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The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
66
It's almost impressive how this album can have some of the most spellbinding modern rock, and the most tedious and dull slogs simultaneously.

Standout: Nothing to Find
Favs: Thinking of a place, Pain, Strangest Thing
Least fav: Knocked Down

Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
81
Olympians is an 11/10 song, and I still feel as though that's not positive enough.
Fugazi - Repeater
71
I know it's been said a million times, but Jesus the drums are FEROCIOUS on this thing.
Dirty Beaches - Drifters / Love Is The Devil
76
Loving the subtly groovy and depressive tone this album has going on, and the way it maintains it for its entire runtime has to be applauded. It's an oddball album, but a really delightful one.
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
55
I know it's been said a million times, but "Midnight City" is one of the best fluke indie crossover hits ever. It's such a vibrant and maximal synth pop song, and that sax solo at the tail end of the track? *chefs kiss*

But everytime I come back to this album, the glossy and melodramatic sheen that these songs are wrapped in doesn't disguise the synthetic and often paper thin songwriting at the core of this album. There's a couple of other decent tracks in the mix here, but as a ... read more

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1w
pretty well, hbu? what caused the hiatus?
1w
you're back??
1mo
welcome back!
4mo
You gave heroes by David bowie a 60. You will be given 38 cuts for not giving it at least a 98. This is a warning, if it is ignored, you should probably run.
6mo
Oh, how I miss you still😢
7mo
come back goat
11mo
Hey Houdanny, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
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I missed you :(
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