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5.0 classic
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am...
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
Coheed and Cambria Neverender
Neverender is the epitome of generosity. To get all four albums spread over two DVD's for less than £15 is incredible in itself, but when the performances are this good then it is an absolute steal. The first show (SSTB) in particular is almost note perfect and the quaint additions that Chris Pennie adds to the drum beats is a welcome relief from the safe Coheed drumming of old, and delivers promises of an outstanding prequel album.
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.
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.
GZA Liquid Swords
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.
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Mono Hymn To The Immortal Wind
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Opeth Blackwater Park
This album marked my first foray into death metal. Concerned that I wouldn't like it, I heeded the common conscencious and went for the most highly praised album that I could find. What I eventually stumbled upon is one of the most amazing and complete albums I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. From start to finish this album is refreshingly original, outrageously technical and brilliantly progressive, blending death metal and progressive rock effortlessly. Brutally epic, with intelligent lyrics and beautiful vocals, this record has everything, and while Bleak and The Leper Affinity will forever remain two of my favorite songs, and the sheer nerve of the band to then include a (brilliant) soothing instrumental in Patterns of the Ivy is overwhelming, and the flawless experimentation displayed is typical of a band who have fast become one of my favorites.
Pink Floyd Animals
Radiohead OK Computer
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Run DMC Raising Hell
Swarms Old Raves End
The most perfect album of 2011, end of story.
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Strokes Is This It
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?
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon

4.5 superb
Adebisi Shank This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
This is the soundoff of a band called Adebisi Shank.
Alpinist/Masakari Split
Amorphis Silent Waters
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Arcade Fire Funeral
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Burial Untrue
Burial Rival Dealer
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Converge Jane Doe
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
CunninLynguists Oneirology
Damien Rice O
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
David Sylvian Brilliant Trees
David Sylvian Secrets of the Beehive
Death Symbolic
Defeater Travels
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope
With A Fragile Hope Devil Sold His Soul have delivered a monumentally epic record that surpasses all initial expectations. From the start a menacing background permeates through the record and the aggressive nature of songs like As The Storm Unfolds goes a long way to maintaining the intimidating dynamic that the band expertly play off. The pounding rhythm section often resort to unorthodox measures to maintain an aura of structured chaos and the guitar riffs and synthetic beats saturate the gaps to create a claustrophobic onslaught of sound. However more often than not it is the colossal vocals of Ed Gibbs that reign supreme; his range stretching from dry-lunged raw-throated screams to stunningly gorgeous cleans and frequently it is this combination that makes up the majority of the record. Fans of both conventional post-metal and Converge-esque metal-core are highly advised to seek out this underappreciated record as it fits perfectly in the gulf between the two. In other words, this album is just phenomenal.
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Live Scenes From New York
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Edge of Sanity Crimson
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Well what can I say about this album that hasn't all been said before? Revolutionary, emotional, aggressive, check check and check. This album basically changed everything I thought I knew about popular music, and without wanting to sound ignorant or racist in any way, probably introduced the majority of white suburban kids to rap music. Without a doubt this is lyrically a masterpiece, with Marshall on top form from the off. The tracks are startlingly diverse, most focusing on human emotions such as anger, fear, insecurity etc, but others just being plain stupid for stupidities sake. Lead single "Real Slim Shady" demonstrates this second point brilliantly, with witth intelligable lyrics intended to offend as many people as possible within the four minute forty four seconds of play time. Other album standouts include the brutally graphic, yet gripping "Kim" and "The way I am" a hauntingly accurate observation on the modern worlds fame scene. All in all, this album is fantastic, and even now, when in the mood, I will put this on and go through the emotional roller coaster that is "The Marshall Mathers LP", loving every second.
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes To Move Forward
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly
Faith No More Angel Dust
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
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 England Keep My Bones
fun. Aim and Ignite
In Aim And Ignite Nate Ruess and company have created the fun.nest album of 2009. From the unobtrusive organ/violin combination in the opening of Be Calm to the grandoise distorted electric guitar in the closing of Take Your Time there is never a let up in consistency and it is this consistency that is Aim And Ignite's true strength. Quite simply an excellent album and the best pop of 2009.
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Words cannot describe how I feel about the half hour of music offered here by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The nontet are on absolutely top form here, with both tracks offering a different idea to the EP's dynamic, whilst still obeying the same calculated, methodical structure that GY!BE are known for. First track Moya starts off with a beautifully slow, yet agonizingly tempting string progression before gradually building up into an explosive crescendo of epic proportions; with strings, horns, percussion and god knows what else thrown into the hypnotic concoction. The second track BBFIII is touching perfection as well. Just like Moya, the track starts slowly and builds, but with the crazed monologues of madman Blaize Baily Finnegan in the background the band manage to keep things interesting. THe crescendo at the end is one of the greatest things I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing, and the soft string led ending is proof, if any is needed, that T.S.Eliot was right when he wrote the immortal line "This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper".
Ikuinen Kaamos Closure
Immolation Majesty and Decay
AOTY 2010? Probably not, but with Majesty And Decay Immolation have produced a solid death metal album that will push the eventual winner until the bitter end. Not unlike last year's premier death metal release, Ulcerate's Everything Is Fire, Majesty combines everything you would expect of a death metal album in a blissfully heavy package without once dropping from the inhuman tempo set by first proper track 'The Purge'. Quite simply this is 45 minutes of death metal paradise... Oh yes, and it killed my family.
In Flames The Jester Race
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Isis Panopticon
James Blake James Blake
Karnivool Sound Awake
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kerouac Cold and Distant, Not Loving
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mastodon Leviathan
Metallica ...And Justice for All
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's all
Modern Life Is War Witness
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty
Muse Origin of Symmetry
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Passion Pit Gossamer
Pearl Jam Ten
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd Meddle
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Portishead Dummy
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6. in B-Minor, Op. 74
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Radiohead Kid A
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Aggressive from the off, the debut album from Rage Against the Machine is relentless in its politically focussed fury, and the sheer energy of the record alone is enough to warrant a listen. From the brilliant, unique guitar work from Tom Morello to the interesting bass riffs offered by Tim Commerford the musicianship on this album is masterful, and all held together by the inspired vocal performance of Zack De La Rocha. Simply put this is the best rap-metal album you will ever hear.
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Sed Non Satiata Sed Non Satiata
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Here Be Dragons
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Out Circuit Pierce The Empire With A Sound
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thursday No Devolucion
Tori Amos From The Choirgirl Hotel
Trophy Scars Hospital Music
Ulver Bergtatt
Vales Clarity
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
X Japan Art of Life

4.0 excellent
65daysofstatic The Fall of Math
A City Safe From Sea Throw Me Through Walls
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
AFI The Art of Drowning
AFI Sing the Sorrow
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agnes Obel Philharmonics
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
American Football American Football
Anathema Judgement
Anekdoten Vemod
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Fuck Yes! The disappointment of Neon Bible is now just a distant memory.
Arcade Fire Reflektor
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.
Arctic Monkeys AM
Bad Religion Generator
Battles Mirrored
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Birdy Birdy
Bjork Post
Bjork Homogenic
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bloc Party Intimacy
Blur Parklife
Blur Blur
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
Blur The Best Of
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Botch We Are the Romans
Brand New Deja Entendu
Burial Burial
Burial Kindred
Burzum Det som engang var
Burzum Filosofem
Can Tago Mago
Caravan Palace Caravan Palace
Cee Lo Green The Lady Killer
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe
Circle Takes The Square As the Roots Undo
Coldplay Parachutes
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Converge Axe to Fall
Cradle of Filth Midian
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Crossbreed New Slave Nation
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles III
CunninLynguists A Piece Of Strange
Cursive The Ugly Organ
Daft Punk Discovery
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Dark Night of the Soul
Dark Time Sunshine ANX
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Gray White Ladder
David Sylvian Sleepwalkers
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Human
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Defeater Lost Ground
Defeater Dear Father
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & Cursed
Although it is not as good as A Fragile Hope, Blessed & Cursed feels more complete than its predecessor and still packs a punch, albeit a cute jab rather than a crunching left hook. Maybe my skepticism is bought about due to an unfair bias towards the album that introduced me to post-metal, but nevertheless this is further proof that Devil Sold His Soul deserve to be massive.
Stand Out Tracks: Tides, Frozen
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Do Make Say Think Other Truths
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
dredg El Cielo
Drudkh Forgotten Legends
Elton John Madman Across the Water
Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Eluveitie Slania
Eluvium Copia
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Exxasens Polaris
Fennesz Venice
Fennesz AUN - The Beginning and the End of All Things
Fightstar They Liked You Better When You Were Dead
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Foals Holy Fire
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters Skin and Bones
Foo Fighters The Colour and The Shape (Expanded)
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
fun. Some Nights
Funeral Diner The Underdark
Funeral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
Genesis Foxtrot
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Hans Zimmer Gladiator (Soundtrack)
Heights Dead Ends
Heroin Heroin
Himsa Summon In Thunder
Hyuna Bubble Pop!
Immolation Close to a World Below
In Flames Clayman
In Pieces Lions Write History
InMe The Pride
Isis Oceanic
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Jeff Buckley Grace
Julian Casablancas Phrazes for the Young
Casablancas has always been the only truly irreplaceable member of The Strokes line up, valued as much for his aptitude for song writing as his vocal ability. If there were any lingering doubts that this was the case then Phrazes For The Young all but annuls them. Throughout the record Casablancas employs a wide range of instruments to create a diverse set of songs that are strung together by his best vocal performance since Is This It. Although ambition intermittently gets in the way of functionality the songs are remarkably consistent and work just as well individually as they do in a set. The bloated middle section suffers from his tendency to let songs meander for a little too long and where cutting thirty seconds or so would be the best course of action it seems he is reluctant to waste any material. However this is a minor flaw in an otherwise watertight record that serves to remind us all why The Strokes fourth album is so highly anticipated. Of course, if one component of the machine can release an album of this quality then surely a newly oiled, reinvigorated Strokes can produce something to match their seminal Is This It. Oh well, heres to hoping.
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kalmah Swamplord
Kanye West The College Dropout
Karnivool Themata
Kate Bush Aerial
Kate Bush The Dreaming
Kate Bush The Kick Inside
Kerouac/The Long Haul Split
Both bands bring the noise, fucking rocks.
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Knapsack This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now
Kvelertak Kvelertak
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
La Dispute Wildlife
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel
This album is a mixed bag of brilliant, infectiously fun, hyperactive music and lazy monotony. At their best, this band really shine above and beyond any of their contemporaries, however they sometimes lack a sense of drive and focus. Despite its obvious flaws, Fantasy Black Channel is much more hit than miss, and offers a refreshing, unique take on today's music scene. Evidently Late of the Pier are a band for the future, but with this debut release under their belts, they could quite literally take the world by storm, all they need to do now is avoid the dreaded "disappointing second album syndrome" that befalls so many promising British bands, and the sky is their limit.
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Mothership
Light Bearer Lapsus
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lorde Pure Heroine
Lostprophets The Fake Sound Of Progress
Ludovico Einaudi Divenire
M.I.A. Matangi
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Mariage Blanc Mariage Blanc
Marina and The Diamonds The Family Jewels
Marina and The Diamonds Electra Heart
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
maudlin of the Well Bath
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Maximo Park A Certain Trigger
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Megadeth Endgame
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Mindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will...
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mono You Are There
Moonsorrow Tulimyrsky
More Than Life Love Let Me Go
Muse Absolution
Nas Illmatic
Neu! Neu! '75
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Niechec Smierc w miekkim futerku
Nightwish Once
Nine Horses Snow Borne Sorrow
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nirvana Nirvana
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Watershed
OutKast Stankonia
Parades Foreign Tapes
Pariso/Kerouac Split
Passenger (UK) Flight of the Crow
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Peter Gabriel Melt
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Protest The Hero Kezia
Protest The Hero Fortress
Pulp Different Class
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Queen The Platinum Collection
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The Bends
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red House Painters Red House Painters I
Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones
Rishloo Eidolon
Eidolon is Seattle based progressive-rock band Rishloo's sophomore album, and it shows a definate progression from debut Terras Fames. By ditching many of the Tool-esque sounds that plagued Terras Fames, Rishloo have found their true identity and many of the ideas on the album feel fresh because of it. Lead single "Freaks and Animals" opens the album well and gives a good taste of whats to come, mainly a tight-knit bunch of musicians playing well structured music. If there is one negative it is that lead singer Andrew Mailloux tends to oversing his part and dominates over the less assertive instrumental performances, but in the end the positives far outweigh this.
Rishloo Feathergun
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Run DMC King Of Rock
Rush 2112
Rush Clockwork Angels
Russian Circles Empros
Rx Bandits Mandala
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Say Anything Say Anything
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 1
Shai Hulud That Within Blood Ill-Tempered
Shearwater The Golden Archipelago
Shotmaker / Maximillian Colby Split
Shugo Tokumaru Night Piece
Listening to Shugo Tokumaru is akin to falling in love; first you get the bit where you're physically attached to one another before entering the 'buttery heart' stage before finally seeing the bright side of everything and being all happy and shit.
Sigur Ros ( )
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Hvarf/Heim
Silkie City Limits Volume 1
Sleepingdog Polar Life
Slint Spiderland
Slowdive Slowdive
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
States Line 'Em Up
Stevie Nicks Trouble In Shangri-La
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Superhet Receiver Glitch E.P
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
Take One Car It's Going To Be A Nice Day
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Tenacious D Tenacious D
Tenhi Saivo
The Antlers Hospice
The Ascent of Everest How Lonely Sits the City
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Butterfly Effect Begins Here
The Clash London Calling
The Classic Crime Phoenix
The Devin Townsend Project Ghost
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Flaming Lips Embryonic
The Long Haul Debtors
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The National High Violet
The Prodigy Their Law:The Single 1990-2005
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse
The Roots undun
The Shizit The Shizit
The Strokes Room on Fire
The xx xx
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
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
Thursday Full Collapse
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Tool Lateralus
Tori Amos Boys for Pele
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
Trophy Scars Darkness, Oh Hell
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead
Turisas The Varangian Way
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Ulver Kveldssanger
Underoath Define the Great Line
United Nations United Nations
United Nations Nevermind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Vektor Outer Isolation
Wait What the notorious xx
On its surface, the notion of taking the dreamy melodies found on The XXs 2009 debut xx and mixing them with The Notorious B.I.Gs effortless flow perhaps sounds a little barmy. The late rappers aggressive flows and violent lyrics seem the complete antithesis of The XXs calming indie soundtrack and yet somehow Wait Whats hybrid of the two vastly differing styles is perhaps the most innovative release of 2010 thus far, and also one of the best. One listen to The Curious Incident Of Big Poppa In The Nighttime and it is evident that although the two styles are vastly different, they can mix almost flawlessly. OK so it doesnt always work. Infinite Victory is far too skittish and lacks the flow of what was the best track on xx. Likewise Suicidal Fantasy teeters perilously close to boring, nearly killing the mood. However these moments are few and far between and overall The Notorious xx manages to be both a fitting reminder of the untimely death of the former and of the meteoric rise to fame of the latter. Long may it continue.
Wild Beasts Smother
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
World's End Girlfriend Hurtbreak Wonderland

3.5 great
65daysofstatic We Were Exploding Anyway
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Adebisi Shank This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called...
Alex Turner Submarine OST
Alexisonfire Crisis
Amusement Parks On Fire Amusement Parks On Fire
Anacrusis Screams and Whispers
Anekdoten Gravity
Anekdoten Nucleus
Apocalyptica Apocalyptica
Arctic Monkeys Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
As I Lay Dying Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
Ash Borer Ash Borer
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Bad Religion All Ages
BATS Red In Tooth and Claw
Battles Gloss Drop
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Biffy Clyro Puzzle
Biffy Clyro Opposites
Bjork Debut
Bjork Biophilia
Black Sheep Wall I Am God Songs
Blink-182 Blink-182
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City
Bloc Party Four
Blur 13
Boatrocker Delicious Jams
Bomb the Music Industry! Scrambles
Bombay Bicycle Club Flaws
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brand New Daisy
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Burdens You Can't Save Us All
Burial Street Halo
Cara Neir Stagnant Perceptions
Cara Neir/Ramlord Split
Celldweller Celldweller
Chase and Status More Than Alot
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Circa Survive Violent Waves
City and Colour Bring Me Your Love
Coalesce OX
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Chris Pennie: For this I love you.
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Converge You Fail Me
Converge/Dropdead Split
Cradle of Filth Dusk... and Her Embrace
Crossbreed KE 101
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Daath The Concealers
Daft Punk Homework
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
Daniel Bjarnason Processions
Danzig Danzig II: Lucifuge
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel
Dark Tranquillity Character
Darkest Hour Deliver Us
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
David Bowie Space Oddity
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
David Sylvian Dead Bees on a Cake
Deaf Havana Fools And Worthless Liars
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Deftones Deftones
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli
DJ Shadow Preemptive Strike
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Awake
Editors The Back Room
Electro Sun Double Trouble
Ellie Goulding Lights
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Emarosa Emarosa
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits
Enter Shikari Sorry, You're Not A Winner
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Exivious Exivious
Exxasens Beyond the Universe
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Faith No More The Real Thing
Fightstar Be Human
Firewind Allegiance
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Foals Hummer
Foals Tapes
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
Frodus And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea
Fucked Up David Comes to Life
Fugazi 13 Songs
fun. Daytrotter Session
Funeral for a Friend Hours
Gallows Grey Britain
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Genesis Live
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Gotye Making Mirrors
Hans Zimmer Inception
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
HIM Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
Holy Esque Holy Esque
How to Dress Well Love Remains
Howl Griff Fragile Diamond
I Am Kloot Sky At Night
Incubus Fungus Amongus
InMe Overgrown Eden
InMe Daydream Anonymous
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Isis Wavering Radiant
Jack White Blunderbuss
Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
James Blake Overgrown
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Jatun Blanket Of Ash
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
Jessie Ware Devotion
Joanna Newsom Have One on Me
Jonsi Go
Jubala Jubala
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak
Kanye West Yeezus
Kasabian Kasabian
Kate Bush The Sensual World
Keane Under The Iron Sea
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins Diamond Mine
King Crimson Red
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
This album is such an improvement from old Kings of Leon. Consistently good, the music is still mellower than a lot of rock out there today, but that in itself is an achievement. From lead single Sex on Fire to album opener Closer and the equally brilliant Use/Be Somebody, the standout tracks are catchy, rhythmical and brilliantly produced. With a little extra 'oomph' in the middle section of the album, this would have been amazing, instead it is just a great album, with a stellar vocal performance and good old fashioned rocky tunes.
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
Klaxons Myths of the Near Future
Korn Follow the Leader
La Dispute/Koji Never Come Undone
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Letlive. Fake History
Lights Out Asia Hy-Brasil
Linkin Park Meteora
Living Colour Vivid
Lostprophets Start Something
Love Axe Phenomenomenons
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Madlib Madlib Medicine Show: No. 2 - Flight to
Madonna Ray of Light
Mahumodo Waves
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Mastodon The Hunter
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Maximo Park Our Earthly Pleasures
Maximo Park Quicken The Heart
Maybeshewill Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Metallica
Metric Fantasies
Meursault Something For The Weakened
Mew No More Stories
mewithoutYou Catch For Us The Foxes
mewithoutYou Ten Stories
Michael Jackson Thriller
Michael Jackson Bad
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Molested Blod Draum
Mono Holy Ground: NYC Live
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk
Moonlight Bride Twin Lakes
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Muse Showbiz
Muse Hullabaloo Soundtrack
Mutyumu Ilya
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
Nero Welcome Reality
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Newton Faulkner Hand Built By Robots
Night Verses Lift Your Existence
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana Nevermind
Nirvana With the Lights Out
Oasis Definitely Maybe
Oasis Stop the Clocks
Off Minor Some Blood
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
P.O.S. Never Better
Pale Saints The Comforts of Madness
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Panic! At the Disco Vices & Virtues
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Passion Pit Manners
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pestilence Testimony of the Ancients
Peter Gabriel So
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd Echoes
Pink Floyd The Wall
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Portishead Portishead
Protest The Hero Scurrilous
Pulp His 'n' Hers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Quietdrive When All That's Left Is You
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Radiohead TKOL RMX 1234567
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Raekwon Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rammstein Mutter
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits
Regina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad
Rishloo Terras Fames
Russian Circles Enter
Russian Circles Geneva
Saosin Saosin
Savage Garden Savage Garden
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 3, op. 30
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaust
Silkie City Limits Volume 2
Skream Skream!
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slipknot 9.0: Live
Slowdive Souvlaki
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Soilwork Steelbath Suicide
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
Sole and the Skyrider Band Plastique
Soundtrack South Park (Original Soundtrack)
Soundtrack Team America: World Police
Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonders Original Musiquarium I
Still Remains Of Love and Lunacy
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway
Swans The Seer
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Taylor Swift Red
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl
The Black Keys El Camino
The Chasm Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
The Cribs Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever
The Cure The Head on the Door
The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Graduate Only Every Time
The Horrors Skying
The Jezabels Dark Storm
The Jezabels Prisoner
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Killers Sam's Town
The Libertines Up The Bracket
The Libertines The Libertines
The Maccabees Given to the Wild
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The National Boxer
The Pigeon Detectives Wait For Me
The Prodigy Invaders Must Die
The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Strokes Angles
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Weeknd House of Balloons
The White Stripes Elephant
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle
The Zutons Tired of Hangin' Around
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Throats Throats
Thursday/Envy Thursday/Envy
Tindersticks The Something Rain
Tori Amos Under The Pink
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Trivium Ascendancy
Trophy Scars Bad Luck
Turmion Katilot Hoitovirhe
Tvangeste Damnation of Regiomontum
Tyler The Creator Bastard
U2 The Joshua Tree
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend Contra
Weezer Pinkerton
White Ring Black Earth That Made Me
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wild Beasts Two Dancers
Wintersun Wintersun
Wood And Wires Wood And Wires
Yellowcard Southern Air
You Slut! Critical Meat
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Yuck Yuck

3.0 good
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
36 Crazyfists Rest Inside the Flames
AFI Decemberunderground
AFI Crash Love
Alkaline Trio Crimson
All That Remains This Darkened Heart
All That Remains Overcome
Anberlin Blueprints For The Black Market
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Andrew Jackson Jihad Knife Man
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Athlete Tourist
Atoms for Peace Amok
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Babyshambles Shotter's Nation
Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction
Beardyman I Done An Album
Ben Lear Lillian: A Folk Opera
Benga Diary Of An Afro Warrior
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions
Birds Of Tokyo Universes
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Bloodhound Gang Hooray For Boobies
Blur Think Tank
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Bowling for Soup Drunk Enough To Dance
Bowling for Soup The Great Burrito Extortion Case
Britney Spears Oops!...I Did It Again
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Chase and Status No More Idols
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Chiodos Illuminaudio
Christina Aguilera Stripped
Circa Survive On Letting Go
City and Colour Sometimes
Coldplay X & Y
Coldplay Viva la Vida
Converge No Heroes
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day
Crosses EP
Crowbar Odd Fellows Rest
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Crystal Stilts In Love With Oblivion
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen
Cynic Traced in Air
Daath The Hinderers
Daft Punk Human After All
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi Rome
Daniel Merriweather Love & War
Dark Tranquillity Haven
David Gray Life In Slow Motion
David Sylvian Blemish
David Sylvian Died In The Wool
Deadmau5 For Lack of a Better Name
Death Grips The Money Store
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Dirty Pretty Things Waterloo to Anywhere
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed Indestructible
Dr. Dre 2001
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Ed Sheeran +
Editors An End Has A Start
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid
Elder (USA-MA) Dead Roots Stirring
Ellie Goulding Bright Lights
Ellie Goulding Halcyon
Emery The Question
Eminem The Eminem Show
Eminem Recovery
Recovery is the album people hoped Relapse would be.
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) On Time Spent Waiting
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Esoteric Paragon Of Dissonance
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Faith No More Album of the Year
Fall Out Boy From Under The Cork Tree
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Fear Factory Obsolete
Fenech-Soler Fenech-Soler
Fennesz Black Sea
Feral Dragged To The Altar
Fero Lux Some Divine Ashtray
Fightstar Grand Unification
Fightstar One Day Son This Will All Be Yours
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Flotsam and Jetsam The Cold
Foo Fighters One by One
Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Friendly Fires Friendly Fires
Friendly Fires Pala
Funeral for a Friend Memory and Humanity
Genesis Trespass
Genesis Duke
Genesis Genesis
Giant Squid The Ichthyologist
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Gojira From Mars To Sirius
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Green Day Dookie
Hard-Fi Stars Of CCTV
Hellogoodbye Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
HIM Love Metal
HIM Dark Light
HIM And Love Said No
Himsa Hail Horror
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames Come Clarity
Incubus Make Yourself
Incubus Light Grenades
InMe Herald Moth
Irepress Sol Eye Sea I
James Blake Enough Thunder
James Blake Love What Happened Here
John Fahey Vol. 4: The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
Judie Tzuke Welcome to the Cruise
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Kaiser Chiefs Employment
Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Kate Bush Lionheart
Kate Bush Never for Ever
Katy Perry One of the Boys
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Keane Hopes & Fears
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Klaxons Landmarks of Lunacy
Koenjihyakkei Hundred Sights of Koenji
Kraftwerk The Man-Machine
Kylie Minogue Light Years
Kylie Minogue Fever
La Roux La Roux
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Lady Gaga The Fame
Lamb of God Wrath
Lights Siberia
Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You
Linkin Park Living Things
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Lostprophets The Betrayed
Lykathea Aflame Elvenefris
M.O.P. Warriorz
Machine Head The Blackening
Marilyn Manson Lest We Forget ( The Best Of Marilyn Manson)
Maximo Park The National Health
Memphis May Fire The Hollow
Metallica Death Magnetic
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Micachu Jewellery
Michael Jackson Dangerous
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Moss Icon Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Muse The Resistance
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Noisia Split The Atom
Nothing Rhymes With David Beard Logic Riddles
OFWGKTA The OF Tape Vol. 2
One Way Mirror One Way Mirror
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Heritage
Paatos Timeloss
"I am a flower, smell me"
Papa Roach Infest
Paramore Riot!
Pendulum In Silico
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery (Instrumental)
Peter Doherty Grace/Wastelands
Peter Gabriel Scratch My Back
Phil Collins Face Value
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Placebo Meds
Plan B The Defamation Of Strickland Banks
Puddle Of Mudd Come Clean
R.E.M. Accelerate
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Rihanna Rated R
Come here rude boy, boy, can you get it up? Come here rude boy, boy, is you big enough?
Rihanna Unapologetic
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rise Against Endgame
Rob Martino One Cloud
Rosetta/Junius Split
Rudimental Home
Santigold Master of My Make-Believe
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 4, op. 40
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama
Sole and the Skyrider Band Hello Cruel World
South Park Chef Aid: The South Park Album
Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams
Suburban Scum Hanging By A Thread
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler
Swarms Low Sun
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Take That Progress
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles The Beatles
The Big Pink A Brief History of Love
The Black Keys Brothers
The Blackout The Best in Town
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
The Cribs New Fellas
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Fratellis Costello Music
The Fratellis Here We Stand
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
The Knife Tomorrow, In a Year
The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out
The Lonely Island Incredibad
The Lonely Island Turtleneck and Chain
The Maccabees Wall of Arms
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Ocean Precambrian
The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quartet Sepulcros De Miel
The Temper Trap Conditions
The Used In Love and Death
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
The White Stripes Icky Thump
The xx Coexist
The Zutons Who Killed The Zutons
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy
Wonderman might just be Ellie Goulding's crowning achievement thus far.
Tool 10,000 Days
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Trivium Shogun
Good album really. Not better than good, but it is good...hence the rating.
TTNG Animals
tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l
Turisas Battle Metal
U2 Rattle and Hum
Unearth III: In the Eyes of Fire
Unearth The Stings of Conscience
Until Your Heart Stops Errors
Verse Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace
Wait What This Is Real Life
We Are Scientists With Love and Squalor
Wednesday 13 Transylvania 90210
Will Smith Willenium
Willenium may not have achieved the commercial success that its predecessor Big Willie Style did, but unlike its counterpart it is a much more varied listening experience. Smith clearly learnt from mistakes made on his debut, and while the album is still despairingly inconsistent, both the highs and lows are of a better standard and crucially more equally dispersed throughout. Infectiously catchy tracks such as opener Im Comin and lead single Wild Wild West provide the pop sensibilities that one would expect from Smith, but beyond this is a layer of equally well crafted hip-hop that was evident in parts on Big Willie Style. The consequence of this is that at times the album loses some of the flow that the early tracks promise, and while Smiths indisputable charm makes up for some of this, Willenium still comes off as a little disjointed in the crucial middle section, a hitch that is regrettably made worse by the introduction of Smith’s one-time partner DJ Jazzy Jeff. On top of Jeff, a multitude of guest stars are paraded throughout the album generally giving good quality performances, and it is credit to Smith that he is never outdone. Despite its flaws, Willenium remains both catchy and outrageously fun throughout and while it is not an album for all occasions surely there are few better ways to embrace a new millennium.
Within Temptation The Heart of Everything
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds
You Slut! Medium Bastard
Young Circles Jungle Habits
Young Empires Wake All My Youth
Young Guns Bones

2.5 average
+44 When Your Heart Stops Beating
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes
36 Crazyfists Collisions and Castaways
A Hi-Fi Serious
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
Adele 21
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Alien Ant Farm ANThology
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Avril Lavigne Let Go
B.o.B The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
Babyshambles Down In Albion
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
Black Eyed Peas Elephunk
Bloc Party Intimacy Remixed
Boy Kill Boy Civilian
Brandon Flowers Flamingo
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Britney Spears Britney
Britney Spears Blackout
Britney Spears Circus
Britney Spears Femme Fatale
Cage The Elephant Cage the Elephant
Cage The Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday
Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera
D12 Devil's Night
David Gray Foundling
David Guetta One Love
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
Death Grips Exmilitary
Delphic Acolyte
Hype; It's a bitch isn't it.
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Drudkh Anti-Urban
Emeli Sande Our Version Of Events
Emery I'm Only A Man
Emery We Do What We Want
Eminem Encore
Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream
Evanescence Fallen
Foo Fighters In Your Honor
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Gallows Death Is Birth
Genesis We Can't Dance
Good Charlotte The Young And The Hopeless
Good Charlotte Good Morning Revival
Gorillaz The Fall
Green Day International Superhits
Green Day American Idiot
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Gunther Pleasureman
HIM Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666
Hoobastank The Reason
InMe White Butterfly
Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Justin Timberlake Justified
Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Kanye West Late Orchestration
Kanye West Graduation
Kasabian Empire
Kasabian Velociraptor!
Kate Bush The Red Shoes
Kate Bush Director's Cut
Kings of Leon Aha Shake Heartbreak
Kings of Leon Youth and Young Manhood
Klaxons Surfing the Void
Korn Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Linkin Park Live In Texas
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Miles Kane Colour of the Trap
Moonlight Bride Myths
Murderdolls Beyond The Valley of the Murderdolls
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance Danger Days
N.E.R.D. Fly Or Die
Oasis Don't Believe the Truth
OK Go Ok Go
Orson Bright Idea
P.O.D. Satellite
Paloma Faith Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Public Image Ltd Album
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Razorlight Up All Night
Rihanna Loud
Rihanna Talk That Talk
Roadrunner United The All-Star Sessions
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
Sean Paul The Trinity
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks
Shadows Fall Threads of Life
Skrillex My Name Is Skrillex
Skrillex More Monsters and Sprites
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.
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
Soilwork Sworn to a Great Divide
Static Colours Sun Swells
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
The 1975 The 1975
The All-American Rejects When the World Comes Down
The Calling Camino Palmero
The Cribs Ignore The Ignorant
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Enemy We'll Live And Die In These Towns
The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Fray Scars and Stories
The Killers Day & Age
The Maccabees Colour It In
The Pierces You & I
The Pigeon Detectives Emergency
The Pigeon Detectives Up, Guards And At 'Em!
The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell
The Rascals Rascalize
The Script The Script
The Script Science & Faith
The Used Lies for the Liars
The Wombats A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Tori Amos Abnormally Attracted To Sin
Tori Amos Gold Dust
Turisas Stand Up and Fight
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue

2.0 poor
3OH!3 Want
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Adele 19
Aerosmith Just Push Play
Alestorm Battleheart
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Anacrusis Suffering Hour
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Battles Dross Glop
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
Bloc Party Silent Alarm Remixed
Despite initially loving the original album to such a degree that I didn't listen to anything else for months, the remix of Bloc Party's Silent Alarm feels rushed and unnecessary. Yes some tracks on this album are pretty good, such as the Helicopter and Like Eating Glass remixes, but ultimately, no track on here is in anyway better than the original edit, which, for a remix album, is pretty poor.
Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day
Boy Kill Boy Stars and The Sea
Britney Spears In The Zone
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Cradle of Filth Thornography
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.
Disturbed The Sickness
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Eagles Of Death Metal Heart On
Eliza Doolittle Eliza Doolittle
Lily Allen without the balls; throwaway pop at its most banal.
Eminem Relapse
Emmure Felony
Enter Shikari Common Dreads
Enter Shikari Tribalism
Fall Out Boy Infinity On High
Flotsam and Jetsam Dreams of Death
Girl Talk Secret Diary
Good Charlotte The Chronicles of Life and Death
Gorillaz G-Sides
Hard-Fi Once Upon A Time In The West
Hawthorne Heights Skeletons
HIM Razorblade Romance
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
James Blunt Back To Bedlam
Jay-Z and Linkin Park Collision Course
Jessie J Who You Are
Joanna Newsom Ys
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Keane Perfect Symmetry
Kesha Cannibal
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Korn See You on the Other Side
Korn The Path of Totality
Kylie Minogue X
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$
Linkin Park Reanimation
Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight
Lmfao Sorry For Party Rocking
Mark Ronson Version
Metallica Reload
MGMT Congratulations
Michael Jackson Invincible
Muse The 2nd Law
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nightwish Imaginaerum
Oasis Heathen Chemistry
Oasis Dig Out Your Soul
OK Go Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky
OneRepublic Dreaming Out Loud
P.O.D. Payable on Death
Panic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.
Papa Roach Getting Away with Murder
Pink Funhouse
Razorlight Razorlight
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Satyricon Now, Diabolical
Sisqo Unleash the Dragon
Soulfly Primitive
Staind The Illusion of Progress
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected
The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects
The Automatic Not Accepted Anywhere
The Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
The Kooks Konk
The Rasmus Dead Letters
The Ting Tings Sounds from Nowheresville
The Wombats This Modern Glitch
The Young Knives Voices Of Animals And Men
Trivium The Crusade
We Are Scientists Brain Thrust Mastery
Weezer The Red Album
Will Smith Big Willie Style
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers
You Me At Six Take Off Your Colours
You Me At Six Hold Me Down

1.5 very poor
50 Cent The Massacre
Akon Trouble
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing
Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Crazy Town The Gift of Game
Creed Human Clay
D12 D12 World
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
Editors In This Light and On This Evening
Hawthorne Heights Fragile Future
Hinder Extreme Behavior
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender
Justin Bieber My World
Kesha Animal
Kid Rock History Of Rock
Lil Wayne Rebirth
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish...
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Madina Lake From Them, Through Us, To You
Metallica St. Anger
Never Shout Never What Is Love?
Nickelback Dark Horse
Protest The Hero Gallop Meets The Earth
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Razorlight Slipway Fires
Scars on Broadway Scars On Broadway
Scouting for Girls Everybody Wants To Be On TV
Spice Girls Spice
Spice Girls Spiceworld
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
The Automatic Tear the Signs Down
The Enemy Music For The People
The Gossip Standing In The Way Of Control
The Hoosiers The Trick To Life
The Hoosiers debut album The Trick To Life packs a lot of mediocre into 40 minutes worth of music. Yes the majority of the album is catchy, but when the songs are of this calibre that's a bad thing. Irwin Sparkes falsetto vocals get old fast and the generic by-the-book song structure is nothing to shout home about. In fact the only thing that saves The Trick To Life from being a complete disaster is lead single "Worried About Ray" which shows an alarmingly enjoyable side to the band, that unfortunately has not been reproduced elsewhere.
Tokio Hotel Humanoid
Various Artists (Punk) Punk Goes Classic Rock

1.0 awful
Aiden Knives
Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business
brokeNCYDE I'm Not A Fan, But The Kids Like It!
Crazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits
Just No.
DoomThrone Skeleton Veiled in Flesh
Eatmewhileimhot! XALBUMX
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Moar like post-cock
Grumblecunt I Piss Shit
Korn Untitled
N-Dubz Uncle B
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Scouting for Girls Scouting For Girls
With predictably poor song writing and a weak vocal perfomance the musical quality shown on Scouting For Girls is abysmal. If you include the repetitive song structure and cringe-worthy secret track you are left with possibly the worst album of 2007. Lead single "She's So Lovely" was tolerable, heck even good on first listen, but when an album forces you to hear the same track 11 times over it becomes comparible to torture. Simply put Scouting For Girls is the least ambitious debut album this century. Oh well, at least it's not the Ting Ting's.
Short Stack Stack is the New Black
Stooma Long Live Stooma
what dnor said.
The Ting Tings We Started Nothing

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