AOTY 2022
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Chat Pile - God’s Country
97
Chat Pile is a band I've been eyeing for a while, but it wasn't until I heard both of their 2019 EPs a few days ago where I was instantly obsessed with their sludgy noise rock sound! Now that they finally have their debut record out via based record label The Flenser, all I can say is... wow this album absolutely lived up to my expectations set by their EPs! The industrial beats and screamed vocals of "This Dungeon Earth", the post-punk undertones of "Remove Your Skin ... read more
black midi - Hellfire
100
Oh my God. It's been 8 months… 8 MONTHS!!!

Now that that’s out of the way, yay I’m back! Sorry I've been out a while. I think I needed to take a loooong break in order to try to get some of my shit together and prioritize things that felt more important to me. But I don't want this to be about me. I want to focus on writing: something I've gotten increasingly more passionate about getting back into.

So... let’s review an album, shall we?

You probably already know how ... read more

Boris - Flood
98
I'm so goddamn stoked to be finally binging this band! Holy shit!

Journal Thing!:

"Flood" starts off with some continuously layering guitar loops that I initially thought dragged on a bit. But that's before it ends with these haunting walls of percussion, signifying that there might be a storm coming. But before that, we transition into the second phase. The soothing, chorus-soaked guitars ooze the aquatic theme the album artwork hints at. It feels calm... too calm... and it's very, ... read more

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
45
Never mind. Gandalf wants back in the womb.

So, there's been a steady-ish decline for The Mars Volta ever since "Frances the Mute" came out. I thought "Amputechture" was a very good album that felt like it dragged on a bit and "The Bedlam in Goliath" was a mixed bag of grating-at-times vocal effects and some forgettable tracks, but it still had some great highlights and it was definitely one of the most out-there albums of their catalog. "Octahedron" ... read more

The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
100
Listening to this along with "De-Loused" on the same night was a fucking experience.

"Frances the Mute" is a pitch-perfect follow-up to an already amazing debut, taking all the highlights of its predecessor and building upon each and every one of them! The playing is even more technical, the production is chockfull of great sound manipulation, the songwriting is immaculate and Cedric Bixler-Zavala's vocal performances have STEPPED THE FUCK UP!!! His vocal range was already ... read more

Shoutbox

4w
Hello Plats! I'm working on a community list for the top 50 jazz records of all time (any subgenre with jazz counts as well). What are your top 5 favorite jazz albums of all time? Thank you in advance if you choose to participate!!!
1mo
Hello! I previously created music under "Concrete Castles". My album, Losing Lustre by Losing Lustre is out TODAY! It took over a year to create so it would be absolutely awesome if you could give it a listen and leave some feedback. Thanks a lot!

https://losinglustre.bandcamp.com/album/losing-lustre
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/concretecastles/album/555343-losing-lustre/
4mo
omg i'm dumb i didn't saw your last review 😭
4mo
are you there
7mo
bro we have like an identical taste in music wtf
8mo
Hey there @Plats! Because I’m too lazy to form my own opinions, I’m doing one of those community list thingies where you choose what album you want on the list so I don’t have to listen to it. All that I need from your favorite Postal Service studio album. Thanks for participating!
9mo
Hey Plats, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
10mo
are you a churro kinda person

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Hi I'm Valerie! Just some guitar-wielding, transfem (they/she), music geek/hipster garbage who shits on bands.

9.9-10 = Mastapeece
9.5-9.8 = Amazing
9-9.4 = Outstanding
8.5-8.9 = Exceptional
8-8.4 = Great
7.5-7.9 = Very Good
7-7.4 = Good
6.5-6.9 = Decent
6-6.4 = Fine
5.5-5.9 = Okay
5-5.4 = Average
4.5-4.9 = Meh
4-4.4 = Mediocre
3-3.9 = Bad
2.5-2.9 = Awful
0-2.4 = [Insert]

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Rating Distribution

90-99
 
746

80-89
 
868

70-79
 
550

60-69
 
344

50-59
 
202

40-49
 
97

30-39
 
51

20-29
 
50

10-19
 
24

0-9
 
15

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