2016 Releases

7.5/10; B; ★★★½

Reviews Coming Soon

  • David Bowie – Blackstar (January 8, Columbia) [Sony]
  • Tricky – Skilled Mechanics (January 22, False Idols) [Indie]
  • Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (February 14, Def Jam) [Universal]
  • Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+Evolution (March 4, Concord) [Concord]
  • Primal Scream – Chaosmosis (March 18, Ignition) [Indie]
  • Bob Mould – Patch the Sky (March 25, Merge) [Indie]
  • Weezer – Weezer [White Album] (April 1, Atlantic) [Warner]
  • The Lumineers – Cleopatra (April 8, Dualtone) [Indie]
  • PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project (April 15, Island) [Universal]
  • Beyoncé – Lemonade (April 23, Columbia) [Sony]
  • Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool (May 8, XL) [Beggars]
  • Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (May 20, Columbia) [Sony]
  • Eric Clapton – I Still Do (May 20, Surfdog) [Indie]
  • Yuna – Chapters (May 20, Verve) [Universal]
  • Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger (June 3, Concord) [Concord]
  • Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death (June 3, Warner Bros.) [Warner]
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway (June 17, Warner Bros.) [Warner]
  • DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall (June 24, Mass Appeal) [Indie]
  • Young the Giant – Home of the Strange (August 12, Fueled by Ramen) [Warner]
  • Against Me! – Shape Shift with Me (September 16, Total Treble) [Indie]
  • Bon Iver – 22, A Million (September 30, Jagjaguwar) [Indie]
  • Solange – A Seat at the Table (September 30, Columbia) [Sony]
  • Green Day – Revolution Radio (October 7, Reprise) [Warner]
  • Kings of Leon – WALLS (October 14, RCA) [Sony]
  • Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (October 21, Columbia) [Sony]
  • Kacey Musgraves – A Very Kacey Christmas (October 28, Mercury Nashville) [Universal]
  • A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It from Here… Thank You for 4 Your Service (November 11, Epic) [Sony]
  • Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings (November 18, RCA Nashville) [Sony]

Review Queue

  • Adrian Younge – Something About April II (January 22, Linear Labs) [Indie]
  • Jesu/Sun Kil Moon – Jesu/Sun Kil Moon (January 22, Rough Trade) [Beggars]
  • Dream Theater – The Astonishing (January 29, Roadrunner) [Indie]
  • Rihanna – Anti (January 29, Roc Nation) [Universal]
  • Suede – Night Thoughts (January 29, Warner Bros.) [Warner]
  • Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night (February 5, Island) [Universal]
  • Lucinda Williams – The Ghosts of Highway 20 (February 5, Highway 20) [Indie]
  • Vince Gill – Down to My Last Bad Habit (February 12, MCA) [Universal]
  • Animal Collective – Painting With (February 19, Domino) [Indie]
  • Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered. (March 4, Interscope) [Universal]
  • Loretta Lynn – Full Circle (March 4, Sony Music) [Sony]
  • Pete Yorn – ArrangingTime (March 11, Capitol) [Universal]
  • Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression (March 18, Loma Vista) [Concord]
  • Bombino – Azel (April 1, Partisan) [Indie]
  • Robbie Fulks – Upland Stories (April 1, Bloodshot) [Indie]
  • Deftones – Gore (April 8, Reprise) [Warner]
  • James Blake – The Colour in Anything (May 13, Universal) [Universal]
  • Brandy Clark – Big Day in a Small Town (June 10, Warner Bros.) [Warner]
  • Neko Case – case/lang/veirs (June 17, Anti-) [Indie]
  • Neil Young – Earth (June 24, Reprise) [Warner]
  • Aaron Neville – Apache (July 15, Tell It) [Indie]
  • Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer (July 15, Atlantic) [Warner]
  • Snoop Dogg – Coolaid (July 15, eOne) [Indie]
  • Björk – Vulnicura Live (July 22, One Little Indian) [Indie]
  • Lori McKenna – The Bird & the Rifle (July 29, CN Records) [Indie]
  • Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (August 5, Jagjaguwar) [Indie]
  • Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN (September 2, Jagjaguwar) [Indie]
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (September 9, Bad Seed Ltd.) [Indie]
  • Drive-By Truckers – American Band (September 30, ATO) [Indie]
  • Common – Black America Again (November 4, Def Jam) [Universal]

EPs

  • Massive Attack – Ritual Spirit (January 29, Virgin) [Universal]
  • Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom (February 26, Vroom Vroom) [Indie]
  • The Strokes – Future Present Past (June 3, Cult) [Indie]
  • Mumford & Sons – Johannesburg (June 17, Glassnote) [Indie]

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