apotofstu

𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚌𝚞𝚜.
(apotofstu)

Minnesota, USA

Favorite Albums

Best of 2022

Björk - Fossora
Björk
Fossora
90
Oct 27

Recent Ratings

Pinned Review

Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
90
"I want to be good / I want to navigate this hate in my heart / Somewhere better / I want to feel it."
If Soft Sounds represented the 'acceptance' stage of grief, then Jubilee is whatever comes next.

There is beauty in simplicity, and this album proves that. Made up of only ten tracks, Jubilee is bursting with emotion in spite of its simple chamber pop sound. At times easygoing and breezy, such as the fun 'Be Sweet' and the tongue-in-cheek 'Savage Good Boy,' Jubilee truly shines the ... read more

Recent Reviews

Ravyn Lenae - Hypnos
80
Quickies…
I’m pretty unfamiliar with Ravyn’s work, but decided to check her out after her phenomenal performance on ‘Lauder Too’ with JID off The Never Story, also from 2022. Probably one of the better choices I’ve made this month with how good this is. Some really stellar R&B, bolstered by Ravyn’s vocals and some pretty great guest spots from the likes of Steve Lacy, Mereba, and Smino, among others.

Favs: Cameo; Venom; Inside Out; M.I.A.; Skin ... read more

Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter
90
While the fictional Ethel Cain’s story ends in polaroid evidence and missing persons reports on the back of milk cartons, Hayden Anhedönia’s is only just beginning. Presenting the harrowing life story of a young girl from her religious small town beginnings to her grisly end, Preacher’s Daughter is easily one of 2022’s best debuts.

An impressive feat of songwriting and storytelling, Preacher's Daughter showcases Hayden as an undeniable young talent with only her ... read more

Paramore - All We Know Is Falling
70
A fairly safe debut from Paramore. There are some typical pop punk elements that work to the group’s advantage, and Hayley’s vocals are pretty good. Nothing much to say about this one otherwise.

Favs: All We Know; Pressure; Emergency; Brighter; Conspiracy; My Heart
Least Fav: Whoa

Ice Spice - Bikini Bottom
70
she's so troll
Weyes Bluhd - Evacuating Zombie Milk
60
Some intriguing early work here from Natalie Merring, the mind behind Weyes Blood (albeit under a slightly different stage name). While I'm not big on noise music, this project has some appeal, given its juxtaposition from her later work and its status as a set of recordings from a live performance.

Favs: Me and My Old Man; Time is Falling; My Estranged Country Man

Track Ratings:
Cuban Missile Crisis – 60
Me and My Old Man – 70
Prelude to Large – 60
Time is Falling – ... read more

Shoutbox

1mo
Thank you!! :)
1mo
Hello! I love your taste in music :D
2mo
Thanks for following!! :)

Also, check out my obscure list for something to listen to or add something if you want to. Just follow the rules.
4mo
Hello there! Hope you are doing well today.

I am creating a second version of my 'AOTY Users: Comfort Albums' list and I would love for you to contribute. If you are interested, What album comforts you? What album truly helps you calm down after a long day? Explain this album and how it comforts you. Please do at least one sentence, or more if you would like. Leave me a shout with your pick and sentence(s). Thank you!
8mo
Hey Marcus, 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
9mo
Thank you for following!
11mo
Ayyyye I finally finished my Top 10 lists for the best and worst albums of 2021! Feel free to give them a look and/or send me yours! Or don’t, I can’t control you.

~Top 10 Worst Albums of 2021
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/baddiebaphomet/list/57976/top-10-worst-albums-of-2021/

~Top 10 Best Albums of 2021
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/baddiebaphomet/list/59280/top-10-best-albums-of-2021/
1y
Thank you so much for contributing, I appreciate it loads.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/biglasagnayeet/list/48140/aotys-definitive-top-100/
1y
Hi. I'm starting a list. What's the album that you're sure you'll never get tired of?

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