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3.19.2017 | Cassie - Cassie: A great R&B/hip-hop album that seems lost to time.


Car Seat Headrest - Non-Teens of Denial Discography: http://uproxx.com/music/car-seat-headrest-bandcamp-albums/


Career Suicide - Anthology 1 and 2: Decent, but not particularly special when taken all at once.


Cannae - Demo: I wish there was more.


Campaign - Enemies: Still not sure why these guys are not bigger.


Buffalo Clover - Test Your Love: A little too much deviation from their winning formula.


Buffalo Clover - Low Down Time: An improvement on a good debut.


Buffalo Clover - Pick Your Poison: I will pick her over him.


Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club: A bit long, but enough to warrant repeat listens.


Jeff Buckley - Grace: So much more, and better, than what is a great cover.


Boxer - The Hurt Process: Kid Dyanmite/Lifetime-influenced and awesome.


Blitz - Voice of a Generation: Classic oi! album.


2.20.2017 | Dropkick Murphys - 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory: The transition from street punk to arena rock has been fascinating.


2.19.2017 | 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.


1.31.2017 | 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.


1.22.2017 | 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.


12.09.2016 | 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.


10.07.2016 | 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.


9.24.2016 | 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.


9.18.2016 | 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.


9.13.2016 | NOFX - The Decline: Pretty much all I need.


9.09.2016 | 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.


9.03.2016 | 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.


9.02.2016 | Anohni - Hoplessness: What an apt title.


8.27.2016 | 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.


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