Average Rating: 2.86
Rating Variance: 0.77
Objectivity Score: 92% (Very Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAutechre L-Eventbansheebeat Spiral PowerDry Satire DemoFriendzone DXJanelle Monae The Electric LadyJanelle Monae The ArchAndroidKanye West YeezusKim Jung Mi NowLove Forever ChangesLuxury Elite With LoveSaves the Day Stay What You AreStevie Wonder Songs in the Key of LifeSweet Trip Velocity : Design : ComfortTalking Heads Remain in LightThe Beach Boys Pet SoundsThe Graduate Only Every TimeThe Hyacinth Act Our NaivetyThe Wrens The MeadowlandsThe Zombies Odessey and OracleUlver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitlerYamantaka // Sonic Titan Uzu4.5 superbAntonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeChansey Serene GraceElectric Wizard DopethroneElectric Wizard Come My Fanatics...EMEFE Good FutureFugazi The ArgumentGospel The Moon Is a Dead WorldKanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyLana Del Rey UltraviolenceMassive Attack MezzanineMorita Doji A BoyPositive Noise Heart of DarknessPublic Image Ltd First IssueSweet Trip You Will Never Know WhyTaylor Swift Speak NowThe Beatles RevolverThe Feelies Crazy RhythmsThird Eye Blind Third Eye BlindUGK Ridin' DirtyUGK Super Tight...Ulver Perdition CityYamantaka // Sonic Titan YT//ST4.0 excellent1989 1989Antonio Vivaldi The Four SeasonsArizmenda Within the Vacuum of Infinity...Atheist Unquestionable PresenceBearded Gypsy Band Live at the Wheatsheaf HotelBlack Sabbath ParanoidBlack Sabbath Black SabbathBlue Cheer Vincebus EruptumBoris Boris At Last -Feedbacker-Burial UntrueConverge Jane DoeCowshed Records Dark Side of PopCryptopsy None So VileD'Angelo VoodooDaft Punk DiscoveryDarkthrone Transilvanian HungerDeafheaven SunbatherDescendents Milo Goes to CollegeDystopia Human = GarbageEminem The Marshall Mathers LPEminem The Slim Shady LPFleetwood Mac Then Play OnFleetwood Mac RumoursFlying Lotus CosmogrammaFugazi RepeaterFugazi Red MedicineFugazi In on the Kill TakerFugazi 13 SongsGang of Four Entertainment!Genesis Selling England by the PoundGeto Boys The Geto BoysGoodie Mob Soul FoodGorillaz Demon DaysGZA Liquid SwordsHostage Calm Hostage CalmIgor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printempsJoy Division CloserJoy Division Unknown PleasuresKengo Iuchi 邪鬼祭 '89ライブKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingKing Crimson RedKraftwerk The Man-MachineKrzysztof Penderecki Threnody to the Victims of HiroshimaLifetime Jersey's Best DancersLow Things We Lost in the FireLudovico Einaudi DivenireMac Lethal The Original 11:11 SessionsMadvillain MadvillainyManic Street Preachers The Holy BibleMarianas Trench Masterpiece TheaterMinor Threat Out of StepMinutemen Double Nickels on the DimeModern Life Is War WitnessMonkeys In Space Flying Under the Influencehttp://www.myspace.com/themonkeysrock/music Moondog MoondogMy Bloody Valentine LovelessNaked City Naked CityNas IllmaticNick Waterhouse Time's All Goneswag Niechec Smierc w miekkim futerkuNina Simone Pastel BluesNina Simone I Put a Spell on YouOff Minor The Heat Death of the UniverseP.O.S. AuditionHoly crap, Daveyboy likes a rap album!? What madness is this? Pat Martino El HombrePaysage d'Hiver WinterkaeltePaysage d'Hiver Paysage d'HiverPepe Deluxe Queen of the WavePestilence Malleus MaleficarumPhil Ochs I Ain't Marching AnymorePortishead DummyPublic Image Ltd Metal BoxRefused The Shape of Punk to ComeRuiner What Could Possibly Go Right...This is some of the catchiest melodic hardcore I've heard in ages. Rush 2112Sergei Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2, Op. 64terShe Past Away Belirdi GeceSilver Apples Silver ApplesSimon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled WaterSinthesis Horseshoes and HandgrenadesSlowblow SlowblowSly and The Family Stone Stand!Sonic Youth Daydream NationTalking Heads Talking Heads: 77Talking Heads The Name of this Band is Talking HeadsTaylor Swift RedThe Beach Boys The Smile SessionsThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles Rubber SoulThe Beatles Abbey RoadThe Cure DisintegrationThe Fun Years Baby, It's Cold InsideThe Moody Blues Days of Future PassedThe Paper Chase Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1The Replacements Let It BeThe Smiths The Queen Is DeadThe Sonics Here Are the SonicsThe Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & NicoThis Heat DeceitThy Catafalque Tuno Ido TarlatTool LateralusUlver KveldssangerVan Morrison MoondanceWayne Shorter Speak No EvilWomen Public StrainWu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)Yes Close to the EdgeYoung Marble Giants Colossal Youth3.5 great.Crrust Pain Is A Mere Sensation0edit NeotokyoA Wilhelm Scream Career SuicideAir France No Way DownAll Time Low The Party SceneAll Time Low Put Up or Shut UpAlt-J An Awesome WaveAmebix Arise!American Football American FootballAmon Duul II Phallus DeiAnacrusis Manic ImpressionsAnd Also The Trees The KlaxonSunrise is an incredibly beautiful song. Arcade Fire FuneralBADBADNOTGOOD BBNG2Badgerhunt The First HuntSome of the best emo indie punk newcoming bands I've heard in a while. The guitar tone
isn't that of your normal twinkle tone. They have a habit of repeating a lot of their guitar lines within a song but somehow manage to keep it very interesting. The songs have a lot of raw and unexpected energy. The song structures are dynamic in that the overall tone of the song will fluctuate across the song: if the song starts fast, it will slow down in the middle, and then speed up again. Recommended songs: Three Six Mafia, B.T.O.Bayside Killing TimeBeat Happening You Turn Me OnBig Bang TonightBirds in Row CottbusBitch Magnet UmberBjork BiophiliaBlack Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion GumBlaspheme Désir de VampyrBlindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVIBomb the Music Industry! VacationBotch We Are the RomansBrainbombs ObeyBrian Eno Ambient 1: Music For AirportsBuilt to Spill Perfect from Now OnBurial KindredBurial Truant/Rough SleeperCan Tago MagoCaptain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As MilkCareers In Science ForeverWolfCarissa's Wierd Songs About LeavingCeremony (USA-CA) Rohnert ParkCeremony (USA-CA) Violence ViolenceCircle Takes the Square As the Roots UndoClara C EscCocteau Twins TreasureCoil Horse RotorvatorCounterparts The Current Will Carry UsLol, these guys are so Hardcore, they're Hardcore twice!CunninLynguists Will Rap For FoodDaft Punk Random Access MemoriesDamascus Of Whom I Always ThinkDavid Bowie LowDavid Douglas Royal Horticultural SocietyDead Can Dance AnastasisDead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting VegetablesDead Meadow Dead MeadowDeath on Wednesday Buying the LieDefeater Empty Days and Sleepless NightsDeltron 3030 Deltron 3030Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over MeDischarge Hear Nothing See Nothing Say NothingDiscordance Axis The Inalienable DreamlessDissection Storm of the Light's BaneDJ Shadow Endtroducing...Dolly Parton JoleneDuster Stratosphere Eagles Hotel Californiaekrib saamej EezzzzEl-P Cancer 4 CureElectric Ills GunsVery noisy, very fun, and very chaotic punk rock that harkens back to the 1980s.Eleven Pond Bas ReliefEllie Goulding Bright LightsEmbrace EmbraceEminem The Slim Shady EPEnnui (USA-PA) Formation of TidesThis is just magnificently incredible. The smooth and dreamy atmosphere is provided so excellently. Ennui makes it clear that the vocals here are just another excellently executed set of instruments - the balance between the vocals and the rest of the instruments is perfect and the harmonies provided are simply sublime. There really isn't that much else to say other than that this is also ridiculously catchy. Formation of Tides is surprisingly immediately gripping and the 2nd track has a tendency to sound like an retro video game soundtrack.Entropia (PL) VesperFlying Lotus Until the Quiet ComesFoxygen Take The Kids Off BroadwayFrank Ocean channel ORANGEYeah, I'm not getting this at all. Frank's not bad, but his voice seems underwhelming. I
rather enjoy the arrangements for most of the songs. The lyrical content tends to keep this
interesting yet the first few songs seems very lacking to me. Some of the synth work is
really good, but I found most of the samples to be completely useless and really
unnecessary. The production is nice but I can't find anything memorable for me.From Indian Lakes Able BodiesFugazi End HitsFugazi Instrument SoundtrackFugazi FugaziFugazi Steady Diet of Nothingfun. Aim and IgniteFuture of the Left Travels With Myself And AnotherFuture of the Left The Plot Against Common SenseGatherer PostcardsOne of the best hardcore albums I've listened to in recent memory. I got through it without
getting bored once (of course, it helps that the album is 7 minutes long). The vocals and
production are incredibly solid and are well aided by the guitars and drums. All of the
songs are structurally varied, spacing between the slower more emotional parts and the
faster and heavier parts. I'm getting a strong Reflections vibe off of Counterparts 2nd LP.
Recommended Tracks: Brittle Bones, Wedding Bells.Gatling BeforemathGifts From Enola A Healthy FearGogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World StrikeGorillaz GorillazGrand Funk Railroad Grand FunkGreen Day DookieHans Zimmer The Lion KingHidden Orchestra ArchipelagoHolograms HologramsHostage Calm Please Remain CalmHouse Boat The Thorns of LifeHouse Of Heroes Cold Hard WantHuman Tetris Human TetrisHungry Ghosts Alone, AloneHusker Du New Day RisingHusker Du Zen ArcadeIcarus the Owl Love Always, LeviathanThey definitely have an interesting sound - combining different ideas such as a post-hardcore/alternative guitar work with post-hardcore/pop punk vocal stylings. It is interesting and works surprisingly well. The vocal work in a sense it reminds me of Panic!'s debut where the instruments were rather good but the vocals occupied spotlight much too often. My main nitpicks are that I'd prefer if they expanded on their instruments, switch up the structures every once in a while, create and set up the mood more effectively. The band is certainly technically proficient, but it becomes somewhat difficult to tell behind the vocals.Iceage New BrigadeIsis PanopticonJ Dilla DonutsJack's Mannequin Everything in TransitJackson Browne Late for the SkyJames Blake OvergrownJellyfish Spilt MilkJelonek RevengeJoan Jett and the Blackhearts Bad ReputationJoey Badass 1999He's got that MF Doom vibe going on with him. John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric ClaptonJohnny Cash At Folsom PrisonJohnny Winter Johnny WinterJoyce Manor Joyce ManorJustin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSoundsJustin Timberlake The 20/20 ExperienceKanye West 808s and HeartbreakKanye West The College DropoutKarlheinz Stockhausen KontakteKate Bush The DreamingKate Bush Hounds of LoveKelly Clarkson BreakawayDoubtlessly her strongest work, Breakaway shows a more mature side of Kelly. Her voice is
strong yet beautiful and manages to stay just on the right balance of cheesy and emotion.
Recommended tracks: Breakaway, Because of You.Kerouac Cold and Distant, Not LovingKing Crimson DisciplineKingston Wall Kingston Wall IIKoi. MaelstromKraftwerk AutobahnKraftwerk Trans-Europe ExpressKyary Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu RevolutionL. Pierre The Island Come TrueLana Del Rey Born to DieLil Ugly Mane MISTA THUG ISOLATIONLil Ugly Mane THREE SIDED TAPE VOLUME ONELoma Prieta I.V.Lost In Kostko You're Gonna Need A TowelLouis Logic Sin-A-MaticLowkey Soundtrack to the StruggleLydia IlluminateMadonna Like a PrayerMadonna Ray of LightMarina and The Diamonds The Family JewelsMayday Parade Tales Told By Dead FriendsMayday Parade A Lesson In RomanticsMetal Church Metal ChurchMetal Urbain Les Hommes Morts Sont DangereuxMetro Decay ΥπέρβασηMiles Davis Kind of BlueMinor Threat Minor ThreatMission of Burma Signals, Calls, and MarchesModern Eon Fiction TalesMonolake GhostsMore Than Life Love Let Me GoMy Chemical Romance The Black ParadeMy Disco Little JoyNara Leao Nara Never Hit Again SinkersThematically, it's simple and not anything special - often having to do with relationships and hanging out with the bros - however, the album is fast paced and is embedded with numerous hard-hitting anthems that will surely have your head banging along. Never Hit Again's album Sinkers is everything you could ask from a (very) melodic Hardcore album with gang vocal sessions and short anthemic guitar solos abound. In short, Sinkers is everything Rise Against's last album should/could have been without the half-hearted political dogma. Recommended tracks: Sinkers.New Order SubstanceNew Order Low-LifeNGHBRS HellomindNick Drake Pink MoonNight Sins New GraveNine Inch Nails The Downward SpiralNirvana In UteroNobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy: Original SoundtrackI'm not really understanding these low scores. Sure it wasn't hugely bombastic or orchestral, but keep in mind that Square was going bankrupt and that this was supposed to be their true "final fantasy" before calling it quits. The last thing they needed was an overly dramatic soundtrack, just something to listen to get by while playing the game.NoMeansNo WrongObliteration Black Death HorizonOne Last Wish 1986P.O.S. Never BetterPanic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.Panic! At the Disco Vices & VirtuesPark It Won't Snow Where You're GoingPassion Pit GossamerPerry Blake Perry BlakePestilence Consuming ImpulsePissed Jeans King of JeansPrecious Death If you MustPublic Image Ltd Flowers Of RomanceQueen A Night at the OperaQuicksilver Messenger Service Happy TrailsRadiohead OK ComputerReal Friends Everyone That Dragged You HereI don't get why this score is pretty low compared to other pop punk bands when this is rexcellent. The production is absolutely superb - everything is so clear, with no instrument rgets left behind. As far as catchiness goes, this certainly delivers. rEveryone That Dragged You Here is one of the catchiest things I've heard all year, far rcatchier than most bands that reside in the new trend of indie punk (90's punk/emo rinfluenced tr00 pop punk usually with poor indie production). The guitars and style is very rmuch reminiscent of All Time Low's debut LP The Party Scene (which is a damn good thing) ronly this is even catchier and has much better production, but not as good lyrics (although rone could argue that this has more meaningful lyrics).Rip Dizzy No Room to DanceRise Against The Sufferer and the WitnessThe Sufferer and the Witness is Rise Against's best work, featuring showcasing their catchiest and most sensational work with an excellent balance of heaviness and poppiness. This is jam-packed with such strong anthems that refuse to leave your head any time soon. Of course, the structure and or messages may repeat itself a few times more than they really should. However they are always presented in different and interesting ways from the spoken word verses in the Approaching Curve to the old school punk style of Bricks.Rob Dougan Furious AngelsRome Hell MoneyRush Clockwork AngelsThis is my first Rush album and it rocks. The instruments are woven together seamlessly and this is seriously catchy as fuck. Caravan's opening phrase will make you want to bang your head. It's heavy yet has an atmospheric feel to it.Sandcastle SandcastleSaves the Day Through Being CoolSaves the Day In ReverieSea of Shit Sea of Shit 7"Sectarian Violence Sectarian ViolenceSectarian Violence makes for a very intense and very catchy 5 minutes.She Past Away Kasvetli KutlamaSimon and Garfunkel BookendsSims Bad Time ZooSiouxsie and the Banshees TinderboxSlint SpiderlandSlow Roosevelt WeightlessI had some serious doubts about this when I first listened but this is actually a pretty good listen.Solterra Soul, Earth, SunSpine SubhumanSport SportStepdad Wildlife PopThis is amazing. Stevie Ray Vaughan Soul to SoulStevie Wonder InnervisionsSubRosa No Help for the Mighty OnesSudatsuga UntitledSudatsuga Blue Moon SaiyeedSuede Dog Man StarSummer Vacation ConditionGreat album, it takes a bit of time (after the second track) to pick itself up but it's a whole lot better than I could remember. It might have too much tracks for its own good, but all the songs are like 2 minutes long or less so it doesn't really matter. Recommended tracks: Tiffany Sucks, The Flower That Drank the Moon, Not That, Vice CitySuperchick Rock What You GotSuperchick's latest album is a frustrating one. With old-school rock throwbacks abound, combined with modern pop rock, Rock What You Got starts with an interesting sound. However, after the 4 hard-hitting anthems (and with the exception of Cross The Line) it quickly becomes redundant and tepid after Hold On. Although, it does seem to grow on me, far more than expected.Talking Heads Fear of MusicThank You Scientist Maps of Non-Existent PlacesYet another interesting experiment/progressive rock album to come out this year. Similar to the likes of Art By Numbers and Via Coma, Thank You Scientist incorporate many different genres and instruments in their music (everything from pop punk to funk to Mexican with violins, mandolins, and trombones), apply strange, sometimes awkward, songs tructures, and intensely focus on their instrumentation. The music can be described as complex, silly, gimmicky, and intricate all at once - and the band seems to be well aware of that, striving for that exact effect. At times these attitudes and musical choices seem inconsistent and ridiculous (like the overly long horn solo in track 4), but for the band is always entertaining and often refreshing.The Beatles Magical Mystery TourThe Beatles The BeatlesThe Blues Brothers Music From The SoundtrackThe Boo Radleys Giant StepsThe Brave Little Abacus Just Got Back from the DiscomfortThe Bulgarian Voices Angelite Fly, Fly My SadnessThe Church StarfishThe Danse Society SeductionThe Derevolutions the derevolutionsThe Dismemberment Plan Emergency & IThe Effort Wartime CitizensThe Guess Who Canned WheatThe Monks Black Monk TimeThe Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation EgorThe Offspring SmashThe Paper Chase Now You Are One of UsThe Protomen The ProtomenThe Protomen Act II: The Father of DeathThe Siren The SirenThis is my personal ideal type of indie pop. The Siren begins with Snow, a tantalizingly
beautiful piece. Ironically, it does not bring to mind a dreary snow day. Rather, it
invokes an lucid dream-like state of one lying in an open field, beneath a clear and
inviting nighttime sky. It is very much reminiscent of Air France's track Maundy Thursday
with less horns and more harmonizing and guitar. The Siren is very driven by swaying
exchange between the bass provided by the piano, the distorted guitars, and phenomenal
harmonizing. Likewise to Storm, Storm's the name is entirely misleading as the is not so
much chaotic as it is serene. The real stand out track of the album is Stars. It is a bit
more of your traditional indie pop, starting with a quick drum-line before dissolving as the
Perhaps the best way to describe this is a far more accessible and straightforward Formation
of Tides by Ennui (for better or for worse, however in this case, it is very difficult to
tell which is better than the other as both are excellent).The Smiths Hatful of HollowThe Socialists Green EPThe Sun and The Sea NightfallsThe Graduate's spiritual and literal reincarnation takes the band further into their more
progressive indie sound. The opening track "Down the Same Path" features the band's
characteristic trance-like atmosphere and some excellent harmonizing provided by the band's
new vocalist. The next track sounds like it could have been produced straight out of Only
Every Time with even more gang vocal work and is extremely catchy. Also characteristic of
the band, a short instrumental piece is featured - one that is beautiful, serene,
and wistfully fleeting. Nightfalls is the feel good album of the summer - but only warm yet dark and lonely nights.The Sun and The Sea Demo EPLacking a vocalist, The Sun and The Sea opt to pursue a more ambient/electronic approach to
their sound. In reality, it is a very natural progression from their previous incarnation's
latest album: Only Every Time. The increased focus on the beats and meticulous layering of
the instruments creates a beautiful, spacey, and sometimes haunting landscape. Recommended
track(s): First Track, Mad Max, and South Dallas.
http://thesunandthesea.bandcamp.com/album/demo-epThe Yardbirds Having a Rave UpThe Yardbirds Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer)The Zombies Begin HereThis Is Your Life Before We Fade AwayThe opening song starts with an epic riff that gets almost completely ruined when the
rest of the band joins (featuring some of the most generic characteristics pop punk/hardcore
has to offer), but is thankfully picked back up quickly. The guitar work seriously makes
this band, as far as I'm concerned. It's not particularly unique or new, but it's quick
paced and unrelentingly catchy.
After subsequent listens, it becomes increasingly obvious to me that this is definitely the
best melodic hardcore I've listened to in a very long time. Between the in-song interludes
and screaming, the band manages to show impressive songwriting depth. The final track is
incredibly gripping, laced with intense cathartic desperation.
It's been a long time since I've been this interested in a band in this genre. This Is Your
Life should have no where to go from here but up.Thriftworks HydromancyTotal Fury 13 SongsTricky MaxinquayeTrophy Scars Never Born, Never DeadTurnover TurnoverTypical Cats Typical CatsUFO ObsessionUlver Messe I.X-VI.XUlver Nattens MadrigalUlver Blood InsideUlver Shadows of the SunUnsane UnsaneUnwound Leaves Turn Inside YouVan Morrison Astral WeeksVar No One Dances Quite Like My BrothersVarious Artists Electronic Music Sources Vol. 2 (1937-1959)Velvet Condom StadtgeilViolent Femmes Violent FemmesWarpaint The FoolWarren of Ohms UntitledWarsawpack Gross Domestic ProductWe Followed Tigers And Then We Were Killed...White Hex HeatWorld's End Girlfriend Hurtbreak WonderlandWugazi 13 ChambersYacopsae Tanz, Grosny, Tanz...Yann Tiersen Les RetrouvaillesYes FragileYoran MontparnasseZelliack Noir ToneZephyr Zephyr3.0 good2Cellos 2CellosA Common Year Where The Light Still ShinesA Common Year Between CitiesA Place In Time Take This To HeartThis is probably A Place In Time's catchiest release, but also their least consistent. The severely uncalled for and boring breakdown, along with the (probably) white guy verse seriously ruins the flow of the album.A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullena-ha Hunting High and LowAdele 21Aesop Rock SkelethonAgalloch The MantleAgalloch Ashes Against the GrainAgalloch Pale FolkloreAlcest Les Voyages De L AmeAlex Clare The Lateness Of The HourAll Time Low So Wrong, It's RightAnberlin CitiesAnberlin VitalAnchor The Quiet DanceThe Quiet Dance is a somewhat of your standard melodic hardcore. It may not be the most distinguishing or innovative hardcore bands, but you'll find plenty of catchy and memorable tunes here. Unfortunately, the guitar work could be described as simple and rather unoriginal. Recommended tracks: Finding Home, Relations of Silence, Open Letter, Preying On the WeakAnchors Lost At The Bottom Of The WorldAndrew Bird Break It YourselfAndross Stay In The SuitVery solid Pop Punk with a perceptibly different sound. Seems somewhat disjointed at times and sometimes the vocals or the guitar work interfere with each other. Recommended Track(s): Make It Rain.Andy McKee Art of MotionAnoice The Black RainArmor For Sleep What To Do When You Are DeadAssimilation AssimilationAstronautalis This Is Our ScienceAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandAtrium Carceri ReliquiaeAuthor and Punisher Ursus AmericanusAvatarium AvatariumB.o.B The Adventures of Bobby RayThis album is somewhat underrated by many, although it's certainly understandable. The Adventures of Bobby Ray display an alternative hip-hop style that is very very accessible. While the rapping and arrangements are solid for the most part, he relies much too heavily on his hooks. B.o.B employs the help of many different artists in different genres, most often to provide the chorus of the song. This comes as a double-edged sword because the hooks and featured guests all too often overtake his own rap verses to the point of the album being more akin to Various Artists featuring B.o.B rather than vice versa.Bad Rabbits Stick Up KidsBalkans BalkansBalkans have a very intriguing and unique sound. Some of the riffs are
incredibly catchy and production is clear but raw. The vocals aren't the very good but they
feel perfectly suited for this music. I can definitely hear some post punk, noise rock, and
old school punk rock influences. The songwriting is definitely a major focus for this band
which you can see in the disjointed song structures and massive amounts of accidental notes
or usage off odd keys. However, this gets a bit much sometimes, quite often reducing the
album's catchiness and lasting value. This album is (unfortunately) not an immediate one.
Recommended tracks: I Can't Compete, Dressed In BlackBand of Horses Everything All the TimeBig Bang Number 1Billy Woods History Will Absolve MeBlink-182 Blink-182Blink-182 Dude RanchBomb the Music Industry! ScramblesBrand New Your Favorite WeaponBrujas del Soul Moonliners Vol. 2http://brujasdelsol.bandcamp.com/ Can Monster MovieCaptain, We're Sinking The Future Is CancelledCaptain, Your Ship is Sinking Captain, Your Ship Is SinkingCase In Theory Cinematichttp://caseintheory.bandcamp.com/album/cinematic Case In Theory Changeshttp://caseintheory.bandcamp.com/album/changes Catch 22 Keasbey NightsCate Le Bon CYRKCloudkicker FadeCoasta SunzalThem Laceys, man. Coastwar Good Head Starts, Bitter EndsCody Hoffman Cody HoffmanCody Hoffman's self-titled EP is very much the feel-good straight forward pop rock album I've been searching for for quite some time. Recommended tracks: I'm Not Crazy.Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His FriendsCounterparts ProphetsCream Disraeli GearsCubones Brigade Train And Destroybest thing evar CunninLynguists OneirologyDads American Radass (This Is Important)Daft Punk HomeworkDamascus Salutations, Distant Satellite!Dangers AngerDark Time Sunshine ANXDarkthrone The Underground ResistanceDavid Usher HallucinationsDaytrader Twelve YearsDead Sara Dead SaraDeafheaven Roads to JudahDeflate DemoDemi Lovato Don't ForgetDon't Forget has a power pop sound with massive hooks and surprisingly dynamic structures. rLa La Land and Trainwreck have an older pop rock style to it along with interesting musical rkeys and The Middle sounds just like a 90s pop tune (in the best way possible). She displays ra lot of emotion and swagger. Don't Forget is somewhat standard, yet manages to be an rinteresting ballad about romantic loss. Unfortunately, the album closer is incredibly runderwhelming, no matter how hard it tries to be uplifting and inspiration. It is the ralbum's signature pop rock flair and emotion that sets it far above that of her other Disney rstar peers.Departures Green Turns To Red, Then Turns To GoldDigital Daggers The Devil WithinDJ Rashad Double CupDoctrines ZEDoctrines is focuses on disjointed structures, indie-pop to noise rock instruments, and ridiculous ideas (mostly in its lyrics). The opening track is a catchy noise-pop tune featuring disillusioned and seemingly apocalyptic lyrics and screams. Part III begins as a more standard track with a very brief sample of Big Yellow Taxi that's carried with a repeating indie rock based riff before leading into a gang vocal outro.Doomriders Darkness Come AliveDope Body Natural HistoryElectric Guest MondoEllie Goulding LightsEmay AdamEmery ...In Shallow Seas We SailEminem 8 Mile SoundtrackEminem The Eminem ShowEsther Common ChoirsEverclear So Much For The AfterglowFall Out Boy Infinity on HighFanu Coffee CrazyFireworks GospelForgive Durden WonderlandFrank Sinatra In The Wee Small HoursFranz Ferdinand Franz FerdinandFuture Idiots Future IdiotsThis is what I wish I Call Fives new album sounded like. Very consistent and memorable pop
punk that's jam-packed with energy. Sure the lyrics are pretty bad, but Blink-182 gets away
with that shit all the time so...GDP Useless EatersGhost Ship Golden GirlsGiacinto Scelsi Natura RenovaturGlassjaw Worship and TributeGlobal Systems Silently Moving Altering the AirGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Gorguts Colored SandsGotye Making MirrorsGravediggaz 6 Feet DeepGrouper A I AHans Zimmer GladiatorHans Zimmer MadagascarHave Heart Songs to Scream at the SunHellogoodbye Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!Hellogoodbye Would It Kill You?Heymoonshaker HEYMOONSHAKER (Black)Fast paced acoustic Blues-rock with interesting and unique vocals taking additional influences many other genres such as hip-hop (beat boxing). http://heymoonshaker.bandcamp.com/album/heymoonshaker-blackHomelife TranslationHoratiu Radulescu Intimate RitualsHuman Tetris Happy Way in the Maze of RebirthI The Mighty Karma Never Sleepsiamamiwhoami KinIf These Trees Could Talk Red ForestIsles and Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely PeopleJ. Cole Cole World: The Sideline StoryJimmy Eat World Bleed AmericanJoao Gilberto Chega De SaudadeJohn Mayall Blues from Laurel CanyonJulia Holter Loud City SongKatatonia Dead End KingsKayo Dot HubardoKendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityKid Dynamite Shorter, Faster, LouderKiller Mike R.A.P. MusicKilling Joke MMXIIKimbra VowsKool Keith Magnetic Pimp Force FieldLa Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...Lady Gaga The FameLady Gaga The Fame MonsterLate In The Playoffs The Wayside SesseionsNice, simple, and absolutely harmless pop rock. Linkin Park MeteoraLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLogic Young Sinatra: UndeniableLove American DisquietLove Through Cannibalism MetapodestroyerLove, Robot Rebuild | RebirthLower Dens NootropicsLowtalker People Worry About EverythingSome of the catchiest punk I've heard in a while. Thank God I found this band.Ludovico Einaudi In a Time LapseLute West1996Luxury Elite Blind DateLuxury Elite TV PartyLydia This December; It's One More and I'm FreMad Season AboveMadonna MadonnaMagic Wands Aloha MoonMaker MirrorsThe Brand New influence is extremely obvious here. If you can imagine if Jesse Lacey decided to go back to his roots and start singing Pop Punk again (but with in the Devil/God's vocal style) then Maker is what you would get. Overall, it's relatively consistent, almost a bit too consistent. What's In Your Head starts of with the most generic drum/guitar intro ever, thankfully it gets better from there. I was hoping for something just a little bit more spectacular than this (not to say that it was bad in the first place). Recommended tracks: Earthquakes, What's In Your Head.Marianas Trench Fix MeMarianas Trench Ever AfterMarina and The Diamonds Electra HeartMassive Attack HeligolandMatt and Kim GrandMatt and Kim SidewalksMayday Parade Mayday ParadeMean Lady VaultMean Lady Love NowMegadeth Rust in PeaceMelt-Banana FetchMerchant Ships For CameronMetal Urbain Anarchy in Paris!Minor Threat Complete DiscographyMisery Signals MirrorsMission of Burma Vs.Moby PlayMy Iron Lung GriefYeah, I heard this a while back. I wasn't too impressed tbh. Mystikal Let's Get ReadyNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaNiccolo Paganini 24 Caprices For Solo ViolinNight Verses Lift Your ExistenceNirvana NevermindNo Trigger TycoonOathbreaker Eros|AnterosOf Monsters and Men My Head is an AnimalOm Advaitic SongsPacman Pacman SoundtrackPanic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat OutParamore Riot!Paysage d'Hiver Das TorPearl Jam TenPennywise All or NothingPerfume LEVEL3Pokemon 2BA MastaPolar Bear Club Clash Battle Guilt PridePop. 1280 The HorrorProtest the Hero FortressProtest the Hero Fortress (Instrumental)Public Image Ltd This Is PiLPublic Image Ltd This Is What You Want... This Is What You GetPurity Ring ShrinesQuit Earlier Thoughts Racing Heart To Walk Beside That GhostRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRight Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good ThiefRiverside Second Life SyndromeRush Roll the BonesRush Hold Your FireSainthood Reps MonocultureSantana SupernaturalSaves the Day Can't Slow DownScary Kids Scaring Kids Scary Kids Scaring KidsScary Kids Scaring Kids The City Sleeps In FlamesSeahaven GhostI'm not sure about all of you, but I find the Brand New influence rather blatantly obvious. Overall, it's pretty good, but really inconsistent. The first 3 tracks are very solid alternative/pop punk tracks. The flow is bluntly disrupted by the boring Cobarde but is picked back up again in the dramatic track Ghost. For the most part, nothing is overly cathartic (except in Ghost) but are always set up with a somber and subtly desperate tone, even in the happier tracks like Love. The album should really have ended then because the album closer is complete snoozer. rRecommended tracks: Ghost, Birds, PlagueSeaway SeawayRather of the same but what else is new? SebastiAn TotalSex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks...Shai Hulud A Profound Hatred Of ManSigur Ros ValtariSnoop Dogg DoggystyleSoap and Skin SugarbreadSolterra UmbraSquid the Whale new war.Try not to pay attention the awful band name - Squid the Whale is a very good post-hardcore
band. The vocals are incredibly smooth, soulful and stylistic - definitely reminiscent of
Johnny Craig. While the voice is the clear highlight of the album, the instruments are
definitely competent effective in maintaining the setting of the songs and conjuring
surprisingly catchy beats, but you won't find yourself any surprise intense riffs. New war.
is a satisfying listen to pop punk and post hardcore fans alike. State Faults Desolate PeaksSudatsuga SyzygySuede SuedeSugar Ray FlooredSuper Snake RiderSuper Snake Summer GirlsTaking Back Sunday Louder NowTalking Heads More Songs About Buildings and FoodTalking Heads Speaking in TonguesTeenage Octopus InkNice and mellow bluesy indie rock. It may take a while to let it sink in, but the bluesy
guitar solo on Ceiling, is excellent and pretty much all of She's An Island are worth
listening to. Recommended Tracks: She's An Island, Ceiling.Terry Malts Killing TimeThe American Dollar Awake In The CityThe Antlers UnderseaThe Arrogant Sons of Bitches Three Cheers For DisappointmentThe Byrds Mr. Tambourine ManThe Cat Empire Steal the LightThe Chariot One WingThe Clash London CallingThe Classic Crime PhoenixThe Contortionist ExoplanetThe Dangerous Summer Reach For The SunThe Doppelgangaz HARKThe Effort IconoclasmThe Fight New Young ElectricDifferent band, same name as the other. It's much better, however.The Graduate Every Other TimeThe Graduate AnhedoniaThe Graduate Sea LegsThe Graduate Horror ShowThe Grateful Dead American BeautyThe Grateful Dead Workingman's DeadThe Junior Varsity The Great Compromise (Re-Release)The Megas History Repeating: BlueThe Menzingers On the Impossible PastThe Motel Life RetreatThe Murlocs Tee PeeThe Narrative The NarrativeThe Nation of Ulysses Plays Pretty for BabyThe Nighty Nite DimplesPretty much the Paper Chase spiritual and literal successor. The same guy (John Congleton) doing his characteristic odd vocals but with different people doing the instruments - though it could be pretty damn hard to tell because this sounds exactly like a natural progression in the Paper Chase: it may as well be the next album. The familiar dark, highly disjointed, and creepy yet definitely whimsical sound predominately carries over to this album with pretty much the same results. This time around, Congleton actually ascends his distinct to heights here in tracks suck as In My Hospital Gown.The Real You Better Now Than NeverThey remind me a lot like an indie pop version of Jellyfish.The Republic of Wolves VarunaThe Rolling Stones Between the ButtonsThe Rolling Stones AftermathThe Royal Concept The Royal Concept - EPCool post punk revival sound, a bit too peppy at times. Some nice music to nod your head to.The Shins Port of MorrowThe Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost AnymoreThe Stooges Fun HouseThe Stooges Raw PowerThe Story So Far Under Soil and DirtThe Story So Far What You Don't SeeThe Twilight Sad No One Can Ever KnowThe United Sons Of Toil Forces of ProductionThe United Sons Of Toil When the Revolution Comes, Everything Will Be BeauThe Upside It All Feels Like An EndingOne of the best pop punk albums I've listened to in the last few weeks. Very consistent, yet somewhat diverse with some very nice vocals. The album is certainly catchy and occasionally experiments in song structures which helps keep it interesting. The token ballad (An Ending) song is excellent. I must admit, I'm very worried that the band name takes after The Wonder Years. I really hope not.
http://theupside.bandcamp.com/The Velvet Underground White Light/White HeatThe Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm NothingThe Wonder Years The UpsidesThriftworks RainmakerTigers on Trains GrandfatherTigers on Trains FoundryTitle Fight Floral GreenTonight Alive What Are You So Scared Of?Transient AloneTransient We Do Not Lose HeartTransit Listen & Forgive (Reissue)Trapper Keeper NamesTricky False IdolsTriple Hex Triple HexTriple Hex WinterTrust TRSTTrvth AlphaThis is the Trvth. tr00 m/ lives on. Turnover MagnoliaTV on the Radio Dear ScienceTy Segall Goodbye BreadUlver Wars of the RosesValencia We All Need A Reason To BelieveVegas! Midnight MachineVia Coma BridgesVia Coma's Bridges is a beautiful progressive piece. Of course the clean and slick vocals may seem to hold it back, the production is smooth and the musicianship is dynamic. Despite each of the songs being about 4 minutes long, Via Coma successfully manages to keep each moment gripping or taut with tension. Recommended tracks: Turn, Aquanota, I, the Sovereign.Volcanic Queen Volcanic QueenI can't hear/understand the vocals, there's no lyrics and when I max up the volume to listen my ears get blasted by a random bitch screaming at me... rIn other news, the train on Tombs is sweet, worked perfectly.Walk the Moon Walk the MoonWarm Brew KottabosWarsawpack Stocks and BombsWe Still Dream ChaptersA surprisingly varied album, Chapters sees We Still Dream focus more on the poppier side of pop punk we excellent results. The album is exceedingly catchy and has above average vocals. The music is very upbeat and fun overall but the guitar work rarely falters - sometimes providing the climax of the song. Life's An Avalanche sounds just like Man Overboard's best (at until the bridge comes on) and We Still Dream is a rocking pop punk anthem. Unfortunately, some of the songs are clearly worse than others, and others risk becoming a bit too generic.We The Kings We The KingsWeekend Nachos WorthlessWhy Bother? Some SongsWingnut Dishwashers Burn the Earth, Leave it BehindI wasn't really impressed by this at all. Wire Faces Wire FacesWoody Guthrie Dust Bowl BalladsWorld's End Girlfriend Seven IdiotsWorm Ouroboros Come the ThawXaxaxa Siromašni i bogatiI must admit, this wears off on ya really really quicklyXerxes Our Home Is A DeathbedYellowcard Southern AirYellowcard does what Yellowcard can only do - make a Yellowcard album. Yes Going for the OneYou Blew It! Grow Up, DudeYou, Me, And Everyone We Know So Young, So InsaneYoung the Giant Young the GiantZelienople The World Is A House On Fire2.5 averageA Day to Remember For Those Who Have HeartA Place In Time Not For Nothing Abnormal Thought Patterns Manipulation Under AnesthesiaAC/DC Back in BlackAcceptance PhantomsPlain is probably the best way to describe this band. They are you your average alternative pop rock band relying on catchy hooks, simply riffs, and some amount of emotion to grab it's listeners. Unfortunately, the album as a whole gets incredibly stale incredibly quickly. Literally half or more of the album is composed of (mostly boring) ballads. In addition, while the faster tracks are great in the moment, they are hardly memorable. This staleness even becomes very apparent within a song - because the chorus is repeated so often and the bridges rarely improve upon the song, there is little reason to listen to the whole songs within the album. Phantoms is structurally and thematically boring (every single song with the exception of the closer has to do with girls). The worst part is that the lead singer tries so hard so often to be emotional but utterly fails because the lyrics are so damn vague to the point of meaning absolutely nothing but a cheap attempt at trying to be deep.All Time Low Three Words to Remember in Dealing With The EndAnaal Nathrakh VanitasAnathallo Floating WorldAnathallo Canopy GlowAnchor RecoveryAndrew Jackson Jihad Knife ManAnne Power ExchangeApe Machine War to HeadOverall good and consistent, but it just seems to homogenous by the end of the whole thing.
No Sugar in My Coffee is an awesome track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tv7e-
b9Dsk&feature=relmfuApologies I Have None LondonA surprisingly dull record. I really expected a lot more from the first few tracks but it just did not deliver. The 26, is probably far and away the best track, however. Recommended track(s): The 26.Aqualung Memory ManArcade Fire ReflektorArt By Numbers Reticence: The Musical Astronautalis PomegranateAtoms for Peace AmokB.o.B Strange CloudsBaroness Yellow and GreenBeach House BloomBeat Inc. The StructureIt's mostly rather boring and somewhat repetitve, but it does have its moments. Mayday is a glitchy and fun white Mountain Beach features well-executed and effective, if not, standard soulful riff.Beat Inc. The Formulahttp://originalcultures.bandcamp.com/album/the-formula Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the MindBetween the Trees The Story and the SongBigwig ReclamationBigwig An Invitation to TragedyBlink-182 Greatest HitsBlink-182 Cheshire CatBoys Like Girls Boys Like GirlsCamel MirageCarousel Kings Speak FranticCarousel Kings A Slice of HeavenI usually don't like breakdown-happy pop punk albums or bands, but I decided to raise my rating because this is definitely more fun and interesting than that new Bouncing Souls album.Carrie Underwood Blown AwayCarrie Underwood Some HeartsCasey Veggies Customized Greatly Vol. 3It's a bit boring at some points, but it's definitely some quality hip-hop. Thoughts Weight is excellent.Chiodos Bone Palace BalletConrad Tao VoyagesConverge All We Love We Leave BehindCounterparts The Difference Between Hell and HomeCursive I Am GeminiDead Letter Circus This Is The WarningDebeli Precjednik Bruto Slavhttp://moonleerecords.bandcamp.com/album/bruto-slavo-vbk
It has a lot of moments that are worth listening to, but has a whole lot more that are just
plain boring.Defeater Dear FatherDrake Take CareDrake Nothing Was the SameEditors The Weight of Your LoveEMEFE Music Frees AllEMEFE EuropeEminem InfiniteEminem Curtain Call: The HitsEnemy Noise No Control, No ParadeThis isn't bad, it just doesn't have anything that's different or particularly unique about it. It is certainly catchy and energetic, something many lesser known hardcore bands have been lacking recently. However, the lead singer has really poor vocals and blackzombie is right in that the drums are very typical, which is a really easy turn off for some. I do like the metal-influenced guitars, and I certainly wouldn't mind hearing an LP out of this band and see how they've progressed from here. I'm between a 2.5 and 3 right now.Europe The Final CountdownEyes Wide When It's RainingOkay, I've listened to this album twice and then once more again. However, my latest listen confirms that this is relatively worth listening to. It is not subpar pop punk in the least, however, it is average and it really lacks memorability and distinctiveness - as far as I'm concerned. Everything I've heard here sounds like I've heard it elsewhere before.Fair to Midland Arrows and AnchorsFaith No More Album of the YearFinch (US) What It Is to BurnSomewhat underwhelming pop punk/post-hardcore. They have some good moments, but most of it is familiar and rarely anything special. Not a bad effort, however.Forever Came Calling ContenderForgive Durden Razia's Shadow: A MusicalOne of the most hit or miss albums you may ever come across. Feature a very large cast of
extra singers, an odd (and overblown) story, and strange execution, Forgive Durden was
shooting for the stars in their musical. It is exactly what it says it is, pop punk in
musical form. The production and execution make this an interesting, if not, off-putting
listen. It's certainly unique among its genre but perhaps not in such a good way.Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Deeperfun. Some NightsFuture Idiots Neighborhoods & MorningwoodsGatling Hen In A PumpkinGatsby's American Dream VolcanoGo Radio Close the DistanceGo Radio Lucky StreetLucky Street sees Go Radio go in the somewhat surprising direction of full on Pop Rock, as opposed to the heavier and more alternative Do Overs and Second Chances. Unfortunately, this newer style doesn't work nearly as well as it should. Once again, we see Lancaster showing off his unique vocals and once again, Lancaster makes it clear why his lyrics far surpass those of their peers in lines such as "...You're leaving something short of innocent" and "If I could paint this town with all your good intent, I'd leave these walls as red as my eyes could have been..." However, aside from the resentful Any Other Heart and some ballads such as Swear It Like You Mean It, there isn't much that catches your attention. Lucky Street is unfortunately a relatively boring release.Green Day American IdiotGrouplove Never Trust A Happy SongHail the Sun ElephantitisI wish their wasn't such a stylistic disparity between the instruments and vocals... Okay I just wish there were no vocals to begin with.Have Heart The Things We CarryHey Monday Hold On TightHollywood Undead Swan SongsAn intensely polarizing album that lacks coherence and self-respect. The album has few very good tracks and quite a few awful ones. One moment they are talking about bitches and hoes, the next they're riding out an anthem for the forgotten and unwanted generation(s). A 3.5 for more sentimental reasons than otherwise. Recommended tracks: Undead, This Love This Hate, YoungHomelife DemoThis was a very unimpressive release - which is understandable as it is only a demo, however, the vocals/screams are incredibly monotonous and flat. The lyrics are best part and showcases the bands emotional value in a way that the vocals and instruments don't.Hometown Letdown Hometown LetdownDamn, this would have been great pop punk were it not for the fucking breakdowns and Mark Hoppus-like vocals.Hoobastank Fight or FlightI Call Fives I Call FivesImagine Dragons It's Timethis is like go for the first 10 times you hear the best song. the album, however, is resoundingly shallow.Imagine Dragons Continued SilenceImagine Dragons Night VisionsImmortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1Into It. Over It. ProperJake Bugg Jake BuggJay-Z and Kanye West Watch the ThroneJoyce Manor Of All Things I Will Soon Grow TiredJulianna Barwick NepentheKaty Perry Teenage DreamKeane StrangelandLife on Repeat Struggle + SleepLight Years This Will Come Back To Haunt MeLogic Young Sinatra: Welcome to ForeverMake Do and Mend Everything You Ever LovedMale Bonding Endless NowMaroon 5 Songs About JaneMayday Parade ValdostaMayday Parade Monsters in the ClosetModern Baseball SportsMono For My ParentsMumford and Sons Sigh No MoreMy Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet RevengeMy Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...Ohio Players HoneyP.O.S. We Don't Even Live HereParquet Courts Light Up GoldPatent Pending Save Each Other, The Whales Are Doing...Peace Be Still 64 http://peacebestill.bandcamp.com/ Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 ItPeriphery IcarusPeriphery Periphery (Instrumental)Pink The Truth About LovePink FunhousePissed Jeans HoneysReal Boys Real BoysA very nice and summery pop rock album. Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex MagikRise Against Appeal to ReasonA very hit-or-miss album that has Rise Against trying to become mainstream with (redundantly) mixed results. We have the good (Re-Education), the awesome (Savior and Entertainment), and the bad to forgettable (pretty much everything else).Savages Silence YourselfSaves the Day DaybreakSaves the Day Saves the DaySeahaven Winter ForeverSenses Fail RenacerSet It Off Horrible KidsIn Set It Off's new EP, they decide to take a route taken by their predecessors - a more theatrical, yet still very much pop punk direction. The vocals sound even more like your usual post-hardcore whines and the bombastic tone is often hit or miss. But overall, they pull off a coherent, slightly darker, and certainly intriguing pop punk album. An album similar and different than many bands before them, but one that won't be turning heads.Shabazz Palaces Black UpSilverchair DioramaSpeak Easy S/T E.P.Spitalfield Better Than Knowing Where You AreSquid the Whale Four MoreState Champs The Finer ThingsStick To Your Guns DiamondStreetlight Manifesto Everything Goes NumbStrike Anywhere Iron FrontTaking Back Sunday Tell All Your FriendsTaylor Swift FearlessThe American Scene Safe For NowSomehow the American Scene manage to dive headfirst into the indie punk scene and manage to make it work out, for the most part. As expected from their last EP, comparisons to the Dangerous Summer are inescapable (most particularly in the vocals but also in the atmospheres crafted by their instruments). The vocals are also very similar to that of Maker (which doubtlessly harkens back to the Godfather of indie punk, Brand New). They are not just another indie punk band, however, the production is excellent (for one thing) and the vocals are clearer. Nothing was overly moving, but it remains consistently interesting throughout the whole album.The Dangerous Summer If You Could Only Keep Me AliveThe Dear Hunter MigrantThe Desperate Bicycles Remorse CodeExcept for the classic track I Am Nine, and some humorous cuts like Birthday and Trendy Feelings, this really drags quite a bit. I'm gonna lower my score to a 2.5 because a lot of the tracks don't interest me.The Graduate The Evergreen EPThe Junior Varsity CinematographicThe Junior Varsity The Great CompromiseThe Library is on Fire Works On PaperThe Maine PioneerThe National Trouble Will Find MeThe Rolling Stones Sticky FingersThe Smith Street Band Sunshine and TechnologyThe Temper Trap ConditionsThundercat The Golden Age Of ApocalypseTitle Fight ShedTNGHT TNGHTTV Girl The Wild, The Innocent, The TV ShuffleTV Girl TV Girl EPTwo Door Cinema Club BeaconValencia Dancing With A GhostVan Halen A Different Kind of TruthVia Coma FiguresVowel All the Sad SongsWe Are The In Crowd Best IntentionsWintersun Time IWolfmother WolfmotherYou Me At Six Hold Me DownYou Me At Six Take Off Your Colours2.0 poor!!! THR!!!ERA Day to Remember Common CourtesyA Day to Remember What Separates Me From YouA Day to Remember HomesickA Rocket to the Moon Your Best IdeaAdam Lambert TrespassingAdam Lambert For Your EntertainmentAkissforjersey VictimsAll Time Low Nothing PersonalIn All Time Low's Nothing Personal, the band pursues an even more accessible sound vying for ran even larger audience. This is plainly clear in the album opener where the band relies on rhuge hooks and overly slick production. Lyrics have downgraded by a significant level, now rfocusing on more self-aware and sarcastic themes (often about partying and or youth). This ris the beginning of the end for All Time Low, they start shedding any trace of their pop rpunk past in favor of inoffensive radio pop rock. It's not all bad, however, Weightless, rBreak Your Little Heart, and Damned If I Do Ya are all incredibly infectious and fun. I rgoes downhill from then on, foreshadowing worse things yet to come.All Time Low Don't PanicFuck, you guys can't fucking be fucking serious. fuck Augustana Can't Love, Can't HurtAWOLNATION Back From EarthAWOLNATION Megalithic SymphonyBeing As an Ocean Dear G-dBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future SequenceBiffy Clyro Only RevolutionsBig Time Rush B.T.R.Black Flag What The...Blink-182 Dogs Eating DogsBon Jovi Bon JoviBright Eyes The People's KeyBring Me the Horizon SempiternalBruno Mars Doo-Wops & HooligansThis is a pathetic effort from a man that could have actually gone somewhere. His voice is not so much unique but certainly distinctive and interesting but the album is marred by awful and downright lazy songwriting. Some of the staples of the album include God awful lyrics.
However, Grenade is a simple and catchy tune that people seem to take too literally but the real highlight is Just The Way You Are - an uplifting and anthemic ballad. But the rest is jam-packed with filler and or worse such as the Lazy Song, which could have more accurately been as utter trash.Carly Rae Jepsen CuriosityCarrie Underwood Carnival RideCecil Taylor Unit StructuresCharli XCX True RomanceChief Keef Finally RichCirca Survive Violent WavesCoheed and Cambria The Afterman: DescensionCoheed and Cambria The Afterman: AscensionCrywank James Is Going To Die SoonCrywank Narcissist on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownIt's lyrically very blunt, straightforward, and downright depressingly pathetic. The guitar
work is often simplistic (although he is already very informed of this) and his vocals are
amateurish and plain. You can feel the palpable desperation, however, I find this to be
excruciatingly boring. Crywank and the album title both embody the album almost perfectly:
what you got is just a desperate man and an acoustic guitar aspiring for success.Cute Is What We Aim For Same Old Blood Rush With A New TouchD.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.Daughtry Leave This TownDaughtry Break the SpellDef Leppard HysteriaDeftones Koi No YokanDemi Lovato UnbrokenDepths and Scatabrainz Less Than HumanJust too damn annoying to be considered anything good. Terrible lyrics too and awful flow. It can occasionally be interesting but will always be more annoying than anything else.Digital By Birth Noise PollutionElysia Lion of JudasEminem RecoveryEnter Shikari A Flash Flood of ColourFair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly...Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork TreeFour Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, or Form.Frank Turner England Keep My BonesFrank Turner Last Minutes and Lost EveningsThe guy who thought it was a good idea to put I Still Believe on two albums should be shot.Frank Turner Love, Ire & SongFrank Turner Tape Deck HeartFrank Turner Poetry of the DeedFreddie Gibbs ESGNFrom First to Last Throne to the WolvesGallows Death Is BirthHacktivist HacktivistHalestorm The Strange Case Of...Handguns AngstHandguns Don't Bite Your TongueI found absolutely nothing special about this album. High School Musical High School MusicalHoobastank The ReasonI Set My Friends On Fire You Can't Spell Slaughter Without LaughterJonas Brothers Jonas BrothersJustin Bieber My World 2.0Justin Bieber BelieveKarnivool ThemataKarnivool Sound AwakeKarnivool AsymmetryKaty Perry PrismKelly Clarkson My DecemberLetlive. Fake HistoryLimp Bizkit Significant OtherLinkin Park Living ThingsLinkin Park A Thousand SunsLinkin Park Minutes to MidnightLorde Pure HeroineM.I.A. MatangiMac Miller MacadelicWhen I first heard the opening of Desperado, I was genuinely excited, however not so much after his verse began. Overall, he hasn't changed much, except that everything about Mac Miller seems very slightly better. His rapping seems more natural, more laid back, and not as forced as in his debut album. The production and the hooks are improved and the beats aren't quite as generic or as obnoxious. Unfortunately, he fails to improve upon the most important area: lyrics and themes.Mac Miller Blue Slide ParkOkay, so I'm listening and it doesn't seem that awful. Just that, nothing about him seems
particularly believable or even interesting. As someone else pointed out, his style doesn't
seem natural or authentic and he certainly isn't pulling on any emotional strings here. The
production and the hooks don't seem that awful either, though, but his lyrics are pretty
bad. The beats are sometimes really obnoxious and actually bring him back (if that even
makes sense). Up All Night is a very fun pop tune - well at least until the God-awful
chorus and bridge show up and only if you ignore the lyrics. Loitering is painful to listen
to. All in all, Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park is forgettable, nothing new, and completely
inoffensive.Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The HeistMajor League VariablesMajor League Hard FeelingsMan Overboard The Absolute WorstMayday Parade Anywhere But HereMC Tristan The End of The WorldMEANS To Keep Me From SinkingMGMT Oracular SpectacularMGMT CongratulationsMisery Signals Absent LightMotion City Soundtrack GoI'm not really sure what's up with all these high scores. I've never heard of their older (and supposedly better) work but I'm well aware that these guys are considered pop punk legends. The opener "Circuit and Wires" is incredibly underwhelming with a weak chorus and absolutely nothing special about it. Many of the other songs are not too different than the opener but at least "Timelines" has an incredible delivery and tangible emotion. "Everyone Will Die" is surprisingly optimistic and beautiful. The lyrics are actually pretty good but the vocals are odd yet seemingly flimsy and nondescript. Recommended tracks: Timelines, Everyone Will DieMotionless in White CreaturesMotley Crue Shout at the DevilMr. Envi' Rydaz Redemption: The Street AlbumTries to pass off as something more than the same generic shitpile rap music when he is really no better.Mumford and Sons BabelzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzMuse The ResistanceNe Obliviscaris Portal of INo Doubt Push and ShoveOK Go Oh NoOne Direction Up All NightOwl City Shooting StarPeriphery PeripheryPlayRadioPlay! TexasPlayRadioPlay! FrequencyPoison Flesh & BloodPost Season Pop Punk Destroyed My LifeIt's generally good and consistent until they get to the breakdowns. The breakdowns almost much ruin the whole song. It's still enjoyable, I'm trying to rip the breakdowns out of the songs.Post Season Restless NightsProtest the Hero KeziaRed Hot Chili Peppers CalifornicationRed Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili PeppersRun the Jewels Run the JewelsSet Your Goals Burning At Both EndsSharks No GodsShinedown AmaryllisSmash Mouth Smash MouthSnoop Dogg Tha DoggfatherSnoop Lion ReincarnatedSoilwork The Living InfiniteSteven Wilson The Raven That Refused to SingTaylor Swift Taylor SwiftTexas in July One RealityThe Bouncing Souls CometIt really sucks so much that this sucks so much. In Bouncing Souls' Comet, you'll rarely hear anything new or even particularly interesting. This is all just straight-forward happy yet boring punk rock. Aggression and energy are two things you won't find here often and the anthems are fleeting at best. The vocals are often clean and are certainly not grating or bad, but it is less than distinctive and the instruments very rarely help. The songs Infidel, Baptized, and Comet are semi-decent but the rest are hardly worth your while. Sorry, Hep Kat, I usually agree with you on things like this. I expected so much more from this.The Bronx The Bronx (III)The Dangerous Summer An Acoustic Performance of "Reach For The Sun"The Dangerous Summer War PaintThe Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the KillerThe Dismemberment Plan Uncanney ValleyThe Game Jesus PieceThe Gaslight Anthem HandwrittenThe Ghost Inside Get What You GiveThe Killers Battle BornThe Mars Volta NoctourniquetNoctorniquet is a sloppy and awkward mess where most of the songs lack urgency and is plagued by poor production. The instrumentation is often good but the songs seem too incoherent. Lastly, the vocals here do not help much, if anything, Noctorniquet was probably better without them.The Mars Volta OctahedronThe Smith Street Band Don't Fuck With Our DreamsThe Summer Set Love Like ThisThe Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The OmegaThe Wonder Years The Greatest GenerationThe Word Alive Life CyclesThe Word Alive DeceiverThundercat ApocalypseTo Speak Of Wolves Find Your Worth, Come HomeUnderoath DisambiguationWe The Kings Smile KidWhitechapel WhitechapelWil Wagner LaikaWith the Punches Seams and StitchesThe guy from Absolutepunk gave this a 5.5/10....this is probably complete crap.
EDIT: I'm finally listening to it now and it seems incredibly standard as of now. The
profile is sure correct, they've got no gimmicks - which in pop punk kinda sucks because
then they've only got lyrics and catchiness with going for them. From the start, I rather
enjoyed it, I got a very strong Valencia vibe from it. The singer seems to get off key a
few times, but at least the guitar solo was there to save the opener. The next few songs
aren't better, the guitar work is most often boring.
"I'm losing interest in all your promises." An interesting line but incidently, I'm losing
interest in this album. Few things are working for this band right now, the drums are way
boring and the production mutes the guitars so that you can barely hear them unless the guy
isn't singing. It's all for the best, I suppose, because the guitars are rarely noteworthy
to begin with.
Disillusioned guy from Absolutepunk is right: you've heard this album plenty of times
before, once more isn't going to hurt anybody, but it's also not going to impress either.
There are moments in the album that makes you think that they could have been much better
such as the last break in Harvard and the chorus of Postcards. But not matter how catchy it
is, it's not memorable and the guy's voice sounds like a second-rate Shane Henderson. It
could be worse, I guess, at least it didn't have pointless breakdowns.Yeah Yeah Yeahs MosquitoYelawolf Radioactive1.5 very poorA Lot Like Birds No PlaceA Rocket to the Moon On Your SideAll Time Low Dirty WorkAsking Alexandria Reckless and RelentlessAsking Alexandria Stand Up and ScreamAttack Attack! (US) This Means WarAugustana AugustanaAutism The Crawling ChaosAvicii TrueBlink-182 NeighborhoodsBlink-182 Enema of the StateBoys Like Girls Crazy World-EPIt's a shame that their hiatus didn't turn out to be indefinite after all.Boys Like Girls Love DrunkCeremony (USA-CA) ZooCheryl Cole A Million LightsChunk! No, Captain Chunk! Cum OnCreations The GospelDeath Grips Government PlatesDemi Lovato DemiDeuce Nine LivesEminem RelapseEminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2""OMG GUIZE LOOK I HATE DIS POPLAR STUFF. METAL 4 LIFE GUIZE AMIRITE? NOW LET ME GO JERK OFF rOVER MI HARDCORE AND PROG METAL ALBUMS" Sputnik in a nutshell."rAre you stupid?ERRA AugmentFergie The DutchessFor the Fallen Dreams Wasted YouthFor Today ImmortalFrom First to Last From First to LastGlee Glee: The Music, Volume 6Hey Monday Beneath It AllHinder Take It to the LimitHollywood Undead Hollywood Undead EPIssues Black DiamondsJeffree Star Beauty KillerKarmin HelloKelly Clarkson StrongerKesha AnimalKesha DeconstructedLady Gaga Born This WayLady Gaga ArtpopLetlive. The Blackest BeautifulLou Reed and Metallica LuluMan Overboard Man OverboardMotionless in White InfamousMuse The 2nd LawMy Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous KilljoysNickelback Dark HorseOutasight FurtherOwl City Ocean EyesPeriphery Periphery II: This Time It's PersonalProtest the Hero ScurrilousProtest the Hero VolitionRobin Thicke Blurred LinesSaving Abel Miss AmericaSay Anything Anarchy, My DearSky Ferreira Night Time, My TimeSkylar Grey Don't Look DownSoundtrack (Film) Transformers: Revenge of the FallenSum 41 Underclass HeroTaking Back Sunday Taking Back SundayThe Killing Lights Hellbound And HeartlessThe Lonely Island Turtleneck and ChainThe Maine Black & WhiteThe Medic Droid What's Your MediumThe Plot in You Could You Watch Your Children BurnThe Summer Set Everything's FineThe Velvet Underground SqueezeTrain Save Me San FranciscoTransit Young New EnglandWaking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler1.0 awful3OH!3 OmensA Hero a Fake The Future AgainIt took two whole seconds before they did a breakdown.All Time Low The Reckless And The BraveI'm not really sure what the point is in making a one song EP but I won't argue with the band. Composition-wise, the song is an odd mix of Nothing Personal era and Dirty Work era ATL. However, it is incredibly repetitive, the production is strange, and Alex's vocal work on the verses are downright annoying. The result is a very disappointing song after they tried so hard to hype it. The only good thing is the very nominal increased use of guitars.Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Body WorkoutAttack Attack! (US) Someday Came SuddenlyBasically the Best Band Ever You Wish You Were as Cool as UsBasically the Best Band Ever This Is Our Second Album and it Cost Us A Lot...Big Bang AliveThis album is so bad, I can't even pretend or try to like it.Big Time Rush ElevateBlended Puppies Blended Puppies EPBlood on the Dance Floor EvolutionBoys Like Girls Love Drunk EPThese are just different versions of the same song which was already awful to begin with. Why?Bruce Willis The Return of BrunoChunk! No, Captain Chunk! Something for NothingCody Simpson 4 UCrazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy HitsCrazy Frog Everybody Dance NowCryptopsy The Unspoken KingCute Is What We Aim For RotationDance Gavin Dance Acceptance SpeechDavid Guetta Nothing but the BeatDavid Hasselhoff Night RockerDiggy The First Flightdredg Chuckles & Mr. SqueezyEminem EncoreGreen Day 21st Century BreakdownGreen Day ¡UNO!silly bj, you're supposed to put the x's on the back of your hands, not your eyesHampden HipSTARZ Secrets of HampdenHigh School Musical High School Musical 2Hollywood Undead American TragedyJon Mess Defying GravityJonas Brothers Jonas L.A.Justin Bieber Never Say Never : The RemixesJustin Bieber Under the MistletoeKesha WarriorKesha CannibalKreayshawn Somethin' 'Bout KreayKrispy Kreme Money MakerLil Wayne Tha Carter IVMajor League The Truth Is...Make Me Famous It's Now or NeverMaroon 5 OverexposedMetaL BrotherS Thunders - DemoMetallica St. AngerMotley Crue Girls, Girls, GirlsNickelback Here and NowOK Go Of The Blue Colour Of The SkyOwl City The Midsummer StationOwl City All Things Bright And BeautifulParis Hilton ParisRise Against EndgameScare Don't Fear BlindedHey, remember when Nu-Metal died and how we were all so thankful for it?Star Wars Christmas in the StarsSum 41 Screaming Bloody MurderThe Black Eyed Peas The BeginningThe Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)The Lonely Island The Wack AlbumThe Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers BandThe Script #3Torsofuck As Semen Blends with RotTrain California 37Tyga Careless World: Rise of the Last KingThis is the worst rap album I've heard in a while. Tyga's vocal delivery is very odd (in the
worst possible way) most of the time, it hardly sounds like it's his real voice. It really
gets in the way of his songs because his voice can barely carry a good hook or even a verse.
His beats are absolutely pathetic (sometimes barely noticeable), his rhythms and rhymes are
constantly awkward, and his lyrics are just plain awful. Few songs have a notable
climax (making the songs incredibly stale halfway through). The album opener is
misleadingly passable however the singles Rack City and Faded are repetitive as fuck. To
make things worse, he is so boring like holy fuck, I fell asleep listening to this.Tyga #BitchImTheShitWaking the Cadaver DemoWang Chung MosaicWe The Kings Sunshine State of Mindwill.i.am Songs About Girls0.5 Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
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