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...fuck.

Do you ever hear an album that makes absolutely no sense, yet at the same time, makes perfect sense? Have you ever felt that duality, that stark contrast, that perfect clash when listening to something? Because for me, 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix', the sophomore record from Injury Reserve, is exactly what that is; it is something that makes absolutely no sense, but it makes perfect sense. This is an album that is grief personified, laid out and dissected, to a horrifically accurate ... read more
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What if you went to heaven and God said...

Hold on, let's get this shit, let's get this shit
Let's get this shit, let's, hmm
Top of the mornin', top of the mornin', top of the mornin'
Top of the mornin', top of the mornin', top of the mornin'
Top of the mornin'
Hold on, let's get this shit, let's get this shit
Hold on, let's get this shit, let's get this shit
Top of the mornin', top of the mornin', top of the mornin'
Top of the mornin', top of the mornin', top of the mornin'
Top of the ... read more
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I'm glad people are liking this but...This bums me the hell out.

First off, I'm not a huge fan of the compositions of 'Solar Power' to begin with. Every song on here sounds so stripped down, basic and empty that there is really nothing to grab on. Each song feels as lifeless as on the album counterpart, so there is ZERO reason for me to come to this EP for the music.

Second off, this is such a missed opportunity. I think that having Lorde reimagine these songs with Maori translations is not a ... read more
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60
You guess you could say...I could be happier.

If you want the too long didn’t read version of this review, then here you go: I feel like this record is both a improvement on maturity and lyrical content but a downgrade on a musical front, and while I’m probably not going to be coming back to this record as a whole, there are some true highlights that make this album at the very least worth one listen.

But, for those who want the long version...let me take you back for a second.

I ... read more
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Alexis, I think this house you speak of is on fire.

You know, if you would have told me a couple of months ago that I would be more excited to hear a Death Industrial project from Alexis Marshall over a new Kanye record, I probably would have agreed with you to some degree. Alexis’ music with Daughters has been some of my absolute favorite noise rock to come out in a very long time, and represents this horrific side of the human psyche that very few bands successfully capture: pure, ... read more
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Like me carefully holding a carton of eggs, it ain't gonna drop.

EDIT: Well I guess it's time to cook some eggs.

EDIT 2: The fuck kind of eggs are these? I like these eggs but like...what?

(BTW I'll give this record a formal review when there is a copy of the album that both Ye and the label has signed off on as the official version. Hope everyone is enjoying this version!...

And then I'll eat the fucking hat)
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...I mean the title ain't wrong.

I don't think Danny Elfman of all people really needs an introduction at this point in his career. Its Danny fucking Elfman. If you don't know his name, chances are you've heard him in a million different places, all of which have made some sort of impact into the cultural zeitgeist. It could be through a movie (being a renowned composer for such films as Batman, Spider-Man, nearly every Tim Burton film ever made), it could be through a meme (i.e. his work with ... read more
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Well, I guess I've been found.

About two years ago, I made a statement saying ‘There are some artists that AOTY.org just unapologetically stan to death’, and that statement has never before been more true then with Mr. Baudelaire himself, Bunnyhop, Wolf Hayley, The Creator, Tyler Gregory Okonma. I swear, everyone on this site has SOMETHING to say about Tyler and his music, whether it's declaring him an experimental rap king or calling him a wacked out loser trying too hard. And ... read more
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(2021 CATCH-UP #1: RYAN GETS MAD)

...Why?

Originally when I heard this album when it first dropped, I wasn’t planning on talking about this project. When I first heard this record, I thought it was just a more emotional but much more filler filled version of any other Slowthai related project that I had heard ever since the UK rapper dropped ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ in 2019. There were some songs that annoyed me, there were some songs I thought were OK, there were ... read more
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Oh.

My.

Fucking.

God: Part Two!

I don’t even think you need to read this review. If you know me and my taste, you know for a good damn FACT that this album was gonna be my thing. There’s no amount of paragraph’s I need to write in order to get that across. From the genres alone of noise rock, math rock and experimental rock, you could almost pinpoint my high score for Local Weirdos Black Midi. But in a strange turn of events, not only did Black Midi expand on their sound ... read more
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What the fuck.

EDIT: WHAT THE FUCK

edit 2: what the ACTUAL FUCK

EDIT 3: I think I just inked myself.

Yeah, no, this shit is great. Squid are, I would say, the most quote on quote ‘fun’ band in ‘The Windmill’ trilogy of bands that people have connected with each other (the other two being Black Country, New Road and Black Midi, connected due to their affiliations with previous record labels, performing joint gigs at the venue known as ‘The Windmill’ ... read more
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OK, but what the fuck where you people expecting?

Did you people think that this would be good? "Oh yeah, a pop-punk band that found their fame in the 2000s coming through with an album nearly a decade after their last record? Sure!", you might have said before pressing play on an album that has a track called 'We Never Have Sex Anymore' or 'The Opioid Diaries'. "Maybe, just MAYBE, with a cover like that and an album cover like that, maybe this record will be positively ... read more
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(PIPES SIGUR RÓS BINGE PART 1NE)

How do you make an album that is both annoyingly lacking in ambition yet way too ambitious for its own good?

Sigur Rós has, for the most part, been regarded as one of those bands. You know the ones that i’m talking about. Bands/artists like Swans or Bjork or Godspeed You! Black Emperor that usually are elevated to these ridiculous standards of musical gods or savants, untouched by most mere mortals with music so beautiful that even ... read more
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The light is so goddamn bright.

Me and BROCKHAMPTON I feel have this strange connection. Obviously not a friendship (Reminder that parasocial relationships can be extremely harmful), but rather I've felt, only upon taking a look at my own life, that I live in parallel to BROCKHAMPTONS artistic journey that they have taken across the mere 6 years since their formation. The groups rise to power is stuff of legend, with the idea of a large group of friends trying their hardest to make music they ... read more
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"What makes a 0/10 album for me?"

This is a question I've asked myself multiple times across my time on AOTY. What differentiates an album like Cokie the Clown from just a straight up bad album? What makes something so bad that it defies a score? Can an album even be a 0? And if so, what does it even take?

Well, from what I've listened to, I have determined that, for an album to be a zero, the album needs to not only be actively bad, but also be on a conquest to bring hate into the ... read more
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If this album “Is 4 Lovers”, then I would absolutely love to jam a nail into my front toe.

Yes. I’m not exaggerating. I legit am fuming. This album took one of my favorite bands, and stripped it of all of the things that made them interesting and replaced it with forgettable, bland and boring carbon copies of themselves.

I should probably explain why then, huh?

This band, as some of you may know, are just straight-up one of my favorite Dance-Punk outfits that dominated the ... read more
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I extremely disagree.

Jesus Christ Serj, what the hell happened here? No, seriously, what the hell happened during the recording of this EP? What compelled this man to make tracks like the painfully dated 'Electric Yerevan' with its asinine synth work and painfully mediocre guitar riffs, or the muddled and confused mess of a track like 'Elasticity', or the abhorrently hilarious track 'Your Mom'? Did he just mentally snap one day and decide "You know what, for the last couple of decades ... read more
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This is stub your toe core and I absolutely love it.
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Ladies and Gentlemen: The Piss.
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