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Ratings: 9=rock masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan.
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Moodymann Sinner (Peacefrog) house 4/10
Moodymann Taken Away (Peacefrog) house 4/10
Moodymann Black Mahogani (Peacefrog) house 7/10
Dale Cooper Quartet Quatorze Pieces De Menace (Denovali) post-rock 7/10
Dale Cooper Quartet Astrild (Denovali) post-rock 5/10
Himukalt Sex Worker II (Total Black) industrial 5/10
Himukalt Septic (Malignant) industrial 6/10
Himukalt Sex Worker (Total Black) industrial 4/10
Himukalt Desperate Soil Grows Poor Flowers (Sinnesloschen) industrial 5/10
Himukalt Vulgar (No Rent) industrial 5/10
Himukalt Knife Through The Spine (Malignant) industrial 6/10
Himukalt Come October (Found Remains) industrial 5/10
Himukalt Between My Teeth (Several Minor Promises) industrial 6/10
Himukalt Conditions Of Acrimony (Helen Scarsdale) industrial 6/10
Himukalt See One Dark Eye (Angst) industrial 6/10
Dirty Beaches Drifters/ Love Is The Devil (Zoo) songwriter 7/10
Savage Young Taterbug River Mortis (American Dream Machine) acid-folk 7/10
Skullflower Purity (Turgid Vermin) noise 4/10
Skullflower Werecat Powers Of The Crossroads At Midnight (Nashazphone) noise 4/10
Skullflower The Spirals Of Great Harm (Cold Spring) noise 4/10
Skullflower The Wisdom of Venom (self) noise 5/10
Skullflower The Black Iron That Has Fell From The Stars (Nashazphone) noise 4/10
White Hills Splintered Metal Sky (God Unknown) industrial 4/10
White Hills Walks For Motorists (Thrill Jockey) psych-rock 6/10
White Hills Stop Mute Defeat (Thrill Jockey) psych-rock 5/10
Steve Roach Into the Majestic (Timeroom) ambient 4/10
Steve Roach Tomorrow (Timeroom) ambient 5/10
Robert Rich Offering to the Morning Fog (self) ambient 4/10
Terry Riley Aleph (Tzadik) minimalism 5/10
Steve Roach A Soul Ascends (Timeroom) ambient 5/10
Robert Rich Neurogenesis (self) ambient 5/10
Steve Roach Bloom Ascension (Timeroom) ambient 4/10
Robert Rich The Biode (self) ambient 6/10
Pauline Oliveros Nessuno (Dischi Di Angelica) ambient 6/10
Steve Roach Trance Archeology (Timeroom) ambient 5/10
Robert Rich Vestiges (self) ambient 7/10
Steve Roach Mercurius (Timeroom) ambient 5/10
Steve Roach Atmosphere for Dreaming (Timeroom) ambient 6/10
Demdike Stare Passion (Modern Love) dance 5/10
Steve Roach Molecules of Motion (Timeroom) ambient 5/10
Steve Roach Spiral Revelation (Timeroom) ambient 6/10
Steve Roach Long Thoughts (Timeroom) ambient 4/10
Robert Rich Tactile Ground (self) ambient 6/10
Billy Bao The Lagos Sessions (Night School) collage 5/10
Robert Rich What We Left Behind (self) ambient 6/10
Robert Rich Frozen Day (self) ambient 6/10
Kenneth Newby Emergence Trilogy (self) chamber 6/10
Flotation Toy Warning The Machine That Made Us (Talitres) psych-rock 6.5/10
Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck (Pointy) psych-rock 7/10
Andrew Jackson Jihad Knife Man (Asian Man) punk-folk 7/10
Andrew Jackson Jihad Good Luck Everybody (Asian Man) punk-folk 4/10
Hiss Golden Messenger Terms of Surrender (Merge) roots-rock 4/10
Midori Shinsekai (Sony) punk-jazz 7/10
Midori Hello Everyone Nice to Meet You We are Midori (Sony) punk-jazz 7.5/10
Ayreon The Final Experiment (Transmission) prog-rock 7/10
Ayreon Transitus (Music Theories) prog-rock 4/10
Pharoah Chromium Chromosphere (Deep Distance) electronic 6/10
Pharoah Chromium Electric Cremation (Grautag) electronic 7/10
Planning for Burial Below the House (Flenser) shoegaze 5/10
Dope Body Crack A Light (Drag City) noise-rock 4/10
Toy Happy in the Hollow (Tough Love) psych-pop 4/10
Infinity Frequencies Between two Worlds (self) vaporwave 5/10
Infinity Frequencies Closer Than Ever (self) vaporwave 4/10
Datashock Krauter der Provinz (Tapete) psych-rock 7/10
Datashock Keine Oase in Sicht (Dekorder) psych-rock 6.5/10
Signor Benedick the Moor Spirit Realm.Final (Deathbomb Arc) hip hop 6.5/10
Signor Benedick the Moor El Negro (Deathbomb Arc) hip hop 7.5/10
Celestaphone Weevil in Disguise (Drumhex) hip-hop 6/10
Celestaphone Portrait of a Harlot (Drumhex) hip-hop 7/10
Celestaphone Tying Up Loose Friends (Drumhex) hip-hop 5/10
Employed to Serve Eternal Forward Motion (Spinefarm) metalcore 6/10
Bully Sugaregg (SubPop) garage-rock 5/10
Bully Losing (SubPop) garage-rock 4/10
VHS Head Persistence Of Vision (Skam) collage 4/10
Monolord No Comfort (Relapse) doom-metal 4/10
Monolord Rust (Riding Easy) doom-metal 5/10
Kairon; IRSE! Polysomn (Svart) post-rock 4/10
Encenathrakh Encenathrakh (P2) death-metal 7/10
Encenathrakh Thraakethraaeate Thraithraake (P2) death-metal 5/10
Horseback Dead Ringers (Relapse) psych-rock 5/10
Horseback Piedmont Apocrypha (Three Lobed) ambient 7/10
Blush Response Rebirthed in the Sprawl (Total Black) ambient 7/10
Blush Response Fissures In The Megastructure (Schematic Music) techno 5/10
Blush Response Void In (Megastructure) techno 6/10
Qu'qu'matz Kukulkan (self) prog-rock 6/10
Government Shitshitshit (Pop Katari) prog-rock 7.5/10
Friendship Undercurrent (Southern Lord) hardcore 6/10
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast) grindcore 6/10
Grey Wulf Seeing Vol 1 (self) noise-rock 6/10
Samuel Goff Transmissions (self) noise-rock 7/10
Shame White Man (2020) (Cacophonous Revival) noise-rock 6/10
Shame I Don't Like you (self) noise-rock 6/10
RAIC Chance Operations (Blight) noise-rock 6/10
RAIC Haxan (Thirsty Leaves) noise-rock 5/10
RAIC Lamentations (Arachnidiscs) noise-rock 7/10
RAIC Multiplicity (Thirsty Leaves) noise-rock 7.5/10
Among The Rocks and Roots Raga (Purple Tape Pedigree) noise-rock 6/10
White Suns Psychic Drift (Flenser) noise-rock 7/10
White Suns Totem (Flenser) noise-rock 7.5/10
Four Tet Parallel (Text) ambient 4/10
Four Tet Sixteen Oceans (Text) glitch-pop 4/10
X Alphabetland (Fat Possum) punk-rock 6.5/10
Tori Amos Native Invader (Decca) songwriter 6.5/10
Soccer Mommy Color Theory (Loma Vista) songwriter 5/10
Sufjan Stevens The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty) songwriter 7/10
Bartees Strange Live Forever (Memory Music) songwriter 6.5/10
Caribou Suddenly (Merge) songwriter 5/10
Tame Impala The Slow Rush (Modular) dance 4/10
Fleet Foxes Shore (Anti) folk-pop 6/10
Roisin Murphy Roisin Machine (Skint) dance-pop 5/10
Run The Jewels RTJ4 (BMG) rap 7/10
Jay Electronica Act II The Patents of Nobility (Roc Nation) rap 5/10
Jay Electronica A Written Testimony (Roc Nation) rap 6/10
Adrianne Lenker Songs (4AD) songwriter 6/10
Amaarae The Angel You Don't Know (Golden Child) Afropop 5/10
Adrianne Lenker Instrumentals (4AD) songwriter 5/10
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher (Dead Oceans) songwriter 5/10
Moses Sumney Grae (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 6.5/10
Waxahatchee Saint Cloud (Merge) songwriter 5/10
Sloppy Jane Willow (self) songwriter 6/10
Bonnacons of Doom Bonnacons of Doom (Rocket) psych-rock 7.5/10
Secluded Alchemist Wintry Beauty Of Nature/ A Glacial Grave (Ancient Meadow) ambient 6/10
Korridor End of Cycle (Northern Electronics) deep techno 7/10
Lonker See Hamza (Antena Krzyku) post-rock 6/10
Lonker See Split Image (Music Is The Weapon) post-rock 7.5/10
Lonker See One Eye Sees Red (Instant Classic) post-rock 7.5/10
The Men Mercy (Sacred Bones) roots-rock 5/10
Ulwhednar Razor Mesh Fencing (Northern Electronics) ambient 7/10
Ulwhednar Modern Silver (Northern Electronics) ambient 5/10
Klein Frozen (Ijn) electronic 6/10
Klein Lifetime (Ijn) electronic 6/10
Oranssi Pazuzu Mestarin Kynsi (Nuclear Blast) metal 6/10
Sylvan Esso Free Love (Loma Vista) songwriter 5/10
Angel Olsen Whole New Mess (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 6.5
Liturgy Origin of the Alimonies (Ylylcyn) metal 6/10
Ono Red Summer (American Dreams) agit-prop 7.5/10
Anijmile Giver Taker (Father Daughter) songwriter 6.5/10
Playboy Carti Whole Lotta Red (Interscope) trap 5/10
Grimes Miss Anthropocene (4AD) songwriter 5/10
Lunacy Age Of Truth (Third Coming) gothic 6/10
Mesarthim The Degenerate Era (self) metal 5/10
Mesarthim Ghost Condensate (self) metal 6/10
Mesarthim The Density Parameter (Avantgarde) metal 6.5/10
Brii Entre Tudo que e Visto e Oculto (Brii) metal 7/10
Crack Cloud Pain Olympics (Meat Machine) funk-punk 5/10
Military Genius Deep Web (Unheard Of Hope) songwriter 7/10
Lustre Ashes of Light (Nordvis) ambient metal 6.5/10
Lustre Blossom (Nordvis) ambient metal 7/10
Eminem Music to Be Murdered By (Interscope) rap 4/10
Actress Karma & Desire (Ninja Tune) techno 5/10
Clipping Visions of Bodies Being Burned (Subpop) rap 6.5/10
William Basinski Lamentations (Temporary Residence) ambient 5/10
William Basinski On Time Out Of Time (Temporary Residence) ambient 5/10
Matmos The Consuming Flame: Exercises in Group Form (Thrill Jockey) noise 4/10
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia (Urban) dance 5/10
Julianna Barwick Healing is a Miracle (Ninja Tune) songwriter 6/10
Carl Stone Stolen Car (Unseen Worlds) plunderphonics 7/10
Dreamcrusher Panopticon (self) noise 7.5/10
Dreamcrusher Another Country (self) noise 8/10
Chell Oracle Turret Descent (self) noise 6.5
El Marrano de la Razon A Blaze In The Southern Sky (self) noise 6/10
El Marrano de la Razon Ceremonia de la Confusion (self) noise 6/10
Microphones Microphones in 2020 (P.W. Elverum & Sun) folk 7/10
Autechre Plus (Warp) glitch 5/10
Autechre Sign (Warp) glitch 4/10
Jess Cornelius Distance (Loantaka) songwriter 5/10
Blood Incantation Hidden History of the Human Race (Dark Descent) death-metal 6/10
Yves Tumor Heaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp) post-pop 5/10
Yves Tumor Safe in the Hands of Love (Warp) post-pop 6/10
Yves Tumor Serpent Music (PAN) post-pop 7/10
Cate LeBon Reward (Mexican Summer) songwriter 6.5/10
Drinks Hermits on Holiday (Birth) songwriter 7/10
Cate LeBon Mug Museum (Wichita) songwriter 7/10
Karen O & Danger Mouse Lux Prima (BMG) disco 6.5/10
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising (Subpop) pop 6/10
Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer) pop 6/10
Weyes Blood The Outside Room (Not Not Fun) freak folk 7.5 /10
Weyes Blood The Innocents (Mexican Summer) freak folk 5/10
Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar) songwriter 6/10
Brobdingnagian Backpfeifengesicht (self) noise 5/10
Endon Boy Meets Girl (Black Smoker) noise 6/10
Endon Through the Mirror (Daymare) noise 8/10
Madvillain Madvillainy (Stones Throw) hip-hop 7/10
Yesterdays New Quintet Angles Without Edges (Stones Throw) hip-hop 6/10
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas (Stones Throw) hip-hop 6/10
Amon Tobin Fear in a Handful of Dust (Nomark) ambient 4/10
Amon Tobin Long Stories (Nomark) ambient 4/10
Haim Women in Music Pt III (Columbia) pop 6/10
Clarence Clarity Think Peace (Deluxe Pain) pop 6/10
Clarence Clarity No Now (Bella Union) pop 7/10
Klara Lewis Care (Editions Mergo) glitch 5/10
Yob Our Raw Heart (Relapse) metal 5/10
James Welburn Hold (Miasmah) electronic 6/10
Drowse Light Mirror (Flenser) songwriter 5/10
Juliana Venter & James Welburn W/V (Silken Tofu) electronic 6/10
Drose Boy Man Machine (Orange Milk) noise-rock 7.5/10
Eaves Verloren (Purple Tape Pedigree) electronic 6/10
Brood Ma Daze (Tri Angle) dance 6/10
Open Mike Eagle Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music) hip-hop 7/10
Paul White Hella Personal Film Festival (Mello Music) hip-hop 5/10
Kiran Leonard Grapefruit (Moshi Moshi) songwriter 7/10
Kiran Leonard Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi) songwriter 7/10
Kiran Leonard Western Culture (Moshi Moshi) songwriter 5/10
Sheer Mag A Distant Call (Static Shock) hard-rock 6/10
Primitive Man Caustic (Relapse) doom 7.5/10
Dubit Vitriol (Backwards) electronic 7/10
Uuuu Uuuu (Editions Mego) post-rock 7/10
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) doom 7/10
L'Rain L'Rain (Astro Nautico) dream-pop 7/10
To Live and Shave in LA As Gods Are Skinned (Independent Woman) noise 6/10
To Live and Shave in LA Noon and Eternity (Menlo Park) noise 7.5/10
To Live and Shave in LA The Wigmaker in Eighteenth Century Williamsburg (Menlo Park) noise 8/10
1975 Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit) pop 4/10
Heliocentrics Infinity of Now (Madlib Invazion) psych-rock 5/10
Heliocentrics Telemetric Sounds (2020) (Madlib Invazion) psych-rock 5/10
Green Milk From The Planet Orange Third (Inferior Planet) prog-rock 6/10
Alex G House of Sugar (Domino) songwriter 6/10
Elysia Crampton Orcorara (Pan) ambient 5/10
Puce Mary The Drought (Pan) industrial 5/10
Empath Active Listening: Night on Earth (Get Better) punk-pop 6/10
Black Dresses Peaceful as Hell (Black Squares) glitch-pop 6/10
Black Dresses Wasteisolation (Black Squares) glitch-pop 7/10
Black Dresses Wasteisolation (Black Squares) glitch-pop 7/10
Imperial Triumphant Alphaville (Century Media) metal 6/10
Imperial Triumphant Vile Luxury (Gilead) metal 7/10
Lankum The Livelong Day (Rough Trade) folk 6/10
Xin Melts into Love (Subtext) dance 6/10
Metasplice Mirvariates (Trilogy Tapes) electronic 7/10
David First The Consummation of Right and Wrong (Important) droning 6/10
Saba Alizadeh Scattered Memories (Karl) ambient 6/10
Kablam Confusia (self) post-dance 6/10
Vladislav Delay Rakka (Cosmo Rhythmatic) glitch 5/10
Roger Tellier-Craig Etudes (Second Editions) concrete 7/10
Perfume Genius Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador) songwriter 6/10
King Krule Man Alive (XL) songwriter 6.5/10
Billy Woods Known Unknowns (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 6/10
Elucid Save Yourself (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 6/10
Armand Hammer Shrines (Backwoodz Studioz ) hip-hop 5/10
Lotic Agitations (Janus Berlin) alt-dance 7/10
Sd Laika That's Harakiri (Tri Angle) alt-dance 6/10
Stabscotch Twilight Dawn (2020) (Mr Snow) noise-rock 6/10
Weeknd After Hours (XO) pop 5/10
Arca KiCk i (XL) dance 6/10
Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia) songwriter 6/10
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