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Yeat - 2093
Yeat
2093
89
Feb 16

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Yeat - 2093
Yeat
2093
89
Feb 16
Hit-Boy & The Alchemist - THEODORE & ANDRE
Hit-Boy & The Alchemist
THEODORE & ANDRE
65
Feb 5

Pinned Review

Pinegrove - 11:11
89
"11:11" is a rebirth for Massachusetts band, Pinegrove, as lead-singer, Evan Stephens Hall comes through with his most passionate and poetic lyrics along with enthralling melodies to compliment the ambition of this record.

"The intensity embedded in mundanity. An attempt to find stability in the hopelessness of the surrounding world while meandering in the inexplicably reflective silence of rural Americana"

Pinegrove had been slowly making a name for themselves within ... read more

Recent Reviews

Croatian Amor - A Part of You in Everything
90
One of the prettiest listening experiences of the year. Croatian Amor crafts a wonderfully gentle and delicate album full of immersive soundscapes. “A Part of You in Everything” is full of genuine joy and tenderness in the form of nocturnal ambient garage tracks that are equally danceable as they are suitable for daydreaming and stargazing.
The Murder Capital - Gigi's Recovery
81
The Murder Capital - Gigi's Recovery

"The Murder Capital finds a clear identity with "Gigi's Recovery": revisiting gothic rock fusions with electronic in a modern context. On top of that, listeners will be "rewarded" with McGovern's sharp and most memorable songwriting revolving around themes of the solitude of grief and the process of mourning."

The Murder Capital are an Irish post-punk band formed in Dublin who released their debut, "When I Have ... read more

Mac DeMarco - Five Easy Hot Dogs
57
Mac DeMarco - Five Easy Hot Dogs

Mac DeMarco's latest release is an admittedly casual and lackadaisical batch of acoustic vignettes into his recent travels. Even so, it's frustratingly redundant and deeply underwhelming for any fans hoping for a return to form or a new artistic direction.

I have nothing against a low-risk instrumental release such as this for an artist of Mac DeMarco's profile. I will say that it is odd to choose to taunt listeners with a new album after four years of ... read more

jonatan leandoer96 - Sugar World
100
Sugar World - jonatan leandoer96 & Frederik Valentin

"Sugar World" lives up to its name as Lean creates an irresistible dream world full of heartwarming vulnerability and surreal hope. The mixture of Frederik Valentin's classically gorgeous arrangements and Lean's imperfect yet deeply comforting vocal approach makes for uniquely therapeutic reassurance for the lost, confused, and nihilistic.

The context behind the jonatan leandoer moniker is important to understanding the ... read more

Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
85
Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here

Lil Yachty, seemingly out-of-nowhere, embracing neo-psychedelia and alternative pop for his latest release, will undoubtedly go down as one of the most memorable music moments of 2023. The question is: beyond the shock value of such a drastic genre shift, does the ambition result in music worthy of the hype?

Yes.

The answer is yes. Lil Yachty's "Let's Start Here" does feel somewhat random, but at the same time, his tendencies towards the eccentric ... read more

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Hello!!! Dear AOTY user and fellow music lover, if you are reading this message, it's because I consider you special and appreciate you being part of this incredible music-loving community. I'm here just to wish you happy holidays and celebrate this year of 2023.

Here are my three classic end-of-year lists that I always make, and I would really appreciate it if you could take a look. From the heart, marvgary <3

TOP 2K23 ALBUMS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/166600/top-2k23-albums/
THE 15 BEST 2K23 SONGS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/164237/the-15-best-2k23-songs/
TOP 2K23 EPS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/164280/top-2k23-eps/
1y
luv u andre. thnx for the follow ^^
1y
Hi friend, finally back and just finished my top 50 records of 2022. Wanted to have some time to live with some of the records that dropped late in the year Have a look if u wish :)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/edgarratesmusic/list/108532/2022s-best-records/
1y
Got a new track out bro! Check it out when u get the chance

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/607241-souza-m27-gloom-2.php
1y
Hello! My album, Losing Lustre by Losing Lustre is out TODAY! It took over a year to create so it would be absolutely awesome if you could give it a listen and leave some feedback. Thanks a lot!

https://losinglustre.bandcamp.com/album/losing-lustre
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/concretecastles/album/555343-losing-lustre/
1y
Hi there! I'm sending you this message because you listened to one of my Concrete Castles albums. My new album, Losing Lustre by Losing Lustre, is complete and will be released in less than a week! (Losing Lustre is a new pseudonym of Concrete Castles).

Losing Lustre has been in the works for over a year. The album is about growing up and my attempts to understand the never-ending passage of time. The album passes between noisy lo-fi rock, serene ambience, singer-songwriter acoustics, or all three in the same track.

If any of that piques your interest, please check out the album on October 25th! It would mean the world to me. Thanks so much!

Links:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/555343-losing-lustre-losing-lustre.php
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/losinglustre/losing-lustre
1y
Andre we need more reviews
1y
Hey Andre, 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
1y
Hi there! I'm contacting you because you've listened to one of my Concrete Castles releases before! (Thanks so much by the way!) I just released a new single, under a new name (Losing Lustre), and it's a completely different style. It would be amazing if you had time to check it out. Thank you!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/concretecastles/album/467449-ily-canada/

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I'm a Brazilian-American currently at Grinnell College. No words can describe how much music is important to me. Hopefully, my reviews can try to do so.

Please go check out my Top 100 of 2021 list! I put a lot of effort into it, I'd appreciate it a lot!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/andrevital/list/65098/top-100-albums-of-2021-/

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