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8.24.2018 | Mitski - Be The Cowboy: Album of the year contender.


Illuminati Hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies: Excellent indie pop.


Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You For Today: Understated is not something I associate with DCFC.


DBS - Tales From The Crib: Dime-a-dozen punk from the mid-90s.


The Coup - Steal This Album: Not sure how I skipped this group, but course correcting now.


Birds In Row - We Already Lost The World: Much better than the deceptive singles.


8.16.2018 | Kanye West - Ye: Not sure what all the hate is for as this is still pretty good.


Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues: Could have skipped the singing and focused on the guitar playing.


Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth: I found it less engaging as a whole than The Epic.


M. Ward - What A Wonderful Industry: What a wonderful album.


Vein - Errorzone: Going to give it another go, given the hype.


Townes Van Zandt - Live At the Old Quarter: Essential singer songwriter.


Two Gallants - We Are Undone: My time away has renewed my faith.


Three Shade of Dirty - Paper Roses: Fun little pop demo.


Stil Life - From Angry Heads with Skyward Eyes: What an amazing album!


Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides: Very Lynchian.


Pusha T - Daytona: Seven tracks is perfect.


No Right - Unjustified: Classic straight edge hardcore.


Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch: I have enjoyed this run of EPs more than any of their albums.


Nausea - Extinction: Not really my thing.


8.12.2018 | Nails - Unsilent Death: Todd Jones strikes again


Mom Jeans - Puppy Love: A bit of a letdown coming off Best Buds.


Mil-Spec - Demo/When The Fever Broke/Changes: What a run of great hardcore tracks.


Middle Class - Out Of Vogue: The first hardcore track? Not sure, but really great regardless.


Michael Cera Palin - Growing Pains/I Don't Know How To Explain It: Lofty name to live up to. Nails it.


Line Of Sight - Demo/Dissent: Awesome straight edge hardcore.


JPEGMAFIA - Veteran: Not really feeling it.


Integrity - Those Who Fear Tomorrow: Essential and I need to get more of their stuff.


Guiding Wave - To Dance Around Love: Really great post-punk.


Get Up Kids - Kicker: More please.


Gaslight Anthem - '59 Sounds Sessions: A little underwhelming for such a classic album.


Feederz - What Would Hitler Do: Would love to see them live, but could do without new music.


Failure Face - Complete Failure: Weirdly melodic, but aggressive.


Envy - A Dead Sinking Story: Given the hype, I had expectations that were too high.


Electric Eels - God Says Fuck You: Not my favorite proto-punk band, but have to respect what they were doing.


Econochrist - Trained To Serve: Great early '90s hardcore.


Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose: There is much to unpack here.


Die Hoffnung - Elegies and Creation Songs: Not my favorite from the brothers, but I am glad it exists.


Culture Abuse - Bay Dream: Not as immediately compelling as Peach.


Cringer - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: Pretty good, if generic, punk from the late '80s.


Converge - Beautiful Ruin: Outstanding supplement.


Commander Salamander - Gross October: Indebted to Midwest emo, in a good way.


Clipping - Face: Keeps getting better and better.


Breathing Walker - Breathing Walker: Moss Icon with a violin!


Blue Streak - No Guns on TV: Looking forward to what the future brings.


At The Drive-In - In Diamante: Great little EP.


Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino: Too grown up.


Amusement Parks On Fire - All The New Ends: Glad they are back at it


Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Demo: Did a split with Converge which should give you an idea on sound, but super short tracks.


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