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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

January 2012


Crippled Black Phoenix - (Mankind) The Crafty Ape: A
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas: A-
Taranis - Kingdom: A-

Other Stuff:

Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme: B+
Chairlift - Something: B+
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory: B+
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur: B+
Matt Elliott - The Broken Man: B+
First Aid Kit - Lion's Roar: B+
Gonjasufi - MU.ZZ.LE: B+
Heems - Nehru Jackets: B+
Hospitality - Hospitality: B+
Lamb of God - Resolution: B+
The Maccabees - Given to the Wild: B+
Pepe Deluxè - Queen of the Wave: B+
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions: B+
Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester: B+
Al-Namrood - Kitab Al-Awthan: B
Anneke van Giersbergen - Everything Is Changing: B
Imperial Teen - Feel the Sound: B
Loma Prieta - I.V.: B
Not an Airplane - It Could Just Be This Place: B
Ani Difranco - Which Side Are You On? B-
Primal Fear - Unbreakable: B-
Rick Ross - Rich Forever: C+
Kayo Dot - Gamma Knife: C
Bang on a Can - Big Beautiful Dark and Scary: D

Missed Stuff:

January 2011:
G-Side - The One...Cohesive: A-

February 2011:
David Lowery - The Palace Guards: B

April 2011:
Dennis Coffey - Dennis Coffey: B+
Sonny and Sunsets - Hit After Hit: B-

May 2011:
Dead Rider - The Raw Dents: B+

June 2011:
No Surrender - Medicine Babies: B-

September 2011:
Lydia Loveless - Indestructible Machine: B+

October 2011:
The Twilight Singers - Live in New York: A
Wussy - Strawberry: B+
A Classic Education - Call It Blazing: B
Baraka Som Sistema - Komba: B-

November 2011:
G-Side - iSLAND: A-
Chris Cornell - Songbook: B+
Teebs - Collections 01: B+
Slash - Made in Stoke 24/7/11: B-
Taylor Swift - Speak Now World Tour - Live: B-

December 2011:
Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat the Factory: B+
Shakira - Live from Paris: C+

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