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5.0 classic
Cut Copy In Ghost Colours
Daft Punk Discovery
French Kicks The Trial Of The Century
Kings of Convenience Riot on an Empty Street
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Phoenix United
Phoenix Alphabetical
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
The Beatles Abbey Road

4.5 superb
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Common Be
Erlend Oye DJ-Kicks
Phoenix It's Never Been Like That
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Ryan Adams Gold
Ryan Adams Heartbreaker
Ryan Adams Jacksonville City Nights
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Rapture Echoes
The Strokes Is This It
The Strokes Room on Fire
Townes Van Zandt Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Wyclef Jean The Carnival

4.0 excellent
Air France No Way Down
I disagree, Air France doesn't sound like Jens Lekman. There are vague similarities such as string and horn arrangements, but Air France uses vocal samples and drum machines instead of corny, crooned lyrics and a live band. Don't get me wrong, I like Jens fine, but I'd choose these guys anyday. The best tracks are the middle three: June Evenings, Collapsing at Your Doorstep, &, my personal favorite, No Excuses.
Beirut The Rip Tide
Clive Tanaka y Su Orquesta Jet Set Siempre No. 1
This album wins my Air France chill-out record of the year award. Soothing electronic music to lay on the beach to. An unexpected favorite album of 2010
Cut Copy Zonoscope
D'Angelo Voodoo
Daft Punk Alive 2007
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Feist The Reminder
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Girl Talk Feed the Animals
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Hot Chip DJ Kicks: Hot Chip
Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around
Julian Casablancas Phrazes for the Young
k-os Atlantis: Hymns For Disco
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kings of Convenience Versus
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Moby Play
Neil Young Harvest Moon
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Oasis Be Here Now
Oasis The Masterplan
OutKast Stankonia
Passion Pit Manners
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Poolside Pacific Standard Time
Ryan Adams Love is Hell
Ryan Adams Cold Roses
Sleigh Bells Treats
Sublime Sublime
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Head And The Heart The Head And The Heart
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Tough Alliance A New Chance
The Tough Alliance The New School
The Walkmen Bows + Arrows
The Walkmen Heaven
The Whitest Boy Alive Rules
I used to write-off Whitest Boy Alive as Erlend trying to make a Phoenix album and coming up a little bit short. Since Phoenix no longer really sounds like Phoenix, I gave Whitest Boy another chance. This album is much more polished and, in my opinion, better than Dreams. It is filling my United / Alphabetical void quite nicely. Best songs are Island, Rollercoaster Ride, & 1517.
U2 The Joshua Tree
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Yelle Pop-Up

3.5 great
2Pac All Eyez on Me
Air Moon Safari
Air Talkie Walkie
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am...
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Athlete Vehicles & Animals
Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty
Beck Odelay!
Beirut Gulag Orkestar
Beirut Lon Gisland
Belle and Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Chromatics Kill For Love
Cody ChesnuTT The Headphone Masterpiece
Coldplay Parachutes
Common Market Tobacco Road
Cults Cults
Cut Copy Bright Like Neon Love
Daft Punk Homework
Delorean Ayrton Senna
Delorean Subiza
Doves The Last Broadcast
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Dr. Dre 2001
Feist Let It Die
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
French Kicks Two Thousand
Girl Talk All Day
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gram Parsons GP
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel
Grand National Kicking The National Habit
Holy Ghost! Holy Ghost!
Hot Chip The Warning
Jack Johnson In Between Dreams
Jay-Z Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life
Jens Lekman When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog
Jens Lekman I Know What Love Isn't
Jet Get Born
Justice Cross
Justin Townes Earle Harlem River Blues
k-os Joyful Rebellion
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kanye West Graduation
Kasabian Kasabian
Keane Hopes & Fears
Kings of Convenience Declaration of Dependence
M.I.A. Kala
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis VS.
Matisyahu Live At Stubb's
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Moby 18
Modill Midnight Green
Nujabes Modal Soul
ODESZA Summer's Gone
Passion Pit Chunk of Change
Paul Van Dyk Reflections
People Under the Stairs ...Or Stay Tuned
Peter Bjorn and John Writer's Block
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Royksopp Melody A.M.
Ryan Adams Demolition
Ryan Adams Easy Tiger
This is a great Ryan Adams starter album like the review says, a microcosm of his body of work. It is solid all the way through, which is not representative of most of Adam's records (usually there are a handful of misses on each album).
Here's a guide to which album to buy depending on which song you like. These songs would fit well on the albums that follow them:
Goodbye Rose Cold Roses
Two Love is Hell
Everybody Knows Gold
Halloweenhead Rock n Roll
Oh My God, Whatever, Etc. Heartbreaker
Tears of Gold Jackson Cit Nights
The Sun Also Sets Love is Hell
Off Broadway Love is Hell
Pearls on a String Cold Roses
Rip Off Gold
Two Hearts Gold
These Girls Heartbreaker
I Taught Myself How To Grow Old Heartbreaker
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Spin Doctors Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Spoon Gimme Fiction
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Starsailor Silence Is Easy
Strange Talk Strange Talk - EP
Tahiti 80 Fosbury
The Black Keys Brothers
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Physics Future Talk
The Police Synchronicity
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Rapture Pieces Of The People We Love
The Rapture !K7 Tapes - The Rapture
The Rapture In the Grace of Your Love
The Roots How I Got Over
The Strokes Angles
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Thrills So Much For The City
The Thrills Teenager
After their last album (except for the only memorable song "Not For All The Love In The World"), The Thrills had me hoping they'd head back to San Diego and write another "So Much For The City." Fortunately, they stayed away and the result is this darker, equally good album that has anything but a So-Cal feel. The first three tracks grow on me everyday and the whole album has a much greater emotional impact. Worth another listen if you wrote this band off after their "Lets Bottle Bohemia."
The Very Best Warm Heart of Africa
The Walkmen Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
The Walkmen You & Me
The Walkmen Lisbon
The xx xx
Thee Oh Sees Carrion Crawler/The Dream
Vampire Weekend Contra
Whiskeytown Pneumonia
Wyclef Jean The Ecleftic (2 Sides II A Book)
Yeasayer Odd Blood
Yelle Safari Disco Club

3.0 good
Annie Anniemal
Annie Don't Stop
Blur Blur
Bob Sinclar Western Dream
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Caitlin Rose Own Side Now
Cassius Au Reve
ceo White Magic
Coldplay X & Y
Coldplay Viva la Vida
This is how every review of Viva La Vida begins, After the boring X&Y, Coldplay have returned with a daring new experimental album that, while no Radiohead, is miles better than their last album. The problem with this statement is that X&Y wasnt a bad album because it wasnt experimental enough, it was bad because the songs, for the most part, werent very good. The fact is that this album has worse songs than X&Y, theyre just dressed up in fancier clothers (kinda like Chris Martin himself). It is no A Rush of Blood to the Head. Not even close.
Common Finding Forever
Common Market Common Market
Cornelius Point
Cults Cults 7"
Daft Punk Human After All
Damien Rice O
Dire Straits On Every Street
Doves Some Cities
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Up From Below
El Perro del Mar Love Is Not Pop
Elefant Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid
Feist Open Season
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
French Kicks Swimming
Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple
Gold Panda Lucky Shiner
Grand National Drink and A Quick Decision
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair
Hot Chip Made in the Dark
Jack Johnson Brushfire Fairytales
James Blake James Blake
Javelin No Mas
Jay-Z Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter
Justin Townes Earle Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me
Kings of Convenience Quiet is the New Loud
Ladyhawke Ladyhawke
Lykke Li Youth Novels
M.I.A. Arular
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Miami Horror Bravado
Miami Horror Illumination
Miike Snow Miike Snow
Oasis Heathen Chemistry
Oasis Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
Oasis Don't Believe the Truth
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul
I think with this Oasis album, I have finally realized that Oasis are not, and never, will be the band they were from 94 to 98. This album no longer pines for those days like Let There Be Love and Stop Crying Your Heart Out did. It�s all Oasis mark 2 on this album, building on the groundwork of Don�t Believe The Truth and adding a lot of organ. And while I�m glad that they are moving on, I just wish it was better than this. Its so by the numbers that they no longer bother to emulate The Beatles, they just sample their songs and voices. In the DVD that comes with the album, Noel says something like, �People are always telling me to get out of my comfort zone, but I am just going to stay there and keep making great songs.� Minus the great songs, that about sums up this album.

...Oh, and Shock Of The Lightning is an unbelievably blatant rip-off of The Way It Is by The Strokes.
People Under the Stairs O.S.T.
People Under the Stairs Fun DMC
Phoenix Kitsuné Tabloid
No new songs by Phoenix on this album. Just songs that influenced them, or they really like. I would recommend this only for the super Phoenix fan.
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Pink Floyd Relics
Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line
Revolver Music For A While
Ryan Adams 29
Ryan Adams Follow The Lights
Ryan Adams Cardinology
Ryan Adams Ashes And Fire
Sea Wolf Leaves in the River
Sea Wolf White Water, White Bloom
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Starsailor Love Is Here
Tahiti 80 Wallpaper for the Soul
The Cool Kids Totally Flossed Out EP
The Killers Sam's Town
The Killers Day & Age
The Libertines Up The Bracket
The Morning Benders Big Echo
The Music The Music
The Postmarks Memoirs At The End Of The World
The Tallest Man on Earth Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
The Thrills Let's Bottle Bohemia
The Virgins The Virgins
The Whitest Boy Alive Dreams
Thee Oh Sees Warm Slime
Tiesto Just Be
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value
Time Machine (USA-CA) Life Is Expensive
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Travis The Man Who
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 War
Washed Out Life of Leisure
Wilco Sky Blue Sky
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers
Wyclef Jean The Carnival Volume II (Memoirs of an Immigrant)
Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals
You Say Party! We Say Die! XXXX

2.5 average
Air Pocket Symphony
Alexi Murdoch Time Without Consequence
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Brandon Flowers Flamingo
Cassius 15 Again
Discovery LP
El Perro del Mar El Perro Del Mar
"God Knows" is the reason I bought this album and it is simply an amazing song. Dripping with strings and horns that sound like they�re from the turn of the last century, Sarah Assbring�s unique take on girl group vocals lilts over the track, but the music is what sells this song. The instrumental at about 2 and a half minutes will make you melt. The rest of the album doesn�t work as well. With sad, hollow sounding tunes and lyrics that are sometimes too melodramatic (at least for my liking), it is passable as background music when you're getting ready for bed, but little else. That said definitely download "God Knows." That song earns a 5!
Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
French Kicks One Time Bells
Holy Fuck LP
Hot Chip Coming on Strong
Hot Chip One Life Stand
jj jj n° 2
k-os Exit
k-os Yes!
Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
KiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
MGMT Congratulations
My Morning Jacket Z
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
Neon Indian Psychic chasms
Neon Neon Stainless Style
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Radiohead Kid A
Razorlight Razorlight
Ryan Adams Rock 'n' Roll
Ryan Adams III/IV
Tahiti 80 Puzzle
The Music Welcome To The North
The Police Ghost in the Machine
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Washed Out High Times
Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac

2.0 poor
Athlete Beyond The Neighbourhood
Common Universal Mind Control
Cornelius Sensuous
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
Its not a Daft Punk album, its very much a Soundtrack. The very generic, BIG sounding strings drown out most of the DP beats. It was fine to listen through the first time, but I don't really see myself revisiting any more than 2 tracks ever again. I can't recommend Daft Punk fans buy this album.
Elefant Black Magic Show
jj jj n° 3
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak
Keane Under The Iron Sea
Phoenix Bankrupt!
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Pink Floyd More
Royksopp The Understanding
Tahiti 80 Activity Center
The Notorious B.I.G. Born Again

1.5 very poor
Athlete Tourist
Daft Punk Daft Club
Embrace (UK) Out Of Nothing
Kasabian Empire
Wyclef Jean The Preacher's Son

1.0 awful
Embrace (UK) This New Day
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