Best of 2021

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WildChameleon -
85
Japanese breakfast came from nowhere few years ago, AOTY was the first website to introduce them to me so I thank the site for that.

Michelle has always been great for transmitting emotions and pretty solid for storytelling. While not perfect, psychopomp is a really underated album for that because the musicality may be not enough bold.

However, their second album really contributed to their actual sounds. They perfectly mix modernity, trends and personality. Bolder, a bit cut at times, ... read more
WildChameleon -
82
Their debut was really charming with good songs but overall too classic to stand up on their own.
Their following album was much more solid but not fully backed (vocally notably)

Now Blue weekend is much more serious : there are several upgrades. Her singing is much stronger, his bass lines are more dominated. The construction of their songs is reminiscent to what they already established but pushed it further. The Beach is a great slow burning song, lipstick on the glass has an interesting ... read more
WildChameleon -
84
While not perfect, black midi manages to craft something explosive, highly enjoyable. I love the way they blended jazz and prog, it's so smooth. However, the transitions sometimes feel a bit forced, which could be a bit confusion for multiple listenings.
WildChameleon -
60
Excellent singles. The rest is thin, pretty average folk.
WildChameleon -
65
This is very charming but she suffers from being in a saturated field. Modern R&B is crowded.

Shoutbox

Jan 24, 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
Nov 20, 2020
hello friend
Oct 12, 2020
Hello, I have just released my second single this week called "Panacea" and I would be happy if you would give it a chance and tell me what you think about it, it might be just a simple rating.
If you haven't listened to my previous single Exosphere, you can do it sooner or later if you want:) They probably sound best on headphones but it is your decision how you will listen to them. Thanks^.^

Link to tracks: https://soundcloud.com/hubert-dobrych-op

Have a nice day
Oct 9, 2020
Hi, I just released my new song on Soundcloud. I would be delighted if you would listen to it and let me know whether you liked it or not:)
Here is a link: https://soundcloud.com/hubert-dobrych-op/exosphere
Jun 30, 2020
My new song is released on Soundcloud:D
You can listen to it if you want
Here is the link: https://soundcloud.com/hubert-dobrych-op/bumblebee-dubstep
Jun 7, 2020
Hey, sorry to bother you, I'm reaching you because I just released my new single and you might be interested. It's still a collaboration between my mate Martin and me and even though times are pretty hard right now, I hope this beach-inspired song will make you smile. If you have the time, you can even rate it and give it a review...

"Along The Dyke" is OUT NOW on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-212778236/along-the-dyk

AOTY: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/249705-its-such-a-beautiful-day-along-the-dyke.php
Jun 4, 2020
Let's have an AOTY black artist showcase.
Please reply to this message with an underrated/less known album by a black artist/ band with black members and I'll highlight it in a list. BLACK LIVES MATTER!
May 31, 2020
Just gave Boygenius a go, it' SOOO GOOOOD. I haven't cried because of music in a long time.
May 31, 2020
Shit, I agree with that take; awesome reply mate!
May 29, 2020
I think it would be important to highlight albums from the past 5-10 years you feel have been truly innovative, either in their general construction (production, instruments usage), vocals, sociopolitical discussion or anything else you can think of.
Would you be kindly be able to reply with 1-3 albums that you think have been truly innovative in particularly recent times?

Rating Distribution

100
 

90-99
 
36

80-89
 
545

70-79
 
572

60-69
 
220

50-59
 
114

40-49
 
33

30-39
 
17

20-29
 
9

10-19
 
5

0-9
 
4

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