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rayword45 12-5-2023 06:47 PM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1067: I Killed Your Dog by L'Rain

This is lush, gorgeous, tight, consistent, frequently engaging, never boring, just damn near fantastic. Don't have much else to say except that I can't pick a single favorite track. But this is really top-notch shit.

Best Track: Just listen to the whole damn thing
Rating: 9/10

rayword45 12-10-2023 03:00 PM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1068: new Carbon n Based Life forms

You know, I was thinking about how one of the next times I do a review, before the end of the year, I want to include scores for the 2023 albums I've heard that I didn't even bother to write anything for when I listened to them.

Given the sad state of these reviews now, what's the fuckin difference?

Best Track: sug
Rating: 7.5/10

rayword45 01-2-2024 11:46 AM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1069: No Scavenging by Artifact Memory

Starting off 2024 with a 2024 album review! At least, that's what I wanted to do, but I can't write anything about this thing other than the fact that it is indeed is a "sound collage" album and the fact that it did nothing for me, except occasionally make me wonder if this was an attempt to be a meme.

That being said, here comes my ratings of 2023 albums for which I didn't bother to write even this much for. Most of these I listened to multiple times, but not all of them. A lot of these I listened to forever ago, forgot what they sounded like, and relistened again within the past couple of months. Others I wrote down a score a while ago and haven't heard since before this fall. Whatever. I also completely randomized this order so nobody would be able to guess the order I listened to these in.

Maps by Billy Woods & Kenny Segal: 8/10
s*x m*ney dr*gs by Lucki: 4.5/10
A Great Chaos by Ken Carson: 4/10 (smd constellious)
Mansion Musik by Trippie Redd: 2/10
Saint Michael by Trippie Redd: 2.5/10
Even God Has a Sense of Humor by Maxo: 5/10
Coast 2 Coast by Pearl & The Oysters: 6/10
Bridge Underwater by Club Casualties: 5.5/10
Rhizomes by Aho Ssan: 8/10
Godcaster by Godcaster: 8/10 (LIVE THEY'RE AN 11/10 GO SEE THEM LIVE MOTHERFUCKER)
RAT WARS by HEALTH: 5.5/10
Post-American by MSPAINT: 6.5/10 (But I must say, this could easily be an 8-9/10 if you cut it down to an EP about 50-60% as long. Also, unlike the oft-compared Machine Girl this dude is better live, WAY better)
Gumbo by Young Nudy: 4/10
WEEDKILLER by Ashnikko: 3.5/10
Today I Laid Down by bl4ck m4rket c4rt: 7/10 (How does this qualify as an album and not an EP? It's just over 20 minutes and only 6 songs)
F65 by IDK: 5.5/10
Heaven Knows by PinkPantheress: 8.5/10
Hood Hottest Princess by Sexyy Red: 3/10 (fuck u melon)
COI by Coi Leray: 3.5/10
Cracker Island by Gorillaz: 4/10
Welcome 2 Collegrove by 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne: 4/10
A Gift & a Curse by Gunna: 3/10 (a friend of mine told me to listen to this one and I find that his recs are 50/50 for me in terms of my enjoyment, this one falls squarely into the "no" camp)
Farm Fatale by horsegiirL: 6.5/10
5AV0RY by C3NTELL4: 7/10
Girls Love Jungle by dazegxd & gum.mp3: 6/10
Nekkuja by Marina Herlop: 7.5/10 (this one will either be a noticeable grower or a "I forgot this existed" by 2025)
Dethalbum IV by Dethklok: 5.5/10
i've seen a way by Mandy, Indiana: 6.5/10
We Cater To Cowards by Oozing Wound: 7.5/10
Last by Loma Prieta: 5/10
Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd by Lana Del Rey: 4/10 (fuck u twice melon)
That! Feels Good! by Jessie Ware: 6/10
If Looks Could Kill by Destroy Lonely: 3/10
To What End by Oddisee: 5/10
Wallsocket by underscores: 4.5/10
The People's Champ by Quinn XCII: 2.5/10
Till I'm Dead by RXKNephew: 5.5/10
Fanfare by Dorian Electra: 6/10
The Harmony Codex by Steven Wilson: 6.5/10
The Aux by Blockhead: 7/10
Zig by Poppy: 4/10
Speed Run by Frost Children: 6/10
Bunny by Beach Fossils: 5/10
My Soft Machine by Arlo Parks: 7/10
4D by Blank Banshee: 7.5/10
Pink Friday 2 by Nicki Minaj: 2.5/10
Feed the Beast by Kim Petras: 1.5/10
lord of the shithouse by Draag Me: 7/10
Raven by Kelela: 5/10
The Rime of Memory by Panopticon: 7/10
Food for Worms by Shame: 5.5/10
PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, ligma by King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Bobizzard Fee Fi Fizzard Tizzard Sizzurp sugma: 4.5/10
Exul by Ne Obliviscaris: 6/10
I Hope You Can Forgive Me by Madison McFerrin: 7/10 (fantastic live performance, though not as drastic an improvement as Godcaster)
Failed at Math(s) by Panchiko: 5.5/10
SPELLLING & the Mystery School by SPELLLING: 5/10
The Age of Pleasure by Janelle Monáe: 5/10
Scarlet by Doja Cat: 2.5/10
ILLENIUM by Illenium: 2.5/10
Data by Tainy: 6/10
We Buy Diabetic Test Strips by Armand Hammer: 7/10
Aftërlyfe by Yeat: 2/10
How To See Through Walls by Windows96: 7.5/10
Bless This Mess by U.S. Girls: 5/10
New Blue Sun by André 3000: 6/10
But Here We Are by Foo Fighters: 6/10
The Ballad of Darren by Blur: 5/10
One Wayne G by Mac DeMarco: 3/10
Five Easy Hot Dogs by Mac DeMarco: 2/10
forest spirit, sun on your back by forest spirit, sun on your back: 7/10 (less consistent than most 7s, if they polish and refine their next drop it might be a huge winner)
Fantasy by M83: 4/10
Powders by Eartheater: 5/10
Cousin by Wilco: 5/10
Destiny by DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ: 6.5/10
Living Without by Endless, Nameless: 7/10
Super Key Generator by Kobaryo: 8/10
I Was Mature for My Age, But I Was Still a Child by Grouptherapy: 8/10
Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent by Lewis Capaldi: 2.5/10
Austin by Post Malone: 2.5/10
Rush! by Måneskin: 2/10
Something to Give Each Other by Troye Sivan: 2/10
So Much (For) Stardust by Fall Out Boy: 1.5/10
PORTALS by Melanie Martinez: 1/10
Jackman. by Jack Harlow: 0.5/10
Leyenda viva by 6ix9ine: -49.5/10
For All the Dogs by Drake: -50/10

Bolding all this shit took longer than the whole rest of this review.

Best Track: Bin Chickens made me giggle once
Rating: 4/10

robertsona 01-26-2024 05:03 PM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
yeah, godcaster kick ass live.

rayword45 02-6-2024 11:36 AM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1070: Wall of Eyes by not-Radiohead

I remember back in November 2022 these guys played one of the few venues in NYC that I have yet to go to, same one where friends of mine saw Dethklok and BABYMETAL, and I wanted to go but all the tickets on resale were over $100 which I refused to pay so I saw The Band Formerly Known As Viet Cong instead for like $20. Then in July they played a bigger venue and sales were so bad that they gave away like hundreds of tickets for free, so I snagged a pair, then realized I couldn't make it as I already had obligations to take my buddy to a punk show then to see CFCF and Cut Copy play DJ sets right after, so I ended up re-giving those away. So I've still never seen these guys play. Or Radiohead for that matter. Oh well.

Anyways, this is easily my favorite project from ol' droopy eyes and the one other Radiohead member involved since In Rainbows. Reception seems to be pretty split on whether this is an improvement or a downgrade from their 2022 debut but I think the two albums are too different to really compare. But dang, the emotional content here hit me hard, a feeling that is only aided by how theatrical and crescendo-heavy every single song here is. Great start to major/mainstream releases for the year.

Best Track: balls
Rating: 8/10

rayword45 02-27-2024 12:24 PM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1071: Girl With No Face by Allie X

At this point, I basically only post here when there's an album I hope to get second opinions on from one of the 3 people that still read this. This has overtaken not-Radiohead for the current #1 album of the year on RYM but I know for a fact that it's not gonna last long on the throne. This is 100% not the type of music that internet nerds will admit to enjoying more than sadboi indie like Wall of Eyes, but it's something I personally enjoy more in this particular case. Lots of fun, no bad tracks, and the perfect length at just shy of 45 minutes. I don't have any complaints!

Eventually I'll dump my ratings for albums I've listened to since January that I can't be assed to write at least 2 sentences for, even though nobody cares.

Best Track: Off With Her Tits (there's several other competitors but I'm picking this one solely so I can write that phrase here)
Rating: 8.5/10

rayword45 03-13-2024 01:25 PM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1072: Where we've been, Where we go from here by Friko

is this Animal Collective

Best Track: Transphobic Techno (Bitch Got A Penis)
Rating: 6/10

rayword45 05-10-2024 05:05 PM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1073: Diamond Jubilee by Cindy Lee


...yeah probably not, but anyways these guys got an INSANE amount of hype for this album and for a while it was #1 of the year on RateYourMusic charts. My friends had tickets to see them live (before they cancelled the tour for mental health reasons or something) but shit sold out immediately and resale was well over $100.

This is a pretty good album, but I think part of everyone's reason for admiring it so much is what makes it hard to admire for me. That being the length of over 2 fucking hours.

And we end this little review with no real conclusion. Hell yeah, BACK!

Best Track: I Have A 12 Inch Cock
Rating: 6/10

rayword45 05-13-2024 11:32 AM

Re: Recommend me some 2022 albums +1000th album halp
Day 1073: Hyperdrama by Justice

shut up mayo

Best Track: aioli
Rating: 7.5/10

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