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Inner Wave - III
Inner Wave
III
85
Oct 12

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GelatoM0 -
100
[100] It has been over half a year and I have to say my opinion has strengthened immensly. This album I may say is my favorite, just for the composition and atmosphere it brings with it. Some lesser known tracks on here have become some of my favorite, however looking at the tracklist I now know I can rightfully give this an 100. I will stress that I really hope this music is eventually popularized. It deserves

22, A Million dives deep into Bon Iver. His experimental-side is brought out, ... read more

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GelatoM0 -
85
[84.75] Bobby Tarantino, the third persona Logic would begin to use in 2016 on this mixtape was, in concept, created to allow the artist Bobby Hall to expand his trap sound without having it be associated with his other revered hip/hop works under the name Logic, and although you see by the artist who is credited, Logic, he did not go about this like Devon Henryx -> JPEGMAFIA, more like Kanye -> ye. With that preface, I can now begin.

As a member of Logic's fanbase known as I guess the ... read more
GelatoM0 -
66
[66.43] Yea this is literally just five tracks from the actual mixtape with two new ones that don't even really do much.

favs - Best I Ever Had, The Calm, Uptown

56 - Houstatlantavegas
66 - Successful
91 - Best I Ever Had
69 - Uptown
43 - I'm Goin' In
74 - The Calm
66 - Fear
GelatoM0 -
62
[62.24] While I somehow missed this when I was going through his discography earlier this year, I'm glad I had waited as even though I didn't think it was an above and beyond mixtape, I don't think I would've well understood how important it is in regard to his entire musical career.

What I refer to having noticed is the high probability that this is the first project to be released that was inspired by Kanye's 2008 record 808s & Heartbreak, where we see Drake in a dark somber tone ... read more
GelatoM0 -
58
[58.06] This one is hard to write, though the record was equally hard to listen to (lol jk).

Life Of A Don, which saw Don Toliver in complete creative control whilst his previous two (Donny Womack, which was a great mixtape and Heaven or Hell, which was kind of good imo) were overseen by other artists, does not go in the direction I had anticipated or thought was good for him at all. Commercially, yeah this was the best decision he could've made. period. It appealed to the pop-rap sounds of ... read more
GelatoM0 -
79
[79.31] While I believe that my praise may drop out of the sky in the next few listens, I would like to record what I think is really cool about this here half hour record.

Nascent, whom I infer is a producer and for this first record went the route of getting features to surmise its lyrical content, which has its own thing going on, is very interested in developing an aesthetic, the voices of kids playing in the background and sound effects layered over off-tempo drums creates a poppy almost ... read more

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Sep 19, 2021
thanks for the follow! sorry that I’m late in thanking you, haven’t checked my notis in a while and I’m just been all-around busy
Sep 18, 2021
Thanks for contributing, the list has been up for a while now so here’s the link if u wanna check it out :)

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/milosummers/list/53351/aotys-albums-that-changed-their-music-taste/
Sep 8, 2021
Hi gelatom0, I’m making a list about album/s that changed AOTY users music tastes, if u have any albums that introduced u to new genres or shook up the music u listen to or something like that, i’d love to know :))
Sep 2, 2021
Hey Mate,
I am currently making a list compacted with AOTY user' top 10 worst albums and would love for you to contribute to that. The information if you decide to share will be used to create "The Average AOTY Users worst album" consisting of 50 albums. If you feel comfortable contributing please mention your top 10 worst albums in order from 1 being the worst and 10 being the 10th worst. It would also be highly appreciated if you are ok to give a few words why as well :)

Thank You So Much Have A Good Day!
Jun 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list and I'd love to know which album has had the greatest influence on your current taste in music? If you want, I'd also appreciate it if you could say exactly how it's made you grow/learn more as a listener (don't worry, you don't have to do this part).

Thank you for reading and answering, if you do
Mar 31, 2021
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Mar 16, 2021
Thanks!
Mar 16, 2021
Thanks for the follow! I really appreciate it :)
Mar 14, 2021
Ayyyy! I've heard great things about ''Collapsed in Sunbeams'' but have yet to check it out, it's on my list of albums to listen to eventually tho! So I'll definitely give it an ear soon!
Mar 12, 2021
Hello! I'm making a list of people's favourite Beatles lyric, what's yours? Thank you :)

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