AOTY 2018
ryansliao
ryansliao
Beach House - 7
Beach House
7
90
Jun 7

Recent Reviews

Dec 2, 2018
93
I haven't heard this sort of tasteful sample looping in a hip-hop album in awhile. Definitely a lot of Madlib and Madvillainy influence. For me, this is the hip-hop album of the year. Earl's bars are fantastic as usual and it's accompanied by some incredible sounding production.

Best Tracks: Shattered Dreams, Cold Summers, December 24, Ontheway!, The Mint, Azucar, Riot!
Nov 28, 2018
83
There are some real badass cuts on this album. The mixes are dense and layered, filled with detail. Even though this isn't anything groundbreaking, it is still endlessly enjoyable.

Best Tracks: Colossus, Never Fight a Man with a Perm, Danny Nedelko, Television, Great
Nov 28, 2018
97
This definitely won't be an album that I leave on repeat. With that being said however, this is absolutely one of the most dynamic and impactful albums of the decade. The sound is enveloping without being totally inaccessible. It is truly a sonic masterpiece.

Best Tracks: Long Roads No Turns, Satan in the Wait, The Lords Song, Less Sex, The Reason They Hate Me
Nov 26, 2018
60
Billie Eilish clearly has some talent. It just doesn't manifest itself here in a consistent EP. Her voice is good and quite angelic at points, but she showcases very little emotional range throughout the album. This lack of variety extends to the production. With an exception for a couple of interesting and borderline edgy moments, I found nothing all that memorable. I also don't really understand why people are calling her an industry plant and another edgy Tumblr girl (like Lana Del Rey or ... read more
Nov 2, 2018
77
It's very hard for me to evaluate this album. Brockhampton seems to have taken advantage of perks of major label funding with some more intricate production. I also really appreciate the lengths they took to formulate a concept. There are a couple of issues though. The track flow was very odd in my opinion especially getting towards the end. I couldn't really find a reason why certain tracks that were polar opposite in tone were placed next to each other. I did up really enjoying the project ... read more
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
29

80-89
 
69

70-79
 
66

60-69
 
61

50-59
 
31

40-49
 
35

30-39
 
14

20-29
 
3

10-19
 
3

0-9
 


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