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new music 2018

Good Ol’ Joel – Good Ole Joel : fun melodic “mathrock-y” indie; #shortandsweet
Half Japanese – Why Not? : adventurous and quirky, undeniably Jad Fair
Sunflowers – Castle Spell : wild psych/punk spasms; #johndwyerapostles
Swing Out Sister – Almost Persuaded : sweetly Bacharachian pop-soul; #oldpeoplemusic
Typhoon – Offerings : really great, but so SERIOUS…
When We Land – Introvert’s Plight : solidy produced and executed rock; ho-hum
Academic, the – Tales from the Backseat : peppy indie-pop/rock
Anderson East – Encore : solid southern soul, well-executed and heartfelt
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures : some solid high-points, a bit paint-by-number
First Aid Kit – Ruins : such lovely folk-rock!

Go! Team, the – Semicircle : star-jumps ’til your brain falls out
Idiot Grins – State of Health : fun soulful r&b/rockers
Jaguwar – Ringthing : ho-hum 80s-ish shoegaze/post-rock
Moon Taxi – Let The Record Play : easy-listening radio pop-rock ; #notterrible
Mythic Sunship – Upheaval : loose and rambling stoner/doom/heavy-psych
No Age – Snares Like a Haircut : messy, sloppy and noisy rock-n-roll; #!!!!
Psychic Lemon – Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay : wild ride of krautrock/garage/psych slathered in reverb, melody and tribal rhythms
Shame – Songs of Praise : excitingly new, likely overhyped, Brit rock; #willitbeashitshow
Shins, the – The Worm’s Heart : interesting adventure; #flipped
Shopping – The Official Body : elastic dance-punk; #notforme

Sufis, the – After Hours : baroque-psych-garage-rock?
They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun : a rocking and rollicking fun time; #lovetheJohns
Tonight Alive – Underworld : tepid pop-rock; #poop
Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life : plusses for adventure and experiment, minuses for coherence and compellingness
And The Golden Choir – Breaking With Habits : experimental German chamber pop
Anna Burch – Quit the Curse : sunny chiming pop-indie with (mildly) darker lyrics
Awolnation – Here Come The Runts : untethered genre-jumping hysterics; #focusboysfocus
Belle Adair – Tuscumbia : lovely jangle-rock rooted in muscle shoals
Brit Funk Association, the – Full Circle : ho-hum adult/AOR muzak; #notthatfunky
Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us : a bit more rough-and-tumble this time, keeping that awesome Southwest vibe

Caroline Rose – Loner : fun explorative indie
Dangerous Summer, the -The Dangerous Summer : thoroughly mmmeh anthemic indie/emo
De Lux – More Disco Songs About Love : not good disco/synth-pop; #repetitiveblahblah
Don Broco – Technology : mostly terrible bombast-rock
Dream Wife – Dream Wife : fun, spiky punk/indie/pop; #femvox
DZ Deathrays – Bloody Lovely : raucous house-party punk/rock
Electric Mess, the – The Beast Is You : big, dumb, glammed-up rockers
Feine Sahne Fischfilet – Sturm And Dreck : anthemic German-language punk; #uncomfortablechants
Field Music – Open Here : diverse, sophisticated, adult-ish indie/alt-pop/rock; #dembrits
Graham Coxon – The End Of The F…ing World OST : fun and simple soundtrack rock; #itworks

Holy – All These Worlds Are Yours : very weird, but very interesting, psych-pop from Sweden
Hookworms – Microshift : inventive intersection of psych-rock and synth-pop; #somuchpromise
Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo : super-interesting instrumental funk with a world-beat flava
Limiñanas, the – Shadow People : shadowy psych-rock-noir
Luby Sparks – Luby Sparks : excellent, sweet sounding indie-gaze from JA; #solidalbumflow
Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now : spiky and powerful rock; #femvox #screamy
MGMT – Little Dark Age : a band having fun playing oddball pop songs; #looseandfree
Milk & Bone – Deception Bay : big-fat-nope synth-pop
Palm – Rock Island : crazy-experimental pop/rock deconstruction
Sheepdogs, the – Changing Colours : fun party-rock/blues from Canada

Soft Moon, the – Criminal : motorik post-punk/industrial
Starcrawler – Starcrawler : glam/indie dressed up as (fake) shock-rock
Super Whatevr – Never Nothing : searching for an indie/emo/rock vibe; #superwellnamed
Superchunk – What a Time to Be Alive : razor-sharp anti-establishment rock anthems; #professionalpunk
Thea & The Wild – Ikaros : soaring synth-pop; #seriousoverfun
Toy Cars – Paint Brain : mmeh emo/punk/indie
Turin Brakes – Invisible Storm : professional adult indie-pop-folk; #mostlyboring
Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin : best band in garage rock, “a scuzzy, funky, garage-rock jam”
U.S. Girls – In a Poem Unlimited : funky disco-rock
Unlikely Friends – Crooked Numbers : Great garage pop; <3

Van William – Countries : compelling s/s-folk-rockers; #amanfindinghisvoice
Woods Brothers, the – One Drop Of Truth : spacious and engaging roots rockers
Afterpartees – Life Is Easy : solid Dutch indie-rock
Amen Dunes – Freedom : loose and groovy psych-rock/pop/s-s
Ball Park Music – Good Mood : fun and adventurous indie-pop/rock; #acouplehotpoints
Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief : easy-to-listen-to jangling indie rock; #wispythin
BOYO – Me Again : lo-fi indie pop-rock; #clever #greatinspots
Cosby – Milestone : (almost) interesting synth-pop/rock
Craig Gerdes – Smokin, Drinkin And Gamblin : going for “Outlaw Country”
David Duchovny – Every Third Thought : why not

Diamond Hands – Diamond Hands II : hooky, sugary, power-pop from Spain
Dommengang – Love Jail : bluesy ‘classic rock’ sounds
Ducking Punches – Alamort : mmmeh indie-emo-punk
Dwarves – Take Back the Night : PUNK RAWK
Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus : overdone and too serious, with whining; #maybeitsme
Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending : “why yes we went to art school” indie-rock
Gliss – Strange Heaven : dream-pop laced shoegaze (from Berlin)
Hockey Dad – Blend Inn : straightforward (and pretty good) rockers
Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods
Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther: The Album : interesting …

Lowtide – Southern Mind : gently melancholic dream-pop/gaze
Mean Jeans – Jingles Collection : for teh lulz
Monochrome Set, the – Maisieworld : ‘English Gentlemen’ version of pop-rock
Oldsoul – Coy : well-done, punchy indie rock; #starterkit
Painted Doll – Painted Doll : cool 70s psych-rock with an overlay of power-pop melody and metal riffs
Pete Astor – One For The Ghost : classically Brit indie folk/pop/rock
Pilot Season – A Deep Dive : emo/rock
Reverend Shawn Amos, the – Breaks It Down : fun R&B/blues
Runaway Brother – New Pocket : ho-hum indie-rock; #atouchofemo
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Jazz Me Outside Pt. 1 : more fun throwback-style covers

Screaming Females – All At Once : aggressive yet balanced rock/punk; #femvox
Shannon & the Clams – Onion : tightened up version of their great garage-rock/50s-dowop blend; #enjoy
Twin Peaks – Sweet ’17 Singles : EXCELLENT ‘bi-monthly singles’ set; loose, rocking and fun!
Walter Martin – Reminisce Bar & Grill : goofy/jaunty and rambling folk/rock/pop/weird
Wild Child – Expectations : .pleasant.
Wild Frames – Wild Frames : trying hard…
Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble : tight, well-done indie-rock; also boring…
Augie March – Bootikins : smart, solid Aussie rockers; #dadrock
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages – Soul Flowers of Titan : raucous garage soul; #whatavoice
Belako – Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence : excellent and expansive take on modern indie-rock; #fromSpain

Breeders, the – All Nerve : more subdued than expected, but overall very excellent
Buffalo Tom – Quiet and Peace : solid, interesting and very-well executed guitar-indie; #throwback
Camp Cope – How to Socialise & Make Friends : shouty, raging Aussie rockers; #femvox
Chappo – Do It : groovy, funky and fun psych-rock; uneven but great high spots
Choppy Bumpy Peaches, the – Sgt. Konfuzius And The Flowers Of Venus : light psychedelic rock
Cosmic Child – Blue : nice “melancholy-gaze”
David Byrne – American Utopia : inventive, curious, adventurous, engaging, …
Dreamweapon – SOL : well-done drone/ambient; #wellnamed #sogood #fromPortugal
Fratellis, the – In Your Own Sweet Time : nothing earth-shattering, but quite a fun listen
Go-Kart Mozart – Mozart’s Mini-Mart : weird – and bizarrely compelling – art-pop

Grounders – Coffee And Jam : nicely done synth-driven rockers
Guided By Voices – Space Gun : awesome! taking a place near the top of the GbV heap; #nofiller
Herbaliser, the – Bring Out The Sound : fun and chill
Kal Marks – Universal Care : sludgy distortion and jagged guitars
La Plata – Desorden : bubbling, radio-ready indie-rock/pop from Spain
Lovely Eggs, the – This Is Eggland : weird/wired punk/psych/motorik rock from England
Luca – You’ll Never Be at Peace With This : straightforward moody rockers; #viaItaly
Lucius – Nudes : nimble vocal gymnastics, lackluster content
Men, the – Drift : WILDLY diverse, and mostly interesting, rockers
Moby – Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt : almost interesting

Mt. Joy – Mt. Joy : energetic and catchy ‘Americana’
of Montreal – White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood : super-weird, and oft delightful, oddball pop/rock; #E64eva
Oneida – Romance : very experimental and unusual rock, (occasionally) strangely compelling…
Prism Tats – Mamba : excellent indie-rock, so well produced!!
Public Access T.V. – Street Safari : very catchy new-wave rockers, cleaned up with swinging disco influences
Sonny Smith – Rod for Your Love : clean, smart and catchy indie; #loveit
Surf Harp – Mr. Big Picture : chaotic and angular ‘funky art rock’; #welldone
Suuns – Felt : adventurous noise/avant/electro/rock sounds; #disorienting
Table Scraps – Autonomy : sludgy lo-fi garage-punk
Titus Andronicus – A Productive Cough : rough, loose and somewhat ragtag collection of rockers

Tracey Thorn – Record : not-completely-horrible disco rekkid
Vundabar – Smell Smoke : fun throwaway indie-rock
Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On : enter YLT’s world and be comforted…
A Place to Bury Strangers – Pinned (Brainwashing Machine Edition) : rowdy, dark, drone-y psych rock
Acid Dad – Acid Dad : sweeping and varied indie rock, keep working boys! #promising
Air Waves – Warrior : largely enjoyable indie/folk/pop
Animal Flag – Void Ripper : heavy emo?
Anthroprophh – Omegaville : acid-fried and experimental heavy psych
Bambara – Shadow On Everything : dark noise/punk/gothic; #verycompelling #nickcavey

Boxer Rebellion, the – Ghost Alive : “widescreen bombast and wrought sentimentality”; #notmything
Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love : eclectic pop meanderings; #’international’
Broken Records – What We Might Know : Springsteen-lite
Caravela – Ski : punchy, and imminently forgettable, indie
Dead Meadow – The Nothing They Need : psychedelic guitar-rock, less ‘stoner’ more ‘flower-power’
Dean Ween Group, the – rock2 : wildly fun, classic rock + silliness; #sobrown
Death By Unga Bunga – So Far so Good so Cool : really great power-pop, via Norway
Decemberists, the – I’ll Be Your Girl : decent outing, experimenting with some new sounds (on the edges)
Demob Happy – Holy Doom : chunky, harmony-filled, riff-heavy rockers; #homme-y
DJ Krush – Cosmic Yard : very cool and chill jazz-inflected instrumental hip-hop

Dungen & Woods – Myths 003 : “a Psychedelic Desert-Jazz Odyssey”; #glorious #softpsych
Dusted – Blackout Summer : lo-fi haze with a backbone of laconic indie-folk/rock/soul
Earthless – Black Heaven : riff-tastic psychedelic stoner rock jams
EELS – The Deconstruction : heartfelt, sentimental, philosophical – and mostly boring
Ex, the – 27 Passports : tight, tense, angular post-punk
Fiddlehead – Springtime and Blind : scream-heavy emo/alt-rock
Flowertruck – Mostly Sunny : summery synth-pop/rock, ‘impassioned nonchalance’; #overthunk
Frankie Cosmos – Vessel : very fun and jaunty indie with sharp hooks and clever lyrics
George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s : easy to listen to, but it’s nothing…
Goat Girl – Goat Girl : broadly adventurous indie, needs editing but the rawness is fun

Gulfer – Dog Bless : screamo emo reduxo
Gum – The Underdog : 70s-influenced prop/pop-psych; #AUS #Pond #TameImpala
Helen – Helen : fairly mmmeh heavy/classic-rock
Hinds – I Don’t Run : palpably fun and loose indie rockers from Spain
Holy Wave – Adult Fear : hazy, lazy indie-psych; #darngood
Hurry – Every Little Thought : straight power-pop; #keepworkingatit
Jack White – Boarding House Reach : WTF. Someone get this man an editor
Josh Rouse – Love In The Modern Age : Lovely ‘adult-contempory-pop’; #lotsofsynth
Juliana Hatfield – Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John : surprisingly(?) not terrible
µ-Ziq – Challenge Me Foolish : very odd, but interesting, early IDM-ish

King Tuff – The Other : moving past (augmenting?) goofy garage-rock to be more expansive
Kississippi – Sunset Blush : sweet, guitar driven, indie pop
Magic Gang, the – The Magic Gang : lovely guitar-driven pop/rock
Manic Street Preachers – Resistance is Futile : straightforward rock album; #nothingtoseehere
Maple State, the – The Things I Heard at the Party : interesting but forgettable indie-rock; #maybenexttime
McCafferty – Yarn : mostly ho-hum
Miesha and the Spanks – Girls Girls Girls : filled with fun garage riffs-n-hooks; #duo #femvox
Millionyoung – Rare Form : dance-y downtempo electronica; #nicebackgroundsounds
Mr. Airplane Man – Jacaranda Blue : fun minimalist garage-blues; #duo #femvox
Naked Giants – Sluff : super-fun high- energy rockers!!

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams : really earnest rustic-soul
Nick Cave And Warren Ellis – Kings OST : gloriously textured, nuanced and expressive instrumentals
No Thank You – All It Takes to Ruin It All : punchy, overwraught indie
Pandoras, the – Hey! It’s The Pandoras : nice retro-revived garage girl-group; #burger
Peter Kernel – The Size of the Night : arty, strange, and compelling ‘indie’
Ryley Walker – Deafman Glance : toned down some of the folk heroics leading to a couple high spots
Sloan – 12 : solid (if underwhelming) Canadian power-pop/rock
Spectors, the – Ooh Aah Aah : extremely lovely dream-pop(+loads o’ reverb); #Belgium
Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots : very straightforward rock; #decentnotgood #nicevox
Stonefield – Far From Earth : crunching 70s-style heavy rock; #allfemme

Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo in Blue : fairly interesting, but still ‘finding their way’ on record
Sword, the – Used Future : less brutally DOOM METAL, much more interesting
Teenage Wrist – Chrome Neon Jesus : aping a melange of 90’s ‘alt-rock’
Texxcoco – Disorder : punk-inflected rockers from Spain
Tom Misch – Geography : smooth, groovy r&b/soul/jazz jamzzz
Triptides – Visitors : lovely, lilting neo-psych; #veryLA
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food : impressively eclectic and unique take on indie-rock
Vacations – Changes : maudlin/melancholy sad-sack synth-driven indie
Vaccines, the – Combat Sports : energetic, top-notch Brit garage rockers; #greatsongconstruction
Voidz, the – Virtue : weird psychedelic takes on pop; #weirdbutsafe

Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs : indie ‘lectro/rock/pop stuff; #notforme
X-Wife – X-Wife : Portugese electro/dance-punk
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino : wasn’t there once a rock band with this name?; sedate torch tunes
Ash – Islands : mostly shit radio-ready ‘power-pop’
Beach House – 7 : some smart/sharp songs, but leaves me largely hollow
Beach Slang – Everything Matters But No One Is Listening : ? acoustic-pop/chamber-emo ?; #nothingtoseehere
Belly – Dove : lovely 90s alt-rock-esque throwback; #countrytinged
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Panic Blooms : woozy psychedelic atmospherics delving into anxiety and desperation; #damngood
Blank Realm – Last Seen : hypnotic psych/drone/ambient/rock; #goodnotgreat #newsound
Bones of J.R. Jones, the – Ones to Keep Close : fun and loose whiskey-drenched roots rockers

Boytoy – Night Leaf : excellent loose and fun rockers, well produced catchy earworms
Brian Jonestown Massacre, the – Something Else : broad psychedelic strokes wrapped in groovy grooves
Buttertones, the – Midnight In A Moonless Dream : mildly unhinged and in the shadows, yet viscerally engaging; #verypromising
Candace – New Ruins : nice, mellow, lo-fi dream-gaze/pop
Cary Brothers – Bruises : “crooner”, “empathetic”, “gravitas” and a bunch of other boring things
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel : moody humanity wrapped in folk/rock; #sogood
Cut Worms – Hollow Ground : really nice retro-pop/country with a dose of psych
Damien Jurado – The Horizon Just Laughed : super-duper well-executed s/s; #lotazzzs
Damned, the – Evil Spirits : post-punk/goth/psych; #stillkicking
Daphne Guinness – Daphne & The Golden Chord : very interesting pop/rock; #overthetop

Deerhunter – Double Dream Of Spring : weird, super-quirky, and (occasionally) delightful; #cassetteonly
Distractor – This Time I Got It Figured Out : goofy (and sorta fun) synth-pop/punk; #Devoesque
DMA’S – For Now : generally enjoyable Aussie version of Britpop
Dr. Dog – Critical Equation : easy, groovy, bluesy folk/roots-rock
Drinks – Hippo Lite : gloriously wtf sojourns into psych-scapes
Easter – Meander Lines : energetic indie
Elder Brother – Stay Inside : big, dumb, 2018 version of emo
Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound : delightful and weird electro-pop/rock; still odd but more sensible
Exploding Boy, the – Alarms! : pretty good version of 80’s-esque goth/post-rock/emo; #Curenamecheck
Family Of The Year – Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime

Foe Spektor – Red Scare Revival : gritty garage/grunge-rock from MEX
Freak Genes – Qwak Qwak : “cleverly deranged punk music for freaks”; #tonsofun
Frog Eyes – Violet Psalms : powerful, goth-y rock; #nope
Funki Porcini – The Mulberry Files : downtempo/ambient
Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man : largely lackluster outing…
Gnod – Chapel Perilous : brutalist psychedelic noise/rock; #inagoodway
Good Morning – Prize-Reward : oddball lo-fi/bedroom/indie slacker-rock
GRMLN – Explore II : jangly, breezy guitar-pop
Haggard Cat – Challenger : chaotically crazed ‘math-punk’
Howardian – A Jamaica Estate of Mind : weird but catchy indie/art-rock; #lofi

Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs – Clippety Clop : fun punk/garage flavored country/folk; #horsies
Ill – We Are Ill : wild fuck-you punk
Illuminati Hotties – Kiss Yr Frenemies : lovely mess of indie/post-rock/indie-pop; #tenderpunk
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer : really great future-funk!
JJUUJJUU – Zionic Mud : hypnotic rhythm-heavy psych-rock; #DesertDaze
Jo Passed – Their Prime : nice pop tunes wrapped in garage-psych
La Luz – Floating Features : fun sunny surf-pop tunez; #femvox
Landing – Bells In New Towns : delicious cosmic/space/psych/pop/rock; #sowelldone #groovefordays
Las Rosas – Shadow By Your Side : straightforward and fun garage/psych/jangle-rockers; #verywellproduced
Leon Bridges – Good Thing : meandering modern mello-R&B

Longshot, the – Love Is for Losers : fun and energetic pop-punk; Green Day writ small
Lord Huron – Vide Noir : well executed indie-folk-space rock; #hotandcold
Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part 2) : really great full-blooded old-school piano-driven rockers!
Magic Numbers, the – Outsiders : adult contemporary pop/rock with a 70s vibe
Marcia Ball – Shine Bright : fun and funky party blues
Mastersystem – Dance Music : dumb post-rock/grunge; #frightenedrabbit #rip
Matt and Kim – Almost Everyday : horribly fake sounding pop; #nofun
Matthew Sweet – Tomorrow’s Daughter : lovely, diverse, and polished Beatles+Big Star power-pop
Melvins – Pinkus Abortion Technician : heavy weirdo rock, ‘natch
Neko Case – Hell-On : personal tales wrapped in intrigue and turns-of-phrase; #gorgeous

Nellie McKay – Sister Orchid : as always an adventurous and highly unique chanteuse
New Mastersounds, the – Renewable Energy : excellent (and fun!) funky soul-jazz
New Orleans Radiators, the – Welcome to the Monkey House : fun and funky NoLa party time!; #40years
Night Flowers – Wild Notion : gauzy *gaze-influenced dream-pop
Okkervil River – In the Rainbow Rain : arena-ready sad-sack indie-pop; sadsongspeppytunes
Orange Peels, the – Trespassing : really fun modern power-pop!
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake! : awesome adventures in punk/rock/dance/anxiety
Peach Kelli Pop – Gentle Leader : fun power-pop tropes
Post Animal – When I Think Of You In A Castle : fun, psychedelic and sonically diverse indie-rock/pop
Prefuse 73 – Sacrifices : stripped down beats and sounds, occasionally interesting….

Remember Sports – Slow Buzz : decent indie rocker; #femvox #softloud
Say Sue Me – Where We Were Together : very cool wistful 90s-indebted indie-pop/rock; #SouthKorea
Sea and Cake, the – Any Day : gently jazzy synth-pop
Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up : cool mix of roots/rock/pop/Texas; #veryAustin
Bombino – Deran : #Tuareggae
Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy – Let Your Light Shine On : ho-hum adult soul/jazz
Shuggie Otis – Inter-Fusion : uneven, but some nice instrumental R&B here
Sidekicks, the – Happiness Hours : jaunty power-pop; #tootrebly #headache
Slow Readers Club, the – Build A Tower : overwrought synth-rock
Speedy Ortiz – Twerp Verse : indie rock with a dry witty side; #lookingforthemiddleground

Steaming Satellites – Back From Space : fun, hooky international rock/pop; #Austria
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Sparkle Hard : solidly enjoyable slacker/indie-rock
Surf Rats, the – Strange Things : paint-by-numbers ‘psychobilly’; #oldsters
Terra Pines – Terra Pines : quite good buzzing indie rock
Thievery Corporation – Treasures from the Temple : reggae/dub inflected background dance/funk tunes
Tim Burgess – As I Was Now : diverse and interesting take, veering into 80s synth-pop at times; #RSD
Tove Styrke – Sway : heavy-petting-pop; #definitelynotterrible
Tracyanne & Danny – Tracyanne & Danny : lovely and heartfelt contemporary adult-pop
Tropical Fuck Storm – A Laughing Death in Meatspace : anarchic off-kilter art-rock; #deconstructed #greatname
Wax Idols – Happy Ending : largely ho-hum ‘post punk goth (pop)-rockers’

Wild Wild, the – Love Is God : ‘lectro power-pop? #imsuresomeonelikesit
Wooden Shjips – V : really really great psych-rock, with a lovely ‘jamminess’; #inthepocket
Wussy – What Heaven Is Like : a ‘crack open your chest and look at your heart’ version of gritty rock
77:78 – Jellies : sunny English indie-psych pop; #thebees
Ari Roar – Calm Down : relaxed lo-fi indie pop
Arthur Buck – Arthur Buck : very interesting take on classic guitar rock, great pairing!; #supagroup #chill
Beach Skulls – Las Dunas : ‘psych-inflected jangling indie rock’ with a retro feel
Beechwood – Inside The Flesh Hotel : charmingly sloppy retro rock/pop
Best Youth – Cheery Domino : lightweight indie-pop; #Portugal #femvox
Beyonce And Jay-Z – Everything Is Love : awww so cute they in love…

Birds in Row – We Already Lost the World : throat-thrashing melodic hardcore-punk; #France
Blackout Problems – Kaos : decent energetic punk/rock from Munich
Blank Tapes, the – Candy : lovely album of harmonious rock
Boy Azooga – 1, 2, Kung Fu! : sonically lovely multi-rock-genre album
Cody Canada And The Departed – 3 : occasionally interesting boot-scootin’ country rock
Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning : sophisticated, sultry, and super-sounding ‘alt-country’
Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow : big-tent arena-jams (pun intended); #abore
Dawes – Passwords : super-beige AM radio rock; #tryingtobemore
Death Grips – Year Of The Snitch : arty noise-rap-industrial-pop
Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose : mostly interesting avant-pop/rock/electro/…; #mostlygoodtoo

Don’t Worry – Who Cares Anyway : one-note Brit emo-rock; #fairlyshit
Drake – Scorpion : fucking terrible #doesnotcompute
Dumb – Seeing Green : messy, angular post-rock/punk
Dusk – Dusk : heartfelt and authentic country-folk/Americana
Essex Green, the – Hardly Electronic : gorgeously executed, mildly psychedelic, tour of indie-rock/chamber pop/folk; #E6!
Eureka California – Roadrunners : decent rough-and-tumble rockers
Gorillaz – The Now Now : cartoon depression?
Green Pajamas, the – Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3 : darkly adventurous and rolling psych-rock
Gruff Rhys – Babelsberg : interesting and deep orchestral arrangements over complex pop songs; #prettygood
Henrik Appel – Burning Bodies : bedroom indie from SWE

History Of Colour TV, the – Highway Gothic : dreamy, mostly acoustic, instrumental journeys
Holy Esque – Television/Sweet : darkly dramatic post-punk, highly intriguing; #notquitemything
Jayhawks, the – Back Roads And Abandoned Motels : perfectly underwhelming Americana
Jazzanova – The Pool : nice enough electro-crossover-whatever; #partybackground
Jim James – Uniform Distortion : solid, earthy rockers; #thegritisthegoodpart
Jimmy Lafave – Peace Town : lovely; #posthumous
John Parish – Bird Dog Dante : nice seasoned collection
Johnny Marr – Call The Comet : interesting indie styles, great guitar sound
Kanye West – ye : fucking stupid
Kelley Stoltz – Natural Causes : another nice light-psych/pop tour of historical styles; #lotsof80s

Kinky Friedman – Circus of Life : the infamous country troubadour/raconteur strikes again
Lady Legs – Holy Heatwave : very fun off-kilter garage-pop/rock
Late Bloomer – Waiting : ho-hum anthemic emo-ish indie
LFZ – Name Plus Focus : synth-heavy noise/ambient/weird
Lily Allen – No Shame : contemporary pop being more than dumb (but dumb too); #trueartist
Low – Double Negative : hallucinatory and experimental slowcore
Lucy And The Rats – Lucy And The Rats : really fun and summery garage-pop/rockers; #femvox
Lumerians – Call Of The Void : great experimental psych/motorik-rock; #groovybaby
Lydia – Liquor : diverse and summery indie-pop
M. Ward – What A Wonderful Industry : executed to perfection, but boring…

Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage : interesting and hypnotic psych-pop; #French #femvox
Molochs, the – Flowers In The Spring : great, loose, 60s-influenced indie-rock
Morcheeba – Blaze Away : nice, interesting downtempo electro-soul
Mourn – Sorpresa Familia : hard-charging punk/rock #wrappedinbarbedwire
Neighbor Lady – Maybe Later : twangy country-rock; “an exercise in stealthily rising existential dread”
Nude Party, the – The Nude Party : very, very fun 60s-inflected indie/garage/psych/country(!)
Optiganally Yours – O.Y. in Hi-Fi : interesting off-kilter indie-pop/rock; #robcrow
Pllush – Stranger to the Pain : quiet/loud ‘sad rock’; #almostgood
Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act II : cute, #dodgyspokenparts
Ray LaMontagne – Part of the Light : 1) honest. 2) boring.

Rayland Baxter – Wide Awake : lovely Nashville s/s rock
Record Company, the – All of This Life : a fun classic/blues-rock party
Roger Daltrey – As Long As I Have You : high-energy R&B covers+originals; #gospelbackupsingers #horns
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs : very fun straight-ahead indie-rock/pop outing; #lovelyjangle
Rubens, the – Lo La Ru : the sound of a young band finding their way; #keepworking #Australia
Rufus T. Firefly – Loto : synth-heavy psych-pop/rock; #Spain
Shannon Shaw – Shannon in Nashville : wide-screen Nashville pop-country hits with a new (punk) face
Snail Mail – Lush : very nice teenage indie-rock (overwrought?); #femvox
Soft Science – Maps : 60s pop + 90s shoegaze; #femvox
T. Hardy Morris – Dude, The Obscure : overly-serious s/s indie; #someinterestingpsychmoments

Tanukichan – Sundays : walking that dream-pop / shoegaze line
Tower of Power – Soul Side of Town : fun horn-driven funk; #50 #whatiship
Trust Fund – Bringing The Backline : interesting and compelling bedroom-indie; #clever
Ty Segall & White Fence – Joy : psychedelic pastiche across rock/pop/fuzz/garage
Vines, the – In Miracle Land : occasionally ok
Wave Pictures, the – Brushes With Happiness : very weird and unique folk/rock(mostly) slow jamz
Weathers – Kids In The Night : big, fun, over-the-top indie-pop
Weeping Bong Band – Weeping Bong Band : epic, meandering late-night acoustic psych
Wild Pink – Yolk in the Fur : super-well done, anthemic ” ‘80s heartland motorik + classic rock”

William Duke – Quatro : fun 60s flavored power-pop
Yukon Blonde – Critical Hit : festival-ready synth-pop/rock
Animal Collective – Tangerine Reef : interesting, but ‘not my thing’
Bad Sounds – Get Better : big ol’ arena-ready 70s-influenced R&B bangers
Baked Beans – Babble : fun Aussie psychedelic rockers
Baseball Gregg – Sleep : gentle (& dull) dream-pop
Basement Revolver – Heavy Eyes : interesting sonically-solid indie rock; #femvox #quietloud
Beach Goons – Hoodratscumbags : surfy garage punk/rock/pop; #sowellnamed
Beths, the – Future Me Hates Me : enjoyably hooky teenage pop-punk; #NewZealand #femvox
Bird Streets – Bird Streets : lovely power-pop, straightforward melody+harmony delights
Blood Orange – Negro Swan : maximum arty

Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy : professionally boring old-folks ‘indie’
Boz Scaggs – Out Of The Blues : nice collection, faithfully executed
Brick + Mortar – Meta Meta Etc : interesting and unique sonic melange…
Campdogzz – In Rounds : sonically lovely alt-rock/folk/pop/emo; #femvox #softloud
Clearance – At Your Leisure : lively 80s-style ‘college rock’, very nice
Coral, the – Move Through the Dawn : well-constructed pop tunes; #professionalmeh
Curse Of Lono – As I Fell : very nice “cinematic blend of harmony-laden Americana and driving, gothic alt-rock”
Deaf Wish – Lithium Zion : well-done noise/indie-rock, VERY Sonic Youth…
Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today : professionally dull indie-pop
Flats, the – Nobody People : decent ‘new band’ indie rock’ #keepworking!!

Free Cake For Every Creature – The Bluest Star : delicate but durable indie-pop; #nice #femvox #sleepy
Frights, the – Hypochondriac : “effortlessly mediocre” surf-punk; #stylisticmelange
Garcia Peoples – Cosmic Cash : 60s jam band transported to the present; #naptime
Giant Sand – Returns To Valley Of Rain : great re-do, gritty and endearing in just the right ways
Gilberto Gil – Ok Ok Ok : lovely world fusion
Golden Drag – Pink Sky : very nice jangly indie/power-pop
Growlers, the – Casual Acquaintances : back to the Beach Goth sound…; #swingingfun
Her’s – Invitation To Her’s : chill, slacker-esque post-punk/rock/pop
Houndmouth – Golden Age : inventive, exploratory take on modern indie
Interpol – Marauder : definitely-not-bad professional indie rock pros

Jeff The Brotherhood – Magick Songs : very experimental cosmic/psych/rock/motorik
Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits : mostly ho-hum blues rock kitsch
Lemon Twigs, the – Go to School : wacky art-rockers turn out a chimp-based musical, ‘natch; #70spastiche
Lola Kirke – Heart Head West : forgettable indie-pop; #betchashespretty
Loose Tooth – Keep Up : fun and loose (heh) jangle-pop; #Australia
Love Language, the – Baby Grand : well-arranged indie/synth/pop/psych; #80sfeel
Mark Lanegan And Duke Garwood – With Animals
Michael Nau – Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread : tightly polished soft-rock gems; #verynicelisten
Mystic Braves – The Great Unknown : really great psych-infused ‘paisley pop meets garage rock’
Neil And Liam Finn – Lightsleeper : light AOR pop/rock

New Respects, the – Before The Sun Goes Down : fun party-starting dance/pop/R&B; #toodisco
Oh Sees – Smote Reverser : less motorik, more prog/jazz – still a deliriously freaked-out adventure
Our Girl – Stranger Today : very well executed guitar quiet/soft gaze/pop ??; #femvox
1000 Gram – By All Dreams Necessary : …the one where a Berlin band completely nails 90’s alt-rock
BC Camplight – Deportation Blues : super-eclectic mix of indie/glam/pop/electro/noise, #whataride
Brant Bjork – Mankind Woman : gritty desert-rock/heavy-psych/dirty-blues
Carl Broemel – Wished Out : really nicely well-executed soft-rock/pop songs; #mmjadjacent
Craig Armstrong – Sun On You : emotive and interesting modern classical
Dark Fair – Off into My Head : eclectically-mixed indie-rock with a hint of goth; #wellnamed #greatuseofspace
Elephant – 88 : very odd and arty multi-textured ‘rock’ explorations

Frøkedal – How We Made It : lovely Norwegian folk/pop
Gringo Star – Back to the City : solid, well-paced, lo-fi-ish garage/indie-rock
Holydrug Couple, the – Hyper Super Mega : nice indie-pop; #aneasylisten #languid
Honey Hahs – Dear Someone, Happy Something : cute
Impala – In the Late Hours : groovy surf-inflected instrumentals; #spaceagebachelorpadmusic
Kooks, the – Let’s Go Sunshine : straightforward arena-ready indie rockers
Kristin Hersh – Possible Dust Clouds : muscular and menacingly growling sweetness
Magic Shoppe – In Parallel : chaotic af noise/gaze/indie
Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound : highly experimental noise/indie/rock
Mogwai – Kin OST : smoldering soundscape, engaging and thoughtful

Muncie Girls – Fixed Ideals : engaging, jaunty college-rock/indie-punk, well done!; #femvox
Murder By Death – The Other Shore : well-executed cinematic ‘Americana’ gothic-rock
Northern Faces – Fingers Crossed : ho-hum toe-tapping indie-pop/rock
Paul McCartney – Egypt Station : very solid rock album from a master
Paul Simon – In the Blue Light : cool selection of songs to re-do; nice!
Phantastic Ferniture – Phantastic Ferniture : very fun retro-ish indie-pop/rock; #viaAUS
Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub – Earthly Powers : aurally-interesting indie-pop/art-rock; #viaGermany
Pink Fairies – Resident Reptiles : very solid “UK garage psych anarchists” rockers; #motorhead #hawkwind
Proclaimers, the – Angry Cyclist : fun Scottish rock/pop/folk, catchy melodies, fun guitar
Rat Boy – Civil Disorder : massively genre-jumping nicely assembled very-British punk/hip-hop/pop/rock/ska/grime/etc

Saintseneca – Pillar of Na : very serious folk/rock; #soserious #reallyserious #waytooserious
Sauna Youth – Deaths : fiery and creative post-punk/punk blasts
Slaves – Acts Of Fear And Love : confident, swaggering, grungy old-school punk; #duo
Spider Bags – Someday Everything Will Be Fine : indie rock surrounded by slouching fuzz; kick-ass fun!
Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt : solid Spiritualized space-rock; #unique #highsnotashighasusual
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Young Sick Camellia : fun(-ish) modern soul/r&b/funk; #withshouting
Still Corners – Slow Air : middling dream-pop; #mildlypsychedelic
Supahip, the – The Two Sided Face : super-catchy power-pop!!’ #reallygreat #suchfun
Swearin’ – Fall into the Sun : solid guitar-forward rockers; #muddyproduction
Tony Molina – Kill the Lights : lovely short bursts of delightful indie-pop/rock; #economy #howtowriteasong

Vryll Society, the – Course Of The Satellite : groovy and mellow space-age psych-pop; #softrock
War and Treaty, the – Healing Tide : open-hearted and earthy Americana/soul/r&b; #couple
Watoo Watoo – Modern Express : mostly ho-hum indie-pop from France; #femvox
White Denim – Performance : fun, loose, jazzy versions of straight rock
You Said Strange – Salvation Prayer : very enjoyable French psych-gaze
Alpaca Sports – From Paris with Love : bubbly indie-pop; #sweden #sarahrecordsish
Beak> – >>> : really great minimalist motorik+synths; #Can
Black Honey – Black Honey : fun mix of banging riffs and subtler touches; #Blondie #femvox
Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears – The Difference Between Me And You : rollicking blues-rock
Chills, the – Snow Bound : lovely jangling guitar-pop

Emma Ruth Rundle – On Dark Horses : #foreboding #beautiful #desert
Film School – Bright to Death : decently compelling darkwave-gaze(?)
Fred Thomas – Aftering : very good, and unsettling, indie-s/s; “weather-beaten tapestry of distress and pain”
Goon Sax, the – We’re Not Talking : gently lilting indie-pop/rock
Hey Geronimo – Content : intriguing indie ‘dystopian concept album’; #interesting #AUS
José‚ James – Lean On Me : fun Bill Withers covers
Joy Formidable, the – Aaarth : great roaring rockers! #powerful #thousandyardstare
Juanita Stein – Until the Lights Fade : lovely ethereal, smoky, and seductive indie rock; #femvox #welldone #cinematic
Jungle – For Ever : nice light pop-funk; #partybackgroundmusic
Loose Tooth – Keep Up

Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great : good and fierce; #realdeal
Metric – Art Of Doubt : rocking indie, with a tinge of disco; #femvox #middling
Modern Space – Flip for It : straightforward high-energy indie
Moodoid – Cite Champagne : groovy-chill French synth-psych/pop
Mudhoney – Digital Garbage : raw, aggressive, noisy, political; #rightintheballs
Nashville Pussy – Pleased To Eat You : swaggering 70s-style hard-rock/blues
Orions Belte – Mint : fairly interesting (mostly) instrumental bluesy-psych-motorik-rock; #norway
Pale Waves – My Mind Makes Noises : emo-drenched, cringe-inducing indie-pop
Paul Weller – True Meanings : gentle, mostly acoustic s/s-crooner album
Richard Swift – The Hex : great final release; breadth, warmth, curiosity, power; #sodeep

Seasick Steve – Can U Cook : mostly interesting stomping boogie-blues; #goofygimmicks
Sha La Das, the – Love in the Wind : rich and soulful modern doo-wop #daptone #familyact
Shawn Colvin – The Starlighter : cute
Shifters, the – Have a Cunning Plan : shuffling lo-fi Aussie indie
Shim – Shim : goofy arena-ready pop/rock
Sleep Party People – Lingering Pt. II : intriguing, dark, psych-pop
Steven Page – Discipline Heal Thyself, Pt. II : well-executed adult indie; #barenakedladiesrelated
Stone Foundation – Everybody, Anyone : great groove-heavy modern soul, a modern-classic; #paulweller
Suede – The Blue Hour : garishly-flourished shooting-for-grandeur Brit-rock; #swingandamiss
Tim Cohen – The Modern World : emotive and full-sounding indie-s/s

Tim Hecker – Konoyo : thought provoking electro/drone/gaze/classical noises; #minimalism
Warm Drag – Warm Drag : “samplers-and-switchblade post-noir noise disco”, he-she bangers reminiscent of The Kills; #motorik
Well Wisher – This Is Fine : this is fine indie-rock; #rookierelease #femvox
William Elliott Whitmore – Kilonova : miscellaneous covers, was prob fun to record…
Willie Nelson – My Way : Mellow Sinatra covers
Work Drugs – Holding On To Forever : easy listening synth-pop/rock; “smooth beats, chill vibes, and warm nights”
All Them Witches – ATW : fuzz-drenched 70s style garage-rock/blues
Basement – Beside Myself : straight indie-rock, aiming for the middle; #nothingtoseehere
Broncho – Bad Behavior : good, straightforward, modern guitar-pop; #justweirdenough

Calvin Johnson – A Wonderful Beast : delightfully peculiar indie-rock/pop; #baritone #beathappening
Cat Power – Wanderer : gorgeous, spectral, sensitive s/s adventures
Cloud Nothings – Last Building Burning : honest and robust guitar-rock; #goodnotgreat
Cults – Motels : full-album cover of the s/t Motels album
Darren Jessee – The Jane, Room 217 : delicate, confessional s/s pop/rock
Death Valley Girls – Darkness Rains : groove-and-riff heavy garage ragers; #scuzzrock
Dodos, the – Certainty Waves : high-effort poly-rhythmic indie-rock
Echo And The Bunnymen – The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now : lovely and relevant modern pop tunes
Fucked Up – Dose Your Dreams : unique and super-dynamic mix of hardcore and art-rock; #epic #opus

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army : lively, but maybe duplicitous, hard-rock; #goodcoverband
High On Fire – Electric Messiah : aggresive doom/sludge metal; #lemmy
John Grant – Love Is Magic : actively ‘weird’ idiosyncratic synth-driven pop
Kurt Vile – Bottle It In
KVB, the – Only Now Forever : delightful “motorik psych-rock and synth grooves”
Mark Sultan – Let Me Out : loose and fun garage-rock; #doo-wop
Matt Nathanson – Sings His Sad Heart : sure
Mountain Movers – Pink Skies : noodly, motorik psych adventures; #kosmiche
Mythic Sunship – Another Shape Of Psychedelic Music : jazz-space-stoner-psych workouts; #85mins6tracks
Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie : lovely, cinematic, little-bit-country indie-s/s

Richard Ashcroft – Natural Rebel : straightforward, simple, (and uninspiring) indie-rock
Ron Gallo – Stardust Birthday Party : a wild ride of styles and weirdness; #continuedexplorations
She Makes War – Brace for Impact : alt-90s-style loud/soft rock with pop-style vox
St. Vincent – MassEducation : gorgeously reconstructed, sensuous and honest
Tahiti 80 – The Sunshine Beat, vol. 1 : fun and bright Norwegian pop/soul
Tess Parks And Anton Newcombe – Tess Parks And Anton Newcombe : razor-sharp psych with an embedded sultry-ness
This Will Destroy You – New Others Part Two : experimental rock instrumentals; #noisy+soothing
Tokyo Police Club – TPC : forgettable indie-rock
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Wasteland : fuzz +riffs+acid+chaos+melodies; #Britishmetal
Weakened Friends – Common Blah : blown-out modern alt-rock/grunge; #PortlandEast #femvox

Young the Giant – Mirror Master : ho-hum radio-ready indie-pop/rock
Aints!, the – The Church Of Simultaneous Existence : fun (in-control) punky blasts; #quirkyvox
Bill Ryder-Jones – Yawn : such talent much sad keep plugging
Dean Wareham And Cheval Sombre – Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre : “western dream pop” nails it; surprising delight
Imagine Dragons – Origins : hollow and soul-less arena pop-rock
Jon Bellion – Glory Sound Prep : pretty unique modern pop
Magic Potion – Endless Graffiti : very fun slacker/garage-rock/pop; #Sweden
Micah P. Hinson – When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You : darkly grim gothic-folk
Muse – Simulation Theory : tight arena-ready sleep jams
Paint – Paint : nicely tempo’d west-coast psych/folk/indie; #AllahLasadjacent

Razorlight – Olympus Sleeping : very tame radio rock; #notterrible
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – The Essentials II : more fun throwback-style covers
Tenacious D – Post-Apocalypto : sure, why not
Ty Segall – Fudge Sandwich : ripping, fuzzed-out covers, pro-garage-style
Ultimate Painting – Up! : lovely jangling psych-pop/folk; #RIPband #finalebeforeitstarted
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – IC-01 Hanoi : REALLY great bursts of varied psychedelia
Wargirl – Wargirl : propulsive, eclectic, 70s-inspired rock/pop
Watson Twins, the – Duo : lovely (twin)-sister-harmony folkies
Whitey Morgan and the 78’s – Hard Times and White Lines : all country; #nomorewhiskeyiguess
Delicate Steve – The Christmas Album

Gwen Stefani – You Make It Feel Like Christmas
JD McPherson – SOCKS
KC & The Sunshine Band – A Sunshine Christmas
Los Straitjackets – Complete Christmas Songbook
Mavericks, the – Hey! Merry Christmas!
Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers – All I Got For Christmas Is The Blues
Mitch Ryder – Christmas Take A Ride
Ella Fitzgerald – The Christmas Collection
Anderson .Paak – Oxnard : interesting spots, not listenable as a whole…
Art Brut – Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock out! : guitar-based post-rock/pop; #soverybritish

Charles Bradley – Black Velvet : nice; #posthumous
Coloured Clocks – Raspberry Caravan : upbeat, fuzzed-out psych-pop
DOG Power – DOG Power : very experimental avant/art-rock; #Serbia
Holly Golightly – Do the Get Along : fun full-band garage/Americana rockers
J Mascis – Elastic Days : folk(ish)-rock? the vox are the main instrument? still killer guit solos
Jah Wobble – The Butterfly Effect : weird, eclectic and very British; #noice
Lusts – Call Of The Void : well-executed 80s-ish synth-pop, #solidsongs
Mumford & Sons – Delta : professional boring musik
Pearl And The Oysters – Canned Music : breezy, spacey synth-based indie-pop
Ryley Walker – The Lillywhite Sessions : thoughtful and expansive DMB cover album; #freejazz

Smashing Pumpkins, the – Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun : not entirely terrible (but mostly)
Tomorrows Tulips – Harnessed to Flesh : sleepy/lethargic psych-rock; #lowtempo
Jeff Tweedy – Warm : stripped-down, acoustic s/s; #noice
Mae – Multisensory Aesthetic Experience : great sounding, mmmeh content
Matthew Sweet – Wicked System Of Things : great, stratightforward power-pop; #RSD
New Mastersounds, the – The Nashville Session 2 : funky, groovy, jazzy fun
Reverend Horton Heat – Whole New Life : +keys



Mudhoney – LiE
Led Zeppelin – How the West Was Won
Micah P. Hinson – At The British Broadcasting Corporation
Doug Sahm – Live From Austin, TX
Kris Kristofferson – Live From Austin, TX
Soul Asylum – Live from Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX
Coathangers, the – Live : fierce
First Aid Kit – Live From The Rebel Hearts Club EP
Led Zeppelin – How The East Was Won
Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains the Same (deluxe ed)

Khruangbin – Live At Lincoln Hall
Sonic Youth – CBGB, New York NY 12-13-88
Tennis – Tennis On Audiotree Live
Neil Young – Songs for Judy

Gories, the – Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY 04-13
Wet Tuna – Wonders of Nature, Brooklyn NY 04-27

Dommengang – Union Pool, Brooklyn NY 05-31

Deer Tick – The Junction, Long Beach NY (Brull Foundation Benefit) 06-09
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY 06-16

Luna – Industry City, Brooklyn NY 08-24

Long Hots – Kings, Raleigh NC 09-07



Ed Sheeran – Essentials : egad. feels like i’ve been very earnestly punched in the dick
Justin Timberlake – Greatest Songs
Mac DeMarco – Another (Demo) One : intimate and quirky slacker gospel; #melodiesfordays
Bob Dylan – The Music Which Inspired Girl From The North Country
UK Subs – Complete Punk Singles Collection
Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
Jimi Hendrix – Both Sides of the Sky
Octopus Project, the – Hello, Avalanche [11th anniv deluxe reissue]
va – MOJO Presents: Green Leaves Nick Drake Covered
va – MOJO Presents: Revolution Blues

Holger Czukay – Cinema [box]
va – Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label
va – Revamp: The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin : www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/elton-johns-revamp-covers-album-track-track-2290435
va – Stax Singles Box: Vol. 4 Rarities & Best of the Rest
va – Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop from Europe 1980-1991
Tom Waits – Blue Valentine (remastered) (orig 1978)
Tom Waits – Closing Time (remastered) (orig 1973)
Tom Waits – Foreign Affairs (remastered) (orig 1977)
Tom Waits – Heartattack and Vine (remastered) (orig 1980)
Tom Waits – Nighthawks at the Diner (remastered) (orig 1975)

Tom Waits – Small Change (remastered) (orig 1976)
Tom Waits – The Heart of Saturday Night (remastered) (orig 1974)
Fleshtones, the – Budget Buster
Barry White – Love’s Theme The Best Of The 20th Century Records Singles
Flaming Lips, the – Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips
Holly Golightly – Singles Round-Up
Liz Phair – Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary Boxset
Metallica – The 5.98 EP Garage Days Re-Revisited
Spirit – It Shall Be: Ode & Epic Recordings 1968-1972
va – High Society Reggae

va – How Is the Air Up There: 80 Mod, Soul, RNB & Freakbeat Nuggets From Down Under
va – Jon Savage’s 1965 The Year The Sixties Ignited
va – MOJO Presents: 2000 Light Years from Home: UK Rock Trips Out 1967-1970
Wire – Nine Sevens (RSD 2018 7” box)
Dap-Kings, the – A Closer Look At The Dap-Kings
Coloured Clocks – Super Multicoloured Parts 1-30
Flaming Lips, the – Greatest Hits vol. 1
Flaming Lips, the – Seeing The Unseeable The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990
Los Lobos – La Bamba
va & Modeselektor – Modeselektion Vol 04

va – MOJO Presents: Big Sensations: Maximum R&B 45s from the Dawn of Mod
va – MOJO Presents: Bright Ambassadors of Morning: 12 Cosmic Echoes from the Psychedelic Universe
va – The Mojo Machine Turns You On 2018
va – The Rough Guide to World Music [25th Anniv Ed]
Shirley Ellis – Three, Six, Nine! The Best Of Shirley Ellis
Skygreen Leopards, the – The Jingling World of The Skygreen Leopards
TAD – Quick and Dirty (RSD)
Michael Jackson – Thriller 25
Tim Hardin – Lost In L.A (RSD)
Aspiga – Dragged Through the Years

Aretha Franklin – The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970
Beta Band, the – The Three E.P.’s (20th remaster)
David Bowie – Transmission Impossible
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation OST
Lambchop – What Another Man Spills (20th anniv remaster)
Mount Kimbie – DJ-Kicks
Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
Prince – Piano & a Microphone 1983 : revelatory view into the process of a genius
Prince And The Revolution – It’s Too Funky In Here
va – C89

va – Chicago Plays The Stones
va – It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion
va – MOJO Presents: Mersey Paradise – The Fabulous Sounds of Liverpool
va – Nicola Conte presents Cosmic Forest The Spiritual Sounds of MPS
va – Uncut: Sonic Truth (15 Classic Tracks from the Edges of Sound)
va – Uncut: Turn Me On, I’m a Radio
Swampers, the – Muscle Shoals Has Got The Swampers
Eric Clapton – Happy Xmas
Monkees, the – Christmas Party
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody OST

Jason Isbell – Sirens of the Ditch [Reissue]
Aretha Franklin – Aretha Franklin the Indispensable (Integrale 1956-1962)
Joe Strummer – 001
Men, the – Hated: 2008-2011
va – A Star Is Born OST
va – Boston Goes Disco!
va – MOJO Presents: The Mojo Anthology
DePedro – Todo va a Salir Bien
Calexico – The Black Light [20th anniv ed]
Cults – Offering B Sides And Remixes

Fleet Foxes – First Collection 2006-2009
Glen Campbell – Sings for the King
Limiñanas, the – I’ve Got Trouble In Mind Vol.2 (Rare Stuff 2015-2018)
R.E.M. – R.E.M. at the BBC
Songs: Ohia – The Lioness (reissue)
Beatles, the – The Beatles (White Album) [50th anniv ed]
Elvis Presley – 68 Comeback Special [50th anniv ed]
Kinks, the – Village Green Preservation Society [super deluxe ed]
Pixies – Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa
va – Studio One: Lovers Rock



Belle And Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems EP (Pt 2)
Cotton Mather – Young Life EP : fun power-pop
LPX – Bolt in the Blue EP : exuberant electro-pop bangers
Neighbourhood, the – To Imagine EP
Number Ones, the – Another Side Of The Number Ones EP : spiky indie/power-pop/pop-punk
Oh The Larceny – Move With It EP : big dumb arena (heavy)rock; #notentirelyterrible
Panda Bear – A Day With The Homies EP
Van Cil – Van Cil EP
Hope And Social – Yorkshire Electric EP
Moon Duo – Jukebox Babe / No Fun (single)

Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys EP : idiotic interludes
Belle And Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3) EP
Oh Hellos, the – Eurus EP
Ride – Tomorrow’s Shore EP
Nathan Fake – Sunder EP
Regrettes, the – Attention Seeker EP
Gloria – Oidophon Echorama EP : lovely ‘girl-group’ psychedelia
Janelle Monáe – Django Jane / Make Me Feel (single)
Monophonics – Mirrors EP

No Joy & Sonic Boom – No Joy-Sonic Boom EP
Pale Waves – All The Things I Never Said EP
Ratboys – GL EP : Ratboys <> Rat Boy
Triángulo de Amor Bizarro – El Gatopardo EP
Two Door Cinema Club – Four Words To Stand On EP
Weeknd, the – My Dear Melancholy EP
Young Statues – Amarillo EP
Brian Eno & Kevin Shields – The Weight of History b/w Only Once Away My Son (Single)
Booze & Glory – The Reggae Session Vol. 1 EP
Front Bottoms, the – Ann EP

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Hypnotic Joints EP
James – Better Than That EP
Pete Yorn And Scarlett Johansson – Apart EP
Vast – She Is Murder EP
Wand – Perfume EP
Charlatans, the – Totally Eclipsing EP
Coronas, the – Reprise EP
Goat – Let It Burn single
Hatchie – Sugar & Spice EP
Mary Onettes, the – Cola Falls EP

Matt Maeson – The Hearse EP
Mazzy Star – Still EP
Nine Inch Nails – Bad Witch EP
Ulrika Spacek – Suggestive Listening EP
Work Drugs – Pacific Heart EP
Yuno – Moodie EP
Givers – Movin On EP
Iggy Azalea – Survive the Summer EP
Oneohtrix Point Never – The Station EP
Aphex Twin – Collapse EP

Chainsmokers, the – Sick Boy … Save Yourself EP
Iron And Wine – Weed Garden EP
Waxahatchee – Great Thunder EP
First Aid Kit – Tender Offerings EP
Mountain Goats, the – Hex Of Infinite Binding EP
Django Django – Winter’s Beach EP
Drenge – Autonomy EP : wiry and aggressive; #growing
Live – Local 717 EP
Petite Noir – La Maison Noir EP
Blackberry Smoke – The Southern Ground Sessions EP

Khalid – Suncity EP
Peaking Lights – Sea Of Sand EP
Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner EP
Lake Street Dive – Freak Yourself Out EP
Bauhaus – The Bela Session EP
Sufjan Stevens – Lonely Man Of Winter single
Together Pangea – Non Stop Paranoia EP




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