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.
Neil Young - The Monsanto Years: Love (most of) the message, but the delivery is better-than-mediocre.
Worriers - Imaginary Life: Chorus-less and fantastic.
Wonder Years - No Closer To Heaven: Great pop-punk.
Wire - Wire: Settling into the complacency. Or finding themselves in textures.
Wilco - Star Wars: Might be my favorite of theirs.
Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues: I struggle with blues after Robert Johnson.
Weatherbox - Flies In All Directions: Not enough to bring me back for more.
Wavves X Cloud Nothings - No Life For Me: Sonic Youth an obvious inspiration for a compelling-enough collaboration.
Various - Ramallah/Sinners And Saints: More from each, please.
Various - Ciao My Shining Star: Come for the stars, stay for the songs. Frank Turner steals the show.
Various - Curse Of The Seven Jackals: E6 diehards only.
Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy: Album of the year.
Coheed And Cambria - The Color Before The Sun: Concept or not, when the songs are there the songs are there. The songs are there.
Tame Impala - Currents: Too much dance rock for me.
Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird Is Home: Can we get yearly, or monthly, releases?
Slayer - Reign in Blood: Not as good as I was hoping for.
Royal Trux - Accelerator: Meh, but the hype will have me revisit.
Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool: Much more cohesive and listenable.
Jeff Rosenstock - I Look Like Shit: Do you like Reggie? Meet Jeff.
Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks: Classical I can get behind.
Ike Reilly - Born On Fire: Sounds like he is having so much fun.
Refused - Freedom: Still do not get the adoration.
H2O - Use Your Voice: Still killing it after all these years.
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