Skewbald Grand Union - Skewbald Grand Union: Two songs is not enough

The Shins - Heartwoms: Nice return to form.

Sense Field - To End A Letter: For completists.

Sense Field - Living Outside: Certainly fatiguing.

Sense Field - Tonight and Forever: A little too slick for its own good.

Sense Field - Building: This should have been huge on the radio.

Sense Field - Killed For Less: Still a bit too rough around the edges.

Sense Field - Sense Field: Looking forward to more form this melodically-inclined hardcore-adjacent band.

Saxon Shore - The Exquisite Death Of: Just shy of post-rock, but a hell of a great instrumental album.

Samiam - Clumsy: How was this not bigger in the era post-Dookie?

Run The Jewels - 3: Almost too consistent.

Rudimentary Peni - Death Church: Early '80s punk in all of its low-fi glory.

Jeff Rosenstock - Live and Acoustic at Vinyl Paradies: Now I need to see him.

Ritual Mess - Vile Art: Wow, this is the best screamo album I have heard in a long time.

Ritual Mess - Ritual Mess: Successfully piqued my screamo interests.

Remo Drive - Greatest Hits: Part Weezer, part Get Up Kids, all pretty awesome.


Reason To Believe - When Reason Sleeps Demons Dance: More pop-punk than DC.

Reason to Believe - Demo/Next Door: Very DC-reminiscent melodic hardcore.

Ramshackle Glory - Who are your friends gonna be?: A little too Rehearsing My Choir.

Raekwon - The Wild: He and Ghostface just keep killing it.

Matt Pryor - Memento Mori: His most somber set of songs ever.

Protester - Demo/Protester/No Identity: Great hardcore that sounds both new and old.

Open City - Open City: More abrasive than I was anticipating.

Praise - Leave it All Behind: Almost too polished.

of Montreal - Rune Husk: When they hang it up, there will be so much to sift through for a greatest hits.

Conor Oberst - Salutations: So glad this exists, but prefer the originals in most cases.

Nine Inch Nails - Not The Actual Events: Really starting to like the EP format for them.

New Found Glory - Makes Me Sick: Less punk than anything they have ever released.

Narco Debut - Garden Dreams: The SSTB comparisons are warranted.

Mark Mulcahy - The Possum in the Driveway: Always worth listening to.

Mountain Goats - Goths: Best album since Sunset Tree.