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 - Once Twice Melody
NR
Hi everybody, I hope all of you are aware of what's happening in Ukraine right now. I just wanted to post some resources to raise awareness of what's going on right now

Resources to help Ukrainian citizens:

https://razomforukraine.org/
https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/ukraine
https://vuf-td.space/
https://savelife.in.ua/en/

Recent Reviews

 - The Rhythm of the Night
100
"... I can't explain it this feeling, I know it's stupid and shit, It's sort of surreal to be honest, why should I feel these feelings, it's odd to be honest to feel this amount of excitement to my dreams over this song, I'm just this tiny person in this world with all these awful fucking atrocities over the world, but yet it's almost like this song is alive, like it has this soul, compelling me to join and to feel this unexplainable feeling, I know life is full of disapointments and ... read more
 - Morbius (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
NR
#1 movie in the world babyyyyyyyyyyyy
 - Replica
100
A footstep in a mall I go, A footstep in nostalgia I went. The place is empty, no faces to be seen around. All I hear is the comforting soft pop music playing through the atmosphere. A doubtful breath fills my breath as I let out a sighful remorse. A cursed dream in which I feel no love, no touch, just a steam of consciousness flowing through the empty spaces. A fond place filled with consumerism, now a dead soul leaching, a fearful soul trying to remain alive, yet I hear the voices through the ... read more
 - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
90
The Rain drops. The Storm rumbles throughout the night. The Flower stands still. The Spider crafted it way through beauty.

Man I wakes up to dark bliss, where he sits alone as he cannot see or know the time for all he hears is the broken clicks throughout the atmosphere, a feeling of enervation, yet restlessness.

"Maybe I could go out for a smoke, or water... no no, that wouldn't fix this feeling."

Man I's thoughts are in doubt, as he is in a helplessness feel.

"...What to ... read more

 - A Night at the Drive-In
80
Fyi, a goblin is next to me, and I'm afraid that he will do something to me if I don't make a review for this . Needless to say, this was pretty fun and I liked the concept of the album. I think the pacing of some of the song can be a little sluggish at times, but the samples really do bring you into this absurd surrealist monster world. The whole project was pretty niche and one of the most unique albums I've heard in a while.

Shoutbox

3w
Awesome to see a perfect score for "Peace and Love" by Dadawah. Absolutely deserves it. Some of the best music ever recorded!
2mo
Hey Tourist, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
9mo
... For a long time, I was closed to a lot of opinions, musical genres, but finally it's totally what I hate today because it's showing a lack of open-mindedness according to me. I learned to develop this capacity to listen to others while following my heart to never lose my personality. For me there is no reason to have debates without arguments and listening to the other, that's why I will not hesitate to support a contrary opinion if it is justified by a strong argument.

To give you some advice, I would say first of all to always keep your personality, even if it means that your opinion can evolve. Take an in-depth look at artists or music genres to understand the whole context, the various opinions and the final impact. This should allow you to evolve your analysis and open yourself to other subjects
9mo
Hey TheTourist90, hope you are well

I think first of all I am curious by nature and like to understand the why of the how. In the sense that why are these albums/singles/artists recognized as essential? What impact in the music and beyond (social etc..)?
In fact all these kind of questions I ask myself will lead me to study the subject, the context, the objectivity more than the subjectivity so that my analysis is the most rational possible.

If I'm open to many styles it's also just a natural trait of mine, I'm interested in culture in general although I necessarily keep my tastes and my preferences

I've been working and thinking about my series The History of The albums for a very long time (more than 10 years, even if I started here on AOTY in an official way), and more precisely about the album format because I'm looking for answers to all my questions, to understand my preferences, to understand those of the others.
.. to continue
10mo
Hey, TheTourist90! Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for your lovely and kind words. I really appreciate it, and I also admire your love for visual storytelling as well as animation <3. I sent you a DM on RYM to give you a long list of graphic novels! (and avoid the character limit on here). Greetings :)
1y
not happy
1y
Hi, Tourist! I'm always amazed by one fact: how do all of you fellow CFCE enjoyers find so many new classical music releases? There's some place you can follow it or you just subscribed to classical music labels newsletters?
1y
Really interesting description there. Well, thank you for participating, and here's the link for the list, feel free to check it out! https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/eliiscool5/list/33957/aotys-100-library/#show5995
1y
Hello there! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
1y
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)

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Hoping all Ukrainian users on this site are doing alright... πŸ™

Resources to help Ukrainian citizens:

https://razomforukraine.org/
https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/ukraine
https://vuf-td.space/
https://savelife.in.ua/en/

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70-79
 
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60-69
 
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50-59
 
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