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heyitsmedan -
It is indeed a veritable collection that pays homage to its original tracks with a tinge of vocal maturity after more than a decade. Those looking for a reexperience of the late 2000s to early 2010s will be surely delighted with the additional of the From The Vault tracks with its more polished production that is still thematically consistent with her trademarked Fearless sound. For those who listened to her casually back then, it is a delight to see the subtleties in the reimagined production ... read more

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heyitsmedan -
Whereas Blurryface was annoyingly loud with its pretentious logorrhea without much lyrical depth, Scaled & Icy is unambitiously boring without much lyrical depth, and honestly, that's just as worse. It simply resorts to pandering with some pallid pop tunes while leaning towards a concept to provide it with the much needed substance to bolster its falling foundations. The underwhelming effort is thus reciprocated by an underwhelming experience as well.
heyitsmedan -
Shockingly diverse and self-aware. “driver’s license” was honestly okay but also quite overplayed. I guess it was otherwise a breath of fresh air as it was stylistically different from recent radio hits. “deja vu” was quite okay as well, but it was somewhat forgettable. My interest, however, really got piqued the moment “good 4 u” was released. I believe it is a really strong track compositionally and really deserves the hype it gets. The remaining ... read more
heyitsmedan -
Their previous effort, Babel, was somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine and while there are very weak tracks that are copy-and-paste replicas of each other apart from the lyrics, there are some solid ones that I go back too. Yesterday, I forgot about the existence of their recent releases and I decided to give them a try. The low user score should have been a big red flag. I thought Babel was a bit overhated so I decided to give this one a chance. Sadly, while I do not really yearn for the hour ... read more
heyitsmedan -
I mean they are great songs, but this just feels a little bit redundant. Nonetheless, it still does the job of hyping.
heyitsmedan -
Van Weezer is essentially a play on aesthetics only: apart from the pastiche of rock cadences, you are essentially with an album with electropop undertones with a twang of teenager pop with tracks like “I Need Some of That.” The lyrics are not really horrible per modern standards, but it’s nothing to rave obsessively about, either. That being said, the production of the earlier tracks is quite playful and borderline great with the guitar riffs. The interest wavers, however, ... read more


Jul 19, 2021
What is your favorite album from each year, 2001-2021.
May 20, 2021
hi again! sorry for the late reply, I was busy all day. but yes! thank you so much for your submission, and always appreciate the lorde praise. ribs and buzzcut season are perfect songs for this scenario
May 17, 2021
Hey there! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.


“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The last survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

Here’s the list:
May 13, 2021
Hey!!!! So today I had an idea to make a very fun list on this amazing website that I'm addicted to. So... my goal is to make a huge RAINBOW🌈list, so you get to choose an album that you like that has an specific color, it can be literally any album but the majority of the cover has to be of the chosen color. So I'm gonna start by choosing one of my fav albums which has the color: RED πŸ”΄

Send me a color and an album that you like, If you want to write something you like album this album feel free to do it!
Or you can just send the name and the color.

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Apr 15, 2021
Hey, I'm doing a community list of songs to hypothetically replace the U.S. National Anthem, would love to hear what your suggestion is and why you think it's deserving of anthem status (you don't need an explanation, but it would be nice :)) (based on your location I know you're not in America but I'd still appreciate your input)

link to the list in question: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/andiov1/list/42535/replacement-for-the-national-anthem-shortlist/
Apr 11, 2021
Thanks for following! Really great reviews!
Apr 10, 2021
Thanks!! love your reviews !
Apr 9, 2021
impeccable music taste, followed
Mar 21, 2021
added! thank you
Mar 20, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!


Hey, I'm verified now! I'm Dan. I listen to pop mostly although I try to give other genres the fair treatment.

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