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The Breeders - Last Splash
Today is the 30th anniversary of Last Splash, perhaps the record that has most benefited from the public's goodwill towards alternative rock since it rose to mainstream thanks to Nirvana's breakthrough in late 1991. I say that because it is a very experimental album, often leaning towards weird and chaotic sounds (and lyrics), and even their biggest hit "Cannonball" is far from following the recipe for radio success: the intro has a distorted voice (done by Kim Deal singing very close ... read more
King Crimson - Live in Chicago
[This is the 1,000th album that I rated on AOTY, so nothing fairer than doing a review of it!]

On June 28, 2017, King Crimson played one of the best shows not only of their last incarnation (2013-2021), but also of the band's long career as a whole: the performance at Chicago Theatre. They themselves recognized that it was such a wonderful show to the point of releasing the live album less than 4 months later, thus postponing Live in Vienna, recorded at the end of 2016 and which was already ... read more

The Police - Synchronicity
Exactly 40 years ago Synchronicity, The Police's fifth, final and arguably best album, was released.
The first half of the record is more democratic in terms of songwriting, but also more irregular. The worst track, "Mother", has disturbing lyrics and instrumentals à la King Crimson, but Andy Summers' furious vocals are sometimes irritating. The best one, "Synchronicity II", is a powerful song with one of the best melodic progressions in the history of The Police. ... read more
Roxy Music - Roxy Music
Released on June 16, 1972, Roxy Music's self-titled debut album contains one of the best A-sides in the history of art/glam rock: "Re-Make/Re-Model" (an extremely exciting track that at one point mimics the riff of The Beatles' "Day Tripper"), "Ladytron" (a song that starts seductively and gets more vigorous), "If There Is Something" (which starts in a country style and then takes on epic contours) and "2HB" (a track that evokes elegance, which ... read more
Titãs - Jesus não Tem Dentes no País dos Banguelas
No dia 23 de Novembro de 1987, os Titãs lançaram seu 4º álbum, Jesus Não Tem Dentes no País dos Banguelas. Só pelo título e pela capa já é possível perceber o espírito iconoclasta e a reflexão sociopolítica que permeiam este trabalho titânico.
Liminha, um dos produtores de Cabeça Dinossauro, ganha a confiança da banda e contribui significativamente na concepção de ... read more


Sounds like it's definitely worth checking out. I'll try to listen and express my thoughts soon!
Of nothing you deserve it, I find that AOTY needs to user like you who pay homage to the cult albums with beautiful analyses!

Thank you very much, I'm honored if I can make you discover treasures, waiting for your possible future reviews on it! P.S: I was also introduced to Jazz by Kind of Blue but it took me a few years to really understand what this masterpiece was worth!
This Is Hardcore is that good? I was just starting on Suede and Pulp today and almost considered stopping at Different Class for the time being. I may have to rethink that now.
I love your cult album reviews! Continue!


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