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Best of 2021

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Clairo - Sling
Jul 20

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AnalVape -
Slow finds our avant-garde, noisy boys in a purgatory-like state between familiarity and uncharted territory. While I find that this song doesn't do too much new from their recent string of releases, I don't care all that much. I Slow quite a bit. It's a very lively track with very stimulating songwriting touches, like accents hidden in the background of the song, as well as our usual noisy chaos that makes this track so gratifyingly black midi.

I'm excited to hear the upcoming album. Slow is ... read more

Recent Reviews

AnalVape -
Not exactly sure what the hype is. The beat is generic and repetitive, there aren’t any memorable or spicy bars, and my brain doesn’t perceive much innovation for the genre at large. This song might sound expensive, but it doesn’t sound explosive enough for me. What part is the exciting part? The chorus lining up with the repetitive horns? The standard rap delivery that doesn’t stand out in a crowd? The JACK HARLOW FEATURE!?!?!? Come on, man. I’m sure the video is ... read more
AnalVape -
I’ve listened to this song several times, and it’s so uneventful that I can barely rattle my brain to say anything about it. I didn’t hear a single dope bar, the beat didn’t excite me at any point, and the features don’t shine.

I almost referred to this song as a BROCKHAMPTON song, which isn’t a good thing. Kevin and the boys had a good thing going for a while, but at this point, it’s a tad formulaic. This is a filler track for sure. If this song is ... read more
AnalVape -
Ugh. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Don't learn how the sausage is made. I liked this song when I first heard it, but then I listened closely to that guitar, and a sudden sense of horror filled my veins.

"This is a Jack Antonoff song" I thought.

I hoped desperately to be wrong as I quickly searched Genius for the credits. Plastered all over the page was Jack Antonoff's name, taking credit for every aspect of this song. As I listened even closer to the vocal melody in the ... read more
AnalVape -
Clairo's Sling is a pleasant listen despite the overwhelming Jack Antonoffness of it.

Seriously though, is Jack Antonoff just going to produce every album ever? And is every artist just going to go along with it? I'm not a fan of how obvious Jack Antonoff's production is. I heard the guitar, the way it was being played, how crisp it was and how much it wants to be heard. I tried to overlook this, and I came out with a decent, quiet indie album that I wouldn't mind hearing if I was out ... read more
AnalVape -
Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool is not only a fantastic return to form for a legendary and iconic band, but it also feels like a somber sendoff, cementing the power of this album deep into the most intimate parts of my brain.

A Moon Shaped Pool is one of the most solid rock albums I've ever heard in my life. From start to finish, this album's intentions and sonic aesthetic are clear, and they're very easy to admire. Without a doubt, A Moon Shaped Pool perfectly encapsulates Radiohead's best ... read more


Jun 9, 2021
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May 5, 2021
Yeah, i know that one, I'm in there too. But I'm actually talking about the community discord,
Apr 28, 2021
Hi!! would you be interested in joining the aoty community discord?
Apr 10, 2021
What is your favourite album to listen to when intoxicated (for a list)
Apr 6, 2021
I fuck with yo reviews!
Feb 6, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Jan 10, 2021
Let me know if you wanna chat about new music. I plan on editing and constructing some new lists for the past years AOTY lists
Jan 10, 2021
Great list! I enjoyed the PowerPoint-like presentation and the ASMR feel you speak into the mic. Kyoto is amazing. Easily in my top fav songs from the year. Major standout
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 6, 2021
Hi, friends!

I made a list of my top ten favorite tracks of the year!

I hope you all like it.


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