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

Saturday, September 1, 2012

August 2012


Swans - The Seer: A+
Bill Fay - Life Is People: A-
Krallice - Years Past Matter: A-
Sidi Tourè - Koïma: A- 

Other Stuff:

Sun Araw & M. Geddes Grengas Meet The Congos - Icon Give Thank: B+
The Darkness - Hot Cakes: B+
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis: B+
Matthew Dear - Beams: B+
Lil Wayne - Dedication 4: B+
Holy Other - Held: B+
L.V. - Sebenza: B+
Ombre - Believe You Me: B+
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes: B+
Elle Varner - Perfectly Imperfect: B+
Jessie Ware - Devotion: B+
Matthew E. White - Big Inner: B+
Yeasayer - Fragrant World: B+
A$AP Mob - Lords Never Worry: B
Ash Borer - Cold of Ages: B
MNDR - Feed Me Diamonds: B
Wild Nothing - Nocturne: B
Ry Cooder - Election Special: C+
Threshold - March of Progress: C+

Missed Stuff:

January 2010:
Grimes - Geidi Primes: B+
Tindersticks - Falling Down a Mountain: B+

May 2010:
Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime: B+

August 2010:
Christian Mistress - Agony & Opium: B+
Spoek Mathambo - Mshini Wam: C+

September 2010:
The Black Pacific - The Black Pacific: B+
Grimes - Halfaxa: B
Lil B - Rain in England: F

January 2011:
Lil B - Angels Exodus: B+
Schoolboy Q - Setbacks: B+
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings: B

February 2011:
La Sera - La Sera: B-

April 2011:
Blut aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s): A-

June 2011:
Devin Townsend - Ghost: B+

March 2012:
Prurient - Oxidation: B
Mi Ami - Decade: C

May 2012:
White Lung - Sorry: A

June 2012:
Änglagård - Viljans öga: A-
Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate: B+
Polysick - Digital Native: B

July 2012:
Damon Albarn - Dr. Dee: A-
Nas - Life Is Good: A-
Testament - Dark Roots of Earth: A-
Azealia Banks - Fantasea: B+
Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth: B+
Mission of Burma - Unsound: B+
Passion Pit - Gossamer: B+
Family Band - Grace & Lies: B
Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering: B
Ice Choir - Afar: B
Samothrace - Reverence to Stone: B

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