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bxlinmxreno -
"empty the prisons.
take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
tax the rich until they're impoverished." - godspeed you! black emperor

now over two decades since the release of godspeed's debut album (and one of my favorite records of all time) 'f# a# ∞', the legendary experimental post-rock collective returns with their seventh studio album. for me, there is no need to be dramatic, ... read more

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bxlinmxreno -
on her sixth studio album, annie clark subverts expectations that she will give into a mainstream pop sound following her previous record "masseduction". 'daddy's home' is filled with a very different sound than some may have expected--a funk filled exploration of 70s and 80s soul and new wave. and she sounds better than ever. the songwriting is sharp, the vocal performances are classic and yet constantly refreshing. and this has some of the best production i've heard in years on it. ... read more
bxlinmxreno -
edit: this is the only song i want to listen to right now. constantly stuck in my head. way more detailed than i got on first listen and i am OBSESSED with the sarcastic tone in her voice. 98 ➞ 100

she saved the best single for last wow
bxlinmxreno -
starting to believe this website only loves uk post punk bands and no other type of music. squid's debut album comes across as a collage of influences and genres, resulting in a tumultuous group of lengthy tracks. as demonstrated in one of the best tracks here 'boy racers', it is a two part monolith of a song, beginning as a seemingly innocuous pop rock song, but slowly evolving into something darker and menacing as the track goes on, resulting in an eerie finale. the grooves and melodies are ... read more
bxlinmxreno -
i would never have expected weezer to release 2 (two!!!) good to great albums in 2021 but here we are. without sacrificing the catchy hooks and ear-wormy chord progressions that made up the entirety of 'OK human', van weezer continues this structure (but now with the guitars and drums that we have come to know from this group). the writing could def have more strength to it, but it's hard to care too much when the music sounds so appealing.

fav songs: all the good ones, the end of the game, ... read more
bxlinmxreno -
one of the best songs of the year so far


May 13, 2021
Hey!!!! So today I had an idea to make a very fun list on this amazing website that I'm addicted to. So... my goal is to make a huge RAINBOW🌈list, so you get to choose an album that you like that has an specific color, it can be literally any album but the majority of the cover has to be of the chosen color. So I'm gonna start by choosing one of my fav albums which has the color: RED πŸ”΄

Send me a color and an album that you like, If you want to write something you like album this album feel free to do it!
Or you can just send the name and the color.

check the live update here all the time:
Mar 1, 2021
Jan 26, 2021
lmao lmao lmao lmao
Jan 26, 2021
Hey could you add me, I'll send you the invite (not sending the direct invite so trolls dont get in) Stygian#4362
Jan 25, 2021
Are you on the discord btw?
Jan 25, 2021
no way!!!! 😳 balin bejoy??????? tom is bored????
Jan 24, 2021

Are you me??????? 😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😯😳😳😳😳
Jan 17, 2021
Solid pick. Thank you for participating, and here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out!
Jan 16, 2021
Hello there! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!

Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!


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