Some highlights from another year that felt a little too long. Don’t mind the bias I have for Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, and Kanye West, three of my favourite artists. .
Some highlights from a year that left everyone exhausted.
Score: 7.5/10 Highlights: One Another, Still Beating, and A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes Mac DeMarco keeps it familiar, which is not meant to be a critique, with his mellow vibe and jangle pop. By the time this album passes it feels like slipping into a summer dream, which I say is fitting for this … More Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog
Score: 8/10 Highlights: So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain, Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution, and Total Entertainment Forever An ambitious record chronicling Josh Tillman’s psyche without losing any self-awareness.
Score: 7.5/10 Highlights: Cover Me, Poison Heart, and Where’s the Revolution An album which has all the best elements of Depeche Mode but now with the appropriately addition of anger for the current times.
Score: 9.5/10 Highlights: Pride, DNA, and Humble A flawless album that continues an unparalleled streak. Kendrick Lamar is not only the best rapper right now, but perhaps the best artist.
Score: 7.5 / 10 Highlights: Replica, On Hold, and I Dare You Dreamy and beautiful as ever but with a wider range.