The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
90
CLASSIC SATURDAYS #3

I feel like how truly absurd Beatlemania was can get lost on modern listeners.

Genuinely, I think there has yet to be a cultural phenomenon bigger than The Beatles were at their peak. I mean, these four goobers had 73.4 million live viewers watching the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Excluding sports events, that makes it the 15th most-watched live television broadcast of all time, squished right between the Grand Opening of Disneyland in 1955 and the first presidential ... read more

J Dilla - Donuts
90
CLASSIC SATURDAYS #2

How J. Dilla Turned The Sampler From a Tool to an Instrument

My favorite thing to do relating to Dilla, aside from listening to his work, is reading stories about the way he made music. One of my favorite Dilla stories was told by Questlove a couple of years after Dilla had passed. It was early 1999 and Questlove was visiting Detroit. He had planned to leave on a Monday, but after a blizzard took Detroit by storm, bringing down 7 inches of unexpected snow, his flight got ... read more

Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
87
I was watching this dude make Messi vs. Ronaldo Fifa Rap Battles 6 years ago wtf. The Youtube Rap —> Folktronica pipeline is real

*Quadeca and Brakence shooting hoops in the Hivemind Studio*

Quadeca: Try to get UNDER MY SKIN, I bet you can’t!
Break ants: “Hahaha bro, you can try to shoot it A LA CARTE, but you’re a HYPOCHONDRIAC, you’ll never make it!”
Quadeca: “U DONT KNOW ME LIKE THAT, I MAKE IT LOOK EFFORTLESS! Watch this!”

*Quadeca ... read more

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
100
CLASSIC SATURDAYS #1

Pet Sounds: The Album That Redefined Pop Music

Something that’s always frustrated me is how, once you distance yourself from discourse with music nerds, The Beach Boys’ contributions to music are consistently undermined with any influence the band may have had being lost on less enlightened listeners. General audiences whittle their legacy down to the beach bum facade that only marked their first few years as a collective; they're known in households as the ... read more

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
80
I sent my friend a list of my top 10 New Order songs with Age of Consent at #1. He texted back "age of consent should be lower" and honestly I don't know which interpretation of that sentence is more of a fucking crime.
glass beach - plastic death
69
Me, on the first date with a woman I just met on Tinder: So there's this thing called "The Fantano effect"
The Smile - Wall of Eyes
86
Pros: It's literally just Radiohead with extra steps๐Ÿ˜„

Cons: It's literally just Radiohead with extra steps๐Ÿ™„

underscores - Wallsocket
90
๐‘ต๐’๐’˜ ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ: ๐‘พ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’”๐’๐’„๐’Œ๐’†๐’•, ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’

I’ve spent the last couple of months getting acclimated to underscore’s sophomore album ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ. The record’s homespun nature was a sound that was a bit foreign to me at first, I’ll admit; however, as I continued to familiarize myself with ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ญ and the aesthetic liberties April took ... read more

21 Savage - american dream
77
I read the news today oh boy (21)
About a lucky man who made the grade (Pussy)
And though the news was rather sad (On God)
SPRINTS - Letter To Self
60
๐Ÿ†It is time… for this year’s AOTY Awards๐Ÿ†Winners, nominees, categories, and everything else in the review below!๐Ÿ†

But first and foremost, some shameless self-promotion: My Best Albums of 2023 List (Top 65) is out and I'd greatly appreciate it if you guys checked it out and left a like that'd be pretty cool I guess๐Ÿ‘ -> https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/chode/list/110828/chodes-best-of-2023/

Now, as I was saying... For the third year in a row, the only award show ... read more

Sampha - Lahai
90
Suspended In The Present, Can’t Go Back

In the Bible, the ‘Beer Lahai Roi’ is said to be the well at which an angel of the Lord announced to Hagar that she would give birth to Ishmael. In retaliation to both Abraham’s pregnancy with Hagar and Hagar no longer seeing herself as inferior to Sarai, who was the wife of Abraham and to whom Hagar was a slave, Sarai abused Hagar until she ran off, disgruntled and weeping. With the Beer Lahai Roi being the area where angels ... read more

AmyReal & DJ Ellie - SCAMMERS vs. GAMBLERS
70
Guys, I have to come clean: For the past three and a half years, I have been running the account known as “MartyhewsReviewing” (commonly shortened to “MattsReviews”) to conduct a social study. The study has been completed and the account will promptly be terminated within the coming 72 hours. This is not the only account I run in secret on this website, as I also run the accounts of users “Rob” (short for Cameron) and “KanyeStan4917”, however, I ... read more
McKinley Dixon - Beloved! Paradise! Jazzโ€‹!โ€‹?
80
The jazziest rap since To Pimp A Butterfly

Toni Morrison’s Beloved Trilogy comprises three novels; 1987’s Beloved, 1998’s Paradise, and 1992’s Jazz. Through these novels, Morrison explored the idea of carving out and embracing your own distinct identity in a world that wants to define you based on racial stereotypes. Morrison has recounted stories of growing up as a young African-American in the mid-1900s; from experiencing segregation firsthand during her adolescent ... read more

Burzum - Filosofem
80
Listening to Filosofem on the bus out of a speaker and shaking my head in disagreement so everyone knows I disagree with Varg
Danny Brown - Quaranta
80
How i be looking at women when they hit me with the dollar store pepper spray
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition)
50
Instant Crush (feat. Mach-Hommy)
PinkPantheress - Heaven knows
80
I would go to war for PinkPantheress.

Music has never felt more expendable than it currently does in the age of TikTok. Most of the artists who have been able to establish a small, cult-like fanbase off of TikTok popularity have found it difficult to turn their short-lived moments of fame into long-term success. Do me a favor; look up “biggest TikTok hits of 2021” and tell me how many of those names you recognize. Aside from those artists who achieved stardom through their own ... read more

Swans - To Be Kind
90
Too long. Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'Ouverture needs a Subway Surfers / Family Guy intermission in the middle of it.
Taylor Swift - 1989
70
This is literally just Thriller for white girls born after 2003
Ana Frango Elรฉtrico - Me Chama de Gato Que Eu Sou Sua
80
First Yeule, then Matana Roberts, now Ana Frango? NBs have really been killing it this past month

Earlier this decade, I stumbled across Omnipotent Youth Society’s fantastically enjoyable ๅ†€่ฅฟๅ—ๆž—่ทฏ่กŒ around the time of its release; a near-masterpiece of pure prog-rock splendor from a time when the genre seemed to be on its last legs- at least compared to how much of a commercial and creative spectacle it was during its prime. With Omnipotent Youth Society being one of the most ... read more

1
2
3
4
...
12
Create an account to rate and review albums.
Recent Review Comments
On Matt's review of Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"do NOT check the comment section on fantano’s review of this album"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@rices better*"
On Ethiopianjew's review of Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
"my brother what the FUCK are you talking about"
On toksick's review of ยฅ$ - VULTURES 1
"One of Kanye's finests. AOTY so far. Fresh, unique and an improved Kanye, such a treat it was. Truly the GOAT. PS: Separating art from artist is not that hard to do, but these popular review bitches are sensitive snowflakes, even changed their real rating to Fantano's brownosing one. Have some fucking dignity and unbiased opinion. No wonder this site isn't reflecting real rating."
On The Beatles - Revolver
"No Tomorrow Never Knows or I'm Only Sleeping in favorites is insane wtf"
On The Beatles - Abbey Road
"george was cool guys โœŒ๏ธ"
On J Dilla - Donuts
"@tidus84 Not the biggest fan of some songs like People, Stepson Of The Clapper, and The Factory, but with that being said, I do definitely think they're still pretty well produced songs even if I'm not huge on them. I only rate in increments of 10 but if I didn't this would probably be closer to a 100 than a flat 90."
On Matt's review of ยฅ$ - VULTURES 1
"Buddy. Your page is clearly called MattsReviews. Please review the album ."
On cullenp72's review of JPEGMAFIA & Danny Brown - SCARING THE HOES
"Also still one of the best one-liners on this site proud to be the first like on this one ๐Ÿ”ฅ"
On cullenp72's review of JPEGMAFIA & Danny Brown - SCARING THE HOES
"We've circled around from liking to to hating it to liking it again"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"i'm crying rob get this bullshit off popular this week ๐Ÿ˜ญ"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@MattsReviews you fw the editโ‰๏ธ"
On Matt's review of ยฅ$ - VULTURES 1
"Separating art from artist is not that hard to do, but these popular review bitches are sensitive snowflakes, even changed their real rating to Fantano's brownosing one. Have some fucking dignity and unbiased opinion. No wonder this site isn't reflecting real rating."
On toksick's review of ยฅ$ - VULTURES 1
"One of Kanye's finests. AOTY so far. Fresh, unique and an improved Kanye, such a treat it was. Truly the GOAT. PS: Separating art from artist is not that hard to do, but these popular review bitches are sensitive snowflakes, even changed their real rating to Fantano's brownosing one. Have some fucking dignity and unbiased opinion. No wonder this site isn't reflecting real rating."
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@MattsReviews ratio"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@MattsReviews ractioq"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@MattsReviews raio"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@MattsReviews radio"
On Matt's review of ยฅ$ - VULTURES 1
"oooooooo many likes"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@MattsReviews Maybe ๐Ÿค” If I have time over the weekend"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@HadleyInc Yeah it's pretty good, I didn't review it but gave it a 7"
On Quadeca - SCRAPYARD
"@thearcticdonkey imma be real big dawg i didn't see your review but dats wazzup ๐Ÿ™โ˜๏ธ"
On BaddieBaphomet's review of IDLES - TANGK
"I agree honestly, Kenny is an amazing hip-hop producer but idk who lets him keep producing these post-punk albums"
On Yeat's review of Yeat - 2093
"whaddup yeat"
On Iris the Siren ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง's review of Ethel Cain - ู…ู† ุงู„ู†ู‡ุฑ (From the River)
"Also it sounds like you’re trying to imply that gay and trans people can’t be Palestianian and every Palestinanian is homophonic and transphobic lol what"
Advertisement

January Playlist
AOTY Discord