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

Thursday, March 1, 2012

February 2012


Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando: A
Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction: A
Stam1na - Nocebo: A
Air - Le voyage dans la lune: A-
Fine Before You Came - Ormai: A-
Mgla - With Hearts Toward None: A-
Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It: A-
Polica - Give You the Ghost: A-

Other Stuff:

Oren Ambarchi, Jim O'Rourke & Keiji Haino - Imikuzushi: B+
Black Country Communion - Live Over Europe: B+
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Visiting This World: B+
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden: B+
Cursive - I Am Gemini: B+
Drudkh - Eternal Turn of the Wheel: B+
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II: B+
Sharon van Etten - Tramp: B+
Howlin Wind - The Russian Wilds: B+
Lambchop - Mr. M: B+
Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral: B+
Napalm Death - Utilitarian: B+
Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore - Ku Klux Glam: B+
Orange Goblin - A Eulogy for the Damned: B+
Scuba - Personality: B+
Swallow the Sun - Emerald Forest and the Blackbird: B+
John Talabot - fIN: B+
Otis Taylor - Otis Taylor's Contraband: B+
Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth: B+
Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake: B+
Wire - The Black Session: Paris, 10 May 2011: B+
Beneath the Massacre - Incongruous: B
Field Music - Plumb: B
Grimes - Visions: B
Frankie Rose - Interstellar: B
School of Seven Bells - Ghostory: B
Tindersticks - The Something Rain: B
Windy & Carl - We Will Always Be: B
Gucci Mane - Trap Back: B-
Ital - Hive Mind: B-
Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication: B-
Tennis - Young & Old: B-
Xandria - Neverworld's End: B-
Xiu Xiu - Always: B-
Chiddy Bang - Breakfast: C+
Dierks Bentley - Home: C+

Missed Stuff:

September 2010:
Glasser - Ring: B+
Halford - Made of Metal: B-

October 2010:
The Greenhornes - ****: B+
MellowHype - BlackenedWhite: B+

November 2010:
Atlas Sound - Basement Databank Vol. 3: A
Atlas Sound - Basement Databank Vol. 2: A-
Atlas Sound - Basement Databank Vol. 4: A-
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: A-

December 2010:
The Damned Things - Ironiclast: A-
Ghostface Killah - Apollo Kids: B+
Yeasayer - Live at Ancienne Belgique: B+

January 2011:
Pepe Deluxè - Queen of the Wave: B+
Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester: B+
Imperial Teen - Feel the Sound: B
Loma Prieta - I.V.: B
Ani Difranco - Which Side Are You On?: B-

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