Most releases have been pretty underwhelming this year.That's simply a lie.
Nope its not.
Iconoclast was incredibly boring.
Chuckles and Mr Squeezy was underwhelming.
Born This Way was not amazing.
Suck it and See was only a marginal improvement on the very weak Humbug.
Endgame was only OK.
Turtleneck and Chain was pretty weak.
That's a good chunk of albums I was really looking forward to.
Granted there is still DT, Opeth, Mastodon, Mars Volta, maybe Rush, maybe PT, maybe PoS, and some other shit to look forward to. But, as of August, there have only been about 6 slam dunk albums: Scurrilous, Ghost, Deconstruction, Wasting Light, The Collective, and The Color Spectrum.