Album Grades 2011

(In Depth Write-Up Here)

Florence + The Machine- Ceremonials- A+
Bright Eyes- The People’s Key- A
The Decemberists- The King is Dead- A
TV on the Radio- Nine Types of Light– A
The New Division- Shadows– A
Various Artists- AHK-toong BAY-bi—A
Hooray for Earth- True Loves– A
M83- Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming—A-
Bon Iver- Bon Iver—A-
Cage the Elephant- Thank You, Happy Birthday- A-
Foo Fighters- Wasting Light– A-
Ryan Adams- Fire and Ashes—A-
Big Black Delta- BBDLP1– A-
Active Child- You Are All I See— A-
Beastie Boys- Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 — A-

Architecture in Helsinki- Moment Bends—B+
Neon Indian- Era Extrana—B+
Coldplay- Mylo Xyloto—B+
The Strokes- Angles—B-
Rise Against- Endgame– B
Cake- Showroom of Compassion- B
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-Hysterical– B
White Lies- Ritual- B
Radiohead- The King of Limbs– B
Bush- The Sea of Memories– B
Limp Bizkit- Gold Cobra– B
The Black Keys- El Camino– B
Death Cab for Cutie- Codes and Keys– B
Jane’s Addiction- The Great Escape Artist—B
Red Hot Chili Peppers- I’m With You—B-
Panic! At the Disco- Vices and Virtues—B-
Sam Roberts- Collider– B-
Sublime with Rome- Yours Truly—B-
The Go! Team- Rolling Blackouts- B-

Austra- Feel it Break– C+
311- Universal Pulse—C+
Unwritten Law- Swan– C
R.E.M.- Collapse into Now- C
City & Colour- Little Hell– C
St. Vincent- Strange Mercy—C-
Drake- Take Care– C-
Neverending White Lights- Act III: Love will Ruin– C-
Blink-182- Neighbourhoods—C-
Bombay Bicycle Club- A Different Kind of Fix—C-
The Streets- Computers and Blues- C-
Peter Bjorn and John- Gimme Some- C-
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead- Tao of the Dead- C-

David Cook- This Loud Morning—D+
Social Distortion- Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes- D+
The Streets- Cyberspace and Reds- D+
Snow Patrol- Fallen Empires– D+
Staind- Staind—D+
Daughtry- Break the Spell– D
Lenny Kravitz- Black & White America—D
Various Artists- Breaking Dawn Part 1 OST– D-
Travis Barker- Give the Drummer Some- D-
Incubus- If Not Now, When?—D-
Silverstein- Rescue—D-
Patrick Stump- Soul Punk—D-

PJ Harvey- Let England Shake- F
DOM- Sun Bronzed Greek Gods (remastered)- F
Akron/Family- S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT- F
Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding – F
Loch Lomond- Little Me will Start a Storm– F
British Sea Power- Valhalla Dancehall- F
Thrice- Major/Minor– F
Bjork- Biophilia—F
The Vaccines- What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? – F