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5.0 classic
Agalloch The Mantle
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Death Symbolic
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

4.7 superb
Agalloch The White
Regina Spektor Remember Us To Life

4.5 superb
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Angel Olsen MY WOMAN
Bathory Blood Fire Death
I'm here to confirm Jac's placement of this album at the top of the riff scale. A real treat of an album not only for black metal fanatics, but metalheads in general. Excellent atmosphere and hard riffs left and right highlighted by a touch of folk influence.
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Downfall of Nur Umbras de Barbagia
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Franz Schubert Schubert: Trout Quintet
The whole thing is great, but my rating specifically is for the 'Arpeggione Sonata'. A gorgeous piece by one of the finest composers of the early romantic era. Great for helping you fall asleep at night or just unwind after a stressful day.
Franz Schubert Unfinished Symphony No. 8 in B minor
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Manilla Road Crystal Logic
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence
Spectral Lore III
Tenhi Maaaet
The Beatles Revolver
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Rolling Stones Between the Buttons
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Used The Used
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
Wil Wagner Laika
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626

4.4 superb
Coldworld Autumn
Jimmy Eat World Futures
The Hotelier It Never Goes Out

4.3 superb
Asya Sergeeva Heart of Winter
some of the best instrumental folk music I've ever heard. Her primary instrument is the celtic harp, and her playing is extremely poignant and intricate. It's worth checking out just for her harp playing, but the addition of violins, cellos, and pianos take it to a whole new level. Just listen to it
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Kauan Sorni Nai
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73
PUP The Dream Is Over
Regina Spektor Far
Trophy Eyes Chemical Miracle
Singles are so misleading. This has about 5 times the amount of aggression I anticipated based on the tracks they released prior to the release of the album. Overall much more diverse than their debut, with lots of variety in the vocals and an improvement in the lyrics as well. Review incoming...

4.2 excellent
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Irrwisch Irrwisch
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E♭ major, Op. 82
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Moonsorrow Jumalten Aika
Motion City Soundtrack My Dinosaur Life
My personal favorite album by Motion City Soundtrack. It contains some of the biggest hooks in the band's career, but there's even a song that mentions Zelda: The Ocarina of Time!!
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
Walknut Graveforests And Their Shadows

4.1 excellent
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Jeff Rosenstock Worry.
NOFX So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
Saor Aura
Soundtrack (Video Game) Witcher 3 - The Wild Hunt

4.0 excellent
Adramelech Psychostasia
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Alkaline Trio Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163
Balance and Composure Separation
Bayside The Walking Wounded
Be'lakor Vessels
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bobby Barnett Little Wounds
Camille Saint-Saens Symphony No.3, Op.78
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Darkspace Dark Space I
Direct Hit! Brainless God
Direct Hit! Wasted Mind
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Drudkh Forgotten Legends
Drudkh Microcosmos
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Fauna Avifauna
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Green Day Dookie
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Grouper Ruins
Heartsounds Internal Eyes
In Flames Whoracle
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Iron Maiden Killers
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104
Jenny Hval Viscera
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues
Laura Stevenson Wheel
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Metal Church Metal Church
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory
Mustard Plug Evildoers Beware!
Mustard Plug Masterpieces: 1991-2002
A highly enjoyable collection of quirky and upbeat ska songs from Mustard Plug. They are sure to please fans of Reel Big Fish and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones or even fans of newer ska bands like Streetlight Manifesto.
Nachtreich/Spectral Lore The Quivering Lights
Still only 7 votes? Excellent split by Nachtreich/Spectral Lore that blends together elements of neofolk/classical/black metal without ever losing a sense of cohesion. Highly recommended, especially in the colder months of fall and winter.
Nazareth Hair of the Dog
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
Nhor Suspensa Momenta Quintae Essentiae
No Use for a Name Hard Rock Bottom
Nokturnal Mortum The Voice of Steel
Numenorean Home
Obsequiae Aria of Vernal Tombs
October Falls Marras
Overkill Horrorscope
Panopticon Roads to the North
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Paul Simon Paul Simon
Paul Simon The Rhythm of the Saints
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Roots
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Branches
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Leaves
Regina Spektor Songs
Sangre de Muerdago Deixademe Morrer No Bosque
Sangre de Muerdago O Camino das Mans Valeiras
Saor Roots
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends
Somos Temple of Plenty
Somos First Day Back
Spectral Lore II
Stara Rzeka Zamknely Sie Oczy Ziemi
Tenhi Airut: Aamujen
Tenhi Saivo
The Rolling Stones Aftermath
The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request
The Smith Street Band Sunshine and Technology
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
The Wonder Years No Closer to Heaven
Tiny Moving Parts Celebrate
Tony Sly 12 Song Program
Ulver Kveldssanger
Wintergatan Wintergatan
Woljager Van't Liewen un Stiawen
One of the year's most overlooked gems is a real treat in the neofolk genre. With a sound that rests comfortably between german dark folk (think Forseti, Nebelung) and a more neoclassical approach along the lines of Vali and Musk Ox, the debut by Woljager is sure to have a wide appeal. Due to the large helping of variety and melancholy, it's easily one of the strongest neofolk albums in recent years.

3.9 excellent
Great Cynics Don't Need Much
Oak Pantheon In Pieces
Before hearing Oak Pantheon, I heard grumblings about how they're just an Agalloch clone. I've still yet to hear their debut, but based on the variety and skill on display on their sophomore effort, I'd say they're much more than that. Yes, they sound quite similar to Agalloch at times (the guitar tone at the end of 'grasp the apparition' and throughout much of 'burden of growth' sounds eerily reminiscent of Ashes against the Grain) but they also prove their sense of versatility here - especially in the vocal department. 'Pavor Nocturnus' has some insanely good vocals reminiscent of Weakling that have to be heard to be believed. Other songs like the epic 'Climb' do feel more inspired by Agalloch with a slow guitar build-up and chant-like vocals, but there are more than enough ideas here to keep them from being just a copycat band. One hell of a sophomore effort
Turnover Turnover

3.8 excellent
Alcest Écailles de Lune
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
Big Thief Masterpiece
Direct Hit! Domesplitter
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Metal Church XI
I cannot believe how good this is. Vocalist Mike Howe has returned after a 23 year absence so that must be part of it, but wow this really surprised me in the best way possible. The vox rule, the bass is audible, and somehow the 7 minute tracks are quite possibly the best songs on here. Quite simply, one of the best modern thrash albums I've had the pleasure of listening to
Novemthree Renewing
really cool, somber folk inspired by nature that uses a very minimalistic approach. incorporates vocals more than expected but it works surprisingly well
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Sangre de Muerdago & Novemthree Braided Paths
The Rolling Stones Some Girls

3.7 great
Bayside Vacancy
Falls of Rauros Hail Wind and Hewn Oak
Falls of Rauros Believe in No Coming Shore
Ifing Against This Weald
Insomnium In the Halls of Awaiting
Julianna Barwick Will
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein Stranger Things, Volume One
Mare Cognitum Phobos Monolith
Neun Welten Vergessene Pfade
Neun Welten Destrunken
Gorgeous neofolk album; perfect for rainy weather or anyone looking for a relaxing listening experience
New Found Glory Resurrection
The most New Found Glory sounding album by New Found Glory in over a decade. This is the return to form the band has been shooting for on their last 2 albums, and they've finally hit their target.
Panopticon / Waldgefluster Panopticon & Waldgeflüster
Sarah Neufeld The Ridge
Set Your Goals Mutiny!
Soundtrack (Film) Mortal Kombat
I still remember having this soundtrack on casette and listening it to repeatedly as a kid (as well as watching the movie excessively of course). All nostalgia aside, this soundtrack holds up surprisingly well and is worth looking into even if you're not huge on the MK series.
Taking Back Sunday Tidal Wave
Tigers Jaw Tigers Jaw
Yellowcard Yellowcard

3.6 great
NOFX First Ditch Effort
Versus The World Homesick/Roadsick

3.5 great
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties Bittersweet
Addaura Burning for the Ancient
Adrianne Lenker Hours Were the Birds
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch and Nest Split
Ainulindale Nevrast
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
Alcest Shelter
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Ashbringer Yūgen
Bayside Cult
Bobby Barnett Showing Teeth
Great EP by the lead vocalist of Captain, We're Sinking. These tracks are much more upbeat than the slow burners found on "Little Wounds." It's more like "The Future is Cancelled" Part 2. This guy never fails to impress!
Charles Ellsworth Wildcat Chuck Charles
Citizen Youth
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room Party Adjacent
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Stellar
Drudkh The Swan Road
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Earth and Pillars Earth I
Go Radio Lucky Street
Heartsounds Until We Surrender
Imperium Dekadenz Meadows of Nostalgia
Imperium Dekadenz Dis Manibvs
Insomnium Across the Dark
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Irrwisch Fallwind
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
Jimmy Eat World Invented
Joyce Manor Cody
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe
Local Natives Gorilla Manor
Local Natives Hummingbird
Make Do and Mend End Measured Mile
Mare Cognitum/Aureole Resonance: Crimson Void
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth Endgame
Motion City Soundtrack I Am the Movie
Nebelung Palingenesis
Nest (FIN) Woodsmoke
New Found Glory Coming Home
Nhor Momenta Quintae Essentiae
No Use for a Name More Betterness!
Novembre Ursa
Novemthree From these Ashes
October Falls A Collapse of Faith
Panopticon Revisions of the Past
Quiet Riot Metal Health
Red City Radio Red City Radio
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
Relient K Two Lefts Dont Make a Right But Three Do
Relient K Air For Free
Sara Bareilles Little Voice
Sara Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart
Sara Bareilles The Blessed Unrest
Silverstein I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
Simon and Garfunkel Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
State Champs The Finer Things
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Early November Imbue
The Jezabels Synthia
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup
The Used In Love and Death
The Used Shallow Believer
Trophy Eyes Everything Goes Away
Trophy Eyes Mend, Move On
Turnover Peripheral Vision
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Versus The World Drink. Sing. Live. Love.
Versus The World Versus the World
Wildernessking Mystical Future
Wvnder Wander
Wvnder Precipice

3.4 great
Curbside Decades
Great EP by Curbside. This has 90s punk written all over it. If you dig the likes of Millencolin, Lagwagon, Pennywise etc. this release is right up your alley.
Wovenwar Wovenwar

3.3 great
Bayside Killing Time
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
Fuath I
Marsh Dweller The Weight of Sunlight
Motion City Soundtrack Even If It Kills Me
Motion City Soundtrack Go
Such Gold Pedestals
This rating is for the 2016 reissue of Pedestals, with the 6 songs from the EP being remastered, and 4 unreleased tracks. It was always a solid EP, but now it feels more like a proper full-length, with songs like 'Sycamore' being improved a good deal by the new production job, and sounding great alongside the new tracks.

3.2 good
Anthony Raneri New Cathedrals
Insomnium Winter's Gate

3.0 good
Amon Amarth Jomsviking
Anthony Raneri Sorry State Of Mind
Go Radio Close the Distance
Green Day Revolution Radio
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Jimmy Eat World Damage
Local Natives Sunlit Youth
Make Do and Mend Don't Be Long
Mare Cognitum Luminiferous Aether
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Motion City Soundtrack Panic Stations
New Found Glory Radiosurgery
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Silverstein Rescue
Taking Back Sunday New Again
The Rolling Stones Tattoo You
The Used Artwork
Turnover Magnolia
Turnover Humblest Pleasures
Vinnie Caruana Survivor's Guilt
Wayfarer Children of the Iron Age
A frustrating album in the sense that there are some great moments, but the overall experience is brought down by some equally mediocre ones. That being said, 'TowardMountains' is more than enough reason to give this album a shot. Featuring the drummer from Blood Incantation, the song gets a really cool, brooding drum intro and contains vocals that seamlessly trade off between death metal growls and black metal shrieks. Despite some pitfalls, they're a band with strong potential.
Winterfylleth The Divination Of Antiquity
Winterfylleth The Dark Hereafter
Wvnder Rest

2.9 good
Wayfarer Old Souls

2.8 good
State Champs Around the World and Back
Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is

2.7 average
Panopticon Kentucky

2.5 average
Balance and Composure Light We Made
Drudkh A Furrow Cut Short
Four Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, or Form.
Set Your Goals Burning At Both Ends
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
The Used Lies for the Liars
Wovenwar Honor Is Dead

2.3 average
Relient K Collapsible Lung
Twilight Fauna Fire of the Spirit

2.0 poor
Megadeth Super Collider
The Used Imaginary Enemy

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