AOTY 2021

Best of 2021

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FKA twigs - LP1
FKA twigs
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HoodieBraden -
90
As some of you may not know, The Doors are my favorite band of all time, their debut record is my favorite album of all time, and the single "Light My Fire" is my favorite song of all time. So yea, I guess it's safe to say I'm a little obsessed with the ominous band from Venice. Now, I've pretty much had a sorry-a** review of this record up for months, and I think it's time to give this masterpiece a well-deserved full write-up. After all, my favorite album deserves more from me than ... read more

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HoodieBraden -
90
Chet Baker's iconic collection of easy-listening gems remains one of the most beautifully captivating and classy crooner albums of all time. Only eight tracks are featured here, providing for a concise 23-minute experience; projects of that length, however, were quite popular during the '50s. If you choose to listen to the deluxe reissue including six additional tunes recorded in 1956, the runtime increases to a still very reasonable 43 minutes. Either way, you're in for the treat of your life. ... read more
HoodieBraden -
90
The sheer impact that this album has had on my current music taste is practically incalculable. It not only opened my eyes to the incredible capabilities of the punk genre but also immediately made IDLES one of my favorite groups ever (heck, I bought a hoodie from their site recently). Joy as an Act of Resistance is their magnum opus, and also one of the best albums of the 2010s, period (no shade at Brutalism, though). The group's raw, motivated power is incomparable to any other rock group on ... read more
HoodieBraden -
70
With Ghost in the Machine, the Police bounce back and deliver their best album since their debut! I was not a fan of Regatta De Blanc or Zenyatta Mondatta, unfortunately, and I was ultimately beginning to lose hope that their discography would pick up again. Luckily, GITM delivered excellently with well-produced pop-rock that perfectly personifies the New Wave influence on rock during this period. This album obviously contains the familiar hits like "Spirits in the Material World" and ... read more
HoodieBraden -
70
The new deluxe tracks are somewhat lackluster, however, "All Me" alone is practically worth the reissue and worth your listening time. In addition to the already strong original material, this is a pretty impressive deluxe altogether.

Strong 7/10
HoodieBraden -
70
Drake's incredibly solid display of consistency and production on Nothing Was the Same possibly makes it my favorite project from him. I'm not a Drake fan whatsoever, in fact, I actually despise a few of his records. However, there are a few periods of his career that I look back on fondly. The early 2010s is one of those periods, and NWTS is the highlight of it. Complete with a surprisingly consistent tracklist of mostly bangers, NWTS shows Drake in the prime of his creative career. I would ... read more

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Dec 7, 2021
Thank you so much, your reviews are phenomenal as well. I feel like we’ll be seeing a lot of each other’s reviews in the future:)
Nov 11, 2021
Hi Braden, our name is similar
Oct 12, 2021
Thank you too, have a nice day!
Oct 11, 2021
yo love your profile, also the decade lists are based
Sep 22, 2021
Hey thanks for the follow. Solid top 5. I need to check out Bo Burnham
Sep 6, 2021
List is out: https ://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/dabzilla/list/52043/genre-definers/
Sep 6, 2021
Thanks!
Sep 6, 2021
Can you please give me your top 5 albums from 1971 ?
Sep 3, 2021
Hey thank you so much for your contribution. It's great having you on the list.

It's up if you wanna check it out:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/biglasagnayeet/list/48140/aotys-definitive-top-100/

btw just ignore my earlier question. All that's been sorted.
Aug 30, 2021
Hi again, sorry to bother you.

As I was creating the list, due to issues that arose and just new ideas I got, I thought it'd be sick if each of the top 10 albums had a bit of a foreword in their descriptions. Anyways, getting to the point, I'd appreciate it so much if you could just reply with a couple of sentences on OK Computer regarding its importance in musical history, influence and, most importantly, why you love it/what it means to you.

Thanks so much for reading and replying, if you do. It'd mean a lot.

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
123

80-89
 
330

70-79
 
482

60-69
 
390

50-59
 
267

40-49
 
108

30-39
 
37

20-29
 
9

10-19
 
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0-9
 
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