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WJSN - Unnatural
WJSN
Unnatural
100
May 17

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Portishead - Third
Portishead
Third
100
Jun 11

Pinned Review

homotom -
100
So I see some people like my reviews and nobody follows me. I don't care about the follows, honestly, I review and rate for me. BUT BUT HEY HOLD UP. What i do hope is that, should someone stumble across my page via another review and look through my stuff they find an album they haven't heard before. This is one of those. Richmond Fontaine are a special band that scrapes these gorgeously delicate ballads for the true losers. Emotional losers. Financial Losers. Everything. Losers songs. ... read more

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homotom -
100
I see the high critic score but I somehow feel like this blisteringly horny album was critically overlooked.
Thank u, Anna.
homotom -
80
Seeing people viscerally upset at something so radient is beyond me. I think (a very earned) mistrust of critics has led to some cynicism that even impacts how I listen to music. I hate it. But here, this beast of an album's only sin is it's length. It's gorgeous well produced pop with simmering pulsing queer horn radiating throughout.
homotom -
80
I'm glad we live in a time where there's so much queer music, and honestly, Im glad alot of it isn't exceptional. It would feel like a weird psyop if all gay music was good. Even I, homo, would be suspect.
For me, however, Christine is not one of those. Christine ranks along side Perfume Genius as a brilliant testament to prismic and transcendent contemporary gay music.
She's got an ear for pieces which are equally sensual, melodic, expressive but not oversung.
Vital pop. Vital queer music.
homotom -
100
A unique album that encapsulates that strange space between disbelief, sadness and anger. That ugly corner that's often so difficult to choke out in plain text. It's not a feeling best expressed with words, but in the way only the great artists can, Portishead nail it.
I'm not doing it justice. It's also one of those special albums.
An album that feels totally timeless already.
homotom -
40
What the hell does this album title mean?

Shoutbox

Jun 5, 2021
i wish i had that many gay toms in my life
Jun 4, 2021
homosexual tom
Apr 15, 2021
What if I told you they had their own record label.
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/homotom/album/8497-artpop/
Mar 30, 2021
Oh :)
Mar 30, 2021
What
Mar 29, 2021
I don't speak your language but Thanks
Mar 29, 2021
Thanks
Mar 26, 2021
tysm for the follow!! <3
Mar 6, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Feb 12, 2021
it really is, i wish there was a dm option on here but it is what it is

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I prefer to review albums I like. Hence the disproportionate high scores. I'm not a big fan of nitpicky incremental scores. They just confuse issues. Is it fully solid, nearly perfect, Mostly great, simply good, average or bad.
I personally score out of 10, hence no incremental scores.
Like many of you I also write music under the guise Mall Ghosts
Kpop is actually good & you shouldn't ignore it. please Stan LOONA (& Cignature & GFRIEND & TWICE)

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