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98.12.28 is the final live album from Japanese Dream-Pop group Fishmans. It is often hailed as one of the greatest live performances ever recorded and features music from across their discography.

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The mix and master of this performance are incredible and perfectly capture the raw live environment and the sound of the venue. The production is great and incredibly layered and complex for a live performance, and the effort that went into this really shows. Every ... read more
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News At 11 is a 2016 vaporwave concept album focused on the connection between vaporware culture and the events of 9/11. It was received well and is a staple of modern era vaporwave albums.

QUALITY/PRODUCTION
Corp continues being one of the best mixers and producers in vapor, with a spectacular sound and feel. He edits in clips of pre 9/11 and the ignorance beforehand to a breathtaking and hanging effect and executes the concepts through production alone.

SOUND/GENRE
This is a ... read more
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GENERAL INFO
Blank Banshee 0 is a defining early vaporwave release released in 2012. It was the first and most popular vapor trap record and used sampling in a unique way.

QUALITY/PRODUCTION
The production quality is crisp and well done for its time and genre and uses samples better than most vapor genre production. It comes off sharp and well cut and has little to complain about.

SOUND/GENRE
Almost a decade after it pioneered the genre, Banshee 0 is still the best vapor trap record ever made ... read more
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GENERAL INFO
After the highly praised Lonerism, Tame Impala released his most successful and popular record to date. It was met with high critical praise and was lauded by a new group of Tame Impala fans engrossed by the new release.

QUALITY/PRODUCTION
This is the best production and mixing I have ever heard. The instrumentals, vocals, and everything in-between mix into a heavenly stream of musical consciousness. Every instrument is perfect for whatever situation it finds itself in. The ... read more
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Lonerism is the second full-length album from Kevin Parker under the Tame Impala name and came after positive receptions to his first record propelled the project forward. It was received with great critical and fan appraise and skyrocketed Tame Impala's fanbase.

QUALITY/PRODUCTION
This fixes all of the errors from the previous album and is almost perfect mixing and production-wise. The instruments are raw yet not abrasive, and the vocals are easy to hear and understand even under ... read more
Aug 15, 2020
Heyo! I have new track out today and was hoping I could get your take on it! :) I know a new track from me already but this one has been saved up for awhile and now I'm finally releasing it.

https://soundcloud.com/user-883091816/last-kid-on-earth
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/271004-malneezy-last-kid-on-earth.php
Aug 10, 2020
What do you think is the most underrated album of all time? This is for a list.
Jul 31, 2020
Hello there, Malneezy here! I have a new single and I was hoping if I could get your take on it.

Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/user-883091816/xmanmalneezy-never-wonder
Review Here: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/265114-malneezy-never-wonder.php
Jul 30, 2020
Jul 25, 2020
I don't want to come off too spammy so I'm hesitant to promote this EP here again, but I just released my second EP. You have very interesting opinions on my music so I'd love to hear you thoughts!
https://soundcloud.com/user-775956185/sets/ep-2?ref=clipboard
Jul 23, 2020
i'll check it out then. I'm just not a big fan of super heavy music and "blackgaze" sounded like it would be in that ballpark lol
Jul 20, 2020
Hi, I'm another one of those who promote their stuff on other people's shoutbox. I recently released a Dark Ambient/Ambient Techno/Ambient etc. album, that I've been working on for 2 years. I never really promoted my stuff, but I really want more people to listen to it. And that's why I'll love it if you give it a try! And if you will, I thank you just for giving me a chance and giving me your time.
Link: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/263310-crazyf1r3-purification.php (links to sc and bc are in the aoty page's comments)
Jul 14, 2020
I know this is basic and has been done before so many times but whats your favourite album of all time? (list)
Jul 13, 2020
Hey, I saw that you disliked my new collab with Concrete Castles, my new solo stuff sounds different and I'm pretty curious if you think it is a more interesting direction, it's entirely made with analog synths. It's called So Many Pufferfish and should be linked on my artist page. I'd love your feedback considering you have pretty interesting opinions on my music.
Jul 13, 2020
Hey there! Sorry to post this annoying message. Stankysauce and I recently made a song, and we would love for you to check it out! It's on soundcloud and will be on spotify soon. Thanks so much! :D
Here is the soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/user-775956185/watermelon-seeds-with-concrete-castles
Here is the aoty link: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/261329-stankysauce-watermelon-seeds.php
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