Best of 2021

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Manos -
Punk is a record that saw delay after delay but it's finally here and I can confidently say that it's another victory lap for Thug. This might be his best project to date

Young Thug is probably one of (if not the best) trap artists of all time. From the tiny desk concert he did some months ago it was clear that he was dropping something special. That performance showcased the more ballad approach he would take on his upcoming release with acoustic guitars and pianos, while also ... read more

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Manos -
Don Toliver is back again with another release following the excellent “Heaven or Hell”

This time “Life Of A Don” has Toliver playing to his strengths once again, playing it safe even, using his normal sound but this time slower

The record is good but unlike his 2020 release this time many tracks aren’t as distinct and recognizable and blend into the heavy druggy trap/rnb atmosphere of the album

Production is very good complimenting the vibe Don is giving ... read more
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Catchy catchy catchy

That’s what Lil Nas X is great at and he uses his talents to full extent here

The record starts and ends incredibly. Even though it slows down from “SCOOP” until “DOLLA SIGN SLIME” other than these 4 tracks everything is great

The intro “MONTERO” can be considered to be the hit of the year. Immediately loved when released as a single with its infectious energy and still great to this day

“DEAD RIGHT NOW” although a ... read more
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Baby Keem is pushing a new style of trap music with every release and his debut proves he’s here to stay

"The Melodic Blue" is truly amazing and has only been growing on me since it released

He’s been having a hell of a year so far! From his incredible contribution on Kanye's "Praise God" to great singles all year long to now the release of his debut album the man has been on a hot streak

From the fantastic singles "Hooligan", "Sons and ... read more
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This album is shaping up to be his best release ever. This track is fucking stunning. Both singles so far have been incredible

Production is amazing and James’ vocals are both haunting and beautiful. Hyped!
Manos -
Young Thug back at it again with an amazing single for his upcoming record “PUNK”. “Tick Tock” was one of the 4 new tracks performed live in his tiny desk concert

The guitars present in the performance were cut from at least this version of the song and thats the only negative I can find about this. Fun and energetic single from Thugger. Really excited for what’s next for him and especially the track “Droppin Jewels”


Sep 24, 2021
hi! i just released a song; it’s on all platforms. i’d be so happy if you could listen to it and give it a quick review if possible. if you need a link, just let me know!
Sep 11, 2021
Hey Mate,
Just wondering if you were able to contribute to a list by @CamDoesMusic and @truthfulreviews based upon your 10 favourite 90's albums. This would work through you messaging myself a list from 1 being the best and 10th being the 10th best album you have listened to from the 90's. If you are able to contribute with a quote summarising the particular album as well that would be awesome! Your information delivered to us will be used to create a list named "AOTY Users Favourite 90's Albums".
Sep 10, 2021
Thank for contributing, the list is already up so here’s the link if u wanna have a look :))
Sep 8, 2021
Hi manos, 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 :))
Sep 3, 2021
Dw about the last q, all that's cool now. Thanks so much for contributing to the list, I appreciate it heaps.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
Sep 2, 2021
Hey Mate,
I am currently making a list compacted with AOTY user' top 10 worst albums and would love for you to contribute to that. The information if you decide to share will be used to create "The Average AOTY Users worst album" consisting of 50 albums. If you feel comfortable contributing please mention your top 10 worst albums in order from 1 being the worst and 10 being the 10th worst. It would also be highly appreciated if you are ok to give a few words why as well :)

Thank You So Much Have A Good Day!
Aug 30, 2021
Hi again, sorry to bother you.

As I was creating the list, due to issues that arose and just new ideas I got, I thought it'd be sick if each of the top 10 albums had a bit of a foreword in their descriptions. Anyways, getting to the point, I'd appreciate it so much if you could just reply with a couple of sentences on OK Computer regarding its importance in musical history, influence and, most importantly, why you love it/what it means to you.

Thanks so much for reading and replying, if you do. It'd mean a lot.
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do
Aug 18, 2021
Από ότι βλέπω σου αρέσουν πολύ το κλασικό ροκ, το μοντέρνο hip hop και η σοφιστικέ alternative! Θα σου πρότεινα ανεπιφύλακτα τον Brian Eno (another green world και my life in the bush of ghosts τα αγαπημένα μου), Sage Francis (μεγάλη αγάπη από εναλλακτικό rap, το healthy distrust από τα πρώτα δισκακια που με έβαλαν στο είδος) καθώς και Lupe fiasco που κάνει ενδιαφέροντα πραγματακια, και επειδή εί&d




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60-68: alright
50-58: mediocre
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