Best of 2021

slowthai - TYRON
slowthai
TYRON
75
Feb 19

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liamhiggins -
40
Unlike Pop Smoke's Debut Album "Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon," this album does not seem to be crafted with much regard for Pop Smoke's legacy or his artistic vision. A lot of the songs just sound like snippets of Pop Smoke's vocals with mediocre performances from the feature artists. Only a handful of tracks on this project stood out to me as particularly good, while the rest seemed like tacky cash grabs. This album feels similar to what XXXTENTACION's label did following his ... read more
liamhiggins -
95
I, like many others, only discovered this album as a result of Fantano giving it a 10 but wow am I glad I did. To put this album into two words: compositional excellence. Every single aspect of the arrangement on this project is utterly stunning. I had only vaguely heard of Spellling's existence prior to this album and had not heard anything from her beforehand, but I am so glad I checked this out. From the beautiful strings suddenly switching to sinister synths on "Queen of Wands" to ... read more
liamhiggins -
74
I have never cared for Young Nudy before at all, but this album definitely impressed me. This nightmarish-sounding project features the best performances of Young Nudy's career. His voice is much less grating and more menacing, fitting the production very well. Setting aside Nudy's performance, what really steals the show on this project is the production. The beats and mixing on this album are immaculate. I cannot give enough praise to all of those involved in producing this album. While I do ... read more
liamhiggins -
30
Like Culture II minus the few bangers
liamhiggins -
90
One of my favorite Tyler albums. This album definitely feels like the culmination of all of his eras, in almost an "After Hours" sense. Tyler combined the grittiness of his earlier works but with the phenomenal lyricism that he's crafted over the last few years. He included tracks with heavy rapping and perfectly balanced them out with sweet soul sounds reminiscent of IGOR and Flower Boy. I love the synth work on this album, especially on "SWEET/I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO ... read more

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Ratings distribution:
0-40: various levels of bad
40-49: probably a handful of good tracks, but overall mid
50-59: generally listenable, but not too special
60-69: has several good tracks, but a few major shortcomings
70-79: very good, probably a couple of meh tracks
80-99: AOTY contender
100: as close to perfect as possible

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
18

80-89
 
28

70-79
 
30

60-69
 
14

50-59
 
19

40-49
 
4

30-39
 
7

20-29
 
5

10-19
 
1

0-9
 

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