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Poppy - Flux
Sep 28

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This is my kind of metal song. Chelsea Wolfe sounds perfect on a Converge track. The lead is so hypnotic. It's one note, bent to a second note, repeated over and over. It's very mesmerizing, and the intervals at the beginning really make for classic metal riffage. The sound quality of this track is top notch. You can hear every detail, from the soft lead guitars, to the crunchy and punchy rhythm guitars, and the shakiness of each cymbal.

Converge and Chelsea Wolfe is a combo that makes ... read more

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TWIABP release a new album that shows a band that continues to live their lives and grow at their own pace. To my ears, this sound is no longer (mainly) emo, but that's okay. TWIABP seek to pave their own way, and in so doing, have fully realized this new sound that they dipped their toes in on Always Foreign. Illusory Walls is definitely one of the more exciting guitar albums of the year.

The intro track starts off feeling like we are getting a little bit of that classic midwest emo that we ... read more
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Is this a new album, or is this a blast from the past? Full of Hell decide to consciously downgrade their usual repertoire to force the listener to feel like they are listening to grindcore from 2008, and not just any grindcore, but that grindcore band you saw in a garage once that never released an album... and I AM HERE FOR IT! This doesn't feel like 2021. This feels like I am in high school wearing shants and hardcore dancing to pop-punk and metalcore bands that have no business playing ... read more
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Okay, so, besides Kanye West's Keep My Spirit Alive on Donda, this is pretty much my introduction to Westside Gunn. If this is what a b-side release sounds like, then holy crap, I really need to listen to this guy's fully realized albums. Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B is easily some of the most fresh, uniquely accessible, and hard hitting hip-hop the genre has heard in a long time.

I feel like I should start out with what I don't like about this album, since that's such a short list. Every ... read more
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This might not be the most groundbreaking pop rock album, but it's a mesmerizing testament to what Tom Delonge is capable of doing at his age. Angels & Airwaves' Lifeforms is a cute, nostalgic, cathartic experience for pop-punk oldheads.

I was reading a thread in r/poppunkers about the best songwriters in the genre, and a few people did list Tom Delonge. I thought that was very appropriate. This album shows exactly why those chatters were correct: Tom is capable of still to this day ... read more
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Poppy continues to amaze with her latest LP Flux. This time, it might not be as impressively groundbreaking as I Disagree, but it shows that Poppy's venture into popularizing metal and hard rock in a pop format is not over yet. I'm here for that.

Much of these tracks are singles we've heard already. That's fine. It's a short release that is a pleasant vibe. If you dig alt-rock, nu metal, noisy rock, etc., then you'll have no problem enjoying Flux. It isn't perfect, as one or two tracks here ... 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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