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5.0 classic
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Brilliant, stunning, epic, masterful, genius. All word that could be used to describe The Arctic Monkeys debut album "Whatever people say I am...". Surely the most astounding thing of all is not the age of the band (all in their teens) or the consistency of the album, but the sheer tongue-in-cheekness of it all, as if the boys already knew it was going to be a masterpiece, and so performed with a near Oasis like complacency. There is not a bad song on the whole album, and whilst Fake tales of San Fransisco and Riot Van don't live up to the excellence of the rest of the album, there are literally thousands of bands out in the big wide world who would actually centre an album around such tracks. That the worst tracks on this album are still stunning is all I have to say, simply awesome.
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Foals Total Life Forever
Total Life Forever is like a stalker, cold and isolated on the surface but teeming with relentless adrenaline underneath the mask...and my word is it good.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
So my friend wanted some good music and I was like “ok there’s this album, I dunno if you've heard of it, it’s called F#A# infinity by some band I think you'd like it because it’s like all dark and atmospherey but then POW you realise its actually meant to be a scathing commentary on today’s world and Blaize Bayley Finnegan III is actually Jesus or something then you orgasm like 50 times and East Hasting’s is so amazing, but then you think Providence is too long but it’s so worth it cause the climax is the second best on the record (behind only my epic climax when I listen to it) and then so you’re like Dead Flag Blues is the worst - BUT IT ISNT, IT’S THE ONLY RECORD EVER WITHOUT A WORST TRACK BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL THE BEST TRACK - and then splodge you ejaculate again and your girlfriend leaves you because she walked in on you when you were fucking your vinyl version like you had your cock in the hole and you were really going for it even though it chafed and yeah its awesome its by the black emperors or something and if you don't like it then you're racist” and he was like “cool” so he got it.
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Portishead Dummy
Radiohead OK Computer
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
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The Strokes Is This It

4.5 superb
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Amorphis Silent Waters
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
The Arctic Monkeys return with a darker, maturer sound, whilst still keeping all of the elements that made "Whatever People Say I Am..." such a success. Although not quite up to the standard of their debut, this is filled with catchy songs, and arguably the first 5 songs are collectively better than anything on the first album. If it weren't for a slump in quality halfway through the album, this would be a masterpiece, and while "Old Yellow Bricks" and "505" make for a brilliant ending, you can't help but feel short changed by tracks such as "This House Is A Circus" and "Only Ones Who Know". Even with a few poor tracks, this album is brilliant.
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New Daisy
Damien Rice O
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy
David Bowie Hunky Dory
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive
Death The Sound of Perseverance
With the final release of his flagship band and death metal standard bearers Death, Chuck Schuldiner finally perfected the art to create the pinnacle release of the genre.
Death Symbolic
Deftones White Pony
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
In Flames The Jester Race
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
"Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" is in my opinion, the magnum opus of one of the greatest heavy metal bands to grace the planet; Iron Maiden. Although not having the best musical content or individual tracks (both accolades that fall to the mighty "Powerslave") the seamless flow and consistency of the songs, mixed with the execution of the concept on offer mean that for this album the sum of the whole is greater than that of the constituent parts. For example, in terms of album openers I would take "Aces High" or "Invaders" over "Moonchild" any day, as I would with many individual comparisons between the "great" Iron Maiden albums. However not a single song lets "Seventh Son..." down; whereas "The Duellists" and "Total Eclipse" respectively let down its less consistent counterparts. Of course this isn't to say that the music on offer is poor, indeed that assumption couldn't be further from the truth. From the slightly more mainstream metal of "Can I Play With Madness" to the distinct Maiden sound on tracks such as "The Clairvoyant" the ballsy decision to add synths to an already winning formula means this album is musically one of Maidens most diverse. With the two standout tracks ("The Evil That Men Do" and "Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son") jam packed in the middle of the album, listners need not wait too long to get to the really good stuff. All in all a fantastic album, worthy of a place in any music collection.
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Marina and The Diamonds The Family Jewels
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Passion Pit Gossamer
Pink Floyd Animals
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Suede Dog Man Star
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Thrice Vheissu
Having not (at this date) heard any of Thrice's earlier records, I cannot really comment on the supposed change of sound that the band pulled off with this release. What I can say is that every single song on this album is absolutely fantastic, ranging from the heavy The Earth Will Shake to the calculated ambiance of Atlantic and Red Sky and everything in between. I cannot praise this album enough, it changed my musical tastes and my life, need I say more?
Thursday No Devolucion

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Agalloch The Mantle
Arctic Monkeys AM
Ariana Grande Yours Truly
Bjork Homogenic
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Blur Parklife
Blur 13
Brand New Deja Entendu
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Coldplay Parachutes
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Sylvian Brilliant Trees
David Sylvian Dead Bees on a Cake
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Human
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Everything Everything Get To Heaven
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Foals Antidotes
Foals debut release is a technical wonder, enjoyable indie/pop music with intelligent, puzzling lyrics and frenzied synths atop a really quite ordinary indie structure. What sets them apart from 90% of the wannabe's is the tenacity of the songs; all of which remain fun and catchy whilst at the same time containing a quirky unpredictability. Without a doubt one of the best debut releases of 2008.
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
In Flames Colony
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kate Bush The Dreaming
Kate Bush The Kick Inside
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Letlive. Fake History
Low Roar 0
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Marina and The Diamonds Froot
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty
Nine Horses Snow Borne Sorrow
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Passion Pit Manners
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Pulp Different Class
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Kid A
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
With the softer side of Slipknot now fully in effect, Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses attempts to focus more on the melodic than the extreme. Throughout the album Corey's vocals seem distant and disinterested, and pale in comparison to those of "side project" Stone Sour. While musically the album is on the same level as previous albums, the shocking brutality and "don't give a fuck" attitude seem missing, and although singles Before I Forget and Vermillion Pt I save the album from being a complete travesty, they are ultimately too little too late. Overall this valiant progression in the bands sound ultimately fails to deliver either the energy or brutality of earlier albums.
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
The Cure Disintegration
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Flaming Lips Embryonic
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement
The Libertines Up The Bracket
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Tool Lateralus
U2 The Joshua Tree
Wintersun Wintersun

3.5 great
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Bjork Post
Bjork Debut
Bjork Biophilia
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City
Bloc Party Intimacy
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
Blur The Magic Whip
Bon Iver Bon Iver
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
David Bowie The Next Day
David Sylvian Manafon
Manafon is a reserved experiment in artistic minimalism. The lack of exuberance in the song structure can grow wearisome after a while, especially in the bloated, prolonged middle section. Musically the vocals are the standout, and often the only obvious driving force behind the songs. The poetic lyrics and thought provoking metaphors are delivered with considered style, especially considering the abject despondency of the majority of the album. The withering misery could put many potential listeners off, as indeed could the long-lasting silences reminiscent of Sputnik favourite Godspeed You! Back Emperors F# A# (infinity) in style, if not in substance. At times it can be a difficult album to get through and without a doubt cannot just be put on at any time; listeners need to be in the mood for it. In the end Manafon fails to live up to previous works such as Brilliant Trees or Secrets Of The Beehive, but it has been 20 long years since Sylvian released those masterworks and Manafon is a good enough contemporary effort to tide fans over for another few years.
David Sylvian Gone To Earth
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Dream Theater Awake
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Foals Holy Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Moar like post-cock
In Flames Clayman
In Flames Whoracle
In Flames Come Clarity
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Jamie xx In Colour
Kalmah Swamplord
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kanye West Yeezus
Kate Bush Aerial
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Korn Follow the Leader
Marina and The Diamonds Electra Heart
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Metallica Master of Puppets
Moonsorrow Tulimyrsky
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana Nevermind
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pixies Doolittle
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Portishead Portishead
Portishead Third
Rx Bandits Mandala
Shadows Fall Threads of Life
Slipknot Iowa
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Tame Impala Currents
The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic
The Fratellis Costello Music
The Killers Sam's Town
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Pigeon Detectives Wait For Me
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Verve Urban Hymns
The White Stripes Elephant
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thursday Full Collapse
Trivium Ascendancy

3.0 good
Adele 21
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Bloc Party Four
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Cynic Traced in Air
Damien Rice 9
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
David Sylvian Blemish
Deftones Deftones
Disturbed The Sickness
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Florence and the Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Kaiser Chiefs Employment
La Roux La Roux
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Metallica Death Magnetic
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pulp His 'n' Hers
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Radiohead TKOL RMX 1234567
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
The Cure Wish
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Strokes Angles
The White Stripes Icky Thump
The Wombats A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation
Thrice Beggars
After the phenomenally ambitious if slightly disappointing concept "The Alchemy Index" Thrice are signalling their intentions toward another genre shift, this time transmogrifying into a more mainstream friendly alt-rock act. If you enjoyed "The Alchemy Index", especially the "Earth" EP, then there is a good chance you'll be wholly satisfied with the majority of "Beggars". There is a very natural progression from this EP to "Beggars" with a large influence from Dustin's solo work creeping into the band's sound. However despite treading unfamiliar territory there is something comfortingly familiar in the majority of the material here. "Wood & Wire" could easily have come from either "The Alchemy Index" or Thrice's last 'proper' album "Vheissu" with an ending reminiscent to that of "Red Sky" four years ago. While the album is unsurprisingly consistent, the two outstanding highlights "In Exile" and the eponymous "Beggars" are similar only in that they both manage to slow the albums tempo and harness the roaming guitars, instead focussing intensely on Dustin's much improved vocals. In essence "Beggars" is a stepping stone album and when looked at in this light is a rather remarkable piece of work.
Thrice Major/Minor
Tool 10,000 Days
Trivium Shogun
Good album really. Not better than good, but it is good...hence the rating.
Wintersun Time I

2.5 average
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
Adele 19
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
Blur Think Tank
Boy Kill Boy Civilian
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Coldplay X & Y
Evanescence Fallen
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Kate Bush Lionheart
Kate Bush The Red Shoes
Korn See You on the Other Side
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Metallica Metallica
Oasis Don't Believe the Truth
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
The Enemy We'll Live And Die In These Towns
The Flaming Lips Dark Side of the Moon
The Libertines The Libertines
The Pigeon Detectives Emergency
The Ting Tings Super Critical
The Wombats This Modern Glitch
Trivium The Crusade
Twin Atlantic Great Divide
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Wednesday 13 Transylvania 90210

2.0 poor
Blur Leisure
Boy Kill Boy Stars and The Sea
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Disturbed Indestructible
Kaiser Chiefs Off With Their Heads
Korn Untitled
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load
The Killers Day & Age

1.5 very poor
Metallica St. Anger
Oasis Heathen Chemistry
The Ting Tings Sounds from Nowheresville

1.0 awful
Crazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits
Just No.
The Pigeon Detectives Up, Guards And At 'Em!
The Ting Tings We Started Nothing
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