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Average Rating: 3.81
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Objectivity Score: 61%
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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
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Tenhi Folk Aesthetic 1996-2006
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

4.7 superb
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There

4.5 superb
Agalloch The White
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Death Leprosy
Downfall of Nur Umbras de Barbagia
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Franz Schubert Unfinished Symphony No. 8 in B minor
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.
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Facing Future
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker OST
Manilla Road Crystal Logic
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Master of Puppets
Pink Floyd Animals
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
Regina Spektor Remember Us To Life
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sorority Noise You're Not As ____ As You Think
At first, You're Not As _______ As You Think feels overwhelmingly dreary and hopeless: a record centered on nothing more than depression, self-pity, and death - but it's the little moments of optimism that give it so much depth and contrast. "Leave the Fan On" leaves an empty feeling in the gut, with lines of utter hopelessness barely escaping Boucher's lips in the most gorgeously restrained track of the band's career. Yet, every time "A Portrait Of" resurfaces one feels completely revitalized by its sweeping guitar-work and lines of encouragement: "I'm not trying to say it's easy/But I'm trying to say it's fine/I've still got your demons/And they're not gonna be leaving any time/Any time soon." Sorority Noise's latest manages to be emotionally draining, but completely relatable and uplifting at the same. Not since The Hotelier dropped Home, Like NoPlace Is There have I felt so moved by an album of this nature, and it feels good to say that.
Steely Dan Aja
Tenhi Maaaet
The Beatles Revolver
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation

4.2 excellent
Agalloch Pale Folklore
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
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E♭ major, Op. 82
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!!
PUP The Dream Is Over
Spectral Lore III
The Hotelier It Never Goes Out
The Menzingers After the Party
The Smith Street Band Throw Me in the River
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Used The Used

4.1 excellent
Franz Schubert "Little" Symphony No. 6 in C major, D. 589
Max Richter Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works
NOFX So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
Regina Spektor Far
Saor Guardians
The Ataris End is Forever
The Ataris Blue Skies, Broken Hearts, Next Twelve Exits
The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers
The Promise Ring Nothing Feels Good
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now

4.0 excellent
Balance and Composure Separation
Bob Dylan Desire
Bobby Barnett Little Wounds
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.
Darkspace Dark Space I
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
Direct Hit! Wasted Mind
Drudkh Microcosmos
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Fauna Avifauna
Fireworks Gospel
Fireworks All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion
Fleetwood Mac Then Play On
Frank Turner Positive Songs for Negative People
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Great Cynics Don't Need Much
Grouper Ruins
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
In Flames Whoracle
In Flames The Jester Race
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Irrwisch Irrwisch
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
Jenny Hval Blood Bitch
Julie Byrne Not Even Happiness
Kevin Morby Singing Saw
Kevin Morby Still Life
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess OST
Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A Minor
Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F Major
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
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.
No Use for a Name Hard Rock Bottom
NOFX Punk in Drublic
October Falls Marras
Overkill Horrorscope
Panopticon Roads to the North
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Pink Floyd The Wall
PUP PUP
Regina Spektor Songs
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
Sampha Process
Sangre de Muerdago O Camino das Mans Valeiras
Simon and Garfunkel Bookends
Solange A Seat At The Table
Steely Dan The Royal Scam
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Tenhi Saivo
The Ataris So Long, Astoria
The Ataris Anywhere But Here
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday
The Hotelier Goodness
The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies
The Menzingers On the Impossible Past
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee
The Promise Ring 30 Degrees Everywhere
The Smith Street Band Sunshine and Technology
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
The Wonder Years No Closer to Heaven
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
Tiny Moving Parts Celebrate
Tony Sly 12 Song Program
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.
Woods City Sun Eater In The River Of Light

3.9 excellent
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Saor Aura
The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed

3.8 excellent
Andrew McMahon The Pop Underground
With its delicate use of electronics, Andrew Mcmahon's first EP isn't as much of a departure from Jack's Mannequin as one might expect. What it is, however, is 4 enjoyable pop tracks that are infused with the musician's skillful songwriting. Sure to please longtime fans.
Big Thief Masterpiece
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
In Flames Subterranean
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
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
The Menzingers Rented World

3.7 great
Drudkh Forgotten Legends
Fossil Youth A Glimpse of Self Joy
Hold On, Caulfield. If You Don't Choose
Julianna Barwick Will
Make Do and Mend End Measured Mile
Neun Welten Destrunken
Gorgeous neofolk album; perfect for rainy weather or anyone looking for a relaxing listening experience
NOFX Pump Up the Valuum
Quiet Riot Metal Health
The Menzingers Chamberlain Waits
The Menzingers A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology
Turnover Peripheral Vision
WATERMEDOWN Somewhere Sleepless
Woods Bend Beyond
that moment when you want to comment on an album and you realize it doesn't have a review :/ brilliant album, 'is it honest?' is easily one of my favorite Woods songs. The 3.3 average is misleading, it's easily some of the best material this band has to offer. will come up with a better soundoff later!

3.6 great
NOFX First Ditch Effort

3.5 great
Accept Metal Heart
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Zombies on Broadway
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
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!
Can't Swim Fail You Again
Can't Swim Death Deserves a Name
Citizen Youth
Conor Oberst Ruminations
Conor Oberst Salutations
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room Hurricane Season
Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room Party Adjacent
Del Paxton All Day, Every Day, All Night
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Drudkh The Swan Road
Dryjacket For Posterity
Emma Ruth Rundle Marked For Death
Falls of Rauros Hail Wind and Hewn Oak
Fireworks Bonfires
Fireworks Adventure, Nostalgia, and Robbery
Fireworks We Are Everywhere
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Imperium Dekadenz Meadows of Nostalgia
Imperium Dekadenz Dis Manibvs
Kevin Morby Harlem River
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth Endgame
Mimisiku The Thrill of Living
Modern Baseball Holy Ghost
Motorhead Bad Magic
Nebelung Palingenesis
New Found Glory Coming Home
No Use for a Name More Betterness!
NOFX The War on Errorism
Norah Jones Day Breaks
Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts
Panopticon Revisions of the Past
Panopticon / Waldgefluster Panopticon & Waldgeflüster
Pinegrove Cardinal
Red City Radio Red City Radio
Red City Radio Titles
Red City Radio The Dangers of Standing Still
Regina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Regina Spektor proves how talented she is as a singer/songwriter with one of the most impressive pop releases of 2012. "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats" is creative and at times beautiful, but always fun and quirky. Very well executed pop album with exceptional vocals and an undeniable charm.
Runaway Brother Mother
Simon and Garfunkel Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
Sixx:A.M. Heroin Diaries Soundtrack
Sorority Noise Forgettable
Sorority Noise Joy, Departed
Super Whatevr Good Luck
The Ataris Look Forward to Failure
The Ataris All Soul's Day & The Graveyard of the Atlantic
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Early November Imbue
The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ
The Promise Ring Very Emergency
The Promise Ring Boys & Girls
Tigers Jaw Tigers Jaw
Trophy Eyes Mend, Move On
Weatherbox Flies In All Directions
Woods With Light And With Love
You Blew It! Grow Up, Dude

3.4 great
Del Paxton Worst. Summer. Ever.
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43
Yucky Duster Duster's Lament

3.3 great
Eisley I'm Only Dreaming
Great Cynics Like I Belong
The Swellers Good For Me
Trash Boat Nothing I Write You Will Change What You've Been..

3.2 good
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct

3.0 good
Amon Amarth Jomsviking
Circa Survive Appendage
Drudkh Slavonic Chronicles
Great Cynics I Feel Weird
Make Do and Mend Don't Be Long
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Motion City Soundtrack Panic Stations
New Found Glory Radiosurgery
Relient K Truly Madly Deeply EP
Sixx:A.M. Prayers For The Damned (Vol. 1)
The Ataris Welcome the Night
Turnover Magnolia
Turnover Humblest Pleasures
WATERMEDOWN The Same View With A New Light
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

2.8 good
Frank Turner Mittens

2.7 average
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Panopticon Kentucky
Sorority Noise It Kindly Stopped for Me

2.5 average
Balance and Composure Light We Made
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
Drudkh A Furrow Cut Short
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground

2.0 poor
The Used Imaginary Enemy

1.5 very poor
Maroon 5 Overexposed

1.0 awful
Aiden Knives
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