Average Rating: 3.23
Rating Variance: 0.59
Objectivity Score: 86% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAFI Sing the SorrowAntonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178August Burns Red ConstellationsBetween the Buried and Me ColorsBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future SequenceBrand New Deja EntenduThrough and through, an outstanding album. I first heard "Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Dont", an awkward sounding title which I'm sure many recognize from the movie "Home Alone", at my friend's house, and was drawn to the simple arrangement, the arrogant yet poetic lyrics, emotional chorus, and of course, the scream at the end of the third verse which just adds an unspeakable amount of depth and completeness to this fantastic song. There is not one person who I think, having listened to this song, could bring himself not to sing along to it. I bought the CD very shortly thereafter, and was thoroughly impressed by it. Though not every song matches the glory that is "Okay I Believe You", almost every song brings something good to the table. "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades" is a comedic story of a boy having sex and not feeling fulfilles, with brilliant lyrics, and catchy musicianship. "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" has very good guitar work, better drums than the band usually has, and well-sung, poetic and meaningful lyrics. The chorus especially is a highlight of the album. These three songs are my favorites off the album, but by no means does this mean that any others, save possibly the opener, should be skipped. IMO, this is one of the best ALBUMS as a whole I have ever heard.Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeIron & Wine Our Endless Numbered DaysIron & Wine Around the WellLa Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixThe Decemberists The Crane WifeThe Fall of Troy GhostshipThe Matches DecomposerThe Strokes Is This ItThrice VheissuUnderoath Define the Great Line4.5 superb10 Years The Autumn EffectAnberlin CitiesAndrew Lloyd Webber Highlights from The Phantom of the OperaArcade Fire FuneralAugust Burns Red MessengersBetween the Buried and Me AlaskaBilly Talent Billy TalentBilly Talent Billy Talent IIBob Marley and The Wailers LegendBon Iver For Emma, Forever AgoBrand New DaisyBuilt to Spill Keep It Like a SecretCarl Orff Carmina BuranaOne of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, featuring the famous "O Fortuna," which no doubt everyone has heard on TV or in the movies. Truly a masterpiece of classical composition. The instrumentation is magnificent and the singing fits perfectly. I never get tired of listening to this glorious album!Circa Survive Blue Sky NoiseCircle Takes the Square As the Roots UndoCoheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine BladeCoheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of MadnessCreedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle, Vol. 1David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...Death Cab for Cutie TransatlanticismDeath Cab for Cutie PlansDeath Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairsdredg Catch Without ArmsEmery ...In Shallow Seas We SailFair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly...Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...Fleet Foxes Sun Giant EPGivers In LightHands Like Houses Ground DwellerIncubus Make YourselfIron & Wine Woman KingJames Vincent McMorrow Early In The MorningJimmy Eat World FuturesJohann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityKiller Mike R.A.P. MusicLa Dispute WildlifeLa Dispute Rooms of the HouseLed Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 1: Early DaysLynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-NerdLynyrd Skynyrd All Time Greatest HitsLynyrd Skynyrd Skynyrd's InnyrdsM83 Hurry Up, We're DreamingMastodon Crack the SkyeMatchbook Romance VoicesMichael Jackson ThrillerMisterWives Reflections-EPMother Mother O My HeartMy Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet RevengeOh, Sleeper Son Of The MorningOh, Sleeper Children Of FireProtest the Hero KeziaProtest the Hero FortressProtest the Hero ScurrilousProtest the Hero VolitionQueen The Platinum CollectionRadiohead OK ComputerSaosin SaosinAn amazing blend of fantastic musicianship (especially drums, but guitars as well), great vocals, stirring choruses, catchy hooks, head-banging guitar riffs. This album picks you up from the very first song and never lets you down.Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled WaterThe Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. LeadingThe Dear Hunter WhiteThe Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in RepriseThe Format Dog ProblemsThe Head And The Heart The Head And The HeartThe Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathThe Tallest Man on Earth The Wild HuntThrice The Artist in the AmbulanceThrice Major/Minor4.0 excellent10 Years DivisionAlt-J An Awesome WaveAnathema We're Here Because We're HereAnberlin Never Take Friendship PersonalAnberlin VitalAngus and Julia Stone Down the WayAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandAugust Burns Red Found in Far Away PlacesAvenged Sevenfold City of EvilBand of Horses Everything All the TimeBand of Horses Cease to BeginBayside The Walking WoundedBenjamin Francis Leftwich Last Smoke Before The SnowstormBetween the Buried and Me The Great MisdirectBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesBlink-182 Enema of the StateBob Dylan The Essential Bob DylanBombay Bicycle Club I Had The Blues But I Shook Them LooseBon Iver Bon Iver, Bon IverBrand New Your Favorite WeaponBrand New/Safety In Numbers SplitCartel ChromaChimaira The Impossibility Of ReasonChimaira ChimairaCHVRCHES The Bones of What You BelieveCirca Survive JuturnaCirca Survive On Letting GoCirca Survive Violent WavesCircle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number OneCoheed and Cambria No World for TomorrowDaughter The Wild YouthDavid Bowie Hunky DoryDead Poetic New MedicinesDeath Cab for Cutie The Photo AlbumDefeater TravelsDirty Projectors Bitte OrcaDispatch Bang Bangdredg El CieloEdvard Grieg Peer Gynt, Op. 23Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Up From BelowEisley The ValleyEllie Goulding HalcyonElton John The Lion KingEmery The QuestionEmery We Do What We WantEve 6 HorrorscopeFair to Midland Arrows and AnchorsFang Island Fang IslandFleet Foxes Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes Helplessness BluesFlorence and the Machine LungsFlorence and the Machine CeremonialsFoster the People Foster The PeopleFoster the People TorchesFour Year Strong Enemy of the WorldFoxy Shazam The Church of Rock and RollFrank Ocean channel ORANGEfun. Aim and Ignitefun. Some NightsGrizzly Bear ShieldsHaste the Day Attack of the Wolf KingHouse Of Heroes Say No MoreHouse Of Heroes The End is Not The EndIn Flames Come ClarityThe first In Flames record I ever heard, I must admit I didn't listen to it for weeks after a cursory first time through. I clearly must not have been paying attention, because the next time I listened to it, I was very impressed with it. Although it's not necessarily my favorite musical genre, I was immediately taken by the stellar musicianship and impassioned vocals, especially on my favorite track of the album, "Scream", a 4.5/5 from me. Other noteworthy songs from this album include "Leeches", "Come Clarity", and "Crawl Through Knives".Incubus Morning ViewIncubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.Incubus Light GrenadesIron & Wine The Creek Drank the CradleIron & Wine The Shepherd's DogJack's Mannequin Everything in TransitJames Brown The 50th Anniversary CollectionA huge collection of classic James Brown tracks. The only thing keeping this album rating lower is that because there are so many tracks, the overall quality of the album comes down a little, drawing away from James Brown's superb signature songs, such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "Sex Machine", and "Get Up Offa That Thing".Janelle Monae The Electric LadyJimmy Eat World Bleed AmericanJimmy Eat World ClarityJukebox the Ghost Let Live & Let GhostsJukebox the Ghost Everything Under the SunJukebox the Ghost Safe TravelsLa Dispute VancouverLa Dispute Untitled Laura Stevenson Sit ResistLed Zeppelin Early Days/Latter DaysLorde The Love ClubLorde Pure HeroineLostprophets Start SomethingLovedrug Pretend You're AliveMacklemore and Ryan Lewis The HeistMae The EverglowManchester Orchestra Mean Everything to NothingManchester Orchestra Simple MathMaps & Atlases Perch PatchworkMarble Sounds Nice Is GoodMastodon LeviathanMastodon Blood MountainMastodon The HunterMastodon Once More 'Round the SunMeg Myers Make A ShadowMemphis May Fire The HollowMemphis May Fire ChallengerMGMT Oracular SpectacularMichael Jackson BadMichael Jackson Number OnesModest Mouse The Moon & AntarcticaModest Mussorgsky Pictures at an ExhibitionModest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald MountainMono Hymn to the Immortal WindMother Mother Touch UpMumford and Sons Sigh No MoreMy Chemical Romance The Black ParadeNirvana NirvanaNoah Gundersen FamilyNoah Gundersen Saints & LiarsOf Monsters and Men My Head is an AnimalOh, Sleeper When I Am GodPanic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat OutPhil Collins TarzanPierce the Veil Selfish MachinesPortugal. The Man Censored ColorsPortugal. The Man The Satanic SatanistPortugal. The Man In The Mountain In The CloudOne of the myriad of bands I can thank Sputnik for introducing me to, PtM are amazing. Prolific, catchy, innovative, and thought-provoking, they are one of my favorite bands to attempt to falsetto along to. This latest release of theirs is maintains a lot of the imagination and catchiness that I have come to associate with PtM. But who thought it was a good idea to have all those parenthetical song titles? Portugal. The Man Evil FriendsRadiohead The BendsRed Hot Chili Peppers Greatest HitsRegina Spektor Soviet KitschRegina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap SeatsRelient K MmhmmRelient K Two Lefts Dont Make a Right But Three DoRight Away, Great Captain! The Eventually HomeRight Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good ThiefRx Bandits MandalaSara Bareilles Kaleidoscope HeartSharon Van Etten Are We ThereSimon and Garfunkel Greatest HitsSmashing Pumpkins Rotten ApplesSoundtrack (Film) Space JamSt. Vincent St. VincentStreetlight Manifesto Everything Goes NumbStreetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the BetweenStreetlight Manifesto The Hands That ThieveSublime 40 Oz. to FreedomSwitchfoot Nothing is SoundSystem of a Down ToxicityTaking Back Sunday Tell All Your FriendsTaking Back Sunday Louder NowThe Beatles 1The Clash The Clash (US version)The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River NorthThe Dear Hunter Act III: Life and DeathThe Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)The Dear Hunter BlackThe Dear Hunter RedThe Dear Hunter OrangeThe Dear Hunter VioletThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisThe Doors The Best of The DoorsThe Fall of Troy The Fall of TroyThe Fall of Troy DoppelgangerThe Fall of Troy ManipulatorThe Living End The Living EndThe Living End From Here On InThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Mars Volta OctahedronThe Matches A Band In HopeThe Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera(Original 1986)The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the SynapseThe Smiths The Queen Is DeadThe Story So Far Under Soil and DirtThe Story So Far What You Don't SeeThe Tallest Man on Earth Shallow GraveThe Tallest Man on Earth The Tallest Man on EarthThe Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving NowThe Used VulnerableThe Weeknd House of BalloonsThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & IIThrice BeggarsU2 The Best Of 1980-1990U2 WarVampire Weekend Vampire WeekendWalk the Moon Walk the MoonWolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)3.5 great*shels Plains Of The Purple BuffaloA Day to Remember For Those Who Have HeartA Perfect Circle Thirteenth StepABBA ABBA GoldAll Shall Perish The Price of ExistenceAnathema Weather SystemsAnberlin Blueprints for the Black MarketAnberlin New SurrenderCities is one of my all-time favorite albums, and Fin* is one of my favorite songs. I think it would have been impossible for Anberlin not to disappoint with this. But their poppy slant, and lazy rehashing of Feel Good Drag as a single, did not do them any favors on an album that otherwise would have been quite good.Angus and Julia Stone A Book Like ThisArcade Fire Neon BibleArcade Fire The SuburbsAugust Burns Red LevelerI was pumped when I saw them live last year and they announced their new album was gonna be called Leveler. "Heavy as shit!" I thought with excitement. The fact that the song they previewed off it did not catch my attention whatsoever was not very worrisome. I had already moshed my brains out at that point. Constellations was a tremendous leap forward from Messengers. It is a brilliant album that I consider a classic. Leveler seems to show me a band that has run out of creative ideas. Where they had always depended on a bevy of catchy riffs and heavy breakdowns to carry their songs, nothing they present on this album really touches anything they've done before. I guess you can only write so many different breakdowns...August Burns Red Rescue & RestoreBarcelona AbsolutesBedouin Soundclash Sounding A MosaicBedouin Soundclash Street GospelsBeirut The Rip TideBenjamin Francis Leftwich PicturesBetween the Buried and Me Coma EclipticBilly Talent Billy Talent IIIBlindside About A Burning FireBon Jovi One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001Breaking Benjamin PhobiaBroken Bells Broken BellsCake Comfort EagleChevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)Chevelle Wonder What's NextChevelle Vena SeraCHVRCHES RecoverCircle Takes the Square Rites of InitiationCity and Colour Little HellCity and Colour If I Should Go Before YouCoheed and Cambria Year of the Black RainbowCoheed and Cambria The Afterman: AscensionCoheed and Cambria The Afterman: DescensionColdplay ParachutesCursive I Am GeminiCynic FocusCynic Traced in AirDamien Rice My Favourite Faded FantasyDc Talk Jesus FreakDead Poetic VicesDeath Cab for Cutie The John Byrd EPDeep Purple The Very Best Of Deep PurpleDefeater Lost GroundDefeater Empty Days and Sleepless NightsDemon Hunter The TriptychDirty Projectors Swing Lo MagellanDisciple (USA-TN) Scars RemainDisney Disney's Princess Collection...Dispatch Silent SteeplesDream Theater Train of Thoughtdredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The DelusionEdvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A MinorEllie Goulding LightsElton John The Road To EldoradoEminem The Eminem ShowExplosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead PlaceExplosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...Fear Before The Always Open MouthFeist MetalsFinch What It Is to BurnFlogging Molly Whiskey On A SundayFor Today BreakerFour Year Strong Rise Or Die TryingGates Bloom and BreatheGotye Like Drawing BloodGotye Making MirrorsHellogoodbye Mush Slowly and GuacExcellent EP, better than the actual album because all of the songs are of high quality, except for "Jesse Buy Nothing..." which is garbage. Thankfully, it is followed by the best track on the CD, "Dear Jamie...", which highlights all of the band's best qualities.Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your WeaponImagine Dragons Night VisionsIncubus A Crow Left of the Murder...Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other CleanJack Johnson In Between DreamsJapandroids Celebration RockJessie Ware Tough LoveJim Croce Photographs & Memories: His Greatest HitsJimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix: The Best of HendrixJourney The Essential Journey (2-Disc)Kamasi Washington The EpicKate Nash Made of BricksKiller Mike Pl3dgeLa Dispute Here, Hear. IILaura Marling Alas, I Cannot SwimLaura Marling I Speak Because I CanLaura Stevenson CocksureLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLisa Mitchell WonderLocal Natives Gorilla ManorLoveHateHero White LiesLykke Li I Never LearnLynyrd Skynyrd Second HelpingManchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a ChildMarina and The Diamonds FrootMaroon 5 Songs About JaneMatchbook Romance Stories and AlibisMatchbox Twenty Mad SeasonMaybeshewill I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was GonemewithoutYou Catch For Us the FoxesMiike Snow Miike SnowMiike Snow Happy to YouMika Life in Cartoon MotionMisterWives Our Own HouseModest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad NewsModest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even SankMogwai Rock ActionMotion City Soundtrack Commit This to MemoryMotion City Soundtrack My Dinosaur LifeMotion City Soundtrack GoMutemath Mute MathMutemath Odd SoulNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaNew Found Glory Sticks and StonesNirvana NevermindNo Doubt The Singles 1992-2003Noah and the Whale Peaceful, the World Lays Me DownNoah and the Whale The First Days of SpringNoah and the Whale Last Night On EarthNoah Gundersen Brand New WorldPassion Pit MannersPassion Pit GossamerPatrick Wolf LupercaliaPearl Jam TenPeriphery PeripheryPorcupine Tree Fear of a Blank PlanetPortugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''Portugal. The Man Church MouthPortugal. The Man The Majestic MajestyPortugal. The Man American GhettoRadical Face GhostRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRefused The Shape of Punk to ComeRegina Spektor Begin To HopeRegina Spektor FarRelient K The Anatomy of Tongue In CheekRight Away, Great Captain! The Bitter EndRx Bandits ...And the Battle BegunSaosin Translating the NameSara Bareilles Little VoiceSecret And Whisper Great White WhaleSecret And Whisper Teenage FantasySleeping With Sirens With Ears to See and Eyes to HearSleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to ThisSlint SpiderlandSlow Club Yeah SoSly and The Family Stone Greatest HitsSoundtrack (Film) Grease Original Motion Picture SoundtrackSoundtrack (Film) O Brother, Where Art Thou?Soundtrack (Theatre) Phantom of the Opera [Highlights]St. Vincent Strange MercySubseven free to conquerSufjan Stevens Seven SwansSufjan Stevens Carrie and LowellSum 41 Does This Look Infected?Sum 41 ChuckThis album takes all the elements from previous albums, from the more metal of some of the "Half Hour of Power" songs to the more pop-punk attitude of "All Killer no Filler", and then adds a new dimension of songs that have not been played by Sum 41 before. For example, The Bitter End sounds like Metallica, and Slipping Away seems to have been influenced by Avril Lavigne, Deryck's fiancee.rOverall, the push in the new direction comes across as something new for Sum 41, which is pretty enjoyable, despite a few songs (Slipping Away), that just aren't worth the listen.Switchfoot The Beautiful LetdownTaking Back Sunday Where You Want To BeTaking Back Sunday New AgainTaylor Swift 1989Tegan and Sara The ConTegan and Sara SainthoodTenacious D Tenacious DThe 1975 The 1975The Academy Is... Almost HereThe Beach Boys 20 Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits The Bird And The Bee Ray Guns Are Not Just the FutureThe Cars Greatest HitsThe Clash The Story of the ClashThe Classic Crime AlbatrossThe Classic Crime The Silver CordThe Dear Hunter The Color SpectrumThe Dear Hunter MigrantThe Decemberists PicaresqueThe Decemberists Castaways and CutoutsThe Dodos No ColorThe Fall of Troy Phantom on the HorizonThe Futureheads The FutureheadsThe Living End Roll OnThe Living End State Of EmergencyThe Lumineers The LumineersThe Matches E. Von Dahl Killed the LocalsThe Offspring SmashThe Offspring Ixnay on the HombreThe Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa MiThe Strokes First Impressions of EarthThe Used The UsedThe Used Lies for the LiarsThe Used ArtworkThe War on Drugs Lost in the DreamThe World Is a Beautiful Place... HarmlessnessThe xx xxThousand Foot Krutch PhenomenonThrice The Illusion of SafetyThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IVTool LateralusTool AenimaTool 10,000 DaysTrans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other StoriesTrans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas EveTrapt Someone in ControlU2 The Joshua TreeU2 All That You Can't Leave BehindUnderoath Lost in the Sound of SeparationUnderoath DisambiguationVampire Weekend ContraVampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the CityWeezer WeezerWill Smith Big Willie StyleWolf Gang Suego FaultsYellowcard Ocean AvenueYellowcard Southern Air3.0 good10 Years Feeding the Wolves10 Years Minus the Machine311 Greatest HitsA.C. Newman Get GuiltyAC/DC Back In BlackAerosmith Big OnesAFI The Art of DrowningAFI Black Sails in the SunsetAFI DecemberundergroundAlkaline Trio CrimsonAlkaline Trio GoddamnitAll That Remains The Fall of IdealsAmber Pacific The Possibility and The PromiseAndrew Bird Break It YourselfAngus and Julia Stone Memories of an Old FriendAphasia (US) Fact and FictionAs I Lay Dying Shadows Are SecurityAs I Lay Dying The Powerless RiseAs Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With YouAtlas Genius When It Was NowAtreyu A Death-Grip on YesterdayAvenged Sevenfold Waking the FallenBand of Horses Infinite ArmsBeach House BloomBeastie Boys Solid Gold HitsBetween the Trees The Story and the SongBeyonce BeyonceBilly Talent Dead SilenceBlackalicious Blazing ArrowBlindside SilenceBlink-182 Blink-182Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and JacketBoys Like Girls Boys Like GirlsBreaking Benjamin SaturateBreaking Benjamin Dear AgonyBullet for My Valentine The PoisonCake Fashion NuggetCake Prolonging The MagicCartel CartelChroma was perfect pop punk. From beginning to end that album was track after track of catchy fun tunes, with enough emotion and variety to make it all come together as a cohesive whole. Their self-titled saw them lean too far on the pop end of the spectrum, try and go in a couple new directions, ditch a lot of the heart that had made tracks like "Burn This City" and "Save Us" special, and instead yielded a rather bland and unimaginative collection of mediocre songs. Generic as Chroma might have been, they pulled it off really well. I was glad to see the band get back on track with Cycles and hope that this album proves to have been only an unfortunate blip.Cartel CyclesCharlie Daniels Band A Decade of HitsChildren of Bodom Hate Crew DeathrollAfter seeing Children of Bodom over and over on lists on this site, I decided that, even though I wasn't a big metal fan, I would give this band a try. I downloaded "Children of Decadence", and was somewhat impressed by the musicianship. So I checked out "Hate Crew Deathroll", the only CoB album at my library. After one listen, they had my full attention. After a second listen, I was singing the praises of the band and doing my best to emulate them in my own music. The track "Angels Don't Kill" is now one of my absolute favorites, with stellar coordination of keys, guitars, and vocals. Other good tracks off this album are "Needled 24/7" and "Sixpounder", with an awesome heavy, grinding riff that will stay in your head for hours. Definitely a stepping stone album for me, this album marked the begining of my foray into heavier rock music, including "In Flames", among othersChildren of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?Chimaira ResurrectionA quality album, with a sound very similar to that of the previous two by Chimaira. Although it is still angry, I find it to be somewhat less aggressive and powerful, although the musicianship is still excellent.rStandout tracks include Resurrection, Six, End It All, Black Heart, Needle, and Empire, with the last of these being IMO the best song on the album.Chris Tomlin ArrivingCity and Colour Bring Me Your LoveCoheed and Cambria The Color Before The SunCold War Kids Robbers and CowardsColdplay A Rush of Blood to the HeadColdplay X & YColdplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His FriendsColdplay Mylo XylotoConverge No Heroesgrim heart/black rose and trophy scars are two of my favorite songs ever. they are the best thing to listen to when I want my emotions to explode out of me. could care less for most of the rest of the songs, but god those two are amazing.Counterparts ProphetsDead Poetic Four Wall BlackmailDead Sara Dead SaraDeath Cab for Cutie We Have the Facts and We're Voting YesDeath Cab for Cutie Something About AirplanesDeath Cab for Cutie The Open DoorDeath Cab for Cutie Codes and KeysDemon Hunter Storm the Gates of HellDisney Classic Disney Volume 1Disturbed Ten Thousand FistsDizmas TensionDropkick Murphys The Warrior's CodeDropkick Murphys The Singles Collection, Volume 2Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)Earshot TwoEmery The Weak's EndEurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)Eve 6 It's All In Your HeadEve 6 Eve 6Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take CareFaith No More King for a Day... Fool for a LifetimeFaith No More Angel DustFaith No More The Real ThingFaith No More Introduce YourselfFaktion FaktionFalling Up Dawn EscapesFamily Force 5 Business Up Front, Party In The BackThis CD really isn't all that good. The music is simple and a lot of the songs sound somewhat similar. The lyrics are mostly uninspired, barring a few funny moments ("Ugly people, put your hands down"). However, the hooks are undeniably catchy and most of the choruses are guaranteed to get stuck in your head for quite a while.rThe reason I give this CD a 3.5 is because it lends itself extremely well to their live performance. I've seen FF5 twice and each time they were amazing. They put themselves into heart and soul, and the music is equally adaptable for both dancing and moshing, making it a fun concert for everyone! rSo bear in mind that if lines like "Shake it like an earthquake!" mean nothing to you while sitting at your computer, they become somewhat more interesting when the mosh pit is doing its best earthquake impression, with people falling everywhere.Fang Island MajorFather John Misty I Love You, HoneybearFear Before Odd How People ShakeFeist The ReminderFinch Say Hello to SunshineFlogging Molly Drunken LullabiesFlorence and the Machine How Big, How Blue, How BeautifulFoals What Went DownFoo Fighters The Colour and the ShapeFour Year Strong Four Year StrongFrank Turner England Keep My BonesFrom First to Last HeroineI first heard this band on some warped tour cd, and was very impressed with "The Levy". So this year at the warped tour, I went to a booth that offered a free T-shirt with the purchase of a $10 cd. I picked this one. And it was worth it. I love the T-shirt, and "Mothersound", "World War Me", and "The Levy" are all very good songs.Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...Green Day International SuperhitsGrizzly Bear VeckatimestGuns N' Roses Greatest HitsHanson Middle of NowhereHellogoodbye Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!Hollywood Undead American TragedyHORSE the band R. BorlaxHORSE the band The Mechanical HandHouse Of Heroes Cold Hard WantIn Flames The Jester RaceIn Flames WhoracleIron Maiden PowerslaveIron Maiden Best of the BeastJane's Addiction Up from the CatacombsJeff Buckley GraceJob for a Cowboy DoomJob for a Cowboy Demo 2004Judas Priest PainkillerJudas Priest Screaming for VengeanceJukebox the Ghost Jukebox The Ghost LPJustin Timberlake The 20/20 ExperienceKendrick Lamar To Pimp a ButterflyKimbra The Golden EchoKishi Bashi LighghtLa Dispute Here, Hear.Lamb of God Ashes of the WakeLamb of God KilladelphiaLaura Marling Short MovieLed Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 2: Latter DaysLinkin Park MeteoraLos Campesinos! Hello SadnessLykke Li Youth NovelsMarilyn Manson Lest We ForgetMatchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like YouMatt and Kim GrandMegadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the StartMetallica Ride the LightningMetallica MetallicamewithoutYou Brother, SisterMother Mother EurekaNew Found Glory CatalystSticks and Stones was awesome pop punk. I don't even care about the criticisms of the vocals. "My Friends Over You" was an anthem for a kid with fledgling girl problems. Catalyst just couldn't capture any of the emotions as well and came off flat. Ironic that my band ended up playing a cover of "Failure's Not Flattering" at our shows for several months.Nightwish OceanbornOpeth Blackwater ParkAll right, so I've seen how so many people on this site have been going on about how awesome Opeth it, so I decided to check them out.rAnd after a few listens, I've come to the conclusion that their musicianship is somewhat above average, even very good in some instances, but that the...vocals...are atrocious. I'm sure the argument could be made that nothing else fits, but for example, when you hear actual singing in "Bleak", you can see that that fits perfectly. So why is that the horrific vocals are the norm, and not the exception?rI've found this to be true in many bands of the same genre, and I guess I have to ask, is it that hard to find a good singer these days? I mean, almost anybody can pick up an instrument and with dedication and practice, become pretty good, but does the same thing hold for singing?rApparently not.rWell, as a musician myself, I can appreciate the musicianship enough to block out some "singing" and give this a 3.5, with "the leper affinity", "bleak", and "patterns in the ivy" being my favorites.Pantera Cowboys from HellPantera Vulgar Display of PowerPantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of PanteraParamore Riot!Paramore Brand New EyesPeriphery Juggernaut: OmegaPeriphery Juggernaut: AlphaPhil Collins HitsPierce the Veil Collide with the SkyPJ Harvey Let England ShakePorcupine Tree In AbsentiaProject 86 Rival FactionsPurity Ring Another EternityRadiohead Kid ARage Against the Machine Evil EmpireRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRelient K Relient KRelient K Five Score and Seven Years AgoLyrics were a strong point previously for Matt & co of Relient K. Even their early early albums were still at least clever; tongue in cheek as it were. Mmhmm had it's fair share of lyrical gems, and the album was undeniably catchy. Another solid release from a band I had started to really like. This album was boring. Unoriginal. Un-inventive. Way too one-dimensional and way too focused on Matt's contributions. Thankfully, they returned to form somewhat with their latest release. As for this album, their could melt crayons on it for all I care.Relient K Let It Snow, Baby... Let It ReindeerRelient K Forget and Not Slow DownRodrigo y Gabriela 11:11Run the Jewels Run the JewelsRun the Jewels Run the Jewels 2Saosin In Search Of Solid GroundGod I loved Saosin. "It's Far Better To Learn," "They Perched On Their Stilts," "Bury Your Head"? Yes please. Even if they did see a slight dip when Anthony Green left, their self-titled was still great. I still love every track on that album, and whatever Cove's failings may be live, he was great on the record. When I first listened through In Search of Solid Ground, I almostd it from my library immediately. No redemption on this album, I thought. Fortunately, I kept it and it grew on me, and I do like it now. But it's just light years away from what they had done before. Only "I Keep My Secrets Safe" really came close. I felt bad for the drummer, considering he was the only doing an above average job on the album. Everything else just seemed pretty uninspired. I can only hope we see a return to form with whoever comes on to permanently replace Cove.Semisonic Feeling Strangely FineSoundtrack (Film) Garden StateSt. Vincent ActorStephen Lynch The Craig MachineStevie Ray Vaughan Greatest HitsStone Temple Pilots Thank YouStory of the Year Page AvenueStutterfly And We Are Bled Of ColorSufjan Stevens IllinoisSufjan Stevens The Age of AdzSum 41 All Killer No FillerSum 41 Half Hour Of PowerSwitchfoot Learning To BreatheSwitchfoot New Way to Be HumanSwitchfoot Oh! Gravity.Switchfoot Hello HurricaneSystem of a Down MezmerizeTame Impala LonerismTaylor Swift RedThe Academy Is... SantiThe Antlers HospiceThe Bravery The BraveryThe Bravery The Sun and the MoonThe Civil Wars Barton HollowThe Classic Crime Seattle SessionsThe Classic Crime VagabondsThe Classic Crime PhoenixThe Click Five Greetings from Imrie HouseThe Dear Hunter GreenThe Dear Hunter YellowThe Decemberists Her Majesty the DecemberistsThe Decemberists The Hazards Of LoveThe Dillinger Escape Plan Miss MachineThe Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the KillerThe Format Interventions and LullabiesThe Fray How to Save a LifeThe Higher On FireThe Lonely Forest We Sing the Body Electric!The Mars Volta Scab DatesThe Mars Volta NoctourniquetThe New Pornographers ChallengersThe Offspring IgnitionThe Offspring AmericanaThe Pogues Rum Sodomy & the LashThe Pogues Streams of Whiskey: Live in Leysin, SwitzerlandFull of energy, power, and joy, a truly brilliant live show including renditions of some the The Pogues' best songs, some of which sound even better than they did on CD!The Proclaimers The Best Of...87-02The Rolling Stones Forty LicksThe Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the DukeThe Sounds Dying to say this to YouThe Spill Canvas No Really, I'm FineThe Strokes Room on FireThe Strokes AnglesThe Swell Season The Swell SeasonThe Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is HomeThe Thirty Years War Martyrs Among the CasualtiesThe Used In Love and DeathThe Weeknd Echoes of SilenceThey Might Be Giants They Got LostThirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful LieThousand Foot Krutch The Art of BreakingThousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of UsTrans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas AtticTrapt TraptUnderoath They're Only Chasing SafetyVan Halen The Best of Both WorldsVanna The Search Party Never CameVertical Horizon Everything You WantWalk the Moon Talking is HardWavorly Conquering the Fear of FlightWe Came As Romans To Plant a SeedWill Smith Lost and FoundWithin Temptation The Heart of EverythingWolfmother WolfmotherYellowcard Paper WallsYoungblood Hawke Youngblood HawkeYouth Lagoon The Year of HibernationZZ Top Greatest Hits2.5 average3OH!3 WantA Day to Remember HomesickA Perfect Circle Mer de NomsAFI Answer That and Stay FashionableAFI Crash LoveAlkaline Trio Maybe I'll Catch FireAlkaline Trio Good MourningAlkaline Trio From Here To InfirmaryAlkaline Trio Agony and IronyAmber Pacific Truth In SincerityAnberlin Lost SongsAnberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Placewhy does everyone think this album is so great? musicianship is weak and uninspired, lyrics are mediocre,
album cover is terrible, and stephen christian's new haircut makes him look like a wannabe country star.
thank goodness his voice is still amazing. a major disappointment based on what he had said this album
was going to be. not even as good as their last album; that one at least had a few gems on it.Angels and Airwaves I-EmpireAnthony Green Beautiful ThingsAnti-Flag The Terror StateArmor For Sleep What To Do When You Are DeadAs I Lay Dying An Ocean Between UsAt the Drive-In This Station Is Non-OperationalAudioslave AudioslaveAvenged Sevenfold Avenged SevenfoldCity of Evil was bad ass. Epic. Shredtastic. Avenged Sevenfold was kind of gross. And sad. Still shredtastic, but in smaller doses, and only near the beginning of the album. And the lyrics....abysmal. Not that that was ever a strong suit, but still. And then some truly awful tracks where they try to break out of the genre and just can't quite even make it to mediocre. The saddest part was I was so excited for this album that I actually ended up with two copies of it. And I ended up giving them both away. I Won't See You Tonight...Backstreet Boys MillenniumBig Boi Sir Lucious Left FootBlack Sabbath ParanoidBlack Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock N RollBlindside The Great DepressionBon Iver Blood BankBreaking Benjamin We Are Not AloneBrett Dennen Hope for the HopelessBullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, FireBush Sixteen StoneChevelle Sci-Fi CrimesChimaira The InfectionCHVRCHES Every Open EyeCold War Kids Loyalty to LoyaltyCreed My Own PrisonCrossfade CrossfadeDecyfer Down End of GreyDemon Hunter Summer of DarknessDemon Hunter Demon HunterDemon Hunter The World Is a ThornLoooooved The Tryptich. Very appealing to the angry Christian in me at the time. Storm the Gates of Hell saw me lose a little of that enthusiasm, but I'll be damned if going to a couple of their shows didn't bring it all back! But I don't know if it's me, no longer a Christian, no longer as angry, or no longer as into the genre, or the music, but this album didn't do anything for me. Nothing different, nothing special, just bland. I was 99% putting the blame on me, but then I listened to "Undying" and "Ribcage", and yep, those tracks still slay. And if it's not me, then...Dethklok The Dethalbum Dio Holy DiverDisciple (USA-TN) Southern HospitalityDisturbed BelieveDork Suck It!Pop-punk at it's very best. Not particularly innovative, but replete with catchy hooks, funny lyrics, solid musicanship, and even a few guitar solos!
If you can find it (the band has broken up and changed it's name to Animo following the departure of the lead singer), I would highly recommend picking it up. At 18 tracks, you'll get your money's worth.DragonForce Sonic FirestormDragonForce Inhuman RampageDropkick Murphys BlackoutDropkick Murphys Sing Loud, Sing Proud!Evans Blue The Melody...Evans Blue The Pursuit...Everyday Sunday Stand UpFalling Up CrashingsFalling Up CaptivaFear Before Art DamageFireflight The Healing of HarmsFlogging Molly Within a Mile of HomeFlyleaf FlyleafFM Static What Are You Waiting For?Foo Fighters One by OneFoo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceFour Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, or Form.I can only hope I change my mind about this album, that more listens will make it sound catchier, head-bobbier, funner, and less like everything else I've ever heard before from pop-punk. They may be writing better songs overall than on Rise or Die Trying, but damn if those songs weren't a thousand times catchier than these even with all those simple riffs. Enemy of the World struck a great balance between the catchiness of RoDT and adding in a little bit more musicianship. In Some Way, Shape, or Form, they just couldn't do it again on this album.Godsmack FacelessGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to HeavenGogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World StrikeHawk Nelson Letters To The PresidentHawk Nelson Smile, It's the End of the WorldHollywood Undead Swan SongsHORSE the band PizzaHORSE the band A Natural DeathThe amount of filler is annoying, but those songs can easily be skipped, which allows the listener to really enjoy some of HORSE the band's best work to date. The drumming is especially good on this album, with the new drummer showing off his excellent abilities throughout the CD. The rest of the band is about the same ol' HORSE, albeit a bit heavier in many parts. The guitar riffs are often intricate and very pleasing to the ear, and the keyboards always nicely complement everything else in the song. The keyboards also serve to prove a lot of variety and helps set the songs apart from each. The vocals are very-well executed throughout the album, and the lyrics are varied and often quite humorous. My favorite songs off of this album are Hyperborea, Murder, New York City, Kangarooster Meadows, and I Think We Are Both Suffering From The Same Metaphysical Crisis. All in all, a very worthy listen.House Of Heroes SuburbaI've been lucky enough to share the stage with these guys and spend some time hanging out with them. They're really cool and humble guys, and they have put out some great albums with Say No More and The End is Not the End. But Suburba was not a good album. It was average in every respect. Some good songs, some bad songs, but mostly a lot of generic poppy punk. For a band that had gone from crafting catchy and musically interesting numbers like "Make a Face Like You Mean It (Vampires)" to coming up with a brilliantly executed concept album that stretched the bounds of their genre, this return to generic pop was disenchanting and troubling. It was only fitting they named the album Suburba.In Flames Reroute to RemainIn Flames Soundtrack to Your EscapeIn Flames A Sense of PurposeIncubus If Not Now, When?Jack Johnson Brushfire FairytalesJack Johnson On and OnJack Johnson Sleep Through the StaticJeremy Camp StayJeremy Camp RestoredJimmy Eat World Chase This LightJob for a Cowboy GenesisJob for a Cowboy RuinationKanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyLamb of God SacramentLimp Bizkit Greatest HitzLinkin Park Live In TexasLostprophets Liberation TransmissionMachine Head The BlackeningManau Fest Noz de PanameManau Panique CeltiqueMatchbox Twenty More Than You Think You AreMetallica Master of PuppetsMetallica Kill 'Em AllMGMT CongratulationsMy Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...New Found Glory Coming HomeNewsboys Take Me To Your LeaderNewsboys Step up to the MicrophoneNewsboys Shine: The HitsNickelback Silver Side UpNightwish Dark Passion PlayOf Monsters and Men Beneath the SkinOf Montreal Skeletal LampingOneRepublic Dreaming Out LoudPantera The Great Southern TrendkillPapa Roach InfestPapa Roach LovehatetragedyPapa Roach Getting Away with MurderPapa Roach The Paramour SessionsPelican AustralasiaPelican March Into the SeaPelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...The songs all have some good elements, and the band definitely shows that they at least have some musical skill. The music is very guitar-driven, and they show their creativity with myriads of little variations on the same riffs. Unfortunately, each song doesn't usually vary too much from a couple of dominant riffs with their little variations. There are no vocals, which works for the band, as the music alone is very atmospheric and sounds complete by itself. However, the songs are all way too long. Some take a while to get going, some drag on in the middle, some have overextended endings...regardless, there are often times when you wish a song would end, or you wish they would have decided to cram less into a song. All in all, this album presents a lot of good and pleasing material, but simply way too much filler and way too much repetition.Pennywise From The AshesPillar FireproofPillar Where Do We Go from HerePillar The ReckoningPillar For the Love of the GamePink Floyd EchoesPuddle of Mudd Life On DisplayPuddle of Mudd Come CleanRaekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt IIRammstein MutterRammstein Reise, ReiseRed End of SilenceRiddlin' Kids Hurry Up And WaitRuth Secondhand DreamingSanctus Real The Face of LoveScary Kids Scaring Kids The City Sleeps In FlamesSherwood A Different LightShiny Toy Guns We Are PilotsSilverstein Discovering the WaterfrontSkillet CollideSkillet ComatoseSky Eats Airplane Sky Eats AirplaneSleigh Bells TreatsSmash Mouth Astro LoungeSoilwork A Predator's PortraitSoilwork Natural Born ChaosSoundtrack (Film) Spider-ManSoundtrack (Film) JunoStaind Greatest HitsStarfield Beauty in the BrokenStarfield StarfieldStone Sour Stone SourStone Sour Come What(ever) MayStutterfly Broken In PiecesSufjan Stevens MichiganSystem of a Down System of a DownSystem of a Down Steal This Album!The Afters I Wish We All Could WinThe Afters Never Going Back To OkayThe Ataris So Long, AstoriaThe Dear Hunter IndigoThe Dear Hunter BlueThe Decemberists The King Is DeadThis album is boring. The Hazards of Love may have been a little overblown, but at least it had some variety, some spice, some life. Even after several listens through this album, I'm still surprised when it ends. When did it even change songs? Please stop the "country"-zation of folk music. Or go put out a country album. O, Valencia...The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches BelowCan anyone really tell these songs apart? Consistently mediocre, this album is much less than I had hoped for. There are bright spots whenever there is clean singing, and these moments are a highlight of several song. Unfortunately, this is not showcased enough on this CD and cannot make up for the poor singing and mediocre musicianship of the rest of the album.The Exies Head for the DoorThe Exies A Modern Way Of Living With The TruthThe Fall of Troy In the Unlikely EventThe Living End Modern ArtilleryThe Mountain Goats The Sunset TreeThe Offspring The OffspringThe Offspring Conspiracy of OneThe Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and GraceThe Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake ItThe Send CosmosThousand Foot Krutch Set It Off (Remastered)Three Days Grace Three Days GraceThree Days Grace One-XThursday A City By the Light DividedTool OpiateTRUSTcompany The Lonely Position of NeutralWe Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be2.0 poorA Perfect Circle eMOTIVeGreat: Imagine, Passive
Good: Annihilation, When the Levee Breaks
Awful: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, People are People
Poor: Everything elseAngels and Airwaves We Don't Need to WhisperAtreyu Lead Sails Paper AnchorBlessed by a Broken Heart Pedal to the MetalBreaking Point Beautiful DisorderBuckcherry FifteenBurn the Priest Burn the PriestCake Motorcade Of GenerosityChevelle Point #1Children of Bodom BlooddrunkCreed Human ClayCreed WeatheredCrossfade Falling AwayDark New Day Twelve Year SilenceDemon Hunter True DefianceDisturbed The SicknessDisturbed IndestructibleFalling Up Exit LightsFear Before Fear BeforeWhy drop the March of Flames? When you just put out your best work, The Always Open Mouth, what are you thinking casting aside half of your name and then putting out a self-titled album saying "this is the definition of our sound" when there isn't one track fit to lick the boots of a"My Deer hunter". We may have always called your Fear Before anyways, but it seems like you left the best part of you when you dropped the March of Flames.Flaw Endangered SpeciesFlaw Through the EyesGnarls Barkley St. ElsewhereGodsmack GodsmackGodsmack AwakeGodsmack IVGrits The Art of TranslationHawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Is My FriendHinder Extreme BehaviorHit the Lights This Is a Stick Up...Iced Earth Horror ShowIvoryline There Came A LionJack Johnson To the SeaI think I might have overdosed on Jack Johnson. There was a couple year period where I listened to him ALL of the time. He was laid back, his lyrics were accessible, he was catchy, and it was nice to break out the guitar and always have "Banana Pancakes" in my back pocket to play for girls. This album features more or less the same old songs. They just aren't new, fresh, inspired, catchy, or even that good anymore. I try to be fair and weigh my overall disenchantment with Jack into the equation. But still, this album is found wanting.Judas Priest British SteelJudas Priest Defenders of the FaithJudas Priest Killing MachineKanye West GraduationKutless Hearts of the InnocentKutless KutlessLinkin Park Minutes to MidnightLinkin Park was my favorite band for a couple years in middle school and helped me differentiate my musical tastes from my parents'. I didn't think Meteora was as good as Hybrid Theory, but I still loved it. But when I listened to Minutes to Midnight, looking for what I had loved from their previous work, I didn't hear it. It seemed like they were trying to mature, but it just came off like they were trying too hard. I do respect the attempt to get out of their box. It's just that I had liked them in their box. I don't listen to LP anymore, but the occasional nostalgic "Papercut" comes off way better than anything off this album.LoveHateHero America UnderwaterRiffs! Riffs riffs riffs! That's what made White Lies appealing to me. Throw in some catchy choruses and it was a pretty good album. America Underwater (title track aside) just wasn't. It took all the whiny, overblown, stretched thin elements off of White Lies, made a whole album out of them, and didn't write the riffs to compensate this time around. From Love to Hate, one album to the next. Mae SingularityBesides "Brink of Disaster," which could fit in with the best of tracks off Mae's previous sublime effort, The Everglow, there was nothing to redeem this album. Mediocre through and through, it paled in comparison to its predecessor and was an insult to all the potential I thought the band had displayed. And it sure didn't help that the best track was placed first, meaning it was all downhill from there. That song truly was the brink of disaster, at least as far as my opinion of Mae is concerned.My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous KilljoysNanananananana? More like hahahahahahahahaha. I guess their pretentiousness finally caught up with them. For a band that was totally full of themselves, I actually liked The Black Parade quite a bit. And Three Cheers even more. I wondered if it was all right to like such a pretentious band if they still put out good music. Glad to see they solved my dilemma.New Found Glory From the Screen to Your StereoNew Found Glory From the Screen to Your Stereo Part IINickelback The Long RoadOur Lady Peace GravityPanic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.A Fever You Can't Sweat Out was a great album. It was catchy, it was fun, it had interesting lyrics, and girls liked it too! It embodied its title. Pretty. Odd was a poor follow up. It wasn't catchy, it tried too hard, it begged you to find it interesting and clever. Maybe the fame and pressure overburdened the band. Either way, the album lived up to its title as well. Or at least the odd part.Pantera Reinventing the SteelRiddlin' Kids Stop the WorldRoadrunner United The All-Star SessionsShinedown Us and ThemSimple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just BallsSlipknot SlipknotSlipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)Soilwork Stabbing the DramaSoilwork Figure Number FiveSpineshank Self Destructive PatternStellar Kart We Can't Stand Sitting DownTaking Back Sunday Taking Back SundayAnother self-titled album letdown. Not that there is anything spectacularly bad on this album. But try listening to Tell All Your Friends and then listening to this. Hah! TBS has been on a downward trend, as New Again wasn't really that good either. But this was the album that I hoped would push them back in the right direction. And it falls flat on its face.The Offspring SplinterThe Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...Tiger & the Duke was awesome. Interludes aside (although they were ok), I loved all those songs. This album by contrast was almost impossible to get into. I think they took the experimentation a little too far, leaving behind too much of the catchy riffs and musicianship that had made the previous album great.Trivium AscendancyTRUSTcompany True ParallelsU2 How to Dismantle an Atomic BombWeezer Make Believe1.5 very poorA Perfect Circle aMOTIONAtreyu The Best of AtreyuEmery I'm Only A ManAfter releasing the amazing The Question, to come out with this?? I honestly thought Emery were done. There are a couple good tracks on this albums but overall it's trash. Thank God, they came out with In Shallow Seas We Sail next, which just might be the greatest post-hardcore album.I Set My Friends On Fire You Can't Spell Slaughter Without LaughterI bought this because I love their song "Sex Ed Rocks" in the Smosh video. Unfortunately, while that song is actually good in addition to being hilarious, it is not on this CD. rWhat this CD offers is a giant pile of crap. Who cares if they're not taking themselves seriously or it's supposed to be a joke? Who wants to listen to musicians that think of their own music as crap? It's not surprising that having set out to write a bad CD, ISMFOF succeeded. THe first track is comical at first listen, but has very little replay value. "Things That Rhyme With Orange," "ASL," "But the Nuns are Watching," and "Reese's Pieces," are ok, but no better than average. And they can do little to redeem this CD.Iced Earth Framing ArmageddonJames LaBrie Elements Of PersuasionKutless Sea of FacesNew Found Glory Tip Of The Iceberg EP and Takin' It Ova!Nickelback All the Right ReasonsNickelback The StateNickelback CurbPaper Tongues Paper TonguesPennywise The FuseSleeping With Sirens FeelSum 41 Underclass HeroChuck was already a letdown after Does This Look Infected? I used to love those guys; the Cross Your "T"s and Gouge Your "I"s DVD they sent out with DTLI? was hilarious. Underclass Hero was not even listenable. Maybe I just grew out of them. But I think it was just a terrible album.Uncle Kracker Double WideUnloco Becoming IUnloco HealingVarious Artists Rock Against Bush vol. 1Various Artists The Family Values Tour 20061.0 awfuldredg Chuckles & Mr. SqueezyFollowing The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion, this is just garbage. In terms of their whole discography, even worse garbage. So heartbreaking. And have you seen the album cover??Linkin Park ReanimationMetro Station Metro StationSkillet InvincibleSoulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com
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