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5.0 classic
Brian Eno Another Green World
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
In September 1994 Built to Spill released their second album, There's Nothing Wrong with Love which included an unlisted track that was meant to be a joke "preview" of their next album to be released within the next year. Well, it eventually took nearly two and a half years for the band to release it. And yes, it was worth it. It was basically the opposite of what was to be expected after their successful previous record that consisted mostly of more straightforward and fairly short pure indie rock songs. This time Doug Martsch provided songs that take their time to develop. And each of these 8 songs have multiple parts and subtleties that make this record so amazing. Doug Martsch's guitar and vocals alone sound so lovely that sometimes while listening to them I feel like I'm in the middle of a dream that I don't want to end. Not to forget the cello featured in my favourite song "I Would Hurt a Fly".
Perfect from Now On is not perfect, but if I were to make a list of its flaws, I'd find it damn hard.
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Elliott at his best, he can make me cry with any of these songs, just listen to Christian Brothers or St. Ides Heaven and you'll understand me. This album is seen as very depressing, containing maybe just one 'happy song', which is definitely still Smith's trademark. This is what I call a solo-album, since every instrument is played by himself, drums, harmonica, bass, piano, and of course his guitar. Elliott sings with such a beautiful voice and so emotionally. A special thing about the album is that it's all recorded with a fourtracker at his home. This is one of the best albums of the 90s.
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Kingston Wall Kingston Wall II
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
Radiohead OK Computer
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
This album changed everything, including my life. It was maybe the most influencial album of the 90s even though so many would argue with Nirvana's Nevermind or such over-rated albums. This masterpiece has the best political message in history, great basslines, hooky guitar riffs, unique solos and especially great lyrics, combined with anger towards the corrupt goverment of the USA. Every single track is brilliant and meaningful. No one will ever make something like RATM's debut album.
Red House Painters Red House Painters I
Television Marquee Moon
Television's debut consists 8 songs that all manage to leave a mark to the history of great music. This album was the introduction to Post-punk, and it changed rock in a great way. It consists guitar solos that I'll probably never get tired of. This was finally the only great release of Television, and without a doubt one of the best LPs of the famous 70s Rock 'n' Roll era.
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle

4.5 superb
American Football American Football
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
Big Star #1 Record
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Bob Marley and The Wailers Legend
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Can Tago Mago
Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory
Death Symbolic
Deep Purple Machine Head
dEUS The Ideal Crash
Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Dire Straits Love Over Gold
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Elliott Smith XO
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Elliott Smith Roman Candle
Elliott Smith New Moon
Eppu Normaali Akun tehdas
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
This album consists 5 long instrumental tracks that all show different aspects. Drumming on its own is fantastic, and the other three instruments fit perfectly in the chaotic flow. Post-rock at its very best. I like all of their albums, but this is clearly the best, having no single 'con', that can be found from the other releases. Besides the closer "Your Hand in Mine" may be the best instrumental love song ever made.
Galaxie 500 On Fire
Gang of Four Entertainment!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
GZA Liquid Swords
Hanoi Rocks Self Destruction Blues
Inside Out No Spiritual Surrender
Isis Panopticon
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
Joy Division Closer
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kingston Wall Kingston Wall I
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
Liz Phair Exile In Guyville
Love Forever Changes
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Mineral The Power Of Failing
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Motorpsycho Timothy's Monster
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
'Loveless' has so many lovers, and it's simple why. It's real drug-taking-music, the only album that ever could accomplish that so well in my opinion. I'm talking about 'shoegazing', that is basically already dead. Well it didn't live for long, but 'Loveless' introduced something that should never be forgotten. Its album cover defines it so well. This album may not be enjoyable at times, but at the right moment you may well feel like it's the best thing you've ever heard, at least I certainly did (not saying I've tried any drugs)
Nas Illmatic
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Neil Young On the Beach
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Nightwish Oceanborn
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Opeth Blackwater Park
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pixies Doolittle
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Kid A
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Ride Nowhere
Rush 2112
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Silver Jews American Water
Slint Spiderland
Slowdive Souvlaki
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
T. Rex Electric Warrior
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Beatles Revolver
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Bravery Repetition and Noise
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Strung Out In Heaven
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge
The Chameleons Strange Times
The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The Feelies Crazy Rhythms
The Gun Club Fire of Love
The La's The La's
The Left Banke Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers
The Olivia Tremor Control Dusk at Cubist Castle
The Red Paintings Walls
The Replacements Let It Be
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Strokes Is This It
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Two Gallants The Throes
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Weezer Weezer
Wire Pink Flag
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.0 excellent
A Place to Bury Strangers A Place to Bury Strangers
Aerosmith Aerosmith
Air Moon Safari
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arab Strap Philophobia
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Audioslave Audioslave
Autolux Future Perfect
Beulah When Your Heartstrings Break
Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Big Star Radio City
Black Lips Good Bad Not Evil
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C.
This album was part of the 'garage revolution' alongside with The Strokes' 'Is This It'. In my opinion this is better from that duo, and has already given influences to many new talented bands such as 'A Place to Bury Strangers' or 'The Black Angels'. Fantastic debut album, the comeback of Psychedelic Rock, B.R.M.C.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Take Them On, On Your Own
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bomfunk Mc's In Stereo
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy I See a Darkness
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets
Brian Wilson Smile
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene
Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady
Cap'n Jazz Shmap'n Shmazz
Catherine Wheel Ferment
Chapterhouse Whirlpool
Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Converge Jane Doe
Cynic Focus
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies
dEUS In a Bar, Under the Sea
Dispatch Bang Bang
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Dr. John Gris-Gris
Dune Enter Metropolis
Elliott Smith Live at Largo
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Eppu Normaali Kahdeksas ihme
Experimental Aircraft Experimental Aircraft
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Faith No More Angel Dust
Figurines Skeleton
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Galaxie 500 Today
Gentle Giant Octopus
God Is An Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Barafundle
Guillemots Through the Windowpane
Hanoi Rocks Bangkok Shocks,Saigon Shakes,Hanoi Rocks
Hanoi Rocks Two Steps From The Move
Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson
Heatmiser Mic City Sons
Heatmiser Dead Air
Isis Oceanic
Jeff Buckley Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division Substance
Julee Cruise Floating into the Night
Kalmah They Will Return
Kashmir Zitilites
Kings of Leon Aha Shake Heartbreak
Kings of Leon Because Of The Times
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Kingston Wall III - Tri-Logy
Knowledge A Gift Before I Go
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Low I Could Live in Hope
Mando Diao Bring 'Em In
Mando Diao Hurricane Bar
Maps & Atlases You and Me and the Mountain
Massive Attack Mezzanine
maudlin of the Well Bath
Menomena I Am The Fun Blame Monster!
Mew Frengers
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Mobb Deep The Infamous
Moby Play
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Mogwai Young Team
Mr. Bungle California
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Nick Drake Bryter Layter
Nirvana Nevermind
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
One Day As A Lion One Day As A Lion
OutKast Aquemini
Ozric Tentacles Strangeitude
Pale Saints The Comforts of Madness
Paul Simon Graceland
Pavement Wowee Zowee
Pavement Watery, Domestic
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Phantom Buffalo Shishimumu
Poets of the Fall Carnival of Rust
Quasi Featuring "Birds"
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill
Red House Painters Ocean Beach
Richard Youngs Sapphie
Ride Today Forever
Royksopp Melody A.M.
Rufus Wainwright Poses
Russian Circles Enter
Ryan Adams Love is Hell
Secret Shine Untouched
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks
Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out
Sly and The Family Stone Stand!
Smog Red Apple Falls
Spacemen 3 The Perfect Prescription
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway
Swervedriver Mezcal Head
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds Of...
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl, Volume I
The Ascent of Everest How Lonely Sits the City
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Black Angels Passover
The Black Heart Procession 2
The Black Keys Thickfreakness
The Boo Radleys Giant Steps
The Brian Jonestown Massacre ...And This Is Our Music
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Methodrone
The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically
The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole
The Cribs The Cribs
The Cure Boys Don't Cry
The Dismemberment Plan Change
The Doors The Doors
The Greenhornes Sewed Soles
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy
The Kills No Wow
The Kills Midnight Boom
The Libertines Up The Bracket
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Microphones It Was Hot We Stayed In The Water
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
The Roots Things Fall Apart
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
The Strokes Room on Fire
The White Stripes Elephant
The Windmills Drug Autumn [EP]
This is an EP by a relatively unknown English band. The sounds of all the four songs are very well put together and the mixing seems to be near-perfect. The songs mostly resemble the ones used by The Smiths and The Go-Betweens, which are probably the right bands to get the comparison. Here the band provides catchy jangle pop tracks that have an ordinary song alignment. However, unlike in other such records the drums manage to leave a significant footprint to the music, especially in "Want". The vocals are of high quality as well, without being exceptional they are of such type that should apply to nearly everyone. The lyrics are typical for the genre, fitting to the name of the EP. The optimistic opener is followed by the title-track, which for me is the highlight, obtaining a regretful theme with lyrics such as: “What a gave up was far more precious/Than what I gave/But by then it was already too late”. One of the only bad things about the songs is that they are a bit too recursive, especially songs #1 & 3, which repeat their titles throughout the songs. This is often the case with poppy music, and fortunately The Windmills don't make it as irritating that it would harm the enjoyability of the music. In conclusion, this album is certainly great and consistent, with very few flaws. As for the rating, I was somewhere between a 3,5 and a 4, but I've chosen the latter since I strongly recommend this. Besides, I really like the album cover. It reminds me of lifetime memories, especially of childhood.
Tim Buckley Starsailor
Tim Buckley Happy Sad
Tocotronic Digital Ist Besser
Tortoise TNT
TV on the Radio Dear Science
u.n.p.o.c. Fifth Column
UGK Ridin' Dirty
Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day
Weezer Pinkerton
Why? Elephant Eyelash
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

3.5 great
1990s Cookies
AC/DC Back in Black
Adam Green Friends of Mine
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Architecture In Helsinki In Case We Die
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Babyshambles Down In Albion
Babyshambles Shotter's Nation
Bjork Debut
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Howl
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Baby 81
Blood Red Shoes Box Of Secrets
Christie Front Drive Stereo
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Daft Punk Discovery
Daft Punk Homework
Death Human
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Dirty Pretty Things Waterloo to Anywhere
Eels Beautiful Freak
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Gorillaz Demon Days
Grails Burning Off Impurities
Heatmiser Cop and Speeder
Interpol Antics
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
Kaiser Chiefs Employment
Keane Hopes & Fears
Kings of Leon Youth and Young Manhood
Klaxons Myths of the Near Future
Led Zeppelin Presence
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Mando Diao Ode to Ochrasy
Mark Kozelek Finally
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Death Magnetic
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
Nada Surf The Weight Is a Gift
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Nirvana In Utero
Phoenix United
PJ Harvey Dry
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Rage Against the Machine Renegades
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Red House Painters Red House Painters II
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Sebadoh III
Spacemen 3 Playing With Fire
Superchunk No Pocky For Kitty
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Black Atlantic Send This Home
The Boo Radleys Everything's Alright Forever
The Dandy Warhols Welcome To The Monkey House
The Icarus Line Penance Soiree
The Nightwatchman One Man Revolution
The Nightwatchman The Fabled City
The Pigeon Detectives Wait For Me
The Shins Wincing the Night Away
The Streets Original Pirate Material
The Thrills So Much For The City
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
UNKLE War Stories
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Wire Chairs Missing

3.0 good
Arctic Monkeys Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City
Dr. Dre 2001
Heatmiser Yellow No. 5
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul
Quiet Steps Quiet Steps [EP]
Shout Out Louds Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
The Chemical Brothers Push The Button
The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out
The Wombats A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation
White Lies To Lose My Life

2.5 average
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club The Effects of 333
Eminem The Eminem Show
Justin Timberlake Justified
Mando Diao Never Seen the Light of Day

2.0 poor
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
James Blunt Back To Bedlam
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Metallica St. Anger
Taking Back Sunday New Again

1.5 very poor
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...

1.0 awful
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Tokio Hotel Scream
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