Intuit is, unfortunately, probably not a high profile enough release to be mentioned in the end-of-year lists nearly as frequently as any of the aforementioned albums. But it’s easily the equal of any of those releases, in terms of its breadth of vision and depth of emotion, and it really establishing Knopf as a supremely talented and truly heartfelt songwriter.
Intuit contains four or five tracks that are absolutely as ambitious and, ultimately, as good as anything the indie scene has produced this year, and it's unfortunate that they may well be heard less because they share album space with a few too many failed experiments.
Clearly a path Knopf has walked before, Intuit at times feels like it could stray a bit further from Menomena's obvious trail markers. However, even with the occasional misstep, chances are, when navigating the world of music side projects, you'd be hard pressed to find a more charming guide.
|Sticky Fingers [Deluxe Edition] - The Rolling Stones|
|Physical Graffiti [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar|
|The Smithsonian Folkways Collection [Box Set] - Lead Belly|
|Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky: The Complete Pretty Things Collection [Box Set] - The Pretty Things|
|Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens|
|No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney|
|G Stands For Go-Betweens, Vol. 1 [Box Set] - The Go-Betweens|
|Apex Predator - Easy Meat - Napalm Death|
|Hand.Cannot.Erase. - Steven Wilson|
|The Fade in Time - Sam Lee|
|Summertime '06 - Vince Staples|
|The Mindsweep - Enter Shikari|
|Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett|
|Choose Your Weapon - Hiatus Kaiyote|
|Complicated Game - James McMurtry|
|Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton - Various Artists|
|From Kinshasa - Mbongwana Star|
|Ten Love Songs - Susanne Sundfør|
|Vulnicura - Björk|