Donlord

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(Donlord)

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Best of 2021

Clairo - Sling
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89
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Donlord -
75
"I TOLD YOU LONG AGOooOoOOoo, ON THE ROAD,
I GOT WHAT THEY WAITING FOOOOOR..."

From a western movie to the pinnacle of western music, Lil Nas X sets his sites on pop supremacy with his vibrant and memorable debut record ‘MONTERO’.

PRE-GAME: Post ‘Old Town Road’ I’d lying if I said I wasn’t one of the doubters. While that song is arguably a modern classic for its sheer popularity and phenomena, I was stumped as to where Montero would go next. ... read more

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Donlord -
90
🚨 " THERE'S A WAR . . . " 🚨

Imagine ‘The College Dropout’ by Ye + ‘Things Fall Apart’ by The Roots + ‘TPAB’ by Kendrick with a slight drizzle of afrobeat and a dash of baroque orchestration.

Friends of AOTY ---> YOU HAVE CREATED S.I.M.B.I.

Simbiatu Ajikawo is an acclaimed London MC with a rich discography that has earned her praise from hip-hop’s crowned king of poeticism Kendrick Lamar, and a Mercury Prize for her fantastic 2019 ... read more
Donlord -
68
Album Title: "Certified Lover Boy"
Drake: "I'm not the one for cuddling or none of that"
Truly a man of multitudes...

EDIT 4/9/21 (this has grown on me): Drake's sixth studio album is a cohesive set of Drizzy's typical ploys and meta commentary, however the most redeeming factor of the experience is less about the substance or concision of these songs - this record is the Drake I'd expect but not the Drake I'd necessarily reject in the same way...

Drake is a rapper ... read more
Donlord -
74
The date was Monday morning, August 30th, 2021.

I sat at my desk eating breakfast and received a message from my cousin eloquently stating;
---> “It happened”.

At this moment my body went numb. What followed was an influx of rampant goosebumps dancing up and down my spine as I saw the 27-track juggernaut on Ye’s Spotify page. It was time for an utter mess of a record, but in its scattered beauty, I think believe WE GONNA BE OK.

Since Kanye needs no introduction I ... read more
Donlord -
78
“I got a smile where my frown goes, a couple bodies in the garden where the grass grows…”

On her adventurous yet perplexing follow-up to 2020's intriguing 'Manic', Halsey mediates the bursting tempers of devotion, affluence and motherhood on an experimental set of cuts that is likely Halsey’s best product to-date!

Halsey has had a truly intriguing character arc. The Jersey-born pop superstar experienced a meteoric rise to prominence after their appearance on possibly ... read more
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“IT’S SO WEIRD THAT WE CARE SO MUCH …UNTIL WE DON’T.”

On her sophomore effort, ‘Happier Than Ever’, Billie and Finneas let go of their trademark minimalist, creepy and unpredictable pop sound and move into uncharted territory, making for a messy and often confusing hour of genre-hysteria, unfinished song-sketches and but enough strokes of genius to remind us where we came from…

‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO’ was an album ... read more

Shoutbox

Sep 13, 2021
thanks for the follow back :>
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do
Jul 19, 2021
Thanks, and congrats on noticing before I did lol
Jun 12, 2021
Thanks :)
May 28, 2021
Thanks for following me
Apr 23, 2021
thank you so much! i couldnt have done it without your support. let me follow you back
Apr 23, 2021
Thanks donlord for the follow :)
Apr 1, 2021
thank you so much donlord 🥰
Apr 1, 2021
Thanks for following!!!! ‎
Nov 29, 2020
Hey I’m sorry if this is annoying but me and my friends attempted to make a few ambient songs and we just uploaded our first song to Soundcloud! We would really appreciate it if you could give it a listen! Sorry for self promotion but we’re really looking for feedback - it’s only 90 seconds long :)

https://soundcloud.com/user-338496391/reflection
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/309494-joe-and-i-reflection.php

About

Huge thanks for 250+ :)

- Interested in music journalism, songwriting & production
- CATCH UP review series every month or so
- Library contains Loved (80+) albums

Rating System (using cumulative scores):

100: All-Time Favs
90 - 99: Absolutely Loved / Masterpiece!!!
80 - 89: Loved!
70 - 79: Liked
60 - 69: Decent
50 - 59: Fairly Indifferent
<50: Not really suited for me personally 🤷

Continue loving whatever music you love!!

⭐ Hope you enjoy my reviews! ⭐

~THANKS~

Rating Distribution

100
 

90-99
 
10

80-89
 
106

70-79
 
190

60-69
 
121

50-59
 
61

40-49
 
21

30-39
 
8

20-29
 
3

10-19
 

0-9
 

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