We really wanted to put the Chemical Brothers on this list just because that's the kind of thing you're supposed to do, but that shit kind of ruled.
Luckily, this month was filled to the brim with major releases that failed to inspire more than ambivalence. The sales numbers may say we're wrong, but with our panties firmly un-bunched, June compelled us to ask if we really need The Cure re-packaged for 21st century consumption anymore than we need Oasis dumped down our gullets, which is saying something because cool kids still love The Cure.
On an even lighter note, we'd like to apologize to everyone who believed us when we saw great things in Drake. So Far Gone was a curve ball, and you should never take us that seriously again.
June in eh…
Here We Go Magic, Pigeons (Secretly Canadian)
The Roots, How I Got Over (Def Jam)
Suckers, Wild Smile (Frenchkiss)
Tokyo Police Club, Champ (Mom + Pop)
Scissor Sisters, Night Work (Universal)
Eminem, The Recovery (Aftermath)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, “Say No To Love” 7-inch
Drake, Thank Me Later (Young Money)
The Cure, Disintegration (Deluxe Edition)
Ratatat, LP4 (XL Recordings)
Blitzen Trapper, Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop)
Melvins, The Bride Screamed Murder (Ipecac)
Deer Tick, The Black Dirt Sessions (Partisan Records)
Born Ruffians, Say It (Paper Bag Records)
Sia, We Are Born (Monkey Puzzle/Jive)
Oasis, Time Flies… 1994-2009 (Big Brother)
Stars, The Five Ghosts (Vagrant)
Kele, The Boxer (Glassnote Records)
The Drums, The Drums (Downtown)
Devo, Something For Everybody (Warner Bros.)