12.09.2016 | Slaughter Beach, Dog - Welcome: Want more Modern Baseball? Get this now.

John Samson - Winter Wheat: Following Oberst and Price, the singer-songwriter fatigue began to set in.

Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter: Country album of the year.

Preoccupations - Preoccupations: Expecations can tamper with a first listen. Such is the case here.

The Pixies - Head Carrier: Another in the streak of consistency.

Conor Oberst - Ruminations: A slow burner, but ultimately worth it.

Nurse - EP: Still searching for a great modern hardcore band.

Mono - Requiem For Hell: Been a while since a post-rock kept me as engaged as this did.

The Monkees - Good Times!: Calling it a Monkees album seems like a stretch, but calling it good is not.

Microwave - Much Love: More nuanced than their debut.

Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney: A single disc is all that is needed.

Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions: Required for fans.

Kings of Leon - WALLS: Continuing their trajectory towards arena, radio-friendly rock.

Joyce Manor - Cody: Their best album yet.

Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues: Another great album.

Gringo Starr - The Sides and In Between: Good in a sea of great this year.

Green Day - Revolution Radio: Not revulationary, but certainly radio friendly. But, still, Green Day is great.

Kevin Devine - Instigator: A few podcasts later and I am fully invested in his music.

Dear Hunter - Act 5: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional: I need to listen to them more. Or all the time.

Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition: Hip-hop album of the year.

Bon Iver - 22, A Million: Their time away has allowed me to grow with them sonically.

Beach Slang - A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings: Not sure I get all the hype.

Animal Flag - LP: Looking forward to a lot more.

American Television - Reaction: Great opener for Piebald with a great record.

American Football - LP2: Good enough.

10.07.2016 | Self Defense Family - Colicky: Post-punk with a definite Joy Division affinity.

Dolly Parton - Pure & Simple: Sounds so genuine, even after all these years.

Okkervil River - Away: Sounds, for the first time, complacent.

Frank Ocean - Blond: Listening to an artist at the top of his craft.

Lydia Loveless - Real: Good, but not worth the hype.

Garrett Klahn - Garrett Klahn: It is not Back and to the Left, but still worth a listen.

Kindling - Everywhere Else: Shoegaze, if that is your thing.

Sam Coomes - Bugger Me: Great beginning but quickly looses steam.

clipping - Splendor & Misery: Space rap opera needs more than one, or two, listens.

AJJ - The Bible 2: Earnest folk-punk that is something above the rest.

Against Me! - Shape Shift With Me: New Wave:White Crosses :: TGDB:SSWM

Wreck and Reference - Indifferent Rivers Romance End: Cool concept, but wears thin quickly.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads - Stay Home!!: Great punk songs to be heard live.

Various - Hamilton Broadway Cast Recording: Great execution, but hard to keep focus for 2+ hours.

9.24.2016 | Tragically Hip - Man Machine Poem: Disappointed they broke up, but excited to dig into the back catalog.

Thank You, Scientist - Stranger Heads Prevail: A bit superfluous in places, but they should tour with Kamasi Washington.

Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog: Interesting pedigree but I could not get into it.

Chaim Tennenbaum - Chaim Tannenbaum: Sounds like something out of the '50s.

9.18.2016 | Son House - Heroes Of The Blues: Blues, to me, is always in the shadow or Robert Johnson, but this is still worth a listen.

Skipjack - A Soundtrack To A Eulogy: Boring, formulaic pop-punk.

Shai Hulud - Just Can't Hate Enough: Always breaking the rule that the singer defines the band.

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Blind Worms, Pious Swine: 12 albums released this year. Can someone make a best of?

Pkew Pkew Pkew - Pkew Pkew Pkef: If fratcore is not a thing already, they just invented it.

Of Montreal - Innocence Reaches: Always worth a listen.

100 Demons - In The Eyes of the Lord: Recommended to me as a fan of early Hatebreed. Did not disappoint.

9.13.2016 | NOFX - The Decline: Pretty much all I need.

9.09.2016 | The Lippies - The Lippies: Excellent, relentless modern punk.

Jellyfish - Spilt Milk Given the reverence, I think I need more time with it.

The I.L.Y.s - Scum With Boundaries: Interesting, pop-oriented turn.

Hella - The Devil Isn't Red: Moments of greatness, just not enough of them.

Faintest Idea - Increasing The Minimum Rage: Nope, too much ska for one album.

Explorer's Club - Together: Do you miss 60s pop? Then this is for you.

9.03.2016 | Evans the Death - Vanilla: I found the vocals to be distracting.

Dinosaur Jr - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not: A lot better than expected.

Cold World - Dedicated to Babies Who Came Feet First: It works.

Cold World - Ice Grillz: There is no way this should work.

Cables and Arms - Framing Defeat: Easy to lose in the sea of similar, and sometimes better, bands.

Brand New - 3 Demos, Reworked: More please.

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve: Soft Bounce: Weird amalgamation of electronic psychedelia.

9.02.2016 | Anohni - Hoplessness: What an apt title.

8.27.2016 | YG - Still Brazy: Offering little-to-nothing to the genre.

NOFX - Coaster: Alright, fine, I now like NOFX. Took them long enough.

NOFX - Wolves in Wolves' Clothing: Not bad, really growing on me.

NOFX - Never Trust A Hippy: You're Wrong is my favorite song of theirs, even if I do not agree with all of it.

Venerea - Last Call For Adderall: The best pop-punk album of the year.

Urban Waste - Urban Waste: Excellent hardcore from the beginning.

Ray Rocket - Do You Wanna Go To Tijuana: Drums and Vampire Weekend are big influences.

PUP - The Dream Is Over: A punk(er) Hold Steady.

The Professionals - I Didn't See It Coming: Early-80s punk that is more Clash than Pistols.

Kate Pierson - Guiters and Microphones: Such a great, fun, pop/punk/rock record.

NOFX - War On Errorism: Love the message behind it.

NOFX - Pump Up The Valuum: I have no doubt that their live show would be the best medium for their music.

NOFX - Heavy Petting Zoo: Starting to run together.

NOFX - Punk In Drublic: This is the album I could see listening to the most.

NOFX - White Trash, Two Heebs, And A Bean: And we are back to being difficult to take seriously.

NOFX - The Longest Line: Starting to warm up.

NOFX - Maximum Rocknroll: This is something I could get behind.

NOFX - Ribbed: Too many sub-genres of punk to really sink my teeth into.

NOFX - S&M Airlines: Not exactly revelatory, but the closing cover ruins the whole experience.

Marilyn Manson - Pale Emperor: Solid, but hard to differentiate.

Marilyn Manson - Born Villain: One of the better albums in their catalog.

Marilyn Manson - High End of Low: Certainly an improvement.

8.14.2016 | NoFX - Liberal Animation: I mistakenly assumed they were a joke band all this time.

Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me: Starting to lose me.

8.03.2016 | Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age of Grotesque: Easily my favorite so far.

8.01.2016 | Nice As Fuck - Nice As Fuck: The drums are hypnotic like '80s rap.

Nerf Herder - Rockingham:

7.31.2016 | Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood: Has its ups and downs.

7.30.2016 | Maren Morris - Hero: For fans of Kacey Musgraves.

Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost: A grown-up Front Bottoms.

Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals: More restrained, almost subdued in comparison.

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