AOTY 2019
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Recent Reviews

Nov 8, 2019
100
Over the years, I started to slowly embrace In Rainbows as my favorite Radiohead album. I found myself getting lost in its lush production, gorgeous soundscapes, and haunting lyrics more and more than the career-defining favorites like OK Computer and Kid A.

To me, the raw authenticity of In Rainbows wins me over every time. It’s perfect, what more can I say?
Nov 8, 2019
84
I don’t get the hate ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I understand that their days of ambition are behind them, but that doesn’t mean that Have a Nice Life aren’t still making damn good post-punk music.

Sea of Worry is perhaps the most accessible project that Have a Nice Life have made thus far. From the pulsating drums of the title track to the lingering vocals of “Destinos,” the album created a soundscape of darkness and nautical loneliness. The pacing is deliberate; ... read more
Nov 8, 2019
93
Mary Magdalene, a figure prominent in religious texts, is immortalized through her witness to Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Inwardly, her pain and grief is channeled through her faith and belief in the Lord. On a similar wavelength, Tahliah Barnett, formerly known as fka twigs, channels her pain and grief through faith albeit in herself instead of a deity.

fka twigs’ first album in five years is a career-defining masterwork that traces the initial heartbreak surrounding her split ... read more
Aug 22, 2019
90
The 1975 aren’t sad anymore.

They’re mad as hell and they’re not gonna take this anymore.
Jul 24, 2019
90
I originally had this sitting at a rating of 78 so I figured it was time to correct my criminal indifference to this album because Igor is truly one of the most intimately emotional albums I’ve ever listened to. Tracing the deterioration of a relationship from its initial bliss to its bitter end has never sounded so original, nor has an artist since Tyler had the vision to create a project that is meticulously lush but also relentlessly heartrending.

Yeah, we’re still friends, ... read more
Aug 19, 2019
Just out of curiosity, is your name in reference to a joke Gavin Free made from Achievement Hunter? If so, I respect you.
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
142

80-89
 
197

70-79
 
102

60-69
 
41

50-59
 
15

40-49
 
19

30-39
 
7

20-29
 
4

10-19
 
3

0-9
 
3

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