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.
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