Aethiopes (studio album) by Billy Woods

Aethiopes by Billy Woods
Year: 2022
Release date: New2022-04-08 (released 48 days ago)
Overall rank: 14,862nd
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Aethiopes is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Billy Woods on

The best album by Billy Woods is History Will Absolve Me which is ranked number 6702 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 188.

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From 05/20/2022 00:14
A mostly quieter release from Billy Woods, much less chaotic. Still a very enjoyable listen, and Heavy Water slaps.
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From 04/27/2022 20:24
Album Rating: 83.69

Incredibly atmospheric. Instant classic.

1.Asylum. 89
2.No Hard Feelings. 92
3.Wharves. 74
4.Sauvage (Feat. Boldy James & Gabe Nandez). 90
5.The Doldrums. 79
6.NYNEX (Feat. Elucid, Denmark Vessey & Quelle Chris). 84
7.Christine (Feat. Mike Ladd). 90
8.Heavy Water (Feat. Breeze Brewin & El-P). 91
9.Haarlem (Feat. Fatboi Sharif). 77
10.Versailles (Feat. Despot). 87
11.Protoevangelium (Feat. Shinehead). 75
12.Remorseless. 88
13.Smith + Cross. 72
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From 04/25/2022 00:07
* Favorite tracks: Asylum, No Hard Feelings, Wharves, Sauvage, Christine, Heavy Water, Versailles, Remorseless, Smith + Cross
* Least favorite tracks: Protoevangelium
* Billy’s verses are unsuspectingly layered and poetic
* The production matches Billy’s tone perfectly on every song: grand when he’s being braggadocious, stripped back when he’s haunted, beautiful when he’s vulnerable, etc. Preservation went off, so many different sounds on here
* The features all show up, my favorites were Boldy, El-P, Breeze Brewin, and Despot
* The song transitions are so smooth
* Overall a fantastic underground hip-hop album that stays captivating throughout its whole length

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