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5.0 classic
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
This is what every post-rock album aspires to be. Moving and emotional, as a gradual emergence from a few simple initial notes. Very little contemporary post-rock even comes close.
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
Laura Stevenson Wheel
Mastodon Crack the Skye
All the technicality of Mastodon's earlier material, except 10 times as epic and a more accessible/progressive musical direction.
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Mono Hymn To The Immortal Wind
Opeth Blackwater Park
Radiohead Kid A
Sigur Ros ( )
Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Celebrating the proud return of Things Happening.
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
toe The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety
toe CUT_DVD
TTNG Animals
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.5 superb
A Great Big Pile of Leaves Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?
American Wolf Myriad
American Wolf Tales of Kamanakera
Baroness Blue Record
Cake Comfort Eagle
Cake Fashion Nugget
Funny, funky, catchy, cool, relaxed. This is a gem of an album start to finish, being heartfelt at times but never taking itself seriously or removing its mask of dry sarcasm.
Circa Survive Juturna
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Violent Waves
CityCop The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope
Colour Anthology
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes To Move Forward
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly
Fang Island Fang Island
This album perfectly captures the essence of everyone high-fiving everyone on a sunny day.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Hail The Sun Elephantitis
Happy Body Slow Brain Dreams of Water
HRVRD From the Bird's Cage
HRVRD The Inevitable And I
Isis Panopticon
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
K Sera Collisions and Near Misses
La Dispute Wildlife
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Ling Tosite Sigure still a Sigure virgin?
Ling Tosite Sigure just A moment
The sheer amount of style changes in this album is ridiculous, and each is executed very well. I don't even know any Japanese and it's still catchy too. Heavy, light, mathy, poppy, it kind of has everything.
Ling Tosite Sigure Inspiration Is DEAD
Ling Tosite Sigure Feeling Your UFO
Lydia Illuminate
Maps & Atlases You and Me and the Mountain
This is the Maps & Atlases I'm most fond of as they've gone through their transformation from math rock into poppy alt-indie stuff. It's like the perfect mix of technicality and catchiness. The vocals just barely tie the ridiculous rhythms and melodies into one catchy tune. I keep hoping they'll return to this sound, but seeing as it's two albums ago, it's not likely.
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Leviathan
Meshuggah Alive
Meshuggah Nothing [Re-release]
Mimas Lifejackets
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Mono You Are There
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Pete Davis The Pottsville Conglomerate
Pretend Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Radiohead OK Computer
Russian Circles Empros
Russian Circles Enter
Russian Circles Memorial
Sianvar Sianvar
Sigur Ros Takk...
Six Gallery Breakthroughs in Modern Art
Sleeping in Gethsemane Burrows
System of a Down Toxicity
The Black Keys Rubber Factory
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum Live
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Reign Of Kindo The Reign Of Kindo
The Reign Of Kindo Rhythm, Chord & Melody
The Reign Of Kindo This Is What Happens
The Republic of Wolves The Cartographer
Their potential was hinted at on Varuna. This is realizing it. Less oppressive and dark (which was cool but
tough to handle for an hour), catchier, more experimental, more refined. The damn screaming is still there
but much more tastefully used. "The Dead Men Stood Together" is absolutely fantastic...if they keep going in
this direction, their next full length will be incredible.
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke (Re-Issue)
The Speed of Sound in Seawater Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets
Absolutely great music for such a young band. Reminds me of a mix between American Football, Coheed, and
Tera Melos. Fans of math-rock and emo should like this. This is really a band that's found it's own niche.

:edit: sorry thomas, I did not even realize. Oops.
The Speed of Sound in Seawater Red Version
This album takes some serious left turns at times, in a good way. The addition of a few screamo-style vocals
is interesting too, and the technicality is just as strong as on Blue. Overall just very good.
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. II: Water
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice Beggars
toe The Future Is Now
toe For Long Tomorrow
toe New Sentimentality
toe Songs, Ideas We Forgot
toe RGBDVD
Tool Lateralus
TTNG This Town Needs Guns
TTNG Adventure, Stamina & Anger
TTNG 13.0.0.0.0
Wot Gorilla? New Arrival
This is a great EP, it expands and experiments more on their sound established in their first one. Most notably, this includes a larger variety of vocal styles and guitar effects, they mix in some screams and spoke-sung bits in the background. These guys are excruciatingly overlooked in the ever-growing mathy-indie-rock scene.
Wot Gorilla? Kebnekaise
Great math rock/pop. Technical, pretty, catchy, occasionally heavy, and develops the sound they established with their previous EPs into a full album.

4.0 excellent
A Great Big Pile of Leaves You're Always on My Mind
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Baroness Red Album
Baroness Yellow and Green
Beck Mellow Gold
Beck Guero
Bjork Homogenic
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Cake Motorcade Of Generosity
Children of Nova The Complexity of Light
Children of Nova Impossible Landscape
Citizen Cope The Clarence Greewood Recordings
CityCop Seasons
Clever Girl No Drum And Bass in the Jazz Room
Days Of The New Days of the New
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Flogging Molly Swagger
Flogging Molly Drunken Lullabies
Ghost Brigade Isolation Songs
Ghost Brigade Guided By Fire
Heathers Here, Not There
If These Trees Could Talk If These Trees Could Talk
In Flames Clayman
Invalids Eunoia
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kiss Kiss Reality Vs. The Optimist
Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left
La Dispute Here, Hear. III
This is easily the most accessible Here, Hear. I really enjoy all of them but this one combines the spoken words with the music most effectively.
La Dispute/Koji Never Come Undone
Laura Stevenson A Record + 3
Ling Tosite Sigure #4
Ling Tosite Sigure i'mperfect
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LITE For All the Innocence
Loom Selva Molhada
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwork
Maps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Remission
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah I
Metallica Master of Puppets
Midas Fall Wilderness
Mimas The Worries
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead
Minus the Bear Omni
Minus the Bear Acoustics
Minus the Bear This is What I Know About Being Gigantic
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Moonlit Sailor So Close to Life
Mouse On The Keys Machinic Phylum
Mouse On The Keys An Anxious Object
Mouse On The Keys Sezession
Moving Mountains Pneuma
Moving Mountains Foreword
Now, Now Threads
Now, Now Neighbors
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Still Life
Pelican City of Echoes
Pelican Ephemeral
Pelican March Into the Sea
Pelican After the Ceiling Cracked
Pink Floyd The Wall
Primus Frizzle Fry
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rokkurro Í Annan Heim
Rush 2112
Russian Circles Geneva
Russian Circles Station
Sleeping in Gethsemane The Great White North
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Tancred Tancred
Te (JPN) Therefore the illusion of density...
Tera Melos X'ed Out
The Black Keys Magic Potion
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter White
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Reign Of Kindo Play With Fire
The Republic of Wolves Varuna
I really want to like this, and I do, but the screaming doesn't add anything (except on Tanzih) and is distracting during some really good moments. They'd be tremendously helped if the drummer experimented some more too. However, it's still an excellent debut. Atmospheric, melodic, occasionally catchy, and dark.
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
The Speed of Sound in Seawater Blue Version
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. III: Air
TK From Ling Tosite Sigure Flowering
Tool Aenima
Tool 10,000 Days
Tool Undertow
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Wot Gorilla? Wot Gorilla?

3.5 great
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Adebisi Shank This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called...
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
American Football American Football
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Ancestors Of Sound Mind
Baroness First & Second
Battles Mirrored
Battles Gloss Drop
Beck Midnite Vultures
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Blue Sky Black Death Late Night Cinema
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Brendon Small Galaktikon
Cake Showroom Of Compassion
Cake Pressure Chief
Chelsea Wolfe Ἀποκάλυψις
Chelsea Wolfe The Grime and the Glow
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chevelle Vena Sera
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Coconut Records Nighttiming
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Dirty Three Ocean Songs
Duck. Little brother, duck! Survival Is Not a Workout
Dysrhythmia Barriers And Passages
Dysrhythmia Psychic Maps
Eisley Currents
Enemies We've Been Talking
Flogging Molly Float
Flogging Molly Within a Mile of Home
Football, etc. Audible
From the Shallows Beyond the Unknown
Godsmack Godsmack
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)
Heaven Shall Burn Deaf to Our Prayers
Hella Hold Your Horse Is
I can't dispute the technical proficiency Hella displays, they're amazing. However, it's so complex and there's so much going on that it gets hard to listen to. They approach catchiness and accessibility here on a few tracks (1-800-GHOST-DANCE). As it is though, only those who appreciate how difficult this music is will like it.
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
In Flames Come Clarity
In Flames Colony
In Flames The Jester Race
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
La Dispute Here, Hear. II
La Dispute Here, Hear
La Dispute Vancouver
Little Kingdoms Home EP
Lydia This December; It's One More and I'm Fre
Marquette Waxing/Waning EP
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon
Meet Me in St. Louis Variations on Swing
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Palmkite The Sound Of Snowfall
Palmkite Demo
Pelican What We All Come To Need
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pelican Pink Mammoth
Pennines Fair Do's
Penpal Postscript EP
Penpal Penpal
Primus Pork Soda
Primus Tales from the Punchbowl
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Radiohead Amnesiac
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Red Sparowes The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein...
Red Sparowes Aphorism
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Rush Clockwork Angels
Rush Moving Pictures
Russian Circles Upper Ninety
Rusted Root When I Woke
Rx Bandits Mandala
Secondsmile Years
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sleeping People Growing
So Much Light Supine/Spellbound
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
System of a Down System of a Down
Tangled Hair Apples
Tangled Hair First
Tera Melos Drugs to the Dear Youth
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed
The Republic of Wolves His Old Branches
The Speed of Sound in Seawater First Contact
The White Stripes Elephant
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. IV: Earth
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. I: Fire
Tool Opiate
Tubelord Our First American Friends
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Wolves in Aramid Obsidian
Yo La Tengo Painful

3.0 good
3 Doors Down Away From The Sun
3 Doors Down The Better Life
A Perfect Circle aMOTION
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide
Beck The Information
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Bubblegum Octopus The Album Formerly Known As
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Ice Cream for Crow
Circa Survive Appendage
Citizen Cope Citzen Cope
Citizen Cope Every Waking Moment
Collective Soul 7even Year Itch
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
Dan Auerbach Keep it Hid
Data Select Party Hanging Out With Humans
Death Grips The Money Store
Despised Icon The Ills of Modern Man
Despised Icon The Healing Process
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Fang Island Major
Five Finger Death Punch Way Of The Fist
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Godsmack The Other Side
Godsmack Faceless
Godsmack IV
Godsmack Awake
Heathers Kingdom
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
In This Moment The Dream
Industries of the Blind Chapter 1: Had We Known Better
It's got some really pretty moments, but feels aimless and disconnected, almost as if the band weren't sure which direction they'd like to take each song. Overall it's good post-rock, but it lacks the cohesion to stand next to something like Godspeed's material. (The drumming is pretty weak too, with a way overdone reverb effect)
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Lightning Bolt Hypermagic Mountain
Lydia Paint it Golden
Marquette Megafone EP
Metallica Metallica
Mnemic The Audio Injected Soul
Motograter Motograter
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Nirvana Nevermind
Nonpoint Recoil
Nonpoint To the Pain
Richard Cheese The Sunny Side of the Moon
Richard Cheese Tuxicity
Richard Cheese I'd Like A Virgin
Ringside Ringside
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Sevendust Sevendust
Sevendust Alpha
Sevendust Home
Shapes Like Dinosaurs Cretaceous Calculus
Staind Break the Cycle
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Tegan and Sara Sainthood
Tera Melos Patagonian Rats
The Advantage Elf Titled
The Black Keys Brothers
The Black Keys Attack & Release
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Speed of Sound in Seawater Acoustics
The White Stripes The White Stripes
The White Stripes Icky Thump
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars
toe Re:designed
Vales Clarity
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement

2.5 average
3 Doors Down Seventeen Days
All Shall Perish Awaken The Dreamers
All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge
All That Remains Overcome
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Blink-182 Blink-182
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Despised Icon Consumed by Your Poison
Disturbed Indestructible
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed The Sickness
Eminem Recovery
Evanescence The Open Door
Flogging Molly Speed of Darkness
Godsmack The Oracle
Green Day American Idiot
Hella There's No 666 In Outer Space
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Kings of Leon Because Of The Times
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Korn Korn
KT Tunstall Tiger Suit
Mudvayne The New Game
Otep Ascension
Otep Sevas Tra
Paramore Riot!
Rob Zombie American Made Music to Strip By
Seether Karma and Effect
Staind Dysfunction
Staind Chapter V
Static-X Cult Of Static
Static-X Start a War
Static-X Shadow Zone
Static-X Cannibal
Stone Sour Stone Sour
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
The Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace One-X
Tubelord R o m a n c e
Volbeat Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption

2.0 poor
Carly Rae Jepsen Tug of War
Cattle Decapitation Humanure
Daughtry Daughtry
Five Finger Death Punch War Is the Answer
Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load
Papa Roach Getting Away with Murder
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Staind 14 Shades Of Grey
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
t.A.T.u. The Best
Taylor Swift Taylor Swift

1.5 very poor
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing
Black Eyed Peas Elephunk
Good Charlotte Good Charlotte
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

1.0 awful
3OH!3 Want
Unbelievably immature. Not even in an innocent way. Just terrible.
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
Lady Gaga Born This Way
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)
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