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5.0 classic
2Pac Greatest Hits
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Akira Kosemura Polaroid Piano
ART-SCHOOL LOVE/HATE
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Sol-fa
Boris Flood
Brand New Daisy
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
It's all been said before. The words 'emotional' and 'masterpiece' often come up. That's about right. Jesus Christ is the greatest song ever written.
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Kanye West The College Dropout
Melt-Banana Fetch
Mew Frengers
Mono / World's End Girlfriend Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Stars of the Lid Avec Laudenum
Supercar HIGHVISION
The best indie/electronica album ever that is better than Kid A. Beautifully soothing music that you can chill out to, yet through genius instrumentation and the incorporation of electronic elements, it remains upbeat enough to be catchy. Experience this album.
The Chariot Long Live
My favourite album of 2010, hands down. It's not an emotional masterpiece; The Chariot are still basically just making crazy mathcore songs for us to jam to. They've just never done it this ridiculously well.
The Evpatoria Report Golevka
toe New Sentimentality

4.5 superb
108 18.61
80KIDZ This Is My Shit
9mm Parabellum Bullet Termination
Ab-Soul Control System
Aix Em Klemm Aix Em Klemm
ART-SCHOOL REQUIEM FOR INNOCENCE
ART-SCHOOL Missing
ART-SCHOOL Flora
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Fanclub
Ben Folds Songs for Silverman
Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
Boris Variations
Boris Pink
Boris Amplifier Worship
Boris With Merzbow Klatter
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
For those of us that don't have nostalgia to make us love this record, at least it's a grower. First Jude Law was a lot of fun, then Jude Law + a couple of others, and then it was just a fun record. (Edit: years later I have the nostalgia and this is the shit)
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
This is a band experimenting and doing it right. A+ for effort.
Childish Gambino Because The Internet
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Cloud Nothings Cloud Nothings
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Converge Axe to Fall
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Deerhunter Monomania
Deftones Diamond Eyes
downy 無題 (Mudai) [1]
Ellegarden Eleven Fire Crackers
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Eminem The Eminem Show
Girls' Generation Girls' Generation (JP Release)
Girugamesh Music
Hellogoodbye Would It Kill You?
Jack's Mannequin The Glass Passenger
Jambinai Différance
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
Jimmy Eat World Invented
Joey Bada$$ 1999
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West Late Registration
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Labradford Mi Media Naranja
Labradford Labradford
Ling Tosite Sigure just A moment
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Mae The Everglow
This entire album is what love would sound like in musical form. It is when everything fits into place and life is beautiful. It is when you go outside and the trees look beautiful, and there is a god and he loves you. This album is about that feeling. A specific feeling that cannot be brought on by any other album. The feeling is called the Everglow. Just let go and fall into it.
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
mewithoutYou Catch For Us The Foxes
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Mogwai Special Moves
Nada Surf Let Go
Let Go is just Nada Surf doing what they do, but doing it the best they have in their career thus far.
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Paper Rival Dialog
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Radwimps Zettai Zetsumei
Sawhorse Cover It With Asphalt
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Slipknot Slipknot
This album gets such a high rating because it acts so well as a raw expression of anger. While this may not be the most healthy of emotions, it still makes this album an emotional one, and I don't think it's in any way trying to be a 'healthy' record anyway. Not only that, but it's catchy as heck. It's a real shame they got so terrible.
SR-71 Tomorrow
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Straightener Dear Deadman
Summer Heart About A Feeling
Supercar Three Out Change
Taking Back Sunday New Again
The Armed Young & Beautiful
The Chariot One Wing
The Chariot The Fiancee
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Evpatoria Report Maar
The Flashbulb Flexing Habitual
The Flashbulb Opus At The End Of Everything
The Flashbulb Kirlian Selections
The Hiatus A World of Pandemonium
The Pillows Happy Bivouac
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
Third Eye Blind Out Of The Vein
This Will Destroy You Young Mountain
This Will Destroy You Tunnel Blanket
Thursday Common Existence
Tim Hecker Virgins
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure Flowering
toe For Long Tomorrow
toe The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety
TOKiMONSTA Half Shadows
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Waking Ashland Composure
I've always loved this album for its lyrics, and also musically I think it's more enjoyable than anything the band or Jonathan Jones has done since.
Watsky Watsky
World's End Girlfriend Hurtbreak Wonderland

4.0 excellent
2Pac 2Pacalypse Now
2Pac Makaveli
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Mada Minu Ashita ni
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Landmark
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
Boris New Album
Boris Noise
Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record
Caspian Waking Season
Cat Power Sun
Chance The Rapper Acid Rap
Childish Gambino Royalty
Circa Survive Violent Waves
Copeland In Motion
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
downy 無題 (Mudai) [4]
downy 無題
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Ellegarden DON'T TRUST ANYONE BUT US
Eminem Encore
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Falling Up Captiva
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Hellogoodbye Everything Is Debatable
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
Jay-Z The Black Album
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Justin Bieber Journals
Kanye West Graduation
Kashiwa Daisuke 5 Dec.
Kashiwa Daisuke Re:
Ling Tosite Sigure still a Sigure virgin?
Mae Destination: Beautiful
Manchester Orchestra Nobody Sings Anymore
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mono Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered....
Mono Under The Pipal Tree
Nada Surf Lucky
Nada Surf The Weight Is a Gift
Nas Life Is Good
P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead Amnesiac
Showbread Who Can Know It?
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
Stars The Five Ghosts
Straightener CREATURES
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
The Antlers Burst Apart
The Armed Common Enemies
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Flashbulb Réunion
The Hiatus Keeper of the Flame
The Republic of Wolves His Old Branches
The Roots How I Got Over
The Strokes Angles
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
This Will Destroy You This Will Destroy You
Thursday No Devolución
TOKiMONSTA Creature Dreams
Trap Them Darker Handcraft
Waking Ashland The Well

3.5 great
Anthony Green Young Legs
Ben Folds Way To Normal
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Deftones Koi No Yokan
GOOD Music Cruel Summer
Mac Miller Watching Movies With The Sound Off
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Mae Singularity
Manchester Orchestra 5 Stories
Supercar Answer
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer

3.0 good
Ab-Soul These Days...
Acceptance Phantoms
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Magic Disk
Ben Folds Lonely Avenue
Ellie Goulding Lights
Epik High 99
Girls' Generation The Boys
IU Modern Times
Mono For My Parents
Pusha T My Name Is My Name
Silversun Pickups Swoon

2.5 average
Kanye West Yeezus
The main problem with Yeezus is that it's the first Kanye album where Kanye isn't a particularly interesting or entertaining figure. Here he presents himself more like the guy everyone else has been saying he is for years: just some dude with a cocky attitude and an over-sized ego. He's always had that, but until now it was just part of a more interesting overall character, developing from album to album. At album number six however, this character seems to have reached a point where the ego and attitude is all that's left, making for a collection of uninteresting lyrics and an overall boring personality. Musically this is still alright, but these issues keep it from being anything special as a whole.

1.5 very poor
Muse The Resistance
Some songs here are kind of catchy, but all that really does for the album is make it more frustrating as it does, overall, totally suck. Uprising and Resistance are - though extremely disappointing for Muse - mildly entertaining. Undisclosed Desires is a kind of cool example of Muse trying something new and a little poppy. United States of Eurasia and Guiding Light suck. Unnatural Selection starts off pretty freakin' sweet and but is very quick to go sour. MK Ultra is a good song in comparison to the rest. I Belong to You starts off and ends fairly well, but sucks so bad for two and a half minutes in the middle that it really just ends up being one of the most annoying song here. And to finish things off, the Exogenesis trilogy are the worst songs of all. It's like they were trying all too hard to be epic and just ended up creating incredibly boring music. The sad thing is, this band have shown that they can create amazing art with albums like Origin of Symmetry and Black Holes and Revelations. At the end of the day, this album only ends up being frustrating and depressing, and I wouldn't even recommend it to a fan of the band. In summary; what the fuck, Muse.
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
I hate this album. Why? Because it frustrates me. Because I've been trying to get into it for so long, with all the praise it gets. Other Taking Back Sunday fans treat it like it's Jane Doe or something, but I just don't get it. God knows I've tried; listen, after listen, after listen, and to this day the only songs I find at all entertaining are Cute without the 'E' and Timberwolves at New Jersey. Other than that, as far as I'm concerned it's about as boring as music gets.

1.0 awful
Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any...
You might notice that I seem like a fairly generous rater on this site, and that most of my ratings are 4.0 or above. That's really because I like to listen to music that I like and most music from my younger days at least has some nostalgic value to give it a boost. Maybe that should help out Simple Plan a little bit, after all this is the first record I bought when I was 12 and I even waited in a huge queue to get it signed by all the band members. Unfortunately, even nostalgia can't help this album; it's just that bad of a rock record. You really have to listen to it yourself to understand. But yeah, don't.
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