While we're tempted to rat out No Age and Deerhunter for not exceeding past milestones, at the end of the day making a full band album that sounds like your nearly-as-recognized sensitive solo project isn't really a crime of mediocrity so much as a failure to color within the lines. (For the record, we still heart “Adorno” and Smell references.)
More importantly, WTF happened to G.O.O.D. Music Day? We knew it was an impossible feat but for not a single G.O.O.D. music artist to drop an LP in September? Weak shit.
The Most Average Releases of September 2010
Lil Wayne, I Am Not A Human Being
Weezer, Hurley (Epitaph)
Flying Lotus, Pattern+Grid World (Warp)
Duck Sauce, “Barbara Striesand” video (And every resulting remix)
El Guincho, Pop Negro (Young Turks)
Of Montreal, False Priest (Polyvinyl)
Interpol, Interpol (Matador)
Ra Ra Riot, The Orchard (Barsuk)
Les Savy Fav, Root For Ruin (Frenchkiss)
Nick Hornby and Ben Folds, Lonely Avenue (Nonesuch)
Atmosphere, To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy:The Atmosphere EPs (Rhymesayers)
Brandon Flowers, Flamingo (Island)
Chromeo, Business Casual (Atlantic)
Wavves' weed grinders
Black Mountain, Wilderness Heart (Jagjaguwar)
The Charlatans UK, Who We Touch, (The End)
Robyn, Body Talk, Pt. 2 (Island)
The song that got more play at Electric Zoo than Diplo.
Naledge, Naledge Is… Twenty Something
Those new DJ Shadow tracks.
Gucci Mane, The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted (Warner Bros./Asylum)
Also, is dead Bill Hicks psyched about his new box set or what??