AOTY 2020
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A preface, before the pretentiousness:
I sound overtly-fancy in this entire review, not only because this record's material is just so opaque that I think it needs this type of analysis and wording, but the record itself is also pretentious. For that, I do apologize. However, this was the hardest thing I've ever had to write. Over the course of two months, I've tried my hardest to collect and control my thoughts on this brilliantly fascinating experience. These have been difficult, gripping, ... read more

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Welcome to another episode of Trey touching up on his Spanish skills. I hope you enjoy your stay, whether you understand it or not.

Estoy en conflicto. Quiero gustarme así como lo hizo con su primer récord de 2020. Esta se siente agotada, cansada. Parece que no tiene alma ni energía. Parece que se hizo sin razón. ¿Debería haberme esperado algo más de Bad Bunny? Tal vez no, pero aún así, todavía me quedan nada de lo que ... read more
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An album so ground-breaking in its subject matter that I have to give it at least an ounce of respect.

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Dec 2, 2020
Thanks for the follow, why I'm not a fan of the music you listen to, I really like your short review that basically summarizes the album in 2 paragraphs. Thanks again.
Dec 2, 2020
Hey there! How are you? I'm making a list and I would like to know: what do you think is a perfect album to listen to in a certain city and which city would that be? Try and choose a city from your country or state/province. If you want to add some on words on why you would choose that album, they will be welcome. Thank you!
Dec 1, 2020
I like all of your reviews for forgiveness. Repent.
Dec 1, 2020
Hey Trey! Even if you might hate it, I reckon you should give Free Humans by Hen Ogledd a listen. It has eased my grim time back in Edinburgh, studying (and might possibly maybe rank quite high in my top 50).

It's kind of nonsense and sometimes a bit of a slog; but I love it!
Dec 1, 2020
I'm pretty sure I'll get through, some days are worse than others but I'm not too worried overall.
What happened a couple months ago? I don't think I heard about anything :( I'm happy to hear you're doing better though. What a terrible year haha....
Nov 30, 2020
thanks for the follow dude i'm honored! thank you for the invite to do your list, but I don't think I have loved or been passionate enough about new releases this year to take part.
Nov 30, 2020
I would love to be included, I will create a separate list as some albums have grown on me and some have fallen off a bit from my first rating. I will send you a link once I'm done
Nov 30, 2020
Oh i see, it’s not for everyone i guess😌
Still, for me it’s one of the best albums of all time and no K-Pop even came close to be on the same level. I mean some K-Pop singles i’ve heard do but when it comes to full projects there is no competition in my eyes.
Thanks for the answer😇🌸
Nov 30, 2020
Is love to do your top 50, and I’ll make sure to have my list created by the last Friday of the year!
Nov 30, 2020
i'd love to be included, but i can't guarantee that i'll be done with my list by Christmas as i'll be including write-ups on my top 50 like i had on my 2010s list at the end of last year, and that does take time. it's nowhere near the endeavor of that decade list though, so i don't expect this to take quite as long (i published my list literally less than two hours before midnight on NYE last year).

i'll do my best to get this all written before your deadline & let you know once i have the list up.
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I use an equation to get my ratings, which favors emotional fulfillment and technical innovation.
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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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