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AJR - The Click
AJR
The Click
10
Apr 8

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jeetygt -
45
It's rare I hear an album that tries to do TOO MUCH with the beat and its embellishments and all that, but.... that's what happened here.

I really feel like this album could do without all of the beat pauses, switch-ups and many of its string embellishments. While I get Quadeca wanted to make something huge and epic, powerful and sweeping, introspective and cavernous, these moments on each song either disrupt the momentum entirely or go in one ear and out the other.

It's kind of like being a ... read more
jeetygt -
55
Out of the blue, I decided I'd marathon a bunch of Beatles albums as I have never heard one before today (3/30/21). That changed when I decided to throw on "Please Please Me". And my reaction?

Eh, for what's it worth, I wouldn't probably mind hearing these songs in the car (heck, I might even like more of them). But an album that shoots for the exact same vocal gimmicks, lyrical topics, etc... the same EVERYTHING on every single song? Not for me all the way through.

By the way, I ... read more
jeetygt -
90
If "Skopje vs Sheffield" ever actually manifested into a real competition, then tear it all down. The winners would be the friends we made along the way.

This easily ranks among the most savage things I've heard so far this year, and if there's one thing that I think sells the bit REALLY well, it's the mixing and mastering. This sounds as crisp and raw as I'd want it, and it helps these disgustingly good riffs carry the momentum and energy they have. Talking about each of these ... read more
jeetygt -
40
Lana Del Rey's latest album occupies a vacuous space in my mind whenever I put it on to listen. Unlike NFR this doesn't have standout songs and arrangements that are actually fascinating or worth putting on outside of this context (of listening to the entire album, I mean.) This album's presentation is dense and trying to throw in embellishments every now and then to complement the lyrical subjects and ideas it brings up, but it all just comes up like an eye-catching footnote in an ... read more
jeetygt -
45
Is he adlibbing "Facts" over himself??

Never mind that. All in all, not a bad showing of performances from Drake but man, these beats are LIMP and unmemorable. I think the "What's Next" hook is kinda cool but the other two tracks come across across as vacuous filler in an EP format, which is not good. It leaves an even worse impression than the first Scary Hours, which I find to be really weird because I actively actually disliked one of the songs on that one ... read more

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Mar 28, 2021
Thanks for following! Excellent reviews!
Feb 7, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Nov 11, 2020
https://discord.gg/SfsWutRwFG wanna join our discord?? It's just a fun non website managed aoty server
Oct 16, 2020
Hey! It’s Stankysauce under my new alias Alkaline Pink with my new debut Halloween mixtape on my new label Insomnia Café! This new mixtape is by FAR my best material to date and a total change of pace from my last project Analog Autopsy. I am done with that synthwave type stuff to embrace more loud distorted sounds, as I am going industrial this time around. I tried to make it sound as dark and nasty as possible to celebrate the spooky month!
Anyways, I hope you guys like it!
https://soundcloud.com/alkalinepink/sets/nuclear-otacon-mini-mix-vol-1/s-ZLSMgDo5yL5
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/287916-alkaline-pink-nuclear-otacon-mini-mix-vol1.php
Aug 28, 2020
Oh yeah, sorry!
Aug 12, 2020
Thank you!
Aug 11, 2020
What do you think is the most underrated album of all time? This is for a list.
Jul 20, 2020
Hello there, Im Malneezy I have a new album out if you have time to check it out, thanks! <3 Message me back if your interested or not

Here is the album link: https://soundcloud.com/user-883091816/sets/bipolar
Album Rate/Review: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/239984-malneezy-bipolar.php
Jul 7, 2020
Great reviews! Keep up the awesome work🙂
Jul 7, 2020
Just wanted to voice my support, I think you're the most underrated reviewer on the site right now. It's always a joy reading what you have to say.

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