The 2017 Low Effort Album Review, Pt. 1 – Matt’s Music Corner



Graphic by: Shelby Clayton
Graphic by: Shelby Clayton
Matt Monroe

2017 has been an insanely great year for music so far, but with so many albums, it’s easy for a few to get lost in the shuffle. So, here’s some quick, low effort album reviews of some of my favorite— and least favorite— albums of the year so far.


Xiu Xiu – FORGET

I didn’t go to bed last night until 5am and I’m totally blaming it on listening to this at 1am.


Crumb – Crumb EP

It’s basically BADBADNOTGOOD on the beach with pretty female vocals and it’s amazing.


Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors

Not as petty as I hoped, but still there’s some really unique songwriting at play here that makes up for the lack of pettiness.


Tim Darcy – Saturday Night

If “Tall Glass of Water” doesn’t make you want to scream in your car with your best Lou Reed impression, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.


Big Sean – I Decided.

I haven’t even listened to this album but because it’s made by Big Sean I hate it.

Thundercat - Drunk - Front & Back Cover

Thundercat – Drunk

It’s a funk album where one of the lyrics is “Goku f**king grew in me” so take that for what you will.


Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now

Finally, tropical pop done right in the year of 2017.


Sun Kil Moon – Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood

It’s about 2 hours and 10 minutes of a 50 year old fat white dude rambling about true crime, gun control, transgender bathrooms, and more and it’s perhaps the best album of all time.

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