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The all-inclusive, ever-changing, and uncomfortably flexible guide to all things music in the 2010's.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 2011


Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place: A
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake: A
Bob Marley - Live Forever: The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh PA, September 23, 1980: A
Moonsorrow - varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa: A
The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps: A
James Blake - James Blake: A-
Cult of Youth - Cult of Youth: A-
Deerhunter - iTunes Live from Soho: A-
Delicate Steve - Wondervisions: A-
The Psychic Paramount - II: A-
Radiohead - The King of Limbs: A-
Yuck - Yuck: A-

Other Stuff:

Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT: B+
Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding: B+
Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories): B+
Cut Copy - Zonoscope: B
The Dears - Degeneration Street: B+
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light: B+
The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh: B+
Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows: B+
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972: B+
Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise: B+
The Skull Defekts - Peer Amid: B+
Stateless - Matilda: B+
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges: B+
Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines: B+
Toro Y Moi - Underneath the Pine: B+
Deaf Center - Owl Splinters: B
Jònsi - Live at the Wiltern: B
David Lowery - The Palace Guards: B
Malachai - Return to the Ugly Side: B
Bayside - Killing Time: B-
East River Pipe - We Live in Rented Rooms: B-
La Sera - La Sera: B-
Thomas Giles - Pulse: C+

Missed Stuff:

June 2010:
The Goo Goo Dolls - Something for the Rest of Us: C

January 2011:
Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender: A
The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts: A-
Motorhead - The Wörld Is Yours: A-
MyGrain - MyGrain: B+
Sic Alps - Napa Asylum: B+
Wire - Red Barked Tree: B+   
Pearl Jam - Live on Ten Legs: B
Minks - By the Hedge: B-

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