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5.0 classic
American Football American Football
Anathallo Canopy Glow
Anathallo Floating World
Anathallo A Holiday At The Sea
Beach House Bloom
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Mae The Everglow
Mineral The Power of Failing
Mineral EndSerenading
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Radiohead OK Computer
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
Weezer Weezer

4.5 superb
American Football American Football (LP3)
Anathallo Luminous Luminescence in the Atlas Position
Beach House Teen Dream
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Burial Untrue
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion
Charli XCX How I'm Feeling Now
Charly Bliss Young Enough
clipping. CLPPNG
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
Duster Stratosphere
George Harrison All Things Must Pass
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Grizzly Bear Shields
Harmony Woods Make Yourself At Home
Interpol Antics
Julien Baker Sprained Ankle
If there's one album from 2015 I would force everyone to listen to, it'd be this one. It's an
incredibly intimate and emotionally hard-hitting record due to the sparseness in the soundscapes
and the vulnerability in the lyrics. The songs are mostly just Baker and her guitar, gently
plucking away at the strings and using a looper pedal to layer melodies on top of the rhythms. The
songs sound empty and lonely, matching perfectly with the albums lyrical content touching on
death, depression, substance abuse, and suicide. It's an incredibly personal album to the point
that, similar to Carrie & Lowell, it almost feels as if the listener really shouldn't be hearing
these songs.

In the midst of all this is Baker's relationship with God. It's a complicated one, with her asking
questions like, "I wrote you love letters, and sung them in my house...the broken strings and
amplifiers scream with holy noise / in hopes to draw you out, but if no one sings along are you
still proud of when I open my mouth?" on the opener "Blacktop." On "Vessels," Baker reflects on
the brokenness and blackness of her own body and soul, and how her broken body is just a "house
for [her] eyes purchased with a bleeding side." She ends the album with an instrumental of "In
Christ Alone" at the end of "Go Home." During recording, her preamp picked up a radio transmission
of a nearby church, sort of as an answer to Baker's constant cries to him throughout the album.

Seriously. Listen to this album. It's incredible.

FAVORITE TRACKS: Blacktop, Sprained Ankle, Good News, Something, Vessels, Go Home

LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: None
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Kinoko Teikoku Uzu Ni Naru
Lin-Manuel Miranda Hamilton - Original Broadway Cast
Lina Tullgren Wishlist EP
Tullgren's lo-fi singer-songwriter sound isn't anything groundbreaking. However, much like Julien
Baker's fantastic self-titled 2015 release, Tullgren exhibits excellent songwriting and lyricism.
Perhaps the most interesting part of this EP is Tullgren's vocals, which are twangy at times and
incredibly evocative and emotional at others. I highly recommend this EP.

FAVORITE TRACKS: All five tracks are wonderful
Lina Tullgren Won
Lina Tullgren Free Cell
Lucius Wildewoman
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Mineral One Day When We Are Young
Mineral February/ M.D.
Nas Illmatic
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Origami Angel Doing the Most
Paul McCartney Ram
Petal Shame
it's difficult to explain, but there's an air of tenderness and kindness throughout this album. songs like "shame" and "photobooth" are unbelievably provoking and feel like a hug from a familiar friend. it's this connection that kiley lotz makes with the listener that elevates this album above its similar sounding counterparts. i love this album an unhealthy amount.
Pinegrove Skylight
Preoccupations Viet Cong
It's an amazing roller coaster ride in post-punk/noise rock/industrial music. Though it's only 7
songs, it works to the benefit of the album. Each song is an all-out assault against the senses,
and I'm not sure the listener would be able to take much more after the album's conclusion
(especially after the fantastic closer, "Death"). Offensive name aside (the band said they would
be changing it for their next album), this is one heck of an album and is definitely worth
checking out if you like more experimental music.

FAVORITE TRACKS: Newspaper Spoons, Pointless Experience, March of Progress, Bunker Buster,
Continental Shelf, Silhouettes, Death

LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: None
Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead Kid A
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Remo Drive Greatest Hits
this is the most fun i've had with any release this year. "eat shit," "trying 2 fool u," and "yer killing me" is my favorite stretch of songs on any album this year.
Shura Nothing's Real
Slowdive Souvlaki
Son Lux Lanterns
Sound of Ceres Nostalgia for Infinity
Stereolab Dots and Loops
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Tame Impala Lonerism
Texas Is the Reason Do You Know Who You Are?
The Aquabats The Fury of the Aquabats!
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Gloria Record A Lull in Traffic
The Hotelier Goodness
The Jezabels Synthia
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
U2 The Joshua Tree
Vaadat Charigim The World Is Well Lost

4.0 excellent
55 Deltic You Could Own An American Home
Alex Lahey I Love You Like A Brother
australian surf rock. it's surf rock, but with a bigger bite! y'know, like a shark attack. also alex is australian
alt-J An Awesome Wave
Alvvays Antisocialites
Anathallo Sparrows
Anathallo Hymns
Angel Olsen My Woman
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Bartees Strange Live Forever
Beach House Depression Cherry
Beach House 7
Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated Side B
Charli XCX Focus/No angel
Charly Bliss Guppy
Chris Cohen Overgrown Path
Chris Cohen As If Apart
CHVRCHES Recover
Citizen As You Please
clipping. Something They Don't Know/Mouth
clipping. There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Colleen Green I Want to Grow Up
D'Angelo Black Messiah
Dad Thighs The Ghosts That I Fear
Darkside Psychic
David Bazan Fewer Moving Parts
David Bazan Curse Your Branches
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Death Grips The Money Store
Default Genders main pop girl 2019
Destroyer Kaputt
Dogleg Melee
Duster Contemporary Movement
Emma Ruth Rundle Marked For Death
Emma Ruth Rundle On Dark Horses
Feist Pleasure
Five Iron Frenzy Our Newest Album Ever!
Five Iron Frenzy Quantity Is Job 1
Foxing Nearer My God
Foxing The Albatross
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Great Grandpa Four of Arrows
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Harmony Woods Nothing Special
Hoops Hoops
Bloomington, IN rockers HOOPS have been making waves this past summer through extensive touring and their indie label debut with Fat Possum Records. Infectious guitar leads, wonderful lo-fi production, and sticky-sweet grooves are all over this fantastic, albeit short, EP. The concise nature of the songs allows the boys of HOOPS to focus on making tight, catchy pop songs. Recommended for fans of Tops, Real Estate, Porches, or Ducktails. - FAVORITE TRACKS: Cool 2, Going Strong, Give It Time
Hoops Tape #3
Illuminati Hotties FREE I.H: This Is Not the One...
Interpol Our Love to Admire
i think my nostalgia towards this album bumps it up a couple of points.
Jai Paul Jai Paul
James Blake Overgrown
James Blake James Blake
Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp
Jay Som Everybody Works
Jeff Rosenstock Worry.
Jim Guthrie Sword and Sworcery
John Davey Living is Trying
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Juliana Daugherty Light
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West The College Dropout
Katie Malco Failures
Kevin Krauter Changes
Kevin Krauter Toss Up
Lady Lamb Ripely Pine
Less Than Jake Hello Rockview
Lorde Pure Heroine
Lorde Melodrama
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Mac DeMarco 2
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Melody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo Chamber
Mitski bury me at makeout creek
Mitski Puberty 2
Mitksi Miyawaki's newest album is a sequel of sorts to her 2014 release "Bury Me at Makeout Creek." While her DIY punk/garage rock sound hasn't changed much, "Puberty 2" digs even deeper emotionally, with Mitski searching for what happiness is to her at this point in her life. She isn't sure if it's to be found in relationships, what others think of her, or somewhere else entirely. The songs on the album range from quiet slow burners like "Once More to See You" to the abrasive and in-your-face "My Body's Made of Crushed Stars." Lead single "Your Best American Girl" captures the feeling and sentiment of this album perfectly. - FAVORITE TRACKS: Happy, Dan the Dancer, Your Best American Girl, Thursday Girl, Crack Baby
My Bloody Valentine m b v
My Brightest Diamond This Is My Hand
Every song is enjoyable in some way. This is by far her most consistent work, and easily my favorite album of her's.
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise
of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
of Montreal The Sunlandic Twins
Origami Angel Somewhere City
Pedro the Lion Winners Never Quit
Pedro the Lion Control
Penfold Amateurs and Professionals
Perfume Genius Too Bright
Petal Magic Gone
everything kiley writes gets better with each listen for me.
Phoebe Bridgers Stranger in the Alps
Pinegrove Cardinal
Pop Unknown If Arsenic Fails, Try Algebra
"hanging on a thread" is the most mineral-y song never written by mineral
Purity Ring Shrines
Ra Ra Riot The Orchard
Radiohead In Rainbows Disk 2
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Remember Sports All Of Something
Retirement Party Somewhat Literate
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
S. Carey Hundred Acres
i think this is my favorite album by him. he just keeps getting better and better.
San Fermin San Fermin
SBTRKT SBTRKT
Shortly Richmond
Snail Mail Lush
Son Lux Brighter Wounds
Sound of Ceres The Twin
While The Twin may not be as immediately accessible or beautiful as the previous one, it?s just as rewarding if you take the time to sink into it. On the surface, it seems as though Sound of Ceres?s sound hasn?t changed much between the two records. The icy synths and weightless vocals are still very much present, but The Twin feels more mechanical and colder than Nostalgia. The album feels more vast, more open, which is fitting as the theme of the album is one of planetary exploration. Sound of Ceres doesn?t make music and songs so much as they make different worlds and experiences to immerse yourself in and explore every nook and cranny of.rFAVORITE TRACKS: Gemini Scenic, Outer Century, Solar Mirror 9, Eden V
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon Gimme Fiction
Spoon Hot Thoughts
Squirrel Flower I Was Born Swimming
Starflyer 59 Americana
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
Sufjan Stevens The Ascension
The Antlers Hospice
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The National High Violet
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams
Tiny Moving Parts Celebrate
Tokyo Police Club Champ
Touche Amore Stage Four
U2 War
Until The Ribbon Breaks A Taste of Silver
Vaadat Charigim Sinking as a Stone
2015 was filled with albums I was highly anticipating, and the sophomore effort from Israeli
shoegazers was among the top of that list. Very little details were known about the album to begin
with, but they slowly started releasing new tracks, beginning with "Badeshe Mul Gilman" (which
ultimately did not appear on the album) and "Ein Li Makom." The singles that appeared on the album
didn't present much change in sound from their first album, which wasn't a bad thing in the
slightest. The tracks were still hazy, grating, and incredibly punchy; "Hadavhar" is almost dance-
able, in a weird way. The guitars are still chunky and meaty sounding, the drums still have that
booming sound, and Yuval Haring's vocals are still as powerful as ever. The moodier tracks are
still there too, with "Klum" and "At Chavera," but with mixed results compared to The World Is
Well Lost. That being said, it's still a very good sophomore record, and I look forward to seeing
what they continue to do.

FAVORITE TRACKS: Neshel, Hadavhar, Ein Li Makom, At Chavera

LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: None
Vince Staples Summertime '06
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory

3.5 great
A Place to Bury Strangers Worship
Allie X CollXtion II
this album is stupidly fun, though "lifted" is easily one of my least favorite tracks from this year. the reggae-inspired chorus falls pretty flat. otherwise, definitely check this one out if you're tangentially interested in pop music.
Alvvays Alvvays
Anna Meredith Varmints
awakebutstillinbed what people call low self​-​esteem is really...
Barely Civil I'll Figure This Out
Beach Fossils Clash the Truth
Beach House Devotion
Beyonce Lemonade
Bibio Silver Wilkinson
Big Thief Masterpiece
Big Thief Capacity
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion: Side B
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
Charli XCX Vroom Vroom
Charli XCX Pop 2
Charli XCX Charli
CHON Grow
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
clipping. Midcity
clipping. Chain/Jump
clipping. dba118
clipping. Wriggle
clipping. Splendor and Misery
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Daughter If You Leave
David Bazan Blanco
One of the most honest songwriters I can think of.
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Field Mouse Meaning
Five Iron Frenzy Engine of a Million Plots
Five Iron Frenzy Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Grimes Art Angels
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Gulfer Dog Bless
Hazel English Just Give In / Never Going Home
extremely inoffensive jangle pop. it's pleasant to listen to, but i can't think too hard about it or else i get frustrated with how unoriginal and samey it is.
Heart Attack Man Fake Blood
Heavenly Beat Prominence
Hoops Routines
Hot Mulligan You'll Be Fine
I'm Glad It's You Every Sun, Every Moon
Injury Reserve Floss
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Jai Paul Do You Love Her Now / He
Japanese Breakfast Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Jay Som Anak Ko
Jetty Bones Old Women
Joyce Manor Cody
Kanye West Yeezus
Keeps Brief Spirit
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
Kero Kero Bonito Time 'n' Place
Kevin Krauter Magnolia
Kevin Krauter Full Hand
Lala Lala The Lamb
Land Of Talk Life After Youth
Less Than Jake Losing Streak
Let's Eat Grandma I'm All Ears
Liars Mess
Lily and Madeleine Fumes
Mac DeMarco Rock and Roll Night Club
Metronomy The English Riviera
Minor Victories Minor Victories
Natalie Prass Natalie Prass
Prass exhibits beautiful songwriting that's reminiscent of musical theatre, baroque pop, and 70's
era singer-songwriter on perhaps the best break-up album of 2015. Perhaps the biggest standout is
Prass's vocal work. Her thin, wavering vocals add a tinge of helplessness and weariness to songs
about heartbreak and infidelity.

FAVORITE TRACKS: My Baby Don't Understand Me, Bird of Prey, Your Fool, Why Don't You Believe In
Me, Violently

LEAST FAVORITE TRACKS: It Is You
Neon Indian Vega Intl. Night School
Noname Telefone
This mixtape wins the award for the most warm fuzzy feelings given to me this year. I can't really explain it, but there's just something about this tape that I absolutely adore. The jazzy instrumentals and beats immediately calm and soothe the listener, with the xylophone-like synths evoking images of childhood toys. Noname's rapping has an air of optimism to it, even when discussing difficult topics like drug abuse, funerals, and abortion. She addresses the guilt of past sins she carries, and how she's learned and grown in the face of them. - FAVORITE TRACKS: Yesterday, Diddy Bop, Reality Check, Freedom, Bye Bye Baby
Nothing Guilty of Everything
of Montreal The Bird Who Continues to Eat the Rabbit's Flower
Oso Oso The Yunahon Mixtape
Parquet Courts Human Performance
Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart
Phantogram Voices
Preoccupations Preoccupations
Real Estate Days
Relient K Two Lefts Dont Make a Right But Three Do
Remo Drive Pop Music
i think i like the original version of "heartstrings" better than this rerecording, but man oh man "song of the summer" is SCATHING. great song.
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
S. Carey All We Grow
S. Carey Range Of Light
Samia The Baby
Sampha Dual
San Fermin Jackrabbit
Scrawl Plus, Also, Too
Sea Wolf White Water, White Bloom
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time
Slowdive Slowdive
Slowdive I Saw the Sun
Soccer Mommy for young hearts
Soccer Mommy Collection
Son Lux At War With Walls And Mazes
Son Lux Bones
Spoon They Want My Soul
The Aquabats . . . Vs. the Floating Eye of Death!
The Aquabats Myths, Legends and Other. . . Adventures
The Aquabats The Return of the Aquabats
The Aquabats Kooky Spooky...In Stereo
welcome back, aquabats. the new album rules. i might be wrong, but there are some songs on here that song kinda new wave-ish?
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Wonder Years Sister Cities
Tigers Jaw spin
Tops Picture You Staring
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love
Until The Ribbon Breaks The Other Ones
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Washed Out Paracosm
We Set Sail Feel Nothing
Weezer The White Album
Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth
Women Women

3.0 good
American Football American Football (LP2)
Beach House Beach House
Beach House Thank Your Lucky Stars
Beck Modern Guilt
Black Marble It's Immaterial
Bon Iver i,i
Burial Burial
Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss
Cat Power Sun
Chairlift Something
Charli XCX Number 1 Angel
Charlie Puth Voicenotes
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Colleen Green Colleen Green - EP
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles III
David Bazan Care
DIIV Oshin
Disclosure Settle
Ducktails The Flower Lane
Empress Of Me
Frank Ocean Blonde
someone please help me understand why this album is so beloved because i just don't get it.
Free Throw What's Past Is Prologue
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Grimes Visions
HAIM Days Are Gone
Hayley Williams Petals For Armor
Interpol El Pintor
James Blake The Colour in Anything
holy smokes this record is bloooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaated.
Jamie Lidell Jamie Lidell
YOU NAAAAAKED. YOU NAAAAAKED.
Jetty Bones -
Jimmy Eat World Static Prevails
Julien Baker Turn Out The Lights
gosh, what an exhausting album to listen to. the first half is so dreary, and not in a good way. feels a bit overwrought at times. second half is much better.
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin' down...
La Sera La Sera
Lady Lamb Even in the Tremor
Land Of Talk Indistinct Conversations
Laura Gibson Empire Builder
Lily and Madeleine Keep It Together
Little Dragon Nabuma Rubberband
Little Dragon Ritual Union
Local Natives Hummingbird
Lucy Dacus Historian
Mae Multisensory Aesthetic Experience
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Margaret Glaspy Emotions And Math
Glaspy's vocals are the best part of this album for me. Some catchy tunes here and there. Biggest complaint is that the production is a little too clean/crisp. The drums sound kinda weird because of it on a couple of tracks.
Metronomy Nights Out
Metronomy Love Letters
Mitski Be the Cowboy
Molly Burch Please Be Mine
Molly Burch First Flower
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Mountain Time Music For Looking Animals
My Brightest Diamond A Million and One
very different from her previous work. "champagne" is a bop, tho.
Natalie Prass The Future and the Past
Nothing Tired of Tomorrow
Overcoats Young
it's all pretty same-y. a pleasant same-y, but same-y nonetheless. "smaller than my mother" is great, though.
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Ra Ra Riot Need Your Light
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Real Estate Atlas
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3
Sea Wolf Leaves in the River
Sisyphus Sisyphus
Soccer Mommy Clean
Sufjan Stevens Enjoy Your Rabbit
Sufjan Stevens A Sun Came
recently realized that a bunch of these songs are basically slowcore songs. reminiscent of pedro the lion and duster.
Surfer Blood 1000 Palms
Tame Impala Currents
The Aquabats Hi-Five Soup!
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme
The Rapture In the Grace of Your Love
The Shyness Clinic Sea of Redlights
The xx xx
The xx Coexist
Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell
Tokyo Police Club Forcefield
Tokyo Police Club Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 1
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Trouble
U.S. Girls In A Poem Unlimited
U.S. Girls Half Free
U2 Zooropa
Until The Ribbon Breaks A Lesson Unlearnt
I feel like I would have enjoyed this a lot more if they hadn't released 7 to 8 songs ahead of time. The entirety of The Other Ones EP shows up here, and 3 more from A Taste of Silver EP. Along with those, they released the track "Revolution Indifference" as a single as well, so there's 8 tracks before the album's even out. Then of the 3 new ones on here, one's only an intro, so we essentially only get 2 new tracks. Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic album; I was just very disappointed they reused a bunch of old material for their first full length album, and it definitely took away from my enjoyment of the album.
Vagabon Infinite Worlds
Vince Staples Prima Donna
Volcano Choir Repave
Waxahatchee Ivy Tripp
Young Fathers Cocoa Sugar
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse
Youth Lagoon Savage Hills Ballroom

2.5 average
A Place to Bury Strangers Transfixiation
alt-J This Is All Yours
Arcade Fire The Reflektor Tapes
Atlanter Vidde
Beach Fossils What a Pleasure
Best Coast Crazy For You
Bleachers Strange Desire
Blood Orange Coastal Grooves
Born Ruffians Birthmarks
Boy Pablo Soy Pablo
Bully Feels Like
Caroline Rose Loner
Caterpillars The Other Side
Chamberlain Fate's Got A Driver
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap
Chastity Belt I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone
i found this album to be unbelievably pedestrian. can't remember any low points, but i also can't remember any highlights.
Colleen Green Sock It To Me
Cults Static
Cults Cults
Daughter Not to Disappear
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Delorean Apar
Delorean Subiza
Deptford Goth Life after Defo
Diet Cig I Swear I'm Good At This
Discovery LP
lol this was one of the first albums i torrented. glad i didn't pay for it, it's really weh. also, hearing anything off of this instantly transports me back to first semester of college.
Empress Of Us
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Flume Flume
Gallant Ology
The comparisons to Frank Ocean feel inevitable but ultimately unwarranted. Gallant expands his
sound from his EP with live drums and overall better instrumentation. Some of the songs are
similarly structured, but there's enough variety to keep it fresh. I hear shades of 90's R&B acts
like Boys II Men and Seal, with a little bit of boom bap hip-hop at points. Much better production
than the EP. However, at 16 songs (with 2 interludes, 3 if you count "Oh, Universe"), it does
overstay its welcome at points, namely Counting and Open Up. Still, I would recommend this album
to anyone who is a fan of silky smooth falsettos.

Favorite Tracks: Oh Universe, Weight In Gold, Miyazaki, Jupiter, Chandra
Hippo Campus landmark
HOLYCHILD The Shape of Brat Pop to Come
Interpol Marauder
Islands Ski Mask
i remember listening to this freshman year of college because the promo video for the album had michael cera in it. pretty generic. "becoming the gunship" is great, though.
James Blake Assume Form
Jetty Bones Crucial States
Justice Audio, Video, Disco
Kimbra Vows
Little Scream Cult Following
Lucius Good Grief
Lucy Dacus No Burden
Mac DeMarco Another One
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
Origami Angel Origami Angel Broke Minecraft
Passion Pit Gossamer
Phantogram Three
Powderfinger Odyssey Number Five
.......i don't think i care much for this era of rock music.
Preoccupations New Material
Radiator Hospital Torch Song
Remember Sports Slow Buzz
i had high hopes for this after "all of something," but i was pretty disappointed by it. album closer "unwell" is one of the best songs they've ever written, which is a nice pick-me-up at the end but makes me wish that the rest of the album was just as good. the mix is a bit too quiet for a good portion of the album, too.
Remo Drive Natural, Everyday Degradation
Rustie Glass Swords
Sea Wolf Old World Romance
feels like he was financially limited when recording this album when compared to previous efforts, because switch to drum machines over live drums is a poor one. the strings on "blue stockings" sound very artificial. disappointing album.
Sigrid Sucker Punch
Soccer Mommy Color Theory
SOHN Tremors
Son Lux Remedy
"dangerous" and "remedy" are great, "part of this" and "stolen" are forgettable.
Surfer Blood Snowdonia
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
I guess I can see the appeal of this album, but I just find it incredibly boring. There are a couple fun tracks here and there, but even the fun ones are kind of snoozers.
Tennis Young And Old
The Aquabats Charge!!
The National Sleep Well Beast
i listened to this album 5 or 6 times and i can't remember any of the songs from it.
The Shins Port of Morrow
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
Told Slant Going By
Toro Y Moi What For?
Torres Three Futures
Toth Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help
Wavves King of the Beach
Wild Nothing Nocturne
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation

2.0 poor
alt-J Relaxer
Banks Goddess
I really don't understand the appeal of this type of music. She's got an interesting voice, but the tunes are pretty blah. This one got really stale really quick.
Bastille Bad Blood
Billie Eilish dont smile at me
kinda blah. bellyache is fun. other songs not as much. also, why does it look like she's gonna throw up in almost every photo of her?
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
boyband alone in a boyband
Chance the Rapper Coloring Book
Charli XCX True Romance
Incredible singles on this one, but the project as a whole lacks the same kind of punch. It's amazing that "You (Ha Ha Ha)" and "Cloud Aura" were written by the same person. "You" is an unbelievably catchy track, while "Cloud Aura" is quite honestly one of my least favorite songs I'd heard in 2013.
Ducktails St. Catherine
Father John Misty Fear Fun
Flobots Survival Story
Gallant Zebra
Gallant's wonderful voice isn't enough to save this collection of bland, uninspired alt. R&B
tunes. With some proper instrumentation, he could be very good.

Favorite Tracks: Jupiter Grayscale
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Interpol Interpol
Interpol A Fine Mess
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
One of the top ten most frustrating albums for me to listen to for many reasons.
Kanye West ye
Kimbra The Golden Echo
Marianas Trench Astoria
Metronomy Summer 08
Miami Horror All Possible Futures
Red Hearse Red Hearse
a boring version of that young fathers album from last year.
San Fermin Belong
I've listened to this album so many times and I still don't know what to think of it. I'd like to
echo the sentiments of TwigTW, though—this is an okay pop record, but it lacks the risks and
experimentation of the previous two records. "Dead" is about as risky as the album gets, and it
still feels pretty safe. "Open" and "No Promises" are probably the only two tracks from here I'll
feel the need to revisit. Allen Tate's performance feels pretty weak on this album too, which is a
bummer. We need more baritones in pop music.
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land
SBTRKT Save Yourself
Temples Sun Structures
The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
The Black Keys Turn Blue
Tops Sugar at the Gate
U2 No Line on the Horizon
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Until The Ribbon Breaks Until the Ribbon Breaks
welcome back, pete. i'm glad you're doing well in terms of physical and mental health. your new album's not great, though.
Vampire Weekend Contra
Wavves V
Weezer The Red Album
Wild Nothing Life of Pause
XXYYXX XXYYXX
I remember listening to this freshman year of college when I was really into this sort of music (you know, soundcloud-alt-rnb-trap-influenced-the-xx cover bands) and I didn't really care for it. Honestly, I think this is one of the albums that got me out of that phase. I went back and listened to it recently, and holy crap is it boring. I really don't care for this style of music at all.

1.5 very poor
Arcade Fire Everything Now
i had a radio show in college called "content with content" (read as "happy with things") and i am outraged that i did not receive songwriting credit on "infinite content."
Ariana Grande My Everything
Capital Cities In A Tidal Wave of Mystery
Chance the Rapper The Big Day
Charli XCX Sucker
Same crop of blah pop tunes, except this time without the killer singles. No need to dive into her discography, just stick with her radio hits.
Everest On Approach
Uninspired and unremarkable indie rock. Nothing new here, and none of it's done particularly well.
Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Foxygen ...And Star Power
Hey Ocean! Stop Looking Like Music
Hey Ocean! It's Easier To Be Somebody Else
Kanye West Jesus Is King
The Mowgli's Waiting for the Dawn
Weezer Make Believe

1.0 awful
AJR I'm Ready
AJR The Click
AJR Neotheater
Capital Cities Capital Cities EP
i remember hearing that "safe and sound" song somewhere in 2012, and then immediately wondering when it was going to get popular because of that awful horn melody.
Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind
Corey Feldman Angelic 2 The Core
Judah and the Lion Pep Talks
Ra Ra Riot Beta Love
(heads up, incoming extremely biased opinion)

Oh gosh I don't know where to begin. They had something going on their first two albums, and then
they scrapped everything that was good about them for their least interesting and least unique
quality: the synthesizer. Even if I weren't so betrayed by this change, I still wouldn't like this
album. The hooks are annoying, the production and song writing is lazy, and the melodies and
instrumentation are nonexistent. None of the songs come close to hitting 4 minutes in length,
which I suppose is merciful, given that the lot of them are crap. Tracks like "Angel, Please,"
"What I Do For U," "For Once," and "Is It Too Much" sound half finished. You cannot convince me
that those songs are not demos. They're so lifeless and directionless. Honestly, fewer albums
frustrate me as much as this one does.

Favorite Tracks (in the context of the album, which isn't saying much): When I Dream, I Shut Off
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