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Ratings: 10=best album ever; 9=rock masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Microphones Microphones in 2020 (P.W. Elverum & Sun) folk 7/10
Autechre Plus (Warp) glitch 5/10
Autechre Sign (Warp) glitch 4/10
Jess Cornelius Distance (Loantaka) songwriter 5/10
Blood Incantation Hidden History of the Human Race (Dark Descent) death-metal 6/10
Yves Tumor Heaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp) post-pop 5/10
Yves Tumor Safe in the Hands of Love (Warp) post-pop 6/10
Yves Tumor Serpent Music (PAN) post-pop 7/10
Cate LeBon Reward (Mexican Summer) songwriter 6.5/10
Drinks Hermits on Holiday (Birth) songwriter 7/10
Cate LeBon Mug Museum (Wichita) songwriter 7/10
Karen O & Danger Mouse Lux Prima (BMG) disco 6.5/10
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising (Subpop) pop 6/10
Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer) pop 6/10
Weyes Blood The Outside Room (Not Not Fun) freak folk 7.5 /10
Weyes Blood The Innocents (Mexican Summer) freak folk 5/10
Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 6/10
Brobdingnagian Backpfeifengesicht (self) noise 5/10
Endon Boy Meets Girl (Black Smoker) noise 6/10
Endon Through the Mirror (Daymare) noise 8/10
Madvillain Madvillainy (Stones Throw) hip-hop 7/10
Yesterdays New Quintet Angles Without Edges (Stones Throw) hip-hop 6/10
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas (Stones Throw) hip-hop 6/10
Amon Tobin Fear in a Handful of Dust (Nomark) ambient 4/10
Amon Tobin Long Stories (Nomark) ambient 4/10
Haim Women in Music Pt III (Columbia) pop 6/10
Clarence Clarity Think Peace (Deluxe Pain) pop 6/10
Clarence Clarity No Now (Bella Union) pop 7/10
Klara Lewis Care (Editions Mergo) glitch 5/10
Yob Our Raw Heart (Relapse) metal 5/10
James Welburn Hold (Miasmah) electronic 6/10
Drowse Light Mirror (Flenser) songwriter 5/10
Juliana Venter & James Welburn W/V (Silken Tofu) electronic 6/10
Drose Boy Man Machine (Orange Milk) noise-rock 7.5/10
Eaves Verloren (Purple Tape Pedigree) electronic 6/10
Brood Ma Daze (Tri Angle) dance 6/10
Open Mike Eagle Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music) hip-hop 7/10
Paul White Hella Personal Film Festival (Mello Music) hip-hop 5/10
Kiran Leonard Grapefruit (Moshi Moshi) songwriter 7/10
Kiran Leonard Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi) songwriter 7/10
Kiran Leonard Western Culture (Moshi Moshi) songwriter 5/10
Sheer Mag A Distant Call (Static Shock) hard-rock 6/10
Primitive Man Caustic (Relapse) doom 7.5/10
Dubit Vitriol (Backwards) electronic 7/10
Uuuu Uuuu (Editions Mego) post-rock 7/10
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) doom 7/10
L'Rain L'Rain (Astro Nautico) dream-pop 7/10
To Live and Shave in LA As Gods Are Skinned (Independent Woman) noise 6/10
To Live and Shave in LA Noon and Eternity (Menlo Park) noise 7.5/10
To Live and Shave in LA The Wigmaker in Eighteenth Century Williamsburg (Menlo Park) noise 8/10
1975 Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit) pop 4/10
Heliocentrics Infinity of Now (Madlib Invazion) psych-rock 5/10
Heliocentrics Telemetric Sounds (2020) (Madlib Invazion) psych-rock 5/10
Green Milk From The Planet Orange Third (Inferior Planet) prog-rock 6/10
Alex G House of Sugar (Domino) songwriter 6/10
Elysia Crampton Orcorara (Pan) ambient 5/10
Puce Mary The Drought (Pan) industrial 5/10
Empath Active Listening: Night on Earth (Get Better) punk-pop 6/10
Black Dresses Peaceful as Hell (Black Squares) glitch-pop 6/10
Black Dresses Wasteisolation (Black Squares) glitch-pop 7/10
Black Dresses Wasteisolation (Black Squares) glitch-pop 7/10
Imperial Triumphant Alphaville (Century Media) metal 6/10
Imperial Triumphant Vile Luxury (Gilead) metal 7/10
Lankum The Livelong Day (Rough Trade) folk 6/10
Xin Melts into Love (Subtext) dance 6/10
Metasplice Mirvariates (Trilogy Tapes) electronic 7/10
David First The Consummation of Right and Wrong (Important) droning 6/10
Saba Alizadeh Scattered Memories (Karl) ambient 6/10
Kablam Confusia (self) post-dance 6/10
Vladislav Delay Rakka (Cosmo Rhythmatic) glitch 5/10
Roger Tellier-Craig Etudes (Second Editions) concrete 7/10
Perfume Genius Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador) songwriter 6/10
King Krule Man Alive (XL) songwriter 6.5/10
Billy Woods Known Unknowns (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 6/10
Elucid Save Yourself (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 6/10
Armand Hammer Shrines (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 5/10
Lotic Agitations (Janus Berlin) alt-dance 7/10
Sd Laika That's Harakiri (Tri Angle) alt-dance 6/10
Stabscotch Twilight Dawn (2020) (Mr Snow) noise-rock 6/10
Weeknd After Hours (XO) pop 5/10
Arca KiCk i (XL) dance 6/10
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia) songwriter 6/10
Ratings: 10=best album ever; 9=rock masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
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