6.30.2017 | John Moreland - Big Bad Luv: Sucked in by a charasmatic review, it is nothing to write home about.

Mom Jeans - Best Buds: Excellent album in the crowded emo revival field.

The Menzingers - After The Party: This is not getting the hype it deserves.

Jordaan Mason - Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head: Not sure I get the NMH vibe that has been described, but it is certainly captivating.

Sondre Lerche - Pleasure: Not just another solid Sondre album, the formula is tweaked just enough to make refreshing.

Jens Lekman - Pleasure: Mesmerizing melodies.

Labradors - The Great Maybe: Missing something that was on their EP.

Labradors - Hate Summer: Come for the Kanye cover, stay for the rest.

6.23.2017 | KRS-One - The World Is Mind: Reminding everyone that the fundamentals of hip-hop done properly can still be compelling.

Kiss - Alive!: Good to know they were a real rock band underneath it all.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Murder of the Universe: Album of the year so far and it is not really close.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana: Excellent follow-up to Nonagon.

Tim Kasher - No Resolution: Fair or not (the latter more likely), I will forever measure his albums against The Ugly Organ and this one does not compete.

Jesus and Mary Chain - Damage and Joy: I might like this more than their original albums.

Japandroids - Near to the Wild Heart of Life: A much slower burn than their debut, but I think it will be worth it in time.

I Love Your Lifestyle - We Go Way Back: Decent, but not extraordinary album from the emo revival.

Zach Hill - Face Tat: I do not think I would have appreciated this prior to Death Grips, but I sure do now.

Heart on My Sleeve - In The Midst Of Hope and Nothingness: Screamo full of desperation and break-at-any-moment. Not quite to Cap'n Jazz level, but akin enough.

Have a Nice Life - The Unnatural World: Amazing post-punk album.

Gray Matter - Thog: Completely skippable.

Gray Matter - Take It Back: Not quite at the same level.

Gray Matter - Food For Thought: A classic-sounding hardcore-adjacent album.

Glocca Morra - Just Married: Decent emo revival, but too much competition.

Give - Electric Flower Cult: One of the best bands in "hardcore"

Giants Chair - Purity and Control: Fantastic follow-up.

Giants Chair - Red and Clear: Heaviner, less melodic Get Up Kids and it is great.

Fit For Abuse - Too Little, Too Late: No it is not.

Fit For Abuse - Pysco Ray Sessions: Glad to finally own these on vinyl.

Craig Finn - We All Want The Same Thing: His most un-Hold Steady solo album yet. For better or worse.

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy: Enough really great stuff to come back to. Might be better as two EPs though.

Everyone Asked About You - Let's Be Enemies: Decent return to form.

Everyone Asked About You - Memory Fails Me Sometimes: A little more polished takes away some of the charm.

Everyone Asked About You - Everyone Asked About You: Had to do a double take on release date because it sounded too 90's emo.

Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby: Not quite as captivating.

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard: Captivating jazz.

Elbow - Little Fictions: Consistent, but can see why it is not getting as much coverage as previous outings.

Bob Dylan - Triplicate: I would listen to just about anything he puts out with regularity.

6.18.2017 | Death Grips - Steroids: Even the throwaway stuff is great.

6.17.2017 | Ducky Boys - Three Chords and the Truth/Chasing the Ghost: He can write a song and should be more well known.

Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors: Album of the year contender.

Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog: I do not get the fascination.

Davenport Cabinet - Selfish Angels: Sad to see them go.

Code Orange - Forever: Almost accessible.

Cock Sparrer - Shock Troops: So great for what it is.

Cloud NOthings - Life Without Sound: Slightly disappointing.

Cheap Girls - God's Ex-Wife: Miss these guys.

Charmer - Best Worst Birthday/Whateverville: Given their contemporaries, hard to recommend.

6.16.2017 | Chairlift - Moth: Great voice, but not enough to overcome the rest.

Busdriver - Temporary Forever: Was really hoping for more.

Bomb the Music Industry - Adults/Vacation: Too bad it had to come to an end.

Bomb the Music Industry - Scrambles: Did I mention how much fun live this would be?

Bomb the Music Industry - Others! Others!: Some of which could have stayed away.

Bomb the Music Industry - Get Warmer: Now it all clicks.

Bomb the Music Industry - Goodbye Cool World: Really wish I had seen these guys live now.

Bomb the Music Industr - To Leave or Die in Long Island: Still a bit rough around the edges.

Bomb the Music Industry - Album Minus Band: Hit or miss, but has potential.

Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time: Not sure where the albums end or begin anymore.

Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth: Too much.

At The Drive-In - Interalia: Calibrated expecations could lead to a positive experience.

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