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.