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IDLES - TANGK
IDLES
TANGK
83
Feb 16

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IDLES - CRAWLER
IDLES
CRAWLER
70
Feb 21

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Swandive - The Lonestar
NR
My band Swandive’s new album is OUT NOW! Super proud of this one and I think you all will love it so much. Any listen is appreciated❤️

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Allie X - Girl With No Face
78
In the past, modern coldwave has run a little dry for me despite me being a bigger new wave and synthpop guy than most, however, Allie X finds a pretty sweet middle ground between monotony and catchiness to create an enjoyable run of bangers. I would especially say tracks 3-8 are pretty solid start to finish.
MGMT - Loss of Life
94
Some things are everything you ever wanted.

MGMT’s last record did more for me than I can describe… it came out when I was 14 and it brought me and my friends so much joy. So for the past 6 years I’ve been anticipating what “Loss of Life” would be and I am so happy with the results. The album definitely falters in some areas of the first half especially on songs like “People in the Streets”, however, I admire the bands ambition to tackle an era of the ... read more

Chelsea Wolfe - She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She
86
Has all the makings of a trip hop classic. Therefore… it will remain in the books.
The Voidz - All The Same
76
im very pro-autotune julian...
I wish Julian's vocals were louder but the mix is actually very good aside from that, and tune-wise they're still doing great. Perhaps they're leaning too far in the psychedelia of it all, as the boldness and shocking changes that usually come with the Voidz aren't as present here. However, I think the band is still on the cutting edge of what rock is, and with some better mixes autotune Julian can absolutely hang.

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1mo
Hey Riley, I am once again an AOTY user asking for your time.

Self-promos aren’t something I usually feel comfortable doing, since if you’re not interested in what I’m promoting then I don’t really wanna make you watch something you don’t care about. And if that’s the case, feel free to just ignore me, I probably won’t ever do shoutbox promos again anyway lol. But I recently dropped Part 1 of my top 20 songs of 2023 and spent a TON of time on editing and stuff so I’m gonna self-indulge a little bit here. If you’ve got the time or it sounds like something you’d be interested in, I’d love to know what you think of it! Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1obQi7Fx4
1mo
Hi Riley. It would be cool if you would rate my friend's song



https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/703248-sailor-plane-ice-road.php
2mo
Of course! It was a great album and “The Lonestar” is insanely good! Happy Holidays to you!
2mo
Left a review on your band's latest album! :D
2mo
Hello!!! Dear AOTY user and fellow music lover, if you are reading this message, it's because I consider you special and appreciate you being part of this incredible music-loving community. I'm here just to wish you happy holidays and celebrate this year of 2023.

Here are my three classic end-of-year lists that I always make, and I would really appreciate it if you could take a look. From the heart, marvgary <3

TOP 2K23 ALBUMS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/166600/top-2k23-albums/
THE 15 BEST 2K23 SONGS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/164237/the-15-best-2k23-songs/
TOP 2K23 EPS
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/marvelgaryen/list/164280/top-2k23-eps/
5mo
Also I checked out the new Swandive album a couple weeks ago and it's so fire, awesome job!! I particularly like Son to Sun, that shit slaps
5mo
Hey Riley! Hope you’re doing well! I just wanted to let you know that my band’s debut album, “Empty Homes in Blue Light” is out now on all platforms! I appreciate if you end up giving it a shot, and if not no worries at all :) Here’s the AOTY link if you’re interested:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/556709-midnight-session-empty-homes-in-blue-light.php
6mo
Excellent album, I'll put up a mini review if I manage to give it a few more spins soon - early impressions are I'd rate it around a 70-74% sort of score, very catchy, good vocals (important) and some Bloc Party energy in there at times. I wish I could say more for now but I've only listened to it once.

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