Album Reviews


Ratings scale:

***** – An all-time classic album (highly recommended)
**** – Great album (recommended)
*** – Solid album (consider buying or streaming/downloading top tracks)
** – Weak album (only consider streaming/downloading top tracks)
* – Poor album (not recommended)

A

Algiers – Prophets of Rage
Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
Austra – Future Politics
The Avalanches – Wild Flowers

B

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers
Beck – Colors
Björk – Utopia
James Blake – The Colour in Anything
Blitzen Trapper – Wild and Reckless
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Bonobo – Migration
The Breeders – All Nerve
Molly Burch – Please Be Mine

C

Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Neko Case – Hell-On
case/lang/veirs
Charly Bliss – Guppy
Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love
Clap! Clap! – A Thousand Skies
Clipping. – Splendor & Money
Gabriella Cohen – Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Frankie Cosmos – Vessel

D

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl
Kris Delmhorst – The Wild
Django Django – Marble Skies
Downtown Boys – Cost of Living

E

Eels – The Deconstruction

F

The Feelies – In Between
Fever Ray – Plunge
Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody
Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
Flume – Skin
First Aid Kit – Ruins
Future Islands – The Far Field

G

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest
The Go! Team – SEMICIRCLE
Gorrillaz – Humans

H

Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch

J

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman

L

Lykke Li – so sad so sexy

M

The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
La Mecánica Popular – Roza Cruz
MGMT – Little Dark Age
Moby and The Void Pacific Choir – These Systems Are Failing
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
Moon Hooch – Red Sky
Muddy Magnolias – Broken People
Peter Mulvey – Are You Listening

N

Willie Nelson – Last Man Standing
The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions

O

Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass
Angel Olsen – My Woman

P

Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!
Parliament – Medicaid Fraud Dogg
Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past
Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
Prophets of Rage 

R

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
Jeff Rosenstock – POST-
Rostam – Half-Light
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3

S

St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION
John K. Samson – Winter Wheat
Alexandra Savior – Belladonna of Sadness
Shamir – Revelations
The Shins – Heartworm
Kaithlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid
Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie
Eliza Soares – A Mulher do Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World)
Soccer Mommy – Clean
Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black

T

Tancred – Nightstand
Tanya Taqaq – Retribution
They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun
Tinariwen – Elwan
Tourist – U
Tracyanne & Danny – Tracyanne & Danny
A Tribe Called Red – We Are the Halluci Nation
tUnE-YaRdS – i can feel you creep into my private life

V

Visible Cloaks – Reassemblage

W

Warpaint – Heads Up

X

The xx – I See You

Y

Yo La Tengo – There’s a Riot Going On
Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

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