Hey, it's about to be June. So here's a partial list of my Album(s) of the Year candidates, so far.
High On Fire, Blessed Black Wings
Fantomas, Suspended Animation
Jaguares, Cronicas De Un Laberinto (comes out today, go get it!)
Nine Inch Nails, With Teeth
Meshuggah, Catch Thirty Three (comes out today, go get it!)
Mike Jones, Who Is Mike Jones?
Burnt Sugar, If You Can't Dazzle Them With Your Brilliance Then Baffle Them With Your Blisluth
Marc Ribot, Spiritual Unity
The Mars Volta, Frances The Mute
Art Ensemble of Chicago, Certain Blacks and Phase One
Frank Wright, Uhura Na Umoja and The Complete ESP-Disk Recordings (that'd be Frank Wright Trio and Your Prayer)
Archie Shepp, Black Gipsy
Alan Shorter, Tes Esat
Clifford Thornton, The Panther And The Lash
I'm sure I've forgotten things, but all these should be in every home with a functioning CD player.