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hellodecatur -
The best Azealia Banks song in 3 years.

I thought this song was just kind of a stupid joke track built on a nonsensical Instagram sample at first but honestly it is a certified banger that gets sold purely on amped delivery. A classic ballroom-style verse from the legendary Kevin JZ Prodigy is the icing on top.

The interpolation of Debarge's "Rhythm of the Night" feels like an obvious bid for Drag Race stardom, and if her appearance on Lala Ri's "Bad Bitch Tip" is any ... read more
hellodecatur -
I dunno, I find this record to be really enduring. If you're someone who was put off by the way all the freak-folk singers of the early 2000s sang then this probably will be a tough sell, but the songwriting and performance are strong enough to carry me through.

Opener "The Power of Allowing & Receiving" is probably the most gleeful song she's ever committed to tape, and it's little "yeah-oh, yeah-ah" melody paired with Cluck's slow but commanding melisma is so sweet I ... read more
hellodecatur -
I'm all for hearing her over a club track but this needed more. Like, at least give us a snare drum. Her decision to expand beyond one minute also feels a little wasted when the final minute-plus of this song is just the chorus over and over.
hellodecatur -
Really liking the aesthetic she's going with on these songs - the bright backing harmonies, big epic synthesizers and, most importantly, a bigger emphasis on melody. I'll admit I initially wrote off Silver Tongue, which despite a slight downturn in production was a better-executed version of the brooding atmosphere from 2017's Three Futures. This however is a total departure, with some of her most straightforward writing, well, ever. Her self-titled debut had some great hooks (something she ... read more
hellodecatur -
Friendly reminder that it's ok if your fav artist doesn't make music at the same quality they used to. :) :)

You don't have to spend hours of your life listening and relistening vainly trying to delude yourself into thinking it's at the same level as the records you initially fell in love with :) :) :) :) :) :)

Every musician starts to lose steam after however many years in the biz. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Except Fiona Apple :)


Sep 1, 2021
fuck Ron Desantis. I'm worried as every day, he becomes more and more powerful.
Jul 19, 2021
What is your favorite album from each year, 2001-2021.
Apr 9, 2021
Apr 9, 2021
Remove Tom Bejoy
Mar 27, 2021
Bless your username
Mar 22, 2021
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Dec 27, 2020
Sorry mate the playlist thing was inspired by that but i was actually tryna rate all the songs i found overhyped on there lmao. I like the song nevertheless
Dec 14, 2020
thank you for your pick!
the list is out right now,link
is down below. thanks! (again)

Dec 13, 2020
hey there, im making
a list, what is your album
of the year? and can

you make a haiku
on why it is your choice too?
thank you very much


Don't ever call me stupid! I have a Brian Eno album on my iPod!!!!

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