AOTY 2023
Madonna - Ray of Light
Madonna's "Ray of Light" stands out as one of the finest albums seamlessly blending pop and electronic sounds, effortlessly intertwining spirituality with exceptional vocals. It truly exemplifies her remarkable artistic evolution.
Slow J - Afro Fado
Today, on a day with few new releases, I would recommend to everyone interested in experiencing a Portuguese album. It's a great opportunity as Slow J is one of the best national artists representing the richness of our Lusitanian culture. The album, titled "Afro Fado," draws inspiration from the meeting of the late football player Eusebio and fado singer Amalia Rodrigues, depicted on the cover. The album is inspired by a phrase Slow J's parents, a Portuguese mother and Angolan ... read more
Björk & ROSALÍA - Oral
The bjorkussy and rosalussy ate
Sabrina Carpenter - fruitcake
Christmas & Chill younger sister
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
It never quite reaches the level of the first track, but the sound is consistently good, calm, and melancholic. When the melody hits its stride, it truly shines.
PinkPantheress - Heaven knows
PinkPantheress marry me please, I'll go with you to the aisle
Dua Lipa - Houdini
This is an actual perfect lead single!
Poppy - Zig
Ya'll could never make me hate Poppy
Taylor Swift - 1989 (Taylor's Version)
"1989 (Taylor's Version)" is an album that I had to digest for a while to form my complete opinion. In my view, there are indeed songs that were somewhat compromised, such as "Style" and "New Romantics", but nothing so extraordinary that it drastically alters the essence of the music into a strongly negative value since the songs themselves were already exceptional. What I appreciate is that many of the songs have actually improved, from the spacing in ... read more
It's cute, and I actually don't mind the Sam Smith feature, but at this point I want more from Charli
Troye Sivan - Bloom
Underrated masterpiece
Troye Sivan - Something To Give Each Other
Troye's new album is perhaps a departure from what the singles suggested, which at times results in a longing for more energetic tracks. The project consists of only 10 songs, with a significant portion of them being ballads, such as "Still Got It" and "Can't Go Back, Baby", which, in my opinion, are well-structured and performed but lack that "it factor", making them somewhat dull. However, in the rest of the album, Troye excels, especially in the dance-pop ... read more
Sufjan Stevens - Javelin
Sufjan Stevens has released his highly anticipated album "Javelin," and to say that it was an amazing experience is an understatement. The father of contemporary folk music has once again fulfilled his role by bringing forth a completely captivating and cohesive sound that manages to touch our souls deeply.
I feel bad for this being catchy for me
PinkPantheress - Mosquito
PinkPantheress with another bang
Lorde - Pure Heroine
I revisited Lorde's "Pure Heroine" album in celebration of its 10th anniversary, and I found myself even more impressed than I was when I first heard it. This album has proven to be a timeless source of inspiration for subsequent generations of artists, leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape that followed.
Kylie Minogue - Tension
A straightforward pop album by Kylie Minogue, with its ups and downs, but one thing is undeniable: the singer is still a master of her craft and in creating captivating melodies, being a true teacher of pop music. In the album "Tension," we see a greater emphasis on EDM, House, and Synthpop, styles that the singer has mastered throughout her career, emphasizing that she has not lost her essence and magic.
Doja Cat - Scarlet
Scarlet is an album where Doja attempts to construct a concept that simply doesn't exist, relying on a misleading narrative that aims to create an innovative sound completely detached from her previous work, as well as addressing the criticism she has been receiving (even though, most of the time, it is justified by the singer's lack of sensibility).

Setting aside all these concepts and narratives, the album is objectively the most thought-out of her career, yet also the least enjoyable and ... read more

Mitski - The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We
Mitski's latest album represents a remarkable evolution compared to her previous work, which was more focused on the dance-pop genre and had a more accessible sound.

With this new release, we are invited to embrace an entirely new perspective. The album is meticulously crafted, offering an experience that is simultaneously serene and intensely captivating, creating an intriguing juxtaposition between these two elements. This approach reminds us of the singer's early albums like ... read more

Madison Beer - Silence Between Songs
This is one of those rare cases where I prefer the debut album compared to the sophomore album.

In her new album, Madison Beer wears her influences on her sleeve, but the problem is that she's squeezed them too tightly to the point where it sounds uninteresting. Despite her first album, "Life Support," also having its fair share of influences, it ends up being more experimental and distinctive, even with its missteps along the way. This new album, "Silence Between Songs," ... read more

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