Best of 2021

Recent Ratings

Recent Reviews

buttholewasabi -
100
I wish I could put how I feel in words about this. Maybe someday I’ll have it down in text. All I can say is that this is one of most amazing musical experiences I’ve ever had. Masterpiece.
buttholewasabi -
90
This album is unlike anything I've ever heard before. No other album has made me feel the emotions in one listen throughout more than this one. I don't even really know what to say, honestly. I am speechless. I don't know what happened but with the most recent listen, it all seemed to click in a different way than the previous listens.
buttholewasabi -
70
holy fuck, this album tore my face off. Jaw dropping, really.
buttholewasabi -
70
A fantastic black metal album. Great song writing, great production, and great melodies. So emotional and tragic, but beautiful throughout. If a fan of black metal/ post metal, this is a must listen! Tempest and the final track are some of my favorite songs of the year right now, they are pure beauty and perfection. (Thank you for the recommendation Zach!)
buttholewasabi -
90
Quite an experience of a listen. Dismal to the core, but I find a certain relaxation within the sharp noises and disturbing soundscapes. Will be going back to this all year long, I highly recommend it if you enjoy noise or ambient, you won't be disappointed.

(Edit: the more I listen to this album, the more it reminds me of the Outlast 2 soundtrack and the feeling I had playing that for the first time. A far out comparison, but fitting.)

Shoutbox

Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/zachthesnack/list/35329/aotys-favorite-records-of-1970/
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 13, 2020
Thanks for the response, your pick has been added :)
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?
Nov 2, 2020
Hell yes! Thank you so much!
Nov 1, 2020
Hello, where did you find "L' Orchestre De La Suisse Romande / Ernest Ansermet
Symphony No. 1 In B Flat Major, Opus 38"? I wanna listen to it
Sep 18, 2020
Thanks a ton man!
Jul 2, 2020
Hey! Sorry to bug you, but I just finished a new little EP and I’d love some feedback on it if you have the time! I tried to keep a somewhat dreamy and funky sound throughout and I’m very proud of how it turned out. Also, this is a big experiment for me so I’d like to know your favourite and least favourite tracks and why.
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/258244-stankysauce-pretty-things.php
https://soundcloud.com/user-775956185/sets/pretty-things
Apr 23, 2020
https://atrocity1.bandcamp.com/album/impervious-to-fire

plz listen and maybe rate its 7 tracks long
Apr 18, 2020

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
394

80-89
 
528

70-79
 
571

60-69
 
309

50-59
 
138

40-49
 
61

30-39
 
47

20-29
 
33

10-19
 
19

0-9
 
11

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