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Best of 2024

Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
VULTURES 1
85
Feb 10

Recent Ratings

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Piñata
90
Feb 21
Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
VULTURES 1
85
Feb 10
21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin - Without Warning
21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin
Without Warning
70
Jan 21

Recent Reviews

85
Kanye destroying the washed allegations

This record really exceeded my expectations. Kanye is taking the dystopian trap sound he began to develop in the unfinished “Donda 2” mixing it with the attitude and more soulful/house sound of his unfinished collab album with James Blake “War”. All of that combined with some Yeezus and Ty Dolla $ign and you get "Vultures"

From the beautiful intro “Stars”, to the eerie grooviness of “Paid” to ... read more

Westside Gunn - And Then You Pray For Me
78
“AND THEN YOU PRAY FOR ME” delivers in every aspect as West’s final LP

The record essentially acts as a double album with 2 different sounds. Gunn has curated the album incredibly blending these styles through many skits and interludes

From the straight grimy heat of “Mamas Primetime” to having all 3 Griselda members spit over a trap beat in "Kostas" the album immediately sets the tone that you are getting both some amazing Griselda-type tracks and also ... read more

Drake - For All The Dogs
55
“For All The Dogs” at first sounds more well-cooked than any of his recent releases

The first half is really good but everything after the Dj Screw interlude is a trainwreck expect 8 am in Charlotte and maybe Rich Baby Daddy

Favorites—> Daylight, First Person Shooter, Calling For You and 8am in Charlotte

Travis Scott - UTOPIA
84
Dark, trippy and fascinating.

Psychedelic Trap changes forever today

Trap music has been really stale for a while now and Travis is here to shake everything up. Utopia is pushing boundaries left and right track after track

I love the variety of sounds here and mostly how it all still sounds focused. The production is out of this world. He built a whole universe within Utopia with sonics that sound like Travis' psychedelic style mixed with the dystopian aesthetic of Donda and the industrial ... read more

Young Thug - BUSINESS IS BUSINESS
70
Nah this shit is legendary. That cover is already iconic

“BUSINESS IS BUSINESS” has Spider going back to a sound he hasn’t really touched since SS3 and doing it with some of the craziest context any Hip Hop album has ever had. The man is saying he's "Uncle Murda" and that he "Went Kingpin" while in prison facing RICO charges. You can’t make this up.

The record suprisingly feels focused despite the obvious conditions of the release as many lines and ... read more

Shoutbox

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Hey Manos! I want to apologize for taking almost a year to finish a community list I invited you to for reaching a follower goal. I kinda went on an AOTY hiatus for a while and I thought that I hadn't finished this but I actually did, I just didn't make it public nor send messages to the people who participated. It's finally here, please tell me if there are any errors, again, sorry for taking so long: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pikapoyo/list/138628/perfect-albums-to-introduce-a-hip-hop-head-to-other-genres/
1w
Hey Manos! I just made my longest review yet. I was wondering if you can check it out and read it. It's fine if you don't read my review, but I would appreciate it.
Link: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/theautisticguy/album/582-discovery/
1w
Hey Manos!
I just got to 500 followers, that’s unreal! I cannot overstate how grateful I am to have you among the 500.

Now, I’ve never done one of these before, but I am gonna try my hand at a community list. The topic? Integer underflow songs. Songs so unbelievably bad they become awesome. Basically songs that are “so bad they’re good” but taken to the absolute extreme.

I would like to limit people to just one song, but if you think an album statement is more apt for the description than any of its individual songs, that is fine, but please only submit one album in that case.

If you don’t want to participate, please ignore this, but if you do, please let me know your pick!

I plan to have the list published by the 24th.

Once again, thank you so much!
1w
Any album you like more than Vultures? I ask because I see it is your most highly rated album of the year so far.
1w
Hi! This is the second single from my upcoming album (salt/copper) coming out on March 1st. This is the most acoustic of all the songs on the album. If you listen and hate or love it, I'd appreciate a rating or review so much as I love to receive and feedback I can. Hope you enjoy!
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/enzogarcia/mirror
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/876047-enzo-garcia-ii-mirror.php
2w
Yo Manos! I just made my first review on YouTube! The video is about Jay Z and I would appreciate if you check it out! The video is published at 9:30 EST! Here is link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDIEAWu3X5BCesRym4MLWCA

Enjoy!
2w
YES! I HAVE DONE IT!

My list is finally finished! Thank y’all so much for all the patience and support! You can now see where your favorite singles of 2023 rank in my user accumulative list! If you are a newer follower of mine, you can add your favorite singles of the year in the comments. Check the list out right here:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/thearcticdonkey/list/165114/aoty-users-favorite-singles-of-the-year-thank-you-so-much-for-200-followers/

Once again, thank you so much for being patient. This took so much longer than I thought. I hope you enjoy it though! ✌️
2w
With pleasure ! Thank you for your answers, your mention ;) and your contribution! I'll keep you informed of the publication
3w
After that, the list will be gradually added to, a bit like RYM's "featured reviews" on the front page. So if you're interested, please shoutout 4x AOTY review links, including at least 1 from you and 1 from another user. (Reminder: minimum 3,000 characters). Finally, if you don't want to be included in this list because another user has chosen you, please let me know.
In parallel, I have just published my second review of my new series "No Sleep on This: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/album/20799-from-a-compound-eye/
and my list has just been published: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/list/182368/no-sleep-on-this/
Thank you in advance for your support. Love
3w
Hey Manos
I hope you're well! Voila, I'm launching a new list of communities that I'm offering you to participate in (if you want to, of course). This is the first wave and I've thought of you for the launch. To pay tribute to all the enthusiasts of this site, "Long Reviews - AOTY Guide" will group together all the reviews of over 3000 characters (minimum) that users wish to highlight because they are particularly proud or fans (Regardless of publication date). The aim is to give priority to writing, without underestimating oneself, as the list will above all be a place for sharing, with everyone having a place here. You'll have several choices: either submit your own reviews, and/or submit those of others. In the interests of sharing, we'll initially try to limit the number of reviews appearing on the list. For example, it won't be possible to have more than 2 reviews included per user. To continue..

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CHECK OUT MY REVIEW on "Vultures”

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Hey I’m Manos! I love listening, reviewing and talking about music

On my reviews I tend to speak on each track individually while also always giving my interpretation of the album's concept

I usually don't rate records that I don't enjoy

My rating system for albums—>
100: Absolutely Essential
90+: Phenomenal
80+: Amazing
75: Great
65-70: Good
55-60: Alright - Decent
0-50: Trash - Mediocre

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
90

80-89
 
176

70-79
 
196

60-69
 
150

50-59
 
55

40-49
 
14

30-39
 
2

20-29
 
5

10-19
 

0-9
 

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