Best of 2021

Recent Ratings

Adele - 30
Adele
30
72
Nov 19

Recent Reviews

soundmate -
72
Expanding the age-themed to a tetralogy, Adele's new album is, indeed, about "divorce, babe, divorce". Her most personal record to date, 30, is also by far her best and most adventurous body of work. Stepping into jazz and pop music other than her characteristic blue-eyed soul, Adele has delievered a brutally honest album accompanied by great orchestral backgrounds and heartbreaking voicenote confessions. Despite all these good aspects, Adele still fails, in my opinion, in one very ... read more
soundmate -
100
A fall classic, a cult classic. The re-recording of my personal favorite, Red, is finally here. Featuring never heard guest vocals by Phoebe Bridgers and Chris Stapleton on eight new tracks including the long-awaited ten minute version of the fan favorite "All Too Well", Red (Taylor's Version) is, by far, one of the singer's best bodies of work. Despite sometimes not reaching the instrumental peak the 2012 recording had in songs like "I Knew You Were Trouble", "We Are ... read more
soundmate -
79
Mariah Carey is finally defrosting and "Santa Tell Me" is back on the radio! Its that time of the year but the November-January season wouldn't be the same without this Ariana Grande masterpiece project. My personally favorite Ariana Grande recording to ever be released, Christmas & Chill feels full circle, a full stage production, a cult classic. An intermission between 2014's My Everything and the 2016 successor Dangerous Woman, this EP feels out of its timeline, sounding fresh ... read more
soundmate -
86
I can never attach a color or a concrete theme to a Lana del Rey album. Normally a loving album is pink, a party one is, perhaps, yellow and a death one is black. But what if we translate someone's feelings about friends, family, heartbreak, lockdown, post-pandemic life, nostalgia and the natural world into the most beautiful melodies ever made and, to confuse us more, name the album after a color that doesn't fit its meaning? You get beautiful artistic chaos.
I loved every single second of ... read more
soundmate -
73
Haven't checked the credits yet but this could easily be a Nathy Peluso discard. The Latin worldbeat sound, half tango and half bachata, with this dangerous mafia-sounding strings, isn't something Peluso hasn't done in the past. Despite this, Christina sounds very good in it despite Peluso being the best fitting. And although I enjoy the rythms, the lyrics and the theatrical performance, I wouldn't have bet on a quartet for a comeback single, especially for someone with such a household name as ... read more

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Nov 2, 2021
thanks for the follow! <33
Sep 3, 2021
Thanks so much for contributing. I appreciate it heaps.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/biglasagnayeet/list/48140/aotys-definitive-top-100/
Aug 28, 2021
Hi. I'm starting a list. What's the album that you're sure you'll never get tired of??
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do
Dec 4, 2020
Hey there! How are you? I'm making a list and I would like to know: what do you think is a perfect album to listen to in a certain city and which city would that be? Try and choose a city from your country or state/province. If you want to add some on words on why you would choose that album, they will be welcome. Thank you!
Aug 14, 2020
I like your reviews, but you should listen to more stuff. You come across so biased towards pop music... Still dig your reviews!
Jul 6, 2020
Good reviews!

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100 ➸ masterpiece
90-99 ➸ excellent
80-89 ➸ amazing
70-79 ➸ great
60-69 ➸ okay
50-59 ➸ mediocre
31-49 ➸ bad
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