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HoodieBraden -
90
As some of you may not know, The Doors are my favorite band of all-time. Along with their debut record being my favorite album of all-time, and the single "Light My Fire" being 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 now and I think it's time to give this masterpiece a well-deserved full write-up. After all, my favorite album ... read more

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HoodieBraden -
70
Leon Bridges' sophomore album, Good Thing, doesn't quite hold up to the impeccable quality of its predecessor, however, it does hold its fair share of groovy and beautiful tracks. It seems like his debut, Coming Home, took more influence from 50's-60's soul, whereas Good Thing seems to lean a little deeper into 70's soul. I am not complaining though because this is a very solid record and I love both. I hope he continues to let his influences shine in future projects.

Decent 7/10
HoodieBraden -
80
I don't exactly know if this album falls more into the country spectrum or the pop spectrum; regardless, this is one of my favorite albums of either genre from the 2010s. I may be a little biased because I've always had a huge crush on Kacey, but I just love the heck out of this record. I think it's one of the highlights of 2018 (which was a great year for music). Kacey's vocals are superb, lyricism is solid, melodies are delightful, and the production is clean. Despite having a crush on her ... read more
HoodieBraden -
70
A strikingly solid debut effort from the legend, Weird Al Yankovic. Hilarious lyrics and a great sense of humor throughout! Some of Al's most essential material can be found here. I can't remember the last time I had this much fun while listening to an album.

Decent 7/10
HoodieBraden -
50
Pretty cute album with a handful of endearing duets and humorous moments, however, the majority of the material is just too...amateur (?) for my liking. It's just not very consistent. The songwriting kinda loses its innocence after the porn track lmao.

Strong 5/10
HoodieBraden -
60
RHCP's sophomore record and their hideous debut record are practically like night and day. Nearly everything that was wrong with their debut (horrible production, lackluster lyrics, lack of direction, etc.) was resolved, or at least improved upon. No joke, there are some really fun tracks on here. The great opener, "Jungle Man" is an anthemic party bop, "Hollywood (Africa)" is a great song to just vibe to, and "The Brothers Cup" utilizes an ensemble of horns to ... read more

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Apr 15, 2021
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (list)
Feb 8, 2021
Thanks for the reply! I shall add it to the list.
Feb 5, 2021
Ayo hope ur well, question for a list, what is ur biggest guilty pleasure album?
Jan 24, 2021
Absolutely true! Too many great shows are ruined by being milked too long. Gravity Falls is fantastic how it is :)
Jan 22, 2021
Love your profile picture. Really great show, wish it would have lasted longer
Jan 20, 2021
hey so im doing my list for 1971 now and you have like a 19-way tie for your favorite record of that year all with a 90 score

could you give me your top 5 as well as a mini review of your favorite record from that year?

thank you so much!
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/zachthesnack/list/35329/aotys-favorite-records-of-1970/
Jan 17, 2021
I think the Minecraft soundtrack is really nostalgic to at least a certain extent to most users here, really speaks volume to the importance of the soundtrack haha. Well thank you for participating, and here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/list/33957/aotys-100-library/
Jan 17, 2021
Thanks!

The Boxer is a PHENOMENAL song, one of their best for sure!
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}

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