AOTY 2023
PinkPantheress - Heaven knows
PinkPantheress has a talent for making some of the prettiest music I've heard in a while.
Tinashe - BB/ANG3L
Tinashe is one of the finest examples of how much more creative and interesting an artist can be without being tied to a major label.
MIKE - Burning Desire
MIKE really focused on creating a cinematic album and it works wonders here. Nearly every beat on this is outstanding with a dreamlike quality to them and MIKE as well as every feature on here delivers. I am chronically addicted to this album and I haven’t gotten this feeling since “Veeze - Ganger” so yea top 2 of this year. I am now ready to say MIKE is a top 5 rapper and producer of the last 5 years. If you still don’t agree then I feel sorry for you cause this man is ... read more
Ken Carson - A Great Chaos
Great album. I can tell Ken took the criticisms from X and improved significantly. He’s finding better pockets, his melodies are starting to stand out more and he’s also picking more interesting beats. I can’t wait to see what he does next.
Tirzah - trip9love...???
I should check out more of Tirzah’s music her melodies and drums on this are mad addicting.
bar italia - Tracey Denim
Damn Bar Italia knows how to make some groovy rock music fr.
Drake - For All The Dogs
I want to get this out of the way Drake is my favorite artist of all time, I’ve been listening to him for more than half my life. Drake has basically created the Toronto sound with 40 and despite how much hate he would get for being soft and getting in his feelings over a girl he still stuck true to his sound and he would be passionate about what he’s saying. I also think another aspect of him that makes him my favorite is that he’s quite versatile, I think he’s a great ... read more
yeule - softscars
This is some of the most euphoric production I’ve heard all year. I’ve seen some people criticize Yeule’s lyrics as being amateur and childish but I disagree I think it actually works in the context of the album. Yeule brings a mix of electronic and shoegaze which, like the best electronic and shoegaze albums out there, gives me a strong feeling of nostalgia almost like they’re revisiting their past whether it’s trauma from relationships or struggles growing up. ... read more
Drake - Slime You Out
Now this is the quality I expect from drake also a great feature from SZA.
lostrushi - SISTERHOOD
Lostrushi is out here making music in 2040 and 2000 at the same time, this album is incredible.
Duwap Kaine - You Influenced Me
Duwap came thru with some heavenly bangers on this one.
Travis Scott - UTOPIA
Travis improved his rapping but this doesn’t have its own identity. It’s all over the place and at this point he’s imitating what Kanye did on yeezus (peep circus maximus). Features were mostly good however carti is the absolute standout if that’s the voice he’s using on his next album that makes me very happy.
454 & SURF GANG - Fast 5
454 & Surf Gang are the perfect match for each other, easily EP of the year.
Babyface Ray - Summer's Mine
Solid Babyface release, he's easily one of the most consistent rappers of the last 3-4 years. Also, shout out Los and Nutty, we need more features from them they're special.
A$AP Rocky - RIOT (Rowdy Pipe'n)
Very annoying, if Rocky thought this was good enough to drop after 6 months then maybe it’s time to just focus on being a good husband and father.
Young Thug - Beautiful Thugger Girls
Thug being in love :)
LUCKI - s*x m*ney dr*gs
Makes me happy to see Lucki releasing 15 instead of 20+ songs. Beats on this are real nice but this album is inconsistent cause of Lucki. Lucki needs to be more consistent at riding these beats with more memorable lines cause sometimes his newer style works against that.
Earl Sweatshirt - Making The Band (Danity Kane)
I need an Evilgaine and Earl collab album immediately
Lil Uzi Vert - Pink Tape
I mean there are some gems on this album but this is way too long and some of these songs really do not need to be 4+ minutes. I appreciate him trying some new styles on here but they don't all come together too well it just feels messy.
Sampha - Spirit 2.0
Sampha I missed you so much thank you for coming back and reminding people that you are one of the best artists ever.
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On Travis Scott - UTOPIA
"@Neropeloso I listened to it again I think he can do better honestly Ik Travis has been Kanye’s prodigy for the longest and I’m not against trying the things that worked for Ye back in the day but he really doesn’t have the personality to pull that off it feels forced honestly. I definitely do not want him going back to some old sound that worked for him 8 years ago I still want him to evolve just not to the point where it’s obvious who he’s being influenced by."
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