It's been a weird year for what is drawing me in (anything that sounds like 90s boombap or bands that still own guitars):
Artist - Album (metacritic score, just cause the first guy mentioned he follow those) - thoughts
Deafheaven - Sunbather (95) - I'll second Bryan on this one, but I like pretty much any band loosely associated with Sargent House.
Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap (86)
Statik Selekta - Extended Play (83)
Run the Jewels - S/T (85)
Demigodz - KILLmatic (n/a, but probably would be sub-50) - Can't defend it. I enjoy it, though. First song is just a straight sample of "Gonna Fly Now". It's uphill from there.
The White Mandingos - The Ghetto is Tryna Kill Me (n/a) - Murs and Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains) and Sacha Jenkins (editor of EgoTrip magazine)'s weird hip-rock band. Reminds me more of Franti's old Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy albums than [bad raprock joke band].
letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful (83) - I am a bit confused why I like this album so much. It's pretty much a combination of a bunch of genres that I don't enjoy hidden in a post-hardcore shell that my ears find enjoyable.
Weekend - Jinx (n/a) - Listened to it once. Loved it. Will like it more next week when I don't have to use an NPR stream.