Saturday, June 6, 2020

Fuck The Boys In Blue


Our viewcounts have declined a lot in the past 5 years, which is fine. This likely happened because we post less often than we used to, and we also now travel down the lane of long-posting more than we probably should. But the point of this blog's existence was never really about racking up views and transforming our words into social capital. It's usually intended to collect our media recommendations. It bothers us that big blogs and magazines stay away from the stuff we like. We're constantly trying to fill what we perceive as a void. But at least we're trying. Simple enough.

For the moment, this might be the only place we have left where we feel truly comfortable processing and organizing our thoughts on what's been happening. It seems like the large majority of people who want their thoughts to be made public prefer long-posting on Facebook, or long Twitter threads, or a series of Instagram posts, or some combination of these.

If those methods work for someone, they should go for it. Any method that works should be utilized. You never know -- the experience might even generate some unexpectedly cathartic or therapeutic outcome. You never know -- a handful of those instances might also somehow constitute actual activism.

We feel for those who might be overcome with helplessness. There's many of us who cannot physically make themselves present at protests or who are financially incapable of donating to bail funds or other helpful non-profits. And not all of these people feel comfortable flooding their socials when it might not be in their right to do so. There are ways to express solidarity outside of big-money social media, handing content over to billion dollar companies who own every word, photo, and video.

We assume this goes without saying, but the use of this moment in history to generate social capital is a truly disgusting and cancel-able offense. Sadly, there are some people who are clearly seeking credit and validation for the way they're processing. Virtue signalling or posting for points should not be tolerated by anyone, and this includes the use of threatening language against ones' own communities as a means to force a break of perceived silent indifference. Not everyone who's uncomfortable with flooding their news feeds are expressing that they don't care. Not everyone who donates wants to pressure their followers into matching the amount.

If the intended outcome of activism is social change and/or political revolution, then the people who need to hear these ideas the most are the deniers -- people who many of us probably don't encounter very often on social media because they've already been unfriended or muted or blocked ages ago.

Not everyone is made for face-to-face confrontation. And just the same, it's often scary as fuck hitting the "post" button on Facebook after preparing a long-post for an audience comprised of literally every person you've ever met in your life. For some, it's a perfect recipe for anxiety, especially when posting serious subject matter.

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There is one thing everyone can do. And it's not that hard.

The one thing we can do is listen and expand our education.

That said, nothing we're writing about here is intended to educate anyone. We're no experts, and this is only getting posted here for our own benefit to help us sort and organize the generous handfuls of enormous truths swimming around in our heads.

Here are some of those:

#1: Capitalism is unsustainable.

#2: Capitalism and white supremacy are best friends.

They are structured as one co-existing entity. In Cornel West's recent CNN interview, he plainly explains how black communities have seen over 200 years of the US's economic and legal systems' pattern working against their desire to generate decent lives for themselves. And nothing has improved or changed.

#3: Rioting and looting are a direct response to a broken system.


#4 Megastores are designed to kill small businesses one by one. No one will substantially suffer from their inevitable downfall.

#5: The crime machine is purposely arranged to reward cops for meeting quotas of low-level summons and misdemeanors, keeping them away from the pursuit of violent or serious crimes.

#6: Cops are the highest paid profession for those who do not attend college. In many instances, they ended up as cops because their path was limited.

#7: At least 90% of cops meet all or most of the following criteria:
- They eventually grow egos large enough to classify as sociopaths.
- They are former high school bullies who spent some of their teenage years passively despising and in some cases taunting or causing physical harm to non-white people and LGBTQ people.
- They're raised to be mean-spirited in large part due to their asshole racist parents.
- They are not thinkers. They are not artists. And they have no empathy for those types of people.
- They're not world travelers and have no desire to understand the world outside of their bubble.
- They live very close to the town where they grew up.
- In their spare time, they watch competitive sports and drink cheap beer.

We have cops in our extended families, and other people we know have cops in their family and friend groups -- ones who obviously don't match every point in this exact criteria. But we're considering how big the United States actually is. We're considering how many small towns are out there, and how much racism and white supremacy actually exists. Many cops in all those towns and cities actually do fit. There are millions of them.

#8 Less than 10% of cops chose their profession due to their own good will. They want to serve as an example and continue living their lives "the right way." This comprises the "good cops." At some point, all of the good cops will still undergo the following circumstances:
- They understand the point of their professional is to establish fear.
- They use their position as a loophole to break laws. And for many of them, this pattern turns into an addiction.
- At some point, their training teaches methods used to assess "reasonable suspicion," subjectively re-enforcing any racist or classist bias, a pattern that frequently leads to a disproportionate targeting of black men. Cops who are women or black are not trained any differently.
- At some point, they will bear witness to a pattern of corruption that awakens them to the crime machine.

Once they realize they're a part of it, they will make a decision:
- Some of them might quit or strongly consider quitting for a very long time. These are the only truly good cops.
- The shitty cops keeping this machine moving will resent any "good cops" attempting to work against the corruption. This method never works.
- Most will stay quiet, enable the corruption, and retire at age 65 with a hefty pension while maintaining their "good guy" status.

Take the cops in Minneapolis for example: Every single cop who worked with George Floyd's murderers knew the truth years in advance. And they're likely not the only cops in Minneapolis who are disgusting pieces of shit.

#9 The lyrics to "Prison Song" by System Of A Down only describe the shifts between the crack epidemic of 1984 and 9/11/2001. Nothing has changed since then.

"Nearly two million Americans are incarcerated in the prison system of the US... The percentage of Americans in the prison system has doubled since 1985... Drug money is used to rig elections and train brutal corporate sponsored dictators around the world... Minor drug offenders fill your prisons... Our taxes [are] paying for wars against the new non-rich... All research and successful drug policy shows that treatment should be increased and law enforcement decreased while abolishing mandatory minimum sentences."

#10 Nothing changed after Rodney King. Nothing changed after Eric Garner.

#11 The pro-cop right is prepared with guns, and they'll be commended by the cops for staying in their corner. The piece of shit with the hunting bow in Salt Lake City was immediately released, and so was the piece of shit in Minneapolis who had every intention of killing protesters with his massive freight truck. If this escalates further, it will lead to civil war.

#12 Billionaire business owners collectively earned themselves an additional $480 billion since the start of the coronavirus pandemic while 20% of the working class lost their jobs.

#13 Corporate media has no incentive to report any news story with unbiased language. Their primarily MO as of June 2020 is to distract the country and tear them apart with the end goal of further strengthen capitalism and white supremacy.

#14 Our leaders are publicly questioning and challenging the people's right to peacefully organize. They'll continue extending curfews and giving police a free pass to assault citizens until the people's will subsides.

#15 The aftermath of 2020 is far more likely to result in an updated patriot act than a green new deal.

#16 After the next stock market crash kills yet another 20% of US jobs, some implementation of UBI will eventually keep the masses content and stupid while the 200 people who literally own the entire planet continue accumulating more power.

#17 The new American Dream is living off the grid.

We could keep going but this is getting redundant and pointless again.

"Everything sucks" or "Keep fighting?" Which one is it? Our brains and our hearts are at war with each other.

Kinda hoping no one reads this lmao

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Quarentemo "Maybe"


There is a mechanism inside Quarentemo that allows them to gaze unflinchingly into the pitch black of their psyche and emerge with a beautiful, bittersweet song every time. The frenzied shifts between chaotic rhythm and acoustic reverie mirror their longing for a point in the past when things were more clear. “Maybe next year we'll be better,” they sing. This atmosphere, with its patience and light, adds a sense of freedom to their delivery and allows them to find new wisdom in old worries.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

How Many Times Did You See That Band?


So how many times did you see a band?

No one has been to any shows in two months, and we started thinking about how many times we saw specific bands pre-quar.

It started to get confusing for certain bands. So we whipped up this handy list of rules to determine whether it should count as "ONE" show attendance depending on the circumstances.

(For the purpose of this rules list "Band" is interchangeable with "artist" or "performer." You can count comedy or stage performance stuff if you want.)

#1: If you paid...
1. Count as one if you PAID to see any specific band and caught more than one entire song or more than six minutes of a set. We know this seems low, but you paid to see that band and that should count for something.

#2: If you caught the big fest...
2. Count as one if you caught six songs or more than half of a set length at a FESTIVAL and if you chose to be there. This counts for any circumstances including if you were working. Use discretion for what constitutes a festival.

#3 & 4: If you got in for free...
3. Count as one if you attended a non-friend's show as a fan FOR FREE and caught at least SIX entire songs or more than half of the set length. (If you personally asked a band member to add you to a guest list refer to Rule #4.)

4. Count as one if your friends' band(s) got you into their show FOR FREE and you caught their entire set(s) from start to finish. If you missed more than one song or more than six minutes, this probably counts as zero. Use personal discretion.

#5 & 6 & 7: If you worked...
5. Count as one if you promoted, booked, hosted, or worked at an event and experienced an entire set. If you missed a song or didn't feel strongly about the experience, it probably counts as zero. Use personal discretion.

6. Count as one for each non-touring one-off that your band played with another band if you caught six songs or more than half of their set.

7A. Refer to rules #1, 2, 3 & 4 if you attended multiple shows throughout a tour as a fan or friend.

7B. If your band toured with another band or if you worked as part of a touring party, count the ENTIRE tour as ONE regardless of how many days you played or worked together.
- Do not count each show individually. Catching two or more sets on the same tour adds up to only one show for touring party members.
- Count as zero if you toured with a band and never caught an entire set -- even if you missed only one song.
- Festival sets are an exception because you chose to be there. See Rule #2.

#8 & 9: Short performances that count...
8. Count as one if you attended a performance taped or broadcast live for TV or radio regardless of length or number or songs. Use discretion for internet streams. If there wasn't an audience, this might not count as one. Refer to Rule #5 if you were working.

9. Count as one if you saw a public figure making a guest appearance performing at least one entire song with another act.
- Definitely count as one if the guest played on more than one entire song, ie Robby Krieger playing three songs with Creed. (You would have to count it as one for Robby Krieger though; you can't count it as seeing The Doors.)
- Use discretion for guests on one song depending on whether the performance felt substantial.
- Count as zero if someone played less than one entire song, ie NOFX dude screaming lyrics into the mic during Pennywise.
- Count as zero for guest dancing or non-music performance unless they were on stage for a while.

#10: And finally...
10. There are no fractions or decimals. You either experienced a band once or you didn't. Have fun!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

"Lowt (L​)​ive" At Trumbull Day


The world famous Lowt Ide have released their first album in six years.

They are a band who has always been closely associated with "instant stardom."

Lowt Ide never toured, but they released four albums and played one-off shows consistently in Massachusetts and Connecticut from 2000 to 2010.

Their appearances slowed down in the early 2010s. In November 2012, they released a 10-song mixtape. In March 2013, they played what became their last public appearance, MC'ing and performing mini-sets between the bands at a Fort Flesh show in New Haven CT. (They handed out awards to all the bands who played. The awards were made of used CDs and coathangers.)

They announced the album Tag Sale on Facebook in 2010, and it finally saw a release in 2014. They've been on hiatus since then, but they've been posting on their Facebook account once or twice a year and plan to eventually reform.

In the meantime, their discography was posted to Bandcamp in September 2014 to celebrate ten years since their first album, re-released with a "Deluxe Edition" sticker. However, CD2 -- the "Bonus disc" of this Deluxe Edition -- was never completed. The re-release intended to include Lowt Ide's now legendary monumental live set performed at Trumbull Day on June 28, 2003 on the big Trumbull Day stage.

Six years later, quarantine happened, which enabled the project's completion. The tapes were located and remixed, and now this collection can finally see the light of day.

Lowt (L)ive At Trumbull Day is CD2 of the deluxe edition. Due to the long wait, the band have elected to also give this album its own separate release. The set includes several non-album tracks, perhaps most notably "Hair (Brew) Lampshade Ceiling," a song with four movements performed live many times but never included on their studio albums.

It also includes an expanded 3-minute industrial techno version of "Al Gore" and a few unreleased covers, notably an impromptu "Shine" by Collective Soul, and a few covers of local Connecticut bands: Hoveral's "You Got Issues," Ghost Town Riot's "Just Don't Care," and two songs from Splice, "Way" and "Let It Bleed."

Re-live the magic:

The May 2020 Edition of MTVZ with Duck.exe on the cover

MTVZ Issue #23 or #24. We lost count.

The latest edition of MTVZ is here. We are suspecting that this is right around "the big moment" we've been waiting for, which is that we have successfully located everything in the history of Youtube that is worth including in MTVZ. Like we're almost there anyway.

But we also think that when it gets close to "yeah that's it, we found everything" is also around the time when MTVZ will start to get really bizarre, which is what has happened here. This isn't necessarily "the best" MTVZ of all time but it is very strange, even for MTVZ.

Scroll through and you'll see what we mean.

Also NEW NEWS FOR MTVZ Subscribers:

So for some fucking dumb reason, Google and Youtube decided it would be a brilliant idea to add a feature that asks "ARE YOU STILL WATCHING?" about once per hour. This is extremely dumb and bad because it defeats the purpose of MTVZ, whose tagline is "MTVZ: Leave It On." So we can no longer "LEAVE IT ON" for longer than an hour without having to physically pick up the remote and hit the "YES" button (at least not while leaving it on with Roku or Firestick or Chromecast or whatever you use).

It's almost as if Youtube and Google know that people are taking matters into their own hands by curating their own personal "best of"s which is something that Big Tech hates.

Big Tech hates when their human/robot curation machine cannot entirely control what you see. They want you to only see the "next" video in their cue, algorithmically programmed by their Most Googly -- people who probably think Meme Appetit is funny. (Btw Meme Appetit is one of the thousands of recently launched painfully unfunny meme accounts set up by people trying to make money by creating memes who don't seem to have a basic understanding of why memes "meme." Bon Appetite Test Kitchen people are all very nice and cool and they deserve better than this.)

Friday, May 1, 2020

These 12 Reissues From The 2010s Brought Some Serious Heat

2010s Starter Pack Albums:
| #61 - #41 || #40 - #21 || #20 - #1 || Reissues |

Tracks 2008-2018:
| #103 - #76 || #75 - #51 || #50 - 26 || #25 - #1 |

We weren't going to do this today, but we checked Bandcamp on a hunch, and...

Surprisingly, almost all of them are actually there. So why not? Let's do this now.

We're certain the commodification of "nostalgia" had a lot to do with the surge in reissue quality throughout the 2010s, but also TMK is pro-archivist. Despite what Rolling Stone Magazine had to say about it, the best reissues of the 2010s weren't just re-packaging Sgt Pepper with the 12 best sounding outtakes of "Strawberry Fields."

Here they are...

12. Various Artists Sky Girl: Compiled by Julien Dechery and DJ Sundae
Reissued July 8, 2016 // Melbourne, Australia
(Efficient Space)



11. Viper You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
Reissued 2017-2018 // El Dorado, Arkansas, USA
(Chamber 38 / Rhyme Time)




10. Various Artists Ork Records: New York, New York
Reissued October 30, 2015 // New York City, USA
(Numero Group)



9. Hüsker Dü Savage Young Dü
Reissued November 10, 2017 // Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
(Numero Group)



8. Donnie & Joe Emerson Dreamin' Wild
Reissued June 12, 2012 // Fruitland, Washington, USA
(Light In The Attic)



7. Sleep Dopesmoker
Reissued May 7, 2012 // San Jose, California, USA
(Southern Lord)

[Note: This refers to the official vinyl and digital reissue with tracklisting of "Dopesmoker," "Holy Mountain" and "Sonic Titan."]


6. Sebadoh Bakesale: Deluxe Edition
Reissued June 14, 2011 // Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
(Sub Pop)

https://www.subpop.com/releases/sebadoh/bakesale_deluxe_edition


5. Can The Lost Tapes
Reissued June 18, 2012 // Cologne, West Germany
(Mute)

http://mute.com/can/the-lost-tapes-out-now


4. Aby Ngana Diop Liital
Reissued September 2, 2014 // Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
(Awesome Tapes From Africa)



3. Les Rallizes dénudés Heavier Than A Death In The Family
Reissued 2010 // Kyoto, Japan
(Phoenix Records)


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2. Floor Below and Beyond
Reissued March 30, 2010 // Hialeah, Florida, USA
(Robotic Empire)

[Note: This is a complicated reissue. A 2-disc portion of this package is a comp titled Sight & Seen that has its own separate Bandcamp page.]


1. Ata Kak Obaa Sima
Reissued March 3, 2015 // Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
(Awesome Tapes From Africa)



Some bonus reissues...


Various Artists Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 (2012)

My Bloody Valentine EP’s & Rarities 1988-1991 (2012)

Radiohead [minidiscs hacked] (2019)

Helium Ends With And (2017)
https://store.matadorrecords.com/ends-with-and

Soundgarden Echo Of Miles (2012)
https://www.soundgardenworld.com/music/albums/echo-of-miles-scattered-tracks-across-the-path/

Francis The Great Ravissante Baby (2015)


Jaap Blonk Flux De Bouche (2016)
[Note: This would have placed top 12 but the reissue is already out of print.]


Lead Belly The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (2015)


Unwound No Energy (2014)


Unwound Empire (2015)



2010s Starter Pack Albums:
| #61 - #41 || #40 - #21 || #20 - #1 || Reissues |

Tracks 2008-2018:
| #103 - #76 || #75 - #51 || #50 - 26 || #25 - #1 |

Thursday, April 30, 2020

2010s Starter Pack (Albums #61-41)


2010s Starter Pack Albums:
| #61 - #41 || #40 - #21 || #20 - #1 || Reissues |

Tracks 2008-2018:
| #103 - #76 || #75 - #51 || #50 - 26 || #25 - #1 |

The blog version of this website has now been a thing for over 10 years, and we had a plan to do a "best tracks since this blog started" special due for launch last Summer. This never happened, but we've been looking forward to doing both a "decade" list and a "10 year anniversary" playlist. And we actually have time, so now is when it shall happen. Let's get this out of our system. Time to move on and eventually not do the blog anymore.

The tracks list is coming.

In the meantime, here are our "best records of the 2010s." We usually do 60 or 61 or 62 of these for each year, and so that's what we did here.

61. Farrah Abraham My Teenage Dream Ended
August 1, 2012 // Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
(Enigma Productions)

"The 200th best album of the 2010s." - Infamous vlogger whomst we don't watch
2012 EOY Position: #6
| Spotify |

60. Diddy-Dirty Money Last Train To Paris
December 14, 2010 // Los Angeles, California, USA
(Bad Boy)

"I'm shuttin' the studio down." - @Diddy
2010 EOY Position: Did Not Place
| Spotify |

59. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice
October 13, 2017 // North Melbourne, Australia
(Matador / Milk!)

"They're both such slobs." - @dimestorehegem1
2017 EOY Position: #3


58. Disco Doom Numerals
February 7, 2014 // Zürich, Switzerland
(Defer / Exploding In Sound)

"They call these guys The Nirvana of Switzerland." - Announcer
"Shut the fuck up." - Gabriel from Disco Doom, to Announcer
2014 EOY Position: #29


57. Pissed Jeans Honeys
February 12, 2013 // Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
(Sub Pop)

"We're changing our name to Virgin Mobile Pissed Jeans." - Matt Korvette (http://www.yellowgreenred.com/)
2013 EOY Position: #53


56. Expander Endless Computer
September 20, 2017 // Austin, Texas, USA
(Nuclear War Now!)

"Why isn't Expander playing Beerland tonight?" - Doorman at Beerland
2017 EOY Position: Did Not Place (We Intended This To Place But We Forgot)


55. Sun Araw On Patrol
April 7, 2010 // Los Angeles, California, USA
(Sun Ark / Not Not Fun)

"You're not a nice person.. Are you?" - Hotline Miami
2010 EOY Position: #23 (Honorary)


54. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Piñata
March 18, 2014 // Los Angeles, California, USA
(Madlib Invazion)

2014 EOY Position: #2


53. Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
July 10, 2012 // Long Beach, California, USA
(Island Def Jam)

"Lordy shorty you're a 10 and I wait for your drunk dials at 3:30 AM I love them" - Kitty Pryde
2012 EOY Position: #21
[Note: We're kind of embarrassed that the 2012 albums list looks like absolute shit and has been viewed several thousand times.]
| Spotify |
Bandcamp alternative: nostalgia, ULTRA


52. Tony Molina Dissed and Dismissed
February 26, 2013 // Pacifica, California, USA
(Melters / Slumberland)

"Viet Cong's van got stolen on tour, so they got a new one, and the next day it got stolen." - Dale Nixon
2013 EOY Position: #13
[Ovens' self-titled triple-LP was retroactively named our #1 album of 2009 in July of last year.]


51. Guided By Voices Class Clown Spots a UFO
June 12, 2012 // Dayton, Ohio, USA
(Self-released)

"Is that your ol' lady?" - Mitch Mitchell, GBV
2012 EOY Position: #16
| Bandcamp |

50. Schoolboy Q Oxymoron
February 25, 2014 // Los Angeles, California, USA
(Top Dawg)

"There's four types of collard greens." - Brad Leone
2014 EOY Position: #41
| Spotify |

49. Young Guv GUV I & II
November 8, 2019 // Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(Run For Cover)

2019 EOY Position: #1


48. Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli
October 5, 2010 // Atlanta, Georgia, USA
(1017 Brick Squad)

2010 EOY Position: #11
| Spotify |

47. Real Estate Atlas
March 4, 2014 // Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
(Domino)

2014 EOY Position: #5


46. Omar Souleyman Wenu Wenu
October 21, 2013 // Ra's al-'Ayn, Al-Hasakah, Syria
(Ribbon Music)

2013 EOY Position: #17
| Spotify |

45. Sheer Mag Compilation
December 9, 2016 // Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
(Self-released)

2017 Reissues Position: #5


44. David Bowie
January 8, 2016 // New York City, USA
(Columbia)

"Ground control to magnum dong." - Frank Reynolds
2016 EOY Position: #3
| Spotify |

43. A Tribe Called Quest We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
November 11, 2016 // Queens, New York, USA
(Epic)

"I miss Phife Dawg." - Charles M. Schulz
2016 EOY Position: #2
| Spotify |

42. Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream
September 25, 2012 // Los Angeles, California, USA
(RCA)

2012 EOY Position: #2
| Spotify |

41. Aye Nako Silver Haze
April 7, 2017 // Brooklyn, New York, USA
(Don Giovanni)

"Conserve pepper." - Burger Time Walkthrough
2017 EOY Position: #18


2010s Starter Pack Albums:
| #61 - #41 || #40 - #21 || #20 - #1 || Reissues |

Tracks 2008-2018:
| #103 - #76 || #75 - #51 || #50 - 26 || #25 - #1 |

2010s Starter Pack (Albums #40-21)


2010s Starter Pack Albums:
| #61 - #41 || #40 - #21 || #20 - #1 || Reissues |

Tracks 2008-2018:
| #103 - #76 || #75 - #51 || #50 - 26 || #25 - #1 |

40. Joanna Gruesome Weird Sister
September 10, 2013 // Cardiff, Wales, UK
(Fortuna / Slumberland)

2013 EOY Position: #18


39. Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal
June 18, 2010 // Wayland, Maryland, USA
(Editions Mego)

2010 EOY Position: #7


38. Robyn Body Talk
November 22, 2010 // Stockholm, Sweden
(Konichiwa)

2010 EOY Position: #10
| Spotify |


37. Mac Demarco 2
October 16, 2012 // Brooklyn, New York, USA
(Captured Tracks)

2012 EOY Position: #3


36. Autolux Transit Transit
August 3, 2010 // Los Angeles, California, USA
(TBD)

2010 EOY Position: Did Not Place
| Spotify |


35. Tenement Predatory Headlights
June 2, 2015 // Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
(Don Giovanni / Dead Broke)

2015 EOY Position: #12


34. Palehound Dry Food
August 14, 2015 // Boston, Massachusetts, USA
(Exploding In Sound)

2015 EOY Position: #19


33. Chris Weisman Fresh Sip
February 2, 2010 // Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
(Feeding Tube / Autumn)

2010 EOY Position: Did Not Place


32. Windhand Eternal Return
October 5, 2018 // Richmond, Virginia, USA
(Relapse)

2018 EOY Position: #2


31. Surface To Air Missive Third Missive
December 25, 2015 // Athens, Georgia, USA
(Olde English Spelling Bee)

2015 EOY Position: #7


30. Deftones Diamond Eyes
May 4, 2010 // Sacramento, California, USA
(Reprise)

2010 EOY Position: #22
| Spotify |


29. Otoboke Beaver Itekoma Hits
April 26, 2019 // Kyoto, Japan
(Damnably)

2019 EOY Position: #2


28. YG Still Brazy
June 14, 2016 // Compton, California, USA
(Def Jam)

2016 EOY Position: #4
| Spotify |


27. Grass Is Green Yeddo
September 10, 2010 // Boston, Massachusetts, USA
(Exploding In Sound)

2010 EOY Position: Did Not Place


26. Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
March 15, 2015 // Compton, California, USA
(Top Dawg)

"Great album." - Obama
2015 EOY Position: #1
| Spotify |


25. Sleep The Sciences
April 20, 2018 // San Jose, California, USA
(Third Man)

"I'm sleep." - Earl "Thebe" Sweatshirt
2018 EOY Position: #4


24. (Sandy) Alex G Beach Music
October 9, 2015 // Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA
(Domino)

2015 EOY Position: #2


23. Beak> >>>
September 21, 2018 // Bristol, UK
(Invada)

2018 EOY Position: #1


22. Miguel Wildheart
June 29, 2015 // Los Angeles, California, USA
(RCA)

2015 EOY Position: #6
| Spotify |


21. Maren Morris Hero
June 3, 2016 // Nashville, Tennessee, USA
(Columbia Nashville)

2017 EOY Position: #5
| Spotify |


2010s Starter Pack Albums:
| #61 - #41 || #40 - #21 || #20 - #1 || Reissues |

Tracks 2008-2018:
| #103 - #76 || #75 - #51 || #50 - 26 || #25 - #1 |