2.02.2019 | Young Jesus - The Whole Thing Is Just There: This is an album worth diving into.

Swingin' Utters - Peace and Love: Not sure if this is the same band from Five Lessons Learned.

Street Dogs - Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing: Heard one, heard them all.

Pinback - Summer in Abaddon: AFK is a big winner, but the rest fails to engage.

mewithoutYou - [Untitled]: These guys have grown up.

The Interrupters - Fight The Good Fight: Much better than I would have thought.

Give - Love In This House: Sad to see these guys go out.

Foxing - Nearer My God: I really want to like this, but just cannot seem to get into it.

Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want: I can understand the hype for those looking for something heavier.

Camp Cope - How To Socialize and Make Friends: All the songs blend together, though not terrible songs.

Antagonize - Promo: Very much looking forward to a full length

1.06.2019 | Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats: Indeed.

Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs: Cannot wait for Some More Rap Songs.

Soccer Mommy - Clean: Pretty generic singer-songwriter album.

Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: I continue to enjoy everything he puts out.

Slow Fire Pistol - Beauty: I wish they would release more

Saba - Care For Me: Probably the best hip-hop album of last year.

Noname - Room 25: Lacks urgency

Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer: I can see the reason for the hype, but it does not hit on all cylinders.

Low - Double Negative: I had written these guys off a while back. Prematurely, it seems.

Dead Kennedys - Iguana Studios Rehearsal: Not essential, but fascinating all the same.

Beach House - 7: I cannot get into it.

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.

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