Neal Zetek

Reviews 6
Approval 95%

Soundoffs 28
Album Ratings 212
Objectivity 69%

Last Active 12-11-14 4:31 pm
Joined 03-18-09

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Average Rating: 3.74
Rating Variance: 0.66
Objectivity Score: 69%
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5.0 classic
Cap'n Jazz Shmap'n Shmazz
Ceremony (USA-CA) Rohnert Park
Ceremony (USA-CA) Rohnert Park: Sick
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Iceage To the Comrades/Jackie
these two covers are incredible, wish they took the new album in this direction.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Modern Life Is War Witness
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York
Operation Ivy Energy
Pixies Doolittle
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
The Doors The Doors
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Weezer Weezer

4.5 superb
Balkans Balkans
catchy and frantic, strokes-worshipping rock. I haven't heard anything that sounds quite like this before. Sadly, Balkans near perfect debut (their only album) will most likely remain overlooked.
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Cap'n Jazz Analphabetapolothology
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith Roman Candle
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Mac DeMarco 2
Minor Threat Complete Discography
Misfits Static Age
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nothing Guilty of Everything
been spinning this for months and it's still just as good.
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Portugal. The Man Censored Colors
Regular Fucked Up People Regular Fucked Up People
Listened to this at least 5 times today. An eerie atmosphere. Dueling male and female vocals. With powerful pop hooks and harmonies in a haze of melodic guitars and steady drumming. This album warps dark atmospheres into beautiful melodies in very interesting ways.
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Spoon They Want My Soul
Strangelight 9 Days
Swans To Be Kind
Tera Melos Untitled
The Black Angels Passover
The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us
This is a classic. Needs to be reviewed on this site.
The Dust Brothers Fight Club: The Original Motion Picture
The White Stripes Elephant

4.0 excellent
Alkaline Trio Goddamnit
American Football American Football
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Bad Brains Bad Brains
C.W. Stoneking Jungle Blues
wow, sputnik needs to get on this. Any fans of the off kilter fucked up and forgotten worlds Tom Waits creates in his songs will enjoy this. Not limited to Tom Waits fans of course. Just a comparison.
Ceremony (USA-CA) Still Nothing Moves You
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Crash of Rhinos Distal
Cymbals Eat Guitars LOSE
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Defeater Travels
Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Fugazi The Argument
Future of the Left Travels With Myself And Another
Gallows Orchestra Of Wolves
Gallows Grey Britain
Gang of Four Entertainment!
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Glocca Morra Ghoul Intentions
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Green Day Dookie
Green Day Nimrod
Green Day Insomniac
Have Heart Songs to Scream at the Sun
Iceage You're Nothing
Indian Summer Science 1994
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Jay Reatard Blood Visions
Reatard knew how to construct great songs that didn't use punk or garage tropes as a crutch. It shows in this collection of tracks.
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division Still
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor Constant Headache
Kidcrash Jokes
Kidcrash Naps
Loma Prieta I.V.
Mac DeMarco Rock and Roll Night Club
Male Bonding Nothing Hurts
McLusky McLusky Do Dallas
Been jamming to this on the highway driving out of the city. It's fittingly noisy for the chaos and insanity that is the 5 o clock commute. Great album. Some songs go a little overboard but that's the kind of band Mclusky is.
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Native Wrestling Moves
Nirvana Nevermind
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
OFF! First Four EPs
Pachangacha Weirdhead
played a show with these guys the other night, they blew me away. For fans of old school weezer and heavy fuzzy stuff with a pop edge to it.
Pianos Become the Teeth Old Pride
Pissed Jeans Honeys
Pity Sex Dark World
Pity Sex Feast of Love
Protomartyr No Passion All Technique
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rise Against Revolutions per Minute
Rise Against The Unraveling
Shellac Dude Incredible
Shlohmo Bad Vibes
Spoon Girls Can Tell
Tera Melos X'ed Out
The Black Keys Brothers
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Menzingers On the Impossible Past
The Offspring Smash
The Strokes Is This It
The White Stripes De Stijl
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin
This album is a lot of fun. Great for listening on repeat. And the middle of "Strawberries 1 + 2" totally goes into this groove that sounds exactly like one of Godspeed's new songs. Kinda funny. Just a great garagey, experimental album. Fantano was wrong.
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
True Widow Circumambulation
Ty Segall Band Slaughterhouse
Viet Cong Viet Cong
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End

3.5 great
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brand New Daisy
Ceremony (USA-CA) Violence Violence
Crystal Antlers Two-Way Mirror
Cursive Domestica
Cursive The Ugly Organ
Dangers Anger
Defeater Lost Ground
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life
Fugazi 13 Songs
Glocca Morra Just Married
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Green Day American Idiot
Have Heart The Things We Carry
Holograms Holograms
A bleak but uplifting modern take on post punk featuring simple guitar parts, high pitched Joy Divisionesque
bass lines, and a synthesizer that makes cool noises. Also some nice production on this. An overlooked gem
from 2012.
Iceage New Brigade
Iceage Plowing into the Field of Love
this time with 90% more piano, mariachi horns, string instruments, and pained groaning from Elias Bender. this album shows a band desperately trying to evolve their sound. Though they aren't quite there yet, they come pretty damn close.
Joy Division Closer
Loma Prieta Dark Mountain
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Metz Metz
Nirvana Bleach
Parquet Courts Light Up Gold
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Pissed Jeans King of Jeans
Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Swain Howl
Tera Melos Patagonian Rats
The Black Angels Directions to See a Ghost
The Black Angels Phosphene Dream
The Black Keys Attack & Release
The Blood Brothers Crimes
The Blood Brothers Young Machetes
The Men Leave Home
really wish The Men stuck with this sound. Also the production of this really reminds me of iceage's "You're Nothing" so if you like this, you might like that...r
The Men Open Your Heart
The Offspring Splinter
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Thermals The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Title Fight Shed
Title Fight Floral Green
this album is pretty homogenous and unmemorable but a few tracks shine through the hazy production, namely "Head In The Ceiling Fan", "Secret Society", and "Make You Cry".
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Ty Segall Melted
Unwound New Plastic Ideas
Unwound Live Leaves
Weezer Pinkerton

3.0 good
Basement Songs About The Weather
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
Interpol El Pintor
Joyce Manor Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again
this album doesn't have the spark the self titled did, the last album had a little bit, but now it's just mediocre music. the singles are great, even though "catalina fight song" could have been 2 minutes longer.
La Dispute Wildlife
Male Bonding Endless Now
Meat Wave Meat Wave
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Suis La Lune Riala
I really love a lot of the ideas on this album. Specifically the trumpet sections, which is why I bought it. But
some parts really rub me the wrong way. Some of vocal parts really annoy me and take away from the music.
Really only on the track "Hands Are For Helping", it makes me cringe. Maybe I was prepared for ALL THE
EMOTIONS. But overall it's a very pulled together sounding record with a lot of interesting musical ideas and
textures. I will see if it grows on me.
Suns The Engine Room
The Men Immaculada
The Men New Moon
Touche Amore Is Survived By
dismissive sound offs for cooler than thou kids
Wavves King of the Beach
Wavves Afraid of Heights

2.5 average
Basement Colourmeinkindness
Ceremony (USA-CA) Zoo
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
The Black Angels Indigo Meadow
The Black Keys El Camino

2.0 poor
Gallows Gallows
Pianos Become the Teeth Keep You
Superheaven Jar

1.0 awful
Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream
Fall Out Boy American Beauty / American Psycho
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Mumford and Sons Babel
Sworn In Start/End
Sworn In The Death Card
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Walk the Moon Talking is Hard

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