Best of 2021

IU - LILAC
IU
LILAC
75
Mar 27

Recent Ratings

Recent Reviews

ThatOtherGuy -
78
Yo, I fuck with the 2000s alt-rock vibe on this one. 3 singles in, and Liv's already broadened her musical horizons. The lyrics are even more bitter than those on 'deja vu', but they're not exactly 'In the Air Tonight' level unfortunately. Like it matters, who would've thought that she would give us something to mosh to via 'good 4 u?' If sour is as varied as its rollout, it could be a refreshing angry pop album.
ThatOtherGuy -
66
This is a fairly ambitious debut album and a refined take on Dodie's approach to folk, but there's nothing that she hasn't already explored before. No new ground here, but should it even matter? I still enjoy it for what it is.
ThatOtherGuy -
71
If this is what the new album sounds like, I might actually be lost for words. Still, it's got that Coldplay flair to it so that warrants my final score.
ThatOtherGuy -
85
Yo, this came out a lot better than I thought. I actually forgot the time Trippie really brought the age, but he did it here. Carti's verse could've been better tho.
ThatOtherGuy -
83
While Billie is no stranger to stripped down songs (if you haven't heard 'I love you', do it now), 'Your Power' is a complete 180-degree turn from 'Therefore I Am', at least in terms of arrangement. Combine that with the lyrics calling out shady people (i.e. men), and you have a case of lyrical dissonance that makes the song worth listening to. She's growing up before our eyes, and this song just highlights her maturity and awareness of real-world issues.

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Apr 6, 2021
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Feb 9, 2021
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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 8, 2020
Hey I've been looking at you're page and you have a lot of Loona reviews. I've been trying to get into their music more and i was just wondering, out of their solo albums which ones do you recommend the most?
Aug 11, 2020
Love your succinct review style! They give me a hint about whether the album is up my alley!!

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
16

80-89
 
32

70-79
 
63

60-69
 
27

50-59
 
9

40-49
 
4

30-39
 
4

20-29
 
4

10-19
 
2

0-9
 
5

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