Björk - Post
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80
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Björk - Debut
Björk
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Jamobo -
85
David Bowie’s Blackstar - The Artist Facing Death

If I described David Bowie as a once in a generation talent, that would be a misnomer, as there hasn’t really been anyone in the 50+ years since he debuted in 1967 that can truly match up to his musical legacy. I won’t really get into what makes him such a legend, either you already know or you have yet to properly experience his expansive and explorative work. And that experience will tell you far more than any of my words ... read more

Recent Reviews

Jamobo -
80
A fantastic pair of tracks. They feel a bit like an attempt at combining sounds and styles from all 3 of their studio albums. The ambience and atmosphere of Halica, some glitch and shoegaze from V:D:C and a lovely Indie/Dream-Pop foundation from YWNKW.
Walkers Beware! We Drive into the Sun is the shorter, more Pop leaning of the 2, but is still uses little psychedelic flourishes to leave you warm and swaying
Stab-Slow is the longer and slightly more experimental track. It uses more of the ... read more
Jamobo -
70
Shame take their brand of Post-Punk to the next level

Back in January of 2018 Shame's debut Songs of Praise grabbed the attention of many, but sadly not myself. I personally didn't find the project to be catchy or heavy enough to return to that often, especially when that same year also brought us Joy as an Act of Resistance by IDLES, which was basically everything I could want from that type of record.

3 years on though, Drunk Tank Pink is a significant improvement, hooks catch you ... read more
Jamobo -
60
This is such a weird project

18 tracks in total, but none of them quite hit the 3 minute mark, so the entire runtime is just shy of 38 minutes. This means we get a tape filled to the brim with ideas, but ones that speed by lightning fast and will need multiple listens to properly understand each one.

The songs are utterly polarising, I either seem to love them or hate them as most of them throw themselves head first into whatever idea they're exploring and as such either leave me utterly ... read more
Jamobo -
65
Implicit Doom has got to be one of the most improving artists on AOTY right now. From a debut at the beginning of 2020 that I couldn't even be bothered to properly review to their self-titled Black album and now Cake closing out this year, I've rarely seen so much growth, so quickly.

Cake is also a nice partner to S/T as it represent a much more straightforward and lighter side to their creativity, without losing an inch on the quality of the music. Nearly 35 minutes long each of the 8 tracks ... read more
Jamobo -
65
I have no idea what kind of genre this falls into. I'm just gonna throw the words experimental and electronic around

Jokes asides, this was a kind of wild ride, not due to any excessive energy, but through the sheer confusion i would get every time a song would shift to something new, but would somehow still fit. Whether it's the groove on nze that gets washed out by a wave of noise or the bouncy ball sounds on Applause that turn into standard beat with less than a minute left.

Each song ... read more
Jan 16, 2021
Hey Jamobo! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 9, 2021
https://insocaf.bandcamp.com/album/my-dirty-fantasy-dreams

IT'S OUT NOW. ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE MIXTAPE TO HATE NOW!!!
Jan 9, 2021
Thank you for the review / listen :D
Jan 2, 2021
No problem at all! Thanks so much!
Jan 2, 2021
Dec 31, 2020
Oh, Jamobo, forgot to tell you that my new album dropped!
Dec 28, 2020
sᴜʙᴘɪxᴇʟ ʀᴇɴᴅᴇʀɪɴɢ. ᴘʀᴏᴊᴇᴄᴛ 1 ᴏғ 3.

https://subpixelrendering.bandcamp.com/releases
Dec 22, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
Hey, what's your favorite Kanye West song? It's for a list btw
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Doggo here to tell you what to listen to!

All about those YT recommendations!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/jamobo/list/14389/youtube-recommendations/

I have a couple of articles up on Record Roundtable - https://www.recordroundtable.com/featured-articles/nick-drake-the-black-dog
www.recordroundtable.com/featured-articles/david-bowies-blackstar-the-artist-facing-death

I do scores in increments of 5 cause i don't think i could accurately tell the difference between, say, a 67 and a 68
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