Best of 2021

Pond - 9
Pond
9
100
Oct 25

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Adele - 30
Adele
30
65
Nov 21

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_uddipta15 -
100
The second studio album of Imagine Dragons, "Smoke + Mirrors" means a lot to me. If this album would have been released by another artist, it would have been much more respected. Honestly one of the best pop rock albums of the 2010s.

The album kicks off with the perfect opener “Shots,”. With the synths brimming with life, it makes up for a great dance pop rock song. The guitar arpeggios at the outro sound beautiful.

The second song is “Gold”. It’s huge, ... read more

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_uddipta15 -
100
'Mercury Act 1' marks a change in sound for the band with Rick Rubin executive producing the record. A lot of the extra polishness off their past couple of albums is gone. The mixes are much more raw sounding and there's also much more organic instrumentation. There's a ton of variety and influences across the tracklist (pop, rnb, industrial, hip-hop, folk) but all of it still somehow manages to sound cohesive.

1. My Life: What an amazing opener! Dan said it's his favourite song in the album ... read more
_uddipta15 -
100
Goddamn is Follow You catchy. Dan Reynolds singing a beautiful melody with his warm vocals. I feel like this is going to be a big hit. Joel Little has done it again with the great production. Some cool strings in there. A combination of the church organ with looming percussion slaps and an urgent tapping. The organ part, which is played by Cory Henry (one of the greatest modern organ players) is a genius nod to the Beach Boys and the lyrics are beautifully direct.

Here's the really sweet story ... read more
_uddipta15 -
61
It's good that this band found a more unique sound in their sophomore album because this sounds a little too much like Queens Of The Stone Age.
_uddipta15 -
100
Evolve is a return to colourful big sounding music after the sombre tones of their sophomore album "Smoke + Mirrors".

Opening track 'I Don't Know Why' starts off with a creative eerie sound. Then the beat drops into a danceable tune. Probably one of the best pop songs released in 2017. The vocal performance is stellar and really gets the albums off to a great start.

"Next To Me" was later added as the opener after the re-issue. I personally think "I Don't Know ... read more
_uddipta15 -
100
Many questioned why they released this album so soon after Evolve. But there's actually a good reason they did so. They were just on verge of taking their biggest break yet so they wanted to release something for the fans. Tour life had wore them off and they wanted some time for their personal growth and family life.

Coming to the album, opening track ‘Natural’ is a big, dark anthem with a huge chorus with it over a stacatto drum beat, the dynamic song really getting the record ... read more

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
32

80-89
 
96

70-79
 
138

60-69
 
294

50-59
 
255

40-49
 
57

30-39
 
17

20-29
 
5

10-19
 
3

0-9
 

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