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5.0 classic
David Bowie Low
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

4.5 superb
Air Moon Safari
Arcade Fire Funeral
AZ Doe or Die
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
Brian Eno Another Green World
Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene
Can Tago Mago
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Elliott Smith XO
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Gentle Giant Acquiring the Taste
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
GZA Liquid Swords
J Dilla Donuts
Jethro Tull Aqualung
John Frusciante Curtains
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Red
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
M.I.A. Arular
Madvillain Madvillainy
Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go
Nas Illmatic
Neu! Neu! '75
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
OutKast Aquemini
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Pete Rock and CL Smooth The Main Ingredient
Peter Gabriel Melt
Pharoahe Monch Internal Affairs
Pharoahe Monch Desire
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pixies Doolittle
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us
R.E.M. Murmur
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Red House Painters Red House Painters I
Ride Nowhere
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Sigur Ros Ágætis byrjun
Sonic Youth Sister
Sonic Youth Washing Machine
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway
Talking Heads Remain in Light
Television Marquee Moon
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Love
The Cure Disintegration
The Cure The Head on the Door
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Replacements Let It Be
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Tom Waits Orphans

4.0 excellent
ABBA ABBA Gold
Aesop Rock Labor Days
Beck Sea Change
Beck Mutations
Bell X1 Flock
Bjork Homogenic
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon
Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat
CunninLynguists Dirty Acres
Cursive Happy Hollow
Dalek Abandoned Language
DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask
Del tha Funkee Homosapien Both Sides of the Brain
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
DJ Shadow The Private Press
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Elliott Smith Roman Candle
Elliott Smith New Moon
Eloy Ocean
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
EPMD Strictly Business
Gang Starr Daily Operation
Gang Starr Moment of Truth
Ghostface Killah Fishscale
Ghostface Killah Ironman
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
k-os Exit
King Crimson Lizard
Ladytron Witching Hour
Low Things We Lost in the Fire
Madlib Shades of Blue
Madonna Ray of Light
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Masta Killa No Said Date
MF DOOM Operation: Doomsday
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Neil Young Greendale
Neu! Neu!
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York
Of Montreal The Gay Parade
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Pavement Wowee Zowee
Pearl Jam Ten
Pinback Offcell
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd Relics
Porcupine Tree Stars Die: The Delerium Years
Pulp Different Class
Rachel's The Sea and the Bells
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red House Painters Ocean Beach
Slint Spiderland
Sonic Youth EVOL
Sun Kil Moon April
The Clash London Calling
The Clash The Clash (US version)
The Cure Pornography
The Cure Boys Don't Cry
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Mothers of Invention Freak Out!
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot
The Smashing Pumpkins Judas O
The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High
The Smashing Pumpkins Zero
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths Singles
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
Venetian Snares Cavalcade of Glee and Dadaist Happy Pom Poms
Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain
Weezer Pinkerton
Wire Pink Flag
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever
Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Yusuf Islam An Other Cup
Zion I & The Grouch Heroes in the City of Dope

3.5 great
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes
7L & Esoteric Moment of Rarities
Aim Hinterland
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
Alec Empire Generation Star Wars
Animal Collective Feels
Army Of The Pharaohs The Torture Papers
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly
Beck One Foot In The Grave
Beirut Gulag Orkestar
Belle and Sebastian The Boy With the Arab Strap
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum
Blink-182 Blink-182
Blur Parklife
Box Car Racer Box Car Racer
Brian Eno Neroli
Cat Power You Are Free
Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four
Cat Stevens Numbers
Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf Big Shots
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus
Damien Rice O
David Gilmour On An Island
David Grubbs Act Five, Scene One
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Drop Nineteens Delaware
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Eloy Inside
Elvis Costello This Year's Model
Equus Observing the Moon
Eric B and Rakim Paid in Full
Genesis Trespass
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Genesis Genesis
Ghostface Killah More Fish
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Green Day Dookie
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Husker Du Zen Arcade
Infidel?/Castro! Bioentropic Damage Fractal
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Jaylib Champion Sound
Jethro Tull This Was
John Frusciante To Record Only Water for Ten Days
k-os Atlantis: Hymns For Disco
Kate Bush Aerial
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate
Low The Great Destroyer
Ludacris Word Of Mouf
Manic Street Preachers Gold Against The Soul
Manic Street Preachers Lifeblood
Manic Street Preachers Send Away The Tigers
MF DOOM MM.. Food
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Nas It Was Written
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Nirvana In Utero
Oh No Dr. No's Oxperiment
Os Mutantes Os Mutantes
OutKast ATLiens
People Under the Stairs O.S.T.
Pinback Blue Screen Life
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing
Queen Innuendo
Radiohead The Bends
Red House Painters Red House Painters II
Shpongle Are You Shpongled?
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Sonic Youth Goo
Sonic Youth Confusion is Sex/Kill Yr Idols
Sonic 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 Sex
Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
Talib Kweli Quality
Tangerine Dream Stratosfear
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists Hearts of Oak
The Beatles Help!
The Beatles 1
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Cure Faith
The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mothers of Invention Uncle Meat
The National Boxer
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
The Smashing Pumpkins Rotten Apples
The Smashing Pumpkins Earphoria
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Mode
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Thee Silver Mount Zion Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly...
Weezer Weezer
Yes Close to the Edge
Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Yo 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 good
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
7L & Esoteric A New Dope
Aesop Rock Bazooka Tooth
AFI Answer That and Stay Fashionable
Air Talkie Walkie
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Basement Jaxx Kish Kash
Beck Odelay!
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Burton Wagner A Sentinel's Eyes
Caspian The Four Trees
Cat Power Myra Lee
City and Colour Sometimes
Cursive The Ugly Organ
David Gilmour David Gilmour
Del tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm
Dinosaur Jr. Bug
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Eminem The Eminem Show
Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell
Galactic From the Corner to the Block
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis We Can't Dance
Gentle Giant Three Friends
Gentle Giant Octopus
Giant Drag Hearts and Unicorns
Girl Talk Night Ripper
Hawksley Workman Lover/Fighter
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
J Dilla Ruff Draft
Jim O'Rourke Eureka
Joanna Newsom Ys
Kanye West Late Registration
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Early Days/Latter Days
Little Brother The Listening
Manic Street Preachers Forever Delayed
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground
One 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 Lines
I 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 Tical
The 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 Now
Metric Live It Out
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine Ecstasy and Wine
Neil Young Neil Young
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nirvana Nevermind
Nirvana [UK] The Story of Simon Simopath
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Panda Bear Person Pitch
A 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 Rain
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Pink Floyd More
Pink Floyd Pulse (DVD)
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Progressive/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 Sun
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead In Rainbows
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
RZA Afro Samurai Soundtrack
Slowdive Souvlaki
Sonic Youth Dirty
Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves
Swollen Members Monsters in the Closet
System of a Down Hypnotize
Talib Kweli Eardrum
The Beatles Let It Be… Naked
The Cure The Cure
The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts
The Doors The Soft Parade
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Offspring Smash
The Smashing Pumpkins Lull
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
The Smiths The Smiths
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams
Yes Yes

2.5 average
50 Cent The Massacre
Beck Guero
Brainticket Celestial Ocean
David Grubbs Rickets & Scurvy
Eagles Hell Freezes Over
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters In Your Honor
Green Day American Idiot
Inspectah Deck Uncontrolled Substance
Jethro Tull War Child
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
King Crimson Islands
KISS Alive!
Ludacris Chicken 'N' Beer
Chicken 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 Enemy
Possibly 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 Absolution
A 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 Gravity
Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Pulse
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
The Cure Greatest Hits
The Cure Bloodflowers
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Basically, 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 Tree
Weezer The Green Album
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Wu-Tang Clan The W
The 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 poor
Billy Corgan TheFutureEmbrace
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Cardiacs Songs for Ships and Irons
Codeine Frigid Stars
Death From Above 1979 Romance Bloody Romance
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 2
Genesis From Genesis to Revelation
Gentle Giant Giant for a Day
Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Juana Molina Son
Led Zeppelin Presence
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Pink Floyd Echoes
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Dull 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 Stereo
The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God
The Who 20th Century Masters
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans
Yes 90125

1.5 very poor
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
A 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 Face
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 1
What 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 Encore
Frank Zappa Guitar
Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Hedley Hedley
Lindsay Lohan A Little More Personal (Raw)
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)
The Libertines The Libertines
Weezer Maladroit
Yes Big Generator

1.0 awful
AC/DC Back in Black
CKY An Answer Can Be Found
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Love Beach
Frank Zappa Thing-Fish
Truly 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 Metal
Limp Bizkit New Old Songs
Metallica Reload
Nickelback The Long Road
Seether Karma and Effect
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks...
The Offspring Splinter
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
Zwan Mary Star Of The Sea
I 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
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