Best of 2021

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"The Turning Wheel" sees Spellling make diverse, complex musical worlds spin out of just a touch of her voice, a piano and a plethora of synths added with psychedelian and classical funk to baroque pop melodies.

Not one of the songs in this album feel like they're filler; each and every one of them open up portals to an ever expanding soundscape presented in the first seconds of the album. It's an incredible effort, one that pays of quite sumptuously well when done right and the ... read more
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84
"Home Video" finds Lucy Dacus finetune her songwriting skills even more, playing out her past experiences into a great collection of quotable, funny, sleekly profound and clear-eyed songs about love, highschool memories, crushes and friendships that last into your life.

Backed by gentle guitars, muffled pianos, barely noticeable drums and the occasional synths and alternative 808s and percussion, most of "Home Video" spans its runtime through its ballads, Phoebe ... read more
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Faye Webster's successor to her 2019 breakthrough "Atlanta Millionaires Club" (and fourth album overall) is a slight and sombre album that showcases more of her songwriting power, though it's a question of when she'll start stepping up on the musical front to fully exercise the power the songs could be capable of that would make the difference between ​more well-produced indie starter-pack essentials and Spotify bedroom pop mush.
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After "Flower Boy" and "IGOR", two career topping efforts that completely changed his name and image, Tyler, The Creator comes back with "CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST", his seventh full-length album that bridges the two previous albums with a future that seems full of promise.

CMIYGL finds Tyler being comfortable with the sound he tried on his previous two projects, which means it might be a coin-toss as to how people will react to him doing this style of sound for the ... read more
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H.E.R. continues her mind-numbing mix of sleek, squeaky clean and inoffensively smoothened-out R&B and Soul that she dragged out in her EPs to her debut, with much of the same unmemorable and time-consuming tracklist length issues and overly similar production making for a constant stream of nothing but ballads and fillers.

The greatest compliment that can be given to "Back Of My Mind" is that while it's exhausting to listen through all of its background noise, the occasional ... read more

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Jun 5, 2021
Hello AVI_Reviews! My new EP is out now streaming on SoundCloud! I was wondering if I could see what you think of it or when you have the free time. Thanks and I hope you enjoy it! <3
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Feb 17, 2021
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Feb 15, 2021
Just read your FIYH review, and you're a seriously great writer! You deserve way more followers, just gave you one c:
Jan 5, 2021
The final song of an album is one of the most important things to it. To make you feel satisfied, an album closer has to look at everything an album has done and say, "Hey, how am I going to make a satisfying ending to this story?" Album closers are incredibly hard to execute and many don't feel how they should. It takes a lot of talent for an artist to wrap up their own piece of work effectively and make a listener feel satisfied.

Which leads me to my question: what is your favorite album closer/finale of all time and why?
Dec 9, 2020
You've got some nice reviews! Keep it up!
Nov 2, 2020
Good reviews

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Some 16 year old trying something out.

Listens to literally anything and everything.

Don't mind that my reviews/ratings are a bit bare on the popular side of things. I've heard and lived with a lot of music but it'll take time for me to re-add ratings with reviews for everything I've listened to.

Score system is based as +2 points (on a scale of 1-100) to have consistency. (So no odd-numbered ratings).

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60-69
 
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