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.
World Be Free - The Anti-Circle: Like a melodic '80s hardcore classic.
Wingnut Dishwashers Union - Towards a World Without Dishwashers: Love most of the message, but delivery starting to wear thin.
Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing: Always look forward to what he does, but never enamored with it.
Ramshackle Glory - Live The Dream: Not exactly polished, but certainly contains higher fidelity.
Johnny Hobo and Freight Trains - Chaos Infiltration Squad: Starting to grow on me.
Johnny Hobo and Freight Trains - Caught in Act of Not Being Awesome: Not exactly not awesome.
Johnny Hobo and Freight Trains - Anarchy Means I Hate You: Hate is a strong word.
Attickiss - Chasing Time: Not afraid to wear its influences on its sleeve.
Weerd Science - Red Light Juliet Broadcast 2: Stronger.
Weerd Science - Red Light Juliet: Worth a casual listen for Coheed fans, but not great on its own.
Laddio Bolocko - As If By Remote: Weirder yet.
Laddio Bolocko - In Real Time: Shorter and more traditional.
Get Up Kids - The EPs: Certainly worth listening to.
Laddio Bolocko - Strange Warnings: More jazz than post-rock, more avant garde than jazz, more post-rock than avant garde.
Kamasi Washington - The Epic: Not sure where to cut, because it all teeters on good-to-great, but there is probably an extra disc of material here.
They Might Be Giants - Why: Exactly.
Vince Staples - Summertime '06: Much better first half than second, but what a first half!
Reggie And The Full Effect - X-Mas Mini EP: Feels like not enough and too much at the same time.
Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free: Always weird when critics finally catch up to a great thing.
Free - Demo: Glad they are back, even if under a different name.
Dwarfstarr - Agnus: Atlanta-based rock band not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve.
Baroness - Purple: So glad they did not hang it up.
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think: I can see why it ended up on so many lists, but I need more time.
Magic Circle - Journey Blind: Not as good as debut, but would be hard to do anyway.
Foo Fighters - Saint Cecilia: I guess it will hold me over until a new LP.
Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams: Oh how far down they have come.
Burn - Last Great Sea: Too short.
Wavves - V: An improvement over an already-great Afraid of Heights.
Pentimento - I, No Longer: Barely noticeable from their early days.
Joanna Newsom - Divers: One of the most compelling voices in music.
Mountain Man - Rumination: Progressing towards a bigger sound.
Modern Baseball - The Perfect Cast: A little teaser to more.
Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth: No longer lightning in a bottle.
Front Bottoms - Back on Top: More of exactly the things to love about them.
Foundation - Turncoat: Sad to see them go.
Craig Finn - Faith in the Future: Odd production choices become a distraction.
Dylan, Bob - Bootleg, Vol 12: 18 discs of fly-on-the-wall greatness is worth listening to.
Dungen - Allas Sak: Ta Det Lungt was such a triumph I will have to pretend this album does not exist.
The Decemberists - florasongs: Need more.
Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land: Such consistency begins to lose its impact.
Black Breath - Slaves Beyond Death: A step forward towards mixed outcomes.
Adele - 25: A few great singles, but not as consistent as 19 or 21.
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