Welcome to Check Your Mode

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July 2012


Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan: A
Damon Albarn - Dr. Dee: A-
Nas - Life Is Good: A-
Laetitia Sadier - Silencio: A-
Testament - Dark Roots of Earth: A-

Other Stuff:

Aesop Rock - Skelethon: B+
Azealia Banks - Fantasea: B+
Baroness - Yellow & Green: B+
Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth: B+
Cooly G - Playin Me: B+
Debo Band - Debo Band: B+
Delicate Steve - Positive Force: B+
Fang Island - Major: B+
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange: B+
Micachu & the Shapes - Never: B+
Mission of Burma - Unsound: B+
Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine: B+
NΓΌ Sensae - Sundowning: B+
Passion Pit - Gossamer: B+
Twin Shadow - Confess: B+
Family Band - Grace & Lies: B
Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering: B
Ice Choir - Afar: B
Idjut Boys - Cellar Door: B
Samothrace - Reverence to Stone: B
The Very Best - MTMTMK: B
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't: B-
HellYeah - Band of Brothers: C+
Serj Tankien - Harakiri: C+
Yelawolf - Heart of Dixie: C
Matisyahu - Spark Seeker: D

Missed Stuff:

August 2010:
Geotic - Realms: B

October 2010:
Mark McGuire - Living With Yourself: A-

November 2010:
Lone - Emerald Fantasy Tracks: B+
Dark Moor - Celestial Romance: B-

December 2010:
Gorillaz - The Fall: B+

January 2011: 
Geotic - Mend: B+

May 2011:
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania: B+

August 2011: 
Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped: B

January 2012:
Fine Before You Came - Ormai: A-

March 2012:
The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices to the Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11): B+
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 3: B+
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 1: B
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome to the Soil 2: B-

May 2012:
Dawnbringer - Into the Lair of the Sun God: A-
John Mayer - Born and Raised: B-

June 2012: 
Joey Bada$$ - 1999: A-
Lorn - Ask the Dust: A-
Circus Maximus - Nine: B+
Gojira - L'enfant sauvage: B+
R. Kelly - Write Me Back: B+
KonKoma - KonKoma: B+
Smallpeople - Salty Days: B+
Spectrum Road - Spectrum Road: B+
Ty Segall Band - Slaughterhouse: B+
DIIV - Oshin: B
Sonny and the Sunsets - Longtime Companion: B
Lil B - Green Flame: B-
The Offspring - Days Go By: F


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