Average Rating: 3.83
Rating Variance: 0.46
Objectivity Score: 63% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAgalloch Ashes Against The GrainAlice In Chains DirtAmerican Football American FootballAs Tall As Lions As Tall As LionsLess of a breakup album than the soundtrack to being in love, As Tall As Lions self-titled record perfectly captures the ups and downs of a relationship. From its heart racing conception, to the inevitable split up of two people; this album spans its entirety. Superb.At the Drive-In Relationship of CommandBetween The Buried And Me AlaskaBohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset MissionBrand New Deja EntenduBurial UntrueCircle Takes The Square As the Roots UndoConverge Jane DoeI held off giving this a 5 for so long but I just don't think it deserves anything less. One of the most brutally honest and ferocious displays of raw human emotion.Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the HighwayDads Pretty GoodThis shit is amazing. Holy fuck. EP of the year.Death The Sound of PerseveranceDeath SymbolicDeath HumanDntel Life is Full of PossibilitiesElliott Smith Figure 8Every Time I Die New Junk AestheticFoals Total Life ForeverThis one is interesting. At first I thought very little of it. Then I pushed it up to 4 once I discovered its potential. After repeated listens, along with some personal memories of mine that are attached to it - I feel that I personally need to give this a 5.Frank Ocean Channel OrangeSure, the production is good, and Ocean's singing and beats certainly accentuate this, but it's something
about the atmosphere this album generates that solidify Channel Orange as one of the most important
RnB records released in the past ten years.Gallows Grey BritainGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Into the Ocean RuinsPerhaps the best combination of Metalcore and Synth, dare I say...ever?
Even after spinning this EP years after its release, I still struggle to find comparison to another band. Totally
original, and experts in their field, Into The Ocean created an amazing slab of music with Ruins where
every track is an absolute cracker.Isis PanopticonJanuary I Heard Myself In YouIt's hard to describe why I Heard Myself In You is such a phenomenal album. It doesn't do anything out of the ordinary by any means, but it evokes such a wide array of emotions in me when I listen to it. A sense of fading nostalgia, soon followed by the regret of lost youth and anxiety of growing up, but with a brief hint of hope that the future will turn out just fine. Maybe not as you expected, but still great. Much like this album.Jeff Buckley GraceJeremy Soule Secret of Evermore SoundtrackThis kid was fucking 19 when he composed this beautiful game. Better than Secret Of Mana. Fuck you.Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKashiwa Daisuke Program Music ILetlive. Fake HistoryOne of the greatest Post-Hardcore albums ever released.Listener Wooden HeartI've had this album for a while, but it's only until very recently that it fully clicked with me. Give it some time and you'll be sweetly rewarded.Massive Attack MezzanineMisery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum HeartOnly truly appreciating this album more than three years after first listening to it, Of Malice and the Magnum Heart is the true definition of a slow burner. For an album to remain relevant in my life for all that time and for me to still find new things to love about it? That's why it deserves a 5.0. That, and the outro to 'Five Years' is just the best goddamn thing ever.Opeth Still LifeOpeth Blackwater ParkPorcupine Tree Fear of a Blank PlanetRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRefused The Shape of Punk to ComeSay Anything ...Is a Real BoyThe Chariot One Wing"Oh busy, busy bee, walking to and fro. What if we close our eyes? What if we don't wake up?"The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)The Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Mountain Goats The Sunset TreeThe Saddest Landscape You Will Not SurviveWeezer PinkertonZao The Funeral of GodAs an Atheist, it may seem shocking to give an album that is pro-God a perfect 5, but this is an absolutely stellar album, as well as Zao's best work to date.4.5 superbAgalloch The MantleAgalloch Pale FolkloreAlcest Ecailles De LuneAlcest Les Voyages De L AmeAlice In Chains Black Gives Way to BlueAmia Venera Landscape The Long ProcessionArchitects RuinAtheist Unquestionable PresenceBalance and Composure The Things We Think We're MissingBaroness Yellow and GreenBetween The Buried And Me The Silent CircusBetween The Buried And Me ColorsBlindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVIOne of the darkest, most haunting albums I've listened to in a long while and also, quite simply, one of the
best.Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Black EarthBon Iver Bon Iver, Bon IverBotch We Are the RomansBrand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeBreak Even The Bright SideCeremony Rohnert ParkCirca Survive Blue Sky NoiseCircle Takes The Square Decompositions: Volume Number OneHey Dev, is it cool if I change my end of year list?CityCop The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up HopeThis is simply, an amazing record. My only regret is not learning about them sooner.CityCop SeasonsA Fantastic EP, every song is a winner. Would legit be a 5 if it was a full length.Clams Casino RainforestOne of the best pieces of ambient work to come out in a long while. It's got a great atmosphere with a running theme and shying just under 20 minutes; it's the perfect length for when you just need to chill out for a moment.Closure in Moscow First TempleConverge You Fail MeConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyCounterparts The Current Will Carry UsCounterparts The Difference Between Hell and HomeThe Difference Between Hell and Home combines the best parts of Counterparts previous two full-lengths, resulting in some of their strongest material. Every track is in a league of its own, with some exceptional highlights being 'Compass', 'Slave' and 'Soil'. Remarkable album.Cult of Luna SalvationCult of Luna Fire Was BornWithout a doubt, one of the best Live Sets I have ever witnessed.Cult of Luna VertikalLess than a week in to the year and I already have my AOTY.Cynic FocusCynic Traced in AirDangers AngerDead Letter Circus This Is The WarningDead Meadow Dead MeadowDeafheaven SunbatherDeath LeprosyDefeater TravelsDefeater Lost GroundDefeater Empty Days and Sleepless NightsDeftones White PonyDeftones Saturday Night WristDeftones Diamond EyesI'm admittedly not the longest Deftones fan as I've only gotten into them recently, but this album is beyond incredible. You'll be hard pressed to find a bad song on here.Down I Go GodsElbow The Seldom Seen KidEleventh He Reaches London Hollow Be My NameElliott Smith Either/OrElliott Smith XOElliott Smith Elliott SmithEnter Shikari A Flash Flood of ColourAt first I was skeptical of this album, due to the lack of the once promised 'Destabilise' and 'Quelle Surprise', both of which are fantastic songs. But as it turns out, this record is innovative, meaningful and above all, a lot of fun. No filler and not one skippable track. Even my once hated 'Gandhi Mate, Gandhi' works well within the context of the album, and 'Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here' might be my favourite ever Enter Shikari song.Every Time I Die Last Night in TownEvery Time I Die Ex LivesFaith No More Angel DustFear Before The Always Open MouthFoxy Shazam Foxy ShazamGojira From Mars To SiriusHave A Nice Life DeathconsciousnessIsis OceanicIsis In the Absence of TruthJeff Buckley Sketches For My Sweetheart The DrunkAn exciting and promising look at what could have been.Jesu Every Day I Get Closer To The Light...Jesus fucking christ. I mean...jesus fucking christ.Joy Division Unknown PleasuresKarnivool ThemataKarnivool Sound AwakeKvelertak KvelertakLa Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...La Dispute WildlifeListener Time Is A MachineLupe Fiasco Food & LiquorMacklemore and Ryan Lewis The HeistIs calling this 'album of the year' too ambitious?Manners ApparitionsMastodon LeviathanMastodon Blood MountainMastodon Crack the SkyeMeshuggah Catch ThirtythreeMeshuggah obZenMisery Signals ControllerMisery Signals Absent LightIf the songwriting on Absent Light proves anything, it's that even after a five year absence, Misery Signals are the frontrunners for modern metalcore and still miles ahead of their contemporaries.My Bloody Valentine LovelessNe Obliviscaris Portal of IThe fact that Ne Obliviscaris managed to make a 70 minute full-length album that never sounds too over indulgent is quite a feat. Especially for this type of music.Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds No More Shall We PartOceansize EffloresceOceansize Everyone Into PositionOrbs Asleep Next to ScienceProtest The Hero KeziaRadiohead Kid ARadiohead OK ComputerRage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineRosetta The Galilean SatellitesThe idea of playing both discs at once for full effect might come off as gimmicky, but the fact is, they couldn't fit together any better - the end result being a truly remarkable slab of Post Metal. Of course, all this would mean nothing if they weren't fluent to begin with, but luckily the respective discs can hold their own when played separately.Run The Jewels Run The JewelsRussian Circles EnterRussian Circles GenevaRussian Circles MemorialWords can't really do justice how completely jaw-dropping this is. Russian Circles have completely outdone themselves with Memorial.Saul Williams Amethyst Rock StarSay Anything In Defense of the GenreShai Hulud Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...Perhaps one of the best debut albums to have ever be released. Hardcore punk has never sounded so sincere,
and 'Hearts Once Nourished...' is a perfect example of pushing boundaries within a genre.Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the SunWith the return of Chad Gilbert on vocals, and the consistently stellar guitar work of Matt Fox, Shai Hulud have arguably created their finest piece of music in the entirety of their eighteen year career.Sigh Hangman's HymnAn absolutely breathtaking album. Shit, this might even be a 5.SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out Single Mothers Wild PartyAn absolute gem of a Post-Hardcore/Screamo style EP.Sleep Sleep's Holy MountainSnowing Fuck Your Emotional BullshitSoundtrack Scott Pilgrim vs. The WorldWasn't a fan of the film, but the soundtrack is amazing. A great collection of song's for a summer's day. Perfect roadtrip mix.Swans White Light From the Mouth of InfinitySwans The SeerAs hauntingly beautiful as this is, at 2 hours long, it's very overwhelming.Sylosis Edge of the EarthTame Impala InnerspeakerTangled Thoughts of Leaving Tiny Fragments - EPSpastic, Epic, Nostalgic, Goddamn Incredible.
My new favourite band.The Black Dahlia Murder NocturnalThe Chariot Long LiveThe Cure DisintegrationThis is a good album to have sex to.rThere's no punch-line here, I'm deadly serious.The Devin Townsend Project KiA fantastic album to get lost in its dark, yet reassuring atmosphere. Superb.The Human Abstract Digital VeilThe Jezabels Dark StormThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric LadylandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as LoveThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Mountain Goats TallahasseeThe Mountain Goats All Eternals DeckEasily Darnielle's best album since The Sunset Tree.The Mountain Goats Transcendental YouthThe Ocean PrecambrianThe Red Shore UnconsecratedThe Sword Warp RidersThe Weeknd House of BalloonsThe perfect late-night chill out album. Its atmosphere is one of a kind.The xx xxOne of my best and most fondest memories is driving in my car on a night much like tonight; the sun was low, just peaking off the horizon and everywhere was quiet. I had this album playing and the two moulded together in my brain and never left. This record...this is something special.Thrice The Artist in the AmbulanceThrice VheissuTyler The Creator GoblinUlver BergtattWill Haven Voir DireYuck Yuck4.0 excellentAgalloch Marrow Of The SpiritAlcest Souvenirs d'un autre MondeAlcoa Bone & MarrowIf you felt the acoustic tracks on ED&SN felt out of place, then this album is for you. If you legitimately enjoyed Archambault's acoustic ventures on ED&SN, then this album is for you.Alice In Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereNot as immediately awesome as Black Gives Way To Blue was but still a fantastic record. While the first half of the album is stronger than the second, 'Phantom Limb' is easily the album's standout. Something akin to 'A Looking In View'.Animals as Leaders Animals as LeadersA beautifully technical album that excels in both songwriting as well as creating atmosphere, all without ever descending into wankery.Architects NightmaresArchitects Hollow CrownAt the Drive-In In/Casino/OutAtheist ElementsAtheist Piece of TimeAtheist JupiterAugust Burns Red ConstellationsAugust Burns Red Rescue and RestoreThis has grown on me a lot. From the meaningful and inspirational lyrics to the the diverse and wide variety of musical experimentation, August Burns Red have really taken a step forward as a band, resulting in their most consistent release yet.Baroness Red AlbumBaroness Blue RecordBetween The Buried And Me Between the Buried and MeBetween The Buried And Me The Great MisdirectBetween The Buried And Me The Parallax II: Future SequenceIncredibly solid album. Pretty standard for BTBAM but still amazing. 'Silent Flight Parliament' for song of the year.Bjork HomogenicBlack Flag DamagedBlack Flag My WarBlack Flag Slip It InBohren & Der Club Of Gore DoloresBohren & Der Club Of Gore GeisterfaustBohren & Der Club Of Gore BeileidThe main point of contention for Bohren has been the length of some of their albums; Midnight Radio is the main culprit for being too long, and yet, it's Beileid that feels too short in comparison. Maybe the length was what I got used to, but I kind of wish this wasn't over so quickly.Bon Iver For Emma, Forever AgoBorn Of Osiris The DiscoveryA massive step up in terms of quality. Say goodbye to standard deathcore and say hello to beautifully crafted technical death metal that utilizes keyboard and synth to make a good album great.Botch An Anthology of Dead EndsBotch American NervosoBrand New DaisyBurial BurialCaptain Murphy DualityDuality > good kid, m.a.a.d. city. I'll fucking fight you.Ceremony Violence ViolenceChiodos IlluminaudioCirca Survive On Letting GoClams Casino Instrumental MixtapeClosure in Moscow The Penance and the PatienceCoerce Silver Tongued Life LickerCoerce Ethereal Surrogate SaviourCoerce GenomeConverge When Forever Comes CrashingConverge No HeroesConverge Axe to FallConverge All We Love We Leave BehindLegitimately awesome...like we expected anything less. The one, two punch of 'Sadness Comes Home' and 'Empty On The Inside' is phenomenal and 'Coral Blue' might just be one of their best tracks to date. Not to mention the title-track. Excellent album.Counterparts ProphetsCrystal Castles Crystal Castles IICrystal Castles Crystal Castles IIICult of Luna Eternal KingdomDads American Radass (This Is Important)DangerDoom The Mouse And The MaskDangers Messy, Isn't It?Dark Time Sunshine ANXDavid Dallas The Rose TintDavid Dallas Falling Into PlaceDead Letter Circus The Catalyst FireDeafheaven Roads To JudahDeath Scream Bloody GoreDeath Spiritual HealingDeath Individual Thought PatternsDeath Grips The Money StoreDeftones Around the FurDeftones Koi No YokanSeven albums in and Deftones show no signs of slowing down. Koi No Yokan is remarkably consistent. The only tracks that don't do anything for me are the album finishers of 'Goon Squad' and 'What Happened To You?', and they're not even bad, just underwhelming in comparison to the rest of the record.Delusion Twin A Damaged MachineEarl Sweatshirt DorisElbow Build A Rocket Boys!Eleventh He Reaches London BanhusNot quite as good as Hollow Be My Name, but still an impressive record, and perhaps more accessible for most.Ellie Goulding LightsElliott Smith From a Basement on the HillElliott Smith Roman CandleEnter Shikari Take to the SkiesEvery Time I Die Gutter PhenomenonEvery Time I Die Hot Damn!Every Time I Die The Big DirtyFear Before Odd How People ShakeFear Before Art DamageFive Star Prison Cell MatriarchFoals AntidotesFoals Holy FireMore like Holy Fuck, amirite??????????????????????Foxy Shazam The Flamingo TriggerFoxy Shazam The Church of Rock and RollFoxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...Frank Ocean Nostalgia, UltraFuture of the Left The Plot Against Common SenseFuture of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An AccidentGallows Orchestra Of WolvesGillian Welch The Harrow And The HarvestGojira The Way of All FleshGojira L'Enfant SauvageListening to this album may create The Heaviest Boner of the Universe.Gotye Like Drawing BloodGrimes VisionsHeaven Shall Burn VetoIsis CelestialIsis Wavering RadiantJanelle Monae The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair BackJesu JesuJesu ConquerorJesu AscensionKanye West YeezusYeezy takes us on an incredible aural journey because he "understands culture".KiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of DayKiD CuDi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. RagerKylesa Static TensionsKylesa Spiral ShadowLana Del Rey Born to DieHonest to god don't know why I like this, but I do. I really do.Letlive. The Blackest BeautifulIF HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, THEN WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS EMPTY CHEST!?Madvillain MadvillainyManilla Road Crystal LogicMastodon RemissionMF DOOM Operation: DoomsdayMGMT Oracular SpectacularMGMT CongratulationsMGMT MGMTNot gonna lie; 'A Good Sadness' and 'Mystery Disease' give me a semi.Misery Signals MirrorsModern Baseball SportsModern Life Is War WitnessModern Life Is War Fever HuntingMore Than Life Love Let Me GoMy Bloody Valentine Isn't AnythingMy Bloody Valentine m b vNe Obliviscaris The Aurora VeilNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaNorthlane DiscoveriesAn excellent debut release from a band with heaps of potential. If they continue improving on their strengths, they're bound to go far.Oceansize FramesOceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float UpParkway Drive Killing With A SmileAdmittedly, I'm probably blinded by nostalgia on this one, but I still think Killing With A Smile is a lot of fun. For it's time, it was probably miles ahead of its metalcore peers, so it's nice to see it hasn't aged terribly.Pelican AustralasiaPelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...Pianos Become the Teeth Old PridePianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long AfterPond (AUS) Beard, Wives, DenimProtest The Hero FortressProtest The Hero VolitionApart from the fact that 'Plato's Tripartite' sounds like a B-side, this is pretty solid.Radiohead AmnesiacRadiohead The BendsRadiohead In RainbowsRage Against the Machine Evil EmpireRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRedcoats RedcoatsRosetta A Determinism of MoralityRussian Circles StationRussian Circles EmprosSaul Williams Saul WilliamsSay Anything Say AnythingSecret And Whisper Great White WhaleSepticflesh CommunionSepticflesh The Great MassA beautifully dark and orchestral piece of work from Greek Death Metal kings. On par with Communion.Shai Hulud That Within Blood Ill-TemperedArguably the band's darkest release yet, 'That Within Blood...' is a remarkable follow up to their legendary debut.Single Mothers Single MothersAnother excellent release. The chorus of 'Hell (Is My Backup Plan)' is infectious.Sleep DopesmokerSleigh Bells TreatsSnowing I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I WantedStreetlight Manifesto Everything Goes NumbStreetlight Manifesto The Hands That ThieveSwans The Great AnnihilatorSwans Soundtracks for the BlindSwans Children of GodSwans Love of LifeSwans My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The SkyTame Impala LonerismTangled Thoughts of Leaving Deaden The FieldsThe Amity Affliction Chasing GhostsThe Aquabats Hi-Five Soup!The Avalanches Since I Left YouThe Black Dahlia Murder UnhallowedThe Black Dahlia Murder RitualThe Black Dahlia Murder EverblackPretty much what you'd expect from The Black Dahlia Murder. 'In Hell Is Where She Waits For Me' and 'Every Rope A Noose' are killer tracks.The Broderick Free to Rot, Free of SinThe Chariot The FianceeThe Chariot Wars And Rumors Of WarsThe Contortionist ExoplanetThe Devin Townsend Project AddictedThe Devin Townsend Project GhostThe Devin Townsend Project EpicloudThe Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating InfinityThe Dillinger Escape Plan Miss MachineThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisThe Faceless AkeldamaThe Faceless Planetary DualityThe Ghost Inside Fury And The Fallen OnesThe Ghost Inside ReturnersThe Ghost Inside Get What You GiveAnother excellent album to add to their discography. The one-two punch of Dark Horse/White Light is probably the best thing they've ever done.The Grates Gravity Won't Get You HighThe Human Abstract NocturneThe Jezabels The Man Is DeadThe Jezabels She's So HardThe Jezabels PrisonerThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You ExperiencedThe Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathThe Ocean HeliocentricOnly a first listen but I am very impressed. New vocals are different albeit very powerful. In my opinion, we have here a strong contender for best metal album of 2010.The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving DoorsThe Red Chord Prey for EyesThe Red Shore Salvaging What's LeftThe Saddest Landscape The Sound Of The SpectacleThe Saddest Landscape After The LightsThe Smiths The Queen Is DeadThe Smiths The SmithsThe Sword Age of WintersThe Sword Gods of the EarthThe Tallest Man on Earth The Wild HuntThe Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving NowThe Weeknd ThursdayNot quite as consistent as House Of Balloons, but still an amazing record.The Weeknd Echoes of SilenceEchoes Of Silence is Tesfaye's darkest, most open offering yet.These Arms Are Snakes Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go HomeThrice The Illusion of SafetyThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & IIThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IVThrice Major/MinorTitus Andronicus The MonitorTouche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead HorseTouche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And MeTouche Amore Is Survived ByTyler The Creator BastardUlver KveldssangerUlver Nattens MadrigalUlver Shadows of the SunUlver Wars of the RosesUlver Messe I.X-VI.XViktor Vaughn Vaudeville VillainWalls of Jericho The American DreamWhile She Sleeps This Is The SixTruth be told, this is an impressive metalcore release. Every member performs exceptionally, and Lawrence Taylor's meaningful lyrics make this a stand out amongst others of the genre. A little more vocal variety would've made it more so, however.Wil Wagner LaikaThe soundtrack to accepting that you're a piece of shit and not giving a fuck.Youth Lagoon The Year of HibernationYouth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse3.5 greatAll Shall Perish The Price Of ExistenceAll Shall Perish Awaken The DreamersAnimals as Leaders WeightlessA much darker and heavier interpretation is still technically and musically proficient, even if it isn't as memorable as its lighter counterpart.Antagonist A.D. These Cities, Our GravesAntagonist A.D. Old Bones Make New BloomsAntagonist A.D. Nothing From No OneArchitects DaybreakerIt's a solid record overall, but the band really fail to create any standout tracks, save for a few decent pre-release ones. Architects have regained some of their lost ground, but aren't quite all the way there yet.At the Drive-In Acrobatic TenementAugust Burns Red Thrill SeekerBalance and Composure SeparationNot a particularly original sounding album but hey, it gets the job done.Beartooth SickNothing groundbreaking, but a pretty fun EP. Much more mature and focused than anything Attack Attack! ever did, although Shomo's vocals still have some room for improvement. I'm interested to see where this band goes.Between The Buried And Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesBjork PostBjork VespertineBjork DebutBjork VoltaBjork BiophiliaBlack Flag In My HeadBlack Flag Loose NutBohren & Der Club Of Gore Midnight RadioI runs on perhaps a little too long, but I suppose that's the point. This is the perfect soundtrack to play when
you're pulling a late one.Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Gore MotelBotch The Unifying Themes of Sex, Death, and ReligionBrand New Your Favorite WeaponBring Me The Horizon The Chill Out SessionsBring Me The Horizon Sempiternal...Well, fuck. I don't think anyone was expecting that.Carpathian CarpathianCarpathian Nothing To LoseCarpathian IsolationCeremony Still Nothing Moves YouCeremony RuinedShort, but sweet. Or bitter, rather. Very fucking bitter.Childish Gambino CampRealistically, this album is probably worth a 3 but I always end up listening to it a lot more than I expect to.Childish Gambino Because The InternetDonald Glover takes a stab at creating a Channel Orange inspired album that is neither as consistent nor as
remarkable as Channel Orange.Chiodos All's Well That Ends WellChiodos Bone Palace BalletCirca Survive JuturnaCirca Survive Violent WavesCityCop / Les Doux Family Ties/Labors of LoveCrystal Castles Crystal CastlesCynic Carbon-Based AnatomyDads Brush Your Teeth, Again ;)David Dallas Something AwesomeDavid Dallas Buffalo ManDeath Grips ExmilitaryDeath Grips Government PlatesDefeater Letters HomeAs a huge Defeater fanboy, I feel compelled to love this, but truth be told, I'm finding it hard to. The fact that half of the tracks share the same 'No' prefix make it hard to distinguish between them, while the remainder of the tracks are solid but very few outstanding. A few exceptions being 'Bastards', 'No Relief' and 'Rabbit Foot' which save the album from being average. Ambition was what kept Empty Days and Sleepless Nights from becoming stale, but to much disappointment, on Letters Home, it feels like the band have regressed somewhat. Is it a bad album? No. Is it disappointing? Unfortunately, yeah, it is.Deftones AdrenalineDeftones DeftonesDntel Dumb LuckDrake So Far GoneDrake Take CareDrake improves immensly. A much more consistent record than his first, but it's still not something I'd spin that often.Earl Sweatshirt EARLIf you're at all a fan of Tyler or Odd Future, then EARL will be right up your alley. Points are deducted for a lack of depth as well as a short runtime (25 mins), but hopefully those faults will be built upon with Doris.Enter Shikari Common DreadsEternal Lord Blessed Be This NightmareFear Before Fear BeforeFoxy Shazam IntroducingFuture of the Left CursesFuture of the Left Travels With Myself And AnotherGojira The LinkGotye Making MirrorsHouse Vs. Hurricane PerspectivesIt's taken me a while to get into this, but I'm really happy I gave it my time. Despite, sounding cliche, it really is something different in the scene. The album takes more of an ambient approach over a heavy one which makes it something to easily get carried away by. Even to such the extent that it's something I could picture myself falling asleep to. Recommended, but it is a massive grower.Iceage New BrigadeIceage You're NothingIrrelevant I'll Be OKNot as consistent and memorable as one would hope, but still an enjoyable album overall. 'Flicker' is a killer track.Iwrestledabearonce IwrestledabearonceThere's enough going on in each track to keep you hooked but not too much to make it sound overstuffed. It does come off as really gimmicky though.Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite I of IV: The ChaseJanelle Monae The Electric LadyJesu InfinityJJ DOOM Key To The KuffsJob for a Cowboy Job For A Cowboy (Demo)Truth be told, this release has some awesome songwriting, accompanying a raw, gritty sound. An impressive deathcore release.Job for a Cowboy RuinationKarnivool AsymmetryKiD CuDi IndicudDamn Scott, you shoulda named this RidiCuDilous cause that's what this is!King Geedorah Take Me to Your LeaderKisschasy Hymns for the NonbelieverKvelertak MeirKylesa To Walk A Middle CourseKylesa Time Will Fuse Its WorthKylesa UltravioletListener Return to StrugglevilleLoom Selva MolhadaIt's a refreshing sound that unfortunately grows a bit stale by the end of the album's runtime. 'Eons' is a heck of a closer though.Lupe Fiasco The CoolMake Them Suffer NeverbloomMastodon The HunterMF DOOM MM.. FoodModern Life Is War My Love. My Way.Northlane SingularityNot as good as Discoveries, but still a solid album. The one/two punch of Windbreaker and Worldeater is one the band's strongest moments on record and despite Masquerade having some uninspired lyrics, it's catchy as hell.OFWGKTA RadicalOFWGKTA The OF Tape Vol. 2Opeth HeritagePeople would assume that the negative reception comes from the viewpoint of hardcore Opeth fans, thinking Heritage is a betrayal of Opeth's classic sound. Damnation was different and is one of my most adored Opeth albums. The reason this is a bit of a disappointment is not because it's different, but because it's not a terribly engaging record overall. The best word to describe it would be "underwhelming" but that's not to say it's entirely bad - it has its redeeming tracks and memorable moments.Palms PalmsAs a massive fan of both Isis and Deftones, Palms debut album is enjoyable but falls into the trap of sounding pretty much exactly like what you'd expect it to. I'm sure it could grow on me more if given the chance, but its predictability dampens the once promising impact.Parkway Drive HorizonsNot as good as their debut, Horizons is still a fun album, with some of the band's most recognised material on display in the form of 'Boneyards', 'Idols And Anchors' and of course, 'Carrion'.Parkway Drive AtlasParkway Drive's songwriting skills have improved tenfold with Atlas, and the experimentation with guest vocals and orchestral arrangements make this quite an enjoyable metalcore record.Pelican PelicanPelican City of EchoesPelican What We All Come To NeedPelican Forever BecomingPeriphery PeripheryPeriphery Periphery II: This Time It's PersonalTheir next album will round out the trilogy. 'Peripherthree' is coming soon.Pixies EP1Sure, it doesn't sound like classic Pixies, but it's been over 20 years since Trompe Le Monde. Expecting a band to sound identical to how they were after that mammoth of an absence is asinine.Protest The Hero ScurrilousRadiohead Hail to the ThiefRage Against the Machine RenegadesRedcoats Redcoats EPRosetta Wake/LiftRosetta The AnaestheteSaul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiSBTRKT SBTRKTSecret And Whisper Teenage FantasySecrets In Scale Secrets In ScaleShai Hulud Misanthropy PureDefinitely their most diverse and technically proficient to date, albeit a little less memorable than their other work.Sigh In SomniphobiaAfter Scenes From Hell, I thought Sigh had lost the plot, descending into a endless void of wankery and cheap gimmicks. So, listening to this with zero expectations whatsoever, I was really quite surprised. Their flaws are still here, as prominent as ever, but they're on their upward climb back to the top. 'Amnesia' is hands down, one of my top tracks for this year.Sleep Volume OneSleep JerusalemSleigh Bells Bitter RivalsSoundtrack Reservoir Dogs: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackStreetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the BetweenSwans FilthSwans CopSwans The Burning WorldTangled Thoughts of Leaving Failed by Man and MachineTeam Sleep Team SleepThe Amity Affliction Severed TiesThe Amity Affliction YoungbloodsThe Black Dahlia Murder MiasmaThe Black Dahlia Murder DeflorateThe Chariot Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...The Contortionist IntrinsicThe Damned Things IroniclastThe Devil Wears Prada ZombieThe Devil Wears Prada Dead ThroneFormulaic and uninvolved it may be, Dead Throne is still a harmless and largely enjoyable metalcore record.The Devil Wears Prada 8:18i give this an 8:18 out of 5rLelYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersThe Devin Townsend Project DeconstructionThe Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the KillerI wasn't terribly keen on the pre-release tracks so this was honestly such a surprise.The Faceless AutotheismThe Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink RobotsThe Human Abstract Moonlight SonataThe Mars Volta OctahedronThe Postal Service Give UpThe Red Chord ClientsThe Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth MachineThe Red Shore Lost VersesThe Red Shore The Avarice Of ManThe Saddest Landscape Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We CrossThe Saddest Landscape Exit WoundedThe Smiths Meat Is MurderThe Smiths Strangeways, Here We ComeThe Sword ApocryphonThe Tallest Man on Earth Shallow GraveThese Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You'Drinking From The Necks Of The Ones You Love' is just too damn good.These Arms Are Snakes EasterThese Arms Are Snakes Tail Swallower and DoveThrice Identity CrisisThrice BeggarsTitus Andronicus The Airing of GrievancesTouche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth SplitIt's a shame the band limit themselves to just one song each on this split, as this is clearly some of their best work to date. Both songs are very impressive.Tyler The Creator WolfUlver Perdition CityUlver Blood InsideUlver Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Hea...Viktor Vaughn (VV:2) Venomous VillainVildhjarta Masstadenhttp://s24.postimg.org/ctmumi31x/vildhjarta.jpg
When a picture does indeed speak a thousand words.While She Sleeps The North Stands For NothingWitch Blood WounderomYuck Glow and Behold3.0 goodAll Shall Perish Hate. Malice. RevengeAll Shall Perish This is Where it EndsAntagonist A.D. We Are The DeadAugust Burns Red MessengersAugust Burns Red LevelerBjork MedullaBlack Flag Family ManBorn Of Osiris The New ReignBorn Of Osiris A Higher PlaceBorn Of Osiris Tomorrow We Die AliveIt's not terrible, but you might as well just listen to The Discovery.Bring Me The Horizon Count Your BlessingsNot the worst lyrics ever written, not the most repetitive instrumentation ever used and the one time where they weren't a complete copy of Architects.Bring Me The Horizon There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen ItA mildly enjoying album that could have been more so.Callahan CallahanA unique sound, albeit not the most interesting record. Some killer tracks on here among a bit of filler. 'Say Goodnight And Go' is a fucking wicked song.Cerebral Ballzy Cerebral BallzyCeremony ZooClose Your Eyes We Will OvercomeClose Your Eyes Empty Hands and Heavy HeartsConverge Halo in a HaystackDads The Essential John Denver EPDangerDoom The Occult HymnDeath Grips No Love Deep WebDrake Nothing Was the SameNew Drake > New The Weeknd. rWhat the fuck is going on.Dream On, Dreamer HopeKind of like a more tolerable version of Attack Attack!Dream On, Dreamer HeartboundFive Star Prison Cell The Complete First SeasonFive Star Prison Cell Slaves of VirgoFlume FlumeGojira Terra IncognitaGotye BoardfaceHands Like Houses UnimagineHouse Vs. Hurricane ForfeitureIwrestledabearonce It's All HappeningIf you can accept that it's just a band playing fun, even schizophrenic metalcore, then you'll enjoy it for what it is. Krysta's vocals have improved as well.Iwrestledabearonce Late For NothingJob for a Cowboy GenesisGenesis has a few outstanding tracks ('Bearing The Serpent's Lamb', 'Embedded', 'The Divine Falsehood') but is weighed down by a lot of tracks that are neither good or bad, and are just "there".Job for a Cowboy DemonocracyKendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityThis is nowhere near as awesome as everyone's making it out to be.Kisschasy SeizuresKylesa KylesaMF DOOM Born Like ThisModern Life Is War Midnight in AmericaOFWGKTA The Odd Future TapeOh, Sleeper Son of the MorningOh, Sleeper Children of FireParkway Drive Don't Close Your EyesParkway Drive Deep BlueIt's interesting to think that Parkway Drive's most recognised and well-known album is also probably their worst, musically. It's still a fun romp, with tracks like 'Sleepwalker', 'Karma' and 'Home Is For The Heartless' being particular highlights.Pelican Ataraxia/TaraxisPsycroptic The Inherited RepressionRadiohead Pablo HoneyRadiohead The King of LimbsSay Anything BaseballSkrillex My Name Is SkrillexSkrillex Scary Monsters and Nice SpritesExcellent music to put on for a party or gathering.Sleigh Bells Reign of TerrorSuicide Silence The CleansingSuicide Silence The Black CrownSwans GreedSwans Holy MoneyThe Dillinger Escape Plan Ire WorksThe Grates Teeth Lost, Hearts WonThe Weeknd Kiss LandThe xx CoexistStill have no idea why this isn't called Coexxist.Thundercat The Golden Age Of ApocalypseThundercat ApocalypseTitus Andronicus Local BusinessIf The Monitor is a huge night out of fun, great music and memorable moments, then Local Business is like a hangover the morning after. Weak, sluggish and tired in comparison.Vampire Weekend Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City2.5 averageArchitects The Here and NowAttack Attack! (US) This Means WarDespite their minor progression, Caleb's vocal technique is cringeworthy at points, the instrumentation is as bland as ever and the song structure is uninspired. 'The Wretched' is the standout track on the album but definitely a step in the right direction. More songs like that is the way to go.Boris The Blade Tides Of DamnationBring Me The Horizon Suicide Season"I guess we'd rather have a large fan-base of teenage girls than any real talent."Code Orange Kids Love Is Love // Return To DustA poor man's Converge. Props to them though, being young and all, but I just don't think this record is too engaging.Cynic Re-TracedWhat you get here is essentially dumbed down versions of half of the tracks from 'Traced In Air' which comes off as both lazy and baffling. It sounds fine, no complaints on that front, but the whole thing just screams redundancy considering they were practically perfect the first time around. Despite all this though, 'Wheels Within Wheels' is an incredible song and dare I say, one of the best tracks they've ever written.Drake Thank Me LaterNot an inherently bad album, it has some mildly enjoyable moments, but there's nothing here that will knock you flat and leave you genuinely impressed.Dream On, Dreamer LovelessNot necessarily a bad release, just a little "Ho-Hum."Ellie Goulding HalcyonSee what you get when you start dating Skrillex?rYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersHands Like Houses Ground DwellerWith the exception of 'Antarctica' this is terribly underwhelming.House Vs. Hurricane Crooked TeethA few good tracks but nothing truly spectacular. Perspectives was ten times better than this.In Hearts Wake DivinationIwrestledabearonce Ruining it for EverybodyIwrestledabearonce tighten their sound, proving that their gimmicky songwriting is the only thing making them worth listening to.Job for a Cowboy DoomJob for a Cowboy GloomKisschasy United Paper PeopleLupe Fiasco LasersIt's pretty decent, but it also doesn't really feel like it came from Lupe himself, which explains why it's so manufactured. Apart from a few exceptional tracks (Words I Never Said, State Run Radio, All Black Everything) it's all pretty generic hip hop. Not a bad cd by any means but a bit average sandwich.Skrillex More Monsters and SpritesThe lack of new material brings this down a bit, as good as some of the remixes are.Skrillex BangarangWith 'Bangarang' Skrillex absolutely refuses to evolve musically. Whether you'll like it is determined by if you enjoyed his previous releases. It's only a bit of fun though, right?The Grates Secret RitualsThe Killers Battle BornA few decent tracks but pretty underwhelming. Doesn't look like I'll be getting another Sam's Town anytime soon.The Mars Volta NoctourniquetThe song-writing on this album is really solid, with a few really standout tracks ('The Whip Hand', 'Dyslexicon', 'Zed and Two Naughts'), but I can't shake the the notion of how forced this whole album feels. It doesn't necessarily come across as lazy, but you kind of get the vibe that none of the members really want to be there. It's odd really, and to be perfectly honest, this would probably worth a 3.5 or maybe even a 4 if it weren't for the whole unconvincing charade going on underneath the music.The Wombats A Guide to Love, Loss and DesperationThomas Giles PulseI find this album to be pretty unmemorable, except for 'Sleep Shake' which honestly kinda just sounds like a BTBAM B-side. That doesn't make it bad though.Thy Art Is Murder The AdversaryVampire Weekend ContraWe Came As Romans To Plant A SeedWe Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown To BeEssentially To Plant A Seed 2.0, albeit with a bit more filler. If you enjoyed their first album, you'll enjoy this.We Came As Romans Tracing Back RootsThey've made some improvements in their abilities. Kyle's vocals, while still not great, are a huge improvement than previous attempts and the addition of Dave's clean singing is a nice touch as well, as his voice is much easier to listen to. Having said that, the songwriting and lyrics seems to have regressed, resulting in more generic, 'anthemic' songs.2.0 poorAttack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!Entirely forgettable, generic and sometimes perplexing, AA!'s sophomore album is an improvement nonetheless.Belle Haven OnusBring Me The Horizon This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made ForGallows Death Is BirthOh, Sleeper When I Am GodSaul Williams Volcanic SunlightSuicide Silence No Time to BleedEven for a genre that doesn't do well on its own, this album is really boring.The Wombats This Modern Glitch1.5 very poorAsking Alexandria Stand Up and ScreamGeneric, in every sense of the word. This is basically your cookie-cutter Synth/Metalcore band with nothing going for them. I know that sounds harsh, but it's accurate; the record is actually much worse than I had expected it to be. The only tolerable track is 'Final Episode (Let's Change The Channel)' but that is drastically brought down by generic lyrics, generic instrumentation and a disjointed song structure, making it feel like 3 separate segments as opposed to a whole. Terrible.Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came SuddenlyIt's a pretty bold move to mix metalcore and electronica elements with absolutely no attempt at subtlety, but the fact is it just fails to work at all. I think what's worse is on their own, these parts actually sound halfway decent, but when they come together, it invokes a horrible mess.Belle Haven Chapter 0Design the Skyline NevaehEverything wrong with deathcore now with hideous autotuned vocals and overwhelming synth. It's definitely not as bad as you may think, nor is it as bad as their demo.They've learnt that song structure is in fact essential, and you can see some shape starting to form. Lead single 'Break Free From Your Life' has the most basic song structure, resulting in their best, or most tolerable track from the album. There are a few other moments scattered throughout which shine in comparison (the intro of 'Witch of The Woods' as well as the instrumental of 'Reverie') but fall flat overall.Say Anything Anarchy, My DearIt's a depressing thought that Max's songwriting skills were far superior when he was miserable.The Human Abstract MidheavenThough musically and vocally competent, Midheaven is weighed down by its atrocious songwriting and lyrical content. It might not necessarily be one of the worst albums I've ever heard, but it's truly one of the most disappointing.1.0 awfulMillionaires Bling Bling Bling!I can, and actually HAVE made better tracks on Garageband at home.
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