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HoodieBraden -
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 -
This looks to be my first review as a donor of the wonderful AOTY website! Despite gaining obvious bragging rights, a checkmark, and NO ADS, the real reason I chose to donate is because I love this wacky site! Having the ability to discuss my musical opinions with the diverse crowd of AOTY users is so cool and really brings a whole other level of enjoyment to being a music lover. As far as music sites go, I don't believe you can get much better than AOTY and I'm thankful that I discovered it ... read more
HoodieBraden -
It can seem a little chaotic at times with no direction and rough flow, however, that's part of the reason why it's so fun. The only major complaint I have is the runtime. If it was about 10-15 minutes shorter, this would be a significantly more enjoyable record. It works well in its current state though. Gambino obviously improved in future projects.

Decent 7/10
HoodieBraden -
Ladies and gentlemen, the Leon Bridges that single-handedly revived the vintage R&B/Soul sound 40 years later, the Leon Bridges that made some of the catchiest and genuine music of the 2010s, the Leon Bridges we all knew and loved...has left the building.

Decent 5/10
HoodieBraden -
Personally, I believe that Supergrass is one of the most underrated UK acts of all time and once you listen to their debut album, I Should Coco, you will see why. It's incredibly fun, well-constructed pop that shares a lot of similarities with 90's college radio. There isn't a bad track here, in fact, not even a decent one. They are all incredibly solid and entertaining songs, with certain exceptions being straight-up fantastic! Tracks like "Alright", "Mansize Rooster, and ... read more
HoodieBraden -
Justin Timberlake is someone who I no longer think of as a musician initially. Because of all the movies, TV shows, and other general entertainment he has been featured in, I think of him as more of an everyday celebrity rather than this big pop star. However, not many basic celebrities have an album like this under their belt. I'm not exaggerating when I say that FutureSex/LoveSounds is one of the most groundbreaking and influential pop albums of the 21st century (so far). With his debut album ... read more


Aug 3, 2021
Hey Braden, I’m making a list named AOTY’s favorite concerts and I would love if you could participate in it!

If you want to participate in the list, you need to include the name of the artist, album toured
(or your favorite album of theirs if it was not a specific record being toured), and sum up your experiences in a few sentences.

I hope you have a great day, and thank you for considering.
Jun 28, 2021
Hey, thanks so much for your response.

The list is here if you wanna check it out:
Jun 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list and I'd love to know which album has had the greatest influence on your current taste in music? If you want, I'd also appreciate it if you could say exactly how it's made you grow/learn more as a listener (don't worry, you don't have to do this part).

Thank you for reading and answering, if you do
May 12, 2021
thanks! ur pick has been added, here’s the list if you wanna check it out
May 8, 2021
hey! What's your favorite Gorillaz song? (for a list)
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


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