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Thursday, November 1, 2012

October 2012


Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city: A
Titus Andronicus - Local Business: A
Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man: A-
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind: A-
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes: A-
Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth: A-
Ty Segall - Twins: A-
Tamaryn - Tender New Signs: A-
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill: A-

Other Stuff:

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Lost Songs: B+
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence: B+
Black Country Communion - Afterglow: B+
Gary Clark Jr. - Blak and Blu: B+
Curren$y - Priest Andretti: B+
Mac DeMarco - 2: B+
Diamond Rings - Free Dimensional: B+
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!: B+
Graveyard - Lights Out: B+
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream: B+
Van Morrison - Born to Sing: No Plan B: B+
Pig Destroyer - Book Burner: B+
Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones: Part 1 - B+
Tame Impala - Lonerism: B+
Daphne - Jiaolong: B
Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos: B
Lil B - Illusions of Grandeur 2: B
Lukid - Lonely at the Top: B
Matt & Kim - Lightning: B
Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay: B
Jason Aldean - Night Train: B-
Taylor Swift - Red: B-
Gucci Mane - Trap God: C+
MellowHype - Numbers: C+
Three Days Grace - Transit of Venus: C+
Muse - The 2nd Law: C
Rick Ross - The Black Bar Mitzvah: D

Missed Stuff:

February 2012:
Oren Ambarchi, Jim O'Rourke & Keiji Haino - Imikuzushi: B+
Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication: B-

March 2012:
Lil B - God's Father: B+
Mark Stewart - The Politics of Envy: B-

April 2012:
Zammuto - Zammuto: A-

May 2012:
phon.o - Black Boulder: B+

June 2012:
Serengeti - C.A.R.: B-

July 2012:
Nü Sensae - Sundowning: B+

August 2012:
L.V. - Sebenza: B+
Lil Wayne - Dedication 4: B+
MNDR - Feed Me Diamonds: B

September 2012:
Enslaved - RIITIIR: A-
Blut aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy: B+
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant: B+
Caspian - Waking Season: B+
Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky: B+
Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa: B+
G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer: B+
Green Day - ¡Uno!: B-
Mumford & Sons - Babel: C

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