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favorites: jamais vu, louder than bombs, 00:00, friends, moon and we are bulletproof: the eternal

least favorites: make it right, respect

also: stop assuming that every positive rating is a bot, some people actually like this album

edit: i wrote this a few days before the bot invasion, i had no idea it would get this bad
people are saying this is the most liked review... sorry about that. i’ve seen SO many reviews on this website that are way better structured than this, with better ... read more
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Preamble:
In the space of the 3 months Fiona Apple has quickly grown to be one of my favourite artists ever. I'm a little bit addicted to rating my favourite artist's discographies (as I assume a lot of us are and it's why we're gathered here on this site) and, for me, this is absolutely my favourite of hers now.
With raw, distinct instrumentation paired with hard-to-beat lyrical prowess, FTBC lets the listener feel lots of different and genuine emotions; it’s hard for me to find many ... read more
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Now that the botting has ended, I can now voice my actual opinions. Before I go into my thoughts on the album itself, I'm going to first talk about how useless botting this site really is.

Score doesn't matter. The most it does is puts it higher on the charts but what you're really doing is delegitimizing the site.

Your favorite artists approval, is not something you're getting with this. At this point, you're only pleasing yourself and your other friends only.

You are hurting the site. As I ... read more
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EDIT: SHAWN CEE CALLED THIS WEBSITE A CESSPOOL LETS GOOOO

Phew… this is my fourth attempt at this. I can now say with certainty that this album is one of the year’s most polarizing albums. Yes, I’ve rewritten this review 4 times now; first time was a meme review, second was a half-assed review I wrote at 3 AM, third was what I thought would be my final statement of the album where I gave it a 50… well, you all know how that went since we are now here. Listen, if you ... read more
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There was a regular user on this site long ago (about 2015) named @snarekickblues (formerly AustinCrane235, that's the name I remember) who was among the top 5 users when I started checking this place out. He had relatively similar taste to mine and wrote reviews that I enjoyed. Somewhere down the line he stopped posting then came back whenever he changed usernames. Around that time he just started giving 100 ratings to tens of albums at a time. I was flabbergasted; how could a person who ... read more
This is probably BTS' best album yet. I've seen some reviews complain about the diverse sound and the autotune. In response I'll say the diverse genres presented in this album make me love it more. Depending on my mood I can listen to R and B, EDM, rock, rap, or pop all in one album.

As to autotune, I like how it was used as a stylistic choice rather than to cover up vocal mistakes (BTS don't need to cover up anything).

Favourite Tracks: Moon, We Are Bulletproof: Eternal, JAMAIS Vu, ON, ... read more
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Listening to Fiona Apple’s previous works helps put this album to scale, as this has a magnitude and intensity like nothing she has worked on previously. It runs smooth like a hot knife through butter.

It seems to only get more intense and more appreciation from me the more I explore it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard an album like this before. This is really a journey... but this isn’t a starting point for Fiona Apple that’s for sure

Edit(100 -> 92): this ... read more
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Taylor Swift and the Lizard Wizard

Even if you aren’t a fan of Taylor Swift, you have to admit: not a lot of pop stars are able to release two records in one year, let alone during one of the most difficult years in recent memory. Quarantine clearly has sharpened Taylors mindset and borderline forced her to pin down exactly what her individual sound is, removing the excessive glitz and glamour that has previously turned me off from her music and going back to a more stripped back and ... read more
There's a common Chinese saying I feel faithfully encaptures, in a weird way, the feeling and spirit when indulging in Fiona Apple's art — 留得青山在, 不怕没柴烧 — Where there are green hills, there is wood to burn. It's a phrase worth different meanings, but one can interpret it as taking care of good health, finding hope in life or building oneself strong enough so nothing may tear you down. The Bolt Cutters is a plethora of chaos, yet it's also a liberating starlight. ... read more
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We needed this right now. (Written on the bus, we going raw)

Recently I've been feeling creatively bankrupt. Everytime I go to write something, I'm met with a burning sense of 'why bother'. The world is burning in a virus infested planet, with everywhere you go to turn you are met with the same cries injustice and pain that black people have been facing for so long that has now boiled up and purtruded like a sickening broth or the pig crap silo for The Simpsons Movie, and with a lack of ... read more
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NO DRUGS
NO NAKED WOMEN
NO MUMBLE RAPPERS
100% PURE UNCUT RAP

I think I've just about had it with this "real rap" mentality bullshit. It's been plaguing the mainstream hip hop scene for years, only served to make already toxic online music discussions even more miserable and pathetic. ADHD is the final straw. Joyner Lucas has the lyrical subtlety of a straight line. His brand of overtly generic trap/pop rap seems to only appeal to people who wet their panties over "fast ... read more
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That was the longest 24 minutes of my life.

Jesus Christ, where do I even begin with this? Ugh, let's just get into it shall we?

1. The Lyrics - I don't know if it's unfair to critique KPop lyrics because I know there's going to be no real poetry in it but damn, this sounds like a middle school girl who listens to nothing but Ariana Grande wrote most of these lyrics. "Drivin though your puddles like splish, splash" - Love To Hate Me, I could show more examples but that's gonna take ... read more
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It's weird to be embroiled in all this hype while feeling absolutely nothing in regards to this album. Even weirder is that I love Fiona Apple and I love "The Idler Wheel" so it gets pretty hard to explain what I don't like about this project since they're both relatively similar.

At this point in her life, Fiona has already made a figure of herself, "filling the shoes" of her ideal persona. It's easy to generalize her songs as mostly piano ballads accompanied by ... read more
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FUCK MY LIFE SEAN C NOTICED ME

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iS thAT * y0UR bulGiE wuLGiE¿ *+ :000 💋🧛🏼i waNNA eAT *+ Y0Ur cuMMlE * WUmmies RN ! *+ ;)) 🦋💋 i waNNA havE * y0UR l0AD DRippiNG D0wn * mY faCE uWu * + ;000 🧛🏼🧛🏼 aM I bEiNG a g00D b0Y *+ ?? 💋💋 aLL i waNT iS 2 buST a fAT nUT !!!! *+ SLATT!!! :000 🧛🏼🧛🏼🧛🏼 (not meant to be homophobic)

**SERIOUS REVIEW**

Playboi Carti is a name that I’ve been mixed on. I ... read more
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Ah shit, here we go again. AOTY is once again under attack by stans!

Message to the Stans (Real review at the end):
You guys have to understand that scores don't matter, right? This is not the way to show support to your favorite artist. This site has a community and what you're doing is breaching our community for someone else's gain, when that "gain" doesn't really give them anything. Also if you didn't already know, one person is running this site. Yes, just 1 person. What you're ... read more
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#1 of my Top 50 Albums of 2020: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/chode/list/29961/chodes-top-50-albums-of-2020/

Sealed away in the deepest depths of a lost forest, near the shore of the lustrous ocean gleaming from the rays of the sun, behind a dimly lit village on the coast of Japan, there is an album. One of wondrous magic and alluring serenity. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with 'Windswept Adan.'

Whether it’s her stellar and incredibly minimalistic live record released ... read more
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It may seem ironic, but although Ariana Grande's life seems to be full of stability and love these last few months, the rendering of her new album Positions remains much less interesting and much less profound than her previous ones. There is no better adjective than "comfort" for Positions. A hard to avoid easy solution that will content itself with satisfying the majority of its fans and making an impression in a year where the codes are no longer the same.

Beware, I prefer to ... read more
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At this painful hour that the United States is going through, which finally touches all the sensible and respectable men of the world, there was nothing better than the duo RTJ to make their voices shout.

It was so much awaited, 4 years later, this last volume has nothing to envy to the others. With an expected brutality, the duo didn't chew, nor mumbled, their words and messages, remaining faithful to themselves. Yet they knew how to develop and evolve their formula which had already seduced ... read more
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I'm not a Taylor Swift fan.
Or at least... I wouldn't have called myself one until now.

I listened to last year's "Lover" with mediocre results. I found some cuts quite nice and refreshing, others just plain boring and bland. I didn't expect anything from that record either. With songs such as "You Need to Calm Down" and "ME!" that I had to endure in every Justice! store with my sister, I saw a steady but meaningful progression in her sound over the course of a ... read more
By the time you hear the next pop, th' funk shall be within you.

Lately, I've been contemplating over what makes pop music truly appealing and formidable. A friend once invited me over to a Dua Lipa concert back in 2018. I recall having a particular dislike for her music and "radio pop" in general. My biggest regret? While everyone in the venue danced their problems away and "lived-in-the-moment", I distanced myself, missing out on all the joy I could've had. Expecting 'la ... read more
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This is the worst album of the year. Green Day’s album is anything but punk rock, let’s be honest, it’s sounds more like pop. This is some of the worst songs I have heard in years. It was painful to listen to this album, it was that bad. Green Day have proved one thing: not a political statement, not a musical statement, but that they really need to retire. ‘Father of All Motherfuckers’ sounds like The Jonas Brothers, seriously. This song is very pitchy, and has a ... read more
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No shitposts to be found here, I genuinely really enjoyed a lot of what I heard on this project.

No matter what you think of the quality of their music or their often toxic fanbase, it's hard to deny that BTS is made up of 7 very talented guys, who clearly have a devout passion for making music, and on this project, more so than anything they've done in the last few years, the group seems to be playing to their strengths more often than not. Aside from one obvious dud, in my eyes a lot of ... read more
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Shit, here we go again.

Music To Be Murdered By, though a commendable improvement from the dreadful junkyard mixing/production of Revival and Kamikaze, continues to showcase some of Eminem's worst, most fatuous bars on top of the most bleak set of songs he's ever put onto a full-length studio album. The result is a long-winded, uninteresting sea of mediocrity, despite some redemption courtesy of alright features, better-furnished beats and slightly catchier hooks (if you can call them ... read more
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If TattleTales will probably be a great commercial success, this new album looks like a failed parody of its own character, supporting the same stereotypes, using the same stupid formulas, all that with no possible relevance anymore.

By dint of trying too hard to find the buzz, 6ix9ine burned his own wings and we all saw how it led his to his so-called "loss". A not interesting situation in my opinion that I won't comment on. However, the only thing that needs to be said today is ... read more
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Letter To BTS Stans From Twitter: Haha y'all dumb as fuck thanks for my first popular this week. This is kind of illegal but whatever, get finessed and stop spamming these reviews please.

[Actual Review and Rating Now]
As of now it's been over 6 months since Soul: 7 which is an album I've had a love/hate relationship with. At first I was confused as to the direction they were going into and I really wished they could've delved deeper into their persona's. Aside from this slight narrative ... read more

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