QueenOfDenmark

The Araby Bazaar
(QueenOfDenmark)

United Kingdom

Best of 2022

Recent Ratings

Recent Reviews

 - Let It Bleed
60
*Viciously* average.

*****

Gimme Shelter ~ ★★★★☆
Love in Vain ~ ★★★☆☆
Country Honk ~ ★★☆☆☆
Live with Me ~ ★★★☆☆
Let It Bleed ~ ★★★☆☆
Midnight Rambler ~ ★★☆☆☆
You Got the Silver ~ ★★★☆☆
Monkey Man ~ ★★★☆☆
You Can't Always Get What You Want ~ ★★★★☆

 - Beyoncé
49
Pretty Hurts ~ ★★★★☆
Haunted ~ ★★☆☆☆
Drunk in Love [ft. Jay-Z] ~ ★★★★☆
Blow ~ ★★★☆☆
No Angel ~ ★★☆☆☆
Partition ~ ★★☆☆☆
Jealous ~ ★★★☆☆
Rocket ~ ★★☆☆☆
Mine [ft. Drake] ~ ★★☆☆☆
XO ~ ★★☆☆☆
***Flawless [ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie] ~ ★★☆☆☆
Superpower [ft. Frank Ocean] ~ ★★☆☆☆
Heaven ~ ★★☆☆☆
Blue [ft. Blue Ivy] ~ ★★☆☆☆
 - Automatic for the People
68
Drive ~ ★★★☆☆
Try Not to Breathe ~ ★★★☆☆
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite ~ ★★★★☆
Everybody Hurts ~ ★★★★☆
New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 ~ ★★☆☆☆
Sweetness Follows ~ ★★★☆☆
Monty Got a Raw Deal ~ ★★★☆☆
Ignoreland ~ ★★★☆☆
Star Me Kitten ~ ★★★☆☆
Man on the Moon ~ ★★★★☆
Nightswimming ~ ★★★★★
Find the River ~ ★★★★☆
 - At the BBC
80
Know You Now [Leicester Summer Sundae, 2004] ~ ★★★★☆
Fuck Me Pumps [T in the Park, 2004] ~ ★★★★☆
In My Bed [T in the Park, 2004] ~ ★★★★☆
October Song [T in the Park, 2004] ~ ★★★★☆
Rehab [Pete Mitchell, 2006] ~ ★★★★☆
You Know I'm No Good [Jo Whiley Live Lounge, 2007] ~ ★★★★☆
Just Friends [Big Band Special, 2009] ~ ★★★★☆
Love Is a Losing Game [Jools Holland, 2009] ~ ★★★★☆
Tears Dry on Their Own [Jo Whiley Live Lounge, ... read more
 - Back to Black
45
I've had two stars off every single one of these tracks for the piss-poor production job that Mark Ronson allowed to take place. It's an absolutely unlistenable mix, and on every format: CD, vinyl, digital, deluxe CD, whatever. Disappointing because the music was (I imagine) beautiful on tape, but here we are: 16 years after the fact - 11 years after Winehouse's death - and a decent remix has yet to be done (or even seriously suggested). Genuinely, hands-down: one of the worst-sounding LPs to ... read more

Shoutbox

1d
yeah was gonna say it's a unique sort of band to be into if you're from the UK but I guess lockdown enabled everyone to get into a lot of new bands that normally wouldn't have come across.
6d
guessing they're your fav band then? will give a listen now
1w
who are phish
1mo
Good to see new music! I'll listen to it in full as soon as I can
3mo
What is your favorite Elliott Smith song? It's for a list.
8mo
Yeah, I definitely gotta check out your work ^^
8mo
Heya there Araby Bazaar! I'm Malneezy and I just wanna say real quick that I released my new album out on streaming and hope you can find some time to listen to it ^^ Thankss <3
8mo
you should check out my album Gel. tho. if not thanks anyway for making aoty bettr
8mo
Good reviewer

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Apparently the UK (and AOTY's?) only known Phan (my claim to fame is adding most of the Phish on AOTY).

Je suis https://www.albumoftheyear.org/artist/90809-the-araby-bazaar/

library = me and my Dad's vinyl (hence some low scores; it's shared)
liked singles = I like the A-side

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offensive or pointless ~ ☆☆☆☆☆
objectively poor ~ ★☆☆☆☆
bland, uninspired, forgettable ~ ★★☆☆☆
good ~ ★★★☆☆
very good ~ ★★★★☆
excellent; perfect ~ ★★★★★

Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/TheArabyBazaar/

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