Doja Cat - Scarlet
This truly is the "bread sandwich" album of the year. With all the drama and build-up around the album it severely under-delivered. Doja is trying to be edgy and hard on this album but fails miserably, it just feels very unauthentic.

I've heard some garbage beats with cringy lyrics in the past but often I believed that it would genuinely be what that artist would write, here I barely believed it (and looking at that list of writers, that seems to actually be the case).

Only Paint ... read more

Be Your Own Pet - Mommy
Go ahead, listen to the mommy album
N.A.S.A. - The Spirit of Apollo
Pitchfork is over-reacting (seriously, 1.6/10?!).
This album is definitely as if N.A.S.A took a shotgun, loaded it with all the artists they could load in, and unload it unto a selection of beats ranging from OK to catchy.
There is nothing incredible on here, and it is a bit too long, but it has some novelty in its weird collaborations and some catchy tracks.
Fall Out Boy - We Didn't Start The Fire
The lyrics read like they optimized the song for SEO.
Swans - The Beggar
A very impressive album once again, though I would not recommend it to someone as their first Swans album.
It's much slower, much more meditative. I found myself zoning out and being immersed much more often than some of their other records. More songs on here have a lot of repetition than previous albums, but in contrast to Leaving Meaning it also has the complexity and detail around it to back it up and not make it feel hollow.
I think the lack of explosive in your face moments or ... read more
Queens of the Stone Age - In Times New Roman...
Not a lot of standout moments, but very solid beginning to end.
Primus - Frizzle Fry
This album tickles my brain in all the right spots
Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D.
A lot of discussion around this album and the Black Eyed Peas in general had me believing this is one of the worst albums of all time. I think that's quite the over-exaggerated. Yes it's incredibly stupid at times, but it can really fun with that stupidity. The best songs are when they embrace it and just create a bop, the worst songs are when they take themselves and their "message" too seriously. Some songs are genuinely enjoyable and some can be enjoyed ironically. Though the ... read more
Metallica - St. Anger
As a drummer this not only hurts my ears, but also my soul.
Grizfolk - Waking Up the Giants
Sounds like an album of rejected Songfestival songs. Gets real tiring after a while.
Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
Calling it now, this is the most fun and sensual album of this year. Jessie Ware again delivers an amazing disco and dance album that has a bop for every single vibe on the dancefloor.
AJR - The Dumb Song
Hey, that's not bad!
100 gecs - 10,000 gecs
Tell people you enjoy Frog on the Floor and Most Wanted Person in the United States, then see how much acceptance you get from the "tolerant" left.
Gorillaz - Cracker Island
I thought this album was going for a nice funky bassy sound based on the singles Cracker Island and New Gold, then the other singles dropped and my hype was kinda gone. Having listened the full album, The only other tracks that stood out were Oil and Silent Running, the rest are your standard Gorillaz-type pop songs. And while not bad, it's definitely not as fresh as it once was.

With how shortly this album followed after song machine and seeing that shitty album cover I already expected this ... read more

Paramore - This Is Why
Thanks for dropping C'est Comme Ca as the last single to lower my expectations, in order to then exceed them with the full album.

Great songwriting, nice variation of instrumentation that I did not expect, interesting topics for songs, great performance. I also appreciated how the album didn't fire on all cylinders at all time, the dynamic between the energetic and quieter moments was very welcome.

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
Sam Smith - Gloria
Great vocalist, incredibly forgettable songs. No real good sticky hooks, no songs with some sort of depth to get into, nothing to really sink your teeth into. The parts that try to be provocative still feel very much safe and commercialized.
Everything put together, I'll probably forget this album in a day.
Jon Allen - Dead Man's Suit
While definitely not the most original folk-rock music, it is still a very well performed and fun album. Especially commendable is how natural the performance feels, nothing feels forced or over-the-top.
Suzan & Freek - Gedeeld Door Ons
Dutch mall pop music. Unoriginal in sound, but good performances. Lyrics do absolutely nothing to me, occassional good lines but mostly feels like they write a line and then go "Okay so what do we write to make it rhyme".
Bars written like Mad Libs
Beats that sound like they were made based on an FL-studio tutorial.
Energy even lower than Drake as of late.
So mid that it sucks any fun that's left out of it.
Yep, certified nothing-music
Create an account to rate and review albums.
Recent Review Comments
On Tafelveer's review of The Living Tombstone - Report, Report, Report!
On silfang's review of Gorillaz - Cracker Island
"SLAY QUEEEEN!!! GIVE US FUCK ALL!!! (Let's hope the next Blur album is good)"
On silfang's review of Panic! at the Disco - Viva Las Vengeance
On sunflowerboi's review of Little Simz - NO THANK YOU
"Have you given Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by her a listen? This album is basically the B-sides of that album. SIMBI is in my opinion a much better, more coherent project."
On sunflowerboi's review of Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!"
"I should definitely give this album a shot. Me and Your Mama and Redbone are the only two tracks I know and liked them so probably should check the album out."
On sunflowerboi's review of Radiohead - In Rainbows
"Unbelievable, falling asleep... to not the right Radiohead track. If you want a good Radiohead tune to sleep to, listen to Sail To the Moon on Hail To the Thief. Feels like floating."
On David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Street
"Yes you are 100% correct, that is exactly entirely the reason why I rated this single so low. Very observant"
On sunflowerboi's review of Radiohead - OK Computer
"Giving this album a 100 now dooms you to becoming the person that goes "You should really listen to Radiohead, such a unique underrated band." at parties."
On silfang's review of Harry Styles - Harry's House
"Debatable, but sure"
On silfang's review of Panic! at the Disco - Viva Las Vengeance
"Panic! at the Disco is truly living up to their most recent work"
On NEEZY!'s review of Weezer - Make Believe
On Kanye West - Monster
"100% agree"
On Tafelveer's review of Aphrodite's Child - 666
"Woman (?)"
On Tafelveer's review of Katy Perry - One of the Boys
"based and epic"
On Tafelveer's review of Abdul_cisse - FNAF Beatbox
"Harr harr harr harr harr harr harr harr harr harrrrrrrr harr harr harr harr harr harr harr harr UNTSPHDEUEHHEUFA"
On silfang's review of The Killers - Mr. Brightside
On Brad Taste's review of 100 gecs - mememe
On Tafelveer's review of Ed Sheeran - =
"When this album showed up in "recently listened" my first thought was "No I didn't""
On silfang's review of Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
"Sometimes I can only describe this album as "emotional" since it somehow manages to move me through a whole range of emotions in such a short time. I think the most important aspect that causes that feeling is how intimate, personal and close it all sounds. Beautifully obtained through the fuzzy DIY production and quirky selection of instruments, combined with the personal but artistic/poetic lyrics. Makes you feel like you are sitting in a comfy chair in a warm living room with Jeff Mangum and the band while they play the album to you."
On silfang's review of Swans - The Seer
"I SEE IT ALL I SEE IT ALL I SEE IT ALL I SEE IT ALL I SEE IT ALL. Just wait until you get to The Glowing Man"
On silfang's review of Radiohead - Pablo Honey
"I am crêpe, I am weird-o"
On Tristan's review of Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
"@Tristan happens to me also quite often, Oracular Spectacular by MGMT dropped a lot after I started broadening my horizons in music. Those albums still do carry some nice memories though"
On Tristan's review of Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
"Damn what a score drop, what happened?"
On silfang's review of Corey Feldman - Angelic 2 the Core
"This album changed my life and my brain capacity"
On silfang's review of Swans - Failure / Animus
"Uhm, akschually, it is a song. Haha, dumb-dumb."

September Playlist