AOTY 2018
Dec 14, 2018
19
One of the least impressionable acts of 2018.

'That said. These guys have been my favorite reviewers on the site this year:

-GoldenChords
-siberianbreaks
-chimecha
-EMR
-daFigz
-tha138

I try to scavenge for new and interesting music when I can, but it's easy to fall back into pop routines, so big thanks for sharing your finds throughout the year. It is genuinely appreciated.
Dec 14, 2018
84
“Whatever era we’re born, we think we have the definitive model of the way the universe is and our place in it. In the 19th century, they thought it was a mechanistic universe. The analogy now is a computer. And I just think it’s all wrong. Bob Dylan believes in God, and Richard Dawkins is never going to win an argument against Bob Dylan, cause you need a poet to discuss these things. So let’s just say I’m with Bob.”
Dec 11, 2018
NR
(Formerly Un Blonde)
Dec 10, 2018
NR
This album isn't worth reviewing and it seems like you guys know it, but here's a collection of my favorite songs of the year:

Last Known Image of a Song — Oneohtrix Point Never
Illumination — DJ Koze
Ace — Noname, Smino, Saba
Internationally — Bad Gyal
Anna Wintour — Azealia Banks
Babylon — Oneohtrix Point Never
2 The Dark — DJ Healer
When I’m With Him — Empress Of
Hot Pink — Let’s Eat Grandma
Puff Daddy — JPEGMAFIA
One ... read more
Dec 6, 2018*
NR
I probably won't listen to this, but here are my favorite emerging artists of 2018 (emerging to me):

-Rina Sawayama
-Ski Mask The Slump God
-Tierra Whack
-Shygirl
Dec 4, 2018
47
Thought Ski Mask would end the year with a bang, but instead he ended the year with this album.

These artists hold the award for the stupidest albums of 2018:

-1975
-Janelle Monae
-Idles
-Troye Sivan
-Kanye (for Ye)
Dec 4, 2018
76
A blueprint for how pop music could [still] be constructed.
Nov 27, 2018
34
This album emits a stench similar to the stench of Lorde's most contrived songs off Melodrama. I tried to maintain some semblance through the first two tracks, but every next song proved to be more noxious than the last. The production is nearly pristine, complimented by a dazzling exhibition of un-artistry! It's not as tasteful as the band would like for you to assume. Matthew Healy conveys a fetching facade, and girls will swoon to the album's "dramatic" arc (probably trembling ... read more
Nov 23, 2018
7
He doesn't actually do shit for fashion, he doesn't actually do shit for music. Will Smith your son is a leech on society.

Here are my AOTYs, but cept. not from this year, like rather albums I am recognizing in this year (2018) that have proven their replay value (w/in the last ~3 years):

-99.9% (kaytra)
-Good Will Come to You (un blonde)
-Couch Baby (jamie isaac)
-Birth of a New Day (2814)
-Yaeji EP (yaeji)
Nov 23, 2018
NR
beyonce isnt that hot
Nov 22, 2018
NR
Adaptive radiation is a process in which organisms diversify rapidly from an ancestral species into a multitude of new forms, particularly when a change in the environment makes new resources available, creates new challenges, or opens new environmental niches. The first significant adaptive radiation of life on dry land occurred during the Devonian Period. Free-sporing vascular plants began to spread across dry land forming extensive forests which covered the continents.
Nov 20, 2018
85
What? This is the most boring album
Nov 16, 2018*
64
Is there effable talent, or are we just nodding our heads?

It's about 60/40 (64)
Nov 15, 2018
19
Holding a starbucks cup under christs' penis to catch the piss and prevent splatter on crucifictious bystanders
Nov 5, 2018
64
i tried to add the album cover. i tried
Nov 4, 2018
62
christ
Nov 4, 2018
37
shitteé as fųck
Nov 2, 2018
48
trickle-down poor taste in music
Nov 1, 2018
61
vince staples' music would be fun and catchy if it didnt have vince staples
Nov 1, 2018
37
sure, whatever
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