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Average Rating: 3.80
Rating Variance: 0.36
Objectivity Score: 62%
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5.0 classic
Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy
Jeff Buckley Grace (Legacy Edition)
Pink Floyd Animals
Radiohead OK Computer
Rush Hemispheres
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream

4.5 superb
Al Di Meola Splendido Hotel
Allan Holdsworth Secrets
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Converge Jane Doe
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Dixie Dregs Freefall
Don Caballero Don Caballero II
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Awake
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Faith No More Angel Dust
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Genesis Foxtrot
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Powerslave
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Diamond Abigail
King Diamond ''Them''
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Mr. Bungle California
OutKast Stankonia
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Pele The Nudes
Prince Purple Rain
Radiohead Kid A
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Permanent Waves
Scale the Summit The Collective
Sieges Even The Art of Navigating by the Stars
Sieges Even A Sense of Change
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Yes Close to the Edge
Yes Fragile
Yes The Yes Album

4.0 excellent
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atheist Jupiter
Atheist Elements
Barky Top Flight
Baroness Blue Record
Beecher Breaking the Fourth Wall
Beecher This Elegy, His Autopsy
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Botch We Are the Romans
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Daft Punk Discovery
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Dixie Dregs What If
Don Caballero For Respect
Don Caballero What Burns Never Returns
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
dredg El Cielo
dredg Leitmotif
Exivious Exivious
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry
Giraffes? Giraffes! More Skin With Milk-Mouth
Gordian Knot Gordian Knot
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Incubus Make Yourself
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
King Crimson Red
Look What I Did Minuteman For The Moment
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah obZen
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Naked City Naked City
OutKast Aquemini
Panzerballett Hart Genossen: Von Abba Bis Zappa
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rush Moving Pictures
Sieges Even Paramount
Sieges Even Steps
Sigur Ros ( )
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Grand Opening and Closing
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Of Natural History
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum In Glorious Times
Tera Melos Tera Melos
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
Tim Buckley Happy Sad
Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello
Unexpect _We, Invaders
Watchtower Control and Resistance

3.5 great
Al Di Meola Land of the Midnight Sun
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor
Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys Unplugged
Baroness Red Album
Battles Mirrored
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Botch American Nervoso
Candiria 300 Percent Density
Candiria The C.O.M.A. Imprint
Coalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Cynic Focus
Cynic Traced in Air
Daft Punk Homework
Daughters Hell Songs
Daughters Canada Songs
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
dredg Catch Without Arms
Exist In Mirrors
Faith No More The Real Thing
Fates Warning Parallels
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Jeff Buckley Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
Look What I Did Atlas Drugged
Look What I Did My First Time
Lupe Fiasco The Cool
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Maps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Minus the Bear Omni
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Kezia
Rush Signals
Rush 2112
Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
The Black Keys Brothers
The Black Keys Attack & Release
The Black Keys Thickfreakness
The Dead Weather Horehound
The Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running Board
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Fall of Troy Ghostship
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
Tim Buckley Starsailor

3.0 good
Adele 19
Adele 21
Alicia Keys As I Am
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Coalesce Functioning on Impatience
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Octavarium
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Faith No More Album of the Year
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwork
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Mr. Bungle Disco Volante
OutKast Idlewild
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
An album rich in fleet fingered fretwork and leg cramping double bass barrages, but severely lacking in ractual songs. Protest the Hero had always teetered between the realms of indulgent guitar histrionics and rcontemporary prog-punk wonderment, but it seems somewhere along the line, the band's ambition had rmanaged to fully eclipse their musical sensibilities. Guys, we get it, you can play your instruments (very well rat that)! Just pull it back! We don't need wave after wave of sweeps and tapping passages to blemish what rwould have been a well crafted piece of prog-punk. Remember the keyboard solo from "Limb from Limb?" rImagine that in every song, but instead of said keyboard, it was a guitar. That essential surmises that rentirety of Scurrilous, musically at least. Now, couple that with the fact that Rody has stripped himself of his rgreatest strength (his ability the seamlessly incorporate a variety of different vocal tricks into his rperformance) and you've got a recipe for disaster. No screaming, no death growls, all singing. Take this as ryou will, but Rody's versatility as a singer was his undeniable niche. Yes, he's still a formidable vocalist, but rthe dude just sounds awkward when he sings passages which would be better suited for a rscream or growl. I wanted to love it but this is, by far, the greatest disappointment of the year.
Rush Rush
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Scale the Summit Monument
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Human Abstract Nocturne
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta Octahedron

2.5 average
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Circa Survive Juturna
Circa Survive On Letting Go
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event

2.0 poor
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
The Human Abstract Midheaven
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