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aaron -
75
Vocals that shift in the way John Bence's "Disquiet" or David Lang's "Death Speaks" would but committed to long-form (for some reason that's how it is presented on AppleMusic) makes for a spiralling sometimes ambivalent body of sound. Unsurprisingly this body of work is meant to be complemented by an arrangement of dancers, vocalists and visuals. I really love the elements played with here ambience and classical continue to re-emerge in one another bodies. Still, this isn't ... read more
aaron -
73
Feels more like an EP than an album to me, don't know why, perhaps there is more worldbuilding than actual music in the album? I don't know but I swear the concept behind this album is more interesting than the album itself. Also, the lyrical referential magic trick used on "Escape from LA" is used to death here, chill on the self-referencing, it's grating no?

"Take My Breath" does well when enclosed by the rest of the album. What seemed like a very average dance single in ... read more
aaron -
81
A gorgeous little debut album filled with all the right pockets of sound and a stunning piece of art all around indebted to the living traditions of R&B and Soul. The opener Big Mike's feels like the next chapter in Bukowski's "Let It Enfold You" poem, similar in its structure carrying its epiphany into euphoria. Again that euphoria, that melody carried in R&B, D'Angelo, Yves Tumor, Blood Orange, Jai Paul, Miguel, Snoh Aalegra, Autre Ne Veut, Jazmine Sullivan, Ari Lennnox, ... read more
aaron -
99
AND THE HEAT IS STILL GOING ONNNN!
aaron -
NR
Somehow, still the most forward-thinking/sounding record I've heard in 2021. <3
ALSO, just remembered they completely left out Kinetic, Orgy, Worrywort etc. from the Amnesiac Collectors edition, hmm </3

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Jan 14, 2022
Thank you for enjoying my artwork. I'll continue to work hard!
Sep 3, 2021
Thank you so much for contributing, it means a lot.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/biglasagnayeet/list/48140/aotys-definitive-top-100/
Aug 29, 2021
90-100 Masterpieces
89- Achilles Heel (brillant but)
88-growers
87 - Ailing Albums (brillant albums that are aging badly)
85 - Personal favourites (from 80's club)
89-80 Must listen to (80's are)
78/68-HiddenGem/Underrated
75-70-WorthAListen (Where good albums you forget about live)
73 -Good, but should be better
60-69 Surprisingly good
55-59 Ok,(more good than bad)
58 I really wanted to love this but,
50 avs
48 meh (more bad than good)
45-40 Dissapointing
30-10 NO
1- I despise this shit
Aug 26, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time,

What is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through exemplifying its sound, shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
Aug 22, 2021
My weekend's being going quite well, actually. Thanks for asking; I hope yours is the same.

Just one thing, is it alright if you try order those albums from 1-10. It'll help me work out the final rankings of each of them on the list, that's all.
Aug 22, 2021
Thanks! List will be up soon :)
Aug 22, 2021
Hey! I’m starting a list of AOTY’s most overrated albums; what’s an album you consider extremely overrated?
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do

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