We Are Only Human Once - A Song About Gender Confusion, Romantic Tension & Self Hatred
May 18, 2021
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ONE WHOLE YEAR OF AOTD!

Formed sometime in May, the server was originally created to talk about AOTY drama away from the old MVP (rip) server. Well I guess people really likes being dramatic because AOTD quickly overtook MVP and as far as I'm concerned is THE AOTY server. But I didn't want it to just be a server so I had the idea to make it a server where everyday we would listen and promote a new AOTY musician. Unfortunately there just wasn't that many so instead we turned to promoting music under five ratings, then music from around the world, and eventually whatever the hell we wanted. I've been working on it the whole way. The lineups, the server icons, the polls, the announcements. Everything. I love organizing things and events, my brain is very data-centric. So doing this for a year, nonstop organization and planning. It really has been fun for me.

Of course I have to thank the AOTD crew. Especially CLJesse. Someone who even though I almost completely disagree with all her music opinions, she has been a really good friend. As well, as someone who has stuck with doing the AOTD in moments nobody else has. It is a bit disheartening to put all this work into planning and see like three people doing it at times, but also, I've found some of my favorite albums through doing AOTD. Hope by Klaatu, First Band on the Moon by the Cardigans, 💜 by Left at London. So just to celebrate this one year anniversary, here's a one to two sentence review of every single AOTD album so far. It's almost 300 albums at the time of writing so it's a lot of writing, but nevertheless, I'm committed.

AOTD CHALLENGE 1: AOTY DAYS

Theme: Music made by AOTY users

1. We Are Only Human Once - Withering (Or, Songs of Yore)
Score: 91

Addie's best work yet as it takes you on a ride of emotion and learning to accept yourself.

2. Bvrtxk - unceasing_dismay
Score: 80

A great mix of "this is awesome" and "ah spooke!"

3. Ryan Benis - Goof
Score: 72

Ryan has clearly made better work since this project but idk I still have a soft spot it.

4. Hermann Holsgr - Virtuell Weltanschauung
Score: 75

Now that's some high quality noisy grrrr angry music!

5. ルーシー LUCY - Four EP
Score: 73

It's a shame everyone hates this album now cuz I still like those sax solos lolol.

6. Lil Karat Stixx - HOLY CRAP MY ROOM IS ON FIRE
Score: 70

This album single handed CANCELLED CANCELLING WOOO FEET ARE THE BEST!

7. Spiral Curse - Recordings from the Monster's Closet [Demo EP]
Score: 73

It's very unfinished sounding but the promise is very clearly vivisible.

8. Amazing Blizzard - Circles
Score: 60

It's just very dry sounding, listen to The Abnormal Straits ininstead.

9. Motha - the sky is quite pretty today
Score: 77

An absolutely delightful little ambient project that came out of nowhere cuz Motha was making like Hot Shower covers a few weeks earlier.

10. Knewnie - my only good jokes
Score: 76

So is that Drake album still coming out or…..

11. Ken M - Climb
Score: 75

Fear and Hospital are up there as some of my favorite user-made tracks and the rest of the album is pretty good

12. Yung Schmoobin - Eat, Sleep, Flex, Repeat
Score: 90

I get that is been tainted by everything that's happened down to the Tobuscus intro, and I don't care cuz I still find it funny.

13. The Dankest Meme - DANK
Score: 55

Do you ever want to get taken back to 2017? Well idk why you'd want that but here you go here's the worst aged album ever created.

14. Avenade - Not Only Does It Suck, but It Also Isn't Real
Score: 80

Inside Voices is my favorite Avenade song which is very good news because there's only two songs on this thing.

15. RockGati - The Ordinary
Score: 83

Bluebirds is such a good song but you should definitely check out Every Aardvark Drinks Green Beer Everyday before this.

16. LILNEDBIGBY - DECLASSIFIED
Score: 69

If the album got deleted because the musician themselves was so embarrassed by it, it's fair to say you don't have to care about this.

17. KID PHANG - Kid Phang
Score: 58

I wasted one of my best reviews on this piece of trash

18. Vale-Smith - Are You Sick Of Being Unlucky?
Score: 52

I don't get it tbh, just sounds very monotonous to me.

19. Oh - Sometimes I Wish to Be a Clover
Score: 75

SEND HELP OH HAS ME TRAPPED IN THEIR BASEMENT THIS ISN'T A JOKE OH GOD THEY'RE COMING!

20. Agv - Crawl
Score: 0

…..I mean say what you will, can't deny it's pretty iconic.

21. B. The Leo - The Champ
Score: 80

It's weird reminiceing about these people I used to talk to...I wonder how they're doing…………….oh btw this slaps.

22. L.F.F - L.F.F
Score: 60

Cover is badass, concept is badass, music could use some work.

23. KnifeTrick - Outside
Score: 70

Cute :) sounds like a Vidya Game.

24. Lemuriams - City Limits
Score: 59

MORE LIKE SHITTY LIMITS HAHAHAHAHA this is decent.

25. Oreox4 - Halloween Came Early II
Score: 31

Halloween came early! Now I'd like it to leave.

26. Nick Fleece - Aeonian Aberration
Score: 35

That ten minutes of silence was really necessary thanks for including it.

27. E.M.B.E.E - Devils Night Vol. 1
Score: 69

Nowhere near the best beats out there but it's a short little project so I'm ultimately ok with it.

28. Ryan Kenny - Another Dimension
Score: 76

Some more really nice ambient hey what happened to all the ambient musicians on this site? Why are they all making like drum and bass now?

29. Chees CRCKR - Bad Sounds
Score: 7

GOT THAT ONE RIGHT *slaps knees* YEEEEEEHAW!

30. ALEPH(알레프) - Aleph
Score: 37

Usually I appreciate you and your thoughts in this community but God this was a dick review.

31. KING CHROMATIC - Beta 1
Score: 20

Every single song on here is stolen. By that measure this is even worse than Crawl because it's not an album.

AOTD CHALLENGE 2: UNDA5 DAYS

Theme: Albums under 5 ratings

32. Jawbox - Grippe
Score: 58

A whole lot of too much while also a whole lot of nothing at all.

33. Left At London - 💜
Score: 100

Probably my all time favorite EP ever made. Every song works to tell this tragic story of death as well as just sounding astounding.

34. Today Is The Day - Supernova
Score: 64

Idk I like the advertisement samples I guess.

35. Al-Namrood - Diaji Al Joor
Score: 89

Besides the inherent novelty in Saudia Arabian black metal this album just is a perfect example of folk metal and one of my favorites of the genre.

36. Núria Graham - Bird Eyes
Score: 89

Beautiful and tender plus full of sex jams for people who listen to Björk.

37. Poison The Well - Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Score: 75

It's metalcore alright... that's not an insult I like metalcore.

38. The Sound Of Animals Fighting - Tiger and the Duke
Score: 38

Was this album made by an actual bunch of fighting Bonobo Chimpanzees?

39. Whipping Boy - I Think I Miss You
Score: 78

Shoegaze for truckers who live off a diet of Waffle House and cigarettes.

40. Shojoskip - Cosodorokitsune
Score: 69

Why does all shoegaze have to sound like it was recorded in a wind tunnel?

41. Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
Score: 86

Make sure to read Pipepanic's book if you choose to listen:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bpDJs9FMgB3wspK6_U2n7Z7a6FVK4fIZ-Hsljg56ql0/edit?usp=sharing

42. Isabella James - Climbing Mt. Zion
Score: 97

Maybe it really is just me, but this album has me breaking down everytime I listen thinking about what it means to be trans.

43. 17歳とベルリンの壁 - Reflect
Score: 75

Shoegaze but groovy. Groovegaze?

44. Chris Knox - Polyfoto Duck Shaped Pain
Score: 95

You can just rattle weird-ass new wave in front of my face and I'd eat it up every time.

45. Taco - After Eight
Score: 87

This album is bad but it's real lucky that I have awful taste. If you're blue and you don't know where to go...

46. Kiss Kiss - The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
Score: 76

While I do prefer Reality Vs. the Optimist this is also quite fun.

47. Oh No! Yoko - PAU PAU
Score: 69

I would probably hate this if I re-listened but I'm a lazy critic and I'm not going to.

48. The Foundations - The Foundations
Score: 87

Fuck AllMusic.
all my homies hate AllMusic.

49. Gyrotron - The Essential GYROTRON
Score: 56

If it was just the last two tracks I might have given this an 80 for being a simply great mashup album but it's not, it's just not.

50. Marital Roles - Fall Demo
Score: 80

Four delightful tracks of screamy screams ah ah ah!

51. 豊平区民Toyohirakumin - Music in the Air
Score: 87

This is the rhythm of the night? My life..oh yeah.

52. Wee - You Can Fly on My Aeroplane
Score: 87

Surprised some airline company hasn't used the title track in a shitty commercial yet. Don't give them any ideas tho I don't want that amazing song ruined for me.

53. Nito - N I T O
Score: 76

You're just mad I can do things with my guitar that you could never do. So yeah you're gay *plays beautiful acoustic music.*

54. Goodbye To Gravity - Mantras of war
Score: 70

Really unfortunate cover art considering what happened to the band.

55. Mwenso And The Shakes - Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being]
Score: 71

Why is this a live album? It didn't need to be a live album.

56. Web - I Spider
Score: 62

Even as a prog rock whore this is a fairly weak outing.

57. Blue Magic - Thirteen Blue Magic Lane
Score: 84

It's goofy horror and sci-fi themed Disco, I'm legally required to love it.

58. Mother Evergreen - Mother Evergreen
Score: 50

I legit don't remember a single thing about this album; it was so boring.

59. The Beat Buttons - The Beat Buttons
Score: 77

Gainesville Gang

Gainesville Gang

60. Dog Faced Hermans - Humans Fly
Score: 83

AHHAHAHAHHAHAH SHIT ASS FUCK ASS!!! *CLOWN HORN*

61. SINSINK - WTFRU
Score: 22

Really no other way to describe this besides cringe.

62. Aviv Geffen - The Letter
Score: 84

POLKA TIME LET'S JAM! דו טאנצט נאך?

AOTD CHALLENGE 3: FLIGHT DAYS

Theme: Each artist is from a different country as we go around the globe.

63. Marcia Aitken - Reggae Impact
Score: 76

A pretty good reggae album that unfortunately has the classic "I'm Still In Love" which dwarfs every other song in comparison.

64. Kalakan - Kalakan
Score: 82

Sorry but if I disliked this my Basque family would disown me.

65. Sigur Rós - ()
Score: 64

…..I don't get it.

66. Camille - Ouï
Score: 73

The Ratatouille lady also has a pretty good album to her name.

67. Toots Thielemans - Chiko's Bar
Score: 69

10/10 cover combined with a largely unimpressive album.

68. Knez - Otrov i med
Score: 23

"WE HAVE YOU SURROUNDED, YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO EUROVISION!" "I HATE THE ANTICHRIST I HATE THE ANTICHRIST!"

69. Orchestre El Gusto - El Gusto
Score: 94

I love this shit so much, almost reminds me of an Algerian Buena Vista Social Club.

70. Falz - Moral Instruction
Score: 77

It's rapping over Fela Kuti songs of course it's gonna be cool.

71. George Sawaya Trio - Arabic Songs of Lebanon and Egypt
Score: 68

Boring.

72. Ramzi Aburedwan - Reflections Of Palestine
Score: 78

A beautiful showcase of the history of Palestinan music.

73. Ziad Rahbani - Bema Enno.
Score: 77

This one is basically identical to Reflections of Palestine but if it ain't broke…

74. Chaartaar - Darya Kojast?
Score: 56

Boring²

75. Junoon - Azadi
Score: 82

The perfect Soundtrack to traveling across the desert in a busted van.

76. Familia Perkalaba - #ґазззууу!
Score: 88

More rock music should feature a funny little tiny man say "la la la la la la la" it'd improve the genre.

77. Siekiera - Nowa Aleksandria
Score: 69

*Tries to think of a polish joke about Black Country New Road*

78. Tommy Cash - Euroz Dollaz Yeniz
Score: 75

Reminds me of that imaginary memory I have of sneaking into a Russian Discotheque.

79. Erlend Øye - Unrest
Score: 62

Crazy how this guy has made one Of my all time favorite songs as well as nothing else of note.

80. Shinsei Kamattechan - Tsumanne
Score: 74

"i want to die" -fuyuyuki

81. Fei Yu-Ching - 天之大
Score: 43

Boring³ but w/ funny eggman song

82. Forests - Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store
Score: 87

How dare you pander to my tastes! It's illegal to make an album I like!

83. George Telek - Lukaut
Score: 70

Ahh it's a scary tiger AHHHHHH!!

84. Patea Maori Club - Poi E
Score: 61

I wish the album was in anyway reflective of the cover ft. lizard people emu ranchers.

85. Los Jaivas - Canción del sur
Score: 75

This folk album is going pretty well, alright bring out the church organ it's time to make it prog.

86. Las Mosquitas - Cuatro Mosquitas
Score: 77

Why do I like this so much? Why do these bug ladies haunt me so?

87. Novos Baianos - Novos Baianos F.C.
Score: 97

Novos Baianos once again proving how Brazil and MPB remain unmatched in terms of getting me absolutely in my feels.

88. Simon Diaz - Simón Díaz Mis Tonadas & 16 Grandes Éxitos
Score: 62

This one goes out to my grandpa! These boring tunes are for you!

89. Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica
Score: 84

¡Cerdos de guerra del sábado negro!

90. Trío Aguilillas - Sones of Mexico
Score: 77

There is just something so inherently human about these old low quality recordings probably made by this band just to show the music of their tiny village.

91. Shake Keane - Rising Stars
Score: 84

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi *bangs on a steel drum*

92. Klaatu - Hope
Score: 100

Probably the greatest prog rock album ever made, a psychedelic journey through space "We're Off You Know" is easily the greatest intro to any album ever.

93. Plume π Cassonade - Pommes de route
Score: 87

Quebec 😢

AOTD CHALLENGE 4: MY10 DAYS

Theme: Albums different AOTY users have given a 100

94. Strapping Young Lad - City
Score: 66

I just don't like Devin Townsend that much, The New Black is good though.

95. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Score: 78

This Damon Albarn guy might make good music or something like that idk it's weird!!


96. Lemon Demon - Spirit Phone
Score: 100

Honestly, THE pop album of the 2010s. Nothing captures the feels and energy of zoomer culture better than this album.


97. John Williams - Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
Score: 76

Ayyy sta waaars palpatine da daaaark sideee ayyyyy!

98. Getatchew Mekurya & The Ex - Moa Anbessa
Score: 75

Some pretty good jazz rock hailing straight out of Ethiopia.

99. Merzbow - Dharma
Score: 67

Sadly I prefer my Merzbow EEEEEEAZHDHDZHZHZGDHDKFIDIJS AHAHAHHHHGHHHGHHHH rather than eeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeEeeeeeEeeeEeeeEEEE.

100. Faye Wong - Fuzao
Score: 88

Sensational dream pop that delivers this overwhelming sensation of tranquility.

101. Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
Score: 54

I don't get it Pt. ⅓

102. Mineral - The Power of Failing
Score: 66

I don't get it 2, confusion takes New York!

103. mewithoutYou - [A→B] Life
Score: 52

I don't get it3! Bride of confusion!

104. Three Days Grace - One-X
Score: 60

>TFW you can't escape this hell and too many times you've tried.

105. The Fall Of Troy - Manipulator
Score: 77

As far as Male Manipulator music goes, this slaps real hard.

106. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
Score: 75

Despite being a classic it's never been one of my personal favorite jazz albums from that era.

107. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Score: 84

This is some great background music for all those times I see a visage of my past life in my dream and then an evil therapist tries to kill me!

108. The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About
Score: 67

The title is a lie.

109. Nothing More - The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Score: 75

I have ape brain and if you scream loud enough you're bound to get my attention.

110. The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Whenever, If Ever
Score: 69

Damn, I gave a lot of controversial opinions on this challenge, I didn't mean to! That's just how it played out!

111. Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
Score: 68

These albums are just really bland! I don't get the appeal of them if they're going to be this dull!

112. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Score: 78

Benny the Bouncer still makes me smile like a mf.

113. Steely Dan - Gaucho
Score: 66

Pre-Aja Steely Dan: One of my all time favorite bands
Post-Aja Steely Dan: Ehhhh not so much.

114. Akiko Yano - Tadaima
Score: 84

IMO pop music gets 1000 times better when you can't understand what the singer is saying and you can allow yourself to just dissolve into the sound.

115. Ravi Shankar - Live at Monterey International Pop Festival
Score: 65

Fairly dull but the introduction by Ravi at the start of the concert is quite cute.

116. 諏訪根自子 [Nejiko Suwa] - 諏訪根自子の芸術 (Suwa Nejiko no Geijutsu): Early Recordings 1933-1935
Score: 98

My favorite traditional classical album of all time, nothing else out there is as richly textured, as emotionally fulfilling, and has chosen a better selection of songs than this.

117. No Use for a Name - The Feel Good Record of the Year
Score: 72

You would think that people have had enough of silly pop punk. Some people want to fill the world, with silly pop punk.

118. Randy Newman - Monsters, Inc.
Score: 74

Pixar movies across the board just have damn good soundtracks and this is no exception.

119. Katie Dey - Flood Network
Score: 82

Great album to overdose to Estrogen while listening.

120. Archy Marshall - A New Place 2 Drown
Score: 43

Pretty King CRUEL to make me hear you rap.

121. Disasterpeace - It Follows
Score: 61

There's just better electronic horror scores out there.

122. death's dynamic shroud.wmv - I'll Try Living Like This
Score: 68

Too rough and glitchy sounding for me to really get invested in it's vaporwave sound.

123. Machine Girl - …BECAUSE I’M YOUNG ARROGANT AND HATE EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR
Score: 80

FUCK YOU *800 samples play at once*!

124. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Score: 69

It's just not as good as RTJ or Fantastic Damage.

AOTD CHALLENGE 5: 1HIT DAYS

Theme: Musicians who have been classified as "one hit wonders."

125. a-ha - Hunting High and Low
Score: 69

Obviously I have to appreciate an album for having Take On Me and the Sun Always Shines but it's too inconsistent across the board. Their second album Scoundrel Days is really underated tho.

126. Harvey Danger - Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?
Score: 87

Just this perfect amount of cocky and snarky "don't give a shit" attitude to really pull this album off.

127. The Cardigans - First Band on the Moon
Score: 100

Just one of the all time greatest pop albums ever, even outside of Lovefool this album ranges the emotions of love so effortlessly that it's completely enthralling.

128. Mark Morrison - Return of the Mack
Score: 76

There's actually some pretty great R&B songs on here even if they do get overshadowed by the BIG ONE.

129.New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Score: 94

The kind of youthful optimism and promise that's on this record is so rarely captured this well and it really just makes the album feel like a life-changing affair.

130. Butthole Surfers - Electriclarryland
Score: 87

This is some great background music for all the times I was in love with dying and I was doing it in Texas.

131. Men At Work - Business as Usual
Score: 86

Who Can It Be Now has one of the best sax riffs possibly..ever?

132. Scatman John - Scatman's World
Score: 83

I'd you don't like this album fuck you bababdbababababbaddsaabababbddabababboobbbebebdasdddap

133. House of Pain - House of Pain
Score: 75

Please rise for the Boston national anthem.

134. Wheatus - Wheatus
Score: 75

I don't get the hate, I really don't. It sounds like a damn good power pop album to me, teenage dirtbags aside.

135. Chumbawamba - Tubthumper
Score: 73

Dababy

136. Damien Rice - O
Score: 97

Blower's Daughter is a song that just guts me every single time I hear it, this album is a masterpiece.

137. Dexys - Too-Rye-Ay
Score: 62

….why don't I like this?

138. A Flock of Seagulls - A Flock of Seagulls
Score: 70

Q:Is it dated? A: Yes
Q: I ran? A: So far away

139. Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age of Wireless
Score: 89

*Swallows a Nokia Cellphone* yet I'm a bit of a Dolby fan.

140. Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
Score: 54

You can't just say a bunch of weird shit and expect me to like your album, that only works 98% of the time!

141. Mr. Big - Lean into It
Score: 73

If this was hair metal's final big hurrah, it was pretty good.

142. Deee-Lite - World Clique
Score: 62

Every song should of had Bootsy and Q-Tip, I would have liked it more.

143. Cameo - Word Up!
Score: 88

This album makes me feel like a whore.

144. Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
Score: 96

Some of my favorite country/folk protest stuff out there, up there with John Prine for me.

145. The Buggles - The Age of Plastic
Score: 90

The Buggles deserve more praise as synthpop pioneers god damnit!

146. Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
Score: 53

Cars is good, rest is zzzzz.

147. Lipps, Inc. - Mouth to Mouth
Score: 78

This would be a good album to listen to a town that prioritized funk as a major export. Maybe like "Groovyvillage" or something like that would work.

148.Yello - Stella
Score: 93

I liked these Swiss soundscapes so much I actually bought this one on vinyl, I hardly buy albums I've already heard on vinyl but this album is just so damn cool.

149. OK Go - Oh No
Score: 59

I cannot listen to this without a Rube Goldberg smashing shit around me, unlistenable!

150. Everything But the Girl - Amplified Heart
Score: 50

And I miss music that doesn't bore me out of my skin.

151. Free - Fire and Water
Score: 44

I want a refund.

152. Gotye - Making Mirrors
Score: 58

The one song is great, everything else is surprisingly really corny. Like it's out of an after school cartoon, one of the shitty ones like Doug.

153. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Score: 82

A little bit of some excellent Rock and or Roll.

154. The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Score: 90

Welcome to psych rock hell, enjoy your stay. Now, please spontaneous combust.

155. Biz Markie - The Biz Never Sleeps
Score: 71

"90s Hip Hop be SO FINE!😫😄😆

Then boom.....Trans Panic Song 😞😔"

AOTD CHALLENGE 6: AOTY DAYS 2

Theme: More user created music.

156. Mythrodak - Hollfron
Score: 75

The music is pretty good but have you seen their Minecraft videos, they're insanely impressive!

157. Scummo - altar ego
Score: 78

I can understand the complaints that this is derivative of other indie rock acts but it still does that sound real well.

158. H8P8GE - Jiku
Score: 61

It's just unfinished, this is an unfinished album.

159. Concrete Castles - playsound("Ep.wav")
Score: 76

Chiptune really suits concrete's style well, I'm happy he's decided to embrace it.

160. MALNEEZY - Bipolar
Score: 75

This came kind of out of the blue because I kinda wrote off Malneezy as far as electronic music goes but this it pleasantly surprised me.

161. CRAZYF1R3 - PURIFICATION
Score: 44

Grrrr I'm the god of death grrrr!!! This person told me to stop listening to their music lol.

162. Sol - !
Score: 85

I mean this with full sincerity but a joke rap song about Garlic Bread was one of my favorite songs from last year.

163. Alkaline Pink - NUCLEAR OTACON (MINI - MIX VOL.1)
Score: 34

I just can't listen to Alkaline's music, it sounds so rough and amateur to me and not in the fun DIY way, in the "this needed more work" kinda way.

164. Wetnurse - yorkie 2
Score: 82

Understands the most important rule of metalcore: put in one song that isn't metalcore in the middle so that it makes that song sound really soft and sentential in comparison to the rest of the album. The second rule is make sure all the music slaps.

165. Elitimesfour - from an unknown
Score: 71

Eli's music has gotten better since they've been kidnapped by aliens but this is still kinda good.

166. Veridsco - Stasis EP
Score: 70

*Thinks of something to say*....nice!

167. DePerra - Escape The Shell
Score: 74

This is some great background music for all the times I'm a hateful internet troll who realizes how pathetic of a person I am and experiences a crisis.

168. Cosmilk - No Form
Score: 65

This was probably more impressive when every AOTY user and their uncle's weren't also making electronic music.

169. DRIFT SPIriT X Knxcke Beatz - Dark Passage
Score: 75

Some damn nice production for this otherwise fairly normal abstract Hip Hop album.

170. Voidshasky - splitters
Score: 78

Is this what the kids call "outrun vaporwave hyperpop Trapcore shroom-core hip hop to study and rap too"? I approve.

171. Flamingooooo - Yugen (幽玄)
Score: 51

Idk. I'm running out of words here.

172. Software Machine - music for spiritual healing
Score: 71

Did not need to be 50 minutes long, I would have enjoyed it more if it was even cut down to just 30.

173.ベリキャンディ - アクアティックリゾート
Score: 72

VAPE orwave. That's so funny, I'm so funny.

174. Marci The Fennec - Chill Lo​-​Fi Trap Beats For The Angry
Score: 70

Furry jokes aside, Marci has made some pretty kickin' metalcore songs in this project and they're other albums.

175. Prodyy! - Nights (Remastered)
Score: 43

A so-called remaster where absolutely nothing is changed!

176. Rednave - Filmography

R.I.P. Morning Breath Records 2020-2020

177. How To Be Dead - In Space
Score: 58

I just can't see the appeal to be Frank. To be Amy it's just kinda boring.

178. Phantom Instrument Choir - Quantum Fruit Radio
Score: 95

No bias in this score, nope, non at all!

179. JohnJRenns - UnPop or: How She Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love the Music
Score: 26

I'm not gonna bad mouth a friend, listen to her Voyager album from this year it's sensational!

180. Gabriel 島 - Deluge
Score: 52

I am gonna bad mouth a friend! Oh more like No 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

181. Seigyr - Warp
Score: 75

I like it when the ambient goes oooohhwweeee ohhhhh you're in space nowwww! Love it when it does that.

182. Young Seagull - Oxidative Stress : A Primer
Score: 46

I just take no joy in Flex-style music anymore, even though Seagull is someone who has shown me nothing but kindness and I will not accept any skander of this birdman.

183. E_Glyde - e_musings
Score: 77

e.

184. Ohio State Bird - Assorted Demos 2015-2018
Score: 59

It just kinda sounds like a bunch of random videos taken off somebody's IPhone.

185. The Dog Will Sing Tonight - Building on Fire EP
Score: 70

Promising, quite promising indeed.

186. Approaching Mountains - Col
Score: 72

I've found that in terms of ambient I've always gravitated towards the more positive sounding stuff rather than the darker entries in the genre, though I still have time to enjoy one of the droneier album.

AOTD CHALLENGE 7: 3969 DAYS

Theme: An album from every year from 1939-1969

187. Lead Belly - Negro Sinful Songs
Score: 62

Very sad album with some great blues songs in the latter half but the first half is too messy for me personally.

188.Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads
Score: 75

First concept album of all time...ain't half bad either.

189. The Almanac Singers - Songs for John Doe
Score: 94

An incredible view of life during WW2 along the likes of Casablanca in terms of portraying the dispare felt during the war.

190. Fats Waller - Waller on the Ivories
Score: 62

Tower of Terror-core

191. Paul Robeson - Songs of Free Men
Score: 35

Why do those who can't do opera try to opera?

192. Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller
Score: 40

Throw this bad boy on, give your great gramps some PTSD.

193. Carlota Jaramillo & Luis Alberto Valencia - Recuerdos
Score: 55

Unique in the way Trío Aguilillas is unique, it's just not as good.

194. Frank Sinatra - The Voice of Frank Sinatra
Score: 39

"Fuck you, fuck Italy, and Fuck Frank Sinatra" -Mookie.

195. Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday
Score: 80

It has Strange Fruit which kinda overshadows a lot of it but also...it has Strange Fruit.

196. Harry Revel, Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman - Perfume Set to Music
Score: 78

Some real theremin™ trap shit.

197. Alexander Laszlo - The Secret Music of China
Score: 59

What's the 1940s equivalent of cringe?

198. Jo Stafford - Autumn in New York
Score: 75

Really does feel like a nice autumn day.

199. Duke Ellington - Masterpieces by Ellington
Score: 93

Real cocky to call your own music a masterpiece but also it's Duke Ellington so he's completely in his right to do so.

200. Various Artists - Singin' in the Rain
Score: 79

Dang they should turn this album into a musical!

201. Moondog - On the Streets of New York
Score: 65

In three years Moondog will release my favorite Avant-folk album with "More Moondog." This is not that year however.

202. Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy
Score: 75

It's very easy to see Louis Armstrong as just this cultural phenomenon but diving into his music can be very rewarding as well.

203. Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
Score: 95

Greatest vocalist in jazz OAT. No competition as far as I'm concerned.

204. The Louvin Brothers - Tragic Songs of Life
Score: 90

CORNY SAD COUNTRY MUSIC LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

205. Blossom Dearie - Blossom Dearie
Score: 69

Eh, could be better.

206. Mary O'Hara - Songs of Ireland
Score: 61

Eh, could be worse.

207. Bobby Darin - That's All
Score: 85

Having Mack the Knife and Across the Sea is a surefire way for me to like your album.

208. Max Roach - We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite
Score: 64

Feel like an asshole for not enjoying this.

209. Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sings Civil War Songs Of The North
Score: 55

SIXTEEN TONS OF HORSESHIT!

210. Tito Puente - El Rey Bravo
Score: 84

Sets my soul afire with a slanderous mambo!

211. Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo
Score: 71

I have been desperately trying to learn how to sit like Jorge is doing in the cover but to no avail.

212. Eddie Condon - Eddie Condon in Japan
Score: 52

わかりました。今すぐ出てください

213. The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic
Score: 75

There's a song about catching crawfish on here or something. Awesome.

214. 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Score: 49

When the AOTD crew rated this it dropped from #11 to #17 for the year. Take of that what you will.

215. Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
Score: 70

Didn't know Green Day still has fans.

216. Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
Score: 89

Weird psych rock shit that blends the line between sincerity and comedy? Ye.

217. Coven - Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls
Score: 95

This album made me feel unsafe. Very few pieces of music can make you feel like you're going to get in trouble for listening to it but this is one of them.

AOTD CHALLENGE 8: 4GOOOT DAYS

Theme: Albums discovered through http://forgotify.com/player.cfm or https://radiooooo.com/

218. The Pennies - 10,000 Things
Score: 79

Very strange this band never got popular, it feels wrong actually.

219. Made - They Don't Understand
Score: 77

No Made, they truly don't.

220. Esther Borja - Canta A Dos, Tres Y Cuatro Voces
Score: 74

Wow CLJesse your grandma makes good music!

221. Western Ninja - See You In Hell
Score: 38

Considering how awful this music is that's a very real possibility.

222. Kick Ptarmigan - Feelgooderie
Score: 51

*Cooks brain alive trying to think of something interesting to say*

223. Josh Heinemann - Time
Score: 69

>Album is called Time
>Is like three hours long

224.Caretaker - Providence
Score: 80

Some awesome Post Rock that you're for sure not going to forget anytime soon. ...get it...forget... caretaker….

225. David Are - Friends for a Few
Score: 43

Shitty, moving on.

226. The Monotrol Kid - What About the Finches
Score: 68

Really wish this album wasn't so long and just experimented with its sound a little bit.

227. Eva Taylor - Eva Taylor with Clarence Williams
Score: 84

That is some very good jazz right there, maybe I'm just a sucker for vocal jazz that sounds like it's being played off a phonogram.

228. Alfredo Antonini - Richard Tucker - Sorrento
Score: 70

I cook-a da meatball!

229. JD And The Longfellows - Swinging for England
Score: 23

https://youtu.be/wS8o9m4M-nA

230. Scott McBride - Friends Always Worry Me
Score: 48

"This album is the musical equivalent of accidentally dropping your ice cream on the carpet, and when you go to scoop it back up, it has a bunch of hairs in it that you have to pick out." -Pipepanic

231. Rojalina Lama - Timra Yaadharu
Score: 67

Damn this sex ed novel kinda slaps.

232. Sandy Lam - 經典系列 - 林憶蓮
Score: 76

Small child makes a Madonna song.

233. Various Artists - Films: Anjuman / Umrao Jan Ada
Score: 87

I can't really comprehend it, but these movie scores make me feel like an actual badass while listening.

234. Alavala - Secret Whale
Score: 74

How can a whale be secret, where are you gonna hide that shit?

235. Coleman Hawkins - In A Mellow Tone
Score: 79

Persona 5 Vibes.

236. Barnes & Barnes - Amazing Adult Fantasy
Score: 85

It's like a mashup of Ween and They Might Be Giants. It's pandering to me basically.

237. Thee Vinyl Creatures - The Sun & the Silver Anthology Vol. 2
Score: 53

I didn't know the guy from Wheatus was in an Alt-rock band!

238. Jonny U. - JU's Old Town Hits
Score: 74

Good in the same way Viper is good, you just have to understand.

239. Kevin Coyne - Wild Tiger Love
Score: 21

"I saw a tiger…..and the tiger saw man."

240. Stickboy (UK) - The Magical Tree And Other Stories
Score: 48

Maybe it's like the UK Office and Americans don't understand it.

241. Fox - Tales of Illusion
Score: 89

This is Fleetwood Mac levels of great imo. Just know that if you're listening on streaming the three cod reggae tracks at the end of the album aren't actually on the real album, so you don't have to worry about it during your psych rock vibes.

242. Lucky Charms & The Serenaders - Born to Be Lucky
Score: 90

I've been listening to this albums version of "Night Owl" for awhile now at midnight and it just hits me in a very spesific way.

243. Sumé - Sumut
Score: 83

Greenland Prog Rock album killing colonizers. Based out of space.

244. Hassan Shamaizadeh - Aghaze Parvaz
Score: 44

About to bust out the thesaurus for the word boring.

245. Chavela Vargas - Lamento Borincano
Score: 42

…...I heard her other albums are good….

246. Kza - Dig & Edit 2
Score: 56

There's one really great house song and a bunch of other mediocre ones.

247. Quartetto Cetra - I Successi Del Quartetto Cetra
Score: 59

Considering the fact this album starts with Old MacDonald I liked this a lot more than I thought based on initial observations.

248. Franco Cerri - Omaggio A Bill Evans
Score: 64

dull · humdrum · lifeless · monotonous · mundane · stodgy · tedious · tiring

AOTD CHALLENGE 9: PEN15 DAYS

Theme: Penis Music

249. The Hotelier - Goodness
Score: 78

Quality Midwest sadboy shit.

250. Afourteen - PENIS MUSIC
Score: 75

This album might have been recorded on an actual penis going off how it sounds.

251. Crass - Penis Envy
Score: 75

Who told Sigmund Freud he could make Art Punk! Get out of here old man!

252. Crazy Penis - The Wicked is Music
Score: 66

It's decent deep house I guess but does get very repetitive.

253. Greater Than One - Lay Your Penis Down
Score: 41

Lol Apator

254. Flux Of Pink Indians - The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks
Score: 80

What I Learned: if you have a problem...cum on it.

255. Nigel Pepper Cock - Fresh White Reeboks Kicking Your Ass
Score: 81

For as much as a meme this cover is it still rips some ass.

256. Apator - Meet The Meat
Score: 3

Lol Greater Than One

257. Dirty Projectors - The Glad Fact
Score: 78

Despite not being s tier Dirty Projectors...it still is Dirty Projectors.

258. The Shiver - Walpurgis
Score: 79

Being the only prog rock fan on AOTD is an eternal battle.

259. Fat White Family - Champagne Holocaust
Score: 65

My favorite food is Lasagna

260. Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Score: 69

The much awaited reboot to the "I don't get it" series.

261. Arsedestroyer - Teenass Revolt
Score: 51

It's shitty noise.

262. Penis - Too Big To Fail
Score: 76

Very overhated. It's like a girl group Ramones, what's not to love about that.

263. GG Allin - Eat My Fuc
Score: 71

Fuck ass tit shit bitch cum cunt ass shit dick jizz douche cum.

264. Couch Slut - My Life as a Woman
Score: 56

The 2020 album is better.

265. Nikudorei - Genital Torture
Score: 38

It's shittier noise.

266. Brötzmann / Leigh - Sex Tape
Score: 59

It's called free jazz because if you want something good you'll have to pay MONEY!

267. Cannibal Corpse - Vile
Score: 47

This band sucks.

268. Motörhead - Sacrifice
Score: 77

This band is awesome. POV: you are Lemmy's lil German slot machine.

269. $uicideboy$ - KILL YOUR​$​ELF Part V: The Fuck Bitche$​, Get Death $aga
Score: 54

Most inconsistent band on earth I stg.

270. I Voted For Kodos - Not Penis Cream
Score: 75

Thank you for already making a Simpsons reference for me. I've already done too many in this list.

271. Penis Fly Trap - Michael American
Score: 33

"Nothing more punk rock then being transphobic!" -Pipepanic

272. 四万十川友美 - PENIS
Score: 76

Fishmans but cock.

273. Give Us Barabba - Penis Barbecue
Score: 43

The opener is a tribute to Devin Townsend. I wasn't going to like this.

274. Tin Machine - Tin Machine II
Score: 77

So you think Tin Machine is a good Bowie album? I do, and I'm tired of pretending it's not.

275. Sonic Youth - Sister
Score: 54

I have never ever understood the appeal of this band.

276. Alls Fallow - Our Logo is a Penis…
Score: 49

Indeed it is, indeed it is.

277. Cantor Dust - The Three-Penised Man
Score: 37

Tom Waits if he fucking sucked and was awful.

278. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Score: 93

This album is so euphoric sounding it's difficult to describe. It's this overwhelming sensation of calm.

279. Doc Wör Mirran - Overtly Groin
Score: 75

We did it America! We found a good penis noise album!

AOTD CHALLENGE 10: LGBTQA DAYS

Theme: LGBTQA musicians.

280. Wendy Carlos - Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
Score: 99

Remember how I said Nejiko Suwa was my favorite traditional classical album? I said traditional because this is album is fucking bonkers and my alltime favorite classical, period.

281. Angela Morley - Original Soundtrack Watership Down
Score: 84

When bae uses leitmotifs 😍!

282. Against Me! - White Crosses
Score: 89

Laura Jane Grace is such an amazing musician it's not even funny. Every project she touches is just transcendental.

283. The Magnetic Fields - Holiday
Score: 74

It's no 69 Love Songs, but is anything really?

284. Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet - Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet: Box
Score: 82

I do love me some music about going absolutely postal.

285. G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day of Revenge
Score: 85

Watch out everyone!! I'm coming to steal your shit!

286. Pinhead Gunpowder - Goodbye Ellston Avenue
Score: 69

Green Day (derogatory)

287. Zero Kama - The Secret Eye Of L.A.Y.L.A.H.
Score: 47

You'd think if you we're going to make music out of human bones you'd at least make it a bit more interesting.

288. Black Cracker - Come as U R
Score: 71

I'll say it, this was ahead if it's time in terms of sound. Ahead of its time by like two years but still.

289. Osno1 - hello kitty skates to the fuckin CEMETARY
Score: 75

….this isn't the funny Gecs….

290. Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
Score: 92

THAT'S FUCKING MUSIC BABY! THAT'S FUCKIN MUUUUUUSIC!!

291. Nero's Day At Disneyland - From Rotting Fantasylands
Score: 82

Lauren is so consistent at making music to soundtrack your AMVs.

And that's it. I'm completely caught up. This has been every single album of the day. I love doing thing, and I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon. Here's to one more year!
5 Comments
May 18, 2021
the real aotd is the friends we made along the way
May 18, 2021
This took me like legit 3 hours to read because I wanted to read it all but you didn't include second helpings and all my work went to waste 0/10 get sum bitches

btw happy birth
May 18, 2021
i love this review of my song
May 18, 2021
@PcPowerUp it's a good song!
May 18, 2021
this is a good song title
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