AOTY 2018
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Beach House - 7
Beach House
7
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May 15

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Dec 4, 2018
90
Rap’s dreariest, loneliest soul returns after 3 years with a mind-altering, staggeringly experimental album. “Some Rap Songs” is much more than just some rap songs thrown together. This is the acculmination of every sound that Earl has every worked with. The jazzy rap nods of his Sly Tendencies days, the horrific alternate dimension that was his "EARL" mixtape, the emotional and somber tones of “Doris" and the agoraphobia and paranoia that plagued ... read more
Dec 3, 2018
88
The 1975 return after a bloated and overproduced album with their easiest to take in, yet incredibly adventurous album yet. For years, The 1975 have given themselves massive shoes to fill with insanely catchy Indie Pop anthems, but their issues time and time again have been their studio albums. For the first time, with “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships”, the 1975 fill those shoes. They’ve come up with a collection of millennial anthems diving deeply into Sex, ... read more
Nov 28, 2018
71
This is easily the tamest we’ve heard The Men, and no amount of late album truly twisted songs can change that. But I think what really makes this album just average overall is just how all over the place it is. On “Drift” The Men don’t stick with a single sound for more than a couple of minutes. Not in an exciting way, in a way that really sounds like they have no idea on where to go moving forward. Amongst these sounds, we have some that really work, like a much ... read more
Nov 27, 2018
70
Ok so this new album from The Good The Bad and the Queen is literally 11 years in the making. And while yes, this album in parts actually captivates me more than their original work, is this worth the hype? So many of these tracks just wash together, with the same oddball instrumentals which more than often get a little goofy. It’s alright, but that’s literally it. Its when the supergroup branch out into areas of Folk Rock and other genres that things get really interesting. ... read more
Nov 26, 2018
85
Anderson .Paak returns after already achieving superstar status with a series of his most fluid and enjoyable tracks yet. For years, .Paak has seamlessly fused Hip Hop, Funk, Neo-Soul and more. But with tasteful throwbacks, an interest in Electro-Funk and Pop Rap, a star-studded guest list and more, .Paak sounds more charismatic and charming than ever. There are tasteful Jazz Rap tunes, throwback sleazy funk, modern bangers, and all sorts of other colorful gems. It’s an album that ... read more
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Rating Distribution
100
 

90-99
 
7

80-89
 
56

70-79
 
130

60-69
 
38

50-59
 
8

40-49
 

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 


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