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TheNico -
22
This album just...lacks

Like, it lacks everything. I had a hard time finding anything barely interesting. Bland feels like the best word to describe it, but ate the same time too nice because it implies it’s bearable.

In streaming age there are two ways to get your plays: creating catchy, irresistible patterns (like hooks, synths, hi hats...) or the opposite directcion, music that is so bland and fades into the background so quickly that the audience does not even botter to skip. This ... read more
TheNico -
90
“Infectious and euphoric, Jubilee promises a sweet and inebriating trip, but without ever loosing its’ connections to reality.”

In her third studio album, Michelle Zauner, more known as the creator of the project ‘Japanese Breakfast’, steps away from the heavy shoegaze and hurtful lyrics from her first two records. ‘Jubilee’ takes a brighter, more ambitious and...well, jubilant approach to her work.

This album is packed with dreams made of synths, ... read more
TheNico -
84
“It’s the type of music wich could only be the endeavors of a 17-year-old in 2021, and I mean that in the best possible sense.”

Pop culture was quickly turnt upside down with the meteoric rise of Olivia Rodrigo, since the release her all-emcompassing smash hit ‘Drivers License’. Shortly after, we are presented with her debut LP, ‘SOUR’, a rather small collection of 11 tracks. Here Rodrigo showcases the precise role she is to play in pop culture, but ... read more
TheNico -
85
“Taylor successfully recreates the magic of the original and also deepens what this album represents”

Regardless of the label drama that brought us here, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet revisiting her past material is certainly interesting - especially right in the ensuing of her critical ressurgence. These “Taylor Versions” will not only regain the american singer-songwriter control over her legacy, but also allow the public to trace down the origins of the ... read more
TheNico -
100
“ Annie Clark might be well known for her daring, futuritic and out-of-this-world work, but while nodding to the past, her full musical genius shines trought on ‘Daddy’s Home.”

On her sixth LP under the name ‘St. Vincent’, Annie continues to cement herself as one of the greatest of this generation. With yet another Bowie-esque shift of persona, Clark leaves behind the part robot part dominatrix leather vixen of ‘Masseduction’ and embraces the ... read more

Shoutbox

Sep 12, 2021
Hey Mate,
Just wondering if you were able to contribute to a list by @CamDoesMusic and @truthfulreviews based upon your 10 favourite 90's albums. This would work through you messaging myself a list from 1 being the best and 10th being the 10th best album you have listened to from the 90's. If you are able to contribute with a quote summarising the particular album as well that would be awesome! Your information delivered to us will be used to create a list named "AOTY Users Favourite 90's Albums".

Thank You So Much, Have a Great Day :)
Sep 2, 2021
Hey Mate,
I am currently making a list compacted with AOTY user' top 10 worst albums and would love for you to contribute to that. The information if you decide to share will be used to create "The Average AOTY Users worst album" consisting of 50 albums. If you feel comfortable contributing please mention your top 10 worst albums in order from 1 being the worst and 10 being the 10th worst. It would also be highly appreciated if you are ok to give a few words why as well :)

Thank You So Much Have A Good Day!
Jun 19, 2021
I am the only Nico

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
28

80-89
 
50

70-79
 
56

60-69
 
45

50-59
 
17

40-49
 
9

30-39
 
3

20-29
 
3

10-19
 
2

0-9
 
2

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