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Home takes us to the dancefloor for a moment and it feels good, but it's not convincing enough to make us come back often. Apart from a few solid and catchy passages, Milosh struggles to give the depth we find in his previous projects.

The lonely and romantic Mike Milosh, who has been the only member of Rhye for 4 years now since the departure of the instrumentalist Robin Hannibal, is now alone in a new stage where the road is more than ever winding. Eleven years ago, Milosh and Hannibal ... read more
Doublez -
hip hop think tank – episode 1 – Drake's investigation

Hey AOTY, as announced 1 week ago, here is the launch of my second new mini-series dedicated to Hip Hop and published weekly. Hip hop think tank will be built on no rules. I can talk about an album, an artist, a song, a musical sub style in particular, no matter as long as the subject is related to Hip Hop. You will find all the episodes that will be added to my lists. I'm also open to suggestions, even if I can't assure you ... read more
Doublez -
The History of the Albums – n°286 [Being the penultimate episode of the year 1965, because the rework of the review of Rubber Soul is in preparation, you will find below my top album of 1965]

At a time when all the decorations and Christmas trees are currently tidied up or thrown away, to the great detriment of our wonderful planet (where then you get lazy and it only postpones the inevitable), that the duration of the night is gradually decreasing to face the next spring, it is ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n°285

With a stage name as unlikely as it is zany, The Who is a British Invasion band that first made its mark with Mod/Beat Music and Blues-Rhythm and Blues before becoming one of the pioneers of Hard Rock, Progressive Rock, Opera Rock and Rock Arena. Their impressive legacy has made them one of the most important, popular and influential bands in history, but where The Who excelled was in their gift to deliver that devastating pure rock energy and ... read more
Doublez -
Should we say that beauty is something relative or subjective? On the principle, I agree that the human being is generally dictated by charm and seduction towards anything. This is how we feel and our perception acts, defining what deserves to be appreciated or not. Yet when you listen to this wonderful collection The Koroliov Series Vol 23 Johann Sebastian Bach - Partitas Pt 1, I am sure that everyone would find beauty in it, whether or not one is familiar with this kind of musical experience. ... read more
Jan 22, 2021
You are by far one of the greatest and most consistent reviewers on this website. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all of your reviews, they are absolutely wonderful. Your series are unique and interesting, keep up the amazing work. :)
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
Jan 18, 2021
I think theres been a slight misunderstanding in regards to the list im making that im asking for peoples favorite album of the 1970s as a whole. Im asking specifically about the year 1970 itself. Hope that makes sense, if you'd like to submit a second response, please do so by tonight. Im anticipating publishing the list in the wee hours of tomorrow morning!

Thanks so much!
Jan 17, 2021
You passed me out in followers, can't say I didn't predict it ;)
Jan 17, 2021
You're spot on, I've got a couple of responses similar to yours, so you're definitely not alone in the belief of such principle.

I've actually also been in disbelief of a "perfect" album before, but I decided to switch up the definition of a 100 score from "perfect" to "indescribably exquisite". I figured perhaps the pursuit of perfection would lead me to nowhere.
Jan 17, 2021
Ah thank you my friend, your kind words made me smile! I’m quite grateful for everyone following me but it would also be cool to get some more feedback, comments etc. I feel like most people just look at the rating and maybe the first paragraph then scroll on, wondering if the longer format is worth it on this site! 🤔

Regardless, it’s quite fun for me to put these reviews out like a sort of “personal thought capsules”, and when I revisit some of them in the future - seeing how much my opinions have changed/evolved is fascinating. Putting my musical knowledge as a record collector and overall nerd for people to read if they like is surprisingly enjoyable!
Jan 16, 2021
Ah right, my bad. Should've checked your rating distribution first. Well I added Abbey Road to the list, but I'll make sure to make a disclaimer that it's not perfection in your opinion. Btw, here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out if you haven't already!

Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 16, 2021
Hello there DoubleZ! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Jan 15, 2021
Hi there! love your reviews!
Hi! I hope to be able to debate with passionate people like you, that's why I joined AOTY

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