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12.01.2018 | Say Anything - Oliver Appropriate:Feels disjointed musically.


MF DOOM and Bishop Nehru - NehruvianDOOM: Not sure how I missed this in the DOOMverse, but glad I found it.


LVL UP - Hoodwink'd: Incredibly solid indie rock album.


Lingua Ignota - Al Bitches Die: Recommended in the vein of Death Grips, but not in the same universe.


Julia Holter - Aviary: So much here to like, even if it does feel long at time.


Laura Jane Grace - Bought To Rotl Unenamored with the lead single, the album experience completely redeems it.


Drug Church - Cheer: One of my favorite punk-adjacent albums of the year.


Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop: I had high hopes for this post-rock album. Too high as it turns out.


11.17.2018 | Titus Andronicus - Home Alone On Halloween: An unproductive EP.


Machine Girl - The Ugly Art: Some compelling moments, but overall falls flat.


Jim Carrol Band - Catholic Boy: Thank you for the introduction Against Me!.


Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks: My favorite Dylan album, but six discs is a bit much.


Cursive - Vitriola: Been years since I revisted The Ugly Organ. Time to do so again.


11.03.2018 | Wall Breaker - 2017 - Demo: Better than anticipated from their live show. Looking forward to more.


Thrice - Palms: I can just never get their stuff to stick with me.


10.26.2018 | Saves The Day - 9: Some interesting production choices early on, but the 20+ minute closing is the only essential track.


10.14.2018 | Restorations - LP5000: Solid rock album.


The Mountain Goats - Hex Of Infinite Binding: Always so solid, I look forward to each release.


The Mice - For Almost Ever, Scooter: Fantastic power pop that should be found by more.


Paul McCartney - Egypt Station: A little long, but it still such a treasure to have.


Joyce Manor - Million Dollars To Kill Me: I want it to be harder and faster than it is.


Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow: Would love to re-listen without the two big singles.


Gouge Away - Burnt Sugar: What a ripper!


Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams: I like some of what they are doing, but certainly feels like a band looking for a new identity at times.


Crime - San Francisco's STILL Doomed: I think I have reach peak post-punk.


Candy - Good To Feel: Another example of the modern hardcore resurgence.


Bad Moves - Tell No One: Tell everyone about this great little pop/rock album.


10.05.2018 | Coheed and Cambria - The Unheavenly Creatures: Their best since IKSSE3.


10.02.2018 | Tragedy - Fury: Yep, Tragedy.


9.30.2018 | State Faults - Resonate Desperate: More emphasis on the music than screechy vocals is a nice change of pace.


Respire - Denouement: Solid addition to the avant gardecore side of the spectrum.


Punch - Push/Pull: A split with Loma Prieta should tell you a lot of what you need to know.


Origami Angel - Doing The Most: Looking forward to them doing more.


Nervous Dater - Don't Be A Stranger: Uncompelling indie pop/rock.


Moonflower - Ancient Burial Mound: Loving the melodic punk-adjacent indie rock resurgence.


Lord Snow - Solitude: The blurry album cover represents the music inside very well.


Loma Prieta - Life/Less: There is a desperation in these songs that is refreshing to hear.


Jungbluth - Part Ache: Chaotic, frenetic, loud.


Jerome's Dream - Completed: Excellent screamo collection.


Interpol - Marauder: Dislike the vocal mix, but a pretty good return to form otherwise.


9.23.2018 | I Hate Sex - World Of Grief: Amazing vocals for the style of music.


Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance: The post-punk resurgence has a winner.


Failures - Decline And Fall: Fairly generic screamo.


Eminem - Kamikaze: Huge step up from his last album.


Duster - Stratosphere: So much to love about this slo-core album.


Comadre - Comadre: One of the best screamo albums in the last ten years.


Busdriver - Electricity Is On Our Side: A little long, but a great foundation.


Berurier Noir - Macadam Massacre: Would love to know what they are saying.


The Armed - Only Love: Jane Doe From Above 1979.


Antarctigo Vespucci - Leavin' La Vida Loca: Their best yet.


Antarctigo Vespucci - Soulmate Stuff: Such a great pairing of people.


Antarctigo Vespucci - I'm So Tethered. Had no idea I needed this in my life.


9.02.2018 | Snail Mail - Lush: Liked it a lot more than the singles would have otherwise led me to believe.


Pere Ubu - Dub Housing: A punkier Talking Heads.


Meg Myers - Take Me To The Disco: Strong '90s alternative vibes.


8.24.2018 | Mitski - Be The Cowboy: Album of the year contender.


Illuminati Hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies: Excellent indie pop.


Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You For Today: Understated is not something I associate with DCFC.


DBS - Tales From The Crib: Dime-a-dozen punk from the mid-90s.


The Coup - Steal This Album: Not sure how I skipped this group, but course correcting now.


Birds In Row - We Already Lost The World: Much better than the deceptive singles.


8.16.2018 | Kanye West - Ye: Not sure what all the hate is for as this is still pretty good.


Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues: Could have skipped the singing and focused on the guitar playing.


Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth: I found it less engaging as a whole than The Epic.


M. Ward - What A Wonderful Industry: What a wonderful album.


Vein - Errorzone: Going to give it another go, given the hype.


Townes Van Zandt - Live At the Old Quarter: Essential singer songwriter.


Two Gallants - We Are Undone: My time away has renewed my faith.


Three Shade of Dirty - Paper Roses: Fun little pop demo.


Stil Life - From Angry Heads with Skyward Eyes: What an amazing album!


Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides: Very Lynchian.


Pusha T - Daytona: Seven tracks is perfect.


No Right - Unjustified: Classic straight edge hardcore.


Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch: I have enjoyed this run of EPs more than any of their albums.


Nausea - Extinction: Not really my thing.


8.12.2018 | Nails - Unsilent Death: Todd Jones strikes again


Mom Jeans - Puppy Love: A bit of a letdown coming off Best Buds.


Mil-Spec - Demo/When The Fever Broke/Changes: What a run of great hardcore tracks.


Middle Class - Out Of Vogue: The first hardcore track? Not sure, but really great regardless.


Michael Cera Palin - Growing Pains/I Don't Know How To Explain It: Lofty name to live up to. Nails it.


Line Of Sight - Demo/Dissent: Awesome straight edge hardcore.


JPEGMAFIA - Veteran: Not really feeling it.


Integrity - Those Who Fear Tomorrow: Essential and I need to get more of their stuff.


Guiding Wave - To Dance Around Love: Really great post-punk.


Get Up Kids - Kicker: More please.


Gaslight Anthem - '59 Sounds Sessions: A little underwhelming for such a classic album.


Feederz - What Would Hitler Do: Would love to see them live, but could do without new music.


Failure Face - Complete Failure: Weirdly melodic, but aggressive.


Envy - A Dead Sinking Story: Given the hype, I had expectations that were too high.


Electric Eels - God Says Fuck You: Not my favorite proto-punk band, but have to respect what they were doing.


Econochrist - Trained To Serve: Great early '90s hardcore.


Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose: There is much to unpack here.


Die Hoffnung - Elegies and Creation Songs: Not my favorite from the brothers, but I am glad it exists.


Culture Abuse - Bay Dream: Not as immediately compelling as Peach.


Cringer - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: Pretty good, if generic, punk from the late '80s.


Converge - Beautiful Ruin: Outstanding supplement.


Commander Salamander - Gross October: Indebted to Midwest emo, in a good way.


Clipping - Face: Keeps getting better and better.


Breathing Walker - Breathing Walker: Moss Icon with a violin!


Blue Streak - No Guns on TV: Looking forward to what the future brings.


At The Drive-In - In Diamante: Great little EP.


Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino: Too grown up.


Amusement Parks On Fire - All The New Ends: Glad they are back at it


Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Demo: Did a split with Converge which should give you an idea on sound, but super short tracks.


7.20.2018 | Worst Party Ever - Anthology: Early Front Bottoms, for whatever that is worth.


Amanda Woodward - La Decadence De La Decadence: French screamo that is worth your time.


Hank Wood and the Hammerheads - Self Titled: Best traditional punk album of the year. Maybe the decade.


Wonder Years - Sister Cities: Solid album from these pop-punk/modern emo vets.


Wipers - Is This Real: This is real.


Jack White - Boarding House Reach: I hope this is the album he felt he had to make in order to do something fun again.


The Voidz - Virtue: A few good tracks, but felt like a lot of filler.


The Vaselines - Dum Dum: Can see why Nirvana were such big fans.


User Error - Cassette: Grown up Assfactor 4.


Twitching Tongues - In Love There Is No Law: Not sure what kind of band they are trying to be.


Turnstile - Time and Space: To their own drum they beat and I follow.


True Love - The Pact: One of my favorite modern hardcore bands.


Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough: Album of the year contender for the great Rolling Stone cover.


Threadbare - Escapist: Huge improvement and what was surely unique for 1997.


Threadbare - Threadbare: Could have done without the 11 minute closer.


Threadbare - Feeling Older Faster: Not exactly screamo, but heavier than emo.


Sza - Ctrl: Pretty solid pop album worthy of a lot of the praise.


Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer: I prefer the former, but even then in limited doses.


Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska: Now this is an album of his I want to revisit.


Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town: I still cannot get into Bruce.


The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth: Slightly cleaner but still compelling.


The Sound - Jeopardy: How was the band not huge?


Sorority Noise - YNAAYT: Unnecessary.


The Slits - Cut: Magnificent post-punk.


The Screamers - In A Better World: I like the demos better.


The Screamers - Demos '77-'78: How great they could have been.


Rocket From The Tombs - Rocket Redux: Stick with the raw recordings.


Rocket From The Tombs - The Day The Earth Met: Well, I guess I need to check out Pere Ubu now.


Rocket From The Crypt - Scream, Dracula, Scream: Essential punk 'n' roll.


Reggie and the Full Effect - 41: Can we start again?


Pulling Teeth - Martyr Immortal: Short, fast, loud.


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