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NR - This isn’t a normal review. It’s also important since you’ll learn more about me.

So, this is not going to be one of my typical reviews. I haven’t listened to this new Sia project, and I don’t plan on it anytime soon. However, today, I will be discussing the absolute shit stain that is this situation with Sia, and how it personally affects me. (Also I use neurodiverse and neurotypical a lot in the review. Neurodiverse means people with mental disabilities, ... read more
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FINAL EDIT: (85 -> 89) Life's good.
EDIT 2: (79 -> 85): Don't care anymore fuck you. One of the best trap projects OAT.
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 ... 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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Depending on who you ask, you’ll get varying answers on what the quality of the current state of hip-hop is. Oldheads may argue that the genre is at an all-time low, but I’d beg to differ. The truth is, hip-hop’s not only alive and thriving, but also has never been better. Now more than ever, in the Internet age, hip-hop has a little bit of something for everyone. Trap rose to massive popularity throughout the 2010s thanks to artists such as Migos and Travis Scott, dizzying ... read more
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Amazing, i love track by track, so perfect ๐Ÿฅบโœจ sia is art, sia is love, sia is amazing!!!!Amazing, i love track by track, so perfect ๐Ÿฅบโœจ sia is art, sia is love, sia is amazing!!!!Amazing, i love track by track, so perfect ๐Ÿฅบโœจ sia is art, sia is love, sia is amazing!!!!Amazing, i love track by track, so perfect ๐Ÿฅบโœจ sia is art, sia is love, sia is amazing!!!!Amazing, i love track by track, so perfect ๐Ÿฅบโœจ sia is art, sia is love, sia is amazing!!!!Amazing, i love track by ... read more
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R.I.P. Sophie Xeon.

Usually I don’t speak on things like this once I find out they happen. Writing reviews like this always feel extremely hard to write, but if i’m going to be honest, after hearing the news that Sophie, acclaimed trans-musician, had sadly passed away, I felt like I really needed to talk about my feelings about this record as a testament to what this album meant to me growing up. I don’t know what came over me to write this, and hopefully the meaning of why ... read more
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The best boyband since One Direction is finally back.

Watching a band that is as unfaltering in their constant knack for creativity and vision as Brockhampton is in action is a truly mesmerizing sight to behold. I honestly feel bad for anyone who won’t be able to get into Brockhampton’s music before their supposed disbandment at the end of the year as following around the artistic metamorphosis Brockhampton has foregone since the days of the Saturation trilogy has been like ... read more
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Firstly, as an introduction, I wanted to express my grief and give some appreciation for MF DOOM, before jumping onto the review of the actual album. MF DOOM was one of the most beloved and important rappers of all time, personally my favorite and has shaped up my music taste to be what it is today, this record and "Madvillainy" in particular have sparked my interest and passion for music as an art form as a whole and have led me to discover so many other incredible LPs. I'm still ... read more
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Before anything, I pledge you to not be harmful and insulting. If you do like the album, give Justin constructive support, if you don’t like the album, don’t be cynical, it leads to nowhere.

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Justin Bieber is a man with a tragic story. When his life crumbles, the whole world watches and cheers. Everyone, including himself, is at fault for ... read more
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SOUR is a formulaic, predictable breakup album. A collection of similar sounding ballads, it mostly follows the same song structure of her hit single "drivers license": muted moody verses, belted chorus and layered vocal effect on the bridge.

Her indie girl voice is better than most, but she has an unpleasant timbre at times with belting that quickly becomes flat and repetitive. "good 4 u" and "jealousy jealousy" do well to keep things fun with their angsty pop ... read more
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CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is a lightning wink to nostalgia, a real instropection of its author. Tackling a very human concept album and a formidable musicality, Tyler delivers us a new lesson.

(Back from vacation, I missed you AOTY)

Since his debut, Tyler The Creator has been a force to be reckoned with, both for his personality and his musical signature, without having been unanimous for many years. With Flower Boy, he managed to reconcile the two to become undeniable. However, Tyler has ... read more
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Not only will For the First Time easily become a favorite for the 2021 rankings, but this treasure has the potential to become a benchmark for the future. In other words, this is not a day like any other. Black Country New Road is the symbol of these new groups of genius who point the finger at the misdeeds of today's society, while redrawing new musical contours, as if they were invested with a mission to care for the future.

It's fascinating how Black Country New Road brings out something ... 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
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Crackheads running rampant in England streets, mental wards overflowing with patients, the grassy pastures of rural Britain. Squid’s jazzy post-punk revival opus, the eclectically apocalyptic ‘Bright Green Fields’, attempts to tackle the un-urbanized section of their homeland, a massive 90+% of England that goes oblivious to outsiders, stepping into the shoes of those who live past the picture-perfect facade portraying England as nothing but sunny green fields and stunning ... read more
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“I met her accidentally
It was at the Cambridge Science Fair
And she was so impressed I could make so many things catch on fire.”



Anxiety:

The predator that is ever growing and only gets stronger over time if left unkempt. Does it hunt you? Are you the prey?

For the First Time *is* that beast. It *is* the stress. It is the building of the calm until the thunderous storm. You begin in Athens, but there is a flood that knocks you away. Crashing waves of a tsunami flings your body ... read more
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''Slime Language 2'' is an incredible trap record which features guest appearances from Roddy Ricch, Travis Scott, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, 2Pac, Juice WRLD, Biggie, Eminem, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Michael Jackson & more. The 63-song tracklist is full of hits without a single miss and this album is going down as one of the greatest albums of our generation. I never in my wildest dreams thought this album would be this good but goddamn.

Song Ranking:
1. Control (feat MIchael Jackson & ... read more
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THANK YOU FOR 500 FOLLOWERS! SOUR IS PERFECT! ONE YEAR SINCE I JOINED AOTY!

SOUR, the debut album from Olivia Rodrigo, is the best break-up album I've ever listened to and might be album of the year. Olivia Rodrigo started her career early, acting in a few Disney TV shows and started singing on Instagram, which caught the attention of some people who thought that she'd be an amazing singer. Olivia Rodrigo, who's only 18 years old, has understood the pain of a break-up and the heartbreak that ... 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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Energy, experimentation, ambition, and a little bit of elegance.

When listening to the work of a band as eclectic in influence as black midi, any expectations you may have are to be thrown out the window. For anyone who thought there was a possibility of pinpointing where the band would move next, they’ll sorely be proven wrong as ‘Cavalcade’ manages to subvert your expectations in completely different ways than any other way the band has achieved yet. Those seeking the ... read more
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To say that Twenty One Pilots is a band with chameleonic tendencies would be quite the understatement. They are far more than that, a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to music- Pop Rap, Alternative Rock, Top 40s, Indie Pop, Spoken-Word, you name it, there’s a probable chance they’ve done it. Though, if their music proves anything, it’s that no matter how many styles of music you cover, it doesn’t always ensure you will stick the landing. The band's chronic failure, at ... read more
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The idea was basically very interesting, but the Revelacion experience sounds hollow as Selena seems to express a great difficulty to both find a musical and lyrical personality on this EP. Instead, she ends up mechanically and generically reproducing what South American icons have been doing for years now, without ever really bringing her own touch.

I'd like to start this review with a mini cry from the heart: but why such a disastrous new release week? Knowing that the following weeks are ... 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 oceanic coast of Indonesia, 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 ... 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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DJ Khaled makes albums so people can play it, and you actually hear it. You know, drive in your car, you hear another car playin it? Go to the barber shop, hear them playin' it? You know, turn the radio on, you hear them playin' it? You know, it's playin' everywhere. It's called great music. It's called albums that you actually hear the songs. Not no mysterious shit, and you never hear it.

He made ANOTHA ONE, GO FATBOY GOOOOOO, WE THE BEST MUSIC, DJ KHALED

DJ Khaled's newest attempt at making ... read more
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Ok Human is probably the unexpected album of a band that we no longer present and of which we thought we had (still) seen everything. Not only is it deeply human and well written, but on top of that it is a very pleasant musical experience, adorned with catchy melodies and charming orchestration.

First of all, I would just like to congratulate Weezer for being so popular and so well attended almost 30 years after their foundation. It's just a few things that impress me, when nowadays ... read more


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