AOTY 2023
The Hives - The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons
nothing but bangers
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation
For a genre (thrash metal) that is so associated with one time period and sound and is hard to innovate within they manage to somehow pull it off here and on ITRN. It sounds completely fresh and at the same time like some lost 80s album you’d find in the back of a record store somewhere

Even if i like the thrash metal element of king gizz way more than the prog/jam elements sometimes you just gotta say fair play. Their best since Rats Nest beyond any shadow of a doubt

Patty Waters - Sings
oh WOW
100 gecs - 10,000 gecs
10,000 might be one too many gecs
otay:onii - 夢之駭客 Dream Hacker
whoever called this bargain bin bjork needs to shut the heck up
Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent
Mfw she's just trying to reach you?
Merzbow - Tauromachine
Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy
This has been my most anticipated record for a few years at this point, and with each passing year since 2018's Cocoa Sugar the excitement and hype has built slowly and boiled over dozens of times. Cocoa Sugar is the only album that has (briefly) dethroned Get to Heaven as my all-time favourite album, i could talk for hours with anyone about that record. I don't love that record, it is as much a part of me as my organs, the air that i breathe and the light that shines through my blinds every ... read more
Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
someone on rym said it sounded like a terminally ill make-a-wish kid asked to make a psychedelic rock album and now that's all i can hear
Lightning Bolt - Ride the Skies
I don't fully know what it is about the way this band mixes and produces their music, but it hits a center in my brain that genuinely makes listening to it feel the same as masturbating. absolutely unreal. I've gotten that in bursts with other music here and there but putting on the music of this band makes me act like the mom in the chicken carving scene in Eraserhead. Utterly unreal.
Aiming For Enrike - Empty Airports
I love this band and have loved them since the first time Nibblonian Car exploded into my 16 year old ears.
11 years after their first album, this band finally goes fully meditative and ambient. Something that, while still being quite a left turn, isn't fully unexpected. especially after the more electronic and ambient bits "Music For Working Out".
My first impressions however is that i am more happy for them doing what they believe in and going all out on it.
Like i say, i have only ... read more
Javiera Mena - Mena
Javiera Mena - Esquemas Juveniles
lesbian synthpop forever
Jeff Rosenstock - WORRY.
craig of the creek
Panopticon - ...And Again Into the Light
jesus fucking christ
*inhales deeply* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you’re only gonna listen to one EP that has a cover of Software Greatman and Rhythm of the Night, a euphoric alt rock lesbian grunge banger, an idm rager and a hard rock number that samples game grumps this year it should be this one
Metallica - Lux Æterna
this feels like what a highly advanced AI only fed with 90s Metallica and Overkill by Motorhead would churn out
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