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Grandaddy - Blu Wav
76
Grandaddy are one of the greatest ever bands…at saying goodbye. All their albums seem to include a double ‘final track’, and in some cases it’s more like a triple set of farewell tunes (‘Ok with My Decay’ into ‘The Warming Sun’ and ‘The Final Push to the Sum’ certainly felt like that on their third album 'Sumday' anyway).

Here we have them playing to this ‘strength’ like never before…as 90% of this album sounds ... read more

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Little Kid - A Million Easy Payments
83
Anyone getting impatient waiting for new Big Thief material could do a lot worse than give this seventh album by a largely unheralded indie act a go - there's a similar atmosphere and approach to composition going on, but more than this Kenny Boothby sings a little like a male version of Adrianne Lenker at times too.
MGMT - Loss of Life
42
I wish I was joking
NR
Butt Slut - the first time I really need a 'behind the lyrics' tab on Spotify and it's nowhere to be found.
IDLES - TANGK
NR
Some kind of a wasted opportunity because on occasion I can appreciate the quality of Talbot's voice operating outside of his usual punk mode - producer Godrich was right, it is interesting hearing him sing in a more conventional fashion...but a lot of these songs just aren't quite right.

Perhaps transitional, NR

15
Why does the sample in 'HOODRAT' sound like a cartoon henchman dying over and over again? - the Willhelm Scream of hip hop?

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2d
Great pick, thank you
3d
Hi Doofy! I'm working on my first community list! "Against the Grain". As the title suggest, opinions where you are against the grain. Albums, EPs, Mixtapes, or Singles, that you think critics and/or users (preferably both) got completely wrong, including why you think so and/or why people should reconsider it. I was curious if you'd like to participate.

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/vibesrus/list/188606/against-the-grain-community-list/
1w
Thank you for following me! "Infected" is one of my favorite albums too.
2w
Yo Doofy! I just made my first review on YouTube! The video is about Jay Z and I would appreciate if you check it out! The video is published at 9:30 EST! Here is link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDIEAWu3X5BCesRym4MLWCA

Enjoy!
2w
Holy shit, I just realized. I'm almost at 200 reviews!
How the hell did that happen that quick?! Especially since how long my reviews are.
Alright guys, well, time for a 200th review special! Coming soon.
I'll put up a list of albums to review for my 200th review special, however if you want to, you can just recommend those albums to me instead of telling me so I'll put it on the list. Thank you in advance.
2w
YES! I HAVE DONE IT!!

My list is finally finished! Thank y’all so much for all the patience and support! You can now see where your favorite singles of 2023 rank in my user accumulative list! If you are a newer follower of mine, you can add your favorite singles of the year in the comments. Check the list out right here:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/thearcticdonkey/list/165114/aoty-users-favorite-singles-of-the-year-thank-you-so-much-for-200-followers/

Once again, thank you so much for being patient. This took so much longer than I thought. I hope you enjoy it though! ✌️
3w
In case you missed this: companion album to The Hypnogogue is coming on streaming in March https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/754062-the-church-eros-zeta-and-the-perfumed-guitars.php
3w
Feeling validated by your Moving Pictures score. I didn’t get much out of it at all, even though the musicianship was pretty admirable. Geddy Lee’s voice is, not to mince words, ear-grating.
3w
Blocking people for having opposing views is childish, puerile and immature. Instead of having an intellectual respectful argument with someone about a subject, some decide to just block people so they can’t be challenged intellectually.
3w
I don’t know bruv he/she maybe didnt liked a joke I made or shit

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Only rating my current top 100 albums for each year (plus 20 noteworthy albums that I rated under 50/100 for each year).

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Every year one album released by a much beloved act gets branded like an unfortunate heifer with the cursed ‘just below average’ score of 49% 🔥 🐄 🔥
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