Kirk Bowman

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Last Active 03-02-23 8:58 pm
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5.0 classic
A.G. Cook Personal Computer Music
Annie Anniemal
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Arcade Fire Funeral
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
when you feel like there's no hope, listen to this and transform your regret
Burial Rival Dealer
Burial Kindred
Burial Untrue
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Charli XCX Number 1 Angel
Charli XCX Pop 2
Chuck Person Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1
Daft Punk Discovery
Daniel Johnston Hi, How Are You
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising
Disclosure Settle
DJ Sotofett/SVN Current 82/Dark Plan 5
DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues
Elysia Crampton The Light that You Gave Me to See You
Fishmans Long Season
Floating Points Elaenia
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
Four Tet There is Love in You
Four Tet Morning/Evening
Frank Ocean Blonde
Ghost Town DJ's My Boo
Grouper Ruins
Hudson Mohawke Polyfolk Dance
J Dilla Donuts
Jack J MH007
Jam City Dream A Garden
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Julien Baker Turn Out The Lights
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West Yeezus
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Koan Sound and Asa Sanctuary
Laurel Halo Quarantine
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
Lemaitre Relativity 3
Lewis L'Amour
Main Attrakionz 808s and Dark Grapes III
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nicolas Jaar Nymphs II
Oneohtrix Point Never Garden of Delete
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Oneohtrix Point Never Commissions I
Passion Pit Gossamer
Phoenix (FRA) Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Porter Robinson and Madeon Shelter
Radiohead Kid A
Rustie Glass Swords
Rustie Triadzz/Slasherr
Sam Kidel Disruptive Muzak
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sophie Product
Steely Dan Aja
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
perfect for those nights where you half-heartedly attempt to ignore the regret that's slowly drowning you
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Sweet Trip Velocity : Design : Comfort
gorgeous, satisfying, and completely cohesive.
The Antlers Hospice
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beach Boys Surf's Up
flawed, but the most beautiful moments are among their best.
Todd Terje Its The Arps
spontaneous, fun, cohesive, complex, creative, and quite possibly flawless

4.9 classic
James Ferraro Live at Primavera Sound 2012
I don't trust anyone who gives this less than a 5
The Avalanches Wildflower

4.8 classic
Rosalia Motomami
The Avalanches We Will Always Love You

4.7 superb
Tierra Whack Whack World

4.6 superb
Porter Robinson Nurture

4.5 superb
Ade Hakim Happiest People In The World Wide Web
Air France No Way Down
alt-J An Awesome Wave
love it when you can just tell that people have spent a lot of time on music
American Football American Football
Ana Caprix Long Dark Summer
Anamanaguchi Endless Fantasy
Andy Stott Luxury Problems
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective Water Curses
Aphex Twin Syro
Arca Mutant
Arca Entranas
Arca Baron Libre
Arca Stretch 1
AZ Doe or Die
bansheebeat Lumine
Baths Obsidian
Bjork Homogenic
Blood Orange Negro Swan
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
a lot has been said about how dark and dismal and spooky and numerous other adjectives related to the post-apocalyptic theme this is, but not enough has been said about the quiet hope that breaks through on the back half
Body-san Shining the Money Ball
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Breakbot By Your Side
Bright Eyes Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Burial Young Death/Nightmarket
Burial Pre Dawn/Indoors
Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion
Cashmere Cat Wedding Bells
Cashmere Cat 9
Charli XCX Vroom Vroom
Charli XCX Charli
Chromatics Kill for Love
Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Cornelius Point
Crying Beyond The Fleeting Gales
Daft Punk Homework
Daft Punk Alive 2007
Darkside Psychic
It drifts from place to place, taking the listener on a journey without even seemingly knowing where it's going. dark, emotive, chaotic, alien, progressive. Highly recommended as background music.
David Bowie "Heroes"
Deakin Sleep Cycle
Dedekind Cut $uccessor (ded004)
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Dion Runaround Sue
Disasterpeace Fez OST
DJ Jayhood KING
DJ Koze Amygdala
DJ Metatron This Is Not
DJ Paypal Sold Out
DJ Rashad Rollin
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
DJ Sprinkles Queerifications & Ruins
Dopplereffekt/Objekt Hypnagogia
Doss Doss
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs
Elysia Crampton American Drift
Eric Dingus Ethereal Depression
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Four Tet 0181
it's like the background music to a dream where bits and pieces of your childhood flash before your eyes.
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...
Frank Ocean Endless
Friendzone DX
GFOTY Don't Wanna / Let's Do It
Goldmund Sometimes
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gowns Red State
Hannah Diamond Soon I Won't See You at All
Hudson Mohawke Satin Panthers
Iglooghost Chinese Nü Yr
Iglooghost Neo Wax Bloom
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo
Jack J Thirstin / Atmosphere
James Blake James Blake
James Blake The Colour in Anything
James Brown Out Of Sight
Jamie xx Girl/Sleep Sound
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
Jessy Lanza Oh No
Jon Hopkins Asleep Versions
AllMusic said that Immunity's tracks felt like "the surroundings for a focal point that never
arrives." On "Open Eye Signal (Asleep Version)," it finally hits this point. An absolutely,
breathtakingly gorgeous release.
Jon Hopkins Late Night Tales
almost there, a little too scattered to be perfect. I'm now curious what a sample-based JH record with his singular vision would sound like.
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Julien Baker Sprained Ankle
KARYYN The Quanta Series
katie dey asdfasdf
Kelela Take Me Apart
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
Kornel Kovacs Radio Koko
Lanark Artefax Whities 011
Laurel Halo Dust
Lemaitre The Friendly Sound
LFO (UK) Advance
Lido & Canblaster Superspeed
Lone Levitate
Love Forever Changes
LUH Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing
at its best, a wall of emotion, breaking and healing.
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Main Attrakionz 808s and Dark Grapes II
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi
Matmos Ultimate Care II
Max Richter Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Max Tundra Mastered by the Guy at the Exchange
Moderat II
Modern Baseball Holy Ghost
Mssingno Mssingno
Nas Illmatic
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nicolas Jaar Nymphs III
Nicolas Jaar Sirens
Nondi_ Flood City Trax
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Objekt Flatland
Objekt Kern Vol. 3
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica
Otis Redding The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
P.SUS Futari
Passion Pit Chunk of Change
PC Music PC Music Vol. 1
Phoenix (FRA) United
Phoenix (FRA) Bankrupt!
Pinkshinyultrablast Grandfeathered
Pogo Wonderland
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Raime Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
Real Estate Atlas
Rei Brown raybaboon
Ricky Eat Acid am i happy, singing_
Rihanna ANTI
Rustie Essential Mix
Ryn Weaver The Fool
I expected this to disappoint me but it's
surprisingly solid. one of the best pop albums
of 2015

also it's a major grower
Saint Pepsi Hit Vibes
SebastiAn Total
SebastiAn Ross Ross Ross
Shamir Northtown
Sigur Ros ( )
Solange A Seat at the Table
Sophie Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Sophie Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides (Remix Album)
Soundtrack (Film) Napoleon Dynamite
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens Songs For Christmas
Swarms Old Raves End
Sylvan Esso What Now
Tame Impala Currents
Taylor McFerrin Early Riser
The Album Leaf In A Safe Place
The Antlers In the Attic of the Universe
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Knife Silent Shout
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Persuasions Street Corner Symphony
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Tim Hecker Virgins
Tim Hecker Love Streams
Tove Lo Blue Lips
Tree WE Grown NOW
Uppermost Hidden Poetry
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Vampire Weekend Contra
Various Artists (Electronic) Beauty: A Journey...
Vince Staples Summertime '06

4.3 superb
Flying Lotus Flamagra
leroy dariacore

4.2 excellent
Hudson Mohawke Cry Sugar
PinkPantheress To Hell With It

4.1 excellent
Doss 4 New Hit Songs

4.0 excellent
2814 新しい日の誕生
????MACROSS 82-99 A Million Miles Away
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
A.A.L. (Against All Logic) 2012-2017
Aged In Harmony You're A Melody
Amherst heat.wav
Amherst Melonade/True
Angel Olsen My Woman
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Araabmuzik Electronic Dream
Arca Stretch 2
Arca Xen
Arca &&&&&
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
Arms and Sleepers Swim Team
"good vibes" may very well be the most cliche phrase used as praise for this kind of music but in this case it is easily the best one.
ASAP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP
Ashra New Age of Earth
this is the kind of album that I initially think *should* be 5 worthy but then I realize isn't actually something I would find myself listening nearly enough to merit that.
astroskeleton you are not alone
Ata Kak Obaa Sima
Atlas Genius When It Was Now
aya (UK) too oh won nein
Bad Bunny Un Verano Sin Ti
Banks Goddess
Baths Cerulean
Beach House Depression Cherry
Bibio Silver Wilkinson
Bicep Just
Blithe Field Face Always Towards the Sun
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
Burial Ghost Hardware
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Can Future Days
Capsule (JPN) Fruits Clipper
Caribou Our Love
Caribou Swim
Case/Lang/Veirs Case/Lang/Veirs
Cashmere Cat Mirror Maru
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap
Charli XCX XCX World
Charli XCX How I'm Feeling Now
Charli XCX Super Ultra Mixtape
Charli XCX Heartbreaks and Earthquakes Mixtape
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
Chris+++ No Lives Matter
Chrome Sparks Parallelism
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Claire Rousay A Softer Focus
Clams Casino Rainforest
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Common Be
Cooly G Narst/Love Dub
Crystal Kay 637 -Always and Forever-
Cuushe Butterfly Case
D'Angelo Black Messiah
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dashboard Confessional The Swiss Army Romance
De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead
Deadmau5 4x4=12
Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Default Genders main pop girl 2019
Disclosure The Face
DJ Alina Maniax
DJ Dodger Stadium Friend of Mine
DJ Haram RA.694
DJ Koze DJ-Kicks
DJ Paypal Buy Now
definition of fire. does get annoying, some tracks help break it up.
DJ Paypal IRL
DJ Rashad Itz Not Rite
DJ Sprinkles Where Dancefloors Stand Still
DJ Taye Still Trippin
Drake Take Care
Elite Gymnastics snow flakes 2022
Elvis Depressedly Holo Pleasures
Elvis Depressedly New Alhambra
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
Emeralds Does It Look Like I'm Here?
Evian Christ Waterfall
Fibre 810
Floating Points Kuiper
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Folie Douce Cold Confessions
Four Tet Pink
Four Tet Beautiful Rewind
Four Tet Randoms
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra.
Gazelle Twin Unflesh
George Clanton 100% Electronica
glue70 After School
Gold Panda Lucky Shiner
Gold Panda Good Luck And Do Your Best
Hall and Oates Private Eyes
Hannah Diamond Reflections
Head High Home. House. Hardcore.
Hoodboi Palm Reader
Horsepower Productions In Fine Style
Horsepower Productions Crooks, Crime and Corruption
Hot Tub Boys What's Your Damage
How to Dress Well What Is This Heart?
Hudson Mohawke Chimes
extremely short (total non-remix length: less than 8 and a half minutes) but it's pretty interesting/banging. I'd be pretty happy if Lantern turned out something like this.
Hyperdub Hyperdub 10.1
Iglooghost Snoring (Music to Sleep to)
Iglooghost Little Grids
Iglooghost Steel Mogu
Isaiah Rashad The Sun's Tirade
Jack's Mannequin The Glass Passenger
yeah, it's obviously flawed at points, but good luck finding something this genuine AND optimistic anywhere else. the messages on songs like "Swim" and "Hammers and Strings" would seem overly optimistic if they weren't coming from someone who actually had been through it all and actually knew it would be ok.
Jam City Classical Curves
James Blake Overgrown
Jamie xx Far Nearer / Beat For
Jamie xx In Colour
Jane Remover Frailty
Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814
Joey Pecoraro Little Pear
John Tejada Signs Under Test
Jon Hopkins Insides
JPEGMAFIA All My Heroes Are Cornballs
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
"If West had interspersed the more mechanical tracks with some that were the exact opposite?say, simple piano interludes provided by his old collaborators John Legend or Jon Brion?he might have made a masterpiece. Instead, he's merely given us an extremely intriguing, sporadically gripping, undeniably fearless and altogether unexpected piece of his troubled soul."
Kelela Aquaphoria (feat. Asmara)
Kid Koala Music To Draw To: Satellite
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Kornel Kovacs The Bells
Laura Groves Radio Red
Laurel Halo DJ-Kicks
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Lemaitre Relativity 1
Lemaitre Relativity 2
Lemon Jelly '64-'95
Leon Vynehall Music For The Uninvited
leroy dariacore 2: enter here, hell to the left
Les Sins Michael
first few songs are pretty ehh but after that it's pretty much what I think of as "Intelligent Dance Music" - mixing "DUDE!!" and "duuuuuuude..." moments like peanut butter and jelly
Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2
London Grammar If You Wait
Lorde Pure Heroine
Lorenzo Senni Persona
Luomo Vocalcity
Mabe Fratti Se ve desde aquí
Macintosh Plus Floral Shoppe
Madeon Adventure
Madeon Good Faith
Majical Cloudz Are You Alone?
Mala Mala In Cuba
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Mike Slott Lucky 9Teen
Milo I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here
Mssingno Fones
Mssingno M1 Personal Trainer
Mylo Destroy Rock And Roll
Natalie Prass Natalie Prass
Natalie Prass The Future and the Past
Neon Indian Vega Intl. Night School
this is very good but it would be miles better if it stopped trying so hard to be weird, so many runneccesary squelches and squeals and fuzzes and whatnot. best moments come when it just lets ritself breathe a fully developed bassline
New Dreams Ltd. Sleepline
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Nina Las Vegas Ezy or Never
Nosaj Thing Fated
Objekt Cactus/Porcupine
Oneohtrix Point Never Betrayed in the Octagon
Oneohtrix Point Never Commissions II
Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal
Opiuo Physical Symptoms
Really well done and the perfect length for this particular of a sound. Opiuo's best release by a long shot.
Paris Michael And Then We Grew Up
Passion Pit Kindred
Passion Pit Manners
PC Music PC Music, Vol. 2
Phoenix (FRA) It's Never Been Like That
Phoenix (FRA) Alphabetical
Phoenix (FRA) Ti Amo
Pi'erre Bourne The Life Of Pi'erre 4
Pippo BPM
PJ Rare
Playboi Carti Playboi Carti
Porter Robinson Worlds
pronoun There's no one new around you.
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Purity Ring Shrines
Pusha T King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude
Rav Beneath The Toxic Jungle
Rei Brown Lungs
Ricky Eat Acid Three Love Songs
Roosevelt Elliot
Rustie Sunburst
Rx Papi and Gud Foreign Exchange
Ryan Hemsworth RYANPACKv.1
Saint Pepsi Gin City
Sam Gellaitry Short Stories
Samiyam Sam Baker's Album
Saya Gray 19 Masters
SebastiAn Remixes
unfortunately repetitive but pretty nice collection
Seoul I Become A Shade
Shamir Ratchet
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Sigur Ros Route One
Skrillex Bangarang
Skylar Spence Prom King
Smallpools Smallpools
SNCKPCK i miss the sun
Solange When I Get Home
Soulja Boy
Soundtrack (Film) The Bling Ring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
St. Vincent St. Vincent
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
The 1975 The 1975
The 1975 A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
The Academy Is... Fast Times at Barrington High
The Album Leaf One Day I'll Be On Time
The Beach Boys Holland
The Chemical Brothers Born in the Echoes
The Field Cupid's Head
The Field From Here We Go Sublime
The Field The Follower
The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike
The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation
The Range Nonfiction
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Harmlessness
the second half is so much better than the first half. keep listening
Thundercat The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam
Tiger & Woods Through The Green
Tiger & Woods On The Green Again
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
Toro Y Moi Samantha
Toro Y Moi What For?
pleasant, sure to make pretty much any listener happy
Toro Y Moi Live From Trona
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Trouble
a little stilted emotionally and structurally but most of the time, it's great. definitely an underrated release. lonely electronic for the type who find Burial depressing
U (UK) We Decide Who Comes In
Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman
Uppermost Control
Uppermost One
Vince Staples Prima Donna
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory
Willow (UK) Workshop 23
Young Thug JEFFERY
Zomby Where Were U In '92?

3.9 excellent
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up

3.8 excellent
Jessy Lanza All the Time

3.7 great
daine shapeless
Guy Guy
Tierra Whack World Wide Whack

3.6 great
Peter CottonTale CATCH

3.5 great
A.G. Cook 7G
Aches These Are All Old Songs
Air France On Trade Winds
Alice Glass Alice Glass
on par with anything crystal castles ever released
Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys
Amnesia Scanner TRUTH
Amnesia Scanner Another Life
Anja Lauvdal From a Story Now Lost
Apparat Walls
Arca Arca
Archy Marshall A New Place 2 Drown
Ariana Grande My Everything
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Ariana Grande positions
Astre Dreams Of Gold
Baauer Aa
Bag Raiders Bag Raiders
cheesy, funky, dance-pop.
Beenzino 12
Blank Banshee Blank Banshee 0
Blood Orange Coastal Grooves
Bob Moses Days Gone By
Burial Subtemple/Beachfires
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book
Charli XCX True Romance
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Clarence Clarity No Now
front half is simultaneously overwhelming/stale at times (and seriously why on earth is "Now I Am" rnot the first track) but the bottom half is brilliant
Clark Clark
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Coldplay Prospekt's March
Com Truise Wave 1
Daft Punk Human After All
Dam-Funk STFU
Danny L Harle Broken Flowers
Darius (FRA) Velour
Darwin Deez Darwin Deez
Dave DK Val Maira
Deadmau5 While(1<2)
Delroy Edwards Hanging at the Beach
Disclosure Caracal
DJ Haram Grace
DJ Metatron 2 the Sky
DJ Taye Break It Down
DJ Taye Move Out
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Empress Of Me
Eric B and Rakim Paid in Full
Erlend Oye DJ-Kicks
Farben Starbox
it's immaculate but a bit stale - could use more emotion.
Flume Flume
pretty amazing production most of the time, good ear for songs, good ear for mood. could do with a significantly better album structure
Four Tet Rounds
Four Tet Everything Ecstatic
Frank Turner Positive Songs for Negative People
Future Islands Singles
this is the kind of album you expect to be incredibly stale and generic that ends up being really nice. much, much more than the "Seasons" companion piece I expected.
Galcher Lustwerk Parlay
Gallant Zebra
George FitzGerald Fading Love
Giraffage No Reason
occasionally veers a little too much into "insert a bunch of random recognizable sound effects" #futurebass-type stuff but it's pretty solid for the most part
Goldmund The Malady Of Elegance
Graham Kartna Ideation Deluxe
good luck commenting on this without just listing buzzwords tmt-style
Grimes Miss Anthropocene
Haywyre Two Fold - Part 1
Himera More Than Friends
Holy Other With U
Hook I Love You Hook
How to Dress Well The Anteroom
Hudson Mohawke Lantern
HudMo has no idea how to structure a consistent album, which is tragic cause this is a p. cool melting pot otherwise. try individual songs
Hudson Mohawke Dead Sec
Hundred Waters The Moon Rang Like a Bell
for all the beauty and gorgeous melancholy there's a lot of useless filler. and just imagine the line "today is your birthday...happy birthday" drawn out in a highly dramatic way
Hyperdub Hyperdub 10.2
Hyperdub Hyperdub 10.3
Hyperdub Hyperdub 10.4
Ikonika Position
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Jam City Trouble
James Blake Klavierwerke
James Blake Assume Form
Jane Remover teen week
Janet Jackson Control
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back
JMSN The Blue Album
underrated release, goes on a little long, but that's about it. really easy on the ears
John Mayer Heavier Things
Jonsi Shiver
Justice Audio, Video, Disco
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Ears
Kanye West Graduation
sample-based hooks are completely perfected. try to listen to this and not get something stuck in your head
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Kassem Mosse Workshop 19
Kate NV Binasu
katie dey flood network
Kavinsky Outrun
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kero Kero Bonito Bonito Generation
Kero Kero Bonito TOTEP
Knxwledge Kauliflower
Kode9 Rinse: 22
wildly varied with the occasional very poor transition (Aurora -> Slasherr stands out.) relies a bit too much on the basic beat tape-esque format, instead of a more album-esque format. few songs really develop. despite all these complaints the hooks are really great, Kode9 (obviously) has great taste and (for the most part) great mixing skills. also works an excellent launchboard into any of the artists' wider discographies.
Lapalux When You're Gone
Lauren Bousfield Palimpsest
Lemaitre 1749
Leon Vynehall Rojus
Let's Eat Grandma I'm All Ears
Lights Siberia
cut off the pointless meandering of "Day One" and it's a 4
Lights Midnight Machines
Lotic Agitations
Magic Eye Babylon
Marcus Marr and Chet Faker Work
Mariah Carey Caution
Marian Hill Act One
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Max Graef Rivers of the Red Planet
nothing else really lives up to Itzehoe and Running
Maxo Chordslayer
MellowHype Numbers
Mew +-
Mick Jenkins Wave[s]
Modjo Modjo
Neon Indian Psychic Chasms
New Radicals Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint
Nicolas Jaar Love You Gotta Lose Again
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise
Oddisee The Good Fight
recommended if you thought Tetsuo and Youth squandered its potential
Oliver Light Years Away
Oneohtrix Point Never Good Time
Oneohtrix Point Never Age Of
Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Percussions 2011 until 2014
Pogo Star Charts
Pogo Kindred Shadow
Point Point Contrastive Focus Reduplication
Quannnic Kenopsia
RAC Strangers
Very well done, catchy, upbeat, synth-heavy pop. Particularly good as post-breakup music. Unfortunately, it goes on much too long. Best listened to as two parts, as it was released.
Rae Sremmurd SremmLife
Rae Sremmurd SR3MM
Rhye Blood
Ricky Eat Acid Talk to You Soon
Robyn Love is Free
Rollergirl! Rollergirl
RP Boo The Ultimate
Rubblebucket Survival Sounds
Rustie Green Language
Ryan Hemsworth Alone For The First Time
occasionally brilliant ("Snow In Newark,"
"Surrounded," much of "Blemish") but too
scattered to really live up to potential
Ryan Hemsworth Still Awake
Ryn Weaver Promises
Ryoji Ikeda Dataplex
Sam Gellaitry Escapism
Selena Gomez Revival
Seven Lions The Throes Of Winter
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
it's emotional, powerful, and strikingly beautiful, without any filler, but there's a serious lack of variety, each song sounds so similar.
Shlohmo Bad Vibes
Shlohmo and Jeremih No More
Smallpools Lovetap!
crazy good hooks. like crazy good. album as a whole is kind of repetitive but it's hard not
to love. individually the majority of the songs are nice, and it's pretty cohesive.
Soul Dog Movin On
"Can't Stop Lovin' You" is an underappreciated gem
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
it's sort of like a fractured mountain range. albums should ebb and flow, and each song does this
perfectly, but as an album the releases come too rarely and at the wrong times.
Taylor Swift 1989
The Academy Is... Almost Here
The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects
The Avalanches El Producto
The Go! Team The Scene Between
The Knocks 55
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme
The Range Potential
These New Puritans Field of Reeds
Tourist U
Towkio .Wav Theory
there's some serious, serious potential here. don't sleep on Towkio
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
it's nice, the production is beautiful, none of the songs stand out as "bad," but it's unfocused
Uppermost Evolution
as someone who has long since moved on, I'm constantly surprised by how good Uppermost is
Vanessa Carlton Liberman
Vaperror Mana Pool
trap + vaporwave could be a fascinating combo but this is not. not awful or anything, just
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait
Virtual Self Virtual Self
yitaku Ultraviolet
Young Fathers White Men Are Black Men Too
this is probably the most un-hip-hop hip-hop album I've heard
Ytamo Mi Wo

3.2 good
Arca KiCk i
Charli XCX Crash
Skrillex Quest for Fire

3.0 good
A.G. Cook Apple
Alessia Cara Four Pink Walls
Arca Sheep
Architecture in Tokyo Architecture in Tokyo
Ariana Grande Yours Truly
BenZel Men
Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise
definitely tries too hard to be a very modern trendy album, and honestly he isn't the best rapper around, he sounds pretty much the same on most every track. the lyrics are middling, sometimes dull/borderline awful but occasionally pretty good. but it really works surprisingly well as an album and has some very nice production. also it gets progressively better as it goes so don't give up early.
Blackmill Miracle
solid, repetition brings it down. some tracks are really fantastic. high 7/10
Blank Banshee Blank Banshee 1
Cash Cash Overtime
a series of pseudo-empowering anthems surrounded by cheesy rapid-paced brostep synths. pretty much exactly what you probably expect
Charli XCX Sucker
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!"
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Courtney Barnett sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit
Darius (FRA) Utopia
Dean Blunt The Redeemer
on the one hand it kind of sounds like a hybrid of what I made in my "Introduction To Electronic
Music Processing" class at a community college and "You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack".

but on the other hand there's some nice emotion hidden in there somewhere
DJ Shadow The Less You Know, the Better
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Ellie Goulding Halcyon
looking back on this in 2015 it seems a little overrated. I mean it's definitely good most of the time,and Ellie's voice is gorgeous, but what is going on with the structure and the seemingly random mash of beat styles gah
Explosions in the Sky The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
Flying Lotus 1983
Future Save Me
Gesaffelstein Hyperion
Gigi Masin and Jonny Nash Postcards From Nowhere
Groundislava Feel Me
Hall and Oates Big Bam Boom
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors
Jam City EARTHLY 000
Justin Bieber Purpose
Knxwledge Hud Dreems
KOAN Sound Dynasty
Beautifully produced, as usual. Lacks direction - clearly trying to appeal to fans of Sanctuary and The Adventures of Mr. Fox at the same time, which results in something that won't fully appeal to either.
KOAN Sound Forgotten Myths
Lady Gaga Joanne
Lemaitre Singularity
Lemaitre Afterglow
Lido I Love You
Little People Mickey Mouse Operation
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo and Youth
imagine TPAB but with significantly more dull songwriting, little to no variety, and lyrics that
are more palatable to the average teenage hip-hop fan
Mat Zo Damage Control
great multi-genre production, (mostly) great individual songs, not so great cohesive album. Zo doesn't seem to get that to truly defy genre boundaries he has to stir them up instead of just putting all the ingredients in a bowl and hoping for the best
MGMT Little Dark Age
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
Nicki Minaj Queen
Phantogram Nightlife
Phil Collins Face Value
Romare Projections
Rustie Jagz The Smack
hasn't held up super well, cool blueprint of Glass Swords though. Pendulum is fun
Rustie Bad Science
Samiyam Man VS Machine
SBTRKT Save Yourself
Shamir Hope
never stop caring more about the product than the process, sputnik
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Sufjan Stevens The BQE
Suicideyear Japan
Ta-Ku Songs to Break Up To
The Glitch Mob Love Death Immortality
Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin Instrumental Tourist
Twenty One Pilots Vessel
Tycho Awake
Vallis Alps Vallis Alps
Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride
Wise Blood Babyland
the sampling and all is cool I guess but what's the point?

2.5 average
A.G. Cook Radio Tank Mix
all of the absurdity of Personal Computer Music and 10% of the fun
Annie Endless Vacation
Aphex Twin Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2
ASTR Varsity
Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Cam'ron The Program
Cashmere Cat Wild Love
Coldplay X&Y
Cool Uncle Cool Uncle
Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
if you want sad jazz-sounding stuff go for You're Deadrif you want cool instrumental-hip-hop sounding stuff go for Cosmogrammarthere's no reason to go for this
Frankie Cosmos Fit Me In
Galantis Galantis
it's not *that* bad (I like "You") but most of the songs are real generic
Halsey Badlands
Harry Styles Harry Styles
HOLYCHILD The Shape of Brat Pop to Come
the production's super slick but I can imagine exactly how each song will sound by halfway through, if not sooner
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Justin Bieber Journals
some solid tracks, some not so solid. good if not great production, but the first 5 or so tracks are pretty dull and lyrically it's still "ehh". great vocals though
Kode9 Nothing
M.E.S.H. Scythians
Maroon 5 Hands All Over
Maroon 5 V
Miami Horror All Possible Futures
Mura Masa Someday Somewhere
if the quality of this release were graphed it would be shaped like a U
Palm (USA-PA) Shadow Expert
Raury Indigo Child
"Superfly" is pretty much the only song I'd listen to again
SebastiAn Thirst
Seven Davis Jr. Universes
Sisyphus Sisyphus
Skrillex Leaving
right before I am completely convinced that "Leaving" is blatant plagiarism, the whole mood kind of tilts up. so I have to give him credit for being just a little bit creative. first two tracks are completely standard pre-Recess Skrillex. if you like that, you'll like this.
Skrillex My Name Is Skrillex
Standing On The Corner Red Burns
Susanne Sundfor Ten Love Songs
Ta-Ku Songs to Make Up To
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Glitch Mob Piece of the Indestructible
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
Uppermost New Moon
Vic Mensa There's Alot Going On

2.0 poor
Arca @@@@@
Charli XCX 14
Clean Bandit New Eyes
Drake Scorpion
dvsn Sept. 5th
Future Brown Future Brown
mostly good vocals, but other than that all it's got is trendiness and that's debatable. what does it mean? why does it exist? who is it for? nobody really knows
Maroon 5 Overexposed
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues
Porter Robinson Worlds Remixed
Selena Gomez Stars Dance
Skrillex Recess
Twerps Range Anxiety
this is basically Real Estate but much more boring, which is kind of saying something

1.5 very poor
Avicii True
considering how famous/popular he was at the time, trying to mix genres like he did deserves rapplause. however, concept=/=product, and this album, for the most part, does not.
Cigarettes After Sex Cigarettes After Sex
Ed Sheeran No. 6 Collaborations Project
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
this is the album equivalent of that "like if you think cancer is bad" post. I'm surprised there's no KKK diss track
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour
Snakehips Forever (Pt. II)

1.0 awful
Girls With Attitude Girls With Attitude
Sachiko M Bar Sachiko
just because art is unusual does not mean that it has merit. this is the best example of that principle I think I will ever find.

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