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August 22, 2011
Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw (2011) || 8 [TMT]
Advisory Circle - As the Crow Flies (2011) | ++/++
Charalambides - Market Square (1995) | +
Miles Davis – In a Silent Way (1969) || 9
Digable Planets - Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) (1993) | +++
Evens - Get Evens (2006) || 7.5
Fennesz - Endless Summer (2001) || 9
Fennesz - Venice (2004) || 7.5
Giant Sand - Center of the Universe (1992) | ++
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (2011) || 8.5
Jenny Hval - Viscera (2011) | ++
Ice Cube - Death Certificate (1991) | [+++]/+++
Ignatz - I Hate This City (2011) [x2] | +++/++
Laddio Bolocko - Strange Warmings Of... (1997) [x2] *ROTW* | +++/+++
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic (2011) | ~
John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011) || 7.5
Medicine - Shot Forth Self Living (1994) | [++]
Nico Muhly - Mothertongue (2008) | ++/++
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994) ||| 8.5
Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me (1987) | ++/+
Roxy Music - Country Life (1974) || 8
Sebastian - Total (2011) || 8
Alexander Tucker - Dorwytch (2011) | ~
Wedding Present - Seamonsters (1991) | +
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976) v. || 8
LIVE: Colin Stetson w/ Kate Wells @ Delilah's on Cayuga 8/24

August 15, 2011
Air - Air Lore (1979) | ++
Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets - World Garage (2011) | +
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse (2011) | ++/++
James Blake - James Blake (2011) ||| 9
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (1969) | ++++/+++
Chris Forsyth - Paranoid Cat (2011) | ++
Fugees - The Score (1996) | +++/+++
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact (2011) | +/++
Has-Lo - In Case I Don't Make It (2011) | ++
Menomena - I Am the Fun Blame Monster (2003) [++]/+
Mu-Ziq - Lunatic Harness (1997) || 8
Marissa Nadler - Songs III: Birds on the Water (2006) || 7.5-
Perfume Genius - Learning (2010) ||| 8.5
Porn Sword Tobacco - Everything Is Music to the Ear (2009) [x2] | ++/++
Prince - Parade (1986) | +++
Prince - Sign 'O' the Times (1987) [x2] | +++/++
Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me (1987) | ++
Strand of Oaks - Pope Killdragon (2010) || 7.5
United Waters - Your First Ever River (2011) v. [x2] || 8 [TMT]
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) || 8
Widowspeak - Widowspeak (2011) | [+]
Wild Beasts - Smother (2011) | ~

August 8, 2011
Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw (2011) || 8
Beck - One Foot in the Grave (1994) | ++
Blackalicious - The Craft (2005) | [+]
Bobs - My, I'm Large (1987) v. | +++
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982) ||| [9.5]
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig (2010) | ++/+
Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 (2011) [x2] | ++/+
Legendary Pink Dots - The Maria Dimension (1991) | +++
Men - Leave Home (2011) [x2] | +++/+++
Mesita - Here's to Nowhere (2011) | +
Mu - Afro Finger and Gel (2003) | +++
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville (1993) ||| 9
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine (1995) | ++/++
Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot (1995) | ++
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania (2011) | ++/++
War on Drugs - Slave Ambient (2011) | +
Zazen Boys - II (2004) | ++
LIVE: Six Organs of Admittance @ Delilah's on Cayuga 8/11

August 1, 2011
Ilyas Ahmed - Goner (2009) || 8
Bardo Pond - Dilate (2001) || 7.5
Circuit Des Yeux - Portrait (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury (2006) ||| 8.5
Leonard Cohen - Songs (1967) ||| 9
Eluvium - Talk Amongst the Trees (2005) || 8
Enya - Paint the Sky With Stars comp. (1997) || 7.5
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank (1965) || 8+
Hype Williams - One Nation (2011) || 7.5
Ladies Auxiliary - My Side of the Mountain (2011) || 7.5 [TMT]
Love - Forever Changes (1967) ||| 9
Morcheeba - Big Calm (1998) | +

Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers (2010) | +/+
Nirvana - In Utero (1994) || 8
Roommate - Guilty Rainbow (2011) ||| /\ 8.5 [TMT]
Roots - Game Theory (2006) || 8+
Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Graves (2008) | ++/+++
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) ||| 8.5
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, a True Star (1973) ||| 9
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (2011) || 8
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968) || 7.5
Slowdive - Pygmalion (1995) || 8.5
Stereolab - Dots and Loops (1997) || /\ 8
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (2010) || [7.5]
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (1991) || 9+

July 25, 2011
Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw (2011) || 8
Tori Amos - Under the Pink (1994) | ++/+++
Tori Amos - Live at Montreux 1991/1992 (2008) | ++
Bright Eyes - Lifted or Your Story Is In the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002) || 7.5
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (1969) *ROTW* | ++++
Glass Eye - Bent By Nature (1988) | ++↕
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert (1975) | +
Rene Hell - The Terminal Symphony (2011) || 8
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986) || 9.5
Stars Like Fleas - Sun Lights Down on the Fence (2003) | ++/+
3Ds - The Venus Trail (1993) || √+
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression (1990) | +
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004) ||| /\ 8.5
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting (2011) | ~/++
LIVE: Bright Eyes @ Paper Mill Island 7/31

July 18, 2011
Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw (2011) | +++/+++
Blackalicious - Nia (1999) || 8.5
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors (2000) || /\ 7.5+
Death Grips - Exmilitary (2011) || [8-]
Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop (1994) ||| 10
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light (2011) | Ө
Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit (1975) | ++
Ladies Auxiliary - My Side of the Mountain (2011) || 7.5-
The Left - Gas Mask (2010) | +++/+++
Cass McCombs - Wit's End (2011) | Ө
Meat Puppets - II (1984) ||| /\ 9.5
Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This to Memory (2005) || √
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994) ||| 8
Roommate - Guilty Rainbow (2011) || 8+
Stars Like Fleas - Sun Lights Down on the Fence (2003) | ++
Amon Tobin - ISAM (2011) | +/[+]
Richard Youngs - Amplifying Host (2011) | +

July 11, 2011
Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw (2011) | +++
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War (2008) || 8.5
Bright Eyes - The People's Key (2011) | +/+
David Thomas Broughton - Outbreeding (2011) || 8-
Grouper - A I A (2011) || 8+
James Pants - James Pants (2011) || 7.5
Kids on a Crime Spree - We Love You So Bad (2011) | ++/+
Mekons - The Edge of the World (1986) [x2] || 8
Mind Spiders - Mind Spiders (2011) | +
National - Alligator (2005) ||| 9.5
Fabio Orsi - Stand Before Me, Oh My Soul (2011) || 8.5
Rafter - Quiet Storm (2011) || 8
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Les Gens De Couleur Libres (2011) || 8
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol II: Judges (2011) || 8.5
Tindersticks - Tindersticks (1993) || 8.5

July 4, 2011
Advisory Circle - As the Crow Flies (2011) | ++
Antony and the Johnsons - Antony and the Johnsons (2000) | ~
Meg Baird - Seasons on Earth (2011) | +
Nat Baldwin - People Changes (2011) || 7.5
Books - The Way Out (2010) || 7.5
Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005) ||| 9
Frieder Butzmann - Wie Zeit Vergeht (2011) | ~
David Thomas Broughton - Outbreeding (2011) [x3] || 8
Epstein - Sealess See (2011) || \/ 7.5
Fog - Ether Teeth (2003) || 8
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact (2011) | +
Grooms - Rejoicer (2009) [x3] || 7.5
Grooms - Prom (2011) [x2] || 7.5 [TMT]
Nicholas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise | +/+
Abner Jay - The Backbone of America Is a Mule and Cotton (1976) | +
Sean McCann - The Capital || 8
Matmos - A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure (2001) | ++
Mekons - The Edge of the World (1986) | [+++]
Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck (2011) | ++/++
Mouthus - Saw A Halo (2007) | ~
Music Tapes - Purim's Shadows EP (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (2011) || 8
Tinariwen - Amassakoul (2004) | ++
Tragically Hip - Day For Night (1994) | +
Who - Who's Next (1971) ||| \/ 8
Wire - Red Barked Tree (2011) | +/+
Yo La Tengo - Painful (1993) ||| 9.5
Yuck - Yuck (2011) ||| \/ 7.5

June 27, 2011
Laurie Anderson - Big Science (1982) v. || 9.5
Arrington De Dionyso - Suara Naga (2011) || 8-
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011) | √
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse (2011) | ++
DJ Rashad - Just a Taste (2011) | √
Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light (2011) | ~
Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit (1975) | ++
Forma - Forma (2011) | +
Gastr Del Sol - Crookt, Crackt, or Fly (1994) | ++
James Pants - James Pants (2011) | ++
Abner Jay - Last Ole Minstrel Man (2011) || 8
Julian Lynch - Terra (2011) || 7.5
John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011) | ++/++
Josh T. Pearson - The Last of the Country Gentlemen (2011) | ++/~
Hank Roberts - Green (2008) || 7.5
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (2011) [x2] ROTW | +++/++
16 Horsepower - Sackcloth 'N' Ashes (1996) | ~
Telebossa - Telebossa (2011) | ~
Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania (2011) | ++
Scott Tuma - The River 1 2 3 4 (2003) || 7.5
United Waters - Your First Ever River (2011) || 8
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (1997) ||| 10

June 20, 2011
Tori Amos - Under the Pink (1994) | ++
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - The Doldrums (2004) | ++
Arrested Development - 3 Years 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of (1992) || /\ 8.5
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011) | ~
Cap'n Jazz - Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards in the Spokes, etc. (1994) || 8+
Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (2011) [x2] | +/++
Ned Collette - Future Suture (2007) || 7.5
Cruise Family - Up To Us (2011) || 7.5
Desolate - The Invisible Insurrection (2011) || √
The Ex - Catch My Shoe (2011) || 7.5
Peter Gabriel - So (1986) | ~
Guided By Voices - Propellor (1992) || 7.5
Guided By Voices - Vampire on Titus (1993) || 8-
Ladies Auxiliary - My Side of the Mountain (2011) || 7.5
Pinback - Pinback (1999) || 7.5
Pinback - Summer in Abbadon (2004) || 7.5
Chris Rehm - Worries, Etc. (2011) || 7.5+
Rene Hell - The Terminal Symphony (2011) || 8
Arthur Russell - Another Thought (1994) || 8.5+
Sebastian - Total (2011) [x3] || 8
Scrawl - Smallmouth (1990) | +
Silver Jews - Starlite Walker (1994) || 7.5
Sweet Honey in the Rock - The Women Gather (2003) | ++

June 13, 2011
Alvarius B - Baroque Primitiva (2011) ||| 8
Animal Collective - Feels (2005) ||| 8.5-
Nat Baldwin - People Changes (2011) | ++/+
David Bazan - Strange Negotiations (2011) | +
Brainiac - Electro-Shock For President EP (1997) | +++
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It From the Man (1996) | +
Vic Chesnutt - Is the Actor Happy? (1995) || [7.5]
Ga'an - Ga'an (2011) || 7.5+
Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade and Afterlife (1996) || 8.5
Grooms - Prom (2011) || 7.5
Hood - Rustic Houses Forlorn Valleys (1998) | ++
Daniel Johnston - 1990 (1990) | +++/++++
John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (2011) | ++
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Les Gens De Couleur Libres (2011) [x2] | +++/+++
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island (1996) || 9
Self - Breakfast With Girls (1999) [x2] | ++/+
Sun City Girls - Dante's Disneyland Inferno (1996) | ++
Tindersticks - Tindersticks (1993) || 8.5
Windy & Carl - Drawing of Sound (1996) | ++/++
LIVE: Nat Baldwin @ Castaways 6/20

June 6, 2011
Alvarius B - Baroque Primitiva (2011) || 8 [TMT]
Aphex Twin - The Richard D. James Album (1996) || 8.5
Erykah Badu - Baduizm (1997) | ++
Bedhead - What Fun Life Was (1993) || 8+
Blackalicious - Nia (1999) [x2] *ROTW* | ++++/+++
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand (1986) | +
Department of Eagles - The Whitey on the Moon UK LP (2003) ||| 9.5
Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I (1999) | ++/++
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (1979) v. | [+]/++
Frogs - My Daughter the Broad (1996) | ++
Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife (1996) || 8.5
Grooms - Prom (2011) [x2] | ++/+
Jessamine - Jessamine (1995) [x2] | ++/++
Daniel Johnston - 1990 (1990) | +++
Kids on a Crime Spree - We Love You So Bad (2011) | ++
Arthur Russell - Another Thought (1994) || 8.5
Windy & Carl - Drawing of Sound (1996) | ++

May 30, 2011
Afghan Whigs - Black Love (1996) | [++]/+
Alvarius B - Baroque Primitiva (2011) || 8
Antlers - Burst Apart (2011) || 7.5+
Nat Baldwin - People Changes (2011) | ++
Books - The Lemon of Pink (2003) ||| 9
Family Fodder - Monkey Banana Kitchen (1980) | [++]/+
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of... (1998) | +
Iran - The Moon Boys (2002) || 8.5
Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001) || 8
Portastatic - I Hope Your Heart Is Not Brittle (1994) || 8
Pram - Gash EP (1992) || /\ 8.5+
Radiohead - Kid A (2000) ||| 9.5
Renderers - A Dream of the Sea (1998) | [++]
Sun City Girls - 330,003 Cross Dressers From Beyond the Rig Veda (1996) | +++/+++
Tindersticks - Tindersticks (1993) | [+]/+++
Neil Young - Harvest (1972) ||| 9
Young Gods - TV Sky (1992) | x

May 23, 2011
Robbie Basho - The Seal of the Blue Lotus (1965) | [+]/++
Beck - Guero (2005) ||| 7.5
Boris - New Album (2011) | +
Cruise Family - Up To Us (2011) | ++/++
Cursive - The Ugly Organ (2003) ||| 8
Death Grips - Exmilitary (2011) || 8
F in Math - Couch EP (2011) | ++
Fugees - The Score (1996) *ROTW* | +++
Grandaddy - Just Like the Fambly Cat (2006) || 7.5
The Left - Gas Mask (2010) | +++
Micachu and the Shapes & London Sinfonietta - Chopped and Screwed (2011) [x2] || 8
Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts (2011) | [+]
Replacements - Let It Be (1984) ||| 8.5
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (2010) || 8
Sun City Girls - Torch of the Mystics (1990) ||| 9
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1996) || 7.5
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes (2004) || 7.5
LIVE: Ga'an @ CSMA 5/26

May 16, 2011
Antlers - Burst Apart (2011) | ++/+
Apache Dropout - Apache Dropout (2011) | ++/+
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War (2008) || 8.5
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (2010) | +
Caddywhompus - The Weight EP (2011) | ++
Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (2011) | [+]
Cruise Family - Up To Us (2011) | ++
Death Grips - Exmilitary (2011) [x2] *ROTW* | +++/+++
Deer Tick - War Elephant (2007) ||| 8.5
Deerhoof - Reveille (2002) | +++
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints (2011) || 8.5
Brian Eno - Another Green World (1975) ||| 10
Grails - Future Politics (2011) | +
Illogic - Celestial Clockwork (2004) || 8.5
Low - Things We Lost In the Fire (2001) || 8.5
Micachu and the Shapes & London Sinfonietta - Chopped and Screwed (2011) || 8
Roommate - Guilty Rainbow (2011) || 8
Royal Bangs - Flux Outside (2011) || √ [TMT]
Royal Trux - Twin Infinitives (1990) | [++]/+++
This Kind of Punishment - A Beard of Bees (1984) | +/++
Tyler the Creator - Goblin (2011) | ++
U.N.P.O.C. - Fifth Column (2002) || 8.5

May 9, 2011
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War (2008) | [+++]/+++
Bedhead - What Fun Life Was (1993) | ++/++
James Blake - James Blake (2011) ||| /\ 9
Califone - Roomsound (2001) ||| 8.5
Charles-Eric Charrier - Silver (2011) || 8
Family Fodder - Monkey Banana Kitchen (1980) | [++]
Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife (1996) | ++/++
Grouper - A I A (2011) || 8
Hotel Alexis - Goliath I'm On Your Side (2007) || \/ 8
Japandroids - Post-Nothing (2009) ||| 8.5
Low - Things We Lost in the Fire (2001) || 8+
Micachu and the Shapes & London Sinfonietta - Chopped and Screwed (2011) | +++/+++
OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (2009) || 8.5
Jim O'Rourke - I'm Happy and I'm Singing and a 1, 2, 3, 4 (2001) || 8.5
Rafter - Sex Death Cassette (2007) | ++
Space Needle - Voyager (1995) ||| 8.5
Zomes - Earth Grid (2011) || 8

May 2, 2011
Amon Duul II - Vive La Trance (1974) v. | +
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992) || 7.5
Antlers - Burst Apart (2011) | ++
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War (2008) | [+++]
Battles - Mirrored (2007) ||| \/ 7.5
Battles - Gloss Drop (2011) | +
Bedhead - What Fun Life Was (1993) | ++
Bjork - Vespertine (2001) || 8.5
Frank Black - Teenager of the Year (1994) | ++
Books - Thought For Food (2002) ||| 9
Caribou - Andorra (2007) ||| \/ 8
Elephant Micah - And the Loud Guitars (2004) ||| 8.5
Ga'an - Ga'an (2011) | +/++
Ladies Auxiliary - My Side of the Mountain (2011) | +/++
Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery (2009) || /\ 8.5
Micachu and the Shapes w/ London Sinfonietta - Chopped and Screwed (2011) *ROTW* | +++
Oidupaa Vladimir Oiun - Divine Music From a Jail (1999) | +
Fabio Orsi - Stand Before Me, Oh My Soul (2011) || 8+
Robert Pollard - Space City Kicks (2011) | +
Royal Bangs - Let It Beep (2009) | ~
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight (2002) ||| 8.5
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol II: Judges (2011) || 8.5
Subtle - For Hero: For Fool (2006) ||| 8.5
United Waters - Your First Ever River (2011) || 8

April 25, 2011
Arrested Development - 3 Years 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of (1992) || 8
Bee Mask - Canzoni dal Laboratorio del Silenzio Cosmico (2010) | +
Belong - Common Era (2011) | ++/+
Congos - Heart Of The... (1977) || 7.5
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1964) || 8.5
Destroyer - Kaputt (2011) || 8
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints (2011) || 8.5
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths (2010) || 8.5
Ga'an - Ga'an (2011) | +
Lungfish - The Unanimous Hour (1999) | ++
Julian Lynch - Terra (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Cass McCombs - Wit's End (2011) | ~
New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies (1983) v. || 7.5
Dylan Nyoukis - The Shield That Pierces the Earth (2000) | +
Peaking Lights - 936 (2011) || 7.5+
Pink Reason - Cleaning the Mirror (2007) || 8
Pram - North Pole Radio Station (1998) | ++/+++
Public Image Ltd. - Second Edition (1979) | ++/++
Rene Hell - The Terminal Symphony (2011) | ++/++
Roommate - Guilty Rainbow (2011) || \/ 8
Royal Bangs - Flux Outside (2011) || √
Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986) || 8+
Stereolab - Peng (1992) v. || 8.5+
Stereolab - Transient Random-Boise Bursts With Announcements (1993) ||| 9.5
Amon Tobin - Isam (2011) | +
Tune-Yards - Whokill (2011) || 7.5
United Waters - Your First Ever River (2011) || 8
Ween - White Pepper (2000) || 7.5-
X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents (1977) | ++
Yo La Tengo - Painful (1993) ||| 9.5
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (1997) ||| 10

April 18, 2011
David Bazan - Curse Your Branches (2009) | ++/+
Belong - Common Era (2011) | ++
Bird Names - Metabolism (2011) | ~
Braids - Native Speaker (2011) | ~
Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970) || 8+
Brian Eno - Drums Between the Bells (2011) | +
Gary War - Horribles Parade (2009) | [+]
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011) | √
Mountain Goats - The Coroner's Gambit (2000) | +/+
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee (2002) | +
Old Time Relijun - Catharsis In Crisis (2007) | ++
Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007) || 8.5
Rene Hell - The Terminal Symphony (2011) | ++
Roommate - Guilty Rainbow (2011) [x4] *ROTW* || 8.5-
Jane Siberry - No Borders Here (1984) v. || 7.5
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me comp. (1982) v. | ++/++
Siriusmo - Mosaik (2011) || 8
Saul Williams - Amethyst Rock Star (2001) | +
Tune-Yards - Whokill (2011) | ++/+
United Waters - Your First Ever River (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island (2011) | +
Wires Under Tension - Light Science (2011) || Ө [TMT]

April 11, 2011
Arrington de Dionyso - Suara Naga (2011) || 8
Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop (1994) ||| 10
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank (1965) | +/+++
Grouper - A I A (2011) [x3] || 8
Hype Williams - One Nation (2011) || 7.5
Mineral - EndSerenading (1998) | +/++
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) ||| 8
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) ||| 10
Mountain Goats - The Coroner's Gambit (2000) | +
Nostalgia 77 - The Sleep Walking Society (2011) | +
Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready to Crumble (2003) ||| 8.5
Tune-Yards - Whokill (2011) | ++
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting (2011) | ~

April 4, 2011
Apache Dropout - Apache Dropout (2011) | ++
Alvarius B - Baroque Primitiva (2011) || 8
Arrington de Dionyso - Suara Naga (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia (1976) | +
Abner Jay - Last Ole Minstrel Man (2011) | +++/++
Kleenex Girl Wonder - Secret Thinking (2011) || ≠ ("You Know You Want It...") [TMT]
Little Wings - Black Grass (2011) || 7.5
Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers (2010) | +
Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas (2002) [x2] || /\ 8.5
Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed (2004) [x3] || 8
Roommate - We Were Enchanted (2008) || 8
Tape-Beatles - Music With Sound (1990) | ++
Zomes - Earth Grid (2011) || 8 [TMT]
LIVE: Roommate @ The Shop 4/8

March 28, 2011
Alvarius B - Baroque Primitiva (2011) | +++/++
Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar (1994) || 9
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints (2011) [x2] || 8.5
Emperor X - Central Hug/Friendarmy/Fractaldunes (And the Dreams That Resulted) (2005) ||| 8.5
Glassjaw - Coloring Book EP (2011) | x
Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez (Music From Niger) (2007) | ++
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (2011) || /\ 8.5
Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis (1998) | +/+
Hype Williams - One Nation (2011) | ++/[+]
Kleenex Girl Wonder - Secret Thinking (2011) || Ө
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island (1996) || 9
Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen (2011) | ++
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare, Vol II: Judges (2011) [x4] *ROTW* || 8.5
Ween - Pure Guava (1992) ||| 9
Yuck - Yuck (2011) ||| 8-
LIVE: Mountain Goats @ Castaways [Dan Smalls Presents] 4/3

March 21, 2011
Alvarius B - Baroque Primitiva (2011) | +++
James Blake - James Blake (2011) || 8.5+
Cap'n Jazz - Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards in the Spokes, etc. (1994) | ++/++
Charles-Eric Charrier - Silver (2011) || 8
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints (2011) *ROTW* | +++
Green Gerry - Odd Tymes (2010) | √
Hype Williams - One Nation (2011) | ++
Islaja - Keraaminen Paa (2010) || 8.5-
Joy Formidable - The Big Roar (2011) | x
Kleenex Girl Wonder - Ponyoak (1999) || 8
Little Wings - Black Grass (2011) | ++/++
Sean McCann - The Capital (2011) | +++/++
R. Stevie Moore - Phonography (1976) || 9
Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck (2011) | ++
My Computer - Vulnerabilia (2002) || ≠ ("All I Ever...")
Pop Winds - The Turquoise (2010) | ~
Chris Rehm - Worries, Etc. (2011) | ++/++
Snowing - I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted (2011) | +
U.S. Maple - Long Hair in Three Stages (1995) [x2] | +/+
Zomes - Earth Grid (2011) || 8+

March 14, 2011
Black Milk - Album of the Year (2010) || 8
Budos Band - III (2010) | ++
Conquering Animal Sound - Kammerspiel (2011) [x2] || √ [TMT]
Curren$y - Pilot Talk (2010) | +
Deerhoof - Vs. Evil (2011) || 8
Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind (1991) [x2] || 7.5
Johnny Dowd - Cemetery Shoes (2004) | [+]
East River Pipe - We Live in Rented Rooms (2011) | ~
The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike (2004) || 7.5
Abner Jay - Last Ole Minstrel Man (2011) *ROTW* | +++
Kellarissa - Moon of Neptune (2011) | x
Kleenex Girl Wonder - Ponyoak (1999) | ++/++
Kleenex Girl Wonder - Secret Thinking (2011) | ~/~
J Mascis - Several Shades of Why (2011) | +
Peaking Lights - 936 (2011) || [7.5]
Ponytail - Do Whatever You Want All the Time (2011) | [~]
Radiohead - The King of Limbs (2011) [x2] || 7.5+
Elliott Smith - Figure 8 (2000) | √
Tape - Revelationes (2011) | +
Rafael Toral - Space Elements Vol. III (2011) | [~]
Chris Weisman - Transparency (2010) | +
LIVE: Moldover @ Waffle Frolic [Ithaca Underground] 3/20

March 7, 2011
Daedelus - Bespoke (2011) | +
DJ Rashad - Just A Taste (2011) | ~
Epstein - Sealess See (2011) [x4] || 8-
Faust - Something Dirty (2011) | +
Zach Hill - Face Tat (2010) || 8.5
Ladies Auxiliary - My Side of the Mountain (2011) | +
John Lennon - Imagine (1971) ||| 9
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown (2010) | +/[+]
Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas (2002) || 8
Fabio Orsi - Stand Before Me Oh My Soul (2011) [x2] || 8
Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971) | ++
Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks (1977) || 7.5
Siriusmo - Mosaik (2011) [x3] || 8
Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep On the Floodplain (2011) || 7.5
Wrens - The Meadowlands (2003) ||| 8.5
Zomes - Earth Grid (2011) || 8
LIVE: J Mascis @ Castaways [Dan Smalls Presents] 3/10

February 28, 2011
Bibio - Mind Bokeh (2011) | ~
Black Zone Myth Chant - Straight Cassette (2011) [x2] | ++/+
Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar (1994) || /\ 9
Brainiac - Hissing Prigs in Static Couture (1996) [x2] || 8.5
Cap'n Jazz - Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards in the Spokes, etc. (1994) | ++
Charles-Eric Charrier - Silver (2011) || 8
Feelies - Here Before (2011) | +
Kallikak Family - May 23rd 2007 (2005) | ++/++
Kleenex Girl Wonder - Ponyoak (1999) | ++
Kleenex Girl Wonder - Secret Thinking (2011) | ~
Little Wings - Black Grass (2011) | ++
Loftus - Loftus (2000) || 7.5
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (2011) | ~
Sean McCann - The Capital (2011) *ROTW* | +++
Peaking Lights - 936 (2011) [x2] | +/+
Purling Hiss - Hissteria (2010) | +
Rafter - Quiet Storm (2011) || 8
Royal Bangs - Flux Outside (2011) | [~]/+
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986) || 9.5+
Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline (2007) | [~]/+
Wires Under Tension - Light Science (2011) || Ө+
Zomes - Earth Grid (2011) [x2] | ++/++

February 21, 2011
Ilyas Ahmed - Goner (2009) || 8
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place (2011) | +
Beets - Stay Home (2011) | ++/++
Bright Eyes - The People's Key (2011) | +
Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005) ||| 9
Caribbean - Discontinued Perfume (2011) [x2] || √ [TMT]
Charles-Eric Charrier - Silver (2011) || 8
Desolate - The Invisible Insurrection (2011) [x2] | +/++
Destroyer - Kaputt (2011) || 8
John Fahey and Cul-de-Sac - The Epiphany of Glenn Jones (1997) | +
FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain (2011) | ~
Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Symphonic Suite Akira (1988) || 8.5
Gerbils - Are You Sleepy? (1998) | ++
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (2011) [x2] | +/++
Zach Hill - Face Tat (2010) [x2] || 8.5
Nicholas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise (2011) | +
Gareth Liddiard - Strange Tourist (2010) | ++/++
Psychedelic Horseshit - Laced (2011) | ~
Psychic Paramount - II (2011) | x
Rafter - Quiet Storm (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Royal Bangs - Flux Outside (2011) | [~]
Six Organs of Admittance - Asleep On the Floodplain (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (2010) || 7.5
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Lovelyville (1991) | +
Wires Under Tension - Light Science (2011) | ~/[~]
Wye Oak - Civilian (2011) | +

February 14, 2011
Actress - Splazsh (2010) | +
Ilyas Ahmed - Goner (2009) [x2] *ROTW* | +++/+++
Amen Dunes - Dia (2009) ||| 9
James Blackshaw - Litany of Echoes (2008) || 7.5
Brainiac - Bonsai Superstar (1994) || 8.5
Brainiac - Hissing Prigs in Static Couture (1996) | ++
Charles-Eric Charrier - Silver (2011) | +++/++
Conquering Animal Sound - Kammerspiel (2011) [x2] | √
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me (1987) ||| 9
John Fahey - The Yellow Princess (1968) | +
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (2011) || 8
Zach Hill - Face Tat (2010) | +++
Fabio Orsi - Stand Before Me Oh My Soul (2011) | +
Pink Reason - Cleaning the Mirror (2007) | ++/++
Radiohead - The King of Limbs (2011) [x2] | +/+
Chris Rehm - Worries, etc (2011) | ++
Shpongle - The God Particle EP (2011) | ~
Talking Heads - 77 (1977) | ++/++
Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980) || /\ 9
Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps (2011) || 7.5 [TMT]
V/A - Radio Morocco (2004) | +++

February 7, 2011
Caribbean - Discontinued Perfume (2011) [x2] | √
Charles-Eric Charrier - Silver (2011) *ROTW* | +++
Deerhoof - Vs. Evil (2011) [x2] || 8
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of Bible Birds (2010) ||| 8.5
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths (2010) || 8.5
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - I Learned the Hard Way (2010) | +
Led Zeppelin - III (1970) | ++/+
Malachai - Return to the Ugly Side (2011) || √ [TMT]
Mountain Goats - Zopilote Machine (1994) | +/+
Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas (2002) | ++/++
Jack Rose - Luck in the Valley || 7.5
Six Organs of Admittance - School of the Flower (2005) ||| [9]
Twilight Singers - Powder Burns (2006) | [+]
U.S. Girls - Go Grey (2010) || √
Waggers Over the Station - Upekkha (2010) || 8
Wendy & Bonnie - Genesis (1969) | +/+
Wires Under Tension - Light Science (2011) | ~
Yeasayer - Odd Blood (2010) | √
LIVE: Gull with Porches and Rival Tribes @ Waffle Frolic [Ithaca Underground] 2/11

January 31, 2011
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992) | [++]/+++
Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo (2010) | ~
James Blake - James Blake (2011) || 8.5
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1980) || 7.5+
Ned Collette - Jokes & Trials (2006) ||| 8.5-
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (2011) [x2] || 8
Natural Snow Buildings - Waves of the Random Sea (2011) | +
Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice comp. (1992) | ++/++
Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps (2011) || 7.5+

January 24, 2011
Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones (2008) || 8-
Belly - Star (1993) | ↕+/[+]
Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004) || 8
Broadcast - Pendulum EP (2003) | [+]
Paul Cary - Ghost of a Man (2010) || 7.5+
Chumbawamba - Pictures of Starving Children Sell Records (1986) [x2] *ROTW* | +++/++
Dirty Beaches - Badlands (2011) || 8
The Ex - Catch My Shoe (2011) [x2] | ++/++
Green - White Soul (1990) | √
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes (1995) ||| 9
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (2011) | ++
Knife - Silent Shout (2006) || 8
Malachai - Return to the Ugly Side (2011) | [+]/~
Sarah MacLachlan - Surfacing (1997) || √
Nina Nastasia & Jim White - You Follow Me (2007) | +
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992) || 8.5-
Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way (1964) | ~
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Illuminations (1969) | +
School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms (2008) || 7.5
Sebadoh - Bakesale (1996) || [8]
Sic Alps - Napa Asylum (2011) | √
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On (1971) v. | ++/++
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies (1992) || 9
Twilight Singers - Twilight (2000) | ~/[++]
Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps (2011) [x2] || 7.5
Wire - Red Barked Tree (2011) | +
Yuck - Yuck (2011) [x2] || /\ 8 TMT]

January 17, 2011
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Scared Famous (2002) || 7.5
Beach Boys - Surf's Up (1971) | +
Belly - Star (1993) | ↕+
Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (2010) | [~]
James Blake - James Blake (2011) || 8.5
Black Milk - Album of the Year (2010) [x2] | ++/++
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) || 9
Destroyer - Kaputt (2011) || /\ 8
Dirty Beaches - Badlands (2011) || 8
Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I (1999) | ++
Eluvium - Similes (2010) || 7.5
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths (2010) || 8.5
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God (2010) ||| 8
Knife - Silent Shout (2006) || /\ 8
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (2010) || √
Phantom Band - The Wants (2010) | ~
Satanstompingcaterpillars - The Most Wonderfulest Thing (2002) || 7.5
Sin Ropas - Fire Prizes (2005) || 8
Supersilent - 10 (2010) | +
Aoki Takamasa + Tujiko Noriko - 28 (2005) || 7.5
These New Puritans - Hidden (2010) | [~]/+
12 Rods - Gay? (1996) || 8+
Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps (2011) | ++
Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Szueletett (2005) || 8
Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get (1973) | ++
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs (2009) || 8
Yuck - Yuck (2011) [x2] || 7.5
Zs - New Slaves (2010) || [8]

January 10, 2011
Broadcast - The Book Lovers EP(1997) || 7.5
Broadcast - Extended Play EP (2000) | [+]/[+]
Broadcast - The Noise Made By People (2000) ||| 8.5
Broadcast - Extended Play 2 EP (2000) | +
Burial - Untrue (2007) || /\ 8+
Cloud Nothings - Turning On comp. (2009) [x2] | +/+
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings (2011) [x2] || 7.5 [TMT]
Deerhoof - vs. Evil (2011) [x4] || 8
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug (1988) || \/ 8
Dirty Beaches - Badlands (2011) [x2] || ++/++
Elbow - Cast of Thousands (2003) | [~]/[++]
Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea (2006) ||| 8
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths (2010) [x2] || 8.5
Galaxie 500 - On Fire (1989) ||| 9
Japandroids - Post-Nothing (2009) ||| 8.5
Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004) || /\ 8+
Magnetic Fields - Realism (2010) | √
Malachai - Return to the Ugly Side (2011) | [+]
OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (2009) || 8.5
Owen Pallett - Heartland (2010) || √
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) ||| 8.5
Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian (2009) | ++
Residents - Not Available (1978) | ++
Slowdive - Souvlaki (1993) || 8
Slowdive - Pygmalion (1995) | +/++
Aoki Takamasa + Tujiko Noriko - 28 (2005) | [+]/++
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) ||| 8.5
Amon Tobin - Supermodified (2000) || 8
U.N.P.O.C. - Fifth Column (2003) [x4] *ROTW* || 8.5
Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970) || /\ 8.5
Viktor Vaughan - Vaudeville Villain (2003) | +
The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues (2008) ||| 8.5
Weezer - Weezer [The Blue Album] (1994) || 8
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996) | [+]/++
Women - Women (2008) || [7.5]
Frank Zappa - Absolutely Free (1967) | +

January 3, 2011
Sibylle Baier - Colour Green (2006) | +
Beets - Stay Home (2011) | ++
Tim Buckley - Starsailor (1970) || [8.5]
Clouddead - Clouddead (2001) || 8.5
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings (2011) [x3] || 7.5
Eddy Detroit - Immortal Gods (1982) | +
Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond (2007) ||| 8.5
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) v. | ~
Electrelane - The Power Out (2004) || 7.5
Eluvium - Similes (2010) | ~/++
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths (2010) *ROTW* | +++
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank (1965) | +
Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet (2006) || /\ 8.5
How to Dress Well - Love Remains (2010) | ~
J Dilla - Donuts (2006) | ++
Bert Jansch - Jack Orion (1966) | +
Massive Attack - Heligoland (2010) || √
Mu-Ziq - Lunatic Harness (1997) | +/++
Mu-Ziq - Royal Astronomy (1999) | +
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms (1970) | +
Pink Reason - Cleaning the Mirror (2007) | ++
Arthur Russell - Another Thought (1994) [x2] | ++/++
Seefeel - Quique (1993) || 8
Sic Alps - Napa Asylum (2011) | +
Nina Simone - Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit (2006) | +++
Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In (2010) [x2] | ↕/+
Tallest Man on Earth - Shallow Graves (2008) | ++
Tipper - Broken Soul Jamboree (2010) | +/+
Amon Tobin - Out From Out Where (2002) | [++]
Toro Y Moi - Causers of This (2010) | ~/~
Yuck - Yuck (2011) [x2] | +/+

December 27, 2010
Leona Anderson - Music to Suffer By (1958) || 7.5
James Blake - James Blake (2011) [x5] *ROTW* || 8.5
Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970) | +/++
Leonard Cohen - Songs (1967) || 9
Destroyer - Kaputt (2011) || 7.5
Gareth Dickson - Collected Recordings comp. (2009) | +/++
Elephant Micah - And The Loud Guitars (2004) || 8.5
Great Lakes Swimmers - Ongiara (2007) || 7.5
Green Gerry - Odd Tymes (2010) | +
Islaja - Ulual Yyy (2007) ||| 9-
Matmos - Supreme Balloon (2008) | +/++
Matmos - The Civil War (2003) || 8-
Loreena McKennitt - Book of Secrets (1997) | +/+
Mouse on Mars - Radical Connector (2004) | ~
National - High Violet (2010) || 7.5
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 - Propellor Time (2010) || 7.5
Waggers Over the Station - Upekkha (2010) | ++/+

December 20, 2010
James Blake - CMYK EP (2010) | +
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi (2002) || 8.5
Destroyer - Kaputt (2011) [x2] | +/+
Legendary Pink Dots - Seconds Late for the Brighton Lane (2010) [x2] || 7.5 [TMT]
Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement || 8
John Martyn - Solid Air (1973) || 8
Massive Attack - Heligoland (2010) | ~/~
MGMT - Congratulations (2010) | ~
Misfits - Walk Among Us (1982) | +
Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista (2008) ||| 8.5
New Pornographers - Challengers (2010) | +
Shugo Tokumaru - Port Entropy (2011) | +
Waggers Over the Station - Upekkha (2010) | ++
Wild Nothing - Gemini (2010) | ~

December 13, 2010
Can - Monster Movie (1969) || 9
Can - Ege Bamyasi (1972) [x2] || 9.5
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (2009) ||| 8.5
Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit (2010) || Ө
Mat Riviere - Follow Your Heart (2010) || 8
Scrawl - Velvet Hammer (1993) || 8
Sonic Youth - Evol (1986) || 8.5
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (2010) [x2] || 7.5+
Tonetta - 777 (2010) || 7.5
Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Szueletett (2005) [x2] || 8
Xiu Xiu - Knife Play (2002) || 8.5

December 6, 2010
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) | ++/+
Sam Prekop - Old Punch Card (2010) || 8
Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet (1983) | ++/+
Radiohead - Pablo Honey (1993) || 7.5
Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001) || 8.5
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986) [x2] || 9.5
Christine Sehnaoui & Sven-Ake Johansson - La Vase/ Slikke (2010) | ~
Spacemen 3 - Playing With Fire (1989) | [++]
13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of (1966) || [8-]
This Heat - Deceit (1981) ||| 9

November 30, 2010
Adam Ant - Friend or Foe (1982) v. | +/+
Beach House - Teen Dream (2010) || 7.5
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) | ++
Broken Water - Whet (2010) ||| 8.5
Cocorosie - La Maison De Mon Reve (2004) | +/+
Dylan Ettinger - New Age Outlaws (2010) || 8
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978) v. ||| 9.5
Sean McCann - Open Resolve (2010) || 7.5+
Scout Niblett - The Calcination Of... (2010) || 8
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance (1977) v. ||| 9.5
Perfume Genius - Learning (2010) || 8.5
Sam Prekop - Old Punch Card (2010) || 8
Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet (1983) | ++
Raincoats - Odyshape (1981) || 8
Silver Jews - Starlite Walker (1994) || 7.5
David Sylvian - Gone to Earth (1987) v. | ~/++

November 22, 2010
Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop (1994) ||| 10
Half Japanese - The Band That Would Be King (1989) v. | +++/+++
Haunted Houses - Invisible War of the Mind (2010) [x2] *ROTW* || 8
Pinkie Maclure - Favourite (1995) ||| [9]
Meat Puppets - Up On the Sun (1985) || 8.5
Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (2008) | [~]/~
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers From the Universe (1994) ||| 9
This Heat - This Heat (1979) || 8.5

November 15, 2010
A Faulty Chromosome - As An Ex-Anorexic's Six Sicks Exit (2008) || 7.5
Laurie Anderson - Homeland (2010) || 8
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) ||| 8.5
Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter (2007) [x2] || 8.5
Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers (2003) || 8
Dragging An Ox Through Water - Tropics of Phenomenon (2008) || 8
Dylan Ettinger - New Age Outlaws (2010) || 8
Fog - 10th Avenue Freakout (2005) ||| 9
Legendary Pink Dots - Seconds Late for the Brighton Lane (2010) | +
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) ||| [10]
Sebadoh - Bakesale (1996) || 8
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On (1971) v. | ++
Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (2010) || 8
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (2010) | +
Tipper - Broken Soul Jamboree (2010) | +
War on Drugs - Future Weather EP (2010) [x2] || 7.5 [TMT]
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) | +/[+]

November 8, 2010
Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian (2003) | [~]/[+]
Brand New - Deja Entendu (2003) ||| 7.5+
Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop (1994) || 9.5
Disco Inferno - The 5 EPs comp. (1999) [x2] | ++/++
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here? (2010) || 7.5
Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern (2010) | ~
Replacements - Tim (1985) ||| 9
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986) || 9.5
Sigur Ros - ( ) (2002) ||| 8.5
Sunset - Loveshines But the Moon Is Shining Too (2010) | [+]
War on Drugs - Future Weather EP (2010) || 7.5
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) | +
Yo La Tengo - Fakebook (1990) || [7.5]

November 1, 2010
Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984) [x2] || 8.5
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (2010) | +
Dylan Ettinger - New Age Outlaws (2010) [x3] *ROTW* || 8
Fire Show - Saint The... (2002) || 8.5
Gareth Liddiard - Strange Tourist (2010) | ++
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990) || 8
Sam Prekop - Old Punch Card (2010) || 8
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986) || 9.5
Strand of Oaks - Pope Killdragon (2010) | +/+
Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (2010) [x2] || 8
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding (2010) || 8
War on Drugs - Future Weather EP (2010) | +/+
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) ||| 10

October 25, 2010
Fugazi - The Argument (2001) || [8.5]
Gastr del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife (1996) | ++
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer (2010) || 8
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand (1994) || [8.5]
Half Japanese - The Band That Would Be King (1989) v. | +++
Jon Hassell - Dream Theory in Malaya (1981) || 8.5
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990) | +++/++
Chris Rehm - Salivary Stones (2010) [x2] ||| 8.5
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986) | +++/++++
Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready to Crumble (2003) ||| 8.5
Silver Jews - Starlite Walker (1994) | ++/+
Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (2010) [x2] *ROTW* | +++/+++
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988) || 9.5
War on Drugs - Future Weather EP (2010) | +
Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric (1978) | ++/++
Xiu Xiu - Knife Play (2002) | ++++/+++

October 18, 2010
Bjork - Vespertine (2001) || 8.5
Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005) ||| 9
Caribou - Up In Flames (2003) ||| 9.5
Cloud Cult - Advice From the Happy Hippopotamus (2005) | [~]
Dirty Projectors - The Glad Fact (2003) || 8.5
Eric's Trip - Love Tara (1993) ||| 9
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God (2010) [x2] || 8
Islaja - Keraaminen Paa (2010) || [8.5]
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica (2000) ||| 9.5
Nuno Canavarro - Plux Quba (1988) | ++
Perfume Genius - Learning (2010) || 8.5
Radiohead - OK Computer (1997) ||| 9.5
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986) *ROTW* | +++
Six Organs of Admittance - For Octavio Paz (2003) | +
Zs - New Slaves (2010) || 8.5

October 11, 2010
Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In the Hands (2004) | [~]/+
Books - The Way Out (2010) | +/+
Alessandro Bosetti - Zwolfzungen (2010) | ++/+
The Coup - Steal This Album (1998) | ++/++
Dragging An Ox Through Water - Tropics of Phenomenon (2008) [x2] | ++/++
Grandaddy - Under the Western Freeway (1997) ||| 8.5
Haunted Houses - The Invisible War of the Mind (2010) | +/++
John Martyn - Solid Air (1973) || 8.5
Mark McGuire - Living With Yourself (2010) | +
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown (2010) | +
Music Tapes - For Clouds and Tornadoes (2008) || 8.5
Liz Phair - Funstyle (2010) || 7.5
Pterodactyl Plains - Raven (2010) || 7.5
Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) ||| 8.5
Tricky - Mixed Race (2010) | ~
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (2010) | ~
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding (2010) [x2] || 8
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy (2009) | √
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969) v. ||| 9.5

October 4, 2010
Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) [~]/↕
Deerhunter - Fluorescent Grey EP (2007) || 7.5
Deerhunter - Microcastle (2008) | √
Department of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 comp. (2010) || Ө [TMT]
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O (2002) | ++
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face Of My God (2010) || 7.5+
Islaja - Keraaminen Paa (2010) || 8.5
Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement (2010) || 8
Paleo - A View of the Sky (2010) || 7.5 [TMT]
Perfume Genius - Learning (2010) || 8
Benoit Pioulard - Precis (2006) || 7.5
Portishead - Third (2008) ||| 9.5
Rocketship - A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness (1996) | +/+
Sonic Youth - Evol (1986) || 8.5
Smithereens - Especially For You (1986) v. | +/++
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding (2010) | ++
Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth (2002) ||| 8.5
Zs - New Slaves (2010) [x3] || 8.5

September 27, 2010
Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk (1996) || 8
Alessandro Bosetti - Zwolfzungen (2010) | ++
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country (2006) [x3] || 7.5
The Coup - Steal This Album (1998) | ++
Danny Paul Grody - Fountain (2010) | +/+
Dirty Three - Horse Stories (1996) | +
Islaja - Keraaminen Paa (2010) [x2] || 8.5
O Paon - Courses (2010) || 8 [TMT]
Paleo - A View of the Sky [x3] (2010) || 7.5
Liz Phair - Funstyle (2010) [x2] | ↕+/++
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) ||| 8.5
Pterodactyl Plains - Raven (2010) [x2] | ++/++
Sam Prekop - Old Punch Card (2010) || 8
Sebadoh - Harmacy (1998) | [+]/+++
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972) v. || 7.5
Villagers - Becoming a Jackal (2010) | ++/+
White Denim - Last Day of Summer (2010) | ~
Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric (1978) | ++
Neil Young - Le Noise (2010) | ++/+

September 20, 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) ||| 8.5
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On (1997) ||| 9
Caribou - Start Breaking My Heart (2001) | +/+
Dirty Projectors & Bjork - Mount Wittenberg Orca EP (2010) | ++/++
Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl (1994) || 9
Glasser - Ring (2010) || Ө [TMT]
Heads - No Talking Just Head (1996) | +
Islaja - Keraaminen Paa (2010) | +++
Jackie-O Motherfucker - Fig. 5 (2000) | [++]/[+]
Mission of Burma - Vs (1982) | √
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me comp. (1982) | ++
Noah and the Whale - The First Days of Spring (2009) | +
O Paon - Courses (2010) || 8
Paleo - A View of the Sky (2010) | ++
Panda Bear - Person Pitch (2007) || 7.5
Sebadoh - Bakesale (1996) [x2] || 8
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010) || ≠ ("Rill Rill," "Treats")
Strand of Oaks - Pope Killdragon (2010) | +
Superchunk - No Pocky For Kitty (1991) || 8
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky [x2] (2010) | +/+
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) [x2] ||| 8.5
Scott Tuma - Dandelion (2010) || 8
White Denim - Workout Holiday (2008) || 8.5
Yellow Swans - Going Places (2010) | ++
Neil Young - Le Noise (2010) | ++

September 13, 2010
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here? (2010) [x2] || 8
Heaven And - Bye and Bye I'm Going To See the King (2010) ||| 8
Koop - Waltz For Koop (2002) ||| 8.5
LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (2010) [x2] | √
Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement (2010) [x2] || 8
Magnetic Fields - Realism (2010) | +
Malachai - Ugly Side of Love (2010) || 8
Memoryhouse - The Years EP (2010) || 7.5
O Paon - Courses (2010) [x2] | ++/++
Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010) [x2] | +/+
Supersilent - 6 (2003) || 9.5
Tocotronic - Schall Und Wahn (2010) | ~/-
Tonetta - 777 (2010) | ++/++
Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (2003) ||| 8.5
Villagers - Becoming a Jackal (2010) | ++

September 6, 2010
Algebra Suicide - The Secret Like Crazy comp. (1988) || 8
Laurie Anderson - Homeland (2010) || 8
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966) ||| 9
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996) ||| 9
Captain Ahab - The End of Irony (2010) | ↕+
Paul Cary - Ghost of a Man (2010) [x3] || 7.5
Daft Punk - Discovery (2001) || 7.5
Dinowalrus - % (2010) ||| [x2] 8.5
Field Mice - For Keeps (1991) || 7.5
Glasser - Ring (2010) [x3] || Ө
PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000) [x2] || 8
Moles - Untune the Sky (1991) [x2] || 8
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues (1995) || 7.5+
Sam Prekop - Old Punch Card (2010) [x2] | ++/++
Scrawl - Velvet Hammer (1993) || 8
Tonetta - 777 (2010) | ++
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell (2003) [x2] || 7.5

August 30, 2010
Vic Chesnutt - Is the Actor Happy? (1995) || 7.5
Clinic - Winchester Cathedral (2004) || 7.5
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park (2008)) | [+]/+
Department of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 comp. (2010) || Ө
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of Bible Birds (2010) ||| 8.5
Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981) [x2] || 8.5
Faust - The Faust Tapes (1973) || 8.5
Giant Claw - Erasers Fantasy (2010) | ~
Guided By Voices - Propellor (1992) || 7.5
Guided By Voices - Vampire On Titus (1993) || 8+
Half Japanese - Charmed Life (1988) || 9
Heaven And - Bye and Bye I'm Going To See the King (2010) ||| 8 [TMT]
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band (1970) v. ||| 9
Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement (2010) | ++/++
Moles - Untune the Sky (1991) [x2] | ++/+
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues (1995) | [++]/+
Perfume Genius - Learning (2010) || 8.5
Pumice - Pebbles (2007) || 8.5
Laetitia Sadier - The Trip (2010) [x2] || 7.5 [TMT]
Six Organs of Admittance - Dust and Chimes (2000) || 7.5
Space Needle - Recordings 1994-1997 comp. (1997) || 7.5
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (2010) || 7.5
Vaselines - The Way of the Vaselines comp. [x2] || 7.5
Wendy & Bonnie - Genesis (1969) | +
Women - Public Strain (2010) || 8

August 23, 2010
American Analog Set - Know By Heart (2001) [x2] | [+]/+/7.5
Laurie Anderson - Homeland (2010) [x2] | ++/++
Antlers - Hospice (2009) ||| 9
Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004) ||| 9.5
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010) [x2] || +/++/8
Can - Monster Movie (1969) || 9
Can - Ege Bamyasi (1972) [x2] || 9
Elephant Micah - And the Loud Guitars (2004) || 8.5
Knife - Silent Shout (2006) || 7.5
Loop - Heaven's End (1987) || 7.5
Postal Service - Give Up (2003) ||| 8
Perfume Genius - Learning (2010) [x4] *ROTW* || 8.5
Prefuse 73 - Meditation Upon Meditations (2009) || 8.5-
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II (2009) | +/++
Rock Plaza Central - Are We Not Horses (2006) | +
Laetitia Sadier - The Trip (2010) || 7.5+
Stereolab - Margarine Eclipse (2004) || 8
Super Furry Animals - Radiator (1997) || 7.5
Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) ||| 8.5
Wrens - Secaucus (1996) || 8
XX - The XX (2009) [x2] +/++/7.5

August 16, 2010
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010) | +
Big Boi - Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010) || 7.5
Broken Water - Whet (2010) || 8.5
Cake - Comfort Eagle (2003) [x2] ||| 8
Deer Tick - War Elephant (2007) ||| 8.5
Dust From 1000 Years - Marble Memo (2010) ||| 7.5
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999) ||| 9
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002) ||| 8.5
Flotation Toy Warning - The Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck (2004) [x2] || 8
Good Life - Album of the Year (2004) || 8.5
Heaven And - Bye and Bye I'm Going to See the King (2010) || 8
Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America (2006) || 7.5
Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004) || 7.5
Menomena - Friend and Foe (2007) [x2] || 7.5
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) ||| 8
National - High Violet (2010) || 7.5
Now It's Overhead - Fall Back Open (2004) | ~/~
Radicalfashion - Odori (2007) || 7.5
Secret Machines - Now Here Is Nowhere (2004) | +
Six Organs of Admittance - Dust & Chimes (2000) ++/+
Six Organs of Admittance - School of the Flower (2005) || 9
Tall Dwarfs - Fork Songs (1991) || 8.5
Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) ||| 10
War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues (2008) ||| 8.5
Kurt Weisman - Orange (2010) ||| 8 [TMT]
Kanye West - Late Registration (2005) || 8.5
Wrens - The Meadowlands (2003) || 8.5

August 9, 2010
Leona Anderson - Music to Suffer By (1958) | ↕/+
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum (2007) ||| 8.5
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us (2009) || 7.5
Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2009) [x2] || 8
Department of Eagles - The Whitey on the Moon UK LP (2003) [x2] ||| 9.5
Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt (2004) || 8
Emperor X - Central Hug/Friendarmy/Fractaldunes (And the Dreams That Resulted) (2005) [x2] ||| 8.5
Gentle Friendly - Ride Slow (2010) ||| 7.5
Growing - Color Wheel (2006) | [~]/~
Jim O'Rourke - I'm Happy and I'm Singing and a 1, 2, 3, 4 (2001) || 8.5
R. Stevie Moore - Phonography (1976) [x2] || 9
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2009) || 7.5
Laetitia Sadier - The Trip (2010) [x4] || 7.5
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (1975) +
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1980) | [++]/++

August 2, 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) [x2] ||| 8.5
Arrested Development - 3 Years 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of [x2] (1992) || 8
Blues Control - Local Flavor (2009) || 8
Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill (1970) | ~
Leonard Cohen - Songs (1967) v. || 9
Dungen - 4 (2008) || 7.5
Flaming Lips - Transmissions From the Satellite Heart (1993) [x2] || 8.5
Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic (1995) | +
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 - Propellor Time (2010) || 7.5
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) [x2] ||| 8
Rangda - False Flag (2010) | +
Laetitia Sadier - The Trip (2010) [x2] | +/++
White Denim - Workout Holiday (2008) ||| 8.5
Gary Wilson - You Think You Really Know Me (1977) | ↕

July 26, 2010
Leona Anderson - Music to Suffer By (1958) | ↕
Tim Buckley - Starsailor (1970) || 8.5
Devin Davis - Lonely People of the World, Unite (2005) | ~/~
Department of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 (2010) | +/+
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be (2010) | +/++
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer (2010) || 8.5
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump (2000) ||| 9
Engineers - Engineers (2005) || Ө
Sean McCann - Open Resolve (2010) || 7.5
Nico - Chelsea Girls (1967) [x2] || 7.5
Peeesseye & Talibam - Peeeseye & Talibam (2010) || 7.5
Pontiak - Living [x2] (2010) || Ө [TMT]
Mat Riviere Follow Your Heart (2010) [x2] || 8
Seefeel - Quique (1994) ++/++
Smashing Pumpkins - Machina: The Machines of God (2000) || [√]
Solex - Low Kick and Hard Bop (2001) [x2] ||| 9
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) ||| 8.5
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (2006) [x2] ||| 8
White Denim - Workout Holiday (2008) [x3] ||| 8.5
White Stripes - De Stijl (2000) ||| 8
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera (2007) [x2] || 7.5

July 19, 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) || 8
Big Boi - Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010) | +/+
Broken Water - Whet (2010) || 8.5
Califone - Heron King Blues (2004) || 7.5+
Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address (2005) [x2] || 9
Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (1980) || 8.5
Feelies - The Good Earth (1986) || 8
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer (2010) || 8.5
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 - Propellor Time (2010) || 7.5
Little Claw - Human Taste (2009) || 8.5
Marmoset - Tea Tornado (2009) || 8
Meat Puppets - II (1984) ||| 9
Meat Puppets - Up On The Sun (1985) 8
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) ||| 8
Natural Snow Buildings - Shadow Kingdom (2009) || 8.5
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR [+]/~
Stereolab - Margarine Eclipse (2004) || 8
Thins - Postcard Angels (2004) | +
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers From the Universe (1994) 9.5
Under Byen - Alt Er Tabt (2010) | ++/~
Kurt Weisman - Spiritual Sci-Fi (2008) || 8
Wussy - Wussy (2009) ||| 8

July 12, 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) || [8]
Books - The Way Out (2010) | +
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983) || 8
Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement (2010) | ++
Pavement - Wowee Zowee (1995) ||| 8.5
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera (2007) | ++

July 5, 2010
Califone - Heron King Blues (2004) || 8
Dirty Projectors & Bjork - Mount Wittenberg Orca EP (2010) | ++
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of Bible Birds (2010) || 8.5 [TMT]
Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck (2004) [x2] || 8
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer (2010) || 8.5
Mr. Lif - I Phantom (2002) | ++
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) [x3] || 8
National - Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003) | ++/++
Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007) ||| 8.5
Solex - Low Kick and Hard Bop (2001) ||| 9
Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements (1993) ||| 9.5
Sun City Girls - Torch of the Mystics (1990) || 9
Sutras - Thousandaire (2004) | +
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers From the Universe (1994) [x2] || 9.5
Scott Tuma - Dandelion (2010) || 8
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) | [++]/++
Women - Public Strain (2010) || 8

June 28, 2010
Broken Water - Whet (2010) || 8.5
Cornelius - Point (2002) [x2] || 7.5
Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here? (2010) [x2] | ++/+
Flotation Toy Warning - Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck (2004) | ++
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 - Propellor Time (2010) [x3] || 7.5
R. Stevie Moore - Returns (1976) | ++
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) v. ||| 10
Natural Snow Buildings - Shadow Kingdom (2009) || 8.5
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009) || 7.5
Pixies - Bossanova (1990) | +/+
Raincoats - The Raincoats (1979) [x3] || 8
Raincoats - Odyshape (1981) [x4] || 8.5
Mat Riviere - Follow Your Heart (2010) || 8
Sin Ropas - Holy Broken (2010) || 7.5 [TMT]
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight (2002) ||| 8.5
Jan Steele/John Cage - Voices and Instruments (1976) | [++]/++
Stereolab - Margarine Eclipse (2004) || 8+
13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of (1966) [x2] || 8
Scott Tuma - Dandelion (2010) || 8
Jenny Stearns - Birds Fall (2007) | ~
Ulaan Khol - III (2010) || 7.5
Women - Public Strain (2010) [x3] || 8
Kathy Ziegler - Don't Worry The Danger (2005) | +

June 21, 2010
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) [x2] || 8
Broken Water - Whet (2010) || 8.5
Can - Monster Movie (1969) || 9
Cave - Pure Moods EP (2010) || Ө [TMT]
Ben Frost - Theory of Machines (2006) | ~
Galaxie 500 - Today (1988) || 8.5
Heaven And - Bye and Bye I’m Going to See the King (2010) ||| 8
Islaja - Ulual Yyy (2007) [x2] || 9
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) || 8
OOIOO - Armonico Hewa [x2] (2009) || 8+
Pontiak - Living (2010) [x2] || √
Chris Rehm - Salivary Stones (2010) || 8.5
Stereolab - Chemical Chords (2008) || 8+
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (2010) | √
Ulaan Khol - III (2010) | +/+
Under Byen - Alt Er Tabt (2010) | ++
Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (2003) [x2] ||| 8.5
Kurt Weisman - Orange (2010) ||| 8
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) ||| 10
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals (2007) || 7.5

June 14, 2010
Akron/Family - Akron/Family (2005) || 9
Amen Dunes - Dia (2009) ||| 9
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006) | [~]/~
David Bazan - Curse Your Branches (2009) | ++
Beach House - Devotion (2008) || 8
Flaming Lips (et al) - Dark Side of the Moon (2010) | ~
Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America (2006) [x2] | +/++
KRS One - KRS One (1995) | ++
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) || 8
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2009) || 7.5
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) || 8.5
Portishead - Dummy (1994) [x3] ||| 9.5
Chris Rehm - Salivary Stones (2010) || 8.5
Sebadoh - III (1991) || 9
Shop Assistants - Shop Assistants (1986) || 7.5
Sir Richard Bishop - Polytheistic Fragments (2007) | +
Sun City Girls - Grotto of Miracles (1986) || 8
Chad VanGaalen - Infiniheart (2005) | [++]/++
Kurt Weisman - Orange (2010) || 8
Wilco - Summerteeth (1999) ||| 8.5
Yo La Tengo - Painful (1993) ||| 9.5

June 7, 2010
Animal Collective - Feels (2005) ||| 8.5
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) || 8
Bonobo - Black Sands (2010) | ~/~
Stephen Brodsky - Here's to the Future (2010) || 7.5
Cave - Pure Moods EP (2010) || 7.5
Deer Tick - War Elephant (2007) ||| 8.5Fridge
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (2009) ||| 8
Espers - Espers (2004) || 8
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985) || 8.5
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma (2010) || Ө - Happiness (2001) || 8
Bill Fox - Transit Byzantium (1998) | +
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man - Out of Season (2002) || 7.5
Guided By Voices - Vampire on Titus (1993) || 8
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God (2010) || 7.5+
Juana Molina - Un Dia (2008) || 8-
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) [x2] || 8
National - Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003) | ++
National - Alligator (2005) ||| 9.5
Mat Riviere - Follow Your Heart (2010) | +/+
Tall Dwarfs - Fork Songs (1991) || 8

May 31, 2010
Kevin Ayers - Joy of a Toy (1969) [x2] | +/+
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) | ++/++
David Bowie - Station to Station (1976) || 8.5
Broadcast - Haha Sound (2003) ||| 8.5
David Thomas Broughton - The Complete Guide to Insufficiency (2005) ||| 10
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On (1997) || 9-
Burial - Untrue (2007) || 7.5
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970) [x2] || 7.5
Elephant Micah - Echoer's Intent (2010) || 8 [TMT]
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985) || 8.5
Fog - Ether Teeth (2003) [x2] || 8
Fog - 10th Avenue Freakout (2005) [x2] ||| 9
Gutter Twins - Saturnalia (2008) || 7.5
Low - Things We Lost in the Fire (2001) | ++/++
M83 - Saturdays=Youth (2008) [x2] || 7.5
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid (2010) | +
R. Stevie Moore - Delicate Tension (1978) [x4] || 8.5
National - High Violet (2010) || 7.5
Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage (1999) [x2] || 8
OOIOO - Feather Float (1999) [x2] || 9
Roommate - We Were Enchanted (2008) [x2] || 8
Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready to Crumble (2003) [x2] || 8.5
Russian Futurists - Our Thickness (2005) || 8
Sin Ropas - Holy Broken (2010) || 7.5
Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet (1994) || 8.5
Tall Dwarfs - Fork Songs (1991) [x3] || 8
Thanksgiving - Welcome Nowhere (2004) || 8.5
The The - Mind Bomb (1989) | ~

May 24, 2010
Big Star - Third/Sisterlovers (1978) || 8
Books - Lost and Safe (2005) || 8
Tim Buckley - Starsailor (1970) | +/++
Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter (2007) || 8.5
Deer Tick - War Elephant (2007) || 8.5
Dinowalrus - % (2010) || 8.5
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965) || 8.5
Four Tet - Pause (2001) [x2] | ~/++
Luminescent Orchestrii - Too Hot To Sleep (2005) | +
Marmoset - Tea Tornado (2009) || 8.5
R. Stevie Moore - Phonography (1976) || 9
National - High Violet (2010) | +/+
Randy Newman - Faust (1995) | ~/~
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) || 7.5
Odd Nosdam - Burner (2005) ||| 8.5
Pumice - Pebbles (2007) || 8.5
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) || 8.5
U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987) v. ||| 9.5
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine (1978) | +/+
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) || 8.5
Neil Young - Time Fades Away (1973) | +/+
Neil Young - On a Beach (1974) || 8+
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth (1980) ||| 9

May 17, 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) || 7.5
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers (1978) | [+]/++
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow (2002) || 9
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982) ||| 9.5
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man - Out of Season (2002) +/++
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990) || 8
Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers (2003) || 8
CunninLynguists - A Piece of Strange (2005) || 7.5
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me (1987) ||| 9
Fog - Ether Teeth (2003) | [~]/++
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer (2010) || 8
Illogic - Celestial Clockwork (2004) || 8.5
Mazzy Star - Among My Swan (1996) || 7.5
Meat Puppets - II (1984) ||| 9
Marissa Nadler - Songs III: Birds on the Water (2006) || 7.5
National - High Violet (2010) | +
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island (1996) || 9
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me (2010) [x2] || 7.5
OOIOO - Feather Float (1999) || 9
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde (1991) || 8
Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher (2003) | +/+
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996) ||| 9
Stereolab - Dots and Loops (1997) || 7.5+
3Ds - The Venus Trail (1993) | √
Mayo Thompson - Corky's Debt to His Father (1970)
Tsigoti - Private Poverty Speaks to the People of the Party (2010) | ~/~
Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Szueletett (2005) | +
White Denim - Workout Holiday (2008) || 8.5

May 10, 2010
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (2010) [x3] || 8
Autolux - Future Perfect (2004) | ~/[~]
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C (2000) | +/+
Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer (2010) [x3] || 8
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God (2010) || 7.5
Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery (2009) || 8
R. Stevie Moore - Phonography (1976) [x4] *ROTW* || 8.5
Morning Benders - Big Echo (2010) | ~
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island (1996) || 9
Peeesseye & Talibam - Peeesseye & Talibam (2010) | ++/+
Pontiak - Living (2010) | +
Portastatic - I Hope Your Heart Is Not Brittle (1994) [x2] | 8
Mat Riviere - Follow Your Heart (2010) | +
Jack Rose - Luck in the Valley (2010) | +/+
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star (1973) ||| 9
Tall Dwarfs - Fork Songs (1991) | ++
Scott Tuma - Dandelion (2010) [x2] || 8
Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth (2002) ||| 8.5
Kurt Weisman - Orange (2010) || 8
Whiskers - War of Currents (2010) | [~]

May 3, 2010
Admiral Freebee - The Honey & the Knife (2010) | ~
Cave - Pure Moods EP (2010) | √
Vic Chesnutt - Is the Actor Happy? (1995) [x2] | +/+
Department of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 (2010) | +
Deerhoof - The Runners Four (2005) || 8
Dinowalrus - % (2010) || 8.5
Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address (2005) || 8.5
Disco Inferno - D.I. Go Pop (1994) || 9
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of Bible Birds (2010) [x2] || 8.5
Field Mice - For Keeps (1991) [x2] | ++/+
Heaven And - Bye and Bye I'm Going To See the King (2010) [x5] || 8
Hot Chip - The Warning (2006) || 7.5
Moonshake - Eva Luna (1992) || 8
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) | || 7.5
OOIOO - Feather Float (1999) | +++/++
Peeesseye & Talibam - Peeesseye & Talibam (2010) | ++
Pocahaunted - Make It Real (2010) | +
Portastatic - I Hope Your Heart Is Not Brittle (1994) | +++
Red Krayola - The Parable of Arable Land (1967) | ++
Ride - Nowhere (1990) || 7.5
Sightings - City of Straw (2010) | ~
Sin Ropas - Fire Prizes (2005) || [8]
Sin Ropas - Holy Broken (2010) || 8
Squeeze - Singles 45's and Under (1982) v. || +
Stars - Heart (2003) || 7.5
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) [x2] || 8.5
Tape - Luminarium (2008) || 7.5
Thank You - Terrible Two (2008) | √
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers From the Universe (1994) || 9
Scott Tuma - Dandelion (2010) | ++/+
Ulaan Khol - III (2010) | +
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976) v. | [+]/++

April 26, 2010
Stephen Brodsky - Here's to the Future (2010) || 8
Blonde Redhead - Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2000) | +
Broken Water - Whet (2010) [x2] || 8.5
Caribou - Swim (2010) | ~/~
Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address (2005) || 8.5
Disco Inferno - DI Go Pop (1994) || 9
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame (2010) | ~
East River Pipe - Poor Fricky (1994) | [+]/+
Elephant Micah - Echoer's Intent (2010) || 7.5
Faust - The Faust Tapes (1973) | ~/++
Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009) || 7.5
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma (2010) [x2] | √
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand (1994) || 8.5
Heaven And - Bye and Bye I'm Going to See the King (2010) | [8]
Moondog - Moondog (1969) | +
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island (1996) || 8.5+
Parts & Labor - Receivers (2008) | √
Phantogram - Eyelid Movies (2010) | ~
Supersilent - 6 (2003) || 9
Tsigoti - Private Poverty Speaks to the People of the Party (2010) | ~
Scott Tuma - Dandelion (2010) | ++
Velocity Girl - Copacetic (1993) || [8]
Verve - A Storm in Heaven (1993) || 7.5
Wussy - Wussy (2009) || 8

April 19, 2010
Avalanches - Since I Left You (2000) || 8
Beach House - Teen Dream (2010) || 7.5
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow (2002) || 8.5
Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005) ||| 9
Broken Water - Whet (2010) | ++
Cave - Pure Moods EP (2010) | ~
Elephant Micah - Echoer's Intent (2010) || 8-
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of the Bible Birds (2010) || 8
PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000) | +/+
Heaven And - Bye and Bye I'm Going to See the King (2010) [x2] | +/++
Koop - Waltz For Koop (2002) || 8.5
Sean McCann - Open Resolve (2010) | +/+
Rentals - The Return of the Rentals (1995) || Ө
Alex Tedesco - Future Strains (2010) | ~
Velocity Girl - Copacetic (1993) || 8
Ween - The Mollusk (1997) || 8
Wolf People - Tidings (2010) || 7.5

April 12, 2010
Stephen Brodsky - Here's to the Future (2010) [x3] *ROTW* || 8
Cat Power - You Are Free (2003) | √
Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise (2006) || 8
Deerhunter - Cryptograms (2007) || 7.5
Dinowalrus - % (2010) || 8.5-
Dust From 1000 Years - Marble Memo (2010) || 8
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of the Bible Birds (2010) || 8
Evens - Get Evens (2006) || 7.5
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971) | ~/++
The Good Life - Album of the Year (2004) ||| 8
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (2010) | ~/~
Haunted Houses - The Invisible War of the Mind (2010) | +
Mclusky - The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not On Fire (2004) | [+]/+
Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher (2003) | +
Sin Ropas - Holy Broken (2010) || 8
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago (2010) || [7.5]
Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider (1998) || 8
Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) [x3] || 8+
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor (2010) | ~
Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) ||| 10
Kurt Weisman - Spiritual Sci-Fi (2008) | +/+
Zola Jesus - Stridulum EP (2010) | ~

April 5, 2010
Laurie Anderson - United States Live (1984) | [+]
Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004) ||| 9.5
Books - Thought for Food (2002) || 9
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors (2000) | √
Califone - Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003) ||| 9
Califone - Roots & Crowns (2006) ||| 9.5
Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984) || 8
Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony EP (2010) [x2] || Ө [TMT]
Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise (2006) || 8
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above (2007) || 8
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of Bible Birds (2010) | ++/+
Elephant Micah - Echoer's Intent (2010) [x2] || 8
Eric's Trip - Love Tara (1993) || 9
Flaming Lips - Transmissions From the Satellite Heart (1993) || 8.5
Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna (2008) ~/~
Guided By Voices - Propeller (1992) | ~
Guided By Voices - Vampire On Titus (1993) | +/+
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face of My God (2010) | √
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) || 8.5
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine (1978) || 9+
Marmoset - Tea Tornado (2009) || 8
Milk 'n Cookies - Milk 'n Cookies (1975) || 8
Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches (2001) | [~]/+
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991) ||| 9.5
Natural Snow Buildings - Shadow Kingdom (2009) || 8.5
Postal Service - Give Up (2003) ||| 8
Sin Ropas - Holy Broken (2010) [x2] | ++/+
Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000) | +
They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18 (1992) | +
Mayo Thompson - Corky's Debt to His Father (1970) | +/+
Velocity Girl - Copacetic (1993) | +/+
Ween - GodWeenSatan: The Oneness (1990) || 8+

March 29, 2010
Adorable - Against Perfection (1993) | -
Bardo Pond - Dilate (2001) | ~/++
Bats - Daddy's Highway (1987) || 8.5
Bjork - Vespertine (2001) | +/++
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982) ||| 9.5
Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise (2006) | √
Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony EP (2010) || Ө
Elephant Micah - Plays the Songs of Bible Birds (2010) | ++
Elephant Micah - Echoer's Intent (2010) | ++
Faust - IV (1974) ||| 10
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971) || 8
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (2010) || 8
Jon Hassell - Dream Theory in Malaya (1981) || 9
Marmoset - Tea Tornado (2009) | ++/++
Nurse & Soldier - Marginalia (2006) || 7.5
Pram - Helium (1994) | ++/+
Rooms - Rooms (2010) [x3] || Ө [TMT]
Stereolab - Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements (1993) ||| 9.5
Subtle - For Hero: For Fool (2006) ||| 8.5
Super Furry Animals - Radiator (1997) || 8
Thanksgiving - Welcome Nowhere (2004) || 8.5
U.S. Girls - Go Grey (2010) | √
Wrens - The Meadowlands (2003) || 8.5

March 22, 2010
Amen Dunes - Dia (2009) ||| 9
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (2004) || 8
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) || 9+
The Fire Show - Saint the Fire Show (2002) [x3] *ROTW* || 8+
Four Tet - Everything Ecstatic (2005) | [+]
Malachai - Ugly Side of Love (2010) || 8
Meat Puppets - II (1984) ||| 9
Odd Nosdam - Burner (2005) || 8.5
Oneida - Anthems of the Moon (2001) || [8]
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde (1991) || 8.5
Chris Rehm - Salivary Stones (2010) || 8.5
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago (2010) | +/+
Sin Ropas - Fire Prizes (2005) | +/++
Social Distortion - Social Distortion (1990) | ~
Scott Walker - The Drift (2006) || [√]

Format Update Here: See March 26 Note Below

March 15, 2010
Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle (1993) || 8
Beach House - Beach House (2006) || 8
Big Star - Radio City (1974) | √+
Caribou - Swim (2010) | Ө
Clipd Beaks - To Realize (2010) | √
Clouddead - Clouddead (2001) || 8.5+
Daedelus - Denies the Day's Demise (2006) | Ө+
Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony EP [x2] (2010) || Ө
Destroyer - Your Blues (2004) || 8.5
Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be (2010) | Ө+
Elephant Micah - And the Loud Guitars (2004) || 8.5+
Emperor X - Central Hug/FriendArmy/Fractaldunes (2005) ||| 8.5
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (2010) | Ө
Husky Rescue - Ship of Light (2010) | 7.5
Japandroids - Post-Nothing (2009) ||| 8.5
Kaki King - Junior (2010) | Ө+
The Kallikak Family - May 23rd 2007 (2005) | Ө+
Loscil - Endless Falls (2010) | 7.5 [TMT]
Marmoset - Tea Tornado (2009) | 7.5
Sean McCann - Open Resolve (2010) | 7.5
Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas (2002) | 7.5
Music Tapes - First Imaginary Symphony For Nomad (1999) | √
Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage (2009) || 8
Chris Rehm - Salivary Stones (2010) || 8+
Jack Rose - Luck in the Valley (2010) | √+
Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010) | 7.5
Thanksgiving - Welcome Nowhere (2004) || 8.5
Kurt Weisman - Spiritual Sci-Fi (2008) | 7.5
Kurt Weisman - Orange (2010) || 8
White Denim - Workout Holiday (2008) || 8.5
Woods - At Rear House (2007) | √+

March 8, 2010
Tori Amos - Boys For Pele (1996) | √+
Laurie Anderson - Big Science (1982) | 8+
Laurie Anderson - Mister Heartbreak (1984) | 7.5
Bonobo - Black Sands (2010) | Ө
Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness (2005) || 8
Ned Collette - Future Suture (2007) | 7.5
Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony EP (2010) | Ө
Dinowalrus - % (2010) || 8.5 [TMT]
Elf Power - When the Red King Comes (1997) | 7.5
Enya - Enya (1986) | 7.5
Enya - Watermark (1988) || 8
Evens - Get Evens (2006) | 7.5
Fenn O'Berg - In Stereo (2010) | ≠ ("Part VII")
Fursaxa - Alone in the Dark Wood (2007) || 8
Peter Gabriel - Passion (1989) | Ө
Infinite Body - Carve Out the Face Of My God (2010) | Ө
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (2004) | √+
Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit (2010) | Ө
Mclusky - Do Dallas (2002) || 8.5
Marissa Nadler - Songs III: Birds on the Water (2007) | 7.5
New Pornographers - Twin Cinema (2005) ||| 8.5
OOIOO - Gold and Green (2000) | 7.5
Owen Pallett - Heartland (2010) | Ө
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) || 8.5
Chris Rehm - Salivary Stones (2010) | 7.5
Sparklehorse R.I.P - Good Morning Spider (1998) || 8
Slow Six - Tomorrow Becomes You (2010) | Ө+
White Denim - Workout Holiday (2008) || 8.5
Kurt Weisman - Orange (2010) [x2] *ROTW* | 7.5
Wolf People - Tidings (2010) | 7.5

March 1, 2010
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein (2001) || 8.5
Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter (2007) || 8.5
Daedelus - Love to Make Music To (2008) | 7.5
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959) || 9
Dinowalrus - % (2010) [x3] *ROTW* || 8
Disco Inferno - DI Go Pop (1994) | 8
Fat Worm of Error - Pregnant Babies Pregnant With Pregnant Babies (2006) | √
Fenn O'Berg - In Stereo (2010) | Ө
Galaxie 500 - On Fire (1989) ||| 9
M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us (2004) || 8
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me (2010) | Ө
Office - Mecca (2009) | ~7.5~
Lou Reed - Berlin (1973) | 7.5
Remy Zero - The Golden Hum (2001) ||| 8.5
Slow Six - Tomorrow Becomes You (2010) | 7.5
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover (2007) ||| 8
Untied States - Instant Everything, Constant Nothing (2010) || 7.5 [TMT]
Wolf People - Tidings (2010) | 7.5

February 22, 2010
Laurie Anderson - Big Science (1982) | 8+
Antlers - Hospice (2009) ||| 9
Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter (2007) | 7.5
Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes (2000) | Ө
Disco Inferno - DI Go Pop (1994) *ROTW* | 8
Dust From 1000 Years - Marble Memo (2010) || 8 [TMT]
First Dog to Visit the Center of the Earth - Colossus Archosaur (2010) | Ө
Fursaxa - Mycorrhizae Realm (2010) | 7.5
Inca Ore - Silver Sea Surfer School (2009) | Ө
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) v. || 8.5
Little Claw - Human Taste (2009) || 8.5
Low - Things We Lost in the Fire (2001) | 7.5
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) v. ||| 10
Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon (1970) v. | 7.5
R.E.M - Reckoning (1984) v. | √
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (2010) [x2] || 8
Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago (2010) | 7.5
Jane Siberry - No Borders Here (1984) | v. 7.5
Untied States - Instant Everything, Constant Nothing (2010) [x2] || 7.5
U.S. Girls - Go Grey (2010) | 7.5
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon (2006) || 8.5
Yeasayer - Odd Blood (2010) | √

February 15, 2010
Apples In Stereo - Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995) | Ө
Jay Bennett R.I.P - The Magnificent Defeat (2006) | ~Ө~
Broadcast & the Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age (2009) | 7.5
Vic Chesnutt - North Star Deserter (2007) *ROTW* | 8
Ned Collette - Future Suture (2007) | 7.5
Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address (2005) | 8
Fog - 10th Avenue Freakout (2005) || 8.5
Galaxie 500 - Today (1988) || 8.5
Husky Rescue - Ship of Light (2010) | Ө
Pinkie Maclure - Favourite (1995) ||| 9
Major Organ and the Adding Machine - Major Organ and the Adding Machine (2001) | 7.5
Memoryhouse - The Years EP (2010) [x2] | 7.5
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) v. ||| 10
Roommate - We Were Enchanted (2008) || 8
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) [x2] | 7.5
Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready to Crumble (2003) || 8.5
Russian Futurists - Our Thickness (2005) || 8
Shrimp Boat - Duende (1992) | 7.5
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies (1992) || 9
David Sylvian - Gone to Earth (1986) | Ө
David Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive (1987) v. | 7.5
Talking Heads - 77 (1977) | 7.5
Thanksgiving - Welcome Nowhere (2004) || 8.5
Tocotronic - Schall und Wahn (2010) | Ө
Untied States - Instant Everything, Constant Nothing (2010) | 7.5
Woods - Some Shame (2008) ||| 8.5

February 8, 2010
Avey Tare and Panda Bear - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished || (2000) 8.5
Clipd Beaks - To Realize (2010) | Ө
Dirty Projectors - The Getty Address (2005) | 8
Dosh - Dosh (2001) || 8.5
Dust From 1000 Years - Marble Memo (2010) [x2] || 8
Eluvium - Similes (2010) | Ө
Gentle Friendly - Ride Slow (2010) || [7.5] [TMT]
Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl (1994) || 9
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House (2006) ||| 8
Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968) | 7.5
Little Claw - Human Taste (2009) | 7.5
John Maus - Love Is Real (2007) | Ө
Red Stars Theory - But Sleep Came Slowly (1997) | Ө
Chris Rehm - Salivary Stones (2010) | 7.5
Royal Trux - Royal Trux (1988) | √
Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here (2010) | 7.5
Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things (1996) | Ө
Tape - Luminarium (2008) | 7.5
Unidentified Flavors - Live Active Cultures: Assorted Fuckups 2005-2009 (2009) | √
Untied States - Instant Everything, Constant Nothing (2010) | 7.5
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999) | ~8~
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004) ||| 8
Wussy - Wussy (2009) || 8

February 1, 2010
Tori Amos - Boys For Pele (1996) | ~Ө~
Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004) ||| 9.5
Ariel Pink - Scared Famous (2002) || ~7.5~
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow (2002) | 8
Brand New - Daisy (2009) | ≠ ("Be Gone")
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982) || 9.5
Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2009) || 8-
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (1996) | 7.5
Ecstatic Sunshine - Yesterday's Work (2009) | Ө
Fog - 10th Avenue Freakout (2005) || 8.5+
Fulton Lights - Fulton Lights (2007) | Ө
Gentle Friendly - Ride Slow (2010) [x3] || 7.5
Girls - Album (2009) | Ө
Jan Jelinek - Loop-Finding Jazz Records (2001) | Ө
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon (2006) | 8
Little Claw - Human Taste (2009) | 7.5
Malachai - Ugly Side of Love (2010) [x3] || 8
My Morning Jacket - At Dawn (2001) || ~7.5~
Pinback - Pinback (1999) | 7.5
Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe (1980) | 7.5
Toro Y Moi - Causers of This (2010) | Ө

January 25, 2010
Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow (2002) | 8+
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2007) | Ө
Camper Van Beethoven - Take the Skinheads Bowling EP (1986) v. | ≠ ("Take the Skinheads Bowling")
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) v. || 7.5
Dredg - El Cielo (2002) | Ө
Josephine Foster - Graphic as a Star (2009) | √
Gentle Friendly - Ride Slow (2010) [x2] || 7.5
Harvestman - In a Dark Tongue (2009) | 7.5
PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000) | 7.5
Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit (2010) | Ө
Jesus Lizard - Goat (1991) || 8
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) v. | 8
Loscil - Endless Fall (2010) | Ө
Mozart - Jupiter (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) | √
OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (2009) || 8
Red House Painters - Songs for a Blue Guitar (1996) || 8.5
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People (1991) || 8
Shearwater - Rook (2008) || ≠ ("The Snow Leopard")
Sonic Youth - Evol (1986) || 8.5
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (2010) [x2] || 7.5 [TMT]
These New Puritans - Hidden (2010) | ~Ө~
Neil Young - Time Fades Away (1973) | 7.5

January 18, 2010
Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die (2005) | 7.5
Beach House - Teen Dream (2010) | 7.5
Can - Future Days (1973) | 7.5
Cluster - Zuckerzeit (1974) || 8
Cunninlynguists - A Piece of Strange (2005) | 7.5
Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt (2004) || 8
Dust From 1000 Years - Marble Memo (2010) [x3] || 7.5
Function - The Secret Miracle Fountain (2006) || 8.5
Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Symphonic Suite Akira (1988) | 8
Gentle Friendly - Ride Slow (2010) | Ө
Impossible Shapes - Tum (2005) | Ө
Koop - Waltz For Koop (2002) || 8
Loscil - Endless Fall (2010) | Ө
Massive Attack - Heligoland (2010) | Ө
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991) ||| 9.5
Scout Niblett - The Calcination Of... (2010) [x2] | 7.5
OOIOO - Feather Float (1999) | 8
Owen Pallett - Heartland (2010) | √
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992) || 8.5
Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007) ||| 9-
Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes - Ame Debout (1972) | 7.5
Seefeel - Quique (1994) | 7.5
Jane Siberry - The Walking (1987) | 7.5
Sin Ropas - Fire Prizes (2005) | 7.5
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996) ||| 9
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast (2010) [x3] || 7.5
Sun Araw - Heavy Deeds (2009) | Ө
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers From the Universe (1994) || 8.5
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) ||| ~10~
Xiu Xiu - Knife Play (2002) | 8
Zombies - Odessey & Oracle (1968) || 8.5

Format Update Here: See January 20 Note Below

January 11, 2010
Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones (2008)8
Jackson Browne - World In Motion(1989) Ө
Burial - Untrue (2007) [x2]7.5+
Cabaret Voltaire - Mix-Up(1979) Ө
The Gris Gris - The Gris Gris(2004) ~7.5~
Half Japanese - Charmed Life(1988) 9 << 8.5
Leila - Blood, Looms and Blooms(2008) 8
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band(1970) 8.5
John Lennon - Imagine (1971)9
My Computer - Vulnerabilia (2002)7.5
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island (1996)8.5
No Age - Nouns (2008) Ө
OOIOO - Taiga (2006) 7.5
Pere Ubu - Datapanik in the Year Zero EP (1978) 8
Pram - Helium (1995) 8
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - From Below (2009) 7.5
Slowdive - Pygmalion (1995) 7.5
Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer (2009) 7.5
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)9.5
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers From the Universe (1994) [x2] *ROTW* 8.5+
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (2006) 8.5
Tom Waits - Nighthawks at the Diner (1975) ~8~
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Lisbon (2006) 8+
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992) 7.5

January 4, 2010
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue (2009) 7.5
Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun (1999) 8
Califone - Califone EP (1998) 7.5
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope (1978) 7.5
Destroyer - City of Daughters (1998) 7.5+
Enya - Watermark v. (1988) 8
Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (2006) 8 << 8.5
Guided By Voices - Vampire On Titus (1993) 8+
Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet (2006) 8
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979) 8.5
Lenny Valentino - Uwaga! Jedzie Tramwaj (2001) 8
Roy Montgomery - The Allegory of Hearing (2000) √ << √+
Randy Newman - Randy Newman's Faust (1995) Ө
Nico - Chelsea Girl (1967) 7.5
OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (2009) 8 << 8
Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance (2001) 8
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues (1995) 7.5
Portishead - Third (2008) 9.5
Pumice - Pebbles (2007) // 8.5 << 8.5 << 8.5
Silent Kids - Dinosaurs Turn Into Birds (2007) [x2] 7.5
Snapper - Snapper EP (1988) 7.5
Stereolab - Peng v. (1992) 8.5
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (1991) [x2] 9
Thanksgiving - Welcome Nowhere (2004) 8.5 << 8+
39 Clocks - Subnarcotic (1982) 8
Ween - The Pod (1991) 8.5
White Denim - Workout Holiday (2008) [x2] *ROTW* 8+
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) 8.5+

December 28, 2009
American Analog Set - The Fun of Watching Fireworks (1996) 8.5
Breeders - Last Splash (1993) 8.5
Carsick Cars - Carsick Cars (2007) 8
Chumbawamba - Tubthumper (1997) √
Cocteau Twins - Milk and Kisses (1996) 7.5
Ned Collette - Jokes and Trials (2006) 8.5
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (2005) √
Flying Saucer Attack - Further (1995) 8.5
Josephine Foster - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (2006) 7.5
Four Tet - Rounds (2003) 9
Girl Talk - Night Ripper (2006) 7.5
Girl Talk - Feed the Animals (2008) ~7.5~
Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009) Ө
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005) 7.5
Lush - Spooky (1992) Ө
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009) 7.5
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) 10
Notwist - Neon Golden (2002) 8.5
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995) 7.5
Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X (1997) ≠ ("6 Underground")
Woods - Some Shame (2008) 8.5

December 21, 2009
Beach House - Teen Dream (2010) 8
Blues Control - Local Flavor (2009) 8
Bonobo - Animal Magic (2000) 7.5
David Bowie - Low (1977) 9
Broadcast - Haha Sound (2003) 9
Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues (2000) ≠ ("Transcendental Blues")
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974) 8.5
Eric's Trip - Love Tara (1993) 9 << 8.5
Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season (2002) 7.5
Grandaddy - Sumday (2003) 7.5
Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill (2008) 8
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes (1995) 9
Handsome Furs - Face Control (2009) Ө
Robyn Hitchcock - Black Snake Diamond Role (1981) 8 << 8
Bruce Haack - The Electric Lucifer (1970) 8.5
Kreng - L'autopsie Phenomenale de Dieu (2009) 7.5
Jasun Martz - The Pillory (1978) 7.5+
Loreena McKennitt - Book of Secrets (1997) 7.5
Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem (2009) 8.5
Not Drowning, Waving - Claim (1989) Ө
Notwist - Neon Golden (2002) 8.5
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968) 8.5
Sun City Girls - Torch of the Mystics (1990) 8.5
Supersilent - 6 (2003) [x2] 9 << 9 << 9
Swan Lake - Enemy Mine (2009) Ө
Taken By Trees - East of Eden (2009) Ө
Tape - Luminarium (2008) 8
Thanksgiving - Welcome Nowhere (2004) 8+
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979) 8.5+
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne (1993) 7.5
War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues (2008) 8.5
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (1997) 10

December 14, 2009
Amon Duul II - Yeti (1970) 9
David Bowie - Station to Station v. (1976) 8.5
Brightblack Morning Light - Brightblack Morning Light (2006) 7.5
Tim Buckley - Starsailor (1970) ↕
Can - Tago Mago (1971) 9
Cat Power - Moon Pix (1998) 7.5
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Pocket Symphonies For Lonesome Subway Cars (2001) 7.5
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Twinkle Echo (2003) 8.5
Circulatory System - Signal Morning (2009) 8
Leonard Cohen - Songs (1967) v. 9 << 9
Deer Tick - War Elephant (2007) 9- << 9
Ekkehard Ehlers - A Life Without Fear (2006) 8
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime (2007) Ө+
Fog - 10th Avenue Freakout (2005) 8
Ghost - Lama Rabi Rabi (1996) 7.5
Jon Hassell - Dream Theory In Malaya (1981) [x2] 9 << 8.5
Islaja - Ulual Yyy (2007) 9
Japandroids - Post-Nothing (2009) 8.5
Kreng - L'autopsie Phenomenale de Dieu (2009) 7.5+
Little Wings - Light Green Leaves (2002) ≠ ("Boom")
Mazzy Star - Among My Swan (1996) 7.5
Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff EP (1988) 7.5
Prefuse 73 - Meditation Upon Meditations (2009) 8.5 << 8.5 << 8 << 8
Rubik - Dada Bandits (2009) Ө
Scrawl - Travel On, Rider (1996) 8
Six Organs of Admittance - School of the Flower (2005) 9
Stereolab - Jenny Ondioline EP (1993) 7.5
Stereolab - Ping Pong EP (1994) 7.5
Stereolab - Wow and Flutter EP (1994) 8
Supersilent - 6 (2003) 9
Neil Young - On the Beach (1974) 8

Between November 16 and December 14, I only listed albums that I hadn't yet reviewed on my blog, the ones on which I'd "made up my mind" so to speak. I also dragged the entry for an album if I listened to it again; these days I figure if I listen to something three or four times I should be able to toss out my two cents on it.

December 7, 2009
Camper Van Beethoven - Key Lime Pie (1989) 8
Caribou - Andorra (2007) 8.5
Charalambides - A Vintage Burden (2006) 8
Crooked Fingers - Red Devil Dawn (2003) √
Delgados - Hate (2002) 7.5
Robyn Hitchcock - Black Snake Diamond Role (1981) 8
Milk 'n' Cookies - Milk 'n' Cookies (1975) 8.5 << 8.5 << 8
Roy Montgomery - The Allegory of Hearing (2000) √+
Mu-Ziq - Lunatic Harness (1997) 7.5
Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor (2009) 7.5
Prefuse 73 - Meditation Upon Meditations (2009) 8.5 << 8+ << 8
Radiohead - Kid A (2000) 9.5
Rocketship - A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness (1996) 7.5+
Rollerskate Skinny - Horsedrawn Wishes (1996) 8
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 9
Velvet Underground - VU (1985) 8
Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat (1968) 9.5
LaMonte Young & the Forever Bad Blues Band - Just Stompin (1993) 7.5

November 30, 2009
Afghan Whigs - Congregation (1992) 8.5
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen (1993) 8.5
Julianna Barwick - Florine EP (2009) 7.5+
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982) 9.5 << 9.5
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) 9
Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2009) 8
Cocorosie - La Maison de Mon Reve (2004) 7.5+
Department of Eagles - The Whitey on the Moon UK LP (2003) 9
Gareth Dickson - Collected Recordings (2009) 7.5-
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug (1988) 8.5
Dragging an Ox Through Water - Rebukes EP (2006) 8
Flying Lizards - Flying Lizards (1979) 8
Lisa Germano - Geek the Girl (1994) 9+
Grooms - Rejoicer (2009) 8
Half Japanese - Charmed Life (1988) 8.5+
Hotel Alexis - Goliath I'm On Your Side (2007) 8.5
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King v. (1969) 7.5
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica (2000) 9.5
Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage (2009) 8
Sigur Ros - ( ) (2002) 8.5
DM Stith - Heavy Ghost (2009) 7.5-
Yo La Tengo - May I Sing With Me (1992) ~7.5~

November 23, 2009
Balky Mule - The Length of the Rail (2009) 7.5
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978) 8-
Leonard Cohen - Songs v. (1967) 9
Brian Eno - Another Green World (1975) 10
Kallikak Family - May 23rd 2007 (2005) 7.5+
Micachu - Jewellery (2009) 8+
Soft Machine - Volume One (1968) 8.5-
Soft Machine - Volume Two (1969) 9
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) 7.5
Velocity Girl - Copacetic (1993) 7.5+
Tom Ze - Todos Os Olhos (1973) 8

November 16, 2009
A Faulty Chromosome - As An Ex-Anorexic's Six Sicks Exit (2008) 8 << 8
Autistic Daughters - Uneasy Flowers (2008) 7.5-
Bibio - Vignetting the Compost (2009) 7.5
Brilliant Colors - Introducing (2009) Ө
Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers (2003) 8.5
Baxter Dury - Len Parrot's Memorial Lift (2002) 7.5
Eric's Trip - Love Tara (1993) 8.5
John Martyn - Bless the Weather (1973) 7.5
Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun (1985) 8.5 << 8.5
Meat Puppets - Mirage (1987) 7.5-
OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (2009) 8
Pumice - Pebbles (2007) 8.5 << 8.5
Russian Futurists - The Method of Modern Love (2000) 7.5
Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready to Crumble (2003) 8.5
Russian Futurists - Our Thickness (2005) 8
Six Organs of Admittance - Dark Noontide (2002) 8-
Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities - Lucas (2007) 7.5+
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993) 10
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) 8
Sun City Girls - Grotto of Miracles (1986) 8
This Heat - This Heat (1979) 9
Tune-Yards - Bird Brains (2009) Ө

Author Comments: 

After a frightening week wherein my computer got a virus and I had to reformat my hard drive, I decided once and for all that online archival is the way to go. I'd been keeping a listening log for a few weeks, so I decided to post it online and continue to update it there. Listology made more sense than my blog because a) I didn't want to clog up my reviews section on my blog and b) I got the whole idea of a listening log from Listology.

For the record, my blog is more a makeshift review site, alphabetical, than a traditional blog. Please visit: www.angelfire.com/indie/enigmatichowler/reviews/
I know, Angelfire. Call me retro.

As for the ratings, well, being that I listen to music that I like and try at only a steady and whelming rate to find a good crop of new releases each year, they may look a bit inflated, but I think that's an illusion. I'd say I'm a harsher rater than, say, Pitchfork, but nowhere near as harsh as, say, Scaruffi. One way I like to formulate it is that 10's are desert island picks -- I haven't counted, but I probably have fewer than 20 of them. 10s on the All-Time (ok, last 50 years really) level are approximately analogous to 9's on the decade level, and 8's on the year level, meaning these days I end up having close to 20 8+ albums per year. I avert my eyes from evidence of bias for or against the older and/or new, though I'm not in denial that it probably exists.

At some point I decided that a few of the Listology folks had it right not rating all the way down to 0. I consider the ratings closer to restaurant reviews: if it's rated, I like it. For clarity's sake, I just bottom out at 7.5 and give the rest categorical symbols:

Ө is the equivalent of the bland unsmiling face, which represents mine when listening. I barely want to review this at all, because it left so little mark on me, and I'll only be able to speak in cliche'd RIYL language.
√ was split out of the Ө because I was terrified that that mechanical face was taking over my life. There are albums that I can describe and remember that I still don't necessarily want to hear. In some ways I prefer these, but I don't want to adamantly hierarchize between the two.
● is the equivalent of a little bomb on my blog. "For some reason or another it offends me that this album was made." Meaning I somehow take it personally. And, as I've written about before, it's usually a product of disappointment or some other contextual thing. Hormones. Outrage over cynicism, idealistic in its own way.
↕ is the equivalent of the two hands pointing up and down. "It's definitely something, haven't managed enough listens to tell exactly what yet." I don't like to think that I toss this at the usual suspects - like, Twin Infinitives and Trout Mask Replica are dense and controversial, but they don't, like confuse me.
≠ is in place of probably the wingding I miss the most, the Christgauian scissors. Because some albums are made to have only one or two tracks spared. Not to say I want to listen that way... it's just a quality of the album itself. Still trying to figure out how/whether to incorporate the highlight songs themselves, and whether this should be appended to other ratings.

Degrees of Familiarity:
| = Up to 2 full listens
|| = 3 or more listens
||| = Memorization; not strictly counted

Impressions (because grades are only given to ||s and |||s):
x = I would prefer silence; oft. could not finish album.
~ = No impression; equivalent to silence.
+ = Okay; nice; I see you.
++ = Great; delightful find.
+++ = Spectacular.
++++ = Mind-Blowing.
I'll let you know when I feel higher than that! For anyone who's curious, these are incomplete impressions and not necessarily to be trusted, but hierarchically may be seen as a toss-up between two grades. ++ and ++/++, for example, represents an album I'm trying to decide between 7.5 and 8, give or take. It's often mood-correlated, which is to say, the number of pluses represents how likely I am to listen again of my own free will.

Plus and Minus (+/-) after a grade should not be confused with the sorts that you see in "B+" and the like. They are unstable entities that suggest my general feelings about the future, where the album's headed in my book. But when I review it the plus/minus is always dropped, for fear that someone will create a more specific rank than the ratings intend.
[Brackets] (formerly ~Tildas~) mean that I listened to at least half of the album, but didn't get a chance to finish it. I like to avoid these by finishing up the album later in the week, so it usually means my own version of the album is incomplete. If my memory of having heard an album before is hazy, I'll often use brackets as well. (Elsewhere, brackets indicate number of listens)
Arrows (\/ or /\) (formerly <<) show rating changes, usually after an album's passed through a plus or minus phase.
Asterisks (*) indicate that the album has been blog reviewed or will be by the end of the month. Reviews by request, I might as well offer. Hard to know how much traffic this list is going to get, but I'll be delighted if people have some comments. Would like to get to a point where each review is only asterisked once, but that's a project.
[TMT] links to reviews on Tiny Mix Tapes.
v. indicates a member of my somewhat meager vinyl collection.
*ROTW* means "Revelation of the Week"... I've codified its location and notation for the whole list. Essentially, a particularly transcendental discovery, reaffirmation of faith, etc.

January 20 Update
Ok; this stuff is tough. You notice I look like I tend to have no qualms passing out a rating on even one listen (well, you can't tell, but a lot of the stuff I'm hearing is a first listen) so I've decided to:

1. Limit, the same way I kind of automatically do with EPs and Compilations, the ratings that I give albums I haven't listened to as much. Understandably I would've give a 10 to something I haven't heard much, and really if I hear something that sounds like an eventual 8, I might give it an 8 but my heart's not behind it, so there should be some dampening there. I won't give you the specific parameters.

This should have the function of strengthening the value of plusses and minuses; most things will grow on me as I hear them more, but a plus means that I'm excited to hear it more, a minus that I'm nervous to touch the house of cards that is my taste.

2. Indicate, for my own judgmental self, how few times I've listened to something with little bars (|). I wanted to be able to assign quickly, so I only go up to three: "|" means only one or two full listens, "||" means three or more, familiarity, and "|||" can't really have a number assigned to it, but it's proprietary, I can "sing along" to it, point out upcoming changes, etc. etc. This might function to the mathematically-minded as the "weight" of the rating.

[More recently, I noticed maybe there ought to be less trust associated with ||| albums -- sometimes I get analytically jammed dealing with albums that have so become a part of me. If I were reviewing Remy Zero, for example, for a serious publication, would I feel right to fawn over it? It was one of my favorite albums nearly ten years ago, and I'd probably maintain that it's still one of the better post-Bends anthem-laden albums no one's heard of, but could that responsibly take it much higher than an 8? When you sing along with every note instead of even listening any more, ratings get arbitrary again, even as emotions strengthen.]

3. Get rid of the arrows, partially because they're a pain to keep track of, and partially because stratification will in this new system be a more constant and continual part of listening to music. Good God, I should listen to myself.

4. Coincidentally aligning with this decision, [TMT] means that a review is being written for Tiny Mix Tapes under my real name, Collin Anderson. You'll understand why I might listen to these incessantly even if I don't like them. Maybe that's a good thing.

March 26 Update
I did tell my girlfriend, while listening to Laurie Anderson's Big Science, that I could tell on the first listen that it would end up being one of my favorite albums ever. It's a weird conflict, because I also agree with my friend who said you really can't rate albums on first listen. I felt weird throwing out 7.5's for any album that I thought I'd grow to like a good bit. Anyway, the update is this: for fledgling listens, I cannot be as numerical, so I will stick with the part that suggests whether I'll even dig it out to listen to it again: pluses and minuses. There's no "maximum" of pluses, though they should be seen as logarithmic in regards to my excitement about that album. But I couldn't put those albums on a list or anything, right? Even if I want to.

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I see that you listened to the new Radiohead album and liked it. I liked it quite a bit as well, and think it's going to be a grower. I think I will like it better than Hail to the Thief, but perhaps not as much as Amnesiac and certainly not Kid A. What do you think of Radiohead btw? For me they are probably a top 10 band, and arguably the greatest band of the last 20 years (all things considered). Maybe even the last 30 years.

Thanks for commenting! I might as well run down the whole shebang, because yes, they're an amazing group.
Pablo Honey (1993) 7.5
I have an unusual number of friends who had only heard Pablo honey for awhile, and they've convinced me not to dismiss it. I never turned on "Creep" like a lot of others, and I think if "Blow Out" had come on any subsequent album of theirs, everyone would think it was a classic track.
The Bends (1995) 10
I know that "people whose favorite Radiohead album is The Bends" is a certain backhanded category, but this album is just very special to me, even if in the larger trajectory it's just a stepping-stone.
OK Computer (1997) 9.5
All that I can say about this album is that I don't think it's as "timeless" as everyone says, but that's a kinda GOOD thing. It's their massive, fractured prog-rock statement, and it's full of references to both 70s and 90s sonic obsessions. It might be stone-cold if it didn't drag a bit in the last 10 mins.
Kid A (2000) 9.5
The first Radiohead album I ever heard, and it will remain an enigma. I have a weird history of dismissing its acclaim (largely because I find "Idioteque" a tad annoying), but it has such a specific meaning amongst all the music that I love, and is probably closest of all their albums to the music I just instinctively love (namely, drone pop). Monolithic.
Amnesiac (2001) 8.5
I keep rediscovering this one. I like thinking of it as the moment of maximum hope for Radiohead, all the different directions they could've taken from there. I like that they waxed Squarepusher and dark piano ballads on the same album, and I REALLY think they could've done more with the avant-garde jazz thing in subsequent albums.
Hail to the Thief (2003) 7.5
First of all, no one seems to agree with me that this is the most depressing Radiohead album. It's like a quagmire for grey days, and Thom Yorke seems trapped inside his own tonal system. Maybe their most intricately produced album. A bit of a consolidation of everything people wanted them to "return" to, which makes it a little bloated for me.
In Rainbows (2007) 8.5
This really hit the right chord for me, but I feel no need to defend it. I partially like it because it's so attackable -- so lush, so bare, Radiohead stripped down to what they did best, rather than what they did most progressively. I think it absolutely has a soul that Hail doesn't.

And yeah-- I thought The King of Limbs was pretty good but I have yet to listen to it enough to give it a rating (+ is more of an impression than a belief). They really don't make bad albums, I notice. I think it's probably on par with Hail to the Thief.

Here's what I posted about the album on the Tiny Mix Tapes forum (I write for them):

"I think Radiohead WANTS casual fans. There's a certain Radiohead obsessive, in his or her late twenties, with whom Radiohead have matched psychological step with just about every album, I think, until now. In Rainbows would have (imo) closed the curtains on their career arc pristinely--but if they want to keep making music, which I think they really know that they do now, they're going to have to sorta typify themselves, and churn out albums for casual fans (the younger generation, maybe) every few years like, I dunno, Autechre or something. If they can pull this off, the middle-age drift, I'm happy for them.

"That name--The King of Limbs--suggested to me that Radiohead was getting kinda DUMB and no one was noticing, and I was frankly expecting a Volta. Something that would really doom the band for even trying to achieve something anymore. It's kinda remarkable that even our staffers who barely even listen to music with vocals anymore were listening to Limbs, expecting... something. The real question is whether the Radiohead-type band can even emerge in this climate anymore. Don't say Animal Collective."