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5.0 classic
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Arcade Fire Funeral
Beach House Teen Dream
Destroyer Kaputt
It's hard to come by an album with such presteem and smooth layers. It feels as if Dan Bejar found heaven in a room and recorded the entire album there.
James Brown 20 All Time Greatest Hits!
John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat Hooker n Heat
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
The trendiest, nuanced rapper of a generation makes probably the best rap album of the decade.
Mew Eggs Are Funny
This album contains the best songs that Mew has ever made in one Greatest Hits album, so the real question would be, Why wouldn't you rate this 5 stars?
Michael Jackson Thriller
Soundtrack (Film) Garden State
A compilation album "that will change your life, I swear."
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
A quiet but triumphant return to Steven's roots as an indie folk artist. This marks yet another masterpiece by him.
The National High Violet
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico

4.5 superb
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
10 Years have passed and the album has aged beautifully!
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Antonio Sanchez Birdman
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Ariel Pink Pom Pom
Basil Poledouris Robocop
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
D'Angelo Black Messiah
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones bring weight and tension into their new release with subtlety, making this their strongest release to date.
Depeche Mode Violator
Disclosure Settle
Infectious, intelligent and diverse in a wide variety of genres that will instantly pull in any listener.
Drake Take Care
Drake "cries us a river" is putting it mildly. Drake wants us to sympathize with him at this stage in his career, something very hard to do when so many rappers are stuck gloating about their success. Drake does something risky and makes it an impactful experience. The title track "Take Care" is so raw and feels exactly as it should be with a tired couple who are just working through a lot of ups and downs in their relationship. Many songs go through the trends of the casual rapper like "HYFR" and "The Motto", but what's wrong with that? As long as he does it with thought and creativity. Drake does this far more clever then it should it be. Take Care is the album that reaches level not many critics or audiences didn't exactly see coming. "Marvin's Room" is might be the most emotionally vulnerable tracks as it obviously draws off a drunk phone call to an ex-lover as he pours his heart out. It's great to hear that the majority of these singles are all focused on Drake's success and the pressure it puts on him. This is an album that succeeds in being relatable and enjoyable in so many ways.
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Grizzly Bear Shields
Hans Zimmer Inception
How to Dress Well Total Loss
When artists or musicians are inspired by dreams, they tend to portray their music as an accurate portrait of their lives. Some artists successfully induce that feeling, but some don't always succeed. Instead, How to Dress Well (the alias for solo artist Tom Krell) creates an image so vivid you want the entire album to be your ambience. Those familiar with Krell?s work should know how he operates; he uses quiet beats and hid his soulful voice under distortion. In his sophomore record, those beats are amped, but keep with quiet consistency of his first album. Even better, the vocals have been cleared up; replacing the distorted noise and making Krell?s voice more audible. Lyrics don't exactly convey the setting but weave with the beats and the slowly paced rhythm as Tom Krell transitions his sweet tenor voice as if he was the offspring of Robin Thicke. Songs like "Cold Nites" remind you of the dream sequences from the film Inception, and have a vibe that resembles the compositions of Hans Zimmer on some of the tracks. If you love the band Wild Nothing or solo act Bon Iver, this album boasts an atmospheric and moody evasion of reality, but never hesitates to back down until the very last track
How to Dress Well What Is This Heart?
Howard Shore The Return of the King
Jim Croce You Don't Mess With Jim
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience is a masterpiece in every way possible; a testament to artists who strive for perfection in their music. The album challenges audiences to remember a brisker and sophisticated time while adding to them. Aside from the fun and classy lyrics, this is a beautifully composed and produced album that's as inventive as its title. JT only builds himself up to earn loud and long standing ovations after each track ends.
Kanye West Yeezus
The attitude resembles that of a Death Grips album giving it a darker and edgier tone that works almost perfectly.
Kenji Kawai Ghost in the Shell: Original Soundtrack
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze
La Dispute Wildlife
Many will write this off as an over the top melodrama with whiny vocals. Those who see a deeper meaning will
have much to enjoy and appreciate here.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Les Savy Fav Inches
Local Natives Gorilla Manor
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Mew Frengers
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
Night Verses Lift Your Existence
If you want an album that captures the raw energy of a live performance, Night Verses succeeds with their captivating and consistent 74-minute debut album.
O'Brother Garden Window
The outstanding album of the year so far, and that's coming to an end pretty soon.
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Panda Bear Tomboy
Pharmakon Bestial Burden
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Polyenso Clean Head
A nostalgic, experimental mess that I use in the most positive sense. Though it is a huge leap from their last album's deep and indie core sound; it's a risk that is amazing. Mixing indie and garage rock with a Bright Eyes tone, it's truly a wonder to behold.
Real Estate Atlas
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Silversun Pickups Swoon
Soundtrack (Film) Saturday Night Fever
Soundtrack (Film) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon They Want My Soul
Spoon makes their best album since GA GA GA GA GA.
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Tame Impala Lonerism
They fail at bringing the 60's & 70's vibe, but create something far more interesting.
Tame Impala Currents
Tame Impala's new direction is infatuating and hypnotic; a direction that shouldn't detract fans, but also bring even more followers. Easily one of the best albums of 2015.
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
An album that follows its own rules by mixing different genres into seperate progressive sounds.
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
After 5 years, this might be one of the strongest of the conceptual albums.
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Graduate Only Every Time
The Graduate quickly finds that greatness in themselves with this jam packed epic.
The Mountain Goats Heretic Pride
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
The National Boxer
The Republic of Wolves Varuna
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
The xx xx
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice Major/Minor
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Wild Nothing Nocturne
Eclectic, beautiful, and extremely memorable. The arrangements are so clean and the lyrics blend majestically to the rhythms of each track. This might be one of the best exciting albums to be released this year.

4.0 excellent
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
Common Courtesy feels like a victory lap for ADTR (after their court case) with songs that have an uplifting spirit but doesn't have all the usual cliches. But their Right Back At It Again and they don't want to hear about it, bitch.
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
A Lot Like Birds No Place
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
a-ha Hunting High and Low
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
All the Day Holiday The Things We've Grown To Love
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Anamanaguchi Endless Fantasy
Anberlin Vital
Little by little, it seemed like this band always wanted to go become the the alt-rock response to New Order. The work has definitely payed off, making this the most refined and mature album in their career.
Angus and Julia Stone Down the Way
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Animal Collective Grass
Anthony Green Young Legs
Intimate and beautifully spoken, Anthony Green outshines Beautiful Things with a stronger love ballad.
Araabmuzik Electronic Dream
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
Arctic Monkeys AM
It's safe to say that AM is the Arctic Monkeys have made the most solid effort in their career.
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
As Cities Burn Hell Or High Water
As Tall As Lions As Tall As Lions
As Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With You
ASAP Rocky Live.Love.A$AP.
Nothing more can be said this rapper's technical intelligence more than his fascination on acid trips. His skills are great and hopefully improvement comes with it.
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Band of Horses Infinite Arms
Baths Obsidian
Beach House Bloom
Beach House Depression Cherry
Bear Hands Distraction
Beck Sea Change
Beck Guero
Beck Morning Phase
Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Bjork Post
Blonde Redhead 23
Their sound flows like the dead were dancing, but enough to make you feel alive inside.
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
Bombay Bicycle Club A Different Kind of Fix
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Brand New Daisy
Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...
Bright Eyes Fevers & Mirrors
Burial Rival Dealer
Cage The Elephant Cage the Elephant
Cage The Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday
The pacing, the eccentric attitude and the amazing lyrics make this album an absolute representation of what Cage the Elephant is.
Caribou Our Love
Carly Rae Jepsen E MO TION
Cat Power Sun
Chairlift Something
Chevelle Vena Sera
Chevelle La Gargola
Chris Stapleton Traveller
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Circa Survive Descensus
Closure in Moscow The Penance and the Patience
Closure in Moscow Pink Lemonade
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Courtney Barnett sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit
Cults Cults
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Danny Brown Old
Deadmau5 Random Album Title
Deas Vail All The Houses Look The Same
Death Grips The Money Store
It's like the exaggerated ramblings of a homeless man mixed in with an Animal Collective record and BLEW MY MIND!
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Death Grips Government Plates
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Deerhunter Microcastle
Deerhunter Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Deerhunter Monomania
Deerhunter Fading Frontier
Delta Spirit History From Below
Delta Spirit Into the Wide
Devin Townsend Project Z2
DIIV Oshin
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
Django Django Django Django
Donovan Sunshine Superman
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
This mixtape is full of solid tracks that feel equally intimate and catchy to Drake's recent discography and will make fans eager for what 'Views of the 6' might be.r
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Electric Guest Mondo
Eminem The Eminem Show
Enya The Very Best Of Enya
ERRA Augment
Fever Ray Fever Ray
FIDLAR's debut is adrenaline in a bottle that feels like an authentic live performance in your parent's garage.
FKA Twigs LP1
FKA Twigs M3LL155X
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Without hesitation, Florence Welch has outdone herself by making a soulful, pulp, gospel mix that does everything right from beginning to end. This is a classic in the making.
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
This album is being acclaimed for being a "masterpiece" but that's a little much. The tracks experiment with more noise then a regular R&B album which makes it just as risky and interesting. But I found myself having to be picky through each track, as only 10 tracks really made it into my memory bank. But that's enough of an impact for just a debut.
Freelance Whales Weathervanes
From Indian Lakes Able Bodies
From Indian Lakes Absent Sounds
A beautiful and quickly addicting album that marks a new change in From Indian Lakes' sound and style.
Future Honest
Future DS2
Girl Band Holding Hands With Jamie
Girls Album
Grimes Art Angels
Hail the Sun Elephantitis
Hail the Sun Wake
Hands Like Houses Reimagine
Unlike most "re-imagined" EP's from hardcore acts who merely simplify their songs' into acoustic renditions, Hands Like Houses takes advantage and create so much more creating unique and re-inventive ways to play their songs; a side that should be explored more in the future.r
Hawkboy Hawkboy
Hellogoodbye Would It Kill You?
Holy Ghost! Holy Ghost!
It has unique and catchy beats that would make Devo and LCD Soundsystem cross their arms in jealousy.
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
A band that puts in all the bells and whistles, but uses them for a better cause.
HRVRD The Inevitable And I
HS87 All I've Ever Dreamed Of
I See Stars New Demons
I The Mighty Satori
I the Mighty make a solid homerun with this powerhouse of a debut album.
I The Mighty Connector
Iceage New Brigade
Iceage You're Nothing
Iceage Plowing into the Field of Love
Imogen Heap Ellipse
Innerpartysystem Innerpartysystem
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Jack White Blunderbuss
A very casual and deeply complex album that really digs into the charisma of the talented musician.
Jack White Lazaretto
James Blake Overgrown
Jamie xx In Colour
Jars Of Clay Much Afraid
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Jay-Z American Gangster
The story is a bit flimsy, but the concept is excellent.
Jay-Z The Hits Collection Vol. 1
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Jenny Hval Apocalypse, girl
Jerry Goldsmith Legend (The Jerry Goldsmith Score)
Jim Croce I Got A Name
The unfortunate farewell to a folk legend whose music deserves more open hearts.
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
An underrated celebration album that's comfortable and another home run.
Joseph Arthur Redemption's Son
Joseph Arthur Come To Where I'm From
Joshua Radin We Were Here
Joywave Koda Vista
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Junip Fields
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
It's risky, risque and just damn catchy from the new King of Pop.
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Karen O and the Kids Where the Wild Things Are (OST)
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kings of Convenience Riot on an Empty Street
Kitten Cut It Out
Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo
An enthusiastic, low-fi vibe that effortlessly sounds terrific.
Kurt Vile So Outta Reach
Kurt Vile b'lieve i'm goin' down...
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
La Dispute Rooms of the House
An incredible shift in material and maturity; La Dispute proves time that their growth as musicians and writers has been in their favor.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Les Savy Fav Let's Stay Friends
Letlive. Fake History
Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow
Lightning Bolt Earthly Delights
In all things noise rock, I've found myself hypnotized by this band.
Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire
Linkin Park Meteora
Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance
Lower Dens Escape from Evil
Ludo Broken Bride EP
M83 Saturdays=Youth
Mae The Everglow
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's The Dust of Retreat
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Not Animal.
Most of the time, an artist's version or vision is always the better road to take. But their record label seemed to have a different idea of their contracted band and put out a different playlist focusing on a lyrical, folk sound. Though, track wise, the sound isn't as cohesive, but the songs themselves are better in general for their lasting value, but doesn't pass by in a rush.
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mayday Parade A Lesson In Romantics
Metric Fantasies
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
Mew No More Stories
Mew +-
Michael Jackson Bad
Middle Class Rut Pick Up Your Head
Pick Up Your Head packs a hard punch that has a more experimental approach than their predecessor. Just as Silversun Pickups is compared to Smashing Pumpkins, Middle Class Rut can be easily identified with Jane's Addiction; but just because you sound like another band doesn't mean it should be analyzed for it's similarities, such as vocalist/guitarist Zach Lopez sounding nearly identical to JA's Perry Farrel. Middle Class Rut are going to have a difficult time without being compared to bands such as JA, but they have made an album that outshines their breakout hit "New Low" and features solid tracks that are playful with the indie rock/noise punk genres. Even when some of the tracks fall short or flat, Middle Class Rut strive on. r
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream
Miguel Wild
Miguel Wildheart
An epic album focusing on love, longing, and let's not forget foreplay.
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Minus the Bear Omni
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Morning Teleportation Expanding Anyway
Move Orchestra Ep1
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
The concept may not be as original as it could be 10-20 years ago, but it's still a great concept. This album holds its attention to the atmosphere of death with glam rock style.
My Epic Yet
The true intensity this album brings is not the religion that drives them, but a faith that guides them.
My Epic Broken Voice
An acosutic EP that's sweeter and more personal to listen too.
My Epic Behold
Neon Indian Era Extrana
A lovesick ballad that's uptempo and feels life affirming.
Neon Indian Vega Intl. Night School
New Found Glory Hits
New Order Low-Life
New Order Brotherhood
New Order Technique
Night Verses Out Of The Sky
A progressively awesome fuse of genres that's small on tracks, but never lacks on sound.
O'Brother The Death of Day
O'Brother Disillusion
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
A band that gets this amount of exposure rarely finds a fitting for the career ahead of them. But Of Monsters and Men stamps seal of with this album, finding a place among other indie bands out there.
Of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic
Of Montreal Icons, Abstract Thee
Some of the best music they've ever made on one convenient EP
Oliver Tank Dreams
Palms Palms
Panda Bear Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Panic! At the Disco Vices & Virtues
Big fan! Huge love! Love it! 3 years worth the wait!
Parachute The Way It Was
An excellent follow up that wants to be more sincere than too radio friendly.
Passion Pit Manners
Passion Pit Gossamer
Perfect Pussy I have lost all desire for feeling
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Pharmakon Abandon
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Wall
Polock Rising Up
Polyenso Birth.Eater
Polyenso One Big Particular Loop
This is one of the most rewarding albums I've had to experience. The amount of work and effort put into this record can be shown from the production, the writing, instrumentation and the soul. All the tracks are handled with diversity and feel unique, which makes each play feel intimate. This album is a beast all its own that not only sets the bar for 2013, but also feels like it has reinvented the word "quality" into a refreshing term for all music. But speaking as a fan, who has been following this band since Brennan Taulbee filled in as lead man, One Big Particular Loop is absolutely worth the 3 year wait.
Polyenso EP 1
The EP previews the new direction the band takes that's refreshingly smooth and invigorating.
Pond (AUS) Hobo Rocket
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends
Protest the Hero Fortress
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls
Purity Ring Shrines
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Roots
Radical Face takes a darker tone in his atmospheric first entry in "The Family Tree" trilogy.
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Branches
Radical Face The Bastards: Volume Three
These three b-side (bastard) tracks work ceremoniously to Radical Face's Family Tree Trilogy.
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Bastards
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Real Don Music The Dank Sinatra EP
Real Estate Days
Right Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good Thief
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rogue Wave Permalight
Permalight hits the most consistent notes in a Rogue Wave album, mixing the lo-Fi catchiness and indie pop rhythms shine in this thoughtful album.
Royal Bangs Flux Outside
Royksopp and Robyn Do It Again
A fantastic collaborative mini-album that deserves to be heard for it's entrancing beats and creativity.
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Permanent Waves
Sannhet Revisionist
Saosin Translating the Name
Saosin Saosin
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Say Anything Say Anything
School of Seven Bells Ghostory
ScHoolboy Q Habits and Contradictions
Secret Band Secret Band
Senses Fail Pull the Thorns from Your Heart
Senses Fail show strength over age and time with Buddy Nielsen's strong lyrics on personal struggles.
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
This album is a fucking blast and those of you who complain about a guy who can hold a high Note with soul
should have their dicks ripped off with a complaint that slanderous.
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
The opening album of 2012! It's a must for anyone who enjoys industrial noise, garage rock, hip-hop, and pure indie.
Soundtrack (Film) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Soundtrack (Film) The Guest
Soundtrack (Theatre) Avenue Q - Original Broadway Cast
Spoon Kill the Moonlight
Spoon Girls Can Tell
Spoon Transference
Strawberry Girls American Graffiti
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
The Black Keys Rubber Factory
The Black Keys Thickfreakness
The Black Keys Brothers
The Black Keys El Camino
El Camino is a celebration; a celebration of success and fullfillment.
The Boxer Rebellion The Cold Still
The Boxer Rebellion Promises
The Chemical Brothers Hanna
The Contortionist Language
The Cure Disintegration
The Dead Weather Sea of Cowards
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
I think it's funny that a $35 album is #1 on their bestsellers so far. Eager fans I have to say. I agree with them. There are way better songs on this album then the 11 track album. Get this one.
The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
Oddly, an album about a zombie outbreak and the apocalypse is their strongest effort.
The Fratellis Costello Music
The Front Bottoms The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms Talon of the Hawk
The Joy Formidable The Big Roar
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Killers Day & Age
This is a much more cleaned up sound than Sam's Town. It blends both the masterpiece of Hot Fuss w/ Sam's Town which works majestically.
The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out
A laid back simplicity that is both charming and memorable.
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement
The Morning Benders Talking Through Tin Cans
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
The Mountain Goats The Coroner's Gambit
The Mountain Goats The Life of the World to Come
The National Alligator
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The National show strength as they growth in their music without taking a step back. You can analytically pick apart any song you want but regardless of what is found this is a beautiful, solid album.
The New Pornographers Electric Version
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
The Northern Key The Northern Key
An intimate and beautiful album that needs a re-issue to grow a fan base.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong
The Paper Kites Woodland
The Paper Kites States
The Paper Kites twelvefour
The groovy and hushed atmosphere is intimate and gives the album's concept an inspired look at a time we don't normally look at without sleep.
The Postal Service Give Up
The Reign Of Kindo This Is What Happens
The Reign Of Kindo Play With Fire
The Republic of Wolves His Old Branches
The Republic of Wolves The Cartographer
The Rise of Science Casey
A beautiful, well-written epic that could preach to the masses.
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.
The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks
The Roots Rising Down
The Shins Wincing the Night Away
The Shins Port of Morrow
The arrangements are beautiful and memorable. Whether you like it or not, The Shins are back!
The Sleeping The Big Deep
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke (Re-Issue)
The Squirrel Nut Zippers Hot
A beautifully eclectic blend of swing, jazz and blues while fashioning them into erotic fantasies of the past.
The Strokes Is This It
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Weeknd House of Balloons
The Weeknd flows and chills to the rythm; something that's misunderstood in the music industry. You can hear the devout passion in his voice and the sweet chilling moments that could make any listener close their eyes and dream too.
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
The Weeknd Trilogy
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The White Stripes The White Stripes
The White Stripes Icky Thump
The xx Coexist
The xx prove themselves to be well rounded musicians by making a quieter and intimate experience.
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin
There For Tomorrow There For Tomorrow
This Armistice (New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change
This Armistice Defining Moments
Tides of Man Empire Theory
Tides of Man Dreamhouse
Even though cohesion is replaced with style, each song still feels epic as individual tracks.
Tides of Man Young and Courageous
An epic, progressive rock album that doesn't force the "epic" side to it and follows its title's theme.
Tigers on Trains Antarctica In Color
Tokyo Police Club Champ
Tom Waits Bone Machine
Tom Waits Mule Variations
Tom Waits Bad As Me
Maybe a tiny bit more mainstream, but still, this may have to be his best album since 'Rain Dogs'
Tool Lateralus
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
Transit Listen and Forgive
Transit Listen & Forgive (Reissue)
The definitive vision that Transit wants their fans to hear.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Social Network
TTNG Animals
TTNG Adventure, Stamina and Anger
TV on the Radio Dear Science
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Two Door Cinema Club is that rare band that made a debut that was thoroughly enjoyable track-by-track.
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Underoath Disambiguation
Valencia We All Need A Reason To Believe
Valleys Stoner - EP
Vampire Weekend Contra
Veil of Maya Matriarch
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait
Vince Staples Summertime '06
Volcano Choir Repave
Washed Out Life of Leisure
Washed Out Within and Without
Hypnotic, seductive and mesmerizing music that wants to make love to your ears. It blends the sounds of Panda
Bear, Tiesto, and Bon Iver into a sound that works.
Washed Out Paracosm
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood
The first "Weird Al" album I ever owned and still rings as a nostalgic album for me personally.
Wild Nothing Gemini
Wild Orchid Children The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Is Is
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
Not only is this album the highlight of their career, but it's their crowning achievement as well; moving forward from their violin driven melodies and progressing to a more applicable sound that makes everyone crave for more.
Yellowcard Southern Air
You, Me, And Everyone We Know Some Things Don't Wash Out
Young the Giant Shake My Hand
Young the Giant Young the Giant
An instant rock classic that is misunderstood and should be reevaluated!
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse
Powers' sophomore album is bolder, better and resonates as a heartfelt ballad.
Yuck Yuck
Zero 7 Simple Things

3.5 great
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
As an occassional pop punk listener, I was very glad to hear a more than mediocre album with great hooks and smart prescense.
A Phoenix Forever This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
A Silent Film The City That Sleeps
A Silent Film Sand & Snow
A Silent Film A Silent Film
A Static Lullaby Rattlesnake!
a-ha Stay on These Roads
A.C. Newman Shut Down the Streets
The charm and joy of his supergroup, but uneven and undefined as a solo artist.
Active Child You Are All I See
Adele 21
AFI Decemberunderground
After the Burial Wolves Within
Aglacia Generator. Operator. Destroyer.
Nothing new, but it's certainly nothing to be missed.
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire
Alexisonfire Crisis
All Get Out The Season
All Get Out Movement
All The Right Moves The Monster I've Become
All Time Low Put Up or Shut Up
All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right
AlunaGeorge You Know You Like It
AlunaGeorge Body Music
Amely On My Own
Anamanaguchi Dawn Metropolis
Anamanaguchi Mess
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Angels and Airwaves Love
This album remains their best because of the focused sound and atmosphere they wanted to create.
Angus and Julia Stone A Book Like This
Angus and Julia Stone Angus & Julia Stone
Angus Stone Broken Brights
Animal Collective People
Animal Collective Campfire Songs
Animal Collective Water Curses
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Animal Collective is still the spastic, charming band that fans love and music still continues to be an art to them; but at times their new album feels like a pinball machine that won't let the ball fall into the drain. That being said, this is still a great album that should be a test for the millions who have followed them for so long.
Animal Collective Honeycomb/Gotham
Annuals Sweet Sister
Annuals Time Stamp
Anthony Green Beautiful Things
Green's new album shifts tones in a confident and joyful noise that puts a smile on any listener's face.
Apparatjik We Are Here
Arctic Monkeys Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Ariana Grande My Everything
Ariana Grande finds a unique balance on her new album that showcases her talent on a more personal note.
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Arms Like Yours My Silhouette
Arms Like Yours .Architect.
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
ASAP Ferg Trap Lord
ASAP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP
Assassins War of Aggression
A surprising and energetic debut that should steal the scene from other bands of the genre.
Asteria Slip Into Something More Comfortable
Atlas Sound Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See...
Atlas Sound Logos
Atlas Sound Parallax
Avey Tare Down There
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Enter the Slasher House
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony
It sounds irritating and over-the-top; but all you need is a little air to breathe before listening to alternative
dance that's eccentric like this.
Balance and Composure Separation
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Band of Horses Cease to Begin
Beach Fossils Beach Fossils
Bear in Heaven I Love You, It's Cool
Beartooth Disgusting
A bombastic and energetic album that doesn't let up until the final chord notes are played til the very end. This is definitely an album worth your time and attention.r
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Beastie Boys Ill Communication
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs
Beastie Boys Check Your Head
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Beck Odelay!
Beck The Information
Benjamin Francis Leftwich Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Bishop Allen The Broken String
Bizzy Bone Crossroads: 2010
Blaqk Audio Bright Black Heaven
Blonde Redhead Penny Sparkle
A little drastic turn for Blonde Redhead, but still a thumping good hear.
Bombay Bicycle Club I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow
Bright Eyes The People's Key
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
I'll admit to my own weaknesses whenever they may come up. I'm a sucker for epic risen choruses that give off the impression of being uplifting and I can't help it. Now sometimes these can be done weak and give off a bad vibe of getting a cheap reaction to grab a listener. Last year's "Drown" could have been that song, instead it was a song of personal redemption from a struggle and it was glorious. THAT'S THE SPIRIT aims to follow in that single's footsteps with a softer sound and more rising choruses. Most of the tracks do that with ease, but don't quite have the ambition as "Drown" did. This album will cater to those who want to hear something to relate to without being yelled at and it might just work with tracks like "True Friends" and "Doomed". Maybe you just want the conquer the world and that'll go well with "Throne." It's motivated and has every intent to show the world that Bring Me the Horizon can be so much more.
Broadway Kingdoms
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Built on Secrets Reflections
Cage The Elephant Melophobia
Cartel Chroma
Cartel Cycles
Cary Brothers Who You Are
Cary Brothers Under Control
ceo White Magic
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull
Children of Nova The Complexity of Light
Chiodos Illuminaudio
A fire burns within this new soul, but it doesn't intensify enough.
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Appendage
Circa Survive Violent Waves
City Sleeps Not An Angel
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Recommended Tracks: "Kissing Cousins"; "A Night At the Spleen"; "Reindeer Age"; "Sweet#hart
Cloud Nothings Turning On
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Common Crooks Earthwalker - EP
Conditions Conditions EP
Conditions You Are Forgotten
Crocodiles Endless Flowers
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Crystal Fighters Cave Rave
For me, this was pretty difficult to find any fault in. Every song on this album is so cheerful, catchy and damn consistent. It was hard to find a song that was weaker then the other because even the arguable stand out tracks ("LA Calling", "Love Natural", "Wave", "You & I") are on a different level from even the catchy, slower ballads. There's just so much to enjoy. Maybe it's the cynic in me trying to find fault in any album or my tastes are trying to find a balance between high brow critical praise and good old fashioned fun. Every track reminded me of the hippie-americana days of Rusted Root on When I Woke. The obvious influence of oriental music make the experience exciting and inspiring. For what it's worth, I highly recommend Cave Rave as a great summer album and to just buy the whole damn thing because I can't find it in me to take one song away that didn't make me feel genuinely happy and excited.r
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.
Craig Owens has a controlled sound that proves his vocal strengths. He takes dominance with this project and just has a damn good time with it, and that's why this album succeeds.
Daft Punk Homework
Haven't heard this album in years. I have to re listen to this album to really give in an honest opinion.
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Tilian Pearson makes a stellar replacement as the new vocalist of the group and their strongest to date. The songs in particular are strong in production value and instrumentally incredible. Even though the lyrics sound ridiculous, sometimes a little ridiculous is required for music this energetic and lively.
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
As Acceptance Speech did deliver the best clean vocalist in DGD's career it still didn't deliver that spark from past album, but Instant Gratification finds the voice in Tilian to deliver his new starring position.
Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi Rome
dangerkids collapse
Dangerkids stamp a fresh new start into the subgenre with an energy that's strong, alive and infectious.
Daphne Loves Derby Good Night, Witness Light
Dashboard Confessional Alter The Ending
Dave Matthews Band Crash
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
David Crowder Band A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)
Deas Vail Deas Vail
Deas Vail The Side Effect
Deas Vail For Shepherds & Kings - EP
Artist's covering Christmas carols is just as old as artist's trying to cover pop tunes. Little did I know Deas Vail made a Christmas EP which I responded with a unenthusiastic sigh. I should have saved that sigh for Pop Goes Punk Vol. 4, because these tracks are far more interesting then another metalcore band screaming Ke$ha lyrics. Everyone has done these songs time and time again, but Deas Vail creates these tracks with such creative care it's a breath of air. It's more comfortable and not over blown like so many bands try to make these songs into. I recommend buying this CD and playing it on a loop or on a mixtape at Christmas parties
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Deerhunter Cryptograms
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones Around the Fur
Delorean Subiza
Delorean Apar
Delta Spirit Ode To Sunshine
Delta Spirit Delta Spirit
Denitia and Sene blah blah blah.
Denitia and Sene His and Hers.
Dirty Projectors About to Die
Drake and Future What a Time to Be Alive
Dreamer/Deceiver Generations
Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code
Oh Dropkick Murphy's...how well you make my ancestry want to join your pride parade!
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Eels Hombre Lobo
Eidola Degeneraterra
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Emery The Weak's End
Enya Dark Sky Island
ERRA Impulse
Not gonna lie, I was extremely impressed by this band's chaotic experimentation. But the thing that astonished me the most was the heart and soul I could feel throughout all the headbanging moments.
ERRA Moments of Clarity
Family Force 5 Business Up Front, Party In The Back
There's alot to admire here, and a ton of blends that work well for this band.
Fanfarlo Reservoir
Fanfarlo Rooms Filled With Light
Where their 2009 debut, Reservoir, seemed to dwindle; Rooms Filled With Light is an improvement and has a constructed, friendly tone that's refreshing but at the same time feels familiar.
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Florence and the Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
A satisfyingly slower, somber and blues inspired album with the same integral art rock sound that Florence is known for.
Forgive Durden Razia's Shadow: A Musical
Theatrical elements flow vigorously throughout this album. It does follow many of the guidelines of most musicals and fights to have the same cliched themes. The story is quite a visual piece to imagine. Though there are moments where it seems to dwindle off nearly to unconvincing territory, but it's Timothy Dutton's vision of fantasy and his of love for Broadway that's displayed.
Fort Minor The Rising Tied
There's definitely"...A 100% reason to remember the name."
Foxy Shazam The Church of Rock and Roll
An incredible contribution to Rock & Roll that will treat any listener to a nostalgic dose of classic riffs and ill have you bursting into flames.
Freelance Whales Diluvia
The indie pop vibes that were present in their debut album are almost completely erased, but haven't lost their charm as they twang here and there with some of the most atmospheric tunes to be released on Earth. It feels as though the whole crew at FW took a vacation in outer space, then came back to a country home. It's an odd coupling that works to the band's advantage. r
Friendly Fires Friendly Fires
Friendly Fires Pala
Frou Frou Details
fun. Aim and Ignite
Get Scared Built For Blame, Laced With Shame
Get Scared Everyone's Out To Get Me
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Gotye Like Drawing Blood
Gotye Making Mirrors
Gotye is an impressive man not only because of his keen pop mind but because he can make an album sensitive and catchy to the nature of what the song requires. Even though this album doesn't hold as much as his debut, he still can form an incredible album out of passion, even if the songs are shorter.
Great Lake Swimmers Lost Channels
Green Day ¡UNO!
Grouplove Never Trust A Happy Song
The first half of this album is sheer fun and excitement, but once you reach the mid section the album
becomes less consistent.
Grouplove Spreading Rumours
Guster Easy Wonderful
Hands Give Me Rest
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller
An album that sounds like it gives a shit and doesnt dumb down to the generic music that most would crave for.
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
The intent of the band's latest effort is to progress from the usual catchy hooks of their debut and to be deeper. Their attempt is commendable and should be worth noting but it comes off less enjoyable and more dull. I the Mighty proved you can have a enticing album that was deep and enjoyable. Hands Like Houses can't exactly pick all the right tones for each song with some feeling duller than the last. On a more positive note, the tracks kick a powerful punch. The instruments feel like they have weight behind them and a thoughtful structure keeping the songs less layered, but more intimate. The powerfully soulful style that Trenton Woodley uses also keeps this album well intact and memorable. Unfortunately, the tracks that feature Woodley front and center are possibly the weakest of the album. The two slowest tracks "Oceanside" and "A Tale of Outer Suburbia" are so low key and bland with the instruments that it feels like Woodley maybe putting too much emotion into it. The saying "less is more" doesn't exactly work for Woodley in this album and the tracks feel misplaced and unguided. Some fans might like the change of pace, but I was already enjoying the change of pace with the newly controlled atmosphere the band has made on this album. Here, those tracks don't belong. The progression is very impressive for a ban in this genre and it's fresh to hear something good be turned into something better. This is a well done album by a very talented band. Recommended Tracks:"A Fire On a Hill"; "Introduced Species"; "The House You Built"
Harbor Royale Aspirations
Hawkboy King Folly
Hawthorne Heights Skeletons
Holds up so much better then their other albums. Their aggression is controlled, the sound has a consistent flow and despite a few hiccups here and there, it's a thoroughly well held up album.
Hidden In Plain View Life in Dreaming
Hit the Lights This Is a Stick Up...
Hit the Lights Until We Get Caught
Hit the Lights Invicta EP
Hit the Lights Summer Bones
Hit the Lights bring energy to each, short track without slowing down, giving this year the anthem album of the summer.
Holy Ghost! Dynamics
How to Destroy Angels An omen EP_
How to Dress Well Love Remains
HRVRD From the Bird's Cage
HS87 We the Plug
I Am Alaska To Elude The Architect
I Am In Love Call Me An Animal
I Call Fives First Things First EP
I The Mighty Karma Never Sleeps
The EP as a whole is a solid listen, but the production feels too pressed on, causing it too lack any warmth or life. Some times, the drums sound thin and sapped of energy. Even though the sounds are sharp enough to overlook, the overly crisp, and trebly tone becomes a problem in some areas.
Imogen Heap Speak For Yourself
Imogen Heap Sparks
You can tell the hard work and effort IH put into making this album and the production gleams with her talent.
Innerpartysystem Never Be Content
Jamie's Elsewhere They Said a Storm Was Coming
Most will find it genreric and repetitive; but the excellent mix of genres, great lyrics, and strong vocals make up for the same ol', same ol' sound.
Jamie's Elsewhere Rebel - Revive
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
Jars Of Clay Jars Of Clay
Jars Of Clay If I Left The Zoo
Jay-Z The Black Album
Jeremih Late Nights With Jeremih
It's definitely not as complex as Frank Ocean's Channel ORANGE but the beats are an inspired mix and feel fresh. These tracks show a diversitial artist and help us forget the tragedy that was "Down On Me."
Jessie Andrews In Motion
Jim Croce Life and Times
Jimmy Eat World Invented
John Mayer Born and Raised
Jose Gonzalez Veneer
Jose Gonzalez In Our Nature
Jose Gonzalez Vestiges and Claws
Joseph Arthur Could We Survive EP
Joshua Radin Wax Wings
Joywave How Do You Feel?
Joywave How Do You Feel Now?
Juicy J Stay Trippy
Junior Astronomers I Just Want to Make a Statement
Justin Timberlake Justified
K. Roosevelt RoseGold
K. Roosevelt Journey
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground Introducing Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground
Keane Hopes & Fears
Keane Under The Iron Sea
Kimbra Vows
Kimbra is a wildly inventive and colorful artist. Her beauty only compliments the music she creates which only adds to the character of this album and makes it sound effortless.
Kindness World You Need a Change of Mind
Even though it feels brooding at times, it's pretty damn brilliant once you explore the core of the album.
King Tuff King Tuff
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
An affectionate and well intentioned album with the signature fury but without the passion.
Kitten Sunday School
Ladybird Ladybird
Laura Veirs July Flame
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Les Savy Fav Root For Ruin
Lightning Bolt Ride The Skies
Lightning Bolt Oblivion Hunter
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Little Children In Hau
Little Children Falling
Local Natives Hummingbird
This album is nothing if not subtle; a lateral growth that's thoughtful and a subtle progression that's bold and a bit brighter.
Loraine An Autumn Evening
Loraine wants to take you on a journey, but while the songs production and instrumental build ups are cheap and nearly feel identical, they end up giving you a Hallmark greeting that will have you invested. The EP succeeds, for the most part, at making each listener feel uplifted yet reserved for easily excited crowds.
Lower Definition The Greatest of All Lost Arts
Lower Definition The Infinite Et Cetera
LP Forever For Now
M83 Before The Dawn Heals Us
Madeon Adventure
Madonna Ray of Light
Manchester Orchestra You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, But Brilliance...
Manchester Orchestra Hope
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Buzzard
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Sling Shot to Heaven
Massive Attack Heligoland
Mayday Parade Mayday Parade
Lifting off from the less than inspirational sophomore album, for the original sound that brought them to stardom long ago.
Memory Tapes Seek Magic
Memory Tapes Grace/Confusion
Meriwether Sons of Our Fathers
Metz Metz
Metz Metz II
Mew A Triumph for Man
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Michael Buble Crazy Love
Michael Jackson Dangerous
Midnight Matinee Contrast In Color
Miike Snow Happy to You
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk
Mos Def The Ecstatic
Moving Mountains Waves
A band that's beginning to play with cliches, but still has a unique identity.
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
MCR might not have learned about coherent structure when telling a story (as proof from The Black Parade) but what comes out is still a memorable listen.
My Epic I Am Undone
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
My Morning Jacket Chocolate and Ice
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket Circuital
N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo
N.E.R.D. In Search Of
Neon Indian Psychic chasms
New Found Glory Sticks and Stones
New Found Glory Catalyst
I never thought too heavily on the negativity this album received. I feel that the hatred towards
this CD was the heavy focus on melody. But that's what made this album so special. It had the unique way of
selling itself as fun and upbeat. It's repetiveness can be quoted here and there, but it has a special place in
my heart b/c of the pure energy it provides.
New Order Get Ready
Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Observers & Telescopes The Sound of People Moving: Prologue
Ocean is Theory Into The Mouths of Lions EP
Of Machines As If Everything Was Held In Place
Of Mice and Men The Flood
Coming off from their less then average debut, Of Mice & Men improve their sound with a stronger and more consistent album that should entertain anyone who enjoys this genre.
Of Monsters and Men Beneath the Skin
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping
Of Montreal False Priest
I'm not rating it high because it's catchier, but because it embraces Kevin Barnes absurdity and it just has a blast. So instead of determining whether or not the arrangements are good, enjoy this party drug album.
Of Montreal thecontrollersphere
Of Montreal Paralytic Stalks
On An On Give In
Orcas Yearling
Otis Taylor Recapturing The Banjo
Our City Sleeps There is Hope.
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Parachute Losing Sleep
Paramore Riot!
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Hayley Williams may be becoming a huge name for herself, but it's the talented band that keeps her in line.
Passenger (UK) Wide Eyes Blind Love
Pendulum Immersion
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Phoenix It's Never Been Like That
Phoenix Bankrupt!
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines
In the ever growing list of high pitched vocalists (ex. A Skylit Drive, Sleeping With Sirens, etc.) lead vocalist, Vic Fuentes maybe the one of the strongest on scene. The experimental sound blends nicely with his heart bearing voice. It's true the lyrics and sometimes come off as cliched and generic and I agree at times it feels a bit whiny, but I think that's what helps make the music feel real and unreal at the same time. It's a stronger album in general, even with the obvious poppy hooks and the occasional cliched "diary" lyrics, the music does make it clear what it's trying to convey. Life is tough, love can be rough, but you can always build yourself back up.
Pierce the Veil Collide with the Sky
Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts
If there is an album that accurately displays love, lust, affection, disgust and longing, Placebo has created the perfect infection to your brain.
Placebo Meds
PMtoday In Medias Res
Pond (AUS) Man, It Feels like Space Again
Ponderosa Pool Party
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth
Portugal. The Man American Ghetto
Prurient Through the Window
Radical Face Ghost
Real Estate Real Estate
Relient K Mmhmm
Right Away, Great Captain! The Bitter End
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rise Against Endgame
I feel like Rise Against has been born again with the same feel as The Suffer and the Witness. Appeal to
Reason just didn't feel comftorable and it felt unevenly paced, this album just shows how much they can
impact musicgoers everywhere.
Rogue Wave Descended Like Vultures
Rogue Wave Nightingale Floors
Run Kid Run Patterns
Now they sound like a stronger and more experimental Every Avenue!
Rusted Root When I Woke
Instrumentally, it's a fantastic album, and thouigh there is inspiration, it's always been the weakest side of Rusted Root. Still, they do capture the sounds of different cultures into one. The tracks express a kinetic form of energy and have a great, multi-cultural groove to it.r
Sainthood Reps Monoculture
School of Seven Bells Disconnect From Desire
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
Sea Wolf Leaves in the River
Sea Wolf Old World Romance
Search The City A Fire So Big The Heavens Can See It
Secret Band Secret Band EP (Remastered)
Secrets Fragile Figures
A huge improvement over their debut that's got serious lasting power, Fragile Figures is a great summer surprise.
Senses Fail Life Is Not a Waiting Room
Senses Fail The Fire
Sexwitch Sexwitch
Shiny Toy Guns We Are Pilots
Some of the songs are lifeless, but the ones that do throw you back out of your chair.
Shiny Toy Guns III
Carah Faye's return is a return to form for the band with an assortment of uplifting and dance-able tracks.
Sianvar Sianvar
Sigur Ros Valtari
Silverstein Discovering the Waterfront
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Silverstein This Is How the Wind Shifts
A grand spectacle of great songwriting and heavy progression.
Silversun Pickups Pikul
Silversun Pickups Seasick
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods
Silversun Pickups take an edgier and less subtle approach in this album and probably not an album can be sat through just once; you need to let it grab your attention through every listen. This also goes for the lead single "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)": a haunting nod to the infamous folklore tale. This new approach feels less organic but doesn't stray as far to the sound that they have made in the past.r
Single File Common Struggle
Sleeper Agent Celabrasion
Sleeping With Sirens With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
Sleepy Sun Embrace
Sleepy Sun Fever
Sleepy Sun Spine Hits
Sleigh Bells Treats
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
As I blast this album through the apartment building it becomes very clear to me that Sleigh Bells' energy has never been better as the duo create something as a deep breath for an easier and accessible experience.
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Snow Patrol Up to Now
So Contagious Locked & Loaded
Soundtrack (Film) Spring Breakers
Sparks The Rescue Eyes to the Sun
Sparks The Rescue Worst Thing I've Been Cursed With
Spinnerette Spinnerette
Spoon Gimme Fiction
Squid the Whale new war.
Story of the Year Page Avenue
Stromae Racine Carrée
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
Taking Back Sunday New Again
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
Telekinesis 12 Desperate Straight Lines
The 1975 Music For Cars
The Academy Is... Almost Here
The Academy Is... Fast Times at Barrington High
The Academy Is... Lost In Pacific Time: The AP/EP
The Audition Great Danger
The Audition Chapter II - EP
The sound is very passionate and strong; which makes it sound like it was worked very hard on.
The Boxer Rebellion Union
The Cab Symphony Soldier
To sum this up, The Cab has literally put their heart and soul into this album, which you can feel even in the catchier segments of some songs. Every part of this album boasts boisterous vocals and lyrics with guitars and drums that knock the rhythm for one of a hell of a ride.
The Cribs Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever
The Cribs Ignore The Ignorant
The Cure The Head on the Door
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Dead Weather Horehound
The Dead Weather Dodge & Burn
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Death Set Michel Poiccard
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Devil Wears Prada has become an interesting topic now these days. A band that has grown so much in popularity but has been disregarded from the media. In a sense, only so many can handle this genre, and I'm one of those people. But why do I like this band do much? I won't play dumb; I'm a Christian, and I appreciate the theology of this band staying in that realm. But it's not their faith that particularly drives me. It's the way they can portray a scene with each song. Grant it, not all the lyrics are excellent, but it's very impressive how the lyrics and the switching between the screaming vocalist and the clean vocalist. Somewhat of a good v. Evil scenario.
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
Out from the roots, came more progression. From within the branches, less generic kicks.
The Devil Wears Prada Space
Just as their first concept EP, 'Space' is an atmospheric and inspired affair into a subject that isn't about life or
faith but delves into a more thematic piece. All the tracks have appropriate titles. Taking aim at the minimal synths used
in many space films, it adds a new element in TDWPs heavy sound that brings a stronger emphasis to the concept's focus
("Planet A"). "Supernova" is the most commercially made song on the EP, but has an explosion of energy that is perfect to
it's title flowing into a pretty melody. "Asteroid" is the most versatile instrumentally with beautiful layered vocal
tracks. This is possibly the strongest flowing project TDWP has made in a while with the exception of "Celestial
Mechanics" (a fancy titled Interlude). For fans of TDWP, this will not go unnoticed and will definitely get kick out of
this if you missed their more daring ideas from 'Zombie.'
The Downtown Fiction Best I Never Had - EP
The Downtown Fiction Let's Be Animals
The Dream the Chase Found Again
The fun creativity expressed throughout this EP makes up for the production quality.
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Hives Black and White Album
The Hoodies A Place On Solid Ground
The Hoodies What's to Come
The Hundred in the Hands The Hundred in the Hands
The Hundred in the Hands Red Night
The dramatic and tense rhythms make up some of the best moments in this sophomore outing, but some tracks lack creative vibe.
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law
A heavier rock anthem for the Alt-rock trio and opens up the new year with a loud bang.
The Killers Sam's Town
The Kills Midnight Boom
The Knife Shaking the Habitual
The Kooks Junk of the Heart
Though cluttered, the change of sound feels refreshing and inspired, creating an enjoyable pop soundtrack for the summer.
The Limousines Get Sharp
The Limousines Hush
The Lonely Island Incredibad
The Lonely Island Turtleneck and Chain
The Lonely Island The Wack Album
The Lumineers The Lumineers
The Morning Benders Big Echo
The Mountain Goats Get Lonely
The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
The Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
The National Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
The New Pornographers Mass Romantic
The New Pornographers Together
The Orwells Remember When
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely
The Radio Dept. Pet Grief
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme
The Republic of Wolves In The House Of Dust
The Republic Tigers Keep Color
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Sleeping What It Takes
The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments to an Elegy
The Story So Far The Story So Far
The Strokes Angles
The Temper Trap Conditions
The Virgins Strike Gently
The Virgins find themselves in a mature state of mind while taking some of the jingle jangle sounds that made some of their early releases so memorable. Instead this maturer band may or may not have you invested in what they're saying but they sure as hell have the hooks to stay in the game.
The Weeknd Thursday
The Weeknd Kiss Land
The White Stripes Elephant
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Thee Oh Sees Drop
Thee Oh Sees Mutilator Defeated At Last
There For Tomorrow A Little Faster
There For Tomorrow The Verge
There For Tomorrow Nightscape
These United States A Picture of the Three of Us at The Gate to the Ga
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
This Century Hopeful Romantic Sampler EP
This Love The Beginning
This Providence Who Are You Now?
Time Tells All Spread the Word
Tobias Jesso Jr. Goon
Tokyo Police Club Elephant Shell
Tool Aenima
Tool 10,000 Days
Toto Toto IV
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Transmit Now Downtown Merry-Go-Round
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
Twin Atlantic Vivarium
Twin Peaks Sunken
Twin Peaks Wild Onions
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
A smart and strategic follow up to their successful debut.
Ty Dolla Sign Beach House EP
Ty Dolla Sign Free TC
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
UNKLE Where Did The Night Fall
Unwritten Law Here's to the Mourning
Unwritten Law Swan
Usher Looking 4 Myself
Valencia Dancing With A Ghost
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Vanna The Search Party Never Came
Vanna A New Hope
Veil of Maya [id]
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Vetiver Vetiver
Vetiver Thing Of The Past
Vetiver The Errant Charm
Wavves and Cloud Nothings No Life For Me
We Came As Romans Dreams
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
We Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be
Re-evaluate: The lyrics are strongly written, the sound keeps itself from trying to be generic (while fooling around with it), and it has an excellent orchestral vibe. The only downside is the always inconsistent fade in, fade out echo that seem to show up in every song.
Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory Fun
William Fitzsimmons The Sparrow and the Crow
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!
Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals
Yeasayer Odd Blood
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
Yes Nice Blindfolded
YG My Krazy Life
Young Thug Barter 6
Yuck Southern Skies

3.0 good
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Beauty In The Eyes Of The Beholder
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Revision: Revise
Well done, the breakdowns feel a bit overdone at times, but its still a fun listen that doesn't feel like too
much of the same-old-same-old. It also has some of the clearest and dynamic sounding drums I've ever heard
on a record.
A Lot Like Birds Plan B
A Love Like Pi The Atlas And The Oyster
A Love Like Pi Jack and the Giant
A Skylit Drive Identity on Fire
A Static Lullaby A Static Lullaby
a-ha Scoundrel Days
Active Child Rapor
Active Child Mercy
AFI Crash Love
All Time Low Nothing Personal
Alt-J This Is All Yours
Amely Hello World
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
Angels and Airwaves I-Empire
Armor For Sleep Dream To Make Believe
Armor For Sleep Smile For Them
As An Aquarius Forgive Me For Living
Asteria Asteria
Asteria Momentum
Atreyu The Curse
August Alsina Testimony
B.o.B No Genre
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
Barcelona Absolutes
Beartooth Sick
Beck Modern Guilt
Before Their Eyes Before Their Eyes
Big Sean Hall of Fame
Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise
Bishop Allen Grrr...
Bleachers Strange Desire
Blessthefall Awakening
Better instrumentation, but continues the riff of some cheesy lyrics, and bogged down by predictability.
Bombay Bicycle Club Flaws
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls
Brandon Flowers Flamingo
Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Breathe Carolina Hell Is What You Make It
A generic, but fun, guilty pleasure that should be checked out. It's the right direction for this band.
Breathe Carolina Savages
As usual, Breathe Carolina brings on the party with edginess, but one of the great things that made the band good (well since their last album) was the contrast between the two vocalists in the group, whom held each other up. Now that one of their vocalists is gone, it's the one, nasally singer on his own 75% of the time. David Schmitt is not a "strong" vocalist, and that's okay; his un-dynamic, nasal swelling high to low mumble is...passable? I suppose. But the tracks that feature guest artists including Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria, Karmin, and Tyler Carter bring back that contrast that works to Schmitt's vocals. The remaining tracks are either hit-or-miss in EDM tracks. It's odd to say that the heavier track, "Sellouts" is the strongest song off the album. With Danny Worsnop heavily invested. This is great because it's an anthem about not selling out for others to like them. It's an incredible song: lyrically and instrumentally (including the build up to the half point where it stops to take a breath and gets quiet, adding a very emotional center). But for all the praise I give to this track, it's the most out of place out of the rest of the album. This is the only song that features heavy chugging and screaming of any kind. It probably would've been better to release this as a single (just like Issues released "Hooligans" alone). Mostly this album is just an overlong, but fun album most will definitely get a kick out of this summer. It would have benefitted from more guest artists and featured a heavier sound. Simply, it's an okay EDM/pop album.
Broadway Gentleman's Brawl
rInstead of growing in the easycore sound they were doing great in, they've created an album that's self absorbed in melodies and power chords you swear you've heard in every pop punk album ever made. It will still keep any listener entertained during the summer, but it's a drastic step backwards from Kingdoms.
Broadway Contexture: Gods, Men & The Infinite Cosmos
Ambitious in structure and title, Broadway's new album highlights some of their debut's rougher, inspired side, while channeling the fun nature of 'Gentleman's Brawl.'
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Burden of a Day Blessed Be Our Ever After
Burden of a Day OneOneThousand
Bush The Sea of Memories
Strong return from alternative-grunge. After a decade, they still sound freshly polished.
Captions Delusions Of Grandeur
Cartel In Stereo
Cash Cash Love Or Lust
While making cheesy beats for Sonic the Hedgehog, Cash Cash has made an album that takes the concept of "What's the difference between Love & Lust?" into a candy land that's sweet most of the time.
Chairlift Does You Inspire You
It's a tough album to truly look through, but Chairlift does define what their sound really is.
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Chief Kamachi Rise and Rhyme, Vol. 1
Childish Gambino Royalty
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
I like Donald, I really do. But personal feelings aside, this is NOT the album you should be exposed to. It's un-enjoyable mediocrity.r
Children of Nova Impossible Landscape
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Christopher Owens Lysandre
rOwens undermines his sensitive subject matter, unlike his last album with former band Girls. But, on the other hand, it still has a flare that's satisfying and commanding for an artist like Owens. The overall album is a casual presentation that serves to keep the listener at an emotional distance.
Circa Survive Juturna
Close Your Eyes Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts
Stronger, passionate and catchy, but breaks down the wrong path.
Cloud Nothings Cloud Nothings
Breezy rock & roll that's fun, not always lasting but sticks with you in a way.
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Cold War Kids Mine is Yours
Coldplay X & Y
Conditions Fluorescent Youth
Confide All Is Calm
Crosses Crosses
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Cults Static
Cute Is What We Aim For Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch
Cute Is What We Aim For Rotation
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Daphne Loves Derby On the Strength of All Convinced
Dashboard Confessional Dusk and Summer
Dayshell Dayshell
Deas Vail Birds & Cages
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
It's a softer and more subtle approach that respectively works, but may mellow out new listeners.
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Destine Lightspeed
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
Does It Offend You, Yeah? You Have No Idea What You're Getting You
Drake So Far Gone EP
Drake Thank Me Later
Why is their so much hate for this album on this site?
Dream On Dreamer Heartbound
Emarosa Emarosa
Eminem Recovery
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Empire Of The Sun Ice On the Dune
A few tracks are exhilarating, catchy and pleasing to hear all around and a shoutout to the hauntingly moody "I'll Be Around". Just as "Alive" and "Concert Pitch" are the feel good jump and dance anthems, "Celebrate" sounds like the rebellious love child of Daft Punk's "One More Time" & "Digital Love" with all it's upbeat charm. But many tracks don't live up to the LP's expectations that's overly long and feels uninspired like half of the great tracks on here.rRecommended Tracks: "DNA", "Alive", "Concert Pitch", "Ice on the Dune", "I'll Be Around", "Celebrate"
Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
ERRA Andromeda
Ever We Fall We Are But Human
Every Avenue Shh. Just Go With It
Every Avenue Picture Perfect
Explosions In The Sky and David Wingo Prince Avalanche
Eye Alaska Genesis Underground
The good is that this band has pride in their music and that's a very strong quality. The bad is that they don't exactly know how to show it off to their audiences exactly.
Family of the Year Loma Vista
Far-Less A Toast to Bad Taste
Fit for Rivals Steady Damage
It's been a while, but I remember listening to this band back in '09. Simple and hard album with raspy leading lady.
Flight 409 We Don't Dance
Flight of the Conchords I Told You I Was Freaky
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Foster the People Torches
Four Letter Lie What A Terrible Thing To Say
Several years late rating this album and it still holds a glimmer of middle school nostalgia.
From Autumn To Ashes The Fiction We Live
From Autumn To Ashes Holding A Wolf By The Ears
From First to Last Throne to the Wolves
From First to Last Dead Trees
Dead Trees' intention is to entertain afans and newcomers alike as a reintroduction with invigoration and inspiration. It won'texactly appeal to everyone but it's obvious that there's A passion and a drive that compels to make this album.
From Indian Lakes The Man With Wooden Legs
fun. Some Nights
Get Scared Cheap Tricks and Theatrics
Get Scared Best Kind of Mess
They scream, crawl into your skin and mix the best elements of: MCR, and The Used. But most of the time, you'll have moments of deja and wonder why they don't just join those bands themselves. Still, this band at least embraces the "horrorcore" elements and has fun.r
God Or Julie This Road Before
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
Goo Goo Dolls Let Love In
GOOD Music Cruel Summer
It's uneven and lacks any depth or lyrical conviction from the artists; but it does have memorable moments (suggesting 'Mercy' and the lyric "Drop it to the floorrMake that ass shake; Make the ground move, that's an ass-quake")
Green Day American Idiot
Hanni El Khatib Will The Guns Come Out
Haunted Hearts Initiation
A finely executed project that highlights the best of both of these artists strengths in their separate acts.
Hebronix Unreal
Yuck's ex-frontman makes a fuzzy and warm solo debut.
Hellogoodbye Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
Hellogoodbye Everything Is Debatable
Hit the Lights Invicta
It's so great to hear this band come back with a more interesting sound than their last album. Since Colin Ross' departure in 2007, there was a lot of disappointment from fans, but some were excited to hear that backup vocalist Nick Thompson would fill in. Now 4 years have passed and the band seem refreshed, Thompson sounds more at comftorable than ever before and an unexpected new approach that's less forceful in catchy rhythms and more about the build up to each song that is well deserved and refreshing.
Hit-Boy Zoomin'
Hockey Mind Chaos
Hopes Die Last Six Years Home
It's like another band swallowed ALESANA and puked out a moderately better band.
Howie Day Sound the Alarm
I See Stars Digital Renegade
I've been wondering ever since Digital Renegade was announced, why I See Stars was planning another album so early. Was it for the fans? Was it for the critics that panned their 2011 album The End of the World Party? Or is it because they are that motivated to revolutionaize everything? Regardless, they impress, even if that means they barely scratched the surface of something new. In simple terms, it's stronger then both their previous albums. It's heavier then anything they've previously released that it feels edgy and risky at the same time. The integrated electronic sound has never felt more comftorable then ever before, clearly demonstrating a better understanding of what "electronicore" is. As some songs show passion for music making, a lot of it sometimes feels like rinse and repeat for each breakdown and every beat. Most importantly, It's a love letter to their dedicated fans and the club scene. This is their best album to date.
Ice Nine Kills The Burning
Imagine Dragons Continued Silence
In Fear and Faith Voyage
Innerpartysystem The Download EP
Issues Issues
No mistake, Issues is definitely a band worthy to check out. They have made a passable debut album as game changers of the genre, even when it doesn't quite stick a large landing.
Ivoryline There Came A Lion
J. Cole Born Sinner
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking
Jason Mraz We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Jay-Z Kingdom Come
Jimmy Eat World Damage
John Mayer Battle Studies
Joshua Radin Simple Times
Joshua Radin Underwater
Joshua Radin Onward and Sideways
Junip Junip
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
Karen O Crush Songs
Not much of an album, but mostly a collection of short and original sessions that will keep you amused.
KiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
Kid Ink My Own Lane
KillMatriarch Order Through Chaos
Kitten Like A Stranger
Kitten Kitten
Knife Party Rage Valley
Patched up and better than their debut EP. I think we're all still waiting for another Pendulum album, but unfortunately, that won't happen for a while.
La Bella Charade All Friends, No Fans
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
ADELE may have range and fire in her voice, but Lana Del Rey has a style that's classy and original. She proves her chops and is a well proclaimed gangster Nancy Sinatra. It may not be perfect, but it sure as hell is deep enough to synpathize with.
Lana Del Rey Paradise
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Dan Auerbach's producing credit shelters and cradles Del Rey's new album into a triumph.
Last Winter Under the Silver of Machines
Le Cassette Left To Our Own Devices
Le Cassette takes the 80s style and runs with it that might be all show, but they take it to such a nostalgic place it feels just at home. Though maybe self referential to a point, it's a decent modern day transport to a different decade.
Lead Hands Lead Hands
Let's Get It Digital Spaces
Lifehouse No Name Face
Linkin Park Reanimation
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park Living Things
This album is much more personal, unique and in depth as previous outings.
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Ludo You're Awful, I Love You
M83 Oblivion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The tracks lack any depth to become epic tracks in action sequences, but what makes up for it is M83's cues from Daft Punk's last collaboration with Joseph Kolinski in Tron: Legacy which had very slow and subtle orchestration to build up with small emotions rather than large reactions. This tactic both succeeds and fails at bringing the sci-fi thriller's more bigger moments to life, but it does work in regards to the smaller moments that occur between the characters in scenes.
Mae Singularity
It's not groundbreaking like The Everglow, but it still has the piano/alternative rock vibe that made them so memorable to begin with; even with the less inspired lyrics.
Mae (m)orning
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Rot Gut, Domestic
For an album trying to tread new waters, it does a good job. As they did in Buzzard this album has a stronger rock influencet; but unlike their last album, some of the edgy tone distracts from the mellow and somber lyrics which makes the album feel less like a Margot and the Nuclear So and So's album. Still, it feels like a fresh new start for the band and fans will still love the cinematic chamber pop the band has been rooted towards to.
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Maroon 5 Hands All Over
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster II
Meriwether Make Your Move (Re-release)
MGMT Congratulations
MGMT make a solid, slow psychidelic pop album while sucking out all noticeable indie pop influence. In return, they suck out most of the joy from their previous album's fun vibe and feel that they should fully forget their fan base to avoid airplay.
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead
Infinity Overhead keep a persistent groove that has an undeniable charm while not having the poignancy they obtained so well on their last albums. Minus the Bear isn't breaking any new ground, but they sure as hell sound like they are having fun trying.
Morning Parade Morning Parade
Muse The 2nd Law
It's a solid effort that doesn't quite hit its target, but it's certainly ambitious and
confident. Why don't you take it upon yourselves to actually listen to the album. 'Madness'
is actually a very good, soft-rock ballad.
Muse Drones
Drones has some of the spark of old Muse albums mixed with hard rock influence, but this will always be the album that will be remembered for, quite honestly, the worst song in their career "Psycho" featuring a lyric such as "Your ass is mine" will be held against Matt Bellamy for years to come.
Mutemath Mute Math
Mutemath Armistice
My Chemical Romance Conventional Weapons
My Morning Jacket Z
Neon Trees Habits
New Found Glory Coming Home
New Found Glory Radiosurgery
New Order Lost Sirens
Oaklynn Oaklynn - EP
Ocean is Theory In My Blood Again
Of Mice and Men Restoring Force
Of Montreal The Sunlandic Twins
Oh, Manhattan Spiritual Warfare
Oliver Tank Slow Motion Music
On An On And the Wave Has Two Sides
Panic! At the Disco Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
It's not as good as some would have hoped, but it's still a solid and enjoyable album from P!AtD.
Parachute Overnight
Parachute make an album that wants to please everyone by creating pop hooks with a dash of blue
eyed soul. Most of the album works off of the lead's soul driven vocals featuring fun tracks like
"Overnight" and "Meant to Be". Parachute's charm is still in tact with their talents in making
soft ballads feel personal and touching. It's a step in a mixed direction for the band. But it's
still a fun album to have playing through your car's stereo.
Passenger (UK) All The Little Lights
Passion Pit Kindred
Pendulum In Silico
Periphery Clear
Pharrell Williams G I R L
Even though anyone can come to the simple conclusion that Pharrell wanted to dedicate this "To all the ladies!" Pharrell makes a serious stamp on his career.
Phoenix Alphabetical
Pierce the Veil A Flair for the Dramatic
Plastic Visions Plastic Visions - EP
PMtoday And Then The Hurricane
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Quietdrive When All That's Left Is You
Quietdrive Quietdrive
Ra Ra Riot The Rhumb Line
Ra Ra Riot The Orchard
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Rob Thomas Cradlesong
Rogue Wave Asleep at Heaven's Gate
It's a sweet, mellow sound; but it's extremely messy in the pacing. It manages to gain sentiment through the music, and that's a plus that it should be grateful for.
Run Kid Run Love at the Core
SafetySuit Life Left To Go
Sage the Gemini Remember Me
Saosin The Grey
Senses Fail From the Depths of Dreams
Senses Fail Let It Enfold You
Senses Fail Still Searching
Sequoyah Prep School Spells
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Set It Off Cinematics
Set Your Goals This Will Be the Death of Us
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Silverstein Transitions
Silverstein Rescue
Silversun Pickups Better Nature
Skillet Comatose
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Sky Eats Airplane Everything Perfect on the Wrong Day
Sky Eats Airplane Sky Eats Airplane
Sleepwave Broken Compass
Sleepy Sun Maui Tears
Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
Soundtrack (Film) The Great Gatsby (Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film)
Soundtrack (Television) Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Sparks The Rescue Sparks the Rescue
Starship Love Among the Cannibals
Ending with this album, Starship proved that they were good 80s cheese.
Starship No Protection
Strange Vacation Chasm
The album brings out the youth and nostalgia of our lives with a great progressive tone. It's an album that tugs at
you and never lets go.
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
Switchfoot New Way to Be Human
Tenth Avenue North Over and Underneath
The 1975 Sex
The 1975 The 1975
The 1975's debut is full of funky beats and youthful rebellion; definitely the perfect soundtrack for a summer of lust. As it goes, it's odd to say that the album overstuffs itself with filler that either doesn't fit the atmosphere or slows it down. If the album was shorter and had a consistent tone throughout, this could've been one of the better releases this summer. Instead, it's a cluttered mess of ideas that feel like filler. Some of the more upbeat tracks will overshadow most of the album's dull moments. Tracks such as "Chocolate", "Girls", and "Settle Down" are some of the more fun tracks, while "The City" and "Sex" are stand out tracks for their heartfelt tales of youth. This is an album to pick apart, but it's tight enough to listen with an open mind and heart.
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The All-American Rejects When the World Comes Down
Tyson Ritter is just what he wants people to think he is; passionate, eccentric, and the definition a glam rock star. He shows true showmanship through some real gems on this album. But some of the songs don't push hard enough and just leave another taste for something else. But still, he should be proud of what he has accomplished thus far.
The All-American Rejects Kids in the Street
The Almost Southern Weather
The Audition Controversy Loves Company
The Black Keys Magic Potion
The Black Keys Attack & Release
The Black Keys Turn Blue
Turn Blue is a grower never reaching the height of greatness with a mellow, psychedelic direction that has less of the bite the band is good at it, and more of a calm and cool attitude.
The Bravery The Bravery
The Bravery The Sun and the Moon
The Cab Whisper War
A catchy band that draws passion out of its surroundings. Unfortunately, some songs have pacing issues that draw from the band's obvious talent.
The Caesars Paper Tigers
The Civil Wars Barton Hollow
It shows a great artistry and form, but it doesn't have the edge or consistent driving force like say Angus & Julia Stone.
The Cribs New Fellas
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Death Set King Babies
The Decemberists Picaresqueties
The Decemberists Long Live the King
The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Downtown Fiction The Downtown Fiction - EP
The Format Interventions and Lullabies
The Friday Night Boys The Sketch Process
The Friday Night Boys That's What She Said
The Graduate Anhedonia
Some of the songs off the album are an impressive debut, but they lack consistency.
The Killers Sawdust
The Kooks Konk
The Lovemakers Let's Be Friends
A contribution to the end of a rock n' roll partnership.r
The Maine Can't Stop, Won't Stop
The Naked and Famous Passive Me, Aggressive You
The Neighbourhood I'm Sorry...
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Republic of Wolves No Matter How Narrow
The Sleeping Question & Answers
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 2
The Southland Influence of Geography
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Strokes Comedown Machine
The Sun and The Sea Vega
The Used Lies for the Liars
The Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
The Virgins The Virgins
The Word Alive Empire
The Word Alive Deceiver
Third Eye Blind Ursa Major
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
The visions and metaphors are clearer than an Angels & Airwaves album and as classy as a Pink Floyd tribute album.
This Century Biography of Heartbreak
Talent in the pop-rock genre making a good summer album you can't go wrong with.
This Providence Brier
Not as compelling as their previous ventures, but a welcome sound.
Thriving Ivory Thriving Ivory (Re-Issue)
Tickle Me Pink Madeline
Tiger Riot Look Up!
A catchy and nicely made album with the help of producer Casey Creschenzo (lead singer of The Dear
Tilian Pearson Material Me
It's bitter, sugary sweetness calls for a doctor; it may be causing diabetes.
Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy
Total Control Typical System
Two Door Cinema Club Changing Of The Seasons
Tyler Carter Leave Your Love
Underoath Define the Great Line
Valencia This Could Be A Possibility
Vanna And They Came Baring Bones
Volumes No Sleep
Wale Ambition
Walk the Moon Walk the Moon
We Are Scientists With Love and Squalor
We Are the Arsenal There Will Come Soft Rains
We Are the Arsenal Surveillance - EP
We Are The Ocean Cutting Our Teeth
Weezer The Red Album
White Rabbits It's Frightening
White Rabbits Milk Famous
Wild Nothing Empty Estate
William Beckett Walk the Talk
William Beckett shows confidence as he goes from band leader to soloist. Even though the transition doesn't expose how unique or talented he really can be, it is a softer and more upbeat outing then his previous work with The Academy Is...
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Karen O may be experiencing a serious lack of vision or might be suffering from an identity crisis. The album has a few highlights, especially the incredibly produced and layered single "Sacrilage" which may be the best YYY track in recent memory. The album slumps moderately from passable to forgettable. The tracks aren't all bad on the way down, they just lack a clear identity. Even the track featuring Killer Mike's Dr. Octagon is random and unnecessary, but it's still fun. My favorite review of Mosquito has to be by Josh Kurp whose article is titled "5 Stages of Yeah Yeah Yeahs: How to Admit a Great Band has Released Their Worst Album" on Uproxx.com. All my thoughts on this album come from it. This album is not terrible, it's just a big plate of "Meh, okay."
You Me At Six Hold Me Down
Youngblood Hawke Youngblood Hawke
With all the breakthrough artists coming out, this is a genuinely good time. The beats are energetic and never feel alienating. I can't say it's genuine unlike most of the new bands, but I can say it's very fun.
Yuck Glow and Behold

2.5 average
2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story
2 Chainz has all the makings of a great rapper, but he's misguided by creating a lack of depth in his beats and ryhmes. As a singer, he has the flattest range of most rappers as proven by the random melodies he adds in his verses ("I Luv Dem Strippers"). If he's the next big thing, then Lil Wayne is the next Pro Skater.
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Symbiosis
It's hard to listen to an album like this because it has inspired moments that should be commended for, but then falls flat from becoming anything better then that.
A Day to Remember And Their Name Was Treason
A Day to Remember Old Record
A Day to Remember Homesick
A Love Like Pi III
AFI Sing the Sorrow
Alesana On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
Anberlin New Surrender
Araabmuzik For Professional Use Only 2
Artist Vs Poet Favorite Fix
ASAP Mob Lord$ Never Worry
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
B.o.B The Adventures of Bobby Ray
A colorful, catchy and sweet ride that will work for most, those looking for something new are going to be dissapointed.
Band of Horses Mirage Rock
A few interesting changes in their sound but some of that is forgotten with less than
memorable tracks.

Recommended Tracks: "How to Live", "Shut In Tourist"
Basshunter Now You're Gone-The Album
Basshunter has not entirely made a criminal offense here. There's a lot to admire from the beats, the atmosphere and the even the bad cheesy lyrics are fun. When you're music is obviously innovating people to dance and that's as far as you'd like to go in your career, there is no shame in that and should be left at that. As an artist, you have a chance to take liberties and make individually memorable songs; but in Basshunter's eyes, all of his songs NEED to be the same. I can't remember which song is which so I have to play the song that has different words in them. On the positive side, it's danceable and fun to song along to. The negative? It lacks innovation for something new.
Bear in Heaven Time Is Over One Day Old
Before Their Eyes The Dawn of My Death
Before Their Eyes Untouchable
Before Their Eyes Redemption
Benjamin Francis Leftwich In The Open
Billy Corgan TheFutureEmbrace
Blaqk Audio CexCells
Though good ideas are presented, all we get are bland and repetive sounds.
Blessthefall Witness
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Brett Dennen Hope for the Hopeless
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Broken Bells Meyrin Fields
Built on Secrets The Disconnect
Sadly, a forgettable piece of work from the recently signed band, that held much promise after their debut EP Reflections came out three years ago. This is an album that had potential to be so much more but feels less inspired and forced back. Now here's a band with potential and there debut doesn't leave much to talk about. It feels ambitious and IT IS fun to listen to, when driving or doing (home)work; but it doesn't entirely live up to the hype it promised.
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Call the Cops Call the Cops!
Call the Cops Motion Sickness
Carolina Liar Coming to Terms
rIt almost feels like this band is (excuse the crude symbolism) sucking on the tit of the the Recording Academy members just to get a safe pass. As DaveyBoy said, they play it too safely. r
Carolina Liar Wild Blessed Freedom
Cartel Cartel
The apple falls from the tree, and continues to roll downward.
Cash Cash Take It To The Floor
Chiddy Bang Breakfast
Childish Gambino Camp
Though patches of this album aren't all fun and games, this album sure as hell doesn't try to be the same.
City Sleeps Chariots & Riots
This collection of unreleased tracks and B-sides feel exactly as they are described; fans will find value in a few tracks, but will ultimately realize the tracks weren't all meant to be released with terribly half baked lyrics and forgettably, dull instrumental moments.
Cobra Starship While the City Sleeps, We Rule the Stree
Cobra Starship ¡Viva La Cobra!
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
The album cover suggests "Fist of the North Star" quality content, but delivers an underwhelming conclusion that has moments of entertainment, but nothing that might last.
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
The singles undervalue the greatness of this album. Though the classical interest that most listeners keep up with may not be completely intact, there's something bigger at work around the bend.
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Coldplay does little to reinforce their sound; their singles are a good batch of entertainment, but it is only 1/3 of the album and the rest is an unbalanced act.
Confide Shout the Truth (Re-Issue)
Confide Recover
Danger Radio Used And Abused
Daughtry Daughtry
Deadmau5 >album title goes here<
Recommended Tracks: "The Veldt", "Professional Griefers", "There Might Be Coffee"
Destine Illuminate
Emarosa Relativity
Yes, Johnny Craig has got an impressive voice, but where is the musical direction heading towards? All you can here is his "incredible voice" and a band who idon't sound like thy're paying enough attention to their music. It makes you wonder why he's in a band in the first place. It has stand out moments musically and instrumentally, but the standout moments need to shine through an ENTIRE song to really grab anyone.
Emmure Goodbye to the Gallows
Escape the Fate This War Is Ours
This is a fun and much less repressive effort that faces the generic fit but not in the conventional sense. It has the formulaic rhythms and the mainstream feel that is reminescent of a summer fling that has you feeling regret in the morning.
Escape the Fate Ungrateful
I'm proud to say that this is the BEST release by ETF and I'm not pounding my head or scratching my head wondering why this album is fun. The album takes the best of both albums (minimun) and make it into a fun listen. The hate for this album is purely based on hate. The band even defends themselves from their harshest critics with the track "Forget About Me". Take it from someone who doesn't just give automatic 1's because he hates something. I have plenty of bands I despise but there's always good taken from something bad and this album (though not my taste and far from bad) is listenable and a step in transformation which can be shown in tracks like with the edgy, slow track "Picture Perfect" or "Chemical Love". To sum up the band's career with Craig Mabbitt: 1st album - bad fun, 2nd album - bad bad, 3rd album - average.rRecommended tracks: "Until We Die"; "Chemical Love"; "Picture Perfect"
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Family of the Year Family of the Year
Flyleaf Memento Mori
For All Those Sleeping Cross Your Fingers
The band is generic at most, but to deny some enjoyment value would be an absolute lie.
For All Those Sleeping Outspoken
Forever the Sickest Kids Underdog Alma Mater
Framing Hanley The Moment
Framing Hanley A Promise to Burn
From First to Last From First to Last
Get Scared Get Scared
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
Hawthorne Heights Fragile Future
Hit the Lights Skip School, Start Fights
An overlong and often generic album in 2008 that plays to safe. The introduction of back up/guitar turned lead vocalist Nick Thompson is well and good, but just fall short of being a band of their own and instead trying to get in with the All Time Low and New Found Glory crowd.
Hit the Lights Coast to Coast (EP)
Hopes Die Last Your Face Down Now
Hugo Old Tyme Religion
I See Stars 3D
I See Stars The End of the World Party
This album wants to balance two genres and make them into one. Unfortunately, it's just a conjoint mess that has some catchy moments, but all of it is inconsistent.
Ice Nine Kills Safe Is Just A Shadow
A pretty fun album teetering on becoming average overtime.
Ice Nine Kills The Predator
I gotta say, I was hoping for something a lot more after hearing the Silverstein-inspired track "What I Never Learned in Study Hall" which is a very mature and interesting song. But when the opening track obnoxiously chants "We Are the Walking Dead" over and over and over again, it really hits you over the head. "Father's Day" is a bit better in terms of how repetitive some of the tracks are. The rest feels contrived and fails to soar which includes a pretty pathetic rendition of a hit Adele song. As energetic as it feels, the rest of the EP just feels like another zombie for the genre. rRecommended Tracks: "What I Never Learned in Study Hall"; "Father's Day"
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
It has clever moments, but it feels bland and uninventive. If you want to hear something that's sweet, you'll be singing merrily to the tunes on here. But for anyone looking for something more, this'll be a sour note.
In Fear and Faith Your World On Fire
Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
Isles and Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely People
A supergroup that's merely a jam session that wants to please all their fans; but having 3 lead vocalists with 3 different ranges make the songs sound like a cluttered mess.
Issues Black Diamonds
The album feels fresh, at times; with the R&B/pop melodies and the more interesting breakdowns. But there are way to many off putting moments (rap/scream vocals, awkward trap-music sections). The EP feels very rushed and over thought. To be supportive, they are worth checking out, but you'll have to find peace with the flawed sections in this debut.
It's Alive Human Resources
Jane's Addiction The Great Escape Artist
Jars Of Clay Good Monsters
Jonny Craig A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To Answer
Inflating egotism, hurt pasts, lust, and a lot of weed. You can sum it up all in Jonny Craig's debut. Craig still doesn't grasp how to make his albums impactful. Where's there's soul, there's heart, and it's masked over an egocentric outlook on his personal life.r
Joshua Radin The Rock and the Tide
Keane Perfect Symmetry
It's sad to see this band go down such a bland and unoriginal step towards their own demise. Whatever the
record sales indicate, the Billboard should never indicate a band's sound.
Keane Strangeland
An album that desperately wants to reach the top of the surface, but only fails to drown slowly. Some of the
uplifting moments from their past records do make a return, but even those don't live up to the standards
that so many were hoping for.

Recommended Tracks: You Are Young, Silenced by the Night, Disconnected, On the Road, Day Will Come
Kurt Vile it's a big world out there (and i am scared)
Lady Radiator Bounce Energy Hear Me Out
An album that does well at leaving the generic sound, but instead creates a badly produced mix of poor vocals and a range of some unique opportunities gone too waste.
Last Winter The Heart and The Broken Compass
The band tries something less baritone and more high pitch. The result? An inconsistent drift with only a couple moments that can barely make it shine.r
Lifehouse Who We Are
Lifehouse Smoke and Mirrors
Like Moths to Flames Sweet Talker
Like Moths to Flames When We Don't Exist
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
It has the mark of a Linkin Park album, but is too heavy handed in it's concept.
Ludo Prepare the Preparations
Madina Lake From Them, Through Us, To You
Madina Lake Attics To Eden
Madina Lake The Dresden Codex
Maroon 5 The B-Side Collection
Meese Broadcast
Mercy Mercedes Believe It
Meriwether Plug In The Snakes
MGMT doesn't fail because they didn't make another fun album, it doesn't fail because their trying something new, and it doesn't fail because of any form of effort; it fails because it's boring.
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
This debut album will never make me 'sigh no more.'
Muse The Resistance
The three singles boost the album's credibility as the more memorable in Muse's career, but the rest feels like a whole lot of nothing.
New Found Glory Not Without a Fight
Ocean is Theory Future Fears EP
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men
OneRepublic Waking Up
Placebo Battle For The Sun
Portugal. The Man Censored Colors
Quietdrive Close Your Eyes EP
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)
Runner Runner Runner Runner
SafetySuit These Times
Follows the cliches of the rough edged, but sensitive and cute boyfriend routine, just blander.r
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
Saosin hits many highs and lows on their sophomore effort, which sadly isn't enough, but a little bit more than half of this album will have to suffice.
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
School Boy Humor Camera Shy But Still A Star
Secrets The Ascent
What we have here is a generic, but fun sounding album that outdoes most of bands in this genre even though it wanders without a reason. The vocals aren't all impressive and seem half ass. Still, this band might have potential beating the odds of their competition. You're way better off with this album over ATTACK ATTACK! rJust listen to "Melodies" and try not to hum it out loud.
Silverstein Arrivals and Departures
Skrillex Bangarang
It's definately repetitive in most spots, but that doesn't make his music not worth the listen.
Sky Eats Airplane The Sound of Symmetry
Sleeping With Sirens If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
A pop pleasure that will give the scene some publicity, but very little to brag about.
Sleeping With Sirens Madness
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
As always, Snow Patrol make a few adjustments but disregard to stay comfortable.
Soft Metals Lenses
The sensuous vocals and the upbeat sound make for an interesting mix with it's retro production, but doesn't deliver a fully satisfying album as their debut did.
Starship Knee Deep In The Hoopla
Strange Talk Cast Away
Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder
Switchfoot Legend of Chin
I can totally understand why I liked this album when I was a kid; this was pre-A Walk to Remember Jon Foreman. That means this was the grungy, teen, rebellion era; only blander and forgettable. Yes, I liked this album as a kid, but it has not aged well as far I'm concerned.
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head
It's weird saying that an artist has potential when his career has been prolific for quite a long time. Since I haven't followed T.I. very often (in fact the only songs I know are the bland singles "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" and the OK "Dead and Gone"). Simultaneously, as Django Unchained is being released, it seems like T.I. wanted to contribute to the soundtrack as well. What drew me to this CD was obviously the album art's ode to spaghetti westerns and gangster films. In my mind, that already got me buzzing about how this album would turn out. Now that I've listened to it, I'm left marginally unsatisfied with a handful of good songs, while the rest are a mess.
Tenth Avenue North The Light Meets The Dark
The Academy Is... Santi
The Almost Monster, Monster
The Audition Self-Titled Album
The Bravery Stir The Blood
The Browning Burn This World
Where the breakdowns shine, they shine; the rest is probably a waste of your time.
The Friday Night Boys Off The Deep End
The Higher It's Only Natural
The Killers (RED) Christmas
The Killers Battle Born
The Killers follow their journey to an inspired, heartland rock sound that has a bigger '80s vibe than any of their previous albums. This will probably be undervalued just like their last album "Day & Age" but for hardcore fans of The Killers, this is an album worth checking out.r
The Lovemakers Times of Romance
The two contributing band members seem like they have a knack for making music and demonstrate some great chemistry. But where some tracks convey a love connection and the sex obsessed craze of a club orgy; most of them come off confused and feel sexually frustrated in the midst of all the beats.
The Maine Black & White
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Lonely Road
As time goes by, this album is not as bad as others say it is. It still suffers from a generic sound, but it has a little light of inspiration that tries to shine it's way through the end. So, it's not a good album, it's a mediocre mess that tries to be softer in approach, but fails to live up to expectations.r
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus The Hell or High Water
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I the Enemy
The Royal Concept The Royal Concept - EP
The Script The Script
The Script Science & Faith
The Summer Set Love Like This
Listened in the year 2009, reminded in the year 2013 that's harmless but doesn't bring anything new or interesting.
The Sunstreak The Sunstreak
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap
The Temper Trap try to progress so much in this album is underwhelming and nothing close to the visionary escape of their first album.
The White Tie Affair Walk This Way
There For Tomorrow Re:Creations
Thirty Seconds to Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value II
Transit Young New England
From the album's first single, "Nothing Lasts Forever", it doesn't grab the sense that this album will be as groundbreaking and memorable as Listen & Forgive and sadly that's what drifts it apart from it's predecessor. But as unfair it is to compare albums, when obviously Transit wants to shift tones by making this experience more intimate and down-to-earth. In the process, the album is less enjoyable and mellow. Young New England definitely puts listeners in the city of Boston, but only a tiny glimpse.
Travie McCoy Lazarus
Twin Atlantic Free
Apart from some great, energetic moments; most of the songs feel tedious, boring and uninspired.
Twin Shadow Eclipse
Valleys Are You Going To Stand There & Talk Weird All Nigh
Valleys' new album is finely tuned into the subject of death and the somber after effect of loss. Their abilities to make a poppy shoegaze album make sense and never lose it's edge. This also burdens the album because it lacks diversity in each individual track and lags longer than it should. It still has a vibe that's interesting listen to listen to and should be checked out, but if you're seeking a wider range in tracks; check out their 3 track EP Stoner.r
Vanna The Honest Hearts EP
I didn't need a retread of the same songs to know that their was a new singer.
Vanna The Few and the Far Between
VEGA Well Known Pleasures
Dull and unmemorable; it offers very little for the most curious of listeners.
We Are Defiance Trust in Few
Bands are trying to hard lately. This was easy and simple to listen too in all the hype of change.
We Are Scientists Brain Thrust Mastery
We Are the Arsenal They Worshipped the Trees
We Came As Romans Tracing Back Roots
An album with an interesting approach and catchy melodies, but it fails to have the strong core like their last two album and falls apart pretty quickly.
We The Kings We The Kings
Weezer Raditude
Weezer Hurley
Woe, Is Me Number[s]
To be fair, Tyler Carter did expose a deeper and passionate outreach through this music, despite the generic hooks that are plagued dull-like throughout.
Zero 7 The Garden

2.0 poor
2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time
3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down
3OH!3 Want
A Skylit Drive Wires...and the Concept of Breathing
A Skylit Drive Adelphia
Abandon All Ships Geeving
Alesana Where Myth Fades to Legend
Alesana The Emptiness
All Time Low Dirty Work
Angels and Airwaves Love - Part II
This album is pathetic compared to the amazing buildups Part 1 created. Instead, they try making as many catchy singles in one album, where only a couple succeed and the rest fail at growing.
Ashland High Geronimo
It doesn't really matter, because Trace Cyrus is still painfully mediocre.
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
In a genre that's being criticized for being "generic" you can sum it all up in this one album. At least other bands are trying. There is no attempt at even trying.
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War
rrCutting your hair, making a couple progressive build ups, and different vocals don't substitute the bad lyrics and unbearable sound. For God's sake! There are holes in THEIR songwriting! i'm really not trying to hate on this band, but it seems like they're doing this on purpose just to taunt me. So DEFENDtheir compositions and DEFENDtheir bad song writing because there it will only make me feel better knowing that I know of good bands that I can hipster out to rather then subject myself to this garbage. For those who hate on high pitch vocals, listen to this guy, he can barely hold a note.
Augustana Augustana
Basshunter Bass Generation
Boys Like Girls Love Drunk
Breathe Carolina Hello Fascination
Cash Cash The Beat Goes On - EP
First off, what happened to the announced album? There was a tracklist and everything. Anyways, this album is unfortunately so&so; a disappointing and distant turn for the EDM band.
Cavo Bright Nights Dark Days
Lackluster mainstream radio rock band channeling the worst of the worst including Sick Puppies and Saving Abel. The one redeeming quality in Cavo's debut is that the vocalist has more soul then either of those bands combined who reminded me a bit of the band Safetysuit. The problem for Cavo is that I've just named 3 different bands that they sound like and only one of them is worth your time.
Cobra Starship Hot Mess
It tries too hard to toy with your heartstrings and your foot tapping abilities.
Danger Radio Nothing's Gonna Hold Us Down
Dead By Sunrise Out of Ashes
Even though the sound suits Bennington's strong vocals, it's a damn shame its wasted on mediocre rock.
Does It Offend You, Yeah? Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
EAT ME RAW All My Friends
Today this album still feels like a joke and not in the funny way Cristofer Drew thinks this is.
Eminem Relapse
Escape the Fate Escape the Fate
Forever the Sickest Kids The Weekend: Friday
Forever the Sickest Kids Forever the Sickest Kids
French Montana Excuse My French
Get Scared Cheap Tricks and Theatrics B-sides
Go Periscope Go Periscope
Go Periscope Wasted Youth
For every rising band there's another who wants to be like them. Go Periscope is a mixture of all these. They've been around for a while since their debut in 2009, making mixtapes and showing off some impressive beats for the club scene. As their second album, shying only 8 songs, they try a completely different route as the first track "Burning Out the Sun" demonstrates a more M83 inspired sound. But as the album progresses, it's only become clear that this was the only inspired moment in the album as it rushes itself into more club beats with cheesy lyrics. Grant it, that's what this duet is good at. There just isn't enough thought or feeling throughout this album to guarantee anyone a new experience. For fans, this is another great buy for you, for newcomers you might find some enjoyment out of this.
Goo Goo Dolls Something for the Rest of Us
Hawthorne Heights Hate
Back to the bad emo roots and some boring breakdowns.
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
To be fair, this isn't awful, it's just messy. The lyrics are uninspired (in any way they're interpreted), and has no clear identity as a group rap/comedy/nu-metal/EMO. Better then those talent-less and taste-less acts from Insane Clown Posse, but I wouldn't be surprised if they ook most of their notes from them.
Hyper Crush The Arcade
A band that's on the verge of something new and exciting, so far this album doesn't show that at all.
Hyper Crush Night Wave
Ice Nine Kills Last Chance to Make Amends
In Fear and Faith Imperial
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Jay-Z only holds a handful of your interest and clumsily drops it in the dullest album of his career.
Jonny Craig Find What You Love And Let It Kill You
What the hell rhythm in your soul are you talking about?
Journey Revelation
Keane Night Train
Let's Get It Masters of the Universe
Maroon 5 Overexposed
An album that kicks and stomps on the devoted fans who loved the soul and funk vibes they've displayed over their career, replacing them with throw away beats that just don't belong in any Maroon 5 song. Overexposed is the perfect title for this album as it feels uninspired, and over produced and has little to no soul. Levine's affair needs to end quick before it burns away.
Michael Jackson Michael
It's not even Michael Jackson's fault, there was a reason these songs were never released.
N.E.R.D. Nothing
Never Shout Never The Summer Ep
Words can not express why I ever gave this fool my money. My age could've been a factor but I'll never give in to shit like this, ever again!!!
OneRepublic Dreaming Out Loud
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
Adam Young is really a kid at heart looking at the bright side of life, and a lot of the criticism aims at his non-sensical, bubble pop lyrics and beats that make you think it's all cute, but nothing else. The critics are also right and wrong on this. I don't fault Owl City for making something light and fluffy for the audience, it's a good product and it sells well. But what's lacking is substance and meaning.
An EXTREMELY dramatic change to a band that had a fantastic sound and replaces it with mediocre, funkydance pop.
Quietdrive Deliverance
Secondhand Serenade A Twist In My Story
Secondhand Serenade Hear Me Now
Sent By Ravens Our Graceful Words
Set Your Goals Burning At Both Ends
Shiny Toy Guns Season of Poison
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar
Skillet Awake
Skip the Foreplay Nightlife
It's generic and shitty as hell. It follows around the musical stylings of a strange My Darkest Days and Abandon All Ships (something that sounds worse then it sounds) but seems to be channeling Bring Me the Horizon. Also, any band that covers
LFMAO is certainly not music that should be covered or heard from in any style.
Skrillex Recess
Skrillex's attitude behind this album is a puzzle. His intent: to make a fun, dance album. The Result?: he disassembles what made him somewhat interesting to begin with in the beginning, and makes his debut album a weak attempt at doing something new.
Soundtrack (Film) Almost Alice
Swizz Beatz One Man Band Man
Ten After Two Truth Is...
Despite the single, the album doesn't even attempt to be memorable. I can't think of any other tracks that made me want to reach out to this band more.
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Fray The Fray
The Kooks Listen
A messy album that feels confused and struggles to get its groove going.
The Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Vol. 1
Various Artists (Punk) Punk Goes Pop 5
I agree completely that this fad needs to die. But there are undeniable fun tracks, even the above average cover of "Somebody That I Used to Know" is cared for gently (even though A GIRL guest artist would've made the song more affectionate.) Tyler Carter's new band, Issues, makes the unbearable "Boyfriend" better, if a bit messy at moments (that's just the band's low point so far). The Maine's down tempo version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is actually pretty damn good and works at their own pace, with Adam Lazarra making it more fun for the band to play. We Came As Romans contribute a good cover of a song that I didn't think of as a metalcore even though the lyrics contradict with the themes and lyricism they incorporate in their music. The rest of the album is pretty much lifeless and 5x as dead as last year's album with new metalcore bands that seemed to rise out of nowhere and make the album sound like the lame, cash in it was meant to be. Mission accomplished I suppose.
Watchout! Theres Ghosts Ghost Town
We Are Scientists Barbara
We Are The Ocean Go Now And Live
We Came As Romans We Came as Romans
This new direction is bland, boring and misguided. WCAR had much growing to do, but I thought it could come from a heavier sound not....this. It makes TRACING BACK ROOTS a misunderstood gem (obviously not), I'd rather listen to that weak album rather than this.
We The Kings Smile Kid
Young Money We Are Young Money
Great talent subdued to Lil' Wayne's poor vision.

1.5 very poor
3OH!3 Streets of Gold
The milestone for frat boys who think they can buzz in tunes with a simple point and click.
3OH!3 Omens
3OH!3 makes the anti-party album of 2013 or of any year.
Abandon All Ships Infamous
If this band gave a shit about their fans or their music, they wouldn't have released this bland and boring music. Seriously, anyone listening to this album, ABANDON ALL SHIPS!!!rr
Bob Dylan Christmas in the Heart
Breathe Carolina It's Classy Not Classic
Beeps and boops made on GarageBand do not account for good listening as a consumer.
Hans Zimmer The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Mac Miller Blue Slide Park
Metro Station Metro Station
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback Here and Now
Stay American Cherry Bomb
Tokio Hotel Scream
I don't know what's worse, the lyrics or their English.
Tokio Hotel Humanoid
An album that reminds any listener of awful European porn! Now everyone can now OFFICIALLY hear what it
sounds like.
We The Kings Sunshine State of Mind
So poorly repetitive, Wins at being worst than the new ATL!
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s]
A horrendous and teething experiencie; there isn't a rhyme scheme, consistent tone, or even a guilty pleasure feel to this album. It's just loud, obnoxious and disgusting. After the release of the intro single "Vengeance" was released for their new lead singer, I thought maybe this would be a new turn. To my surprise, all my expectations were shut down with the release of their re-issue, which made me feel less anxious and cringing at the the thought of what they could release. The worse of my fears came true and now this unmemorable piece of garbage has been released to the world. Their new singer (sometimes based on style) is horrendously bland and unspectacular. His voice is robotic, his voice doesn't even have soul, he just hides it underneath low yelps to make it sound like he has a style when it only sounds like a cat hacking up a hairball(insert Gollum joke). Even the best tracks like "Family First" have the cheesiest and cliched lyrics, but those can always be fun to listen if it has the right music to back it up.

1.0 awful
Blood on the Dance Floor EPIC
Borgore Flex
rThis is music that is played and worshipped by clueless, drunk ravers. I'm all about the fun that happens there, but there's a lack of common sense that seems to be occurring. Iff we can let Mac Miller and Jeffree Star become famous, a line has to be drawn somewhere. I refuse to accept that this is the music the world should be subjected to. This guy needs to be stopped!
Lil Wayne Rebirth
When Lil Wayne spews out the words "I loved her fancy underwear..." there's no way you can take a song seriously.

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