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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAnimal Collective FeelsI remember when I was 4 or 5 I approached everything with that brilliant sense of curiosity and naiveness that children who have yet been exposed to the worlds social standards and accepted evils. Every sound featured on Feels is a remembrance of such a time and creates an innocent atmosphere lost in the joy and texture being produced by Animal Collective.Aphex Twin Richard D. James AlbumAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandAt the Drive-In Acrobatic TenementBon Iver For Emma, Forever AgoWhy does chambered always write soundoffs when on drugs?Brand New Deja EntenduBrand New Your Favorite WeaponBrian Eno Another Green WorldBurial UntrueCap'n Jazz Shmap'n ShmazzCharles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner LadyThis record is fucking sexy. That's all I have to say.City of Caterpillar City of CaterpillarConverge Jane DoeIt's been long overdue that I bump this to a 5. Even when pigeonholed under a genre filled with a ton of laughable
bands and overused techniques, Converge display a heavy sense of artistic sincerity that makes them quite an
anomaly within the metalcore genre. But even in the most unbiased, objective perception, Converge display on Jane
Doe an unconventional, yet believable stride in the way they approach their music. The vocals are loose and wild, yet
follow a truly defined bark. The music aggressively thrashes and switches pace, but also shows itself to be
constructed in a manner that matures and paces itself in a cinematic manner throughout the album. Throughout all
the intensity and the metal-intended purposes, there is no doubt that passion and ambition are what truly
underly this hectic, yet beautifully constructed album.Elliott Smith Either/OrElliott Smith Elliott SmithElliott Smith Roman CandleGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero KanadaGZA Liquid SwordsProbably the best wu-tang effort ever. RZA's production is really the best worth mentioning here, with his dark, atmospheric production, matching his hard-hitting 4/4 beats; He basically created the best backdrop as possible for GZA and other featured rappers. GZA, while not as technical as Ghost or Rae, not as eccentric as ODB, or even as chill as Meth, is certainly the most tamed and lyrically talented, presenting an easy flow that he glides over with lyrics about chess, kung fu scenarios, and the most imaginative stuff ever presented by an East Coast rapper.Madvillain MadvillainyMeat Puppets Meat Puppets IIMiles Davis Kind of BlueMiles Davis In a Silent WayOff Minor The Heat Death of the UniverseParliament Mothership ConnectionPg. 99 Document #8Radiohead Kid ASaves the Day Through Being CoolSaves the Day Can't Slow DownIIIIIIIIIIIIIII CAAAAAAAAAAAN SAAAAYYYYYYYYYY THISSSSSSSS Slint SpiderlandStars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The DeclineThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumHigh-pitched vocals croon out Amphetamine Beat poetry (actually the message behind the lyrics is really cool, but the lyrics themselves are psylocibin-addled rants, and only that) while bombastic drums go balls-to-the-wall (not in a good way though).
As bullshit as that entire rant is, it makes the album sound really awesome. The Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe National Alligatori'm in control and i believe The National BoxerThe Smiths The Queen Is DeadThe Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Huntalbum reduces me to nothing with its simplicity and genuinity. perdy tunes for sad people. biggest hug ever from a
pretty girl disguised as an album. i don't know what i'm saying. this shit is awesome.Unwound Leaves Turn Inside YouWeezer PinkertonWhy the fuck do I always listen to this album when heartbroken? This cannot be healthy.4.5 superbAction Bronson Dr. Lectersputnik slept on this album which is unfortunate because action bronson is probably the best rapper out right nowAerosols AerosolsAmpere All Our Tomorrows End TodayAmpere / Daitro Splitscreamo masterwork Animal Collective Sung TongsAnimal Collective Here Comes the Indianthe sound of being immensely drugged out
speaking of drugs, whoever is responsible for making the soundoff minimum 50 characters is an asshole
Animal Collective Spirit They're Gone...Animal Collective Strawberry JamAnimal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKqDOw3pv6or and you cunts think this album is bleep bloop bleepy...Animal Collective Fall Be KindHoly fucking shit. I haven't listened this for months, but I just gave a spin and I had this insane burst of nostalgia rand feelings and vibes. Definitely the most natural feels and textures since.....Feels. It's like viewing the most rintense autumn-based landscape through a kaleidoscope.Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92You can only count on good ol' AFX to turn repetitious dance music into a mind-numbing, frosty, and relaxing ambient album. Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You DoArcade Fire FuneralAnd sometimes, we remember our bedrooms. And our parent's bedrooms, and the bedroom's of our friends!Autechre IncunabulaBat For Lashes Two SunsBeau Navire HoursBelong October LanguageBiosphere SubstrataBjork HomogenicBlink-182 Blink-182Blink-182 Dude RanchBlink-182 Enema of the StateBoards of Canada Music Has the Right to ChildrenBoards of Canada GeogaddiBoris FloodBoris PinkBoris With Merzbow Sun Baked Snow CaveBotch We Are the RomansI get such an evil sense of joy out of this album. Warning: This album tends to encourage people to fuck shit up.Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Mewe all got wood and nails, and turned out a hate factoryBrian Eno Ambient 1: Music For AirportsThis music is great for everything. Great Study Music. Great Meditation Music. Great Music. You know. I think the genius of it really is how simplistic it was, in a time where simplicity was left for folk or punk artists.Brian Eno Music For FilmsBrian Eno Small Craft on a Milk Seathis is going to be album of the year(assuming radiohead doesn't release something and I will write a master review
for it and it will be sooo kick ass. eno.....forever.Brian Eno and David Byrne My Life in the Bush of GhostsThis album pioneered the production style of hip-hop and I have the Bomb Squad pruduction team to back me up. The wacked out loops and rhythms made out of whatever they could find (synths, guitars, basses, metals, kitchen appliances, religious ceremony recitings), had a prominent impact on the production of It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. It and Remain In Light completely revolutionized the way recording and sounds were treated.Bucket Full Of Teeth IVCage For Your Boxbasically a compilation of all the amazing tracks cage put out in the 90s. Backed by gritty old school beats with a lot of bass and dope textures, the raps on here range from radio live performances from 92' to classics like radiohead and agent orange. cage rapidly spits out drug-filled and violent imagery throughout the compilation and displays true lyrical ability(listen to "crazy man ahead" to hear some of his serious early chops).Cannibal Ox The Cold VeinCaribou SwimCirculatory System Signal MorningClubroot ClubrootCSTVT The Echo and the LightCursive Domestica13 songs + catharsis = Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Dark Night of the Soulalbum of the year Dark Time Sunshine VesselDavid Bowie LowDe Facto Megaton ShotblastDeerhunter MicrocastleDeerhunter Halcyon Digestbradford cox continues to be one of the most consistent musicians on this new deerhunterDestroyer KaputtDilute Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive GrapeDJ Shadow Endtroducing.....DJ Shadow The Private PressDo Make Say Think You, You're a History in RustExplosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead PlaceThis, Loveless, and Deloused in The Comatorium are the perfect examples of what guitar music should sound like.Faith No More Angel DustFall Out Boy Take This to Your GraveFennesz Black SeaFlying Lotus 1983flying lotus is an alien but he has a snug alien home and is full of hospitality
edit: kill yourself b4kFlying Lotus Los AngelesFlying Lotus CosmogrammaFour Tet There is Love in YouFugazi 13 SongsFugazi seems really into their music. In the songwriting process, it seems they toyed around with riffs a lot, because I don't think they are actually trained in music. And the songs as a whole are just great. Lots of great vocal lines and Guy's lyrics are really cool and slightly introspective. Each track stands out.Ghostface Killah Fishscalewould be perfect if it wasn't so fucking long Girl Talk Night RipperGirls Albumyeah yeah yeah it's coming straight from my heartGlassjaw Worship and Tributethis is pretty much how I've always wanted my guitar playing to soundGlenn Branca The AscensionI think it's time somebody offers Glenn Branca to do scores for horror movies. Not that this is all sort of freakish clatters of noise. There are certainly wonderful, actually well-organized and composed moments. The drums on this record are phenomenal, bringing the various guitars into direction and rhythm. The guitars on here work hand in hand, and bring this large orchestrated, dissonant yet melodic pieces. The onslaught of sound on this record is truly awestriking.Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...Possibly the post-rock equivalent to Miles Davis "In A Silent Way"? I think so. This record flows along at no set pace or agenda and combines the intense, the ambient, the moving, and the grooving features that i cherish in music. This record does not contain particularly independent and definable instrument features, but comes together as a collective of sounds. i mean obviously you can hear instruments with the likes of guitar, violins, keyboards, drums, samplers, things of the sort. but they only build up the music and work together. all in all, it's brilliant music that acheives nothing but what art is really supposed to acheive; reaction.
though to be honest, the best feature of this album is that it doesn't sound like sigur ros.Gospel The Moon Is a Dead WorldHanson Shout It OutIndian Summer DiscographyInto It. Over It. 52 WeeksIsis Wavering RadiantJames Blake CMYKJames Blake KlavierwerkeJames Blake James BlakeJanelle Monae The ArchAndroidJapandroids Post-NothingWE USED TO DREAM!Joanna Newsom YsJoanna Newsom Have One on MeJohn Frusciante To Record Only Water for Ten DaysJohn Galm 11/22Jonsi and Alex Riceboy Sleeps"Listen up, you fuckers. I don't care if Adam Downer is saying Radiohead are dead, or you miss the art-rock of OK Computer, or the experimentation of Kid A; none of that matters. Radiohead has made their best record in years, and that's all that matters. This is the sound of Radiohead at their best, letting go of pretense, coming down to Earth. And it is a near-flawless record, only fueled by Radiohead's imagination."
yeah so pretty much replace all the radiohead terminology with sigur ros/jonsi terminologyJoy Division CloserPerfect. Brilliant production, beautiful lyrics, excellent rhythm section, experimental guitar, hi-pitched synths. Perfect.Joy Division Unknown PleasuresKidcrash JokesKids and Explosions Shit ComputerKing Crimson RedKraftwerk The Man-MachineKraftwerk Trans-Europe ExpressLoma Prieta Last CityLoma Prieta Life/LessMax Richter The Blue NotebooksMeanwhile, Back in Communist Russia Indian InkThe vocals. I mean the range of electro-soundscapery, to slint-esque minimalism is enough to warrant a 4.5, but I swear the vocals are the most passionate and desperate vox I've heard in a long time, and the way they are abstractly phrased over bleak, yet blossoming instrumentals is simply incredible. Easily will become a classic.Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?You know I've really never been a fan of Dave Mustaine's whiny vocals. But the music is one of the defining moments not just of thrash history, but metal history. These guys lashed out killer riffs and solos, with the intensity of a hardcore band.Merchant Ships Shipsographyit's like you hear the first half and you're like "oh cool lil emo band soundin like make me, woah intense vocals bro" and then you hear the second half and it's like "wow this shit is actually touching".Mesa Verde The Old RoadWhether it be the intense, converge-esque moments, the post-rock passages that seem to have an emo take on Explosions in The Sky, or maybe it's just the passionate wails of "Realise time won't heal a goddamn thing" or "One day my dreams will meet my fears", Mesa Verde have crafted an album filled with emotional energy off of grinding drums, passionate vocals, and melodic guitars.Midi And The Modern Dance Make It Easy On Yourselfgonna write a review for this brilliant fucking pop record and then you can be sad with me and listen to it and we'll hold each other plzzzMiles Davis Bitches BrewModest Mouse The Moon & AntarcticaModest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..Moss Icon Lyburnum Wits End Liberation FlyMr. Bungle Mr. BungleMy Bloody Valentine LovelessNas Illmaticbulldog's soundoff: The beats and rapping are p good, but the beats and the rapping together are fucking awesome.ralbum's chill 4.3/5Neon Indian Psychic chasmsfunnest fucking album ever.
GUESS WHO'S SOUNDOFF ISN'T TOO SHORT.New Order SubstanceNine Inch Nails The Downward SpiralOff Minor Some BloodOl' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty VersionOmar Rodriguez-Lopez A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Vol. 1Definetely very soundtracky. Umm....it's fucking beautiful. I love it. Just heard it recently and it blew my mind. Omar Rodriguez has never made more effective ambient music than this. Very layered like a lot of his work, but the guitar isn't as domineering. A couple of songs are even piano lead. Its got lots of random electric tinkerings throughout it, but it only completes this wonderful peice of art. I love the way some songs start of boldly and get weirder and sort of fade off. Sounds horrible in writing, but its really excellent.Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Se Dice Bisonte, No BúfaloOmar's most jazzy album, no doubt. It's funny, through all the shit the sputnik community gives this, i thought this would be entirely omar wanking over pseudo-hard funk tunes. I could not be wrong. It's more like a combination of tons of crazy effects Omar has learned over the years, combined with modern, sort of mutated versions of "Bitch's Brew-esque" instrumentals. And Cedric is just the bomb on this one. Don't beat me up guys!Orchid OrchidPanda Bear Person PitchPariah (UK) SafehousesPg. 99 Document #5Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonPixies DoolittlePrimal Scream ScreamadelicaPublic Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold UsPunch Push PullQuasimoto The UnseenRadiohead The King of LimbsRaekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt IIRaekwon Shaolin vs. Wu-TangRed Hot Chili Peppers Freaky StyleyRJD2 DeadringerIt's like a happier version of endtroducing. In fact, the only reason i compare is because this is one of the few instrumental hip-hop albums that come close to touching it.Sailboats DemoSaves the Day Stay What You AreSay Anything ...Is a Real BoySed Non Satiata Le Ciel De Notre EnfanceSnowing Fuck Your Emotional Bullshitok yeah bullshit midwestern emo unoriginal kinsella worshipping blah blah blah fucking blahrThis album is insanely fun and angsty. I don't give a shit about you or your musical thought and ilk, that is enough to warrant a 4 for me.Snowing I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wantedso naturally i find this to rule Sonic Youth SisterExcellent work from the youth. Melodies are really nice and this record seems to perfectly combine noise and melody to create the best sonic youth record. though it does have some annoying moments, this record shows the artyness of the youth in its most presentable and beautiful form. Guitar work is fucking amazing.Squarepusher Feed Me Weird ThingsSteve Reich Different Trains/Electric CounterpointStreet Smart Cyclist Street Smart CyclistSuis La Lune HeirTalking Heads Remain in LightTangerine Dream PhaedraThe Antlers HospiceHospice is one of those albums that work only when you're alone; silberman has one of those voices that are so soft,
so fragile that it goes from a soft, dull blur to something really heartfelt, depending on the environment of the
listener. the music is immersive, it's ambient qualities requiring full attention of the listener to find themselves
moved. in a room of happy people, Hospice is unmoving, impenetrable, and too gloomy to make it through. on rainy
days, when the listener is isolated and trapped inside(much like how the album was recorded), the music blossoms
and the lyrics resonate. i only listen to this album on rainy days. The Avalanches Since I Left YouThe Books The Way Outyour mind will become a sponge, you're a masterpiece, you're a work of artrchambered: u dumredit: goddamnit, fuck the eno references, does anyone in this world understand the gentle art of hyperbole?The Cure FaithThe Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating InfinityThe Field From Here We Go SublimeThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Microphones The Glow Pt. 2The National High Violetafraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners. afraid of the house, stay the night with the sinners. Afraid of the
house, cuz they're desperate to entertain.The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to DieThe Orb Orb's Adventures Beyond the UltraworldThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Smiths The SmithsThe Tallest Man on Earth Shallow GraveThe World is a Beautiful Place... FormlessnessThis Is Your Captain Speaking StoryboardTitle Fight The Last Thing You ForgetTitus Andronicus The Airing of GrievancesTOKiMONSTA Midnight MenuTrophy Scars Darkness, Oh HellI get this now. Everything on this record is pure kitschy trash and that's all the better for these gentlemen. However, the fuckers know what they'e doing and it's pulled off with a smirk wider than the one featured on the cover.Venetian Snares Songs About My CatsI wish my cats were this cool..............................Vex'd DegenerateWeekend Nachos Punish and DestroyWilco Yankee Hotel FoxtrotWomen Public StrainPublic Strain succeeds in the sense that it manages to capture a profound feeling through all it's subtlety and you never quite figure it out what it is. In the culmination of fuzz and Flegel's reverberated vocals, are memories too blurry to recall, but that are still close to home.Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)Yeasayer All Hour CymbalsYo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Ou4.0 excellent16Bit Chainsaw Calligraphy The RemixesA Tribe Called Quest The Low End TheoryAcres. Silos(If you want to know whether I'm partial to the sing-a-long chants and the well-developed and interplaying guitars)
I'm partial to the sing-a-long chants and the well-developed and interplaying guitars.Against Me! Reinventing Axl Rosepossibly the catchiest album released in the last decade. fuck any sort of emotional connections one may make with this, this album is punk for the sake of being punk and that is an accomplishment within it's irrelevant existence(lol people will hate me if they actually read this).Age Sixteen Open Up Finders, PleaseAir Moon SafariAir France No Way DownAlgernon Cadwallader Some Kind Of Cadwalladerwish somebody would realize that the guitars are actually a lot more dynamic and different than cap'n jazzAmerican Football American FootballAmpere Like ShadowsAphex Twin Drukqsproblems: 30 fucking songs. Lots of random, semi-filler. Occasional blehness.
pros: Amazing experimental shit, beautiful piano pieces, aphex twin's breakbeat crazyness, and the rest.
If there were less random pieces and if this record was condensced a bit, it really could have been a classic. Excellent album overall.Archives DeclineAt the Drive-In El Gran OrgoAtlas Sound LogosAutechre AmberAlthough this album at times can be harshly boring, most of the time this record supplies interesting, ambient electronica tunes.Avey Tare Down Thereand when i get fucked up i do the best i can do to not make myself fuck up againBaths Ceruleanfirst song is awesome Battles MirroredBeach House Teen Dreamambien Best Coast Crazy For Youi'm expecting this to be awesome, will most likely be 4/5Big Boi Sir Lucious Left FootBlack Flag My WarBlink-182 Take Off Your Pants and JacketBlue Sky Black Death Late Night CinemaBoy Problems Tour DemoBoys And Sex Boys And Sex EPBurial Street HaloCage Movies for the BlindCan Tago MagoCeremony (USA-CA) Violence Violenceoh u mad? U MAD?
4.0 excellent John A. Hanson staff May 11th 08 4.0 excellent ?????)? | July 15th 08Charles Bronson Complete DiscocrappyCircle Takes The Square As the Roots UndoConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyCult Ritual Cult RitualCursed IIDaedelus Righteous Fists of Harmonyweird, atmospheric electronic fused with brazilian-esque instrumentation and eerie vocal performances. hypnotizing, to say the least.Daitro Laisser Vivre Les SquelettesDan Deacon BromstDas Oath Das OathDaughters DaughtersDeath Cab for Cutie TransatlanticismDeerhunter CryptogramsDirty Projectors Bitte OrcaDirty Projectors w/Bjork Mount Wittenberg OrcaDiscordance Axis The Inalienable DreamlessDistance My DemonsDivination Ambient Dub Vol. II - Dead SlowDJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 BluesDo Make Say Think Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret HymnEarl Sweatshirt EARLEluvium CopiaEluvium Static NocturneEnemies We've Been TalkingExplosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss EveryoneExplosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Carewhat is wrong with you guys this is so good Failures Failuresbrilliant lyrical work on mark mccoy's part. will killingsworth also kills it with his riffs on this album. just an awesome hardcore record.Fang Island Fang Islandalbum accomplishes everything it set out to do. happy joyful technical madness psychotic fun yeah ugh yeah it just kicks assFever Ray Fever RayGet the fuck out, Jonathan Kroening. Speaking of fuck, something should be done about the character minimum.FiRES WERE SHOT SolaceFlying Lotus Pattern+Grid Worldflying lotus can do no wrong. mesmerizing ep, with its own personality and quirks.Frank Turner Love, Ire & SongWhen listening to this I get the feeling that Frank Turner is yelling at me. Accept the verbal abuse and get your ass kicked by Frank Turner and his ever delightful folk tunes.Fuck Buttons Tarot SportFugazi The ArgumentGang Gang Dance God's MoneyGang of Four Entertainment!Ghostface Killah Apollo KidsGirls Broken Dreams Clubi just wanna get high, but everybody's bringin me downGold Panda Lucky ShinerGrizzly Bear Yellow HouseGrown Ups SongsGuido AnideaHans Zimmer InceptionHave a Nice Life DeathconsciousnessHEALTH HEALTHHEALTH Get ColorHightide Hotel Porch Lucki was searching your bedroom for any signs of life Hightide Hotel Nothing Was Missing, Except MeHow to Dress Well Love RemainsMusic is absolutely blissful and this gentleman fucking nailed it. as far as the vocals go, the bon iver similarities as well as the rnb vibes range from beautiful to grating, but regardless they still have space to grow. I Wrote Haikus About Cannibalism... iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalisminyour...save me from my room, save me from my thoughts Ice Cube Death CertificateInfest MankindIron Lung Sexless //No SexJaga Jazzist What We MustSince each track on this album is an individual masterpiece, I find this album can be a bit tedious. With each track being long, epic, and complex, it's hard to listen to any more than 2 tracks in a row.
But getting past that, this is probably one of the better albums I've heard in a while. Extremely intense musical ability, really cool post-rock, jazz, electronic crossover, and in general just a fresh, well orchestrated sound.Jeromes Dream CompletedJohn Frusciante Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirttrying to figure out whether this record is escapism or unabashed realityJustice CrossChanged the way I look at most House/Dance/Club music. Insanely fun album to listen to, especially when walking places.Kanye West 808s and HeartbreakEmotionally vulnerable and heartfelt soul is the only soul. Rejoice in 808 and auto-tune produced perfection.Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKickball ABCDEFGHIJKickballKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingKings of Leon Come Around Sundownmugs who dont fux with this are buggin kings of leon ~~~~ Liars SisterworldIt's like psychotic, alienated serial killers who only listen to Leaves Turn Inside You and Daughters.Lifetime Jersey's Best DancersLifetime Hello BastardsLion of the North The Compass CallsLou Reed Metal Machine MusicM83 Before The Dawn Heals UsM83 Saturdays=Youthstuck between a 3.5 and 4. first of all, you have to be in the right mood to listen to this album. the synthpop sound can get very grating. the dreamy, ethereal sound can get bland. the instrumentation sometimes may appear to be the same on every song.
But those are rare cases. When in the right mood, the musical intensity is a blast and you can just lie back and live through the 80s all over again.Madlib Shades of BlueMake Me DiscographySUCK. IT. UP. BABY. BOY. Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to NothingMaps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, HousesMaths DescentMatt and Kim GrandMeat Puppets In a CarMethod Man TicalMichael Jackson ThrillerMidi And The Modern Dance The First Three YearsMidwest Pen Pals Inside JokesMono Hymn To The Immortal WindI truly believe mono are out of the post-rock range. This shit is classical and classic it is. Who can forget the marching drums, the epic crescendos, the walls of noise? Oh, wait. That sounds like post-rock. But take my word for it. This shit is tight.
cons: a bit of variety would be nice, can be occasionaly tedious(occasionaly), and do all the songs really need to be equally epic? For if all is epic, none is epic. Not that it isn't epic. It's epic. But not too epic. Epic enough to be nicely epic. Epic.Mono/Poly ParamatmaMount Eerie Lost WisdomMount Kimbie Crooks & Loversugh this album is so good. it's basically full of these wonderful, little warm, chill layers that make you think "woah dude why the fuck would you even do that, but sheesh that's pretty badass". Mum Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OKNas It Was WrittenNeil Perry Lineage SituationNeu! Neu!Noisia Split The AtomNoveller Red RainbowsOmar Rodriguez-Lopez Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Minor Cuts and Scrapes in the Bushes AheOmar Rodriguez-Lopez XenophanesOmar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and John FruscianteOrchid Chaos Is MeOrchid Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!Palmkite The Sound Of SnowfallPanda Bear TomboyThis is good and all, but House of Balloons is better... sorry Noahrbut they are completely different albums why would they ever have to be comparedPantha Du Prince Black NoisePhantogram Eyelid MoviesPortishead DummyPunch PunchReturn to Forever Return to Foreverreally tight jazz album. i really like the sound of the rhodes, and the flute works like any sax or trumpet on this album. the vocalist is annoying, but she is easily ignorable. what game will we play today is really quite corny and quirky, though it sounds nice. other 3 tracks are brilliant, only occasionaly dabbling in the boring, corny, or lameness. It shows that Chick Corea had further potential beyond being in Miles Davis's backing band.S. Carey All We Growslow burner, but the production is sublime and the tunes are serene. gorgeous album that will most definitely make my top 25 of 2010Saetia A RetrospectiveSaves the Day In ReverieSaves the Day I'm Sorry I'm LeavingSholi SholiSigur Ros Agaetis byrjunI like this record. I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.I like this record.Six Organs Of Admittance School of the FlowerSnoop Dogg DoggystyleSonic Youth Daydream NationStay Ahead of the Weather We Better Get Goin' If We're GonnaStorm and Stress Under Thunder and Fluorescent LightsStorm and Stress Storm and StressStreet Smart Cyclist Lint TrapsSuffocate For Fuck Sake Blazing Fires and Helicopters on the Frodark, immersive, cold, alienated, and uncompromising. Suffocate For Fuck Sake's magnum opus is impenetrable and frankly way too long, but regardless shows brilliant execution and a stunning genre mixing with ambition.Sufjan Stevens IllinoisSufjan Stevens The Age of Adzboy we can do much more together, it's not so impossible Suis La Lune Quiet, Pull the Strings!Surfer Blood Astro CoastTalk Talk Laughing StockTangerine Dream RubyconTawny Peaks Harris Harris Harris EPawesome ep really beautiful lush mathy tunes with an acoustic/lo-fi feel band is composed of friends of mine, drummer asked me to review/shove down your throats, you should listen and expect all of the previously mentioned. http://tawnypeaks.bandcamp.com/album/harris-harris-harris-epTeebs ArdourTera Melos Tera MelosThe Beach Boys Pet SoundsThe Clash London CallingThe Cure PornographyThe Jesus and Mary Chain PsychocandyThe Knife Silent ShoutThe Knife Tomorrow, In a YearMy weed is regular. This album is good. Fuck you.The Mars Volta OctahedronThe Morning Benders Big EchoI've been told that this album borders on ripping off Veckatimest. In that case, I'm going to further put off listening to Veckatimest, so I can enjoy this wonderful, blissful ear-sex of a fucking pop album.The Saddest Landscape You Will Not SurviveThe Smiths Meat Is MurderThe Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground White Light/White HeatThe Weeknd House of BalloonsThe World is a Beautiful Place... Josh Is DeadThe xx xx"this is a revolutionary indie classic that will be remembered, maybe by a cult following, for years to come. fact." Not at all. It's very pretty, but will pretty much be lost in the void of quality 2009 albums.Tim Hecker Harmony in UltravioletTim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972Titus Andronicus The MonitorSo imagine in the middle of a well-funded Bright Eyes tour Conor Oberst gets drafted and goes through 5 miserable ryears of malnutrition and harsh battles. At the end of one particular battle, he sees multiple companions die rand he and a soldier he's never conversed with end up stranded. The other soldier is sitting on a log smoking a rboag, while Connor silently weeps and starts to hang a noose around his head. In his last few moments of life he rmakes eye contact with the other soldier and the man says to him: "Stop being such a faggot."Trophy Scars Hospital Musici'm sure their lps suck and i'll rate them all 3's and i'll gain my objectivity back : /u-Ziq Lunatic HarnessUnfathoms and Blasphymartyr Votre Cote Mon CoteUnited Nations Nevermind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figuresoh my god. is 2010 the best fucking year for music or what?Veins VeinsVenetian Snares MeatholeWeekend Nachos WorthlessWilliam Basinski The Disintegration Loops IIincoherent syncretic haphazard genre juxtaposition. banalities. everywhere. all of it: trite.Wire Pink FlagWoe Quietly, Undramaticallyrainy day music Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss3.5 greatAndrew Lloyd Webber Jesus Christ Superstar: Original CastAriel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Before Todayholy shit I'm enjoying thisBeastie Boys Licensed to IllBeau Navire Life MovesBoyfriends Boyfriends 7"Chalk Talk Killing SpreeClubroot II - MMXDelorean SubizaDevendra Banhart Nino RojoYou know, I was under the impression that freak folk was more..........uh.......freaky.Dr. Dre The Chronicdredg El CieloWhat do you get when you have, a few awesome songs, mostly very good songs, some very boring songs, amazing textural musicianship, and unexciting vocals? You get a 3.5! Though I still cannot express just how amazing some of the atmospere acheived on this album is.Echo and The Bunnymen Ocean RainEmpire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move ForwardEric Whitacre Light and GoldGas PopGirl Talk Feed the AnimalsAlbum isn't as fun as it used to be; Oh dear, I'm losing touch with Girl Talk!Girl Talk All DayGod Is An Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is BrightHightide Hotel Secret Somethings: Vol. 2Hot Cross CryonicsItal Tek Midnight ColourSome of the best production i've heard all year, unfortunately Midnight Colour is a hard album to make it through. Hopefully it'll grow over time.Jethro Tull AqualungKnapsack This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right NowLes Savy Fav The Cat and the CobraLocal Natives Gorilla ManorLou Reed The Blue MaskSo Lou Reed wrote a pretty good rock album. No complaints. Its just pretty good. Nothing really outstanding or exciting, but a pleasant listen.Massive Attack MezzanineMatt and Kim SidewalksMerchant Ships I.W.T.F.A.E.B.T.E.H.EMerchant Ships For CameronMerzbow 1930Meth, Ghost and Rae Wu-MassacreMiddle Class Out of VogueMiles Davis Doo BopMindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will...Mobb Deep The InfamousMogwai Young TeamInteresting. While in terms of post-rock, this is quite varied in style, it's actually rather boring. Anyway, still a nice and interesting record. Just not as brilliant as made out to be.Muse Origin of SymmetryA fun heavy rock record. The band's musical skill shows off really well here. Matthew Bellamy doesn't make me cringe as much as he does on the rest of muse's stuff and I actually enjoy the tunes very much so. nothing genious considering its pretty much the same material muse always does, but its really pulled off here and sweetly demonstrates the musical prowess of the band. besides the drummer. he drums. hes ok.N.W.A. Straight Outta ComptonNaked City Naked CityNatural Law SlumpNirvana NevermindOmar Rodriguez-Lopez DespairA lot better than his solo album with jeremy ward.
Although this album sounds more like a bad acid trip than it does general music, it is rather compelling and is reminiscent of the soundtrack to The Shining.
The problems are is that there is a minimal amount of noticeable differences in each track, often featuring windy, effected field recorded sounds and pitch-shifted chanting. All the same, it's very interesting.Panda Bear Panda BearPhaeleh Fallen LightPhosphorescent Here's To Taking It EasyPortrait DiscographyPublic Image Ltd Metal BoxRefused The Shape of Punk to ComeRites of Spring Rites of SpringRobert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising SandVery good album. Who knew that a 70s hard rock monster and a contemporary country musician could work so well, together. Although its not the most exciting or original, there are some very good tunes on this album. Great for roadtrips.Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11Rush Moving PicturesSamiyam Rap Beats Vol. 1just some funny, chill stoner beats. awesome, awesome album.Sed Non Satiata Sed Non SatiataSmith Westerns The Smith WesternsSteve Roach Dreamtime ReturnSwing Kids Discographynot the most exciting or innovative album, but a very fun, dissonant, hardcore tinted emo album with lots of energy.The Birthday Massacre VioletFun, Catchy, Poppy. It's great. But I don't love it. they seem to have a pattern, with a set mix to how much synthpop, electric noodling, and simple power chord progressions they mix together. and it can get very unsatisfying. then again iron maiden had a pattern. and they were goo......oh nevermind i gave them a 2.5The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink RobotsThe way I see it this album takes near perfect musicianship and crazy sounds and ideas, but then creates an unfocused, cluttered, sometimes boring record. Many of the tunes are very nice(with the big exception yoshimi pt. 1, which i utterly hate), and the instrumentation really excells with this album, but it doesn't come together with this record. If perfected this record really could've been a bold statement, but it ends up just being a record with nice tunes that's semi-engaging and eventually leads with my head in my hands. But who knows. Maybe I'm just not well-rested.The Flaming Lips EmbryonicGood record, but its lacks direction. Some fun tunes. Some regular tunes. Some pretty awesome tunes. But like most flaming lips albums, instead of being a cohesive statement, it's just bunch of flaming lips songs put on an lp.The Radio Dept. Clinging to a SchemeThe Smashing Pumpkins GishThe Tuss Rushup Edgethenewno2 You Are HereI guess the problem I have with this record is the same type of problem I have with The Flaming Lips. Great, fresh sound mixed with average songwriting. Its these types of records that remind me that innovation and a great sound cannot always drive a band. But its still a nice indie-semi electronic crossover that provides a good listen.Title Fight ShedTool AenimaThis is a mysterious album. Tool is a mysterious band. Like Radiohead, they're great, just inspired horrible bands.
Anyways this record has insane musical work. Maynard's lyrics are really cool and ambigous. If there were a few more standout tracks or things that really stuck with me, this could be atleast a 4.5. But its definetely an experience albumTyler the Creator BastardUffie Sex Dreams and Denim Jeanswtf asshole that was literally months ago
and you've already taken my recommendations since then, suck it bitchVenetian Snares Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletettstring strection: DUH....duh-duh-duh-duh....d-d-d-d-duh DUH!
drum machine thingy: boom...tih.....tktktkt tik....bm bm....tktk tt.....bbb..tih tih...tktktkVex'd Cloud SeedWait What the notorious xxWe Were Skeletons We Were SkeletonsWilliam Basinski MelancholiaWold Screech OwlXiu Xiu Fabulous MusclesYuck Yuck3.0 goodAC/DC Highway to HellOnly good ac/dc album. Tunes are fun. Bon Scott is fun. Brian Johnson can suck a penis. This is all I have to say. Catchyness.Animal Collective Danse ManateeArcade Fire The SuburbsBurzum HlidskjalfDeath Grips ExmilitaryDeftones White PonyDeftones Diamond EyesEmeralds Does It Look Like I'm Here?Eminem The Marshall Mathers LPEminem RecoveryINXS KickJay-Z The BlueprintLCD Soundsystem This Is HappeningProg Dance, robertsona? Really?
Getting past that, this album is hardly an ambitious effort but seems to make it think so with it's tedious song lengths. Would've been better as 3-4 minute tracks. Would've been actually fun, because this record has downright funky moments.Letlive. Fake HistoryLightning Bolt Wonderful RainbowLykke Li Youth NovelsMika Life in Cartoon MotionI know it seems ridiculous that I gave this a 3, especially next to the mars volta. But this album is infectiously catchy. lots of fun sing a long moments, whether it be the vocals or instrument or a sound. however this album at times can be infectiously annoying.Mike Patton Pranzo OltranzistaNas & Damian Marley Distant RelativesNo Age Weirdo RippersI really hate the vocals on this record. Even on promising sounding songs, the vocals ruin it. Which is really too bad, because there are a few noise tracks which are mostly instrumental, that sound beautiful. A lot of songs are boring, with the occasional nice guitar riff. Some bands are good at sounding raw. These guys aren't.
Though some songs are quite fun to listen to. And did I mention the last track, escarpment, rules?Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Solar GamblingOmar, it's high time you ditch your fucking girlfriend. I mean it's dope and all that you want to restrain from your technical prog wankery, but your tunes are becoming a bit elavtorish and I'm blaming it on Ximena. Go back to banging Cedric.Park Jefferson ChildhoodPg. 99 Document #12Radiohead Pablo HoneyThe only bad radiohead album. Though I must say, I enjoy creep from time to time.Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineSleep DopesmokerSoundtrack Across the Universethere are brilliant moments. and the rest are beatles covers done in highly processed american studios.Stars The Five GhostsStereolab Transient Random-Noise Bursts with AnnouncementsTaking Back Sunday New AgainTera Melos Patagonian Rats20 5's and the album hasn't even been officially released? To quote MJ ...."Self deception is possible"......nah but really it's like ratings have no sacredness these days. The Crystal Method VegasThe Exploration Basement Demoadorable lil emo release. Gentle guitar tapping and really pained shouting. The vocals come off as a bit overdone at times, but they ultimately help build an atmosphere over the gentle instrumentals.The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste MetallicUgh. Once again the Lip's pretty tight musicianship is featured on this album, but is accompanied by the really annoying vocals of wayne coyne. Pros: This time, they go for a western feel, kids! (please note the sarcasm)The Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathBad for a Mars Volta album. Good for just any album. The sort of avant-garde funk metal attempt they're going for in this record just really doesn't work for me. I mean the riffs and solos are pretty good, but they're not great. At times its kinda bland. And cedric's voice sucks on a lot of the songs. Getting past all the flaws, its well-produced and I would definetely give the time to listen to a few tracks.The Who Who's NextThom Yorke The Eraserdon't get me wrong........the idea of this record sounds great. but its not exciting. thom yorke sounds like he recorded the vocal tracks when he didn't have anything better to do. some songs are very good and the rest are kind of bland. the music is not wildly electronic as its made out to be. its just a bunch of guitar and piano loops played over a drum machine most of the time.Throats ThroatsTouche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the WorldTyler the Creator GoblinVenetian Snares My So-Called Life2.5 averageBon Jovi Slippery When WetEl Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez CryptomnesiaEmery ...In Shallow Seas We Saildavey u tha homie but dis album is not tha homie fun. Aim and IgniteI believe in the sincerity of this record. Its really a nice attempt at doing "good" pop music. But unfortunately, the vocals are too flamboyant for my liking and the tunes are too cheese-filled to be taken seriously. Makes Weezer seem like Sigur Ros.Gaza He Is Never Coming BackIron Maiden The Number of the BeastLa Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...La Dispute Wildlifeomg....instant classic! Leathermouth XOMegadeth Countdown to ExtinctionMost average album ever. Anything better than this is good. Anything worse than this is bad. I like some of the tunes, I don't like some of them. Simple as that. Actually maybe it's a little better than average. But I consider it personally as a musical metaphor.Ministry The Land of Rape and HoneyMuse AbsolutionNot a big muse fan. This record, although very average, has some good songs like time is running out, thoughts of a dying atheist, and stockholm syndrome. But so much filler, and a shitload of boring, ballad type tracks.Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Cizaña De Los Amorespsych prog funk rock instrumentals that range from hideously underwhelming to decent, only to be further ruined by
Omar's monotonous, hispanic girlfriend.CEEEEDDRRRIIIIIICCCCC I MISSSSS YOUUUUUUUU. edit: really
though some of the riffs on here are really intricate and actually kind of badass upon further listen, but then they
fucking die in the background as his whore female singer croons latino elevator pop over it(sorry omarr). edit: hurhur
yeah someguestt i thought him and cedric were totally cirlcke jekrig fore thier eeitre fuk like 16 years of playing
together btu nah they atually bag mad bitches.Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat OutThrice VheissuVan Halen Van Halen2.0 poorAC/DC Back in BlackAndrew Jackson Jihad Can't MaintainBasement Jaxx ScarsBlack Tide Light From AboveThe nostalgia combined with intense studio editing is sickening.Braids Native Speakergodawful animal collective cover band got signed to an indie label and attempted original music. the resullltttssssChickenfoot ChickenfootC'mon fellas, this is just gross. I don't want to hear a bunch of old dudes do recycled rock tunes, with joe satriani wanking over them. you guys i guess were all good for what you were and I don't think you could handle much more.Circa Survive Blue Sky NoiseElder (USA-PA) ReflectFuck Buttons Street HorrrsingGreen Day American IdiotGuns N' Roses Appetite for DestructionYeah we hate glam metal! We're just gonna look like glam metal bands and create music like them. BUT WE STILL HATE THEM.Motley Crue Shout at the DevilMuse The ResistancePassion Pit MannersSleigh Bells TreatsThe Dead Weather Sea of Cowards"too avant-garde" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no it's not avant garde at all.Wavves WavvvesWolfmother WolfmotherWE LIKE LED ZEPPELIN. AND WE LIKE BLACK SABBATH. AND WE LIKE AC/DC. AND WE LIKE THE BEATLES.
THATS WHY YOU SHOULD LIKE US.1.5 very poorAlter Bridge BlackbirdYou can't enjoy music that isn't good.Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came SuddenlyAvenged Sevenfold City of Evilas a friend of mine may say.................."eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww grosssss"Avril Lavigne Let GoBurzum Daudi BaldrsDragonForce Inhuman RampageI hear power metal is illegal in Australia. Now so is lip-synching, without informing the audience previously. You rule, Australia. You rule.Eminem RelapseGreen Day DookieFuck this bullshit. Everybody talks about this being a nice enjoyable pop-punk album. Its annoying as hell! Billy Joe Armstrong's generic tunes make my head hurt. i hate this album more than american idiot. american idiot actually seems like a masterpeice compared to this.Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracywas I of the few not waiting for this shit record? as expected, it sucks.Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...Linkin Park Minutes to MidnightMerzbow VenereologyIts really just unlistenable. I do like noise music and I do admire Merzbow's catalogue and the way he approaches his music, but I just can't listen to this and pretend to be interested.My Chemical Romance The Black ParadeOwl City Ocean EyesPierce the Veil Selfish MachinesPlain White T's All That We NeededSimple Plan Still Not Getting Any...Van Halen Van Halen IIIWeezer Make BelieveWeezer RaditudeThis album really depresses me. Rivers used to be one of us. With weezer's debut album, he awkardly announced his presence and provided a calling for the socially untalented. we shared our tales of our desperate love lifes over pinkerton. this album is another pathetic reminder that weezer is dead. why does weezer insist on writing generic tunes? why are the majority of the lyrics about partying and the popular girls in school(or whatever bullshit rivers wants to discuss)? im tired of their bullshit 4 power chord riffage and the purposely mainstream structures and the hideous hooks. WHY WEEZER?!!! YOU HAD SO MUCH FUCKING POTENTIAL!!!! *cries and listens to butterfly off of pinkerton*1.0 awfulAtreyu Visionsthis record really is just...pathetic. vocals suck, the music sucks, the production sucks. its not painful to listen to, but its a fucking joke. the least inspired sounding album of all time.Brian Head Welch Save Me From MyselfBring Me the Horizon Suicide Season Cut Up!brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!Have I ever mentioned that Limp Bizkit is actually my favorite band in the world?Chris Cornell ScreamShut up, Chris.......................................................................................................Emmure FelonyInsane Clown Posse The Great MilenkoLindsay Lohan A Little More Personal (Raw)Metallica St. AngerTokio Hotel Scream
High-pitched vocals croon out Amphetamine Beat poetry (actually the message behind the lyrics is really cool, but the lyrics themselves are psylocibin-addled rants, and only that) while bombastic drums go balls-to-the-wall (not in a good way though).
This is good and all, but House of Balloons is better... sorry Noah
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