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5.0 classic
Agalloch The White
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Death Symbolic
Dio Holy Diver
R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio, the GOD of metal. Enough said.
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Heathen Victims of Deception
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
A dark, original concept album and one of Iron Maiden's best works. The first five songs are pure genius.
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker OST
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D OST
Manilla Road Crystal Logic
Rainbow Rising
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

4.5 superb
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties We Don't Have Each Other
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The Mantle
Anacrusis Manic Impressions
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Artillery By Inheritance
Balance and Composure Separation
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.
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Blink-182 Blink-182
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Whether you love them or hate them, "Dude Ranch" is undoubtedly Blink 182's classic album. Featuring some of the best songs they've ever done such as 'Dammit', this is an album I will always return to.
Brutality Screams of Anguish
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Camel Moonmadness
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Human
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Deep Purple Machine Head
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Infernal Majesty None Shall Defy
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Jethro Tull Heavy Horses
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
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!!
Musk Ox Woodfall
This album is proof that vocals aren't needed to create a captivating and powerful atmosphere. Simply the most beautiful album I've heard all year.
New Found Glory New Found Glory
Overkill The Years of Decay
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Rainbow Long Live Rock & Roll
Razor Evil Invaders
Hold on tight. Razor's best album is a one hell of a rollercoaster ride packed with relentless riffs and drumming and some of the most violent and original screams I've heard in the genre. A thrash essential.
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Senses Fail Still Searching
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence
Strawbs Grave New World
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
The Hotelier It Never Goes Out
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
On their newest effort, The Hotelier year take everything that made their debut so great and expand on it to create one of the most impacting punk releases in recent memory. Potentially my AOTY
The Menzingers On the Impossible Past
The Offspring Smash
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore
The Story So Far Under Soil and Dirt
The Used The Used
The Who Who's Next
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm
Tourniquet Psycho Surgery
Toxik Think This
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
Van Morrison Moondance
Walknut Graveforests And Their Shadows
Zuriaake Afterimage of Autumn
It's times like this I wish I knew how to say "holy shit" in Chinese. An immense and original album that's sure to please fans of atmospheric black metal. So damn good

4.0 excellent
A Slow Descent Utopias
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alkaline Trio Maybe I'll Catch Fire
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Let's face it. All That Remains newer albums aren't that great, but their 3rd effort "The Fall of Ideals" is one of the most impressive metalcore albums I've heard to this day. Labonte's voice is amazing and the production is good without sounding overproduced like their newer work. Definitely one work checking out.
Anacrusis Screams and Whispers
Anberlin Lowborn
I want to see heaven
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Annihilator Alice in Hell
Bayonet Bayonet
Bayside The Walking Wounded
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Budgie Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
Burzum Filosofem
Camel Camel
Captain, We're Sinking It's A Trap
For those who can't get enough of "The Future Is Cancelled", this EP makes for a pretty damn good companion to that record - despite the fact that it's three years old. Expect more lyrics fueled by alcohol and the insecurities of our fellow man.
Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet Requiem for a Dream
Darkspace Dark Space I
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Deep Mountains Deep Mountains
Deep Purple In Rock
Def Leppard Pyromania
Demolition Hammer Tortured Existence
Direct Hit! Brainless God
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Drudkh Microcosmos
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Entombed Left Hand Path
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Fireworks Gospel
Fireworks Oh, Common Life
Fleetwood Mac Then Play On
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Flotsam and Jetsam No Place for Disgrace
Focus Hamburger Concerto
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Heart To Heart Heart To Heart
Heartsounds Internal Eyes
Heathen Breaking the Silence
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
In Flames Whoracle
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Irrwisch Irrwisch
Jethro Tull Stand Up
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Judas Priest Stained Class
Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory OST
Love American Hollow Crosses
Love, Robot Rebuild | Rebirth
Make Do and Mend End Measured Mile
Make Do and Mend Everything You Ever Loved
Manilla Road The Deluge
Metallica Metallica
Misser Distancing
Mithotyn In The Sign Of The Ravens
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.
Nazareth Hair Of The Dog
Nest Trail of the Unwary
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
No Use for a Name Hard Rock Bottom
Nokturnal Mortum Lunar Poetry (Demo)
Nokturnal Mortum The Voice of Steel
Nuclear Assault Handle With Care
Nuclear Assault Game Over
Opeth Morningrise
OutKast Aquemini
OutKast ATLiens
OutKast Stankonia
Overkill Horrorscope
Panopticon Roads to the North
I can't decide if I like this or the new Saor more. Either way, this adds to the growing list of impressive black metal albums of 2014. It often straddles the line between beauty and aggression and does so with style
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Paysage d'Hiver Kerker
Pestilence Malleus Maleficarum
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Razor Executioner's Song
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Sabbat Dreamweaver
Saor Aura
Saor Roots
Senses Fail Follow Your Bliss: The Best Of Senses Fail
Senses Fail Let It Enfold You
Senses Fail The Fire
Set Your Goals Mutiny!
Slayer Show No Mercy
Sodom Persecution Mania
Somos Temple of Plenty
Steely Dan Can't Buy A Thrill
Steely Dan Aja
Stormtroopers of Death Speak English or Die
Sugary Sweet Machines Tours of the Bleak
Suicidal Tendencies Prime Cuts
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
Summoning Dol Guldur
Summoning Minas Morgul
Summoning Stronghold
Tech N9ne Everready (The Religion)
The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band
The Beatles Help!
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Front Bottoms The Front Bottoms
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America
The Kinks Face to Face
The Kinks Something Else by The Kinks
The Menzingers Chamberlain Waits
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request
The Rolling Stones Between the Buttons
The Smith Street Band Sunshine and Technology
The Smith Street Band Don't Fuck With Our Dreams
The Story So Far What You Don't See
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Wonder Years The Upsides
Tonight Alive What Are You So Scared Of?
Torture Storm Alert
Excellent thrash album that needs more attention. The vocalist is top notch and there's no shortage of awesome riffs or guitar solos.
Toxik World Circus
Trvth Approaching
Trvth Black Horse Plague
Tygers Of Pan Tang Spellbound
Ulver Bergtatt
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Vali Skogslandskap
Vali Forlatt
Van Halen Van Halen
Venom Welcome to Hell
Versus The World Versus the World
Vinterland Welcome My Last Chapter
Voivod Dimension Hatross
Wil Wagner Laika
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Yellowcard Southern Air
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes

3.5 great
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
A Slow Descent On Ganymede
Accept Metal Heart
Addaura Burning for the Ancient
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch Of Stone, Wind And Pillor
Agalloch and Nest Split
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alkaline Trio Broken Wing
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Vital
Finally. The album that gives Cities a run for its money.
Andrew Jackson Jihad Knife Man
Andrew Jackson Jihad People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People
Andrew Jackson Jihad Can't Maintain
Anthrax Among the Living
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
Bane Don't Wait Up
Basement I Wish I Could Stay Here
Bayside Cult
Black Sabbath 13
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
Bowling for Soup A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Burzum Burzum
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle
Citizen Youth
This fucking rules. Definitely has a Balance and Composure vibe to it with a side of Make do and Mend.
Close Your Eyes Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Daytrader Twelve Years
Deep Mountains Lake of Solace
Deep Purple Now What?!
Def Leppard Hysteria
Dio The Last in Line
Direct Hit! Domesplitter
Drudkh Forgotten Legends
Drudkh The Swan Road
Eminem The Eminem Show
Falls of Rauros Hail Wind and Hewn Oak
Fireworks Adventure, Nostalgia, and Robbery
Fireworks All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion
Fireworks We Are Everywhere
Fireworks Bonfires
Four Year Strong Enemy of the World
Four Year Strong Go Down In History
Frameworks Loom
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Fuzzy Duck Fuzzy Duck
Goo Goo Dolls A Boy Named Goo
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
Handguns Don't Bite Your Tongue
Heartsounds Drifter
Heartsounds Until We Surrender
Hoth Oathbreaker
I Am the Avalanche Wolverines
I Am the Avalanche Avalanche United
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Insomnium Across the Dark
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Jimmy Eat World Damage
Only time will tell how this stacks up to their other releases, but "Damage" is certainly JEW doing what JEW does best in the form of 10 hard-hitting alt-rock tracks.
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
Joyce Manor Never Hungover Again
Love, Robot B.A.D.
After losing one of their vocalists following their fantastic debut, one might wonder if Love, Robot is still capable of creating energetic, memorable alt-rock tunes. The answer is a resounding yes. Fans of Paramore and Tonight Alive will likely eat this one right up.
Man Overboard Man Overboard
Manners Apparitions/Escapism
Manners Pale Blue Light
Megadeth Endgame
Misser Every Day I Tell Myself...
Modern Baseball You’re Gonna Miss It All
Molly and The Zombies Molly and The Zombies
Motion City Soundtrack Go
Nest Woodsmoke
New Found Glory Coming Home
No Use for a Name More Betterness!
Nokturnal Mortum Goat Horns
Nuclear Assault Survive
Off With Their Heads Home
Opeth Blackwater Park
Paramore Riot!
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Park It Won't Snow Where You're Going
Prong Beg to Differ
Pup Pup
Quiet Riot Metal Health
Red City Radio The Dangers of Standing Still
Red City Radio Titles
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Say Anything Say Anything
Say Anything Menorah/Majora
Senses Fail Life Is Not A Waiting Room
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Simon and Garfunkel Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
Soundtrack Inside Llewyn Davis
Soundtrack South Park (Original Soundtrack)
Steely Dan Pretzel Logic
Sum 41 Half Hour Of Power
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler
Sun Worship Elder Giants
Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is
Tech N9ne Sickology 101
Tech N9ne The Lost Scripts of K.O.D.
Temples Sun Structures
The Front Bottoms Talon of the Hawk
The Front Bottoms Rose
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The Lawrence Arms Metropole
The Menzingers Rented World
The Night Watch The Night Watch
The Offspring Americana
The Swellers Good For Me
The Swellers The Light Under Closed Doors
The Swellers Ups and Downsizing
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
This Wild Life Clouded
Tonight Alive The Other Side
Tony Sly 12 Song Program
Vacationer Relief
I wasn't expecting to like this very much as I found their debut to be somewhat underwhelming. However, this album is an improvement over that release in just about every way. The melodies are stronger, the instrumentation has improved, and there's just a better sense of direction this time around. This is feel-good music designed for spring and summertime and it hits the mark more often than it misses.
Various Artists Atticus: ...Dragging the Lake 3
Various Artists The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute
This is how a tribute album should be done. Many of the best songs of Tony Sly's career are all rolled into one package and performed by some pretty damn respectable bands (Lagwagon, Bad Religion, etc.) Some of the versions sound similar to Tony's, while others are completely different. A fine release and a fitting way to say goodbye to a truly talented and underrated musician. R.I.P. Tony Sly, may your spirit live on in these songs.
Veil Sombre
Versus The World Drink. Sing. Live. Love.
War of Ages Arise and Conquer
Weatherbox American Art
Weatherbox Flies In All Directions
Windir 1184
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Woods of Desolation As The Stars
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
You, Me, And Everyone We Know I Wish More People Gave A Shit
You, Me, And Everyone We Know Some Things Don't Wash Out

3.0 good
A Day to Remember Homesick
All That Remains For We Are Many
Anberlin New Surrender
Ancient Wisdom For Snow Covered the Northland
Andrew Jackson Jihad Christmas Island
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
Chuck Ragan Till Midnight
Deafheaven Sunbather
Drudkh Slavonic Chronicles
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
FACT Witness
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Goo Goo Dolls Gutterflower
Handguns Life Lessons
Heart To Heart Dulce
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Man Overboard The Absolute Worst
Mixtapes A Short Collection of Short Songs
Mixtapes Hope Is for People
Motion City Soundtrack Even If It Kills Me
No Doubt Return of Saturn
No Use for a Name The Feel Good Record of the Year
Paramore Paramore
Rise Against The Black Market
Say Anything Hebrews
State Champs The Finer Things
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The Swellers B-sides and Rarities
Two Tongues Two Tongues
Vacationer Gone
Vinterbris Solace
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
You, Me, And Everyone We Know Things Are Really Weird Right Now

2.5 average
Aiden Conviction
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Drudkh Handful of Stars
Four Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, or Form.
Megadeth Super Collider
Nervosa Victim of Yourself
Say Anything Anarchy, My Dear
The Offspring Days Go By
The Story So Far Songs Of
Even if you're a fan of the band, the only track worth checking out here is 'Navy Blue.'
The Used Imaginary Enemy

2.0 poor
Eminem Encore
Legion of the Damned Ravenous Plague

1.5 very poor
Eminem Relapse

1.0 awful
Aiden Knives
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