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Merry Christmas and happy New Year to everyone!
This will probably be my last review in 2020, so thank you all very much for following, reading and liking my reviews. Here's to a better year, with great music!


António Variações is one of the greatest voices that ever graced Portugal.
Throughout his painfully short career, he revolutionised the pop landscape in the 1980s musically and morally, opening the audience's horizons to new sounds and the acceptance of queer ... read more

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After releasing one of my favourite records of 2019 (the outstanding "Ghosteen"), both Nick Cave and Warren Ellis return with their first collaborative record (that isn't a soundtrack) "CARNAGE".

Nick Cave described it as “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.". How am I supposed to describe it better than the man himself?
All was said. The record was born in a very troubled time, but it came out sounding marvelous.

When you ... read more
RickSalix -
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My personal favourite record of this incredible duo.

It's their second album after returning to the music industry as a duo (with "Sounds Of Silence", which includes the timeless classic that gives the album its name), and while it's their shortest project it shows huge refinement and upgrade to the duo's sound and lyrical material.

The opener "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" is one of their greatest hits, as well as one of their most atmospheric tracks with its lyrics of ... read more
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Weezer went orchestral
Weezer went orchestral


For the past few years Weezer has been one of the bands I most enjoyed making fun of. You're allowed to call me stupid, since my experience with the band's catalog is very short (their debut, half of "Pinkerton" and "Everything Will Be Alright In The End").

After two major let-downs in 2019, the band is back this year with two records. "OK Human" is the first, even though it was announced shortly before its ... read more
RickSalix -
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✨😍 Vive la resistance 😍✨


Coldplay's fourth studio album is seen by most as the start of their downfall as a respectful and original band. I agree, while I also think this is one of their best.
In fact, the band would take a whole decade to make an album nearly as good as this one.

Like its title and cover art clearly show, the sound landscape of the record takes the French revolution and the feelings of revolt and constant change as central topics of inspiration.

Adding to the ... read more
RickSalix -
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My 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝘁𝗵 review!
Thank you to everyone that followed me and reacted on my reviews for the past year I've been here, it really means a lot!


Yup. That album. The album with the funny triangle. The album you see on every store, on every damn music t-shirt and social media post about how old music is so much better.

I can't quite remember the first time I listened to this record, but I do remember its impact on me. I really don't want to sound based or cringey, but I'd be lying ... read more

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Feb 6, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Dec 31, 2020
Thank you so much for responding! The list is out now if you want to check it out:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/mattsreviews/list/33295/aotys-new-years-send-off-songs-of-2020/

Have a great night/day, and happy new years! <3
Dec 30, 2020
2020 has been a huge roadblock, a year that a lot of people would want to forget. Filled with hardships and pain. As this year is coming to a close, I wanted to ask a question for a list. What song would you listen to, to end the year off entirely? It can either be a send-off song, or a song that you would listen to in high hopes for 2021. Hope I'm not bothering, and if you respond, thanks for the help!
Dec 30, 2020
Thanks for the response! Here's the list if you want to see it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/gaycunt69/list/33436/aotys-favourite-radiohead-songs/
Dec 29, 2020
Hey, what's your favourite Radiohead song? Album tracks only (For a list)
Dec 25, 2020
Nice list!
Dec 25, 2020
hey, merry christmas and happy new year, hope you're having a great day! checked it out, left a like friend, list's looking good!
Dec 22, 2020
Thanks for the response, here's the list if you wanna see it: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/chode/list/32794/aotys-favorite-kanye-songs/
Dec 22, 2020
Hey, what's your favorite Kanye West song? It's for a list btw
Dec 10, 2020
Sounds very interesting! I'll definitely check them out thank you or sharing!

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