Best of 2021

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Ymer -
75
Don't sleep on Redveil man, this guy has so much potential its insane. The Earl Sweatshirt influence is definitely prominent and he kills it. This is entry level experimental hip-hop and I'm all here for it, great listen and superb first major project for him.

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Ymer -
100
Yeah so, after a few listens, I think this album might be my favourite of the bunch, for different reasons.

Firstly, let me get this out of the way, if you have somehow ranked this lower than an 8, you're wrong. This album absolutely hit the nail on the head in-terms of conceptuality. It is so technically impressive, I was left with my jaw wide open at the end of most songs. The sampling is so, so damn impressive and fits so well. I especially loved the Dre like synths as a throwback there, it ... read more
Ymer -
78
Although not as ambitious as SOUL LADY, a still euphoric listen that definitely lifts the soul and makes you want to dance.

YUKIKA does consistently make bangers, definitely didn't feel as city-pop as SOUL LADY did, but that's okay. Would really recommend this to anyone.
Ymer -
45
I really wanted to like this, especially being a BH fanboy, but this.. this is not it.

Don't get me wrong, I like 2 tracks on this EP, but my god does it feel so flat. I wouldn't say it sounds uninspired, because it does, but the execution is pretty bad.

Not big hopes for the future project if it stays the same energy as this, big sad as BH usually scouts some pretty promising talent (e.g. Dom Fike).
Ymer -
74
Hugely impressive in comparison to Voice Memos, the production on this is fantastic and shows a great direction he is heading on.

If we are going to bundle him up with YouTubers, probably the best YouTuber album to come out, even exceeding Joji imo.
Ymer -
62
Yeah, really wasn't digging this one. In comparison to the beauty we got from BUZZCUT, was definitely wanting some more experimental shit. Hopefully this isn't the vibe on the album.

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Mar 24, 2021
Hey Ymer! I’m doing a community list and I’m just wondering what ur fav soundtrack is. You can have more than one, but less than 3.

Here is the link to the list!
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/redbded/list/40779/-aotys-favorite-soundtracks-/
Mar 5, 2021
Hellooo there! I hope you are having an amazing, happy and healthy day today <3

I’m making a ‘Comfort album’ list which would be a go-to album to listen to when we are upset or having a hard time, as music is a source of happiness or comfort to many people. As we are facing such a hard time right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe with this list, we can as a community gather as many albums in a list for anyone who may be looking for a certain album that puts them in a good mood, calms them down, or like I’ve stated before.. comforts them! If you would like to submit an album that does that effect for you, please list these 4 things, album name, artist, and a sentence as to WHY you love this album and WHY it’s such a comfort album for you. It could be because of the lyrics, how it makes you feel.. etc. You may explain it in either one sentence or however many sentences you want, it is your choice! BUT, If you do not have one, no worries then <3 Thank you for reading!
Feb 24, 2021
Hello there friend! Thanks for the follow, I appreciate that! 😀
Feb 24, 2021
Thanks for following!!!!
Feb 1, 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
Jan 20, 2021
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Jan 16, 2021
Hello Ymer! What is an album that you've given a 100 score, and why so?

Simple explanations are fine enough, but detailed reasoning is of course welcome. If you have multiple 100s, then just pick one of them as your answer. It's for a list by the way. Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
Dec 24, 2020
Merry christmas dear friend, love you!!
Dec 15, 2020
Hello, I'd like to ask what's your favourite music video? It is for a list fyi
Nov 19, 2020
hey bro, whats your fav 90's hh album? i have a list i'm making

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Hey, I'm Ymer. You can follow my music twitter account for more takes: @HipHopRates.

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✨*NEW YEAR NEW RATING SYSTEM* ✨
✨2021 onwards:✨

100: Masterpiece 💫
99-90: Exceptional
89-80: Amazing
79-75: Great
74-70: Good
69-60: Decent
59-50: Impartial
49-40: Mediocre
39-30: Bad
29-20: Horrendous
19-10: Dreadful
9-0: Unacceptable

(reason for high ratings is catching up on listening to lots of good albums, I have a big list lol)

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70-79
 
225

60-69
 
140

50-59
 
54

40-49
 
29

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