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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
Agalloch The Mantle (End) folk-metal 7.5/10
Beyonce Lemonade (Parkwood Entertainment) soul 4/10
Nick Cave Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed) songwriter 6/10
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap (no label) hip-hop 7/10
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker (Columbia) songwriter 6/10
Dear Hunter Act V - Hymns With The Devil in Confessional (Equal Vision) prog-rock 7/10
Demdike Stare Wonderland (Modern Love) dance 5/10
Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation (Cooking Vinyl) hardcore 4/10
Equiknoxx Bird Sound Power (DDS) electronica 7/10
Frankie Cosmos Zentropy (Double Double Whammy) songwriter 7/10
Impossible Nothing Phonemenomicon (no label) collage 8/10
Nicolas Jaar Sirens (Other People) songwriter 7/10
Peder Mannerfelt Lines Describing Circles (Digitalis) dance 7/10
Parquet Courts Human Performance (Rough Trade) folk-rock 7/10
Roly Porter Third Law (Tri Angle) glitch 7.5/10
Sumac What One Becomes (Thrill Jockey) post-metal 6/10
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis (Relapse) death-metal 6/10
Vektor Terminal Redux (Earache) metal 7/10
Vektor Black Future (Heavy Artillery) metal 7.5/10
Kanye West The Life Of Pablo (Def Jam) rap 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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