Dropkick Murphys - 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory: The transition from street punk to arena rock has been fascinating.
Birthmark - Antibodies: Can probably skip it, but glad I listened.
Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle: Hauntingly beautiful.
Bad Brains - Into The Future: Pretty good
Bad Brains - Build A Nation: Not bad, but relative to their few before it.
Bad Brains - I And I Survived: I almost did not.
Bad Brains - God Of Love: So bad.
Bad Brains - Rise: If you did not know it was Bad Brains it would not be so bad.
Bad Brains - Quickness: Is with how I will skip over this one in the future.
Bad Brains - I Against I: The non-reggae tracks are great
Bad Brains - Bad Brains: WOW!
At The Drive-In - Acrobatic Tenement: Early ATDI and early Coheed share more similarities than I realized.
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders: Leaps and bounds above the latest.
Atlantic Pacific - Meet You New Love: I like the concept, but executing is flawed.
The Assistant - In The Year of The Dawg: Not as desperate sounding as their debut.
Animal Flag - Everything Will Be Okay: An improvement, but not as good as their newest.
Animal Flag - Flood of Sunlight: Glad I listened to the newest album first because I might have otherwise tuned out.
Ryan Allen - Basement Punk: I think we have a difference of opinion on both punk and basement.
52 Hertz - Demo/Somnolence/Twosome: Mostly forgettable but not worthless alternative(?) rock.
Neil Young - Peace Trail: I could get behind more of this.
You Blew It! - 2016 - Abendrot: '90s emo lives!
Wovenhand - Star Treatment: Always worth a listen.
Jack White - Acoustic Recordings: What a great collection.
Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat To Earth: A little slow moving for where I was at the time.
Watsky - x Infinity: Keep making music please.
Turnstile - Move Thru Me: Unsurprising hardcore. Sometimes that is just fine.
Touche Amore - Stage Four: I always forget about how great they are between album cycles.
Super Unison - Auto: Worth listening to on a regular basis.
Suffocate For Fuck Sake - In My Blood: Cribbing parts of City of Caterpillar and Converge is one way to get my attention.
Somos - First Day Back: Some strong tracks, but the production holds it back a bit.
Solange - Seat At The Table: Could not get into it.
Smoke DZA & Pete Rock: Don'e Smoke Back: Best old-school hip-hop album of 2016?
Sleigh Bells - Jessica Rabbit: How the music industry has changed since they came on the scene. They now sound dated.
Xenia Rubinos - Black Terry Cat: I can skip it.
Rolling Stones - Blue And Lonesome: Wow!
Planes Mistaken For Stars - Prey: Decent return.
Pinegrove - Cardinal: Really surprised this made so many year end lists. Deserving, just surprising.
Papa M - Highway Songs: Sounds like demos to a new Slint album. Please?
Angel Olsen - My Woman: Such an incredibly haunting voice.
Neurosis - Fires Within Fires: Mostly as expected.
Kevin Morby - Singing Saw: Really want to give it a second listen.
Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct: Runs too long, but even shorter would not be very interesting to me.
Cass McCombs - Mangy Love: Not sure why I tried.
Leithause and Batmanglij - I Had A Dream: Make more please.
Mikey Erg - Tentative Decisions: Loved this album despite no context for who he is.
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Pretty Years: Play it really loud.
Culture Abuse - Peach: One of the best punk-related albums of 2016.
Common - Black America Again: Musically safe, lyrically adventurous.
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love: I am not a big funk listener, but this was so good.
Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here: Not familiar with their classic work probably hurt my enjoyment of this.
Youth Funeral - I Would Do It All Again: Screamo is alive and well.
Vanishing Life - Exile/Surveillance: I love Walter, but this is my least favorite project of his.
Two Tongues - Two Tongues Two: What a disappointment, first single aside.
Trash Talk - Tangle: Monotonous.
Teenage Fanclub - Here: On the list of bands I should like based on other's opinions but I struggle to get into.
Strokes - Future Present Past: A return to form was the billing. Not sure I cared the first time around.
Vince Staples - Prima Donna: Not sure I can justify the hype.
Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life: Not her strongest outing.
Jeff Rosenstock - Worry: Never has album art resembled so closely how I feel listening to the album.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOFX - The Decline: Pretty much all I need.
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.
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.
Anohni - Hoplessness: What an apt title.
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.
NoFX - Liberal Animation: I mistakenly assumed they were a joke band all this time.
Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me: Starting to lose me.
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