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JPEGMAFIA - EP2!
JPEGMAFIA
EP2!
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Feb 13

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AndreVital -
93
Dean Blunt has decided to bless our ears once more with the sequel to his critically-acclaimed nocturnal masterpiece "BLACK METAL". Seven years later, Dean has landed on a pristine new sound focused on the allure of the guitar.

Look, I love Dean Blunt. He's one of my favorite artists of all time. That's just a fact. His nonchalant delivery mixed with odd minimalist experimentation and some really esoteric commentary makes for a unique niche. Currently, Dean Blunt is my second ... read more

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AndreVital -
55
Everything that rubbed me the wrong way about "Shoot for the stars, Aim for the moon" is just amplified on "Faith" except there's less 50 Cent.

There's even less substantial Pop Smoke material available, the few tracks which don't ham-fistedly shove a feature in there are brief and rough-around-the-edges. At least though tracks feel natural as they feature the only appearances from 808Melo on "Brush Em" and "Beat The Speaker". Most of this album isn't ... read more
AndreVital -
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CHIEF KEEF BINGE #8

"Extra GLO" isn't underwhelming as much as it is just a little forgettable. (Except for one track...)

Since Keef has been relatively quiet for the past years, "Extra GLO" was refreshing to hear. Maybe this would signal the direction that Keef would be heading in the future.

Unfortunately, "Extra GLO" is a scatter-brained group of tracks that reminds the listener of a whole myriad of different Keef eras. On the other hand, there's nothing ... read more
AndreVital -
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CHIEF KEEF BINGE #7

Chief Keef's "The W"'s stripped-back presentation ends up awkwardly preventing much of his creativity to shine through leading to some unflattering moments.

To be honest, There's not much to say about "The W". Chief Keef isn't embarking on as many risky detours as he usually does nor is hereutrning to the intense drill rage of early tapes. That being said, "The W" isn't annoyingly safe or anything, the tracks here are still distinctly far ... read more
AndreVital -
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CHIEF KEEF BINGE #6

"What's you're seeing, what's you're witnessing is like someone trying to break out of a cage almost"
- Peeda Pan (Glory Boys Entertainment Manager)

"Back From The Dead" is the first time in Keef's breakthrough. It's Keef at his rawest, most untamed, and most abrasive in many ways. Keef sounds maniacally hungry throughout the entirety of this mixtape. What's else to say?

The initial hype around Chief Keef was one of controversy. Since then, Keef has ... read more
AndreVital -
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CHIEF KEEF BINGE #5

I was worried about this one. I'm not crazy about Zaytoven's production especially considering that this was made in 2019 which is past Zay's peak relevance imo. I don't know, he's obviously very influential and everything but his whole plucky piano schtick can across as cheap-sounding and gimmicky when he overuses it or relies on it too much.

Fortunately, Keef rarely accepts mediocrity. It's clear to me that Keef inspires Zay to go above and beyond with his production, ... read more

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Jul 16, 2021
Hey there, I just released a sequel to Cerulean Echoes, an album you rated. Tysm if you decide to check it out :)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/concretecastles/album/387413-follow-me-forget-me/
Jul 8, 2021
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http://mcgmusic.net/followme/
Jun 30, 2021
Glad you gave dom and the wizards a try ❀️
Jun 28, 2021
Thank you so much for your response. I'm glad you liked the question.

The list is here if you wanna check it out:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/biglasagnayeet/list/47389/what-album-has-the-greatest-influence-on-aotys-music-taste/
Jun 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list and I'd love to know which album has had the greatest influence on your current taste in music? If you want, I'd also appreciate it if you could say exactly how it's made you grow/learn more as a listener (don't worry, you don't have to do this part).

Thank you for reading and answering, if you do
Jun 13, 2021
Hello AOTY! im putting together a list of albums and i want your help

The question is
What is the best album to listen to on a roadtrip?
This isnt genre specific just have fun!
Pio
Jun 9, 2021
Hello andrevital! My new EP is out now streaming on SoundCloud! I was wondering if I could see what you think of it or when you have the free time. Thanks and I hope you enjoy it! <3
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/sED9oguiTfwJEhHDA
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/360625-malneezy-throwaways-pt-3.php
May 18, 2021
Helllo, namasteπŸ™πŸ», loved your reviews and followed you. My 2nd conceptual EP 'Marine Affairs' has been just released and I will request you from my heart to check it once. I consists 4 songs (English majorly, with some tinge of hindi and Bengali in 2 track) and it will take only 8 minutes. I know you are busy enough but will be grateful if you review it on AOTY. Your review means a lot. It's a very novice attempt and I am learning, so I will request you to put a very honest review off course. Hope you are in safest of condition in this very hard times. If you do, it will make my day. Thanks in advance for your precious time. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ»
attaching the Spotify and AOTY link:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/25oRbU37c08FvTYbAhoRhI?si=rjGcGrEBRYu1erloZ-EeAw&utm_source=copy-link

AOTY: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/362334-bodhisattya-pal-marine-affairs.php
May 13, 2021
Hey!!!! So today I had an idea to make a very fun list on this amazing website that I'm addicted to. So... my goal is to make a huge RAINBOW🌈list, so you get to choose an album that you like that has an specific color, it can be literally any album but the majority of the cover has to be of the chosen color. So I'm gonna start by choosing one of my fav albums which has the color: RED πŸ”΄

Send me a color and an album that you like, If you want to write something you like album this album feel free to do it!
Or you can just send the name and the color.

check the live update here all the time:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/44525/-the-rainbow-list-/
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Apr 21, 2021
Hey there, thanks for the kind words. Sorry for the delay, I've been busy and haven't been on aoty in a bit. Honestly, I'm having a hard time getting into much new this year... not sure why, but I have a lot of albums that I just cant find the desire to focus on. I suppose the one noteworthy thing I enjoy that most don't know is Dom & The Wizards. Not sure if you are into "freak folk" or lofi garage, but if so give them a try!

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Hey there!

I'm a Brazilian-American film/basketball & philosophy enthusiast currently in Denmark in a boarding school, studying for the SATs. No words can describe how much music is important to me. Hopefully, my reviews can try to do so.

OPEN TO ANY RECS OR QUESTIONS!

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

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