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It's an Early Halftime!

Everything 2016 I heard in Q2, ranked for your pleasure. descriptions cooled down. all the links are name-your-price. also, forgot Daughter. Not to Disappear gets a 3.5, mostly for No Care and Fossa
61Flatbush Zombies
3001: A Laced Odyssey

2.5 - hip-hop

2.5 - death metal
59Yndi Halda
Under Summer

2.5 - when post-rock giants release an actually underwhelming album

3 - don't plan on listening to this again
57Angel Grave
The Archivists' Tragedy

3 - a cacophony of odd proggy 'death' metal and subtle psych:
56Show Me A Dinosaur
Show Me A Dinosaur

3 - it's alright, but really just some black metal played through some post-rock tropes
55Robert G. Rough

3 - ambient:
54John Zorn
The Painted Bird

3 - jazz/freakjazz/jazzshred - starts off brilliant then just kinda implodes and keeps tripping on itself
53The Dirty Nil
Higher Power

3 - punk/alt
Distance | Collapsed

3 - doom metal

3 - techno
50Death Index
Death Index

3 - post-punk
49Black Mountain

3 - psych rock
48L O N E R
loner EP

3 - cool lo-fi hip-hop, cool samples n shtuff:
47Affsid Kidjhagiffy
Memorable Experiences From The Appliance Store

3 - fairly interesting lo-fi hip-hop, i wish he rapped more tho tbh. 90% is instrumental:
46Dancing Procession of Echternach

3 - really creepy sludge-inspired dronescapes, like if Kayo Dot songs never really got going:
45Oranssi Pazuzu

3.5 - black metal/psych
44King Shaboz

3.5 - jazz/electro/experimental: cool stuff:
43Julianna Barwick

3.5 - ambient
42Comfort Food
Waffle Frolic

3.5 - noisy but still really rhythmic jazz
Replaced Tiles

3.5 - shoegaze/ambient, but mostly ambient like shoegaze without the rock: free:

3.5 - unclassifiable hypnotic nightmarescapes courtesy of JigglyPDiddy: GET IT:
The Catastrophist

3.5 - post-rock
38Anderson .Paak

3.5 - hip-hop/r&b
37Matt Christensen

3.5 - guitar drone/ambient, from Zelienople yo:
36LSD and the Search for God
Heaven Is a Place

3.5 - shoegaze/alt
Adore Life

3.5 - post-punk/alt

3.5 - hardcore
33Ty Segall
Emotional Mugger

3.5 - lo-fi indie jam shit
32Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Leaves

4 - indie/indie folk
Slow Forever

4 - black/sludge metal

4 - black n' roll - yeah this barely edges out Cobalt
29Epidemic (Hip-Hop)
4 Dimensions On A Paper

4 - you already know, it's in the band name
With Love

4 - even more precise and unnerving nightmarescapes courtesy of JigglyPDiddy: GET IT:

4 - this is actually my second favorite of theirs after White Pony. i think they got the production really, really right. a lot more layered than DE and and KNY
Heir to Scoria and Ash

4 - black metal
25Anna Meredith

4 - "classical," electro
Compassion Fatigue

4 - ambient/electro, deep and groovy:

4 - expansive, punishing noise fo free:
22Kratos Himself
Imaginarium Revisited

4 - hip-hop/jazz
21Koala Bear

4 - techno stuff that's all on those 8bit-ish kid synth things, but it's really really pretty and endearing, get it fo free:
20Mr Amish
The Absurdist

4 - grunge/indie, name yo price:
19Moth Equals
One Tusk

4 - downtempo/trip-hop
18Slingshot Dakota

4 - alt/indie/emo
17Gouge Away
, Dies

4 - furious female-fronted hardcore, review coming soon
16Lily Fawn and Zephyr Nova
Songs From The Black Lodge

4.5 - slightly psych folk/pop
15David Bowie

4.5 - David Bowie
14James Blake
The Colour in Anything

4.5 - electrosoul
13Terrace Martin
Velvet Portraits

4.5 - jazz/hip-hop/soul
Terminal Redux

4.5 - thrash
11Mary Lattimore
At the Dam

4.5 - ambient, w/ harps
10NE Trethowan

4.5 - ambient, name yo price:
Basement Chemistry

4.5 - hip-hop
Spectral Detours.

4.5 - a trippy, intense ambient EP thing: two songs, first one 8 minutes second one 6. name your price:
Als Tier ist der Mensch Nichts

4.5 - black metal: really no excuse not to hear this:
6Sarah Neufeld
The Ridge

4.5 - "classical" idk what to call it really but it's beautiful. song structures are kinda post-rockish but it's not rock at all
5The Drones
Feelin Kinda Free

4.5 - alt/indie

4.5 - This was on my last list, but I'm putting it here again because technically it came out this quarter, and it needs wayyyyy more hype
She Sleeps, She Sleeps

5 - I was toying around with the idea of this being above Radiohead on this list. And while it didn't quite make that cut, here it is nonetheless. A jazz album with a whole new set of concerns. Four perfectly designed compositions run right into each other to create a massive, swirling room in which time tries to, but simply cannot exist. A room in which she sleeps, she sleeps. The closer, "She Penetrates the Distant Silence. Slowly" is over 18 minutes long, but it doesn't really end. Not until she returns. Never is the album about dazzling displays of musicianship, though there certainly are those, as this kind of laid-back precision would seem to require a little bit of that. It's more about creating lively, alien atmospheres and seeing how long they can last. The drums thump, the bass bubbles, the horns squawk, stutter, crack, whine; deliberate tests of texture, and yet, some of the most emotionally expressive noises I've ever heard. Like they're trying to wake her up.
A Moon Shaped Pool

5 - I cannot, and will not believe I was about to write this album off. No. No way. The first time I listened to it, I was amazed at how underwhelming it was. And I was astounded at the fact that Radiohead of all bands made an album I could describe as "underwhelming." But now when I listen to it, I'm amazed at how impeccably detailed it is, how every song approaches a niche without fully donning it, and how it seems Radiohead is still anticipating everyone else's anticipations, then jumping five steps ahead. That's why they're the best.
1Thao And The Get Down Stay Down
A Man Alive

5 - Sure, Radiohead redefined themselves yet again with their new album. But this album found a spot that Radiohead has only reached for me in their most tender moments. Radiohead couldn't have made this album, though the aesthetics are similar when we're talking about sonic eccentricities and precise, cinematic pacing. Just do yourself a favor: put this album on the next time you're driving on a sunny day, play it loud, you'll see it's perf.
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