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Burial - Untrue
200 Followers! All of you are goats fr. To celebrate, I'd like to review one of the most influential albums in electronic music, Burial's second album Untrue. This album was incredibly important in helping form the modern UK electronic scene, and is responsible for some of the most jaw dropping moments in all of music in my opinion, but what's so funny to me is, I knew none of this when I first heard of it.

I first heard the name Burial in a youtube video just over 2 years ago, All My Homies ... read more

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Torn Off Guilt - men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error
The ending is super relaxing, you should just play it on a 5 second loop forever!!!
GZA - Liquid Swords
GZA is the greatest Wu Tang Clan member.

Think about it like this. 36 Chambers comes out and becomes an instant classic, and all 9 Wu Tang Members have the chance to become hip hop legends. Method Man, ODB, and Raekwon all capitalise on this, quickly dropping solo records. But by the time GZA is ready to release it's nearly 1996, and his previous album, Words From The Genius, isn't considered excellent. To the average person it seems like this album will flop. But today, it is the Wu Tang solo ... read more

Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez See Your Future
As the current end-point for Denzel, I would say this works brilliantly.

This album is the accumulation of more than a decade of Denzel making music, during which he rose to prominence for his distortion heavy trap influenced production and aggressive delivery, and yet on Melt My Eyez, he completely transitions, toa much calmer and mellower production style and a more concious delivery able to expertly portray a greater range of emotions. The result is a masterpiece which perfectly captures ... read more

felicita - Spalarkle
Took me a second to interpret the art correctly, but fucking hell that shit is creepy.

Spalarkle is the sophomore album from electronic artist Felicita, and works as a great standalone project. First of all, the Caroline Polachek feature is pretty crazy, and really cool even though she doesn't contribute a huge amount. The first 2 tracks are quite the highlight for this album. They have the same basic beat so you don't even notice the change between them until the cries of "Alys" ... read more

Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats - UNLOCKED
I'm ashamed to have not listened to this before.

Despite the short length, i would say this is one of the most important projects Denzel has worked on, as Kenny beats cleaner production clearly worked as precedent for melt My Eyez. Kenny can maintain the sinister sound Denzel is known for without the overreliance on distortion on all previous Denzel projects. The result is the most accesible and transcendant Denzel had sounded up to that point. The delivery also upgraded a decent amount. ... read more


Take your time man, I will be patiently waiting xd, And thank you!! :)❤️
Hey bro, You haven't uploaded in a while is everything ok? I miss ur reviews :(
Yo Oakred I just uploaded the list if you what to check it out. Thank you for taking your time to respond to my shout it means a lot. 🙏
Yo oakred! Sorry if I'm bothering you right now, but I thinking of a 1,000 followers special and I decided to create my first-ever AOTY community list featuring some of my followers and some of the most well-known users on this site. The catch is that the list won't focus on music but rather on a personal trait. All you have to do is list your favorite character from any kind of media (video games, films, television episodes, books, you name it!) and explain why you enjoy them so much. The explanation doesn't have to be lengthy; you only need to make sure you list the character's name and where there from. Thanks in advance and I appreciate the fact that you took you time to read this and reply if you do!
Hey Oakred the list you contributed to is ready if you feel like checking it out https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/shaderd/list/121539/200-follower-list-albums-that-shaped-aoty-users-music-taste/
Fair enough, the list might not be out for a bit but I'll let you know when it's done.
Hey oakred, for my upcoming 700 follower special I wanted to do a list based some research on AOTY user's most listened to albums. All you need to do is send me a link to your last.fm account. If you don't have one, no worries. If you could tell me what is (probably) your top 10 most listened to albums that would great instead. Thanks for your time in advance!
😭😭😭 thank u
Hey, am I crazy or you recommended me "Indwell" ?

Someone recommended this album to me and I forgot who it was, but I'm thinking it was you


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Big Hip Hop fan but trying to get into other genres. Massive fan of Dead Cells, feel free to talk about it.

Recommend me something and I'm pretty much guaranteed to check out. You can promote your own music too, but I'm less likely to check it out.

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Pretty self explanatory I’m still in the process of writing about each cover I’ll finish eventually
Updated 1w agoRanked 1
Overall thoughts: Denzel Curry is an artist who despite having been around for over a decade, has a ton of untapped potential left in him. His use of his sinister signature sound and excellent ...
Updated 3w agoRanked 1
Scores of 70+ but only on albums with a small number of user ratings
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