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daFigz -
The Grandbrothers is the duo Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel out of Dusseldorf, Germany. The two collaborate nicely on All The Unknown. Sarp at the grand piano while Vogel manipulates sound via his electronic music prowess results in this propulsive neo-classical recording. Each track sightly varies from sounding like the other, which, for me, has given it a bit more credibility as the album winds its way through the thirteen tracks. No one track standouts for me, though I find myself liking Black ... read more
daFigz -
My 80 score is the effort to praise but not ennoble a record. Marillion's Fish (Derk Dick) era Clutching At Straws is a perfect example. The album took time for me to come around to liking it in its entirety. My Prog thirst is stan. Oh well. Please don't buy the flat next to mine or we will have words. [Smiles] Regardless, Clutching At Straws demonstrates how Progressive Rock evolved despite the apparent influence of the '70s greats such as Genesis and Yes, avoiding the ridicule of being ... read more
daFigz -
In 2000 Chainsaw Kittens released The All American. The album is fabulous. I have considered tagging it as Neo-Glam because the album is quite glammed up. My favorite track is John Wayne. In my small kid times, I remember watching the Duke cruise by the dock where I was fishing, navigating slowly along the channel as adoring fans waved, whistled, and made fools of themselves. Me? Well, I just gave him the finger. I'm funny like that. Listen to the track, and you'll understand better my ... read more
daFigz -
Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha du Prince, comes at us with a drone laden recording displaying Pantha's exceptional talent & musicality. Conference of Trees took several listens by me to appreciate what's sinuously finding its way into my earholios. The sound palette is diverse. Besides drones, modern classical elements and electronic tones intertwine nicely with the organic tones—highlighting Weber's deft musicianship superbly. Parts experimental while remaining accessible to the trained ... read more
daFigz -
Nostalgic. I buy NY's releases because his music & mind has left an indelible tattoo on my frontal lobe, thereby affecting my ability to reason otherwise. [Smiles]. Literally, everything said before me, I find myself in full or partial agreement. @dearsongs & @HoodieBraden submitted insightful reviews, which is one reason I follow them both. @NTTR also caught my attention as his skeletal format says tons without relying on excess verbiage. His Reminded me of: Charlie Rich made me spit ... read more
Jan 16, 2021
Great pick! And thank you so much for the compliment haha, I'm trying to improve as much as I can! Anyways, thank you for participating, and here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/list/33957/aotys-100-library/#show5995
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
Nice! It should be right up your alley then!
Jan 6, 2021
U might enjoy this instrumental synthpop album from 2020, very chill & uplifting. Pls rate when u get a chance, any score low or high is fine!
Dec 22, 2020
you're welcome friend!
Dec 22, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Hey, what's your favorite Kanye West song? It's for a list btw
Dec 20, 2020
I'm exploring a new rating scheme that is based upon 5 stars where each star is equal to 20 points. The total points are accumulated and subsequently divided by the total number of tracks to arrive at an aggregate score for an album being rated. Simple? daFigz™ votes, yes!
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