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Zazeeqo -
72
An enjoyable catalogue of tunes summarises a strong debut for Arlo Parks. Although there was nothing especially groundbreaking here, I'll be rooting for her to make an impact into the charts as this is the sort of thing that the chart needs, a smidgen of variety. I particularly enjoyed how she chose to infuse an early 00's aroma to these songs, an interesting and unpopular era to deploy, but it worked really nicely! Also, the lyrical content stood out to me, highly appreciated. I was ... read more
Zazeeqo -
68
Overall, I did enjoy this album, though this was the album I feared Lana would release since 'Lust for Life'.
I found myself craving for more sound, more interesting instrumentation and immersiveness. Songs tended to feature the piano and the accoustic guitar and it didn't go a whole lot beyond that. This is survivable if the songs themselves are captivating and interesting in tone. A lot of these, alas, were not. An exception to this was the opener, 'White Dress', which offered an interesting ... read more
Zazeeqo -
64
Some really stand out songs, and some very forgettable ones. Absolutely adore '2D', 'Murder' was another standout track. Why? probably because they were the two songs on this album that did not sound like the others, the rest of the album were fairly samey and hard to differentiate. I do not mind the bedroomy chillpop at all, it just needs to be more varied.

Highlight: '2D', 'Murder', 'Red Eye'
Tone: Bedroom Chill, Free spirited
Tier: Orange
Score: 64
Zazeeqo -
60
Was excited for this release after single 'Hardline' captivated me. However, 'Hardline' was as good as it got, the first track. There were nice moments here and there, but they were small moments, for the most part, the songs were boring in sound and lacking a strong tone.

Highlight: 'Hardline'
Tone: Ponderous, Pensive
Tier: Red
Score: 60
Zazeeqo -
85
A true feast for the ears. Love the layering of sounds with beautiful and detailed synths, interesting percussion and captivating vocals. Has got to be the most fun album of the year!
AOTY so far.

Highlights: Paradigmes, Nouvelle-Orleans, Pasadena, Lacher de chevaux, Disconnexion, Foreigner, Le Jardin
Tone: Hypnopop, Fun, Sarcastic (?)
Tier: Blue
Score: 85

Shoutbox

Sep 11, 2020
I usually don't like to spam my new albums or whatever, but I just dropped a collaborative EP with a producer KiNG that I'm really proud of. I would appreciate if you reviewed it. :)
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/280008-the-7-day-project-the-7-day-project.php
May 14, 2020

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/artist/83445-implicit-doom/

Could you please review one of my albums?
May 14, 2020
Really good reviews from you, keep it up!
May 14, 2020
Hey! I have been releasing singles for a little while now and I feel like I have improved a ton, especially on my most recent single called 100% Wet. I took a lot of your advice from my first single and I know much more music theory. Also, the panning won't be an issue on any of my new tracks haha. I also use a legitimate music production software and actual samples now and I have a computer to do it on, so hopefully that shows!.
Anyways, I'd love it if you could check it out and drop some criticisms!. Thanks!
https://soundcloud.com/user-775956185/100-wet
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/241915-stankysauce-100-wet.php

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Blue : Elite.
Green: Excellent
Yellow: Very Good
Orange: Above average
Red: Average
Burgundy: Didn't enjoy

Tone is KING
If I finished an album that means it can't have been that bad. I'm not gonna listen to a bad album all the way through heehee. Mans got bread to bake.

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These are albums I started listening to but coiuldn't finish because I found myself uninterested. I do not rate them as that would be unfair.
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