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slowthai - TYRON
slowthai
TYRON
70
Mar 23

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Beeyyaahh -
100
“Better view with a ten month summer,
Losing you is like cutting my fingers off.
And even with that summer,
Without you, I'd rather cut my fingers off”

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Peripheral Vision is easily one of the most “out-of-nowhere” records that I’ve ever experienced. It sort of struck me blindly as a first listen. The only reason I even found it at any point was because someone posted the album cover on twitter, and I liked it a lot. As a cover, it gave off very ethereal and ... read more
Beeyyaahh -
NR
Rest in peace.

The amount of influence you had over my identity, and the ability to be proud of myself as a trans person today is impossible to describe.

I feel so goddamn sick.

SOPHIE, forever.
Beeyyaahh -
90
Another really exciting recommendation I got recently, and I have to say it impressed me a lot over time.

Originally, I took Brakence and their very lush, booming emo trap production & angsty melodies to be an extrapolation of what I heard years ago in the midst of my EDEN phase, but its definitely a lot more than that. Brakence offers up a lot more variety in terms of vocals and instrumental variety. The twist he provides on emo trap / pop punk qualities is an overlap I can see him and ... read more
Beeyyaahh -
80
This album is honestly just an instant shot of serotonin.

I had this recommended to me after getting into Brakence' work and its easily the most infectious and zany work I've heard this year. Just off of tracks like MIDWESTEMO2 & DOGFIGHT I think FROMTHEHEART is stumbling on an extra exciting pocket of sound in the bubblegum bass style and the amount of times I've already replayed each song in the matter of a few days is ridiculous.

Plus, the project stands under 20 minutes and has a few ... read more
Beeyyaahh -
90
What else can I say? IDLES don't miss.

IDLES, once again, manage to pull out all the stops to make an entire barn-burner of an album. Joe Talbot and co. sound as angry and loud as ever, and as always, they've got some things to say along with it.

Immediately from the singles and the album title, there was a definite theme going into this album. Grounds was this incredible, hulking single with Joe, a LITTLE more angry than usual, screaming some pretty plain one-liners:

"I AM ... read more

Shoutbox

Jun 28, 2021
Thank you so much for your response, I greatly appreciate it.

The list is here if you wanna check it out:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/biglasagnayeet/list/47389/what-album-has-the-greatest-influence-on-aotys-music-taste/
Jun 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list and I'd love to know which album has had the greatest influence on your current taste in music? If you want, I'd also appreciate it if you could say exactly how it's made you grow/learn more as a listener (don't worry, you don't have to do this part).

Thank you for reading and answering, if you do
Dec 20, 2020
Let me know when/if you drop an AOTY list! I’d love to look through what albums you, and others, enjoyed the most this year. If you already posted one then I’ll give it a look ASAP.

I plan on dropping mine at the very end of the year (both EPOTY and (LP)AOTY lists) and would prefer any feedback on them!
Nov 12, 2020
Obligatory ThiS HaS PrObAbLy BeEn dOnE bEfOrE but
What is your favourite album to listen to during the winter / christmas season? (Doesnt have to be christmas themed)

Thanks alot!
Nov 10, 2020
Album covers often get a lot of attention, sometimes more than the music itself but there's one aspect to albums that is very often overlooked: the title. The title often sets the mood and energy of the album, or is memorable enough to stick with you, but seldom gets credit for doing so. Anyways, this leads into a question I have (for a list): what's your favourite album title of all time?
Oct 21, 2020
Hey! For a list I’m making, what is your feel good album?
Oct 11, 2020
hey, what are your top 10 favorite albums of all time? its for a list :)
Sep 22, 2020
Here's your daily simping: "Good luck on your recovery!"
Sep 13, 2020
wishing you a good recovery
Aug 30, 2020

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