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Jan 24, 2021
So funny enough I did some digging, and you're the first person to point out me hitting a follower milestone since I hit 300 way back in November of 2019. Since then you've been such a support system for me on here and I always appreciate your words, so it comes as no surprise you'd be the one to send me these kind words. Thanks for always giving me the encouragement that keeps me moving forward!
Jan 23, 2021
No problem, and thank you very much for that. I appreciate all interest in my projects greatly, especially since Mulba is so expiremental. You seem like a wonderful person :)
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!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/zachthesnack/list/35329/aotys-favorite-records-of-1970/
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! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/list/33957/aotys-100-library/#show5995

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!
Jan 15, 2021
Jan 15, 2021
Congrats on 1.25k <3
Jan 11, 2021
Hey I was a bit offline - happy New Year to you as well
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 9, 2021
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
Jan 7, 2021
Thanks man, means a lot. Good luck to you too
Jan 5, 2021
The final song of an album is one of the most important things to it. To make you feel satisfied, an album closer has to look at everything an album has done and say, "Hey, how am I going to make a satisfying ending to this story?" Album closers are incredibly hard to execute and many don't feel how they should. It takes a lot of talent for an artist to wrap up their own piece of work effectively and make a listener feel satisfied.

Which leads me to my question: what is your favorite album closer/finale of all time and why?
Jan 3, 2021
(this is for a list) What is an obscure album that you wish more people had heard?
Jan 3, 2021
Congratulations on 1,200 followers!! You've been a kind friend since I joined the site!! Your reviews should be in the critic reviews section, they're that good!! Keep up all the amazing work you've done on the website!! :)
Jan 2, 2021
I just dropped both my EP and Album/(LP) lists just a bit after the new year began! I plan to add a description here soon, on my break at work, but it’s essentially all there! Thanks in advance for checking it out.
Dec 30, 2020
2020 has been a huge roadblock, a year that a lot of people would want to forget. Filled with hardships and pain. As this year is coming to a close, I wanted to ask a question for a list. What song would you listen to, to end the year off entirely? It can either be a send-off song, or a song that you would listen to in high hopes for 2021. Hope I'm not bothering, and if you respond, thanks for the help!
Dec 30, 2020
thanks so much, you're so kind :)
Dec 29, 2020
you're welcome, i'm glad to help!
thank you for the congratulations, i'm happy you think i deserve it, i'll try to keep on improving. you're also nearing 1200 followers so i want to congratulate you on that as well, i have no doubt in my mind that if you keep up the great work you're going to be at the top of the site in no time.
Dec 29, 2020
great, i just read it, there's honestly nothing else that comes to mind that you could've touched on! only trying to help here, i read the whole thing and i noticed one possible mistake, i didn't want to mention it under the review but i'll tell you now: the word skizonpherical you wrote at the end of the 4th line of the 6th paragraph, perhaps you meant schizophrenic? i search up the word u mentioned and nothing came up so i'm pretty sure it's a mistake, you let me know if i'm wrong or right though.
Dec 29, 2020
lol I'm so sorry, it was a typo, I meant to write discovered! Thank you so much for pointing that out!! :)
Dec 29, 2020
Hello! Hope that you have time to vote for an artist that will be appearing on a list that I'm making!
I'm making a list on the top artists that I divorced in 2020, who I think will have a wonderful 2021. I have chosen 10 artists (still being updated) and will be additionally adding an AOTY-voted pick!
The options for the AOTY pick are:
The Kid LAROI
Don Toliver
Cordae
Jeremy Zucker
Tate McRae
Dec 28, 2020
alright, i'm glad to hear that! thank you for the compliment, however i feel like i could've improved my review if i knew enough about the punk scene, as even if i'm not the most knowledgeable about such, i can clearly see that carti took vast inspiration from that. maybe you could expand upon that on your review? just a suggestion, not sure if we're hearing the same thing though. anyways i'm really looking forward to read your review, i'll be sure to leave some feedback if u choose to post it. cheers!
Dec 28, 2020
hey doublez, hope you're doing well, merry christmas as well and happy new year! u should review wlr, i know u probably didn't do it because it was christmas day and if u did now u wouldn't get nearly as much engagement but i really enjoyed the insight you dropped on the comments and i'd love to hear your take. i feel like not even a handful of big reviews gave an open-minded review on it
Dec 26, 2020
Hey! I hope you had a great Christmas, and I wish you a good 2021. Would you care to take a look into my Top 10 of 2020 list? Thank you sm for following!
Dec 24, 2020
Merry Christmas
Dec 24, 2020
appreciate it dawg
Dec 24, 2020
Merry christmas dear friend, love you!!
Dec 24, 2020
Hey:) For a list, what artist do you think had the best/ most promising debut of 2020? Whether it be album , ep, or single who had you the most excited for the future??
Dec 22, 2020
Ah, I see, and of course! Thank you for answering my questions, I'll be using these tips in my new reviews. I hope I didn't bother!
Dec 22, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Hey, what's your favorite Kanye West song? It's for a list btw
Dec 22, 2020
Awesome I’ll check it out!
Dec 22, 2020
@DoubleZ Thank you so much!! :)
Dec 21, 2020
Hey! Thank you for responding, and of course' you're one of my favorite reviewers on this site. I find myself struggling with detailing my points and really adding onto them a lot of the times, is a fix to that relistening to the album more than twice? Another thing I struggle with is structuring my review. Do you lay down a basis for your reviews? Like do you think about the order you'll speak in or do you just go with the flow? I hope this isn't bothering you, just interested! Thanks again for replying and I'll take those points into account when writing!
Dec 21, 2020
Dec 21, 2020
I absolutely admire your work ethic and writing quality, and it's honestly inspired me to step up my own. How do you do this? Is there any specific tips/tricks to improve my reviews? Not for a list btw just asking you cause I'm genuinely interested!
Dec 20, 2020
Let me know when/if you drop an AOTY list! I’d love to look through what albums you, and others, enjoyed the most this year. If you already posted one then I’ll give it a look ASAP.

I plan on dropping mine at the very end of the year (both EPOTY and (LP)AOTY lists) and would prefer any feedback on them!
Dec 20, 2020
Hi, hope you're doing well! I'm making a list, and my question is: what do you think 12-year-old you would have chosen as this year's AOTY?
Dec 20, 2020
Hey! What's you dream collabs if you'd ever be an artist? (For a list)
Dec 20, 2020
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It's on the third page
Dec 18, 2020
Lyricism can add context, relatability, story and much more to music. It's possibly one if the most important aspects of music. Which leads me to my question, what is your favorite song lyric of this year? Please provide the song name/album name as well! For a list of course!
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