Papa Ethan

Northern Illinois

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Best of 2023

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Lil Skies - Unbothered
For his third album in a row, Lil Skies continues to operate below even mediocrity, and the issues with his music are more apparent than ever.

For one, his usually boyish delivery makes him sound incredibly foolish on the multiple occasions on Unbothered on which he attempts to sound tough. An especially bad example of this is the song “Ok,” whose sparse instrumental reveals just how simplistic and unthreatening Lil Skies really sounds. There’s also “Riot,” which, ... read more

Brokeasf - WRONG 1
On his debut tape, rapper Brokeasf, who gained notoriety for his minor TikTok hit “Comments,” does NLE Choppa’s shtick better than NLE Choppa himself can.

WRONG 1 starts off on a bad note, though, with the song “The People’s President.” The mix on this song is one of the roughest on the tape, with 808s and percussion impacts that seem to be loud simply for the sake of being loud. There are a few other notable duds within the tracklist, namely “Burnt ... read more

BRS Kash - Kash Only
BRS Kash’s debut album is a collection of mostly sexual, club bangers that are hit-or-miss.

On the album, Kash tries out a few different styles, but the horny, ass-shaking club anthems really take the cake. For example, “Kash App” has an instrumental full of fast-paced, rattling percussion, Miami Bass-influenced percs, deflating horn hits, and a tense piano countermelody. Over that, Kash rapidly raps a catchy chorus and verse in which he repeatedly requests to see a ... read more

Astrokidjay - Wizard Boy
On Astrokidjay’s Wizard Boy, some technical problems, a static, uninspired delivery, and boring performances make for a mediocre mixtape.

First of all, the volume normalization on the tape is all out of whack. I can comfortably play the first two songs at max volume, but then the subsequent pair is a bit quiet. However, after that, “Forget” is much louder, and I have to turn the volume down in order to not get my eardrums blown out. At last, the following three songs return ... read more

Alycia Bella - Muse
Alycia Bell’s debut album Muse is a stunning collection of slow, introspective, and heartbroken R&B.

However, the album does start out on a bit of a boring note with its opener “Cue The Sun.” I do like the soft piano and quiet strings in the background, but after the thirty second mark, the song takes an abrupt and lengthy pause that really brings me out of it. Also, Boogie’s nasally attempts at singing after the sudden beat switch are hard to listen to.

The second ... read more


review the prod lucas half of two solid as well
2,000 ratings?

hii ethan!!! if you enjoyed shadow in the mist, i have just released a new single, you can rate It here so I know what you think, thanks!!
Hey Ethan!!! To celebrate me now having 400 albums rated and reviewed I'm gonna be putting together a community list and I of course need your help. It'd mean so much to me if you could help.

Whats a song that makes you have the feeling of ascending into a into another world or into space, a song that makes you feel like you have left your body and you are inside of the music. I'll start first! MY EYES off of Travis Scott's new album 100% does that for me.

Also feel free to give an explanation for your choice, Thank you!
heyy ethan! i released a new single and I'd really appreciate if you listened to It :) You can rate it here in AOTY so I know what I can improve, thank you so much
Hey PapaEthan! To celebrate 500 followers I decided to put together my first community list from all of those who supported me along the way!

I wasn't sure what to do as pretty much everything has already been done, so I decided on this:

Imagine you're in an apocalypse, the whole world has gone to peril and you can only play one special song before everything perishes, what song are you picking and why? It doesn't need to be just one song, it can be a variety of songs if you can't choose just one.

I’ll compile everyone’s results over the next few days and I’ll let you know once the list is ready!

Thank you for your time!
Heyyy thanks for the follow! :)
hii!! i just dropped a new single. it’d be amazing if you could check it out. let me know what you think!
yw and thats fair
even if that 916frosty rating is something I disagree with heavily


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