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Best of 2023

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Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
79
Sprawling hip-hop, always for artists making challenging works and this is Lil Yachty likely making the music he listens to. Inspirations are numerous and easy to point out but they come off more as homages or are straight up produced by these artists so can’t fault Yachty at all in fact I’m here for it. Diana Gordon absolutely killed it all across this album.

All that said Lil Yachty cannot sing, even with auto tune the listens are toooough at points, and what was that rap verse ... read more

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Empire of Light (Original Score)
85
They've only written another masterwork, I hardly noticed. What is this service to film that makes an artist weave such potions of sleep, some of these pieces are just so haunting. The scores far outdo the films they're in, here it isn't such a hard task but in other places its mesmerizing. Reznor spoke of being in service to someone else's vision unlike with NIN where it was his own. Does servitude outweigh freedom in the creative process? Limitations are what can make a great debut album and ... read more
Samuel Seo - Unity II
85
This record is so good.
Beyoncé - RENAISSANCE
80
I'm so happy I can join the party of enjoying a Beyonce album (Lemonade was a dark time for me). 16 tracks is still too damn much for me and some songs still make me gag but the majority of these songs are festivals moving through city streets, alive and bubbling and constantly moving and building upon itself and Beyoncé's voice is quite perfect. I would say the lyrics are poorest here but its going for universality so yeah, there's at least 5 writers on each track too so its clear what ... read more
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
79
Always loved the idea of what Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was going for, the same can be said for The Car, this form of confessional poetry meets a lounge band, its what I imagine people thought when cool jazz first rolled by, "oh wow, how effortless this sounds, lets get a drink here" but execution is the toughest to go through. I've got to applaud AM for actually trying to reach that star in the sky, they're much closer here than with their Casino lost to space. I hope AM ... read more

Shoutbox

2mo
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)
73/63 -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
2mo
Hey! I Got a new track out! Here’s the link, it’d be dope if u can drop a review, rating, share it or whatever u can, It’ll be much appreciated!

Have a blessed day

https://linkmix.co/12342138

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/563367-souza-get-rah.php
3mo
Hi there! I'm sending you this message because you listened to one of my Concrete Castles albums. My new album, Losing Lustre by Losing Lustre, is complete and will be released in less than a week! (Losing Lustre is a new pseudonym of Concrete Castles).

Losing Lustre has been in the works for over a year. The album is about growing up and my attempts to understand the never-ending passage of time. The album passes between noisy lo-fi rock, serene ambience, singer-songwriter acoustics, or all three in the same track.

If any of that piques your interest, please check out the album on October 25th! It would mean the world to me. Thanks so much!

Links:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/555343-losing-lustre-losing-lustre.php
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/losinglustre/losing-lustre
9mo
some of Maphorisa's albums
9mo
really that's cool.....yeah me too..... its great to know u..... u should rate amapiano sometimes
9mo
ar u frm SA
11mo
Hey Aaron, 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
1y
Thank you for enjoying my artwork. I'll continue to work hard!
1y
Thank you so much for contributing, it means a lot.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
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Thought: Listening to an album on the day it releases and listening to the same album for the first time 5 years after it releases can be vastly different experiences ? especially if the album went on to influence albums being released years later.

Favourite albums = Current rotation

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