Listening to: 1980s + new releases

Best of 2021

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Genesis - Duke
Sep 16
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Hey What
Sep 11

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leolucia -

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

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leolucia -

A master class in catchy hooks, production, earworm melodies, genre-blending, and breaking boundaries in the music industry. An iconic collection of songs. Some of the songs are weaker than others, but overall the highs are higher than the lows are low, to the point that it feels balanced as a whole. Lil Nas X is here to stay.
leolucia -
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Bodhisattya Pal's second EP in 2021 is most definitely an improvement from his first effort.
While his first effort suffered from bad production, inconsistent singing, and sounded rough due to a flawed and directionless blending of genres, "Marine Affairs" does not, in my opinion, suffer from any of these faults.

In the first track "Ghost of a Lover Pirate" the wavey instrumentals create an atmosphere that is suitable for a story that takes place ... read more
leolucia -

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 -
Ummm. How was Charles Mingus a mortal????
leolucia -

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


Sep 12, 2021
Thanks for contributing, the list is already up so here’s the link if u wanna have a look :)

Sep 8, 2021
Hi søren, I’m making a list about album/s that changed AOTY users music tastes, if u have any albums that introduced u to new genres or shook up the music u listen to or something like that, i’d love to know :))
Aug 18, 2021
Thanks for contributing, list is up now check it out
Aug 17, 2021
Hi again, hope I’m not bothering u but i’m gonna release the list soon so I’m just checking if u have a pick :)
Aug 11, 2021
Hi SØREN, I’m making one of them lists where a bunch of accounts give their pick. The list is ‘AOTY’s Most Influential Albums of the 21st Century’.
Wanna give ur pick and a brief explanation? :)
May 17, 2021
yo that's hella deep, great pick, and thank you so much for your submission!!!!
May 17, 2021
Hey there! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.


“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The remaining survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

Here’s the list:
May 11, 2021
Apr 14, 2021
𝕤𝕦𝕓𝕡𝕚𝕩𝕖𝕝 𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕛𝕖𝕔𝕥 𝟛 𝕠𝕗 𝟛

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 (:


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):

90+: PHENOMENAL: All time favs/masterpieces
80-89: EXCELLENT: Love it/impressive
75-79: VERY GOOD: Very enjoyable
70-74: GOOD: I enjoyed it
60-69: OKAY: Missing something...
50-59: NOT INTERESTING: Uncreative
0-49: BAD

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70+ means I personally enjoyed it. 90+ means it is a must-listen, in my opinion. No rating at the bottom of the list means I plan to listen to it but haven't yet
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Artists that appear most frequently on my list: (1) The Beatles (10x) (2) John Coltrane (7x) (3) The Rolling Stones (6x) (4) Bob Dylan (5x) (5) Charles Mingus /Velvet Underground /The Mothers of ...
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September 2021 Playlist