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SOUR or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Getting Older and Accept Olivia Rodrigo’s Music For What It Is.

This is gonna be a little different from what I usually write. This is a very long, detailed (surprise, the guy with the Abed profile pic likes to be overly analytical) and self-indulgent review. I do eventually talk about the album itself in Chapter 4, so feel free to skip to that if you want. For everyone else, strap yourselves in.


Pop music is something that ... read more

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Personal hardships reimagined into widescreen horror.

When it comes to the mid-2010’s boom of 80’s-inspired synthpop revivalism, you’d be hard pressed to find a band more devoted to that sound than CHVRCHES. With their 2013 debut The Bones of What You Believe, the Scottish trio found themselves amidst a new wave of acts with nostalgia for electronic music’s glittery past. By decade’s end, however, it seemed like CHVRCHES were struggling to keep with the times. ... read more
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Yeah. As it turns out, Lorde wasn’t the only artist this week to follow up their magnum opus with a disappointment.

Sydney’s Holy Holy are a band that I grew to appreciate over time. Though my introduction to the band’s music, 2019’s My Own Pool of Light, was not a particularly impressive album at first listen, there was something that kept me coming back to it in the following months. There was a tenderness in singer Tim Carroll’s vocals that made his lyrics on ... read more
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Where do you go after releasing two of the last decade’s landmark pop albums?

I don’t think it’s a secret that I consider Lorde to be one of the most important artists of my generation; it’s something that I’ve previously mentioned in my review of Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR. Her previous two albums have had significant impacts on the pop music scene and the sound of the pop singers to follow, whether it be the personal alt-pop of Halsey and Billie Eilish that ... read more
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“We’d like to dedicate this number to a very special woman. She’s 100 years old and she weighs over 200 tons!”
“This enormous woman will devour us all! Arrgghhh!”

With their third record, Now We’re Cookin’, Sydney duo Polish Club add an extra coat of, erm, polish diving deeper into pop sensibilities and a newfound sense of groove. This focus on rhythm hits right away as the disco stomp hits on opener “Stop For A Minute”. Despite its ... read more
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Not the sound I expected from The Killers, but a surprisingly mature effort nonetheless.

Ever since the Las Vegas band ditched the bright new wave of their beginnings to pursue a more heartland rock sound on 2006’s Sam’s Town, it’s been no secret that they owe a lot of their sound to Bruce Springsteen. Pressure Machine is the band’s seventh album which comes almost a year to the date of their previous effort, Imploding the Mirage, feels like their biggest lean into ... read more


Aug 22, 2021
Hey! I’m starting a list of AOTY’s most overrated albums; what’s an album you consider extremely overrated? Btw love the abed pfp <3
Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' individual top ten albums, I'm compiling a ranked community top 100. I'd love it if you could contribute by just replying with your top ten ranked from 1-10; I'm totally fine with being redirected to a ranked favourites list of sorts, if that's what you'd prefer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and replying, if you do.
Jun 28, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list and I'd love to know which album has had the greatest influence on your current taste in music? If you want, I'd also appreciate it if you could say exactly how it's made you grow/learn more as a listener (don't worry, you don't have to do this part).

Thank you for reading and answering, if you do
May 28, 2021
Great profile picture
May 26, 2021
came back from the grave to give ratings on RYM and AOTY
May 25, 2021
hi abed
May 18, 2021
Hey ! I’m making a community list for the end of the world, and I would love for you to contribute.


“The surrounding buildings, in ruins. The last survivors, scrambling to find anything that remains. Fire flickers in the pitch-black, creating just a sliver of radiance. Miraculously, you find an old device that can play music. You can only play one album as the battery is nearly dead. Knowing that you have little time left, what is the one album that you choose to listen to as you watch the world crumble before your eyes?”

The album topic could discuss a disastrous time, its sound could fit the vibe of a post apocalyptic setting, or it could be one of your favorite albums that you would want to experience for the last time.

Please provide the artist, album, and an explanation as to why you chose that specific album.

Thank you for reading <3

Here’s the list:
Apr 22, 2021
I'm sure you will one day! I'm fortunate to be able to listen to music most of the day when I'm at work. If I weren't able to listen to music at work, I wouldn't have nearly as much time to rate albums.
Apr 18, 2021
Thank you! 😁


In Progress: Top 100 Singles of 2011

pop + rock + indie + anything else that catches my interest

25. he/him. Filipino-Australian poptimist. Todd In The Shadows fanboy. Avid Triple J listener. Always changing scores.

Singles account:

The Rating Scale:
100-90: Favourites!
89-80: Great
79-70: Good
69-60: Okay
59-50: Mediocre
49-40: Not Good
39-0: Bad

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