Best of 2021

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Clairo - Sling
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Sling
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Shygirl - ALIAS
Shygirl
ALIAS
79
Jul 15
CHAI - WINK
CHAI
WINK
73
Jul 1

Recent Reviews

musicmagpie55 -
82
Spellling outdoes herself with an ethereal collection of art-pop tracks. The Turning Wheel feels mystical and effortless, the type of music that oozes creativity and sparkles with eccentricities. This album just sounds great, and the melodies are memorable. It is an album that grows on me with each listen (and I keep on listening to it!) If she keeps on this Kate Bush Trajectory, her next two albums are going to change music. She is defiantly on the right path!
musicmagpie55 -
91
Every time you remember something from the past, it is slightly altered. Details shift, emotions become more distant, and past mistakes are transformed into personal lessons. On her wonderful new record, Lucy Dacus takes the listener on a tour of some of her most vivid memories. Each song digs into a particular intimacy from Dacus's life; the album functions as a collection of stories woven with feelings rather than facts. Home Video finds one of the best storytellers making music that reaches ... read more
musicmagpie55 -
76
Beabadoobee follows up her more aggressive pop punk debut with a little EP that digs deeper into the 2000s sunshine guitar pop she clearly loves. Easy guitar melodies and catchy choruses make Our Extended Play a quick but delightful project. Each track could absolutely be on the Gilmore Girls soundtrack, and I’m not mad about that.
musicmagpie55 -
77
Who is having more fun than Slayyyter? The Y2K club rat's debut is a ridiculously raunchy good time. Troubled Paradise finds Slayyyter exploring the maximalism of 2010s pop, the continued mainstreaming of hyperpop, and various dance genres in one coherent statement. While I prefer some of the individual tracks from her prior mixtape ('Mine' is one of my favorite pop songs of the 2010s), Troubled Paradise is a solid and enjoyable record from start to finish. Some of the edges of her music feel a ... read more
musicmagpie55 -
81
While a tad too long, Gami Gang brings the sounds of midwestern emo to Washington D.C.. Origami Angel is the fantasy pop-punk band of my teenage years. Energetic, witty, and aggressively earnest, Gami Gang never loses the balance between catchy hooks and cathartic guitar riffs. The boys demonstrate how much life can be extracted from pop punk's divisive past by sounding true to themselves.

Shoutbox

Jul 21, 2021
Thanks! I’m doing fine, re-listening to a lot of music. How are you?
Jul 19, 2021
What is your favorite album from each year, 2001-2021?
May 17, 2021
congrats on 1k ratings!
May 12, 2021
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/
Apr 15, 2021
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (List)
Apr 7, 2021
you have great taste
Feb 18, 2021
muisic parrot
Jan 23, 2021
Hello, I love your album reviews.
My new EP, a very short one has just released. Will be grateful if you listen and review it. I need honest review, it could be harsh but I want to know what people thinks and how can I improve. There's is some Hindi Lyrics (very few) but the 90% of the album is English. Attaching the AOTY and Spotify link. Will be grateful forever if you respond. 🙏🙏

AOTY▶️ https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/325405-bodhisattya-pal-astronomers-dilemma.php

SPOTIFY▶️ https://open.spotify.com/album/0DMLqhpaQ44jPQGOAkTEoF?si=vz1cnEAARuq_hRNLkxRkKA
Dec 3, 2020
What's your favorite album under 25 ratings?
Nov 30, 2020
thanks for answering, added your pick
here's the list if you wanna have a look: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/rater/list/29868/the-most-annoying-song-of-all-time-community-list/

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80-89
 
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