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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

May 2011


Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact: A
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres: A

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two: A-
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome: A-

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues: A-
Killer Mike - Pl3dge: A-

Other Stuff:

Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles: B+
Dead Rider - The Raw Dents: B+
Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys: B+
Frank Fairfield - Out on the Open West: B+
Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida: B+
Ben Harper - Give Till It's Gone: B+
The Men - Open Your Heart: B+
Mexicans with Guns - Ceremony: B+
Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts: B+
My Morning Jacket - Circuital: B+
Okkervil River - I Am Very Far: B+
Poly Styrene - Generation Indigo: B+
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania: B+
Tyler, the Creator - Goblin: B+
Týr - The Lay of Thrym: B+
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs: B+
White Denim - D: B+
The Antlers - Burst Apart: B
Boris - Attention Please: B
Boris - Heavy Rocks: B
Friendly Fires - Pala: B
Hell - Human Remains: B
Liturgy - Aesthethica: B
Sloan - The Double Cross: B
Wild Beasts - Smother: B
Mark E - Stone Breaker: B-
Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams: B-
Lady Gaga - Born This Way: C+
Brad Paisley - This Is Country Music: C+

Missed Stuff:

June 2010:
Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs of Love: B+
Perfume Genius - Learning: B+
Scissor Sisters - Night Work: B+
Hot Hot Heat - Future Breeds: B
Eminem - Recovery: F

September 2010:
James LaBrie - Static Impulse: A-
John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up!: A-
Tamaryn - The Waves: A-
Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone: B+
The Thermals - Personal Life: B+
Women - Public Strain: B+
Serj Tankien - Imperfect Harmonies: C

January 2011:
Faust - Something Dirty: B

February 2011:
Malachai - Return to the Ugly Side: B

March 2011:
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift: A
Coma Cinema - Blue Suicide: B+
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Graveyard Shift: B+
Sum 41 - Screaming Bloody Murder: B-

April 2011:
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Here We Rest: A-
Septic Flesh - The Great Mass: A-
An Horse - Walls: B+
Katy B - On a Mission: B+
Grouper - A I A: B+
Hauschka - Salon des Amateurs: B+
Julian Lynch - Terra: B+
Cass McCombs - Wit's End: B+
DJ Quik - The Book of David: B-
Ponytail - Do Whatever You Want All the Time!: B+
Primordial - Redemption at the Puritan's Hand: B+
Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What: B+
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l: B+
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse: B
Snowman - ∆bsence: B
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting: B

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