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1960s music and new releases

Best of 2021

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Spirit - Spirit
Spirit
Spirit
68
May 11

Pinned Review

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100
MASTERPIECE

I'm writing this without much prior thought about what to write. I was completely overwhelmed during my first listen. I confirmed to myself that this is a very important and decade defining album on my second listen. I am currently on my third listen; I will write what I think - unfiltered - as I listen:

1. The opening track is playing and drawing me in, once again, with its southern european sounding luscious instrumentals. This is one of the best opening tracks i've ever heard. ... read more

Recent Reviews

leolucia -
92
PHENOMENAL

Bright Green Field guarantees that 2021 will go down as an important year in music. In response to Black Country, New Road’s monumental album For The First Time, Squid has released an album that is just as innovative and masterful in blending post punk, alt-rock instrumentals, and jazz. In an hour that is danceable, transcendent, and experimental, Squid deliver an incredibly impressive debut album.

Bright Green Field starts off with a short 40 second introduction titled ... read more
leolucia -
100
Ummm. How was Charles Mingus a mortal????
leolucia -
46
BAD

I gave their first album a 60/100 (passing grade for me) because I believed they showed a lot of potential despite their total lack of originality. I defended them, because most bands do not have their own unique identity right off the bat. I hoped and believed that they would use their Zeppelin sound as a starting point and evolve into something more worthy of attention. I was wrong. They didn't.

Instead, they have released an album that is not only still lacking even the slightest ... read more
leolucia -
NR
I'm not really sure how to rate this. On the one hand, I find it quite terrifying. I'd say it's easily one of the most terrifying albums i've ever listened to. On the other hand, I can't stop listening because I'm astounded that this was released in the early 60s. I wouldn't say I'm enjoying it but I do appreciate it because this sounds like nothing else at the time - not even close to what most artists were doing. I also find that some of the sounds on this album sound radical even by today's ... read more
leolucia -
98
PHENOMENAL

"We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now suite" is extraordinary in every sense of the word.

Nothing else sounded like this at the time (from what I can tell). Nothing else contained so much meaning and political importance. The powerful singing of Abbey Lincoln, along with the intense drumming really make you feel the frustration felt by African Americans in segregated America. The saxophone doesn't disappoint either. The jazz sounds futuristic for 1960. I really admire how ... read more

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May 11, 2021
Apr 14, 2021
𝕤𝕦𝕓𝕡𝕚𝕩𝕖𝕝 𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕛𝕖𝕔𝕥 𝟛 𝕠𝕗 𝟛
https://subpixelrendering.bandcamp.com/album/af4e45

Thank you for the continued support with the Subpixel Rendering Project! :)
Apr 11, 2021
I understand you! Blue Train is an excellent choice, a sure value that we never get tired of! One thing I can tell you is that 1959 is the year of jazz to such an extent that it is symbolic with at least 5 masterpieces (which I saw that you have already browsed)
I will continue to feed the 60's with readjustments and additions (:
Apr 11, 2021
Thanks!!!
Apr 8, 2021
Hey Soren, I noticed you were in 1959 in your adventure, just to warn you that I have done some rating updates from (1957 to 1959). Here are also all my ratings of the best albums of the 50's if you want to discover other albums off the History of The Albums list. Enjoy

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/ratings/highest/?d=1950
Apr 4, 2021
Awesome thank you :)
Mar 12, 2021
Hi! I'm making a list of people's favourite Beatles lyric, what's yours? Thanks :)
Feb 22, 2021
amazing one, great pick. thanks for answering :)
Feb 22, 2021
Take your time my friend! I await your response :)

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Ratings are based on my enjoyment and holistic appreciation of the album, which may take into account objective factors like influence & originality. My ratings are like an academic grading scale (60 being a passing grade):

100: MASTERPIECE: Peak of music
90+: PHENOMENAL: Obsessed
80-89: EXCELLENT: Love it!
75-79: VERY GOOD: Very enjoyable
70-74: GOOD: I enjoyed it
60-69: DECENT: Missing something...
50-59: NOT INTERESTING: Uncreative
10-49: BAD
0-9: HORRIBLE: No redeeming qualities

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
53

80-89
 
192

70-79
 
338

60-69
 
189

50-59
 
80

40-49
 
14

30-39
 
4

20-29
 
2

10-19
 

0-9
 
5

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