Acanthus
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11.22.13 Full Disclosure: Chipotle10.01.13 Afi Live 2013
06.29.13 Quit My Job 05.08.13 My Free (dj) Time.
04.01.13 Restaurant Work Sucks Sometimes02.22.13 Artists That Could Use A Change
01.06.13 Building My Desktop + Dota 212.23.12 My 2012
11.18.12 Thanksgiving Week Digs10.26.12 Going Through Dir En Grey
09.05.12 Some Recent Digs08.26.12 Acanthus Gets A Phone
08.12.12 Things I Hate (Breaking Bad Edition)08.11.12 Who Likes Drum And Bass?
08.05.12 Music That Kickstarted Your Love08.01.12 Soundcloud, I Am Not Impressed.
07.28.12 Fav. Music Videos07.21.12 Spicing Up My Sets
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The 5's
1AFI
Crash Love


Though often hated this is easily my favorite AFI album, and for good reason; it's the first entire album I heard from the group. Though I worked my way back through their discog nothing brings the memories and smiles like this one does, I can pretty much sing along line for line. Yeah the cover art might such a bit, and Davey has lost his makeup (R.I.P.), but this is still AFI.
2Amia Venera Landscape
The Long Procession


Remember when this took the website by storm? Happened to be when I was going through some personal issues; this is the soundtrack to an entire month of getting up at 5am to walk in the 20 degree weather to donate plasma, only to return to a seemingly empty room filled with introspection. Walking music, memories, great times.
3Assemblage 23
Meta


I dislike a lot of Assemblage just because it's played at the club here so often, but this album is the exception. Tracks like "Sorry" feel like they were written in regards to my past, while "Madman's Dream" is entirely too relevant to working low wage jobs you hate. A summer of riding my bike to a workplace I despised, this album is that soundtrack.
4Equilibrium
Sagas


It only took one listen to make this a classic, and man is this great to throw on when you need to study for college exams. One of my favorite folk/metal albums, it makes me smile.
5Panic Lift
Witness To Our Collapse


Though I still can't put to paper a review of this album, Panic Lift helped shape my tastes in industrial when I first started DJ'ing. Great for roadtrips, this album remains unique in both its cover art deception and lyrical poignancy. I'd love for more albums to sound like this.
6Phutureprimitive
Kinetik


A god-damn dub/dubstep shockwave. Makes me want to watch Ghost In The Shell, upgrade to Linux, learn to crack ICE ala Neauromancer... this is just filled with emotional attachment. Though I normally don't like downtempo this album keeps coming back, it's one of the quickest 5's I've handed out. Plan on reviewing it, once I know how to describe it. Also this guy is touring with Sphongle, next month might go see them.
7Soundtrack
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans


Before I listened to industrial, and man does that seem like a long time ago, an old girlfriend of mine bought me this on a whim. I didn't enjoy much of it then, but in the coming years I began to realize how awesome of a tracklist they put together. Many memories tied up in this album, and many more to come. Also has one of the BEST Combichrist remixes around, bar none.
8The Birthday Massacre
Walking With Strangers


First heard this on VF, just beginning my college career. Bought it, and many years later still love it. Helped through my last breakup, you know the one that is always long and drawn out because you're both young and naive? Yeah, this was a good release during that.
9The Cure
Disintegration


Other than being a classic? This was my go-to jam in the homeless shelter, would write in my journal and read to this. Though it paints a sad landscape I was hopeful, because I knew I'd be going to college soon and there I'd hopefully find people like me. Didn't happen, but was nice to get out of the shelter all the same.
10The Presets
Apocalypso


The first album was great, but the flow was lacking. This picks up those shackles and shatters them, the band shines here. From playing this in the club to driving to it this album doesn't get old, makes me smile, and has some of the most upbeat moments in recent memory; I love this band.
11The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land


Another classic by most people's standards. Really started my branching out from straight industrial, and a blast to drink to.
12Wumpscut
Blutkind


From the dancy to the more minimal this album/anthology is something I can count on to have what I need. The B sides can drag on if you're not in the mood for them, luckily I normally am.
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