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Anthony Fantano

Anthony "the internet's busiest music nerd" Fantano is a popular music reviewer who runs the vlog "The Needle Drop", about all things related to various indie rock, pop, hip-hop, metal and electronic musics, where he routinely reviews new albums and occasionally individual songs. He's most known for his Youtube channel in which he gives his brief opinon about a work in a digestable, agreeable, and sometimes funny way. His rating scale is based on a scale from 0 to 10 and he likes to throw around words like "light" or "strong" when rating them. He was awarded with a /mu/ award for "Best Review Website or Blog". He is also known for for eating massive amounts of Peanut Butter and drinking goat milk in his the back alleys of Los Angeles.


Anthony Fantano

He is often seen discussed on /mu/, and he has been known to lurk the board on occasion.

Anthony Fantano was also dissed by Prolific rapper Samuel 'The Candy Man' Hydeshawhty in his hit single 'F*ck Anthony Fantano' Ft. rapper Chris Dillinger. Fantano then cried himself into a fetus-like state in which he remains today, in Northern Los Angelos, Commieformia.


Fantano often assigns numerical ratings to albums in his reviews, accompanied with a "light", "decent", or "strong" affix. The lowest rating possible (Light 0) was given to Lil B - I'm Gay (I'm Happy) and Kid Cudi - Speedin' Bullet to Heaven. The highest ratings he's awarded (10) were given to Death Grips - The Money Store, Kendrick Lamar -To Pimp a Butterfly, Swans - To Be Kind, Kids See Ghosts - Self-Titled ALBUM and Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want

Album of the Year Winners[]

  • 2009: Fever Ray - Fever Ray
  • 2010: LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
  • 2011: Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
  • 2012: Death Grips - The Money Store
  • 2013: Tim Hecker - Virgins
  • 2014: Swans - To Be Kind
  • 2015: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
  • 2016: Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
  • 2017: Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
  • 2018: Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
  • 2019: Charli XCX - Charli
  • 2020: Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
  • 2021: Spellling - The Turning Wheel