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.
Marilyn Manson - The Golden Age of Grotesque: Easily my favorite so far.
Nice As Fuck - Nice As Fuck: The drums are hypnotic like '80s rap.
Nerf Herder - Rockingham:
Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood: Has its ups and downs.
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.
Mitski - Puberty 2: Outstanding album of pop/rock/alt-R&B.
Martha - Blisters in The Pit Of My Heart: My favorite summer album of the year.
Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar: The Beautiful People barely scratches the surface of this great album.
Marilyn Manson - Portrait Of An American Family: Good enough to keep digging.
Late! - Pocketwatch: Culturally fascinating, objectively skippable.
Julie Ruin - Hit Reset: I would listen to almost anything with Katleen's vocals on it.
Invisible - Patience: Once touted as a TVOTR sound alike, but this is far from it.
Ink & Dagger - The Fine Art Of Original Sin: Late '90s hardcore was such a weird time.
Hotelier - Goodness: Not as good as Home, but still good enough.
G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day Of Revenge: Very much looking forward to what is next.
Brian Fallon - Painkillers: The difference between this and Gaslight is slim.
The Falcon - Gather Up The Chaps: Feels disjointed.
Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels: No familiarity with the originals makes for a wonderful listen.
Dirty Nil - Higher Power: Such tension in the vocals make it compelling.
Direct Hit - Wasted Mind: Above average pop-punk.
Dikembe - Hail Something: Gritty post-punk.
Converge - You Fail Me Redux: Either I forgot how good the album was, or this mix is really that much better.
Camp Cope - Camp Cope: Indie rock with punk influences married to earnestness.
Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book: Still do not get the fascination.
Big Thief - Masterpiece: Chameleonic pop-punk.
Belvedere - Revenge Of The Fifth: Good, but not great, modern pop-punk.
Avalanches - Wildflower: Time to go back a revisit the debut, because this was really great.
The Apostles - Punk Obituary: Punk in the '80s was such a fascinating thing and this is a centerpiece.
Anderson .Paak - Malibu: Not really my thing, but damn if it is not tempting to go down the road.
Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: Songs meant for the stag fall flat on disc.
The Avalanches - Wildflower: Awesome follow-up that will make me revisit their beloved debut.
$eth - A Rehearsal For The Great Uprising: A huge, progressive, leap forward. Post-punk/metal/rock all in one.
$eth - The First Snack/Akorex B: More of the same.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway: Feels completely uninspired.
Car Seat Headrest - Teens In Denial: No denying an album of the year contender. Great Titus Andronicus tour partner.
Bob Dylan - The 1985 Rehearsal Tape: I think there is one really good disc here.
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound: Not really my style, but a first step to becoming a convert.
Blink-182 - California: My first Blink album, and I liked it.
$eth - Acoustic Rage: Name dropped as an influence by Laura Jane Grace, justifiably.
Bob Dylan - After The Empire: A compelling case that even when down, Dylan is still better than most.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity: I could listen to this on repeat, as intended.
Yeasayer - Amen And Goodbye: I want to like it.
Wire - Nocturnal Koreans: Aging well.
White Lung - Paradise: Incredibly compelling punk.
Henry Threadgill - In For A Penny: A little long, but otherwise hard to complain about.
Slipknot - Iowa: Great metal album, last track aside.
Slipknot - Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat: Too much nu going on.
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool: Really strong, has a Sigur Ros vibe going on.
Miracle Legion - Portrait Of A Damaged Family: I had a lovely time.
LUH - Spiritual Songs: The desperation in the vocal delivery will keep me coming back for more.
Islands - Taste: Initially not as good, but I remember being wrong about Digital Ash, too.
Islands - Should I Remain Here At Sea: Yes, if further albums sound this good.
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six: Pulling in a vast array of influences makes for a fairly compelling album.
Hallelujah The Hills - A Band Is Something: Some great songs here, but it falls flat as an album.
Flatbush Zombies - 3001- A Laced Odyssey: A lot of hype, but little to back it up.
Drake - Views: I just do not care.
Death Grips - Bottomless Pit: Almost had me thinking their run was over, but the second half was strong.
Dalek - Abandoned Language: Have to give them credit for trying to push the genre forward.
Burn - ...From The Ashes: Still trying to get into them with the same fervor as everyone else.
boysetsfire - After The Eulogy: This is a really great melodic/hardcore/metal album.
boysetsfire - The Day The Sun Went Out: Not really sure who they are yet.
Beyonce - Lemonade: Have I been missing out or is this her first really good album?
Wham! - Make It Big: Thank you, Deadpool.
Weezer - Weezer (White): Really surprised by how much I enjoyed this.
M. Ward - More Rain: Most compelling album by him in a long time.
Savages - Adore Life: Feels oddly contrived.
Ra Ra Riot - Need Your Light: Undeniably dance-pop, but really good at being that.
Pears - Green Star: Something for everyone into punk/hardcore.
Parquet Courts - Human Performance: They are a modern day Talking Heads.
Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow: Good for what it is, just not for me right now.
Madder Rose - Hello June Fool: A best-of will suffice.
Madder Rose - Tragic Magic: Diminished returns.
Madder Rose - Panic On: No need to panic as it is more of the same.
Madder Rose - Bring It Down: Beautiful John is an unbelievably great song the rest of the album cannot match.
Korn - Korn: Thirty minutes too long, but not as bad as anticipated.
Killswitch Engage - Incarnate: Best album in nearly a decade.
Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Nights: Over-produced songs detract from its potential.
Into It. Over It. - Standards: Culmination of everything he has been working towards.
Hotel Year - It Never Goes Out: Glimpses of what they would become.
Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness: I just cannot get into it.
Face to Face - Face to Face: Really great street punk with pop sensibilities.
Deftones - Around the Fur: I should have listened to this long ago.
John Congleton and Nighty Nite - Until the Horror: I missing the pAper chAse.
David Bowie - Blackstar: When the dust settles, really curious to see its place in history.
Andrew Bird - Are You Serious: Really solid as always, but no Armchair.
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo: Between it and the demos, there is a good-possibly-great album here.
Weerd Science - Red Juliet Broadcast 3: Nothing to change anyone's mind.
Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered: At the top of his game.
Bl'ast - For Those Who've Graced The Fire: I really need to get into the older stuff.
Animal Collective - Painting With: It feels over-constructed.
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