Z.Younk

Z.Younk

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Best of 2023

Recent Ratings

Pinned Review

Desmond Hatch - skatinginplace
71
If Mort Garson recorded Mother Earth's Plantasia popping xanax and smoking 60$ eighths in whatever basement they publish Pigeons & Planes out of.
https://desmondhatch.bandcamp.com/

Recent Reviews

Awol One - SCRIBBLEFACE
42
I'm actually an Awol One fan for sure, but you wouldn't be able to tell by my ratings for his last decade's worth of output. I haven't really enjoyed a project of his since 2011's The Landmark, though A Cloakwork Orange wasn't terrible. I still hold out hope for his upcoming project with Copywrite and Kount Fif, but my expectations definitely are not high. He feels creatively lost on many of his recent solo albums.
Manco Wilder - The Phantom Of The Corner Store
72
Where all the Billy Woods fanatics that usually come out of the woodwork for the one Woods feature?
Michael Cooper - Love Is Such A Funny Game
60
Con Funk Shun lead-singer's solo attempt circa 1987. If he'd have just left the goofy cover of "You've Got a Friend" off of the album, he'd have had himself with a passable disco-funk electro album. Though, I will say, he does seem to be imitating / channelling Larry Blackmon at times.
OneShotAce - Big Pressure
62
Sheff G, Rowdy Rebel, Millyz, benny the Butcher, Harry Fraud and more attempt at masking OneShotAce's lacking content and stale delivery.
Thes One - Farewell, my friend.
69
People Under The Stairs member Thes One's instrumental tribute to fellow member Double K who died in 2021. Not the best beat tape of '23 so far, but the best release of Thes's solo career.

Shoutbox

1h
idk, i got a question tho how long do u spend listening to music each day on average
3h
well how many of those are albums bc assuming those are albums and an average album length is one hour that would be 11.41 years straight of listening to music let alone reviewing it
14h
yeah i saw its just crazy lmao
18h
how do you even listen to that much music
1w
Ay man u the best reviewer on the site. Aint no one else reviewin real street shit but you 🔥🔥
1mo
Mr Younk how do you listen to so much?
2mo
Is that Rome in your faves?????
2mo
fire
2mo
respect for the futurewave love, followed

About

Former music, film columnist Kent Wired (voted #1 college publication in U.S.) / DJ & Radio Host / Writer / Filmmaker / Owner and Proprietor of Fat Hippy Records in Ohio

Here since 2012

"𝗔𝗢𝗧𝗬'𝘀 #𝟭 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲'𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀" -𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿 (One guy in New York I paid to say it who was definitely homeless)

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