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Kim Gordon - I'm a Man
40
The heteronormative, second-wave feminist politics of this new piece by Kim Gordon feel passé, especially when the production conjures up the codeine-inflected mythos of Black Kray with dissonant, free-associative drawls. She dilutes the innate radicalness of punk with cliché takes on gender roles-- the speaker a red-pilled man who [presumably] worships manosphere pundit Andrew Tate: "Dropped out of college, don't have a degree / And I can't get a date, it's not my ... read more

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NR
Thank you for your careful conjectures regarding the relationship between speaker and artist; unfortunately, this is an awful record.
Ice Spice - Think U The Shit (Fart)
10
In another lame attempt at TikTok soundbite-of-the-month, Ice Spice repeats the hook, "Think you the shit? / Bitch, you the fart." Spice's last collection of songs, found on the deluxe version of her seminal EP 𝘓𝘪𝘬𝘦..., showed the Bronx-based rapper take interest in softer, pop-rap palettes [see: "How High?"]. However, much of Ice Spice's appeal came from her riotous, bass-thumping drill cuts coupled with her trademark dulcet delivery. It offered the dichotomous ... read more
Julia Holter - Spinning
60
Promoting her forthcoming record 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘴, Julia Holter 'steals the whoa' on "Spinning." Holter presents an arrangement in the same vein as the hypnotic lead single "Sun Girl" paired with the stream-of-conscious poetics of the breathtaking 𝘈𝘷𝘪𝘢𝘳𝘺 (2018). However, the track arrives with a punchy, pulsating bass, dissonant and captivating. Its negative space ... read more
PinkPantheress - Heaven knows
NR
No longer is Victoria Walker, known by her ubiquitous alias PinkPantheress, emoting on top of fire escapes with Bronx rapper Ice Spice, lamenting in the club with nepo-rockstar Willow Smith, or paying homage to early-2010s fan edits. In the Sophia Mullen-directed video for “Mosquito,” the lead single off Heaven knows, Walker frolics the idyllic streets of London, adorn in garish fur vests and blue tulle dresses. It is a scene ripped out of a Disney fairytale. However, accompanied by ... read more
Jane Remover - Census Designated
NR
Earlier this year, Jane Remover, under the moniker leroy, released the 4th installment in their neurotic, chronically online dariacore series, Grave Robbing. A typical “dariacore” song will at once traverse samples of bass-boosted Kesha songs and Rolodexes of outdated musical.ly soundbites, festooned with frenetic drumming capturing the meta-ironic spirit of Gen Z. On new track “Lips,” chronicling an abusive relationship, it sounds like a completely different artist made ... read more

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Hey okcomputer, I just released my first EP and I would really appreciate if you could review it. I put a lot of passion into my art and I would like to know your thoughts.

AOTY: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/864560-emanny-chlorophyll.php
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/emmanuel-salazar-851525687/sets/chlorophyll
1w
What are your opinions on the other Bjork albums?
2w
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
2w
Hey OK Computer
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 never been of my interest, journalism is just a hobby I pursue and I’m happy with merely having my thoughts out there somewhere, both as a record of my feelings on music and, to keep it short: knowing that someone, somewhere out there is reading a review I’ve written makes me feel a little more understood. This site’s always been a safe place for me to talk about music, and it’ll probably be the only place I’ll yap this extensively within the borders of without feeling like a complete geek
1mo
Longest time I've seen you keep up ratings
3mo
hey!! i just released my first song in spanish and i thought you’d like to check it out. give it a listen if you can and let me know what you think!! :)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/783942-shorewood-lo-unico-que-quiero.php
https://linktr.ee/shorewood
3mo
Great reviews!
3mo
Thank you so much, big fan of your writing as well!!
4mo
thank you for everything you do okcomputer12127

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