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5.0 classic
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Everyone hates this album for unconventionality? For being highly praised? What kind of logic is that? Why can't we just enjoy fantastic, swirling melodies on top of tightly wrapped rhythms? Oh, because it's a hipster album, right. Fuck conventions, this album SOUNDS fantastic. I enjoy it for the music, not the scene around it.
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
I remember reading on wikipedia that Panda Bear wanted this album to sound like a packet of those glossy packets of Smuckers strawberry jam, thus the album title. I think they nailed it, personally. Shiny and artificial, but totally sweet.
Animal Collective Feels
Arcade Fire Funeral
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Daft Punk Discovery
Deerhunter Microcastle
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Muse Origin of Symmetry
This album is taught, rich, and brings rock music back to where it belongs. Critics can continue to cry parallels between this and OK Computer, but I'd point out that Muse uses techniques that Radiohead doesn't. Heavy distortion and wild falsetto solos make Bellamy's craft his very own. This is just one of those albums I'll cherish forever.
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Panda Bear Person Pitch
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead Kid A
Find me better music to drive to. Hint: you won't find it.
Radiohead OK Computer
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
Tim and Eric Awesome Record, Great Songs
Hamburgers and hot dogs too. I want to have a barbecue. I like parties, I like fun. I want
to live in a hamburger bun.
Weezer Pinkerton

4.5 superb
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
It's light. It's spacey. It's quirky. It's a little self-indulgent. And it's certainly NOT for everyone. But I love this album to death. It's almost certainly a summer album, and you can tell that Animal Collective had a lot of fun recording these tracks.
Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind
Armin van Buuren Imagine
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Passionate and energetic, At the Drive-In deliver their best album by far, mostly because it's more cohesive than Relationship of Command. They stick to the same formula throughout the album while crafting unique melodies and backing it up with instantly recognizable vocals.
Beach House Teen Dream
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Ben Folds Ben Folds Live
Bomb the Music Industry! Scrambles
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Braids Native Speaker
Daft Punk Alive 2007
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Elliott Smith XO
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Girl Talk All Day
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Grizzly Bear Shields
Justice Cross
Keane Under The Iron Sea
I think this is one album that I worship that most people would disagree with. It's pop music and therefore doesn't sit well with everyone, but listening to Under the Iron Sea all the way through feels just like the liner notes describe; it's as if you're descending deeper into this ocean world ripe with crazy, fantastic, and slightly scary things and Keane is singing about them. I love it. Also, Tom Chaplin has the voice of a god.
Late of the Pier Fantasy Black Channel
This album is chaotic, spontaneous, and a lot of fun to listen to. Dance punk isn't a genre I would consider myself keen to listen to, but Late of the Pier makes their brand accessible and thrilling. It's a shame they haven't been planning on releasing new material any time soon, because these guys made this album at such a young age with so much potential ahead of them. "Focker" is still one of my favorite tracks.
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
Muse Absolution
My Bloody Valentine m b v
The hype. It's real. Even if the cover art is trash.
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead In Rainbows: From the Basement
Ratatat Classics
A bit overrated, but "Loud Pipes" and "Wildcat" are great tracks.
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
So maybe you don't like power chords and scratchy vocals, but you cannot deny the emotion that this album has. It's filled to the brim with mood changes, fights, and heartbreaking choruses. Best of all, the dueling vocals make the back-and-forth affair feel raw and personal. This will always be one of my favorite albums.
The Avett Brothers Emotionalism
The Avett Brothers I and Love and You
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Strokes Is This It
Thursday Full Collapse
Thursday A City By the Light Divided
Thursday War All the Time
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend Contra
Weezer Weezer

4.0 excellent
Above & Beyond Tri State
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Animal Collective Spirit They're Gone...
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Avey Tare Down There
Battles Mirrored
Beck Guero
Beck Sea Change
Beck Odelay!
Ben Folds Rockin' The Suburbs
Ben Folds Songs for Silverman
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bomb the Music Industry! Vacation
Boys Noize Oi Oi Oi
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Circa Survive Juturna
Coheed and Cambria Live at the Starland Ballroom
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Daft Punk Homework
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Girl Talk Feed the Animals
Green Day Dookie
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Maybe it was the initial hype I read that made this album such a let-down, but it really rdidn't blow me away as I was expecting it to. A few songs were great but didn't seem to rmatch well with what came afterwards. Very lo-fi if you're into that. I really did like r"Young Hearts Spark Fire" and "Wet Hair".rEdit: scratch that. "I Quit Girls" is epic.
Justice A Cross the Universe
Justice Planisphere
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West Late Registration
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Keane Hopes & Fears
Lemon Jelly Lost Horizons
Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow
Miniature Tigers Tell It To The Volcano
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Muse Hullabaloo Soundtrack
Mux Mool Skulltaste
Mux Mool is way too talented to remain this unknown. Skulltaste harnesses his creativity to make an album both glitchy and mellow. It's the abrupt progression of the album as a whole that holds me back from giving it a higher rating, but if you're a fan of electronica that transcends multiple genres, give it a try.
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
Nirvana Nevermind
Panda Bear Tomboy
Passion Pit Manners
Porcupine Tree Signify
Radiohead Amnesiac
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rush 2112
SebastiAn Total
Soundtrack (Film) Katamari Damacy soundtrack
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels To Be Something On
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
The Antlers Hospice
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Blood Brothers Crimes
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
This is one of those very rare albums that pleases a lot of listeners that wouldn't normally poke post-hardcore with a ten-foot pole. It's absolutely wild and shocking at times, but when it's over you feel like you've experienced something truly original and enjoyable.
The Chemical Brothers Surrender
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Postal Service Give Up
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The xx xx
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thursday No Devolucion

3.5 great
Animal Collective Hollinndagain
Animal Collective Water Curses
Animal Collective People
Armin van Buuren Mirage
Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons...
Beach House Bloom
Beck Midnite Vultures
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bonobo Black Sands
Burial Untrue
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Deerhunter Cryptograms
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Girls Album
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Green Day American Idiot
Holy Fuck LP
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Kanye West The College Dropout
Louis La Roche Me & Her
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Muse Showbiz
Muse Random 1-8
Muse HAARP
Mutemath Mute Math
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Phoenix United
Piebald We Are the Only Friends We Have
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Spoon Kill The Moonlight
Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
The Bloody Beetroots Romborama
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter Black
The Doors The Doors
The Shins Wincing the Night Away
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thursday/Envy Thursday/Envy
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes

3.0 good
Animal Collective Campfire Songs
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
At the Drive-In This Station Is Non-Operational
Ben Folds Supersunnyspeedgraphic
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Converge Jane Doe
Daft Punk Human After All
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Deadmau5 For Lack of a Better Name
Gorillaz Demon Days
Holy Fuck Latin
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Muse Hullabaloo (Live CD or DVD)
Mux Mool Drum EP 2
It's a mellow mix of beats and sounds that isn't Mux Mool's greatest effort, but still is reminiscent of his other work. I'd recommend it if you're in the mood for some simple-sounding electronica.
Nirvana Bleach
Nirvana In Utero
Piebald All Ears, All Eyes, All the Time
Pryda Animal/Miami To Atlanta/Loaded
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Radiohead Airbag/How Am I Driving?
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Ratatat LP3
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon Gimme Fiction
The Bravery The Sun and the Moon
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Dear Hunter White
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Killers Sam's Town
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The National Boxer
The Prize Fighter Inferno My Brother's Blood Machine
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Velvet Underground Loaded
The White Stripes Elephant
The White Stripes Icky Thump
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thursday Common Existence
Weezer The Green Album
Weezer Make Believe

2.5 average
Anberlin Cities
Animal Collective Prospect Hummer
Battles Gloss Drop
Beck The Information
Beck Modern Guilt
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City
Burial Kindred
Childish Gambino Camp
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
Eels End Times
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Incubus Make Yourself
Incubus Light Grenades
M.I.A. Kala
Matt and Kim Matt & Kim
Muse The 2nd Law
Panda Bear Young Prayer
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''
Ratatat Ratatat
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Sparta Porcelain
Sparta Threes
Sublime Sublime
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
The Blood Brothers Young Machetes
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Fratellis Costello Music
The Mars Volta Amputechture
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Weezer Maladroit
Wolfmother Wolfmother

2.0 poor
AFI The Art of Drowning
Animal Collective Danse Manatee
Araabmuzik Electronic Dream
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Bloc Party Intimacy
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
Incubus Morning View
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...
Justice Audio, Video, Disco
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Lmfao Sorry For Party Rocking
Muse The Resistance
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Panda Bear Panda Bear
Shiny Toy Guns We Are Pilots
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Spoon Transference
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Taking Back Sunday New Again
The Killers Sawdust
The Vines Highly Evolved
The Vines Winning Days
Thrice Beggars
Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat

1.5 very poor
AFI Sing the Sorrow
AFI Decemberunderground
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White
Keane Perfect Symmetry
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
The Killers Day & Age

1.0 awful
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
The Vines Vision Valley
The Vines Melodia
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