Progress Report: 1st Half 2015

The year is officially half over, and since I did an update after the end of the first quarter, I’m keeping up with my status with this progress report for the halfway mark. Last time I had listened to 48 albums, and now I’m up to 100. I’ve listened to more that haven’t yet been released, but I’m saving those for when it’s time. So here’s all the albums I’ve heard from the first half of 2015, luckily with nothing that’s been totally awful.

C

Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves
The Vaccines – English Graffiti

C+

Desaparecidos – Payola
Cannibal Ox – Blade of the Ronin
Lord Dying – Poisoned Altars

B-

Call of the Void – Ageless
Liturgy – The Ark Work
Xibalba – Tierra y Libertad
William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death
No Spill Blood – Heavy Electricity
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
White Hills – Walks for Motorists
Girl Band – The Early Years EP

B-/B

Drake – If You’re Reading This it’s Too Late
Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching
Heems – Eat Pray Thug
Bully – Feels Like
Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home
Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man
Superheaven – Ours is Chrome
Belle and Sebastian – Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

B

Young Thug – Barter 6
Best Coast – California Nights
Death Eyes – s/t
Jan St. Werner – Miscontinuum Album
Hot Nerds – Strategically Placed Bananas
Ultragash – Is This Love or Confusion
Death and Vanilla – To Where the Wild Things Are
Screaming Females – Rose Mountain
Abyss – Heretical Anatomy
Buddy Banter – I Am Nothing EP
Built to Spill – Untethered Moon
Wire – s/t
Calexico – Edge of the Sun

B/B+

Twerps – Range Anxiety
Griever – Our Love is Different
California X – Nights in the Dark
Mystery Cave – Natural Mind EP
Retox – Beneath California
Failure – The Heart is a Monster
Caina – Setter of Unseen Snares
Bit Maps – On Demand Living
Crypt Sermon – Out of the Garden
Cherubs – 2 Ynfynyty
King Woman – Doubt
A$AP Rocky – At.Long.Last.A$AP
Valkyrie – Shadows
Young Fathers – White Men are Black Men Too
Swervedriver – I Wasn’t Born to Lose You
Lucifer – Lucifer I
Royal Thunder – Crooked Doors
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder Sweet and Other Distress

B+

Mount Eerie – Sauna
Petite Noir – The King of Anxiety EP
Sannhet – Revisionist
Napalm Death – Apex Predator-Easy Meat
Tau Cross – s/t
Susanne Sundfør – Ten Love Songs
The Soft Moon – Deeper
Ufomammut – Ecate
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
False – Untitled

B+/A-

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – s/t
Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia
Wild Wild Wets – 14th Floor
Bjork – Vulnicura
Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
Minsk – The Crash and the Draw
THEESatisfaction – EarthEE
Dorthia Cottrell – s/t
Torche – Restarter
Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment – Surf
Author & Punisher – Melk en Honing
Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
Torres – Sprinter
Shamir – Ratchet
Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer

A-

Natalie Prass – s/t
Holly Herndon – Platform
Pile – You’re Better Than This
Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Viet Cong – s/t
Vattnet Viskar – Settler
Kamasi Washington – The Epic
Metz – II
KEN Mode – Success
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Miguel – Wildheart
Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp

A

Jamie xx – In Colour
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
Bosse-de-Nage – All Fours
Algiers – Algiers
Tribulation – Children of the Night
Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
D’Angelo – Black Messiah (2014 release, technically, but c’mon…)
Vince Staples – Summertime 06
Jessica Pratt – On Your Own Love Again
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

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