WhatTheFunk

Mathieux
(WhatTheFunk)

Paris, France

Favorite Albums

Recent Ratings

Pinned Review

Milton Nascimento - Milagre dos Peixes
91
Amazonian nightmare.

A shamanic journey in the psychedelic night jungle. A thick fog of various suspended euphoria. The saudade on hallucinogenic mushrooms. Deep sadness and attempt of escape from a dictatorship of the words and the ideas (the album will be stripped of practically all its words to allow its release) through a destructured, abundant, hazy, nocturnal music, agitated by a celestial wind. A work which in spite of its sometimes maximalist side, breathes in the canicular and ... read more

Recent Reviews

Weyes Blood - And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
72
It's from the Chaos that stars are born.

She got me good, Natalie. While I thought, like her, that "Titanic Rising" would be unbeatable and could never have a sequel to match, she comes back with "And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow", the second part of an aquatic triptych that allows her words and her majestic melodies to take their full extent in a wave of psych-dreamy pop. In almost four years of gestation, the American did not mondanize on social networks. She has read ... read more

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Bad and Beautiful
72
More "beautiful" than "bad".

Do not trust the release date! We are not here in the groovy-interstellar side of Mr. Ra which is characteristic of his 70s period. It is rather an archival recorded in 1961. Early Ra then, from the period when our crazy merryman still had both feet a little stowed on our good old Earth. It is a very mellow album, very accessible and very melodic; with nevertheless these small oblique and surreal touches which make us realize that we are not ... read more

Jim O'Rourke - I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and a 1, 2, 3, 4
79
This makes me want to dance like a toddler...

You never know exactly what you're going to listen when you put a Jimmy record in the CD player or on the turntable. Primitivist folk in the Fahey style? Musique concrète à la Parmegiani (Bernard Parmesan for those in the know) ? Kraut-ambient à la Cluster ? Experimental reconstruction of a certain sweet FM pop from the 60s/70s like Steely Dan meets Burt Bacharach meets Beach Boys? A mixture of all this at the same time? ... read more

King Crimson - The Great Deceiver
95
Long live the King!

This box set is a bit like Heaven (or Hell, we agree) for any self-respecting music lover. It is the Eden for any fan of the King... and we agree on this point; I do not speak about the post-senile King Charles III but well of the Purple King. King Crimson, despite the undeniable quality of their studio productions, has always been a live band before anything else. It is in front of the public (in a context of total and unfettered sound creation) that they have always ... read more

Miles Davis - Nefertiti
83
Miles is the Man.

This is a historic record. First of all, it is an album of Miles' Second Great Quintet, so by default, it is a legendary record. Second, this "Nefertiti" represents the end of a glorious era. It is (to my knowledge) the last purely acoustic album by Davis and company. After "Nefertiti", Miles will progressively take the electric turn to end up with masterpieces such as "In A Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew".

When this refined and ... read more

Shoutbox

1w
and they're gone again
5mo
missed you and your reviews, happy to see you back. hope youre doing well.
6mo
welcome back :)
6mo
Mathieux! Welcome back my friend, I’ve missed you on AOTY!
6mo
Glad to see you around again <3
1y
Hey WhatTheFunk! I noticed that it's been a while since your last review and wanted to send a message to see if everything's alright. Love your stuff dude.
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
1y
Hi! I’m starting a list of AOTY’s most overrated albums; what’s an album you consider extremely overrated?
1y
What is your favorite album from each year, 2001-2021.
1y
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list and I'd love to know which album has had the greatest influence on your current taste in music? If you want, I'd also appreciate it if you could say exactly how it's made you grow/learn more as a listener (don't worry, you don't have to do this part).

Thank you for reading and answering, if you do

About

You see. It's like a portemanteau.

Around the Web

Rating Distribution

90-99
 
417

80-89
 
1257

70-79
 
1996

60-69
 
2177

50-59
 
1393

40-49
 
696

30-39
 
283

20-29
 
169

10-19
 
74

0-9
 
16

Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.
Advertisement

Recent Lists

It is with pride, emotion, solemnity and a stomach full of confetti of all whimsical colors that I finally present you my list of the 50 best albums of 2020 (+ 10 honorable mentions for the ...
Updated 2y agoRanked 15
Updated 2y agoRanked 32
Member since March 2, 2019

January Playlist
AOTY Discord