AOTY 2022

Recent Ratings

Kanye West - ye
Kanye West
ye
75
Aug 29
A.G. Cook - 7G
A.G. Cook
7G
56
Aug 13
Arca - KiCk i
Arca
KiCk i
86
Jul 25

Recent Reviews

Kanye West - Donda
55
Somehow both better and worse than I expected. I’m glad Kanye’s mostly moved past the Jesus Is King sound, and there are some really great moments on here, but as a whole it’s shockingly incoherent, even for Kanye. I also have a hard time connecting with born-again Kanye on a personal level, so I just zone out completely during most of the praise Jesus stuff (which is like 75+% of his verses on here). It’s also about 60-90 minutes too long.

Favorite track: Jesus Lord ... read more

Turnstile - GLOW ON
NR
The shape of punk to come

Fav tracks: FLY AGAIN, NEW HEART DESIGN, DANCE-OFF, UNDERWATER BOI, ALIEN LOVE CALL

Amnesia Scanner - Tearless
48
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(o) (o)
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Favorite tracks: AS Going
Least favorites: AS Flat, AS Tearless

James Blake - Assume Form
NR
If you told me in 2011 that at the end of the decade James Blake would release such an extroverted, pop-forward album of love songs I would have been devastated. I don't know if it's the times that have changed or me, but Assume Form ends up my favorite album of Blake's since his debut despite the more adult contemporary feel. It's really not like his sound has changed that much, but there's such a warmth and quiet joy to these songs, a refreshing change in James' sound I didn't know I needed. ... read more
Kali Uchis - Isolation
85
2018 AOYTY #28

Dreamy, sultry, warm, funky, Isolation is the rare debut that announces its artist as an immediate force to be reckoned with right out the gate. Like most of the great pop artists from this decade, Uchis' strength is in fusing disparate genres. She breezes through dream pop, latin pop, neo-soul and hip hop like a balmy wind on a Miami beach. Her personality and vocals are able to keep it all grounded, though, even if the record isn't the smoothest or most cohesive of rides. ... read more

Shoutbox

1y
Let me know when/if you drop an AOTY list! I’d love to look through what albums you, and others, enjoyed the most this year. If you already posted one then I’ll give it a look ASAP.

I plan on dropping mine at the very end of the year (both EPOTY and (LP)AOTY lists) and would prefer any feedback on them!
2y
hello friend
2y
What is your favorite single of the year so far??

(For a list)
3y
W for royskopp
3y
Question for my first community sourced AOTY list: What's a great album that you can't listen to anymore, and what's the reason?
5y
Thank you for your contributions in 2016!

http://forums.albumoftheyear.org/t/top-contributors-of-2016/190
8y
I salute your dedication by following you. lol
9y
Appreciate all the work you put in to get the new album ratings added to the site.

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
18

80-89
 
128

70-79
 
189

60-69
 
110

50-59
 
59

40-49
 
8

30-39
 
3

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

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