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Ratings: 9=rock masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan.
Albums rated 4/10 and lower are usually not listed here, unless they are hyped - check the alphabetical list
P.H.O.B.O.S. Bleaker Beater (Megaton Mass) metal 6/10
DJ Speedsick Faces.Of.Death (self) techno 6/10
DJ Speedsick Blood Mixed With Shit Mixed With Blood (self) techno 6/10
Brave Little Abacus Just Got Back From the Discomfort (self) emo 7/10
Brave Little Abacus Masked Dancers (self) emo 7.5/10
Wolvennest The Dark Path to the Light (Van) gothic 5.5/10
Wolvennest Temple (Van) gothic 4.5/10
Silent Strike Ghostophonia (Cinemaude) collage 6/10
Mare Cognitum Solar Paroxysm (I Voidhanger) black metal 6/10
Spectral Lore 11 Days (I Voidhanger) black metal 4/10
Esoctrilihum Funeral (I Voidhanger) black metal 5/10
Esoctrilihum Astraal Constellations of the Majickal Zodiac (I Voidhanger) black metal 4/10
Disappears Disappears + Steve Shelley + White/Light (Vampire Blues) post-rock 4/10
Camera Prosthuman (Bureau B) post-rock 4/10
Camera Emotional Detox (Bureau B) post-rock 5/10
Camera Phantom Of Liberty (Bureau B) post-rock 6/10
38KEA Keeper (self) hip-hop 6/10
38KEA More Seeds? Take the Seeds! (self) hip-hop 5/10
38KEA Seeds Thy Divine Thresher (self) hip-hop 6.5/10
38KEA Into Your Eye, I've Found, My Everything (self) hip-hop 5/10
Rachika Nayar Heaven Came Crashing (NNA Tapes) ambient 5/10
Audry More Stretched by the Curtain (self) noise 6/10
Daniel Rossen You Belong There (Warp) songwriter 6.5/10
Joe Rainey Niineta (37d03d) songwriter 6.5/10
Caroline Caroline (Rough Trade) post-rock 6.5/10
Sirom The Liquified Throne of Simplicity (Glitterbeat) free-folk 6/10
Sirom Svet Ki Spece Konju Cvet/ A Universe That Roasts Blossoms For A Horse (Glitterbeat) free-folk 6.5/10
Meute Taumel (Tumult) techno 5/10
Meute Tumult (Tumult) techno 6/10
Ikarus Plasma (Ronin Rhythm) prog-rock 6/10
Ikarus Mosaismic (Ronin Rhythm) prog-rock 5/10
Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul Topical Dancer (Deewee) dance-pop 6/10
Fluisteraars Gegrepen Door de Geest der Zielsontluiking (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) black metal 5/10
Fluisteraars Bloem (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) black metal 6/10
Dwarfs of East Agouza The Green Dogs of Dahshur (Akuphone) psych-rock 6/10
Dwarfs of East Agouza High Tide in the Lowlands (SubRosa) psych-rock 6.5/10
Broeder Dieleman Komma (Snowstar) songwriter 6/10
Broeder Dieleman Uut de Bron (Snowstar) songwriter 6.5/10
Broeder Dieleman Oh Mijn Ziel (Snowstar) songwriter 6/10
Colour Haze Sacred (Elektrohasch) stoner 4/10
Yikii Chorion (self) industrial 6/10
Yikii The Crow-Cyan Lake (self) industrial 6.5/10
Yikii Black Hole Ringdown (self) industrial 6.5/10
Raja Kirik Phantasmagoria of Jahtilan (Yes No Wave) industrial 7/10
Raja Kirik Rampokan (Yes No Wave) industrial 7.5/10
Black to Comm Before After (Thrill Jockey) noise 5/10
Black to Comm Seven Horses For Seven Kings (Thrill Jockey) noise 5/10
Black to Comm Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens (Thrill Jockey) noise 5/10
Black to Comm At Zeenath Parallel Heavens (Thrill Jockey) noise 4.5/10
Julie Byrne The Greater Wings (Ghostly International) songwriter 5/10
Mamaleek Diner Coffee (Flenser) blues-punk 6/10
Sewerslvt Sewer//Slvt (self) breakcore 6.5/10
Sewerslvt Drowning in the Sewer (self) breakcore 6.5/10
Sewerslvt The World Is Fvcked (self) breakcore 7.5/10
Sewerslvt Draining Love Story (self) breakcore 6/10
Stella Research Committee A Proposed Method for Determining Sanding Fitness (self) noise-rock 7/10
Stella Research Committee Killed Alive (self) noise-rock 6.5/10
Sewerslvt Skitzofrenia Simulation (self) breakcore 6/10
Sewerslvt We Had Good Times Together Don't Forget That (self) breakcore 7.5/10
Sewerslvt Tortvred Lesbians Ripped Apart (self) breakcore 7/10
Swans The Beggar (Young God) songwriter 5/10
Pan Daijing Tissues (Pan) electronic 7.5/10
Pan Daijing Jade (Pan) electronic 7/10
Nicole Dollanganger Married in Mount Airy (self) songwriter 5/10
The Smile Wall of Eyes (XL) pop 4/10
Monika Roscher Of Monsters and Birds (Zenna) prog-rock 7/10
Monika Roscher Witchy Activities and the Maple Death (Zenna) prog-rock 5/10
Monika Roscher Failure in Wonderland (Enja) prog-rock 6/10
Dorthia Cottrell Death Folk Country (Relapse) songwriter 6/10
HIRS Collective We're Still Here (Get Better) grindcore 7/10
Zach Bryan Zach Bryan (Warner) country 5/10
Zach Bryan American Heartbreak (Warner) country 7/10
Underscores Wallsocket (Mom + Pop) songwriter 6/10
100 Gecs 10,000 Gecs (Atlantic) hyperpop 6.5/10
L’Rain I Killed Your Dog (Mexican Summer) songwriter 5/10
Yeule Softscars (Ninja Tune) songwriter 5/10
Nourished by Time Erotic Probiotic 2 (Scenic Route) neosoul 4.5/10
Christine and the Queens Paranoia Angels True Love (Because) songwriter 7.5/10
Petra Hermanova In Death’s Eyes (Unguarded) songwriter 6.5/10
Jacob Collier Djesse Vol. 3 (Decca) pop 6/10
Jacob Collier Djesse Vol. 2 (Decca) pop 5/10
Jacob Collier Djesse Vol. 1 (Decca) pop 4/10
Sault 11 (Forever Living Originals) soul 4/10
Sault Today & Tomorrow (Forever Living Originals) soul 4/10
Sault Untitled (Forever Living Originals) soul 4/10
Sault Earth (Forever Living Originals) soul 5/10
Oren Ambarchi Shebang (Drag City) post-rock 5/10
Oren Ambarchi Simian Angel (Editions Mego) post-rock 6/10
Oren Ambarchi Ghosted (Drag City) post-rock 5/10
El Marrano de la Razon Schadenfreude (self) noise 6/10
Behold the Arctopus Interstellar Overtrove (P2) post-rock 5/10
Blackie Catharsis Only (label) hip-hop 7/10
Wednesday Rat Saw God (Dead Oceans) alt-country 6/10
Caroline Polachek Desire I Want To Turn Into You (Top Dawg) pop 5/10
Lil Yachty album Let’s Start Here (Motown) psych-soul 6/10
Celestaphone Paper Cut From the Obit (self) hip-hop 6.5/10
Acloudyskye What Do You Want (self) songwriter 7/10
Olivia Rodrigo Guts (Geffen) songwriter 5/10
Jason Isbell Weathervanes (Thirty Tigers) country 5.5/10
Billy Woods and Kenny Segal Billy Woods and Kenny Segal Maps (Backwoodz Studioz) hip-hop 5/10
Paramore This Is Why (Atlantic) dance-pop 4/10
Blondshell Blondshell (Partisan) songwriter 5/10
Victoria Monet Jaguar II (Lovett) soul 4.5/10
Amen Seat Amen Seat (Deathbomb Arc) electronica 6.5/10
Old Nick A New Generation of Vampiric Conspiracies (self) black metal 6.5/10
Old Nick Iam Vampire Castle (self) black metal 6/10
Old Nick Forest of Grief (self) black metal 6/10
Old Nick T.N.O.T.A.A.T.P.B.T.Q.A.S.F.A.B.O.O.T.D.O.S.S.T.T.E.V.H.S. (self) black metal 6/10
Neptunian Maximalism Eons (I Voidhanger) psych-rock 7.5/10
Moin Paste (AD93) post-rock 5.5/10
Moin Moot (AD93) post-rock 6.5/10
Let's Eat Grandma Two Ribbons (Transgressive) synth-pop 4/10
Let's Eat Grandma I'm All Ears (Transgressive) synth-pop 5/10
Let's Eat Grandma I Gemini (Transgressive) synth-pop 6/10
Lemon Twigs Everything Harmony (4AD) pop 4/10
Sufjan Stevens Javelin (Asthmatic Kitty) songwriter 6.5/10
Anohni My Back Was a Bridge For You to Cross (Secretly Canadian) songwriter 4/10
Janelle Monae The Age of Pleasure (Atlantic) songwriter 4/10
Lana Del Rey Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (Interscope) songwriter 4.5/10
Miley Cyrus Endless Summer Vacation (Columbia) songwriter 4/10
Bad Bunny Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Manana (Rimas) reggaeton 4/10
Drake For All the Dogs (OVO) hip-hop 4/10
Amaarae Fountain Baby (Interscope) soul 5.5/10
Travis Scott Utopia (Cactus Jack) hip-hop 5/10
Avenged Sevenfold Life Is But a Dream (Warner) prog-metal 5/10
Sprain As Lost Through Collision (Flenser) post-rock 6/10
Sprain The Lamb as Effigy (Flenser) post-rock 6/10
Parannoul After the Magic (self) shoegaze 5.5/10
Parannoul After the Night (self) shoegaze 6.5/10
Parannoul To See the Next Part of the Dream (self) shoegaze 7/10
Parannoul Let's Walk on the Path of a Blue Cat (self) shoegaze 6.5/10
Liturgy 93696 (Thrill Jockey) metal 7/10
Lil Ugly Mane Singles (Fashionable Death) songwriter 5/10
Khanate To Be Cruel (Sacred Bones) drone metal 4.5/10
Irr. App. (Ext.) Blau Erntearbeiter (self) abstract 5.5/10
Irr. App. (Ext.) Nocturnal Emissaries (self) abstract 6.5/10
Irr. App. (Ext.) Crepusculum (self) abstract 6.5/10
Irr. App. (Ext.) Nocturnal Arc (self) abstract 6.5/10
Irr. App. (Ext.) 2023 (self) abstract 6/10
Earthless Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (Nuclear Blast) psych-rock 6.5/10
Rolo Tomassi Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It (Holy Roar) metalcore 7/10
Rolo Tomassi Grievances (Holy Roar) metalcore 6.5/10
Metallica 72 Seasons (Blackened) metal 4/10
Gilla Band Most Normal (Rough Trade) noise-rock 5.5/10
Prizes Roses Rosa Anubis (self) post-rock 5/10
Prizes Roses Rosa The Kinspiral (self) post-rock 5.5/10
Prizes Roses Rosa Burned Car Highway Light Volcanic (self) post-rock 6.5/10
Antediluvian The Divine Punishment (self) death 5.5/10
Alexis Marshall House of Lull House of When (Sargent House) songwriting 5/10
DJ Rozwell What Happens After the Death Is Recorded (self) hip-hop 6/10
DJ Rozwell None of This Is Real (self) hip-hop 7.5/10
KFC Murder Chicks Loss Prevention Reloaded (self) hip-hop 6/10
Elder Lore (Stickman) prog-metal 7/10
Elder Reflections of a Floating World (Armageddon Shop) prog-metal 6/10
Elder Omens (Armageddon Shop) prog-metal 4.5/10
Elder Innate Passage (Stickman) prog-metal 5/10
EvilDewer Caliginous Sky (self) hip-hop 6/10
EvilDewer The Voynich Manuscript (self) hip-hop 6.5/10
EvilDewer Anomia (self) hip-hop 5/10
Floating The Waves Have Teeth (self) metal 5/10
Gruzja Jeszcze Nie Mamy Na Was Pomyslu (self) metal 4/10
Nils Frahm All Melody (2018) (Erased Tapes) ambient 5/10
Nils Frahm All Encores (Erased Tapes) ambient 6/10
Nils Frahm Music for Animals (Leiter) ambient 6/10
Sematary Rainbow Bridge 3 (self) drill 7/10
Sematary Butcher House (self) drill 6/10
Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt (Bella Union) songwriter 4/10
Spiritualized Everything Was Beautiful (Bella Union) songwriter 6/10
Skyler Skjelset Sunup (self) ambient 4/10
Xiu Xiu Ignore Grief (2023) (Polyvinyl) noise 6.5/10
Black Magick SS Rainbow Nights (Infinite Wisdom) metal 5/10
Black Magick SS Burning Bridges (Creep Purple) metal 4/10
Bitchin Bajas Bajascillators (self) electronic 6/10
Bitchin Bajas Bajas Fresh (self) electronic 5/10
Danny Brown Quaranta (Warp) hip-hop 4.5/10
Jute Gyte Mitrealitat (self) avant-metal 5/10
Jute Gyte Unus Mundus Patet (self) avant-metal 4/10
Jute Gyte Eclose (self) electronic 6/10
John Cale Mercy (Domino) songwriter 4.5/10
Katie Gately Fawn/Brute (Houndstooth) songwriter 7/10
Jpegmafia & Danny Brown Scaring the Hoes (2023) (Peggy) hip-hop 6.5/10
Paul Simon Seven Psalms (2023) (Sony) songwriter 4.5/10
Go Team Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries) pop 4/10
Go Team Get Up Sequences Part Two (Memphis Industries) pop 5/10
i.o various albums (self) noise-rock 5 to 6.5
Necks Travel (Northern Spy) prog-rock 5/10
Model Actriz Dogsbody (True Panther) industrial 6.5/10
Alice Boman Dream on (Pias) songwriter 7/10
Alice Boman The Space Between (2022) (Adrian) songwriter 6/10
Scarcity Aveilut (Flenser) black metal 7.5/10
Worm Foreverglade (20 Buck Spin) doom-metal 6.5/10
Worm Gloomlord (20 Buck Spin) doom-metal 6/10
Tantric Bile Seminal Baptism (Putrefactive) jazz-metal 7/10
Effluence Psychocephalic Spawning (P2) death-metal 7/10
Effluence Sarmat (Putrefactive) death-metal 7.5/10
Kaatayra Inpariquipe (self) metal 7/10
Kaatayra No Ruidar da Mata que Mirra (self) metal 7/10
Kaatayra Nascido Sob o Signo Incivilizatorio (self) metal 6/10
Kaatayra So Quem Viu o Relampago a Sua Direita Sabe (self) metal 6/10
Kaatayra Toda Historia pela Frente (self) metal 6/10
Janis Lago Daughter of Sappho/ Recovery (Next Year's Snow) noise 7/10
Pragmatica Quartet Logical And with Double Overbar (self) noise 8/10
Imperial Triumphant Spirit of Ecstasy (Century Media) prog-metal 7/10
Syko Friend The Code (Post Present Medium) songwriter 6.5/10
Syko Friend Fontanelle (Post Present Medium) songwriter 7/10
Dienne Addio (Other People) songwriter 6/10
Lili Grace Silhouette (self) folk 7/10
Zeal and Ardor Zeal & Ardor (Mvka) metal 5/10
Oneirogen Hypnos (Denovali) post-ambient 7/10
Luminous Vault Animate the Emptiness (Profound Lore) black metal 6/10
Lobsterfight Sun Soaking (self) noise-rock 6.5/10
Lobsterfight Pink, Black, And Orange In The Corners (self) noise-rock 6.5/10
The Garden Mirror Might Steal Your Charm (Burger) noise-rock 6.5/10
The Garden Kiss My Super Bowl Ring (Epitaph) noise-rock 5.5/10
The Garden Horseshit on Route 66 (self) noise-rock 6.5/10
Saya Gray 19 Masters (Dirty Hit) songwriter 7/10
Tyler Childers Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? (Hickman Holler) country 6/10
Gang of Youths Angel in Realtime (Mosy) alt-rock 6/10
Gang of Youths Go Farther in Lightness (Mosy) alt-rock 7/10
Guerilla Toss Famously Alive (SubPop) noise-rock 5/10
1975 Being Funny in a Foreign Language (Dirty Hit) pop 5/10
Brock Zeman The Carnival Is Back In Town (Busted Flat) songwriter 7/10
Brock Zeman Hey Tom (Busted Flat) songwriter 6/10
Florist Florist (Double Double Whammy) folk 5.5/10
Lucrecia Dalt Ay! (RVNG) songwriter 6.5/10
Special Interest Endure (Rough Trade) dance-punk 6/10
Special Interest The Passion Of (Thrilling Living) dance-punk 7/10
Ikue Mori Tracing The Magic (Tzadik) noise 7/10
Kassa Overall Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz (self) jazz-rap 7/10
Alvvays Blue Rev (Polyvinyl) power-pop 5/10
A Forest of Stars Grave Mounds and Grave Mistakes (Lupus Lounge) prog-metal 7/10
Jack White Fear of the Dawn (Third Man) songwriter 6/10
Ashenspire Hostile Architecture (Code666) prog-metal 6.5/10
Ashenspire Speak Not of the Laudanum Quandary (Code666) prog-metal 7.5/10
Rokia Kone' & Jacknife Lee Bamanan (Real World) Afro-pop 6/10
Horsegirl Versions of Modern Performance (Matador) noise-rock 5/10
Ethel Cain Preacher’s Daughter (Daughters of Cain) songwriter 7/10
Jockstrap I Love You Jennifer B (Rough Trade) dance-pop 7/10
Alex G God Save the Animals (Domino) songwriter 6.5/10
Little Simz No Thank You (Forever Living Originals) hip-hop 7/10
Chat Pile God’s Country (Flenser) noise-rock 7/10
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cool It Down (Secretly Canadian) dance-pop 4.5/10
Show me the Body Corpus I (self) rap-punk 7/10
Show me the Body Dog Whistle (Loma Vista) rap-punk 6/10
Show me the Body Trouble the Water (Loma Vista) rap-punk 6.5/10
Backxwash His Happiness Shall Come First (Uglyhag) hip-hop 6.5/10
Bebawinigi Stupor (Subsound) songwriter 7.5/10
Porridge Radio Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder to the Sky (Secretly Canadian) alt-rock 5/10
Weyes Blood And In the Darkness Hearts Aglow (SubPop) songwriter 7/10
Rauw Alejandro Saturno (Sony) reggaeton 5/10
Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen (Stones Throw) songwriter 7/10
Soccer Mommy Sometimes Forever (Loma Vista) songwriter 6/10
Amateur Hour Amateur Hour (Forlag For Fri Musik) psych-rock 6.5/10
Amateur Hour Framtiden Tillhor Inte Oss (Happiest Place) psych-rock 6.5/10
Amateur Hour Krokta Tankar Och Branda Vanor (Appetite) psych-rock 7/10
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion (Roadrunner) ambient 7/10
Steven Wilson All the solo albums (various) prog-rock 5-7/10
Porcupine Tree All the albums of the last 20 years (various) prog-rock 4-6.5/10
No-Man All the albums (various) prog-rock 5-7.5/10
Black Midi Hellfire (Rough Trade) prog-rock 5/10
Bjork Fossora (One Little Independent) songwriter 6.5/10
Bill Orcutt Music for four Guitars (Palilalia) post-rock 6/10
Gavilan Russom Trans Feminist Symphonic Music (Longform Editions) post-rock 6/10
Gavilan Russom Slabs Vol I (Voluminous Art) post-rock 5/10
Gavilan Russom Trans-Verberation Cassette (Voluminous Arts) post-rock 6/10
Gavilan Russom Disco (Voluminous Arts) techno 4.5/10
Gavilan Russom Secret Passage (Voluminous Arts) post-rock 6.5/10
Gavilan Russom The Envoy (Ecstatic) post-rock 6/10
Beyonce Renaissance (Parkwood) disco-pop 5/10
Beth Orton Weather Alive (Partisan) songwriter 7/10
Tyondai Braxton Telekinesis (Nonesuch) avantgarde 7.5/10
Machine Girl Neon White: Part 1 - "The Wicked Heart" (self) breakcore 7/10
Machine Girl U-Void Synthesizer (self) breakcore 6/10
Machine Girl The Ugly Art (Kitty on Fire) breakcore 7/10
Raum Daughter (Yellowelectric) ambient 6/10
Mid-Air Thief Crumbling (self) post-rock 6.5/10
Gongjungdoduk Gongjoong Doduk (self) post-rock 7/10
Babehoven Light Moving Time (Double Double Whammy) songwriter 6/10
Los Siquicos Litoralenos Medianos Exitos Subtropicales Vol 1 (self) free-folk 7/10
Los Siquicos Litoralenos Medianos Exitos Subtropicales Vol 2 - El Relincho Del Tiempo (self) free-folk 6.5/10
Blood on the Dance Floor All albums (Dark Fantasy) dance-pop 4-7/10
Poppy I Disagree (Sumerian) pop-metal 6/10
Poppy Flux (Sumerian) pop-metal 5/10
Lil Ugly Mane Volcanic Bird Enemy and The Voiced Concern (Fashionable Death) songwriter 7.5/10
Government Prepare Thyself to Deal with Treacle (Popkatari) post-rock 7/10
Cult of Luna The Long Road North (Red Creed) post-metal 6/10
Eels Extreme Witchcraft (PIAS) psych-rock 4.5/10
Mark Lanegan Straight Songs of Sorrow (Heavenly) songwriter 5/10
Built to Spill When the Wind Forgets Your Name (Subpop) power-pop 5/10
Colleen The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) songwriter 6/10
Lorde Solar Power (Universal) songwriter 6.5/10
Dan Deacon Mystic Familiar (Domino) dance-pop 6/10
Sylvan Esso No Rules Sandy (Loma Vista) dance-pop 6/10
Grazhdanskaya Oborona all albums (self) free-folk 4-7/10
Moon Relay IMI (Hubro) prog-rock 7.5/10
Moon Relay _...-``-..._ (Sheep Chase) prog-rock 6/10
Aurora The Gods We Can Touch (Glassnotes) songwriter 6/10
Argo Nuff Argo Nuff (self) post-rock 6/10
Argo Nuff Annebolyn (self) post-rock 7/10
Argo Nuff Haditha (self) post-rock 7/10
Laura Luna Castillo Isolarios (Baba Vanga) ambient 7/10
Laura Luna Castillo Folksonomies (Cudighi) ambient 6/10
Ora Iso Image Certifies (Downwards) noise-rock 6/10
Ora Iso Bathcat (Ba Da Bing) noise-rock 7/10
Tegh Emergent Errors (Opal Tapes) noise 6/10
Tegh and Adel Poursamadi Ima (Injazero) noise 5/10
Julia Reidy In Real Life (Black Truffle) instrumental 6/10
Julia Reidy Vanish (Editions Mego) instrumental 6/10
Julia Reidy World in World (Black Truffle) instrumental 6.5/10
Julia Reidy Beholder (A Guide to Saints) instrumental 7/10
Chell Oracle Turret Yeah U (self) collage 6/10
Chell Oracle Turret It's Not What You Think (self) collage 4/10
Behemoth all albums (self) free-folk 4-7/10
Andrew Weathers Ensemble The Thousand Birds in the Earth (self) free-folk 6/10
Billy Woods Aethiopes (Backwoodz Studioz) hip-hop 7/10
Vehemence Par le Sang Verse' (Antiq) black-metal 7/10
Vehemence Ordalies (Antiq) black-metal 6.5/10
Undeath It's Time to Rise From the Grave (Prosthetic) death-metal 5/10
Old Saw Country Tropics (Lobby Art) instrumental 7/10
Soul Glo Diaspora Problems (Epitaph) hardcore 7.5/10
Silvana Estrada Marchita (Glassnote) songwriter 6.5/10
Sharon Van Etten We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 4.5/10
Sault Air (Forever Living Originals) orchestral 6/10
Saba Few Good Things (Pivot Gang) hip-hop 6/10
Ravyn Lenae Hypnos (Atlantic) soul 4/10
Raveena Asha’s Awakening (Warner) songwriter 4/10
Oso Oso Basking in the Glow (Triple Crown) emo 4/10
Oso Oso Sore Thumb (Triple Crown) emo 6/10
Yeule Glitch Princess (Bayonet) noise-rock 6.5/10
Father John Misty Chloe And The Next 20th Century (SubPop) songwriter 5/10
Nilufer Yanya Painless (ATO) songwriter 4/10
Wilco Cruel Country (DBpm) roots-rock 4/10
Vince Staples Ramona Park Broke My Heart (Motown) hip-hop 4/10
The Weeknd Dawn FM (XO) synthpop 4.5/10
Spoon Lucifer on the Sofa (Matador) alt-rock 4/10
Pusha T It's Almost Dry (Good) hip-hop 6/10
Red Hot Chili Peppers Unlimited Love (Warner) funk-rock 6/10
Mitski Laurel Hell (Dead Oceans) synth-pop 6/10
Messa Close (Svart) doom-metal 6/10
Xen Model Core (self) IDM 6/10
Glint Glint (self) concrete 6.5/10
Undo K From Hot G.A.S. Get A Star (self) industrial 6/10
Black Keys Dropout Boogie (Nonesuch) Genre 5/10
Toro y Moi Mahal (Dead Oceans) funk-soul 4/10
Earl Sweatshirt Sick (Tan Cressida) hip-hop 6/10
Diamanda Galas Broken Gargoyles (Intravenal Sound Operations) avantgarde 6.5/10
Denzel Curry Melt My Eyez See Your Future (Loma Vista) hip-hop 7/10
Kevin Morby This Is a Photograph (Dead Oceans) songwriter 5/10
Dear Hunter Antimai (Cave and Canary) prog-rock 6/10
Pharmakon Devour (Sacred Bones) industrial 7.5/10
Smile A Light for Attracting Attention (XL) art-pop 4/10
Florence and the Machine Dance Fever (Polydor) pop 4/10
FKA Twigs Caprisongs (Atlantic) soul-hop 4/10
Junglepussy JP4 (Jagjaguwar) rap-soul 6/10
Jennry Hval Classic Objects (4AD) songwriter 4/10
Kendrick Lamar Mr Morale & the Big Steppers (PgLang) rap 6/10
Black Country New Road Ants From Up There (Ninja Tune) prog-pop 5/10
Big Thief Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (4AD) songwriter 6/10
Cate LeBon Pompeii (Mexican Summer) songwriter 4/10
Bad Bunny Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas) reggaeton 5/10
Aldous Harding Warm Chris (4AD) songwriter 4/10
Bartees Strange Farm to Table (4AD) songwriter 4/10
Alabaster dePlume Copernicus (Debt) songwriter 7.5/10
Alabaster dePlume Gold - Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (International Anthem) songwriter 6.5/10
Avril Lavigne Love Sux (Elektra) songwriters 4/10
Beach House Once Twice Melody (Mistletone) dream-pop 6/10
Asa V (Wagram) songwriter 4/10
Astrid Sonne Ephemeral Camera Feed (self) electronica 7/10
Astrid Sonne Outside of Your Lifetime (self) electronica 5/10
Axel Boman Luz/ Quest for Fire (Studio Barnhus) house 5.5/10
Arcade Fire WE (Columbia) pop 4/10
Animal Collective Time Skiffs (Domino) psych-pop 5/10
Surfbort Keep On Truckin' (Inner Freak) punk-rock 5/10
Surfbort Friendship Music (Cult) punk-rock 6/10
Viagra Boys Cave World (Year0001) dance-punk 5/10
Viagra Boys Welfare Jazz (Year0001) dance-punk 4/10
Viagra Boys Welfare Jazz (Year0001) dance-punk 5/10
Stabscotch Prison Jar (self) noise-rock 5/10
Angel Olsen Big Time (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 5/10
Perfume Genius Ugly Season (Matador) songwriter 6.5/10
700 Bliss Nothing To Declare (Hyperdub) hip-hop 6.5/10
Brendan Benson Dear Life (Third Man) songwriter 5/10
Yann Tiersen Kerber (Mute) ambient 5/10
Yann Tiersen All (Mute) ambient 6/10
Yann Tiersen Hent (Mute) ambient 6.5/10
Pere Ubu 20 Years In a Montana Missile Silo (Cherry Red) new wave 5/10
Pere Ubu The Long Goodbye (Cherry Red) new wave 6/10
Decemberists I'll Be Your Girl (Capitol) alt-rock 4/10
Decemberists What A Terrible World (Capitol) alt-rock 5/10
Powerdove Machination (Murailles) songwriter 7/10
Powerdove Bitter Banquet (Murailles) songwriter 6/10
Powerdove War Shapes (Murailles) songwriter 7/10
Peruvian Sleep Reminders Are Everywhere (self) psych-rock 7/10
Palm Rock Island (Carpark) math-rock 5/10
Palm Trading Basics (Exploding In Sound) math-rock 6/10
Won James Won Loss Avoidage Ltd (RAIG) collage 7/10
Spinvis 7.6.9.6. (Excelsior) pop 5/10
Spinvis Trein Vuur Dageraad (Excelsior) pop 6.5/10
Andy Stott Never the Right Time (Modern Love) techno 4/10
Andy Stott It Should Be Us (Modern Love) techno 6/10
Balungan Kudu Bisa Kudu (Cuneiform) prog-rock 6/10
Janel Leppin Ensemble Volcanic Ash (Cuneiform) Genre 6.5/10
Jon Mueller Tongues (Rhythmplex) post-jazz 7/10
Barrett Martin Songs of the Firebird (self) world-jazz 5/10
Li Jianhong Wanghai Gang (Utech) noise 6.5/10
Horse Lords The Common Task (Northern Spy) post-rock 6.5/10
Sean Hayes Be Like Water (self) songwriter 4/10
Gultskra Artikler Blue Forty-two (self) concrete 6.5/10
Goat Requiem (Rocket) psych-rock 6/10
Black Curse Endless Wound (Sepulchral Void) death metal 7/10
Bitch 'n' Monk We Are Peering Over (Lotus Arts Box) prog-rock 7/10
Witch 'n' Monk Witch'n'Monk (Tzadik) prog-rock 5/10
Blu & Exile Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them (Dirty Science) hip-hop 6/10
Blu NoYork (Sire) hip-hop 7/10
Behold the Arctopus Skullgrid (Black Market) post-metal 7/10
Wendy Eisenberg Dehiscence (self) songwriter 6.5/10
Roly Porter Kistvaen (Subtext) ambient 6/10
Blackie Imagine Yourself In A Free And Natural World (self) hip-hop 7.5/10
Animal Collective Time Skiffs (Domino) psych-pop 5/10
Arcade Fire WE (Columbia) pop 4/10
Asa V (Wagram) songwriter 4/10
Astrid Sonne Ephemeral Camera Feed (self) electronica 7/10
Aurora The Gods We Can Touch (Glassnotes) songwriter 6/10
Babehoven Light Moving Time (Double Double Whammy) songwriter 6/10
Bad Bunny Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas) reggaeton 5/10
Balungan Kudu Bisa Kudu (Cuneiform) prog-rock 6/10
Beach House Once Twice Melody (Mistletone) dream-pop 6/10
Behemoth Opvs Contra Natvram (Nuclear Blast) death-metal 4/10
Big Thief Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You (4AD) songwriter 6/10
Black Country New Road Ants From Up There (Ninja Tune) prog-pop 5/10
Black Keys Dropout Boogie (Nonesuch) Genre 5/10
Axel Boman Luz/ Quest for Fire (Studio Barnhus) house 5.5/10
Built to Spill When the Wind Forgets Your Name (Subpop) power-pop 5/10
Cult of Luna The Long Road North (Red Creed) post-metal 6/10
Denzel Curry Melt My Eyez See Your Future (Loma Vista) hip-hop 7/10
Dear Hunter Antimai (Cave and Canary) prog-rock 6/10
Dekomodo I Still Care (self) songwriter 6/10
Alabaster dePlume Gold - Go Forward in the Courage of Your Love (International Anthem) songwriter 6.5/10
Eels Extreme Witchcraft (PIAS) psych-rock 4.5/10
Silvana Estrada Marchita (Glassnote) songwriter 6.5/10
Father John Misty Chloe And The Next 20th Century (SubPop) songwriter 5/10
FKA Twigs Caprisongs (Atlantic) soul-hop 4/10
Florence and the Machine Dance Fever (Polydor) pop 4/10
Diamanda Galas Broken Gargoyles (Intravenal Sound Operations) avantgarde 6.5/10
Government Prepare Thyself to Deal with Treacle (Popkatari) post-rock 7/10
Gultskra Artikler Blue Forty-two (self) concrete 6.5/10
Aldous Harding Warm Chris (4AD) songwriter 4/10
Jennry Hval Classic Objects (4AD) songwriter 4/10
Kendrick Lamar Mr Morale & the Big Steppers (PgLang) rap 6/10
Cate LeBon Pompeii (Mexican Summer) songwriter 4/10
Ravyn Lenae Hypnos (Atlantic) soul 4/10
Janel Leppin Ensemble Volcanic Ash (Cuneiform) Genre 6.5/10
Machine Girl Neon White: Part 1 - "The Wicked Heart" (self) breakcore 7/10
Messa Close (Svart) doom-metal 6/10
Mitski Laurel Hell (Dead Oceans) synth-pop 6/10
Kevin Morby This Is a Photograph (Dead Oceans) songwriter 5/10
Old Saw Country Tropics (Lobby Art) instrumental 7/10
Angel Olsen Big Time (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 5/10
Oso Oso Sore Thumb (Triple Crown) emo 6/10
Perfume Genius Ugly Season (Matador) songwriter 6.5/10
Pusha T It's Almost Dry (Good) hip-hop 6/10
Raum Daughter (Yellowelectric) ambient 6/10
Raveena Asha’s Awakening (Warner) songwriter 4/10
Red Hot Chili Peppers Unlimited Love (Warner) funk-rock 6/10
Julia Reidy World in World (Black Truffle) instrumental 6.5/10
Saba Few Good Things (Pivot Gang) hip-hop 6/10
Sault Air (Forever Living Originals) orchestral 6/10
Smile A Light for Attracting Attention (XL) art-pop 4/10
Snarky Puppy Empire Central (GroundUP) funk-jazz 6.5/10
Soul Glo Diaspora Problems (Epitaph) hardcore 7.5/10
Spoon Lucifer on the Sofa (Matador) alt-rock 4/10
Stabscotch Prison Jar (self) noise-rock 5/10
Vince Staples Ramona Park Broke My Heart (Motown) hip-hop 4/10
Bartees Strange Farm to Table (4AD) songwriter 4/10
Earl Sweatshirt Sick (Tan Cressida) hip-hop 6/10
Sylvan Esso No Rules Sandy (Loma Vista) dance-pop 6/10
Tegh and Adel Poursamadi Ima (Injazero) noise 5/10
Yann Tiersen 11 5 18 2 5 18 (Mute) ambient 4/10
Toro y Moi Mahal (Dead Oceans) funk-soul 4/10
Undeath It's Time to Rise From the Grave (Prosthetic) death-metal 5/10
Sharon Van Etten We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 4.5/10
Vehemence Ordalies (Antiq) black-metal 6.5/10
Viagra Boys Cave World (Year0001) dance-punk 5/10
The Weeknd Dawn FM (XO) synthpop 4.5/10
Wilco Cruel Country (DBpm) roots-rock 4/10
Won James Won Loss Avoidage Ltd (RAIG) collage 7/10
Billy Woods Aethiopes (Backwoodz Studioz) hip-hop 7/10
Nilufer Yanya Painless (ATO) songwriter 4/10
Yeule Glitch Princess (Bayonet) noise-rock 6.5/10
Your Old Droog YOD Wave (Nature Sounds) hip-hop 4/10
Adult Mom Driver (Epitaph) songwriter 6/10
Arooj Aftab Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam) world-music 6/10
Arca Kick II (XL) glitch 6/10
Arca Kick III (XL) glitch 5/10
Arca Kick IIII (XL) glitch 5/10
Arca Kick IIIII (XL) glitch 4.5/10
Luigi Archetti Lava (self) avantgarde 6.5/10
Argo Nuff Argo Nuff (self) post-rock 6/10
Argo Nuff Annebolyn (self) post-rock 7/10
The Armed Ultrapop (Sargent House) hardcore 6/10
Assertion Intermission (Spartan) grunge 5/10
Astrid Sonne Outside of Your Lifetime (self) electronica 5/10
Bachelor Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl) folk-rock 6/10
Julien Baker Little Oblivions (Matador) songwriter 5/10
Black Country New Road For the First Time (Ninja Tune) post-rock 6/10
Black Dresses Forever in Your Heart (Blacksquares) industrial 6/10
Blackie Face The Darkness II (self) hip-hop 6/10
Blanck Mass In Ferneaux (Sacred Bones) industrial 5/10
Black Monument Ensemble Now (International Anthem) prog-rock 5/10
Camellia UUFO (Kamel Camellia) dance 5/10
Nick Cave Carnage (Goliath) songwriter 5/10
Celeste Not Your Muse (Polydor) neosoul 5/10
Sarah Mary Chadwick Me and Ennui Are Friends Baby (Ba Da Bing) songwriter 5/10
Eric Church Heart & Soul (EMI) country 6.5/10
Cloud Nothings The Shadow I Remember (Carpark) noise-rock 4/10
J Cole The Off-Season (Dreamville) hip-hop 4/10
Colleen The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) songwriter 6/10
Alice Cooper Detroit Stories (Earmusic) hard-rock 5/10
Lucy Dacus Home Video (Matador) songwriter 6/10
Dave We're All Alone in This Together (Neighbourhood) hip-hop 6.5/10
Lana Del Rey Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Interscope) songwriter 5/10
Lana Del Rey Blue Banisters (Interscope) songwriter 4/10
Dream Unending Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin) doom 6/10
Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever (Interscope) songwriter 6/10
Wendy Eisenberg Bent Ring (Dear Life) songwriter 5/10
Evanescence The Bitter Truth (Columbia) pop-metal 5/10
Sam Fender Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) songwriter 5/10
Fire-toolz Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain) prog-rock 7/10
Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight (Roswell) power-pop 5/10
Frontierer Oxidized (self) metalcore 7/10
Fucked Up Year of the Horse (self) post-hardcore 8/10
Ghost Rhythms Spectral Music (Cuneiform) prog-rock 6/10
Girl in Red If I Could Make It Go Quiet (AWAL) songwriter 6/10
Glint Glint (self) concrete 6.5/10
Godspeed You Black Emperor G_d's Pee at State's End (Constellation) post-rock 6/10
Yann Gourdon Yann Gourdon (La Novia) post-folk 6/10
Greentea Peng Man Made (AMF) neosoul 7/10
Sean Hayes Be Like Water (self) songwriter 4/10
Halsey If I Can't Have Love I Want Power (Capitol) songwriter 6/10
Juliana Hatfield Blood (American Laundromat) songwriter 5/10
Hiatus Kayote Mood Valiant (Glow in the Dark) prog-rock 5/10
Home is Where I Became Birds (Father Daughter) emo 6/10
Iceage Seek Shelter (Mexican Summer) garage-rock 6.5/10
Iglooghost Lei Line Eon (Gloo) post-hop 6/10
Cassandra Jenkins An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Ding) songwriter 6.5/10
Injury Reserve By the Time I Get to Phoenix (Loma Vista) hip-hop 7/10
Topaz Jones Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (self) hip-hop 6.5/10
Jpegmafia LP (Republic) hip-hop 7/10
Valerie June The Moon and Stars - Prescriptions For Dreamers (Fantasy) songwriter 7/10
Ka A Martyr's Reward (Iron Works) rap 6/10
L'Rain Fatigue (Mexican Summer) songwriter 6/10
Lake Street Drive Obviously (Nonesuch) soul 4/10
Lil Nas X Montero (Columbia) pop-hop 6/10
Lil Ugly Mane Volcanic Bird Enemy and The Voiced Concern (Fashionable Death) songwriter 7.5/10
Lingua Ignota Sinner Get Ready (Sargent House) pagan folk 6/10
Lorde Solar Power (Universal) songwriter 6.5/10
Lost Girls Menneskekollektivet (Smalltown Supersound) techno 4/10
Low Hey What (SubPop) dream-pop 6/10
Mach-Hommy Pray for Haiti (Griselda) hip-hop 5/10
Mach-Hommy Balens Cho (self) hip-hop 4/10
Madlib Sound Ancestors (Madlib) hip-hop 4/10
Mastodon Hushed and Grim (Reprise) prog-metal 5/10
Mike Disco (10K) hip-hop 5/10
Moor Mother Black Encyclopedia of the Air (Anti) rap-jazz 5/10
Laura Mvula Pink Noise (RCA) pop 4/10
Palberta Palberta5000 (Wharf Cat) garage-rock 5/10
Arlo Parks Collapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive) songwriter 5/10
Carly Pearce 29 Written in Stone (Big Machine) country 6/10
Liz Phair Soberish (Chrysalis) songwriter 5/10
PinkPantheress To Hell With It (self) pop 5/10
Polo G Hall of Fame (Columbia) hip-hop 6/10
Pom Poko Cheater (Bella Union) power-pop 6/10
Poppy Flux (Sumerian) pop-metal 5/10
Powerdove Machination (Murailles) songwriter 7/10
Really From Really From (Topshelf) post-rock 5/10
Robert Rich Neurogenesis (self) ambient 5/10
Dawn Richard Second Line (Merge) dance 6/10
Steve Roach Into the Majestic (Timeroom) ambient 4/10
Olivia Rodrigo Sour (Geffen) songwriter 6/10
Claire Rousay A Softer Focus (self) avantgarde 6/10
Xenia Rubinos Una Rosa (Anti) songwriter 6/10
Self Esteem Prioritise Pleasure (Universal) songwriter 5/10
Serpentwithfeet Deacon (Secretly Canadian) neosoul 6.5/10
Sleater-Kinney Path of Wellness (Mom+Pop) power-pop 4/10
Spirit of the Beehive Entertainment Death (Saddle Creek) psych-rock 5/10
Squid Bright Green Field (Warp) dance-punk 7.5/10
St Vincent Daddy's Home (Loma Vista) songwriter 6/10
Andy Stott Never the Right Time (Modern Love) techno 4/10
Surfbort Keep On Truckin' (Inner Freak) punk-rock 5/10
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy Superwolves (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Aaron Lee Tasjan Tasjan Tasjan Tasjan (New West) songwriter 6/10
Yann Tiersen Kerber (Mute) ambient 5/10
Tirzah Colourgrade (Domino) songwriter 5/10
Tricot Jodeki (8902) post-rock 6.5/10
Turnstile Glow On (Roadrunner) hard-rock 5/10
Tyler the Creator Call me if you get Lost (Columbia) hip-hop 5/10
Undo K From Hot G.A.S. Get A Star (self) industrial 6/10
Viagra Boys Welfare Jazz (Year0001) dance-punk 4/10
Ryley Walker and Dave Grubbs A Tap On The Shoulder (Husky Pants) post-rock 6/10
Ryley Walker Course In Fable (Husky Pants) post-rock 5/10
War On Drugs I Don't Live Here Anymore (Atlantic) songwriter 5/10
Weather Station Ignorance (Fat Possum) singer-songwriter 5/10
Faye Webster I Know I'm Funny Haha (Secretely Canadian) songwriter 6/10
Weezer OK Human (Atlantic) chamber pop 6/10
Kanye West Donda (IDJ) hip-hop 4/10
Wiki Half God (Wikset) hip-hop 6/10
Hayley Williams Flowers for Vases / Descansos (Atlantic) songwriter 4/10
Wolf Alice Blue Weekend (Dirty Hit) dream-pop 4.5/10
Xen Model Core (self) IDM 6/10
Xiu Xiu Oh No (Polyvynyl) pop 5/10
Yola Stand For Myself (Easy Eye Sound) country-soul 4.5/10
Your Old Droog Tha YOD Fahim (Fat Beats) hip-hop 5/10
Your Old Droog Time (Nature Sounds) hip-hop 7/10
Your Old Droog Space Bar (Nature Sounds) hip-hop 5/10
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