AOTY 2022
Favorite Albums

Best of 2022

Recent Ratings

Björk - Debut
Björk
Debut
65
Dec 4

Pinned Review

death's dynamic shroud - Darklife
85
Death's dynamic shroud are the masters of creating alternate universes in their music. I dub it "The Backrooms of music." Ok, naming it that may sound kind of silly, but hear me out. take DDS's album "I'll Try Living Like This." This record has one of my favorite album artworks of all time because of how intelligently it portrays the music. The album cover is an amalgamation of colors, effects, haunting visuals, and transparent images that are barely there. It is like if ... read more

Recent Reviews

Ginger Root - City Slicker
85
I am officially a Ginger Root fan
Richard Dawson - The Ruby Cord
95
Absolutely brilliant. Immediate folk rock classic for me. This album resembles both the moon and the sun, the cold and the warm, the winter and the spring. It resembles dread yet happiness at the same time. It starts with a 41 minute journey through melancholia that resembles hopelessness yet contains glimmers of optimism. It starts the album off desolate, wintery, and cold. When the song ends, The second half of the album slowly brings this hopelessness to a triumph, however.

Throughout the ... read more

Common - Be
90
A brilliant exploration of various emotions, all of which are encapsulated under a ray of sunshine. Consistently great rapping, hooks, and production from Kanye West and the legendary J Dilla. Extremely powerful finish that perfectly concludes the messages of this album.
Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
75
This album was really fun to listen to. There was so much personality in this project to the point where I could envision these guys in the moment of this album cover, almost feeling like part of the group. The main thing holding this album back for me were some of the hooks being annoying, redundant, or just weird. Still, lots of great tracks landed on this project. My favorite tracks are Rown Business, Amazing, Rooftop, Return to Innocence, Roc Marciano Joint, and Sit Down Man. Let's be ... read more
Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2
90
The boom bap-style hip hop perfectly melds together with the beautiful neo-soul sound in this album. I absolutely crave it. The features all work, even Busta Rhymes which I was surprised by considering how his explosive personality would seem to contradict the music here. This thing is just NICE. and SWEET. It has tons of catchy choruses, laid-back rapping that perfectly fits the vibe, confident and charming skits that don't beg for too much time, and a sense of relaxed charisma that is hard to ... read more

Shoutbox

1mo
hey dolphinlaugh, just released my new EP, would love if you gave it a listened and rated/reviewed it!

https://albumoftheyear.org/album/546128-vmrrobotic-nightrunners.php

https://open.spotify.com/album/4EVS9S2eGoJexBHuPScirm?si=G1m2YJHiRTqZVMeCYSpFCQ
3mo
hi son
9mo
That's very kind of you, thank you very much! I return the compliment, keep it up!

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My favorite albums list are the 5 I am currently enjoying the most as of now, not my 'all time' favorites per say.

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
75

80-89
 
109

70-79
 
101

60-69
 
44

50-59
 
13

40-49
 
5

30-39
 
4

20-29
 
1

10-19
 

0-9
 
7

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