Dr. Dre-Compton: People seem to love it because it’s Dre, but it’s actually not good at all because it’s Dre.
Beach House-Depression Cherry: Not a big Beach House fan, but they seem to have a knack for making really beautiful music boring.
Carly Rae Jepsen-Emotion: Mix early-era Madonna with Passion Pit and you’ve got something close to this pop album that seems to be getting lauded from every direction.
Rob Thomas-The Great Unknown: I mean, it doesn’t have “Smooth” on it, so that’s good right?
Panda Bear-Crosswords EP: This is less annoying than I find most of Panda Bear’s music, so maybe no more records over twenty minutes long and we’ll be good.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats-Self Titled: If Alabama Shakes rock a little too hard for you, maybe you’ll enjoy Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats new white boy soul album.
Bon Jovi-Burning Bridges-Hey, there’s a new Bon Jovi album out so tell your grandma or weirdo cousin that still digs Bon Jovi.
Grace Potter-Midnight: I thought I wouldn’t miss The Nocturnals, but it turns out they were the ones I liked.
FKA Twigs-M3LL155X: I like this better than her previous releases, but I still don’t find it all that interesting.