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BC Camplight - Shortly After Takeoff 7.5/10
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels 5/10
X - ALPHABETLAND - 8/10
The Cowboy Junkies - 6.5/10

A great comeback from X!

TBA:

Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor
Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
Moses Sumney: græ
Perfume Genius: Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs Of Sorrow
Pet Shop Boys - Hotspot
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories
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Updated Rankings:

8/10

Pearl Jam - Gigaton
The Strokes - New Abnormal
Green Day - Father of All...
X - ALPHABETLAND

7.5/10

Georgia - Seeking Thrills
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
BC Camplight - Shortly After Takeoff
Sparks - A Steady Drip Drip Drip

7/10

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
of Montreal - Ur Fun
Lanterns On The Lake - Spook The Herd
Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves Of Your Life
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
Caribou - Suddenly
Torres - Silver Tongue

6.5/10

Cornershop - England Is A Garden
Wire - Mind Hive
J Hus - Big Conspiracy
The Cowboy Junkies

6/10

Ben Watt - Storm Damage
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light

5.5/10

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene

5/10

Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals
Sorry - 925
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels

4.5/10

Destroyer - Have We Met
Baxter Dury - The Night Chancers

4/10

King Krule - Man Alive!
Nadia Reid - Out Of My Province
Stephen J. Malkmus: Traditional Techniques

3.5/10

Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello

3/10

The Chats - High Risk Behaviour

2.5/10

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together

2/10

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts

1.5/10

Kvelertak - Splid

1/10

Code Orange - Underneath
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Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together - 10
(I’m a sucker for a good ambient album)
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Ghosts VI gets a 10 too
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9/10
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels
Natalia Lafourcade - Un canto por México Vol. 1

8/10
The Strokes - The New Abnormal
Father John Misty - Off-Key in Hamburg 
Triángulo de Amor Bizarro - Triángulo de Amor Bizarro 
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
Bunbury - Posible
Rolling Blackouts C.F. - Sideways to New Italy
Jason Isbell - Reunions
Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass Vol. 1
Bruce Springsteen - Letter to You

7/10
Algiers - There Is No Year 
A Girl Called Eddy - Been Around
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene 
Real Estate - The Main Thing 
Porridge Radio - Every Bad 
Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
The Magnetic Fields - Quickies
Hinds - The Prettiest Curse
Haim - Women in Music Pt. III
The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers
Whitney - Candid
The Killers - Imploding the Mirage
Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess
Fleet Foxes - Shore
Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was

6/10
Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs of Sorrow
Hayley Williams - Petals for Armor
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Caribou - Suddenly
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Sr. Chinarro - El Bando Bueno
Chromatics - Faded Now
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
Neil Young - Homegrown
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Chucho - Corazón roto y brillante
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Taylor Swift - Folklore
Bill Callahan - Gold Record
The Flaming Lips - American Head

5/10
Pearl Jam - Gigaton 
Shabaka Hutchings & the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here by History
Car Seat Headrest - Making a Door Less Open
Vetusta Morla - MSDL: Canciones dentro de canciones
Lady Gaga - Chromatica
Jehnny Beth - To Love Is to Live
Run the Jewels - RTJ4
Japandroids - Massey Fucking Hall
Disclosure - Energy
Deftones - Ohms
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today
Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison
Adrianne Lenker - Songs and Instrumentals

4/10
J. Balvin - Colores
The 1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form
Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension

3/10
Bad Bunny - YHLQMDLG
Bad Bunny - Las que no iban a salir

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A longer update.
I don't give out 10s lightly, and I may downgrade it later, but right now, the 10 for Kaja Draksler feels right and very well earned.

10/10
Kaja Draksler Octet | Out for Stars
Favorite track: „Away!“

8/10
Nduduzo Makhathini | Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds
Favorite track: „Beneath the Earth“

Orkesta Mendoza | Curandero
Favorite track: „Are We Better Now?“

Mark Lanegan | Straight Songs of Sorrow
Favorite track: „Skeleton Key“

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit | Reunions
Favorite track: „Overseas“

Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka Reid | Shards and Constellations
Favorite track: „Peace on You“

Perfume Genius | Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Favorite track: „Your Body Changes Everything“

7/10
Sparks | A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip
Favorite track: „Lawnmower“

Soft Power | Brink of Extinction
Favorite track: „Orange Red Yellow“

Lorenzo Senni | Scacco matto
Favorite track: „Move in Silence (Only Speak When It‘s Time to Say Checkmate)“

Ghostpoet | I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
Favorite track: „Breaking Cover“

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra | PBO & Caroline Shaw
Favorite track: „Is a Rose: No. 2, And So (Live)“

Moses Sumney | græ
Favorite track: „Bless Me“

6/10
Jay Electronica | A Written Testimony
Favorite track: „A.P.I.D.T.A.“

Skepta, Chip & Young Adz | Insomnia
Favorite track: „Insomnia Interlude“

Memnon Sa | World Serpent
Favorite track: „Aliakmon“

Shabazz Palaces | The Don of Diamond Dreams
Favorite track: „Reg Walks by the Looking Glass“

gong | It*
Favorite track: „Mother Pray“

5/10
Satan | Toutes Ces Horreurs
Favorite track: „Confiture Pour Cochons“

Blóm | Flower Violence
Favorite track: „Ubermensch“

KeiyaA | Forever, Ya Girl
Favorite track: „Nu World Burdens“

Menzi | Impazamo
Favorite track: „QGM Dance“

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | The Mosaic of Transformation
Favorite track: „Carrying Gravity“

Buscabulla | Regresa
Favorite track: „NTE“

DJ Python | Mas amable
Favorite track: „oooophi“

4/10
Hayley Williams | Petals for Armor
Favorite track: „Creepin‘“

*Spotify told me this was a new release from Gong, the Flying Teapot band, which had me pretty excited. So I started listening and what I hear doesn‘t sound like Gong at all. Now I haven‘t heard anything of their newer stuff, so of course their style could have changed, but I doubted that it had changed to non-English hip hop. So I looked it up (which wasn‘t that easy, because RYM, Allmusic, Discogs and Wikipedia have no record of this other gong). Ultimately I found out, that gong is a hip hop artist (I think Korean, though I‘m not sure).


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Updated rankings -

10/10
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace

9/10
Hook - Crashed My Car
Alien Nosejob - Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud

8/10
Bad Bunny - YHLQMDLG
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
R.A.P. Ferreira - Purple Moonlight Pages
Lil Uzi Vert - Eternal Atake
Tha God Fahim - Lost Kingz
Childish Gambino - 3.15.20
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Westside Gunn - Pray For Paris
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Black Dresses - Peaceful As Hell
Charlie XCX - how i’m feeling now

7/10
Jeff Parker - Suite For Max Brown
Mixed Matches - II
Halsey - Manic
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Destroyer - Have We Met
The Weeknd - After Hours

6/10
Moon Hooch - Life On Other Planets
Beach Bunny - Honeymoon
Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud

5/10
Selena Gomez - Rare

4/10
Sufjan Stevens - Aporia

3/10
The Strokes - The New Abnormal
Mac Miller - Circles

2/10
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

1/10
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By
Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers
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Schüttelbirne wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 5:26 pm

*Spotify told me this was a new release from Gong, the Flying Teapot band, which had me pretty excited. So I started listening and what I hear doesn‘t sound like Gong at all. Now I haven‘t heard anything of their newer stuff, so of course their style could have changed, but I doubted that it had changed to non-English hip hop. So I looked it up (which wasn‘t that easy, because RYM, Allmusic, Discogs and Wikipedia have no record of this other gong). Ultimately I found out, that gong is a hip hop artist (I think Korean, though I‘m not sure).

I had the same thing when a song by T. Rex appeared in my Release Radar. Although I wouldn't count out the possibility that Marc Bolan reincarnated as a German rapper, I still suspect it is another T. Rex that somehow got his Spotify page merged with the glam rock legend.
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Collocutor - Continuation 8.5 (between Laura Marling and Enter: Shikari)
Pressure Cracks - This Is Called Survival EP 8.5 (between Enter Shikari and Fiona Apple)
Beatrice Dillon - Workaround 8 (between Sløtface and UWA)
Lady Sanity - Lying in Truth 7.5 (between We're New Again and 100% YES)
Boldy James & The Alchemist - The Price of Tea in China 7.5 (between 100% YES and Algiers)

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts and BC Camplight - Shortly after Takeoff are both 7 between Jeff Parker and The Heliocentrics

Little Simz - Drop 6 EP 6.5 (between 925 and Juillet)
X - ALPHABETLAND 6.5 (between Nadia Reid and Song Machine 1)

Thundercat - It Is What It Is and Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves of Your Life are both 5 between Splid and The Orielles

Lié - You Want It Real and The Strokes - The New Abnormal are also both 5 (between The Orielles and Waxahatchee)

Westside Gunn - Pray for Paris 5 (between Holy Fawn and Music from the Early 21st Century)
Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortured Mind 5 (between Frazey Ford and Lady Like)
Carla Bley Trio - Life Goes on 4.5 (between La Roux and After Hours)
Yazmin Lacey - Morning Matters EP 4.5 (between Serpent Column and 070 Shake)

Conway the Machine & The Alchemist - LILU EP and Wednesday - I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone are both 4.5 between Old Earth and color theory)

LOLA - The Sleeping Prophet EP 4 (between Soccer Mommy and Circles)
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Started rating albums earlier this month, so here's what I got:


10/10

~

9/10

Fiona Apple- Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Sparks- A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip

8/10

Against All Logic- 2012-2017
William Basinski- Hymns of Oblivion
Gemini Eye- Murdered Arc Remains
Thundercat- It Is What It Is

7/10

David Bowie- ChangesNowBowie
Bob Dylan- Rough and Rowdy Ways
Gemini Class- Eight Pieces for Piano and JX-8P
Morrissey- I Am Not a Dog on a Chain
Nine Inch Nails- Ghosts VI: Locusts
Perfume Genius- Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
Run the Jewels- RTJ4
Shabaka and the Ancestors- We Are Sent Here by History
Yves Tumor- Heaven to a Tortured Mind

6/10

Beatrice Dillon- Workaround
Carly Rae Jepsen- Dedicated Side B
Gum County- Somewhere
Jack Stauber's Micropop- Shop: A Pop Opera (EP)
Stephen J. Malkmus- Traditional Techniques
Wire- Mind Hive
Neil Young- Homegrown

5/10

Car Seat Headrest- Making a Door Less Open
Green Day- Father of All Motherfuckers
KSI- Dissimulation
The Magnetic Fields- Quickies
Jeff Rosenstock- In the Key of the Creek: A Craig of the Creek Musical
Six Organs of Admittance- Companion Rises
Sonic Boom- All Things Being Equal
Squarepusher- Be Up a Hello
Swamp Dogg- Sorry You Couldn't Make It

4/10

Phoebe Bridgers- Punisher
Drake- Dark Lane Demos
Glaciære- Shower
Protest the Hero- Palimpsest
Jeff Rosenstock- NO DREAM

3/10

Beach Bunny- Honeymoon
Fairport Convention- Shuffle and Go
Lady Gaga- Chromatica

2/10

Black Dresses- Peaceful as Hell
Jah9- Note to Self

1/10

The 1975- Notes on a Conditional Form
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Charli XCX - how I'm feeling 5.5

TBA:

Hayley Williams: Petals For Armor
Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep
Moses Sumney: græ
Perfume Genius: Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs Of Sorrow
Pet Shop Boys - Hotspot
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories
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Updated Rankings:

8/10

Pearl Jam - Gigaton
The Strokes - New Abnormal
Green Day - Father of All...
X - ALPHABETLAND

7.5/10

Georgia - Seeking Thrills
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
BC Camplight - Shortly After Takeoff
Sparks - A Steady Drip Drip Drip

7/10

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
of Montreal - Ur Fun
Lanterns On The Lake - Spook The Herd
Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves Of Your Life
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
Caribou - Suddenly
Torres - Silver Tongue
Drive By Truckers - The Unravelling

6.5/10

Cornershop - England Is A Garden
Wire - Mind Hive
J Hus - Big Conspiracy
The Cowboy Junkies

6/10

Ben Watt - Storm Damage
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light

5.5/10

Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now

5/10

Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Viscerals
Sorry - 925
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels

4.5/10

Destroyer - Have We Met
Baxter Dury - The Night Chancers

4/10

King Krule - Man Alive!
Nadia Reid - Out Of My Province
Stephen J. Malkmus: Traditional Techniques

3.5/10

Squarepusher - Be Up A Hello

3/10

The Chats - High Risk Behaviour

2.5/10

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together

2/10

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts

1.5/10

Kvelertak - Splid

1/10

Code Orange - Underneath
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Rob wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Schüttelbirne wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 5:26 pm

*Spotify told me this was a new release from Gong, the Flying Teapot band, which had me pretty excited. So I started listening and what I hear doesn‘t sound like Gong at all. Now I haven‘t heard anything of their newer stuff, so of course their style could have changed, but I doubted that it had changed to non-English hip hop. So I looked it up (which wasn‘t that easy, because RYM, Allmusic, Discogs and Wikipedia have no record of this other gong). Ultimately I found out, that gong is a hip hop artist (I think Korean, though I‘m not sure).

I had the same thing when a song by T. Rex appeared in my Release Radar. Although I wouldn't count out the possibility that Marc Bolan reincarnated as a German rapper, I still suspect it is another T. Rex that somehow got his Spotify page merged with the glam rock legend.
Also beware of new music from OMD or Ride - I had similar things with both.
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My ratings for May:

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs of Sorrow 9.1
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately 9.1
The Electric Soft Parade - Stages 9
Diet Cig - Do You Wonder About Me? 8.6
Car Seat Headrest - Making a Door Less Open 8.5
The Magnetic Fields - Quickies 8.5
Psychic Markers - Psychic Markers 8.5
BC Camplight - Shortly After Takeoff 8.3
Sorry - 925 8.2
Jeff Rosenstock - NO DREAM 8.2
Boston Manor - Glue 8
The Cool Greenhouse - The Cool Greenhouse 8
Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip 7.8
Badly Drawn Boy - Banana Skin Shoes 7.8
Edre - Reflection Pt.1 7.8
Hot Sugar - Candlelight 7.5
Hot Sugar - Torchlight 7.5
Damien Jurado - What's New, Tomboy 7.2
White Denim - The World As A Waiting Room 7
Charli XCX - How I'm Feeling Now 7
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Reunions 7
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia 6.6
Owen Pallett - Islands 6.6
Katie von Schleicher - Consummation 6.3
Thundercat - It Is What It Is 5.7
The Soft Pink Truth - Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? 5.3
X - Alphabetland 5.2
Mrs. Piss - Self-Surgery 4

A great month for new music!
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Through the end of May
New entries are in bold

1. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters (8)
2. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (8)
3. Waxenhatchee – Saint Cloud (8)
4. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light (8)
5. Beach Bunny – Honeymoon (8)
6. Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes (8)
7. Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter (8)
8. Cornershop – England Is a Garden (7)
9. Tennis – Swimmer (7)
10. Drive-By Truckers – The Unraveling (7)
11. Soccer Mommy – Color Theory (7)
12. Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA (7)
13. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Reunions (7)
14. Alexandra Savior – The Archer (7)
15. Moses Sumney – Grae (7)

7: Algiers, The Weeknd, Nadia Reid, Empress Of, Riz Ahmed, Car Seat Headrest, Green Day, Halsey, James Hunter Six, Moon Hooch, Bill Fay, Pinegrove, Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa, Thundercat, The Strokes, Childish Gambino
Magnetic Fields, Charli XCX, Lady Gaga
6: Grimes, Stephen Malkmus, Eminem, Porridge Radio, Caribou, Baxter Dury, BC Camplight
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5: Sufjan Stevens, Yves Tumor
4: Code Orange
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Updated rankings -

10/10
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo

9/10
Hook - Crashed My Car
Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace

8/10
Bad Bunny - YHLQMDLG
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
R.A.P. Ferreira - Purple Moonlight Pages
Lil Uzi Vert - Eternal Atake
Tha God Fahim - Lost Kingz
Childish Gambino - 3.15.20
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Yves Tumor - Heaven To A Tortured Mind
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Westside Gunn - Pray For Paris
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Black Dresses - Peaceful As Hell
Charlie XCX - how i’m feeling now
Alien Nosejob - Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud
Drakeo The Ruler & JoogSZN - Thank You For Using GTL
Moses Sumney - græ
ShrapKnel - SheapKnel
Armand Hammer - Shrines

7/10
Jeff Parker - Suite For Max Brown
Mixed Matches - II
Halsey - Manic
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Destroyer - Have We Met
The Weeknd - After Hours
Run The Jewels - RTJ2
Bad Bunny - Las Que No Iban a salir

6/10
Moon Hooch - Life On Other Planets
Beach Bunny - Honeymoon
Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
Thundercat - It Is What It Is

5/10
Selena Gomez - Rare
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

4/10
Sufjan Stevens - Aporia

3/10
The Strokes - The New Abnormal
Mac Miller - Circles

2/10
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

1/10
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By
Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers
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Would anyone be interested in a mid-year poll for 2020's albums?
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RTJ4 gets a 9
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chuffDRONE - re:actio 8.5 (between Pressure Cracks and Fiona Apple)
Run the Jewels - RTJ4 8 (between Sløtface and Workaround)
CB Radio Gorgeous - EP 8 (between UWA and Paradise)
Neil Young - Homegrown 7.5 (between Ancestors and Anti-Flag)
Trio Tekke - Strovilos 7.5 (between 20/20 Vision and Loom)
Ciśnienie & Lód 9 - Brass Album 7 (between Max Brown and Ghosts VI)
MinaeMinae - Gestrüpp 7 (between BC Camplight and The Heliocentrics)

Gorillaz feat. Peter Hook and Georgia - Song Machine Episode 3 7
Vinnie Paz - As above So Below 6.5
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways 6.5 (all between Planet B and FRIDAY FOREVER)

R.A. the Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead 6.5 (between Zuzu and Poppy)

dgohn - Undesignated Proximate 6.5
Edre - Reflection Pt. 1 6.5 (both between Drop 6 and Juillet)

Deena Abdelwahed - Dhakar EP 5.5 (between Cadet and King Krule)
The Magnetic Fields - Quickies 5.5 (between Man Alive! and Marigold)
Natalia Lafourcade - Un canto por México 5.5 (between Pinegrove and Andy Shauf)
Paul Weller - In Another Room 5 (between Kvertelak and Thundercat)

The Soft Pink Truth - Shall We Go on Sinning, So That Grace May Increase?
The Dream Syndicate - The Universe Inside (both 5 between Holy Fawn and Bobby Previte)

Kate NV - Room for the Moon 5 (between Fax Gang and Frazey Ford)

Tamikrest - Tamotait 5
smokepiff - 2020 EP 5 (both between Ingrid Andress and Baxter Drury)

Zguba - Pomór 5 (between Lychgate and Christine & the Queens)
Geogi Mikadze - Georgian Microjams 5 (between La Vita Nuova and Spook the Herd)
Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip 4.5 (between Ben Watt and Bill Fay)
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately 4.5 (between 3.15.20 and Endless Detainnent)

Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now
Flatbush ZOMBIES - now, more than ever
Hayley Williams - Petals for Armor I EP (all 4.5 between Modus Vivendi and Old Earth)

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist - Alfredo 4 (between Soccer Mommy and LOLA)

First listened to Boniface - Boniface what seems like years ago but didn't give its rating of 4 between Gang of Four and Stabbing Westward

Lady Gaga - Chromatica 4 (between Dead & Gone and Mind Freeze)
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mileswide wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:41 pm Edre - Reflection Pt. 1 6.5 (both between Drop 6 and Juillet)
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Edre Peraza wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:47 am It's honor to be featured on this list!
And so it shall be on my mid-year ballot! TLE's got a higher rating for it though (and I imagine a higher ranking but that's just a supposition)
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8/10

The Crossing & Donald Nally | Michael Gordon: Anonymous Man
Bob Dylan | Rough and Rowdy Ways

7/10

Erland Cooper | Hether Blether
The Electric Soft Parade | Stages
Friends of Gas | Kein Wetter
Owen Pallett | Island
Aaron Parks | Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man
Sightless Pit | Grave of a Dog

6/10

Jehnny Beth | To Love Is to Live
EOB | Earth
Jade Hairpins | Harmony Avenue
Blake Mills | Mutable Set
Run the Jewels | RTJ4
Sex Swing | Type II
The Soft Pink Truth | Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?
Charli XCX | how i'm feeling now
Neil Young | Homegrown

5/10

Car Seat Headrest | Making a Door Less Open
Damien Jurado | What's New, Tomboy?
Klara Lewis | Ingrid
Sonic Boom | All Things Being Equal
Jess Williamson | Sorceress

4/10

Deerhoof | Future Teenage Cave Artists
Hinds | The Prettiest Curse
Lady Gaga | Chromatica
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Every album I have heard this year, in order from best to worst.

10/10

The 1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form

9/10

Depeche Mode - LiVE SPiRiTS
BTS - Map of The Soul: 7

8/10

Poppy - I Disagree
Don Toliver - Heaven or Hell
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together
EOB - Earth
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By

7/10

Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts
Jackboys - Jackboys (technically 2019 release)
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

6/10

Future - High Off Life
Guardin - Creature, Pt. 2
Drake - Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Mac Miller - Circles
Agust D - D-2
Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog On a Chain
Kehlani - It Was Good Until It Wasn't
DaBaby - Blame it on Baby

5/10

Lil Uzi Vert - Eternal Atake
Halsey - Manic
Anti-Flag - 20/20 Vision
Awolnation - Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders
5 Seconds of Summer - Calm

4/10

Car Seat Headrest - Making a Door Less Open
Nav - Good Intentions
Justin Bieber - Changes

3/10

Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor
Lil Uzi Vert - LUV vs. The World 2

2/10

All Time Low - Wake Up, Sunshine

1/10

Green Day - Father of All
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Upgrading Drive by Truckers - The Unraveling from 7 to 7.5, which gives it a new placing of 34th in my list, up from 52nd. It hasn't grown on me so much as I undervalued it in my initial rating/ranking.
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New entries in red - a rather average kind of couple of months with special mentions to Dua Lipa (quite a surprise, TBH) and Agnes Obel.

9/10
Soccer Mommy - Color Theory (Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter)
Wire - Mind Hive (Post-Punk)
Sorry - 925 (Indie Rock, Post-Puink) - Album of the month.
Kvelertak - Splid (Hardcore Punk, Black 'n' Roll) - a return back to form for the Norwegian hardcore band
Sløtface - Sorry for the Late Reply (Pop Punk, Indie Rock)

8/10
Pinegrove - Marigold (Indie Rock, Alt-Country)
Six by Seven - D R E A M . O N . 2 .
Dan Deacon - Mystic Familiar (Neo-Psychedelia, Indietronica)
They Might Be Giants - Modern (Alternative Rock, Indie Pop) - this is a compilation of deep cuts.
Lanterns on the Lake - Spook the Herd (Dream Pop, Indie Pop)
Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea (Progressive Rock).
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia (Dance-Pop, Nu-Disco)
Agnes Obel - Myopia (Chamber Pop, Art Pop)


7/10
Katie Gately - Loom (Art Pop)
of Montreal - Ur Fun (Synthpop, Indie Pop)
The Higher Intelligence Agency - Preform (Ambient Dub, Ambient Techno)
Gang of Four - This Heaven Gives Me Migraine (Post-Punk)
RZA - Guided Explorations (Downtempo, East Coast Hip Hop)
Carla dal Forno - NTS Radio: January 2020 (Ambient)
Against All Logic - 2017-2019 (Tech House, Post-Industrial)
BC Camplight - Shortly After Take Off (Art Pop, Art Rock) - verged on the excellent
King Krule - Man Alive! (Art Rock, Post-Punk) Much better than his previous releases
Makaya McCraven / Gil Scott-Heron - We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven (Nu Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz)
Mac Miller - Circles (Neo-Soul)
Run the Jewels - RTJ4 (Hardcore Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop)
R.A. the Rugged Man - All My Heroes Are Dead (Hardcore Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop, Boom Bap)
Empress Of - I'm Your Empress Of (Synthpop, Electropop)
Nap Eyes - Snapshot of a Beginner (Indie Rock)
Moodymann - Taken Away (Deep House)
Jeff Rosenstock - NO DREAM (Pop Punk, Power Pop)


6/10
Ben Watt - Storm Damage (Singer/Songwriter)
Funky DL - Life After Dennison (Instrumentals)
Spain - The Love Song: Los Angeles, CA 27 September 2016
Bill Fay - Countless Branches (Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Folk)
Childish Gambino - 3.15.20 (Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B)
Torres - Silver Tongue (Art Pop, Indie Rock)
Angel Olsen - Cosmic Stream 1: Live at Echo Mountain Recording (Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter)
Jeff Rosenstock - In the Key of the Creek: A Craig of the Creek Musical (Television Music, Power Pop, Children's Music)
All Time Low - Wake Up, Sunshine (Pop Rock, Alternative Rock)
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter)
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light (Art Pop, Pop Soul, Psychedelic Pop)


5/10
070 Shake - Modus Vivendi - (Alternative R&B, Pop Rap)
Caribou - Suddenly (Indietronica)
Destroyer - Have We Met (Synthpop, Art Pop)
Selena Gomez - Rare (Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop, Electropop)
Howard Shore - The Lost Prince (Film Score, Modern Classical)
Lil' Flip - The Leprechaun 2 (Southern Hip Hop)
J Hus - Big Conspiracy (UK Hip Hop)
Caribou - Rough Trade Mixtape 2020
BTS - Map of the Soul: 7 (K-Pop)
The Advent - Life Cycles (2020)
Jeremy Squires - Eastern Glow (Singer/Songwriter, Americana)
Squarepusher - Be Up a Hello (Drill and Bass)


Electro

4/10
Blue Öyster Cult - 40th Anniversary: Agents of Fortune - Live 2016 (Hard Rock)
Georgia - Seeking Thrills (Synthpop, Electropop)
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels (Blues Rock, Americana)

3/10
John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan & Zakir Hussain - Is That So?
Frode Gjerstad, Hamid Drake & William Parker - Hasselt 2010 (Free Jazz)
Jason Molina - Live at La Chapelle
Jim O'Rourke - Steamroom 48 (Drone)

2/10
Lauv - ~how i'm feeling~ (Electropop, Contemporary R&B) - REALLY not my cup of tea
Honey Harper - Starmaker (Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter). WAY too sugar coated.

1/10
Mats Gustafsson - Worn. Kissed. (Free Improvisation)
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Gonna slap Rough and Rowdy Ways with a 7, and Homegrown with an 8.
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Here are my June ratings:

I Break Horses - Warnings 8.9
The Memories - Pickles And Pies 8.8
Myrkur - Folkesange 8.8
Erland Cooper - Hether Blether 8
Jehnny Beth - To Love Is To Live 7.8
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher 7.8
Muzz - Muzz 7.6
Rolling Blackouts CF - Sideways to New Italy 7.5
Sonic Boom - All Things Being Equal 7.3
RVG - Feral 7.2
Freddie Gibbs & the Alchemist - Alfredo 7.2
Run the Jewels - RTJ4 7
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways 6.9
Kate NV - Room For The Moon 6.5
Rose City Band - Summerlong 6.3
Sports Team - Deep Down Happy 6.1
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Through June, a pretty solid half year
New entries in bold. Also, I've adjusted my scoring system a little, because it was pretty tough, so Fiona gets bumped up 1 point.

1. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters (9)
2. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (8)
3. Run the Jewels – RTJ 4 (8)
4. Haim – Women in Music Pt. III (8)

5. Waxenhatchee – Saint Cloud (8)
6. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light (8)
7. Beach Bunny – Honeymoon (8)
8. Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes (8)
9. Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter (8)
10. Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways (8)
11. Cornershop – England Is a Garden (7)
12. Tennis – Swimmer (7)
13. Drive-By Truckers – The Unraveling (7)
14. Soccer Mommy – Color Theory (7)
15. Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA (7)

7: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Alexandra Savior, Moses Sumney, Algiers, The Weeknd, Nadia Reid, Empress Of, Riz Ahmed, Car Seat Headrest, Green Day, Halsey, James Hunter Six, Moon Hooch, Bill Fay, Pinegrove, Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa, Thundercat, The Strokes, Childish Gambino, Magnetic Fields, Charli XCX, Lady Gaga
Neil Young, Phoebe Bridgers, Jessie Ware, Rose City Band

6: Grimes, Stephen Malkmus, Eminem, Porridge Radio, Caribou, Baxter Dury, BC Camplight, Haley Williams
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5: Sufjan Stevens, Yves Tumor
4: Code Orange
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Every album I have heard this year, in order from best to worst.

New additions in bold

10/10

The 1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form

9/10

Lime Cordiale - 14 Steps To A Better You
BTS - Map of The Soul: 7

8/10

Poppy - I Disagree
Don Toliver - Heaven or Hell
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die
Lady Gaga - Chromatica
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together
EOB - Earth
Pop Smoke - Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

7/10

Humanist - Self-Titled
Run The Jewels - RTJ4
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By
Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts
Jackboys - Jackboys (technically 2019 release)
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

6/10

Future - High Off Life
Guardin - Creature, Pt. 2
Drake - Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Mac Miller - Circles
Agust D - D-2
Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog On a Chain
Kehlani - It Was Good Until It Wasn't
Cloud Nothings - The Black Hole Understands
DaBaby - Blame it on Baby

5/10

Lil Uzi Vert - Eternal Atake
Halsey - Manic
Oliver Tree - Ugly Is Beautiful
Anti-Flag - 20/20 Vision
Lil Baby - My Turn
Awolnation - Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
5 Seconds of Summer - Calm

4/10

Car Seat Headrest - Making a Door Less Open
Nav - Good Intentions
Justin Bieber - Changes

3/10

Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor
Lil Uzi Vert - LUV vs. The World 2

2/10

All Time Low - Wake Up, Sunshine
100 Gecs - 1000 Gecs and The Tree of Clues

1/10

Green Day - Father of All
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It's been a while.
I will definitely post a list in the mid-year albums poll, but I need some more time for writing comments for the individual albums.
My rating system seems to have changed since the start of this; I'm a lot harsher now, but I'm not gonna re-rate the earlier albums.

8/10

Aksak Maboul | Figures
Einstürzende Neubauten | Alles in Allem
Sam Lee | Old Wow
Pottery | Welcome to Bobby's Motel
Johanna Summer | Schumann Kaleidoskop

7/10

Ambrose Akinmusire | On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment
Phoebe Bridgers | Punisher
Peter Brötzmann, Maâllem Mokhtar Gania & Hamid Drake | The Catch of a Ghost
Citizen Boy & Mafia Boyz | From Avoca Hills to the World
Kiko Dinucci | Rastilho
Jerskin Fendrix | Winterreise
Kooba Tercu | Proto Tekno
Prezident | Alles ist voll von Göttern
Sei Still | Sei Still
Serpent Column | Endless Detainment
Nadine Shah | Kitchen Sink
Tamikrest | Tamotait

6/10

Bananagun | The True Story of Bananagun
Anthony Braxton & Jacqueline Kerrod | Duo (Bologna) 2018
Damir Imamovic | Singer of Tales
Khruangbin | Mordechai
Ingrid Laubrock & Kris Davis | Blood Moon
Nicole Mitchell & Moor Mother | Offering - Live at Le Guess Who
Kate NV | Room for the Moon
Ohmme | Fantasize Your Ghost
Nathaniel Rateliff | And It's Still Alright
Sara Serpa | Recognition
Adrian Young & Ali Shaheed Muhammad | Jazz Is Dead 001

5/10

Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist | Alfredo
HAIM | Women in Music Pt. III
Moor Jewelry | True Opera
Stabscotch | Drama Dragon
Die Sterne | Die Sterne
Katie Von Schleicher | Consummation
Orlando Weeks | A Quickening

4/10

Arca | KiCk i
Rolling Blackouts C.F. | Sideways to New Italy
Jessie Ware | What's Your Pleasure?
Westerman | Your Hero Is Not Dead
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All about Beths this month:

The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers 8.5 (between Enter: Shikari and Pressure Cracks)
Jehnny Beth - TO LOVE IS TO LIVE 8 (between re:actio and Fetch the Bolt Cutters)
Keleketla! - Keleketla! 8 (between Fiona Apple and Wire)

Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia (already ranked in the mid-year poll but it's an 8)

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs of Sorrow (already ranked in the mid-year poll but it's a 7.5)

Riz Ahmed - The Long Goodbye 7.5 (between We're New Again and Monolithe)
Paul Weller - On Sunset 7.5 (between Boldy James and Shabaka)

Wiley - The Godfather 3 and Muzz - Muzz are both 7 between Ghosts VI and Shortly after Takeoff

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher and Ghostpoet - I Grow Tired but Dare Not Fall Asleep are also both 7s between BC Camplight and MinaeMinae

Dream Wife - So When You're Gonna... 6.5 (between Song Machine 3 and As Above So Below)

Boris - NO and Hinds - The Prettiest Curse are worth 5.5 between Cadet and Deena Abdelwahed

Nadine Shah - Kitchen Sink 5.5 (between Dhakar and Man Alive!)

Owen Pallett - Island* and Park Hye Jin - How can I EP fit in between Ignatius & Every Bad as 5.5s

Norah Jones - Pick Me up off the Floor 5 (between Thundercat and Hamilton Leithauser)
Badly Drawn Boy - Banana Skin Shoes 5 (between The Loves of Your Life and Disco Volador)

Jazzbois - Jazzbois EP and Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure? both carry a score of 5 between Eminem and Holy Fawn

Derrick Hodge/COLOR OF NOIZE - COLOR OF NOIZE 5 (between Fax Gang and Kate NV)

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Reunions (already ranked in the mid-year poll but it's a 5)

Backxwash - God Has Nothing to Do with This Keep Him out of It (already ranked in the mid-year poll but it's a 4.5)

Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip and HAIM - Women in Music Vol. 3 both score 4.5 between Ben Watt and Bill Fay

DJ SEKT - BRICKWALL RHYTHMZ 01 4 (between Alfredo and The Sleeping Prophet)

EDIT: Capitalised HAIM...and changed 'Brudgers' to 'Bridgers', bloody nonsensical autocorrect!
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We'll Give Perfume Genius a 7 and folklore by T.Swift a 9.
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Here are my scores for July:

Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs 8.7
HAIM - Women In Music Vol. 3 8.3
Jess Williamson - Sorceress 8.2
Neil Young - Homegrown 8
bdrmm - Bedroom 7.7
Coriky - Coriky 7.5
Taylor Swift - Folklore 7.5
Nadine Shah - Kitchen Sink 7.2
Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle 7
Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today 6.5
The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers 6.4
Pottery - Welcome to Bobby's Motel 6.1
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow The Rules 6.1
Moses Boyd - Dark Matter 6
JARV IS… - Beyond the Pale 5.8
Dream Wife - So When You Gonna… 5.7
Bananagun - The True Story of Bananagun 5.6
Crash Cloud - Pain Olympics 3.5
Jessy Lanza - All The Time 3.4
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10/10
Ashley McByrde - Never Will
Breaking Benjamin - Aurora
BTS - Map of the Soul: 7
Carly Pearce - Carly Pearce
Childish Gambino - 3.15.2020
Chloe x Halle - Ungodly Hour
Eminem - Music to Be Murdered By
Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Halsey - Manic
Ingrid Andress - Lady Like
Nadin Amizah - Selamat Ulang Tahun
Pearl Jam - Gigaton
Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
Taylor Swift - Folklore
The Strokes - The New Abnormal
The Weeknd - After Hours
Travis Denning - Beer's Better Cold

9/10
A Boogie wit da Hoodie - Artist 2.0
Cowboys Junkies - Ghosts
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Echosmith - Lonely Generation
K. Michelle - All Monsters Are Human
Kesha - High Road
Krewella - Zer0
Lil Wayne - Funeral
Loona - [#]
Louis Tomlinson - Walls
Mac Miller - Circles
Maddie & Tae - The Way It Feels
Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams - Aporia

8/10
Kelsea Ballerini - kelsea

7/10
Drive-by Truckers - The Unraveling
Dustin Lynch - Tullahoma
Ellie Goulding - Brightest Blue
Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1
Jadakiss - Ignatius
Justin Bieber - Changes
Little Big Town - Nightfall
Meghan Trainor - Treat Myself
Nada Surf - Never Not Together
Richard Marx - Limitless
Sepultura - Quadra
Stabbing Westward - Dead & Gone
Tech N9ne - Enterfear
The Word Alive - Monomania
Theory of a Deadman - Say Nothing

6/10
Selena Gomez - Rare

5/10
Blue Oyster Cult - 40th Anniversary: Agents of Fortune - Live 2016
Stone Temple Pilots - Perdida

4/10
Pet Shop Boys - Hotspot

3/10
Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Volume 33
Huey Lewis & The News - Weather

2/10
Kenny Chesney - Here and Now

1/10
Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
Caribou - Suddenly
Christine & The Queens - La Vita Nuova
Gabrielle Aplin - Dear Happy
Gang of Four - This Heaven Gives Me Migraine
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves of Your Life
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
King Krule - Man Alive!
Kiwi Jr. - Football Money
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels
M. Ward - Migration Stories
Nadia Reid - Out of My Province
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Soccer Mommy - Color Theory
Torres - Silver Tongue
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Wire - Mind Hive
Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortuned Mind
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The BOLD albums are my newest entrys

10/10

The 1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form

9/10

Lime Cordiale - 14 Steps To A Better You
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
BTS - Map of The Soul: 7

8/10

Poppy - I Disagree
Don Toliver - Heaven or Hell
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Lady Gaga - Chromatica
Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow The Rules
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V: Together
EOB - Earth
Pop Smoke - Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

7/10

Humanist - Self-Titled
Run The Jewels - RTJ4
The Strokes - The New Abnormal
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By
Nicolas Jaar - Telas
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts VI: Locusts
Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

6/10

Jackboys - Jackboys (technically 2019 release)
Guardin - Creature, Pt. 2
Taylor Swift - Folklore
Future - High Off Life
Drake - Dark Lane Demo Tapes
Mac Miller - Circles
Agust D - D-2
Morrissey - I Am Not a Dog On a Chain
Logic - No Pressure
Kehlani - It Was Good Until It Wasn't
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall II
Cloud Nothings - The Black Hole Understands
DaBaby - Blame it on Baby

5/10

Lil Uzi Vert - Eternal Atake
Halsey - Manic
Oliver Tree - Ugly Is Beautiful
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia
Anti-Flag - 20/20 Vision
Lil Baby - My Turn
Awolnation - Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders
Charli XCX - How I'm Feeling Now
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters
5 Seconds of Summer - Calm

4/10

Car Seat Headrest - Making a Door Less Open
Nav - Good Intentions
Justin Bieber - Changes

3/10

Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor
Lil Uzi Vert - LUV vs. The World 2

2/10

All Time Low - Wake Up, Sunshine
100 Gecs - 1000 Gecs and The Tree of Clues

1/10

Green Day - Father of All
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Through July. New entries in bold

1. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters (9)
2. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (8)
3. Run the Jewels – RTJ 4 (8)
4. Haim – Women in Music Pt. III (8)
5. Waxenhatchee – Saint Cloud (8)
6. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light (8)
7. Beach Bunny – Honeymoon (8)
8. Creeper – Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (8)
9. Taylor Swift – Folklore (8)

10. Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes (8)
11. Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter (8)
12. Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways (8)
13. Cornershop – England Is a Garden (7)
14. Tennis – Swimmer (7)
15. Drive-By Truckers – The Unraveling (7)
16. Soccer Mommy – Color Theory (7)

7: Sawayama, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Alexandra Savior, Moses Sumney, Algiers, The Weeknd, Nadia Reid, Empress Of, Riz Ahmed, Car Seat Headrest, Green Day, Halsey, James Hunter Six, Moon Hooch, Bill Fay, Pinegrove, Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa, Thundercat, The Strokes, Childish Gambino, Magnetic Fields, Charli XCX, Lady Gaga, Neil Young, Phoebe Bridgers, Jessie Ware, Rose City Band
Dream Wife, Margo Price, The Beths, The Chicks

6: Grimes, Stephen Malkmus, Eminem, Porridge Radio, Caribou, Baxter Dury, BC Camplight, Haley Williams, Bananagun
bdrmm, A.A. Williams, Dehd, Jessy Lanza, Fontaines D.C.

5: Sufjan Stevens, Yves Tumor
Agnes Obel

4: Code Orange
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I'm give Fontaines D.C. an 8!
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Wisnu Tirta Aji wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:25 am
1/10
Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
Caribou - Suddenly
Christine & The Queens - La Vita Nuova
Gabrielle Aplin - Dear Happy
Gang of Four - This Heaven Gives Me Migraine
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves of Your Life
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
King Krule - Man Alive!
Kiwi Jr. - Football Money
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels
M. Ward - Migration Stories
Nadia Reid - Out of My Province
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Soccer Mommy - Color Theory
Torres - Silver Tongue
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Wire - Mind Hive
Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortuned Mind
I'm shocked that you found this many acclaimed albums to only be worth 1/10!
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Holden wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:07 am
Wisnu Tirta Aji wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:25 am
1/10
Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
Caribou - Suddenly
Christine & The Queens - La Vita Nuova
Gabrielle Aplin - Dear Happy
Gang of Four - This Heaven Gives Me Migraine
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves of Your Life
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
King Krule - Man Alive!
Kiwi Jr. - Football Money
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels
M. Ward - Migration Stories
Nadia Reid - Out of My Province
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Soccer Mommy - Color Theory
Torres - Silver Tongue
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Wire - Mind Hive
Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortuned Mind
I'm shocked that you found this many acclaimed albums to only be worth 1/10!
Just didn't like some of their acclaimed albums.
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Wisnu Tirta Aji wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:52 am
Holden wrote: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:07 am
Wisnu Tirta Aji wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:25 am
1/10
Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
Caribou - Suddenly
Christine & The Queens - La Vita Nuova
Gabrielle Aplin - Dear Happy
Gang of Four - This Heaven Gives Me Migraine
Grimes - Miss Anthropocene
Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves of Your Life
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
King Krule - Man Alive!
Kiwi Jr. - Football Money
Laura Marling - Song for Our Daughter
Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels
M. Ward - Migration Stories
Nadia Reid - Out of My Province
Rina Sawayama - Sawayama
Soccer Mommy - Color Theory
Torres - Silver Tongue
U.S. Girls - Heavy Light
Wire - Mind Hive
Yves Tumor - Heaven to a Tortuned Mind
I'm shocked that you found this many acclaimed albums to only be worth 1/10!
Just didn't like some of their acclaimed albums.
What does a 1/10 mean to you? Because to me that would be "I hate this, actively unpleasant, would never listen again and I find absolutely no merit to this existing at all" maybe even to the point of struggling to finish.

Which is definitely not something I'd say about most music, especially not to the level of almost having the same number of 10/10 and 1/10 albums, both of which are the rarest scores I give out.
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Neptunian Maximalism - Éons 8.5 I can understand any reservations about this album but I don't share them- the execution matches the ambition for me, I just know its length won't make it easy for its individual tracks to imprint themselves on my brain (it ranks between Dark Matter and The Archer anyway)

Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra - If You Listen Carefully the Music Is Yours* 8.5 (between Collocutor and Enter: Shikari)
Santrofi - Alewa 8.5 (between Pressure Cracks and chuffDRONE)
Sages comme des sauvages - Luxe misère* 8.5 (between re:actio and TO LOVE IS TO LIVE)
Black Dresses - Peaceful as Hell* 8 (between Keleketla! and Wire)
Jaga Jazzist - Pyramid 7.5 (between Paradise and Grave of a Dog)
amnfx - Pray EP 7.5 (between We Are Sent Here by History and Homegrown)
GUISE - The Fun Part EP 7 (between MinaeMinae and The Heliocentrics)
Blu & Exile - Miles 7 (between Texas Sun and Berlin Sessions)
Little Dragon - New Me, Same Us 6.5 (between Zuzu and R.A. the Rugged Man)
Sewerslvt - IRLY EP 6.5 (between Ultraísta and Squirrel Flower)
Fleshwater - Demo EP 6 (between Obongjayar and Lucinda Williams)

MachineGirl - RePorpoised Phantasies EP
Manga Saint Hilare - Make It out Alive
Prezident - Alles ist voll von Göttern (all 6 between Nadia Reid and X)

Klô Pelgag - Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs 5.5 (between Ignatius and Island)

Terez Sliman - When the Waves
Crack Cloud - Pain Olympics (both 5 between Thundercat and Norah Jones)

Shirley Collins - Heart's Ease 5 (between SAWAYAMA and Seeking Thrills)
Armand Hammer - Shrines 5 (between Holy Fawn and The Soft Pink Truth)
Soccer96 - Tactics EP* 5 (between J Hus and Fax Gang)
Kaja Draksler Octet - Out for Stars* 5 (between smokepiff and Baxter Dury)

Knxwledge - 1988
Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2 EP
Sei Still - Sei Still* (all 4.5 between Serpent Column and Yazmin Lacey)

Jenny O. - New Truth 4 (between Wednesday and Soccer Mommy)

Antichrist Siege Machine - Filth of the World EP
Kamaal Williams - Wu Hen (both 4 between Caribou and Bonny Light Horseman)

100 Gecs - 100 Gecs and the Tree of Clues 3.5 (between Curren$y and BTS)
Wędrowcy~Tułacze~Zbiegi - Berliner Vulkan EP 3.5 (between Map of the Soul and 2020)
Young M.A. - Red Flu EP 3.5 (between The Circus and 13OOD 1N + 13OOD OUT MIXX)
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Excellent list mileswide, pretty good variety :-)

Here is my list for now:
1. Agnes Obel - Myopia 9/10
2. Field Music - Making A New World 9/10
3. NzcaLines - Pure Luxury 8/10
4. Muzz - Muzz 8/10
5. Rustin Man - Clockdust 8/10
6. Baxter Dury - The Night Chancers 8/10
7. Badly Drawn Boy - Banana Skin Shoes 8/10
8. Sages Comme Des Sauvages - Luxe Misère 8/10
9. Benjamin Biolay - Grand Prix 7.5/10
10. Tame Impala - The Slow Rush 7.5/10
11. The Strokes - The New Abnormal 7/10
12. Sondre Lerche - Patience 7/10
13. Cerrone - DNA 6/10
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Moses Sumney, grae: 8
HAIM, Women in Music Pt. III: 9
Protomartyr, Ultimate Success Today: 9
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mileswide wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:16 pm
Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra - If You Listen Carefully the Music Is Yours* 8.5 (between Collocutor and Enter: Shikari)
It seems my fanboying (is that a word?) had some effect. Glad you liked it!


Here's some of mine (I hope I didn't forget anything):

9/10
Neptunian Maximalism | Éons

8/10
Keleketla! | Keleketla!
Kinderzimmer Productions | Todesverachtung to go
Quinsin Nachoff | Pivotal Arc

7/10
The Beths | Jump Rope Gazers
Jerome Blazé | Open, A Home
Louise Bock | Sketch for Winter VII - Abyss: For Cello
James Dean Bradfield | Even in Exile
Kutiman | Wachaga
The Mall | Zone
Nicole Mitchell & Lisa E. Harris | EarthSeed
Jason Molina | Eight Gates
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys | Innocent Country
Santrofi | Alewa
Cory Smythe | Accelerate Every Voice
Sunwatchers | Oh Yeah?

6/10
Robert Cray | That's What I Heard
Drown | Subaqueous
Mats Eilertsen Trio & Trio Mediaeval | Memorabilia
Matt Elliott | Farewell to All We Know
Holy Fuck | Deleter
Jessy Lanza | All the Time
Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio | Angels Around
Oumou Sangaré | Acoustic
Trees Speak | Ohms
Trio Tekke | Strovilos
Rufus Wainwright | Unfollow the Rules
Die Wilde Jagd | Haut

5/10
Courtney Marie Andrews | Old Flowers
BDRMM | Bedroom
The Chicks | Gaslighter
Biffy Clyro | A Celebration of Endings
Muzz | Muzz
NZCA Lines | Pure Luxury
Paul Weller | On Sunset
Ian Wellman | The House That Ate Itself
Kamaal Williams | Wu Hen

4/10
Julianna Barwick | Healing Is a Miracle
BRAIDS | Shadow Offering
Coriky | Coriky
Dream Wife | So When You Gonna...
Kin Leonn & Hiroshi Ebina | Faraway Vicinity
Margo Price | That's How Rumors Get Started
The Streets | None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive

3/10
100 gecs | 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues
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Schüttelbirne wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:17 pm It seems my fanboying (is that a word?)
It is a word if you say it is, you are Wilhelm Shakespear after all! Great find by you (or sonofsamiam, whoever claims first dibs), I also have you to thank for, let's say, 100% of the German rap I've discovered this year plus a few other choice jazz pearls, keep on digging for gold!
Romain wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:31 pm Excellent list mileswide, pretty good variety :-)
That wouldn't be due to my high rating of the #8 on your list, would it? :D Naturellement, j'ai dit ça pour plaisanter- thank you (and Dan) for bringing Luxe misère into my world, it is being unjustly overlooked (no English reviews on the internet, minimal presence on RYM)
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Here are the rankings of all albums that are eligible, those being those that have been ranked by at least one-third of AMers who have submitted rankings. That's 64 albums:
1 | Fiona Apple | Fetch the Bolt Cutters | 73.9
2 | Tame Impala | The Slow Rush | 65.8
3 | The Strokes | The New Abnormal | 64.1
4 | Run the Jewels | RTJ4 | 63.6
5 | Makayla McCraven | We're New Again | 62.5
6 | Dua Lipa | Future Nostalgia | 62.4
7 | Taylor Swift | folklore | 62.1
8 | Porridge Radio | Every Bad | 61.4
9 | Dan Deacon | Mystic Familiar | 60.0
10 | Bob Dylan | Rough and Rowdy Ways | 59.6
11 | Wire | Mind Hive | 59.4
12 | U.S. Girls | Heavy Light | 58.3
13 | Moses Sumney | grae | 58.2
14 | Drive-by Truckers | The Unraveling | 57.7
15 | Childish Gambino | 3.15.2020 | 57.4
16 | Perfume Genius | Set My Heart on Fire Immediately | 57.1
17 | Grimes | Miss Anthropocene | 56.4
18 | Algiers | There Is No Year | 56.2
19 | Bill Fay | Countless Branches | 56.1
20 | Neil Young | Homegrown | 56.0
21 | Nine Inch Nails | Ghosts VI: Locusts | 55.9
22 | Sløtface | Sorry for the Late Reply | 55.7
23 | Phoebe Bridgers | Punisher | 55.4
24 | Sorry | 925 | 55.3
25 | The Weeknd | After Hours | 55.3
26 | Soccer Mommy | Color Theory | 55.1
27 | Pinegrove | Marigold | 55.0
28 | BTS | Map of the Soul: 7 | 54.8
29 | BC Camplight | Shortly After Takeoff | 54.7
30 | Waxahatchee | Saint Cloud | 54.3
31 | Mac Miller | Circles | 53.6
32 | Sparks | A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip | 53.6
33 | Pearl Jam | Gigaton | 53.2
34 | Caribou | Suddenly | 53.0
35 | Agnes Obel | Myopia | 53.0
36 | Kvelertak | Splid | 52.7
37 | Destroyer | Have We Met | 52.5
38 | J Hus | Big Conspiracy | 52.5
39 | Car Seat Headrest | Making a Door Less Open | 52.2
40 | Halsey | Manic | 51.8
41 | Lanterns on the Lake | Spook The Herd | 51.7
42 | Haim | Women in Music Pt. III | 51.3
43 | Thundercat | It Is What It Is | 51.2
44 | The Magnetic Fields | Quickies | 51.0
45 | Charli XCX | how i'm feeling now | 50.9
46 | Laura Marling | Song for Our Daughter | 50.6
47 | Ben Watt | Storm Damage | 49.8
48 | Yves Tumor | Heaven To A Tortuned Mind | 48.4
49 | Baxter Dury | The Night Chancers | 48.3
50 | Rina Sawayama | Sawayama | 47.7
51 | Andy Shauf | The Neon Skyline | 47.0
52 | Kiwi Jr. | Football Money | 46.2
53 | Georgia | Seeking Thrills | 46.2
54 | Torres | Silver Tongue | 45.7
55 | King Krule | Man Alive! | 45.6
56 | Eminem | Music to Be Murdered By | 44.2
57 | Green Day | Father of All Motherfuckers | 42.7
58 | Code Orange | Underneath | 42.3
59 | Lucinda Williams | Good Souls Better Angels | 41.3
60 | Boniface | Boniface | 41.1
61 | Squarepusher | Be Up A Hello | 39.6
62 | Nadia Reid | Out of My Province | 38.5
63 | Hamilton Leithauser | The Loves Of Your Life | 37.7
64 | Hayley Williams | Petals for Armor | 35.2
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8/10

Miles Davis | The Lost Septet
Matmos | The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form

7/10

Fontaines D.C. | A Hero's Death
Lianne La Havas | Lianne La Havas
The Microphones | Microphones in 2020

6/10

Bing & Ruth | Species
Shirley Collins | Heart's Ease
Holy Fawn | The Black Moon
Illuminati Hotties | FREE I.H: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For
Protomartyr | Ultimate Success Today

5/10

Jeremy Bible | Human Savagery
Conway & The Alchemist | LuLu
Dehd | Flower of Devotion
JARV IS... | Beyond the Pale

4/10

Antilopen Gang | Adrenochrom
Crack Cloud | Pain Olympics
Simon de Beer | Caffeine Eulogy
Medhane | Full Circle
Taylor Swift | folklore
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Through July. New entries in bold. None in top 16

1. Fiona Apple – Fetch the Bolt Cutters (9)
2. Perfume Genius – Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (8)
3. Run the Jewels – RTJ 4 (8)
4. Haim – Women in Music Pt. III (8)
5. Waxenhatchee – Saint Cloud (8)
6. U.S. Girls – Heavy Light (8)
7. Beach Bunny – Honeymoon (8)
8. Creeper – Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (8)
9. Taylor Swift – Folklore (8)
10. Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes (8)
11. Laura Marling – Song for Our Daughter (8)
12. Bob Dylan – Rough and Rowdy Ways (8)
13. Cornershop – England Is a Garden (7)
14. Tennis – Swimmer (7)
15. Drive-By Truckers – The Unraveling (7)
16. Soccer Mommy – Color Theory (7)

7: Sawayama, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Alexandra Savior, Moses Sumney, Algiers, The Weeknd, Nadia Reid, Empress Of, Dream Wife, Margo Price, Riz Ahmed, Car Seat Headrest, Green Day, Halsey, James Hunter Six, Moon Hooch, Bill Fay, Pinegrove, Pearl Jam, Dua Lipa, Thundercat, The Strokes, Childish Gambino, Magnetic Fields, Charli XCX, Lady Gaga, Neil Young, Phoebe Bridgers, Jessie Ware, Rose City Band, The Beths, The Chicks
Victoria Monet, Willie J Healey, Biffy Clyro, The Microphones, Bright Eyes, Angel Olsen

6: Grimes, Stephen Malkmus, Eminem, Porridge Radio, Caribou, Baxter Dury, BC Camplight, Haley Williams, Bananagun
bdrmm, A.A. Williams, Dehd, Jessy Lanza, Fontaines D.C.
Another Sky, Kelly Lee Owens

5: Sufjan Stevens, Yves Tumor, Agnes Obel

4: Code Orange, Alanis Morissette
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Punisher gets a 7, Microphones get a 9.
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Here are my August rankings - listened to a few more than previous months:

Rival Consoles - Articulation 8.8
Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks In The Road 8.5
The Microphones - The Microphones in 2020 8.4
The Psychedelic Furs - Made Of Rain 8.1
Fontaines DC - A Hero's Death 8
Bright Eyes - Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was 8
Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings 7.7
The Killers - Imploding The Mirage 7.4
James Dean Bradfield - Even In Exile 7.3
A. A. Williams - Forever Blue 7.2
Secret Machines - Awake In The Brain Chamber 7.2
Sea Girls - Open Up Your Head 7.1
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure? 7
Creeper - Sex, Death and the Infinite Void 6.6
John Foxx and the Maths - Howl 6.5
Guided By Voices - Mirrored Aztec 6.5
Guided By Voices - Surrender Your Poppy Field 6.1
Glass Animals - Dreamland 6
The Waterboys - Good Luck, Seeker 5.8
Hudson Mohawke - BBHE 4.5
Shirley Collins - Heart's Ease 4.4
Erasure - The Neon 3.8
Dogleg - Melee 3.1
Neon Trees - I Can Feel You Forgetting Me 3
Alison Mosshart - Sound Wheel 2.1
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