AOTY 2022
BROCKHAMPTON - TM
50
The final group effort delivers a couple bangers, but its lack of cohesion and some middling performances leave it feeling lackluster as a proper sendoff.

Standout Tracks: NEW SHOES, FMG, KEEP IT SOUTHERN

Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
80
Weyes Blood returns with another pleasant batch of whimsical tracks to soothe the soul.

Standout Tracks: It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody, Children of the Empire, Grapevine

BROCKHAMPTON - The Family
60
While there is a noticeable void left from the absence of the other members, Kevin Abstract still manages to bring a decent sense of closer for the band's bittersweet journey.

Standout Tracks: Big Pussy, Gold Teeth, The Family, Brockhampton

The Weeknd - Dawn FM
80
Never has purgatory sounded this groovy.

Standout Tracks: Sacrifice, Take My Breath, Out of Time, How Do I Make You Love Me?, Less Than Zero

The Beatles - Revolver (Super Deluxe)
80
Revolver finally has a proper stereo mix that beautifully enhances the original experience.
Taylor Swift - Midnights
50
Taylor’s return to pop struggles to make an impact with forced songwriting and middling production.

Standout Tracks: Sweet Nothing, Snow On The Beach

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Return of the Dream Canteen
60
Though it is long-winded, as is the problem with many RHCP albums, their newest effort contains some of their grooviest and catchiest songs in a long while.

Standout Tracks: Eddie, The Drummer, Fake As [email protected], Peace and Love

Alvvays - Blue Rev
70
Alvvays mostly succeed at enhancing their indie style with the likes of shoegaze and dream pop.

Standout Tracks: After The Earthquake, Easy On Your Own?, Many Mirrors, Pomeranian Spinster

The 1975 - Being Funny in a Foreign Language
70
The 1975 focus up with their most concise and mature record yet. However, Matt Healy’s lingering pretension and obvious sonic mimicry prohibit the experience from reaching its fullest potential.

Standout Tracks: All I Need To Hear, Happiness, Oh Caroline

Judas Priest - Firepower
80
Rob Halford sounds more charismatic and devilish than ever, resulting in a fantastic late-career highlight.
Metallica - Master of Puppets
100
Absolute thrash.

Standout Tracks: ALL OF THEM

Ed Sheeran - =
NR
Y’all sleeping on Visiting Hours. Everything else from this project is straight comatose but that song is literally one of Ed’s best songs yet.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
60
The Chili Peppers stretch themselves thin with an exhaustive track list, yet the highlights are still some of their most impassioned and sticky tracks to date.

Standout Tracks: Dani California, Snow (Hey Oh), Wet Sand

Weezer - SZNZ: Autumn
50
While Autumn does approach a more natural 'Weezer' aesthetic, the result is still another mixed bag of overly quirky lyrics and unmet potential.

Standout Tracks: Run, Raven, Run, Can’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me, Francesca

The 1975 - All I Need To Hear
75
While it feels like the most structurally conventional single released so far, it comes off as the most complete and instantly likeable single too.
illuminati hotties - Sandwich Sharer
80
Makes me wanna share a sammie with that special someone
Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
80
Party Hard is unironically one of the best rock songs of the century.
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
70
While the Beatles feel a little lost in their own sauce, they still managed to pump out some iconic and groundbreaking songs that reshaped the future of pop and rock music.

Standout Tracks: Getting Better, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day In The Life

The Beatles - Taxman (2022 Mix)
80
Finally a mix that sounds good and isn't unnecessarily hard-panned
Daft Punk - Discovery
100
Discovery is very disco.

Standout Tracks: THEY'RE ALL BOPS JUST LISTEN AND VIBE

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