Average Rating: 3.43
Rating Variance: 1.42
Objectivity Score: 79% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicApator Masturbate in Praise of Black SatanBrian Eno Ambient 1: Music For AirportsBroken Social Scene You Forgot It In PeopleVery few releases exude nostalgia, catchiness, and depth. But very few releases are You Forgot It In People.Cursive The Ugly OrganDave Holland Conference of the BirdsGodspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero KanadaHarold Budd and Brian Eno The PearlHenryk Gorecki Symphony No. 3, Op. 36I Would Set Myself On Fire For You Believes In PatternsIn The Woods... Heart of the AgesJohn Zorn KristallnachtKayo Dot Choirs of the EyeChoirs of the Eye dabbles in all things epic and unique, yet has a knack for balancing the intense with the delicate, the grand with the simple, and even contrasting genres like acoustic and electronic. Go on, walk towards those scorching fumes.Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper TongueM83 Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghostsmaudlin of the Well BathNaked City Torture GardenQuest For Blood Quest for Blood with Yukihiro IssoQuest For Blood, a nearly unclassifiable metal band with black metal, neoclassical, and noise roots, has released a masterpeice. Toying with density, all things vanguard, some extremely wtf flute skills and creating a new genre altogether, Quest for Blood with Yukihiro Isso is one of the best metal albums to be released in the past couple thousand decades.Radiohead Kid AStars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The DeclineSuffocate For Fuck Sake Blazing Fires and Helicopters on the FroThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumUnfathoms Da Lowd NOIZ DemoUnfathoms RogueWill get a link for this soon - for now you all will have to gawk at my musical self-importance.
Concept: A whirlwind take on confusion, regret, and whimsy - amounting to the realization of how complicated the human mind is, through tropical, world-inspired "avant-garde" noise (pop).
Genres: Noise (pop), world (pop), electronic.
Special thanks to Enrique (bailar11, to be more specific) for listening to demos and to anyone else on sputnik who let me know of what was and was not a mistake on my part - you know who you are.William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IThis ambient album is what the earth would sound like if it was able to subdue its denizens with infinite knowledge and understanding. Each note here has been saturated in character and finesse to the point where evocation is undeniable, and each listening experience is unique. Every listen however does reveal an odd paradox: when listening to the album, a morose feeling is exuded, yet an uplifting quality is produced. Perhaps it is the fact that one can feel such sadness that makes them feel this way? Whatever is the case, it is phenomenal knowing that this minimalist collection of songs is able to produce such an effect. Though very lengthy, Basinski shows his genius with tasteful subtlely. Oftentimes utilizing bare-bones piano notes and cello arrangements, his songs are extremely lengthy, relaxing, and enjoyable. With each press of a key, a reverberating sound is sent throughout the air, oftentimes repeating its call to those who are lucky enough to hear it, and dying as it does so. Yet, I highly doubt that this album will die anytime soon, as it is the essence of life, originality, and music.William Basinski MelancholiaWilliam Basinski The Disintegration Loops IIWilliam Basinski The Disintegration Loops IIIWilliam Basinski The Disintegration Loops IVWilliam Basinski ShortwavemusicWolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars4.5 superbAir Talkie WalkieAphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works, Vol. IIArcade Fire FuneralUnique, melodic. and artsy, Funeral touches upon many variants of indie, all of which combine resplendently into an almost-cinematic release. Basically, 1nd13 cr3d on a stick.Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Worn CopyAssuck Misery IndexGuess what! Assuck doesn't suck, in all actuality their LP, Misery Index is an oxymoron: it's resplendent powerviolence.At the Drive-In Relationship of CommandAutechre IncunabulaAutechre Tri RepetaeAutechre OverstepsAzure Emote Chronicles of an Aging MammalEpic, claustrophobic and avant-garde, Azure Emote's electronicized death metal album impresses on nearly all counts. But some of the death metal sects are a tad off, awkward pig squeals and such feel haphazard. But the textural nuances are enough to make this album somewhat enjoyable, let alone the creative use of disco, acoustic, and electronic music throughout.Band of Horses Everything All the TimeBar Kokhba Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10Bar Kokhba 50th Birthday Celebration Volume ElevenBelong October LanguageBill Laswell OscillationsBlut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta I:Fathers Of The Icy AgeBlut Aus Nord Ultima ThuleeBlut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms GodBlut Aus Nord MoRTBoards of Canada Music Has the Right to ChildrenBoards of Canada The Campfire HeadphaseBoards of Canada GeogaddiBoredoms Vision Creation NewsunBrian Eno Ambient 4: On LandBrian McBride When The Detail Lost Its FreedomBright Eyes Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningBright Eyes Don't Be Frightened Of Turning the PageBroken Social Scene Broken Social SceneBucket Full Of Teeth IVBucket Full Of Teeth I, II, IIICaribou AndorraCaribou Up In FlamesCaribou SwimChicago Underground Duo Boca NegraChicago Underground Quartet Chicago Underground QuartetChthonic Seediq BaleChthonic PandemoniumConverge Jane DoeCrystal Castles Crystal Castles IICult of Luna SalvationDeathspell Omega KenoseDeathspell Omega Si Monumentum Requires CircumspiceDeathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem AeternumDiablo Swing Orchestra Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & DeliriousDimmu Borgir StormblastDimmu Borgir Stormblast (Re-Recording)Discordance Axis The Inalienable DreamlessDo Make Say Think & Yet & YetDo Make Say Think Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret HymnDo Make Say Think You, You're a History in RustDo Make Say Think Other TruthsEarth Earth 2Earth Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal MethodEarth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's SkullElectric Masada At the Mountains of MadnessElectric Masada 50th Birthday Celebration Volume FourEmperor In the Nightside EclipseEmperor Anthems to the Welkin at DuskExplosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead PlaceFaith No More Angel DustGantz Les jours se suivent et ne se ressemblent plusGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...This album lacks the idiosyncrasies that Slow Riot For Zero Kanada, but there's still the ever-present climax, the tranquil strings, and the mighty evocative trumpet. Basically, though not a classic, this album still keeps up Godspeed You! Black Emperor's almighty repuation as GOz OF DUH POS ROK.Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Gojira The LinkGojira The Link AliveGojira The Way of All FleshGorillaz Demon DaysGrade Under the RadarGregor Samsa 55:12Harlan T. Bobo SuckerIn The Woods... Strange in StereoIsis PanopticonJaga Jazzist What We MustJeromes Dream CompletedJohn Coltrane Blue TrainJohn Zorn MoonchildJohn Zorn Six Litanies for HeliogabalusJohn Zorn The Big GundownJohn Zorn Duras: DuchampJohn Zorn AstronomeJohn Zorn SpillaneJohn Zorn Taboo and ExileJohn Zorn I.A.O. - Music in Sacred LightJohn Zorn The GiftJohn Zorn Filmworks XIX: The Rain HorseJohn Zorn The Circle MakerJohn Zorn ElegyJohn Zorn ChimerasJohn Zorn The CrucibleJohn Zorn The BribeJohn Zorn RedbirdJohn Zorn Filmworks XXI: Belle de Nature/The New RijksmuseumJohn Zorn O'oJohn Zorn In Search of the MiraculousJonas Hellborg Octave of the Holy InnocentsJonsi GoKayo Dot CoyoteKekal 1000 Thoughts of ViolenceKhanate KhanateKhlyst Chaos is My NameComprised of excruciating lulls and claustrophobic textures, this drone album is one that is portentous of doom, but strikingly original.Killie Offering A Sacrifice That Presents And Indicates..Killie Want To Escape From The Underground...Killie Afterall, The Opinion Of One In A HundreKite Flying Society [FL] A DiscographyThe Art of Conversation is one of the best emo songs made of all time ever.Kokumaromilk こくまろみるくLiterally the most insane band ever to be good and make catchy music.Kokumaromilk 少女娼婦Labradford E Luxo SoLindstrom & Christabelle Real Life Is No CoolOne of the architects behind retro-futurism destroys the very idea, as Lindstrom has officially attacked his new age, disco sound (without straying too far from home of course).Lotte Kestner China MountainLove Like... Electrocution Love Like... ElectrocutionM83 Before The Dawn Heals UsM83 Saturdays=YouthMasada AlefMasada HeiMerzbow Pulse DemonMerzbow SphereMerzbow Minazo Vol. 1Merzbow 1930Merzbow Music for Bondage PerformanceMerzbow VenereologyMerzbow NoisembryoMerzbow MerzbearMiles Davis Bitches BrewMinus the Bear Planet of IceModest Mouse The Moon & AntarcticaModest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..My Bloody Valentine LovelessMy Kappa Roots The House of St Colme Burnt DownMy Kappa Roots Old Sentry Who Saw The TransfiguringNadja TouchedNadja Radiance of ShadowsNadja BodycageNaked City Naked CityFor most, John Zorn's opus Naked City will be a sort of extra-terrestrial glance into the experimental realm that is Zorn's mind; however, to those that can appreciate the irrational jazz and hostile grindcore mash that is this album, it seems like a near-masterpiece.Naked City Grand GuignolNaked City RadioNecrophagist EpitaphNecrophagist Onset of PutrefactionNegura Bunget OMNest [FIN] Trail of the UnwaryNeun Welten Vergessene PfadeNocte Obducta Nektar: Teil 1 - Zwölf Monde, Eine Hand voll TräumNocte Obducta Nektar - Teil 2: Seen, Flüsse, TagebücherOkkervil River Black Sheep BoyOrchid OrchidPainKiller Guts of a VirginPainKiller Execution GroundPeccatum Lost in ReveriePelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixPhoenix Bodies Phoenix Bodies/Enkephalin SplitPortal OutrePrimus Sailing the Seas of CheeseQueen A Night at the OperaRachel Grimes Book Of LeavesRed Sparowes At The Soundless DawnRed Sparowes Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red...Red Sparowes The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein...Return to Forever Hymn of the Seventh GalaxyReturn to Forever Where Have I Known You BeforeReturn to Forever No MysterySaxon Shore Be a Bright BlueShining BlackjazzShining (SWE) V - HalmstadShining (SWE) IV - The Eerie ColdShpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is LostShpongle Tales of the InexpressibleSigur Ros Agaetis byrjunSigur Ros ( )Sleepingdog Polar LifeSleepytime Gorilla Museum Of Natural HistorySleepytime Gorilla Museum Grand Opening and ClosingSleepytime Gorilla Museum In Glorious TimesSonic Youth Daydream NationSonic Youth SisterSonic Youth Sonic NurseSonic Youth Murray StreetStars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the LidStars of the Lid Avec LaudenumStars of the Lid The Ballasted OrchestraSuffocate For Fuck Sake Suffocate For Fuck SakeTartar Lamb Sixty MetonymiesTe' Naraba, Imi kara Houkaisareta Hibiki ha "Oto" no STe' It Be The Thinking As 'the Song' Of Realistic Sound From The World WhichThe Cinematic Orchestra Every DayThe Cinematic Orchestra Man With A Movie CameraThe Gaslight Anthem The '59 SoundThe Mars Volta TremulantThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Number Twelve Looks Like You Nuclear, Sad, NuclearThe Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red GlassesThe Number Twelve Looks Like You MongrelThe Strokes Is This ItThe Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & NicoThy Catafalque Roka Hasa RadioThy Mighty Contract Thy Mighty ContractTim Hecker Harmony in UltravioletUnexpect _We, InvadersUnexpect UtopiaVed Buens Ende Written In WatersViggo Mortensen Intelligence FailureViggo Mortensen PandemoniumfromamericaWold L.O.T.M.P.Wold ImperatorWolves in the Throne Room Two HuntersYakuza Transmutations4.0 excellentAFX Chosen LordsAlcest Souvenirs d'un autre MondeAlchemist OrganasmAlchemist Austral AlienAmpere All Our Tomorrows End TodayAphex Twin Richard D. James AlbumAphex Twin DrukqsArcana Coelestia Le mirage de l’idéalArctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti UndergroundAtrox OrgasmAustere To Lay Like Old AshesBalthazar ApplauseBright Eyes Fevers & MirrorsBurzum Hvis lyset tar ossCapsule (US) BlueCarcass Symphonies of SicknessCaribou The Milk Of Human KindnessCaribou Start Breaking My HeartCarissa's Wierd Songs About LeavingCity of Caterpillar City of CaterpillarClinic Walking With TheeCombatwoundedveteran I Know A Girl Who Develops Crime Scene PhotosCompany Of Thieves Ordinary RichesConverge Axe to FallCryptopsy Blasphemy Made FleshCult of Luna Somewhere Along the HighwayCursive DomesticaDaitro Laisser Vivre Les SquelettesDance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle MountainDangers AngerDark Time Sunshine VesselDaughters Canada SongsDaughters Hell SongsDirty Projectors Bitte OrcaDiscordance Axis JouhouDodewaard Heroïne maakt veel goedEarth Pentastar: In The Style Of DemonsEphel Duath The Painter's PaletteErykah Badu New Amerykah Pt. 1 (4th World War)Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the AnkhExplosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...Explosions in the Sky How Strange, InnocenceExplosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss EveryoneFuneral Diner The UnderdarkGantz La Chambre Des MortsGasp Drome Triler of Puzzle Zoo PeopleGodspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.Gojira From Mars to SiriusGrade And Such Is ProgressGrade The Embrassing BeginningGrade Separate The MagnetsGrade Headfirst Straight To HellGregor Samsa RestHewhocorrupts Ten Steps To SuccessHiretsukan End StatesHiretsukan Invasive/ExoticHot Cross CryonicsI Would Set Myself On Fire For You I Would Set Myself On Fire For YouImperium Dekadenz Procella VadensIn/Humanity Violent Resignation: The Great American Teenage SuThe Great American Teenage Suicide is a manifestation of angular dissonance, oftentimes fitting into the "emo-violence" genre.Incursus Eternal Funeral TranceIsis OceanicIsis In the Absence of TruthIsis Wavering RadiantJaga Jazzist A Livingroom HushJodis Secret HouseJohn Zorn Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette ColemanJohn Zorn From Silence to SorceryJohn Zorn The DreamersJohn Zorn Filmworks XXIII: El GeneralJoshua Fit For Battle To Bring Our Own EndKhanate Clean Hands Go FoulLe Grand Guignol The Great MaddeningLes Discrets/Alcest SplitLugubrum Albino de CongoM83 Digital Shades Vol. 1M83 M83M83 Live at La Route du RockMarc Ribot ShrekMasada BeitMasada GimelMasada Daletmaudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Mapmaudlin of the Well Part the SecondMerzbow HoujoueMerzbow AniccaMerzbow MerzbeatMerzbow Rainbow ElectronicsMerzbow Great American Nude / Crash for Hi-FiMerzbow PinkreamMinus the Bear Into the MirrorMirrorthrone GangreneModest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsModest Mouse No One's First And You're NextNaked City Heretic, Jeux des Dames CruellesNaked City AbsintheNaked City Leng Tch'eNervous Light of Sunday 弱心光景Neun Welten DestrunkenNocte Obducta Schwarzmetall - Ein primitives ZwischenspielNocte Obducta Sequenzen einer WanderungNocte Obducta Stille: Das nagende SchweigenObscura CosmogenesisOctober Falls TuoniOctober Falls MarrasOctober Falls The Womb of Primordial NatureOLD Lo Flux TubeOpeth Still LifeOrchid Chaos Is MeOrchid Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to ComePainKiller Buried SecretsPelican AustralasiaPelican Pink MammothPhoenix Bodies Raise The Bullshit FlagPraxis Profanation (Preperation For An Upcoming Darkness)Radiohead OK ComputerRadiohead Hail to the ThiefRadiohead In RainbowsSay Anything ...Is a Real BoySenmuth Planetary DustShining GrindstoneShining In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a MonsterShining Where the Ragged People GoShining (SWE) I - Within Deep Dark ChambersShining (SWE) III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens EmissarieShining (SWE) II - Livets AndhallplatsShining (SWE) VI - KlagopsalmerShpongle Ineffable Mysteries from ShponglelandSigur Ros Takk...Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaustSigur Ros Ny BatteriSoilent Green Sewn Mouth SecretsSonic Youth DirtySonic Youth GooSonic Youth EVOLSpoon TransferenceSquarepusher Hard Normal DaddySquarepusher Feed Me Weird ThingsStars Set Yourself On FireTen Grand This Is The Way To RuleTen Grand The Comprehensive List of Everyone Who HThe Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, BurnThe Blood Brothers CrimesThe Blood Brothers March On Electric ChildrenThe Crinn Kills CuriosityThe Crinn The Crinn EPThe Decemberists PicaresqueThe Futureheads The FutureheadsThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Sawtooth Grin CuddlemonsterThe Strokes Room on FireThese Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt YouThese Arms Are Snakes Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go HomeThese Arms Are Snakes EasterThese Arms Are Snakes Tail Swallower and DoveThursday Full CollapseThursday Common ExistenceThy Catafalque Tuno Ido TarlatTime of Orchids Sarcast WhileTime of Orchids Namesake CautionType O Negative Bloody KissesUnderoath Define the Great LineUrna SepulcrumUsurp Synapse Disinformation FixWold StratificationWold Screech OwlWolves in the Throne Room Black CascadeWrath and Rapture Wrath and RaptureYeasayer All Hour Cymbals3.5 greatAarni BathosAgainst Me! As the Eternal CowboyAgalloch The MantleAge of Silence AccelerationAlcest Le SecretAlcest Tristesse HivernaleAlchemist TripsisAnimal Collective FeelsAnimal Collective Fall Be KindAntiSchism Still LifeAphex Twin ...I Care Because You DoArctic Monkeys HumbugAriel Pink's Haunted Graffiti The DoldrumsAriel Pink's Haunted Graffiti House ArrestAs Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With YouBill Laswell Invisible Design IIBorgia EcclesiaBotch We Are the RomansBright Eyes CassadagaCap'n Jazz Shmap'n ShmazzCave In JupiterCocteau Twins TreasureCoffinworm When All Became NoneCogito Vital EPCombatwoundedveteran This is Not an Erect, All-Red Neon BodyAlthough monotonous, this powerviolence compilation is a feast of angular bliss, best devoured in its entirety.Converge No HeroesCryptopsy Whisper SupremacyCrystal Castles Crystal CastlesDangers Messy, Isn't It?Dismember The God That Never WasDuck Duck Goose Noise, Noise and More NoiseEmery ...In Shallow Seas We SailGaza I Don't Care Where I Go When I DieGaza EastGenghis Tron Board Up the HouseHORSE the band Desperate LivingIkonika Contact, Love, Want, HaveJaga Jazzist One-Armed BanditJohn Zorn Filmworks XXII: The Last SupperJohn Zorn Filmworks XIV: Hiding and SeekingJohn Zorn Alhambra Love SongsKillie September Against SexismLa Quiete La Fine Non E La FineLoma Prieta Last CityLove Lost But Not Forgotten Love Lost but Not ForgottenBy taking a surprising amount of grindcore influence and combining it with several emo aspects, LLBNF creates an album of angular bliss. Yet, nothing is groundbreaking or new, a flaw that rears its ugly head more than once. But still... the drumming kicks major amounts of ass (see: Means To No End and Loathing)maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed CombustibleMihai Edrisch L’un Sans L’AutreMihai Edrisch are an emo band that tries to make their sound diverse and exciting with post-rock and acoustic bits. However, it isn't diverse or exciting. In fact it's really repetitive and at times anticlimactic.Minus the Bear Highly Refined PiratesModest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even SankMy Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...Napalm Death The Code Is Red...Long Live the CodeNeil Perry Lineage SituationNeun Welten Valg EPObadiah Parker Obadiah Parker LiveOLD The Musical Dimension of SleaslakOpeth MorningriseOpeth DamnationOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOpeth Ghost ReveriesOrchid TotalityRaein Il n'y a pas de orchestreShugo Tokumaru ExitSonic Youth Rather RippedSonic Youth The EternalSpazz Crush Kill DestroySpazz's album, Crush Kill Destroy is sonic skullfuckery at its most abrasive, yet most repetitive. In essence: a great powerviolence album.The Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathThe Sawtooth Grin PervavorThis Time We Will Not Promise and Forgive 歌詞を読まない世代へ継ぐTristan Tzara Omorina Nad EvropomWhile Tristan Tzara brings very little new to the table, what they accomplish with a relatively tried formula is great.True Still LifeVex'd Cloud SeedYakuza Samsara3.0 goodAlcest Ecailles De LuneEcailles De Lune, successor to the crtically acclaimed Souvenirs Dun Autre Monde may be a promising take on post-black metal at first, but it has little lasting value and can easily be seen as a tedium. Alcest may just need to go back to stargaze.Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are DeadBarren Earth Curse of the Red RiverBright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital UrnCircle Takes The Square Circle Takes the SquareCity of Caterpillar Demo + Live RecordingCryptopsy None So VileDaitro YDelorean SubizaDinosaur Jr. FarmEvery Time I Die Hot Damn!Every Time I Die New Junk AestheticFear Before The Always Open MouthFranz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinandfun. Live At FingerprintsGenghis Tron Cloak of LoveGorillaz Plastic BeachHewhocorrupts The DiscographerHot Cross Risk RevivalIsis CelestialIwrestledabearonce IwrestledabearonceUnlike their full-length, this eponymous EP knows what it is: fun metalcore with a campy experimental tinge throughout. It never tries to take itself too seriously, and sometimes that's what you need.Job for a Cowboy RuinationKatatonia Viva EmptinessKatatonia The Great Cold DistanceKatatonia Night Is the New DayKhanate Things ViralLa Dispute Here, Hear. IILiar Liar Cross On Fire Exposed, Barren and Often WindsweptLoma Prieta Dark MountainLove Lost But Not Forgotten Upon the Right, I Saw a New MiseryLudo You're Awful, I Love YouMinus the Bear Bands Like It When You Yell YAR at ThemMinus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like ThisMinus the Bear OmniMono Hymn To The Immortal WindNeon Trees HabitsOctober Falls The Streams Of The End (EP)Opeth DeliveranceSaetia A RetrospectiveWhile those who lack indie cred jump on Saetia's bandwagon, a few thoughts come to my mind, nay, misconceptions of the misinformed, impressionable twit. For starters, Saetia did not define the genre of screamo, let alone emo (yes, the genres are different in the way that emo is less intense than screamo). Indian Summer, I Hate Myself, and many other bands played this sound in a far more exceptional manner than that of Saetia. Second, though sometimes caustic, the lyrical stylings of Saetia as well as some of the music, hit trite moments. Example A: "Roquentin" and several other tracks are just entirely placid attempts at angular dissonance. As well as impotent, these songs are contradictory to their genre. Forced emotion isn't emotion, its fucking pathetic. Third, Billy Werner was nothing new in the vocal department. Moans, squeals, and spoken word segments have been used since the mid-80's. The same goes for the balance of chaos and beauty. Sadly it is these flaws that do not allow for a phenomenal screamo album. Yet, there is immense potential. "Some Natures Catch No Plagues" is an interesting take on evocation. Similarly, "Notres Langues Nous Trompent" is an energetic track, expressing frustration adeptly. And "Venus And Bacchus" is a fun, if repetitive track. Though many other tracks are also great, there are so ver many flaws.Sigh Imaginary SonicscapeSparks The Rescue Eyes to the SunSparks the Rescue have everything that it takes to be successful within the absolutepunk.net scene. All the good makings of a pop-punk band (catchy choruses, some flairs of technicality, etc.), and a video that's just a little too reminiscent of one of Thursday's. Eyes To The Sun will do nothing to change that, or the state of the genre. But fuck, it's guilty pleasure material, isn't it?The Mars Volta OctahedronThe Number Twelve Looks Like You Worse Than AloneThe Strokes First Impressions of EarthThursday War All the TimeThursday WaitingThursday A City By the Light DividedUnearthly Trance The TridentVampire Weekend Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend ContraVarious Artists (Electronic) Pop Ambient 2010Yaphet Kotto We Bury Our Dead AliveYeasayer Odd Blood2.5 average1997 Notes From UndergroundAfter Midnight Project Let's Build Something to BreakAmorphis Tales From the Thousand LakesBehemoth EvangelionCeleste Misanthrope(s)Celeste Morte(s) Nee(s)Circa Survive Blue Sky NoiseCircle Takes The Square As the Roots UndoCryptopsy And Then You'll BegCryptopsy Once Was NotDaft Punk Human After AllDaughters DaughtersSOOOOOOOOOOOOO BOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGG....David Byrne and Fatboy Slim Here Lies LoveFoxy Shazam The Flamingo TriggerGaza He Is Never Coming BackGenghis Tron Dead Mountain MouthKayo Dot Blue Lambency DownwardMGMT Oracular SpectacularMinus the Bear This is What I Know About Being GiganticMinus the Bear AcousticsMoneen The World I Want To Leave BehindNeurosis The Eye of Every StormSay Anything In Defense of the GenreSunn O))) Black OneCompletely forgettable drone music that refuses to have any sort of emotional or aesthetic quality, let alone a decent attention-grabbing aspect.Sunn O))) La Mort Noir En Esch/AlzetteSunn O))) DømkirkeThe Black Dahlia Murder NocturnalThe Blood Brothers Young MachetesThe Libertines The LibertinesUnderoath Lost in the Sound of SeparationWe Are The World Clay Stones2.0 poorAbigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand SunsAcross Five Aprils CollapseAFI DecemberundergroundAn Albatross Blessphemy (Of The Peace-Beast FeastgiveArchitects NightmaresArsonists Get All the Girls PortalsAtlas Sound LogosAugust Burns Red MessengersBaroness Blue RecordBetween the Buried and Me The Great MisdirectBlessthefall WitnessBring Me the Horizon Suicide SeasonI like Suicide Season and The Sadness Will Never End, but other wise Bring Me The Horizon take a tip from The Devil Wears Prada and mash it with a Gallows Slipknot crossbreed.Chiodos Bone Palace BalletCirca Survive JuturnaCloacal Kiss EasterCrotchduster Big Fat Box of ShitSome can do the whole avant-garde/spasmodic experimentation thing, others cannot. Crotchduster cannot.Drop Dead, Gorgeous Hot N' HeavyFear Before Odd How People ShakeFear Before Art DamageFleet Foxes Fleet FoxesFoxy Shazam IntroducingFrom First to Last Throne to the WolvesFuneral for a Friend Seven Ways To Scream Your NameGwen Stacy A DialogueIt Dies Today LividityIwrestledabearonce It's All HappeningIt's All Happening shows potential from a spasmodic metalcore band, but never is it fulfilled. To Iwrestaledabearonce: you're really polystylistic... but fucking boring.Job for a Cowboy GenesisKrallice KralliceKrallice Dimensional BleedthroughLight This City StormchaserMastodon Blood MountainMaylene and the Sons of Disaster IIIMGMT CongratulationsMinus the Bear Menos El OsoNeurosis Through Silver in BloodNeurosis Given to the RisingNovembers Doom Into Night's Requiem InfernalOpeth Blackwater ParkProtest the Hero KeziaSaves the Day Under the BoardsSay Anything Say AnythingSenses Fail Let It Enfold YouSigh Scenes from HellI was disappointed that there was no disco on this album....Suffocation Blood OathSunn O))) Monoliths and DimensionsTakaru There Can Be Only NoneThe Black Dahlia Murder MiasmaThe Bravery The BraveryThe Chariot Wars and Rumors of WarsThe Faceless AkeldamaThe Hold Steady Heaven Is WheneverThe Knife Tomorrow, In a YearThe Word Alive EmpireThy Art Is Murder Infinite DeathUnderoath The Changing of TimesUnderoath Cries of the PastWe The Kings We The KingsWold Working Together For Our PrivacyYukon Blonde Yukon Blonde1.5 very poorAlesana The EmptinessAlesana have most definitely improved on The Emptiness, but they are still pretty fucking terrible. Granted, the high pitched voice is somewhat apt on the verses of "The Thespian", and the musicianship contains more depth and technicality.m However, the tracks are still boring as all hell; the growled vocals are absolutely terrible, terrible, terrible; and there's no artistic merit on this album.
Also it's pretentious (yes Alesana can do that.)An Albatross We Are The Lazer VikingAnimal Collective Danse ManateeFor those who equate the quality of music with its difficulty, pick up this album. For those with sense, move on.Animal Collective Strawberry JamAnimal Collective Merriweather Post PavilionWhen reading a review describing Animal Collectives sound as (I quote) "an amalgamation of campfire songs and LSD, I was immediately intrigued. And though intrigue may help a listener, this album fucking sucks without it. Despire many people's claims, Animal Collective is not catchy, versatile, or ingenius. "Lion In A Coma", though the album's best song, is homogenous and forgettable, as are all of the other songs on this record. The way Animal Collective toys with textures provides this effect, as the band refuses to stray from the "wall-of-sound" technique for even a minute, thus reducing its effect. And rather than accentuating this album's positive points, it forces them to drown in an undying fugue of noise. A component of this noise is the faux-exoticism that ceases to go the fuck away on this album. The sounds of "My Gurls" are ridiculous, and the trump on "Lion in a Coma" is used without much effect other than annoyance. The same applies to the constantly pulsating basslines, the poorly executed electronics, and stagnant melodies. Disparity is nonexistent. Homogeny is constant (I mean when you use 20+ instruments for each track without variation and do the same for textures, what do you expect. And none of the folk-pop "anthems" are memorable at all. Forever imprinted on my brain are the words "Avoid at all costs."As I Lay Dying Frail Words CollapseAttack Attack! (US) Someday Came SuddenlyBehemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)Terrible vocals, musicianship, and songwriting amount to a terrible blackened-seath metal release that is as tedious as it is obnoxious.Between the Buried and Me The Silent CircusBleeding Through Bleeding ThroughChiodos All's Well That Ends WellCirca Survive The Inuit SessionsCirca Survive On Letting GoConfide Shout the TruthCraig Owens With LoveDespised Icon Day of MourningEmarosa RelativityEmery I'm Only A ManFear Before Fear Beforefun. Aim and IgniteJonny Craig A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To AnswerKanye West 808s and HeartbreakLoma Prieta Matrimony EPMatrimony is four minutes of directionless howling atop inept hardcore musicianship. Apt title, eh?Marilyn Manson The High End of LowMinus the Bear Interpretaciones Del OsoMuse The ResistanceMy Chemical Romance The Black ParadeNorma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the ChildNorma Jean RedeemerNovembers Doom The Novella ReservoirOpeth OrchidOpeth WatershedOrphaned Land The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriORPaper Tongues Paper TonguesPortugal. The Man Church MouthPortugal. The Man The Satanic SatanistProtest the Hero FortressSenses Fail Still SearchingSky Eats Airplane Sky Eats AirplaneSuicide Silence The CleansingThe Almost Monster, MonsterThe Black Dahlia Murder UnhallowedThe Bled Silent TreatmentThe Bravery Stir The BloodThe Chariot The FianceeThe Fall of Troy In the Unlikely EventThe Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza II: The Electric BoogalooThe Used The UsedThe Used In Love and DeathThrowdown DeathlessTrain Save Me San FranciscoUnderoath They're Only Chasing SafetyUnderoath Act of Depression1.0 awfulA Perfect Circle eMOTIVeA Skylit Drive AdelphiaAlesana On Frail Wings Of Vanity And WaxAlesana Where Myth Fades to LegendAll Time Low Nothing PersonalAndrew W.K. I Get WetAnthony Green AvalonAnthony Green's overtly long album touches upon folksy pop in a rather austere way, marrying pretense and boredom in one [b]FAR TOO MOTHERFUCKING LONG[/b record.Asking Alexandria Stand Up and ScreamBlack Veil Brides We Stitch These WoundsBring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made ForBring Me the Horizon Count Your BlessingsbrokeNCYDE BC 13 EPbrokeNCYDE The BrokenbrokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!Bullet for My Valentine FeverCartel CyclesChiodos The Heartless Control EverythingCradle of Filth ThornographyCradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's ThunderCryptopsy The Unspoken KingCute Is What We Aim For RotationDespised Icon The Ills of Modern ManDot Dot Curve:) Til the Wheels Fall OffDrop Dead, Gorgeous Be Mine, ValentineEAT ME RAW All My FriendsEmmure FelonyEscape the Fate This War Is OursFrom Autumn To Ashes Abandon Your FriendsGreen Day 21st Century BreakdownGwen Stacy The Life I KnowHer Demise My Rise The TakeoverI Shot The Duck Hunt Dog Epic FailInsane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!The only reason for the rating to be above a 2 is the scene infestation.Isles & Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely PeopleJaldaboath Hark the HeraldArg mateys! Do not listen to thee disney black less thee get scurvy on thine tongue.Job for a Cowboy DoomJustin Bieber My World 2.0Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!Never Shout Never What Is Love?Norma Jean O' God The AftermathNorma Jean The Anti MotherOceano DepthsOwl City Ocean EyesProtest the Hero Gallop Meets the EarthStory of the Year The ConstantSuicide Silence No Time to BleedThe Black Dahlia Murder DeflorateThe Used Lies for the LiarsThe Used ArtworkThirty Seconds to Mars This Is WarWaking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromanglerwecamewithbrokenteeth We're Packin are you?wecamewithbrokenteeth Sweet Sweet RockWhitechapel The Somatic DefilementWykked Wytch Memories of A Dying WhoreWykked Wytch Nefret
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