St. Vincent - St. Vincent: Atop many end-of-year lists for a damn good reason.
Spoon - They Want My Soul: Spoon is the band I never remember I missed.
Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy: Refreshing, innovative hip-hop that needs more recognition.
Sonic's Rendezvous Band - City Slang/Sweet Nothing: This band needs more attention.
Sonic Avenues - Mistakes: No mistakes here, fun pop/rock album.
Smashing Pumpkins - Monument to an Elegy: Short (for them), restrainted (for them), but effective rock album.
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania: The moment i realized the parallels in career between them and Saves the Day.
Smashing Pumpkins - Adore: Not nearly as bad as anticipated. In fact, quite a good album.
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish: Why have I slept on this album so long?
Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love: Cannot wait to listen to this again.
Shellac - Dude Incredible: Extremely engaging post-punk/math rock akin to modern Mission of Burma.
Run The Jewels - 2: Easily the best hip-hop album of last year. Unbelievable they could top their debut, but they did.
She & Him - Classics: More of what you have come to expect.
Ty Segall - Manipulator: I want to like this, but struggling to get through each song.
Seam - The Problem With Me: What an absolutely great album.
Antonio Sanchez - Birdman Soundtrack: Pretty good on its own, but wish the sequence were drastically different.
Josh Rouse - Nashville: Pleasant enough, but would be disservice to only listen to once.
Rough Francis - Maximum Soul Power: Evokes none of those adjectives.
Rotting Out - This Is Just A Life: Black Flag meets Over My Dead Body.
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes to Love: Brash, loud, angry, fun. Yes.
Rotting Out - The Wrong Way: Less Bane worship, more awesome.
Rotting Out - Street Prowl: Something captivating about Walter's delivery.
The Roots - ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin: Disappointing.
Roll The Tanks - Broke 'til Midnight: Great contemporaries of modern Against Me!.
Davis Rogan - The Real Davis: I will miss you, Treme.
Rodan - Fifteen Quiet Years: Worth having, but Rusty deserves to be in the rotation.
Rodan - Rusty: Very obvious Slint successor.
Right Away, Great Captain: Bitter End/Eventually Home/Church Of The Good Thief: Andy Hull starting to grow on me.
Buddy Rich - Mercy, Mercy - Drumming more prominent, but still needs to be louder.
Buddy Rich - The New One!: Wish the drumming was more prominent and louder in the mix.
Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy: Always have a special place for O.
Restorations - LP3: This should have been on more "Best Of" lists last year.
Resist - We Want Our World Back: No Ten Yard Fight, but as close as we might get.
Ratking - So It Goes: Good modern hip-hop.
Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves: A great continuation of Operation Ivy with a bit more Clash.
Rachel's - Selenography: Their best work.
Pure Hell - Noise Addiction: Certainly not as good as Death, but maybe just as important.
The Progress - Merit: Miss Piebald? Listen to this.
Prawn - Kingfisher: Triumphant addition to the emo revival.
Pixies - Pixies: For completists only.
Pixies - Trompe le Monde: All good things come to and end.
Pixies - Bossanova: Slightly-less-than a masterpiece.
Pixies - Doolittle: Masterpiece.
Pixies - Surfer Rosa/Come On Pilgrim: Mostly good indie rock.
Pink Floyd - The Endless River: Feels like a cash grab.
Tom Petty - Hypnotic Eye: Lost some of the charm from the past few albums.
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal: Start to buy into the hype.
Parkay Quarts - Content Nausea: Like a hip-hop mixtape, this collection a testing ground.
Owen - I Do Perceive: Singer-songwriter is a tough sell for me.
Ought - More Than Any Other Day: Owes much to the Talking Heads.
Open Mike Eagle - Dark Comedy: Alternative hip-hop that is worth listening to but not obsessing over.
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