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Friday, June 1, 2012

May 2012


Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music: A
White Lung - Sorry: A
Beach House - Bloom: A-
David Daniell & Douglas McCombs - Versions: A-
Dawnbringer - Into the Lair of the Sun God: A-
Hilary Hahn & Hauschka - Silfra: A-
Lone - Galaxy Garden: A-
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon: A-
PS I Love You - Death Dreams: A-
The Walkmen - Heaven: A-

Other Stuff:

Ab-Soul - Control System: B+
Best Coast - The Only Place: B+
Chicha Libre - Canibalismo: B+
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Orchestra - Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Orchestra: B+
El-P: Cancer 4 Cure: B+
Father John Misty - Fear Fun: B+
Laurel Halo - Quarantine: B+
Heavy Blanket - Heavy Blanket: B+
Marduk - Serpent Sermon: B+
Marissa Nadler - The Sister: B+
Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I: B+
Norah Jones - ...Little Broken Hearts: B+
Iamsu - Kilt: B+
KTL - V: B+
OFF! - OFF!: B+
phon.o - Black Boulder: B+
Public Image Ltd. - This Is PiL: B+
Ramona Fall - Prophet: B+
Royal Thunder - CVI: B+
Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour: B+
Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns: B+
Ursprung - Ursprung: B+
Regina Spektor - What We Saw From the Cheap Seats: B+
Nick Waterhouse - Time's All Gone: B+
Grass Widow - Internal Logic: B
Adam Lambert - Trespassing: B
Light Asylum - Light Asylum: B
King Tuff - King Tuff: B
Slash - Apocalyptic Love: B
Turing Machine - What Is the Meaning of What: B
Aldebaran - Embracing the Lightless Depths: B-
B.o.B. - Strange Clouds: B-
Horseback - Half Blood: B-
Garbage - Not Your Kind of People: B-
Gucci Mane - I'm Up: B-
Lower Dens - Nootropics: B-
John Mayer - Born and Raised: B-
Pennywise - All or Nothing: B-
Soulsavers - The Light the Dead See: C+
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here: D

Missed Stuff:

April 2011:
Death Grips - Exmilitary: A-

February 2012:
Ariel Pink & R. Stevie Moore - Ku Klux Glam: B+
Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake: B+

March 2012:
Chromatics - Kill for Love: B+
Every Time I Die - Ex Lives: B+

April 2012:
Screaming Females - Ugly: A-
Evans the Death - Evans the Death: B+
In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans: B+ Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance: B+
Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game: B+
Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe: B+
Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair: B+
Allo Darlin' - Europe: B
Brendan Benson - What Kind of World: B

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