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Handsomefella -
67
Take this with a grain of salt, because it always takes me several listens to really begin to appreciate an album, but I find it fun coming back to seeing how my opinion changes when I look back at how I originally felt so I'm gonna review it anyway.

Dawn FM has arrived a little less than two years from its predecessor, After Hours, the album that propelled The Weeknd into the number one artist in the world. While I never got around to listening to After Hours in full (I don't know why, I ... read more

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Handsomefella -
70
The Packers had just lost in their signature dramatic fashion once again, and I was feeling pissed off and irritated. As most football fans can attest to, this irritation does not easily wear off, and can carry with you for multiple days, depending on the how bad the loss was. And this was a bad loss. By the end of the game, I decided that I would do something that I had never done before, something that I hadn't ever dared entertain: listen to Corey Feldman's Angelic 2 the Core. I almost did ... read more
Handsomefella -
39
I will say this, it's impressive how earwormy the incoherent mumbling can be sometimes. But that doesn't change the fact that it's incoherent mumbling. Sounding like Semetary's inbred son on an acid trip, the vocals take away any enjoyment to be found in the production. Which is unfortunate, since I actually might have liked this mixtape if it was just the instrumentals. The track halflife is one track in particular where the vocals hold it back from obtaining banger status.

Best: ... read more
Handsomefella -
77
A strikingly consistent album, there's an absence of filler and plenty of killer out of the 17 tracks making up this LP. Pique Roscoe's presence is enjoyable and demanding of your attention, but make no mistake, the beats are what really shine here. To put it this way, I would rather hear someone else rapping over Kuartz's production than Pique Roscoe rapping over someone else's production.

Best: Token Jazz Hour
Average Score: 7.3/10
Actual Score: 7.7/10
Handsomefella -
75
Three great songs and two misses. The two duds (cat's tongue, förgätmigej) leave you feeling suffocated by the noise, while at the same time are quite boring. The three hits (down softly, kiss, we know the devil) command your attention the whole time, even when they get a bit repetitive. Innocent vocals mesh well with the distortion surrounding them in the background, leaving you longing for simpler times. They seem to offer a glimmer of hope among all the craziness.

Best: down ... read more
Handsomefella -
70
The first two songs set me up thinking that Nas might've sneaked in one of the best albums of the year right at the finish line, but I unfortunately was disappointed by the rest. Wave Gods in particular a let down. I was expecting it to be the best off here but ended up mid. I did thoroughly enjoy several songs though. Speechless, Meet Joe Black, Hollywood Gangsta, and Dedicated are enough on their own to warrant this album a listen.

Best: Speechless
Average Score: 6.9/10
Actual Score: 7.0/10

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Jan 20, 2022
Thanks! I take it you mean trying not to bring user scores down? And dw I wouldn't dream of screenshotting. Ik what it's like to have a pfp that goes so hard people assume they can screenshot.
Jan 20, 2022
New pfp hard af!
Jan 20, 2022
Thanks for following! Hope you own that NFT profile pic though...
Jan 18, 2022
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Jan 17, 2022
fk snl and the whole cast
Jan 17, 2022
monkey
Jan 17, 2022
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Jan 6, 2022
Stop harassing me. I do not come from those places, I form my opinion with family & friends.
Dec 21, 2021
im on to me is a great project also, but itll take time to grow
it does have my least favourite rav song though (me never)
Dec 19, 2021
oh yeah for sure go for it, i really suggest his debut "beneath the toxic jungle" (which actually dropped 6 years ago today), or his collab albums with bill, especially "new moon"

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Starting over for the new year, gonna try to keep reviews in the same format besides an occasional in depth one.

90+ = Practically flawless
85-89 = Personal favorites
80-84 = Amazing
75-79 = Great
70-74 = Good
65-69 = Enjoyable
60-64 = Better than radio
Below 60 = Not worth your time

Base the score off the average, but will take some liberties every now and then.

Not gonna have many bad reviews because I'm not gonna listen to bad music lol.

Rating Distribution

100
 

90-99
 

80-89
 
19

70-79
 
31

60-69
 
27

50-59
 
11

40-49
 
2

30-39
 
2

20-29
 
1

10-19
 
1

0-9
 

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The title is pretty self-explanatory. But if you need any more elaboration: This is a list made by me documenting my personal favorite albums/mixtapes/EPs of the year 2022. Will try to write a ...
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