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Milton Nascimento - Milagre dos Peixes
95
AOTY's recomendations #6:
Milagre dos Peixes - Milton Nascimento
Person who recommended:
Iris and Maq

So, this one is going to be a bit of a rush because I have other things to write about, but even if I didn't I wouldn't have much to say about this album. It left me speechless.

Unfortunately, I haven't heard much of Milton's work until now. I've been listening to Clube da Esquina for ages, I heard Minas and Clube da Esquina 2 a while ago, but that's it. I should be arrested for that. ... read more

Marina Lima - Fullgás
85
Brazil has always maintained a close and intimate relationship between its music and its audience. While other countries have emulated American and British styles of pop, jazz and rock in such a way that it was impossible to disconnect the Americanization from the Americanized - in other words, they are styles that live in the shadow of a distinct culture, hardly unique - Brazil has managed to escape these reflexes exceptionally well. Although MPB is notably influenced by the psychedelic ... read more
i'm sure god won't do this to me - he died at the age of five
75
Spurred on by the horrors of humanity, the Iraqi experimental music group, i'm sure god won't do this to me, released their second work and, frankly, it excellently transcribes cruelty, violence, despair and hopelessness.

In its 10 minutes, there is a peace that goes hand in hand with the pain, as if the inaccessible noises - full of subtle, dissonant alterations - and the complicated atmospheres had the same meaning, in a way that you can hear, through the noises, the cries for salvation of ... read more

Big Rush - 20 MIL LÉGUAS EXTRA-TERRENAS
80
Within the "brazilian underground" bubble, Big Rush's talent is common knowledge. Whether you like his controversial and uncontrollable personality or not, there's not much denying that he's the most lyrical of his generation and scene, whether it's because of his relatively obscure references or his unspeakable ability with rhyme schemes. As a result, you'd expect his new projects to be at least decent, but it seems that in 20 MIL LÉGUAS EXTRA-TERRENAS the rapper wanted to ... read more
dutchmasters - substation, my home. melancholy, my bride.
50
Although tests that want to arrive at new sounds, exciting mixes and a greater artistic liberation are always, I repeat, always welcome, it's not as if all of them achieve the desired result - or even an unwanted provocative one. This is the case with substation, my home. melancholy, my bride, an album that is unfortunate in most respects.

Despite the occasional pleasant elements, most of the time - apart from the dazzling blurry filters that cover the work - this rather short LP fails to ... read more

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1d
Hey thank you so much for listening, super appreciative that you gave it a shot! :)
2d
Hello! My 900th review is out, and I usually don't like to self-promote my stuff, but I feel very passionate about this review, so I'd love it if you gave it a shot:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/hotelrestaurant/album/363-in-rainbows/
2d
Hi Sophi it's been a minute, I hope all is well! I wanted to let you know that my band’s EP, “Winter Break” is now out on all platforms!!! It’s in the alt punk genre (sorta lol). 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/807654-five-point-palm-exploding-heart-technique-winter-break.php
6d
No problem :D

This is the album: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4k4PsOVRciLQUt7N6TJEH1?si=75fe41f099264dda In that playlist, songs 1 through 11 are from the standard album, and songs 12 through 15 are from the deluxe version.

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/869443-gonnn-void-vol-2.php
6d
hi, can I send you my album?
1w
Nice detail in your reviews, you articulate your thoughts really well πŸ™
1w
AHH you're such a talented writer. thanks for all the great reviews.
1mo
Oh I’m dumb
1mo
IOI SO AVISAND SIM EU VI SUA LISTA desculpa a demora tem sido tempos complicados.

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