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ElectricMess -
tl; dr: I love it

I think it’s safe to call Sufjan Stevens one of the best songwriters of the 21st century. Whether he used his words to weave his personal history together with the history of America, explore faith and love, or exorcise his own suffering, Stevens has never failed to connect with me (A Sun Came doesn’t count), and he’s rarely failed to connect with one of the most quietly devoted fan bases in indie. Though known primarily for folk, Sufjan has spent the better ... read more

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ElectricMess -
tl; dr: I like it

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I honestly don’t hate this. Never Let Me Down is easily one of the least creative albums of Bowie’s career, but it isn’t the total dumpster fire I had braced myself for. I’ll even admit to enjoying the title track and Time Will Crawl! This is just a pretty by-the-numbers 80s pop record with a misguided concept or two, which sure, for Bowie, that might as well be a career-ending disaster, but ya know what?

*looks at the self-titled debut*

At least it’s listenable
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What I wouldn’t give to see Bowie live in the 70s... Fantastic setlist and pitch perfect performances, especially if you’re as big on Station to Station and the Berlin era as I am. Even if you’re not, he plays half of Ziggy Stardust in the second leg of the record (Soul Love never lived up to its title more than it does here)! Even though there was technically one more album to go, Stage really feels like the culmination and celebration of one of the wildest and most creative ... read more
ElectricMess -
tl;dr: I like it

I need quite a bit more time to really sit with this, par for the course with an artist whose music is as routinely dense as Aesop’s, but this is solid stuff. On first listen, what strikes me the most is the production. I think Rock deserves a ton of credit for just how far he’s come as a producer, even if this mostly just continues on the path set by Impossible Kid. It’s taken a long time for the beats Aesop Rock raps over to match the painstaking amount of ... read more
Nov 18, 2020
thank you for the answer, added your pick!
here's the list if you wanna check it out: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/rater/list/29868/the-most-annoying-song-of-all-time-community-list/
Nov 17, 2020
hi ElectricMess, hope you're doing well! i'm making a list and i'd like you to participate. the question is: what is the most annoying song of all time?
Nov 11, 2020
Thanks for the response, I updated the list with your pick :)
Nov 10, 2020
Album covers often get a lot of attention, sometimes more than the music itself but there's one aspect to albums that is very often overlooked: the title. The title often sets the mood and energy of the album, or is memorable enough to stick with you, but seldom gets credit for doing so. Anyways, this leads into a question I have (for a list): what's your favourite album title of all time?
Nov 9, 2020
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Nov 5, 2020
Hey, whats your favorite album released in the 60’s. (For a list)
Oct 24, 2020
I hope ur doing good man!
Sep 3, 2020
Hey you!!
I would love to see you attempt this list! I have been as truthful as possible in mine, so no judgement will come from me with any "cringey" choices.
Aug 12, 2020
Hey what is your favorite album opener and album closer for a list I’m making?
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