Best of 2022

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Nas - Magic
Nas
Magic
71
Jan 7

Recent Reviews

Wasabi02 -
79
This is an extremely pretty record that balances neoclassical new age and field recordings to create an album that is both mystical and grounded. A very light set of tones are used on this album with higher-octave pianos and accenting strings building an environment that makes everything feel secure and soothing. This means that when the more progressive and flavourful neoclassical elements are introduced the journey takes centre stage, and it has a really easy time drawing you deeper into its ... read more
Wasabi02 -
75
With this being my first Earl album this one felt weird to listen to. It’s unusual to hear albums that are so short and precise in their goals, and while on one hand, this presents a concise artistic vision it can also give a sense that the project hasn’t explored the territory it could have. This balance is what’s giving me issues with coming to a firm opinion on this album, because as a project it doesn’t feel substantial enough, but I also know that it probably makes ... read more
Wasabi02 -
80
Surprising absolutely no one Bonobo’s latest offering is a well-rounded journey into the deeper and more minimal stylings of house and garage. It’s a project that balances richness and depth with lighter, more free-flowing sounds and for the most part, this is done excellently. Lead single Rosewood is a great example of this with the vocal sample and string flourishes injecting their light to a song dominated by layered synths and a great microhouse groove. The house tracks are ... read more
Wasabi02 -
74
Anyone coming into this new FKA twigs mixtape expecting it to be anything other than a mostly lighthearted affair with twigs having as much fun as possible will be disappointed that this doesn’t reach the heights of her prior two albums. Anyone coming in expecting a messy and/or boring project that coasts by on twigs’ excellent charisma will be surprised at how directly she handles the trauma of being in an abusive relationship on a few songs. Twigs makes a lot of decisions on this ... read more
Wasabi02 -
18
This is the worst thing I’ve heard in months. Not that I expected high art from The Wombats but I was expecting an album that I could turn my brain off to at 1 AM. Cue 40 minutes of wanting to curl up into a ball. I am now wide awake and bewildered at what I just heard. It’s not even that this album is aggressively bad, sure the vocals are ass, the hooks aren’t great and the lyrics are so on the nose and unnecessarily frivolous it makes Baby Shark look like Shakespeare, but ... read more

Shoutbox

Oct 3, 2021
Great reviews and top scores - very based indeed! Keep up the good work :)
Aug 31, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time,

What is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
Mar 25, 2021
Nice reviews!

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
3

80-89
 
41

70-79
 
56

60-69
 
31

50-59
 
24

40-49
 
10

30-39
 
4

20-29
 
2

10-19
 
2

0-9
 
2

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Every album (and EP) I've reviewed in 2022 so far Note: I run my years from November to November so I have time to make a year-end list.
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Every album (and EP) I've reviewed in 2021 so far Note: I run my years from November to November so I have time to make a year-end list.
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