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Welcome to my third part of my 500 albums for 2021. Take a seat and some snacks and enjoy my long article!

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Albums 51-75
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Hozier - Hozier (10/10)

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Favourite songs: Angel Of Small Death & The Codeine Scene, From Eden, Someone New, Like Real People Do

To listen to Hozier is to listen to an ancient god and old soul trapped in a young man's body sing about devotion in the most mysterious, heart-wrenching way possible. The lyrics are simply poetry, and I love this medieval, kinda dark romantic vibe going on. Such a great album, it evokes feelings that I didn't even know I had. Also, Arsonist's Lullaby (in the Deluxe version) is another masterpiece.

Wasteland, Baby - Hozier (9/10)

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Favourite songs: Almost, Sunlight, No Plan

This album feels like warm sunlight on your skin and a nice hug after not seeing someone for long, it's beautiful. I really liked they lyrics in this one ("Know that I would gladly be the Icarus to your certainty" from Sunlight / "Rattle your chains if you love being free" from Nina Cried Power / As Mack explained, there will be darkness again" from No Plan, I mean, c'mon), it probably has some of my favourite lyrics ever written. However, I still prefered his first album, but I still really loved this one.

Lights Go Down - I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (9/10)

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Favourite songs: Lights Go Down, New Invention, Leave Me Alone

(I coulnd't find anything about them, the photos above are just random ones I picked). For some reason I thought they were going to be rap, but they weren't at all, and I loved it. The instrumentals are so good, it gave old-school retro vibes. I'm pretty sure that this is just an EP, and that there's a full album that contains more songs (apart from the ones here), so I definetly check that out next time, this was so damn catchy and fun.

InnerSpeaker - Tame Impala (7/10)

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Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?, Expectation, The Bold Arrow Of Time

I've never really listened to Tame Impala, except for their very popular songs. Based on this album, the instrumentals were cool and groovy (especially The Bold Arrow Of Time), but I feel like some songs were dragged on for too long. His voice is super dreamy tho, and there were some pretty good songs.

Rumors - Fleetwood Mac (8/10)

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Favourite songs: Dreams, Go Your Own Way, The Chain

I'm a sucker for soft rock, and this album is the perfect definition of that genre. I absolutely adored the vocal performance of the songs, for me it was the highlight of the album. The way they were able to convey their feeling without making the songs depressing was great. If you play Go Your Own Way and The Chain at any given time, I will sing it at the top of my lungs.

What's Going On - Marvin Gaye (8/10)

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Favourite songs: Mercy Mercy (The Ecology), Right On, Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

I love the concept of this album (Marvin Gaye sings from the point of view of a veteran from the Vietnam War who comes back to the USA and finds a place full of injustice and inequality), I think he illustrated perfectly the political and social ambient of the time, while still making a soulful, fun and jazzy album. I think it's an album that everyone should listen to at least once in their life.

Royal Blood - Royal Blood (7.5/10)

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Favourite songs: Little Monster, Ten Tonne Skeleton, Careless

I used to love Ten Tonne Skeleton when it came out, so I decided to check the whole album. I loved some songs, others not so much. I still think that Ten Tonne Skeleton is the best song on the album, but I still enjoyed some of the other songs, I think that this album must slap live. (Loose Change was also a contender for my favourite list).

Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle (8.5/10)

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Favourite songs: Forgive Me, Tipsy, Ungodly Hour

THE HARMONIES!!! The harmonies in this album are insane, I'm obssesed. They sound like baby pink glitter with gold thin framing. I kinda regret not checking them out when the album dropped, because they are sooo talented. This album was a whole 2000's R&B vibe, chill, but with sassy, danceable instrumentals. It was so hard to choose a favourite song. No one is doing it like them.

Fever Dreams - Flower Face (7/10)

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Favourite songs: Raphael, Stranger

It was a nice, relaxing album to listen to while in bed before going to sleep scrolling through Instagram, which is exactly what I did lol. She has a really soothing voice. Not much else to say.

Blonde - Frank Ocean (5/10)

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Favourite songs: Nikes, White Ferrari

I feel like I have zero taste because everyones seems to love this album. Maybe I just had too high expectations after I saw people hype it up so much or maybe I just wasn't in the mood you have to be for this type of songs, but the point is that I was so bored listening to this, I'm so sorry :/.

Inmunity - Clairo (7/10)

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Favourite songs: Bags, Sofia, White Flag

I've been hearing a lot about her latetly, so I decided to listen to this album. I like the simplicity of the lyrics, the chords and the songs in general, it makes it relatable and very easy to listen to. I also liked her voice, it's a very dreamy album, but some songs were a skip for me.

Fatal Love - MONSTA X (7/10)

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Favourite songs: Gasoline, Thriller, Guess Who

Some songs were a hit, others were a miss. It was a bit weird because there were parts in the album where I thought that the song was amazing, and then the next second I would suddenly not like it anymore. Nevertheless, I really liked the vocal parts in this album, and the songs in my favourite list are super good, Sorry I'm Not Sorry also deserves an honorable mention.

Tickets To My Downfall - Machine Gun Kelly (10/10)

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Favourite songs: kiss kiss, drunk face,forget me too (wit halsey)

I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would lol, idk why I had such low expectations. I liked that the songs were short but impactful, they did everything they had to do in less than 3 minutes. It was one good song after another, my favourite list song keeps on changing, it was that good. I was never really a fan of his rapping, but this genre fits him perfectly, I would have never imagined that he would be the one to bring back pop punk, but I'm so glad he is.

Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3 - Sergei Prokofiev, Evgeny Kissin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philarmonia Orchestra (7/10)

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Favourite songs: Piano Concerto No. 2 G minor Op. 16: Intermezzo (Allegro moderato), Piano Concerto No. 2 G minor Op. 16: Finale (Allegro tempestuoso)

I felt like listening to some classical piano . I was about to give up after the first song because I wasn't really into it, but then the middle pieces came and I liked those much better. It's a good album to fantasize about having a sword fight at the edge of a precipice with your nemesis.

I Disagree - Poppy (8/10)

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Favourite songs: I Disagree, Anything Like Me, Sick Of The Sun

I remember listening to Poppy's debut song "Lowlife" (which continues to be a bop btw) and thinking that she was going to continue doing catchy, bubblegum pop lol. I actually think she fits this goth nu metal/industrial rock style soooo well, but it's cool that she also mixed it with some softer, more dreamier songs like "Nothing I Need" or "Sick Of The Sun". I didn't like every song, but it was still pretty good.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John (8/10)

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Favourite songs: Candle In The Wind, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Grey Seal

This album was so charming, I couldn't stop myself from smiling or tapping my foot at certain lyrics or piano hooks. It was fun and lovely, Elton's wonderful voice and piano skills are evident in this album. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road remains one of the best songs ever.

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa (9/10)

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Favourite songs: Levitating, Love Again, Good In Bed

I know I'm like super late to this album, but I'll hype it by myself, I don't mind lol. As a big 80's pop fan, this album was just nearly pure perfection. I'm so glad that Dua Lipa brought back this sound, it fits her so well. All the songs are so catchy, not a single skip. It doesn't have a 10 because some songs have been overplayed a bit and I don't like them as much anymore, but it totally deserves the hype it gets, one of the best albums in 2020.

The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd (7.5/10)

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Favourite songs: Time, Us And Them, Eclipse

Tbh I expected a bit more. I mean, some songs were incredible (Us And Them is a masterpiece), don't get me wrong, but there were some parts that were underwhelming and a bit boring for me. Nevertheless, it's still an iconic album, I loved the lyrics and themes that it explored.

Afterhours - The Weeknd (9.5/10)

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Favourite songs: Hardest To Love, Save Your Tears, Faith

I'm cheating a bit because I only hadn't listened to one song, but whatever. The album that saved 2020. I could write a whole essay about why I love this album: the 80's synth beats, the sincere longing regret in his vocal performance, the nihilistic, at times heartbreakingly lonely lyrics... I'm still salty that he didn't even get a nommination to the Grammy's, but whatever, I think that this album will pass the test of time and I really think it paved the way (next to Dua Lipa) for the return of retro-disco songs. It's amazing how I still haven't grown tired of Blinding Lights even though it's been overplayed to death. I might get tickets to see him live next year and I'm sooo excited.

Better Weather - With Confidence (8/10)

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I found this group by accident and I'm so glad I did, because this was such a fun album!! Voldemort has been on repeat ever since I first listened to it, and I like the pace of the album: it starts strong and pop punk heavy, and then it gets progresivly more indie like without getting repetitive or uninteresting. Such a good album, I downloaded most of the songs.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King - Howard Shore (9/10)

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Favourite songs: Hope And Memory, Into The West (by Annie Lennox), The Journey To The Grey Havens (feat. Sir James Galway)

I've finally finished my cheating with the soundtrack of this trilogy lol. This is my least favourite soundtrack of all, but it still manages to bring tears to my eyes every single time. Just the magic of Howard Shore. For Frodo :`(

weird! - YUNGBLUD (9.5/10)

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Favourite songs: stawberry lipstick,cotton candy, mars

Okey, I loved this. I had heard of him, but never really checked him out. For some reason I didn't really have very high expectations, but I loved this album. I loved how upbeat and frenetic it was, I loved his raw vocals, the mix of genres and the interesting topics and lyrics. I'll definetly check his other albums on the other reviews, because this was right up my street.

YHLQMDLG - Bad Bunny (6.5/10)

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Favourite songs: La Difรญcil, Vete, A Tu Merced

This album was huge in my country, all the singles were constantly playing on everyone's car, and I can understand why, it's a great album to get hyped to. It's catchy and the beats make you want to dance. Still, I got kinda tired of it after a while and I felt like it was a pretty long album. It does have some bops tho.

MILLENNIAL MELTDOWN - Ryan Oakes (7/10)

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Favourite songs: DEAD LA, STAY, I'M FINE

I literally couldn't find anything about him, I've just put on some random photos lol. At first I wasn't too sure that I liked his singing/rapping style, but it eventually grew on me. I'm guessing they are pretty unknown because I found it hard to find information about him even on google, but it wasn't a bad album and I even downloaded some songs.

Content - Joywave (7/10)

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Favourite songs: Shutdown, It's A Trip!, Little Lies You're Told

It was a good album, I discovered them in Spotify. Some songs were pretty good and catchy (the ones in my favourite list especially), and others just really didn't catch my attention that much.

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Luna ๐Ÿ’™