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Jan 15

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TreyLikesBands -
The last time it rained in Phoenix was about 150 days ago.

I'm cooped up in my room, mug of smooth hot cocoa in hand, listening to Peter Gabriel's self-titled debut on vinyl, when all of a sudden, I hear the dreary dark smatterings of rain drops on my window. Pitter patter, pitter patter. I run downstairs and look out onto the street. Sure enough, the sky broke today, the petrichor sweeping through the damp air and sticking to the outside of the clear glass window.

Peter Gabriel. What an ... read more

Recent Reviews

TreyLikesBands -
Today is the 20th anniversary of The Caretaker's "A Stairway to the Stars".
It is also my two year anniversary of joining AOTY.

So, there's a single question I've been pondering over the past couple weeks. It hasn't been pondered in the heat of an existential crisis or fit of sadness, just something that I've been toiling with for a while. When it comes to the question at hand, I'm most certainly not the only person who thinks it, visualizes it, or dreams it. The entire human race, ... read more
TreyLikesBands -
๐Ÿ…ƒ๐Ÿ…†๐Ÿ„พ ๐Ÿ„ฟ๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„ฟ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ…†๐Ÿ„ท๐Ÿ„พ ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„ธ๐Ÿ„บ๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ„ฑ๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฝ๐Ÿ„ณ๐Ÿ…‚ with @Toasterqueen12
Episode #3

"Close your eyes!" I heard her coming closer to the room, the footsteps becoming less faint.
"Why in the hell would I do that?" I question with forced anger. Her head pops out from the door frame, an inquisitive gaze, "Do you want more pain than you're already receiving? Now, close those eyeholes!" I shake my head in angst, agreeing to whatever ... read more
TreyLikesBands -
๐Ÿ…ƒ๐Ÿ…†๐Ÿ„พ ๐Ÿ„ฟ๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„ฟ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ…†๐Ÿ„ท๐Ÿ„พ ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„ธ๐Ÿ„บ๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ„ฑ๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฝ๐Ÿ„ณ๐Ÿ…‚ with @Toasterqueen12
Episode #2

Gah. I have to get out of here. Being cooped up listening to traditional days of yore seems fun and all, but not when you're endlessly stalked and preyed by a maniacal masochist who only wants her opinions in agreement with yours. The last thing I want is for her to play something I don't like.


Nelly's "Nellyville" stopped at an abrupt closing skit, one ... read more
TreyLikesBands -
๐Ÿ…ƒ๐Ÿ…†๐Ÿ„พ ๐Ÿ„ฟ๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„ฟ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ…†๐Ÿ„ท๐Ÿ„พ ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„ธ๐Ÿ„บ๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ„ฑ๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฝ๐Ÿ„ณ๐Ÿ…‚ with @Toasterqueen12
Episode #1

Wait... huh...? What just came out of my mouth? I didn't just say that... did I?

But really, where did she find me? I just woke up tied to a wooden chair set in a dark, damp room. I hear the sound of a door banging open, and I clench my muscles to prepare for what's to come, for that I do not know.

"Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey," I hear a familiar voice echo off ... read more
TreyLikesBands -
Welcome to the new year. I'm happy you're here, and so is Ken M.

Ken M's prior studio project "Climb", while it did have its emotional potency in essence, didn't have the intense calibre of instrumentation, performance, and delivery that I was looking for in a project with such heart and soul. The closer "Fear" is just one of those tracks that grips you to the core, despite its lo-fi/DIY mood. The record really feels like you're taking a deep dive into the head of the ... read more
Jan 23, 2021
Hello, I love your album reviews.
My new EP, a very short one has just released. Will be grateful if you listen and review it. I need honest review, it could be harsh but I want to know what people thinks and how can I improve. There's is some Hindi Lyrics (very few) but the 90% of the album is English. Attaching the AOTY and Spotify link. Will be grateful forever if you respond. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


Jan 19, 2021
Hey I just wanted to let you know that my list aggregating AOTY's favorite albums of the year 1970 is finally live, and that you are included in it!

This was a very big project that would not have been able to be completed without your ratings and I hope to continue this series with future installments!

If you would be so kind as to check the list out and even possibly give me any feedback at all it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 9, 2021
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
Jan 6, 2021
U might enjoy this instrumental synthpop album from 2020, very chill & uplifting. Pls rate when u get a chance, any score low or high is fine!
Jan 6, 2021
Yo, trey, If I like exactly 25 of your reviews will you follow me back?
Jan 4, 2021
Hello Trey, I hope you're having a great day! If you have any interest in participating in a list I'm making, here's the prompt:

Aliens have come down from a previously unknown planet, and touch down right in front of your house. You come outside, and they speak English somehow, but they ask you for one thing- to give them a human album. You have an MP3 player, but it only can hold one album of any length. You can give the aliens any album for any reason, but please explain why you chose the album you chose.

Thank you for answering (if you do), and have a great day!
Yep, I'm that one dude who hears colors.
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Part of the musical duo Orchid Inc.
I use an equation to get my ratings.
โญCurrent binge: Norma Jeanโญ

psst... I'm on RYM too.

100: Masterpiece
99-90: Exceptional
89-80: Amazing
79-75: Great
74-70: Good
69-60: Decent
59-50: Impartial
49-40: Mediocre
39-30: Bad
29-20: Horrendous
19-10: Dreadful
9-0: Unacceptable
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