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New Order - Movement
New Order
Movement
73
Jan 3, 2021
Björk - Vespertine
Björk
Vespertine
100
Dec 19, 2020

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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
100
It's moments like these that we use as benchmarks in the music industry. As I listened to this project, I felt like I could hear the entire history of Alternative Rock from Gothic Rock to Neo-Psychedelia to Noise Rock. You can also hear--more so than on other projects--Punk being constructed into Alternative. I could only imagine how much this may have gotten people's heads stirring when this record was released.

Let's start with the instrumental layering because it's fantastic. Throughout ... read more

Recent Reviews

My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
86
Since going to their show in Oakland a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit/analyze MCR’s discography or at least the two albums that got me interested in the band (I also thought it would be fitting for me to return with a review on MCR).

One of the things that stands out about this album is that it feels more raw and ambitious than its 2000s pop punk counterparts. We can attribute that to the songwriting--courtesy of Gerard Way--and the work of the guitars ... read more

The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
86
The Roots just keep on improving.

This project manages to be more intriguing and compelling to listen to with a better crop of choruses and hooks and excellent features to boot. Jazz-influenced tracks had been their calling card up to that point, but here they also include some tracks with Neo-Soul influences (The Hypnotic, What They Do) with quality execution. With the aforementioned features, Q-Tip, Common, M.A.R.S., and Raphael Saadiq have to be the best features on this project and add ... read more

Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon III: The Chosen
55
I might have to listen to this again at some point, but I felt underwhelmed after listening to this. MOTM was one of my favorite albums of all-time at one point and I still enjoy it, but the rest of his solo discography isn't anything that I enjoy too much. With that being said, I was intrigued going into this album and thought he would release something else that I can enjoy as much as MOTM, but I was disappointed. I can appreciate the Neo-Psychedelia influences that are all over this project ... read more
Björk - Vespertine
100
Anything I say here won't be anything different than what other people have said. Undo, Hidden Place and Unison are some of my favorite tracks ever written while being surrounded by more excellent sequencing, vocal performances, and instrumental layering that she managed to perfect on this LP. It's hard to find any major or small problems with this album so it's a Historically Excellent 10 and a staple of Art Pop.

Fav Tracks: Basically everything
Least Favs: N/a

Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets
26
Yeah...this album is very bad. I know that this is only their debut, but it is not a very good starting point (like, AT ALL). The singing is terrible throughout and the instrumentals sound like a bunch of Dead Kennedys and Minor Threat rip-offs. The biggest example of this would have to be “Electromud” as it sounds like Jello Biafra and Ian MacKaye coming together to make the worst hardcore punk track imaginable in a track that is arguably the worst track on here. Truth be told, ... read more

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1y
Hey AMReviews, 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
3y
Thanks for following!!!!
3y
that's awesome! thank you so much I'm VERY excited to watch it. So excited for your thoughts!!!
3y
I subbed to your channle. If you wanna do a review of my album on your channel, I'd be happy to direct my fans to your video. i got 2.5k streams first week on it.

Yo, you may not know who I am but I just put out my first project of 3 I'm releasing this year. I tried 8 different styles and really tried to keep the whole thing engaging throughout, it has mainly elements of hiphop and you'll see me try my best to follow in the steps of new artists like Slowthai and Joey Bada$$. I got it properly mixed and mastered and I hope I can win you over with at least one track. Give it a try and review it, I would love and appreciate some feedback. All love <3
-Sol
https://soundcloud.com/user-424038419/sets/jwamguymtjvg (Soundcloud)
https://open.spotify.com/album/2XjdWot1VkusLXZWmLCR0T (Spotify)
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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kHAWgVaCE0eRrHs-x45Dg9MaEyhCHJQ_M (Youtube)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/226291-sol-rapper-.php (AOTY)

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A still-aspiring writer whose career trajectory got thrown off mightily due to traumatic experiences. I'm still trying to get back into writing music and film reviews, but time is hard to come by these days.

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