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The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
80
Supposedly “Some Girls” is the last great album by The Rolling Stones. There’s some absolute fire in this album—new wave/disco informed straight rock. “Beast of Burden” and “Miss You” are phenomenal. This lacks some of the pomp I like from earlier material—but I suppose the trade off is this cool stripped back sound. Finally this album is fairly misogynistic—in a very gratuitous way especially on the title track. Whether this was or ... read more
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
45
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s self titled debut is an indie sleaze staple—inescapable at release. Sadly—I just don’t connect to this. I think Alec Ounsworth has a unique and interesting voice—but it annoys the hell out of me. Very springy indie rock vibe. I wish I could get this.
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
70
I live on an Ivy League college campus as a staff member’s partner—and this album captures my surroundings impeccably. Obnoxious, made with daddy’s money, self-infatuated, pretentious, cloying. That said—there’s a ton of bops on here.
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
75
MGMT’s debut is notable for having some of their greatest hits in the first half “Kids”, “Time to Pretend”, and “Electric Feel”—absolute jammy psych pop bops. The tracks that are not those three masterpieces match the vibe—ramshackle psych—with less inspiring songwriting. If the rest met the quality of those three—“Oracular Spectacular” would be perfect.
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
70
Jefferson Airplane scored two hits off of “Surrealistic Pillow”—both the only songs with Grace Slick on lead vocals. Both are quintessential 60s songs. I found the rest of the material on here not quite up to snuff with those two but still enjoyable. The overall sound here is hazy and there’s even a bit of druggy atmosphere to it. I like the vibe here. An imperfect classic.

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Hey, I hope all is well! I just wanted to let you know that my band’s EP, “Winter Break” is now out on all platforms!!! It’s in the alt punk genre (sorta lol). I appreciate if you end up giving it a shot, and if not no worries at all :) Here’s the AOTY link if you’re interested:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/807654-five-point-palm-exploding-heart-technique-winter-break.php
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YES! I HAVE DONE IT!

My list is finally finished! Thank y’all so much for all the patience and support! You can now see where your favorite singles of 2023 rank in my user accumulative list! If you are a newer follower of mine, you can add your favorite singles of the year in the comments. Check the list out right here:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/thearcticdonkey/list/165114/aoty-users-favorite-singles-of-the-year-thank-you-so-much-for-200-followers/

Once again, thank you so much for being patient. This took so much longer than I thought. I hope you enjoy it though! ✌️
4w
Thank you for following!!!
1mo
preesh
1mo
Thx so much for following
1mo
I lived in Burlington for 4 years, cool city/pretty state
1mo
Hello The Plague Review. It would be cool if you would rate my friend's song.



https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/703248-sailor-plane-ice-road.php
2mo
Hey. Recently I hit 500 followers, and I would like to thank all of my followers by reviewing any album they recommend me. It doesn’t matter what type of album it is, just make sure it’s under 15 songs, and that it’s something I haven’t reviewed before. Make sure to tell me which album you want in my shout box. If you can’t participate, that is certainly OK. Apologies if I cannot review your favorite album.

Cheers!

RAM
2mo
I’ll check it out for sure
2mo
Hello there!
Me and my brother recently released an album - in my review I explained the cool story behind how it was made and how it went semi-viral.
It would mean a lot if you could take a look, I promise it's pretty interesting :D

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/ikmmm/album/828364-arkadia/

You can also check out my year-end lists that I just finished making, they took some time to make so I hope you enjoy the little notes I included with every album and song!

Best Albums List: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/ikmmm/list/168583/best-albums-2023/
Best Songs List: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/ikmmm/list/169102/best-songs-2023/

sorry for bothering you, that's it, thanks :)

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