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TruLad69 -
70
Along with Katy Kirby’s efforts earlier this year, this album reassures me that good old fashioned indie-rock is in good hands.

There’s a colourfulness and vibrancy to this record that’s genuinely hard to create and is honestly missing from so many rock releases these days. Indigo really seems to know what she’s doing in this regard, and along with some killer hooks and actual decent melodies, manages to deliver a fun and incredibly easy to listen to set of solid indie ... read more
TruLad69 -
40
It’s admittedly very difficult to mesh the two quite disparate styles on show here and I don’t think any of this works. It certainly doesn’t lend itself to an enjoyable listening experience. This is slick without being particularly impressive and is just generally quite over produced and corny. There seems to be an attempt at bringing some more of the harsher and abrasive features of black metal through the vocals, but they’re honestly so low in the mix it seems totally ... read more
TruLad69 -
90
I’m all aboard the hype train. This record is awesome.

Unfortunately, like a few others, I am not into the interludes or the delivery of them. I can kinda see why they’ve been put in from a narrative perspective but I also don’t really see why they’re needed?? They just feel really ham-fisted compared to the rest of the record and I’m struggling to understand why they’re so whimsical and disneyfied.

Still - the rest of the album more than makes up for ... read more
TruLad69 -
50
Maiden gonna Maiden.

I think the most interesting thing about this record is how ‘The Writing On The Wall’ is simultaneously both the best and worst track on here. Best in that it least sounds like Maiden are stepping of the beaten track and trying something slightly different. Worst in that it’s objectively fucking terrible.

Nothing surprises me on this album and it is what it is. Fans will love it. Others won’t really care.

Fav Track: The Writing On The Wall
Least ... read more
TruLad69 -
60
This kinda feels overly quirky to be a full on Pop album but is also too Popy to fit in properly with the Indie crowd. It’s odd but there are some good tracks on here (and some turd, tbh). Reminds me of Hop Along if they didn’t write as good songs and only had an average guitar player.

Fav Track: Do You Mind?
Least Fav Track: Codependency

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Sep 9, 2021
Sep 8, 2021
nice pick, i'll let u know when i post the list!
Sep 8, 2021
Hi, I’m making a list about album/s that changed AOTY users music tastes, if u have any albums that introduced u to new genres or shook up the music u listen to or something like that, i’d love to know :))
Apr 13, 2021
I did!! thanks a lot
Apr 11, 2021
your page is super good. so much records I never heard of before, I guess that means that now I got a lot more recommendations :D Lots of love from the bottom of my heart!! Have a wonderful Day!!!
Mar 31, 2021
Thanks for the follow! Really solid stuff, glad to have found your page!
Mar 2, 2021
Wow! You definitely described it in a great way, I’m stoked to hear it, definitely will be checking it out soon!
Feb 28, 2021
Hi friend! Thanks for the follow! Let’s connect, what would you consider your favorite album of this year so far? 😁
Feb 6, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Feb 1, 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. 🙏🙏

AOTY▶️ https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/325405-bodhisattya-pal-astronomers-dilemma.php

SPOTIFY▶️ https://open.spotify.com/album/0DMLqhpaQ44jPQGOAkTEoF?si=vz1cnEAARuq_hRNLkxRkKA

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Working on a simple 1 - 10 scale.

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90 - Amazing
80 - Great
70 - Good
60 - Solid
50 - Indifference/Fine, but not my jam
40 - Mainly bad with some redeeming qualities
30 - Bad
20 - Insultingly bad
10 - Jess Glynne ‘Hold my Hand’ levels of bad

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60-69
 
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50-59
 
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