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ALBUM OF THE MONTH: August 2021

★★★★★★★★☆☆
8.5/10

The album that flows like water.

I honestly didn't expect this record to turn out to be better than Big Red Machine's debut, especially after hearing the singles that haven't captivated me that much, but hearing 'How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last' as a whole I can say that it definitely beats their self-titled release, not only in terms of musicality, but also lyricism and consistency. The features are all on point, ... read more

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Nice, feel-good track packed with some really creative solutions and many fun, synthy layers going on everywhere. I can see where it is going with this minimalistic, cozy arrangement, but I just wish I could hear some harmonized vocals or some rich synth pads in the background during the most powerful moments of the song. Overall though a very cool track for the end of the summer, the vocal performance is on point and the instrumental section is also appealing, so yeah, go listen to it!

( p.s. ... read more
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★★★★★★★☆☆☆
7.4/10

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually really liking it!

Of course, it's corny as fuck, because it wouldn't be an Imagine Dragons album without cringy lyrics and over-emotional, super dramatic screaming, but 'Mercury - Act 1' might really be the most mature project this band has ever released.

This album is a true throwback to classic Imagine Dragons style, but also its' strong renovation. There is a visible decrease of the childish, luscious ... read more
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2.7/10

‘Human’ cruelly marks the inevitable death of OneRepublic. (-:-)

The helpless thirst for relevance that has been haunting OneRepublic since their release of the hit (but still, rather mildly critically acclaimed) album ‘Native’ from 2013, has finally turned the band’s music into a lifeless, pseudo-meaningful, and more-radio-friendly-than-ever mush. OneRepublic’s desperate chase after the mainstream took a very sad and ... read more
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ALBUM OF THE MONTH: July 2021

★★★★★★★★☆☆
8.4/10

DARKSIDE don’t look back, with ‘Spiral’ they leave the unforgettable and original, but sometimes really anti-climactic direction of ‘Psychic’ behind, marking a completely new era in the band’s history.

The question that bothers probably everyone encountering this record: is ‘Spiral’ better than DARKSIDE’s debut? And right off the bat I’m gonna say - no, it is not. ... read more
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8.7/10

A good portion of 2021 has already passed by, but just now I’m finding out about this record from January that at the end of the year will certainly seat among the best releases of the (then) past 12 months.

Explosive, spectacular, and unexpected; this album hits you with an insane sonic power, which is even more impressive given that it barely uses any instruments to achieve this. The six voices of members of San Salvador and a few percussion ... read more

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Sep 24, 2021
hi! i just released a song; it’s on all platforms. i’d be so happy if you could listen to it and give it a quick review if possible. if you need a link, just let me know!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/417920-shorewood-rooftop.php
Sep 24, 2021
And it doesn’t notify us, so people like me who don’t scroll down far enough don’t see messages until 3 days later lol
Sep 22, 2021
🤔🤔🥲
Sep 20, 2021
Oh cool lol. This messaging system mad inconvenient lol
Sep 20, 2021
Yeah what’s up?
Sep 19, 2021
if your interested, heres the aoty page https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/401948-the-sessions-.php
glad you enjoyed it! first track was me and flamingo, second was just me rofl

also, the bass was made that way to prick on your ears, rofl
Sep 17, 2021
https://thesessions1.bandcamp.com/album/--2 obivously its a hidden sample, but whatever rofl

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2021 ALBUMS OF THE MONTH:

1 San Salvador - 'La Grande Folie'

2 Black Country, New Road - 'For the First Time'

3 Nubiyan Twist - 'Freedom Fables'

4 Erki Pärnoja - 'Anima Mea'

5 black midi - 'Cavalcade'

6 Hiatus Kaiyote - 'Mood Valiant'

7 DARKSIDE - 'Spiral'

8 Big Red Machine - 'How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?'

Rating Distribution

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90-99
 
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80-89
 
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60-69
 
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50-59
 
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40-49
 
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30-39
 
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10-19
 
6

0-9
 
3

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