Bad with the updates, here’s a link dump of reviews.
Dec. 15: Sepalcure, S/T. Celebrated cerebral rave piece.
Dec. 25: Best of 2011. Predictable-ish; Katy B, Araabmuzik, G-Side, WTT, The Weeknd, Drake, Death Grips, Rustie, Danny Brown, Clammy Clams.
Jan. 5: G-Side, Island. A head-down record to smoke out to.
Jan. 26: Jokers of the Scene, J0T5 EP. Play it all the way through for an experiential listen.
Feb. 2: Poirier, Soca Road EP. Poirier dodges the tempo traps of soca with left-field flourish.
Feb. 9: K’Naan, More Beautiful Than Silence EP. An indicator, it seems of a contributor-reliant direction for the Torontonian who found mass global success with Wavin Flag.
Feb. 16: Jacques Greene, Concealer EP. Greene’s variations on R&B-tinted house form the backbone of Concealer, but it could also be considered a sampler for his vanity label Vase.
Mar. 8: Bishop Morocco, Old Boys EP. It’s immediately reminiscent of Interpol, which is to say it sounds like Joy Division..
Mar. 15: Tyga, Careless World. A slick, accessible rap records that’s about nine songs too long.
Mar. 22: Spoek Mathambo, Father Creeper. Brawny rap-inflected dance, bottom-feeding bass, rude boy raps.