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5.0 classic
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Brian Eno Another Green World
Another Green World is a mixture of soothing pop tunes and ambient electronica. Eno uses lush keyboard soundscapes and sparkling keyboard tones to create some relaxing tunes that create vivid imagery and interesting ideas. Songs like I'll Come Running showcase some poppy piano parts while St. Elmos Fire features Fripp shredding up a storm, the ambient pieces don't drag the album down and Eno keeps things moving quite well. There is an excellent balance between pop and ambient, sometimes Eno even combines the two (Everything Merges With the Night). Another Green World is flooding with everything that an electronica fan could hope for, and absoute essential album for anyones music collection.
Can Tago Mago
R.E.M. Murmur
I don't give to many albums five star ratings and it's a mystery why I enjoy this album as much as I do. There is no fancy instrumentation, clever production, or deep lyrics. It's not a deep or reflective album either, the music is as stripped down and basic as you can get. Every song is catchy as hell and the hazy, mysterious vibe of the Michael Stipes voice will always intruige me. Maybe Murmur doesn't deserve a five star rating but I can't find any flaws with the album and I've been listening to it for a good five years or so.
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Aquabats . . . Vs. the Floating Eye of Death!
Ween Pure Guava
Nearly everything is found on this disc. One minute you'll be listening to low key tracks that consist of nothing but a sparse drum beat and random mumblings, the next thing you know a blast of noise is casted upon your ears! Pure Guava is so refreshing because the music is so different yet it remains accessible and strangely addicting at the same time. Some criticize Pure Guava for being too "uneven" but that's what makes it so fun.
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.5 superb
Air Moon Safari
Air's Moon Safari is one of my favorite electronica albums of all time, but that's not a very stunning thing. The album features lush keyboard melodies over soft beats and smooth, twinkly guitar lines. Sexy Boy and Remember are both crunchy synth-pop songs that get you hooked right away with their catchy keyboard riffs and drumbeats. For the most part Moon Safari is an ambient album, Ce Matin La features a nice little trumpet part while All I Need focuses on a jazzy acoustic guitar and a soothing female vocalist. All in all Moon Safari won't letdown an fans of electronica music, the album has a soothing and mellow vibe yet it still shows a lot of range with influences or jazz and synth-pop.
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
Richard David James most forgotten album, I Care Because You Do is in my opinion his best. The album features a lot of range but my personal favorites are his more ambient and progressive songs. Alberto Balsalm is a nice, laid-back gem while The Waxen Pithis an eerie yet ambient song. At points the album gets very haunting, Icct Hedral features a pounding beat over scary background effects while Come On You Slags! is a dark, morbid song that is oddly exhilerating. I Care Because You Do offers a ton of variety, I dig the songs with pounding beats and I also enjoy the more suble and lo-key tunes.
Autechre Amber
Beck Odelay!
Bela Fleck and The Flecktones Flight Of The Cosmic Hippo
Boards of Canada Music Has The Right To Children
This is the ideal electronica album to chill to. The relaxed beats and swirling keyboard effects fit together perfectly creating an extremely atmospheric and lazy atmosphere. At first the songs seem way to long and repetitive but the songs change so subtly and quick that it's difficult to even notice. With a good set of headphones this album will put you in a trance for a good hour or so, although the music isn't complex or challenging it sure is hypnotic.
Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
This album is monumental for any fans of ambient electronica. Eno's soothing piano work is ace and although this record isn't for everyone it almost forces you to kick back and relax. This was the third Eno album I purchased and although I was used to his more post-punk influenced stuff Ambient One: Music For Airports always does it for me. The only downside is that the music can get boring at points, but that's easy to understand since this is ambient music.
Cake Comfort Eagle
Can Ege Bamyasi
Cluster Cluster II
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Cyne Evolution Fight
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Descendents Milo Goes to College
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Shifting away from his more minimal approach with "1983" Flying Lotus showcases a lot more variety on his newest offering, "Los Angeles." Although the album is often tagged as instrumental hip-hop every song has a unique set of beats matched with Ellison's lush keyboard arrangements and organic production. The pulsing, hypnotic variety of beats never wears thin making "Los Angeles" a zany and trance-inducing listen.
Flying Saucer Attack Further
Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump
GZA Liquid Swords
Hepcat Right On Time
Husker Du Zen Arcade
Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle
Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul
Jaga Jazzist What We Must
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
Jurassic 5 Power in Numbers
Kraftwerk Autobahn
Melvins Gluey Porch Treatments
Mercury Rev Boces
Miles Davis Miles Smiles
Minor Threat Complete Discography
Morphine Cure for Pain
Naked City Torture Garden
Nas Illmatic
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Pink Moon proves that you only need a guitar and a vocalist to create breathtakingly beautiful music. Pink Moon is much more baron and stripped down then any other Drake release and that's why I enjoy it the most. While some claim that the guitar playing is way to simple that doesn't matter, Drake puts all of his emotions into twenty-six mintues of music. Pink Moon is not only my favorite "folk" album of all time it's also my favorite singer/songwriter album also.
Nick Drake Bryter Layter
Of Montreal The Gay Parade
Operation Ivy Energy
Parliament Mothership Connection
Pavement Wowee Zowee
Peter Tosh Legalize It
After listening to Legalize It I instantly wonder why this guy wasn't as popular as Marley. Tosh's music has a heavy soul vibe and he brings in many female vocalists to sing back up on this album. Every track has an extremely laid-back and relaxing edge, while listening to the music it nearly makes you feel like you're laying on a beach in Jamaica. While no songs really stand out amongst each other Legalize It establishes a very cool and sublime atmosphere that few reggae albums could capture.
Peter Tosh Mama Africa
Pharoah Sanders Karma
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most popular and well known albums of all time. While the album is superb it isn't Floyds best album, but I can see why it got so much critical acclaim. The albums definately got range, 'Breathe' is a slow, atmospheric track powered by a simple guitar riff and Waters soothing vocal delivery fits in perfectly. 'Us and Them' is as soothing and jazzy as it gets, featuring a jazzy saxophone line and a soulful chorus. 'Money' is another jazzy tune with a groovy guitar solo and a choppy guitar riff. The albums closer 'Eclipse' is the most upbeat track off the album and is filled with hard hitting drums and psychadelic vocals. The album clearly has a lot of range and it mixes in psychadelic, jazz, and basic rock music. It's been more then 30 years since Dark Side of the Moon was released, and it is still fun to listen to since it is very relaxing and soothing.
Propagandhi How to Clean Everything
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
R.E.M. Reckoning
R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant
Radiohead Amnesiac
Reverend Bizarre In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation
Ride Nowhere
Shpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Sly and The Family Stone Stand!
Social Distortion Sex, Love and Rock'n'Roll
Sonic Youth Sister
Sonic Youth Washing Machine
Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Super Furry Animals Radiator
Super Furry Animals Guerilla
Swans White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77
Punky, funky, new-wavish post-punk from the late 70's. Every track is just so damn catchy, I'll have a different favorite from this album everytime I listen to it because it's so solid all the way through. David Byrnes erratic voice mixed with upbeat guitar grooves seems odd but it works very well. This may not be the Talking Heads most innovative release but it's their most simple, stripped down piece of work.
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
Tangerine Dream Rubycon
The Aquabats The Fury of the Aquabats!
The Clash The Clash (US version)
The Damned Damned Damned Damned
The Eleventh House Introducing The Eleventh House...
The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic
The KLF Chill Out
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money
The Nation of Ulysses Plays Pretty for Baby
The Slits Cut
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Specials Specials
The Vagabonds ...And Still Counting
The Who Live at Leeds
They Might Be Giants Lincoln
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Rain Dogs incorporates influences of country, folk, jazz, and blues all into one. Groovy brass instruments weave their way in and out of twangy acoustic guitars and Toms loud, raspy voice. While listening to the album it almost seems like Waits and his crew picked up some old instruments laying around and just started playing. Rain Dogs has an extremely raw feel and songs jump from tense and boisterous rockers (Downtown Train, Big Black Mariah) to slow, bluesy tunes (Jockey Full of Bourbon, Walking Spanish. Accordians, marracas, and timpani's all find their way into the music and create a somber and nocturnal feel. Rain Dogs is a classic album featuring nineteen gloomy, dark, and occasionally chaotic songs.

Favorite Tracks:
Jockey Full of Bourbon
Hang Down Your Head
Walking Spanish
Tom Waits Bone Machine
Tortoise TNT
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
U.S. Maple Long Hair in Three Stages
We Are Scientists With Love and Squalor
Ween The Mollusk
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops I
Windy and Carl Consciousness
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Yes Close to the Edge
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds

4.0 excellent
50 Cent The Massacre
Aerosmith Rocks
Alice In Chains Dirt
Andrew Bird The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Archers of Loaf Icky Mettle
Autechre Tri Repetae
Bark Psychosis Hex
Battles B EP
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Beat Happening Beat Happening
Beck Mutations
Beck Midnite Vultures
Biosphere Cirque
Bjork Homogenic
Black Flag Damaged
Black Milk Tronic
Blackalicious Nia
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
With The Campfire Headphase Boards of Canada move away from their more beat oriented sound and start playing around with more atmospheric keyboard effects. The soothing beats that were once found on Music Had the Right to Children have vanished, but that's not exactly a bad thing. The overall sound of the album hints towards ambient electronica yet the music isn't as dark or bleak as it was on previous releases. Soothing soundscapes, subtle guitar hooks, and mellow keyboard tones make up The Campfire Headphase, while it's a huge change from the duos earlier sound it's still a natural and positive evolution.
Bob James One
Bob Marley and The Wailers Legend
Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician
Butthole Surfers Independent Worm Saloon
Butthole Surfers Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
Cake Fashion Nugget
Cake Motorcade Of Generosity
Can Monster Movie
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Chapterhouse Whirlpool
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD
Converge Jane Doe
Crow Tongue Ghost Eye Seeker
Cynic Focus
Daft Punk Discovery
How can you possibly sit still when listening to this album? The first four tracks are the best off of the album, but then I feel like it all goes downhill from there. I really dig the glossy, glimmery production and even if it does go a bit overboard it still makes some great dance music. I think the other big reason I enjoy listening to Discovery so much is how elements of jazz and funk also make their way into the music creating an even more upbeat and bouncy vibe. While Discovery can get tiresome at points it's still an excellent dance album that rivals some of my personal favorites within the genre.
Danny Elfman The Nightmare Before Christmas
Dead Meadow Feathers
Depeche Mode Violator
Devo Freedom of Choice
Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
DJ Shadow The Private Press
Don Caballero World Class Listening Problem
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Dream Theater Octavarium
Duran Duran Rio
Echo and The Bunnymen Songs to Learn and Sing
Echo and The Bunnymen Ocean Rain
Eric B and Rakim Paid in Full
Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Faith No More Angel Dust
Faith No More The Real Thing
Fatboy Slim Why Try Harder
Feist The Reminder
Flying Lotus 1983
Flying Saucer Attack Flying Saucer Attack
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Frontier Ruckus The Orion Songbook
Fugazi End Hits
Germs M.I.A.: The Complete Anthology
Ghost Mice Ghost Mice
Giant Sand Chore of Enchantment
Green Day Insomniac
Gregor Samsa 55:12
Grinderman Grinderman
Guided By Voices Bee Thousand
Guided By Voices Alien Lanes
Hallucinogen Twisted
Harmonia Musik von Harmonia
Harvey Milk Life... The Best Game in Town
Hepcat Scientific
Herbie Hancock Headhunters
Herbie Hancock is the man, and he proves it with Headhunters. The first track is 15 minutes of smooth funkiness showing off a snazzy brass section along with that dope bassline. Hancocks keyboard skills shine towards the middle of the track showcasing some blazing scales and bringing electronica into the mix. "Watermelon Man" is a slow, steady jazz tune while Sly is a vivid, quick-paced funk tune bringing in obvious african influences plus some raging trumpet lines. The album closes out with a slow, soothing number focusing on a steady drumline and some more of those cool trumpets. Overall Headhunters can be entertaining, relaxing, and upbeat at the same time; it's essential for any fan of funk or jazz music.
Herbie Hancock Man-Child
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage
Hum You'd Prefer an Astronaut
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
Jesu Jesu
John Coltrane Lush Life
John Coltrane Meditations
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
Killdozer Intellectuals Are the Shoeshine Boys of
Kraftwerk The Man-Machine
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
Lemon Jelly Lost Horizons
Lets Go Bowling Music to Bowl By
Mantronix Mantronix: The Album
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Melvins Houdini
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Miles Davis In A Silent Way
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mogwai Young Team
Mono You Are There
Mouse on Mars Autoditacker
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
This has to be one of the strangest albums that I have ever listened to. Mike Patton fuses together funk, jazz, death metal, ska, circus music, and punk all together to create on hell of a ride. Every song lasts from about five to ten minutes long and while listening to each song five or six genres will be exposed. Patton will be screaming into the microphone over heavy guitar riffs and a few seconds later the music will change into jazz or funk. With Mr. Bungles s/t there are no rules and although the album can be to much to handle at points it's worth it if you want something unconventional or unique.
MU330 Chumps On Parade
Naked City Naked City
Native Nod Today Puberty, Tomorrow the World
Nirvana In Utero
Nobukazu Takemura Scope
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Ozric Tentacles Erpland
Ozric Tentacles Strangeitude
Pale Saints The Comforts of Madness
Pavement Slanted & Enchanted
Pearl Jam Ten
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pearl Jam Yield
Pete Namlook Air II
Philip Glass Glassworks
Phish Junta
Pink Floyd Animals
Pixies Doolittle
Pixies Best of Pixies: Wave of Mutilation
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
port-royal Flares
Port Royals' "Flares" is one of the best ambient/post-rock albums that I've listened to in quite some time. Organic keyboard tones, lush production, crunchy beats, and hypntoic guitars are all found throughout the album. The music is able to create vivid imagery with minimal instrumentation, at times only a keyboard and drum machine are used throughout an entire song. Perhaps the most important aspect about the music is that it's so easy to get lost in, after two minutes of the opening track "Jeka" I already find myself hypnotized. "Flares" may not be the most unique album out their but it's an excellent ambient/post-rock album.
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas
Quasimoto is the Mr.Bungle of hip-hop music. "Further Adventures..." features twenty six songs which all started out as skits. Madlib adds in plenty of special effects, odd sound recordings, and his helium like voice is truly something that hip-hop has never experienced. These songs range from gangsta rap, to smooth soulful tunes. Madlib will start a song out with a certain beat or rhythm and that same beat will appear just a few tracks later. Almost all of these songs are hit or miss tracks simply because there is so much going on at once that the music can just be hard to listen to at times. While there are a lot of sloppy and rushed songs slapped on here this album is still excellent because of the crucial tracks it contains. This isn't for your casual hip-hop fan, it's one of the weirdest and funkiest rap albums in the past five years.
Quasimoto The Unseen
R.E.M. Document
R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi - Fi
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead OK Computer
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red House Painters Red House Painters I
Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
Return to Forever Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
Richard Youngs Airs of the Ear
Royksopp Melody A.M.
Rush Hemispheres
Shellac At Action Park
Silver Apples Silver Apples
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Of Natural History
Slowdive Souvlaki
Sneaker Pimps Bloodsport
Sparklehorse Vivadixiessubmarinetransmissionplot
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom
Sun Ra Space is the Place
Super Furry Animals Love Kraft
Swervedriver Mezcal Head
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food
Tangerine Dream Cyclone
Television Marquee Moon
The Afghan Whigs Black Love
The Aquabats The Return of the Aquabats
The Aquabats Charge!!
With Charge The Aquabats put away the brass instruments and venture towards a more synth-pop influenced direction. It's extremely easy to compare The Aquabats to other new-wave groups such as Oingo Boingo and Devo as Charge consists of upbeat guitar riffs, quirky keyboard synths and humorous lyrics. Awesome Forces! and Fashion Zombies! are some of the catchiest pop-punk songs that I've ever heard and the MC Bat Commander avoids all pop-punk writing cliches as he sings about tigers, waterslides, and demolition derbies. Charge! may not be the greatest new-wave album out there but it's certaintly one of the most entertaining and fun albums that I've listened to in quite some time.
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Clash London Calling
The Clash The Clash
The Dead C The White House
The Dead C Future Artists
The Dears No Cities Left
The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts
The Flaming Lips Transmissions From the Satellite Heart
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Flaming Lips Hit To Death In The Future Head
The Flaming Lips Oh My Gawd...The Flaming Lips
The Fucking Champs VI
The Mamas and The Papas California Dreamin'
The Microphones Mount Eerie
The Mothers of Invention Weasels Ripped My Flesh
The Mothers of Invention Freak Out!
The Mothers of Invention Roxy & Elsewhere
The Notwist Neon Golden
The Offspring Smash
The Orb Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
The Rentals Return of the Rentals
The Sea And Cake Nassau
The Slackers Peculiar
The Specials Too Much Too Young
The Vandals Hollywood Potato Chips
The Who Tommy
They Might Be Giants Flood
Times New Viking Rip It Off
Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones
Tom Waits Alice
Tom Waits Orphans
Tortoise Standards
Tortoise A Lazarus Taxon
U2 Boy
Ulaan Khol I
Van Morrison Wavelength
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes
Vitalic Ok Cowboy
Weather Report Mysterious Traveller
Ween Chocolate and Cheese
Ween Quebec
Wilco Summerteeth
Wire Pink Flag
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Yakuza Samsara
Yakuza Transmutations
Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Ou
Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Yowie Cryptooology

3.5 great
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Aesop Rock Labor Days
Agalloch The Mantle
Air Talkie Walkie
Air Pocket Symphony
Alice In Chains Facelift
Andrew Bird Weather Systems
Animal Collective Feels
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Some consider this album to be Aphex Twin's greatest record, but I disagree. There are some great songs such as the jittery 4 and the lo-key, soothing Fingerbib. Most of these songs are pretty well done, but their are a few bad ones towards the end of the album. Logon Rock Witch sounds very out of place, and it sounds like something that would belong on a Cartoon Network show. Inkeys is another track which seems out of place and the end of the album is pretty weak. Richard does a great job with the first nine tracks or so, but the record quickly loses it's fun and bouncy atmosphere towards the end. Other highlights include To Cure a Weakling Child and Yellow Calx.
Aphex Twin Come To Daddy
Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
Belle and Sebastian The Life Pursuit
Ben Harper Fight For Your Mind
Big Black Songs About Fucking
Biosphere Substrata
Bjork Debut
Black Dice Beaches and Canyons
Black Dice Creature Comforts
Black Dice Broken Ear Record
Black Moth Super Rainbow Start A People
Black Uhuru Red
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
Boston Boston
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land
Brian Eno and David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska
Burial Untrue
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Butthole Surfers Rembrandt Pussyhorse
Cake Prolonging The Magic
Camel Mirage
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As Milk
Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat
Cerberus Shoal Homb
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um
Circle Jerks Group Sex
Coldplay Parachutes
Coldplay The Blue Room
Comus First Utterance
Cream Disraeli Gears
Cynic Traced in Air
Daft Punk Homework
David Bowie Hunky Dory
Deftones White Pony
Delerium Karma
Descendents Everything Sucks
Devendra Banhart Cripple Crow
Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Dinosaur Jr. Bug
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Don Caballero American Don
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Drive Like Jehu Drive Like Jehu
Dropkick Murphys Sing Loud, Sing Proud!
Eagles Hotel California
Easy Star All Stars Radiodread
Eluvium Copia
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Pictures at an Exhibition
Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Fatboy Slim Better Living Through Chemistry
Fennesz Venice
Four Tet Ringer
Fugazi 13 Songs
Fugazi Red Medicine
Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Gang Of Four Entertainment!
Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience
Glenn Branca The Ascension
Goldfinger Goldfinger
Grand Ulena Gateway to Dignity
Gravediggaz 6 Feet Deep
Green Day 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Have A Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Herbie Hancock Thrust
Husker Du New Day Rising
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Jean Michel Jarre Equinoxe
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jeru the Damaja Wrath of the Math
John Cale Fear
John Coltrane Interstellar Space
John Zorn Astronome
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Kanye West The College Dropout
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Tubby Crucial Dub
Klute The Emperors New Clothes
Lemon Jelly Lemonjelly.KY
Less Than Jake Losing Streak
Liars Liars
LITE Phantasia
Live Throwing Copper
Low Long Division
Madvillain Madvillainy
Maps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses
Matisyahu Live At Stubb's
Live At Stubbs is arguably Matisyahus best effort. It shows off some energetic and compelling tunes such as the hit single King Without A Crown, Refuge, and Close My Eyes as well as some chilled out and religious moments like Lord Raise Me Up and Aish Timid. Although the music can get quite bland at times there are enough interesting hooks and grooves to keep your attention throughout the course of the album. Live At Stubbs is not a monumental or amazing piece of work but it is a great record for anyones reggae collection.
Matisyahu Youth
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Millencolin Pennybridge Pioneers
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Moby Play
Morphine Yes
Mouse on Mars Niun Niggung
Mouse on Mars Vulvaland
Mouth of the Architect Quietly
Mr. Bungle California
Nadja Radiance of Shadows
Navio Forge As We Quietly Burn A Hole Into...
Neu! Neu!
Neu! Neu! '75
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
NOFX Ribbed
NOFX Punk in Drublic
NoMeansNo Wrong
Oingo Boingo Dead Man's Party
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Oneida The Wedding
Patti Smith Easter
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement Brighten the Corners
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
Pelican Australasia
Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music from the Penguin Cafe
Pere Ubu The Modern Dance
Pg. 99 Document #8
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
If you are into psychadelic music then this is a must own album. While some refer to this as a Syd Barret album I disagree. 'Piper' ranges from the poppy 'Lucifer Sam' to the eerie and playful 'The Gnome.' Barrets hypnotic and trippy voice is firm throughout the course of the album but the ten minute instrumental 'Instersteller Overdrive" is one of the best drug songs of all time. and stands out amongst the rest of the songs off the album. Throughout the album their is creepy guitar work, twinkly effects and Syds hypnotic vocals add on and make this album extremely druggy. Even the lyrics on 'Flaming' are creepy revealiving information about a stalker. The album closes with 'Bike' a song that sounds like it would come out of a 70's horror movie. "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is a masterpiece and every psychadelic fan should own it, or it least give it a chance.
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd Pulse (DVD)
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Popol Vuh Aguirre
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
port-royal Afraid to Dance
Prefuse 73 One Word Extinguisher
Primus Frizzle Fry
Propagandhi Potemkin City Limits
Pulp His 'n' Hers
R.E.M. Monster
When people think of R.E.M. I'm sure that Monster isn't an album that comes to mind. This is by far and the most heavy and hard rocking album that R.E.M. has ever released and although many critics dispise this album I enjoy it. The big single 'What's the Frequency Kenneth' is a riff based rocker with some great distortion sounds, and that's the song most people including myself associate Monster with. Most of the album is filled with rough guitar riffs, hard hitting drums and distorted basslines. While things get extremely sloppy and unorganized at points Monster is worth it for hardcore R.E.M. fans and for those who want some music to rock out to.
R.E.M. Reveal
R.E.M. Accelerate
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rancid Rancid [2000]
Rancid Life Won't Wait
Rapeman Two Nuns and a Pack Mule
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rush Fly by Night
Shpongle Are You Shpongled?
Silver Jews American Water
Slint Spiderland
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sonic Youths Daydream Nation is a very frustrating and discouraging listen. There are some mindblowingly good songs like "Teenage Riot" "Erics Trip" and "Rain King" yet the album drags on for such a long time. Sonic Youth are at their best when they play direct, to the point rock songs and don't screw around with delay or lengthy blasts of noise; "The Sprawl" and "Hyperstation" never seem to come to an end and a lot of these tracks could have easily been shortened. While I think that Daydream Nation is a worthwhile listen because of its standout tracks the album is very draggy and to long for its own good.
Sonic Youth Murray Street
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Steve Roach New Life Dreaming
Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Sublime Sublime
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Illinois was possibly one of the most popular albums amongst the "indie" crowd in 2005. I enjoy the album and think that it's a great listen, but it's nothing amazing. Sufjan creates atmospheric, hypnotic, and beautiful melodies. The music is so soft and relaxing that it could put you right to sleep. Sufjan's voice is just like the music, soft and soothing which makes the music almost to gentle. There are points in the album where you just want to go to sleep, 22 songs is quite a stretch and the man needs to learn when to stop adding songs onto the album. There are six tracks that are less then one minute long yet the album lasts over an hour. The instruments consist of acoustic guitars, soothing basslines and some catchy vocal harmonies. All in all Illinois is worth your time but at the same time could put you right to sleep if you're a bit drowzy.
Sun Ra The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol 1
Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
Talking Heads Fear of Music
The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen
The Afghan Whigs Congregation
The Aquabats Myths, Legends and Other. . . Adventures
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Help!
The Bouncing Souls Hopeless Romantic
The Bouncing Souls How I Spent My Summer Vacation
The Bouncing Souls The Good, The Bad, and The Argyle
The Bronx The Bronx
The Dead C Secret Earth
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Jesus Lizard Goat
The Jesus Lizard Liar
The Jolly Rogers The Jolly Rogers
The Mothers of Invention Over-nite Sensation
The National Bank The National Bank
The New Pornographers Twin Cinema
The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre
The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Replacements Tim
The Slackers Close My Eyes
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Stooges Fun House
The Strokes Is This It
The Suicide Machines Destruction By Definition
They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Tom Waits Closing Time
Tom Waits Mule Variations
U2 War
Valet Blood Is Clean
Venetian Snares Detrimentalist
Ween God Ween Satan:The Oneness
Ween The Pod
Ween Shinola Vol 1
Ween Friends EP
Weezer Weezer
Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day
Weird Al Yankovic The Food Album
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wire Chairs Missing
Yes Relayer
Yes Fragile
Yo La Tengo Painful

3.0 good
!!! Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alec Empire Generation Star Wars
Alice In Chains Jar of Flies
Alkaline Trio From Here To Infirmary
Antony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird Now
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am...
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atom and His Package Redefining Music
Bad Astronaut Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem
Basement Jaxx Remedy
Basement Jaxx Rooty
Beat Happening Jamboree
Beck Mellow Gold
Beck Sea Change
Beck Guero
Beck Modern Guilt
Benoit Pioulard Précis
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Big Black Atomizer
Big D and the Kids Table Good Luck
Black Moth Super Rainbow Falling Through a Field
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Paranoid is the only Sabbath that I've heard in full. It's a solid record with some really neat tracks like the late night, jazzy "Planet Caravan" and "War Pigs" yet there are to many dull spots. Every track has something worthwhile; The drum solo in Rat Salad, the eerie guitar rifs of Electric Funeral and the classic tune Iron Man yet the record seems a little stale and dry in places. Metal is probably the only genre of music that I tend to avoid yet Paranoid is an album that I tend to enjoy on a regular basis.
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult
Blur Parklife
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Boredoms Super Ae
Boris Akuma no uta
Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Brian Eno Neroli
Built To Spill Perfect from Now On
Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland
Call Florence Pow The Strange Situation EP
Can Future Days
Casino Versus Japan Whole Numbers Play the Basics
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Etiquette
Cat Power You Are Free
Cat Power The Greatest
Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos
Circle Takes The Square As the Roots Undo
Codeine Frigid Stars
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Common Rider Last Wave Rockers
Cows Cunning Stunts
Daft Punk Human After All
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet
Easy Star All Stars Dub Side of the Moon
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fagan Shipping Secrets
Faith No More We Care a Lot
Fatboy Slim Palookaville
Feathers Feathers
Fennesz Endless Summer
Flogging Molly Within a Mile of Home
Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck
Frank Zappa Apostrophe
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
George Michael Faith
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab
Girl Talk Night Ripper
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Gorillaz Demon Days
Green Day Dookie
Green Day Bullet In A Bible
Hawksley Workman Lover/Fighter
Herbie Hancock Sextant
Interpol Antics
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron & Wine Woman King
Isis Panopticon
Islands Return To The Sea
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow
Jesu/Battle Of Mice Jesu/Battle Of Mice split
John Coltrane Giant Steps
Jurassic 5 Quality Control
Kaiser Chiefs Employment
Kashmir No Balance Palace
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Leftfield Rhythm And Stealth
Less Than Jake Hello Rockview
Los Lonely Boys Los Lonely Boys
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Matisyahu Shake Off the Dust...Arise
Meet Me in St. Louis And With The Right Kind Of Eyes...
Melvins Stag
Melvins Electroretard
Method Man Tical
Michael Jackson Thriller
Millencolin Kingwood
Minotaur Shock Maritime
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something
Modest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mouse on Mars Radical Connector
Mr. Bungle Disco Volante
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Nine Inch Nails Still
Nirvana Incesticide
NOFX The Decline
NOFX Pump Up the Valuum
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Patti Smith Horses
Pavement Terror Twilight
Pelican City Rhode Island
Pharoahe Monch Desire
Pink Floyd Meddle
Meddle is probably the most underated Pink Floyd album out there. While it isn't anything amazing or up to par with albums such as 'Animals' and 'Wish You Were Here' is still a good album. The album kicks off with the intense 'One of These Days.' It has a vibrant bassline and some smooth wind like effects. The next three tracks are very relaxing and soothing. 'San Tropez' has a nice, dinky piano solo along with a simple guitar riff. 'Fearless' is a riff based track, it's nothing special but then again it's soothing. 'Seamus' is the most creative and hit or miss track off the album. It features an acoustic guitar along with a dog barking in the background, it has an ultra bluesy feel to it. Meddle closes with a 23 minute track, 'Echoes.' It has some cool effects and nice guitar licks but overall it is just a bore. Gilmour plays a well done solo but that doesn't do much over the course of 23 minutes. While Meddle is a good, solid album it can be boring at times and that is why it is so forgotten.
Pink Floyd Is There Anybody Out There?
Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds
Pole Steingarten
Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll
Public Enemy There's A Poison Going On
Pussycat Dolls PCD
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
R.E.M. Green
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Rancid Let's Go
Rancid Indestructible
Rancid Rancid
Reel Big Fish Cheer Up!
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rush Moving Pictures
Russian Circles Enter
Sam Shalabi Eid
Shellac Excellent Italian Greyhound
Sigur Ros Takk...
Slapstick Slapstick
Smog Red Apple Falls
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Sonic Youth Dirty
Sparklehorse Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
Spiritualized Let It Come Down
Stars of the Lid Avec Laudenum
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway
Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues
Talking Heads Naked
Television Adventure
The Afghan Whigs 1965
The Animals The Best of the Animals
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beatles Let It Be… Naked
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Briggs Numbers
The Casualties On the Front Line
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Flaming Lips Hear It Is
The Forces Of Evil Friend or FOE?
The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike
The Good Life Black Out
The Hives Tyrannosaurus Hives
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy
The Jesus Lizard Head
The Knife Silent Shout
The Knife Deep Cuts
The Microphones Window
The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
The Offspring Ignition
The Offspring The Offspring
The Pietasters Oolooloo
The Pogues Hell's Ditch
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta
The Prodigy Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Thee Silver Mount Zion Horses in the Sky
They Might Be Giants Apollo 18
They Might Be Giants The Spine
They Might Be Giants No!
Thursday Waiting
Tom Waits Small Change
Tortoise Its All Around You
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
TV on the Radio Dear Science
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Valet Naked Acid
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
Wagon Christ Musipal
Weezer Pinkerton
Wilco Being There
Wipers Is This Real?
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force
Yo La Tengo Ride the Tiger
Zebrahead MFZB

2.5 average
!!! Myth Takes
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes
311 Don't Tread On Me
A Minor Forest Inindependence
Air 10,000 Hz Legends
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Bad Religion New America
Barenaked Ladies Maybe You Should Drive
Beastie Boys Ill Communication
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys To The 5 Boroughs
Beck The Information
Belle and Sebastian The Boy With the Arab Strap
Big D and the Kids Table Strictly Rude
Blackalicious The Craft
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Boris Smile
Cake Pressure Chief
Clann Zu Rua
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Some Loud Thunder
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coldplay X & Y
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
DJ Shadow The Outsider
Feeder Comfort In Sound
Flogging Molly Swagger
Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti
Fuck Buttons Street Horrrsing
Girl Talk Feed the Animals
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Green Day Warning
Green Day Nimrod
Helmet Meantime
Hot Hot Heat Make Up the Breakdown
Interpol Our Love to Admire
Jesu Silver
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
John McLaughlin Industrial Zen
Jose Gonzalez In Our Nature
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
Moby Play: The B Sides
Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Aside from a couple of decent cuts "The Hawk is Howling" fails to boast any unique or original material. Tracks such as "Local Authority" and "The Precipe" sound like lazy "Come on Die Young" b-sides. Although the music is pleasant enough Mogwai seem to have run out of fresh ideas since most of the songs plod along and fail to go anywhere.
Morrissey Maladjusted
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
No Doubt Rock Steady
NOFX So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
Okkervil River The Stage Names
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
R.E.M. Out Of Time
R.E.M. Dead Letter Office
Radiohead In Rainbows
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Like most double albums Stadium Arcadium has one disc full of solid tracks and the rest is either uninspired or filler. Most of the highlights are found on the first disk, and that's nothing surprising. Stadium Arcadium features a good amount of range, songs go from the laid-back and chilled out Snow to the upbeat and funky Warlocks. Overall Stadium Arcadium features some good, fun songs but in the end there are just to many boring tracks that bring it down.
Reel Big Fish We're Not Happy 'Till You're Not Happy
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Slint Tweez
Sonic Youth EVOL
Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
Talk Talk It's My life
Talking Heads Little Creatures
The Beach Boys Surf's Up
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles The Beatles
The Cranberries Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists
The Hippos Heads Are Gonna Roll
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Pogues Rum, Sodomy & The Lash
The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation
The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Suicide Machines A Match and Some Gasoline
These Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You
Tool Aenima
Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die
Weather Report Black Market
Ween White Pepper
Ween La Cucaracha
Why? Alopecia
Wilco A Ghost is Born
Zero 7 The Garden

2.0 poor
AC/DC High Voltage
Ace of Base The Sign
Andrew Bird Music Of Hair
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
Audioslave Audioslave
Audioslave Out of Exile
Autechre Confield
Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill
Beck Stereopathetic Soulmanure
Bedouin Soundclash Street Gospels
Blur Leisure
Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Carbon Based Lifeforms Hydroponic Garden
Chocolate Genius Godmusic
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Common Finding Forever
Cursive The Ugly Organ
D4L Down for Life
Dalek Gutter Tactics
Descendents I Don't Want To Grow Up
Descendents Enjoy!
Do Make Say Think Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Don Caballero Punkgasm
Fall Out Boy Infinity On High
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Green Day American Idiot
Human Bell Human Bell
Jesu Conqueror
Joanna Newsom Ys
King Crimson Discipline
Less Than Jake Borders And Boundaries
Less Than Jake B Is For B-sides
Love Forever Changes
Lusine Serial Hodgepodge
Mad Caddies Rock the Plank
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Merzbow 1930
Moby Hotel
Moby 18
Modest Mouse The Fruit That Ate Itself
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
No Doubt Return of Saturn
OK Go Oh No
Pelican City of Echoes
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd The Wall
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth
Primal Scream Screamadelica
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us
R.E.M. Up
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Pablo Honey is a Radioheads debut album with hints of aggressive rock and grunge influences. The hit single 'Creep' is a soft dreary tune that has a depressing and somewhat hard rocking chorus. Thom Yorke and co. create an average rock album at best simply because there isn't enough substance to keep this from being a meh album. 'Ripcord' is the albums rocker, with some nice guitar lines and a loud abrasive chorus. Pablo Honey has some excellent moments, but overall to many songs sound to basic and stripped down. I think that there are just to many forgotten songs such as 'Vegetable' 'Prove Yourself' and the strange closer 'Blow Out.' All in all Pablo Honey is worth it if you enjoyed The Bends or are a pretty big Radiohead or alt/rock fan. Otherwise pass this one up.
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
Sigur Ros ( )
Sonic Youth Goo
Talk Talk The Party's Over
The Bouncing Souls The Bouncing Souls
The Dresden Dolls Yes, Virginia...
The Faint Danse Macabre
The Faint Wet From Birth
The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
The Jesus Lizard Down
The Libertines The Libertines
The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
The Offspring Americana
The Postal Service Give Up
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Tiger Army Tiger Army
Tool Lateralus
Tool 10,000 Days
TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Venetian Snares The Chocolate Wheelchair Album
Weather Report Heavy Weather
Heavy Weather is regarded as a fusion classic but I fail to understand why. Birdland is the only song that I truly enjoy, Teen Town has some funky bass parts, A Remark You Made is soothing, and Havona is a decent track but the rest is either boring or forgettable. Pastorious showcases some nice bass playing and there are some cool parts in certain songs but in the end Heavy Weather is a dull and boring listen.
Weezer The Green Album
Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans
Zwan Mary Star Of The Sea

1.5 very poor
Goldfinger Open Your Eyes
Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Less Than Jake Anthem
Motion City Soundtrack I Am the Movie
New Found Glory Catalyst
Nirvana Nevermind
Save Ferris It Means Everything
Sonic Youth Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Offspring Splinter
The Offspring Greatest Hits
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina - The Machines of God
The Suicide Machines War Profiteering Is Killing Us All
Various Artists We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the R
Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day
Weezer Maladroit
Weezer Make Believe

1.0 awful
Architecture In Helsinki Fingers Crossed
Architecture In Helsinki In Case We Die
Brand New Deja Entendu
Carbon Based Lifeforms World Of Sleepers
Fall Out Boy Take This To Your Grave
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Ima Robot Ima Robot
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Nirvana Bleach
NOFX The War on Errorism
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
When first hearing about Panic!At the Disco I thought they were a disco band that caused panic. Unforuntunately I was wrong and P!ATD are a pop-punk band that have a similar sound to Fall Out Boy. A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is filled with catchy melodies and upbeat guitar hooks but I still don't see what seperates this band from all of the other bland pop-punk bands out there. There are occasional piano scales played in a few songs but in all honesty P!ATD are basically your run of the mill pop band.
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Sunn O))) The Grimmrobe Demos
The Offspring Conspiracy of One
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
Transplants Haunted Cities
Underoath Define the Great Line
Xzibit Man vs. Machine
Yes 90125

0.5
Yes Big Generator
Yes were one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Unfortunately once the 80's came around the corner you knew that things were changing and it was completely obvious once the group released Big Generator. Instead of playing long prog-rock songs Yes decided to play upbeat, overlly joyful new-wave/pop songs that focused on love. The downside is that they still kept the song lengths and every one of these tracks are at least over four and a half minutes long. Throughout the course of the album you will experience sugary keyboards, upbeat guitar riffage, and worst all the horrid, high pitched vocal performance. The cheesy glimmering keyboards make their way into every one of these songs and it's like Yes are trying to make seven minute long pop songs. When people poke fun at 80's music this is the kind of music that are making fun of.
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