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thisisabtlgrnd
Havok - Time is Up

Havok

Time is Up

80
Mar 21, 2017
Idles - Brutalism

Idles

Brutalism

85
Mar 19, 2017
Jay Som - Everybody Works

Jay Som

Everybody Works

87
Mar 19, 2017
Blanck Mass - World Eater

Blanck Mass

World Eater

86
Mar 19, 2017
Power Trip - Nightmare Logic

Power Trip

Nightmare Logic

83
Mar 18, 2017
Foxygen - Hang

Foxygen

Hang

81
Mar 18, 2017
Wilco - Star Wars

Wilco

Star Wars

77
Mar 12, 2017
Priests - Nothing Feels Natural

Priests

Nothing Feels Natural

87
Mar 11, 2017
RAMZi - Phobiza

RAMZi

Phobiza "Noite" Vol. 2

80
Mar 2, 2017
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

Stormzy

Gang Signs & Prayer

83
Mar 2, 2017
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Flying Microtonal Banana

83
Mar 2, 2017
Bing & Ruth - No Home of the Mind

Bing & Ruth

No Home of the Mind

82
Mar 2, 2017

Recent Reviews

85
More great post-punk! Idles are of a more aggressive sort, a bit like a British Protomartyr but with even more, ahem, brutality. Their lyrics are brilliantly snarky, and remain consistently biting/hilarious despite the dark imagery and themes. Sonically, Idles manage to throw in a few unexpected influences. Brutalism is one of the few post-punk albums I've heard that pulls together shoegaze guitars and the occasional emo/pop-punk moment with hardcore aggression and the traditional post-punk ... read more
86
This is a gem. I love Fuck Buttons, and I also enjoyed the last release from Blanck Mass, though I felt it was a bit too scattered in how many styles it tried to tackle for it really stand out. This is not the case with World Eater. With this release, Power has found a way to synthesize every style he's ever played in the past (noise, vaporwave, industrial, techno, trap, chillwave...) into one heaving, sparkling monolith of an electronic album.

This is also the first release from Power in ... read more
84
Maybe it's just the nostalgia factor because it was a hit my freshman year of college, but I have a deep love of this album. Really, I think it's Future's best, so much catchier and better written than his more recent releases. Yeah he's not the best lyricist, and his style cribs a lot from pre-established Southern hip hop sounds, but the songs on Pluto are so catchy and so triumphant they always manage to put a smile on my face. Future had an appreciation for pop melody on this album that has ... read more
65
Better than last week's album, but still not quite what I was hoping for from Future. There's a better thematic focus on HNDRXX, and Future definitely tries out some refreshing new tricks, but most of the songs still end up sounding pretty boring and uneventful to me. It's like he's trying to do the melancholy superstar thing like Drake, but he doesn't have the lyrical skills to make it work. In fact, the album this reminds me of most is Views--it's similarly restless, unfocused, and too long, ... read more
83
This is the first album where King Gizzard and co. have really captured me. They've found the perfect balance between heaviness and lightness, the chaos of Nonagaon Infinity and the delicacy of Paper Mache Dream Balloon. With Flying Microtonal Banana they come through with some freaky, jammy tunes that have equal measures of sticky melodies and sweet guitar heroics.

This project's concept also suits the band's sound quite well. The use of non-Western scales gives them the freedom to play ... read more
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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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Jul 3, 2014
rapmartin12
I salute your dedication by following you. lol
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Jun 17, 2013
Rob
Appreciate all the work you put in to get the new album ratings added to the site.
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