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

Monday, October 1, 2012

September 2012


How to Dress Well - Total Loss: A
Mala - Mala in Cuba: A
Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar: A
Cult of Youth - Love Will Prevail: A-
Enslaved - RIITIIR: A-
Grizzly Bear - Shields: A-
Menomena - Moms: A-
The xx - Coexist: A-

Other Stuff:

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz: B+
Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland: B+
Blut aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy: B+
David Byrne & St. Vincent: B+
Caspian - Waking Season: B+
Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky: B+
Bob Dylan - Tempest: B+
The Fresh & Onlys - Long Slow Dance: B+
Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa: B+
G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer: B+
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home: B+
Sic Alps - Sic Alps: B+
Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II: B+
The Vaccines - Come of Age: B+
Woods - Bend Beyond: B+
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter: B
The Killers - Battle Born: B
Devin Townsend - Epicloud: B
Band of Horses - Mirage Rock: B-
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1: B-
Green Day - ¡Uno!: B-
Steve Harris - British Lion: B-
Cat Power - Sun: C+
P!nk - The Truth About Love: C+
Mumford & Sons - Babel: C

Missed Stuff:

May 2012:
Iamsu - Kilt: B+
Ursprung - Ursprung: B+

June 2012:
The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now: A-

July 2012:
Laetitia Sadier - Silencio: A-
Micachu & the Shapes - Never: B+
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't: B-

August 2012:
The Darkness - Hot Cakes: B+
Holy Other - Held: B+
Ombre - Believe You Me: B+
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes: B+
Yeasayer - Fragrant World: B+
Threshold - March of Progress: C+

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