Nona

Nona

(he/him) Savoring some new music.

Favorite Albums

Best of 2024

Recent Ratings

SZA - Kill Bill
SZA
Kill Bill
100
Feb 27
Jordaan Mason & The Horse Museum - Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head
Jordaan Mason
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head
82
Feb 16
Ariana Grande - yes, and?
Ariana Grande & Mariah Carey
yes, and?
18
Feb 16

Pinned Review

Perfume Genius - Ugly Season
86
๐Ÿ† Awarded with Bloom Bop, my badge of musical elegance!

Breathtakingly uncanny, Mike Hadreas’ unique sixth album is a bold, widescreen musical theater that, unlike its predecessor, exquisitely unravels the mystical marvels of experimentalism—another magnificent proof that he thrives in wherever his ambition leads him. It is a survey of what music could be in the future.

On Mike Hadreas’ new album, he invites you to savor the thrilling soundscapes of experimentalism. The ... read more

Recent Reviews

ANOHNI and the Johnsons - My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross
89
Hello everyone, it's that time of the year (again!) when we all look back and celebrate the music that we have loved since last year's New Year's. I'm back—from a long break, I hope you all still remember me, ha—to being more active, with a year-end list to present you on Christmas as always. For a start, here's my review of ANOHNI’s groundbreaking album I wrote months ago. Please let me know what you think!

There’s an intonation of resolute yet unwilling resignation on ... read more

Mitski - Star / Heaven
83
Mitski going country? Absolutely yes.
Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loveliest Time
79
Carly Rae Jepson’s best work since ๐˜Œ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ not only is a companion piece—but also a stepping stone that celebrates the glittery spirit of club music in various regions across the world. It proves that she’s always bound to experiment with and extend her sound to greater heights, her pop virtuoso still as luminescent as the kaleidoscopic disco ball in a newly open nightclub. “Kamikaze”, “Psychedelic Switch” and “Put It to ... read more
Mitski - Bug Like an Angel
91
Here’s what a song is: no matter how quiet and simple the instrumentals are, they support the song’s core message that’s powered by the brevity of an eloquent artist. Mitski’s unadorned first single for her upcoming album chooses to shatter our anticipations by steering towards a metaphorical dead end—no explosive choruses, no relieving progressions, no dramatic switch-ups, just three verses with a choir attached to them.

This song is all about consciousness and ... read more

ANOHNI and the Johnsons - Why Am I Alive Now?
100
A+

The last single—and penultimate song—of ANOHNI and the Johnsons’ soul-infused ๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜‰๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ž๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด is probably one of the most affecting songs on the record. Her voice stretches beyond what’s comfortable—and amid the unrestrained prejudice and violence, she gropes for beauty that has become such a rarity in our world. “I don’t want to feel this ... read more

Shoutbox

3w
After that, the list will be gradually added to, a bit like RYM's "featured reviews" on the front page. So if you're interested, please shoutout 4x AOTY review links, including at least 1 from you and 1 from another user. (Reminder: minimum 3,000 characters). Finally, if you don't want to be included in this list because another user has chosen you, please let me know.
In parallel, I have just published my second review of my new series "No Sleep on This: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/album/20799-from-a-compound-eye/
and my list has just been published: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/list/182368/no-sleep-on-this/
Thank you in advance for your support. Love
3w
Hey Nona
I hope you're well! Voila, I'm launching a new list of communities that I'm offering you to participate in (if you want to, of course). This is the first wave and I've thought of you for the launch. To pay tribute to all the enthusiasts of this site, "Long Reviews - AOTY Guide" will group together all the reviews of over 3000 characters (minimum) that users wish to highlight because they are particularly proud or fans (Regardless of publication date). The aim is to give priority to writing, without underestimating oneself, as the list will above all be a place for sharing, with everyone having a place here. You'll have several choices: either submit your own reviews, and/or submit those of others. In the interests of sharing, we'll initially try to limit the number of reviews appearing on the list. For example, it won't be possible to have more than 2 reviews included per user. To continue..
1mo
It's very kind of you, thank you very much ๐Ÿ™ I also hope that for you all goes for the best
2mo
Hi Nona
Hope you're well! Happy New Year! I’m back and I'd like to inform you that I've relaunched my series The History of The Albums, so don't hesitate to check it out my new review : https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/album/5715-astral-weeks/
I also invite you to leave a "like" on my evolving list of the best projects of 2024: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/doublez/list/170676/top-albumseps-of-2024-short-list/
Thank you in advance for your support ๐Ÿ˜Š
2mo
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/
2mo
Fabulous choice :) also one of my favorites! There’s something so uniquely nostalgic about this entire record…it’s as though it evokes an entirely new emotion, something not a lot of albums are able to do so flawlessly.
2mo
Hey, thank you! I would definitely go with "Supercut", as it is one of my favorite songs of all time. What about you?
6mo
Haha it is a good score in my book!
8mo
There must be so much background to these tightly knit albums, sounds great! I feel like it’s time to finally put myself out there, especially now that there’s a new album arriving tomorrow. So much new music this Friday too, I’m honestly quite overwhelmed ahahah. This week’s PACKED
8mo
Oh god, I'd say The ArchAndroid is less of an album to cherry-pick tracks and one to fully immerse yourself into, just because it's so conceptual and cinematic. That one I'd totally recommend listening front-to-back. But from Dirty Computer, which is a little less story-focused, all the singles are fantastic, along with Screwed and Americans

About

Welcome! I'm, as displayed, Nona. I'm open to any discussion, as well as advice and suggestion!

Usually, the ceiling of my initial rating is 8.5 โ€“ anything that surpasses it is considered truly astonishing from my perspective.

Albums are rated in 10s:
9-10 โ†’ One-of-a-kind
8.5-8.9 โ†’ Exquisite
8-8.4 โ†’ Splendid
7.5-7.9 โ†’ Good
7-7.4 โ†’ Decent
6.5-6.9 โ†’ Enjoyable
6-6.4 โ†’ Okay
5-5.9 โ†’ Not horrible
<4.9 โ†’ You know the drill

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249

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