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5.0 classic
Atmosphere Overcast! EP
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
People throw the word "sell-out" around a lot these days, but most of that is bull. It's not selling out if the band makes some money and is played on the radio. Selling out is when a band changes their style to get more money and exposure. Before Avenged Sevenfold sold out (Which only worked on "City of Evil"), they made what has to be a metalcore classic. The atmosphere on it is so dark, sometimes in a depressing way ("I won't see you tonight Part 1"), or in an urgent and passionate way ("Second Heartbeat"). Jimmy Sullivan's drumming is fantastic, and the dueling guitars are excellent. Shadows' vocals are decent; singing clean is his strongest point. The songs seem to take on a life of their own in the bleak, black void that is the atmosphere. It's great, and looking at Avenged Sevenfold now, they needed this album.
Botch American Nervoso
Burial Untrue
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
I often ask myself, what tortures a man's soul so that he doesn't want to live? Whatever the reasons, in 1996, Marshall Mathers, an aspiring rapper from Detroit, attempted suicide. From the ashes of the failed attempt, another part of him was born, and he called it Slim Shady. Slim's sole reason for existing? To piss the world off and upset the order. We all know this now, but when this album came out, few had expected anything like it. The angry, tortured, frustrated, sad, and pretty funny songs that appear on this LP are nothing short than the raps of a man who, as one of the classics on the album states, "Just Don't Give A F***"
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Since Godspeed was the first post rock band I ever listened to, I assumed other post rock bands would sound similar. They actually play a pretty strange style of post rock, now that I've listened to other bands. Explosions In The Sky, alternatively, are pretty straight-forward with what they do. Whereas Godspeed drops a bomb on you and burns the whole city down, Explosions In The Sky moves by like a forceful hurricane, and "Those Who Tell The Truth..." is a fantastic example of that.
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Everything that can be said about how incredible this album is has already be said, so anything from this point on is redundant. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Iced Earth Burnt Offerings
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Compton, U.S.A made him an angel on angel's dust.
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lorde Pure Heroine
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
Good Lord... This album is twisted, unrelenting and punishingly heavy. Way ahead of it's time, a true classic.
The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & The Lash
Thomas Newman Wall-E
Weezer Weezer

4.5 superb
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Aesop Rock Music For Earthworms
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am...
It's hard to pin it down, but something about this album screams "nightlife" to me. Maybe it's the guy smoking on the album cover. Maybe it's the riff-driven fun packed in the tracks of this album, which seem as if they're being played inside a smoke-filled bar between drunken bouts. Either way, I'd love to listen to this thing on a night on the town.
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
August Burns Red Rescue and Restore
Bob Marley and The Wailers The Wailing Wailers
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
DjRum Mountains
Earl Sweatshirt EARL
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Fort Minor The Rising Tied
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Gorillaz Demon Days
Green Day Dookie
Here Comes the Kraken Here Comes the Kraken
Horrorshow The Grey Space
Iced Earth Night of the Stormrider
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
James Horner Avatar
Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Linkin Park Meteora
Marxman 33 Revolutions Per Minute
Mayday Parade A Lesson In Romantics
Nujabes Metaphorical Music
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Paramore Riot!
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Protest The Hero Kezia
Protest The Hero A Calculated Use Of Sound
Radiohead The Bends
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou?
System of a Down Toxicity
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker
The Black Keys Rubber Factory
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The Prodigy Experience
The Strokes Is This It
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
My vote made this go from a 4 to a 4.1. Thank me later, Adam Granduciel.
Thomas Newman Finding Nemo Soundtrack
Weezer Pinkerton
Winter Into Darkness

4.0 excellent
A Day To Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm
Aerosmith Get Your Wings
Aesop Rock Appleseed
Why is this record not noticed? Aesop Rock is too dope!
Aesop Rock Float
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Arsonists Get All The Girls Portals
As Blood Runs Black Allegiance
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Blessthefall His Last Walk
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Revolution
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Burial Burial
Cage The Elephant Melophobia
City and Colour Sometimes
City and Colour Bring Me Your Love
Code Orange Kids Cycles
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Domo Genesis No Idols
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Earth Earth 2
Eminem The Slim Shady EP
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Fela Kuti Confusion
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra
From A Second Story Window Not One Word Has Been Omitted
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Have A Nice Life The Unnatural World
Into the Moat Means By Which The End Is Justified
Jamiroquai Emergency On Planet Earth
John Murphy 28 Days Later Soundtrack
John Williams Saving Private Ryan
Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar EP
Kraftwerk Autobahn
La Dispute Rooms of the House
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis VS.
Manners Pale Blue Light
This album is one of the most depressing albums I've ever heard. The lyrics are heart-rending and the dissonant guitars are both haunting and sorrowful at the same time. The vocals sound as if the vocalist is pleading with every tormenter he's had to stop his torture. It's a true, soul-bearing melodic hardcore release, that succeeds in all it tries to accomplish. Listen here:
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Miss May I Apologies Are for the Weak
New Order Low-Life
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
Pomegranate Tiger Entities
Radiohead Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Rasputina Oh Perilous World
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Rogue Wave Out Of The Shadow
Rogue Wave Descended Like Vultures
Rogue Wave Asleep at Heaven's Gate
Steve Jablonsky Transformers - The Score
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Keys Thickfreakness
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Faceless Akeldama
The Internet Feel Good
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Specials Specials
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Who My Generation
The Words We Use Morals
Thee Silver Mount Zion Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Thelonious Monk Monk
Tyler The Creator Bastard
This album is, without a doubt, Tyler's most consistent and overall best album he's put out so far. His lyrics are personal without sacrificing wordplay, and the sinister production on this thing is excellent. He lays it all out for you in the form of a therapy session, and is unapologetic about everything he has to say. Granted, it may get a little drawn out towards the end, and thus, loses a bit of steam, but the album is consistent in what it does, which is draw out Tyler's life as it is: Depressing, funny, strange, and eventful.
Washed Out Life of Leisure
Wire Pink Flag

3.5 great
A Breath Before Surfacing Death Is Swallowed In Victory
A.R. Rahman Slumdog Millionaire
It was good, don't get me wrong, but I still don't see how this won the Oscar for best film score over "Wall-E"
Aerosmith Aerosmith
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide
Arsonists Get All The Girls The Game Of Life
Atmosphere Leak At Will
Autechre Anti
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Blessthefall Witness
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Rebels
Born Of Osiris The New Reign
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land
Cage The Elephant Cage the Elephant
Cage The Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday
Cloud Nothings Here And Nowhere Else
Corelia Nostalgia
Domo Genesis Rolling Papers
I suppose if the term ?Stoner Rap? is acceptable, then Domo Genesis is probably one of the more famous artists within it, and his debut shows why. Domo's ganja-obessed, smooth lyrics combine effortlessly with some cloudy production by fellow Odd Future members Tyler, The Creator, Left Brain, and Syd Tha Kyd. Tyler drops a couple of nice verses as well, best exemplified with Domo in the jab-trading song,?Super Market?. The subject matter is a bit samey, but overall this is a decent release, one that would only be built upon by Domo Genesis.
Domo Genesis Under The Influence
Emissary Emissary
Enya Watermark
Escape the Fate There's No Sympathy for the Dead
God Is An Astronaut A Moment of Stillness
Hester Prynne The Goswell Divorce
Hodgy Beats Untitled
Horsepower Productions In Fine Style
I Killed The Prom Queen Beloved
So many breakdowns... So much nostalgia... This brings me back!
Iced Earth Iced Earth
Iced Earth's debut has much more of a thrash metal sound than the power metal sound they are now famous for, but that doesn't make it any less good. The licks by Randall Shawver and Jon Schaffer are really nice, and the album is excellent lyrically despite having two instrumental tracks, which are both good. Gene Adams' vocals are the main detractor, though (They're really bad), and Mike McGill's drumming is nothing to write home about either. Despite that, the album is still able to hold its own pretty well.
Interpol Antics
Intervals A Voice Within
Jack The Giant Killer Dead Mans Demo
The crap that is most of deathcore is quite deplorable, but every once and a while a good band will spring up like this one did. The vocalist's high scream is absolutely bone-chilling, and the guitarists are quite technical for deathcore. There's even a solo in the last song, and it's fantastic. Complementing the technical guitars, the drummer's fills really spruce up the tracks as well. The lyrics might be a bit immature, and it's really short, but it makes up for it in this regard.
Jedi Mind Tricks The Psycho-Social
Lorde The Love Club
lovechild In Heaven, Everything is Fine
Meek Mill Dreamchasers
MellowHype Yellowhite
Mike G ALI
Miserable Failure Hope
Muddy Waters Folk Singer
Muse Muse EP
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
Primordial A Journey's End
Protest The Hero Fortress
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Fly by Night
Structures All of the Above
TesseracT One
The Black Dahlia Murder A Cold-Blooded Epitaph
The Black Keys The Big Come Up
The Contortionist Apparition
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Faceless Autotheism
The Killers Hot Fuss
Touche Amore Touche Amore
Tyler The Creator Wolf
Uncle Tupelo No Depression
Within the Ruins Creature
Woods of Ypres Pursuit Of The Sun & Allure Of the Earth

3.0 good
808 State Quadrastate
A Day To Remember And Their Name Was Treason
Affiance No Secret Revealed
Arsonists Get All The Girls Hits From the Bow
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Atreyu The Curse
August Burns Red Looks Fragile After All
Beneath the Massacre Evidence Of Inequity [EP]
Betraying The Martyrs The Hurt, The Divine, The Light
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up
Bring Me The Horizon This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made For
Buck Owens I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
Circle Of Contempt Entwine The Threads
Decades Of Despair Alive
Earth Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions
Enter Shikari Nodding Acquaintance
Iwrestledabearonce Iwrestledabearonce
Keith Urban Defying Gravity
Machito Kenya
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
Neil Young Neil Young
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Pixies EP2
Seether Disclaimer
Set Your Goals Mutiny!
Stan Getz Getz/Gilberto
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
The Beatles Long Tall Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Internet Purple Naked Ladies
The Red Shore Unconsecrated
The Red Shore The Avarice Of Man
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Tool Undertow
Tyler The Creator Goblin

2.5 average
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Chelsea Grin Evolve
Hoobastank Hoobastank
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory EP
OFWGKTA The OF Tape Vol. 2
Skrillex My Name Is Skrillex
Sky Eats Airplane The Sound of Symmetry
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
Tool Opiate

2.0 poor
A Plea for Purging A Plea For Purging
Chelsea Grin My Damnation
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues

1.5 very poor
Annotations Of An Autopsy Welcome To Sludge City

1.0 awful
Waking The Cadaver Demo

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