Best of 2024

Recent Ratings

Lucy Dacus - Home Video
Lucy Dacus
Home Video
93
Nov 18, 2023
Beyoncé
RENAISSANCE
97
Nov 18, 2023
Sofia Kourtesis - Madres
Sofia Kourtesis
Madres
83
Nov 18, 2023
100 gecs - 10,000 gecs
100 gecs
10,000 gecs
80
Nov 18, 2023

Recent Reviews

Hannah Diamond - Perfect Picture
85
Ten years after its conception, PC Music comes to a close with one of the best albums in its vibrant discography. Hannah Diamond's Perfect Picture feels like a culmination of everything I love about the label: bombastic synths that overemphasize the emotional peaks, a lyrical obsession with surface images and the affect that boils right below, and a brash disregard for contemporary trends.

Diamond's approach to PC Music feels like a distillation of themes rather than a movement into the next ... read more

Magdalena Bay - mini mix vol. 3
83
‘Top Dog’ is currently pop song of the year.

Not one but TWO Laura Dern references in a single song; perfection.

Alan Palomo - World of Hassle
81
Post-Vaporwave at its finest. Glitzy, sparkling, silly, and political, Alan Palomo makes the wait for his new debut well worth it. World of Hassle feels complete, dynamic and engaging from start to finish.

I hope it doesn’t fall under the radar for pop albums this year!

Mitski - The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We
87
Mitski returns on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Whether it be with her lover, satan, or herself (sometimes all three at the same time!), The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We is Mitski capturing the existential gravity of self-understanding. The characters throughout the album eat too much cake, compromise love and self-interest, and even make a deal with the devil for a break from the pain of existing. It is easily her darkest work but arguably her most vital. The lyrics are ... read more

Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loveliest Time
82
Miss Jepsen returns with a B-side project that completely eclipses its main counterpart. The Loveliest Time contains some of Carly’s best songwriting since the Emotion era.

My issue with her last album, The Loneliest Time, was that the album didn’t have the consistency that I had come to expect from Carly. Emotion was sonically cohesive, a synthpop kaleidoscope of sparkling pop anthems. Dedicated traded sonic cohesion for a looser exploration of different 1970s pop genres. ... read more

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Hello!!! Dear AOTY user and fellow music lover, if you are reading this message, it's because I consider you special and appreciate you being part of this incredible music-loving community. I'm here just to wish you happy holidays and celebrate this year of 2023.

Here are my three classic end-of-year lists that I always make, and I would really appreciate it if you could take a look. From the heart, marvgary <3

TOP 2K23 ALBUMS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/166600/top-2k23-albums/
THE 15 BEST 2K23 SONGS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/164237/the-15-best-2k23-songs/
TOP 2K23 EPS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/164280/top-2k23-eps/
2y
you aren't a real magpie
2y
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?
2y
Thanks! I’m doing fine, re-listening to a lot of music. How are you?
2y
What is your favorite album from each year, 2001-2021?
2y
congrats on 1k ratings!
2y
New recommendation: sophomore release from Desmond Hatch, instrumental synthpop and indietronica. Pls listen and rate, you will probably enjoy since you liked Green House's Music for Living Spaces, which very much reminded me of Hatch's 2020 Skatinginplace.
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/365355-desmond-hatch-hatch.php
https://desmondhatch.bandcamp.com/
2y
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (List)
2y
you have great taste
3y
muisic parrot

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