MasterCrackfox
MasterCrackfox
Suck it 2020, Happy New Years Friends ❤️

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I wrote this review a long time ago but with the news of Dumile’s passing I’m heartbroken but want to celebrate his amazing and important life. One of the best musicians in history, from my perspective, MF DOOM had the technical skills and writing ability to truly make magic. He will be sorely missed not just by fans of his music but those he personally touched and, while revisiting this album to remember the impact he had on my life, I think it’s important to praise him as ... read more

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Sleaford Mods spend the duration of Spare Ribs flashing their teeth but never doing much to actually bite down. Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn seem to view themselves as the old guard, even though they have been around for around a decade and a half and their first proper debut came out in 2013, given the beef that they started with England contemporaries IDLES. Although the two frequent political commentary and a sound adjacent to post-punk, their words come with the same hollowness as the ... read more
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Back in 2018 I took note of the name shame - underlined, circled, highlighted, and bolded it. Their debut album Songs of Praise indicated an immense amount of promise in my vision, with the group encapsulating all the best parts of post-punk via its versatile sound and influences. With songs that either delivered in unbridled energy, infectious catchiness, or dark tones, the group had an eye on how to deliver different tonalities and moods so that their songs all felt idiosyncratic. Songs of ... read more
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Many critics theorize that the three pivotal albums of trip hop's inception were the debut albums from Massive Attack, Portishead, and Tricky. However, each of these three albums are vastly different with exceptionally diverse influences found among them. Listening to Tricky's debut record Maxinquaye, one might even be tempted to simply throw out the term trip hop entirely; if all these albums could somehow fall together under the same umbrella then they all might as well be genre-less, voiding ... read more
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The unquestionable powerhouses of trip hop will always be Massive Attack and Portishead, and something about that indicates just how broad that subgenre covers. Where an album like Blue Lines is a love letter to soul, funk, and dub all through the lens of hip hop signatures and rapping as well as electronic noise, Dummy chooses to go a completely different direction entirely. Perhaps Portishead were inspired by Massive Attack and their accomplishments, but they certainly were no ... read more
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I've been confounded with the music of trip-hop for quite some time now and have been wanting to dig deeper into its offering for quite some time now. I've been exposed to trip-hop on a few occasions - a recent album from Tricky, the take Gorillaz had on it with their debut, and my experience listening to what many consider to be Massive Attack's best work Mezzanine. Anything else has either been listened to or experienced without a great deal of outside context, given that the genre really ... read more
Jan 12, 2021
Shock value goes a long way in gaining followers
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 3, 2021
Hi, hope you’ve been doing well! I had a question for you, what’s your least favorite album from your favorite artist? Thanks in advance!
Jan 2, 2021
Responded to your comment on my list. Wish there’d be a way to properly do so that way you’re notified and I didn’t have to come back over here to let you know lol. Thanks for the comment!!
Jan 2, 2021
I just dropped both my EP and Album/(LP) lists just a bit after the new year began! I plan to add a description here soon, on my break at work, but it’s essentially all there! Thanks in advance for checking it out.
Dec 31, 2020
Thank you so much for responding! The list is out now if you want to check it out:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/mattsreviews/list/33295/aotys-new-years-send-off-songs-of-2020/

Have a great night/day, and happy new years! <3
Dec 31, 2020
Uhhhhh the second one
Dec 30, 2020
2020 has been a huge roadblock, a year that a lot of people would want to forget. Filled with hardships and pain. As this year is coming to a close, I wanted to ask a question for a list. What song would you listen to, to end the year off entirely? It can either be a send-off song, or a song that you would listen to in high hopes for 2021. Hope I'm not bothering, and if you respond, thanks for the help!
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The podcasts I'm a part of are going on hiatus for the time being, so if I do any reviews for the next little bit they will just be based on my current listening. Expect my review schedule to be far lighter than it has been the last two years.

Check out the recent articles I posted on my website, most recently featuring the ever wonderful @Jamobo

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/jamobo/

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