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Laurel Halo - Dust

Laurel Halo

Dust

86
Jun 23, 2017
Big Thief - Capacity

Big Thief

Capacity

85
Jun 23, 2017
Foxygen - Hang

Foxygen

Hang

83
Jun 20, 2017
Various Artists - Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht

Various Artists

Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht

84
Jun 20, 2017
Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors

87
Jun 20, 2017
The xx - I See You

The xx

I See You

86
Jun 20, 2017
Future - HNDRXX

Future

HNDRXX

63
Jun 18, 2017
Future Islands - The Far Field

Future Islands

The Far Field

80
Jun 17, 2017
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer

Stormzy

Gang Signs & Prayer

83
Jun 17, 2017
Kirin J Callinan - Bravado

Kirin J Callinan

Bravado

67
Jun 17, 2017
Joey Bada$$ - ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

Joey Bada$$

ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$

77
Jun 17, 2017
Com Truise - Iteration

Com Truise

Iteration

74
Jun 17, 2017

Recent Reviews

74
Solid album overall. What Com Truise does he does quite well in my eyes. So if you like lightly trippy retro synth jams with big, booming downtempo beats, you'll find a lot to like here--I actually think it's the best Com Truise release I've heard end to end. But, like all of his stuff, it gets old kind of quickly in my opinion and is pretty formulaic. I definitely do appreciate the atmosphere his music creates, though.

Favorite tracks: Iteration, Memory, Isostasy
78
Solid electronic EP with a dense, lush sound full of tribal rhythms and ghostly vocals. The songwriting could be a bit more dynamic, but I'm definitely going to keep my eye on RAMZi's output from now on.

Favorite tracks: Fuma, Messiah
82
Whoaaaa I was expecting literally nothing at all out of this project, but I gave it a listen and Thot Breaker really stands out among the hip hop albums I've heard this year. Chief Keef pulls a complete 180 here and becomes a sadboi autotune balladeer singing/rapping about love, and...it suits him surprisingly well. The production is killer (minimal, airy, and cohesive throughout), the hooks are memorable, and--most surprisingly for me--the flows and even the lyrics work too, effectively ... read more
Fairly happy with this new single; it certainly delivers on the promise of Mark Ronson producing for QOTSA, as he brings out a funkier, more danceable side of the band without necessarily sacrificing their impressive musicianship. I will say the songwriting doesn't seem to break much new ground for the group, and doesn't keep me interested in the way the production and instrumentation do, but I'm still excited for Villains nonetheless.
89
Holy moly this is a blowaway comeback. I honestly didn't expect much from this when I originally heard about it, but I'd say this self-titled LP easily ranks among the band's best work, maybe even surpassing some of it in my opinion. The production, the songwriting, the harmonies, everything is just so immaculate, like being transported to a world of pure, gossamer beauty. Essential for any fan of dream pop/shoegaze/psych rock. For me, it ranks up there with Lonerism as one of my favorite ... 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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