Best of 2021

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Poppy - Flux
Poppy
Flux
64
Sep 24
Tony Velour - 3M
Tony Velour
3M
73
Sep 22
Kanye West - 24
Kanye West
24
100
Sep 17

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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.

Recent Reviews

Ymer -
64
A bit disappointing as far as new Poppy era goes, but not bad.
Ymer -
91
The album Donda by Kanye West feels genuinely like the final boss of hip-hop.

After nearly a month of listening to this album, wow. I am truly blown away, what an experience Kanye has given to us by delivering this piece of art.

I think it only really kicks in after you've listened to it a few times just how insane the production is on this. Yeah, some of the album does feel a bit unrefined and not finished, it sort of feeds into this industrial and experimental sound we see on this ... read more
Ymer -
100
One of my favourite songs of all time and the song that made me a Carti fan.

An amazing entrance to the trippy world of 'Die Lit', when this song comes on I know it's gonna all be alright.
Ymer -
76
A remix album I actually really liked, great to see such a mainstream artist embrace the weird sub-cultures of pop and bring it to the forefront. Some really ambitious crossovers too such as Shygirl, Dorian Electra, Ashnikko and more, and it all sounded pretty good.

One thing I will say, that Rina feature was pretty disappointing (to me anyway), felt really underwhelming considering how great the two of them are, seemed like a safe pick to me.
Ymer -
78
Instrumentals go crazy, Duckwrth sounds beautiful, what more to love?

Shoutbox

Aug 22, 2021
Hey, I hope you're doing well.

I'm making a list where, judging by AOTY users' 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
May 18, 2021
Hey there! How are you? I'm making a list and I would like to know: what do you think is a perfect album to listen to in a certain city and which city would that be? Try and choose a city from your country or state/province. If you want to add some words on why you would choose that album, they will be welcome. Thank you!!!!
May 13, 2021
thanks for the follow man!
May 13, 2021
Hiya! I’m doing a community list of albums people associate with the color red. Do you have any albums that just feel red to you?
Apr 28, 2021
https://discord.gg/YRSHh8FS im sorry i forgot to pass you the link but here you go
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

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

I also have a Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/Ymer999/

✨*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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90-99
 
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195

70-79
 
265

60-69
 
176

50-59
 
65

40-49
 
34

30-39
 
24

20-29
 
12

10-19
 
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