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5.0 classic
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Burial Untrue
Cap'n Jazz Shmap'n Shmazz
Codeine The White Birch
Deafheaven Sunbather
I haven't been this floored by a record on my first play through since High Violet. It is the perfect microcosm of all my musical tastes elegantly placed together in a tightly wound, hour long ball of time that seems to pass effortlessly in an all too short instant.
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada is the ultimate Godspeed You! Black Emperor release. It
takes everything the band has ever accomplished and condenses it into a half hour. It has
the intensity of Yanqui, the despair of F#A#, and the beauty of Lift Your
Skinny Fists
. It is the perfect example of the power that music can wield.
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
GZA Liquid Swords
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps
Japandroids Celebration Rock
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Coltrane Ascension
Ascension is the sound of two dueling quartets playing opposite of each other in a maddening crescendo of adventurous rhythms.
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
Sound of Silver I love you and you're not bringing me down.
LCD Soundsystem The Long Goodbye
A perfect document in sound, style, and substance from the most important band of the last
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
The single most important album of the last 20 years.
Sleep Dopesmoker
The Smiths Complete
The Weakerthans Left and Leaving
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Van Morrison Moondance
Worship Dooom

4.8 classic
Seizures The Sanity Universal

4.7 superb
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
Fucked Up David Comes to Life
did somebody just call American Idiot the best concept album ever? jeez, it's like anyone can get an account at sputnikmusic these days...
GridLink Longhena
Saosin Translating the Name

4.6 superb
Igor Stravinsky L'Oiseau de feu "The Firebird"
Olivier Messiaen Quatuor Pour la Fin du Temps
Perfect Pussy I have lost all desire for feeling
Hey Alex, how does it feel to miss everything awesome and die alone?
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Superchunk I Hate Music
I'm going to go out on a limb here and declare this the best thing Superchunk have ever done.
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The first great pop punk record of the 2010's.

edit: dude above me makes the assumption The Story So Far aren't shit.

4.5 superb
808 State Ninety
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Alcest Shelter
American Nightmare We're Down Til We're Underground
love it so much I took my band name from it. album slays
Anton Webern Complete Webern
Arnold Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10
Arnold Schoenberg String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30
Balam Acab Wander/Wonder
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Black Flag Damaged
Burial Kindred
This is ridiculously good. Not sure what I'm rating it quite yet, but god damn, color me impressed.
Burzum Filosofem
Candlemass Nightfall
Cecil Taylor Unit Structures
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus Let My Children Hear Music
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
Comadre Comadre
Corrupted El Mundo Frio
Corrupted Garten Der Unbewusstheit
Garten Der Unbewusstheit gives Deafheaven's Roads to Judah a run for its money for the title of metal AOTY and the album's final track, the 30 minute "Gekkou No Daichi", is easily the single most powerful metal track of 2011.
Cursed II
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Eels Blinking Lights & Other Revelations
Eels Electro-Shock Blues
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Elysian Blaze Blood Geometry
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year. Album of the year.
Ghostface Killah Ironman
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gris Il Était Une Forêt...
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
His Hero Is Gone Monuments to Thieves
Hop Along Get Disowned
Infest No Man's Slave
Inigo Kennedy Vaudeville
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
Low I Could Live in Hope
Low Things We Lost in the Fire
Machinedrum Vapor City
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks
Mournful Congregation The June Frost
Nadja Touched
Native Orthodox
Om Conference of the Birds
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come
Ornette Coleman Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Pharoah Sanders Karma
"The Creator Has a Master Plan" might just be the pinnacle of jazz as a medium of emotional art.
Propagandhi Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
Propagandhi Failed States
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Saint Vitus Saint Vitus
Saves the Day In Reverie
Self Defense Family Try Me
The first must have record of 2014 is here and it's still 2013.
Sparta Wiretap Scars
Spazz Crush Kill Destroy
Swarms Old Raves End
Teebs E S T A R A
The Angelic Process Weighing Souls With Sand
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Thou Heathen
Throwdown Haymaker
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
Wheels Within Wheels The Six Months of the Northern Course of the Sun

4.4 superb
Julia Holter Loud City Song
State Faults Resonate/Desperate

4.3 superb
Blu and Exile Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe
Marissa Nadler July

4.2 excellent
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Matana Roberts COIN COIN Chapter Three: river run thee
Max Richter Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
I love orchestral music, but I've never been the biggest fan of Vivaldi, especially his most well known piece Four Seasons. There's a level of pomp and bombast in Baroque music that has never really set well with me. Max Richter's "recomposition" completely discards everything baroque in his own Four Seasons. The end result isn't a celebration of the time of year like the original, but an introspective look at the feeling each season elicits. The melodies are all culled from Vivaldi's 1725 composition, but that's where the similarities end. If you're looking for something that follows the past to the tee, get Swoboda or Molinari's. If you're looking for something oh so familiar yet strikingly different, Richter has you covered.
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love
Touche Amore Is Survived By
That guitar tone is just too good ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *cum everywhere*
Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Woods of Desolation As the Stars

4.1 excellent
Burial Rival Dealer
Rival Dealer is a change of moods for Burial. While he has always been at his best in the past when channeling distance and longing, the songs on Rival Dealer are finally at peace with their surroundings. For the first time we finally get the Hollywood ending for Untrue's beautiful emptiness and Kindred's overwhelming confusion that we've been waiting for.
Die Kreuzen Die Kreuzen
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op.90
Kanye West Yeezus
Lil B 05 Fuck Em
Lil B is cool an all, but it's Keke The Adopted Tabby Cat who steals the show on "Hadouken". #MERRYBASEDMAS
Oranssi Pazuzu Valonielu
The Rival Mob Mob Justice

4.0 excellent
Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity
Alfred Schnittke String Quartet No. 3
Amon Tobin Permutation
Amon Tobin Supermodified
Andrew Hill Point of Departure
Answer Code Request Code
Anti The Insignificance of Life
Apathean Eve
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Ash Borer Ash Borer
Ataraxie L'être et la Nausée
Austere To Lay Like Old Ashes
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
Personally, I think this is by far the best thing they've ever done.
Bane Give Blood
Baroness Yellow and Green
The idea of a double album from Baroness was somewhat off putting at first, as each of their albums are so full of twists, turns, build ups and just plain old booming mischief that 18 tracks of it would be like running a marathon after finishing a triathlon. Yet thankfully Yellow and Green works. If one had been following the band it wouldn't be that much of a surprise that it does. Baizley has stated not only that the records would lack "edge", so to speak, but also would be much more straightforward. The songwriting is direct and to the point and Baizley's vocals are no longer burly mountain man shouts, but instead he shows off his clean vocal skills throughout. The sound is not only more "rock" oriented, but at times shows flashes of bands such as Cave In during their Perfect Pitch Black era in both mood and approach. It is definitely an interesting outing that is propelled by equal parts 70's influence and modern swagger. Fans of the riff oriented Baroness of old might be off put and understandably so, but for those looking for a quality rock and roll record look no further.
Bela Bartok Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Sz. 83
Bela Bartok Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz 71
Ben Frost A U R O R A
Black Flag My War
Blonde Redhead Misery is a Butterfly
Botch American Nervoso
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
calculator This Will Come To Pass
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Carcass Surgical Steel
Caribou Our Love
Charles Bronson Complete Discocrappy
Christian Loffler Young Alaska
Church of Misery Houses of the Unholy
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
I feel pretty when I listen to this.
CityCop Loner
Where the split with Les Doux felt more like a stop gap than a complete project, Loner is the true follow up to Seasons that we've all been waiting for.
Coldworld Melancholie
Darkside Psychic
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Diarrhea Planet Loose Jewels
the epitome of wonderful, stupid, lovely drunken fun.
DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues
Don Cherry Eternal Rhythm
Don Cherry Symphony for Improvisers
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Electric Masada At the Mountains of Madness
Electric Wizard Come My Fanatics...
Eluvium Copia
Esoteric The Maniacal Vale
Fennesz Black Sea
Forgotten Tomb Songs to Leave
Four Tet Rounds
Francis Harris Minutes of Sleep
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Pinata
Pinata is everything a good collaboration should be. Freddie Gibbs returns to his role as
the last hard ass motherfucker in a mainstream rap universe that's about as threatening as
the bear in the Snuggle fabric softener commercials. His laid back drawl bounces in and out
of Madlib's chopped soul samples and Motown breaks with a streetwise nonchalance that is
reminiscent of Guru -- if only he came of age on a grizzled street corner instead of in
graduate classes. Madlib is in full on soul-jam mode. The jazzy experiments of his slew of
recent solo tapes is put on the back burner for a reprise of the chopped and sultry sounds
of mid-60's Detroit a la his collaborations with MF DOOM and Guilty Simpson. The final
result is somewhere between those two projects but no less immediate.
G.L.O.S.S. Demo
Gas Zauberberg
Gesaffelstein Aleph
Ghostface Killah Fishscale
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die
Gris À L'Âme Enflammée, L'Âme Constellée...
Hatred Surge Deconstruct
In My Eyes Nothing To Hide
Infest Mankind
Iron Lung Sexless // No Sex
Iron Lung White Glove Test
John Talabot Fin
John-Allison Weiss Say What You Mean
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Judas Iscariot To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding
Jungbluth Part Ache
Jungbluth/Callow Split
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
Krieg Destruction Ritual
Krieg The Isolationist
Lindstrom Where You Go I Go Too
Lunar Aurora Andacht
Luomo Vocalcity
Minor Threat Out of Step
Moodymann Silentintroduction
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Murcof Martes
My Dying Bride The Dreadful Hours
My Dying Bride Turn Loose the Swans
Nadja Thaumogenesis
Nadja Radiance of Shadows
Nails Abandon All Life
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise
Olivier Messiaen Turangalîla-Symphonie
Olivier Messiaen Des canyons aux etoiles
Om God Is Good
Om Advaitic Songs
Owls Two
Pallbearer Sorrow And Extinction
Pantha Du Prince This Bliss
Pantha Du Prince Black Noise
Perfume Genius Too Bright
Peter Brotzmann Machine Gun
Preoccupations Viet Cong
Pusha T My Name Is My Name
Pyrrhon The Mother of Virtues
holy shit this rules. It's like Converge, Demilich, and Bastard Noise all rolled into one.
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Cuban Linx II is the best Wu joint in years. Not only does it show off Rae and Co. at the top of their game, it features a wide range of A-List producers (J-Dilla, Dre, RZA, Necro, BT, and more) showing off their best beats.
Rapeman Two Nuns and a Pack Mule
Recondite On Acid
Red House Painters Red House Painters
Red House Painters Songs for a Blue Guitar
Rick Ross Mastermind
Rick Ross finally has an album that lives up to all of his show stealing guest spots.
Saint Vitus Born Too Late
Sara Bareilles The Blessed Unrest
Sharon Van Etten Tramp
Siege Drop Dead
Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain
Sleeping Village Fragments
Sombres Forets La Mort du Soleil
St. Vincent St. Vincent
On one hand, St. Vincent is quite a good art-pop record. On the other, it sounds exactly like what you would expect a quite good art-pop record to sound like. I don't know if that says more about the creative strength and collective influences of Annie's contemporaries, or if it's that she's settled into a sound that she's comfortable with. Either way, it is quite a good art-pop record even if it lacks any real surprises.
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
The Body I Shall Die Here
The Field From Here We Go Sublime
The Field Yesterday and Today
The Haxan Cloak Excavation
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The New Tony Williams Lifetime Believe It
The Obsessed The Church Within
The Suicide File Some Mistakes You Never Stop Paying For
Thou Peasant
Thundercat Apocalypse
Thy Light No Morrow Shall Dawn
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
Tim Hecker An Imaginary Country
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972
Torres Torres
TotalSelfHatred TotalSelfHatred
Tragedy Vengeance
Trist (CZ) Zrcadlení melancholie
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
Darkness, Oh Hell still sits atop the Trophy Scars pantheon for me, but this is pretty darn close.
Twilight Monument To Time End
So far this is my metal aoty for 2010. Ditching Malefic and picking up Aaron Turner and Sanford Parker was the best thing that ever happened to this black/post metal behemoth.
Virgo Four Virgo
Voices From The Lake Voices From The Lake
Warpaint Warpaint
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason

3.9 excellent
Gram Parsons GP
Haymaker Let Them Rot
Phantogram Voices
Throwdown Intolerance

3.8 excellent
Fennesz Endless Summer
Karlheinz Stockhausen Mantra
United Nations The Next Four Years

3.7 great
Behemoth The Satanist
Cobblestone Jazz 23 Seconds
Fennesz Becs
Jeff Mills Sleeper Wakes
Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again
It's cool. Like, you know, whatever.
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love
Zomby With Love

3.6 great
AFI Burials
Nothing Guilty of Everything
Slough Feg Digital Resistance

3.5 great
Abyssic Hate Suicidal Emotions
Actress Splazsh
Actress Hazyville
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire for No Witness
Autechre Tri Repetae
Blood Of The Black Owl Light the Fires!
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
The Future Is Canceled is equal parts The Menzingers immediacy, The Sidekicks emotive yelping, and Brand New circa 2003's punk rawk. I can dig it.
Caribou Andorra
Caribou Swim
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um
Comeback Kid Die Knowing
Crossed Out 1990-1993
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here
Dalhous Will to be Well
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
No One Circles the Wagons Like the Buffalo Bills
Deafheaven New Bermuda
3.5ish sounds about right, I guess. Maybe a little lower. Maybe a little higher. *shrugs*
Demdike Stare Liberation Through Hearing
Dropdead 1st LP
Drudkh Microcosmos
Efdemin Chicago
Efdemin Decay
Elysian Blaze Levitating the Carnal
FaltyDL In The Wild
Forgotten Tomb Springtime Depression
Four Tet There is Love in You
Gas Pop
Hate Forest Purity
Infest Slave
Into It. Over It. Proper
James Blake Overgrown
Judas Iscariot The Cold Earth Slept Below
Judge What It Meant: The Complete Discography
Karen O Crush Songs
Kreator Coma of Souls
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Lee Gamble Dutch Tvashar Plumes
Lee Gamble Koch
Lone Reality Testing
Lusine Arterial
Masked Intruder Masked Intruder
Minilogue Animals
Nadja Dagdrøm
Newworldaquarium The Dead Bears
Orbital In Sides
Ordo Obsidium Orbis Tertius
Protest the Hero Volition
Prurient And Still, Wanting
Prurient The History of AIDS
Recondite Hinterland
Ritual Mess Ritual Mess
Skepticism Alloy
Sunn O))) Dømkirke
Teebs Ardour
The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
The Orb Orbus Terrarum
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Tim Hecker Virgins
Tipper Surrounded
Tipper Broken Soul Jamboree
Trist (CZ) Nostalgie
Twilight Twilight
Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman
William Parker The Peach Orchard
Worship Terranean Wake

3.4 great
A Wilhelm Scream Partycrasher
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip The Abstract & The Dragon
At this point in time I don't think anyone here expects greatness from either Busta or Q-Tip anymore (I mean shit, did you hear Arab Money? What a fucking shit stain that was) but what The Abstract and The Dragon brings us is two former greats 20 years removed from their primes taking an enjoyable look back on the style that made them famous. It's a fun little nostalgia trip, nothing more nothing less.

3.3 great
Azari & III Azari & III
Dum Dum Girls Too True
John-Allison Weiss Say What You Mean (Sideways Sessions)
Matter Teraphim
The Menzingers Rented World
Lisa and I are going out for a gelato. We'd ask you to come, know.

3.2 good
SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land
Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is

3.0 good
Akufen My Way
Antarctigo Vespucci Soulmate Stuff
Bathory Blood on Ice
Bruce Springsteen High Hopes
CityCop / Les Doux Family Ties/Labors of Love
Cloakroom Further Out
Desperate Living I Think I'm Losing Touch
Dropdead 2nd LP
Fen Dustwalker
Fire! Orchestra Exit!
John Roberts Glass Eights
Laura Stevenson Wheel
While nowhere near as endearing as Sit, Resist and more refined than A Record, Wheel is a good album. Not bad, not great, but good.
Moodymann Forevernevermore
My Dying Bride A Map of All Our Failures
Real Estate Atlas
Red City Radio Titles
Tiles has its moments, but the hooks aren't anywhere near as infectious as their debut and the production is bizarrely thick.
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Saintseneca Dark Arc
So what separates this from the rest of the world of bland alt-folk other than it has the singer of The Sidekicks in it?
Sed Non Satiata Mappo
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
Sun Ra The Nubians of Plutonia
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Hope Conspiracy Endnote
On the shortlist of best hardcore albums of the last decade
The Weeknd Trilogy
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Tipper Forward Escape
Todd Terje It's Album Time
Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth Split
Tycho Dive
Venetian Snares Detrimentalist
Youth of Today We're Not In This Alone

2.9 good
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech

2.8 good
Actress Ghettoville
Cymbals Eat Guitars LOSE
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Dangers 5 O'Clock Shadows At The Edge Of The Western World
Poison the Well The Tropic Rot
YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend

2.7 average
Title Fight Spring Songs
I think Title Fight are one of those bands where I would rather listen to the sum of their influences than what they end up condensing them in to.

2.5 average
At the Gates At War with Reality
Remember when Carcass put out Surgical Steel? That was cool.
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
I applaud what Boards of Canada are doing on this record. It brims with the eerie sounds of low budget films and documentaries that any one born in the 1980's should remember from when your grade school teacher used to wheel out the TV and VCR when he/she felt like not doing their job for an afternoon. The moods and textures that they're able to pull off while working in the austere confines of their obvious influences is quite astounding. That being said it really is a mood record. For a few tracks at a time it is wondrously trance inducing, but absorbed all at once it is furiously tedious. I think one's enjoyment of Tomorrow's Harvest comes not only from one's overall appreciation of the genre, but also to how much concentration one puts into finding and appreciating the small shifts in mood with each new layer in the tracks. Overall it's a good album, but not something I am an any rush to revisit any time soon unless as I prefer my zone outs to be more ethereal than adderall.
Cathedral The Ethereal Mirror
Celtic Frost Monotheist
Don Cherry "mu" Second Part
Finch What It Is to Burn
What It Is To Burn is one of those albums that tests just how important nostalgia is to its listener. If you had a deep connection with it when the album first came out, chances are you'll love it. If you liked it, but weren't exactly enthralled with it, chances are you'll think it has aged horribly. I happen to be in that latter camp. When I was 15 this was great. Now at 26 it's nothing more than slightly less annoying bro-rock. It's not without its moments, but you might want to stick with how you remember it sounding rather than taking the time to give it another spin with an older set of ears.
Finch Back to Oblivion
Hatred Surge Human Overdose
In My Eyes The Difference Between
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is the sound going from being a cool kid hanging out in the sketchy part of downtown to being 35 and wanting the new condo built right over where the DIY spot used to be because it's close to the Whole Foods.
La Dispute Rooms of the House
Main Attrakionz 808s and Dark Grapes II
Modern Life Is War Fever Hunting
I was saying Boo-urns.
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium
That feeling when you go to an old person's house and the only soda they have in the fridge is TAB. You know better but you grab a can anyways. It's still warm. Obviously it was sitting in the pantry up until a few minutes ago but they put it in the refrigerator because company was coming over. You crack it open and drink it. All you can think is, "Fuck this shitty aftertaste," but you're thirsty and drink the whole thing. Then you remember that TAB is sweetened with saccharine, not aspartame or Splenda, and that saccharine has been known to cause cancer in lab rats. Fucking saccharine.
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Red House Painters Red House Painters II
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Saint Vitus C.O.D.
Saint Vitus Die Healing
Seahaven Silhouette (Latin Skin)
Spazz La Revancha
Sun Kil Moon Benji
edit: after three play throughs this has gone from tough but good to insufferable.
Sun Ra The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra
The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
The Average White Band
The Ocean Pelagial
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Tiny Moving Parts This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship
Venetian Snares My Love Is A Bulldozer

2.3 average
Adventures Supersonic Home
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Sometimes I wish that one half of Funeral that was worth giving a shit over never happened so that these guys
would stop being fellated by the press as something valid.
Boris Noise
Cold Body Radiation A Clear Path
If I went to a barbecue and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat!?? I?m trying to impress people here Lisa. You don't win friends with salad.
Daphni Jiaolong
Lorde Pure Heroine
Credit to Joel Little for knowing how to produce the piss out of a solid hook until it sharpens itself into a point that
lodges itself into your brain, but far too often nothing substantial hits and Ella's trying-oh-so-hard-to-be-clever
lyrics stumble in the three sizes too big shoes she wears in her game of electro-pop dress up.
Modern Baseball You’re Gonna Miss It All
Rx Bandits Gemini, Her Majesty
This album cover confirms that RXB are now Phish for punk kids.
You Blew It! Keep Doing What You’re Doing

2.2 poor
AJJ Christmas Island
The most disappointing record of the year.
Earthless Meets Heavy Blanket In A Dutch Haze

2.0 poor
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Never before has an Agalloch record sounded so Agallochy.
Botch Unifying Themes Redux
Brave Bird Maybe You, No One Else Worth It
Candlemass Chapter VI
Cathedral The Garden Of Unearthly Delights
Count Raven Mammons War
Friendzone DX
Really? REALLY?! smh
John Zorn Duras: Duchamp
Kreator Cause for Conflict
Low C'Mon
Misery Signals Absent Light
Morbus Chron Sweven
Horse shit.
Moving Mountains Moving Mountains
I liked these guys better when they played poppy, emotive, post-rock influenced music. Not this adult contemporary snooze fest.
Sargeist Feeding the Crawling Shadows
Saves the Day Saves the Day
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
Sisyphus Sisyphus
Superheaven Jar
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Weeknd Kiss Land
Even before Kiss Land was a topic on message boards, before Abel unsuccessfully tried to out jackass Kanye West, it was obvious that whatever he did next was going to be a slick and lifeless affair. His reworking of his near flawless Trilogy to make it uninteresting, clean, and safe enough for pop-rap radio play was the clarion call that it wasn't about the art, it wasn't about the sex, and it wasn't about the drugs; it was about how much of his art he could sacrifice to get more sex and more drugs. The answer on Kiss Land gives us is most of it. It's boring, it's bloated, and worst of all, it's comfortable. Mind-numbingly so.
YG My Krazy Life
Since I stopped smoking weed this kind of shit is dead to me.
Yung Lean Unknown Memory

1.5 very poor
Listener Time Is A Machine
Macintosh Plus Floral Shoppe
The Story So Far What You Don't See
Tragedy Darker Days Ahead

1.0 awful
Bathory Octagon
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Low The Invisible Way
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