AOTY 2023

Best of 2023

Tennis - Pollen
May 26

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Muse - Origin of Symmetry
What an interesting rendition of "Feeling Good"!
deadmau5 - Random Album Title
I think this is the most coherent album I've ever heard. It never surprises you, you know where it's going, but it's just so well tied together.
Mac DeMarco - 2
Although being kind of formulaic, this was a solid album. Very peaceful and enjoyable vibes, it's definitely not hard to listen to. There's something wholly serene about this that I just can't put my finger on. The themes were solid, and this is a pretty unique album. It flows well together, and it's very consistent. However, at points, it feels like the same couple of songs repeated.
The Mothers of Invention - We're Only in It for the Money
What an experience this was! This album is way ahead of its time in many different areas. The brazen defiance of cultural norms and the critiques of the pop culture of the period was super interesting to hear (and also pretty funny). The fact that this is so conceptual, and so well tied together puts it above many other albums of the same time. It was also super trippy, which doesn't put it in any special category, but it was cool. However, the tracks on here don't have much replay value. If ... read more
The Who - My Generation / The Who Sings My Generation
I rated this higher the last time I reviewed it. Part of that was my inexperience with the time period, and another was my unfamiliarity with the band. After over a year of listening to this album, I've decided to bring my score down a little bit. Most of my original analysis still stands though. I think this is very impressive for a debut, and there are some great songs on here. Sure, it does sound like some other albums of the time, but I don't think they necessarily bit the style completely. ... read more


Hey!!! To celebrate me now having 400 albums rated and reviewed I'm gonna be putting together a community list and I of course need your help. It'd mean so much to me if you could help.

Whats a song that makes you have the feeling of ascending into a into another world or into space, a song that makes you feel like you have left your body and you are inside of the music. I'll start first! MY EYES off of Travis Scott's new album 100% does that for me.

Also feel free to give an explanation for your choice, Thank you!
Hey Ethan! I've been wanting to do a community list for a long time, and I would love if you would participate!
The list is all about hot takes.
Albums you hate that people love, artists you think are overhated, and anything else that is music related.
Feel free to give an explanation for your choice!
Hey Ethan! I hate promoting things but this occasion is really special! I recently hit 500 legends following me! So, to celebrate that milestone I decided to put together my first community list from all of those who supported me along the way!

I wasn't sure what to do as pretty much everything has already been done, so I decided on this:

Imagine you're in an apocalypse, the whole world has gone to peril and you can only play one special song before everything perishes, what song are you picking and why? It doesn't need to be just one song, it can be a variety of songs if you can't choose just one.

I’ll compile everyone’s results over the next few days and I’ll let you know once the list is ready!

Thank you for your time! if you don't want to participate then ignore this message :)
No problem!
Thanks for following!
Helllo my friend! I just released my first ever project, and I would be very happy if you'd listen to it!
(The lyrics are in hebrew so it's a little confusing)
hii!! i just dropped a new single. it’d be amazing if you could check it out. let me know what you think!
Thanks for following
Hi Ethan, finally back and just finished my top 50 records of 2022. Wanted to have some time to live with some of the records that dropped late in the year Have a look if u wish :)


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