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Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation

Kero Kero Bonito

Bonito Generation

90
Dec 14, 2016
Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass

Agnes Obel

Citizen of Glass

90
Nov 18, 2016
Portishead - Dummy

Portishead

Dummy

95
Oct 25, 2015
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People

R.E.M.

Automatic for the People

95
Aug 16, 2015
Tame Impala - Currents

Tame Impala

Currents

90
Jul 21, 2015
The Beatles - Abbey Road

The Beatles

Abbey Road

100
May 25, 2015
Björk - Homogenic

Björk

Homogenic

99
Mar 18, 2015
Tame Impala - Lonerism

Tame Impala

Lonerism

90
Dec 22, 2014
Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun

Sigur Rós

Agaetis Byrjun

100
Dec 21, 2014
The Strokes - Is This It

The Strokes

Is This It

100
Oct 27, 2014
Kanye West - The College Dropout

Kanye West

The College Dropout

90
Oct 13, 2014
Beck - Mutations

Beck

Mutations

90
Oct 13, 2014

Recent Reviews

90
I decided to check out this album after hearing the song "Picture This" a while ago and loving it to an extent that I couldn't really explain. This is one of those albums that I personally love but I understand it's not for everyone.

Vocalist Sarah Midori Perry has quite a gift for creating effortlessly catchy melodies and the band really knows how to make a song fun. It's hard to say this without seeming condescending but there were many moments on this album I could only describe as 'cute'. Such as this lyric on the track "Try Me", which Perry delivers with so much enthusiasm that I couldn't help but smile:

"Just witness this impressive list of my activities:
Business!
Dancing!
Throwing a party...with you!"

KKB's sense of humour on this album is simply endearing.

I really wasn't sure about a rating for this record, because I assumed I would get tired of it really quickly. However, I've found it be quite addictive and actually grew on me with repeated listens.

This is indeed a G-rated, child friendly album. I'd even describe it as childish, but only in the same way as a good children's TV series such as Avatar: The Last Airbender. I definitely wouldn't say its childishness is a criticism. As far as negatives go I'd say the album occasionally loses its flow in terms of sequencing. In particular the transition between "Break" and "Lipslap" is quite jarring.

The instrumentals on this album are all very well constructed, colourful and pleasant to the ear. I imagine even those who dislike Perry's lyrics and voice will enjoy the production.

This LP is relentlessly optimistic and never fails to put me in a great mood or make me smile. It should be noted that anybody looking for something "deep" or "important" lyrically should look elsewhere. There are songs on here that seem to be literally about the enjoyment of jumping on a trampoline and talking selfies. If that sounds awful then this album isn't for you.
Longest four and a half minutes of my life
100
This is an album that I would love to listen to again for the first time. It's very ambitious, experimental and pushes the boundaries of hip hop and has gone on to be quite influential in the genre. At the same time though it is still very accessible and immediate. Definitely a great gateway record for people who don't have a lot of history with the hip hop genre.

For me, this is OutKast's magnum opus and arguably hip hop in general. This album has an extremely high replay value, thanks to its instantly catchy hooks, memorable verses and fantastic instrumentals. It is remarkably cohesive given the album has combined tracks that are infectious and fun, dark and thought-provoking, relaxed and chilled-out, and intense and heart-pounding.

As far as negatives go I will admit there are some tracks that don't completely work for me, and maybe should have been cut from the final album. However, the highlights are so high that it completely makes up for the missteps. Over half the tracks on this album blew me away on first listen and continue to impress after many more. Even the weaker tracks are not throwaways but just an experiment that didn't entirely work.

Favourite tracks: Return of the G, Rosa Parks, Skew It On the Bar-B, Aquemini, Slump, Da Art of Storytellin (Pt 1 & 2), SpottieOttieDopaliscious, Liberation, Chonkyfire

Weakest track: Mamacita
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Dec 30, 2016
Rob
Thank you for your contributions in 2016!

http://forums.albumoftheyear.org/t/top-contributors-of-2016/190
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Dec 19, 2016
Rob
Clicking the column headings on the Songs list should now sort the list by either Points of # of Lists.

Thanks for all the work you've been putting into the site.
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Nov 23, 2016
shazfiron
Ur the admin aren't you
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Nov 19, 2016
JohnLouisHoward
Hi, philthy. the new Our Girl is EP not LP, as format is listed. don't know how/if you can change it.
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Mar 13, 2015
alexgonzriv
eeeei hello philthy

The reissues and anniversary edition can't you put in the Original LP because is changes at the original review
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