Samia - The Baby
Samia
The Baby
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Aug 29

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Now I know why people clown on YoungBoy fans so much.
Sep 11, 2020
I usually don't like to spam my new albums or whatever, but I just dropped a collaborative EP with a producer KiNG that I'm really proud of. I would appreciate if you reviewed it. :)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/280008-the-7-day-project-the-7-day-project.php
Sep 9, 2020
Sep 6, 2020
One of the most underappreciated reviewers on this website. Keep up the amazing work, you have my full support πŸ‘
Jul 27, 2020
Jul 25, 2020
Since no one on Twitter seemed happy with the Mercury Music Prize, I thought it would interesting to see what people on here thought were the best! Not in any order so scroll through options to find your favourites. Write your choices in other if they don't appear in list! https://forms.gle/wMEd9cQD74RtzwtQ7
Jul 7, 2020
Great reviews! Keep up the awesome workπŸ™‚
Jul 1, 2020
Yes, it is an understandable and very interesting answer! In fact this is the magic of the note, it is that it is subjective to its author; for me a note, whatever it is, whether I agree or not, takes all its meaning when it is accompanied by a constructive analysis and objective. Putting 100 to an album that you love but which objectively doesn't deserve it, is not a crime, it's a way of thanking something important and I totally understand this approach

The important thing is that everyone benefits from it and is happy to rating , it is necessary to be in adequacy with one's rating (:
Jul 1, 2020
For my part, I believe that no album is 100% perfect. But when I put a note of 98 it's very symbolic, in the sense that it represents one of the best albums (in my opinion). I totally adhere to the rating system, I base it on a general analysis and not on a scale per song. A recent album (with a very rare exception) can't have more than 90, because I estimate that from 90 to 100 are reserved for classical albums; which means that it takes time, sometimes years for the "recent" album to pass this milestone because it deserves to be considered as such. And finally I think there's only one album that I would rate 100, just to say it's my favourite album, it's Abbey Road by the Beatles ! (:

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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
30

80-89
 
80

70-79
 
107

60-69
 
84

50-59
 
53

40-49
 
29

30-39
 
24

20-29
 
12

10-19
 
12

0-9
 
5

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