Prince - 1999
Prince
1999
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Grace by Jeff Buckley is the first and only record by the son of Tim Buckley before his preeminent death in 1997 after a fatal drowning, and I have to say that his death becomes even more tragic to me as this is one of the best records of the 90’s for it holds an emotional weight that is powerful and moving unlike any other record released at its time.

Jeff Buckley genuinely has one of the most unique voices I’ve ever heard with his raw and vulnerable vocal delivery that is rarely ... read more

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Led Zeppelin’s sixth studio album, Physical Graffiti, is a double-disc epic that results in the groups most ambitious and consistent release since IV.

Physical Graffiti opens with “Custard Pie” of which is a fantastic fusion of Blues and Hard Rock immediately captivating a listener with their trademark brash and blood-pumping sound.

The album progresses with kick-ass tracks such as the raw and unfiltered “The Rover” with its phenomenal use of instrumentation ... read more
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Druqks is a behemoth of a double album with an absurd amount of sounds, instrumentation, and means of presentation being covered throughout its entirety.

There are an incredible amount of potent piano-based tracks on this album that evoke so an array of emotions such as “Btoum-Roumada” with its cerebral use of organ and reverb that results in such a beautiful piece contrasting the minimalist and melancholy “Petiatil Cx Htdui“ that holds a heavy weight on one’s ... read more
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Houses of the Holy is Led Zeppelin’s follow-up to their legendary Quadrilogy and although it doesn’t live up to the greatness of those albums, it certainly provides some of the bands dodgiest and most experimental tracks ever.

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Prince’s 1999 starts off with phenomenal strides and ends as it completely tanks in quality not being able to come close to the magic emulated at the very start of the album.

1999 opens with its title track of which is an amazing opener in every way possible as it is a boppin’ groove that is so fun, infectious, and catchy with such an exuberant synth lead that will have you at least tapping your foot in the matter of seconds.

The proceeding track, “Little Red Corvette” ... read more
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Charles Mingus pushed the envelope with his release of Pithecanthropus Erectus resulting in one of the boldest Avant-Garde yet classy jazz records of the 1950’s that pans out in a beautifully chaotic manner.

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Jan 23, 2021
Love to hear you're pretty passionate as well about the art of cinema! Man With A Movie Camera, like you mention, is visually mind-bending, and a testament to the extraordinary potential of the new medium that is film. Judging by your love for these films, I'd highly recommend all of the directors I've listed and mentioned, more out of appreciation than only enjoyment.

As for lengthy films, it's obviously very difficult to retain much of a film's content without dividing the work into manageable chunks, even if I hold a strong interest. So a single-sitting session for 4+ hours is simply not feasible. I'd always personally recommend in this case to organize your viewing into reasonable sessions. Thanks for mentioning Satantango, as I feel it's one of the few films, from personal experience, that perhaps benefits from single-session viewings. Wouldn't recommend and obviously, I can't speak for everyone, it's a matter of personal comfort.
Jan 22, 2021
Hey there, thanks for reaching out and asking! Great to mention Tarkovsky, as he was among the main directors that've influenced my interest in cinema in recent years, and a lot of his works hold quite a personal significance to me, including his 'Sculpting in Time' book which prompted me to extend my explorations.
As for other personal favourites, directors like Ozu ('Late Sprng', 'Tokyo Story') and Mizoguchi ('The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums', 'Ugetsu') for early Japanese cinema, Parajanov ('The Color of Pomegranates'), Brakhage ('Dog Star Man') and Michael Snow ('La région Centrale') for experimental, Edward Yang for Taiwanese New Wave, and Wang Bing ('Tie Xi Qu') all hold great personal significance. But 'Street Angel' (1937) is probably what exposed and fueled my fascination for film from a very young age.
Favourite film soundtracks include some Tarkovsky (Rublev and Solaris), Parajanov's Ashik Kerib, Godard's L'Histoire(s) du Cinéma, and Bokanowski's 'L'Ange'.
Jan 16, 2021
What is your favorite album of the year 1970, and could I get a few words on your thoughts on that album!?

{I’m going to be doing a series of lists where I go through AOTYs favorite albums of every year since 1970 and this is the first part of that ultimate goal!!}
Jan 4, 2021
Holy crap, that's awesome! I'm not gonna sell you short like that, I just put in the entire paragraph. You're a great writer! I loved reading your explanation.

Here is the list: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/smtcubes/list/34090/alien-albums/
Jan 4, 2021
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!
Jan 3, 2021
Hi, hope you’ve been doing well! I had a question for you, what’s your least favorite album from your favorite artist? Thanks in advance!
Dec 31, 2020
Thank you so much for responding! The list is out now if you want to check it out:

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/mattsreviews/list/33295/aotys-new-years-send-off-songs-of-2020/

Have a great night/day, and happy new years! <3
Dec 30, 2020
2020 has been a huge roadblock, a year that a lot of people would want to forget. Filled with hardships and pain. As this year is coming to a close, I wanted to ask a question for a list. What song would you listen to, to end the year off entirely? It can either be a send-off song, or a song that you would listen to in high hopes for 2021. Hope I'm not bothering, and if you respond, thanks for the help!
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