AOTY 2022
Manos

Manos

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Favorite Albums

Best of 2022

Recent Ratings

Recent Reviews

Metro Boomin - HEROES & VILLAINS
75
In "HEROES & VILLAINS" Metro Boomin delivers the best trap album in recent memory

Some of the craziest performances by the best hip hop artists right now laid over the hardest trap production of the year narrated by Morgan Freeman and A$AP Rocky. It just couldn't go wrong but it had no reason being this good

The sonic cohesion and flow of the record are flawless as the many transitions and narration skits make it feel like a real experience never dipping in quality. I love the ... read more

Wizkid - More Love, Less Ego
70
Wizkid has long been the best artist in the Afrobeats genre

“More Love, Less Ego” picks up where “Made In Lagos” left off. The tracks are equally dancey, infectious and well produced but this time there is even more consistency

Westside Gunn - 10
79
Westside Gunn’s final Instalment for the “Hitler Wears Hermes” series is everything that you could hope for

The feature list is crazy, the production choices are elite, the performances are top notch, his luxury gangster aesthetic feels stronger than ever and everything is incredibly put together

He made a trap banger with a beat his son made on the first track “FlyGod Jr” and 3 tracks later in the same album we get the incredible "Peppas" featuring ... read more

Lil Baby - It's Only Me
60
You would expect that Lil Baby would become less monotonous as he grew as an artist but I guess not

Edit : Grew on me! This is his best solo effort. Although many songs are similar, “It’s Only Me” features the strongest collection of tracks Baby has ever released

Favorites—> No Fly Zone, Not Finished, Russian Roulette, Shiest Talk, In A Minute, Never Hating and Forever

Kid Cudi - Entergalactic
55
"Entergalactic" marks a big step in Cudi's career... just not musically

Many consider the overhated "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven" as his worst but for me it’s “Entergalactic". This is the most uninspired Kid Cudi has ever sounded

Most of these songs sound like MOTM3 B-Sides filled with mostly boring ideas and with the exception of the two singles that I really liked and "She's Lookin' For Me" , nothing really stands out. The production although ... read more

Shoutbox

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Thanks for following
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Got a new track out bro! Check it out if u get the chance

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/bruhman/album/576240-hand-in-hand/
1w
all love 🙏
2w
this guy is lowkey based as fuck
2w
Bless up!
2mo
Thanks :D
2mo
I'll add After 5 Clash, but not Timely. That has over 100 ratings.
2mo
Idk, I just like your method of writing a quick summery sentence at the top before elaborating farther
2mo
Thx will definitely take a listen.
2mo
Hey Manos.

So I made a list full of records that I wanted to recommend to anybody possible.

If you have very obscure record (say not enough to register for the charts), then comment a recommendation. I would like to put more obscure things on that list.

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/koxtil/list/86671/stuff-i-would-recommend/

About

CHECK OUT MY REVIEW on "HEROES & VILLAINS”

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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—>
95-100: Absolutely Essential
90: Phenomenal
85: Incredible
80: Amazing
75: Great
70: Good
55-65: Alright - Decent
0-50: Trash - Mediocre

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
56

80-89
 
156

70-79
 
174

60-69
 
129

50-59
 
44

40-49
 
14

30-39
 
3

20-29
 
5

10-19
 
1

0-9
 
1

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