AndreVital

AndreVital

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Best of 2022

Recent Ratings

Flume - Palaces
Flume
Palaces
83
May 21

Pinned Review

 - 11:11
88
"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

 - No More
88
I would do unspeakable things to get a second collaboration from Shlohmo and Jeremih. This shit is insanely underrated.
 - B.I.B.L.E.
75
Despite occasionally pandering to trends, "B.I.B.L.E" is still a rewarding mainstream project that introduces the character of Fivio Foreign full of resilience and determination as he rises up past the New York skyline. There are definitely slip-ups in the 51-minute run-time but I found Fivio's debut very easily likable and the spirit of collaboration only accentuates the sense of grandness and importance that this album conveys.

"The restless city raises the most resilient ... read more

 - Oxy Music
71
The soft rock aesthetic shift on "Oxy Music" does inspire Cameron to create a handful of stellar tunes, once again proving Cameron's indisputable songwriting prowess. However, as a whole "Oxy Music" suffers from a lack of comittal with an unfortunately hollow concept and some unnecessary detours that distract from the powerful core moments.

Alex Cameron is an Australian songwriter who instantly became a favorite of mine when I came across his solo debut, "Jumping The ... read more

 - CRASH
62
"CRASH" does have some flashy pop ecstasy scattered throughout its track but the kitsch pop aesthetic leads to some undoubted cliché moments that disrupt any momentum the album had going. More than any other Charli record, CRASH feels like a mess where the energy is less impactful and more like an unsustainable and unrewarding sugar high.

Charlotte Aitchison AKA Charli XCX almost instantly became a beloved pop phenomenon. Her over-the-top vibrancy on albums like ... read more

 - Growthfully Developed
68
Don't get me wrong, I'm still proud to be the #1 Chris Crack fan out there but unfortunately "Growthfully Developed" is one of his more forgettable projects even with some blissful production.

Chris Crack is a Chicago Rapper that gradually has grown to be one of my most-listened-to artists of the last four years due to his carefree and irresistibly fun approach. There's something about the confident and charismatic one-liners and jejune vocals that just creates these uplifting ... read more

Shoutbox

2mo
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
2mo
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/
3mo
What is your favorite Elliott Smith song? It's for a list.
4mo
big sixers fan! going to their game vs the grizzlies this month, very excited for that. ja morant is my favorite non-sixers player in the league and theyve been killin it lately so it should be a fun game
4mo
yeah, i actually only just got into sports like last year bc i never played any as a kid even tho i grew up in a sports obsessed town outside philly. i dont know much about college basketball but im a big fan of the nba for sure
4mo
being a basketball fan in chapel hill must be fun
6mo
Hi there, I just released a new single, called shiny key/s. It's ambient music created through looping pianos. It would be amazing if you could check it out. Thanks!v

Here's a link: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/concretecastles/album/432592-shiny-keys/
7mo
Wtf just happened, I swear I was inactive for a week, now I got like 30 new followers...sick!
8mo
hii! i just released a song; it’s on all platforms. i’d be so happy if you could listen to it and give it a quick review if possible. if you need a link, just let me know!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/417920-shorewood-rooftop.php

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Hey there!

I'm a Brazilian-American film/basketball & philosophy enthusiast currently in Chapel Hill. 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-/

(Also, yes, my PFP is JPEGMAFIA headbutting my phone in Copenhagen)
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