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5.0 classic
Andrew Jackson Jihad Knife Man
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Not only will no post-hardcore band (or any band, really- of course not a fucking post-hardcore band) replicate this album in quality, but the atmosphere, the essence of Relationship of Command is also something truly all its own. It can be difficult to hear how odd this album really is. Sometimes it's what a Dali painting would sound like if you gave it some cocaine, and sometimes it's a Pollock. The guitar lines twist and dance and destroy their way through the feelings in the air, and Cedric's manic opera and nonnegotiable imagery leave you no choice but to be compelled. There are some traces of familiarity. The ferocity and honesty of hardcore, the foreign instruments and extended song structures that bring prog rock to mind. And so this album, and thus At the Drive-In, achieves the impossible. The album's unfamiliar enough to always appear strange and impenetrable, but also familiar and well-crafted enough to stomp its way to timelessness.
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein
Circle Takes The Square As the Roots Undo
Its music is the very definition of "controlled chaos" (except it's really more "meticulously constructed" than "controlled"), constantly shifting volumes and atmospheres in precisely the right places, but always on the brink of losing control and falling to pieces. Its words are a hurricane, enveloping you in pure, unfiltered emotion that's disguised as nonnegotiable philosophy that's disguised as the cries of the battered and bruised malcontent living inside every one of us. It'll make you jump, it'll make you cry, it'll make you fucking sweat. It is As the Roots Undo, and there's nothing quite like it.
Converge Jane Doe
People on this site are weird. Not only do a lot of them think that the immense love and praise for Jane Doe is exclusive to sputnik, but a lot of them also have yet to hear the blindingly obvious reasons why it's one of the best albums ever ever ever fucking ever. No, this album didn't have to grow on me, and if you're a fan of extreme music, it shouldn't have to grow on you, either. The riffs, man, the riffs. I mean, "Homewrecker"? Seriously? If those riffs don't rip you open a new asshole and shove your fucking head into it, I don't know what will. Riffs. The riffs. And the fucking floods upon floods of catharsis. When I try to think of albums that could be more emotionally involving than this one, only a few come to mind, and it should be the same for you, extreme music fans, it really should. The riffs, the songwriting, the fucking brilliant nuances. Why are the liner notes only filled with collages of random words, rather than legible stanzas of lyrics? Why are Jacob Bannon's vocals indecipherable, even while reading those collages of random words? Because the album is about a girl once dearly loved fading into facelessness and anonymity, of course! The lyrics coincide with the concept. Nuances! Riffs! Italics! Jane FUCKING Doe! If you don't love it, you're doing it wrong.
Cynic Traced in Air
Dangers Anger
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Death Symbolic
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Guided by Voices Bee Thousand
GZA Liquid Swords
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Jawbreaker Dear You
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Madvillain Madvillainy
Matchbox Twenty Mad Season
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead Kid A
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Sole Selling Live Water
This album is probably the closest thing I have to a Bible. Every line is a strange poetic gem, and they're all connected by an ideology I wholeheartedly share with Sole. The whole thing resonates with vehemency and truth; some may find the beats cold and unforgiving, but the way the moods of the sounds swell along with the flows makes every moment sturdy and potent. Selling Live Water perfectly combines the ethos and ideas of an abstract hip-hop album with spirit from the classic days of punk.
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
There are the notes that other bands use, and then there's the notes on Daydream Nation.
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
System of a Down System of a Down
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The National Boxer
The National High Violet
The National Alligator
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
It's been a long time since I've heard an album this instantly and permanently lovable. Ha. 'Lovable.' What an embarrassing understatement. The Wild Hunt has moments of joy and of pain, of regret and of hope, but is always humbly triumphant in its devastating beauty. Every perfect melody soars so gracefully on every perfect, but different guitar part (the vocal parts aren't just reiterations of whatever the guitar's doing), and it's all carried along by Kristian Matsson's mastery of that special kind of poetry that you understand, and understands you, a little bit better each time you hear it. He effortlessly blends emotional statements that seem to express the inexpressible with pitch-perfect imagery, and when this is combined with the rich, brilliant guitar melodies (or piano, in the case of the earth-shaking closer, 'Kids On the Run'), he creates a rugged, arresting, and simply fucking perfect soundscape of life-affirming song. The Wild Hunt is a classic because I knew I'd never get sick of it the very first time I heard it.
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.5 superb
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Adolescents Adolescents
Aesop Rock Labor Days
Aesop Rock Daylight
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch The Mantle
Alias The Other Side Of The Looking Glass
Alice in Chains Dirt
American Football American Football
Amon Tobin Permutation
Andrew Hill Point of Departure
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Arcade Fire Funeral
Autechre Tri Repetae
Bad Religion No Control
BADBADNOTGOOD BBNG2
Battles Mirrored
Beck Odelay!
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Big Black Songs About Fucking
This album is very easy to get put off by, but if you take the time to really listen, I think you'll find that it's one of the most densely layered, hilariously unique, and subtly ferocious punk albums out there. Punk is the skeleton, but it really is a universe of all its own. It's the epitome of not giving a fuck.
Binary Star Masters of the Universe
Bjork Homogenic
Bjork Vespertine
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Blackalicious Nia
Blink-182 Blink-182
Bluetech Sines And Singularities
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission
Bomb the Music Industry! Adults!!!...
Boris Boris At Last -Feedbacker-
Boris Flood
Botch We Are the Romans
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Breather Resist Charmer
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Burial Untrue
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Camel Mirage
Can Tago Mago
A swirling, piss-orange sun-spot with bubbles and really stretched-out soundscapes
Cerberus Shoal Bastion of Itchy Preeves
Clark Body Riddle
Colour Haze Colour Haze
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Coroner Mental Vortex
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cult of Luna Salvation
Cynic Focus
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Deafheaven Sunbather
Of course opinions on an album like this are going to be divided, so let me try to cut through all the bullshit for you: this album is something new, and it is something special. It's a volatile living ferocious thing with veins of pristine melody. It's a balancing act that never falters. One half is black metal's viciousness; the monstrous riffs and the swallowing atmosphere. And the other half is of heartbreaking beauty. It oh-so-typically occurred to me to call this album's atmosphere "cold," but per the album title, that adjective doesn't really work at all. This album is the process, the beautiful earthquake, through which hope shines from the darkness.
Death Human
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Deep Puddle Dynamics The Taste of Rain...Why Kneel
Deerhunter Microcastle
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Deftones White Pony
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Descendents Milo Goes to College
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
dredg El Cielo
Earth Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method
Eels Electro-Shock Blues
El-P Fantastic Damage
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem The Eminem Show
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Failure Fantastic Planet
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
The amount of influences on this thing should at least tell you a little bit. But to be honest, the first few times this album graced my ears, it was a bit of the ol' sensory overload. Perhaps because my mind was a psychedelic virgin at the time. I don't know. But what I do know now is that this album is a living, breathing entity of all its own. Hip-hop, jazz, and the coolest fucking bleeps and bloops I've ever heard all collide like trains made of butter, and the final result never really becomes a final result. It's always transforming and always bubbling the most astonishingly precise vibes. I feel like this is what aliens will be listening to in their future, bumpin their hover-Caddies down Mars' East Side, always on the edge of enlightenment.
Four Tet Rounds
Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight
Fripp & Eno No Pussyfooting
Gang Starr Moment of Truth
Ghost Hypnotic Underworld
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Gold Panda Lucky Shiner
And here's an electronic album that several times had me on the verge of tears
Gong Flying Teapot
GridLink Amber Gray
Hammock Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Hella Hold Your Horse Is
strange clanks and crashes form beautiful peaks and valleys and it's all amazingly unpretentious. it's a seriously silly burst of childlike energy with grown-up musicianship, and that's where the art is.
HORSE the band Desperate Living
Hot Snakes Suicide Invoice
Husker Du Zen Arcade
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
Infidel?/Castro! Bioentropic Damage Fractal
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Isis Panopticon
Isis Oceanic
J Dilla Donuts
Jenny Hval Viscera
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Joy Division Closer
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kidcrash Jokes
King Crimson Discipline
King Crimson Red
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Land Of Kush Against The Day
Les Rallizes Denudes '77 Live
Lilys In the Presence of Nothing
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
maudlin of the Well Bath
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Mesa Verde The Old Road
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Master of Puppets
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Mineral The Power Of Failing
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime
Misery Signals Controller
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mouse on Mars Iaora Tahiti
Mouse On The Keys An Anxious Object
Mr. Bungle California
Nadja Radiance of Shadows
Nadja The Bungled & the Botched
Naked City Naked City
Nas Illmatic
Natural Snow Buildings The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
NoMeansNo Wrong
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Damnation
P.O.S. Never Better
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pinback Summer in Abaddon
Pink Floyd Animals
Pixies Doolittle
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Polvo Today's Active Lifestyles
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Primus Frizzle Fry
Pulp Different Class
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead In Rainbows
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Scale the Summit The Collective
There's just something about The Collective. It's instrumental metal, but it never loses itself in any mindless shredding, or any other kind of stereotypical self-indulgence. Yeah, it has solos (not in every song though, which is unique in itself), but they all actually do something for the song they're in, and they're all gorgeous. The riffs are nearly always huge and catchy, and the melodies are nearly always dazzling. But unlike other excellent instrumental metal albums out there, there's more to The Collective than just good entertainment. There's a whole lot of brilliant substance underneath. Every musical idea on the album is given plenty of time to breathe, and every idea is placed so well, that every riff, melody, solo, and entrancing atmospheric passage moves as much as it entertains. The Collective obviously had so much effort and love put into it, that it's a delicious feast for the ears and the heart.
Screaming Females What If Someone Is Watching Their TV?
Secede Tryshasla
Shponglesque in its boldness and eclecticism, but uniquely intense in its execution
Sed Non Satiata Sed Non Satiata
Shpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Shpongle Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland
Sigur Ros ( )
Yes, if you put down everything you're doing, completely clear your head, and try to perceptively listen to this album, it's not exactly the most entertaining music ever recorded. Because you're not supposed to listen to it that way. When you listen to this album, it's not supposed to be the only thing going on in your world during the moments you listen to it. The album is meant to accompany the thoughts the listener is thinking while listening-or rather, the EMOTIONS the listener feels while thinking. How well it does this is breathtaking. This album was made for the listener. You get to choose what each vocal sound signifies, what the song titles are, hell, even the album title is up to you. So when you're mad, sad, happy, whatever, put this album on. Whatever emotional path you're walking down, this album fits perfectly by your side. Because that's what it was meant to do. It's a "sublime, passionate template for every important moment in your life" (-Adam Knott). - But this is not to say that the music isn't good when you don't listen to it this way, it just really takes its time to get where it's going. Emotional journey or no, "Untitled 8" is one of the best songs post-rock has to offer. Listening to it with something on your mind just enhances the experience, as does the whole album. I'm talking in circles, aren't I? Just get this album, and figure out your way to define it.
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Silver Jews American Water
Sinister Cross the Styx
Skalpel Konfusion
Sleep Party People Sleep Party People
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Storm and Stress Under Thunder and Fluorescent Lights
Sublime Sublime
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Supersilent 6
Talking Heads Remain in Light
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
A bubbling display of stunning psychedelic craftsmanship. Leads and choruses swell and burst, and they relax and haunt at the same time while still leaving room for smooth instrumental explosions. The album goes down like lemonade.
Television Marquee Moon
Tera Melos Tera Melos
Texas Is the Reason Do You Know Who You Are?
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches Three Cheers For Disappointment
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Cinematic Orchestra Motion
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Doors The Doors
SHE GET. SHE GET. SHE GET. SHE GET. OOOOHHHHHhh
The Field From Here We Go Sublime
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Here Be Dragons
The Knife Silent Shout
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money
The Notwist Neon Golden
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Mongrel
WE can KISS the HIGHest clouds... and NAME them AFter MOvie stars
The Olivia Tremor Control Dusk at Cubist Castle
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore
At first glance, No One Gets Lost Anymore seems like pretty typical folk-punk fare, but with a few more listens, it reveals itself to actually be a pretty transcendent experience. There's virtually no songwriting mishaps, and you really couldn't ask for more when it comes to shout-along choruses. And the lyrics. Mmmmm. This will inevitably become another one of those albums that I jam and laugh and cry to with all my friends while we milk our last few precious months of intoxication (both drug and life-induced) and try to feel infinite again before the crushing reality sets in and we all leave and try to ignite our lives separately and ughhhhh idon'twannathinkaboutitidon'twannathinkaboutiti'lljustputthisalbumonagain
The Story So Far Under Soil and Dirt
The Strokes Is This It
The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site
This Heat Deceit
Thought Industry Mods Carve The Pig
Thursday No Devolución
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
Tipper Broken Soul Jamboree
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Tortoise TNT
Trentemoller The Last Resort
Typical Cats Typical Cats
Ulver Bergtatt
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Weather Report Sweetnighter
Weather Report I Sing The Body Electric
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer Weezer
Why? Alopecia
Wintersun Wintersun
Wire Pink Flag
Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary
Wreck and Reference Black Cassette
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Yes Close to the Edge
Yes The Yes Album
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.0 excellent
16Bit Chainsaw Calligraphy The Remixes
Shit's crazy. This is dubstep to headbang to, man.
35007 Liquid
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Against Me! Reinventing Axl Rose
Agents Of Abhorrence Earth.Water.Sun
Ahmad Ahmad
Aidan Baker The Sea Swells A Bit...
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
Amon Duul II Phallus Dei
the title track is one of the pinnacles of krautrock, prolly one of the pinnacles of weird music in general
Amon Tobin Bricolage
Amon Tobin Supermodified
Anberlin Cities
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian
Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Armchairpolitician Seven Segment Decoder
ok wow is it just me or is this exactly what it would sound like if Animal Collective played hardcore
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
Ash Borer Ash Borer
Astronautalis This Is Our Science
Autopsy Severed Survival
BADBADNOTGOOD BBNG
it's like two eras had a head-on collision and then started making pb&j sandwiches together
Bark Psychosis Hex
Baton Rouge Fragments D'eux Memes
Bayside The Walking Wounded
Beck Midnite Vultures
Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Black Dice Beaches and Canyons
Black Flag Damaged
Black Moon Enta Da Stage
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Bomb the Music Industry! To Leave or Die in Long Island
Bomb the Music Industry! Album Minus Band
Boredoms Super Ae
Boris Amplifier Worship
Boris Pink
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Born of Osiris absolutely annihilate their previous release, A Higher Place, with The Discovery, a progressive metalcore album that's actually progressive. The band has tightened many of their loose songwriting screws evident on both A Higher Place and their debut, The New Reign, making the album's songs stronger, more cohesive, and just plain better. Those short, but awesome little quirks Born of Osiris is known for (cool, wanky transitions and such) abound as they always did, but this time the band repeats them now and again and lets them develop fully. The Discovery also features many genuinely experimental moments, but they're not there for the mere sake of it, it sounds like they're there because the band wanted to make an honestly more interesting experience for the listener. And the band's technical skills are just as amazing as always, if not more so this time around. Check the all-instrument trade-off repeated in "Behold," or the solos in "Devastate" and "Dissimulation," among many other examples. The Discovery shows that Born of Osiris are most certainly maturing and progressing in the right direction, and that one day their masterpiece will indeed be shaped.
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brutal Truth Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
Burial Kindred
Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink
Cephalic Carnage Lucid Interval
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis
Circle Takes The Square Rites of Initiation
Clever Girl No Drum And Bass in the Jazz Room
Cloudkicker Beacons
Coil Horse Rotorvator
Converge Axe to Fall
Counting Crows August And Everything After
CunninLynguists Oneirology
Cyne Evolution Fight
Daitro Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes
Damu The Fudgemunk Sparetime
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Death Leprosy
Deepspace5 The Future Ain't What It Used To Be
The Christian messages get to me a little bit, especially the shamefully biased perspective of "And It Was Good," but that's not gonna bother everybody. Most of these songs are some very high quality hip-hop
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
Earth Earth 2
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Eluvium Copia
Elvis Costello This Year's Model
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Fago.Sepia L'ame Sure Ruse Mal
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Fever Ray Fever Ray
Flipper Album – Generic Flipper
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Flower Travellin Band Satori
Flunk For Sleepyheads Only
Frank Zappa Apostrophe
Fugazi Red Medicine
Funeral Diner The Underdark
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
Giraffes? Giraffes! Pink Magick
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...
God Is An Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Grails Burning Off Impurities
Grouper A I A
Havok Time Is Up
Wow, this takes me back. There was a time a number of years ago when I was a strict metalhead, on a consistent diet of thrash metal, death metal, a little bit of black metal, and classic heavy metal. After following modern thrash/crossover for a little while (and eventually widely expanding my music taste in general), I got bored. Why? Because most modern thrash is really fucking boring. After hearing a few too many uninspired, unconscious (or maybe conscious) early Metallica emulations, I decided that thrash was strictly an 80s-very early 90s thing, when all the riffs hadn't been used up yet and all the "hey bro let's thrash" lyrical content wasn't nauseatingly trite. But Time Is Up, this latest release from Havok, has officially proved the falseness of all these notions to me and I am ecstatic for it. Time Is Up proves that if the songwriting is tight enough, if the riffs and solos are creative enough, and if the thrash is fucking good enough, there still remains water in the deeply dug well of thrash metal. Seriously, how can you possibly resist headbanging to this? Alright, later, bros. If you need me, I'll be on a huge thrash metal kick.
Hot Water Music Fuel for the Hate Game
Hungry For Hands I Was Hungry For Hands
I Create Complete Medley
Igorrr Nostril
In Flames The Jester Race
Infest No Man's Slave
Insect Warfare World Extermination
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Isis Wavering Radiant
Ital Tek Midnight Colour
Jaga Jazzist What We Must
Jakob Solace
James Blake James Blake
Jawbox For Your Own Special Sweetheart
John Zorn The Crucible
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Knut Challenger
Kraftwerk Autobahn
Kreator Extreme Aggression
Lagwagon Let's Talk About Feelings
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Letlive. Fake History
Lights Out Asia Eyes Like Brontide
Love Like... Electrocution Love Like... Electrocution
Lye By Mistake Fea Jur
Manners Apparitions
WHY ME?! WHY ME?! I WENT TO CHURCH EVERY FUCKING SUNDAY!
Massacre From Beyond
Maybeshewill I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
Metz Metz
MF DOOM MM.. Food
Moby Play
Modern Life Is War Witness
Mogwai Young Team
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Moonsorrow Verisakeet
my dad vs. yours Little Symphonies
Nebula To The Center
It's slightly cacophonous and sometimes cluttered, but when the colored bubbles burst !
New Found Glory Sticks and Stones
Nujabes Spiritual State
Old Man Gloom Seminar III: Zozobra
Orchid Chaos Is Me
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Osker Idle Will Kill
Overkill The Years of Decay
Park It Won't Snow Where You're Going
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis
damn there's some dope ass textures on this motherfucker
Pelican Australasia
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist
Primus Green Naugahyde
Primus Pork Soda
Protest the Hero Kezia
Psyopus Our Puzzling Encounters Considered
Quasimoto The Unseen
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Roots
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom
Rotten Sound Exit
Saves the Day Through Being Cool
Sebadoh Bakesale
Serengeti Family and Friends
Shora Malval
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain
Sleepy Sun Fever
Sleepy Sun Embrace
Slint Spiderland
Spokes Everyone I Ever Met
Spoon Kill The Moonlight
St. Germain Tourist
Stars Set Yourself On Fire
Strung Out Twisted By Design
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
Swarms Old Raves End
Teebs Ardour
Tegan and Sara The Con
The Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound When Sweet Sleep Returned
The Carrier No Love Can Save Me
The Chinese Stars A Rare Sensation
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dead Texan The Dead Texan
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Doppelgangaz Lone Sharks
The Early November The Room's Too Cold
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Lawrence Arms Oh! Calcutta!
The Locust Plague Soundscapes
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The New Pornographers Twin Cinema
The Story So Far What You Don't See
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
Thee Silver Mount Zion Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly...
This Heat This Heat
This Time Next Year Road Maps and Heart Attacks
This Will Destroy You Young Mountain
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Tim Hecker Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Lyrically, The Monitor is an absolute delight, but musically, while for the most part being infectious, visceral, and spine-tingling, it's a bit too bombastic for its own good. There's lots of great licks everywhere on the album, but they're often carried on for too long, or have too much other stuff put on top of them. The album is too raw and dirty, and speaks of times too troubled for over-epic and over-long piano intros to not sound just a bit out of place. And "The Battle of Hampton Roads" did not need to be 14 minutes long. Sorry.
toe For Long Tomorrow
Tombs Path of Totality
TV on the Radio Dear Science
Ufomammut Idolum
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Listening to this album feels like swimming through a sea of smoke and anvils.
Underoath Define the Great Line
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Unsane Visqueen
Verse Aggression
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes
Wormrot Dirge
Holy shit! Well, this kicks you right in the face, doesn't it?
Wormrot Noise
Yes Relayer
Yes Fragile
YOB The Unreal Never Lived
You Slut! Critical Meat
You Slut! Medium Bastard

3.5 great
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
2562 Fever
65daysofstatic One Time for All Time
AIDS Wolf Cities of Glass
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge
And So I Watch You From Afar Gangs
Antigama Warning
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
ASAP Rocky Live.Love.A$AP.
BATS Red In Tooth and Claw
Beau Navire Hours
Beck Sea Change
Beck Mutations
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bravo Fucking Bravo II
Burial Street Halo
By The End Of Tonight A Tribute To Tigers
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
City and Colour Little Hell
Coilguns And Kunz Coilguns And Kunz
Colin Stetson New History Warfare, Vol 2: Judges
Coma Cinema Blue Suicide
Consciousness Removal Project The Last Season
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Daitro Y
Das Racist Relax
Daughters Hell Songs
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Decapitated Nihility
Decapitated The Negation
Departures When Losing Everything Is Everything You Wanted
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Don Caballero What Burns Never Returns
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Earth Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Eminem Recovery
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) Home After Three Months Away
Ernest Gonzales Natural Traits
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Finch (US) Say Hello to Sunshine
God Is An Astronaut Far from Refuge
Gonjasufi A Sufi and a Killer
Gonjasufi MU.ZZ.LE
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Green Day Dookie
Have Heart The Things We Carry
Helmet Meantime
Imminent Sonic Destruction Recurring Themes
Immolation Providence
Ital Hive Mind
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Kidcrash Snacks
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Crimson Lizard
Kryptic Minds Can't Sleep
ughhh if they just trimmed a little fat off this would be amazing
La Dispute Wildlife
I was wishing and hoping and praying that La Dispute would get rid of their bad songwriting habits and fully realize their colossal potential (or at least realize it moreso), with their new album, Wildlife, and to my elation, they have done just that. Parts are repeated more often (admittedly not as much as I'd hoped for, but it's definitely still an improvement) to give the songs more unity, and parts are also given much more time to breathe, resulting in build-ups and climaxes that are genuinely affecting, and actually pretty damn epic, too. Also, those disjointed, incoherent quirks that the band's debut was loaded with are virtually gone on Wildlife. The songs on this album feel much more like songs, rather than Somewhere at the Bottom of the River's collections of vocalist and band stomping all over each other. And the lyrics are incredible, as expected. I think if the band keeps progressing at this rate, they may have a true classic in 'em. Here's to getting even better, La Dispute.
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
This album is filled with great moments. Schizophrenic, disjointed, and occasionally cheesy, but great. The album seems to floor most of its first-time listeners due to its breathtaking lyrics and heartfelt, powerful execution. But repeated listens reveal that the songwriting here is extremely all-over-the-place, which is why I've brought down my rating of it from a 4.5 to a 3.5. Awesome, memorable moments pop up all over the place, but they're rarely expanded upon or connected to another. While I still listen to the album for those moments that excite me (there's actually a great deal of them, they're just, like I said, hardly ever tied to other parts of the song they're in), and also for the amazing lyrics, this whole decrease in my enjoyment of it has been pretty disappointing. Here's to improving your songwriting skills, La Dispute.
Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Maybeshewill Not For Want Of Trying
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metric Synthetica
Title track is bangin,' pretty much perfect, actually. And the rest of the songs are pretty great on their own, but the textures of each aren't distinct enough to avoid running into each other.
MNMNTS The Good Life
Modest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Mos Def Black on Both Sides
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
Natural Snow Buildings Waves of the Random Sea
Nico Desertshore
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise
NOFX Punk in Drublic
Noisear Subvert the Dominant Paradigm
Nosaj Thing Drift
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Om Advaitic Songs
Orbs Asleep Next to Science
Asleep Next to Science is a vibrant, fun, progressive adventure. Although it can get a little long and over-bombastic, the songwriting is still very solid throughout the album, with occasional exceptions. (One being the rather unfortunate ending to the otherwise awesome "A Man of Science"). All of the music seems very fresh and alive, and all of the album's ideas intrigue, lyrically, especially. The lyrics are written with a smart-alecky -but still smart and subtle- tone, and all the songs speak of very interesting topics, ranging from personal and emotional (from "Eclipsical: " Does anyone believe in God, and do you feel the flames of Hell? 'Cause I do. Or maybe I don't at all, it's just really fucking hot in here..") to broadly philosophical (from "The Northwestern Bearitories A. We the Animal: "The bears asked me to dinner, they had me over, didn't have me for."). The words are always clever, fun, and thought-provoking, just like all the music. I recommend this album to any prog-head or open-minded person in need of some of hearing and/or mind stimulation.
Piglet lava land
Psyopus Ideas of Reference
Public Enemy Yo! Bum Rush the Show
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Red Krayola The Parable of Arable Land
Russian Circles Enter
Russian Circles Empros
Shabazz Palaces Black Up
Slayer Reign in Blood
Some Mistakes Glamorous Thoughts
Son Lux We Are Rising
Son Lux At War With Walls And Mazes
Sudatsuga Blue Moon Saiyeed
The Armed These Are Lights
The Bled Pass the Flask
The Caretaker Patience (After Sebald)
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter White
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Evpatoria Report Golevka
The Faceless Akeldama
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble From the Stairwell
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Phantom Carriage New Thing
Thee Silver Mount Zion He Has Left Us Alone...
This Is Your Captain Speaking Storyboard
Thrice Major/Minor
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Veil of Maya [id]
Vessels Helioscope
Weekend Nachos Worthless
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Why? Elephant Eyelash
Windmills By the Ocean Windmills By the Ocean II
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Yuck Yuck
Zomby Dedication

3.0 good
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends
All the Empires of the World Old Gods, Old Worlds, Old Wounds
Ampere Like Shadows
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
August Burns Red Leveler
i really wish these guys would stop pissing away all their potential
Beau Navire Life Moves
Behold... The Arctopus Horrorscension
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Daniel Striped Tiger No Difference
Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet
Don Caballero American Don
Eminem Relapse
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Jesu Ascension
Kidcrash New Ruins
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
La Quiete La Quiete II
Lamb Lamb
Lantlos Agape
Lee Noble No Becoming
Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow
Maybeshewill Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony
Method Man Tical
mmpsuf Retina
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mogwai Rock Action
Mono Under The Pipal Tree
Mono Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered....
Municipal Waste The Art of Partying
Municipal Waste Massive Aggressive
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
Nico The Marble Index
Obscure Sphinx Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Heritage
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud
Pulling Teeth Funerary
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Sleepingdog With Our Heads in the Clouds...
The Bled Found in the Flood
The Boxer Rebellion The Cold Still
The Color Morale We All Have Demons
The Crimson Armada Guardians
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Men Leave Home
I guess sometimes music can be a little too visceral. Albums like At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command succeed because already extremely well-written songs are executed with a spur-of-the-moment passion, whereas the songs on Leave Home are too loose and uncalculated for the visceral aspects of them to be entertaining. Although there are a few good, driving rhythms here and there, most of the meandering, slow-burning noise just leaves me out in the cold.
The Mothers of Invention Freak Out!
The Rural Alberta Advantage Departing
Toxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death...
Trap Them Darker Handcraft
Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Winds Of Plague The Great Stone War
Woe Of Tyrants Threnody

2.5 average
After The Burial In Dreams
Alesana The Emptiness
As Blood Runs Black Instinct
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Explosions in the Sky The Rescue
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Iced Earth Iced Earth
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Of Mice and Men The Flood
Psyopus Odd Senses
SebastiAn Total
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
Tyler the Creator Goblin
Am I that out of touch with what's been lurking into the mainstream lately, or is Tyler really as infamous as he makes himself out to be on this album? Is all the bitching he does here about parents blaming him for their rebellious and disobedient kids really...valid? Because according to what I've seen and read, I don't think it is. And that, in turn, makes a large chunk of this album extremely off-putting and vaguely...irritating. If all the whining is valid though, this album is still pretty lame. Tyler only seems to create a good flow when he's focusing on wordplay ("Yonkers" and "Tron Cat" being the two best examples), and a lot of times, those words he's playing with deal with stupid, trite, uninteresting bullshit. He tries so hard to pull off that consciously-trying-to-shock-but-justifying-it-by-calling-it-"dark humor" persona, but he does it so awkwardly and so unsubtly, that a lot of times, his words seem to fall to the ground before he even says them. He gets so angry at all these people who supposedly "take him too seriously," but seems to take that sentiment more seriously than anything else he says on the album. Honestly, if it wasn't for "Yonkers" and "Tron Cat," this would be a 2, maybe even lower. With Goblin, Tyler just tries way too hard.

2.0 poor
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Eminem Encore
I See Stars The End of the World Party
Amidst the annoying autotune, the cringe-worthy lyrics, and the inherently shoddy formula of combining synths and other electronic bleeps and bloops with br00tal breakdowns and hxc screaming, there are, admittedly, some pretty catchy melodies on here. And I can tell that the band actually gave a shit about what they were writing, too, however poor what they were writing is. And that's enough to merit a 2.
Iced Earth The Crucible of Man
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Metallica Death Magnetic
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
We Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be

1.5 very poor
Alesana On Frail Wings Of Vanity And Wax
Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin
Emmure Felony
Escape the Fate Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues

1.0 awful
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
There's coral, there's rocks, there's whale poo...and then there's Lulu.
Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!
The Crimson Armada Conviction
So yeah, this is pretty much worthless. Plus, it's an absolutely fucking embarrassing decrease in quality from their debut. Don't know what the fuck they were thinking.
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
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