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5.0 classic
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Disney Soundtracks The Lion King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Who knew sonic disorientation could feel so bewitching?
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
The National High Violet
The xx Coexist
U2 Achtung Baby
U2 The Joshua Tree

4.8 classic
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness

4.7 superb
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
It's like you're A MIRRORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
My Bloody Valentine m b v
"Sooo...much guitar. LOL."
The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot

4.5 superb
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
David Bowie Heroes
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Disney Soundtracks Beauty and the Beast
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Jimi Hendrix The Ultimate Experience
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Kanye West Yeezus
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Dave Mustaine and co. put the "Metallica vs Megadeth - Who's Better?" debate to rest, once and for all.
Michael Jackson Thriller
My Bloody Valentine EPs 1988-1991
Opeth Still Life
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Rush Clockwork Angels
St. Vincent Actor
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Black Mages Darkness And Starlight
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish: Reissue
The War on Drugs Slave Ambient
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
Thought Industry Songs For Insects

4.4 superb
Metallica Master of Puppets

4.3 superb
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Deftones White Pony
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream

4.2 excellent
David Bowie Station to Station
Deafheaven Sunbather
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Fuck me the lyrics for this thing are goddamn awful. Petrucci, Portnoy, LaBrie, and Myung wouldn't know subtlety if it danced in front of them wearing a tin can.
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Local Natives Hummingbird
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
This may not be a 9.3 but it's still fantastic. #latetotheparty
Washed Out Within and Without
Yuna Yuna

4.1 excellent
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
St. Vincent St. Vincent
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish

4.0 excellent
A Great Big Pile of Leaves You're Always on My Mind
Against Me! New Wave
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Air Review Low Wishes
2013 may only be five days old, but already we have a contender for Album of the Year.
Alcest Shelter
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Armistice Armistice
Audioslave Audioslave
Beach Fossils Clash the Truth
Beach House Bloom
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Beyonce Beyonce
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
Bodyslam Save My Life
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Daisy
Brian Eno Small Craft on a Milk Sea
Brian Eno Drums Between The Bells
Buke and Gase General Dome
Burial Kindred
That out of the way, I'm not really sure why the rest of you listen to stuff like this, to be honest. [2]
Christopher Owens Lysandre
Chromatics Kill For Love
City and Colour Little Hell
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Corinne Bailey Rae Corinne Bailey Rae
Crosses Crosses
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Darren Hayes The Tension And The Spark
David Bowie Low
David Bowie The Next Day
David Byrne and St. Vincent Love This Giant
To put it simply, I, uhm, Love This Giant.#sorrycouldn'tresist
Dead Sara Dead Sara
Deafheaven 2010 Demo
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Deerhunter Monomania
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Deftones
Disney Soundtracks Mulan
Disney Soundtracks The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Dream Theater Images and Words
Fall Out Boy Infinity On High
Fleet Foxes Sun Giant EP
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
This record would have received a much higher rating if not for the fact that listening to it is so utterly exhausting.
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Green Day American Idiot
Grimes Visions
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...
Incubus If Not Now, When?
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
James Blake Klavierwerke
James Blake Enough Thunder
I could drink a case of this. And still be on my feet.
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
Kyoto Protocol An Album
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Liz Janes Say Goodbye
Sowing's soundoff hurts my soul. Truly, madly, deeply.
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
I take great pride in the fact that my rating single-handedly bumped this album's mean score from a 1.3 to a 1.4.
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Mastodon Leviathan
Matthew Good Hospital Music
Matthew Good Vancouver
Matthew Good Band The Audio of Being
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Meshuggah Koloss
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Load
Metallica Garage Inc.
Metallica Metallica
Metallica S&M
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson
Michelle Branch Hotel Paper
Mother Mother O My Heart
Muse Absolution
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Mutual Benefit Love's Crushing Diamond
My Bloody Valentine Tremolo
My Bloody Valentine Glider
My Bloody Valentine You Made Me Realise
My Bloody Valentine Feed Me with Your Kiss
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Nails Abandon All Life
Neon Indian Era Extrana
Nobuo Uematsu Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec
Nobuo Uematsu FFVII: Advent Children OST
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack
Nobuo Uematsu 20020220 Music From Final Fantasy
Nobuo Uematsu FINAL FANTASY IX Original Soundtrack Plus
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy IX - Piano Collections
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections
Nobuo Uematsu Nobuo Uematsu's 10 Short Stories
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy Song Book Mahoroba
Nobuo Uematsu Distant Worlds II
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Watershed
Passion Pit Gossamer
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pink Greatest Hits... So Far!!!
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd Is There Anybody Out There?
Protest The Hero Scurrilous
BEEEE CAREFUL WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT BECAUSE IT MIGHT BE LOOKING BACK!!!
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rhye Woman
Roger Waters The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
Roger Waters Radio K.A.O.S.
Roger Waters Amused To Death
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Permanent Waves
Sigur Ros ( )
Sigur Ros Takk...
Soundgarden Superunknown
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundtrack Top Gun Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack Top Gun (Special Edition)
Soundtrack StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty OST
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Sufjan Stevens The BQE
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
The Black Mages The Black Mages
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Killers Day & Age
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The National Alligator
The National Boxer
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Strokes Comedown Machine
The xx xx
Thee Silver Mount Zion Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972
tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l
TV on the Radio Dear Science
U2 Pop
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
U2 War
U2 Rattle and Hum
U2 Wide Awake in Europe
Washed Out Paracosm
I love this album but there's no way it's better than Within and Without SPUTNIK WHAIII YOU FAIL ME AGAINNNN
Yanni Truth of Touch
Yo La Tengo Fade
Yuna Sixth Street
Yuna Nocturnal
Zee Avi Ghostbird
Zola Jesus Valusia
Zola Jesus Conatus

3.9 excellent
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
Grimes Halfaxa
Palms Palms
The National Trouble Will Find Me
Four spins in, and so far I am disappoint - says a lot about the quality of the band that "disappointment" here means a "mere" close-to-4 rating.

3.8 excellent
Bronze Radio Return Up, On, and Over
Cromok Scriptures of the King
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
PINK FLOYD-LIKE CHORDS!!
Haim Days Are Gone
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
KiD CuDi Indicud
Opeth Heritage
Sigur Ros Kveikur
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
Tokyo Police Club Forcefield
Warpaint Warpaint
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito

3.7 great
Caleb McAlpine All Things New
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Doldrums Lesser Evil
Eternal Summers The Drop Beneath
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
Tegan and Sara Heartthrob
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt

3.6 great
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

3.5 great
Against Me! Reinventing Axl Rose
Against Me! As the Eternal Cowboy
Against Me! White Crosses
Alice In Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Atoma Skylight
Audioslave Revelations
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Benjamin Gibbard Former Lives
Bjork Biophilia
Blof Omarm
Bodyslam Believe
Bodyslam คราม "Kraam"
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Bran Van 3000 Discosis
Bran Van 3000 The Garden
Brian Eno Panic of Looking
Britney Spears Femme Fatale
My guilty pleasure central of the year. And you could be my fuck tonight.
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
Burial Untrue
Burial Rival Dealer
Butterfingers Kembali
City and Colour The Hurry And The Harm
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay Viva la Vida
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Corinne Bailey Rae The Sea
Corinne Bailey Rae The Love EP
In an age of online romances and speed dating, Corinne Bailey Rae's latest release - a collection of covers unified under a singular "love" theme - seems to be a bit of an anachronism. A grandiose artistic statement it is not, yet Rae's brazen interpretations do manage to turn out some surprisingly pleasant results. Her rehash of Prince's "I Wanna Be Your Lover" is particularly infectious, while the deep, sensual interpretation of "Low Red Moon" goes a long way towards recalling the stunning vistas of a wintry desert at midnight. Indeed, the only real weakness on this compilation is the live performance of "Que Sera Sera", whose 13 minute length makes listening to it a bit of a chore. Although Lennon was probably right when he said that love couldn't possibly have been left behind in the Roaring Sixties, Rae's latest EP does provide strong evidence that it may have taken on a different form since then.
Daft Punk Discovery
Daighila Transitions
Damn Dirty Apes Ape Kill Ape
Daniel Bedingfield Second First Impression
Daniel Bedingfield Gotta Get Thru This
Darren Hayes Spin
Darren Hayes Secret Codes and Battleships
Dave Anthony 31B Victoria
David Bowie Lodger
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Deftones B-Sides and Rarities
Deftones Covers
Delta Goodrem Mistaken Identity
Disney Soundtracks Hercules
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Greatest Hit
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Dum Dum Girls Only in Dreams
Dum Dum Girls Too True
Duran Duran All You Need Is Now
Eagles Very Best Of The Eagles 1972 - 1979
Eisley The Valley
Several great tracks but only a few transcendental ones.
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Everything but country and rap amirite????????????
Exitmusic Passage
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Explosions in the Sky All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone Remixes
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Fang Island Fang Island
Feist Metals
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
Future of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gotye Making Mirrors
Helloween 7 Sinners
Mindless power/speed/heavy metal with semi-cogent lyrics, thundering drums, and sick tempos - a powerful combination indeed.
Hey Rosetta! Seeds
Highasakite Silent Treatment
In Every Breath Awakening
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Incubus Light Grenades
Incubus Monuments and Melodies
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Killers
Jack White Blunderbuss
James Blake James Blake
James Blake Overgrown
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
John Talabot Fin
Remember kids - always listen when Deviant recs you things.
Justin Timberlake Justified
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish...
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Reanimation
Lisa Hannigan Sea Sew
Liz Janes Poison and Snakes
Love American Disquiet
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Manchester Orchestra Live at Park Ave.
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Matchbox Twenty Mad Season
Matchbox Twenty More Than You Think You Are
Matchbox Twenty Exile on Mainstream
Matthew Good Avalanche
Matthew Good Lights of Endangered Species
What if I can't see the point Matthew?
Matthew Good Band Beautiful Midnight
Matthew Good Band Underdogs
Matthew Good Band In A Coma: 1995-2005
Megadeth Endgame
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Live At Grimey's
Metallica Six Feet Down Under Part II
Metric Fantasies
Metric Synthetica
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
MGMT Congratulations
Mika Life in Cartoon Motion
Mother Mother Eureka
Motorhead All the Aces
Mount Eerie Clear Moon
Muse The Resistance
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Nirvana Nevermind
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Tracks
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Ourlives Out of Place
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love
Phoenix Bankrupt!
Each time that opening track kicks off I always think of giant neon paper dragons floating and whirling about in China for some reason.
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds
Pink Floyd Relics
PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Pop Shuvit Freak Show Vol 1: Tales Of The Travelling Tunes
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
R.E.M. Collapse Into Now
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings
Rush Signals
Sambassadeur Migration
Savage Garden Savage Garden
Savage Garden Affirmation
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Sigur Ros Valtari
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
Soft A Warm Romanticism In Coldwave Room
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Soundgarden Louder Than Love
Soundgarden Telephantasm
Soundgarden King Animal
Soundtrack Batman: Arkham City - The Album
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens A Sun Came
Swans The Seer
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Tenacious D Tenacious D
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
The Black Mages The Skies Above
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
The Cranberries Stars: The Best of 1992–2002
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Devin Townsend Project Addicted
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Knife Shaking the Habitual
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Smashing Pumpkins Earphoria
The Weeknd House of Balloons
The White Stripes Elephant
The White Stripes The White Stripes
The Wreckers Stand Still, Look Pretty
Thursday No Devolucion
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return
Travis The Boy With No Name
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
U2 The Best Of 1990-2000
U2 The Unforgettable Fire
U2 U218 Singles
U2 No Line on the Horizon
U2 360° at the Rose Bowl
U2 PopMart: Live from Mexico City
Voivod Target Earth
Volcano Choir Repave
Washed Out Life of Leisure
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
Yuna Decorate
Zee Avi Zee Avi
Zola Jesus Stridulum II

3.4 great
Baths Obsidian
Black Sabbath 13
This Black Sabbath mega n00b totally thought this was their 13th studio record.
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...
Kanye West Graduation

3.3 great
Matmos The Marriage of True Minds
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1

3.2 good
Bruce Springsteen American Beauty
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Laura Stevenson Wheel
Ra Ra Riot Beta Love

3.1 good
David Bowie Earthling
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law

3.0 good
'N Sync Celebrity
'N Sync NSYNC
3 Inches of Blood Fire Up The Blades
Adele 19
Adele 21
Adele being Adele and doing Adele things. 21 is, in every sense of the word, simply
19 + 2.
Aerosmith O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
Alanis Morissette Flavors of Entanglement
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Anathema Weather Systems
Andy Stott Luxury Problems
Angels and Airwaves Love
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Annie A&R EP
Audioslave Out of Exile
August Burns Red Rescue and Restore
Backstreet Boys Black & Blue
Bad Veins The Mess We've Made
Ever wondered what The Strokes would sound like if they had a bit of a spazzed-out indie pop vibe about them? Yeah, can?t say I have either.
Beck Sea Change
Blood Red Shoes In Time To Voices
Blue All Rise
Solid pop album from a boy band that never really had all that much going for it. Nothing amazing, and the second half of the album really drags (except for the excellent closing number Best In Me). Album was a mild hit when it came out, if I recall correctly. Will give it a three...for the calls you've been making.
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bruce Springsteen High Hopes
Butterfingers Transcendence
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Celine Dion Falling into You
Chance The Rapper Acid Rap
Circa Survive Juturna
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Coeur de Pirate Coeur de Pirate
Coheed and Cambria Neverender 12%
Coldplay LeftRightLeftRightLeft
Coldplay Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
Daft Punk Human After All
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
Darren Hayes This Delicate Thing We've Made
Daughtry Daughtry
David Bowie Space Oddity
David Bowie Heathen
David Gilmour About Face
David Gilmour David Gilmour
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Death Cab for Cutie Forbidden Love
Death Cab for Cutie The Open Door
Death Cab for Cutie Live at the Mt. Baker Theatre
Devendra Banhart Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Disturbed Indestructible
Disturbed Live & Indestructible
Disturbed The Lost Children
Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden
Eluvium Nightmare Ending
Evans Blue The Melody...
Evans Blue The Pursuit...
Explosions in the Sky The Rescue
Good but not particularly resplendent. But hey it's free.
Fall Out Boy From Under The Cork Tree
Fang Island Major
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foster The People Torches
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Fuck Buttons Slow Focus
Ghost Avenue Ghost Avenue
Glasvegas Euphoric Heartbreak
Gorillaz The Fall
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH NABATAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Hoobastank Every Man for Himself
Incubus Make Yourself
Incubus Morning View
Incubus Fungus Amongus
Incubus Enjoy Incubus
Incubus When Incubus Attacks, Vol. 1
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle
Iron Maiden Maiden England '88
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV)
Japandroids Lullaby Death Jams
Japandroids All Lies
Japandroids No Singles
Jay-Z and Linkin Park Collision Course
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Joe Flizzow Havoc
Journey Escape
To be honest, if not for the all-round epicness of "Don't Stop Believin", this album would thoroughly be rooted in the realm of mediocrity (i.e somewhere between a 2.5 and a 3.5).
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place
Justin Bieber My Worlds Acoustic
Kate Bush The Sensual World
Kate Bush The Red Shoes
Kate Bush Director's Cut
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Keane Hopes & Fears
Keane Under The Iron Sea
Keane Perfect Symmetry
Keane Strangeland
Kelly Clarkson Thankful
Korn See You on the Other Side
Kwes Meantime
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
I HEARD THAT YOU LIKE THE BAD GIRLS HONNNNNEYYYYYYY
Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Living Things
Madison The Noise Some People Make
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
Matthew Good White Light Rock & Roll Review
Matthew Good Arrows of Desire
Matthew Good Band Last Of The Ghetto Astronauts
Matthew Good Band Loser Anthems
Matthew Good Band Lo-Fi B-Sides
Modern Superstitions All The Things We've Been Told
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
My Chemical Romance Danger Days
GRAAAAAAAAAVITY!!!!! DON'T MEAN TOO MUCH TO ME!!!!!
Natasha Bedingfield N.B.
Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten
One Night Only One Night Only
Pet Shop Boys Elysium
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Immersion)
Pop Shuvit Take It & Shuvit
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Priestess Hello Master
Queensryche Queensryche
Rafter Quiet Storm
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Overwrought, overdone, and over-thought; although it does have its moments, they are few and far between to say the least. Fans only.
Rise Against Endgame
Roxette Room Service
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels
Saint Pepsi Hit Vibes
Savage Garden Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Shania Twain Greatest Hits
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Simon Webbe Sanctuary
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Trip The Light Fantastic
Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Sufjan Stevens The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The Calling Two
The Cranberries Roses
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter White
The Devin Townsend Project Ghost
The Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The Mars Lolta. And what the fuck do you mean my soundoff has got to be at least 50 characters long?
The Postal Service Give Up
The Rural Alberta Advantage Departing
The Shins Port of Morrow
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Thundercat The Golden Age Of Apocalypse
U2 The Best Of 1980-1990
U2 Zooropa
U2 Wide Awake in America
U2 Boy
U2 Under A Blood Red Sky
Vanessa Carlton Hear the Bells
Yellowcard Paper Walls
Young Lyre Night Swimming

2.9 good
Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Wanderlust

2.8 good
Atoms for Peace Amok
Damien Rice O

2.7 average
DRGN KING Paragraph Nights

2.6 average
Iceage You're Nothing
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail

2.5 average
Against Me! True Trans
Anchorsong The Lost and Found EP
Andrew Bird I Want to See Pulaski at Night
Andrew Jackson Jihad Knife Man
Avril Lavigne Let Go
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing
Backstreet Boys Millennium
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys Backstreet's Back
Beach House Devotion
Blue One Love
Blue's sophomore effort is as inoffensive as their debut, yet manages to produce quite a few solid numbers that comfortably cement this record as the 4 x Platinum juggernaut that it is in the UK. Particularly of note is the collaboration with Elton John on "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" - although nowhere near as poignant as the original, the fact that the man himself is willing to be part of this 2003 rehash goes a long way to illustrate that the boys must be doing something right.
Bodyslam Drive
Celine Dion S'Il Suffisait D'Aimer
Chris Cornell Carry On
Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe
Did I download the wrong album or something???????
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Well, if there's one thing that the band did do very well for this release it's got to be their choice of singles: buoyed by the amazing synth energy atop Here We Are Juggernaut and the phenomenal rock-riffing on World of Lines I splurged on the Limited Deluxe Edition version of this album, expecting more of the same...I was sorely disappointed. The album is extremely front-loaded (the final four or five songs are the worst that Coheed & Cambria have produced as a group), and there's barely a truly remarkable moment on this cohesive - but ultimately uninspired - record. It's by far and away the worst Coheed record around. Only get it to complete your collection, or if the idea of a couple of stylish prog rock songs stacked alongside acceptable filler appeals to you.
Colin Stetson New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
Davenport Cabinet Nostalgia In Stereo
David Bowie Never Let Me Down
Dead By Sunrise Out of Ashes
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
After threatening to do so for the better part of eight years, Death Cab For Cutie finally lose the plot.
Death From Above 1979 Romantic Rights
Depeche Mode Delta Machine
Disclosure Settle
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed Asylum
Drake Take Care
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Up From Below
Eisley Deep Space
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Field Music Plumb
Fitz and the Tantrums More Than Just A Dream
Glasvegas A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
Goo Goo Dolls Let Love In
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Hoobastank The Reason
How To Destroy Angels How To Destroy Angels
Howie Day Stop All The World Now
Iron & Wine Around the Well
James Blunt Back To Bedlam
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Kings of Leon Mechanical Bull
Lenny Kravitz Baptism
Lenny Kravitz Black and White America
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Linkin Park Underground 6.0
Lisa Hannigan Passenger
Matthew Good Band Raygun
Metallica St. Anger
MGMT MGMT
Michael Franti and Spearhead The Sound Of Sunshine
Michael Jackson Invincible
Michael Learns To Rock Scandinavia
Mother Mother The Sticks
Natasha Bedingfield Strip Me
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Piano Collections
Of Montreal thecontrollersphere
Oh Land Oh Land
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Radio Radio Belmundo Regal
I'm sure this record is reasonably enjoyable if you like the genre (rap/disco) and the French-Canadian scene, but I personally can't stand all the white-boy posturing that goes on in here. Get Belmundo Regal if you like rap gypsy disco pow-wow; only check out "Dekshoo" and "Guess What?" if you're the average, casual listener.
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm with You
Ringo Starr Ringo 2012
Rising To Solemn Ash
Sigur Ros Von
Simon Webbe Grace
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
And then one little moment, it all implodes.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Shoot From The Hip
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Make A Scene
Soundtrack Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
Soundtrack Transformers
Soundtrack The Million Dollar Hotel (soundtrack)
Soundtrack Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark
Submotion Orchestra Fragments
Sufjan Stevens Songs For Christmas
Sum 41 Chuck
Sun Kil Moon Benji
Swarms Old Raves End
The Damned Things Ironiclast
The Orb Metallic Spheres (feat. David Gilmour)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong
The Prize Fighter Inferno My Brother's Blood Machine
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina - The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 2
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Toro Y Moi Underneath The Pine
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 October
U2 Original Soundtracks 1 (As Passengers)
Various Artists AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered
White Lies To Lose My Life
Yanni Yanni Voices
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds
Yes Fly From Here
Zola Jesus The Spoils

2.4 average
And So I Watch You From Afar All Hail Bright Futures

2.3 average
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
God damn this cursed second disc.

2.2 poor
Ellie Herring Kite Day

2.1 poor
Blue Roulette
The Dear Hunter Migrant

2.0 poor
Backstreet Boys Never Gone
Beirut The Rip Tide
Dull, disinterested, and thoroughly mediocre. If there's excellence to behold on this thing then clearly it's not getting through to me. And believe me, things like this usually do.
Blue Guilty
Blue's final release is sadly rather hard to love - even for folks who find them a guilty (haha - I see what you did there) pleasure. To put it bluntly, the album is barely worth checking out beyond the four tracks that were released to radio (Guilty, Signed, Bubblin', and Breathe Easy). The Webster's Dictionary definition of the word "filler" will lead you to this album, whose lackluster quality ends up a.) doing no justice to the boys' singing talents and b.) ending all hope of the UK four-piece signing off with a bang.
Bodyslam Bodyslam
Bon Jovi The Circle
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Davenport Cabinet Our Machine
David Gilmour On An Island
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Fort Minor The Rising Tied
Good Old War Come Back As Rain
Green Day Awesome As Fuck
Green Day ¡UNO!
Green Day iTRE!
Hang Glider Hang Glider
Hinder Extreme Behavior
Hurts Exile
James Morrison The Awakening
Jennifer Lopez Dance Again... The Hits
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
Keane Night Train
Maroon 5 Hands All Over
Metallica Reload
Michelle Branch Everything Comes and Goes
Nickel Eye The Time Of The Assassins
Nickelback Dark Horse
Pink Floyd More
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
It doesn't sound a thing like the Waters-led years, but it does have its moments (few and far between though they are) - chief among them are On The Turning Away, Learning To Fly, and Sorrow. Terminal Frost is also pretty decent (I also feel that A New Machine's eternal, somber and pensive synth voices work well as an "introduction" and an "ending" to Terminal Frost).rThat said, I find that Gilmour isn't quite talented in writing lyrics for songs - Roger Waters had a point when he said Gilmour's lyrics were very "third-rate". So, despite all the polished performances he (Gilmour) puts in with the electric guitar it's hard for his tracks not to suffer when they're given near-banal lyrics like "The dogs of war don't negotiate/The dogs of war won't capitulate". I'd recommend it for Floyd completists and fans of David Gilmour's works. The casual listener looking for a random decent album might also find a thing or two to like in here.
Pink Floyd A Foot in the Door
R.E.M. Accelerate
Robbie Williams Intensive Care
Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
Soundgarden Ultramega OK
Soundtrack Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Boring to the point of tears.
The Killers Battle Born
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina II - Friends and Enemies of Modern Music

1.5 very poor
Backstreet Boys Unbreakable
Bell Gardens Full Sundown Assembly
Britney Spears Britney
Christina Milian Christina Milian
Fifteen year-old me hated it, and that seriously says a LOT, especially considering that my musical diet at that time was a full course of Britney Spears, a side of Michelle Branch, and lots of N'Sync and Backstreet Boys to wash the whole thing down. Even for a mindless pop album, this one's a mess: too much filler, poor-to-mediocre lyrics, and - above all - too few hooks. Avoid.
Enrique Iglesias Escape
Enrique Iglesias Euphoria
Gavin DeGraw Sweeter
Guy Sebastian Just As I Am
James Blunt All the Lost Souls
James Blunt Some Kind of Trouble
Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Justin Bieber Never Say Never : The Remixes
Kings of Leon Because Of The Times
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
Brain-dead music for brain-dead people; comparisons with U2 are not only unbelievably out of place, but also thoroughly undeserved. Avoid like the plague.
Linkin Park Minutes To Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns: Puerta De Alcala
Liz Janes Done Gone Fire
Mehdi Cayenne Club Luminata
Mercer Avenue More Than A Statement
Metallica Six Feet Down Under
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Some decent riffs in here but the lyrics (and Lars Ulrich's drumming) are just lol. r"I will hide within her!" *BANG BANG CRASH CRASH* "Not much good has come out of the rlight!!"
Monoloque Jejak Tanah
Plainly, I was expecting so much more from this Malaysian musical maestro.
Muse The 2nd Law
Panic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.
Pink The Truth About Love
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Soundgarden Live on I-5
The Killers Sam's Town
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I the Enemy
I tried to review this, but it was so banal and mind-numbing I just gave up. And I've reviewed two Justin Bieber albums, mind you.
Uncle Kracker Double Wide
We Are Smug We Are Smug

1.0 awful
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Is it the turd that you write, or is it your lousy tunes? Who cares baby; I think I'm gonna 1 you.
Earthbound Papas Octave Theory
Enrique Iglesias Insomniac
Enrique Iglesias 7
Fran Healy Wreckorder
Justin Bieber Under The Mistletoe
MetaL BrotherS Thunders - Demo
Mother Mother Touch Up
My Chemical Romance The Mad Gear and Missile Kid
Nickelback Here and Now
My rating was given on principle alone. And because I have to make this piece longer than fifty characters, I'll add a complimentary "fuck you Nickelback" at no extra cost.
Snow Patrol Greatest Hits
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Fray The Fray
If, on a playlist set to "shuffle", I can't tell which songs are from the first album and which ones are from the second, then that's pretty bad, right?
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus The Hell or High Water
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