Best of 2021

Recent Ratings

Tennis - Swimmer
Tennis
Swimmer
99
Aug 18
Crumb - Ice Melt
Crumb
Ice Melt
92
May 11

Pinned Review

JacksonLerner -
98
‘IGOR’ is the pinnacle of rap-production: placing poetry, samples, ad-libs, feelings, and concept art into an intelligently crafted lover’s narrative. tyler creates an album truly capturing the human condition.

what sticks out, to me, are the breathing sounds placed throughout the album; they implement a humanistic element in the music.

breathing is used to hype up “NEW MAGIC WAND”, in warning for the dracula drop in “WHAT’S GOOD”, expressing ... read more

Recent Reviews

JacksonLerner -
99
‘swimmer’ is tennis’ best record yet, as it peacefully presents its own style rather than forcing a perspective or agenda. this album is excellent, and it may be the best project 2020 had to offer.

the intimate songs of ‘swimmer’ are a refined collection of pop tunes with an indie, do-it-yourself attitude; this mental state of musical independence is reflected in tennis’ choice to self produce ‘swimmer’.

after working with multiple ... read more
JacksonLerner -
89
at its core, ‘vince staples’ deals with choices. the album is a reflection on grey areas and how vince chooses to handle his life.

whether a choice is about thugging, a production decision, showing new areas and emotions, being in the streets, etc. in any case, staples’ flattened attitude is devastatingly candid.

a previously hidden part of vince staples is not only present, it is at the forefront of the record. a new side of vince is shown via his introspective lyrics and ... read more
JacksonLerner -
87
‘changephobia’ is a surprisingly risky album by rostam. the dreaminess present throughout this project is so diminished it almost appears drab. ‘changephobia’ feels faded throughout. this airy, arid sound makes the album feel impressively desolate at many points.

a softer, and often times slower, version of rostam’s skilled production shows throughout his second solo record.

rostam batmanglij - now known mononymously - was the leader of the iconoclastic group ... read more
JacksonLerner -
91
a topic of discussion about faye webster’s fourth album title - ‘i know i’m funny haha’ - is why webster included the “haha”. the term’s inclusion is a subject of debate, as its necessity seemed arguable. as it turns out, the term’s use proves absolutely essential in the context of the music and lyrics. on the title track, when webster dryly wavers over the “haha”, there’s a slight twinge; suddenly the whole song gets turned ... read more
JacksonLerner -
98
for 'call me if you get lost’, tyler okonma frames his own perspective into an out-of-bounds, disparate product. tyler crafts against conventions, and his creations flourish as result.

‘call me if you get lost’ is tyler’s best rap album yet; while it is not street, not grimey, and it does not necessarily sound “hard”, ‘call me if you get lost’ may be tyler’s smartest work thus far.

tyler projects typically have common denominators: each ... read more

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Sep 22, 2021
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Sep 20, 2021
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Sep 13, 2021
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Sep 9, 2021
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Sep 2, 2021
Hey Mate,
I am currently making a list compacted with AOTY user' top 10 worst albums and would love for you to contribute to that. The information if you decide to share will be used to create "The Average AOTY Users worst album" consisting of 50 albums. If you feel comfortable contributing please mention your top 10 worst albums in order from 1 being the worst and 10 being the 10th worst. It would also be highly appreciated if you are ok to give a few words why as well :)

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Aug 31, 2021
hey! i hate to do the whole "self-promo in shoutboxes" thing but i would like to recommend you an album ive made several months ago, its basically an extremely cursed plunderphonics/instrumental hip hop album thats just slightly over 30 minutes, and its by far my favorite piece of art ive ever made :) i would appreciate if it u gave it a listen and maybe rated it!

https://sunkidddotcom.bandcamp.com/album/piss-clouds-above-gary-indiana

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Aug 23, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time,

What is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through exemplifying its sound, shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
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
Aug 20, 2021
Hey thanks for the follow
Aug 13, 2021
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