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Album of the month – May 2017

This month’s listening got cut short because I went on holiday, but I still managed to fit a lot in. Most releases, you’ll notice, didn’t last very long on my stereo (or rather, on my Spotify) because they weren’t very good. But oh some were good. Very good.

Everybody by Logic pretty much blew me away. A fascinating blend with a stellar cast (including Chuck D and Neil deGrasse Tyson). The Velveteins were strong contenders, while Trixie Mattel gave a good showing with Two Birds.

With an “albums completed” percentage of just 7.14% for May, however, 2017 continues to be a rather poor year for music. Maybe June will see a big shift…

69.23
Logic – Everybody

61.11
The Velveteins – Slow Wave

58.34
Trixie Mattel – Two Birds

55.00
The Afghan Whigs – In Spades

54.55
Blondie – Pollinator

53.13
Flobots – Noenemies

50.00
Slowdive – Slowdive
Mac Demarco – This Old Dog
Natalia Lafourcade – Musas
Moon Duo – Occult Architecture Vol. 2
Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

Started then skipped
Frank Fitts – You’re Lonely
Perfume Genius – No Shape
Pond – The Weather
Forest Swords – Compassion
Wale – Shine
Nite Jewel – Real High
Hoops – Routines
Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud
At The Drive-In – in•ter a•li•a
Ozomatli – Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica
Niia – I
Motionless In White – Graveyard Shift
Succumb – Succumb
Big Walnuts Yonder – Big Walnuts Yonder
Ruth B. – Safe Haven
Alex Napping – Mise En Place
Gnarwolves – Outsiders
Mara Balls – Elävä kivi
The Mountain Movers – Mountain Movers
Fazerdaze – Morningside
Lush Purr – Cuckoo Waltz
Strangers – Mirrorland
Ásgeir – Afterglow
Soley – Endless Summer
Day Wave – The Days We Had
Brother Ali – All The Beauty In This Whole Life
Café Tacvba – Jei Beibi
Penguin Cafe – The Imperfect Sea
Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?
Full Of Hell – Trumpeting Ecstasy
Russ – There’s Really A Wolf
Chino Amobi – Paradiso
Tiny Vipers – Laughter
I Buried Paul – Nepantla
Faust – Fresh Air
John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
Cattle & Cane – Mirrors
Proc Fiskal – The Highland Mob
Delia Gonzalez – Horse Follows Darkness
Wooden Wand – Clipper Ship
Nightlands – I Can Feel the Night Around Me
Jessica Moss – Pools of Light
Pronto Mama – Any Joy
Ho99o9 – United States Of Horror
Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1
Tim Engelhardt – Moments Of Truth
Daphne’s Flight – Knows Time, Knows Change
Christopher Paul Stelling – Itinerant Arias
Diana Krall – Turn Up The Quiet
Emperor X – Oversleepers International
Tica Douglas – Our Lady Star of the Sea, Help and Protect Us
Joni Void – Selfless
Spencer Burton – Songs Of
Peter Rowan – My Aloha!
Walter Martin – My Kinda Music
Alive In Tucson – Cabin Weekend
Molly Drag – Whatever Reason
Marco Shuttle – Systhema
Johnny Jewel – Windswept
Sinjin Hawke – First Opus
jResonance – In Living Color!
Paramore – After Laughter
Harry Styles – Harry Styles
PWR BTTM – Pageant
Girlpool – Powerplant
Amber Mark – 3:33am
Machine Gun Kelly – bloom
Luke Sital-Singh – Time Is a Riddle
Hazel English – Just Give In / Never Going Home
Sarah P. – Who Am I
Dreamcar – Dreamcar
Joey Agresta – Let’s Not Talk About Music
Mando Diao – Good Times
Elf Power – Twitching in Time
Ellen Allien – Nost
Her’s – Songs of Her’s
Sunshine & The Rain – In the Darkness of My Light
Jumo – Dérive
Quantic & Nidia Gongora – Curao
Spencer Radcliffe – Enjoy The Great Outdoors
Summoner – Beyond the Realm of Light
Todd Rundgren – White Knight
Ulsect – Ulsect
Franck Marquehosse – Elastikanimal
Seether – Poison The Parish
Tangerines – Into the Flophouse
Kobra And The Lotus – Prevail I
Gideon – Cold
Lilac Lungs – Eventide
Diagrams – Dorothy
Clowns – Lucid Again
Juanes – Mis Planes Son Amarte
L.A. Takedown – II
Jazzmeia Horn – A Social Call
Glass Vaults – The New Happy
Aidan Baker – Nonland
Yazz Ahmed – La Saboteuse
J Hus – Common Sense
John Frum – A Stirring in the Noos
Hortlax Cobra – Lightworks
Colter Wall – Colter Wall
Jonas Kopp – Photon Belt
Los Colognes – The Wave
Samsara Blues Experiment – One with the Universe
Warrant – Louder Harder Faster
Will Stratton – Rosewood Almanac
Don Bryant – Don’t Give up on Love
Overlake – Fall
Inglorious – II
Matthew Ryan – Hustle up Starlings
Le Prince Harry – Synthetic Love
White Ward – Futility Report
DJ Artz – Isin Mutfagi
Jonny Nash – Eden
The I.L.Y’s – Bodyguard
(Sandy) Alex G – Rocket
Jlin – Black Origami
Wavves – You’re Welcome
The Mountain Goats – Goths
Aldous Harding – Party
Do Make Say Think – Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Land Of Talk – Life After Youth
Pumarosa – The Witch
She-Devils – She-Devils
Demen – Nektyr
Nick Hakim – Green Twins
Oxbow – Thin Black Duke
Snoop Dogg – Neva Left
!!! – Shake The Shudder
tricot – 3
The Underachievers – Renaissance
Tigers Jaw – spin
The Somnambulist – Quantum Porn
MisterWives – Connect The Dots
Adult Mom – Soft Spots
Loke Rahbek – City of Women
Pokey LaFarge – Manic Revelations
Dan Hair – Living in the Night
Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure
Erasure – World Be Gone
Los Straitjackets – What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Los Straitjackets
White Hills – Stop Mute Defeat




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