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Average Rating: 4.16
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Objectivity Score: 56%
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5.0 classic
Aereogramme My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go
Armchairpolitician Seven Segment Decoder
Blackfield Blackfield II
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
dredg El Cielo
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly...
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Guilt Machine On This Perfect Day
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Oceansize Frames
Oceansize Effloresce
PMtoday In Medias Res
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Queensryche Promised Land
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush 2112
Rx Bandits Progress
Saosin Translating the Name
Seventh Wonder The Great Escape
Sights and Sounds Monolith
Spock's Beard V
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
System of a Down Toxicity
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Graduate Only Every Time
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse
The Republic of Wolves Varuna
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke
The Sound of Animals Fighting We Must Become the Change We Want to See
Tides of Man Dreamhouse
Tides of Man Empire Theory
Trophy Scars Darkness, Oh Hell
Trophy Scars Bad Luck
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead

4.5 superb
Aereogramme Sleep and Release
Anthony Green Avalon
Ayreon 01011001
Brand New Daisy
Chiodos Illuminaudio
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Violent Waves
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Dream Theater Awake
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
dredg Catch Without Arms
Eleventh He Reaches London Hollow Be My Name
Fair to Midland Inter.Funda.Stifle
James LaBrie Static Impulse
James LaBrie Elements Of Persuasion
Kaddisfly Set Sail The Prairie
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kamelot Epica
Kiss Kiss Reality Vs. The Optimist
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Mastodon The Hunter
A very nice album, big improvements over CtS. It's just really fun and shows a band just writing music to be writing music for the hell of it (clearly evidenced in the lyrics to "All the Heavy Lifting"). I thoroughly enjoy this.Standouts: Bedazzled fingernails, Octopus Has no Friends, Creature Lives
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon Leviathan
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Moving Mountains Pneuma
Moving Mountains Moving Mountains
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud
Portugal. The Man American Ghetto
Redemption Snowfall on Judgment Day
Rishloo Eidolon
Rishloo Feathergun
Rush Hemispheres
Rush Signals
Rx Bandits ...And the Battle Begun
Rx Bandits Mandala
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Serenity Fallen Sanctuary
Serenity Words Untold & Dreams Unlived
Seventh Wonder Mercy Falls
Spock's Beard Snow
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Stratovarius Elements, Pt. 1
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Symphony X Twilight in Olympus
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Omega Experiment The Omega Experiment
The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
The Reign Of Kindo This Is What Happens
The Rise of Science Casey
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
Thrice Major/Minor
Major/ Minor is the album that defines Thrices career. It is apowerfull tour-de-force that latches onto you and refuses to let go. The powerfull,soothing,haunting, beautiful vocals of singer Dustin Kensrue are the highlight of the album however the whole band gives it their all the result is likely the strongest disc in Thrices discography. It avoids eccentricies of the Alchemy Index. It contains the power of their early work yet keeps the soft gentle feel of Vhiessu and Beggers.
Major/Minor stregth lies in its simplicity. Thrice set out to make this album without a concept, just well written and performed songs. The delivery on this concept is near flawless. Every song flows together and carry some deep weight in their lyrics. Looking at the lyrics of “Anthology” one can see subtle metaphors with life and sailing on troubled waters. Literally about a promise made to someone special, it carries a deeper metaphorical meaning, that no matter how vicious the storm love can weather it through. “Anthology” is only one example of the deep lyrics Thrice have crafted for this album.
Just like the lyrics, the music is flawless as well. The simple guitar rhythms on songs like “Promises” are very reminiscient of the best of bands like The White Stripes or even AC/DC. The music is complex but never over steps its bounds. It is honestly just a near perfect work. There is nothing that detracts from this album in the slightest. The songs will last due to their deep meaningfull lyrics and hidden sounds and intricacies that thrive on repeated listens.
This album is a perfect example of why Thrice is considered by most to be the defining post-hardcore band. They did not stick to the paradigms set by other bands in their genre by smashing through barriers of the genre and crafting some of the best music ever written. Thrice can never truly be understood but from what has been determined so far is that what they do can never be matched, has no equal and changes lives. The best part is, there’s more to come.
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Trophy Scars Alphabet Alphabets

4.0 excellent
Baumer Were It Not For You
Why does this have no review? May have to write on this is a great album.
Birds Of Tokyo Universes
Brand New Deja Entendu
Broadway Kingdoms
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Circa Survive Juturna
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Dream Theater Images and Words
dredg Leitmotif
Eleventh He Reaches London The Good Fight For Harmony
Forgive Durden Wonderland
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Kaddisfly Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Kamelot The Fourth Legacy
Kiss Kiss The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
PMtoday And Then The Hurricane
Porcupine Tree Signify
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist
Queensryche Empire
Redemption This Mortal Coil
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Presto
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Symphony X Paradise Lost
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Graduate Anhedonia

3.5 great
Alesana A Place Where The Sun Is Silent
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Ayreon The Human Equation
Baumer Come On, Feel It
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Meh. Not sure yet if this is better then BCSL to many annoying sound effects (Bridges and Outcry's are pretty insufferable). Lost Not Forgotten may be as good as Count.
Forgive Durden Razia's Shadow: A Musical
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
The Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm
Thrice Vheissu

3.0 good
Blackfield Blackfield
Minus the Bear Omni
Queensryche Tribe
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X Iconoclast
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
Average as sin. The idea for this album probably came out of a session like "eh we haven't realeased any new music in a while, so how about we just rehash our old stuff and feed it back to them with a fresh coat of paint." "Sounds good."

2.5 average
Abigail's Ghost d_letion
Evanescence Evanescence
Muse The Resistance
Serenity Death & Legacy

2.0 poor
Abigail's Ghost Selling Insincerity
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Queensryche American Soldier

1.5 very poor
Blackfield Welcome To My DNA
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
Nickelback Here and Now

1.0 awful
Geoff Tate Kings & Thieves
Queensryche Hear in the Now Frontier
Queensryche Q2K
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos
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