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Haru Nemuri - LOVETHEISM
70
another great project from Haru Nemuri, the emotion and vocal delivery make me forget that I actually don't understand what is being said. Great production all around the tracklist.
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
80
I'm all for this emotionally charged post punk. Every song on this album feels urgent and full of energy. After many listens these songs don't get old thanks to the intense delivery and good songwriting.

Favorite Songs: Long, Give/Take, Lilac

Yumi Zouma - Truth or Consequences
70
Great addition to the Yumi Zouma discog. A lot of great chill synth pop here. This album doesn't suffer from the same fate that a lot of indie pop albums do of sounding the same throughout the tracklist. There is some great pacing here.

Favorite Songs: Cool For a Second, My Palms Are Your Reference to Hold to Your Heart, and Lie Like You Want Me Back

Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony
60
Pretty underwhelming, I felt like Jay Z stole the show on most of the tracks. The only track I liked was A.P.I.D.T.A
R.A.P. Ferreira - Purple Moonlight Pages
100
As a preface, I have been a fan of Rory since his “Things that Happen at Night/Day” project. I’ve witnessed in real time the progression he has made with his rap career this past decade. It has been an interesting ride thus far and can confidently say Rory is my current favorite rapper. Rory has developed from a common place nerd/art rapper to becoming what I believe to be a true modern day poet. After many listens to Purple Moonlight Pages it has become clear that it is an ... read more

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11mo
Hey Sean, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
2y
@KarloGallegos best confidant from P5, wish I still had the source of the artwork
2y
loving the profile pic

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I like music a lot, reviews help me exercise my small writing brain and articulate some ideas. Of course these reviews and rates are subjective.

100: masterpiece
99-90: amazing
89-80: great
79-70: entertaining music but lacks something to me
69-60: I can't make heads or tails of the music
59-50: meh, mostly forgettable
49-0: dropped album, nothing interesting to me

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