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Papa's 2018 To-Cram List

Game on, Diva and neek.
1Helado Negro
Island Universe Story Four


emotional likeness: his weirdness is as always entertaining, but ever so slightly more snooze-inducing this time around.
3.5
2Meg Myers
Take Me To The Disco


emotional likeness: pick a side, people, is this selling out or embracing full pop potential?
3.5
3Mac Miller
Swimming
4Death Cab for Cutie
Thank You For Today


emotional likeness: rock music for a direct-to-DVD family movie
2.5
53.2
The Rules Have Changed


Divaman presents
6Fotocrime
Principle of Pain


hansoloshotfirst presents
emotional likeness: diet cheese
3
7Molchat Doma
Etazhi


hansoloshotfirst presents
emotional likeness: a low-tone low-voiced synth-based bleep-bloops as derivative as Dolly the Sheep.
2
8toe
Our Latest Number


emotional likeness: what a waste of good instrumentation
2.5
9Alice in Chains
Rainier Fog


emotional likeness: heard it in the 90s in the 'excess of the past' section
2
10Agrypnie
Grenzgænger


emotional likeness: when the cover tells you it's some djent bullshit, but it's actually a really good black metal.
4.5
11Anna von Hausswolff
Dead Magic


emotional likeness: when you find something really interesting, but it just goes on foreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever...
3.5
12Odd Couple
Yada Yada


emotional likeness: getting off an LSD trip, but still full of energy, sometime 90s Germany.
3.5
13Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
Tearing at the Seams


emotional likeness: somehow putting a disinterested 'okay' into 'having fun'
3
14Albert Hammond Jr
Francis Trouble


emotional likeness: wow. this certainly is a Strokes side-project...
3
15Apathy
The Widow's Son


emotional likeness: simply enough, not his best.
3.5
16The Voidz
Virtue


emotional likeness: when you have basing understanding of pop music and experimental music and you fuse it together.
3.5
17CZARFACE and MF DOOM
Czarface Meets Metal Face


emotional likeness: much like every comic book ever written, this could use some narrative expansion. (i.e. the songs could be longer).
3.5
18The Vaccines
Combat Sports


emotional likeness: guilty pleasure
4
19Mayday Parade
Sunnyland


emotional likeness: oh...dear...lord... 2007 called, they say this shit is old
1.5
20Jay Rock
Redemption
21Culture Abuse
Bay Dream


emotional likeness: simple enough punk-isms
3.5
22Mark Kozelek
Mark Kozelek


emotional likeness: self-indulgence
2
23The Body
I have fought against it, But I can’t any longer
24Courtney Barnett
Tell Me How You Really Feel


emotional likeness: when you redeem yourself after a not-so-successful album.
3.5
25Dimmu Borgir
Eonian


emotional likeness: being caught in the crossfire of mormons and catholics, both of which want to fight each other to death over the right to ask you about Jesus.
2
26Gnod
Chapel Perilous
27Parkway Drive
Reverence


emotional likeness: way too much ado about nothing.
3
28Slow Mass
On Watch


emotional likeness: the thing that is probably a real blast live.
3.5
29Jenny Hval
The Long Sleep


emotional likeness: The Anna von Hausswolff Syndrome strikes again. There are good songs, but also pointeless anti-musical drags.
3.5
30Candlemass
House Of Doom


emotional likeness: when they wanted to show a satanic lair in 80s television.
3.5
31Actress, London Contemporary Orchestra
Lageos


emotional likeness: be proud of me, LordePots, I listened to an electronic thing.
3
32DJ Koze
knock knock


emotional likeness: electrofun.
4
33Grouper
Grid of Points


emotional likeness: an isolated cult's pop scene
3.5
34J. Cole
K.O.D.


emotional likeness: when you have potentially great material on your hand, but you are too sleepy to do it justice.
3
35Dr. Dog
Critical Equation


emotional likeness: that one band that was always kinda good, but nobody cared released an album that is kinda good, but nobody cares.
4
36Hop Along
Bark Your Head Off, Dog


emotional likeness: dullness, exemplified
2.5
37Flatbush Zombies
Vacation in Hell


emotional likeness: that one artist you know is capable to do really great stuff and you've heard do great stuff... but you cannot recall what it was. and now that artist released another project with all the credentials of a really great record... but you cannot recall what it was anymore.
3.5
38Verheerer
Maltrér


emotional likeness: Satan got into gothic noir, now Hell is stylish.
4
39Demonauta
Temaukel, the Spirit Before Time


DDDeftoneDDD presents
emotional likeness: you know, I used to like this sort of heaviness. I'm over it now.
3
40Elemantra
To Know Better


emotional likeness: likeable DIY. don't wanna say anything snarky here. just good job, fellas.
3.5
41Mare (NO)
Ebony Tower


emotional likeness: bludgeoned while head-banging.
4
42Count to Altek
Hybrid Symbiont


emotional likeness: you know those weird youtube clips of weird disturbing creepy flashing imagery with over-amplified music behind it? the ones that are designed to make people uncomfortable, but their substance is virtually non-existent? this is what they're playing as a soundtrack.
3.5
43Sophie
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides


ZombieToyDuck presents
emotional likeness: one of those weird performance art projects that makes the homophobes think they're right...
2
44Kali Uchis
Isolation


ZombieToyDuck presents
emotional likeness: summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer. summer.
4.5
45The Story So Far
Proper Dose


ZombieToyDuck presents
emotional likeness: angry youngster pouring his soul onto you, while you're reconsidering why is it that you thought being around them younger folks will make you look cooler, increasingly regretting your decisions.
3.5
46Johnny Marr
Call The Comet


Divaman presents
emotional likeness: better than it had any possible right to be.
3.5
47Tom Bailey
Science Fiction


Divaman presents
emotional likeness: a guy who was a part of something remotely big in the 80s apparently mentally remains in the 80s and is trying to make albums like in the 80s.
3
48Belly
Dove


Divaman presents
emotional likeness: your mum's kind of music that you aren't opposed to listening yourself.
3.5
49Shannen Moser
I'll Sing


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: Dixie Chicks opening act.
2.5
50Tash Sultana
Flow State


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: who mesmerises with her instrumentation, but puts you to sleep with her song-writing? Tash!
3.5
51Noname
Room 25


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: Some lady with a pleasant voice and in a calm tone explains to me that she doesn't like me and would greatly appreciate my absence, while the musical ambiance puts me to sleep, unable to leave, but still very unwelcome.
3
52Moses Sumney
Black in Deep Red, 2014


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: being on one of those protests you see on scripted TV, where the people actually seem to know what they're talking about and you feel cathartic and in-the-moment and in-tune and everything goes as planned and peaceful and the world recognises that you actually have a point and all is good and all is swell... such a shame this isn't real.
3.5
53Snail Mail
Lush


thecheatisnotdead presents
emotional likeness: that girl from high school that pretends to be heartbroken and depressed, but has occasional laugh attacks.
2.5
54The Wonder Years
Sister Cities


thecheatisnotdead presents
emotional likeness: the kind of overwhelming that rides the line between needlessly epic and obnoxious. it is neither, it is just right.
4
55Restorations
LP5000


thecheatisnotdead presents
emotional likeness: it's like when you expect to appear in a bright wintery magical world like on the cover, but end up in a blinding cold mess.
3
56Tribulation
Down Below


BlazinBlitzer presents
emotional likeness: drug-fuelled satanic ritual in the wild part of 70s
4.5
57GoGo Penguin
A Humdrum Star


BlazinBlitzer presents
emotional likeness: a t m o s p h e r e
4
58Yves Tumor
Safe in the Hands of Love


BlazinBlitzer presents
emotional likeness: half-presently watching an art installation and really missing the point, but pretending like you do, so as to not to alienate the upper class.
2.5
59Avantdale Bowling Club
Avantdale Bowling Club


LeftyMcRighty presents
emotional likeness: a surprise hip-hop killer.
4.5
60Israel Nash
Lifted


LeftyMcRighty presents
emotional likeness: too many soft pillows, can't even sleep properly.
2.5
61Whoopie Cat
Illusion of Choice


LeftyMcRighty presents
emotional likeness: full of melancholy, but still want to ride your brains out of coke.
4
62The Pineapple Thief
Dissolution


emotional likeness: that thing your mum asks you if it's heavy metal.
4
63Mid-Air Thief
Crumbling


emotional likeness: spring with a light touch of opioids.
4
64Night Verses
From the Gallery of Sleep


Emotional likeness: being stomped on by a mathematically-literate bulldozer.
3
65Underoath
Erase Me


emotional likeness: just to remind you, I also liked In Flames' Battles.
4
66Household (MN)
Everything a River Should Be


emotional likeness: reinforcing the stereotypes about the style of post-hardcore that gave the rest of post-hardcore a bad name.
2.5
67Thrice
Palms


emotional likeness: givng a good name to the style of post-hardcore that gave the rest of post-hardcore a bad name.
3.5
68Pianos Become the Teeth
Wait For Love


emotional likeness: normiecore
3
69Saba
Care For Me


Pheromone presents
emotional likeness: that's what they mean, when they say 'chill'.
4
70Yashira
Shrine


suppatime presents
emotional likeness: the good side of deathcore represent.
4
71MouthBreather (MA)
Dollmeat


suppatime presents
emotional likeness: all thing considered (all things being that this it a grind album), this is not an awful album.
3.5
72Various Artists (Pop)
Muggy vol. 1


rabidfish presents
73Gaika
Basic Volume


rabidfish presents
emotional likeness: Soundcloud rap goes 80s industrial.
3
74Santigold
I Don't Want: The Gold Fire Sessions


rabidfish presents
emotional likeness: enjoying the company of someone who doesn't like you.
3
75Shakey Graves
Can't Wake Up


bgillesp presents
emotional likeness: I really don't know. It's good.
3.5
76Shylmagoghnar
Transience


bgillesp presents
emotional likeness: R-Rated Battlestar Galactica.
4
77Greyhaven
Empty Black


bgillesp presents
emotional likeness: nah, just empty...
2
78Piggy Black Cross
Always Just Out of R​.​E​.​A​.​C​.​H.


AnimalsAsSummit presents
emotional likeness: aliens are trying to imitate human pop music.
3.5
79Myles Oliver
Geosinect & Methods of Its Growth


AnimalsAsSummit presents
emotional likeness:
anyone: I made an electronic music.
Papa U: *misses the point*
2.5
80Coast
Coast


tyman128 presents
emotional likeness: that thing that sounds like it's really good, but you soon realise that it is not 'really' good, but merely good. I don't know where I'm going with this, this album is pretty great, but I can't get into it, no matter how much I try and trying more beyond this point would be forcing myself and that can never lead to a positive impression. It is instrumentally impressive, though.
3
81Clamfight
III


tyman128 presents
emotional likeness: the typical stoner sludge offender; a lot of heaviness, but rather tiring and timid.
3
82Earth Groans
Rahab


tyman128 presents
emotional likeness: when it's so harsh that you don't even care about the tiring sameness.
3.5
83No Age
Snares Like A Haircut


emotional likeness: all the fun you can possibly get out of summer, when you hate summer.
3.5
84Somali Yacht Club
The Sea


emotional likeness: the thing you like in theory, but that just goes on for far too long.
3.5
85Giver
Where the Cycle Breaks


emotional likeness: you were almost great... if only there was more variety in your music.
3.5
86Laura Gibson
Goners


budgie presents
emotional likeness: soft kindness, the audiotape
4

UPDATE: bumping this baby to 4.5 goddamnit
87Kids See Ghosts
Kids See Ghosts


emotional likeness: the topics are too distant for me to get, the delivery is not necessarily my cup of tea, but the production is top-notch.
3.5
88Ambrose Akinmusire
Origami Harvest


bgillesp presents
emotional likeness: "intellectual cool cat"
4
89Lunatic Soul
Under The Fragmented Sky


emotional likeness: falling asleep thinking about something greater than yourself... y'know, the empty thoughts that lead nowhere, other than sleep.
3
90Weary Eyes
True North


emotional likeness: riffing load of something nondescript.
3
91Shadows
torches


ZombieToyDuck presents
emotional likeness: something between needlessly whiny and not harsh enough, but with all the aspects of a fantastic emo-ish punk release.
4
92Wye Oak
The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs


emotional likeness: just, just, just charming enough...
3.5
93Field Division
Dark Matter Dreams


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: one of those things you cannot give a snarky comment to, because they seem too soft and you'll just end up looking like a dick. but yeah, it's soft and easy-going with barely much above that.
3.5
94Juliana Daugherty
Light


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: sweet enough not to become boring, but monotonous enough to never really excite.
3
95S. Carey
Hundred Acres


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: springtime in a remote cabin.
3.5
96Soccer Mommy
Clean


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: I've recently started developing a mild level of interest in soft female-vocal singer-songwriter music. Had this album come at a different time in my life, I'd have dismissed it as mediocre.
3.5
97Ezra Furman
Transangelic Exodus


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: it always seems like there is some kind of artistic substance within this album, but I just can't seem to be able to grab it.
3
98Rotor (GER)
Sechs


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: the heaviest thing neekafat ever listened to in his life.
4
99Malfet
The Snaking Path


neekafat presents (TheSpirit too, actually)
emotional likeness: mmmmmmm the atmosphere mmmmmmmmm
4
100The Spirit Of The Beehive
Hypnic Jerks


neekafat presents
emotional likeness: I feel like there is some artsy statement behind it, but I'm in such a state of utter tranquility that I cannot focus on it.
3.5
101Sting and Shaggy
44/876


fuckinf neekafat presents
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