AOTY 2021

Best of 2021

Grouper - Shade
Grouper
Shade
73
Nov 18

Recent Ratings

Arca - KicK iii
Arca
KicK iii
70
Dec 2
Arca - KICK ii
Arca
KICK ii
67
Dec 2

Recent Reviews

Barelydead -
45
"Demon City" is too short, clocking in at just barely over 25 minutes, and this is the only good thing about this godawful record.
Barelydead -
64
"Der Lange Marsch" is a summary of everything Gas has done during the last 3 decades as a composer. All the songs contain samples of his previous records and despite I initially though all his albums sounded the same, I immediately recognized all the samples. The music is vaporous, elusive and repetitive, as a result the album is not that memorable in the long run.

Highlights: "Der Lange Marsch 1", "Der Lange Marsch 7", "Der Lange Marsch 11"
Barelydead -
59
If you want to release 4 records in a week, they must be flawless. I have listened 33 tracks in the row, I simply don't have the patience to listen another album and this one is easily the weakest of the 4. It is very calm, and after the slow "kick iii" I expected something more energetic. Half of the songs are just dull.

Highlights: "Músculos", "Crown"
Barelydead -
62
"kick iiii" contains repetitive, slow paced songs, but it doesn't differ much from the "KICK ii" and "KicKiii". It is just full of disjointed sounds, that fail to make an impression and leave something to be desired. The record is oversaturated and exhausting, still "Paw", is the best of her new songs.

Highlights: "Boquifloja" ," Lost Woman Found", "Paw"
Barelydead -
70
"KicK iii" sounds like a bridge between Arca's early experimental/ alien sounded albums and her latest avant-pop works. The album is often beat-free, it is like a collage of distorted, abstract sounds, but It is sonically powerful and chaotic. I still think that some of the songs in the middle section of the album are too short or not fully fleshed out.

Highlights: "Fiera", "Joya"

Shoutbox

Dec 23, 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/
Dec 22, 2020
Hey, what's your favorite Kanye West song? It's for a list btw

Rating Distribution

100
 

90-99
 
9

80-89
 
152

70-79
 
430

60-69
 
281

50-59
 
79

40-49
 
32

30-39
 
11

20-29
 
4

10-19
 

0-9
 

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