AOTY 2023


Concord, Massachusetts, The First Pool on the Left

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Sampha - Lahai
Nov 19

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The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
"Ain't it funny how we pretend we're still a child?"

Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins (or The Smashing Pumpkins if you're nasty) for me is the perfect example of an album that takes you back to a simpler time. From the gentle piano keys of the title track to the twisted and sludge filled riffs of Tales Of A Scorched Earth, this album seeps with so much nostalgia that even someone like myself who still had yet to be born at the time of release, can feel it ... read more

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Portishead - Dummy
The most Trippy of Hops.

Yeah, this a landmark release of the genre, and yeah, Beth Gibbons is one of the greatest vocalists of all time, but I just can't get to the point of loving this album. There aren't a lot of songs that I don't enjoy in this album, but having them altogether like this, makes the listening experience a bit boring as it all blurs together, due to the similarities between songs. That all said, this album is worth it because even if I came out of this, having forgotten ... read more

Frank Ocean - Blonde
Meet Francis Land-Mass, the rapping king of happy hyper-pop, bringing to the stage (in a very normal and not disappointing or controversial way) material from his 2016 album: Brunette, which has since been followed up by several more critically acclaimed musical releases. With the dozens and dozens of quality songs he's made by himself and with other artists, I honestly can't imagine someone not loving this man and his music. Now onto Lavender...
OutKast - Stankonia
"Hope that we feel this, feel this way forever. You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather."

On Stankonia, Andre 3000 and Big Boi come together to be (in my opinion) the best hip-hop duo of all time. This album is filled to the brim with some of the most fun, some of the deepest and some of the all-around best music there is. So Fresh, So Clean, Ms. Jackson, We Luv Deez Hoez, and Slum Beautiful are, from the get-go, so catchy and memorable. Not to mention the ... read more

Candy Claws - Two Airships / Exploder Falls
Imagine for me you are watching a Werner Herzog documentary about the history of aviation centred around the aerial journey of real life aeronautical engineer, Graham Norrington within the South American country of Guyana, when out of nowhere the most explosive, the most chaotic, the most heart-attack inducing shoegaze blares over your speakers. This is what stirs inside the minds behind Candy Claws, and I thank them so much for it. With just two songs on their 30 minute debut, they knock it ... read more
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
Stop plundering my phonics!

This album and Since I Left You are the two big albums that everyone talks about when it comes to extensive sampling and it's not hard to see why. Both DJ Shadow and the Avalanches are extremely good at what they do, that being spending countless hours searching up and down across musical history for the best samples and then miraculously fitting them together as an entirely different entity. From the sampling of Metallica's Orion on The Number Song to the Possibly ... read more


Hey Avaly! Just released a new track today, feel free to check it out if you'd want to, It'd mean a lot! (its kinda shoegazy a lil bit)
Uploaded a big review if you would want to check it out!!
Hello! The list is out now if you want to check it out! Either way, thanks for participating and have a good day :)
Hey there avalyn! I wanted to redo my review of an album that means a lot to me. It truly made my output on music different and caused me to look at things in a different light. It’s helped me through some really tough times, and it's very dear to me. It would make my day if you could give it a look!

(btw i love your reviews)
agree 100%. Haven't listen to the entirety but look forward to
Hi! Being an avid fan of falling asleep, and having just made a list of albums I like falling asleep to, I got curious what other people like to fall asleep to (if anything). So if there's any album you like to put on when you're getting ready for sleep, I'll add it to a community list I'm making. Cheers!
every review u make goes hard, also thx for the follow :)
THE LIST IS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you all for participating and all your wonderful submissions!!!!
Apologies for the wait, have a great day!!!
Hey avalynalvvays!!
I just hit 200 followers, thank you all so much!!! To celebrate I'm doing another community list, as my last one seemed to go relatively well...

Ok, here's the scenario:

You're abducted by aliens and they're curious about the human race, and they ask you about the strange assortments of sounds we call 'music'.
What song or album would you pick to show them that encapsulates the reason why humans listen and enjoy music.

Thank you again for your contribution!!
Hey! Hope you’re doing well! I just wanted to let you know that my band’s debut album, “Empty Homes in Blue Light” is out now on all platforms! I appreciate if you end up giving it a shot, and if not no worries at all :) Here’s the AOTY link if you’re interested:


181 year old Amazonian Manatee currently residing in some guy's underground swimming pool in Concord, Mass. I like Post-Punk, Shoegaze, and any other type of music which is suitable to the ears of a Manatee such as myself.
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