Alex Kugaczewski

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Last Active 12-11-14 7:47 pm
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5.0 classic
Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy
Bark Psychosis Hex
Bjork Homogenic
Blue Oyster Cult Secret Treaties
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Camel Moonmadness
Captain Beyond Captain Beyond
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um
Deep Purple Machine Head
Deep Purple Made in Japan
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Failure Fantastic Planet
Gazpacho Night
Gazpacho Demon
Surprised I hadn't written a sound-off for this. To put it simply, it's the year's best progressive rock album. Experimental, ethereal, and utterly enjoyable, "Demon" may be Gazpacho's best album to date.
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Isis Oceanic
Isis Panopticon
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
Joni Mitchell Hejira
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
Mar De Grises Draining The Waterheart
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Parliament Mothership Connection
Paul Simon Graceland
Pearl Jam Ten
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead In Rainbows
Run the Jewels Meow the Jewels
Rush Moving Pictures
Steely Dan Aja
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Roots Things Fall Apart
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
Ulver Perdition City
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Voivod Dimension Hatross
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Yes Close to the Edge

4.5 superb
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Al Di Meola Casino
Al Di Meola World Sinfonia III: The Grande Passion
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Amon Tobin Permutation
Amon Tobin Supermodified
Ane Brun A Temporary Dive
Ane Brun laid herself bare for this exceptional collection of songs - an overlooked and
highly recommended addition to any folk lover's library.
Anglagard Hybris
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Bark Psychosis Codename: Dustsucker
Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were
Bjork Vulnicura
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Blue Oyster Cult Fire of Unknown Origin
Blue Oyster Cult Tyranny And Mutation
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1-3 1961-1991
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Can Tago Mago
Can Ege Bamyasi
Causa Sui Summer Sessions Vol. 1
Causa Sui Summer Sessions Vol. 1-3
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Chelsea Wolfe Abyss
Clutch Blast Tyrant
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Cynic Traced in Air
David Gilmour Remember That Night: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Dead Meadow Dead Meadow
Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Earth Earth 2
Earthless Rhythms From a Cosmic Sky
Earthless From The Ages
Imagine riding a flaming comet through space while battling cosmic dragons with wizard powers, and you basically know what this album sounds like.
Electric Wizard Witchcult Today
Elliott Smith XO
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Enslaved RIITIIR
Failure Magnified
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Faith No More Angel Dust
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
Freddie Hubbard Straight Life
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Gazpacho Tick Tock
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
The drones are not boring [264]. Also, this is another excellent album from a consistently excellent band.
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Immolation Close to a World Below
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
James Blake Overgrown
Jeff Buckley Grace
John Coltrane Giant Steps
John Coltrane Live At Birdland
John Coltrane Blue Train
John Mayer Continuum
John Mayer Where the Light Is
Joni Mitchell Court and Spark
Joni Mitchell Blue
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Kruder and Dorfmeister The K&D Sessions
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate
Low Roar 0
Mastodon Leviathan
maudlin of the Well Bath
Max Richter Infra
Meshuggah I
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Motorpsycho Behind the Sun
Will these guys ever stop churning out great records?
Mouse On The Keys An Anxious Object
Musk Ox Woodfall
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nothing Guilty of Everything
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Oceansize Frames
Opeth Damnation
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Ozric Tentacles Jurassic Shift
Parliament Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
Paul Simon Paul Simon
Pink Floyd Meddle
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Portishead Dummy
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Roy Harper Stormcock
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Rush Permanent Waves
Saltillo Ganglion
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Sigur Ros ( )
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
Steely Dan The Royal Scam
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Sting Ten Summoner's Tales
Supertramp Crime of the Century
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Tenhi Maaaet
The Angelic Process Weighing Souls With Sand
The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound When Sweet Sleep Returned
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The National Boxer
The National High Violet
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tool Lateralus
Tori Amos Little Earthquakes
Simply one of the best pop albums around--still. If you don't have this, get it.
Tori Amos From the Choirgirl Hotel
Tricky Maxinquaye
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Ulver are back. If you had any doubts following the release of Wars of the Roses you can set those aside. As the band stated, Messe does indeed feel like a companion piece to Shadows of the Sun and Teachings in Silence.
Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple
Yes Symphonic Live

4.0 excellent
10 Years The Autumn Effect
10 Years Minus the Machine
16 Horsepower Sackcloth 'n' Ashes
3 The Ghost You Gave To Me
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm
A.A. Bondy When the Devil's Loose
A.A. Bondy Believers
Bondy's most personal album, it relies on eerie atmospherics as much as his guitar. It's
good, but you already knew that.
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The White
Aidan Baker Already Drowning
Al Di Meola Splendido Hotel
Al Di Meola Cielo e Terra
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Amplifier The Octopus
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema Judgement
Ancestors Of Sound Mind
Ancestors In Dreams And Time
Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Ane Brun Changing of the Seasons
Anekdoten Gravity
Anekdoten Nucleus
Anekdoten From Within
Anekdoten Until All The Ghosts Are Gone
Anglagard Viljans Oga
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works, Vol. II
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arctic Monkeys AM
Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
Art Blakey Moanin'
Astra The Black Chord
Atheist Jupiter
Autechre Exai
Beach House Bloom
Beardfish Sleeping in Traffic: Part One
Beardfish Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two
Beardfish +4626-Comfortzone
Behemoth The Satanist
Bersarin Quartett Bersarin Quartett
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch It Don't Bother Me
Black Mountain In the Future
Black Mountain Wilderness Heart
Blackfilm Blackfilm
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was...Liber III
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Boards of Canada Hi Scores
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
Bob Dylan Oh Mercy
Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind
Bob Dylan Love and Theft
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Black Earth
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Piano Nights
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bonobo Days To Come
Bonobo Black Sands
Bonobo The North Borders
Unsurprisingly, Bonobo releases yet another excellent album.
Built to Spill Untethered Moon
This is definitely their best album since Keep It Like a Secret.
Burial Burial
Burial Untrue
Burial Street Halo
Burial Kindred
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Camel The Snow Goose
Can The Lost Tapes
Captain Beyond Sufficiently Breathless
Causa Sui Summer Sessions Vol. 2
Causa Sui Euporie Tide
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Chevelle La Gargola
Cliff Martinez Only God Forgives
Clutch Earth Rocker
Following the subdued, bluesy Strange Cousins, Clutch deliver their most rollicking, heavy,
full-throttled set of songs yet. From the furious assault of "Earth Rocker" to the
commanding groove of "Book, Saddle, And Go" there's not a dull moment to be found. Rest
assured - you will be rocking.
Converge You Fail Me
Crosses Crosses
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Dave Holland Critical Mass
David and David Boomtown
One of the 80's most overlooked records - this is some seriously tight songcraft.
David Bowie The Next Day
David Gilmour On An Island
Dead Can Dance Anastasis
Dead Meadow Shivering King and Others
Dead Meadow Feathers
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Death Grips The Money Store
Death Grips Fashion Week (Instrumentals)
Death Grips The Powers That B
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Deep Purple Now What?!
Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Deftones Diamond Eyes
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
Dr. Dre 2001
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Perfect blending of the previous two records. This album truly feels like a consistent, cohesive whole. Now, if only Saviour wasn't on it.
Dungen Ta Det Lugnt
Dungen Skit I Allt
Dungen Allas Sak
Earth Primitive and Deadly
Earthless Sonic Prayer
Earthless Live at Roadburn
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid
Elder (USA-MA) Lore
Electric Wizard Time to Die
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Emancipator Soon It Will Be Cold Enough
Emancipator Safe In The Steep Cliffs
Emancipator Seven Seas
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Failure The Heart Is a Monster
Father John Misty Fear Fun
Filter Title Of Record
Fink Perfect Darkness
Fiona Apple When the Pawn...
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Fire! Orchestra Exit!
Fire! Orchestra Enter!
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
"Helplessness Blues" is much more varied--albeit less immediate and catchy--than the previous album, and it is the better album for it. This is a natural next step for the band, and a graceful one at that.
Floex Zorya
Flower Travellin Band Satori
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Flying Lotus Until the Quiet Comes
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Forest Swords Engravings
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Pinata
Freddie Hubbard Red Clay
Freddie Hubbard Ready for Freddie
Funkadelic Standing on the Verge of Getting It On
Funkadelic Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow
Gazpacho Firebird
Gazpacho Missa Atropos
While the band's style remains unchanged from the past two releases, tight song-craft and an reerie, provocative atmosphere make Missa Atropos a great addition to the band's discography.
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Golden Void Berkana
Goldfrapp Tales Of Us
Gorguts Colored Sands
Grails Burning Off Impurities
Grails Black Tar Prophecies, Vols. I, II & III
Grails Deep Politics
Grails Black Tar Prophecies 4, 5, & 6
Graveyard (SWE) Hisingen Blues
Graveyard (SWE) Lights Out
While less raucous than Hisingen Blues, Graveyard's moodier Lights Out is their finest hour
- an excellent combination of rock energy, emotional blues, and retro worship.
Guapo Elixirs
Hammock Departure Songs
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
Hauschka Abandoned City
Hiatus Kaiyote Tawk Tomahawk
Hidden Orchestra Night Walks
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
Hiss Tracts Shortwave Nights
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
Immolation Majesty and Decay
In Mourning The Weight of Oceans
Interpol El Pintor
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
Isis Celestial
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Isis Wavering Radiant
Jacaszek Treny
Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit
Jaga Jazzist Live With Britten Sinfonia
Jawbox For Your Own Special Sweetheart
Joan Baez Diamonds and Rust
Joe Bonamassa Had To Cry Today
Joe Bonamassa Dust Bowl
Joey Badass B4.DA.$$
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
John Mayer Trio Try!
John Zorn Six Litanies for Heliogabalus
John Zorn Spy vs. Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Karma To Burn Arch Stanton
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Kayo Dot Coffins on Io
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin' down...
Kylesa Exhausting Fire
Lamb Lamb
Latitudes Individuation
Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can
Leaf Hound Growers of Mushroom
Led Zeppelin Presence
Lee Morgan The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan Cornbread
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Lilacs and Champagne Danish and Blue
Lo-Pan Salvador
Lo-Pan Colossus
Local Natives Gorilla Manor
Local Natives Hummingbird
Long Arm The Branches
Lorde Pure Heroine
Ludovico Einaudi Divenire
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth
Marissa Nadler Songs III: Bird on the Water
Marissa Nadler July
Marriages Salome
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On
Massive Attack 100th Window
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Mastodon Remission
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks
Megadeth Endgame
Melvins A Senile Animal
Meshuggah Koloss
Mew +-
Midlake Bamnan and Slivercork
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther
Midlake Antiphon
No Smith? No problem! Antiphon is better than we had any right to expect.
Miles Davis Miles Smiles
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
Moderat II
Moderator The World Within
Mos Def The Ecstatic
Mount Eerie Clear Moon
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Napalm Death Enemy of the Music Business
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Tender Prey
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
Nick Drake Bryter Layter
Niechec Smierc w miekkim futerku
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Noah Gundersen Ledges
Nujabes Modal Soul
Nujabes Metaphorical Music
Nujabes Spiritual State
Oceansize Music for Nurses
Oceansize Home & Minor
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Organized Konfusion The Equinox
Paco de Lucia Fuente y caudal
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
Parliament The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein
Pearl Jam Vs.
Peter Gabriel So
Peter Gabriel Passion
Phideaux Snowtorch
Easily Phideaux's best album yet. This is expertly crafted progressive rock--paying tribute to the greats of the seventies while sounding modern and invigorating. I highly recommend this.
PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Porcupine Tree Signify
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree Coma Divine
Portishead Portishead
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends
Quasimoto The Unseen
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queensryche Promised Land
R.E.M. Document
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Real Estate Days
Real Estate Atlas
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Reks R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme)
Rishloo Feathergun
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Riverside Out of Myself
Riverside Rapid Eye Movement
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Rush Clockwork Angels
Russian Circles Geneva
Russian Circles Memorial
"Russian Circle's heaviest yet most melodic work to date" is entirely accurate. Is it better than Empros? Yes.
Rx Bandits Mandala
Rx Bandits Gemini, Her Majesty
Saltillo Monocyte
Darker and less immediate than Ganglion, but Saltillo created another winner here. Excellent.
Scott Walker The Drift
Scott Walker Bish Bosch
Scott Walker and Sunn O))) Soused
Shearwater The Golden Archipelago
Sholi Sholi
Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Brennisteinn
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends
Skalpel Skalpel
Skalpel Transit
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
St. Vincent St. Vincent
Steely Dan Pretzel Logic
Steely Dan Gaucho
Steely Dan Two Against Nature
I don't think I'll ever understand why this average is so low. Great return for Steely Dan.
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
With Grace for Drowning, Wilson has created his best album in five years; the clever song-writing, infusion of jazz fusion, and top-notch performances leave little left to be desired. An album-of-the-year contender to be reckoned with.
Steven Wilson Get All You Deserve
Sting The Soul Cages
Sting The Last Ship
Sting's most ambitious work since Sou Cages. Focused, tight, and full of left turns - this is a great album.
Supertramp Even In the Quietest Moments
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Team Sleep Team Sleep
The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound Manzanita
This is the perfect album for a drive on a sunny day, windows down.
The Beatles The Beatles
The Black Keys El Camino
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
The Knife Shaking the Habitual
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The National Alligator
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Roots Game Theory
The Roots How I Got Over
The Roots undun
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Smiths The Sound of The Smiths
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Tallest Man on Earth Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
The War on Drugs Slave Ambient
The Weeknd Trilogy
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin
Thievery Corporation The Mirror Conspiracy
Thievery Corporation Saudade
Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Thou/The Body You, Whom I Have Always Hated
Thrice Beggars
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice Anthology
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
Tim Hecker Virgins
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy
Tom Waits Closing Time
Tom Waits Bad As Me
Truckfighters Mania
Tycho Dive
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Ulver A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Ulver Svidd Neger
Ulver Silence Teaches You How to Sing EP
Ulver Silencing the Singing
Ulver Wars of the Roses
Ulver The Norwegian National Opera
Vali Skogslandskap
Vashti Bunyan Lookaftering
Vennart The Demon Joke
Vessels Dilate
Voivod Killing Technology
Voivod Target Earth
Volcano Choir Repave
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter Juju
Weather Report Heavy Weather
Windir Arntor
Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash
Wo Fat The Black Code
Wo Fat The Conjuring
Wobbler Rites at Dawn
The lost Yes album. Do you like Yes? Yes? Good! You'll like this.
Wovenhand Consider the Birds
Wovenhand Mosaic
Wovenhand Ten Stones
Dee channels Wovenhand's signature pastoral moodiness through crunchy guitars, and it works.
Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
Yann Tiersen Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain
Zodiac A Bit of Devil
Zodiac's debut, A Bit of Devil, is an accomplished slab of 70's style hard rock. Featuring Long Distance Calling's drummer on percussion duties, and a guitarist who can pull off ZZ Top's Blue Jean Blues, this is not one to be missed by fans of the 70's rock revival.
Zu Carboniferous

3.5 great
10 Years Division
40 Winks Sound Puzzle
A.M. Architect The Road To The Sun
Al Di Meola Electric Rendezvous
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
Anathema Distant Satellites
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Archive Londinium
Archive Controlling Crowds
Audioslave Audioslave
Battles Mirrored
Battles Gloss Drop
Beardfish Destined Solitaire
Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Big Big Train The Underfall Yard
Boards of Canada Aquarius
Bob Dylan New Morning
Bob Dylan Infidels
Bob Dylan Modern Times
Bob Dylan Tempest
Bonobo Dial 'M' For Monkey
British Theatre Dyed In The Wool Ghost
Burial Rival Dealer
Causa Sui Pewt'r Sessions 1
Causa Sui Pewt'r Sessions 2
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull
Cliff Martinez Drive
Clutch Pure Rock Fury
Colour Haze Tempel
Comets on Fire Avatar
Crippled Black Phoenix I, Vigilante
Crippled Black Phoenix (Mankind) The Crafty Ape
Dead Meadow Howls From the Hills
Dead Meadow Warble Womb
Death Grips Government Plates
Death Vessel Island Intervals
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Deftones Deftones
Deltron 3030 Event II
DJ Krush Krush
Doomriders Grand Blood
Dot Hacker Dot Hacker
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Eleanor Friedberger Personal Record
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Failure Comfort
Failure Golden: Unreleased Sounds and Images
Fela Kuti Zombie
Filter Short Bus
Filter The Sun Comes Out Tonight
Fink Sort Of Revolution
Flying Lotus 1983
Flying Lotus Pattern+Grid World
Freddie Hubbard First Light
Gazpacho Molok
Genesis Duke
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Gov't Mule Shout!
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat
Gungfly Please Be Quiet
Hammock Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
Hauschka Ferndorf
Imaad Wasif The Voidist
Jacaszek Glimmer
Jizue Journal
Joe Bonamassa Driving Towards The Daylight
John Mayer Born and Raised
John Zorn Filmworks XIX: The Rain Horse
Joni Mitchell Mingus
Kaki King Everybody Loves You
Karnivool Asymmetry
Kate Bush Aerial
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
King Crimson THRAK
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Lettuce Fly
Linda Perhacs The Soul of All Natural Things
44 years (yes, I'm serious) after her debut, Linda Perhacs miraculously doesn't crash and burn with her sophomore LP.
Mad Season Above
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Lost Trident Sessions
Mahogany Rush Maxoom
Mark Ronson Uptown Special
Marriages Kitsune
Melt Yourself Down Melt Yourself Down
Metallica Through the Never
Michael Jackson Thriller
Midlake The Courage Of Others
Miles Davis Pangaea
Miles Davis Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Mothlite Dark Age
Mouse On The Keys Machinic Phylum
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Naam Naam
Nas STILLmatic
Nas Life Is Good
Neil Young Psychedelic Pill
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Olafur Arnalds ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
Ozric Tentacles Spirals in Hyperspace
Palms Palms
It's Chino and Isis. Did you even need to ask? Of course it's good.
Paul McCartney New
Paul Simon So Beautiful or So What
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pink Floyd Echoes
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Futile
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud
Promise and the Monster Red Tide
Queen A Night at the Opera
Queensryche Queensryche
Quest for Fire Lights From Paradise
Red Fang Whales and Leeches
Red Sparowes The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein...
Riverside Voices In My Head
Robin Bacior Water Dreams
Rush Counterparts
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Russian Circles Station
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
Shearwater Animal Joy
Sigur Ros Sæglópur
Sigur Ros Inni
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sleepmakeswaves sleepmakeswaves (US)
Soundgarden King Animal
Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill
Summoning Nightshade Forests
Swans The Great Annihilator
Tenhi Saivo
The Black Angels Phosphene Dream
The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Gabriel Construct Interior City
The Great Old Ones Al Azif
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble From the Stairwell
The Men New Moon
The Men Tomorrow's Hits
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
The Roots Phrenology
The Roots Rising Down
The Tallest Man on Earth The Tallest Man on Earth
The War on Drugs Future Weather
Thundercat The Golden Age Of Apocalypse
Tori Amos Night of Hunters
Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines
Tosca Suzuki
Tricky Nearly God
Tricky False Idols
Truckfighters Universe
Tycho Past is Prologue
Ulver Lyckantropen Themes
Ulver Teachings In Silence
Ulver Childhood's End
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Venomous Maximus The Mission
Venomous Maximus Beg Upon The Light
Weather Report Mysterious Traveller
Wishbone Ash Elegant Stealth
Zodiac A Hiding Place

3.0 good
10 Years From Birth to Burial
A.M. Architect Pattern Language
Al Di Meola Orange and Blue
Al Di Meola Christmas: Winter Nights
Al Di Meola Consequence of Chaos
Alice in Chains Greatest Hits
Amon Tobin ISAM
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Andrew Bird Echolocations: Canyon
Ane Brun It All Starts With One
Anekdoten A Time of Day
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Astra The Weirding
Autechre Oversteps
Ayreon The Human Equation
Baroness Yellow and Green
Beardfish Mammoth
Beardfish The Void
Beck Morning Phase
Big Big Train English Electric
Black Sabbath 13
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Bob Dylan Street Legal
Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming
Bob Dylan Together Through Life
Bonobo It Came From The Sea
Bonobo Black Sands Remixed
Bonobo One Offs... Remixes And B Sides
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Built to Spill There Is No Enemy
Cage The Elephant Melophobia
Camel Gods of Light
Captain Beyond Far Beyond a Distant Sun – Live Arlington, Texas
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Cheatahs Cheatahs
Christopher Owens Lysandre
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
Death Grips Exmilitary
Deep Purple Come Taste the Band
Deftones B-Sides and Rarities
DJ Shadow The Less You Know, the Better
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Dream Theater Octavarium
dredg Catch Without Arms
Elbow Build A Rocket Boys!
Emancipator Dusk to Dawn
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Enslaved In Times
Failure Tree of Stars
Faith No More Album of the Year
First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes EP
Foo Fighters In Your Honor
Four Tet LateNightTales: Four Tet
Gazpacho Bravo
Gazpacho When Earth Lets Go
Gazpacho March of Ghosts
The occasional celtic flourishes aren't enough to keep Gazpacho's latest album from treading too-familiar waters.
Gazpacho London
Goat World Music
Hexvessel Dawnbearer
Hooverphonic The Magnificent Tree
Horisont Second Assault
How to Destroy Angels How To Destroy Angels
Howlin Rain The Russian Wilds
Immolation Harnessing Ruin
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy
Jethro Tull Roots to Branches
John Coltrane Coltrane (1962, Impulse)
Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog
Josh Garrels Love and War and The Sea In Between
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kadavar (DE) Abra Kadavar
Kaki King Dreaming Of Revenge
Kaki King Junior
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Katatonia Dethroned & Uncrowned
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
Kurt Vile it's a big world out there (and i am scared)
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
Lil Dicky Professional Rapper
Logical Phalluses Pyrorapture/Fred & Ethel
Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed
Massive Attack Heligoland
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Melvins Tres Cabrones
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai Bat Cat
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Neurosis Sovereign
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Reznor's latest offering evokes little throughout its unwieldy run-time. As bland as most of the album is, a handful of standout tracks, especially the irresistibly funky "All Time Low," save the record from being an utter disaster.
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana Nevermind
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Watershed
Pearl Jam Backspacer
Pearl Jam is as Pearl Jam does - a good album, but not spectacular.
Pelican Forever Becoming
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder
Porcupine Tree We Lost the Skyline
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Portishead Third
Queen A Day at the Races
Queen Jazz
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Quest for Fire Quest for Fire
Quest for Fire's debut isn't a special affair, but does show some promise that would later come to be realized on their sophomore effort Lights from Paradise. Still, this is a decent album worth the listen.
Radiohead TKOL RMX 1234567
Raekwon Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
Rush 2112
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Rush
Rush Hold Your Fire
Rush Power Windows
Sigur Ros Von
Sigur Ros Hvarf/Heim
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Snowmine Dialects
Soundtrack (Video Game) Mass Effect 3
Soundtrack (Video Game) Mass Effect 2
Sting Sacred Love
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Swans To Be Kind
Tame Impala Lonerism
This is essentially Parker's precursor to abandoning everything that made his debut so captivating.
Tame Impala Currents
Taylor Swift 1989
Terence Blanchard A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)
TesseracT Altered State
The Decemberists Long Live the King
The Flower Kings The Sum of No Evil
The Lumineers The Lumineers
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Pineapple Thief Tightly Unwound
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Thievery Corporation Culture of Fear
Tomahawk Mit Gas
Tomahawk Anonymous
Tyler, the Creator Wolf
Ulver Live At Maihaugsalen
Ulver Roadburn EP
Ulver Live at Roadburn
Ulver Oddities and Rarities #1
Watain Sworn to The Dark
Witch Witch
Woodkid The Golden Age
Wovenhand The Threshing Floor

2.5 average
10 Years Feeding the Wolves
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
AC/DC Back in Black
Adele 21
Aerosmith Honkin' on Bobo
Aerosmith Just Push Play
Aerosmith Music from Another Dimension
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Alcest BBC Live Session
Amplifier Insider
Anberlin Cities
Arcade Fire Reflektor
It's as if they don't know if they want to write a hipster anthem or a dance club hit. It's such a bizarre, irreconcilable combination. Take that with how pompously bloated the whole thing is, and it's j.ust irritating
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Blackfield Welcome To My DNA
Do not come into this album expecting Steven Wilson's midas touch; nearly all of the music here has been written by Aviv Geffen, and it shows.
Bob Dylan Empire Burlesque
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Breaking Benjamin So Cold
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Calvin Harris Motion
Cee Lo Green Cee Lo's Magic Moment
That album cover is inspirational. Too bad the music isn't.
Clutch Strange Cousins From The West
Cults Static
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Deftones Back to School (Mini Maggit)
DJ Shadow I Gotta Rokk
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Emancipator Remixes
Evanescence Fallen
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Fantomas Suspended Animation
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Foo Fighters One by One
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Genesis We Can't Dance
Iced Earth The Glorious Burden
Iced Earth Framing Armageddon
Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost
Jethro Tull The Broadsword and the Beast
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Justin Timberlake Justified
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Katy Perry Prism
King Crimson The ConstruKction of Light
Led Zeppelin Coda
Lenny Kravitz Lenny
Lenny Kravitz Black and White America
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque
Massive Attack Danny the Dog
Massive Attack Splitting the Atom
Massive Attack Atlas Air
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Mike Patton Mondo Cane
Miles Davis Aura
Miles Davis Doo Bop
Miles Davis Dingo
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Motley Crue Too Fast for Love
Mumford and Sons Babel
My Bloody Valentine m b v
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Neil Diamond The Essential Neil Diamond
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Nirvana Bleach
Opeth Burden
Opeth Pale Communion
Parliament Gloryhallastoopid
Pearl Jam Binaural
Pink Floyd A Collection of Great Dance Songs
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Pink Floyd More
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Prefuse 73 Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
Queensryche American Soldier
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Rick Ross Mastermind
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Riverside Memories In My Head
Rush Roll the Bones
Rush Presto
Rush Test for Echo
Skillet Comatose
Soen Cognitive
Steely Dan Everything Must Go
Coming off of the smoking revival of Two Against Nature, Steely Dan did the unpredictable;
they released a boring, uninteresting album.
Steve Miller Band Book of Dreams
Sun Kil Moon Benji
Swans The Seer
The Roots The Tipping Point
The Roots ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
The xx Coexist
Tori Amos Abnormally Attracted To Sin
Tori Amos Gold Dust
Tycho Awake
Tyler, the Creator Goblin
An inconsistent mix of great tracks, forgettable songs, and horribly failed experiments. When it's good, it's phenomenal--see the word-work on "Tron Cat," but songs such as "Radicals" prevent this from being a great album, which is a shame, because if Tyler could trim the fat and keep the "Yonkers" he'd make one hell of an album.
U2 The Joshua Tree
Ulver Vargnatt
Ulver Metamorphosis
World's End Girlfriend Hurtbreak Wonderland
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse

2.0 poor
Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind
I was searching for the right word to describe this and eventually settled on "dreadful." I
didn't pick the word just because this is a bad album but because you're actually overcome
with a sense of dread when you realize another song is about to start.
Bob Dylan Self-Portrait
Bob Dylan Under the Red Sky
Captain Beyond Dawn Explosion
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Gonna hold off for the epic Akerfeldt/Masvidal collab album to hear the gigantic Opeth synth fart transition into some wanky alt prog bass playing with snack snap crackle feel the pain in my brain pop lyrics, cue jethro tull doom metal flute section.
Daft Punk Human After All
Dave Matthews Band Away From The World
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Disturbed Immortalized
DJ Shadow The Outsider
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Wither
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Evanescence The Open Door
Evanescence Evanescence
Gov't Mule Mighty High
Iced Earth The Crucible of Man
Jimmy Eat World Damage
John Mayer Paradise Valley
Could John possibly sound more bored with his own material? I'm all for pursuing new artistic directions, but when you're not even excited about it why should your listeners be? It's even more disappointing knowing he can write songs like Gravity and Neon.
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Kanye West Yeezus
KISS Destroyer
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth Super Collider
Miley Cyrus Bangerz
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
"Kill a cop, kill a cop, kill a cop, kill a cop, kill a cop" ~ actual lyrics on this album
Muse The Resistance
Nas Nastradamus
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nickelback The Long Road
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Opeth Heritage
An exercise in nonsensical song structures and excess. This album is a disjointed, horrid mess.
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
Raekwon The Lex Diamond Story
Raekwon Immobilarity
Roger Waters Ça Ira
Skrillex Recess
Snoop Lion Reincarnated
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
T.I. Paperwork
Taylor Swift Red
The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
On "Beat the Champ," The Mountain Goats seem content to ride on the oddity of its lyrical concepts than do anything interesting musically. It's a slow, irritating trudge of a listen.
The Pillows Trial
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Tool Opiate
Tricky Adrian Thaws
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats Mind Control

1.5 very poor
AC/DC Black Ice
Ben Folds Lonely Avenue
Bob Dylan Dylan
Bob Dylan Saved
Jimmy Eat World Invented
Lady Gaga Artpop
Metallica St. Anger
Muse The 2nd Law
Skrillex Leaving
Three Days Grace One-X

1.0 awful
Chris Cornell Scream
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
It's a shame--tragic, even. El Cielo was a magnificent album, and it seemed that this band was destined for great things. Unfortunately, the only great thing this band has acheived since then is a great, embarassing fall into mediocrity. All creativity, integrity, and inspiration this band once had has been effectively snuffed out of existence. The lyrics to "Sanzen" now have a bitter irony to them: "The pen ink is running dry, it's been thrown to paper and wasted, creavity has been blocked and over tasted." Maybe in time dredg will re-appreciate it.
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos
R.A.E.D. World Wide Phenomenon
While it's not the most annoying music ever conceived, it certainly makes a case for being the worst. The "artist's" career can best be summped up by the infamous YouTuibe video "You Gotta Love This City Babe."
Skrillex More Monsters and Sprites
will.i.am #Willpower

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