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MickyT and Phillip present...
Season One: The Beastie Boys
Part Three: Check Your Head

Continuing on with me and Phillip's dive into the Beastie Boys discography we have the group's third album, Check Your Head. The boys previous album Paul's Boutique was a phenomenal record to say the least and that all came down to the incredibly dense and intricate production with some incredible sampling (some of which is the best sampling I've ever heard) and the tight chemistry and ... read more

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Episode Three: Xtalline

It's time for another edition of me and Phillips album swap, for the third instalment I have tasked Phillip with listening to the Ambient Techno and IDM classic, 'Selected Ambient Works 85-92' by Aphex Twin and Phillip has tasked me with listening an album from producer and rapper Deko, entitled 'Crystalline'. Prior to this I have never listened to any of Deko's music and I don't really know what to expect from ... read more
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I'm convinced Eminem has completely lost his fucking mind since Encore and I think I've lost my mind too since I... don't hate this Side B of Music to Be Murdered By. It stills suffers from Eminem-isms like mostly bland production, relationship tracks, corny skits, terrible hooks and of course Marshall "Corny Man" Mathers completely fuckin' stupid bars, one liners and double entendres. I feel like on this album they're way more forgivable, as it's clear that Eminem just doesn't care ... read more
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Discography Diaries #8: Megadeth
Album #2: Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Genre: Thrash Metal
Date: 21/01/2021
Time: 8:15 PM

Next in my dive through Megadeth's discography is the band's sophomore album, 1986's 'Peace Sells... but Who's Buying' which was released under Capitol Records. As I mentioned in my review of 'Reign in Blood' 1986 was a huge year for Thrash Metal, as some of the biggest Thrash bands dropped some of their best records in this year including Metallica, Slayer and of ... read more
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Discography Diaries #8: Megadeth
Album #1: Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Genre: Thrash Metal
Date: 19/01/2021
Time: 3:40 PM

It's time to kick off a new edition of the discography diaries, the series where I review the discographies of artists that I am relatively unfamiliar with and to with the latest endeavour I'm starting with another band that is significant to the Thrash Metal genre and another one of the Big Four of Thrash, of course that very band that I'm going over is ... read more
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Discography Diaries #7: Slayer
Album #11: Repentless
Genre: Thrash Metal
Date: 18/01/2021
Time: 8:40 PM

It's finally time to conclude this chapter of the discography diaries (in record time too) with Slayers final album, 2015's 'Repentless', released under Nuclear Blast. Now a lot of things happened between Slayers last record and this one, Dave Lombardo once again left the band. Jeff Hanneman had unfortunately passed away in 2013 and as far as I'm aware Tom Araya expressed that he practically ... read more
Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 16, 2021
Hey there! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
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 9, 2021
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
Jan 4, 2021
Hello friend, I hope you're having a great day! If you have any interest in participating in a list I'm making, here's the prompt:

Aliens have come down from a previously unknown planet, and touch down right in front of your house. You come outside, and they speak English somehow, but they ask you for one thing- to give them a human album. You have an MP3 player, but it only can hold one album of any length. You can give the aliens any album for any reason, but please explain why you chose the album you chose.

Thank you for answering (if you do), and have a great day!
Jan 4, 2021
thanks so much for the follow!
Jan 3, 2021
(this is for a list) What is an obscure album that you wish more people had heard?
19 year old Irish music nerd. I listen to as many albums that I can whenever they release and of course go through as many classics and discographies too.

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