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5.0 classic
AFI Sing the Sorrow
This is the definitive AFI album. This is also THE definitive album. Nothing I have heard before or since has moved me to the degree that Sing the Sorrow has. Everything on this album is perfect, from the chilling intro to the atmospheric hidden track "This Time Imperfect" (arguably AFI's best song). My favorite album ever.
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Circle Takes The Square As the Roots Undo
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Death Cab's definitive album, Transatlanticism is chock full of musical innovations, quirks, and hooks. There's something everyone can appreciate in this album, and remains one of the finest albums released by any artist.
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kidcrash Jokes
maudlin of the Well Bath
It's not often one stumbles across a perfect album, but it's nice to have a reminder every once in a while that it can happen. Indescribable, brilliant, and beautiful, Bath is one of the greatest pieces of music ever to grace my ears.
Nightwish Once
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy X: Original Soundtrack
Opeth Blackwater Park
A grand culmination of techincality, brutality, beauty, and grandiose melody, Blackwater Park is the best album of its kind; a masterpiece of death metal and progressive music in general. Quite possibly the greatest album ever made, tied with Bath by maudlin of the Well.
The Flashbulb Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
The Ocean Precambrian
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II

4.5 superb
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Anberlin Cities
Accessibility is far from a rare commodity, but not every album needs to be a Blackwater Park or a 2112. Sometimes it's the simple, accessible things that make a difference, and so it is with Anberlin's modern classic "Cities". This album is absolutely gripping from beginning to end, while balancing on that knife's edge between forgettably simple and too complex for the masses. I love nearly every note of this record, and highly reccomend it to anyone and everyone.
Arcade Fire Funeral
Benn Jordan Pale Blue Dot
Best ambient album ever? Probably. But don't go in expecting something that sounds anything like "Soundtrack to a Vacant Life". No, this is much more subtle, slow-burning, and ambient. But every bit as emotional and effective.
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Brightwood The Love Antidote
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Cloudkicker Beacons
Coaltar Of The Deepers No Thank You
Coaltar Of The Deepers Newave
Coaltar Of The Deepers Yukari Telepath
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Cynic Focus
Cynic Traced in Air
Daphne Loves Derby Good Night, Witness Light
Daylight Dies Dismantling Devotion
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
An absolutely brilliant epic. Genesis explores every aspect of sound throughout a musical and lyrical journey through the equivalent of Alice's Wonderland. Everything about this album is incredible, and represents both the pinnacle of Genesis's career and progressive rock.
Goo Goo Dolls Superstar Car Wash
Jars Of Clay Jars Of Clay
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Kidcrash Snacks
Lights Out Asia Eyes Like Brontide
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Mesa Verde The Old Road
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Pale Young Gentlemen Black Forest (tra la la)
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Radiohead Kid A
Riverside Out of Myself
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Rush 2112
The pinnacle of Rush's progressive achievement, 2112 never ceases to amaze, with a breathtaking title track that explores both the loud and soft sides of Rush. Unlike Hemispheres, the additional songs after the epic are great, "Tears" and "Something For Nothing" being among my favorite Rush songs.
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Hemispheres
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Rush Presto
Say Anything Say Anything
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sting The Soul Cages
Swallow the Sun The Morning Never Came
The Flashbulb Arboreal
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Used The Used
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thursday Common Existence
Thursday No DevoluciĆ³n
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
United Nations United Nations
Vali Forlatt
Wintersun Wintersun

4.0 excellent
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset
AFI All Hallow's
AFI Decemberunderground
AFI Crash Love
Agalloch The White
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Archives Decline
Ben Folds Five Whatever and Ever, Amen
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Brand New Deja Entendu
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circle Takes The Square Circle Takes the Square
Coldplay Parachutes
Daylight Dies Lost To The Living
Deas Vail All The Houses Look The Same
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Eluvium Copia
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Explosions in the Sky The Rescue
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Fall Out Boy Take This to Your Grave
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Ghastly City Sleep Ghastly City Sleep
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
Proof that pop CAN make a masterpiece. The Goo Goo Dolls depart from their hard-rock sound to a more refined, but every bit as edgy style. Classics such as "Black Balloon" and "All Eyes On Me" drown out the weaker songs to make this a timeless classic.
Goo Goo Dolls Gutterflower
Goo Goo Dolls A Boy Named Goo
Green Day Dookie
Gru Cosmogenesis
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
He Is Legend I Am Hollywood
Her Name Is Calla The Quiet Lamb
Her Name Is Calla Maw
Jars Of Clay Much Afraid
John Mayer Continuum
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Loma Prieta Last City
Mae Destination: Beautiful
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack
October Falls Marras
Off Minor Innominate
Off Minor Some Blood
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Heritage
Parades Foreign Tapes
Pg. 99 Document #8
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead OK Computer
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Signals
Rush Hold Your Fire
Rush Power Windows
Many of Rush's fans neglect this album as an overy-synthesized "optional" Rush album. But this CD will always be special to me. Probably my favorite Rush album ever, Power Windows is a slick sounding album that carries most of my favorite Rush songs including "Marathon", "Emotion Detector", and "Big Money".
Sarah Fimm The Vanishing Sessions (B-Sides Part I)
Shearwater The Golden Archipelago
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaust
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Sting Ten Summoner's Tales
Swallow the Sun Hope
Switchfoot Legend of Chin
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Tegan and Sara The Con
The Alan Parsons Project Tales of Mystery and Imagination
The Antlers Hospice
The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
The Flashbulb Love As A Dark Hallway
The Format Interventions and Lullabies
The Format Dog Problems
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Pax Cecilia Nouveau
The Used In Love and Death
The Weepies Say I Am You
The Weepies Hideaway
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice Major/Minor
Thursday A City By the Light Divided
Thursday/Envy Thursday/Envy
U2 The Joshua Tree
Underoath Define the Great Line
Wolftron Flesh And Fears

3.5 great
...Who Calls So Loud ...Who Calls So Loud
AFI The Art of Drowning
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anberlin Blueprints For The Black Market
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
August Burns Red Constellations
Augustana Can't Love, Can't Hurt
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Circa Survive Appendage
Coldplay X & Y
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Converge Axe to Fall
Daphne Loves Derby On the Strength of All Convinced
Dc Talk Jesus Freak
Dc Talk Supernatural
Death Cab for Cutie We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Death Cab for Cutie Stability
Deftones Deftones
Dustin Kensrue Please Come Home
Elder (USA-PA) Reflect
Eluvium When I Live by the Garden and the Sea
Emery The Question
Enslaved Frost
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Fen The Malediction Fields
Fightstar Grand Unification
Filter The Amalgamut
Filter Title Of Record
Foo Fighters In Your Honor
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
Goo Goo Dolls Let Love In
Goo Goo Dolls Hold Me Up
Ikuinen Kaamos Closure
In Mourning Shrouded Divine
Jars Of Clay The Eleventh Hour
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Usually, I'm pretty stingy about the consistency of albums. If a record has a mid-album slump or slacks off at the end, I tend to rate it a lot lower than I would based purely off the good songs. Futures is an exception. The albums is horrible inconsistent. Downers such as "Drugs or Me" or "Nothingwrong" do nothing for the flow of the album and throw off totally the feelings left by the good songs. But the standouts make this albums totally worth the effort. "Polaris" and "23" are absolute sentimental masterpieces. Those plus one or two other songs on Futures make this an actualy worthy purchase to me.
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
John Mayer Heavier Things
John Mayer Room for Squares
Kaospilot Shadows
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Kidcrash New Ruins
Mae The Everglow
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Nightwish Century Child
Nightwish Oceanborn
Opeth Watershed
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
P.O.D. Payable on Death
P.O.D. Satellite
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Rocco Deluca I Trust You to Kill Me
Rush Roll the Bones
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Saosin Saosin
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Shape of Despair Angels of Distress
Sigur Ros ( )
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Staind Break the Cycle
Switchfoot New Way to Be Human
System of a Down Steal This Album!
The Almost Southern Weather
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Winter Sounds Church Of The Haunted South
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thrice Beggars
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters

3.0 good
Agalloch The Mantle
Compared to the glory that is Pale Folklore and Ashes Against the Grain, The Mantle is but a feeble composition of overblown ideas and an atmosphere that wears very thin after track three. There are strokes of brilliance, such as Odal and the climactic explosion of In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion, but those wishing to explore Agalloch would do well to start anywhere but here.
Anberlin New Surrender
Army of Anyone Army of Anyone
Augustana All the Stars and Boulevards
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Children of Bodom Trashed, Lost & Strungout
Cloudkicker A New Heavenly Body
Dear and the Headlights Small Steps Heavy Hooves
Death Cab for Cutie Something About Airplanes
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Eluvium Lambent Material
Emery The Weak's End
Evanescence The Open Door
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Green Carnation The Acoustic Verses
Green Day American Idiot
Hoobastank Every Man for Himself
Jars Of Clay If I Left The Zoo
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Maths Descent
Metallica Metallica
Mono You Are There
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Relient K Mmhmm
Relient K Apathetic
Relient K The Anatomy of Tongue In Cheek
Rosie Thomas These Friends of Mine
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Vapor Trails
Rush Counterparts
Sherwood A Different Light
System of a Down System of a Down
Tegan and Sara So Jealous
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Used Lies for the Liars
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars
Thursday War All the Time
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Definitely not a classic. Yet it's not as horrid as many would like to think it is. Spencer's screaming is indeed awful, and the guitar riffs are indeed uninspired, yet the hauntingly moody melodies hook songs such as "Reinventing Your Exit" and "It's Dangerous Business...", both of which are, IMO, impeccably well-done songs, if uninspired. Still, UO can do much, much better.

2.5 average
Apocalyptica Apocalyptica
Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Brightwood Wake
Caspian Tertia
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Creed Human Clay
Deas Vail White Lights
Evanescence Fallen
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Green Day International Superhits
Green Day Nimrod
Hoobastank The Reason
Linkin Park Meteora
Mae Singularity
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Muse Absolution
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Test for Echo
Sol Invictus In the Rain
Sum 41 Chuck
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
The Matches Decomposer
The Matches A Band In Hope
The Postal Service Give Up

2.0 poor
Audioslave Out of Exile
Creed Weathered
Crossfade Crossfade
Emery I'm Only A Man
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Ghostlimb Ghostlimb
Linkin Park Reanimation
Ludo You're Awful, I Love You
Metallica ...And Justice for All
One of the most overrated bands of all time creates a relentlessly boring, overwhelmingly cliche album. Suprising? Not really.
Nirvana Nevermind
P.O.D. Testify
Ronnie Day The Album
Rush Rush
Snow Patrol Final Straw
The All-American Rejects Move Along

1.5 very poor
Avril Lavigne Let Go
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue

1.0 awful
Creed My Own Prison
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Metallica Reload
Static Colours Sun Swells
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