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Rodeola - Arlene
Rodeola
Arlene
70
Jul 29

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aaron -
79
Isaiah is caught between two doors; Either a traditional rap-focused record or a worldbuilding record, more focused on mood than bars. This record ends up being a half-step, half the record filled with the hip-hop zeitgeist the other half being the record Isaiah's sound has been building towards since Cilvia.

Reading the reviews so far, it makes sense to me why this album is split in two, the majority of hip-hop fans want the "bangers" and aren't interested in "atmosphere". ... read more
aaron -
78
2021 update: Original score 74

"Holy Ghost" has a vocal loop reminiscent of Gorillaz with a dragging guitar rift you'd easily see on a Radiohead deep cut, quite the way to start a rap album. Rocky's verse is meditative rummaging around forms of religion and how detached the church has become to the community his narrative starts from, it's well structured to me, a track that has aged well

Canal St. is starkly removed from its opener, the vocal loop now a deadpan "hustle" ... read more
aaron -
82
Not much to say here, a record to experience. Does feel like an album that sways left to right in its heartbreak again joining the ever-growing list of gorgeous female singer-songwriters. The amount of emotion held in each "echo" fuck.

My favourite written album of 2021 without ever reading the lyrics.
aaron -
81
My favourite iteration of Vince, gorgeous production, introspective lyricism and honesty in the way our environments shape us. It's not some burden-proof record or hip-hop fragmented piece of art, its an artist painting with his brush, in all his thoughts and feelings.

Stories of trauma turned mediations on how the simple life, is all that's wanted for a damaged people, I relate all the way.

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May 28, 2021
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May 9, 2021
thanks, ur pick has been added! heres the list of you wanna check it out
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/orange73/list/44195/aotys-favorite-gorillaz-songs/
May 9, 2021
Great reviews
May 8, 2021
Hey! What's your favorite gorillaz song? (for a list)
Mar 5, 2021
Shikamaru Nara wtf you doin
Feb 17, 2021
I fucks with your album reviews heavy.
Jan 4, 2021
先生
Dec 21, 2020
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
Dec 16, 2020
Hi there! Sorry for the bother, but I released my album about a month ago, and I'm trying to get some more ratings onto it. Thanks so much if you check it out :)

https://insocaf.bandcamp.com/album/onanon
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/302234-concrete-castles-onanon.php

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