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2016 Much Disappoint

Rippin off Gyros list, rather than all the shit albums of the year here are ones that just fucking disappointed to various degrees. So this doesn't include any albums that simply turned out to be garbage, they are all albums I had some sort of expectations from that were let down. That doesn't mean they are all ~bad~ either, just that they didn't succeed on the level I expected them to. 2016 has been an incredible year for disappointing albums from legendary artists. No particular order.
1A Tribe Called Quest
We got it from Hereā€¦ Thank You 4 Your service

3.2/5 - This is admittedly a lot better than essentially every other Golden Era Hip Hop come back album of the last few years except Slum Village, but it still didn't really evoke enough emotion out of me to feel like a satisfactory outro to Tribes legacy and a memento to Phife. There are a few extremely stand-out tracks but also some flat duds weighed down by inappropriate production ideas.
2Jenny Hval
Blood Bitch

4/5 - I mean this is still fantastic stuff but I've been disappointed to some degree by every album of hers since Viscera. She just can't top that album, not that she's trying. Her creative process has been blatantly moving away from musicality towards performance art ever since, and thats fine but thats not what made me fall in love with her to begin with.
3Nicolas Jaar

4/5 - this has grown on me hard but the extremely short tracklist just initially is bewildering and seems like there just isn't much to chew on here compared to his last album
Fires Within Fires

3.3/5 - this is much better than Honor but at this point I doubt Neurosis will sound fresh ever again
5De La Soul
and the Anonymous Nobody...

3/5 - another questionable Golden Era comeback... there are a couple really good tracks here but they in no way offset the amount of sheer garbage that surrounds that. Some of this makes you cringe so hard you can't even see
6Glass Animals
How To Be A Human Being

3.5/5 - aside from some of the goofiest lyrics of all time ever this band just seems doomed to alt-j syndrome. hipster culture has this bands balls in a vice grip.
7Frank Ocean

0/5 - like Channel Orange was frickin okay as fuck there was no way i could expect him to go from that to an album that doesn't even qualify as music
8Crystal Castles
Amnesty (I)

3/5 - an entire album of Ethan re-tracking his entire career in a desperate attempt to prove to everyone that he never needed Alice to begin with.
9Wild Beasts
Boy King

3.3/5 - i dunno, this band seemingly gets less unique and interesting each album, not sure if thats their own fault or if more and more bands emulate this style every year making them seem less fresh in comparison but ugh.
10DM Stith

3.7/5 - this is really great but it just doesn't have that same intriguing charm as his first album.
11The Avalanches

3/5 - this is just the most irrelevant thing i've heard in eons
12Blood Orange
Freetown Sound

3.7/5 - maybe its just me but his sound just seems to get sterilized a little bit more with each release
13Kayo Dot
Plastic House on Base of Sky

2.7/5 - seriously what the fuck.

1.5/5 - no good.
15Nite Jewel
Liquid Cool

3/5 - this girl has the potential for something great, she just has an incapacity to tell which of her songs are amazing and which are fucking utter garbage. all she needs is a homie to sit down with her and be like "look hun, take these 3 songs off the album because they are fucking shit and you should be ashamed."
16Mark Pritchard
Under the Sun

3/5 - the thom yorke feats were so promising and yet this is one of the most boring albums i've heard in years
A Moon Shaped Pool

3.5/5 - speaking of Thom, this album is a fucking hot mess. Still some great stand-alones however.

2/5 - it is legitimately fucked up that she went from s/t to this piece of fucking trash
19Xiu Xiu
Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks

3/5 - this just is not engaging im sorry.
20J Dilla
The Diary

2/5 - theres this attitude that dead legends can do no wrong but sometimes you have to understand there is a reason people don't release certain songs.

2/5 - i mean deftones is a fucking garbage band but koi was a serious improvement on diamond eyes and i at least expected this to be half okay or at least so offensively terrible that i could constantly shit on it for a year but the level of inoffensive awfulness of this release is majorly disappointing

2/5 - this album is a fucking joke

3.5/5 - getting a little cozy releasing the same album over and over
24Open Mike Eagle and Paul White
Hella Personal Film Festival

2.5/5 - maybe don't collaborate with Paul White ever again.
25Esperanza Spalding
Emily's D+Evolution

3/5 - just the sheer amount of users here hyping this up and harassing me on the daily to listen to this probably didn't help but this really just is not that great at all.
26Prince Rama
Xtreme Now

3.2/5 - xtremely inferior to past work

2.5/5 - this is not fun.
28Rome Fortune
Jerome Raheem Fortune

3.2/5 - i dunno man where are the danke beats also turn off the fucking auto-tune
29Animal Collective
Painting With

1.5/5 - this is legit embarassing
30Black Moth Super Rainbow
SeeFu Lilac

3.2/5 - the gimmick is tired, this duo needs to retire.
When We Are Death

2.5/5 - "lets try not be interesting at all this time"
Skilled Mechanics

2.5/5 - poor tricky.
33Arrested Development
Changing the Narrative

2.7/5 - yet another unnecessary golden era comeback
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