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Huh, so I don't know what to do with this account. Not that I'm retiring from this website, but I don't know what to do with myself. I'm mainly probably just gonna be rating albums for a while and maybe give reviews if I feel like it. I deleted all my reviews because I hate them and I find them cringe and unfunny, just like myself. Maybe I'll even take requests or something, I don't know man. I'm probably still gonna be active on my second account (that's usually when I remember, oops) but I'll ... read more

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"Greta Van Fleet sound like they did weed exactly once, called the cops, and tried to record a Led Zeppelin album before they arrested themselves." - Pitchfork, October 23, 2018
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Dream Theater: Part 11

The title of the album is sure correct, this album is a dramatic turn of events. This is the first album to feature Mike Mangini on drums, replacing founding member Mike Portnoy. Honestly, it doesn't seem like a bad fit since Mangini is actually good quite a good drummer. I mean, he was voted as the fastest drummer and his audition showed that he could have that same charisma that Portnoy brought to Dream Theater. So surely the next album with be good, right?

The first ... read more
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Swans: Part 7

Now, this is where modern Swans start to come into play. This album is basically their previous but more gothic and more post-punk. So, it was more popular. And surprise surprise, this is another great album. This album is melancholic as hell, and you can tell by Micheal's voice. He sings with such grief and emotion, and just despair. This album just has a bleak feeling to it all.

This album has some of their best songs to this point. "Better Than You", ... read more
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Swans: Part 6

So Swans are releasing a new album. Since they're now one of my all-time favorite bands, naturally I'm hyped as fuck. Naturally, I'm going to try and get these Swans reviews out much faster, or slower depending on if I forget. I mean, we don't know a possible release date yet so I'm not sure when to write these. Anyway, let's talk controversy!

So this album is a neofolk album. Going from the gothic "Children of God", to this. I mean this is a pretty divisive album ... read more
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Swans: Part 5

I already liked this album, but damn this album is just great! This is where I think classic Swans starts, haunting atmosphere, dark lyrics, and just mind-blowing in general. Everything is just so awesome on this album! You get this creepy atmosphere on top of these hard-hitting guitars, thick bass, and pounding drums. From the opening track of "New Mind", all the way to the ending gospel-style title track. Every track stands out in its own way as the album can change ... read more

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Apr 6, 2021
Let us commence forth
Apr 5, 2021
Thanks for following! Really great reviews!
Apr 5, 2021
Based choice, added it to the list :)
Apr 4, 2021
Hey. What’s your favorite debut album? (can be from any genre)
It’s for my next list, ty in advance if you decide to answer :)
Mar 22, 2021
Lets goooooo
Mar 12, 2021
Hi again, I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Thank you SO much for submitting an album for the 'Comfort Album' list. The list is finally finished if you would like to check it out :)

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/nxnzn/list/39341/aoty-users-comfort-albums/
Mar 4, 2021
Hello there! I hope you are having an amazing, happy and healthy day today <3

I’m making a ‘Comfort album’ list which would be a go-to album to listen to when we are upset or having a hard time, as music is a source of happiness or comfort to many people. As we are facing such a hard time right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe with this list, we can as a community gather as many albums in a list for anyone who may be looking for a certain album that puts them in a good mood, calms them down, or like I’ve stated before.. comforts them! If you would like to submit an album that does that effect for you, please list these 4 things, album name, artist, and a sentence as to WHY you love this album and WHY it’s such a comfort album for you. It could be because of the lyrics, how it makes you feel.. etc. You may explain it in either one sentence or however many sentences you want, it is your choice! BUT, If you do not have one, no worries then <3 Thank you for reading!
Mar 1, 2021
There are albums like these that we're pretty ambivalent about on the first listen and then it clicks. It’s been the case for me with Radiohead especially, and also Nick Cave’s stuff.
Feb 28, 2021
I heard good things about this one! Definitely on my list for upcoming listens! 🙏🏼
Feb 28, 2021
Hi friend! Thanks for the follow! Let’s connect, what would you consider your favorite album of this year so far? 😁

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Rohan Agrawal, 15 years old, he/him/they/them. Bassist/Guitarist/Drummer. Virgin. I have low standards.

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Rating System Tierlist:

S: 100-95 (I absolutely love it)

A: 94-85 (I like it a lot)

B: 84-70 (I like it)

C: 69-50 (I am mixed)

D: 49-30 (I find it not good)

E: 29-10 (I dislike this)

F: 9-0 (I absolutely hate this)

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