Best of 2021

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HHGA -
65
On 'International Weed Day' Snoop Dogg dropped his 18th studio album, and what do you know - it's not bad at all, unlike most of Snoop Dogg's recent (and not-so-recent) releases. It's been a while since Uncle Snoop released a really consistent album, and From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites isn't that album either, but this one is solid Snoop - admittedly with no real stand-outs, but with no real throw-away tracks either. Sure, some songs are stronger than others - "Gang Signs" is the ... read more
HHGA -
79
Phoniks (from Portland, Maine) and Brooklyn-born Virginia-based rapper Awon have given us a series of superb Hip Hop projects in the 2010s, individually and collaboratively – their collaborative debut album Return To The Golden Era (2013) is a masterpiece, Knowledge Of Self (2015) and The Actual Proof (2018) are not far behind. With Nothing Less, Awon and Phoniks continue their streak of excellence.

The album is laced with Phoniks signature jazz-infused, boom-bap production style and ... read more
HHGA -
79
Harry Krum is a producer/emcee based in Dallas, Texas. Krum’s work on the boards is outstanding, the instrumentals on Black Lung are FIRE – some of the best you’ll hear this year. Krum cooked up a heady blend of psychedelic vibes and dusty but crisp boom-bap beats laced with some exquisite sampling – reminiscent even of the best work from icons like Madlib and MF DOOM.

The strength of Black Lung is its consistency as well as its thematic and musical cohesiveness – ... read more
HHGA -
80
The Element Of Surprise, Confidence's collaborative album with Rashad is one of the best Hip Hop albums released in 2011 – Stellar Mind is on par with that release. Beneficence is a real lyricist who made his recording debut in 2004, he has dropped a bunch of solid projects since then – his last one, Basement Chemistry, in 2016.

16 tracks strong, Stellar Mind features guest appearances by Masta Ace, El da Sensei (of Artifacts), Phantasm (of Cella Dwellas), Craig G, Lord Tariq, ... read more
HHGA -
50
DJ Mugg's production is wasted on someone like Yelawolf.

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Sep 14, 2021
Hope you come back.
Jun 11, 2021
Skyzoo All the Brilliant Things Please review
May 23, 2021
Hey guys. I know. Late. But never not late. Ok Sa-Roc - The Sharecropper's Daughter Deluxe six song. Feature Mf DOOM. Make bests again evidence. Name song Rebirth
Apr 20, 2021
Hey guys listen The hour of khyiss. Khrysis. awesome album crazy feature. Please review dope
Mar 19, 2021
The plug l met 2. Benny the Butcher & Harry Fraud
Jan 31, 2021
Might wanna check out that Snoop Dogg exec. produced American Skin soundtrack too https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/328967-various-artists-american-skin-music-inspired-by-the-original-motion-picture.php
Jan 25, 2021
Great reviews, great taste. Keep it up!
Jan 1, 2021
nice, it's lookin great, thank you including me. if there's anything that was wrong with my review that you corrected let me know, as it's quite hard to keep track of errors for such a long review.

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Rating albums only, ignoring EPs and singles.

100 = Perfect
95-99 = Masterpiece
90-94-= Excellent
85-89 = Great
80-84 = Very Good
75-79 = Good
70-74 = Solid
60-69 = Average
50-59 = Below Average
40-49 = Bad
30-39 = Very Bad
20-29 = Awful
10-19 = Horrendous
0-9 = Beyond Words

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90-99
 
109

80-89
 
351

70-79
 
480

60-69
 
155

50-59
 
23

40-49
 
7

30-39
 
11

20-29
 
5

10-19
 

0-9
 
1

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