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5.0 classic
Anberlin Cities
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178
Antonin Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191
Autechre Exai
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Conrad Tao Voyages
if i 5 this can i pretend like i'm friends with a famous person!?!?
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Once in a while, I just get tired of music. It's the weirdest thing ever, but music just
gets tedious to listen to. I don't know how I used to snap out of this strange funk before,
but now Transatlanticism has become my go-to record in these times of distress. Something
about the gentle instrumentation and Ben Gibbard's beautiful lyricism invokes a deep
appreciation of music in me that lets me regain that spark. This is easily my least-listened
to 5, because I'm scared this will lose its rejuvenation superpowers if it loses the
freshness it has (I've given this at most 30 listens), but there's no doubt in my mind that
Transatlanticism is an easy 5.
Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Is this the greatest piece of music ever? Maybe, just maybe.
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Joe Hisaishi Spirited Away
Best movie ever. Soundtrack is magnificent, though I've only heard a select few songs without the movie.
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nandacollection
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Ludwig van Beethoven "Moonlight" Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 27, No. 2
Literally, is there anything more iconic than Moonlight Sonata? Listening to this on Lake Lucurne (from where Moonlight Sonata's name owes its existence) is just surreal. I was only ten when it happened and I still remember thinking how perfect the title was.
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack
Basically my favorite Final Fantasy. Some critics have given it unfavorable reviews
(relatively speaking, for a Uematsu composition). I disagree wholeheartedly. The main theme
of "Melody of Life" is not the greatest song (kind of sounds like a J-Pop ballad or
something), but its echoing in various places (e.g., the field map song) is nicely done. The
songs really compliment the mood of the game. Hell, I can argue that "You're Not Alone"
singlehandedly gives the scene in Pandemonium its emotional tug. Likewise, Beatrix's Theme
really conveyed her mixed feelings towards her duties and what she really should be doing.
For the classically-trained instrumentalists, it's pretty cool how Uematsu incorporates Les
Folies d'Espagne/ La Folia (depending on the composer) from the Baroque period into songs
such as "Vamo Alla Flamenco" and "Black Mage Village." The Boss Battle Theme is the most
adrenaline-pumping song I've personally heard in a video game, and even the battle theme was
quite good, getting stale only after a few hundred listens. All in all, awesome soundtrack
to an awesome game.
Pokemon 2BA Masta
Red Innocence and Instinct
Honestly, if I listened to Innocent and Instinct now, I probably wouldn't give it a 5.
However, it's still a fantastic, extremely well-crafted mainstream rock album. The riffs are
tight and crunchy, shown in the punchy 'Fight Inside' and rocking 'Death of Me.' 'Out From
Under' has enough edginess to make up for the sheen of the bulk of the album, which contains
perfectly executed midtempo songs. Not often do you see a band ambitious enough to have the
music mirror the lyrics, but that's exactly what 'Start Again' does, as the metaphorical
rebirth of the instrumentation reflects the lyrics of the chorus. 'Mystery of You' and
'Never Be the Same' have catchy choruses, that while not unique, are extremely pleasant. And
'Shadows' manages to reconcile all the previously listed strengths with a monster guitar
riff and fantastic chorus. Likewise, the spiritual lyrics are all inspired and passionate.
Overall, though the album probably suffers from not being terribly unique, Innocence and
Instinct is a fantastic mainstream rock album.
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Utada Hikaru DEEP RIVER

4.5 superb
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin Vital
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Elliott Smith XO
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Eluvium Copia
Frederic Chopin Nocturne No. 20 in C♯ minor
George Winston December
Green Day iDOS!
this is probably awful but it needs more 4s and 4.5s to have a beautiful curvercome on sputnik, get your shit together
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach 6 Partitas, BWV 825–830
Johann Sebastian Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier I BWV 846-869
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Ludovico Einaudi Divenire
Ludovico Einaudi In a Time Lapse
Ludovico Einaudi I Giorni
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Saves the Day Stay What You Are
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Dear Hunter White
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Weezer Weezer
Yes Close to the Edge

4.0 excellent
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Abel (NY) Make It Right
Alter Bridge Blackbird
American Football American Football
Anberlin Dancing Between the Fibers of Time
A compilation of some of the best stuff from the band's first three releases, with a lot of rockers. It's a shame Foreign Language made it on here, though.
Anberlin New Surrender
Anchor & Braille Felt
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
As Cities Burn Hell Or High Water
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
Balmorhea Balmorhea
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Claude Debussy Suite bergamasque L. 75
Conditions Full of War
Deas Vail Birds & Cages
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Edward Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Frederic Chopin Polonaise in A♭ major, Op. 53
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...
Green Day Dookie
Heatmiser Mic City Sons
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps
Imagine Dragons It's Time
Incubus Make Yourself
Jack's Mannequin Dear Jack
James Blake Overgrown
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Johann Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
The one thing we can take away from this soundoffs page is that Eli would make a fucking awful father.
K Sera Collisions and Near Misses
Karnivool Themata
Kimbra Vows
Laura Stevenson Wheel
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Linkin Park Meteora
Ludovico Einaudi Una Mattina
Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (Für Elise)
Ludwig van Beethoven "Pathétique" Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13
Ludwig van Beethoven "Waldstein" Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Mae The Everglow
Mae (e)vening
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Matthew Good Band The Audio of Being
Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
Menomena Moms
Metallica Ride the Lightning
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Mikhail Glinka La Separation
I don't care what anyone says. This will always be my favorite piano piece to play.
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory
Muse Absolution
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy IX - Piano Collections
Olafur Arnalds ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Owen Ghost Town
Parades Foreign Tapes
Paramore Riot!
Pink Floyd Animals
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead OK Computer
Red End of Silence
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Clockwork Angels
SafetySuit Life Left To Go
Saves the Day Through Being Cool
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Say Anything Say Anything
Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Sergei Rachmaninoff Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3
Silverstein This Is How the Wind Shifts
Skillet Comatose
Subheim Approach
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Taylor Swift Speak Now
The Antlers Hospice
The Classic Crime Phoenix
The Cure Disintegration
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About
The Reign Of Kindo Rhythm, Chord & Melody
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Story So Far Under Soil and Dirt
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice Major/Minor
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Weezer Pinkerton
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310/300d
du-dun dun du-dun dun du-du-dun dun
World's End Girlfriend Hurtbreak Wonderland
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan YT//ST
Yellow Red Sparks Yellow Red Sparks
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
Yes Fragile
Young the Giant Young the Giant

3.5 great
Alexa Borden Flares
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Anberlin Blueprints For The Black Market
Anchor & Braille The Quiet Life
Andrew McMahon The Pop Underground
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Balance and Composure Separation
Balmorhea Rivers Arms
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Bernardo Sassetti Nocturno
Bjork Homogenic
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
Blink-182 Blink-182
Bomb the Music Industry! Vacation
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brian Crain Piano Opus
City and Colour Little Hell
Claude Debussy Préludes, Book I, L. 117
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldplay Parachutes
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Dashboard Confessional A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Drake Bell It's Only Time
dredg El Cielo
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Frederic Chopin Etudes, Op. 25
#12 is something else
Frederic Chopin Etudes, Op. 10
fun. Some Nights
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Goldmund Famous Places
Gotye Making Mirrors
Grizzly Bear Shields
Guster Lost And Gone Forever
Hop Along Get Disowned
House Of Heroes The End is Not The End
Jack's Mannequin People and Things
Jack's Mannequin The Glass Passenger
Jewel Pieces of You
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Damage
Karnivool Sound Awake
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Lifetime Jersey's Best Dancers
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lostprophets The Betrayed
Ludovico Einaudi Le Onde
Einaudi's first solo piano work, Le Onde sees much of the expected minimalistic music that would later characterize his music. The gorgeous swirling arpeggios of the title track perfectly create images of waves, as one would expect. From Dietro l'incanto onwards, Le Onde really hits its stride, constantly throwing gorgeous melodies at the listener, including a surprising amount of ornamentation in Onde Corto. Ultimately, though Le Onde is not without its faults---an understated beginning section and a surprisingly loud and disruptive left hand on some tracks such as the title track---Le Onde is a fantastic release that would serve as an excellent precursor for Einaudi's later works.
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Mount Eerie Clear Moon
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
OneRepublic Native
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pixies Doolittle
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Port Blue The Albatross
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud
Radiohead Kid A
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Relient K Mmhmm
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rise Against Endgame
Secondhand Serenade A Twist In My Story
Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Silverstein Discovering the Waterfront
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Something Corporate Leaving Through The Window
Stars The Five Ghosts
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Graduate Only Every Time
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Killers Sam's Town
The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
The Postal Service Give Up
The Republic Tigers Keep Color
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins Port of Morrow
The Spill Canvas Sunsets and Car Crashes
The Story So Far What You Don't See
The Strokes Is This It
The Weakerthans Reunion Tour
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
The World is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
Thee Silver Mount Zion He Has Left Us Alone...
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Yellowcard Paper Walls

3.0 good
3 Doors Down The Better Life
Acceptance Phantoms
Backstreet Boys Millennium
Birds Of Tokyo Day One
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls
Brand New Daisy
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Deerhunter Microcastle
Eluvium An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Green Day American Idiot
House Boat The Delaware Octopus
Incubus Light Grenades
Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596
Kansas Always Never the Same
Kashiwa Daisuke Re:
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Maurice Ravel Bolero
"no form, properly speaking, no development, no or almost no modulation" - maurice ravel
Mew No More Stories
Midas Fall Wilderness
Muse Showbiz
Muse The 2nd Law
Fuck you, Muse. I was supposed to hate this album. Everything you released before the album rwas shit, and then you churn up cool songs like 'Animals'? Anyways, this album is quite a rstep up from The Resistance. It's easy to find flaws with how derivative (from Queen rparticularly), how cheesy, how bombastic, and how messy the album is. If you go into the ralbum with an overcritical eye expecting shit, you will hear shit. Personally, I had no rexpectations for this album but wanted to like it. And guess what? I liked it. A song like rthe divisive 'Panic Station' is clear proof to the fact. The song is by no means fantastic. rThere are several flaws with how cheesy the "funk" or whatever is. However, it's catchy, and rI truly think if you want to enjoy the song, you can do it. In this way, it's similar to rsomething like One Direction, which perhaps is evidence for how far Muse has fallen. rNevertheless, for me at least, Muse manages success in places where I expected none.
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Passion Pit Gossamer
Real Estate Days
Red Until We Have Faces
This really varies from being remarkable (and regretfully) average to disappointing but still good. A definite drop down from I&I and EoS but not horrible
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Search The City A Fire So Big The Heavens Can See It
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Sirens. 2011-2012
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Switchfoot Vice Verses
The Beatles Revolver
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The National Boxer
The Offspring Americana
The Wednesday Club Passing Strange
Three Days Grace One-X
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
U2 The Joshua Tree
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt
Weezer The Green Album
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds
Yellowcard Southern Air
Youngblood Hawke Youngblood Hawke
We Come Running might be fantastic, but the rest of the EP is more or less the same average (read: forgettable) indie pop/sorta rock that constitutes the filler of every other album with a hit riding the KROQ airwaves.

2.5 average
3 Doors Down Seventeen Days
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
You want the most overrated piece of music in the history of, well, music? Here you go. Take
uninteresting melodies, extend them to ridiculous lengths with no real sense of direction,
and augment them with elaborate, unnecessary, though characteristically baroque
ornamentation, and you have Vivaldi's so-called masterpiece. The exception is Winter, which
is great. It does not, however, make up for the other three seasons' banality.
Breaking Benjamin Shallow Bay: The Best Of Breaking Benjamin
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull
Evanescence The Open Door
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Green Day Nimrod
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor
Linkin Park Living Things
I wanted to like this. I really did. There are tracks I genuinely enjoy, but LP manages to fuck everything up. 'Lost in the Echo' was a great track with one of my favorite intros by the band, but for some reason they ruin that fantastic melody with screams. I wouldn't say that LP were good song-writers in their prime, but they knew how to construct a good pop song (Numb, In the End, Breaking the Habit, even What I've Done) and keep the screams and more 'nu-metal' elements in the harder songs (like 'Faint'). In their attempt to throw back to their old style, the band adds in screams and raps, but it's not done as tastefully. 'Lies Greed Misery' absolutely kills any flow the album had for me. The chorus of 'Burn It Down' sounds too much like the band was going for a hit instead of making it appropriate to the (very good) verses. Ultimately, this is an album that had potential to be good, on par with Meteora at the least. Unfortunately the result was unmemorable and messy.
Mae (a)fternoon
Masashi Hamauzu Final Fantasy XIII
Matt and Kim Grand
Matthew Good Band Beautiful Midnight
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nevertheless Live Like We're Alive
New Heights New Heights
Nirvana Nevermind
Paramore Paramore
Pillar Confessions
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Relient K Collapsible Lung
Saves the Day In Reverie
Saves the Day Daybreak
Simple Plan Simple Plan
Skillet Collide
Staind 14 Shades of Grey
Staind Chapter V
The Airborne Toxic Event The Airborne Toxic Event
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Killers Battle Born
The Killers Day & Age
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Typhoon (USA-OR) Hunger and Thirst
Yiruma First Love
Like most pop this is decent the first time you hear it, particularly so if you're young and
don't care for much beyond a pretty melody. This is pretty underwhelming however from a
discerning eye.

2.0 poor
3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
Crossfade Crossfade
Deas Vail Deas Vail
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
Faith No More Angel Dust
Jimmy Eat World Invented
Keane Strangeland
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Muse The Resistance
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
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Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Red Release the Panic
This sounds like an album 'released in panic'.
SafetySuit These Times
Shinedown The Sound of Madness
Sigur Ros ( )
Skillet Awake
Sleigh Bells Treats
The Decemberists Long Live the King
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
Three Days Grace Life Starts Now

1.5 very poor
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Hoobastank The Reason
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Seether Karma and Effect
Swans The Seer
Three Days Grace Transit of Venus
Weezer Raditude

1.0 awful
Aeterna Tristitia Now and Forever
Balloon Journey Balloon Journey
bring back the 0.5 ratings
Boys Like Girls Love Drunk
Boys Like Girls Crazy World
Hawthorne Heights Fragile Future
Hinder Extreme Behavior
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Kesha Animal
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Lil Wayne Rebirth
Nickelback Dark Horse
Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
Sum 41 Underclass Hero
will.i.am #Willpower
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