Best of 2021

slowthai - TYRON
slowthai
TYRON
85
Feb 14

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Clairo - Sling
Clairo
Sling
70
Jul 19

Recent Reviews

laz456 -
55
It's just not my thing, honestly. I've listened a ton and just can't seem to really appreciate it. I'm glad that so many of you are enjoying it, I definitely respect how unique of an artist Spellling is! Maybe this will be like Igor and I'll fall in love with it later but right now I am just not getting it.
laz456 -
80
Really great EP here from Yves Tumor. Such a direct and catchy collection of tracks that really flow well together. This is even better than their previous album imo and I'm so glad this dropped!
laz456 -
75
Been on a bit of an aoty break due to mental health issues. I've been dealing with a really bad season of depression that got too much for me over the past couple months and ended up in the hospital. I'm doing a bit better now and have people to talk to- I'm just sharing to say if you feel the same that I am with you and if you need someone to talk to just reach out. I now know how horrible it is to feel nothing but despair and hopelessness and how important it is to get help.
laz456 -
85
Gotta up the score on this one, I have come back to it repeatedly. I find this to be a really engaging and varied pop record.
laz456 -
NR
Hmmm it's just all build without as much of a payoff at the end. Super intrigued though, this album could be great!

Shoutbox

Jun 2, 2021
Hey, Laz, it's me again! I stumbled on this and thought you might get a kick out of it. It's kinda mathy emo-core/post-hardcore. The harsh vocals took a bit of getting used to (they're very unpolished LOL) but otherwise, the whole album kinda rips:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/370509-kaonashi-dear-lemon-house-you-ruined-me-senior-year.php

Not sure what I'm gonna rate it yet, but thought you might be interested in checking this one out!
Jan 27, 2021
hello friend
Jan 25, 2021
Yo Laz! Comin' in with a hot recommendation for you- give this a spin or two. I think you might dig it!

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/320999-ellende-triebe.php
Jan 24, 2021
Hello, I love your album reviews.
My new EP, a very short one has just released. Will be grateful if you listen and review it. I need honest review, it could be harsh but I want to know what people thinks and how can I improve. There's is some Hindi Lyrics (very few) but the 90% of the album is English. Attaching the AOTY and Spotify link. Will be grateful forever if you respond. 🙏🙏

AOTY▶️ https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/325405-bodhisattya-pal-astronomers-dilemma.php

SPOTIFY▶️ https://open.spotify.com/album/0DMLqhpaQ44jPQGOAkTEoF?si=vz1cnEAARuq_hRNLkxRkKA
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 2, 2021
Yo! I just dropped both my EP and Album/(LP) lists just a bit after the new year began! I plan to add a description for each entry on both lists at some point, but it’s essentially all there! Thanks in advance for considering!
Dec 22, 2020
Hell yeah. I saw your Spotify link and had it saved for later listening. I’ll give your lists a look for sure!
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!
Dec 1, 2020
thank you for your pick man (:
Nov 30, 2020
So let’s say, hypothetically you were up at 3am on a rainy night and it’s really quiet. What album would you proceed to put on for your 3am sad session?
and yeah this is for a list

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