burton.and.gas
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Reviews 18
Approval 67%

Soundoffs 2
Album Ratings 70
Objectivity 74%

Last Active 12-20-13 10:52 pm
Joined 07-05-04

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Average Rating: 3.49
Rating Variance: 1.56
Objectivity Score: 74%
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5.0 classic
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Worlds Apart
In Flames The Jester Race
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Saul Williams Saul Williams
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb

4.5 superb
65daysofstatic The Fall of Math
65daysofstatic The Destruction of Small Ideas
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Faith No More The Real Thing
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
In Flames Come Clarity
Isis Oceanic
Excellent album! It sonically descibres landscapes and surrounds you with a wall of sound. Everything is both original and incredoble. Take, for example, the way the riffs are both heavy and crushing but as ambient as your average post-rock band in the same breath. It must have taken them along time to create a sound which is the child of mogwai and the melvins. Its amazing. I really want to hear panopticon!
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
Killing Joke Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
Melvins Stoner Witch
Mogwai My Father My King
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Mono You Are There
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Public Image Ltd First Issue
Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues
Saul Williams Amethyst Rock Star
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Wire Pink Flag

4.0 excellent
A Wilhelm Scream Ruiner
AC and Terra Human Trash
Auf Der Maur Auf Der Maur
I saw scpttrerulz's review and disagreed so i just had to sound off for the first time to offer an alternative view. Melissa Auf Der Maur has a very impressive alt-rock CV as bassist for Hole and Smashing Pumpkins. However i think there's a lot of substance to her solo outing which earns it at least an excellent rating. Ok a lot of people will be put off by the apparent sillyness of certain songs but the vocals and music both come with a haunting quality. The guitars are given a lot of potential, using certain styles associated with everything from Hard Rock and Metal to MBV style indie and lashings of her previous act the Pumpkins. A Kyuss influence rears its head in certain of these songs, something which i couldn't quite place my finger on until she mentioned it in a web zine, giving them a heavy undertone, which seems to have been counterbalanced by her own indie style sophistication. I heartily recommend it.
Bad Brains Build A Nation
Battles Mirrored
DJ Shadow The Outsider
Ihsahn angL
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit
Lee Scratch Perry Master Cuts Lee
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai Young Team
Muse Showbiz
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Skindred Babylon
Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
The Icarus Line Penance Soiree

3.5 great
Jesu Jesu
Killradio Raised on Whipped Cream
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Pere Ubu The Modern Dance
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Ni

3.0 good
Carsick Cars Carsick Cars
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead

2.5 average
Gang Of Four Entertainment!
Rifu Bombs for food, Mines for freedom!

2.0 poor
Good Charlotte Good Morning Revival
New Order Substance
Social Distortion Sex, Love and Rock'n'Roll
Sparta Threes
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The View Hats Off To The Buskers

1.5 very poor
Hard-Fi Once Upon A Time In The West
HIM Uneasy Listening Vol. 1
Just Jack Overtones
Kate Nash Made of Bricks
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade

1.0 awful
Atreyu The Curse
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Fall Out Boy Infinity On High
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Paris Hilton Paris
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
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