Best of 2021

slowthai - TYRON
slowthai
TYRON
85
Feb 14

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jordymusic -
99
A Grand Don't Come for Free really is, narratively, a musical experience like no other, and probably the most 'cinematic' album I'll ever listen to. Evidentially, Skinner has a very love it or hate it vocal style and I really do respect the way this album confuses Americans en masse. This is one of the first of those 'Propa British' albums I ever listened to and from then onward this album has had a pretty big role in my life.

Strangely, There's a few songs on here that I don't LOVE. An ... read more
jordymusic -
98
I have seen this album described as sounding like 'Pixies having a knife fight with Blur on Brighton beach' and after presenting that simile I don't even feel the need to describe Silent Alarm in any further detail.

So sweet yet so street. This was Bloc Party at their best. Kele Okereke's obscurely substantial lyricism, his searing and impassioned vocal emotion. The brilliant guitar and bass work which could boast both crunching rock riffage and tender ambient melody. And of course the mental ... read more
jordymusic -
NR
If anybody knows where I can listen to this and their other album 'Gimmick' It'd be much appreciated. Those 2 arent on any streaming platforms in the UK and I am desperate to hear them.
jordymusic -
70
At least here those tacky production choices present in Lana's other early projects dont make an appearance. Though I'm not sure there are many production choices of noteability at all on this one. Not to say the arrangements dont have smooth and uplifting qualities, they do. But for better or worse there aren't really any sounds that jump out. Her vocals, as per usual, are what hold this project together.

I also think her very sophisticated and sheltering vocal delivery can(almost ... read more
jordymusic -
81
Baby Xiu Xiu is the least adorable baby you'll ever come across.

A completely horrid, obnoxious and directionless mess of musical debris that sounds like the musical equivalent to a manic murder spree.

I like it.

Shoutbox

Feb 9, 2021
Glad you are back scoring albums on the reg.
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/zachthesnack/list/35329/aotys-favorite-records-of-1970/
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!
Dec 20, 2020
Let me know when/if you drop an AOTY list! I’d love to look through what albums you, and others, enjoyed the most this year. If you already posted one then I’ll give it a look ASAP.

I plan on dropping mine at the very end of the year (both EPOTY and (LP)AOTY lists) and would prefer any feedback on them!
Nov 1, 2020
hello friend
Jul 27, 2020
So true! Its best to listen when the time is right rather than just jam it all down your ears... that way you are less likely to under-appreciate things.
Jul 26, 2020
Have you tried to the new protomartyr?
Jun 14, 2020
Added, thanks
Jun 14, 2020
Hey! Whats your favourite hip-hop record? For a list
May 19, 2020
oh man, that is shots fired at those English folk.

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I'll tend to rate an album after first impression then from there let that rating evolve as I listen to the album more. I wont review an album until I'm happy that my rating is pretty much settled in its final destination, however long that may take lol!
97+ = All time fav
90-96 = Classic
86-89 = I Love
83-85 = I Like a LOT
79-82 = I Like
73-78 = Pretty good
67-72 = Decent
60-66 = Fine
50-59 = Not for me
40-49 = Not BAD but annoying
30-39 = Shit
20-29 = Utterly shit
0-19 = Varyingly Intolerable

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