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Dax J - Brixton
85
Straight GAS
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
94
November 25, 2022

I’m going back to 505…

Well really, 515 is the day of significance, a day I will never forget. At this point in my life, I was committed to playing soccer at Rutgers. I was two weeks away from graduating high school, then a gap year abroad. What could go wrong?

Have you ever heard the sound of a tree snapping in a storm? The quick, crunchy, fragmentation of the bark, followed by silence? Turns out breaking your leg sounds very similar.

The days, weeks, months ... read more

Daniel Avery - Ultra Truth
90
November 24, 2022

What a great album! This is the apex of Daniel Avery's previous works combined into one full-flowing album. He highlights his ranges from ambient to techno, showing that there are no bounds on his creative ability. My favorite electronic release of this year, I find myself coming back to this album a lot and getting lost in a wide variety of sonic sounds.

From Wall of Sleep to Chaos Energy, the vast range of electronic music is exciting and I can't wait to see how this ... read more

Pinback - Autumn of the Seraphs
85
November 23, 2022

The first Pinback song I ever heard was Good to Sea, during my sophomore year of college. I would listen to that song on repeat. Funnily enough, I was so obsessed with Pinback's first three studio albums that I never listened to this in full. And I have been missing out! The opening track sets the stage for the energy and the familiarity of a Pinback track. The transition from Barnes into Good to Sea adds a whole new element to the song as well. It does fall off a bit towards ... read more

Pinback - Blue Screen Life
100
This is a personal review. But Pinback has kept my sanity intact and left me with some of my fondest memories associated with their music. A band that has flown under the radar of the late 90's indie rock scene, Pinback has consistently put out albums that rival the works of bands like Pavement, Built to Spill, Guided by Voices, and more.

But Pinback never reached the notoriety of the aforementioned bands. I'm not sure why, but I think that makes their music even more special to me. It's ... read more

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9mo
Hey fellow Joy Divison fan, I just dropped my first project (25 min mixtape) would love your feedback as part of the AOTY community. Have a listen and all rating/reviews are welcomed <3 ty

links:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4wpfxtR8i5rDyRNpdsRZAw
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/in-shadows/1611457644
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/218028587
1y
DUDE the real album unknown pleasure is on aoty?? thats... i gotta admit thats pretty hardcore
1y
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
1y
Hello friend, 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!
3y
Question for my first community sourced AOTY list: What's a great album that you can't listen to anymore, and what's the reason?
3y
Nice! My wife is from union, so I’ve been up that way frequently.
3y
Where in Jersey you at? I grew up in Red Bank/Middletown.
4y
I reckon The Pop group will be right up your street

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