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5.0 classic
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
This album is difficult to describe because it's very delicate in my mind. It has so much
meaning and beauty to it and yet it is quite the sad record. You hear Cody's voice break
and seep with frustration. You hear the guitars intertwine and cry and sometimes even roar
that just take you away. Everything in the album perfectly ties into everything else and it
all says something. It's a truly beautiful record, might even turn into a 5 for me. And if
you were raised in a Christian home, get this right now.
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Infinitely listenable. I've had this for months and listened to it plenty of times and it just never gets old. Vernon's beautiful soundscapes and harmonies just always scratch me where I itch. It's so personal, yet so universal. The album is truly timeless once it clicks on you. Perfect rainy day album.
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria Neverender
Cursive Domestica
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
dredg El Cielo
Gavin Castleton Home
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Gunther Pleasureman
If only more mainstream pop was this genius. Let us hope the rest of the world gets this. This makes my summer so crazy fun! Love. Champange. Sex. Respect.
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand
James Blake James Blake
Joanna Newsom Ys
Joanna Newsom Have One on Me
maybe I'm getting ahead of myself, but I can't see how this is any less than a classic.
every song is unique and stands as a fabulous song alone, and still serves the album as a
whole. her progression is absolutely a treat to watch as she takes on her most ambitious
move yet with ease and grace. it looks like this generation has found it's Joni Mitchell.
Joao Gilberto Joao Gilberto
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Coltrane Live At Birdland
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
John Coltrane Africa/Brass
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
maudlin of the Well Bath
mewithoutYou Catch For Us The Foxes
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's all
Quite simply, this is probably my favorite record ever. It's impact on my life has been so gorgeously profound that I could never thank the band enough for what they have done (and I've tried!). It goes beyond the music, the lyrics, everything, and just truly makes you a better person. If you want to find the ways to be a happier person, listen to this record.
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Sigur Ros ( )
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
Weezer Pinkerton
Yes Close to the Edge

4.5 superb
Akron/Family Akron/Family
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
As Tall As Lions As Tall As Lions
Bear vs. Shark Terrorhawk
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Daisy
Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...
Burial Untrue
Circa Survive Juturna
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai The Fountain
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Cursive The Ugly Organ
Cynic Traced in Air
Daughters Hell Songs
This is the sound of a band that has just lost it's mind and my God, it's fantastic. They perfectly balance creativity, insanity, and intensity. And, Lord knows we've all shit ourselves after the opening riff of "Cheers Pricks". Best grind album ever.
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
David Bowie Hunky Dory
David Bowie Low
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Dinosaur Jr. Bug
Do Make Say Think Other Truths
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Emery The Question
Eric Dolphy Iron Man
Eric Whitacre The Complete A Capella Works, 1991-2001
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
fun. Aim and Ignite
Gavin Castleton A Bullet, A Lever, A Key
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Gregor Samsa 55:12
Gregor Samsa Rest
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Hella There's No 666 In Outer Space
HORSE the band Desperate Living
Howard Shore The Return of the King
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 2
In Pieces Lions Write History
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender
John Coltrane Olé Coltrane
Kayo Dot Coyote
Probably going to become a 5 in a few more listens. This is probably what dying sounds like--and I mean that as a compliment.
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Maps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Miles Davis Workin' With Miles Davis and the Quintet
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mr. Bungle California
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York
Off Minor Some Blood
Opeth Damnation
Piglet lava land
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Protest the Hero Kezia
Protest the Hero Fortress
Radiohead Kid A
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
Regina Spektor Far
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Say Anything Say Anything
Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Slint Spiderland
Steve Reich Drumming
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels To Be Something On
System of a Down Toxicity
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
Though they aren't covering much new territory, this is still awesome. And the sound is just about as different from their past work as Act I is from Act II. Might not be a crazy new direction, but it's still more awesome Dear Hunter. And who else sounds like these guys anyways?
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
The Honorary Title Anything Else But The Truth
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mountain Goats The Coroner's Gambit
This album is real simple, real raw, and strangely moving. In John Darnielle's expansive discography, this guy is the standout. One of the best folk albums I have.
The National Alligator
The National Boxer
The National High Violet
There's this band called the National, and they're really good.
The Paper Chase Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1
Holy hell this is one of the most satisfying listens I've ever had. It's so damn demented/catchy!
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Sound of Animals Fighting We Must Become the Change We Want to See
Thee Silver Mount Zion Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly...
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice Beggars
Tool Lateralus
Tool Aenima
Trophy Scars Darkness, Oh Hell
Weezer Weezer
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.0 excellent
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Anthony Green Avalon
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin Melodies From Mars
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
As Cities Burn Hell Or High Water
As Tall As Lions Into The Flood
Asheru and Blue Black Soon Come...
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Bat For Lashes Two Suns
Battles Mirrored
Bjork Homogenic
Bjork Vespertine
Black Star Black Star
Braid Frame & Canvas
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brian Eno Another Green World
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Bright Eyes Fevers & Mirrors
Busdriver RoadKillOvercoat
Circle Takes the Square Circle Takes the Square
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria The Last Supper: Live At Hammerstein Ballroom
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Colour Revolt Colour Revolt
Daughters Daughters
Another soundoff to clutter the already cluttered page of one of the most wonderful releases to come out this year. Daughters has become even more awesome.
David Bowie Space Oddity
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie Heroes
Days Away Mapping An Invisible World
I'm actually suprised few have heard of this album, because I've had it and listened to it countless times for a few years. They really do have a pretty interesting sound, being charming, spacey, and energetic. And the singer was in Sound Of Animals Fighting, which is how I heard of them. Hopefully more people will check this out, because it rules.
Deerhoof The Milk Man
Deerhoof Offend Maggie
Devendra Banhart Rejoicing in the Hands
Devendra Banhart Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr. Farm
whoo hoo am I happy about how great this is! Although this album was intended to be a return to form and a more focused "Beyond", it isn't just a Bug pt. 2. This guy is a revamped Dinosaur Jr. The record takes alot of the old vibe, with the fuzzy infectious pop of their 80's and the solo filled rock of their 90's and blends it all together to make some of Dinosaur's most thrilling songs. This is wonderful and unexpected. One might even call this Dinosaur Sr.
And the album art is fantastic.
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Dirty Three Cinder
Dirty Three Ocean Songs
Don Caballero American Don
dredg Catch Without Arms
Eleventh He Reaches London Hollow Be My Name
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Eluvium Talk Amongst the Trees
Emery I'm Only A Man
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Faith No More Angel Dust
Flying Lotus 1983
Four Tet Rounds
Four Tet There is Love in You
Foxy Shazam Foxy Shazam
Fugazi End Hits
Fugazi 13 Songs
Giraffes? Giraffes! More Skin With Milk-Mouth
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A#(Infinity) [Vinyl]
Gregor Samsa Over Air
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Hiromi Spiral
Hiromi Time Control
HORSE the band R. Borlax
HORSE the band Pizza
Hot Cross Risk Revival
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1
Ion Dissonance Breathing Is Irrelevant
Isis Panopticon
Jaga Jazzist What We Must
Jeremy Enigk Return of the Frog Queen
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Jim O'Rourke The Visitor
John Coltrane The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
Justin Vernon Self Record
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Kayo Dot Stained Glass
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
Low Things We Lost in the Fire
Lupe Fiasco The Cool
Magma Magma
Gosh, this is strange! This is probably the pinnacle of zany, quirky, epic prog. The band has an epic sci fi concept that Claudio Sanchez could only dream of writing and to up the pretense, the entire album is in a foreign language invented by the drummer! These dudes mix prog, jazz, krautrock, marching band music, and 20th century classical and it owns! Only thing is, it's long as hell.
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II
Meat Puppets Mirage
Meat Puppets Up on the Sun
Mew No More Stories
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
Miles Davis Steamin' With the Miles Davis Quintet
Modest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Muse Absolution
My Epic Yet
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York (DVD)
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Orbs Asleep Next to Science
Panda Bear Tomboy
Pantha Du Prince This Bliss
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Meddle
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rush Hemispheres
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse
Sonic Youth Murray Street
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Teebs Ardour
Tegan and Sara The Con
Tegan and Sara If It Was You
Tera Melos Tera Melos
The Acorn Glory Hope Mountain
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Felix Culpa Sever Your Roots
Everything I was hoping from these guys. They've been amazing me at local shows for quite some time now, and that wonder has been delicately pieced together on this immense, layered record. These guys truly need to be heard.
The Flashbulb Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
The Flashbulb Arboreal
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta Octahedron
Did not expect this. I thought that all was lost after Bedlam, which I didn't like at all. Although they aren't doing the craziness of Frances or Amputecture, they have gone in a beautiful and mellow direction. Vast improvement from the rock wankery of Bedlam In Goliath. You've regained my faith, Omar!
The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
The Snake The Cross The Crown Cotton Teeth
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
Thee Silver Mount Zion Horses in the Sky
Thee Silver Mount Zion He Has Left Us Alone...
Thee Silver Mount Zion 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thursday Common Existence
Tool 10,000 Days
volcano! Beautiful Seizure
Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles
Yes Relayer
Yes The Yes Album
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds

3.5 great
AFI Sing the Sorrow
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Bright Eyes Letting Off the Happiness
Bright Eyes Every Day and Every Night
Busdriver Temporary Forever
Crotchduster Big Fat Box of Shit
Cursive Burst and Bloom
Cursive Happy Hollow
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Bowie Scary Monsters
Death Cab for Cutie We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Deichkind Aufstand Im Schlaraffenland
Emery The Weak's End
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Fire On Fire The Orchard
Flying Lotus Reset
HORSE the band A Natural Death
Hot Cross Cryonics
Justin Vernon Hazeltons
Kevin Devine Put Your Ghost To Rest
Loose Lips Sink Ships Puptent
Macabre Sinister Slaughter
Maps & Atlases You and Me and the Mountain
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Maybeshewill Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
mewithoutYou I Never Said That I Was Brave
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Modest Mouse No One's First, and You're Next
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Naked City Naked City
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Nirvana In Utero
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Watershed
Otep House of Secrets
Overkill The Years of Decay
P.O.S. Never Better
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''
Portugal. The Man Censored Colors
Protest the Hero Gallop Meets the Earth
Rivers Cuomo Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Robert Rich Drones
This is what got me into ambient music. It's the most chill thing ever and perfect if you're in the mood and you don't want to listen to nothing but you don't really want to break your mood by listening to anything. It's great music to think to, write to, zone out to, or really concentrate with. It's all good.
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush 2112
Rx Bandits ...And the Battle Begun
Rx Bandits Mandala
S. Carey All We Grow
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth The Eternal
Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
Sunny Day Real Estate Sunny Day Real Estate
System of a Down System of a Down
Telescreen The Solar Sea EP
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Shaggs Philosophy of the World
The Streets Everything is Borrowed
Thrice Vheissu
Venetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
Weezer Video Capture Device

3.0 good
After The Burial Forging a Future Self
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Octavarium
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Eluvium An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death
Finntroll Midnattens Widunder
Gang of Four Hard
It's good because it's hilarious. I think they knew that what they were doing was ridiculous and I think that they pulled it off with good humor.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Hatebreed Rise of Brutality
In Flames Come Clarity
Joanna Newsom Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band
Judgement Day Dark Opus
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
Nirvana Nevermind
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth
Radiohead OK Computer
So Many Dynamos The Loud Wars
Sonic Youth Goo
The Good Life Black Out
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Postal Service Give Up
Weezer Maladroit
Weezer Make Believe
Weezer The Red Album (Deluxe Edition)

2.5 average
AFI Decemberunderground
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Daughters Canada Songs
David Bowie Let's Dance
Dc Talk Jesus Freak
Dc Talk Supernatural
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Foxy Shazam The Flamingo Trigger
Immortal Technique The 3rd World
Jean Michel Jarre Oxygene
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Mount Eerie Dawn
Mudhoney Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nirvana Incesticide
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Roll the Bones
Sonic Youth Dirty
Weezer The Red Album
Yes Time and a Word

2.0 poor
AC/DC Rare, Rarer, Rarities
AC/DC Warning! High Voltage: Greatest Hits!
Aiden Nightmare Anatomy
Alice in Chains Dirt
David Bowie David Bowie
Dc Talk Intermission
Dc Talk Free at Last
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Eminem Encore
Green Day American Idiot
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Metallica Metallica
Motley Crue Decade of Decadence
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
Otep Sevas Tra
Pantera Power Metal
Pantera I Am the Night
Pantera Metal Magic
Protest the Hero A Calculated Use of Sound
Psyclon Nine Divine Infekt
Psyclon Nine INRI
Rush Caress of Steel
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk
Weezer Christmas with Weezer

1.5 very poor
Alice in Chains Facelift
Green Day Bullet In A Bible
Ludacris Chicken 'N' Beer
Metallica Cunning Stunts
Motley Crue Red, White, & Crue
Motley Crue Carnival Of Sins Live
Motograter Motograter
Nirvana Bleach
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Tool Undertow
Waking the Cadaver Demo
Weezer The Green Album

1.0 awful
AC/DC High Voltage
Dc Talk Dc Talk
Escape the Fate Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
It Dies Today Sirens
Ludacris The Red Light District
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Metal Up Your Ass
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Oceano Depths
Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
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