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MasterCrackfox -
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Yes hello. If you've kept an eye on my page, or listened to the Record Roundtable/Good Band Bad Band podcast you may be aware of my writing hiatus. I'll get into it briefly, explain why I'm writing this review, then actually like write a review or something.

My brother, who was also a member of the podcast, passed away a little over a month ago now. He spent three months in the hospital dealing with various health issues surrounding a heart transplant he received as a baby. After his heart ... read more

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MasterCrackfox -
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Aesop Rock may not be experiencing a career renaissance in the public eye, his most recognizable songs still being relegated to his 2000's material on Def Jux, but the underground legend is certainly performing like he's in the midst of one.

After El-P's label closed its doors Aesop Rock went on a five year hiatus before releasing Skelethon, then took another four year hiatus (outside of singles) before The Impossible Kid. Over the last three years, though, Aesop has been busier than ever, ... read more
MasterCrackfox -
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Like many others, a year ago I wouldn't have likely been putting bets on Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars collaborating at the extent of a full album. Anderson .Paak has seen his star rising higher over the last half decade since his breakout album Malibu, a gorgeous and soulful album that had critical acclaim as well as commercial appeal. Since then he has collaborated with modern titans like Kendrick Lamar, rap staples like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Andre 3000, and even soul legend Smokey ... read more
MasterCrackfox -
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Thus far in the career of IDLES the group have stayed married to their particular style of aggression, riddled in socio-political vitriol, humor, and violence. For some, their previous effort last year could have been seen as a safe one, remaining close to the material of their smash debut and critically beloved sophomore effort, but with a little less punch and fewer memorable moments. As much as they had become fresh staples in the punk scene, they ran the risk of becoming stale if they ... read more
MasterCrackfox -
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If I were to point a non-fan of Linkin Park toward any of their material in an effort to sway them, Reanimation may be where my finger goes. As a remix album it would be hard to find one that so drastically diverts from the source material, to the point that the group themselves have stated it could be considered both a remix album as well as a proper studio album. That shift in sound likely could work for someone who scoffs at their nu-metal adjacency and would seek something entirely ... read more
MasterCrackfox -
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Tragedy can feel impossible to move on from. A few weeks ago I had a close friend of eight years and former partner pass away to a drug overdose; I saw family members openly weep, felt the sting of the inability to save them, and embraced as much of the positive memories as possible to not crumble to dust. Yesterday it became more clear that my brother, who has been in the hospital for approaching three months, may be running out of time. But like positive memories that give us the hope that ... read more

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Jan 7, 2022
Howdy Fox, I love your take on Aldous Harding's Designer. In that same vein, I just released an obliquely psychedelic folk album called Myth of the Middle Rung (it's in the new releases page) I am sure you will find some value in it. I'd love your take on it if you're looking for something new and strangely ancient. Vinyl pre-orders are opening soon and for the first few weeks I plan to price them at-cost. benvanbonn.com / benvanbonn.bandcamp.com
Oct 8, 2021
Hey bro, I opened up an Ig page where I post all my art. Follow a bruh @Souzart97 and hope all Is good my man.
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!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/417920-shorewood-rooftop.php
Sep 22, 2021
wooper
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 29, 2021
yep all time
Aug 23, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time,

what is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through exemplifying its sound, shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY user's 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.
Jul 8, 2021
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