Best of 2021

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concertjunkie41 -
69
Lots of potential showcased on this short project here.
concertjunkie41 -
66
He just didn't capitalize on the potential he showed in his singles on here.
concertjunkie41 -
80
The lyricism is just as great as on NFR!, but I felt the production wasn't as lush... most of the songs just felt they were missing that little something that would elevate them to the next level. White Dress is an all-time Lana song though.

Highlight Tracks: White Dress, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, Let Me Love You Like a Woman, Wild at Heart, Tulsa Jesus Freak, Dance Till We Die, Breaking Up Slowly (feat. Nikki Lane)
concertjunkie41 -
87
I'm not one who easily takes to purely instrumental music, but geez this was incredible. The way it builds open itself to deliver phenomenal crescendos is mindblowing. I finally get the appeal of this band.
concertjunkie41 -
87
I'm a sucker for a good genre-bending record, and this bends more genres than I can count. He writes ballads just as well he writes bangers on here. I don't really know how to describe what I like about it, because I've never heard anything like it. It's an incredible debut. A statement of intent from a truly unique artist. My only critique would be there's a little filler on the second half.

Highlight Tracks: Don't Need You, The Other Black Dog, Waitin' On Ya, Smiling With No Teeth, Gold ... read more

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Oct 6, 2020
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Most of my scores are going to be a little on the too high side. 81+ is a certified banger. 70+ means I liked it a decent amount. I rarely give a score below 50 (I justify this by saying most of these albums are made by professional musicians, and hence are by definition above-average music, as average musicians don't even make it to this stage).

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100
 

90-99
 
8

80-89
 
93

70-79
 
76

60-69
 
41

50-59
 
13

40-49
 
3

30-39
 
2

20-29
 

10-19
 
1

0-9
 

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My personal favorite albums of 2021. Won't necessarily go in order of the score I gave them, as that was just a snapshot of one moment of how I felt about them. Roughly scores of 78+.
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