hellodecatur
Vote Him Out
(hellodecatur)
Holyoke, MA

Recent Reviews

Aug 5, 2020
hellodecatur -
86
Back in 2015 I remember initially holding a grudge against this album because it came out the same day as Sprinter by Torres and kind of stole that album's thunder in terms of press, but after one listen I was like "Ok yeah I get the hype." The expanse of material here is so hooky and filled with personality that lead single "Waitress" honestly winds up being one of the less-interesting songs. "I Saw My Twin," seemingly a retelling of the song's story from the ... read more
Jul 30, 2020
hellodecatur -
82
Takes an obvious cue from city pop - a Japanese style of music and art that embraced western elements following their post-war economic miracle - and is all the better for it. The first half of the song honestly sounds like it could be transcribed for The Real Book, and true Eilish fans should be unsurprised she has the vocals to match. Easily my favorite of her post-album material so far.
Jul 26, 2020
hellodecatur -
74
Like every album of hers, it suffers from having too many songs, but still plenty of good ideas. Some songs are meandering but nothing is as objectively bad as the cringiest parts of Reputation and Lover.

Feels weird to say this, but one of the most direct comparisons I can think of is Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, since it follows a similar "hook-averse project that will be labeled as 'indie' despite being released by a major artist signed to a major label" path. Unlike Petz, ... read more
Jul 23, 2020
hellodecatur -
74
Guess it's time for me to come out of the closet as someone who likes this album.

ABSOLUTELY it is overblown and the final four songs could have been cut entirely, but there's a lot of charisma across the whole thing. Even the world's most on-the-nose Lana Del Rey impersonation on "Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince" can't distract from it actually being a decent song (not to mention repurposing the "backing vocal sings the most important lines" trick that made ... read more
Jul 7, 2020
hellodecatur -
90
Renders "Lawd Jesus" superfluous since it improves on just about every element of that song. True slurpers know that she's not reinventing her wheel at all, but the more amped-up delivery is never unwelcome, and saturating her Spotify with content that will help convert folks who still only know her as the "hump me fuck me" girl can only be a good thing.
Jun 25, 2020
This is lovely for making Pasta surprisingly
Jun 19, 2020
Hiya! I'm new to the site and wanted to know, what's your favorite album to cook to? Not for a list, just for my own curiosity! :3
Jun 4, 2020
Let's have an AOTY black artist showcase.
Please reply to this message with an underrated/less known album by a black artist/ band with black members and I'll highlight it in a list. BLACK LIVES MATTER!
May 29, 2020
I think it would be important to highlight albums from the past 5-10 years you feel have been truly innovative, either in their general construction (production, instruments usage), vocals, sociopolitical discussion or anything else you can think of.
Would you be kindly be able to reply with 1-3 albums that you think have been truly innovative in particularly recent times?
Mar 28, 2020
What album should I review?

Yeezus by Kanye West
Kid A by Radiohead
Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Feb 29, 2020
Hey, I just released my debut album:)
It would be nice if you gave it a chance.
Here's the link: https://soundcloud.com/hubert-dobrych-op/albums
Nov 10, 2019
That's no problem at all. Thanks so much :)
Nov 10, 2019
hey! would you mind checking out and rating my new song? i'd very much appreciate it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDE60yG-DGc
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/191376-voidshasky-psytrance.php please let me know ur thoughts. thanks a lot.
Nov 7, 2019
I understand and respect that, I'm glad you listened to it anyway:)
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