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SpeakerStrings -
I think it goes without saying, but John Coltrane was fucking superhuman. This is probably my second favorite album of his (behind Blue Train) from his pre-avant-garde era. I am a little disappointed that the last two songs don't quite live up to the opener, which I think is genuinely one of the greatest songs ever recorded, but those other two are still really great songs despite not being as mind-blowing.

Anyway, it doesn't commit to the concept as much as Miles Davis did with Sketches of ... read more
SpeakerStrings -
I definitely prefer Getz / Gilberto to this (piping hot take I know), but this still maintains that timelessly beautiful sound that I love so much about João Gilberto's music. He has what I could only describe as a perfect singing voice, the instrumentals walk the line between orchestral and minimalistic, and the whole album does a consistently fantastic job at conveying pure joy.
SpeakerStrings -
If you're wondering which version of this album I'm talking about, they're both essentially just as good. There are of course differences in the solos, but the general structure and feeling is the same for both. I think this is absolutely another masterpiece for John Coltrane, and my second favorite album I've heard of his so far. My only real issue is that some of the ideas overstay their welcome just a little bit. Still, this is one of the most unique albums I've ever heard, and still sounds ... read more
SpeakerStrings -
Yeah there are one or two weak songs on here, but Emily Armstrong is one of the most underrated rock vocalists of the 2010s, and For You I Am is by far one of the best songs of that decade.
SpeakerStrings -
There are plenty of standout tracks on here, with April Come She Will and Blessed being two of my favorite Simon & Garfunkel songs, but it's ultimately more inconsistent than the albums that would follow. The electric version of Sound of Silence feels so much more clunky and off-beat than the original, most likely due to the fact that the duo allegedly had no part in making it. Some of the instrumentals on other tracks like We've Got a Groovey Thing Goin' don't necessarily play into their ... read more


Apr 3, 2021
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Mar 29, 2021
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Feb 10, 2021
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Nov 30, 2020
thank you for responding, added your pick to the list
here it is if you wanna check it out: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/rater/list/29868/the-most-annoying-song-of-all-time-community-list/
Nov 18, 2020
hi SpeakerStrings, hope you're doing well! i'm making a list and i'd like you to participate. the question is: what is the most annoying song of all time?
Nov 9, 2020
Thank you
Nov 5, 2020
Hey, whats your favorite album released in the 60’s. (For a list)
Nov 1, 2020
Hi, I just released my new Ep Yūgen (幽玄) It is made in ambient style so if you like this kind of music you can give it a chance if you want. I would be very happy to hear what are your thoughts about this record. Simple rating would be great too!! Thank you and sorry for bothering ^.^

Here is a link to Ep: https://soundcloud.com/hubert-dobrych-op/sets/y-gen
Oct 14, 2020


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