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Dec 7

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Doublez -
Hey AOTY, I'm very happy to present you today my overall review on Arca that I wrote for Spectrum Culture! For those of you who are used to follow me, this is my first very important topic, so I hope you will enjoy it! I don't usually post this kind of message too, but I needed to share this with you ! (The rating applies to all new KIcks for the moment, according to the different ratio of my rating of AOTY) Here is the link: ... read more
Doublez -
The History of The Albums – n°378

Among the most influential artists in history, we find the lyricist, songwriter, singer and pianist Laura Nyro, one of the queens of Pop Soul and Singer-Songwriter. She was known for merging the introspection of folk with R&B (as a whole), Jazz and Rock, which shook up the way of writing and broke the stylistic boundaries that were very closed at the time. That is to say that at the time, to caricature, there was the rock band, the Soul/Rhythm ... read more
Doublez -
The History of The Albums – n°377

[I recommend you to go and read my first review on The Mothers Of Invention - Freak Out (1966), in order to understand it better]. To summarize, The Mothers Of Invention, led by the legendary Frank Zappa, had just released a first album that was a commercial failure, despite what it would become afterwards, that is to say a classic and pioneering album. The Californian band created their own style, the very opposite of counter-culture, constantly ... read more
Doublez -
The poet/rapper from Nashville shows again on The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures that his singularity and his universe are the main ingredients that make a R.A.P Ferreira project a Hip Hop event not to be missed.

Winter is approaching, the sun is too often hidden by a gray veil of clouds, the cold invades the streets. It's time to take refuge in the warmth of a café to enjoy a moment where you can find yourself. Brake some seconds by the constraint to untangle my earphones ... read more
Doublez -
The History of The Albums – n°376

2001: A Space Odyssey is a soundtrack as classic as it is exceptional, comparable to the best film music of all time. Beyond the pure content and success of the film, this soundtrack has forged its legend by being totally different from what was usually done. Indeed 2001: A Space Odyssey is known for revolutionizing the use of music in a film and also for its unique way of choosing compositions. Prior to 1968, film music focused primarily on 2 ... read more


Dec 6, 2021
Inspired by the magnitude of the lists released later this year (2021) by the greatest and dearest users of this site, I, more a mere listener contributor to this site, decide to make also my lists of the best releases made in the year 2021. Longing to want to share mine and, also, observe the perspectives of other users about the releases made this year.

I’d really like you to check my list this year and I promise to stop by, okay? Thanks. <3

'Some Song-of-the-Year's Stuff! ⚘ (2021)', by humm1ngb1rd.

'The Greatest and Dearest (At Least in My Opinion) Albums Released in 2021! 🥰', by humm1ng_b1rd.
Dec 3, 2021
Cool! It’s a very impressive list, you’re clearly very passionate about music. Thanks for your insightful response!
Dec 3, 2021
Thanks for supporting me, I never thought people would be interested of my reviews
Nov 30, 2021
Yeah you’re absolutely right. Too bad though, because it’s been a pretty good week for rap.
Nov 30, 2021
Traffic is kinda slow on the site now huh lmao.
Nov 25, 2021
OMG THX U FOR FOLLOW!!! i really love your reviews ❤
Nov 24, 2021
Not sure why nobody is talking about this, but since you’re French maybe you can give it a spin: / The three singles + videos are excellent, the rest of the project is more average imo :)
Nov 5, 2021
You have 666 reviews 💀
Nov 4, 2021
Check out my latest review. Gotta give praise when praise Is due.
Nov 4, 2021
Hey Aymeric, do you suffer from POST-ED-SHEERAN-REVIEW-SYNDROM?


Hi! I'm Aymeric Dubois, I hope to be able to debate with passionate people like you, that's why I joined AOTY

° Contributor for The Line of Best Fit & Spectrum Culture
° Find my History of the Album (HOTA) series and others... in the lists
° Mail : [email protected]

90-99 > wonders / must-haves
80-89 > great - brilliant
70-79 > good - very good
60-69 > satisfying - interesting
50-59 > decent
40-49 > insufficient
1- 39 > horrible - bad

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