Best of 2021

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Remi Wolf - Juno
Remi Wolf
Oct 16
Adele - 21
Oct 14
Adele - 25
Oct 14

Recent Reviews

imafraidof -
It's a little too noisy in a lot of tracks especially the first track. But nevertheless, there are some nice melodies / experimental productions to enjoy.

"Savage" is basically a hip-hop/hyper-pop version of the R&B "Next Level" with it's similar contorted song structure and repetitive chorus. It's clearly the most experimental track here but it lacks a good chorus and melodies.

Best track here is "Lucid Dream". A wonderful low-key synth-pop R&B anthem ... read more
imafraidof -
I can't believe ITZY use to be one of the most promising K-pop girl groups of the 21st century after they introduced us with their deliciously catchy tracks: DALLA, ICY & WANNABE. However, ever since NOT SHY, their quality has dipped tremendously.

It's the same with every other group out there - LOONA, EVERGLOW etc. Yikes.

This album was no expection in the dip of quality. The only salvagable tracks here are the synth-poppier tracks "Soooo Lucky" "Love Is" and ... read more
imafraidof -
Surprisngly a very fresh & atmospheric remix of Lo's 2016 banger "Cool Girl". Not too safe & not too repetitive, the remix does its job of being a club-friendly dance-party bop. Personally, I think it's gonna be overplayed in a lot in clubs soon.

The extended mix is even better & more atmospheric however the last few minutes was a little underwhelming & unnecessary (as expected due to typical structure of buildup, drop & fade).
imafraidof -
After a 6 year struggle with her record label, Maty has finally released her debut album. Thankfully, it was well worth the wait.

If you're not a fan of pop music, you'll probably not like this, but if you are, like me, you'll probably enjoy this. I recommend listening to "California Palms" first since it's the most instant & accessible track here.

Maty actually made over 10 or so iterations of this album (it was originally titled 'I Write My Own Songs') over the course of 5 ... read more
imafraidof -
Synthpop mainstays CHVRCHES, achieve a bold & melodic return to form in their new album.

With only 10 tracks, the band manages to effectively utilise every second of each song.

The era started off fine with the more generic tracks: "He Said She Said" & "Good Girls" however, once they dropped "How To Not Drown", there was an immediate fascination on what the record would sound like.

And thankfully, CHVRCHES' new direction did not disappoint.The band ... read more


Oct 3, 2021
very interesting to read your thoughts on these. glad you enjoyed those which you did!
Sep 22, 2021
so under-appreciated pop music? you've listened to a lot of pop too! some of these are a bit well-known at least for indie, but i tried to make sure all are albums you haven't rated yet (but maybe you have heard some, apologies if so) ...

from this year, the newest from Underscores, Priya Ragu and caro♡ definitely, some others i really like:

- Amaarae: The Angel You Don't Know
- both Alvvays albums
- School of Seven Bells: Ghostory
- Melody's Echo Chamber: Bon Voyage
- Paul White: Revujenate
- Future Islands: Singles
- Empress Of: Me
- Crying: Beyond the Fleeting Gales
- Charly Bliss: Guppy
- NAO: For All We Know (i also bring this up because she has a new album releasing in a couple days!)
Sep 3, 2021
Don't worry about it, your contribution alone means a lot. Thank you so much for your contribution.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do.
Jul 17, 2021
thanks for follow me
Jun 28, 2021
Wow, thanks so much for all the different responses. I really appreciate it.

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 23, 2021
@imafraidof Thank U!
May 22, 2021
Quick question! If you were dead, waiting for your turn in the reincarnation queue. What song would be playing in the background? 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇
Mar 23, 2021
Thanks for the follow! Great taste as well!


I always follow back! ✨♥️

i vote music based on its production, tune, rhythm, atmosphere, catchiness, replay value etc. and i usually disregard lyrics unless they're that good or bad.

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