Average Rating: 3.97
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Objectivity Score: 58% (Somewhat Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandThere is rarely ever a time I consider a record to be completely flawless. Seldom is there nothing whatsoever I can gripe about in an album. Relationship of Command is one of the only albums I can legitamitely say there is absolutely nothing wrong with. With such flawless transitions between songs, At the Drive-In perfectly fuses great amounts of emotion into each and every second. The drumming is great and fits with the songs well, the guitars are always original, and Cedric's vocal range, although it would be expanded in The Mars Volta, it is still greatly varied, going from a punk-ish deep voice, to high pitched (such as Pattern Against User), to occasional screams and yells. Off-key, but oh so wonderful sounding. Relationship of Command can't really be compared to any other album, even older ATDI works. It is quite possibly my favorite album of all time.Between the Buried and Me ColorsBetween the Buried and Me Colors_LiveBlack Sabbath Black SabbathCannonball Adderley Somethin' ElseCircle Takes The Square As the Roots UndoConverge Jane DoeCynic Traced in AirDeath Individual Thought PatternsDeath SymbolicElliott Smith Either/OrIron Maiden The Number of the BeastKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingMiles Davis Kind of BlueNas IllmaticThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium4.5 superbAndrew Jackson Jihad People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest PeopleAndrew Jackson Jihad Knife ManArcade Fire The SuburbsArctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am...Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst NightmareBetween the Buried and Me AlaskaBob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob DylanBrand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeBrand New DaisyBright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningBuckethead ColmaBurzum BurzumCryptopsy None So VileCursive The Ugly OrganCynic FocusDeath LeprosyDeath HumanDefeater TravelsDeftones Diamond EyesElliott Smith XOEminem The Slim Shady LPEmperor In the Nightside EclipseFear Before The Always Open MouthFlying Lotus CosmogrammaFrank Turner England Keep My BonesIron Maiden KillersKanye West The College DropoutKanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityLaura Stevenson Sit ResistNapalm Death ScumOpeth WatershedRadiohead OK ComputerSay Anything ...Is a Real BoySigur Ros ( )Sufjan Stevens IllinoisThe Devin Townsend Project AddictedThe Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating InfinityThe Front Bottoms Talon of the HawkThe Gaslight Anthem The '59 SoundThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Tallest Man on Earth The Wild HuntVital Remains Let Us Pray4.0 excellentAndrew Jackson Jihad Can't MaintainAnimal Collective Merriweather Post PavilionAnimals As Leaders Animals as LeadersAt the Drive-In Acrobatic TenementAutopsy Severed SurvivalAutopsy Mental FuneralBatten Down The Hatches Batten Down The Hatches/Random HolidayBetween the Buried and Me The Silent CircusBomb the Music Industry! VacationBrand New Deja EntenduI have had a love/hate relationship with Deja Entendu ever since teenage girls got it on their hands. It seemed like just another great Brand New album until the Tumblr generation of girls started reblogging its album art and quoting lyrics from it all over Facebook. As unfair to the record as it was, I began to not be able to stand seeing anything involving this album anywhere. "What makes this album so special?" I would ask myself. "Why do girls love this record so much when they would completely surpass it with the next one?" I began listening to it more, and unfortunately, I still don't have an answer. I believe that The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me and Daisy are far superior albums to Deja Entendu, but looking at this record critically finally gave me some time to truly appreciate it. This is the album that took Brand New from being your everyday pop-punk outfit to becoming something truly great, fusing influences of post-hardcore and indie into their songs. Existentialism, loneliness, and other new topics are now discussed. This is the record that would slowly form Brand New into the introspective, dark band they are today. While I may never entirely understand the affinity girls have for this album, I still understand that Deja Entendu would change Brand New completely.Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...Bright Eyes There Is No Beginning To The Story EPBright Eyes Fevers & MirrorsBright Eyes The People's KeyBurial UntrueBurzum Burzum/AskeBurzum BelusChildren of Bodom Something WildConverge Axe to FallCursive DomesticaDeath Scream Bloody GoreDecapitated Winds of CreationDragonForce Valley of the DamnedEarl Sweatshirt DorisEminem The Marshall Mathers LPEminem InfiniteExivious ExiviousFashawn Boy meets worldFirst Aid Kit The Lion's RoarFrank Ocean Channel OrangeFrank Turner Love, Ire & SongFugazi 13 SongsIron Maiden Iron MaidenJanelle Monae The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)Justin Timberlake The 20/20 ExperienceKanye West YeezusKendrick Lamar Section.80La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...La Dispute shows a great amount of potential with their debut LP, but it almost suffers from too much variation (which is something I rarely ever see as a bad thing). I'm oftentimes left overwhelmed at the huge difference between songs. Dreyer's clean voice also gets somewhat dry. Aside from this, the lyrics are fantastically written and you can tell how much time they put into each song.Modern Baseball You’re Gonna Miss It AllModern Baseball look at their problems with Sports and manage to fix many of them with the release of eclectic album "You're Gonna Miss it All". This album may not look much different from Sports, judging by the simple and vintage looking album cover, the vague track titles, and the brief track lengths, but it is miles superior. The band change their direction musically, incorporating a more indie-rock sound in many songs and leaving the punk influence for just a few songs here and there. Tracks such as "Going to Bed Now" are given a folk-inspired tinge, showing us a different, slightly ironic side to the band. The lyrics are more mature, with social networking platforms being mentioned less. You're Gonna Miss it All is an all-around better album than Sports, and will probably quickly make the vinyl library of many skramz kids out there.Periphery PeripheryRegina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap SeatsScale The Summit MonumentSigur Ros Takk...The Beatles Rubber SoulThe Faceless Planetary DualityThe Front Bottoms The Front BottomsThe Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red GlassesThe Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving DoorsThe Roots How I Got OverThe Weeknd Echoes of SilenceThe Weeknd TrilogyTitus Andronicus The MonitorTwo Door Cinema Club Tourist HistoryVeil of Maya The Common Man's CollapseWintersun WintersunWomen Public StrainYellowcard Southern AirYou Blew It! Grow Up, Dude3.5 greatA Great Big Pile of Leaves You're Always on My MindAndrew Jackson Jihad Candy Cigarettes and Cap GunsArctic Monkeys Suck It and SeeArctic Monkeys AMASAP Rocky LongLiveA$APBetween the Buried and Me Between the Buried and MeBetween the Buried and Me The Great MisdirectBetween the Buried and Me present much originality here that has never been heard in their previous albums, but it oftentimes sounds too predictable and like they're trying to imitate Colors.Brand New Your Favorite WeaponI think this album would be one of the best to introduce to your friend to "good pop-punk." If you were a teenager in the previous decade or the current one, you likely had at least one friend who listened to a lot of pop-punk. Some of it make have been good, but it my experience, I remember hearing a lot of All Time Low, Infinity on High and beyond-era Fall Out Boy, and American Idiot-era Green Day. Contained in Brand New's first album are ironic song titles (Jude Law and a Semester Abroad), songs about having a hard time growing up (Failure by Design), and about girls you just can't stand any longer (Mix Tape), but what separates this album from so many others is that it actually contains some originality. The album is very juvenile and immature for the most part, and that is why it is so fun to listen to. Whether you are currently going through the problems mentioned in the album or you are just reminiscing upon when life was that simple, Your Favorite Weapon is an undeniably fun listen. There are little hints here and there as to the dark, much deeper band that Brand New would become in the future such as in The No Seatbelt Song, but as a whole, this album is simple, light, and young.Childish Gambino CampI'm fairly conflicted over Donald Glover's musical project. It is entertaining, to say the least, to a see Community actor and 30 Rock writer rap about girls sucking his dick. The beats overall are good, but as a whole feel pretty sterile. They feel almost too clean, as if they were hip-hop samples found on a website. The dubstep-ish beat in Heartbeat and the speeding up orchestral part at the end of That Power are the most shining moments of the album beat-wise. The lyrics are okay here and there, but it feels like Glover's whole purpose for about half of the album is convincing his audience why they should be his fans. Despite the lack of real meaning within the lyrics, he can actually flow. Other lyrics on this album are about him growing up, his experiences with women, and pretty much why he is an awesome guy. The choruses are interesting because for the most part, he actually sings in them. His singing isn't terrible, but the lyrics he sings never really seem to relate to the song. Choruses such as in "That Power" seem more cringe-worthy than anything. Despite how otherwise talented Glover may be, his skills as a rapper are lacking. My favorite track from the album would have to be L.E.S.Daughters DaughtersDeath Spiritual HealingElliott Smith Roman CandleEminem RecoveryFall Out Boy Take This To Your GraveFall Out Boy From Under The Cork TreeFrank Turner Sleep Is For The WeekFrank Turner's debut LP is more than just enough to perform, with catchy riffs, interesting lyrics, and a nice balance of emotion between songs. However, there is a bit of redundancy within the songs after listening to them a few times, so the appeal doesn't definitely doesn't last forever. This album will probably never be looked at as a classic by many people, but is a great, humble beginning for an acoustic musician with a huge amount of potential.Frank Turner Rock & RollHow to Dress Well Love RemainsModern Baseball SportsWorking review summary: This is the album Modern Baseball will look back and cringe at 15 years from now for its confessional tendencies and references to social networking, and it is all the better for it.Municipal Waste The Art of PartyingRadiohead Pablo HoneyRandom Holiday Space to GrowSaul Williams Amethyst Rock StarSkrillex Scary Monsters and Nice SpritesSonata Arctica UniaThe Black Keys BrothersThe Damned Things IroniclastThe Mountain Goats Transcendental YouthThe Weeknd House of BalloonsThe Weeknd ThursdayTwo Door Cinema Club BeaconTyler The Creator BastardTyler The Creator WolfVeil of Maya [id]Whitechapel A New Era of CorruptionWren Rainy DaysYou Blew It! Keep Doing What You’re DoingYou Blew It! by no means offer a whole lot new to the angsty emo table that they hadn't in their previous album, but that isn't the point. Keep Doing What You're Doing is a surprisingly cheery record and while it may seem a bit repetitive here and there, it is a pleasant addition to their discography. Grow Up, Dude may one day be considered a classic in the emo genre, and even though this doesn't quite live up to it, it's an excellent follow-up.3.0 goodASAP Ferg Trap LordBest Coast Crazy For YouBorn Of Osiris The New ReignConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyCursive Mama, I'm SwollenFall Out Boy Infinity On HighFrank Turner Poetry of the Deed2.5 averageDragonForce Ultra BeatdownEminem RelapseEminem Relapse: RefillTyler The Creator Goblin2.0 poorDragonForce Inhuman Rampage1.5 very poorBlack Veil Brides We Stitch These WoundsNever Shout Never Harmony1.0 awfulbrokeNCYDE I'm Not A Fan, But The Kids Like It!
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