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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

June 2011


Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones: A+
The Dear Hunter - The Color Spectrum: The Complete Collection: A-
Def Leppard - Mirror Ball: Live & More: A-
Fucked Up - David Comes to Life: A-
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver: A-
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up: A-
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra: A-
When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie: A-
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain: A-

Other Stuff:

Arctic Monkeys - Suck It and See: B+
Army Navy - The Last Place: B+
Battles - Gloss Drop: B+
Biosphere - N-Plants: B+
Black Country Communion - 2: B+
Cults - Cults: B+
Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure: B+
Sondre Lerche - Sondre Lerche: B+
Lil B - I'm Gay (I'm Happy): B+
Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler: B+
Dolly Parton - Better Day: B+
Random Axe - Random Axe: B+
Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread: B+
Symphony X - Iconoclast: B+
Devin Townsend - Deconstruction: B+
Devin Townsend - Ghost: B+
Curren$y - Weekend at Burnie's: B
John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves: B
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator: B
Woods - Sun & Shade: B
Julianna Barwick & Ikue Mori - FRKWYS Vol. 6: B-
Beyonce - 4: B-
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital: B-
JEFF the Brotherhood - We Are the Champions: B-
No Surrender - Medicine Babies: B-
Pitbull - Planet Pit: C

Missed Stuff:

September 2010:
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding: A-
Neil Young - Le Noise: A-
Aloe Blacc - Good Things: B+
Free Moral Angents - Control This: B+
Margot and the Nuclear So-So's - Buzzard: B+
Swans - My Father Will Gui de Me Up a Rope in the Sky: B+
Bilal - Airtight's Revenge: B
Jimmy Eat World - Invented: B
Pete Yorn - Pete Yorn: B

October 2010:
The Orb & David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres: A
Antony and The Johnsons - Swanlights: B+
The Fresh & Onlys - Play It Strange: B+
Ryan Bingham - Junky Star: B
PS I Love You - Meet Me at the Muster Station: B
Wacka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli: B-

March 2011:
Action Bronson - Dr. Lector: A-
Buddy Miller - The Majestic Silver Strings: B+
Josh T Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen: B+
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?: B+

April 2011:
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints: B+
Little Scream - The Golden Record: B+

May 2011:
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome: A-
Killer Mike - Pl3dge: A-
Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles: B+

Frank Fairfield - Out on the Open West: B+

Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida: B+
Tyler, the Creator - Goblin: B+
Týr - The Lay of Thrym: B+
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs: B+
Mark E - Stone Breaker: B-
Hell - Human Remains: B
Sloan - The Double Cross: B
Wild Beasts - Smother: B

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