Best of 2021

The Bug - Fire
The Bug
Fire
100
Aug 30
Mez - One Uncle
Mez
One Uncle
95
Aug 20

Recent Ratings

The Bug - Fire
The Bug
Fire
100
Aug 30
Mez - One Uncle
Mez
One Uncle
95
Aug 20

Pinned Review

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

Recent Reviews

AnnexMart -
100
When I woke up this morning, it had slipped my mind that this album had dropped. I read through some of these reviews and tired not to let it cloud my judgement, it didn't.

I started listening to Injury Reserve in 2016 when 'Floss' dropped. Later, in 2017 the 'Drive it Like You Stole it' EP came out and I was certain this group was going to blow up. When they announced the debut album in 2019 I made a post saying that I was certain the album would be the AOTY. I was back in London that year ... read more
AnnexMart -
100
This LP is the hardest hitting, pulsating, deep and heavy album of the year.

Everything these scenes have been trying to portray with a guttural and dark sound, have influences of Kevin Martins early work if they have ever heard it. His catalogue spreads so far across the Dub scene, UK Grime scene and industrial revivals of North America and Europe. A true legend in music, so with this LP dropping, it was with precision timing that it has come back with a sink hole of sound.

Roger Robinson ... read more
AnnexMart -
95
Okay. This might be a stretch to some but I think this is the most constant and flawless energized album of this sound since Boy In Da Corner...

Mez has honed in on this flow for the past 4-5 years, falling off ever so slightly some time on route, mainly I presume due to difficulty establishing himself in a grime/140 community. But, since collaborating permanently with Grandmixxer, he's found the perfect sound to accompany the constant flow he delivers through each tracks entirety.
From 'Bruk ... read more
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

Shoutbox

Sep 8, 2021
Hi annexmart, I’m making a list about album/s that changed AOTY users music tastes, if u have any albums that introduced u to new genres or shook up the music u listen to or something like that, i’d love to know :))
Aug 31, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time

What is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
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 :)

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
9

80-89
 
23

70-79
 
46

60-69
 
19

50-59
 
9

40-49
 
2

30-39
 
1

20-29
 
1

10-19
 
1

0-9
 

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