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5.0 classic
Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste
Beach House Beach House
Beach House Devotion
One of my favorite albums of all time. Every song is great and flows smoothly into the next... definitely an 'album' and not a collection of songs.
Britney Spears In The Zone
Britney Spears Blackout
Definitely her best album (not to mention the introduction of dub step into mainstream music).
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis
Hated it first listen, loved it second. Beautiful, haunting perfection. Every song is a unique and stand-alone statement.rA classic.
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
People can hate on them all they want... but they can never take away this masterpiece of barely-suppressed anger. Perfect.
Duster Stratosphere
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Atmospheric, baroque perfection. Definitely an album that must be played BEGINNING to END... no skipping... no starting at the best song... just playing.
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
In short: I love it. Am listening to it constantly. A masterpiece of murky folk rock.
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Kanye West Yeezus
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Haters are always gonna hate, but this is a MASTERPIECE. Nobody can listen to Blue Jeans, Off To The Races and Born To Die and not just GET IT.
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Linda Perhacs Parallelograms
Liz Phair Exile In Guyville
Maybe A LITTLE overrated... but still very (very) good.
Lorde Pure Heroine
Lost In The Trees A Church That Fits Our Needs
M.I.A. Maya
Madonna Confessions on a Dancefloor
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
It took a couple of listens... but when you get it you get it. Brings out the abused child in all of us...
Nico The End...
From the opening line you KNOW that it's going to be amazing (and it is). The darkest piece of her career, and her best. A harmonium has never been put to better use.
Nirvana Nevermind
Simply one of the greatest records of all time; deserving of every accolade its ever received.
Perfume Genius Learning
Portishead Portishead
Portishead Third
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
'Classic' is, really, the only word for it. Not a single bad track to be found, and some of the greatest songs of all time (I'm talking to you 'Boxer' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters'). Perfect.
The Antlers Hospice
Absolutely devastating. You can't listen to Kettering, Bear, and Epilogue without dying.
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Thermals The Body, The Blood, The Machine
These New Puritans Field of Reeds
Young Galaxy Shapeshifting

4.5 superb
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Angel Olsen Half Way Home
Antony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird Now
Best Coast Crazy For You
This is the perfect example of an album that people want to hate so bad that they can't possibly look past its surface. Whatever.
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Emily Reo Olive Juice
FKA Twigs LP1
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
iamamiwhoami Kin
James Blake Overgrown
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender
John Grant Pale Green Ghosts
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kesha Cannibal
La Roux La Roux
Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You
London Grammar If You Wait
M.I.A. Matangi
Madonna Ray of Light
Madonna Madonna
Marianne Faithfull Broken English
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight...
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint
Nico Desertshore
Dark. Mysterious. Sexy. Perfect. Her untouchable masterpiece.
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It
Pink Floyd The Wall
Portishead Dummy
Purity Ring Shrines
Rhye Woman
Sleigh Bells Treats
St. Vincent St. Vincent
Still Corners Creatures of an Hour
Love. You know it's going to be 'good' after listening to Cuckoo, but then it smoothly transitions to 'great' after I Wrote In Blood, and 'excellent' after Demons.
Surfer Blood Pythons
Tennis Ritual In Repeat
The Cranberries No Need to Argue
Either their best or their worst. Best: Zombie, Disappointment, Everything I Said, No Need To Argue, Daffodil Lament, Dreaming My Dreams, Ridiculous Thoughts. Absolute worst thing they've put out: Ode To My Family, Twenty One, I Can't Be With You, Yeat's Grave, The Icicle Melts, Empty. Overall, though, the strong easily overpower the weak and make their most ambitious and entertaining album.
The Drums The Drums
The xx xx
Young Galaxy Ultramarine

4.0 excellent
A Sunny Day in Glasgow Sea When Absent
ABBA Super Trouper
ADULT. Resuscitation
Angel Haze Reservation
Angel Haze Dirty Gold
Ariana Grande My Everything
Beach Fossils Clash the Truth
Beach House Teen Dream
I want to like this more because 'Silver Soul' and 'Used To Be' are two of my favorite songs, but there are just so many blah tracks on here. Too bad.
Benoit Pioulard Hymnal
Beyonce Beyonce
Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy
Blue Hawaii Untogether
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career
ceo Wonderland
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
I LOVE The Way We Used To... but a lot of the other songs just blended in. Maybe I'll listen to it again and change my rating... but for now this is about a 3.7.
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Clinic Internal Wrangler
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Cults Static
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
I was originally (admittedly) a hater... but it's certainly grown on me. Their best after 'Photo Album'.
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Dolores O'Riordan Are You Listening?
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Dum Dum Girls Only in Dreams
Elvis Depressedly Holo Pleasures
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Foe Bad Dream Hotline
Love her voice; love their lyrics; love this band. I'm getting a 'Cults' vibe with maybe a little 'Polica'.
Frankie Cosmos Zentropy
Goldfrapp Tales Of Us
Grace Jones Nightclubbing
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat
Grouper Ruins
Houses A Quiet Darkness
Interpol Antics
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Lambchop Mr. M
Lana Del Rey Lana Del Ray a.k.a Lizzy Grant
Stunning. I bet half of these negative reviews are people that haven't even listened to it. You can't sit through Pawn Shop Blues, Mermaid Motel, and Kill Kill without giving this (at least) a 3.5.
Liars WIXIW
Liars Mess
Liz Phair Whip-Smart
An amazing sophomore after a CLASSIC debut. Couldn't ask for more.
Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg
Lost In The Trees Past Life
M.I.A. Kala
Madonna Hard Candy
Metric Fantasies
Miley Cyrus The Time of Our Lives
Mount Eerie Clear Moon
My Brightest Diamond Bring Me the Workhorse
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Of Montreal Lousy With Sylvianbriar
Paavoharju Laulu Laakson Kukista
Pharmakon Abandon
Posse Soft Opening
Robyn Body Talk
Scarlett Johansson Anywhere I Lay My Head
I don't understand a lot of the flack that this album is getting... Falling Down is actually one of my favorite
songs. Her voice is definitely throaty, but I'm into that. The production is beautiful and I like her spin on the
lyrics. I'm admittedly not a huge Tom Waits fan, but it sounds like she did her best to give him credit and she
obviously admires him. Idk. Maybe I'm just an amateur and everybody else has better eardrums. It seems like
she walked into this and there was nothing she could do BUT get hate.
Sharon Van Etten Tramp
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time
Slava Raw Solutions
Still Corners Strange Pleasures
Swan Lake Beast Moans
Swans The Seer
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Tennis Young And Old
I, for one, don't understand all the flack that this album is getting. It's cute, airy, melodic, and catchy. No, it's not asking for the wall to get torn down, and no, it's not going to win the Pulitzer any time soon, but that's not the point. It's an early-fall romance; beautiful in its simplicity.
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Carpenters Close to You
The Concretes The Concretes
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Definitely a 90s standout. It has the same great voice and melodies as their later albums without falling victim to their sometimes corny lyrics. Love.
The Drums Portamento
Definitely unique and cheeky... and I do love some good cheek.
The Evens Get Evens
The Haxan Cloak Excavation
The Lucksmiths Warmer Corners
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Rosebuds Life Like
The Thermals Desperate Ground
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
I'll admit that I like this primarily for Nico on 'I'll Be Your Mirror' and 'Femme Fatale' (which, I'm sure, isn't a very popular statement), but the rest is quite good as well. Lou's voice is a little grating (not to my taste) but he makes up for it with his lyrics.
The Walkmen Heaven
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin
These New Puritans Beat Pryamid
Tori Amos Little Earthquakes
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack
Vashti Bunyan Heartleap
Xiu Xiu A Promise
Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles
Yo La Tengo Fade
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Good not great. I wears you down about 2/3 of the way through.
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse

3.5 great
Airhead For Years
Alcest Shelter
Allah Las Allah Las
AlunaGeorge Body Music
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Definitely a disappointment after 'Half Way Home', but that's to be expected. Objectively,
though, this is still a ~3.6 purely because of how much her voice sticks out from the pack.
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
I really wanted to like this more, but I got annoyed that they kept using the same tricks over and over again (repetitive tinkling noises and layered vocals). It got real old by the 5th or 6th song. Still pretty good though.
Anna Calvi One Breath
Annie Anniemal
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arctic Monkeys AM
Au Revoir Simone Move in Spectrums
Autechre Exai
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
Banks Goddess
Bat For Lashes Fur and Gold
Beach Fossils Beach Fossils
It has definitely grown on me. After the first few listens I thought that all of the songs sounded too similar; over time, though, it's really climbed my list.
Big Deal Lights Out
Bjork Post
Bjork Homogenic
Just average. Nothing more. I've never understood her hype... so much potential but her lyrics are SOOOO CORRNNNYYYY.
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum
The robot voice was kind of cute, but a little overdone. It needed a little more cohesiveness and variation.
Bloc Party Four
Britney Spears Femme Fatale
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap
Cher Closer To The Truth
Clinic Free Reign
Crosses Crosses
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles III
Death Grips The Money Store
The lyrics are almost unintelligible and the production is nothing to gawk at, but it definitely kept my attention. I'm reluctant to give it this high of an rating because of their real-life antics, but what can you do?
Dirty Beaches Drifters/Love Is The Devil
Doldrums Lesser Evil
dredg El Cielo
Echo Lake Wild Peace
Ejecta Dominae
Eleanor Friedberger Personal Record
Ellie Goulding Halcyon
Emika DVA
Feist The Reminder
Fiona Apple Tidal
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Forest Swords Engravings
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...
Future of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
Gesaffelstein Aleph
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die
Goldfrapp Supernature
Grimes Halfaxa
Grimes Visions
Grizzly Bear Shields
Grouper Cover the Windows and the Walls
High Places High Places
Hole Live Through This
Hospitality Hospitality
IO Echo Ministry of Love
Jackson Scott Melbourne
James Blake James Blake
Julia Holter Ekstasis
Keaton Henson Birthdays
Kesha Animal
Kimbra The Golden Echo
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nandacollection
Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once
La Sera Sees The Light
I was initially a little nervous about it until I got to 'Over Now'... which may be one of my favorite break-up songs of all time. Loved. Second half is definitely much better than the first, but there is a lot of great potential here. I bet the next album will be a solid 4-4.5.
Lady Gaga Artpop
Lambchop Nixon
Lana Del Rey Paradise
I like her new direction, but there are too many disposable tracks. The next album is going to take over the world.
Laurel Halo Quarantine
Lemuria Get Better
Listener Not Waving, Drowning
Lost In The Trees All Alone In An Empty House
Madonna Like a Virgin
Madonna True Blue
Madonna Like a Prayer
Madonna Erotica
Madonna American Life
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground
Marissa Nadler July
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mazzy Star Seasons of Your Day
Melody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo Chamber
Melt Yourself Down Melt Yourself Down
MGMT MGMT
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Mountain Man Made The Harbor
Nirvana In Utero
No Joy Wait to Pleasure
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Okkervil River Down the River of Golden Dreams
Painted Palms Forever
Pet Shop Boys Actually
Phantogram Eyelid Movies
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pity Sex Feast of Love
Pusha T My Name Is My Name
Quadron Avalanche
Rhian Sheehan Stories From Elsewhere
Rihanna Talk That Talk
Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things
The great was great, but the filler was definitely filler. Love her voice, though.
Rilo Kiley Take-Offs & Landings
Scout Niblett Sweet Heart Fever
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want
Shearwater Rook
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Spoon Kill The Moonlight
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
Sun Kil Moon Benji
Surfer Blood Astro Coast
Talk Normal Sunshine
Tegan and Sara Sainthood
The Cardigans Gran Turismo
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Delta Mirror Machines That Listen
The Flaming Lips The Terror
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Knife Shaking the Habitual
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The National High Violet
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Pretty Reckless Light Me Up
The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell
The Ruby Suns Fight Softly
The Shins Wincing the Night Away
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
Thievery Corporation Saudade
Tim Hecker Virgins
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Wampire Curiosity
Washed Out Paracosm
Wavves Wavvves
Wavves Afraid of Heights
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt
Wild Nothing Gemini
Woods Sun and Shade
Totally bizarre, but totally lovable. The main criticism is probably going to be that there is too much instrumental, but I barely noticed. Loved.
Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: Red Classroom
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito
Yuck Glow and Behold

3.0 good
A Great Big Pile of Leaves You're Always on My Mind
Air Review Low Wishes
Alice Smith She
Animal Collective Feels
Bat For Lashes Two Suns
I want to like it... but I don't. A couple of the songs are great, but the rest are just throw-away.
Baths Obsidian
Beach House Bloom
Best Coast The Only Place
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man Out Of Season
Blonde Redhead Misery is a Butterfly
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
Blouse Imperium
Body/Head Coming Apart
Britney Spears Circus
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
Camera Obscura Let's Get Out of This Country
It was just okay. I LOVE her voice... but something is missing. There isn't really an 'amazing' song on the album to bring it all together.
Cat's Eyes Cat's Eyes
Chairlift Something
Chelsea Wolfe The Grime And The Glow
Cher Living Proof
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
I liked this first hearing... but the more I listen, the more 'trying' it sounds. Maybe next time.
Chromatics Kill For Love
Clinic Walking With Thee
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
Crystal Stilts Alight of Night
Good, but not amazing; the voice gets a little annoying after a couple of songs, and the lyrics aren't anything mind-blowing... but it works for a little while.
Crystal Stilts Nature Noir
Cuushe Butterfly Case
David Lynch The Big Dream
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
I THOUGHT I loved this album... but the more that I listen to it... the more I have to conclude that most of the songs are corny or forgettable. Cath... and Bixby Canyon Bridge are great, but the album is dragged down by the middle and end.
Deerhunter Monomania
Dirty Beaches Badlands
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
Django Django Django Django
Dolores O'Riordan No Baggage
Earlimart Everyone Down Here
Fever Ray Fever Ray
Fiona Apple When the Pawn...
Foals Total Life Forever
Frou Frou Details
Gaytheist Hold Me... But Not So Tight
Glasser Interiors
Gold Panda Lucky Shiner
Golden Suits Golden Suits
Guided by Voices Propeller
Hop Along Get Disowned
Hot Chip In Our Heads
Houses All Night
Iggy Azalea Ignorant Art
Inc. No World
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Katy Perry Prism
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Lady Gaga The Fame
Land Of Talk Some Are Lakes
It was okay. Her voice is pretty but there wasn't enough variation for this to be truly remarkable.
Lavender Diamond Incorruptible Heart
I'll be honest: it was absurdly happy (not usually my cup of tea) and REALLY long... but I loved it.
Lily Allen Sheezus
Linda Perhacs The Soul of All Natural Things
Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams
Low Things We Lost in the Fire
It runs a little long to keep me interested... I wanted to love it but I just liked it.
M.I.A. Arular
Madonna Bedtime Stories
Madonna Music
Majical Cloudz Impersonator
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
Marina and The Diamonds The Family Jewels
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs
Mikal Cronin MCII
Minks Tides End
Minor Alps Get There
Moby Innocents
Moderat II
Moonlit Sailor We Come from Exploding Stars
Mountains Centralia
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Muse The 2nd Law
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
Niki And The Dove Instinct
Worth listening to, but nothing particularly special.
Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz
Olafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter
Pet Shop Boys Behaviour
Phantogram Voices
Polica Give You The Ghost
It was okay... but not anything I feel like listening to again.
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Sally Shapiro Disco Romance
Screaming Females Ugly
Sea Oleena Sea Oleena
Shearwater Animal Joy
Sleeping at Last Storyboards
Snowbird Moon
Solar Bears Supermigration
Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider
Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana
Spoon They Want My Soul
Steven Tang Disconnect To Connect
Suede Bloodsports
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway
Suuns Images Du Futur
Taken By Trees East of Eden
Team Ghost Rituals
Tegan and Sara The Con
Temples (UK) Sun Structures
Tera Melos X'ed Out
The Album Leaf In A Safe Place
The Antlers Burst Apart
The Beatles Revolver
The Cranberries To the Faithful Departed
Just OK. A little too pop-y for my taste... not to mention that a lot of the lyrics are corny as hell. There are definitely some standouts, though.
The Drones I See Seaweed
The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America
The Joy Formidable The Big Roar
The Kills No Wow
The Knife Silent Shout
The Maccabees Given to the Wild
The Men New Moon
The Paper Chase Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1
The Postmarks The Postmarks
The Range Nonfiction
The Smiths The Smiths
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle
Tindersticks The Something Rain
Titus Andronicus Local Business
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return
Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds
Tricky Maxinquaye
Typhoon (USA-OR) White Lighter
Vashti Bunyan Lookaftering
Villagers {Awayland}
Whores. Clean
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wild Nothing Nocturne
William Tyler Impossible Truth
Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself
Young Dreams Between Places
Young the Giant Young the Giant
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter

2.5 average
Allo Darlin' Europe
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Ariel Pink Pom Pom
Arthur Russell Love is Overtaking Me
AU Both Lights
Austra Olympia
Autre Ne Veut Anxiety
Baths Cerulean
Beach Fossils What A Pleasure
Uuummm... I have to admit that this is EXACTLY what I would classify as 'my type of music' (aka hazy/lazy vocals and fuzzy guitars)... but it was just missing something. I wasn't bored when listening, but I didn't feel the need to listen to it (ever) again. Lots of potential... but maybe next time.
Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Blank Realm Grassed Inn
Blood Ceremony The Eldritch Dark
Bonobo The North Borders
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Broadcast HaHa Sound
Burial Kindred
Camera Obscura Desire Lines
Carmen Villain Sleeper
Cat Power The Greatest
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
It's certainly interesting, but nothing that sticks out of the crowd for me. it sounds like just about every other angst-y indie band out there right now. rHave to say I love the cover art, though.
Crystal Antlers Nothing Is Real
Danny Brown Old
Dido Girl Who Got Away
DIIV Oshin
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
DJ Koze Amygdala
Dog Bite Velvet Changes
Dum Dum Girls Too True
Duster Contemporary Movement
Eluvium Copia
Emeralds Just To Feel Anything
Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Future Islands In Evening Air
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gold Motel Summer House
Grouper Violet Replacement
How to Dress Well Total Loss
Icona Pop This Is...Icona Pop
Ikonika Aerotropolis
Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost
Isbells Isbells
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Noisy, escapist, and pretty much just 'ok'. Nothing too original or groundbreaking, but nothing particularly offensive, either.
Jessica Bailiff At the Down-turned Jagged Rim of the Sky
Kind of reminds me of a more electronic-oriented Grouper. Still good, not great, though.
Julia Holter Tragedy
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Katy B On A Mission
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
I JUST DON'T GET IT. Why? Why this album? Is hip-hop in such a sad spot where ANY album that is even REMOTELY introspective is hailed as great? This is so average it hurts.
Kirin J. Callinan Embracism
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze
La Sera La Sera
Laura Mvula Sing To The Moon
Laura Stevenson Wheel
Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance
Lust For Youth Perfect View
Machinedrum Vapor City
Maroon 5 Hands All Over
Mazes Ores & Minerals
Mice Parade Bem-Vinda Vontade
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar
MS MR Secondhand Rapture
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Noah and the Whale Heart Of Nowhere
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
Okkervil River The Stage Names
I was pretty disappointed. 'Down The River Of Golden Dreams' is one of my favorite albums, but I really had trouble focusing for more than one or two songs with this one. Too bad. Still a great band, though.
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium
oOoOO Without Your Love
Perfume Genius Too Bright
Pixies Doolittle
Pomplamoose Pomplamoose VideoSongs
Her voice is pretty and nothing was necessarily OFFENSIVE... but I don't really feel the need to listen to them (ever) again.
Ra Ra Riot The Orchard
Raum The Event of Your Leaving
Ride Nowhere
Roomrunner Ideal Cities
Ryan Hemsworth Guilt Trips
Sam Amidon Bright Sunny South
Savages Silence Yourself
Small Black New Chain
Sonny and The Sunsets Antenna to the Afterworld
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Super Water Sympathy Hydrogen Child
Teengirl Fantasy Tracer
The Antlers Familiars
The Boy Least Likely To Best Party Ever
Listened to it on Pitchfork's recommendation (I know, right) and was pretty disappointed. They don't stick out from the (rather large) crowd of child-like artists.
The Dodos Carrier
The Icarus Line Slave Vows
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Strokes Comedown Machine
The Twilight Sad No One Can Ever Know
Tops Tender Opposites
Violens True
Volcano Choir Repave
volcano! PiƱata
White Fence Cyclops Reap
White Suns Totem
Widowspeak Almanac
Zomby With Love

2.0 poor
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Atlas Sound Logos
I mean this in the best way possible, but PLEASE stick with Deerhunter from now on.
Bear in Heaven I Love You, It's Cool
Bibio Silver Wilkinson
Black Moth Super Rainbow Falling Through a Field
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
I was unpleasantly bored. I just don't get the hype.
Britney Spears Oops!...I Did It Again
Britney Spears Britney
Caribou Our Love
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
CSS Planta
Cut Off Your Hands Hollow
Dean Blunt The Redeemer
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
It's a strained comparison, but this is (to me) Death Cab's 'Out Of Time': Two of their best songs (Soul Meets Body and I Will Follow You Into The Dark), and the rest is just forgettable. Nothing truly offensive, but just too inconsistent for me.
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Diamond Rings Special Affections
I really wanted to like it because it looked like it was going to sound kind of like The Drums... but I was really disappointed. His voice is interesting, but the beats and lyrics are tired. Sorry 'bout it.
Disclosure Settle
Dum Dum Girls I Will Be
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Feist Metals
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
Foster the People Supermodel
Frankie Rose Interstellar
Glass Candy B/E/A/T/B/O/X
Goldfrapp Black Cherry
Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty
Haim Days Are Gone
High Places 03/07 - 09/07
Hospitality Trouble
Hot Snakes Suicide Invoice
All I heard was noise. I don't get any of the hype... lyrics were nothing to gawk at, his voice is maybe average, and the instruments are pretty unremarkable. Sounds like half a dozen other 'punk' albums out there.
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Karen Elson The Ghost Who Walks
Kesha I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance:
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Little Boots Nocturnes
Los Campesinos! No Blues
Mikal Cronin Mikal Cronin
Miley Cyrus Bangerz
Mint Julep Save Your Season
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Mutual Benefit Love's Crushing Diamond
Neon Neon Praxis Makes Perfect
Nico Chelsea Girl
Noah and the Whale The First Days of Spring
Ohbijou Metal Meets
Peaking Lights Lucifer
Phosphorescent Muchacho
Pond (AUS) Hobo Rocket
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Real Estate Atlas
Sigur Ros Valtari
Gosh I wanted to like this... the first time I listened to Ekki M?kk I was overwhelmed. It just has no staying power! By the second revisiting I couldn't make it past the 20 minute mark. They'll always have their early releases, but this is a miss.
Sleep Parade Inside/Out
Solange True
Tamaryn Tender New Signs
Tame Impala Lonerism
The Cure Pornography
The Pastels Slow Summits
The Postmarks By The Numbers
I wanted to like it... I really did... but I found myself fading in and out of interest. Her voice is definitely pretty; the production is definitely cutesy; but it didn't sum up to much. Three Little Birds was an exception, but not enough of one to bring the rest of the album up.
The Ruby Suns Christopher
The Sundays Static and Silence
The xx Coexist
Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II
Thee Silver Mount Zion Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Todd Terje It's Album Time
Trailer Trash Tracys Ester
I don't MIND the album (it's probably more like an 'average') but I have to give a lower rating because there was the POTENTIAL for a 4-4.5. If they could have done the entire album like 'Candy Girl' and 'Wish You Were Red' (i.e. strong bass melody with moody lyrics) then this would have been one of the best of the year. Instead its a hazy mess. Her voice is so unique and they buried under noise.
True Widow As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center
The instrumentals are SO LONG and boring I could barely sit through the first couple songs. You know I love some fuzzy guitars... but this was too much.
Ultraista Ultraista
Completely unremarkable and average. It sounds just like half a dozen other synth-y bands out there (although I must admit I love the cover art).
Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day
White Rabbits It's Frightening
Widowspeak Widowspeak
Good for a listen, but not particularly memorable.
Woods Bend Beyond
Zola Jesus Versions

1.5 very poor
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Barn Owl V
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
She always manages to disappoint me... Laura is one of my favorite singles of the year, but there isn't a single other song on this album worth listening to. Love ya, but this sucks.
Beck Morning Phase
Blouse Blouse
Completely and utterly forgettable. Not a single track that I wanted to listen to again.
Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears Britney Jean
Factory Floor Factory Floor
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway
Fuck Buttons Slow Focus
Grouper A I A
There just wasn't enough going on. DADDUAH is one of my favorite albums of all time, but this one bored me to tears. Pretty tinkling isn't enough to make an album.
Haken The Mountain
Islands Return To The Sea
I love The Unicorns (so I'll admit that i had high expectations) but this was just underwhelming. Where's the cheek? Where's the originality? This sounds like every other run-of-the-mill folk/pop act out there.
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
Laurel Halo Chance of Rain
offensively boring. barely made it through the first half an hour.
Lost In The Trees Time Taunts Me
Lush Gala
It was okay... I just kept thinking "Cocteau Twins knock-off".
Mac DeMarco 2
I'll admit that this isn't really my genre, but it's been getting good reviews so I gave it a listen. Not impressed. Sounds like half a million other acoustic albums out there.
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed
Nico The Marble Index
Nirvana Bleach
Passion Pit Gossamer
Purson The Circle and the Blue Door
Rihanna Rated R
Rilo Kiley More Adventurous
Shiny Toy Guns We Are Pilots
Sister Crayon Bellow
I listened to this because it was recommended for Chelsea Wolfe fans... but it was uninspiring.
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
Small Black Limits Of Desire
Taken By Trees Other Worlds
I just was bored. Nothing (i.e. lyrics, production, mood) very exciting except (of course) her voice. Too bad.
Tamaryn The Waves
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
The Brother Kite Isolation
The Drums Encyclopedia
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law
The Ruby Suns Sea Lion
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Thermals Now We Can See
Vivian Girls Vivian Girls
I was just bored. I don't really have anything else to say.
Warpaint Warpaint

1.0 awful
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Caribou Swim
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
I've given this multiple listens and this is truly one of the most generic and uninspiring rap/R&B albums of
the year. Just because someone's bi doesn't mean their music is worth two shits... some sort of reverse-
homophobia bullshit. Putrid.
Iceage You're Nothing
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Kesha Warrior
Madonna MDNA
Maroon 5 Overexposed
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven
Sera Cahoone Deer Creek Canyon
The Books The Lemon Of Pink
The Concretes In Colour
I bought this on a whim because their debut is pretty amazing, but this sucks. Her voice is toned down and the entire orchestration is pretty uninspiring.
The Shins Port of Morrow
The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Tyler the Creator Wolf
I'll admit that I actually would have enjoyed listening to this if I didn't speak English... or even if I just didn't know the meaning of a couple words (I'm sure you can guess which ones).rBut I do. I fully understand the argument that 'those words' are supposed to provoke emotions and are not targeted at any group, but that doesn't change the fact that they ARE targeted at a group. rToo bad. He's obviously got talent, but he's behind the curve on this one.
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
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