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Best of 2024

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Gal Costa - Gal
Gal Costa
Gal
91
Feb 28

Recent Reviews

MJ Lenderman - MJ Lenderman
85
Grief, his dearest friend

-Episode 5- No Sleep On This

Until the year 2022, or even 2023, MJ Lenderman was a relatively unknown artist. It wasn't until the acclaim of his album "Boat Songs" and, more importantly, the success of his band Wednesday's "Rat Saw God" that he established himself as a serious outsider on the rock scene. The proof being that the Asheville native's real self-titled debut album, out in 2019, is just starting to make a name for itself, having no ... read more

Gal Costa - Gal
91
The History of The Albums – n° 421

1969/03/11 (fictive date),
First of all, if you want to know more about the Tropicalia universe, here are a few reviews I've written in the past, to be read in order, so you'll know everything:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/album/32860-os-mutantes/
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/album/17332-caetano-veloso/
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/40075-gilberto-gil-gilberto-gil.php

Well, almost everything, since there are ... read more

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
94
The History of The Albums – n°420 (+9 999 rates)

1969/03/04 (fictive date),
One of the pillars of the Velvet Underground's magical art lies essentially in the fact that (almost) every one of its various albums can be chosen by the listener as his or her favorite of the band's albums, without any debate being able to find a universal answer. One of the other pillars also proves that the Velvet Underground is one of the most influential, visionary and innovative bands of all time, ... read more

Emperor X - Western Teleport
89
Philosophically, this album is a slap in the face for humanity, as it forces us to face ourselves, inventors of technology that transforms us forever, like a trap that closes.

-Episode 4- No Sleep On This

Emperor X is a music lover, and this is perfectly reflected in his work. Born in Kentucky in 1979, Chad Randall Matheny is a musician, singer and songwriter with a solid fan base and a truly fascinating relationship with music and heritage. His success isn't that of a popular artist, but ... read more

Jaki Byard - The Jaki Byard Experience
90
The History of The Albums – n°419

1969/03/01 (fictive date),
I vaguely remember my solfeggio lessons when I was a half-portion, but that was far too long ago. The one and only memory I really have is that I wasn't mature and ready enough to want to understand those les-sons. Clearly it was hell for me, a waste of time. Today, I'm sorry I let it all go. Of course, it's never too late, but life takes its course and time flies. Yet deep down I would have loved, and even more so today, ... read more

Shoutbox

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There is no way to 100% confirm auto-generated written content, although AI content detectors like Copyleaks flag every paragraph they write. It's obviously not possible to be completely accurate. In the end, it's your call whether or not you trust something.

I personally think the TPAB review has eleven consecutive paragraphs that all could've been results of the same inquiry, "write me a short review about Kendrick Lamar's album 'To Pimp A Butterfly'".
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Hey do you see a straw as 1 hole or 2 holes?
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Thanks for the MJ Lenderman recommendation! From what I've heard so far it's a pretty good album.
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Hey man, I noticed under Alby's TPAB review that you were compiling a lost of long reviews on AOTY? I think you need to be careful about AI-generated stuff, because that one was ultra-sketchy
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Hey I totally respect that, and thank you so much still! Super glad to hear you enjoyed it, and I appreciate the list add :)))
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Heya Doublez, about a month or 2 ago, I made my first YouTube vid about the worst albums of last year. Decided I wanna spread it on the site more to get more people to see it. Hope you’ll enjoy the video as much as I had fun making it :).

https://youtu.be/Zjcl0my9gog?si=F1Jst24aWabLtNbP

The best of list is a bit delayed, but it’ll be sure to be released in the coming month. Do let me know what you think of it.
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Hi DoubleZ, I hope all is well! I just wanted to let you know that my band’s EP, “Winter Break” is now out on all platforms!!! It’s in the alt punk genre (sorta lol). I appreciate if you end up giving it a shot, and if not no worries at all :) Here’s the AOTY link if you’re interested:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/807654-five-point-palm-exploding-heart-technique-winter-break.php
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hey doubleZ! congrats on 10,000 ratings, huge milestone! i just finished my first long form review for 100 reviews, if you could check it out i'd highly appreciate it! thanks :)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/larkwashere/album/282758-shore/
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ofc lol :)
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Thank you so much 🙏

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The History of The Albums / No Sleep On This / Hip Hop Think Tank / Baguette et Béret

Former writer for The Line Of Best Fit / Spectrum Culture

List of 2024 : https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/list/170676/top-albumseps-of-2024-short-list/

<90 : Masterpiece
<80/89 : Great - Formidable
<70/79 : Good
<60/69 : Satisfactory - Interesting
<50/59 : Tolerable - Decent
>50 : No

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