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AnnexMart -
97
A certified classic review.

I have sat with people that do not understand or appreciate the sound and history behind this album, usually being in North America. It is understandable, Grime can be an acquired taste at times and maybe like so many albums and artists before, it matters on the time period and sound at the time.

But this piece of music, just has so much depth and reason for it's deserving title. Dylan Mills recorded and released this album before he even left his teenage years, ... read more

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AnnexMart -
87
Fatima Al Qadiri has released plenty of work in her catalogue that has typically driving drums and intense patterns for the surrounding artists she works with. The single leading into this 'Malaak' gave a curtain to the feel of this album and I hoped that it would live up to it's sound.

Instantly, the LP delivers this, with (my knowledge of the background of the chords and styles are going to definitely be off here) an Arabic, gothic, dark moody soundscape, the chord progressions are beautiful ... read more
AnnexMart -
54
Honestly Monstercat has slipped in the past few years but this is getting very basic electronic nowadays and slightly annoying
AnnexMart -
90
GODDAMN... THAT WEYES BLOOD SAMPLE...

Being a fellow Toronto native I dove into this hoping for something to push the sound in this city.

100% did I get this. I first saw the debut album on this site sometime ago but never got the chance to listen to it, having listened to a few tracks on it now, it had something - but was very mediocre.
However this record 'Pink Brick' has leapt far out of the water from the previous work. Opening with a sorrow guitar riff over some dark keys, leading you ... read more
AnnexMart -
71
Only one of these tracks had a hint of Burial...
AnnexMart -
84
With huge echoing drum patterns and deep submerssive rounded bass throughout, this new Backxwash albums f**ks so goddamn hard.

Montreal based, Backxwash really broke out with this album. Myself, residing in Toronto, know how hard it is for domestic artists to get their voice out in this country, but with a voice and sound like this, it was surely hard to keep a lid on it. The driving fragmented sound clips on each track progress more and more song by song, giving a murky muddy broken earphone ... read more

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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
May 18, 2021
Hey there! How are you? I'm making a list and I would like to know: what do you think is a perfect album to listen to in a certain city and which city would that be? Try and choose a city from your country or state/province. If you want to add some on words on why you would choose that album, they will be welcome. Thank you!!!!
May 18, 2021
Hey there! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.

Prompt:

“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The last survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

Here’s the list:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/loganchung/list/44721/the-world-is-endingbut-were-still-here-right/
May 9, 2021
wts ur yt
Apr 29, 2021
you reckon we'll ever get another full length Burial record?
Apr 21, 2021
Thanks for the follow! Where's your YT, bro?
Apr 20, 2021
thanks <3
Apr 19, 2021
thanks for the follow :)
Apr 19, 2021
No i will thank him for the follow Windy
Apr 17, 2021
Thx 4 the follow!!!!!! <3

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