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Yasmin Williams - Urban Driftwood
90
One of the best instrumental guitar albums in recent memory. Yasmin Williams manages to create a melodically rich guitar album where each song feels like a small instrumental fable or parable. Do not skip this album if you are a fan of instrumental music that manages to feel narratively rich without utilizing language. It is like a contemporary Windham Hill record but manages to sound completely unique and engaging. It is my go-to study/reflect/cry in nature music. I would like about ten more ... read more
Björk - Fossora
81
Moist voices to the front of the line!

Bjork's newest project feels more like a family jamboree mixtape than a standard album release. The music feels less deliberate, and we hear a few more guests than we typically do. As a result, Fossora is far less cohesive, the themes are a bit muddier, and the music feels less urgent than her previous output. While I could see this as detrimental to the album's quality, I still think Bjork manages to create an engaging project with plenty to gush ... read more

Stella Donnelly - Flood
81
Dulling down her acerbic tongue, Stella Donnelly returns for a meditative, breezy sophomore release. She redirects her lyrical wit into poignant statements on growing up, relationships, and trying to find wade through life's muddiest emotions. While it may sound light, Donnelly's ability to blend airy melodies with clever observations makes Flood a remarkably smooth and engaging listen. I am partial to the title track's stunning chorus (one of the most potent melodies of the year), but I find ... read more
DJ Sabrina The Teenage DJ - Call You​/​Under Your Spell
79
Pop's left-left-of-center sweetheart returns with a delectable and digestible set of 5 tracks that sparkle with the same creativity as DJ Sabrina's epic extended projects. Clocking in at only 35 minutes, Call You / Under Your Spell still feels grand in scope. I am still in love with Sabrina's ability to make music that sounds nostalgic before the track ends. There is a logic to how the songs are structured, and each listen uncovers more detail and narrative within the music. It is the ... read more
Ethel Cain - Preacher's Daughter
84
Ethel Cain added to the list of people I want to stomp on my face 😍

Cain expands her dreary, slow-core dream pop into an extraordinary Americana epic. I love Cain's style because of the blend of goth rock's muddy catharsis, dream pop's fuzzy production, and Americana's languid storytelling. The lyrics reflect this, where Cain explores the liminal space between self-worth, religious fervor, and self-destructive behavior. Preacher's Daughter does not shy away from complex intimacies. She ... read more

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you aren't a real magpie
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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?
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Thanks! I’m doing fine, re-listening to a lot of music. How are you?
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What is your favorite album from each year, 2001-2021?
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congrats on 1k ratings!
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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/
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What's your favorite Swans record and song? (List)
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you have great taste
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muisic parrot
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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

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