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amw100 -
78
American Football by American Football has found a way to progress from American Football while not making the same mistakes of American Football. American Football show on American Football that American Football have grown since American Football and American Football did make American Football American Football. But what really American Foots my balls is how American Football made American Football American Football while keeping in tact the elements of American Football's American Football. ... read more

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amw100 -
83
Poppy's genre bending abilities are on full display in what i hope to be the album that spearheads the beginning of this decade. Seemless transitions and blending between the two extremes of the music spectrum and adding in sprinkles some of what's in the middle.

It's been quite a while since an album has legitimately surprised me with it's choices and it's way of flow. I haven't heard anything like this in my experience and I'm delighted to find something of this degree of quality and ... read more
amw100 -
90
Gather around the burning piano kids, it's time for a good fright!

Spooky season is hitting it's peak and naturally we are getting the best albums of the year at these times. clipping. created what i can only call an airtight horror festival; a chaotic set of stories that build up on each other with the same narrative of expanding noise. The feeling of being introduced with Nothing is Safe into this album is such a magnificent experience. The lyrics and production blend masterfully into the ... read more
amw100 -
47
At what point does it stop being experimental music and just starts becoming a bunch of noises slapped together? because i do agree that this is a shitpost.

I'm not even unironically disappointed, I kind of expected not liking this considering how so many people adored Veteran and this being kind of a continuation and exaggeration of the thought process that went into that album. It's hard to really narrow down my thoughts on such a mess of an allbum, which is one of my core problems with it ... read more
amw100 -
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Joanna Newsom and Zach Hill join forces into what would be an early career opus for both of them.
amw100 -
98
hi, i'm fuck.

Is there a feeling better than returning to an album you haven't checked in a long while and realizing it's so much better than you originally percieved it to be? This is a testament to truly great albums; ones that you can peel over more layers of sound and emotions the more you explore them, and those that just keep getting improving themselves with every listen that you give them. This is definitely one of those albums.

It's so amazingly interesting to see how swans use this ... read more

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Apr 15, 2021
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (List)
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/zachthesnack/list/35329/aotys-favorite-records-of-1970/
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Dec 15, 2020
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Aug 18, 2020
A A RON HOLY I KNOW THAT MESSAGE IS FROM AGES AGO BUT I'M ALRIGHTTTT HOWRE YOU
Aug 11, 2020
Thanks!
Aug 10, 2020
What do you think is the most underrated album of all time? This is for a list.
Jun 18, 2020
a a ron
May 1, 2020
Hello fellow man/woman/pronoun, what’s your favorite album to exercise to? I’m gonna put all the submissions into a list and listen to pick the most uplifting tracks and organize them into the AOTY Workout Playlist 2020.
Mar 28, 2020
What album should I review?

Yeezus by Kanye West
Kid A by Radiohead
Reflektor by Arcade Fire

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i listen to albums people say are good, and then say they are also good. unless...they aren't

90s-100s: good shit
70s-80s: good
50s-60s: not shit
30s-40s: not good
0s-20s: shit

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264

70-79
 
215

60-69
 
121

50-59
 
71

40-49
 
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30-39
 
12

20-29
 
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10-19
 
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0-9
 
2

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