Best of 2021

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SteveGodin -
95
Such a unique, original sound. Elements of soul and jazz incorporated into a beautifully sung and extremely well-produced pop-rock record.
SteveGodin -
90
Still soulful AF but on this one he veers away from Country in the direction of Pop. Well-produced album full of killer songs ranging from mellow ballads to funky R&B.
SteveGodin -
85
I've been a fan of LAUREL since 2015, and I have to admit I prefer the more guitar-based, lo-fi sounds of her earlier recordings. Dogviolet was my #1 album of 2018. I kinda miss the real drums and the more soulful arrangements. But her voice is like magic, and she's such a gifted songwriter that she can pretty much do whatever she wants and it'll sound good to me.
SteveGodin -
90
Yes they sound like Fleet Foxes + Silversun Pickups but that's cool. They also sound like a band that is always evolving and challenging themselves and that's kinda rare these days. They produce consistently powerful albums and I hope they keep it up.
SteveGodin -
80
Fun pop-rock/metal ep - bonus points for the saxophone solo on I Don't Keep Up.

Shoutbox

May 17, 2021
Hey there! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.

Prompt:

“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The last survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

Here’s the list:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/loganchung/list/44721/the-world-is-endingbut-were-still-here-right/
Mar 24, 2021
Thanks for following! I really appreciate it!
Aug 24, 2020
You should do that!!!
Aug 21, 2020
Interesting stuff that you pick to rate... I'd love to see some pre-2010's scores from you.

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90-99
 
95

80-89
 
199

70-79
 
155

60-69
 

50-59
 

40-49
 

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

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