MarkAnMan

MarkAnMan

Enslaved (Med School)

Favorite Albums

Best of 2024

Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
VULTURES 1
73
Feb 11

Recent Ratings

Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
VULTURES 1
73
Feb 11
Unwound - Unwound
Unwound
Unwound
82
Dec 28, 2023
Charli XCX - Pop 2
Charli XCX
Pop 2
77
Dec 26, 2023
Big Sean & Metro Boomin - Double Or Nothing
Big Sean & Metro Boomin
Double Or Nothing
55
Dec 25, 2023
Rosa Yemen - Rosa Yemen
Rosa Yemen
Rosa Yemen
42
Dec 24, 2023

Recent Reviews

The Rolling Stones - England's Newest Hit Makers
63
The US version of the Stones' debut trades a so-so cover of "Mona" for one of their first hits, the far superior "Not Fade Away"; with its bombastic energy, this track exemplifies perfectly what made the band stand out among their contemporaries at this point in time. That doesn't make the album a lot better, but for that reason alone the US version should be considered the best out of the two.
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones
60
The Rolling Stones' debut album is full of inspired performances, largely covers of blues and a few rock songs as well. There were a few originals ("Now I've Got a Witness" and "Little by Little") that are decent jams, and the only Jagger/Richards composition, "Teel Me (You're Coming Back)", shows their songwriting potential.
Mick has already his focused bluesy singing voice intact and his energy is unmatched, but I find his voice a bit whiney and aggravating to ... read more
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
100
Perfect Album #10 ~ Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys (1966)
Genres: Progressive pop, psychedelic pop, baroque pop, chamber pop, art rock

Instead of repeating the same things about this album, I want to ramble about something that bugs me whenever people talk about acclaimed pieces of art like Pet Sounds. Even if some people don't want to admit it, there are parameters in any form of art that dictate (for lack of a better word) what is good and what is not; it's true that everything can be ... read more

FKA twigs - MAGDALENE
89
Ok I get it now, this album is phenomenal, but I don't consider it to be twigs best work, and that's because of three major problems:
1) While I love the catchy beat and twigs' performance on "holy terrain", the completely out of place Future feature reduces the track to being just ok. I can think of 100 artist that could fit over this beat way more than Future, and it still baffles me to this day how or why is he even on the album.
2) "daybed" is way too skeletal imo: the ... read more
Pussy Galore - Exile on Main Street
100
Perfect Album #9 ~ Exile on Main Street by Pussy Galore (1986)
Genres: Noise rock, lo-fi, punk, garage rock, blues rock, punk blues

Yeah I know I promised that I would finish twigs discography, but today is my birthday so I'd love to talk about one of my favorite albums ever instead, even if nobody on this site has listened to it.

The original Exile on Main St. by The Rolling Stones is one of my top 10 favorite albums of all time, and it actually used to be my favorite for a couple of years. ... read more

Shoutbox

10mo
hi!! i just dropped a new single. it’d be amazing if you could check it out. let me know what you think!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/626146-shorewood-by-your-side.php
https://linktr.ee/shorewood
1y
Hi MarkAnMan !
I just dropped my debut LP, and was wondering if you’d want to check it out and leave your thoughts :) It’s a relatively long project (55 minutes), so I totally understand if you chose to sit out on this one. But if you’re interested, all reviews and ratings are welcome!

AOTY link: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/611900-chapstickroach-silent-metronome.php

Stream:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6OWa3DGDSy6zmOJDRMxzbc?si=jgPJRfs8Q8a0RDp4GN6qTw
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1666860359
1y
Hi, I'm making an 'AOTY's favourite albums of the 2010s' list and I would love for you to contribute. If your interested, drop a top 10 in my shoutbox and let me know if it's ranked or unranked. Thanks :)
1y
Hey Markanman, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
2y
Gracias por el follow, me di cuenta que eras el mismo que hizo una review del madrileño la cual me encanto pero olvidé seguirte, aún muchas gracias d nuevo <33
2y
Thank you for the follow !!
2y
Thanks for contributing, just posted the list, here’s the list if u wanna check it out :)

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/milosummers/list/56871/aotys-favourite-00s-albums/
2y
Thanks for the follow.
2y
Hi MarkAnMan! Just noticed no one has done an AOTY’s favourite 00s album community list yet so I’m jumping in this opportunity. If u wanna contribute, shout me your top 10 albums of the 00s (please specify if unranked), I’ll let you know when the list is posted :)
2y
Gracias por seguir mano :)

About

20. Mexican guy who really loves music, especially post punk, hip-hop and experimental stuff.

Rating system:
100 ~ Perfect album
90-99 ~ Amazing, must listen
80-89 ~ Great
70-79 ~ Good
60-69 ~ Decent
50-59 ~ Mediocre
30-49 ~ Bad
0-29 ~ Should be erased from existence

Currently listening to: Unwound, Metro Boomin, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Charli XCX

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
152

80-89
 
159

70-79
 
133

60-69
 
85

50-59
 
64

40-49
 
40

30-39
 
17

20-29
 
9

10-19
 
7

0-9
 
2

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