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Daft Punk 10
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories proves once again that these guys have not only "still got it," but they can still be pioneers.
Access All Arenas (Live)
No matter what camp you are in when it comes to Justice, or if you are a new listener, I implore you to give this live album a listen.
Various Artists 8.0
Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby
What happens when you mix one part modern Hip-Hop, two parts 1920s jazz, and a whole heap of yearning, soulful ballads? Hip Swing.
Bad Rabbits 8.5
Bad Rabbits' first LP American Love shows why the band's four year wait was totally worth it.
The National 9.0
Trouble Will Find Me
Trouble Will Find Me is by and large a beautiful, fantastic, sublime, insert-your-awestruck-adjective-of-choice-here album.
Night Verses 9.0
Lift Your Existence
Expect Lift Your Existence to be what marks Night Verses’ transcendence from the unknown to the heralded.
Retcon is great by itself, and, when you consider it’s just the work of one teenager, it’s simply stunning.
Have Mercy 8.0
The Earth Pushed Back
Have Mercy slowly creep their powerful melodies and emotionally driven teeth into something that doesn’t really fit any one musical description.
The Wonder Years 9.0
The Greatest Generation
The Wonder Years close a trilogy about growing up in one of the best records of 2013 so far.
The Wonder Years 9.0
Suburbia, I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
The Wonder Years not only carried the weight but they made one of the best pop-punk albums in recent memory and set the bar higher than it has been in awhile.
The Wonder Years 9.5
If you’ve somehow missed this record until now, you’re fucking up.
The Wonder Years 5.0
Get Stoked On It!
Not the glamourous debut you'd have expected from pop-punk's newest flagbearers.
Sainthood Reps/Weatherbox 8.0
Opposites attract for the alt-grunge Sainthood Reps and power-pop Weatherbox
Laura Stevenson 9.0
Wheel is as beautiful as folk-pop can get, a record that infinitely grows with its own aspirations, and a strong contender for album of the year.
Noah and the Whale 8.0
Heart of Nowhere
Noah and the Whale's fourth album shows the band reaching a happy medium between the sounds of its previous releases.
Streetlight Manifesto 9.5
The Hands That Thieve
Streetlight Manifesto prove they've still got it with the best album of their career.
Call of Heretics 6.0
While still with some work to do in fine-tuning their sound, the bulk of the music Call of Heretics is bringing to the table certainly matches the drive and intelligent nature of the peers they seem to want to be associated with.
Overall, this record is fun and enthusiastic, witty, charming, and lovable; exactly as they would have wanted it.
Gainesville, FL's best kept secret in twinkly-emo remasters their debut with expectedly great results.
Frank Turner 6.5
Tape Deck Heart
Impassioned anger in the heart of your tape deck.
Tigers Jaw/The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die/ Self Defense Family/Code Orange Kids 7.5
But for anyone still diving into the blooming Topshelf Roster (and beyond), this feels more like a split that will get you to delve into these four bands more than anything else.
Lord Huron 9.5
It enters all your playlists, you get it stuck on repeat and you recommend it to all your friends.
Cold War Kids 7.0
Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
For now, grab a bottle of scotch and go listen to their first two albums.
I Am Empire 6.0
Despite its aggressive approach, Anchors has an uneven balance of variety, compactness, and uniquity.
Tyler, The Creator 5.0
Flashes of brilliance dragged down by many misses
For those looking to hear something different, something unique, I recommend this album.
The Thermals 3.5
Even though individual tracks on Desperate Ground succeed, it doesn't translate to an album that is strong as a whole
Kid Cudi 7.5
Indicud is the kind of album fans may not enjoy all of, but there are definitely some worthwhile songs on here.
Mind Equals Blown