Album Grades 2012

(In Depth Write-Up Here)

Passion Pit- Gossamer– A+
Twin Shadow- Confess– A+
School of Seven Bells- Ghostory– A+
The Raveonettes- Observator– A
Chairlift- Something– A
Imagine Dragons- Night Visions– A
Walk the Moon- Walk the Moon– A
The Killers- Battle Born– A
Tanlines- Mixed Emotions– A
Lana Del Rey- Born to Die– A
Alexisonfire- Death Letter– A
HEALTH- Max Payne 3 OST– A-

The Darkness- Hot Cakes– B+
The Vaccines- Come of Age– B+
Silversun Pickups- Neck of the Woods– B+
The Smashing Pumpkins- Oceania– B+
Electric Guest- Mondo– B+
Black Moth Super Rainbow- Cobra Juicy– B+
Linkin Park- Living Things– B+
Muse- The 2nd Law– B+
Japandroids- Celebration Rock– B
Mumford & Sons- Babel– B
The Helio Sequence- Negotiations– B
Various Artists- Breaking Dawn pt. II OST– B
No Doubt- Push and Shove– B
Band of Skulls- Sweet Sour– B
The Shins- Port of Morrow– B
Pinback- Information Retrieved– B
The Gaslight Anthem– Handwritten– B
Metric- Synthetica– B
Motion City Soundtrack- Go– B
The Presets- Pacifica– B
The Fray- Scars & Stories– B
The xx- Coexist– B-
Billy Talent- Dead Silence– B-
The Big Pink- Future This– B-
Memory Tapes- Grace/Confusion– B-
Our Lady Peace- Curve– B-
Young Empires- Wake All My Youth– B-
Stars- The North– B-
Apparatjik- Square Peg in a Round Hole– B-

Three Days Grace- Transit of Venus– C+
Best Coast- The Only Place– C+
Anberlin- Vital– C+
Earlimart- System Preferences– C+
Deftones- Koi No Yokan– C+
Tame Impala- Lonerism– C+
Grizzly Bear- Shields– C
Bloc Party- Four– C
Benjamin Gibbard- Former Lives– C
Two Door Cinema Club- Beacon– C
Sleigh Bells- Reign of Terror– C
KeepAway- Black Flute– C
Bat for Lashes- The Haunted Man– C
Divine Fits- A Thing Called Divine Fits– C-
How to Dress Well- Total Loss– C-
DIIV- Oshin– C-
Soundgarden- King Animal– C-
The Maccabees- Given to the Wild– C-
Coheed and Cambria- The Afterman: Ascension– C-
Air- Le Voyage Dans Le Lune– C-
Young Guns- Bones– C-
of Montreal- Paralytic Stalks– C-

Shearwater- Animal Joy– D+
Animal Collective- Centipede hz– D+
Keane- Strangeland– D+
Taproot- The Episodes– D+
The Spill Canvas- Gestalt– D+
Green Day- Dos!– D+
Frank Ocean- Channel Orange– D
SafetySuit- These Times– D
The Twilight Sad- No One Can Ever Know– D
Wild Nothing- Nocturne– D
Big Wreck- Albatross– D
Crystal Castles- III– D
Green Day- Uno!– D-
Yeasayer- Fragrant World– D-
Sun Airway- Soft Fall– D-
Various Artists- Hunger Games OST– D-
Said the Whale- Little Mountain– D-
Bear in Heaven- I Love You, It’s Cool– D-
Circa Survive- Violent Waves– D-
Band of Horses- Mirage Rock– D-
Islands- A Sleep & A Forgetting– D-

Advance Base- A Shut-In’s Prayer– F
The Used- Vulnerable– F
Miike Snow- Happy to You– F
Anthony Green- Beautiful Things– F
Lana Del Rey- Born to Die (The Paradise Edition) — F
Eve 6- Speak in Code– F
Green Day- Tre!– F
The Ice Choir- Afar– F-