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5.0 classic
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Porcupine Tree Deadwing

4.5 superb
Aphex Twin Windowlicker
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Beautiful and full of lush and interesting sounds. Don't think this one will ever get old...
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Olafur Arnalds Eulogy For Evolution
Minimal music was always tricky at having a balance. It carves out a beautiful and brooding atmosphere, but what good is this when it drags on for too long or simply ends up sounding boring? Olafur Arnalds does quite the opposite and finds the near perfect balance of minimalism and beauty. The album is scattered with a foray of wonderful and lush textures, which Olafur perfectly produces to make the coldest of souls break down in sorrow, could anyone ask for more?
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Watershed
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
Incredibly solid black metal album, which is gritty and visceral. Listening to this was like listening to sounds
from an apocalypse and probably one of the better listens this year so far. For any fans of black metal.
4.3/5
The Pineapple Thief Little Man
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett

4.0 excellent
ABBA ABBA Gold
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Alter Bridge Blackbird
David Housden Thomas Was Alone Original Soundtrack
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Pinata
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Elliot Minor Elliot Minor
Enter Shikari Rat Race
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Evanescence Origin
Floex Gone
Beautiful and relaxing. Skims off some of the repetitive filler from Zorya and has a nice bit of coherent variety in
just 5 songs
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Gorguts Colored Sands
Green Carnation The Acoustic Verses
Green Day Nimrod
In Mourning Shrouded Divine
Johann Sebastian Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier I BWV 846-869
London Grammar If You Wait
Massive Attack Mezzanine
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Musk Ox Woodfall
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Nils Frahm Spaces
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Portishead Dummy
Radiohead Kid A
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Sonata Arctica Silence
The Pineapple Thief 3000 Days
The Used In Love and Death
Transatlantic Stolt Morse Portnoy Trewavas
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Vali Skogslandskap
Venetian Snares My Love Is A Bulldozer
RCAS part 2 with added Aaron Funk eccentricities at the cost of its charm and charisma
Wintersun Time I
Zico Chain Food

3.5 great
A/T/O/S A/T/O/S
Andrew Lloyd Webber Highlights from The Phantom of the Opera
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Blackfield Blackfield II
Blessthefall Hollow Bodies
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Although Country is something of an acquired taste these days, this works very well. The atmosphere and the reverb heavy production really brings this record to life and makes it feel isolated yet vast. The vocal execution is nothing short of mesmerising, however it when listening to the whole album, it would seem that many tracks do not stand far apart from each other. It does have some fairly bland moments but this is definitely one of the more innovative albums this year
Clean Bandit Dust Clears
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Death Grips The Money Store
Diablo Swing Orchestra Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious
Dreadnought Caroline
An alternative universe, where Muse went experimental and electronic long before The 2nd Law even dared to
surface
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Elliot Minor Solaris
Elliot Minor Solaris Acoustic
Enigma The Cross of Changes
Enter Shikari Common Dreads
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Finntroll Nifelvind
Floex Zorya
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Fymega Talk
Gazpacho Demon
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Green Day American Idiot
James Blake James Blake
Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kashiwa Daisuke/Koby Israelite Split
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Olafur Arnalds Found Songs
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Radiohead In Rainbows
Sigur Ros Brennisteinn
Sigur Ros Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do
Sigur Ros Untitled 1
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Grand Opening and Closing
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Unia
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
The Used Lies for the Liars
Tigran Hamasyan Shadow Theater
A rather eccentric blend of influences all under the name of jazz and done well. With piano and vocals mostly dominating, this album finds ways to be haunting, soothing and sometimes even ethereal whilst keeping their sound very lush and relaxing. Whilst this is crammed with wonderful ideas, it sometimes feels that not everything Tigran did came off as well as he hoped. Particularly on some of the more minimal tracks, it feels as if Tigran tries too hard to be beautiful and atmospheric, despite being neither at times. Overall, this was a very fun listen, which takes an interesting modern twist on jazz anyone could appreciate. 3.7/5
Tool 10,000 Days
Ulver Kveldssanger
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Within Temptation The Heart of Everything
Within Temptation The Silent Force

3.0 good
Alcest Shelter
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Avantasia The Scarecrow
Bastille Bad Blood
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Bjork Greatest Hits
Bjork Homogenic
Blueneck The Fallen Host
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Cage The Elephant Melophobia
Clean Bandit New Eyes
Coldplay X & Y
Crosses EP
dangerkids collapse
Death Grips Government Plates
For an album that starts off so well, it really does lose its steam later. The first 4 songs do a good job of shaping the album into a more raw and experimental album that DG have never done before. However, the imminent flaw of this album is that the other 2/3rds of the album don't even sound like actual songs.
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Enter Shikari Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour
Enter Shikari Quelle Surprise
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Evanescence Fallen
FKA twigs EP2
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
Honour Crest Metrics
In Mourning The Weight of Oceans
In Vain Aenigma
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Massive Attack Heligoland
maudlin of the Well Bath
Messenger Illusory Blues
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Northlane Singularity
Ocoeur Light as a Feather
Olafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter
Olafur Arnalds ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Olafur Arnalds Living Room Songs
Olafur Arnalds Two Songs For Dance
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Pale Communion
I refuse to compromise just because this is Opeth. The direction that the band are going in is promising and exciting too, but one can't help but think that this will obviously lead to them trying some styles that just doesn't work for them. The acepella within Moon feels awkward and out of place whilst the cringe worthy happiness of River simply feels plastic and fake. The ideas in this album simply don't work and is beyond anything special or interesting.
Owel Owel
Apart from the first and maybe two other tracks, this passed me by all too easily
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead The King of Limbs
RJD2 Deadringer
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaust
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot Slipknot
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
Superfood MAM EP
Symphony X Iconoclast
Symphony X Paradise Lost
TesseracT Altered State
Thantifaxath Thantifaxath
The Antlers Hospice
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Rasmus Dead Letters
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Tool Lateralus
Transatlantic Bridge Across Forever
Tricky Maxinquaye
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Vibrasphere Exploring the Tributaries
Had a couple of decent tracks such as Erosion and Ensueno but the fault of this album lies in the lack of
captivating songs for the most part. To sum it up: It's a decent Trance album with very good flow, but falls
short as a whole unit
Zico Chain The Devil In Your Heart

2.5 average
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
Alter Bridge AB III
Andrew Huang Supremacy
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Common Rider This is Unity Music
Death Grips Exmilitary
Fantastic instrumentation throughout, which could not have been more thought provoking. However, what is
interesting backing music when none of it is done very well? Tracks drone on for too long and overstay their
welcome, some have very bland and uninspired raping from the forever angry MC Ride and some are just too
damn repetitive.
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Honour Crest Spilled Ink
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Jason Mraz Mr. A-Z
Jason Mraz Love Is a Four Letter Word
Jason Mraz Waiting For My Rocket To Come
Mallory Knox Signals
Nightwish Imaginaerum
Opeth Deliverance
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Radiohead Amnesiac
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Stone Sour Stone Sour
Sub Focus Torus
The Pineapple Thief All the Wars
Since when did The Pineapple Thief begin compromising with their songwriting capabilities? It works well when the riffs and melodies are interesting, but for what it's worth, they're not. Even the catchiness sounds kind of stale from a band
that are renowned for powerful chorus'. However, there is a silver lining and that silver lining has the name of 'Reaching Out'. It may not soar in the same way as 'So We Row', but it does have all the elements that make any TPT song great.
Emotional and beautiful vocals, brooding atmosphere and a fitting guitar solo in the middle. Easily one of their best songs, which can't be said for the other 8, sadly.
The Used Vulnerable
The Used Artwork
Ulver Perdition City
Zico Chain The Zico Chain EP

2.0 poor
Atreyu The Best of Atreyu
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
My Chemical Romance Danger Days
Ramones Ramones
Stone Sour Audio Secrecy
The 1975 The 1975
The Used The Used
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon

1.5 very poor
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
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