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 - Ants From Up There
100
700th review! Perfect album for this occasion!

Black Country, New Road's debut album, For the first time was only released last year, but I knew right away that this band is something special and that whatever they release next, you're going to want to look out for. While FTFT was a great album, it was a short, rather disjointed one that had obvious influences, albeit manifested in a very unique way. I was hoping it wouldn't have been long until they truly came into their own sound, but I did ... read more

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 - Come Home the Kids Miss You
30
I guess I at least understood the appeal of the melodic, smooth frat bro pop rap of Jack Harlow, even if it felt painfully unoriginal and like this generation's Asher Roth to me, to a point where I completely skipped over his debut, That's What They All Say. Listening back to the debut though, I was just hoping for any sort of artistic growth, but Come Home has zero of that and Jack has only somehow gotten more boring since. His indistinct buttery delivery and atmospheric beats are here in ... read more
 - WE
49
Considering how much I love the first four Arcade Fire albums, I am still kind of baffled to this day at the blatantly quality drop on their last album, Everything Now which lacked in about every way it could have, from the vocals to the lyrics and the electronics, despite the band proving they could make great dance music on Reflektor. And as much as I like Reflektor, it was nice to see them return to the indie rock of their earliest days and the heartland rock of The Suburbs on the thrilling ... read more
 - WHO CARES?
67
One of the cool parts about the internet is that if you show you have some talent for songwriting, you could get picked up by even Tyler, the Creator, and earn a major label this way. So with his essential additions to Flower Boy, and the album Apricot, which turned out well despite the home recordings, Rex's major label debut Pony should have been great, but that was absolutely not the case and the very basic synthpop and indie pop tunes, as well as the occasional cringey vocals and lyrics ... read more
 - It's Almost Dry
83
It's Almost Dry is Pusha T doing what he always does best, not much more or less. This album is in large parts produced by Ye and Pharell, two essential producers in Pusha T's catalogue, and both are in peak form here. Ye's instrumentals have uplifting chopped up soul samples straight out of his College Dropout era. Pharell's beats are some of his best in a while too, especially on "Let The Smokers Shine The Coupes" where the grand horn samples almost have a glitch effect. The two ... read more
 - MAN PLAYS THE HORN
71
If you want to hear the inspiration for Man Plays the Horn, listen to the intro track monologue, which describes jazz once being the dominant genre of music amongst black Americans, but then hip-hop becoming the zeitgeist, due to jazz no longer being affordable in urban communities while anyone with a microphone could rap. I can't say this is really an album topic I've heard done before and it can also be found in the instrumentals with how perfectly the worlds of jazz and hip-hop are blended. ... read more

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1w
Heya there! I just dropped a new ambient house EP and wondering if you'd be interested in checking it out and leaving some feedback? Let me know if you would like a link to it ^^
1mo
Thanks once again for your comments on Shadows. Would really appreciate a listen to the new single I dropped <3 feedback is always accepted as well :)

https://open.spotify.com/album/1ak3Hgwh0pdmgK0kZrISEI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CPYlRVv0yo
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/rydenoirandstephpurpy/do-not-disturb
1mo
that Bladee score warms my heart welcome to the club 🙏🏽‼️
2mo
Thanks for that, yeah the budget was literally super low. Made the whole thing for my bedroom. It’s got a better user score than I was expecting honestly. Appreciate you <3
2mo
Thank you, I’ve been relatively slow with my output lately due to a mixture of uni work and burnout, hoping to put out reviews at a more consistent rate in future :)
2mo
Hey 21stcenturyschi, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
2mo
Hey, I just wanted to tell you I’ve started listening to Elliott Smith and I love him.

Something about his music is so depressing yet comforting in a way that is unlike any other artist. No wonder he’s such a legend! Just listened to his sophomore effort, and I am super excited to listen to Either/Or when I get a chance, but yea, he’s really something special.
3mo
im so sorry for responding so late, I barely remembered my AOTY password lmfao. For me, the best Elliott Smith song has got to be Say Yes
3mo
So far probably Coming Up Roses, but I still have a few more albums to check out!
3mo
Waltz #2 (XO)

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