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AzuretheCat -
100
Today is this albums 7th anniversary so I think it’s time to finally review it.

I’ve tried writing this review several times in the past, but I’ve had a lot of trouble doing so. The biggest roadblock I’ve encountered is just how much I connect with this album on an emotional level, as opposed to rating it as an objective piece of music. I know it’s a trope to say an album, or a song changed your life, but I really think this album has done that for me. So, in ... read more

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AzuretheCat -
94
This is the kind of album that's hard to classify. Like, there's plenty of sad, noisy albums out there but this one sound different. There are no other albums that feel this bleak, hopeless, and utterly nihilistic. It's music that feels without purpose, made only to be made, and that's what makes it amazing.

Across it's 13 tracks and 2 halves, Deathconsciousness takes on many different genres and lets out a wide range of emotions. From the soft and somewhat comforting A Quick One to the soul ... read more
AzuretheCat -
71
I dont know why but I was expecting to this album to be a lot better than it's rating on here. However, it's not that great. It's a pretty good punk album, and I really liked the silly and chaotic tone that ran through it, but only the opening track really felt impactful. There were a few moments like on A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch that were pretty cool, but nothing else really amazed me. With that said, everything here is still solid and I would say that anything stands out as bad. It just ... read more
AzuretheCat -
22
is this the best AJR album? Sure. But of all their albums it's the most painfully commercial, boring and uninspired sounding. Neotheater at least seemed like they took a few risks that did not pay off at all, but this is just them watering down their sound. There was at least ironic enjoyment to be found in the other 2 albums, but this is just boring.

Anyways this album still suffers from the core problems that every AJR album has. Use of quirky, obnoxious sound effects; lyrics that don't ... read more
AzuretheCat -
76
1 Trait Danger, globally known as the worst band ever, release their third album: 1 Trait Bangers. Compared to their previous work this feels a lot more like a cohesive story rather than just a bunch of songs put together. This is also one of those 'infinetly looping' albums, where the last track leads into the first one. Rather than with instruments, they do this with a skit, which I thought was really cool. Though, I did find the album kinda short and it left me wanting more. Another thing is ... read more
AzuretheCat -
65
It's not really good, but just the fact that Rebecca took such an infamous song and turned it into this is amazing.

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Jun 9, 2021
Hello Azurethecat! 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
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/sED9oguiTfwJEhHDA
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/360625-malneezy-throwaways-pt-3.php
May 19, 2021
Helllo, namaste🙏🏻, loved your reviews and followed you. My 2nd conceptual EP 'Marine Affairs' has been just released and I will request you from my heart to check it once. I consists 4 songs (English majorly, with some tinge of hindi and Bengali in 2 track) and it will take only 8 minutes. I know you are busy enough but will be grateful if you review it on AOTY. Your review means a lot. It's a very novice attempt and I am learning, so I will request you to put a very honest review off course. Hope you are in safest of condition in this very hard times. If you do, it will make my day. Thanks in advance for your precious time. ✨🙏🏻
attaching the Spotify and AOTY link:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/25oRbU37c08FvTYbAhoRhI?si=rjGcGrEBRYu1erloZ-EeAw&utm_source=copy-link

AOTY: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/362334-bodhisattya-pal-marine-affairs.php
May 4, 2021
Thanks for the follow! Glad I found your page!
May 3, 2021
sorry for the inactivity lately, been a mix of school/lack of motivation to sit and listen to albums. Ill try to get back to reviewing at the end of may when the semester ends
Apr 26, 2021
hello, to celebrate reaching 1000 followers, i will be making a community list. for this list, all you have to do is tell me the album you have the most fun listening to. it doesn’t have to be a “masterpiece” or have wonderful songwriting or anything. it just needs to be enjoyable to you. thanks
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 9, 2021
https://insocaf.bandcamp.com/album/my-dirty-fantasy-dreams

IT'S OUT NOW. ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE MIXTAPE TO HATE NOW!!!
Jan 9, 2021
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
Dec 30, 2020
2020 has been a huge roadblock, a year that a lot of people would want to forget. Filled with hardships and pain. As this year is coming to a close, I wanted to ask a question for a list. What song would you listen to, to end the year off entirely? It can either be a send-off song, or a song that you would listen to in high hopes for 2021. Hope I'm not bothering, and if you respond, thanks for the help!
Dec 22, 2020
Thanks for the response, here's the list if you wanna see it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/chode/list/32794/aotys-favorite-kanye-songs/

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80-89
 
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70-79
 
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60-69
 
33

50-59
 
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40-49
 
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