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5.0 classic
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Dream Theater Images and Words
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
The album cover is a picture from a mental institute, with no effects added onto it. The photo resembles this
albums perfectly; a land that's dark, brooding and hopeless. Simply from listening to the opening notes,
it's clear that this album resonates an atmosphere of desolation with dissonant polyrhythms before bursting
to full throttle with the opener. Much of this follows the same path: a consistent, sometimes terrifying and
depressing experience all the way until the dying notes scream "why have you left me here?". It's astonishing
what Thantifaxath has created on a whole and a single note doesn't feel misplaced or unnecessary. Possibly
the only negative of this is how the ambient track, "Eternally Falling", drags on for longer than it should,
however, it still plays an integral part to the albums flawless flow and feel. It's safe to say that the album taps
into some of the more desperate human emotions of depressing and aggressiveness. However, there is no
sympathy here, simply a void of where optimism used to be. Just like the album cover suggests, they're all
just voices in my head.

4.5 superb
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
Aphex Twin Windowlicker
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Beautiful and full of lush and interesting sounds. Don't think this one will ever get old...
Musk Ox Woodfall
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
The Pineapple Thief Little Man
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett

4.0 excellent
/F pq:f
One of the most sonically interesting records you'll ever encounter.

Stream it here: http://diuersae.bandcamp.com/album/pq-f
ABBA ABBA Gold
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Aphex Twin Come to Daddy
Arca &&&&&
A rich and diverse record encompassing of glitched, manipulated samples and beats as well as hip hop tendencies. The whole thing flows together really well and due to the shortness of each song, it really should be listened to in one piece.
Behemoth Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
Title track is too fookin' good.
Bowling for Soup A Hangover You Don't Deserve
90% nostalgia and rest is just masses and masses of fun
Clipping Something They Don't Know/Mouth
Seriously can't get enough of SB's verse
Darkspace Dark Space III
David Housden Thomas Was Alone Original Soundtrack
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Elliot Minor Elliot Minor
Enter Shikari Rat Race
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
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
Gazpacho Demon
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
Julia Brown An Abundance of Strawberries
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
London Grammar If You Wait
Massive Attack Mezzanine
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
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
Signor Benedick the Moor Opus 3 - A Man Atop The Tower
After hearing what SB was capable of on the clipping collaboration, his Theatre EP came across as a little
disappointing in comparison. However, it's enlightening to know that he's finally showcasing his potential and
innovation on this brief record. His best so far; stream below:

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Sigur Ros Untitled 1
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Sonata Arctica Silence
Take That Beautiful World
The Pineapple Thief 3000 Days
The Used In Love and Death
Transatlantic Stolt Morse Portnoy Trewavas
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
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
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Black Monolith Passenger
Blackfield Blackfield II
Blessthefall Hollow Bodies
Burial Untrue
Burial and Four Tet Moth/Wolf Club
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
Chumbawamba The Boy Bands Have Won...
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay Live 2012
Cristobal Tapia de Veer Utopia (Original Television Soundtrack)
A haunting yet powerful experience of a soundtrack so heavily based primarily using sounds from the TV
series, The overall dark tones and slow trip hop beats make for an incredible soundtrack that is truly brought
to life with the samples used throughout.
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Darkspace Dark Space II
Darkspace Dark Space III I
Death Grips Government Plates
For an album that starts off so well, it really does lose its steam later. The first 3 songs do a good job of shaping it into a more raw and experimental album that DG have never done before. However, the imminent flaw is that the other 2/3rds of the album don't even sound like actual songs. It's not that these instrumentals are inherently bad, they just lack anything special, which limits the albums potential. However, it's difficult to deny that this has some of their best work
Death Grips The Money Store
Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Pinata
Diablo Swing Orchestra Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious
DJ Purple Image INA LL LANGUA GES
Epic stuff, the samples are hectic in all the right ways. Sadly drags a lot in the second half though
Dreadnought Caroline
An alternative universe, where Muse went experimental and electronic long before The 2nd Law even dared to
surface
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Elliot Minor Solaris
Elliot Minor Solaris Acoustic
Enter Shikari Common Dreads
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Finntroll Nifelvind
FKA Twigs LP1
Floex Zorya
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Fymega Talk
GFOTY Secret Mix
This is strangely amusing, yet also laughably bad. It just draws you in, I guess
GFOTY Don't Wanna / Let's Do It
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Green Day American Idiot
James Blake James Blake
James Blake Overgrown
Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kashiwa Daisuke/Koby Israelite Split
Knife Party Haunted House
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Lapalux Nostalchic
Lapalux Without You
Mare Cognitum Phobos Monolith
Neil Cicierega Mouth Silence
So no one told you life was gonna be this way OOH WA AHH AH AH!
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Olafur Arnalds Found Songs
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Plebeian Grandstand Lowgazers
Love at first sight, even if this kind of love knocks you out on a first date
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Radiohead In Rainbows
Shabazz Palaces Black Up
Sigur Ros Brennisteinn
Sigur Ros Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Grand Opening and Closing
Snowday As We Travel
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Unia
Sophie Lemonade/Hard
hard makes me hard
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
SZA Z
Thantifaxath Thantifaxath
The Antlers Hospice
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 A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Ulver Kveldssanger
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Within Temptation The Heart of Everything
Within Temptation The Silent Force

3.0 good
ACIN ACIN
Alcest Shelter
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alt-J This Is All Yours
After hearing the first few singles, it sounded like this album was going to be inconsistent with out of place songs. I couldn't be more wrong. I cannot stress how much better this sounds as a whole rather than listened to individually. That being said, its shortcommings are still prevalent, and there's no point pretending that they don't exist. For one, there's nothing enthralling about this... at all. it doesn't have the same charm or layered aesthetic found in the first album. The overall theme of a journey is nice, but if that's the case, Miley Cyrus does nothing but sound out of place. Even if the album is disappointing as a whole, the first 4 songs are what classic Alt-J are all about. It crafts everything we love from their debut, plus more into a cohesive 15 minute spectacular building and building until Every Other Freckle. it's a shame the rest of the songs after exist, because if it ended there, it could easily have been EP of the year
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Arca Xen
Basically &&&&& part 2, but this falls flat on its face at times. DISSAPOINTED.
Ascension Consolamentum
Avantasia The Scarecrow
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Bastille Bad Blood
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Bjork Greatest Hits
Bjork Homogenic
Blueneck The Fallen Host
Bowling for Soup The Great Burrito Extortion Case
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Burial Kindred
Cage The Elephant Melophobia
Clean Bandit Dust Clears
Clean Bandit New Eyes
Clipping CLPPNG
Coldplay X & Y
Crosses EP
Cynic Traced in Air
dangerkids collapse
Daughter If You Leave
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Death Grips Exmilitary
Fantastic instrumentation throughout, which could not have been more thought provoking. However, what is rinteresting backing music when none of it is done very well? Tracks drone on for too long and overstay their rwelcome, some have very bland and uninspired raping from the forever angry MC Ride and some are just too rdamn repetitive.
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Elderbrook Simmer Down
UK garage producer/multi instrumentalists brings forth quite a pleasant EP but i feel like it needs something
to turn it from being good to great. How many Times is fantastic though. Shows that this guy could possibly
make something fantastic in the future.

Stream here: https://soundcloud.com/elderbrook/sets/simmer-down-ep
Emancipator Soon It Will Be Cold Enough
Enigma The Cross of Changes
Enter Shikari Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour
Enter Shikari Quelle Surprise
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Evanescence Fallen
FKA Twigs EP2
FKA Twigs EP
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
James Holden The Inheritors
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Massive Attack False Flags/United Snakes
False Flags >
Massive Attack Heligoland
Massive Attack Protection
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
Objekt Flatland
Despite having some interesting moments, I found myself wondering "does it get better?" all too often with this.
Obolus Lament
Kinda boring really. It's only just above average as a whole
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
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
Signor Benedick the Moor Signor Benedick's Spooky Reader's Theatre
Stream and name your price download here: http://sbthemoor.bandcamp.com/
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros ( )
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot Slipknot
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Sophie Bipp/Elle
Spectral Lore III
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
Take That The Circus
Techno Animal The Brotherhood of the Bomb
TesseracT Altered State
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
Wreck and Reference Want
Teethed Glory and Injury is better.
Zico Chain The Devil In Your Heart

2.5 average
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
Alter Bridge AB III
Andrew Huang Supremacy
Aphex Twin Syro
S'alright. Nothing new but still has a couple of good tracks. Sadly, very boring.
Ascension Deathless Light
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Bowling for Soup Drunk Enough To Dance
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Clipping Chain/Jump
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Common Rider This is Unity Music
Dean Blunt Black Metal
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Honour Crest Spilled Ink
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
James Blake CMYK
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
Objekt Objekt #1
Opeth Deliverance
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.
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Radiohead Amnesiac
Scott Walker and Sunn O))) Soused
Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty
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
Take That Progress
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
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
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition
Dibs reviewing this
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
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Two people: Riff + Riff + Riff. + generic, "catchy" melodies. And what about it?
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