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Stephen Gore
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Last Active 06-19-13 7:29 pm
Joined 12-14-06

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Average Rating: 3.54
Rating Variance: 0.55
Objectivity Score: 74%
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5.0 classic
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
David Bowie Heroes
Depeche Mode Violator
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Tangerine Dream Rubycon

4.5 superb
Air Moon Safari
Amorphis Silent Waters
Bjork Biophilia
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus
Burial Burial
Burial Untrue
David Bowie Hunky Dory
David Bowie Low
Depeche Mode Black Celebration
Depeche Mode The Singles 86–98
Depeche Mode Delta Machine
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Gorillaz Demon Days
Grace Jones Hurricane
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
Klaxons Myths of the Near Future
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
QueenAdreena Drink Me
Radiohead OK Computer
Rufus Wainwright Want Two
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
Tangerine Dream The Seven Letters From Tibet
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Knife Silent Shout
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
This is a raw, unfocused, and incredibly creative album. It was obvious that VU and Warhol were two separate camps (Nico part of the latter) but none of their succeeding albums sounds quite as dynamic and original as this. Some songs, like 'Venus In Furs', just have a certain 'feel' to them, and while later albums offered that creativity on a polished plate, none could match the stark rawness of this debut.
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground

4.0 excellent
Air Talkie Walkie
Aloe Blacc Good Things
Annie Lennox Songs Of Mass Destruction
Astronote Weapon Of The Future
Bjork Homogenic
Bob Dylan Before the Flood
Buzzcocks Love Bites
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman
Cream Disraeli Gears
Cryptopsy None So Vile
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Bowie Heathen
David Bowie Reality
David Bowie Outside
David Bowie The Next Day
Depeche Mode Playing The Angel
Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses
Depeche Mode The Best Of - Volume I
DJ Shadow The Private Press
Echo and The Bunnymen Ocean Rain
Everything Everything Man Alive
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Goldfrapp Tales Of Us
Gui Boratto Chromophobia
Gui Boratto III
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
Japan Tin Drum
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around
Joy Division Closer
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division Substance
k.d. lang Watershed
Kreng L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu
Ladytron Witching Hour
Lemon Jelly Lost Horizons
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Massive Attack Collected
Mogwai Rock Action
New Order Substance
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Paradise Lost In Requiem
Pearl Jam Ten
Pendulum Hold Your Colour
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pixies Doolittle
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Portishead Dummy
Propellerheads Decksandrumsandrockandroll
QueenAdreena Taxidermy
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Recoil Liquid
Recoil subHuman
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Roxy Music Avalon
Roxy Music Siren
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure
Rufus Wainwright Poses
Sigur Ros Takk...
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
T. Rex Electric Warrior
T. Rex The Slider
Tangerine Dream Hyperborea
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles 1
The Beautiful South Blue Is The Colour
The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole
The Cure Pornography
The Cure Disintegration
The Cure The Head on the Door
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Dodos Visiter
The Future Sound of London Dead Cities
The Human League Reproduction
The Jam In The City
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The Velvet Underground VU
The Who Tommy
The xx xx
Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night
Various Artists For The Masses

3.5 great
Amorphis Elegy
Bjork Debut
Bjork Volta
Blur Parklife
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica
Dave Gahan Hourglass
David Bowie Earthling
David Bowie Station to Station
David Bowie Hours
David Bowie Lodger
Depeche Mode Exciter
Depeche Mode Ultra
Depeche Mode Some Great Reward
Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe
Depeche Mode Remixes 81–04
DJ Shadow Preemptive Strike
Echo and The Bunnymen Songs to Learn and Sing
Eminem Recovery
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Goldfrapp Black Cherry
Goldfrapp Supernature
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Gui Boratto Take My Breath Away
HIM Love Metal
Hybrid (UK) I Choose Noise
Joni Mitchell Blue
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Ladytron Light & Magic
Lemon Jelly Lemonjelly.KY
Martin Gore Counterfeit²
Massive Attack 100th Window
Massive Attack Protection
Massive Attack Heligoland
Metronomy The English Riviera
Mindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will...
Neil Young Harvest
New Order Waiting for the Siren's Call
Nirvana Nevermind
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark The Peel Sessions 1979-1983
Paradise Lost Shades of God
Pixies Trompe Le Monde
Pixies Bossanova
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing
Placebo Placebo
Portishead Third
R.E.M. In Time: The Best Of REM (1988-2003)
Radiohead In Rainbows
Roxy Music Stranded
Stabbing Westward Darkest Days
System of a Down Toxicity
T. Rex Tanx
Tangerine Dream Force Majeure
Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beautiful South Welcome To The Beautiful South
The Coral The Invisible Invasion
The Cure Greatest Hits
The Cure 4:13 Dream
The Good, The Bad & The Queen The Good, The Bad & The Queen
The Presets Apocalypso
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths The Very Best of The Smiths
The Velvet Underground Loaded
The Zutons Who Killed The Zutons
The Zutons Tired of Hangin' Around
Uffie Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans
VCMG Ssss
X-Ray Spex Germ Free Adolescents
Yazoo Upstairs at Eric's

3.0 good
Amorphis Eclipse
Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll
Blaqk Audio CexCells
David Bowie Let's Dance
David Bowie Scary Monsters
Depeche Mode Construction Time Again
Depeche Mode Speak And Spell
Depeche Mode 101
Eisley Room Noises
Gorillaz G-Sides
Gorillaz D-Sides
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Ladytron Gravity the Seducer
Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps
Noisettes Wild Young Hearts
Nonpoint Statement
Pixies Complete B-Sides
Portishead Portishead
Radiohead Amnesiac
RoxXn Digital Waves + Tonight
Roxy Music Roxy Music
Rufus Wainwright Want One
Rufus Wainwright Release The Stars
Tangerine Dream Mars Polaris
Tangerine Dream Legend - OST
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Help!
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beautiful South Quench
Their last good album, Quench is still a bit hit and miss. 'Losing Things' is superbly jazzy, 'The Table' is trademark catchy Beautiful South, and 'Perfect 10' is brilliant, but some tracks are just so bland ('Big Coin', 'Window Shopping For Blinds', 'I May Be Ugly') that it pales in comparison to Blue Is The Colour or their first album. Still worth a listen though
The Beautiful South Miaow
The Crystal Method Legion Of Boom
The Cure The Top
The Field From Here We Go Sublime
The Music The Music

2.5 average
Bob Dylan At Budokan
Daft Punk Homework
Eagles Of Death Metal Death By Sexy
These guys started out this band as a joke, and it shows. There's nothing bad here, but then there's nothing new or exciting either. 'I Want You So Hard' was a catchy-enough number, and some songs offer promise in title if nothing else. Ultimately, it's an incredibly average record full of rock music that goes nowhere. Stick it on in the background, but don't pay it too much attention. And don't even try to listen to the lyrics.
Echo and The Bunnymen Heaven Up Here
Green Day American Idiot
HIM Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
INXS Kick
New Order Republic
Orgy Candyass
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks...
The Beautiful South Choke
The Coral The Coral
The Cure The Cure
The Cure Three Imaginary Boys
The Libertines Up The Bracket
Tricky Maxinquaye
Various Artists Box Of Dub
Yazoo You and Me Both

2.0 poor
Bjork Medulla
Bob Dylan Street Legal
Bob Dylan Down in the Groove
Dave Gahan Paper Monsters
David Bowie Tonight
Depeche Mode A Broken Frame
Depeche Mode Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live
What's the point? Money, dosh, moolah, dinero. That's the point. SOFAD is one of the Mode's best albums to date, but capturing it from various live performances and slapping it on a CD is nothing but a lesson in corporate aggrandisement. After all, the Devotional tour that this is from used only a minimum of live instruments - the guitar and occasional drums are eclipsed by the backing tapes. DM were still primarily Mooging away at this time. '101' is a different story, because it was the zenith of their stadium career. 'Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live' is a harmless-yet-bland cash-in, and nothing more.
Depeche Mode Remixes 2: 81-11
God Lives Underwater Life in the So-Called Space Age
New Order Technique
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Tangerine Dream Encore
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Beautiful South Gaze
The Cure Wild Mood Swings
The Music Welcome To The North
Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces

1.5 very poor
Bob Dylan Knocked Out Loaded
David Bowie Never Let Me Down
New Order Get Ready

1.0 awful
Trivium Ascendancy
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