My Favorite Reviews

Some of my personal favorite reviews i've done for the site. Look, no-one said that I wasn't arrogant.

Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
80
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/145010-mall-of-1974/

Verdict: It's a free fucking book. It's the most work i've ever done on anything. And I think that it came out really cool. Fucked up, but cool.
Thom Yorke - ANIMA
99
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/160811-anima/

Verdict about this review: Personally I think this is my best review. I think it combines deep analysis about the record while talking about my own personal experience with it. Overall i'm really proud of this review.
Various Artists - 2020 Grammy Nominees
50
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/210986-2020-grammy-nominees/

Verdict: The AOTY Awards Project was so much fun to make. Like, so fun. I will be sure to work with @Toasterqueen12 to make this years awards be the best they possibly can be!
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind
95
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/5796-soundtracks-for-the-blind/

Verdict: I REALLY love this. Soundtracks For The Blind is one of those records that so hard to describe, so I decided to describe it with another piece of art that I truly love and am proud of.
Ken M - Climb
92
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/189001-climb/

Verdict: I remember hating releasing this review. Was my lest favorite to write, but looking back i'd say it's my most personal and intimate review i've ever done. So that's neat!
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
87
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/139513-titanic-rising/

Verdict: I made this review at a time where I was very sick of music reviewing. Kind of the breaking point honestly.
Nickel Eye - The Time of the Assassins
49
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/13745-the-time-of-the-assassins/

Verdict: This came the fuck outta nowhere, but I loved writing this. It's the PipePanic equivalent of a road movie, and I hope that this review gets some more attention.
Burial - Untrue
91
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/403-untrue/

Verdict: I think this story captures the album perfectly. Whenever I make a review like this, I always consider it a sort of short film of sorts. I'm also pretty happy with the dialog and the cliffhanger ending.
Muse - Simulation Theory
76
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/120207-simulation-theory/

Verdict: This is the review that for me started me taking this site seriously. If this review had not done well, i probably would have just not gone on the site that much. But it did, and I was astounded.
Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
86
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/137995-when-we-all-fall-asleep-where-do-we-go/

Verdict: Much like the Muse review, I feel like this is where I hit my stride in quality instead of one paragraph reviews.
Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs
72
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/135409-beware-of-the-dogs/

Verdict: This was so cathartic to write. For those wondering why I don't review singer songwriter music, please look here.https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/list/1125/my-favorite-reviews/edit/#
Earl Sweatshirt - FEET OF CLAY
65
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/188875-feet-of-clay/

Verdict: Fuck what anyone says, this is some damn good fanfictio-I mean storytelling!
SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES Remix Album
81
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/167665-oil-of-every-pearls-un-insides-remix-album/

Verdict: I love setting up imagery in my reviews, and this is probably my most effective use of that to make my point? Underrated review imo. That final sentence didn't age well though.
clipping. - There Existed an Addiction to Blood
98
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/170663-there-existed-an-addiction-to-blood/

Verdict: God, I was so proud of this review. I was so so so proud. It was the first time I felt the story aspect worked well with the themes of the record itself, instead of being in its own universe, and honestly?? I love it.
Refused - War Music
49
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/166855-war-music/

Verdict: The genesis of the Roomate Rob character! This is probably the most meta i've ever been while trying something new out. It was literally made ot break out of this review cycle. I had three drafts before this one that were more plain, but it was all just garbage. I should give my reivews more space to breath, because that's when my best work blossoms.
Dan Avidan - Dan Avidan & Super Guitar Bros
50
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/237093-dan-avidan-super-guitar-bros/

Verdict: After being gone for so long, I wanted to make my come back as good as possible. And...yeah , I think this review was a good return to form!
JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
98
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/170523-all-my-heroes-are-cornballs/

Verdict: I think how you listen to an album can sway a review for it, and this is a perfect example of that.
HMLTD - West of Eden
98
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/188319-west-of-eden/

Verdict: I seriously love the story of this album a lot, and being able to share it was lovely, if not very dark.
Mick Gordon - Doom: Original Game Soundtrack
85
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/69622-mick-gordon-doom-original-game-soundtrack.php

Verdict: I got to write a Scott the Wozz episode! Fun times!
Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground
11
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/117259-the-atlas-underground/

Verdict: I remember being fucking PISSED making this review. I wanted to like the album so bad, but it just was terrible. I was genuinely mad at Tom for this record lmaooo.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
100
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/597-lift-your-skinny-fists-like-antennas-to-heaven/

Verdict: Another review where writing it was so damn fun. I was in the car with my mom, and we were just experiencing the album for the first time. It was fun.
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
100
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/12956-everyday-robots/

Verdict: One of my most unexpected 10s! Idk man, this album is beautiful. I do want to redo the review for it and make it more meaningful.
Various Artists - Teen Beach Movie
19
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/171829-teen-beach-movie/

Verdict: This is by far my most stupid reivew but....fuck it it makes sense!
Tool - Fear Inoculum
79
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/166330-fear-inoculum/

Verdict: I knew I had to get this one JUST right. It was such a big deal when it came out, and so I knew I had to get it right. I took a really long time figuring out all of my thoughts for this thing. And it came out really well imo!
The Dankest Meme - DANK
10
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/180325-dank/

Verdict: I am insanely proud of my '3 Phase' guide to mashup albums. Plus, talking about mashup records is extremely fun.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
100
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/51655-nonagon-infinity/

Verdict: This review was such a love letter to the album. My dream is to make a little universe album like King Gizzard, but don't tell anyone!
Autechre - elseq 1–5
0
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/55233-elseq-15/

Verdict: For sure my harshest review. Like, ever. And I still stand by it! I'd rather drown then listen to this record again!
Crazy Frog - Crazy Hits
14
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/56535-crazy-hits/

Verdict: It was my 1K special! Let me be!
James Blake - Assume Form
60
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/134688-assume-form/

Verdict: Does anyone remember this album? I still stand by this review, and in some ways respect it.
Germs - (GI)
67
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/6852-gi/

Verdict: I think the 'new punk' thing is probably the smartest 'whole picture' music statement I think i've ever made honestly.
Mac DeMarco - Here Comes the Cowboy
70
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/142875-here-comes-the-cowboy/

Verdict: I use this review to show people what I do on AOTY.org, fun fact. I just think it's just a solid piece of criticism, nothing more, nothing less.
Swans - Filth
92
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/15002-filth/

Verdict: That opening line is a great way to describe my feelings towards this album.
Xiu Xiu - Girl with Basket of Fruit
90
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/131144-girl-with-basket-of-fruit/

Verdict: Ah, the memories of listening to this for the first time and thinking I was gonna die.
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
75
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/102710-dirty-computer/

Verdict: I just like this review because of how much effort I put into trying to understand that record. That was a whole day of my life.
Bring Me The Horizon - amo
25
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/119711-amo/

Verdict: Give BMTH some credit: they are at lest fun to talk about.
Portal - Ion
57
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/98762-ion/

Verdict: I remember being so genuinely puzzled why people liked this album so much. I was so confused!
David Lynch & Alan R. Splet - Eraserhead
81
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/63453-eraserhead/

Verdict: I remember specifically where I was writing this: in math class next to my classmate who I was best friends with. Me and him now hates each other because of some petty shit during the last media class project, and now he's living his own life. What a weird world!
Daft Punk - Human After All
92
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/2775-human-after-all/

Verdict: This album is so under appreciated imo! This album is so good! And I think I put it pretty well in the review
Marilyn Manson - Smells Like Children
24
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/5551-smells-like-children/

Verdict: Even though I think the review is too short, this thing was like excising a demon. This album has a weird history with me, so it's cool I can criticize it.
Fucking Werewolf Asso - Why Do You Love Me Satan?
80
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/97279-why-do-you-love-me-satan/

Verdict: Man, y'all should listen to this album! I should go back and do more bands that have curse words in their name.
Higher Brothers - Five Stars
66
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/140933-five-stars/

Verdict: I don't know why I like this review so much. I just keep coming back to it a lot for no reason. Maybe I just find that final sentence funny for some reason.
Dream Theater - Falling into Infinity
69
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/33584-falling-into-infinity/

Verdict: I really only like this review for the first line.
Swans - Holy Money
62
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/16016-holy-money/

Verdict: This was such a jumping point for me, because I realized that some music just isn't for me. This would basically be the blueprint towards more honest reviews.
Descendents - Enjoy!
69
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/pipepanic/album/58846-enjoy/

Verdict: Yes. I did make a review of this album just to give it a 69. And i'm fine with that.
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1mo
@Toasterqueen12 smart
1mo
you should probably link the reviews as well, I think that would help
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