You can read my full review here. In short it was just boring. There was no life to it, it was too long, tired, and dated. It's to be avoided even by 311 fans. The only good this album serves is to help with insomnia, and even then it'll probably keep you awake thinking about how 311 thought this album was actually worth releasing.
Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me
It's a tragedy this band lost their original front man Mitch Lucker to a motorcycle accident. This is their first album with new member Hernan "Eddie" Hermida formerly of All Shall Perish. It's also tragic that this band seems to have digressed. While many of their death-core counterparts have evolved and managed to step away from the juvenile lyrics and simplistic sound Suicide Silence seems content to stay stuck in the past. It's such a shame considering their last album actually showed signs of evolution. This album may appeal to die-hard Suicide Silence fans but to everyone else run away fast
Slipknot -.5 The Gray Chapter
Full review can be found here. Another band/album stuck in the past and not in a nostalgic/good way. .5 is generic, boring, weak, and just unbearable. It's not a good Slipknot album and it's not a good album period. It's like that 8th grade band at the talent show that thinks they actually have skill and write deep lyrics and sweet riffs. Spoiler: They don't. I'd rather have Ebola than listen to this album again.
Joyce Manor - Never Hung Over Again
I've seen this album on quite a few 'best of' lists and I have no idea how. It's basically a pop-punk album that was written by a pretentious, whiny, judgmental, for-lack-of-a-better-word hipster, who read a bunch of pop-punk lyrics on their shitty tumblr blog and decided they could do a better job. News flash Walter Concrite, you can't.