Average Rating: 3.37
Rating Variance: 0.61
Objectivity Score: 81% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicEminem The Marshall Mathers LPit's got so much anger, so much hilariousness, so much line-crossing, and such fantastic production that the immense skill that goes into em's lyrics (the continual multi-syllable rhyme schemes most notably) often goes overlooked.Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasyi can't even believe the balls, expansiveness, and replay value of this album.Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaWeezer Weezerjust an unbelievable debut. wonderfully-mixed, simple, yet rewarding. plus, i truly think that "only in dreams" is one of the greatest, most emotional songs i'll EVER hear. EVER.4.5 superbBen Folds Five Whatever and Ever, Amena very nice, pleasant little album with a handful of memorable tracks. nothing
groundbreaking and it has a few duds, but for the most part just a solid album.
EDIT: fuck, this is good. i still think there are duds, but most of the non-duds are
simply terrific.Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & DangerousBon Iver For Emma, Forever AgoColdplay Parachutessometimes uplifting, sometimes downright depressing, this album came as a surprisingly good output when i first tried to get into coldplay.Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His FriendsDavid Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...Dr. Dre 2001dear god, these beats. however many years pass, i can't imagine any person or trend (especially dre himself - i'm sure detox is RIGHT around the corner...) in hip-hop making this record sound dated. stylistically, of course, the content, features, and post-g funk bumping sound of these tracks many not exactly be "in," but everything sounds so lively and fresh that i'm confident in this album's ability to inspire and awe upcoming producers for decades to come.Eminem The Slim Shady LPwhile the marshall mathers lp clearly meant more and at times was just as shocking/funny (and for an actual purpose, unlike some of the misses found on encore or relapse), the slim shady lp has got to be the most lyrically-entertaining album i've ever heard. honestly, who else prior to this was writing lines like, "you thought i was ill, well now i'm even moreso / shit, i got full-blown aids and a sore throat. / i've got a wardrobe with an orange robe / i'm in the fourth row signing autographs at your show." not only is this whole album packed with funny, irreverent material, but the complexity of rhyming presented was years ahead of its time. i used to consider the mmlp this album's superior, but it's getting harder to do so with each listen.Kanye West Late RegistrationMetallica Master of PuppetsOasis Definitely MaybePink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonRadiohead OK Computeri remember the day i first listened to this i gave it a 2.5. my oh my how things have changed.Sublime Sublimewas my favorite album of all time for a couple years (until the marshall mathers lp blew my mind and then some). every single song is at least a 4-star and this album is completely flawless. rip brad and this new "sublime w/ rome" shit is a disgrace.Sum 41 ChuckThe Beatles Abbey RoadThe Beatles LoveThe Offspring Ixnay on the HombreThe Offspring Americanathe perfect mix of punk and pop/punk, plus with some standout non-traitional tracks for a band like them. this is perhaps the first cd i ever loved.The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadnessafter much thought and deliberations (and listening), fuck it, i 5'd this. initially, i think i gave this a 2.5 several years ago when i first heard it. but as i've grown as a musician and listener alike, i've come to truly appreciate the absolute majesty and ambition of this album. 28 songs and maybe 2 or 3 i don't love. what an album.redit: 4.5. meh.The Who Who's NextThird Eye Blind Third Eye Blind4.0 excellentAlice in Chains MTV UnpluggedArcade Fire FuneralBjork HomogenicBlack Sabbath ParanoidBoston BostonColdplay A Rush of Blood to the HeadColdplay Live 2003Coldplay Prospekt's MarchDeltron 3030 Deltron 3030Earl Sweatshirt EARLEminem Curtain Call: The HitsEminem The Slim Shady EPEminem InfiniteEminem Relapseif everyone who gave this album less than a 4 sat there and paid attention to the insane rrhyme schemes, i guarantee they'd reconsider their rating. i mean, on "my mom," for rexample, he rhymes "mother would wanna see her" (all 7 syllables) 8 times in a row, and on 3 ra.m. he literally has 25 straight lines ending with a rhyme of "audience." and also, anyone rwho says "thank god shady got his edge back on recovery" or some shit is a fucking idiot or rjust ignorant as hell. 90% of this album's contents are em rapping drugs, raping lesbians, rand killing people, etc. i don't really give a fuck if this album doesn't have much of a rpoint to it, cuz, save "if i had" and "rock bottom," did the slim shady lp?Eminem Relapse: RefillGorillaz Demon DaysJay-Z The BlueprintJay-Z and Kanye West Watch the ThroneJeff Buckley GraceKanye West The College DropoutKanye West GraduationKanye West 808s and HeartbreakKendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityLou Reed TransformerLudwig van Beethoven "Moonlight" Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 27, No. 2Marvin Gaye What's Going OnMF DOOM MM.. FoodModest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded WestMuse AbsolutionMuse Origin of SymmetryNas IllmaticNo Doubt Tragic KingdomOasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis Stop the ClocksOperation Ivy EnergyPink Floyd Wish You Were HerePortishead DummyQueen A Night at the OperaRadiohead The BendsRadiohead Kid Ahow the fuck do i get rid of soundoffs but keep the ratings?Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineRun the Jewels Run the Jewels 2Sublime 40 Oz. to FreedomSublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & FriendsSublime Second Hand SmokeSublime Robbin' the HoodSublime Stand By Your VanSystem of a Down ToxicityThe Beatles 1The Offspring SplinterThe Offspring SmashThe Offspring Complete Music Video CollectionThe Postal Service Give UpThe Smashing Pumpkins Rotten ApplesThe xx xxThrice VheissuWeezer PinkertonWilco Yankee Hotel FoxtrotWu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)Yes Close to the Edge3.5 great311 Greatest HitsAesop Rock Labor DaysAFI Sing the SorrowAlice in Chains Greatest HitsBeastie Boys Check Your HeadBloc Party Silent AlarmBrand New Deja EntenduChance the Rapper Acid RapColdplay X & YColdplay Brothers & SistersColdplay Mylo Xylotowho is this and what have they done with coldplay?Common BeD12 Devil's NightDavid Bowie Hunky DoryEminem The Eminem Showexponentially less hilarious and provocative than the first 2 major label albums (especially the mmlp), but there's still no denying em's flow and lyrical complexity. i commend him for trying to step up and self-produce a good number of tracks on here, but i find em's production pretty bland.Foo Fighters The Colour and the ShapeFrank Ocean Channel OrangeFrank Turner Love, Ire & SongGob Muertos VivosGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to HeavenGoldfinger The Best of GoldfingerGOOD Music Cruel SummerGorillaz Plastic BeachGreen Day International SuperhitsGreen Day DookieGZA Liquid SwordsHopsin RawImmortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 2even though i disagree w/ alot of immortal technique's views and the shit he rhymes about on this record, he can fuckin spit and expresses his views very powerfully with great flow too.James Blake OvergrownJanelle Monae The Electric LadyJay-Z The Blueprint 3Kanye West Yeezushe can list himself as the primary producer on as many of these tracks as he wants, but i can't bring myself to even consider this a true kanye cd with the overwhelming majority of production coming from others. i realize he's trying to focus more on rapping than producing at this point, but i am incredibly disappointed that i may never get to hear a proper, mainly kanye-produced answer to mbdtf. sure, yeezus has some tight beats and kanye remains a respectable rapper, but it's like he feels incapable of topping 2010's effort with his own production.Lana Del Rey Born to DieLauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillLudwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67M83 Hurry Up, We're DreamingMassive Attack MezzanineMGMT Oracular SpectacularMuse Black Holes and RevelationsMy Bloody Valentine LovelessMy Chemical Romance The Black ParadeNo Doubt The Singles 1992-2003Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Noel Gallagher's High Flying BirdsOasis The MasterplanPink Floyd AnimalsPixies Surfer RosaPixies Best of Pixies: Wave of MutilationPortishead PortisheadPortugal. The Man The Satanic SatanistPusha T My Name Is My NamePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Op. 49Radiohead AmnesiacRadiohead The Best OfRamones Loud, Fast Ramones - Their Toughest HitsRancid ...And Out Come the WolvesShakira Laundry ServiceStone Temple Pilots Thank YouSufjan Stevens IllinoisSum 41 Does This Look Infected?Sum 41 Go Chuck YourselfSum 41 All The Good ShitSum 41 Screaming Bloody Murderif you actually give it a shot w/o giving a fuck what its review or overall rating say, this ris an excellent album. really a ton of variety (even moreso than chuck, surprisingly) is rfound on this cd and it's easily their most experimental. if you're just gonna write it off ras "it's sum 41 post-dave so it's gotta suck," you're missing out. listen to jessica kill, rthen crash, then the title track for starters just to get a glimpse of how diverse and just rflat out good this album really is.Sum 41 Chuck Acoustic Sun Kil Moon BenjiT. Rex The SliderThe Beach Boys Pet SoundsThe Beatles RevolverThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Killers Hot FussThe National BoxerThe Notorious B.I.G. Ready to DieThe Offspring IgnitionThe Offspring Greatest HitsThe Smashing Pumpkins Siamese DreamThe White Stripes ElephantTravis The Man WhoTyler the Creator Goblin3.0 good311 GrassrootsAphex Twin Richard D. James AlbumAtmosphere God Loves UglyBeastie Boys Solid Gold HitsBen Folds Rockin' The SuburbsBlack Sabbath Master of RealityBush Sixteen StoneColdplay Ghost StoriesDrake Take CareDrake Nothing Was the SameElton John Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadFitz and the Tantrums Pickin' Up the PiecesGhostface Killah IronmanGorillaz GorillazGreen Day American IdiotGuns N' Roses Greatest HitsIncubus Light GrenadesJ. Cole Cole World: The Sideline StoryJack Johnson On and OnJack Johnson In Between DreamsJay-Z The Black AlbumJet Get BornJohn Lennon Lennon Legend Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVLil Wayne Tha Carter IIMadvillain MadvillainyMoby PlayMoby Go – The Very Best of MobyModest Mouse The Moon & AntarcticaMuse The 2nd LawMylo Destroy Rock And RollNirvana NirvanaNOFX Cokie the ClownOasis Be Here NowObie Trice CheersPepper Kona TownRed Hot Chili Peppers Greatest HitsScHoolboy Q OxymoronStone Temple Pilots CoreStone Temple Pilots PurpleSum 41 All Killer No FillerSum 41 Underclass HeroSunny Day Real Estate DiaryThe Beatles Rubber SoulThe Beatles Let It BeThe Black Keys El CaminoThe Cars The CarsThe Offspring The OffspringThe Offspring Days Go Byi thought rfrg was bad (mainly because it fucking was). but based off the 2 piss-poor songs they've released from this thus far, i feel like they've somehow lowered the bar even further.The Smashing Pumpkins AdoreThe Smiths The Queen Is Dead2.5 averageAC/DC Back in BlackBlink-182 Greatest HitsDashboard Confessional The Places You Have Come To Fear The MostDavid Gray White LadderDel tha Funkee Homosapien I Wish My Brother George Was HereDr. Dre The ChronicElton John Madman Across the WaterEminem EncoreEminem Recoveryhas some damn good, straight up beastish songs (ex: won't back down, almost famous, cold wind blows). in fact, i think the 3rd verse in won't back down is one of his greatest verses ever. between the whole volume-changing thing, and some DIRTY lines ("fork was in the road, took the psychopath, poison ivy wouldn't have me thinking rash"), that song is the shit, as are the other b.a. ones i mentioned. even some of the ballads are fantastic (going through changes and not afraid). rHOWEVER, this album definitely has its flaws. my biggest beef w/ this album is the generally ass-awful guest spots. specifically, the various singers on talkin' 2 myself, space bound, and especially cinderella man just flat out suck. maybe i'm just being racist (probably), but the sometimes-autotune, sometimes-gospelish styles that these various unheard of singers use are just terrible. granted the female guest spots are generally good, but pretty much all the guy ones suck huge dick (although some shitty spots work in em's favor, such as when he straight up embarrasses lil wayne in no love). while these eh-ish vocal parts aren't necessarily em's fault, he still could've opted to hire some other singers/rappers to accompany him. same goes w/ the beats in my opinion - being that so bad is the only dre-produced track, recovery just doesn't have that eminem feel to it. roverall, this album's inconsistency and faults (although not necessarily on em's shoulders) bring it down slightly, but it's still a great album with some solid tracks (and w/o that fucking terrible accent thankfully).Gang Starr Hard to EarnGood Charlotte The Young And The Hopelessoh the nostalgia... Less Than Jake Hello RockviewLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLinkin Park MeteoraMetallica Ride the LightningMetallica MetallicaMichael Jackson Thrillerso linear and lacking in dynamic changes in the songs themselves, coupled with the fact that even the catchy songs often overstay their welcome, that i am astounded by the accolades this album continues to receive.Michelle Branch The Spirit RoomMobb Deep The InfamousNorah Jones Come Away with MeOasis Standing on the Shoulder of GiantsOutKast StankoniaSum 41 Half Hour Of PowerThe Doors The DoorsThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric LadylandI realize the impact and influence this album had and how innovative some of the guitar work on it was. No debate, some pioneering tones going on. HOWEVER, as an actual album, Electric Ladyland has no cohesive value whatsoever. There are multiple extended blues jams that have no place on any sort of studio album; I can't see how Jimi just "jamming out" for 12 minutes constitutes a song, especially when it was very likely all improvisational and recorded in one take. Even many of the tracks with shorter run times suffer from being little more than jamming for jamming's sake. Innovative sounds: check; ahead-of-its-time guitar work: check; an utter lack of direction as an album: double-check.The Offspring Conspiracy of Onethe fact that this is the ONLY soundoff for an album w/ 500+ ratings pretty much indicates how unmemorable it is. this is a surprisingly weak effort from a band whose previous albums (especally ixnay and americana) were very solid. furthermore, the 3.2 rating baffles me. as a whole, this album is just very safe and forgettable, a 3 at best.The Smashing Pumpkins OceaniaThe Strokes Room on Fire2.0 poor3 Doors Down Away from the Sun3 Doors Down Seventeen DaysEminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2Flobots Fight with ToolsKiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of Daywhat exactly is kid cudi's appeal? i get that this is more or less a concept album and i'm a fan of a good handful of the beats on this album, but i mean what's the big fucking deal with kid cudi? he's boring as shit and lacks the difficulty of many of his peers (especially given the almost standard practice of multi-syllable, extended rhyme sequences these days) from a lyrical perspective. and singing-wise, he's just as much of an underwhelming yawn. like even the aforementioned beats that saved this album from getting a sub-2 weren't cudi's doing, cuz he merely co-produced a few songs on this overly-long mess. so, again, what the hell is kid cudi's appeal?Linkin Park Minutes to MidnightThe Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and GraceThe White Stripes Get Behind Me SatanWeezer The Green Album1.5 very poorGuns N' Roses Chinese DemocracySimple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls1.0 awfulbrokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!Deep Purple Rapture of the Deepthere are few people on this earth i hate more than ian gillan. he is an ATROCIOUS singer and thinks he's hot shit, trying to add unnecessarily over-the-top bluesy fills into basically every song in which he's ever sung. and holy shit, the fact that he has his own band called "gillan" is just hilarious. i hate pretty much every lead singer (at least ones who just sing and don't actually play any instruments) that does a solo project and names it simply their own name. what the fuck is that shit? w/o the actual MUSICIANS in your band, you'd just be acapella, so how the fuck can you name the entire band just "gillan" or "ozzy osbourne," etc. and granted this is a "deep purple" album, but unfortunately ian gillan's solo career doesn't exist on this website, so i pretty much had to use this album to rip on him. and not only do ian gillan's attempts at bluesy profoundness irritate me to no end, but the guitar and organ work (songwriting-wise, not in terms of skill) are just horrendous as well. this album is the epitome of shit.
and i know what you're thinking, "why do you listen to it then?" well my dad and i both play the drums at my house, and over the past 5 years or so i've had the displeasure of hearing this trash over and over and over again. it is quite possibly the single most annoying music i've ever heard (and i used to have to listen to nickelback at work).Melissa Etheridge Fearless LoveMillionaires Bling Bling Bling!laughably bad. .Nickelback Dark HorseSoulja Boy Souljaboytellem.comSublime with Rome Yours Truly@daniel johnson, here's the review: "the least important 2/3 of sublime" w/ rome disgrace brad's legacy w/ a poppy shitfest.Van Halen 1984i can't even begin to describe how much i hate this band.
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