Favorite Albums

Recent Ratings

Greg Mendez - Greg Mendez
Greg Mendez
Greg Mendez
89
May 13, 2023
REZN - Solace
REZN
Solace
94
Mar 9, 2023
Haken - Fauna
Haken
Fauna
87
Mar 7, 2023
Aethoro - sketchbook.
Aethoro
sketchbook.
86
Mar 6, 2023

Recent Reviews

Planning For Burial - Below the House
100
A large part of what makes an album good is it's ability to impact the listener. Therefore one would expect my favorite album of all time to be exceptional at it. This is the exact opposite of the truth.

I have never found another piece of music that makes less of an emotional impact than this, not that its incredibly ambient and has nearly no discernable features (there's really quite a few catchy moments on here) this album just has no emotional impact on me. Albums are colorful, even the ... read more

Greg Mendez - Greg Mendez
89
This album has some of the best singer songwriter material released in 2023, pleasant vocals and well crafted instrumentals. But what really caught my attention was the creative and memorable lyricism. At its best, the imagery in this album is near tactile, and incredibly distinct. Consistently Greg Mendez manages to hook you into the world and story of each song with his expert lyricism. And while you are there, soothingly wash over you with warm instrumentation and vocals.

The very Elliott ... read more

REZN - Solace
94
Does this album have the biggest crescendos? The most complex drumming or guitar work? Does it have the most emotional lyrics of the year? Nope.

So how is this my current 2023 AOTY above albums like Let’s Start Here, UGLY or even Fauna?

It’s because I love every single moment, every single riff and every single drone. Every second of this entire album is near perfect for me, with next to no flaws. The use of wind instruments (including sax) adds so much to the album and although ... read more

Haken - Fauna
87
An incredibly entertaining prog journey, filled to the brim with satisfying and catchy riffs and melodies. The instrumentation takes risks and they almost always pay off (even if some moments I would have preferred slightly different) overall this album consistently blows me away with unexpected switch ups tying together incredible sections. The instrumentation is catchy, sometimes grand and triumphant sometimes a little bit dark and menacing. Overall this is easily my metal aoty right now! ... read more
Aethoro - sketchbook.
86
Immaculate energy and feeling throughout, the album equivalent of going outside in nice sunny weather while blanketed with a refreshingly chill breeze. Nostalgic and pretty, nicely sold and creatively paced. The instrumentation here is great, always cleanly produced. The crescendos got me floating and the slower sections are at worst good. Subtly uses background noises and sounds (like flowing water or birds chirping) to add a TON to the world and feeling of the album. A lot of the releases so ... read more

Shoutbox

6d
Hii! This is the second single from my upcoming album (salt/copper) coming out on March 1st. This is the most acoustic of all the songs on the album. If you listen and hate or love it, I'd appreciate a rating or review so much as I love to receive and feedback I can. Hope you enjoy!
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/enzogarcia/mirror
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/876047-enzo-garcia-ii-mirror.php
1w
Oooooh I love Midwest emo let’s see, I like Modern Baseball, Glass Beach, Tigers Jaw, Sunny Day Real Estate, American Football, Prince Daddy and the Hyena, Cap n Jazz, Slaughter Beach Dog, Origami Angel, Foxing, Home Is Where, Free Throw. There’s probably more I’m not thinking of?? But yeah I love that shit >:) BLA are absolutely fantastic, I’ve jammin them so much
1mo
I like that
1mo
what
2mo
It is quite a classic. I'll get more into the 60s Free Jazz then return most likely.
2mo
70 is quite good for me 😭 it deserves a relisten however
2mo
definitely the best christians from texas
3mo
Review is up now! Over 1500 words. Only fitting for an album like Astero. I heavily reccomend you take a read if you want to.
3mo
I love it! Im actually working on my longest review by far for it.

The best math rock album OAT deserves an in depth review after all.
3mo
i don’t get what you mean but thanks for the kind words! hope it grows in you, such a beautiful album.

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Music is such a gift and i’m happy to be sharing this beauty with all of you, wish you guys a wonderful 2024 in music.
(Favourites are my current albums of the year, ordered)

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