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Jean-Jacques Perrey - Prélude au sommeil
100
There’s absolutely nothing comparable to the feeling of weightlessness.

Some time ago, I was watching a few works of Swiss filmmaker Georges Schwizgebel. During the 20th century, he created these brief and beautiful vignettes of short films. Cascades of color wash across the screen as abstract shapes take on appearances of trees, rooms, animals, and humanoids. The tangible feelings of his films are akin to that of dream sequences or lost memories, an endless waking daydream that ... read more

Recent Reviews

Marlo Thomas And Friends - Free to Be ... You and Me
78
that’s my fucking childhood right there
Everything Everything - Raw Data Feel
81
Bowing Down to Our Robotic Overlords - "Raw Data Feel" by Everything Everything

Everything Everything aren’t just anything. They really are everything, at least on their newest musical venture Raw Data Feel.

Exhibiting a tight concept about the troubling future of humankind, the record makes the listener feel like they’re on a dance floor at an apocalypse party. Everybody around you knows the dark fate of the human race, but there’s a nostalgic, bittersweet sense ... read more

Julius Eastman - Stay on It
71
Reviewing the music of Julius Eastman is a hard thing to do, let me tell ya.

There are extremely easy ways to categorize Eastman on the surface.
“Boring, too long.”
“Cool ideas here and there, but not much substance.”
“I can appreciate this, but I won’t be listening to it again.”
“Oh, a huge grouping of some sick minimalism work. Thanks for finding this!”

But, no. Alas, I think if you’d like to describe Eastman to anybody, these few ... read more

James Blake - Friends That Break Your Heart
82
“Friends That Break Your Heart” Will Break Yours Too

VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7jWhwf9a8E
James Blake’s 2019 record “Assume Form” was the album that got me into listening to new music. It still holds quite a significance with me, being one of my favorite records of 2019, and one of my favorite albums of all time. And even then, James Blake has become one of my favorite artists as well.

Upon the announcement of his 2021 record “Friends ... read more

Low - HEY WHAT
78
Low's Newest Release "Hey What" Will Leave You with a Bare Bones Sensation.

Something lays in the glitchy landscape. It’s a fuzzy, inconceivable blob of polygons, completely untouched by human sight. We know something is there, but we are so apprehensive that we become numb to the fear. Low’s “Hey What” evokes just that: an incomprehensible fear.

And yes, that was just my reaction. “Hey… what?”

Low’s last work, “Double ... read more

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6d
i have been looking for someone else on this site that has chromesthesia! you have great reviews btw :))
6mo
HI Trey!! The 'Comfort Albums' list is finally done! Thank you once again for contributing your pick <3
You can check it out here: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/nxnzn/list/80539/aoty-users-comfort-albums-2/
6mo
Hello Trey! Hope you are doing well today.

I am creating a second version of my 'AOTY Users: Comfort Albums' list and I would love for you to contribute. If you are interested, What album comforts you? What album truly helps you calm down after a long day? Explain this album and how it comforts you. Please do at least one sentence, or more if you would like. Leave me a shout with your pick and sentence(s). Thank you!
1y
What is your favorite Elliott Smith song? It's for a list
1y
Can you please give me your top 5 albums from 1971?
1y
treylikesbands supporting trans rights be like treylikestrans
1y
Thank you so much for contributing, I appreciate it heaps.

List is up if you wanna check it out:
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/biglasagnayeet/list/48140/aotys-definitive-top-100/
1y
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY user's 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.

About

- i have chromesthesia, a type of synesthesia in which sound involuntarily evokes a sensation of color. specifically for me, it's based on pitch, volume, clarity, timbre, and style

- library = physicals

- favorites = updated weekly

- perfect 10s are 99+

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