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Objectivity Score: 83% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicDavid Bowie LowDJ Shadow Endtroducing.....Elliott Smith Elliott SmithJeff Buckley GraceJethro Tull Thick as a BrickKing Crimson Larks' Tongues in AspicManic Street Preachers The Holy BibleNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaSonic Youth Daydream NationThe Beatles Abbey RoadThe Smashing Pumpkins Siamese DreamThe Smashing Pumpkins GishWu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)4.5 superbAir Moon SafariArcade Fire FuneralAZ Doe or DieBeastie Boys Paul's BoutiqueBelle and Sebastian If You're Feeling SinisterBrian Eno Another Green WorldBroken Social Scene Broken Social SceneCan Tago MagoDo Make Say Think You, You're a History in RustDr. Octagon Dr. OctagonecologystElliott Smith XOEminem The Marshall Mathers LPFrank Zappa Hot RatsGenesis Selling England by the PoundGentle Giant Acquiring the TasteGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...GZA Liquid SwordsJ Dilla DonutsJethro Tull AqualungJohn Frusciante CurtainsKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingKing Crimson RedLed Zeppelin Houses of the HolyM.I.A. ArularMadvillain MadvillainyManic Street Preachers Everything Must GoNas IllmaticNeu! Neu! '75Nine Inch Nails The Downward SpiralOutKast AqueminiPavement Slanted and EnchantedPete Rock and CL Smooth The Main IngredientPeter Gabriel MeltPharoahe Monch Internal AffairsPharoahe Monch DesirePink Floyd AnimalsPink Floyd Wish You Were HerePixies DoolittlePublic Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold UsR.E.M. MurmurR.E.M. Automatic for the PeopleRadiohead Kid ARadiohead OK ComputerRaekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Red House Painters Red House Painters IRide NowhereShpongle Tales of the InexpressibleSigur Ros Ágætis byrjunSonic Youth SisterSonic Youth Washing MachineSun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great HighwayTalking Heads Remain in LightTelevision Marquee MoonThe Beatles RevolverThe Beatles The BeatlesThe Beatles LoveThe Cure DisintegrationThe Cure The Head on the DoorThe Flaming Lips The Soft BulletinThe Notorious B.I.G. Ready to DieThe Replacements Let It BeThe Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessThe Smashing Pumpkins AdoreThe Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & NicoTom Waits Orphans4.0 excellentABBA ABBA GoldAesop Rock Labor DaysBeck Sea ChangeBeck MutationsBell X1 FlockBjork HomogenicBob Dylan Highway 61 RevisitedBroken Social Scene You Forgot It In PeopleCat Stevens Mona Bone JakonCat Stevens Teaser and the FirecatCunninLynguists Dirty AcresCursive Happy HollowDalek Abandoned LanguageDangerDoom The Mouse And The MaskDel tha Funkee Homosapien Both Sides of the BrainDeltron 3030 Deltron 3030Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over MeDJ Shadow The Private PressEl-P I'll Sleep When You're DeadElliott Smith Roman CandleElliott Smith New MoonEloy OceanEminem The Slim Shady LPEPMD Strictly BusinessGang Starr Daily OperationGang Starr Moment of TruthGhostface Killah FishscaleGhostface Killah IronmanGhostface Killah Supreme ClienteleGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Jane's Addiction Nothing's ShockingJane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitualk-os ExitKing Crimson LizardLadytron Witching HourLow Things We Lost in the FireMadlib Shades of BlueMadonna Ray of LightMahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting FlameManic Street Preachers Generation TerroristsMassive Attack MezzanineMasta Killa No Said DateMF DOOM Operation: DoomsdayMinus the Bear Planet of IceModest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded WestMy Bloody Valentine LovelessNeil Young GreendaleNeu! Neu!Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New YorkOf Montreal The Gay ParadeOrganized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction AgendaPavement Wowee ZoweePearl Jam TenPinback OffcellPink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd The WallPink Floyd RelicsPorcupine Tree Stars Die: The Delerium YearsPulp Different ClassRachel's The Sea and the BellsRed Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex MagikRed House Painters Ocean BeachSlint SpiderlandSonic Youth EVOLSun Kil Moon AprilThe Clash London CallingThe Clash The Clash (US version)The Cure PornographyThe Cure Boys Don't CryThe Decemberists PicaresqueThe Decemberists The Crane WifeThe Feelies Crazy RhythmsThe Jesus and Mary Chain PsychocandyThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Microphones The Glow Pt. 2The Mothers of Invention Freak Out!The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II the PharcydeThe Smashing Pumpkins Pisces IscariotThe Smashing Pumpkins Judas OThe Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies HighThe Smashing Pumpkins ZeroThe Smiths Strangeways, Here We ComeThe Smiths SinglesThe Smiths Hatful of HollowThe Velvet Underground White Light/White HeatThe Velvet Underground The Velvet UndergroundTV on the Radio Return to Cookie MountainVenetian Snares Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Pom PomsViktor Vaughn Vaudeville VillainWeezer PinkertonWire Pink FlagWu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang ForeverXiu Xiu Fabulous MusclesYo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as OneYusuf Islam An Other CupZion I & The Grouch Heroes in the City of Dope3.5 great...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes7L & Esoteric Moment of RaritiesAim HinterlandAlanis Morissette Jagged Little PillAlec Empire Generation Star WarsAnimal Collective FeelsArmy Of The Pharaohs The Torture PapersAtmosphere God Loves UglyBeck One Foot In The GraveBeirut Gulag OrkestarBelle and Sebastian The Boy With the Arab StrapBlack Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion GumBlink-182 Blink-182Blur ParklifeBox Car Racer Box Car RacerBrian Eno NeroliCat Power You Are FreeCat Stevens Catch Bull at FourCat Stevens NumbersCharizma and Peanut Butter Wolf Big ShotsCompany Flow Funcrusher PlusDamien Rice ODavid Gilmour On An IslandDavid Grubbs Act Five, Scene OneDeath From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a MachineDr. Dre The ChronicDrop Nineteens DelawareElliott Smith Either/OrEloy InsideElvis Costello This Year's ModelEquus Observing the MoonEric B and Rakim Paid in FullGenesis TrespassGenesis Nursery CrymeGenesis Wind & WutheringGenesis GenesisGhostface Killah More FishGhostface Killah The Big Doe RehabGnarls Barkley St. ElsewhereGreen Day DookieHave a Nice Life DeathconsciousnessHusker Du Zen ArcadeInfidel?/Castro! Bioentropic Damage FractalInterpol Turn on the Bright LightsJaylib Champion SoundJethro Tull This WasJohn Frusciante To Record Only Water for Ten Daysk-os Atlantis: Hymns For DiscoKate Bush AerialLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IILeonard Cohen Songs of Love and HateLow The Great DestroyerLudacris Word Of MoufManic Street Preachers Gold Against The SoulManic Street Preachers LifebloodManic Street Preachers Send Away The TigersMF DOOM MM.. FoodMinus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like ThisModest Mouse The Moon & AntarcticaMogwai Happy Songs for Happy PeopleNas It Was WrittenNeutral Milk Hotel On Avery IslandNirvana In UteroOh No Dr. No's OxperimentOs Mutantes Os MutantesOutKast ATLiensPeople Under the Stairs O.S.T.Pinback Blue Screen LifePink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd A Saucerful of SecretsPink Floyd Obscured by CloudsPixies Surfer RosaPlacebo Without You I'm NothingQueen InnuendoRadiohead The BendsRed House Painters Red House Painters IIShpongle Are You Shpongled?Snoop Dogg DoggystyleSonic Youth GooSonic Youth Confusion is Sex/Kill Yr IdolsSonic Youth's first full length LP repackaged with one of their EPs makes this vicious little number. The punk energy is here, and that strange Youth way, presenting Stooges covers like they've never been heard before. Minimal basslines are the core of all the atonal songs. Unlike later Youth, that incorporates pop and psychedelic into their sound, this is pure, insane noise. The enigmatic lyrics are delivered in manic howls or hypnotic spoken word. Not a very enjoyable Sonic Youth album, especially for a new fan, but still an fantastically odd and intriguing one.Sonic Youth Confusion Is SexSonic Youth Rather RippedTalib Kweli QualityTangerine Dream StratosfearTed Leo And The Pharmacists Hearts of OakThe Beatles Help!The Beatles 1The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Cure FaithThe Flaming Lips Clouds Taste MetallicThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe Mothers of Invention Uncle MeatThe National BoxerThe Rolling Stones Goats Head SoupThe Shins Chutes Too NarrowThe Smashing Pumpkins Rotten ApplesThe Smashing Pumpkins EarphoriaThe Smashing Pumpkins Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of ModeThe Smiths The Queen Is DeadThee Silver Mount Zion Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly...Weezer WeezerYes Close to the EdgeYo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your AssYo La Tengo's greatest strength has to be their unrelenting experimentation and diversity within albums. Using the similar formula from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One in spanning as much as they can within their trio in styles and genres to make a fearlessly long album. The result is instrumentals veering off in lengthy directions, shimmering pop songs, and exotic juxtapositions of styles. Fronting duo couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley's sweet harmonies are backed from chamber pop grooves to Kinks-powered garage rock. While it has a great collection of songs, it makes a weaker package as an album, but still proves to be one of 2006's best.3.0 good50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'7L & Esoteric A New DopeAesop Rock Bazooka ToothAFI Answer That and Stay FashionableAir Talkie WalkieArcade Fire Neon BibleBasement Jaxx Kish KashBeck Odelay!Blink-182 Dude RanchBob Dylan Blood on the TracksBuilt to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with LoveBurton Wagner A Sentinel's EyesCaspian The Four TreesCat Power Myra LeeCity and Colour SometimesCursive The Ugly OrganDavid Gilmour David GilmourDel tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For AlarmDinosaur Jr. BugElliott Smith Figure 8Eminem The Eminem ShowFrank Zappa Jazz From HellGalactic From the Corner to the BlockGenesis FoxtrotGenesis We Can't DanceGentle Giant Three FriendsGentle Giant OctopusGiant Drag Hearts and UnicornsGirl Talk Night RipperHawksley Workman Lover/FighterIron & Wine Our Endless Numbered DaysJ Dilla Ruff DraftJim O'Rourke EurekaJoanna Newsom YsKanye West Late RegistrationLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin Early Days/Latter DaysLittle Brother The ListeningManic Street Preachers Forever DelayedMarcy Playground Marcy PlaygroundOne of the most labeled "One hit wonders" of the 90s, one might not even remember them unless "Sex and Candy" were to come up in a conversation. Its strangely deviant lyrics and minimalist, but catchy chorus, made it a rare gem in the one hit wonder world of Ace of Base and Dee-Lite. Marcy Playground's debut, though not the best of Alternative 90s, definitely goes deeper than most flash in the pans. The music varies from bluesy to poppy, to ominous to simply catchy, but the recurring disturbing themes such as drug use (the lead singer admitted to doing tons of drugs earlier in his life) are constantly present.Massive Attack Blue LinesI was probably expecting too much from this album. Unfinished Sympathy is one of the greatest songs of all time, and the rest of the album doesn't even touch it. While Unfinished Sympathy is an epic, rushing melancholic song, pairing an addictive rhythm with surging string arrangements, the rest of the album keeps a low-key, yet danceable feel. But the group's mix at the time of dub and hip hop just doesn't stand up to their later development of truly hypnotic, arcane music. Maybe I'm just comparing it too much to its lead single, and Massive Attack's later work, but the loose, hazy jams of Blue Lines get monotonous quickly.Method Man TicalThe first solo album to come out of the Wu-Tang canon, Tical showcases the reefer loving Method Man breaking out in a tumble of murky beats and raw atmosphere. RZA's beats are less bare than on 36 Chambers, but often don't define anything notable. At least Meth's smooth flow and uniquely slurred voice fits the album's washy griminess when the album is hitting sweet spots. On the first listen Tical seems to come close to other Wu solo releases like Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., but the album's instant appeal only slides with repeated plays. Metric Old World Underground, Where Are You NowMetric Live It OutMinus the Bear Highly Refined PiratesMuse Black Holes and RevelationsMy Bloody Valentine Isn't AnythingMy Bloody Valentine Ecstasy and WineNeil Young Neil YoungNine Inch Nails The FragileNirvana NevermindNirvana [UK] The Story of Simon SimopathOf Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?Panda Bear Person PitchA messy, sprawling album, even for an Animal Collective related effort! But what makes it a redeeming and interesting album is the production, which morphs Panda Bear's Brian Wilsonized happy-go-lucky harmonic vocals into part of the wild soundscapes that are created on this album. The atmosphere encompasses every aspect of the music into one psychedelic chain of sound, whether it'd be the jingly percussion, jangly guitars, or jumbled sound effects, sounding like the album is being tumbled through a washing machine. The Can-like meandering of Person Pitch aside, most of the songs themselves are weak, and half-baked, seeming like Panda Bear had to rely too much on making the lyrics incomprehensible and magic mushroom trip recreation to keep the album together. That being said, if I were to take a load of mind boggling drugs, I'd certainly agree with everyone else and say this is one of 2007's best. Until then, I'll stick to my other Animal Collective albums.Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked RainPearl Jam Pearl JamPink Floyd MeddlePink Floyd Atom Heart MotherPink Floyd The Final CutPink Floyd MorePink Floyd Pulse (DVD)Porcupine Tree In AbsentiaProgressive/psychedelic veterans Porcupine Tree enter the new millenium with a polished, safer feel than earlier works. The result is a solid album, with a unique modern rock touch, similar to The Bends era Radiohead. A lot of the songs abandon any quirkiness the band used to have, sounding more like songs to appeal to rock radio. The generic guitar sound takes another toll on the band's sound, Wedding Nails sounds like a Nu-Metal instrumental. One place where the album does shine is the classic Trains, an acoustic, melancholic epic. Easily the band's weakest album in a long time. Frontman studio wizard Steven Wilson may want to reconsider taking a walk on the wild side again.Porcupine Tree Lightbulb SunRadiohead AmnesiacRadiohead In RainbowsRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRZA Afro Samurai SoundtrackSlowdive SouvlakiSonic Youth DirtySonic Youth A Thousand LeavesSwollen Members Monsters in the ClosetSystem of a Down HypnotizeTalib Kweli EardrumThe Beatles Let It Be… Naked The Cure The CureThe Decemberists Castaways and CutoutsThe Doors The Soft ParadeThe Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink RobotsThe Offspring SmashThe Smashing Pumpkins LullThe Smashing Pumpkins ZeitgeistThe Smiths The SmithsWu-Tang Clan 8 DiagramsYes Yes2.5 average50 Cent The MassacreBeck GueroBrainticket Celestial OceanDavid Grubbs Rickets & ScurvyEagles Hell Freezes OverEminem Curtain Call: The HitsFoo Fighters The Colour and the ShapeFoo Fighters In Your HonorGreen Day American IdiotInspectah Deck Uncontrolled SubstanceJethro Tull War ChildKing Crimson In the Wake of PoseidonKing Crimson IslandsKISS Alive!Ludacris Chicken 'N' BeerChicken N' Beer? Does Ludacris have nothing Southern left to overkill? Word of Mouf was a cool album, but Chicken N' Beer solidifies his status as a formulaic rapper. No matter which song, it sounds like Luda is rapping to the same metronome every time, or at least the same rhyme pattern. This is fine for an occasional background music listen, but nothing else as Ludacris has exhausted his "talents".Manic Street Preachers Know Your EnemyPossibly the album that effectively killed the Manics' chances of becoming critically acclaimed arena rockers after the commercial rock success This is my Truth, Tell me Yours. Know Your Enemy is a lumbering, and pretentious collage of their old and new sound, and half-assed tributes to too many things to count. On one side, it contains hard rock that throws back to the Manics' early 90s days, on another it offers soft rockers, and somewhere in between it gives us a disco parody, hidden tracks, and other oddities that bulken the junk in Enemy's trunk. Some truly great melodies do shine through, though, when not dampened by awkward political messages or overly-processed studio effects. The end result wouldn't have been so bad if the album were shorter, it grates me that the album goes on for another half hour after it's given all it can, musically and... well, whatever the hell the Manics were trying to prove this time.Muse AbsolutionA lot of people complain that we don't need Muse, there's already a Porcupine Tree, there's already a Radiohead, there's already a Dredg. Well, they're pretty much right when Absolution is considered. When it isn't blasted by pseudo- cryptic filler, it's chocked with songs that I feel I've heard before anyway. As they energetically mix hard riffs with bubbly synths, classically-inspired piano and Matt Bellamy's soaring falsetto, I find that though it may seem exciting, it has no substance. Whether it be Bellamy's cliche lyrics or his cliche styles, Muse rarely break through with true talent on Absolution. Try Black Holes and Revelations instead.Our Lady Peace GravityPinback Autumn of the SeraphsPink Floyd The Division BellPink Floyd PulseRadiohead Hail to the ThiefSyd Barrett The Madcap LaughsThe Cure Greatest HitsThe Cure BloodflowersThom Yorke The EraserBasically, if Amnesiac were more monotonous and had less personality, there'd be The Eraser. The idea of Thom using fragmented old samples of his bandmates sounds interesting at first, but the charm wears off. The result is a of bunch cold, clammy songs with a less charismatic than usual Yorke singing over fidgety, creaky loops of what sound like old tapes that have been laying around in Radiohead's studio. The mix of what Yorke chooses to sample is what makes the album pleasant enough to sit through, but not to be engaged completely. Also, is it just me, or has his lyrics become predictable? Maybe Thom and I have just been together for too long.U2 The Joshua TreeWeezer The Green AlbumWolfmother WolfmotherWu-Tang Clan The WThe third group effort from the Wu-Tang Clan continues the downward slope that began with their '97 sophomore album Wu-Tang Forever. Though that album itself still held together and presented innovation, what followed were underwhelming solo attempts from respected members, and a lack of unity clouding over many of the releases from the Clan in the late 90s. The W is no exception, and despite having more production from Wu mastermind RZA than other release of the time, a lot of it comes up sounding incomplete and tepid. While the singles Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off) and Gravel Pit re-energize the album, songs like Conditioner and Careful (Click, Click) create painfully dull and inconsistent moments.2.0 poorBilly Corgan TheFutureEmbraceBlink-182 Enema of the StateCardiacs Songs for Ships and IronsCodeine Frigid StarsDeath From Above 1979 Romance Bloody RomanceEmerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 2Genesis From Genesis to RevelationGentle Giant Giant for a DayHopesfall The Satellite YearsJuana Molina SonLed Zeppelin PresenceLed Zeppelin In Through the Out DoorPink Floyd EchoesPorcupine Tree On the Sunday of LifeRadiohead Pablo HoneyDull as Dilbert. Sure Radiohead have always been a bit dull, but here it comes out full-fledged in a bunch of generic pop-rock tunes. The only reason it has any credibility is because it was released during the golden years of alternative rock, and anything that's grungy somehow is supposed to be credible. Take away that alt rock flavour and there's nothing bit a bunch of boring songs. If it weren't for the legions of Radiohead fanboys, this would be a record to be forgotten with the ages. But since Thom Torke is a demi-god of music, we'll have to keep putting up with the constant reminding of this album. It's a good thing Dilbert doesn't have fanboys.RZA RZA as Bobby Digital in StereoThe Flaming Lips At War With The MysticsThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of GodThe Who 20th Century MastersYes Tales from Topographic OceansYes 901251.5 very poorAngels and Airwaves We Don't Need to WhisperA laughable attempt of Tom DeLonge trying to prove he's original. His voice sounds like a goat getting butchered alive, no longer accepting that he sounds like a 12 year old, he tries to lower his voice making a horrible noise that you'd only get anywhere else in a prison shower. The only thing innovative about this album is that it's been a while since anyone in pop music has thought delay pedals and ripping off U2 is cool. Oooh wow, 90 second intros to songs, and not singing about getting dumped! How groundbreaking!David Gilmour About FaceEmerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 1What happens when you add three guys with virtuoso skills and affinities to progressive music, let them frolick freely in the studio, and inflate their egos? You get a bloated wank-fest of ELP believing they're musical gods. I usually stick up for prog when it's bad-mouthed for being too pretentious and self-indulgent, but here ELP are giving the critics too much to work with. Well, at least it's no Love Beach. Ugggh.Eminem EncoreFrank Zappa GuitarGwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby.Hedley HedleyLindsay Lohan A Little More Personal (Raw)Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of ReasonR. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)The Libertines The LibertinesWeezer MaladroitYes Big Generator1.0 awfulAC/DC Back in BlackCKY An Answer Can Be FoundEmerson, Lake and Palmer Love BeachFrank Zappa Thing-FishTruly the most awful Zappa album I've come across. The storyline, which was originally intended to be a broadway play (fortunately it never went through), is incredibly plodding and boring. Though it contains moments of humour, it goes nowhere most of the time. It's based on a scientist who develops some sort of mutation device, but tests it on poor Southern black people. Somehow the plot turns to these people have to go peform on Broadway. That's about as much as I can understand...
It's narrated by Thing-Fish, who never really develops into an actual character, and just gives vulgar commentary and narration in a poorly developed Southern Accent. Dialogue between the other characters is usually better, but don't frequent as often as Thing-Fish.
The music is arguably just as bad, generically repeating as the story is told; not really a musical, now is it? Even stranger is that Zappa decides to frequently use overdubs from previous albums instead of new music. Occasionally there are quirky, catchy moments, such as "Clowns on Velvet". After 5 songs I couldn't believe this was actually a double album. Steer clear of this.HIM Love MetalLimp Bizkit New Old SongsMetallica ReloadNickelback The Long RoadSeether Karma and EffectSex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks...The Offspring SplinterYellowcard Ocean AvenueZwan Mary Star Of The SeaI knew there was something strange about this album the first time I heard it. And after the breaking up of Zwan, Billy Corgan bitterly stated that Zwan was a giant lie. Well, now the awkward twee mood of the album makes sense. It seems like Corgan is just begging people to ask him "why so happy?" with cheerfully stupid lines like "a little sunshine/just to butter my toast/and your love next to mine". Not to mention the strange proclamation of his love for Jesus demonstrated here. The guitar chemistry is dull, three are obviously too many for the band, and the classic Jimmy Chamberlain and Billy Corgan formula falls flat. The worst part is, Zwan's pre-album work was pretty good.0.5 Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
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