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5.0 classic
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
An album you can't really explain since for every listener it will mean something different
to them. Justin Vernon has done something amazing with For Emma, Forever Ago, as
every listener wishes they had there first listen of the album everytime they pressed play.
The depresive tones are quite obvious on For Emma, as the album is full of
heartbreak, but that should not deter listeners from this amazing masterpiece.
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Well fuck me dead. This is almost worth more than any sort of hyperbolic claims that it will receive i.e. give it shit loads.
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Beauty, awe, inspiration, sadness, desperation, love and loss. These are just some of the words that come to mind when listening to Transatlanticism. An album that captures your heart and yanks at it until you give in.
Hey Rosetta! Seeds
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Kind Of Blue is a remarkable album of awe inspiring beauty and amazing musicianship, thus leading us into one of the most influetial jazz albums of all time. Miles Davis creates an amazing aura with his playing sending goose bumps though you each time you listen.
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
The album that I grew up with. It took many years of listening over and over for this album to settle in my head as one of the most fantastic creations in the music industry. Dabbling into large amounts of experimentation, this Miles Davis goes where no-one else had. Bitches Brew is an effort, but pays off immensely.
Paul Dempsey Everything Is True
It's always great when a fabulous front man from a fabulous band decides to go solo. Paul Dempsey has done just that, with his debut solo effort in Everything Is True. A folk/rock tinged album full of wonderful ballads and some slightly rockier tunes, Dempsey has created a wonderful album that will be high up at the end of the year.
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
What can be said? This album grabs you hook, line and sinker from the opening minutes. The tracks run smoothly into each other with all being as catchy and a great listen as the last!
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros, probably the most innovative and respected band in the Post Rock world. Takk... proves why they are the masters with some amazingly beautiful melodies and rip roaring hooks, an album for the ages.
Something For Kate Beautiful Sharks
Something For Kate reach perfection with their sophomore release Beautiful Sharks.
The album is full of tender hooks and wistful melodies, and sees Paul Dempsey at the height of his lyrical conviction. Every song hits home and tells a tale that nearly everyone can connect to. Beautiful Sharks is one of my all time favorites.
Something For Kate The Official Fiction
Ah, the bliss of Something For Kate's The Official Fiction is something to behold.
While it may not be the most upbeat album, it certainly gives you a surprise with the
sorrowful tones, but is quite heartfelt in it's delivery. An album that I truly adore.
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
Catchy and never letting down, The 59' Sound sums up what good rock should sound
like. The Gaslight Anthem have successfully created an album that has inspired a generation
with their brand of hook laden rock, while also borrowing from the greats of yester-year,
The 59' Sound will always keep you coming back for more.
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
I could roll you to hell, I could swim from your heavens
I could drive you so safe, I could walk you to here

4.5 superb
Arcade Fire Funeral
Funeral is an album that hits you hard, but is gentle on your ears, making it a
magical experience everytime you begin listening to it. Arcade Fire have meshed together
perfectly rounding out a sound so lusty and loving that you can't help but swoon when the
album plays through.
Art Blakey Moanin'
Art Blakey is one of the big names in Jazz. While Moanin'
isn't one of his better releases, it was certainly a landmark in Bop Jazz and no Jazz collection should be with out this album.
Carus Acoustic At The Norfolk
An essiential for every lover of folk, blues and reggae music. Carus mixes all of these genres together and makes one the most upbeat and saddening albums. For a live album this one of the best.
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is just one of those masterpieces that only come around so often. The Black Saint... offers so much for the lover of jazz, from mind bending melodic section to the epic time changes and syncapations. One must be ready to expect everything and anything from this record.
Damien Rice O
Eddie Vedder Into The Wild [Music For The Motion Picture]
Elliott Smith XO
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Foals Total Life Forever
fuck, just listen to that guitar tone.
totes magotes
Foals Holy Fire
Seriously, Holy Fire this is good. Inhale(r) this air and give me a buzz about how good it is on My Number on this
Late Night. Lols AOTY
Frank Ticheli Sanctuary EP
If there ever was a piece of music that moved me, it's this. Sanctuary is a 12 minute journey to the centre of your heart, filling the voids that gape there with large amounts of emotion and testing your view of the way you feel it, be it sorrowful or emotion of immense joy. It is really open for the listener to perceive.
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Veckatimest, could almost be the perfect album. Having obvious pop roots, the album
varies from slow melodic tracks, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and harmonies to the
straight up pop tracks like 'Two Weeks'. Grizzly Bear have easily produced one of the best
albums of the year and Veckatimest has
definitely lived up to the hype.
Grizzly Bear Shields
Howard Shore The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
holy flipping heck this soundtrack is brilliant. Connecting themes from the LoTR trilogy,
and underlying the characters motifs, with their future self is a complete highlight. Howard
Shore is untouchable when it comes to middle earth. The Riddles in the Dark use of the
History of the Ring (found in the Fellowship) is charmingly brilliant.
Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
James Blake James Blake
James Blake Overgrown
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jeff Buckley is a man that people swoon over all around the world, and Grace is an album that I swoon over myself. Buckley's amazing voice is the essential element to Grace as it lifts and soars above any other vocalists. Grace is a landmark album, and it is such a shame that we could not see what this marvelous man could conjure up for his next release.
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Mayer Continuum
John Mayer tugs and pulls at all those strings that belong at your heart. Mayer twists your arm to the tender hooks of that fender strat oh man
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Justin Vernon Hazeltons
Before Justin Vernon founded the fantastic, Bon Iver, he released this gem. Hazeltons
is an amazing look into the varying amount of stylist variations Vernon can create, as well
as writing some of the most hauntingly beautiful songs I have heard. A definite must for
fans of For Emma, Forever Ago
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Karnivool Sound Awake
Karnivool's sophomore release Sound Awake is truly an epic. While it doesn't have
the hooks that Themata possesed it still drags you in and makes you listen over and
over again. It is a much more progressive album, though this doesn't deter the listener as
it draws you in after each play.A fabulous album that any prog/rock fan will enjoy.
Kevin Houben Arcana
Lone Wolf The Devil and I
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Metallica S&M
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
While not being Davis' most well known releases, it is certainly one of his best. it may not live up to the standards of Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew and In A Silent Way but it definitely puts its best foot forward. Taking well known spanish folk songs, and turning them in to Jazz numbers, Davis has done a brilliant job.
Miles Davis In A Silent Way
In A Silent Way is one of those albums that make you think, and appreciate the music that you are hearing. Miles Davis delivers once again with his potent mix of darkness and beauty forming one of the most prominent jazz releases of our time. Davis is only out done by his own work in, Bitches Brew and Kind of Blue.
Millencolin Pennybridge Pioneers
Millencolin Home From Home
An album that really brought me out of the pop culture, Home From Home remains a very honest album, yet features some of the best punk hooks around.
Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Muse Absolution
Muse hit their straps with the perfectly round 'Absolution.'
The album doesn't contain one filler track (albeit the Intro/Interlude) and keeps you hooked all the way from the opening to the dying seconds of 'Ruled By Secrecy'. Easily Muses coming of age.
Muse Origin of Symmetry
O'Brother The Death of Day
O' Brother is a band that is just to hard to classify in a single genre. They have the catchy hooks of Emery, deep yet sinister harmonies of Mono and melodies that could almost have been written by angels. The Death of Day is truly an awe inspiring album.
Paul Kelly Songs From The South
Paul Kelly is the epitome of Australian music. He writes tales and fables into his compositions. From the lush hooks, to the sorrowfull ballads that make you feel the pain of the protaginist. Songs From The South is the greatest hits collection and is a splendoured rendition to every cd collectors shelf.
Powderfinger Odyssey Number Five
Radical Face Ghost
Relient K mmhmm
At the tender age of 14/15, this album was my life, it brought me through those tough discovery moments and difficult times with girls. It was the album that made life fun, and epitomised summer fun so well. Mmhmm is full of poppy and catchy songs that have meaning after meaning attached to it how ever you perrcieve the album, and each listerner can take something different out of it.
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
The change that Rise Against made with large risk has worked wonders for this band. Their first major label release is almost a perfect album. Mixing hardcore roots with some of the best hooks around, this album will be spinning for years to come.
Robert Rumbelow Night: The Holocaust
These three movements could be some of the most haunting and tormenting pieces of music ever recorded by a symphonic band. The three movements based on Elle Weisel's book, Night, delve into the story of the holocaust in three separate parts. The first movement, 'The Evening Air' is very blunt and dark in it's themes, while the second movement 'The Faith of a Child' is about the hope left within Elle, though the third movement 'Darkness Descends' removes all faith, in one of the most darkest destructions of Elle's life with him witnessing the death of his parents. Night is dark in it's themes yet a pleasure to listen to.
S. Carey All We Grow
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaust
To me this is Sigur Ros at the uttermost pinnacle. While ( ) is considered by some the best album, the variation and hooks of me? su? ? eyrum vi? spilum endalaust make it much more outstanding and different to anything the band has done previously. From the soothing falsetto voice to the magical orchestral arrangements, Sigur Ros have produced one of those albums that are just mesmerizing,unforgettable and will stick with you forever.
Silje Nes Opticks
A quaint and stunning mix of vocals, guitar and post rock-esque flourishes make this simple
minded album an aroma that keeps you in wonder and amazement. Opticks is infused with
blissful melodies that raise the hair on the back of your neck, and keep you swooning for
more.
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
A mix of Indie and Grunge. Who would have thought? Though Silversun Pickups do the said experiment the perfect justice with Carnavas. An album heavily influenced by shoegaze and indie genres, it hits the spot perfectly.
Silversun Pickups Swoon
2009 has showed that the Silversun Pickups can top an almost topless record.
Swoon is an the sophomore release from the quartet, and is an album that encompasses
many things; be it the beautiful melodies, shoegaze heavy mid sections of the interesting
but perfect voice of Brain Aubert. Swoon contains no filler, and really rockets along
with up tempo track highlights like 'Panic Switch' and 'The Royal We', plus the gentle
'Catch & Release'. Somehow the Silversun Pickups have outdone themselves, by topping an
extremely impressive debut, and writing one of the
best album of 2009.
Something For Kate Leave Your Soul To Science
Can they do wrong? Apparently not.
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Cat Empire Live On Earth
Live on Earth is The Cat Empire's first live album, and what a beauty it is! The instrumentation is tight and the vocals are splendid which mix together to create one of the most fantabulous live albums. Major highlights are the cover of Paul Kelly's "Dumb Things" and The Eagles "Hotel California"(Performed in French at the Montereal Jazz Fest)
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Jezabels Dark Storm
Pretty much just a big swell of an omnipresent emotive evocation-esque like being.r
The Jezabels Prisoner
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Middle East The Recordings of the Middle East
Probably the best folk release since For Emma, Forever Ago. The Middle East's sound is absolutely stunningly beautiful. A mix between folk, indie and the odd post rocky feel The Recordings of the Middle East is a superb album.
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
There's No Leaving Now needed to encapsulate and engage his audience, to take his music to
the next level. He has done this, but to the level beyond anything we could expect.
These New Puritans Field of Reeds
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Trespassers William Different Stars
Ugly Casanova 180 Degrees South
Superb film and a superb soundtrack also. Conquerors of the Useless is possible the best ideology ive heard in a will
Various Artists (Indie) Dark Was The Night
Probably the greatest collaboration to ever be created, Dark Was The Night is 31
tracks with not one bit of filler, making an exceptional listen, featuring some of the best
indie and folk artists going around.
Whitley The Submarine

4.0 excellent
Alcest Shelter
It's like that burst of cool wind at the end of a hot summers eve, cooling you down after a stressful pent up day. Magical, haunting and breezy.
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Anberlin Cities
Cities was the first Anberlin album I listened to, and I wish I hadn't. Mainly because they will have to write something incomprehendably good to better Cities. Every song is gripping and all build into the beautiful closer, (*fin). A highly recommended album.
Anberlin Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place
Anberlin brings a whole new menu to the table, batter to the plate, washing to the line, bowler to the crease, honey to the bear, potato to the gravy with Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place. And it tastes goooood.
Andrew Boysen Jr. A Song For Lyndsay
Ásgeir In The Silence
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Baths Cerulean
Birds Of Tokyo Universes
Bliss N Eso Flying Colours
Bluejuice Problems
Bluejuice Head of The Hawk
Bluejuice aren't your usual band. They combine many different genres together and create their own unique kind of music. Head of The Hawk is the bands second release, and what a release it is. Combining all the elements that made their previous album, Problems, so good but dropping the hip hop feel, Head of The Hawk is a more ska/funk tinged album and is worthy of a high placing for album of the year.
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Bon Iver Bon Iver In The Studios
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
There really isn't much wrong with this record. The soaring melodies, they punchy bridges, the variance in styles or just the pure emotion coming from the band. The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me is one of those records that hit close to home and bring roar emotion from band to listener.
Carus Creature Of Habit
Carus Caravan
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um
Chet Faker Thinking in Textures
Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai The Fountain
Closure in Moscow First Temple
This album is infectious! Closure In Moscow pull of one of the best Alternative releases of the year with First Temple . Track after track of hooks, and catchy melodies that make you want more and more. First Temple sets a high standard for anything Closure In Moscow release in the future.
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Cold War Kids Mine is Yours
Coldplay Viva la Vida
Danilo Perez Providencia
Dave Holland Conference of the Birds
Dave Matthews Band Crash
Dead Letter Circus Next In Line
For just a 3 track EP, Next In Line gives you a big insight to what talent Dead Letter Circus can showcase, especially with the title track, Next In Line being so catchy. This EP does not have one disapointing moment, except for it's length. One for every Prog/Rock fan.
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Duke Ellington Masterpieces By Ellington
Ellie Goulding Lights
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Emery are back, and with them they bring one of the most beautifully written albums of 2009 with ...In Shallow Seas We Sail. The songwritting is immense, the lyrical conviction is perfect, while the vocals soar with amazing harmonies and interplay. This album flows like a river bursting at the banks. One of the best albums of the year.
Eminem Recovery
Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
Eskimo Joe Black Fingernails, Red Wine
Fall Out Boy Take This To Your Grave
Fang Island Fang Island
omg whoah-ohs omg whoah-ohs omg whoah-ohs omg whoah-ohs omg whoah-ohs omg whoah-ohs omg whoah-ohs omg whoah-ohs
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
Flume Flume
Foals Antidotes
Frank Ticheli Wild Nights! EP
Frank Ticheli Angels in the Architecture
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Gurrumul
Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band XXL
Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band The Phat Pack
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gotye Like Drawing Blood
Gotye Making Mirrors
Grouplove Never Trust A Happy Song
Gustav Holst The Planets, Op. 32
Hans Zimmer The Pacific (Soundtrack)
Probably one of the greatest things Zimmer has scored, as the deep horn tones that he regularly uses come to the fore in this war epic.
Hot Chip The Warning
Immortal Technique The Martyr
iNTRiKeT The Woods
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron & Wine Woman King
Jake Bugg Shangri La
Jamie T Kings and Queens
While drawing away from his hip hop roots, Jamie T has produced some great indie/folk music that fans from his previous work Panic Prevention will still be able to enjoy. Some hip hop influences still exists, though they are not as strong. Though where Kings and Queens really shines is with its folk based songs, which are quite fantastic.
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Post-Nothing is an album that draws you in from the first listen, yet doesn't seem to wear or get old. Japandroids are a simple two piece garage rock band, who would have thought that this formula could create an album with so many catchy elements and fantastic hooks?
Japandroids Celebration Rock
John Butler Trio Sunrise Over Sea
Kanye West Late Registration
Karnivool Themata
An Australian band with the mostest. These guys will rock your socks off with the ability to have intricate time signitures, cacthy choruses and amazing riffs. One of the most prominent bands in Australia at the moment and are dominating the prog rock scene along with COG and The Butterfly Effect.
Kidcrash Jokes
Kimbra Vows
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
Come Around Sundown is what you call a double take. After the stadium rock sounds and rmass following of Only By The Night we were all expecting another step in that rdirection, but yet, Kings of Leon have given us an album that is probably something that you rcould only dream of, an album that is probably one of the best rock offerings in a long rtime.
Kings of Leon Mechanical Bull
Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can
A change in sound and direction. Laura Marling has changed the way she writes and it is all for the better. I Speak Because I Can is Laura's growing of age album.
Laura Marling A Creature I Don't Know
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Lisa Mitchell Wonder
Wonder sees the dreamy and cute voice of Lisa Mitchell drift through each song in a showing of lovely presented folk/pop. An album that I play on repeat due to it's catchy hooks and tender folk feel.
Lorde Pure Heroine
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
An album that has solidified that Manchester Orchestra are a force to be reckoned with. The groups sophomore release is probably their strongest mixing heaving indie/rock tunes with emotionally touching ballads.
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Matt Corby Into The Flame
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Michael Giacchino Up
Michael Kamen Band Of Brothers OST
Miles Davis Jack Johnson
Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool
Miles Davis Nefertiti
Miles Davis Pangaea
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
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okay Adam, It's okay Adam, It's okay Adam, It's okay Adam...
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Parades Foreign Tapes
Passion Pit Manners
Electro-pop done right, Passion Pit put the catch in catchy and make it impossible for you not to dance to the infectious hooks.
Paul Dempsey iTunes Exclusive: Live In Sydney
A fantastic live set. Paul Dempsey shows that his angelic voice sounds perfect live.
Paul Kelly Stolen Apples
Pete Murray See the Sun
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Powderfinger Vulture Street
Powderfinger Golden Rule
Powderfinger have returned, and with their final album they have left the Fanning induced
coma that was their previous recording. The rock sound is back again, and the sing along
choruses and catchy guitar work make a return, giving you, as a listener that burning
sensation of joy.
Protest The Hero Kezia
"No Woman Is A Whore." Typical... subliminal women's rights messaging.
Radiohead OK Computer
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Reel Big Fish Cheer Up!
Regurgitator Unit
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Robbie Williams Swing When You're Winning
Savage Garden Savage Garden
Sigur Ros ( )
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
Sleep Party People Sleep Party People
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Something For Kate Desert Lights
Something For Kate Elsewhere for 8 Minutes
Soundtrack Billy Elliot the Musical
Its like being mollywhopped by sunshin... hang on
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected
Taylor Swift Speak Now
T-Swizzle has got some pipes. Was not expecting the swizzler to produce this gem, oh yeah.
The Cat Empire The Cat Empire
The Cat Empire So Many Nights
The Gaslight Anthem Sink or Swim
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
To steal a line from The '59 Sound, we all had 'the greatest expectations' coming into the release of American
Slang. And The Gaslight Anthem have not disappointed, with more upbeat and sing-along tunes than previous,
and a slight hint of the punk hooks of the past, American Slang is a joy to listen to.
The Middle East I Want That You Are Always Happy
The Roots How I Got Over
The Rubens The Rubens
The Shouting Matches GrownassMan
Harnessing the musicality of three talented members, The Shouting Matches bash and crash their way through a brilliant blues record that shines the light on all things dreary.
The Strokes Angles
The Tallest Man on Earth Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
Did we expect anything else from this unexpected release? Kristian Matsson knows nothing other then beauty and perfection in his song writing, and this incredible EP shows that in many ways and makes you swell up inside.
The Wiggles Yummy Yummy
There comes a time in everyones life where the Wiggles feature, and this a prominent album.
Featuring the hits Toot Toot Chuga Chuga, and Yummy Yummy, you'll be singing for hours with
nostalgia.

TOOT TOOT CHUGA CHUGA BIG RED CAR!
The Wrens The Meadowlands
U2 The Best Of 1980-1990
Underoath Define the Great Line
An album of amazing technicality and songwriting shows why Underoath are the most impressive band in Metalcore today. After the average release of TOCS,to be able to back up with this basically perfect album re-establishes why Underoath are one of the greatest metalcore acts in this decade.
Volcano Choir Repave
Xavier Rudd White Moth
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Yves Klein Blue Ragged and Ecstatic
Yves Klein Blue have put out a contender for indie release of the year. While Ragged and Ecstatic may lack depth, it definitely makes up for it with its catchiness and ripe hooks. Ragged and Ecstatic solidifies that Yves Klein Blue have a bright and promising future in front of them.

3.5 great
Air France No Way Down
AlunaGeorge Body Music
Angus & Julia Stone A Book Like This
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
August Burns Red Messengers
A bunch of christian dudes playing breakdowns right? Wrong. These guys set themselves apart from the rest of the crowd; with a brilliantly techinical drummer in Matt Greiner, above average guitars, talented bass player and an amazing vocalist August Burns Red are able to capture everyones attention with the release of Messengers
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Bomb the Music Industry! Scrambles
Boy & Bear Moonfire
Brand New Daisy
Cat Power You Are Free
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
City and Colour Bring Me Your Love
Cold War Kids Behave Yourself
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay Prospekt's March
Coldplay LeftRightLeftRightLeft
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Crowded House Intriguer
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Dixie Chicks Taking The Long Way
Do Make Say Think Other Truths
Pushing the boundaries of the genre post-rock is quite a hard task, but Do Make Say Think successfully do with Other Truths. Having glimpses of perfection, Do Make Say Think hits the spot with probably the best post-rock album this year.
Doug E. Fresh Oh, My God!
Ed Kowalczyk Alive
"Grace" fooking rules. Album is consistent with a couple other standouts, but yeah "Grace" fooking rules.
Ellie Goulding Halcyon
Emery The Question
Eskimo Joe A Song Is A City
Eskimo Joe Inshalla
Fall Out Boy From Under The Cork Tree
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Flume and Chet Faker Lockjaw
Four Year Strong Rise Or Die Trying
Four Year Strong Enemy of the World
Frank Stallone Frank Stallone
fun. Aim and Ignite
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Hamish & Andy Unessential Listening
Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight Rises
Hilltop Hoods State of the Art
Horse Feathers Thistled Spring
Hot Chip Made in the Dark
Huey Lewis and the News Greatest Hits
80's rock all over your ass. Huey Lewis and the News give us something to dance about.
Inland Sea Traitor
A chirpy and inspiring EP by Inland Sea, with heavenly harmonies and interwoven instrumental work, Traitor is a fantastic release by a up and coming folk band.
Innerspace Life on Earth
A fantastic debut effort by a small Melbourne rock band. Mixing up electro rock with straight out pop, these guys will keep you dancing or swooning over their ambience and unique song structures. Definitely worth checking out.
Jack Penate Everything Is New
Jamie T Panic Prevention
Jimmy Eat World Futures
John Butler Trio One Way Road
One Way Road EP brings a new sound to the JBT, and it is a fantastic sound at that.
John Mayer Battle Studies
John Mayer Born and Raised
Jonsi Go
lucky i have multiple pensis. Because this is rulage
Josh Pyke Chimney's Afire
Josh Pyke is slowly maturating into a real man. Chimney's Afire sees his song writing sore to a new level, leaving all the self loving stuff back with his debut. Though Pyke lacks the consistency to make this a truly fantastic album.
Ladyhawke Anxiety
Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You
Lisa Mitchell Said One to the Other
Los Campesinos! Hello Sadness
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Matthew Good Vancouver
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Metallica
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Miami Horror Illumination
Michael Jackson Thriller
Michel Camilo One More Once
://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv6QB6-QfqM
Yeah, these guys own.
Midnight Oil Diesel and Dust
Millencolin Kingwood
Millencolin Machine 15
Less punk and more rock, Machine 15 is Millencolin's latest effort, and with it they
bring one of the greatest songs they have written to date in 'Brand New Game'.
Muse Showbiz
Muse H.A.A.R.P
Muse The Resistance
Yeah, so? I like this album, so go fuck off.
My Jerusalem Gone For Good
An album that is so obscure, that it's almost normal. A sweet mix of horns and pleasant indie rock makes Gone For Good a joy to listen.
Owen New Leaves
Paramore Riot!
Parkway Drive Killing With a Smile
While they may be border line generic, Parkway Drive gift us with one of the most catchy and enthralling debut albums for a while, in the stale state that we call Metalcore. Killing With A Smile suffers from its monotonous breakdowns and shocking lyrics, though is a fun listen and gives a bit of variation.
Paul Dempsey Counterfeits and Forgeries
A great collection of covers played with Dempsey's own twist.
Paul Dempsey Fast Friends
While just a marketing ploy, this EP is worth the buy since it includes some live tracks, which are performed to the usual Dempsey standard.
Peter Combe Peter Combe's Christmas Album
This is nostalgia at it's peak. I was listening to this at christmas time when I was in nappies. Peter Combe is the master of all Children album's and he has done something special with his Christmas effort.
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Protest The Hero Fortress
Protest The Hero Fortress (Instrumental)
Ra Ra Riot The Orchard
Reel Big Fish Turn the Radio Off
Rise Against Revolutions Per Minute
S. Carey Hoyas
Sharks No Gods
Sigur Ros Hvarf/Heim
Something For Kate Echolalia
Sparkadia The Great Impression
Sum 41 Chuck
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
Taylor Swift Fearless
The Bloody Beetroots Romborama
An album of fun, yet intriguingly mixed genres. Romborama is a journey to the dance floor, and doesn't disappoint with the heavy beats, though does include a lot of filler.
The Blues Brothers Music From The Soundtrack
The ultimate soundtrack, hosting the likes of James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. An amazing movie that changed the face of blues and rock with fantastic collaberation with stars of that moment in time producing never ageing hits.
The Butterfly Effect Final Conversation of Kings
The Cat Empire Two Shoes
The Cat Empire are one of those bands that you really cant hate. They seduce with their varying array of salsa, latin and straight out pop rock. Two Shoes, may be full of fun tracks and lovely melodies, but lacks in consistency and trails off towards the end, making the listener lose interest.
The Cat Empire Steal the Light
The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
The Killers Sam's Town
The Living End Roll On
The Living End White Noise
The Naked and Famous Passive Me, Aggressive You
The Naked and Famous In Rolling Waves
The Postal Service Give Up
The Presets Apocalypso
The Red Paintings Feed the Wolf
The Rocket Summer Do You Feel
The Temper Trap Conditions
The Temper Trap, you bastards! The way you write such catchy, hook laden and lovely melodies, with so much ease is just not fair! Conditions is so good with it's wistful harmonies, soaring vocals and guitar delay pedal wankery that it is probably the best sugar coated rock album to be released this year other than fun.'s effort. Conditions is a stellar pop record that gets multiple replays.
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
Tim Minchin Ready For This? [DVD]
U2 The Joshua Tree
Underoath Survive Kaleidoscope
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Underoath successfully backup their title as the best band in modern Metalcore with the
amazing Lost In the Sound In Seperation. Although not as fluent and the song writing
is not as strong the amazing Define The Great Line, this album still destroys any
other bands efforts in this "band of the moment" genre.
Violent Soho Hungry Ghost
Wildbirds & Peacedrums Heartcore
Will Smith Willenium
Yolanda Be Cool Afro Nuts EP
A great debut from the Sydney dance duo, the song Afro Nuts is a catch tune in itself, yet the relentless remixes from other artistes make this worth the listen.

3.0 good
August Burns Red Constellations
Constellations may not be as big as a breakthrough as Underoath's Define The rGreat Line was for the genre of Metalcore, though it strengthens the genres reason for rexsistence and gives it hope. Constellations brings out technical brilliance from reach member of the band, leaving no-one out as Messengers so annoyingly did.
Coldplay X & Y
Converge Axe to Fall
David Bazan Curse Your Branches
Eleventh He Reaches London Hollow Be My Name
Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream
Eulogies Here Anonymous
Fall Out Boy Infinity On High
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Foster The People Torches
Gyroscope Breed Obsession
Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges
How to Dress Well Love Remains
Iron & Wine The Sea and the Rhythm EP
Jason Derulo Jason Derulo
A very enjoyable and upbeat debut album from Jason Derulo. Cuts such as "In My Head" and "Ridin Solo" will stick you head all day.
Jet Get Born
John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
John Mayer Paradise Valley
Karnivool Persona
Kate Miller-Heidke Curiouser
Kidcrash Snacks
Just not as good as Jokes, and they will probably never touch it. But still alright.
Leagues Leagues
Lisa Mitchell Welcome to the Afternoon
Lisa Mitchell Spiritus
Luke Pickett Blood Money EP
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's all
Misery Signals Controller
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory
Muse The 2nd Law
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Reel Big Fish Monkeys for Nothin' and The Chimps...
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Relient K Let It Snow, Baby... Let It Reindeer
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
While not hitting the nail on the head like they did with their previous efforts, Appeal rTo Reason is a quality album featuring some of the greatest songs Rise Against have rwritten to date, with 'Savior' being one of them. Though they will need to change it up for rthe next album since they have been getting away with the same formula for to long now.
Sarah Blasko As Day Follows Night
Savage Garden Affirmation
Sugar Army The Parallels Amongst Ourselves
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour
Taylor Swift Red
isnt she 23 now? so that song is like relevant for never ever getting back together
The Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck
The Used Lies for the Liars
Train Drops of Jupiter
This album mentions deep fried chicken and the best soy latte you ever had. Now thats hip.
Wolfmother Wolfmother

2.5 average
All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right
Architecture In Helsinki Moment Bends
Augie March Strange Bird
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Home
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Birds Of Tokyo Birds Of Tokyo
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Converge Jane Doe
Cynic Traced in Air
Daniel Merriweather Love & War
Deftones Diamond Eyes
This is like being mollywopped with sunshi.... oh hang on.
Green Day American Idiot
Hanson Shout It Out
Hot Chip One Life Stand
Kesha Animal
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Klaxons Surfing the Void
Memphis May Fire Memphis May Fire
Memphis May Fire, a band connecting the difference between Underoath and Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster create a southern/metalcore sound that disapoints in varying areas. Though shines in many others, giving this band a bright future.
Motion City Soundtrack Even If It Kills Me
Oh, Sleeper When I Am God
Reel Big Fish Everything Sucks
While it was the sporning of some of Reel Big Fish's greatest songs, the recording is dodgey, giving it a luck lustre sound to other albums. Thankfully RBF re - recorded tracks like 'Beer' and 'Hate You' on later releases.
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
The Amity Affliction High Hopes
A mediocre EP from the band The Amity Affliction shows that they have room to grow, and have
a bright future ahead of them. High Hopes is full of catchy metalcore breakdowns but
is let down by generic melodic sections and boring interludes. Though it proves that the
Australian metalcore scene has opened right up. The Amity Afflictions next release will most
likely be better, and could be something great.
The Cat Empire Cinema
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Rocket Summer Of Men and Angels
A let down to his previous work in Do You Feel. Was hoping for this to be super awesome but it is super average.
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
The hype of this band has made the output quite disapointing, yes it may be the one of the better super groups to come out of the decade, though the music just does not live up to the standard of the members. Them Crooked Vultures is just, well, Average.

2.0 poor
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Augie March Moo, You Bloody Choir
Augie March Sunset Studies
Best Coast Crazy For You
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Blessthefall His Last Walk
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
Enrique Iglesias Euphoria
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Haste the Day Dreamer
I See Stars 3D
Jet Shine On
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Rise Against Endgame
Sean Fournier Oh My
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Texas In July Salt Of The Earth
A metalcore band that takes it's inspiration from August Burns Red to the extreme, and make a complete cookie cutter representation of them. Not showing quite the musicianship that August Burns Red have, making it quite a boring, repetitive and unexciting listen.
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
What could be said about Plagues? Well for one thing, it is an improvement on The
Devil Wears Prada's debut LP release, which is not really the greatest of achievements.
Using the same silly formula of ridiculous song names and breakdown, verse, chorus, verse,
breakdown, chorus, outro song structure, this is an album you should avoid like the
plague...
The Red Shore Lost Verses
The Word Alive Empire
Another band on the Fearless record label that is mediocre at best. While having a very
talented bunch of guitarists, The Word Alive doesn't bring anything new to the table for the
genre of metalcore/post hardcore, and what they are doing, they are not doing well. This
band is a prime example for the generic metalcore statement, for a generic genre.
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Wolfmother Cosmic Egg
After much hope for the bands second release, as soon as the album was titled I knew my hope would have to be strong. Unfortunately for me Wolfmother have failed to change their ways, and produce a howler of an album in, Cosmic Egg

1.5 very poor
A Day To Remember Homesick
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
this is really good, lol jk it's animal collective
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Blessthefall Witness
All the songs sound the same and are so repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative repetative...
Devendra Banhart Oh Me Oh My ...
Evermore Real Life
Evermore are an annoying group of New Zealand wannabe rock stars that produce some of the most irritating music that I have ever head. While they may have the catchy song now and again, it doesn't bring anything different to the table. Real Life is a snooze fest of attempted hooks and awkward melodies. One to stay away from.
Haim Days Are Gone
What annoys me is that nasally voice, it's like attack of the boogers or some shit
Isles and Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely People
Jet Shaka Rock
Jet, my dear what have you done to yourself? From a debut album that was quite successful, Jet have fallen out of the formula that made them catchy and fun to listen to. Shaka Rock is full of obviously poor attempts to hook the listener in, but fails miserably due to it's poor execution.
Oh, Sleeper Son of the Morning
When I listened to When I Am God I felt that Oh Sleeper had me fairly engaged, though
I still found it a very hashed attempt at a metalcore release. Son Of The Morning, is
well... just a woeful try at being different to the usual, and it fails miserably and lacks
the punch that When I Am God was able to include with a few of its tracks.
One Direction Take Me Home
1.5 because Harry Styles has stolen Taylor Swift from me. Get a haircut dick. I will love
her like none other.
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
Tokio Hotel Humanoid

1.0 awful
Kevin Rudd The Milky Bar Kid
This album is so bad that its like being stabbed in the back by a red head over and over...

c what i did thar?
Lindsay Lohan A Little More Personal (Raw)
A woeful attempt at creating music. Lindsay Lohan hits the epitome of low with this release.
The album is also aptly titled and connects perfectly with her personality...
Lmfao Party Rock
Out of curiosity I gave this a listen. DON'T BE CURIOUS.
Reel Big Fish Greatest Hit... And More
An album created by Reel Big Fish's old record label to try and gain money from them leaving, since they owned rights to a few of their songs. Reel Big Fish themselves put out a press release stating that this record should not be purchased. What also makes this horrible is that JIVE records has tried to re-master the songs involved and in doing so have stuffed up the pitch of the horn section, and made the record a very mish mash sounding work.
Rogue Traders Here Come The Drums
"Here come the drums, here come the drums"
More like, die.
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com
Why did I listen to this? That is all

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