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5.0 classic
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Arcade Fire Funeral
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Deja Entendu
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly...
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Pearl Jam Ten
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead OK Computer
Fuck the 5-star rating, this one needs at least six. Seriously, "Exit Music (For a Film)," "Climbing Up the Walls," and "No Surprises" are three of the best songs I've heard in my life. Now I finally understand the big deal with OK Computer. Why did no-one rec this to me at the same time I was being rec'd Brand New? I would certainly pair this album with TDAGARIM.
Radiohead Kid A
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful, unique, and creative albums I have ever heard. With Kid A, Radiohead have succeeded succeeded in proving that playing your cards right while experimenting with your sound will likely yield sturdy, superb results.
Favorite tracks: Title track, "The National Anthem," "How to Disappear Completely," "Optomistic," "Motion Picture Soundtrack"
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Shinedown Leave A Whisper
Soundgarden Superunknown
System of a Down System of a Down
Temple of the Dog Temple of the Dog
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
Accelerated Evolution is, by all means, a progressive rock/metal classic. From the first seconds of "Depth Charge," you can tell that Devin Townsend is here to storm straight onto the scene with powerful numbers laden with spark and spite. There's not a single flaw whatsoever. Production is perfect, songwriting is excellent, and the instrumentation is brilliant. If, somehow, the first 8 tracks don't appeal to you, "Slow Me Down" makes the ultimate album closer. It's catchy, charming, and melodic in a manner comparable to that of the Foo Fighters, however it's just as crunching and powerful as the rest of the album.
All in all, this delightfully intriguing solo effort from the Strapping Young Lad frontman gives prog giants like Tool and Coheed and Cambria a run for their money.
The National High Violet
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Thrice Vheissu
Tool Lateralus
Weezer Weezer

4.5 superb
Aerosmith Rocks
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alter Bridge Fortress
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chicago Chicago Transit Authority
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Death Human
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Awake
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Faith No More The Real Thing
One of my all-time favs, especially as far as the 80s go.
Faith No More Angel Dust
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Gorguts Obscura
James Taylor Greatest Hits
James Taylor is easily my fav country/folk artist. I've been a fan of his music ever since I was a little kid. I'm disappointed that he doesn't get that much recognition here on Sputnik...
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking
Ah, Jane's Addiction. The band that turned me onto alt-rock in the first place. How could I forget? From its progressive, moody melodies ("Ted, Just Admit It...," "Summertime Rolls") to its peppy, catchy numbers ("Had a Dad," "Standing in the Shower, Thinking...") to its abrasive, roaring rockers ("Ocean Size," "Mountain Song"), helped by the classic "Jane Says," Nothing's Shocking is easily Jane's Addiction's most classic album. Recommending it for all alt-rock diehards and most rockers.
Karnivool Themata
Tool fans will eat this up like ice cream on a hot summer's day. Magnificent album through-and-through. Fav songs: "Themata," "Roquefort," "Scarabs."
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon Leviathan
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Their best album, IMO. "World So Cold" is one of my all-time favorite songs.
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Pink Floyd The Wall
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead In Rainbows
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rx Bandits ...And the Battle Begun
Shinedown The Sound of Madness
Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Strapping Young Lad City
System of a Down Toxicity
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Cure Disintegration
The Grateful Dead Wake of the Flood
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Therapy? Troublegum
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Tool Aenima
Weezer Pinkerton

4.0 excellent
Aerosmith Aerosmith
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alter Bridge AB III
Beck Odelay!
Bjork Homogenic
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chevelle Vena Sera
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
One of my all-time favs. Tool is another progressive band I like.
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Depeche Mode Violator
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Karnivool Sound Awake
Led Zeppelin Presence
Live Secret Samadhi
Someone needs to review this.
Live Throwing Copper
Miles Davis Birth of the Cool
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Muse Absolution
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Still Life
Pain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1
A fantastic album, hands down - but just not a classic, like other albums I've checked out recently (Radiohead's OK Computer, Opeth's Blackwater Park).
Passion Pit Gossamer
Polar Bear Club The Redder, The Better
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Pulp Different Class
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Well. This kicks ass. Looks like Rancid could be the band that turns me onto punk. Favorite tracks: "Roots Radical," "Time Bomb," "Olympia WA," "Ruby Soho," probably other tunes.
Robin Trower Robin Trower Live!
Shinedown Us And Them
Sigur Ros Takk...
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Soundgarden King Animal
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Black Crowes The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
The Black Keys Brothers
The Butterfly Effect Imago
The National Boxer
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
The Weakerthans Left and Leaving
The White Stripes Elephant
The World is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Truckfighters Gravity X
U2 Achtung Baby
U2 War

3.5 great
Adele 21
Aerosmith Nine Lives
A pretty good album. Get this if only for "Hole in My Soul" and "Ain't That a Bitch."
Aerosmith Get a Grip
Aerosmith Draw the Line
Aerosmith Pump
Aerosmith Permanent Vacation
Bush Sixteen Stone
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coldplay X & Y
Is it worth mentioning that I use this album as bedtime music every night? I just made it sound very boring. Well, it's not. It's not Coldplay's best album (which is AROBTTH, IMO), but it's still a fine, fine album.
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Creed Greatest Hits
Cynic Traced in Air
It'll probably appeal to me more as time progresses, but for now, a 3.5 seems about right for me. The production is very nice, but it's a little hard to get into on the first listen when you have spent all your life listening to music that mostly gets mainstream attention.
David Lee Roth A Little Ain't Enough
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Deftones
Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been
Disturbed The Sickness
Nu-metal at its (almost) finest, especially with the brutal "Down with the Sickness." The album could have been much more, but it drags toward the end with the mediocre filler "Conflict," and the horrendously bad "Droppin' Plates." Still, fans of nu-metal should get this, if only to skip the two aforementioned stinkers.
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Octavarium
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Incubus Make Yourself
Janus Red Right Return
Decided to give this a listen after falling in love with lead single "Eyesore," and I'm pleased to say that Red Right Return met my expectations. Janus are indeed catchy like mainstream giants Creed and Nickelback, however what gives them an edge over either band is their technicality, which sees its height in "Eyesore" and "Skin Deep." Overall, Red Right Return has a well-deserved upper hand against any mainstream brethren it may have. Favorite tracks: "Maybe Its You," "Eyesore," and "100 Years."
Jeff Beck Beck, Bogert & Appice
Korn Issues
Decent album. On it's own, it's only worth a 3 ATM; the extra 0.5 is because of "Falling Away from Me," which is probably tied with "Freak on a Leash" for the title of my favorite Korn song.
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Michael Jackson Thriller
Morbus Chron Sweven
Swiete out of ten.
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Opeth Damnation
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Ra From One
Radiohead Airbag/How Am I Driving?
Rancid Let the Dominoes Fall
Pretty cool album! Maybe in time it'll turn me on to ska-punk as a whole...
Red Innocence and Instinct
Rise Against The Black Market
Seether Karma and Effect
Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine
Shearwater The Golden Archipelago
Very ambient, relaxing, and peaceful album.
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Let me get this straight - there are two major stinkers on this album. "Gematria (The Killing Name)" and "Butcher's Hook." With "Gematria," Slipknot pretend they are Opeth (progressive AND heavy) and do a crappy job at it, producing a six minute-long mess instead of a great song. Then we have "Butcher's Hook," which is littered with some of the absolute worst lyrics I've ever heard in a Slipknot song (or in any song for that matter).
So why the 3.5? Because "Gematria" and "Butcher's Hook" are the only bad songs on the album. If you can either get past or skip those two, All Hope Is Gone is actually an enjoyable album. For instance, "Psychosocial" is heavy, catchy, and enjoyable as all hell, and "Sulfur" offers some of the best and most intense drumming ever recorded by Joey Jordison. "Snuff" is a ballad that works surprisingly well, and sets you up perfectly for the final track - also the album's title track - to give you one of the rudest awakenings in metal music. Seriously, "All Hope Is Gone" is the most dense blast of audio madness I've ever heard. Corey screaming his lungs out to Jim shredding and Joey pounding is what I like to hear in Slipknot's heavier songs.
All in all, All Hope Is Gone isn't Slipknot's best album (which is The Subliminal Verses IMO), but it's certainly worth picking up, especially if you're a maggot.
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Staind Break the Cycle
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Black Keys El Camino
The National Alligator
The Police Outlandos d'Amour
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
Three Days Grace One-X
Tool 10,000 Days
U2 The Joshua Tree
Velvet Revolver Contraband
Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
Weezer The Red Album

3.0 good
3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down
Aerosmith Done With Mirrors
Aerosmith Just Push Play
Audioslave Audioslave
Exactly what you would expect - an amalgamation of the sounds of Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden. Overall I feel that this supergroup pieced together a good debut that easily could have been better. Sure, you have tracks like "Show Me How to Live," "Like a Stone," and the epic "Shadow on the Sun." But then again, you have mediocre tracks like "Set It Off" and the disappointing 7-minute block of filler formed by "Exploder" and "Hypnotize." The first half is littered with great tunes, however the second half only has two songs worth writing home about - "I Am the Highway" and the 80's AC-style ballad "Getaway Car."
Audioslave Out of Exile
Black Sabbath Never Say Die!
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brand New Daisy
Coldplay Parachutes
Parachutes is a good album (particularly for a debut), however while it reeks in raw passion, it lacks the raw excitement that has made Coldplay's other three albums so enjoyable for me. Favorite tracks: "Yellow," "Trouble," and "High Speed."
Oh, and in reaction to the Door Mouse below; I'm a System of a Down-loving headbanger, and I personally like Coldplay's music a lot.
Creed My Own Prison
Creed Full Circle
Creed Weathered
Creed Human Clay
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Foo Fighters One by One
Hozier Hozier
This album is far less than the sum of its parts. The songs themselves range from decent ("Jackie & Wilson" and "Someone New") to incredible ("From Eden," "Work Song" and "In the Woods Somewhere," the latter of which is sadly not on the standard edition of the album), but many of the songs are samey; this results in an album that is so overly consistent, it can become a chore to listen to all the way through.
James Taylor Dad Loves His Work
John Mayer Continuum
It's decent, but I like a little more "oomph" in my music. John Mayer's way too soft and way too bluesy for me. "In Repair" is a great song though.
Led Zeppelin Coda
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Life on Repeat Struggle + Sleep
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$
My dad threw this into the player yesterday, and I expected it to suck. Contradictory to my expectations, I was treated to quite a nice Slipknot-esque ride.
Mark Lanegan Dark Mark Does Christmas
Metallica Load
Mudvayne The New Game
My Endeavour My Endeavour (The Early Demo Collection)
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Puddle of Mudd Come Clean
A nice, solid rock n' roll album. "Drift & Die", "Nobody Told Me", "Blurry", "She Hates Me", and "Basement" are the best tracks on this album.
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Seether Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Decent album. Musical section is above average, unfortunately the lyrics are par/sub-par.
Soundtrack (Film) Queen of the damned
Stone Sour Audio Secrecy
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Clash London Calling
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
Theory of a Deadman Scars and Souvenirs
Weezer Hurley

2.5 average
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Cavo Bright Nights Dark Days
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
"I Will Possess Your Heart," "No Sunlight," "Your New Twin Sized Bed," and "Pity and Fear" are all excellent songs - but that's it. There are 7 songs other than the selected 4, and they all seem to drag. It's a real bummer - I liked "I Will Possess Your Heart" enough to put it on my iPod.
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Fuel Something Like Human
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Mudvayne Mudvayne
Nickelback Dark Horse
Used to love it, eventually I got sick of the band though.
Staind The Illusion of Progress
It's a decent album, even though I nearly fell asleep listening to it. Break the Cycle is much better - I'm not terribly fond of the soft direction Staind are taking with this album, but it's decent. Recommended tracks: "This Is It", "Believe"
Static Colours Sun Swells
Three Days Grace Life Starts Now
Train Train

2.0 poor
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Dead By Sunrise Out of Ashes
Faith No More Album of the Year
Kid Rock Devil Without A Cause

1.5 very poor
Bon Jovi Lost Highway
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nickelback The Long Road
Saving Abel Saving Abel
Sean Paul Dutty Rock

1.0 awful
Aerosmith Rock in a Hard Place
Big Time Rush B.T.R.
To be honest, I added this to the database ONLY because I wanted to give it a 1. I don't even need to give it a listen because Nickelodeon's been spamming/trolling me with this sh!t for months now. The critics of the show are wrong, this music isn't original, it's just more Justin Bieber/Jonas Brothers-esque tripe. Very disappointing for this to be endorsed by a TV channel that used to produce Rocko's Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy, (early) SpongeBob, Invader Zim - need I say more?

Thank you for letting me get this rant out of my system.
Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"
My ears ache whenever I hear this. Oh well, at least it was less than $7.00...
John Cage 4'33
I actually do think this is a pretty neat concept and all, I'm just giving it a 1 to boost my objectivity rating
Weezer Make Believe
I was looking forward to buying this album after hearing "Beverly Hills" and "Perfect Situation", the first two songs on the album. The third track, "This Is Such a Pity", was OK. From "Hold Me" onward Make Believe sucked so hard that I can't even remember whether I dared to listen to it all the way through, or if my ears ached so much that I gave up.

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