Best of 2021

Recent Ratings

Samiam - Astray
Samiam
Astray
95
Mar 5
Justice - †
Justice
85
Nov 3

Recent Reviews

TheBravesDH -
NR
Got my vinyl early and I gotta say this might be their best one since Beat the Champ. If you weren’t feeling the last couple, then this might be the one to get you back on board. Feels like the one they were really wanting to put out before a pandemic put it on hold. I’m a sucker for a song for David Berman too! Can’t wait to dig in some more.
TheBravesDH -
95
Just one of those albums where if you know you know. Should be revered as a classic. Second wave emo with tons of crossover appeal for alternative radio. Jason Beebout has the most powerful voice I’ve ever heard from someone who’s nasally.
TheBravesDH -
80
There is no way a project in which two artists who have never worked together should randomly collaborate at a festival and in only one afternoon of practice take the stage to perform such effortlessly flowing psychedelic improv for nearly forty minutes like this. You can hardly tell where one artists' input ends and the other begins. If I had been there when this was perfomed and didn't know better, I'd assume they had been together for years. Well done, gentlemen.
TheBravesDH -
92
So I had a huge skate punk phase in my teens and seem to have redeveloped a bit of a soft spot for it. This is most likely my favorite album the genre produced during its peak. Real energetic and melodic stuff that more than makes up for any lyrical shortcomings you might find. A lot of the awkward phrasing is probably due to them not being native English speakers. I cannot recall a band from the scene putting out as many positive vibes as Millencolin were though. It’s a nice contrast to ... read more
TheBravesDH -
87
Can’t believe it took me so long to listen to an El-P produced, Nick Cave inspired, David Lynch approved album. Couple of tracks he’s a dead ringer for Spencer Krug. Pretty into it now for sure.

Shoutbox

Jul 1, 2021
hope all is well bro!
May 9, 2020
What modern band/artist can you confidently say will leave a mark in the landscape of music as we know it? In 10-20 years time, we will reminisce over their addition to music and consider them a "LEGEND", as we do for Bowie, Jimi, Beatles, N.W.A., etc.
May 1, 2020
Hello fellow man/woman/pronoun, what’s your favorite album to exercise to? I’m gonna put all the submissions into a list and listen to pick the most uplifting tracks and organize them into the AOTY Workout Playlist 2020.
Apr 17, 2020
Hi there! I accidentally deleted my Fetch the Bolt Cutters review (instead of 'editing' it) and I'm quite pleased with it, would you mind giving it another look? I don't expect a like, just a read my friend!
Apr 3, 2020
What album do you think would be the perfect anthem to THE END OF THE WORLD?
Mar 14, 2020
if you had to choose a live performance of a song that's better than the original studio recording, what would it be? it can either be something youve experienced yourself or something from an official live album (cough cough its for a list)
Mar 7, 2020
can you give me some 2020 album recommendations?
Jan 31, 2020
Thanks for the Destroyer recommendations! I’ll be sure to check out ASAP
Dec 4, 2019
Better late than never! ;P haha

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
188

80-89
 
311

70-79
 
262

60-69
 
144

50-59
 
95

40-49
 
43

30-39
 
12

20-29
 
5

10-19
 
4

0-9
 
6

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