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 - Ágætis byrjun
95
I’ll never forget playing this album to my 12 year old campers when I was an 18 year old camp counselor, absolutely blowing their minds, listening to this guy sing in Icelandic about what it’s like to be a fetus.
 - Small World
69
Steely Dan.
 - Mexico City '73 // Paris is Greyed In
91
Hi this is me - these are two new tracks I put out today.

Both tracks are about famous works of Latin American fiction, which is a central theme of the album.



Mexico City ’73 is about the novel Los Detectives Salvajes (The Savage Detectives) by Roberto Bolaño. The book is about a young avant-garde poetry circle in Mexico City in the 70s. The characters mostly hang out and drink and write poems and party and try to get published. They are at first energetic and optimistic ... read more

 - Wheel
86
This album rules. I was into it back in 2013 when I was listening to a lot of indie rock. I think Laura Stevenson was like a couple years too early for the boom in indie rock girls headlined by Japanese Breakfast, Mitski, Phoebe Bridgers, Snail Mail... this album is way more fun than all of those.
 - The Lonesome Crowded West
100
My favorite album of all time. I don’t know why I didn’t have a rating on this. The summer before I went to college, around June 2011, I had breakfast at a classmates place before one of our last days of high school. Her brother was older and was DJing and played “Polar Opposites Radio” on pandora and I just remember hearing that song and being like “what the fuck this is the best song I ever heard.” Got massively into MM that summer as a camp counselor and ... read more

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Hey BitterBlossom12, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
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Thanks for following!!!!
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Following bc Bitterblossom is one of my favorite cards lol
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Thank you so much for the follow C:
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I reviewed in college for the Rice Thresher and in grad school for the Berkeley BSide. Briefly kept my own review blog. I also front an indie rock band called UT Kirin. Have been a huge AOTY advocate since discovering it back in 2012; almost a decade!

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