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Drake - Too Much
Drake
Too Much
78
Nov 28
Kelis - Lil Star
Kelis
Lil Star
100
Nov 28

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Taylor Swift - Midnights
100
Mine was a sleepless night just like the 13 that inspired Swift to write these cuts. Mine was out of excitement but hers, on the other hand, were the product of insomnia induced by self-hatred, revenge fantasies, second-guessing, anxiety and love. Relatable, I guess.

So, with that in mind, she conjured up her milestone tenth studio album. The thing is, she's not just a regular popstar. Taylor has been on an unparalleled journey of ups and downs. Most recently, she's come off a massively ... read more

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Chico Buarque - Chico Buarque
78
Chico Buarque is charged with underlining messages and heavy meanings. Sonically, I like it better when he goes more contemplative and a bit psychedelic but this is an album I'm able to appreciate samba more than I usually would (Feijoada Completa, I'm talking to you). From what I've heard from him, his vocal performances have never been as excellent and meaningful as here. 'Cálice' with the wonderful Milton Nascimento and 'Trocando Em Miúdos' are absolute highlights in his ... read more
ABBA - The Album
76
This is the first album ABBA doesn't waste a track with silly experiments to polarizing results. Instead, it's focused on a maturer version of their sound, exploring rather the extent of their working formula than the stretch of their audience's tolerance. The stacked vocals on 'The Name of the Game' are a delight to the ears and the repetitious refrain of 'Take a Chance On Me' is infectious. 'Eagle' on the other hand is a surprising opener and the heartfelt 'Thank You for the Music' is one of ... read more
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Shape I’m Takin’
79
RHCP is living a great phase.
Queen - News of the World
84
By the time 'News of the World' was being created, Queen had a big target on them as a symbol of dying and increasingly obsolete breed of rock bands. The punk movement was taking over the rock world and the acrobatics of Queen's epic opera sound was starting to been seen by many with much cynicism. This album came then as response to that. 'Sheer Heart Attack' is as fast paced as something from Ramones and 'We Will Rock You' kicks things off based on simple stomp-stomp-clap-pause. Still, it's a ... read more
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue
75
'Out of the Blue' is meticulously produced, even becoming an essential piece in the popularization of vocoders. Sides A and B fail to tract much of an emotional response though. It comes off as all gimmick and little substance. The vocal performances are dull and on autopilot and the tracks sound overproduced. Too many elements are trying to grab your attention all at once. Mostly, there are good or decent pop songs but they don't elevate to anything else as opposed to Sides C and D. After ... read more

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I'll still keep picturing you loving life in Hawaii all the same
1w
Are you really in Hawaii?
1mo
Thanks for the follow! Sorry for taking a while to respond.
2mo
Hey pedroinhawaii.

I made a list containing records that don't have enough or a lot of ratings or stuff I've legitimately added alone and is the only reviewer/rater on those records.

If you have very obscure record (say not enough to register for the charts), then comment a recommendation. I would like to put more obscure things on that list.

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/koxtil/list/86671/stuff-i-would-recommend/
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Thanks for following me :)
3mo
You should check out Giant Steps next :-)
4mo
Thanks for the posi feedback
4mo
Yo Pedro! What's an album you think is better experienced whilst listening to it at nighttime? This is for a list btw, you can pick as many albums as you like. Reasonings are optional :)
4mo
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