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

Sunday, July 1, 2012

June 2012


iamamiwhoami - kin: A+
Rush - Clockwork Angels: A
Änglagård - Viljans öga: A-
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do: A-
Joey Bada$$ - 1999: A-
Hot Chip - In Our Heads: A-
Japandroids - Celebration Rock: A-
Lorn - Ask the Dust: A-
The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now: A-
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man in the Universe: A-

Other Stuff:

Be'lakor - Of Breath and Bone: B+
Circus Maximus - Nine: B+
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate: B+
Gojira - L'enfant sauvage: B+
Ihsahn - Eremita: B+
R. Kelly - Write Me Back: B+
KonKoma - KonKoma: B+
Metric - Synthethica: B+
The Mynabirds - GENERALS: B+
Oh No - Ohnomite: B+
Smallpeople - Salty Days: B+
Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania: B+
Smoke DZA - Rugby Thompson: B+
Spectrum Road - Spectrum Road: B+
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse: B+
Big K.R.I.T. - Live from the Underground: B
DIIV - Oshin: B
Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station: B
Polysick - Digital Native: B
Sonny and the Sunsets - Longtime Companion: B
Spaceghostpurrp - Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of Spaceghostpurrp: B
DJ Rashad - TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi: B-
Liars - WIXIW: B-
Lil B - Green Flame: B-
Serengeti - C.A.R.: B-
Patti Smith - Banga: B-
Taragana Pyjarama - Tipped Bowls: B-
Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family: B-
Joe Walsh - Analog Man: C+
The Offspring - Days Go By: F

Missed Stuff:

February 2012:
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Visiting This World: B+
Ital - Hive Mind: B-

March 2012:
Fort Romeau - Kingdoms: A-
The Shins - Port of Morrow: B+
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball: B-

April 2012:
Ian Anderson - Thick as a Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?: A-
Jack White - Blunderbuss: A-
Shackleton - Music for the Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs: B
Train - California 37: B
Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs: B-

May 2012:
Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music: A
Beach House - Bloom: A-
The Walkmen - Heaven: A-
Best Coast - The Only Place: B+
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Orchestra - Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Orchestra: B+
Laurel Halo - Quarantine: B+
Marduk - Serpent Sermon: B+
Marissa Nadler - The Sister: B+
Public Image Ltd. - This Is PiL: B+
Ramona Falls - Prophet: B+
Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns: B+
Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats: B+
Grass Widow - Internal Logic: B
King Tuff - King Tuff: B
Slash - Apocalyptic Love: B
Aldebaran - Embracing the Lightless Depths: B-
Soulsavers - The Light the Dead See: C+