Coheed and Cambria - Color Before the Sun: Concept or not, I like it.
Ratatat - Magnifique: Consistently challenging my perceptions of electronic music.
Punchline - Action: Adequate pop-punk.
Public Image Limited - The the World Needs Now: is for more people to listen to Public Image Limited.
Prince - Purple Rain: Off the bucket list, but not likely to revisit often.
Pianos Become the Teeth - Keep You: Softer than anticipated, based on their live show.
Charlie Parker - The Greatest Recording in Modern Jazz: The history of jazz is filled with hyperbole and this is not exception.
Owel - Owel: I get a strong Sigur Ros vibe.
Old Canes - Feral Harmonic: Slight disappointment from debut.
Old Canes - Early Morning Hymns: Simple, compelling acoustic album.
Obituary - The End Complete: Should not have listened right after the greatness of Neurosis. Will revisit later.
Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood: Masters of their craft of metal.
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall: It is all starting to sound the same.
Kacey Musgraves - Pageant Material: Delves into the cheesy a few too many times.
Mumford And Sons - Wilder Mind: Not exactly Dylan going electric, but certainly a changing of the guard.
Muffs - Muffs: Pretty good, if not cliche, punk album.
Mountain Man - Two: Great continuation from their debut.
Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ: Great return to (almost) form.
Microwave - Stovall: Biggest surprise from this year's Wrecking Ball. CD lives up to the live show.
Masters of Reality - Sunrise on the Sufferbus: Unnecessary hard rock that offers nothing new.
La Dispute - Somewhere at the Bottom...: The anxiety in the vocals make it worth listening to.
Ka - Day swith Dr. Len Yo: Might be my favorite hip-hop from this year.
Jump, Little Children - Between Dim & Dark: More dull than dim.
Jazz June - After the Earthquake: More indie rock than anything else they have done.
Jazz June - Scars to Prove It: Nice little bounce back.
Jazz June - Better Off WIthout Air: Embracing the jazzier side of things.
Jazz June - The Medicine: Evolutionary, but not always in a good way.
Jazz June - Boom, Motion, Music: Their most Texas Is The Reason-esque album.
Jazz June - Breakdance Suburbia: Punkier Talking Heads.
The I.L.Y.s - I've Always Been Good at True Love: Death Grips it is not, but good enough it is.
Hop Along - Painted Shut: Inevitable comparisons to Rilo Kiley are not fair but welcome.
Home Blitz - Foremost & Fair: Lo-fi garage rock that is not yet compelling enough.
Ghostface Killah - 12 Reason to Die II: Album after album, Ghostface proves his one of the all-time greats.
Gangstagrass - Rappalachia/Broken Hearts: Great concept, hard to execute, mixed results.
Dr. Dre - Compton: Expectations can play tricks on objectivity.
Mac Demarco - Another One/Some Other Ones: Not as good as Salad Days, but would be hard to follow-up anyway.
Defeater - Abandoned: More of what you expect from them.
Ceremony - The L-Shaped Man: Someone has been listening to a lot of Joy Division. And I like it.
Fucked Up - Year of the Hare: Music is better when they are around.
Ben Folds - So There: Lyrically, this is still @benfolds. Musically, this is Mr. Benjamin S. Folds.
Death - N.E.W.: Not quite the cash grab I was anticipating, but a far cry from their unearthed tracks.
The Dear Hunter - Act IV Rebirth in Reprise: Coheed, Say Anything, and Pink Floyd come together in a fascinating way.
Davenport Cabinet - Risks in Magic: Always solid classic rock-inspired songs.
Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times: Such a weird collection of songs.
California X - Nights in the Dark: Perfect album for the soundtrack of a day spent in an airport.
Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic: Continuing to push themselves forward without losing a step.
Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance: A bit too dance-heavy for me.
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister: So much better than their last few which were already good.
Anvil - Metal on Metal: Made great after watching the documentary.
Alabama Shakes - Sound and Color: An excellent step forward from their debut.
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