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5.0 classic
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alice in Chains Facelift
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Atheist Piece of Time
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Crimson Glory Transcendence
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
David Bowie "Heroes"
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Deftones Around the Fur
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
A fantastic concept album and Dream Theater's masterpiece
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Faith No More The Real Thing
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Isis Oceanic
Jeff Buckley Grace
King Crimson Red
King Diamond Abigail
Korn Korn
Kreator Extreme Aggression
Mad Season Above
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps
The ultimate Neil Young album, showcasing his beautiful acoustic side for one half, only to then unleashing "Old Black" to massive enjoyment. Music rarely eclipses the brilliance Neil layed down on this tremendous release.
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Opeth Still Life
Overkill Horrorscope
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
I can barely explain how much this album means to me. One of my favourites of all time from arguably my favourite group.
Pink Floyd Meddle
A dimply breathtaking record. "Echoes" sends shivers up my spine like no other song..
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
This is perhaps my favourite album of all time. There's not a damn flaw on this record: absolutely mind-blowing, an prominent, powerful and exciting record that should belong in everyone's music collection.
Rainbow Rising
Rush Hemispheres
Steely Dan Aja
Strapping Young Lad City
Television Marquee Moon
Testament The Gathering
The Clash London Calling
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous
Tool Lateralus

4.5 superb
AC/DC Back in Black
I initially had this rated a 3, but I realised I was being stupid. It really is a superb album, but it brings back a great deal of nostalgia.
Agalloch The Mantle
Not as grand in my opinion as Ashes Against The Grain but still an outstanding effort.
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Alter Bridge Fortress
Anathema Judgement
Anthrax Among the Living
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Audioslave Audioslave
Black Flag Damaged
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Sabbath 13
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Camel Mirage
Carcass Heartwork
Cynic Focus
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
Death Leprosy
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Symbolic
Death Human
Deftones White Pony
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Dio Holy Diver
Dire Straits Love Over Gold
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
Dire Straits Dire Straits
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Frank Zappa Joe's Garage
Genesis Foxtrot
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Killers
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
King Crimson Discipline
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
Ks Choice Paradise in Me
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Lou Reed Transformer
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon The Hunter
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Melvins Stag
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Metallica
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nocturnus Thresholds
Obituary Slowly We Rot
Opeth Morningrise
Easily ranks as one of Opeth's greatest ever achievements. A must listen for any new fans.
Opeth Damnation
Overkill The Years of Decay
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Pearl Jam Ten
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Pulse
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Queen A Night at the Opera
Queen Queen II
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Radiohead The Bends
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rainbow Long Live Rock & Roll
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush 2112
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Testament The New Order
The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen
The Butterfly Effect Begins Here
The Contortionist Exoplanet
Still can't believe how much I really like this album. One of my favourites from the 2010's thus far.
The Doors The Doors
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Stooges Raw Power
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The Who Who's Next
Tool Aenima
X Japan Art of Life
Yes Close to the Edge

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
AC/DC Live
Alan Parsons A Valid Path
Alice Cooper Trash
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Anata The Conductor's Departure
Angra Temple of Shadows
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Audioslave Out of Exile
Black Flag My War
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Camel Camel
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
David Bowie Hunky Dory
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Def Leppard Vault: Greatest Hits 1980 - 1995
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Very underrated. Not a masterpiece, but man does this contain some truly brilliant tracks.
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Faith No More Angel Dust
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Judas Priest Stained Class
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
King Crimson Lizard
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Untouchables
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Lou Reed Berlin
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Melvins Houdini
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Garage Inc.
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Mr. Bungle California
Muse Absolution
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Muse The Resistance
Muse The 2nd Law
My Morning Jacket Z
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Nocturnus The Key
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Watershed
Overkill Feel the Fire
Pantera Official Live: 101 Proof
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pestilence Consvming Impvlse
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Queen Sheer Heart Attack
Queen News of the World
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Radiohead Kid A
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Rush
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rush Clockwork Angels
Sepultura Roots
Silverchair Neon Ballroom
Silverchair Freak Show
Slayer Hell Awaits
Slayer Decade of Aggression
Soundgarden Superunknown
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
The Mars Volta Scab Dates
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Stooges Fun House
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Tool Undertow
Tool Opiate
Actually a better release than what some might think. Very impressive debut E.P.r
Tool 10,000 Days
Yes Fragile

3.5 great
AC/DC Highway to Hell
AC/DC Black Ice
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Anthrax State of Euphoria
Anthrax Fistful of Metal
Black Sabbath Headless Cross
Death Spiritual Healing
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Dream Theater Octavarium
Husker Du New Day Rising
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Judas Priest British Steel
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Metallica Load
Muse Showbiz
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Opeth Blackwater Park
A bit overrated, but still a great album. "Harvest" and the title track are incredible.
Overkill The Electric Age
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd The Wall
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead OK Computer
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Rush Signals
Silverchair Frogstomp
Silverchair Diorama
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Soundgarden Louder Than Love

3.0 good
Audioslave Revelations
Good, but weak in comparison to their first two records. Boasts some good tracks but overall it's rather bland.
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
The only two tracks that are really good are "On The Backs Of Angels" and "Outcry", the remainder being average.
Gorguts Obscura
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Ranks for me as one of the dullest and most uninteresting Hard Rock albums of all time, yet most people will tell you it's a crown jewel, which I just find unfathomable.
Metallica Death Magnetic
If the production quality was better, this would be worthy of a 4. Musically, not a bad album however.
Opeth Orchid
A good debut, despite it being rather monotonous and poor sounding. Worth checking out, but Opeth have offered us much better since.
Opeth Deliverance
My least favourite of Opeth's discography. Overall it is actually quite decent in most areas but falls below par compared to other releases that the bad had output thus far in their careers. There's definitely more aggression and heaviness, but at times the record feels monotonous and some riffs drag on for a very long time, so there is a mixture of pros and cons.
Opeth Heritage
With Heritage, Opeth recorded a very audacious record featuring no death growls and barely any elements of a Progressive Death Metal group. This album combines classic 70's Prog with a touch of Jazz Fusion. Overall it doesn't take your breath away but perhaps in retrospect it will be looked upon more positively.
Pantera Reinventing the Steel
Pantera's last hurrah resulted in a sound that was heavier than ever, combing a mixture of elements and incorporating sounds from all the band's previous outings, which sounds absolutely fantastic, but in reality, it was like drinking coffee and tea at the same time. Well, maybe not that bad but it doesn't capture the skill and amazement of the first two Pantera albums. There is definitely some ferociousness that results in some memorable moments such as "Revolution Is My Name" and "Uplift" but it is let down by inconsistency. Lets put it this way: overall, it's actually good and listen after listen it gradually grows on you but this is my least favourite Pantera release and not the record I would play to introduce people to this Heavy Metal juggernaut.
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
It sounds crisp, almost perfect in a way, but the overall approach isn't spectacular. I was expecting Josh Klinghoffer to show off his guitar playing and prove to everyone why he is a worthy replacement for John Frusciante but instead we were treated to Flea's bass that at times vastly overpowers the guitar. Other than that, Kiedis' vocals are great and the catchiness of the album cannot be ignored.
Slayer South of Heaven

2.5 average
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
There's actually some good material present here ("Ytse Jam" is a major highlight) but the remainder of the album is average, but for a first time effort it showcases a great deal of potential for the future.
Immolation Close to a World Below
I Don't understand all the hype that surrounds this. Listened to it, thought it was very average, not terrible but very overrated.
Korn See You on the Other Side
The beginning of Korn's journey into the mediocre, if not poor string of releases that do nothing to capture the magnificence of this one time juggernaut in Nu-Metal.
Metallica Reload
Load, surprisingly, brought us a bunch of memorable tracks, more good than bad. ReLoad is split down the middle: half the songs are good, half are not. Therefore, it receives the 2.5 rating. That's it.
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer World Painted Blood

2.0 poor
Black Sabbath Born Again
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
I've never been a massive Zeppelin fan, I enjoy them but I'm not overly obsessed with them. It's obvious that they're a huge influence and a pivotal part of Rock music, but I don't get they hype that surrounds this double L.P. and that there are people that consider it their best work. Very few memorable songs and even those tracks that feature some redeeming features are not enough to redeem the entire ordeal being presented to us here.
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Yes overall, this is a piece of shit. Musically monotonous and uninteresting, with dull vocals and lyrics and awful riffs and licks, and the fact it?s a two disc release that lasts for more than 90 minutes you will never get back, however it didn?t bother me as much as other fans. Some definitely took Lulu too close to heart not realising it?s not the tenth Metallica record, it?s just something on the side I guess, even if it?s not very, well, good.
Metallica St. Anger
"Well at least it was heavy." Yes, but Load and ReLoad in my opinion contain some memorable tracks, whereas this has none, perhaps that is more to do with the atrocity of the sound (the kitchen pot snare drum) and the nasty Guitar sound, with Hetfield's rubbish vocal delivery over the top. Had all that been of a higher standard, it would've be perceived as more of an accomplishment.
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sounds poor, musically and vocally not a fantastic start and the production is lacking desperately. Certain qualities that would make up the Chili Peppers in the future, most notably funk and groove are almost absent.
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
It's always been difficult for bands to follow up a multi-platinum critically acclaimed release with another of the same, if not greater value and importance. The Chili Peppers on this occasion failed to release a solid album due to poor songwriting and an unbalanced sound. The biggest issue is the absence of guitarist John Frusciante, who departed the group and was replaced by Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, who is not a bad player but not only does his technique and ability not match up to that of Frusciante's but more importantly the sound generated from his playing doesn't match the funk bass of Flea or the vocal style of Anthony Kiedis, particularly on the track "Coffee Shop". As for the songwriting, it feels as though certain songs try a little to hard to write songs better than their previous album. "My Friends" especially falls flat, feeling as though the band attempted a song to eclipse "Under The Bridge" in terms of meaning and success. There are a couple of decent tracks present on this LP however, but they're not Chili classice and they don't make up for the album's overall disappointment.

1.5 very poor
Silverchair Young Modern
These guys were favourites of mine when I was younger, but once I heard "Straight Lines" and the rest of the release, almost all my appreciation for them had vanished out the window. This was truly selling out and it reflected negatively on not just myself but many others who love or loved the albums Frogstomp and Neon Ballroom.
Slayer Diabolus in Musica

1.0 awful
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Just plain awful and atrocious to listen to. How this band is being heralded as one of the greats of the last ten or so years is beyond me. Very poor in every way.
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