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Best of 2021

Skee Mask - Pool
Skee Mask
Aug 10

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Sep 18

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RakkSmells -
Dancing in an abandoned hall, with only the sounds of your footsteps echoing through the spacious room. All you can hear however are some sort of desolate and ambient grooves pulsating through your mind. These grooves have engulfed you. Pan to a wide shot where you see nothing but your figure dancing in the dimly lit hall.

Where have you been the past few hours?

The day has a particularly somber mood to it, with clouds in the air and silence in the streets apart from the occasional ... read more

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RakkSmells -
Well, looks like I've got someone else to add to my "artists I'm going to keep a close eye on in the future because what's displayed here is very promising and there are quite a few really cool ideas here - one great track especially - but there is just something that is holding this album back that's keeping me from really getting into it, which in this case is the off-putting vocal mixing" list!
RakkSmells -
This album feels more like a Pop Smoke charity event than it does an actual Pop Smoke album.

Not one feature here feels genuine, and it just comes off as these artists going "Wowee look at me, I'm on the new Pop Smoke album! Rest in peace, yo!" through their whole feature. They're not all bad features, but it's just something I can't get past. I really don't see a universe where people like Kanye West, Pusha T, Future, Pharrell, Swae Lee, Chris Brown and Dua Lipa of all people would ... read more
RakkSmells -
I was really not expecting this album to be as addicting as it is. Wasn't too blown away by the past few Bladee albums from last year, but I'm really digging this one on the other hand. Probably one of my favourite projects from him; it's concise, it's focused, and most importantly the production and Bladee's melodies are gorgeous. It also helps that one of the main guys that produced Icedancer (Lusi) is here again so that might be another contributing factor. So yeah, really enjoyed this album ... read more
RakkSmells -
[Genre: Footwork]

When I first heard of the genre Footwork back when I started this challenge, I probably would've assumed it was some sort of tap dancing music. It's got feet in the title, after all. Can't say I was expecting a fast paced hip hop/house/electronic hybrid before I looked into it, but I also can't say I was expecting an album this immaculately pulled off and solid. With its skittering hi hats, manipulated R&B and hip hop sample usage and overall playful feeling, this album ... read more
RakkSmells -
I don't know about you guys, but this might just hold up to their last two albums. This is exactly what I asked for in a new Sweet Trip album; sure, it's not breaking their boundaries or anything but it's showing that even a decade after their last release they're still able to make some of the most blissful and lush electronic/pop music I've ever heard. Loved hearing this from start to finish


Sep 13, 2021
Hey man “I’m back me Maryann but new Name awesome
Sep 5, 2021
Aug 23, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time,

What is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through exemplifying its sound, shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
Aug 22, 2021
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Aug 22, 2021
Hey! I’m starting a list of AOTY’s most overrated albums; what’s an album you consider extremely overrated?
Jul 20, 2021
“Name awesome “I’m back real. Name me Maryann
Jul 19, 2021
What is your favorite album from each year, 2001-2021?
Jul 16, 2021
at least i have the ability to time teleport so i wont die of climate change in the future
Jul 15, 2021
ugandan knuckles be deez nutting


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P.S. If you're wondering why some of my reviews have the name of the genre in front of it, here's the reason: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/rakksmells/list/5999/the-ultimate-genre-quest/

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