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Benny the Butcher - Everybody Can't Go
70
The Butcher's WHAT?

I haven't been all that interested on writing reviews, but I decided to get back since I've been anticipating a bunch of stuff from 2024. I'll be hoping it's a much better year for everyone :)

Anyway, it's my first time listening to a full Benny the Butcher album... And it was good! It started a wee-bit average with "Jermanie's Graduation" but it kept delivering more and more quality as the track-list went on. Lil Wayne's feature on "Big Dog" is easily ... read more

Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd - The Moon and the Melodies
80
I'll start with an enormous hot-take but: I'm a bit more drawn towards this one than Heaven or Las Vegas, and I'll explain why.

I haven't been much of a huge ambient-head until really recently, so I asked my friend and fellow user @/mitsnik for some recommendations of that genre. So, that's my first introduction to their sound; an album that goes back-n-forth with ambient and dream-pop songs, both maintaining a ethereal and somewhat weird vibe throughout the whole record.

Of course, ... read more

Animal Collective - Isn't It Now?
80
If Time Skiffs was a return to form, Isn't It Now? feels like a natural evolution.

After releasing their 11th studio album, Animal Collective brought a more meditative side of their sound that, at first left me kinda frightened that with time it'd become uncreative and stagnant, but luckily Isn't It Now? mixes the hypnotic & psychedelic elements of their past albums in a way that feels nostalgic, but also new.

It's wonderful that, even w/ this long and shape-shifting of a career, they ... read more

Slint - Spiderland
90
Anxiety: The Album.

Spiderland displays emotions in a way I'll probably never hear being replicated with such power/intensity. It's an album that somehow makes just stepping outside seem like the most epic & mind-altering act of someone's life. The instrumentals are some of the most impactful I've heard in any post-rock, and the unpredictable rhythms of math-rock just reinforces this unfiltered, awkward atmosphere even more. It's a classic.

Xiu Xiu - Girl with Basket of Fruit
100
DING!

With Xiu Xiu, I'm always trying to visualize rather than connect myself to the horror they're displaying, and it's always the best choice. It's like the musical-equivalent of an average Ari-Aster film, where I don't understand anything, but it's fucking scary. It helps that I've listened to it first-time at fucking 03:00 AM, but it's impressive how immersive this album is, regardless of where or when I'm listening to it.

It's weird how this album was sitting at a 9/10 for such a time ... read more

Shoutbox

1w
0-30 are various forms of bad
40 is mid
45 is slightly less mid (40 vs 45 is like 50 vs 60)
50 is good
60 is enjoyable
70 is great
75 is love
80 is amazing
90 is otherworldly
95 is basically perfect
100 is indescribable Love
3w
hey i'm making a list and its about music and its really cool. it's to compile AOTY's favorite albums of january so if you want to here it is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecP0UXuQqkBM5r3VeWWs4mNfszsRTlKokt5PWeKeAmGAgsbg/viewform?usp=sf_link
if you dont want to participate just reply "stfu don't ever send a shout to me ever again" or "who has the time to listen to 5 new albums in a month?"
thanks!
1mo
Thanks 🙏
2mo
Hey hel! If you're interested, I've just published my Top 50 Albums of 2023, and any thoughts or support would be greatly appreciated. See you in the new year!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/cfnugent/list/151850/top-50-albums-of-2023/
2mo
Hope you’re having a good end of the year! I just finished my Best and Worst lists for 2023, and I thought to send them your way in case you’re interested. Hope all is well!

Worst List: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/baddiebaphomet/list/114044/the-top-10-worst-albums-of-2023/

Best List: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/baddiebaphomet/list/114045/the-top-10-best-albums-of-2023/
2mo
Lost! by Coldplay

Just because I'm losin
Doesn't mean I'm lost
Doesn't mean I'll stop
Doesn't mean I'm across
Just because I'm hurtin
Doesn't mean I'm hurt
Doesn't mean I didn't get what I deserved
No better and no worse
I just got lost
Every river that I tried to cross
Every door I ever tried was locked
Oh, and I'm just waitin til the shine wears off

Beautiful
2mo
Hard to pick, but one of my favorite has to be “Bulls on Parade” by Rage Against The Machine.

Weapons, not food, not homes, not shoes
Not need, just feed the war cannibal animal
I walk the corner to the rubble
That used to be a library, line up to the mind cemetery now
What we don't know keeps the contracts alive and movin’
They don't gotta burn the books, they just remove 'em
While arms warehouses fill as quick as the cells
Rally 'round the family, pockets full of shells
2mo
Hello! I think I'll go with Oh Comely by Neutral Milk Hotel

Goldaline, my dear
We will fold and freeze together
Far away from here
There is sun and spring and green forever
But now we move to feel
For ourselves inside some stranger's stomach
Place your body here
Let your skin begin to blend itself with mine
2mo
Subterranean Homesick Alien by Radiohead


"I wish they'd swoop down in a country lane
Late at night while I'm driving
Take me on board of their beautiful ship
Show me the world as I'd love to see it
I'd tell all my friends
But they'd never believe me
They'd think that I'd finally lost it completely
I'd show them the stars
And the meaning of life
They'd shut me away
But I'd be all right
All right"

probably my fav lyrics ever
2mo
tonight tonight smashing pumpkins

"Time is never time at all
You can never ever leave
Without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change, the less you feel"

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90-99
 
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80-89
 
125

70-79
 
76

60-69
 
46

50-59
 
28

40-49
 
10

30-39
 
5

20-29
 
4

10-19
 
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0-9
 
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