Nov 8, 2019
If you stripped the emotion and nihilism out of Deathconsciousness, you would be left with this rather cookie-cutter shoegaze album. It's fine to vibe to, some of the verses are catchy, and I'm spacing out to it in class. After The Unnatural World, I'm not sure if high expectations are fair for HANL. Deathconsciousness was a rare album that captured the best of all their qualities, and likely will not be replicated again. I guess we have to just accept HANL for who they are now.

(Sick album ... read more
Nov 1, 2019
This isn't quite a review of the album, but more of a reflection.

When Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs came out in November last year, I felt like my back was against the wall. I had fixed a lot of facets of my life but I still felt alone and like I was fighting for everything - my reputation, my achievements, my grades. The album served as a solemn battle cry as I rushed into my life an achiever but alone.

Now it's November this year. I stumbled upon two friends who changed my life and ... read more
Oct 25, 2019
"Closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A"

Bar of the year LMAO
Oct 4, 2019
As if a 32 track album needed to be extended further.
Sep 17, 2019*

Ok, here's for the real review. I'm not sure what people were expecting, but it's basically what Ameer is known for. Self-pitying lyrics, dark trap production, slight amounts of introspection. But it's nice to see him back all the same.
Sep 13, 2019
A rap shitpost come to life, complete with dissonant, bombastic, genre-bending production rivaling 1000 gecs, satirical autotune interpolations of pop songs, and unbridled, wild energy exuding from every track.

If there's one thing that's certain about this album, it's not boring. It may not be genius or refined but it's pretty damn interesting to listen to and Hendricks makes sure every track is memorable for some odd reason or another.
Sep 10, 2019
This is the sound of pure happiness. No one will convince me otherwise.
Sep 7, 2019
Veteran is an album I've had to listen to for a while to get. The record carries a tumultuous energy that tosses the listen to and fro violent oscillations and riffs layered by calming synths. Hendricks' inflection and change of times reminds me of the tortured thinking we go through when we're alone. In a way, it's an album that knows its true nature and spins around in frustrating circles of rhythms and lyricism.

The one downside that kept me from putting this as a classic is the fact that ... read more
Sep 1, 2019
First off, I’d like to thank everyone for 300 followers! I figured for my first milestone I’d review an album I never got the chance to give a proper review to.

Like great literature, Twin Fantasy gets better and better with every listen. As the listener begins to understand the narrative, Will’s messaging becomes more and more complete and the story and metaphors get revealed into one cohesive unit.

Twin Fantasy also serves as a great friend, a self-reflective piece, one to ... read more
Aug 30, 2019
I Don't Love This Tecca
Aug 30, 2019
First of all, it's wonderful seeing a swarm of stan bots join the site, flame people, and then disappear forever. Like why bother, Rob's going to take them all down anyways.

Regarding the actual music, Lana puts together a solid project with Norman Fucking Rockwell. This is definitely an album to let stew in the background or to meditate on after work. The mood of the album is impeccable and overwhelming at times. However, I do not see this record to be a momentous one in her career or one ... read more
Aug 27, 2019
I'm at a loss for words, holy shit. Letters strung together can NOT EVEN COME CLOSE to describe how hyped I am for this album. Sea of Worry absolutely blew me away. My body is ready.
Aug 23, 2019
This probably isn't an album anyone goes back to and thinks, "Wow, this is good". But as A$AP Mob continues to get more and more irrelevant, Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 continues to hold a soft spot in my heart.

Nasty's World represents the album well - it boasts one of the most energetic and fun beats to bump out of the entire record. "Time to get live, live, live, live like a wire" carries a ton of energy and brings a braggadocious and unapologetic boss flow from A$AP Nast.

While ... read more
Aug 23, 2019
Bloated. Boring. Generic. That's all the time I'm going to waste here.
Aug 22, 2019
A cute track and a cuter cat :3

(You might want to change the release date though)
Aug 22, 2019*
May The Lord Watch is a beautiful record about perseverance and nostalgia. It's rare to hear contemplative bars hit so hard without being cheesy, but every single second of this album squeezes out talent and relevant observation. I'd advise anyone who hasn't to give it a listen as without a doubt, this is one of my favorite projects of 2019.
Aug 22, 2019
The shrill distorted screaming on Floor Seats best represented my reaction to the Mo Bamba sample in Pups.
Aug 22, 2019
First reaction: Matt had a good verse- DOMMMMMMMmmmmMMMMMMMMMM AAAAAAAAAA bearface aaaaaa aaa a

No Halo held a cohesive, relaxed vibe throughout the entire song. Matt had an above-average verse, Dom absolutely murdered his verse (except I couldn't help think "we live in a society" on the "pop the stitches from society" part) and I have a soft spot for bearface for some reason.

However, I felt like No Halo only differentiated itself from the other tracks by having an ... read more
Aug 20, 2019
Wow, you don't often hear ambient music from AOTY users. I had my speakers on max at the end and it sounded like someone accidentally hit push-to-talk at the end (it actually sounded pretty nice, shook my whole room). I also approved of the music video, the opening image blessed my soul.

(We need to organize a cats of AOTY discord or something by the way)
Aug 16, 2019
Young Thug managed to feature Lil Baby, Gunna, Juice WLRD, and NAV, name a song "pussy", and interpolate SICKO MODE and STILL drop a decent project.

I wasn't expecting much experimentation due to the features and the title, and the album lived up to my expectations. A lot of energetic verses from both Thugger and the featured artists. I basically lived for the Pi'erre Bourne produced tracks for the most part and tried to enjoy the rest.
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