2017 albums, report card: Q1

In case you missed it, I posted a list of my album/song highlights from the year so far. And below is the full list of albums I checked out during January-March. There has already been so many, so sorry if I missed one. (Apologies to Sampha, Big Sean, and those who released albums in the last week of March.) Don’t take the numbers too seriously. A 5 isn’t necessarily bad, I more so don’t remember much from it besides it being pretty OK. You can see AOA’s single making it in my highlights list, for example. Any record that’s a 6 or more I’d say is worth your time.

I also keep a Spotify playlist with a choice favorite song from every album (available on Spotify) I listen to. Here’s the link if you want to check it out.

Eh (4)

  • E-girls — E.G. Crazy
  • Hand Habits — Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void)
  • Heat — Overnight
  • Izumi Macra — Tokyo Girls Life

Redeemable (5)

  • AOA — Angel’s Knock
  • Baba Stiltz — Is Everything EP
  • Boldy James — The Art of Rock Climbing
  • Cardi B — Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2
  • Cloud Nothings — Life Without Sound
  • Doon Kanda — Heart EP
  • Fat Joe & Remy Ma — Palto o Plomo
  • Girls’ Day — Everyday #5
  • Gugudan — Act 2: Narcissus EP
  • Jefe — The World Is Yours
  • Majiko — Cloud 7
  • Matrixxmann — Sector II: Acid EP
  • Necronomidol — DEATHLESS
  • Ryan Adams — Prisoner
  • Shishido Kavka — DO_S
  • Starlito — Manifest Destiny
  • Starlito & Don Trip — Step Brothers: Karate in the Garage
  • Taeyeon — My Voice
  • Talaboman — The Night Land
  • Teengirl Fantasy — 8AM
  • Visible Cloaks — Reassemblage
  • The xx — I See You

Cool (6)

  • April — Prelude
  • Austra — Future Politics
  • Bleached — Can You Deal? EP
  • Brave Girls — Rollin’ EP
  • Bruce — Before You Sleep EP
  • Call Super — Fabric 92
  • Charisma.com — Not Not Me
  • Code Orange — Forever
  • The Courtneys — II
  • Darren Keen — It’s Never Too Late to Say You’re Welcome
  • Earthen Sea — An Act of Love
  • Egyptrixx — Pure, Beyond Reproach
  • Evan Caminiti — Toxic City Music
  • Fire-Toolz — Drip Mental
  • Future — Future
  • G.Rina — Live & Learn
  • GFriend — Awakening EP
  • Goldfrapp — Silver Eye
  • Hamatsuki — Uncertain Loops
  • Hiccup — Imaginary Enemies
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff — The Navigator
  • Izumi Macra — Yuki to Suna
  • Jacques Greene — Feel Infinite
  • Jidenna — The Chief
  • Juju & Jordash — What About Tuesday? EP
  • Julie Byrne — Not Even Happiness
  • Khalid — American Teen
  • Kingdom — Tears in the Club
  • Kodie Shane — Big Trouble, Little Jupiter
  • Kumi Koda — W Face ~Outside~
  • Laura Marling — Semper Femina
  • Lawrence English — Cruel Optimism
  • Little Big Town — The Breaker
  • Lolica Tonica — Eyes on You EP
  • Los Campesinos! — Sick Scenes
  • Migos — Culture
  • Mr. YT — Brand New Day
  • Mozart’s Sister — Field of Love
  • Mozzy — Fake Famous
  • MUNA — All About U
  • Nakayama Munetoshi — Echolocation
  • No Joy — The Creep EP
  • Oddisee — The Iceberg
  • Pissed Jeans — Why Love Now
  • Priests — Nothing Feels Personal
  • PRISTIN — Hi! PRISTIN EP
  • RaeLynn — Wildhorse
  • Real Estate — In Mind
  • Red Velvet — Rookie EP
  • Roc Marciano — Rosebudd’s Revenge
  • Rose Elinor Dougall — Stellular
  • Sega Bodega — Ess B EP
  • Seohyun — Don’t Say No EP
  • Sherwood & Pinch — Man vs. Sofa
  • Sinai Vessel — Brokenlegged
  • Stef Churra — Messes
  • Stormzy — Gang Signs & Prayers
  • Suda — Hives EP
  • Sunny Sweeney — Trophy
  • Syd — Fin
  • t q d — UKG
  • Trey Songz — Tremaine the Album
  • Unknown Me — Subtropics
  • Vagabon — Infinite Worlds
  • Valerie June — The Order of Time
  • Yaeji — Yaeji EP
  • Yuigot — Magic Magic Magic EP
  • Zombie-Chang — Gang!

Solid (7)

  • Akdong Musician — Winter
  • Alexandria — Cut of Cloth
  • Asako Toki — Pink
  • Bing & Ruth — No Home of the Mind
  • Blanck Mass — World Eater
  • Chief Keef — Two Zero One Seven
  • DJ Jayhood — King
  • Fatima Yamaha — Araya EP
  • Herva — Hyper Flux
  • Japandroids — Near to the Wild Heart of Life
  • Joe Goddard — Essential Mix
  • Joy Orbison — Toss Portal EP
  • Kelly Lee Owens — Kelly Lee Owens
  • Kingdom — RA 561 podcast
  • Lovelyz — R U Ready?
  • Matthew Dear — DJ-Kicks
  • The Menzingers — After the Party
  • Nelly Furtado — The Ride
  • No Thank You — Jump Ship
  • Obituary — Obituary
  • Oso Oso — The Yunahon Mixtape
  • Pharmakon — Contact
  • S.E.S. — Remember
  • Steve Lacy — Steve Lacy’s Demo
  • Tennis — Yours Conditionally
  • Thundercat — Drunk
  • William Basinski — A Shadow in Time

Recommended (8)

  • Allison Crutchfield — Tourist in This Town
  • Charli XCX — Number 1 Angel
  • Future — HNDRXX
  • Helena Hauff — Essential Mix
  • Jay Som — Everybody Works
  • Jens Lekman — Life Will See You Now
  • Kehlani — SweetSexySavage
  • Noveller — A Pink Sunset for No One
  • Octo Octa — Where Are We Going?
  • Power Trip — Nightmare Logic
  • Suzy — Yes? No?
  • Wiley — Godfather
  • Zora Jones — FACT Mix 592

Incredible (9)

  • Suiyoubi no Campanella — Superman

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