really like some of the stuff on that album, but other parts are just too repetitive for me. I get that he's playing with loops, but sometimes it's way too obvious what he's doing, and it's obnoxious rather than hypnotic.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:54 am 
 

rn im listening to the new Sangre de Muerdago album for the first time. Its another pretty dark folk record even if its not very different from the older material its worthwhile imo.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:38 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
The Mountain Goats' 'Getting Into Knives' is a high quality indie/folk type of rock album. Pretty much exactly how I like this style. Bit long but it's all quality songs.


How do you feel about it in comparison to the last few? I absolutely loved Goths, but the last couple have left me a little cold.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:44 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
The Mountain Goats' 'Getting Into Knives' is a high quality indie/folk type of rock album. Pretty much exactly how I like this style. Bit long but it's all quality songs.


How do you feel about it in comparison to the last few? I absolutely loved Goths, but the last couple have left me a little cold.


This is the first one I've really listened to all the way through. I'll try some of their old material eventually.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:03 am 
 

I like Getting Into Knives better than the last couple but that "dad who listens to NPR" vibe is pretty unshakeable at this point. Songs For Pierre Chuvin was pretty good though, a nice return to the OG lofi style. I would listen to Tallahassee or The Sunset Tree before anything else though.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:04 am 
 

I think Heretic Pride is underrated, actually. That's the one that got me into them when it came out, and then I worked my way backwards.

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