Best of 2021

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Charli XCX - Warm
Charli XCX
Oct 10
Charli XCX - 2099
Charli XCX
Oct 10

Recent Reviews

thewayiam -
(Original score - 30)

I am a changed woman. This is truly the music of the future and I'm hopping on the last minute train. God bless this women and her music.
thewayiam -
I really didn't want to review this. My favorite artist makes basically her Revival compared to her other masterpieces. Out of 12 songs I only enjoyed 8 of them. I have confidence in Ella's new sound but I can't take Jack Antonoff's stiff production, and even I liked albums like "Arizona Baby" and "folklore". It's clearly not a secret that I prefer her electronic sound and bold vocals and in this album I barely saw any of that left in her. Similarly to a close childhood ... read more
thewayiam -
I remember being 18 years old, drinking Arizona tea outside of the local Daily Yamazaki and blasting this album on my 2014 keitai. Did I have friends during that time period? Well, no. Did I have a slew of good memories? Of course :)
thewayiam -
80 can’t be happening.

Am I...becoming an NBA Youngboy Stan? *gags*

While Blame it on Baby was a boring slop fest as a whole, I would be lying if I told you it was a complete wasteland. I liked the songs which followed the (slightly gimmicky) formula of including a melodic rapper on the track in some way. Rockstar, Jump and Drop instantly headed to my “Hype Trap” playlist because of the contributions from Roddy Rich, A Boogie and Youngboy never broke again. ... read more
thewayiam -
My favorite artist returns. I’m devastated that I didn’t give this a 100 :(

I have no problem with Ella being happy and letting it leak into her music or choosing to pursue a new folk / psychedelic direction, but this is simply not a very interesting song. The lyrics are also bland for a Lorde song, sounding like some pre-PH stuff, even the chorus to Tennis Courts was more inspired than this. Overall, “Solar Power” is a disappointment that only picks up at the end with ... read more


Oct 14, 2021
thats wonderful to hear! i'm doing alright, im loving all the new releases, plus ive been off discord for a while but imstill doing a-okay without it :)
Oct 4, 2021
how are you bestie
Sep 22, 2021
Hahaha I was 400! Congrats :)
Sep 12, 2021
love the reviews except your opinion on charli and ok orchestra
Sep 3, 2021
I love the thought, thank you so much for that. I appreciate the contribution heaps.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
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
Aug 10, 2021
thanks, i added it to the list
Aug 5, 2021
Congratz on 400!!
Jul 24, 2021
@thewayiam, would mind telling me an unpopular opinion of yours about music for a list?
Jul 14, 2021
welp I guess 90% of aoty including me is now demolished


Hello, I'm Eden / Emiri!

I love sharing my thoughts on music and writing about my discoveries! I am not very active on this website but always feel free to check in!

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