Music Tracking 2015

These are 2015 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note (usually taken from AMG).

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

Option selectors:

Genre switches (selection not implemented yet):

Notes also include scores from review sources:

And after a semicolon:

  • RC: Robert Christgau's Expert Witness: letter grades, 1-2-3 * for HMs

New Releases

  • Open Mike Eagle: A Special Episode Of (Mello Music Group) [02-03] - hip hop -- HD:80
  • Future: 56 Nights (Freebandz) [05-18] - hip hop -- RC:*
  • Talib Kweli/9th Wonder: Indie 500 (It's a Wonderful World) [11-06] - east coast rap -- HD:80
  • Le1f: Riot Boi (Terrible) [11-13] - left-field hip-hop
  • MED/Blu/Madlib: Bad Neighbor (Bang Ya Head) [10-30] - underground rap -- HD:80
  • Migos: Yung Rich Nation (Quality Control) [07-31] - hip hop -- BB:70, CS:75, HD:70, S:70; RC:B+
  • PK (Park Kultury): Get Lost (HSI) - -- RC:**
  • Public Enemy: Man Plans God Laughs (Cobraside) [07-24] - east coast rap -- RC:*
  • TI: Da Nic (King) [09-11] - hip hop -- HD:70, Pf:69, S:70; RC:***

Reissues, Etc.

    Priority Counts

    • Priority 2: 9

    Total: 9