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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
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason (Avalon) metal 5/10
Tindersticks No Treasure But Hope (City Slang) songwriter 4/10
Carter Tutti Void F(x) (Industrial) techno 7/10
Necks Three (Northern Spy) ambient 6/10
Papa M A Broke Moon Rises (Drag City) post-rock 6/10
Baroness Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns) pop-metal 4/10
Richard Chartier Central (Line) ambient 6.5/10
Richard Chartier Variable Dimensions (Line) ambient 5/10
Tim Hecker Anoyo (Drag City) glitch 5/10
Tim Hecker Konoyo (Drag City) glitch 5/10
Fennesz Agora (Touch) ambient 5/10
Kandinsky Effect Pax 6 (Ropeadope) prog-jazz 6.5/10
James Holden The Animal Spirits (Border) instrumental 5/10
Chvrches Love is Dead (Glassnote) synth-pop 4/10
Algorithm Brute Force (Fixt) techno-metal 6.5/10
Algorithm Compiler Optimization Techniques (self) techno-metal 6/10
Alcest Kodama (Prophecy Productions) blackgaze 6.5/10
Alcest Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast) blackgaze 6.5/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard 12 Bar Bruise (Flightless) garage 7.5/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Nonagon Infinity (Flightless) garage 5/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana (Flightless) garage 5/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Polygondwanaland (Flightless) garage 4.5/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Murder Of The Universe (Flightless) garage 4/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Sketches Of Brunswick East (Flightless) garage 4/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Gumboot Soup (Flightless) garage 4/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Fishing For Fishies (Flightless) garage 6.5/10
King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard Infest The Rats' Nest (Flightless) metal 4/10
Celeste Infidele(s) (Denovali) metal 5/10
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue (Robotic Empire) post-rock 7.5/10
Kayo Dot Blaspheme (Flenser) post-rock 5/10
Toby Driver In the L..L..Library Loft (Tzadik) songwriter 8/10
Toby Driver Madonnawhore (Flenser) songwriter 5/10
Toby Driver They Are the Shield (Blood Music) songwriter 4/10
Bill Callahan Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Aldous Harding Designer (4AD) songwriter 5/10
Aldous Harding Party (4AD) songwriter 6/10
Pallbearer Heartless (Profound Lore) prog-metal 5/10
Zu Jhator (House of Mythology) post-rock 5/10
Zu Terminalia Amazonia (House of Mythology) post-rock 6.5/10
Ty Segall First Taste (Drag City) songwriter 4/10
Ty Segall Freedom's Goblin (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Ty Segall Ty Segall (Drag City) songwriter 5/10
Grails Challice Hymnal (Temporary Residence) ambient 6.5/10
Cloud Nothings Life Without Sound (Carpark) power-pop 4/10
Alan Vega IT (Fader) songwriter 6.5/10
Oh Sees Orc (Castle Face) psych-rock 5/10
Oh Sees Smote Reverser (Castle Face) psych-rock 5/10
Oh Sees Face Stabber (Castle Face) psych-rock 7/10
Purple Mountains Purple Mountains (Drag City) songwriter 6/10
Idles Brutalism (Partisan) punk-rock 6.5/10
Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance (Partisan) punk-rock 5/10
Simon Joyner Step Into The Earthquake (Ba Da Bing, 2017) songwriter 6/10
Pile A Hairshirt of Purpose (Exploding In Sound) post-rock 5/10
Pile Green and Gray (Exploding In Sound) post-rock 4/10
Shinichi Atobe Heat (DDS) techno 4/10
Galcher Lustwerk Information (White Material) house 4/10
Idylls The Barn (Holy Roar) metalcore 7.5/10
Idylls Prayer For Terrene (Tapes Of A Neon God) metalcore 7/10
Circuit des Yeux In Plain Speech (Thrill Jockley) songwriter 5/10
Circuit des Yeux Reaching for Indigo (Drag City) songwriter 5/10
Jackie Lynn Jacqueline (Drag City) songwriter 5/10
Cleric Retrocausal (Web of Mimicry) post-metal 7/10
Underworld Barbara Barbara (Astralwerks) dance 5/10
Matmos Ultimate Care II (Thrill Jockey) electronic 7/10
Matmos Plastic Anniversary (Thrill Jockey) electronic 5/10
Eluvium False Readings On (Temporary Residence) ambient 6/10
Eluvium Shuffle Drones (Temporary Residence) ambient 4/10
Eluvium Pianoworks (Temporary Residence) ambient 5/10
Eluvium Virga I (Temporary Residence) ambient 5/10
Stereo Total Les Hormones (Staatsakt) Brit-pop 6/10
Stereo Total Ah Quel Cinema (Staatsakt) Brit-pop 5/10
Kim Gordon No Home Record (Matador) songwriter 7/10
Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic) songwriter 6.5/10
Kurt Vile B'lieve I'm Goin Down (Matador) songwriter 6/10
Kurt Vile Bottle It In (Matador) songwriter 5/10
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think (Milk) songwriter 7/10
Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk) songwriter 5/10
Krallice Ygg Huur (Krallice) prog-metal 6/10
Krallice Hyperion (Hathenter) prog-metal 6.5/10
Krallice Prelapsarian (Hathenter) prog-metal 6.5/10
Krallice Go Be Forgotten (Hathenter) prog-metal 5/10
Have a Nice Life Sea of Worry (Flenser) alt-pop 4/10
Sunn O))) Life Metal (Southern Lord) drone 5/10
Sunn O))) Pyroclasts (Southern Lord) drone 6/10
Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka (Polydor) songwriter 6.5/10
Uboa Coma Wall (Uboa) songwriter 8/10
Uboa Hook Echo (Uboa) songwriter 7/10
Uboa The Sky May Be (Uboa) songwriter 6.5/10
Uboa The Origin of My Depression (Uboa) songwriter 6/10
Nmesh Pharma (Orange Milk) vaporwave 6/10
Telepath Path to Lost Eden (Dream Catalogue) vaporwave 7/10
Iglooghost Milk Empire (Activia Benz) post-hop 7.5/10
Iglooghost Neo Wax Bloom (Brainfeeder) post-hop 7.5/10
Iglooghost XYZ (Gloo) post-hop 5/10
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want (Ipecac) noise-rock 7.5/10
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 3 (Run The Jewels) rap 6.5/10
Clipping There Existed an Addiction to Blood (SubPop) rap 7/10
Jpegmafia Black Ben Carson (Trashfuck) rap 7.5/10
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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