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03.24.17 3/6/912.18.16 A Blushful 2016
07.27.16 Forgo the Parable

3/6/9

Just noticed a common, though (obviously) coincidental trend of the number three on my profile: 999 comments (after three or so years on this site), 333 ratings, six reviews, and, of course, now three lists. I've never had a good excuse to make a list, so this is as good as any. So, here's some things I've been digging.
1XXXTENTACION
ItWasntEnough


Hip-Hop | 3.2

Of course, this is far from XXXTentacion's best work. Between Look at Me!, various singles, and his work with $ki Mask the Slump God as part of the Members Only collective, the young rapper has a lot more to offer than this EP. Then again, it seems he has a lot more to offer than the whole of his short career. Hopefully, he'll decide to keep his nose for long enough to reach whatever potential he has.
2Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It


Art Pop | 4.6

A tad underrated here on Sputnik I find, Mike Hadreas sad blend of contemporary folk and pop music is as despondent as it is uplifting.
3David Bazan
Care


Indie Rock, Electropop(?) | 3.4

I've never been a huge fan of Pedro the Lion, but the charm of David Bazan is undeniable. In particular, on this more electronic-based album, David moves through a range of subtle, though nonetheless despondent beats, crooning in an almost prophetic tone. A lot of the songs towards the backend are mere shadows of the greatness that is the opener and title-track, but it's shortness lends to its charm, and there's a blunt catchiness to much of it.
4WATERMEDOWN
Somewhere Sleepless


Alternative Rock, Emo | 3.7

"Hello spectator! (Farewell serenity!) / I could shout less but then you'd just talk over me / And I need attention." Connor's review does this EP more justice than my few words can.
5Sun Kil Moon
Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood


Indie Rock, Folk | 4.4

Just like the next album (and even more so in its case), discussion of this can feel too pointless at times. Such is art about art, I presume.
6Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked At Me


Folk | 4.2
7Camp Cope/Cayetana
Split


Indie Rock | 3.6

Georgia Maq and co. finally found artists who could their own on a split release with her. Once more, there's something left to be desired from Camp Cope, but that doesn't stop them from being their solid selves.
8Sampha
Process


Alternative R&B, Electronic | 4.0

One of the most solid projects so far of 2017. Timmy's Song joins Blood On Me in its frantic bliss.
9Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
STOP TORTURING ME


Hip-Hop(?), Emo | 4.2

What might go down as, perhaps not the best, but my most listened to album of this year. Cannot possibly talk more about this than I already have, though.
10Peter Silberman
Impermanence


Rock | 3.0

I'd be willing to oversell this, just because Karuna and New York floor me on each listen, but I'd be lying if I didn't say a significant enough portion of this bores me. Sowing's review is perfect.
11NAH
HIVER EN NEUF MORCEAUX


Industrial, Hip Hop(?) | 4.1

As great as a lot of NAH's back catalogue is, I'm glad to see him toning down on the (albeit limited) Death Grips influence and becoming more conceptual in his work. I hate the capitals in the titles, but I might also review this, because it's fantastic.
12Your Old Droog
Packs


Hip-Hop | 3.6

Just heard this a couple of hours ago so I've no idea how to fit it into his catalogue; I'd argue on first impression this might be his best, though.
13King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Flying Microtonal Banana


Psychedelic, Rock | 3.9

Before I'm called out for it, I need to listen to Nonagon Infinity.
14Swet Shop Boys
Cashmere


Hip Hop, unfortunately | 1.0

More than a little personal bias here: it hurts a little to listen to aspects of my culture appropriated so disappointingly; it feels too inauthentic to even consider this album. I can't stand it. I'm hoping if anyone's listened to it they'll explain to me what they like about it, though. Which isn't a challenge, I'm genuinely curious, only because I can't look past the immediate aesthetic, which admittedly offends me.
15Turnover
Peripheral Vision


Emo, Dream Pop | 2.3

While I'm at it, this is another album I wish I liked a lot more than I do. It's unfortunate because I don't think it's bad at all, I'm just so underwhelmed and bored by it. Admittedly, I Would Hate You If I Could still gets stuck in my head, though.
16The Exploration
Basement Demo


Emo | 4.2

Glad I stumbled upon this, it's one of the best emo releases I've ever encountered; it's not something I often want to listen to, but if I give enough time between listens, it shakes me.
17Des Ark
Everything Dies


Indie Folk, Pop | 4.0

Comparable to the likes of Regina Spektor and Joanna Newsom, though perhaps falling into a happier median between the two, and armed with a whole lot more darkness in humour and charm, Des Ark is an oft-overlooked force in the genre.
18Pinegrove
Mixtape One


Folk, Alternative Rock | 3.7

Of course, most people have (hopefully) hear Cardinal by now, but this is an interesting listen for anyone interested in the band's roots. Evan's initial performance of The Metronome on this is one of the most endearing performances under the band's name.
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