Otto Rasanen

Reviews 6
Approval 94%

Soundoffs 10
Album Ratings 621
Objectivity 87%

Last Active 11-28-13 1:59 pm
Joined 07-23-12

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Average Rating: 3.08
Rating Variance: 0.31
Objectivity Score: 87%
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5.0 classic
Arcade Fire Funeral
Brian Eno Another Green World
David Bowie Low
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures

4.5 superb
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As Milk
Four Tet Rounds
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Jonny Greenwood Bodysong
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Pulp Different Class
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead OK Computer
Ramones Ramones
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Sonic Youth EVOL
Sonic Youth Sister
The Antlers Hospice
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
Wire Pink Flag

4.0 excellent
Animal Collective Spirit They're Gone...
Animal Collective Feels
Animal Collective Sung Tongs
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Hoping the rest of LCD Soundsystem's fourth album isn't ruined by guest vocals like the first single.
David Bowie Heroes
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
Destroyer Kaputt
Four Tet There is Love in You
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
John Grant Queen Of Denmark
John Lennon John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Life Without Buildings Any Other City
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Patti Smith Horses
Pixies Doolittle
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Portishead Third
Savages Silence Yourself
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
Sonic Youth Smart Bar-Chicago 1985
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Revolver
The Cure Pornography
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The National High Violet
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello
This is just loveliness incarnate. An outstanding gem even for the beauty-saturated 60's.
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Vinnie Who Midnight Special
"How Can I Be Sure?"? Really, Vinnie? If you keep putting out music as good as this, you can be sure we love you.
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wild Beasts Two Dancers

3.5 great
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The Mantle
Agnes Obel Aventine
AlunaGeorge Body Music
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian
Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Animals as Leaders The Joy of Motion
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Aretha Franklin Lady Soul
Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bonnie Dobson Take Me For A Walk In The Morning Dew
Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets
Brian Eno Discreet Music
Burial Kindred
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Chris Ingham Hoagy
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
David Bowie Hunky Dory
David Bowie The Next Day
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
David Bowie Station to Station
David Bowie Let's Dance
Dawn of Midi Dysnomia
Death Grips The Money Store
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Disco Ensemble First aid kit
Dylan Howe Subterranean - New Designs on Bowie's Berlin
The combination of jazz and Bowie's Berlin-era instrumentals sounds just as good as that description would have you believe.
Entropia (PL) Vesper
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra
Fred Neil Fred Neil
Get The Blessing Lope And Antilope
Girl Talk and Freeway Broken Ankles
Golden Retriever Seer
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
Iceage You're Nothing
Iggy Pop The Idiot
Interpol Antics
Interpol Our Love to Admire
Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
Liars Mess
Little Richard Here's Little Richard
Louis Prima The Wildest!
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible
Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs
Metallica Master of Puppets
Miles Davis Birth of the Cool
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Mogwai Rave Tapes
Money The Shadow of Heaven
Of Montreal Paralytic Stalks
Of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic
OFF! Wasted Years
Otis Redding Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
Paolo Nutini Caustic Love
Patrick Wolf The Magic Position
Patsy Matheson Domino Girls
Pattern is Movement Pattern Is Movement
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It
Pet Shop Boys Actually
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pixies Trompe Le Monde
PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing
Pulp His 'n' Hers
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead The Bends
Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles
Robert Cray In My Soul
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time
Sonic Youth SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century
Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising
Sonic Youth Washing Machine
Sparks Propaganda
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
St. Vincent St. Vincent
Sun Kil Moon Benji
Tame Impala Lonerism
Tamikrest Chatma
The Beach Boys Today!
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Beatles Let It Be
The Clash London Calling
The Doors The Doors
The Flaming Lips The Terror
The Mothers of Invention Freak Out!
The National Boxer
The Rolling Stones Aftermath
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Stooges Fun House
The White Stripes Elephant
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
The Who The Who Sell Out
The xx xx
The xx Coexist
Thou Heathen
Three Days Grace One-X
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Vermont (Ger) Vermont
Wild Beasts Present Tense
XTC Drums And Wires
XTC Skylarking

3.0 good
Aenimus Transcend Reality
Anberlin Cities
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Animal Collective Danse Manatee
Animal Collective Campfire Songs
Anthony Joseph Time
Arcade Fire The Arcade Fire
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
ASAP Ferg Trap Lord
Atoms for Peace Amok
B.B. King Live at the Regal
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Beck Morning Phase
Behemoth The Satanist
Ben Frost A U R O R A
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch
Big Ups Eighteen Hours of Static
Bill Evans Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Billie Joe Armstrong/Norah Jones Foreverly
Bixiga 70 Ocupai
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
Bob Dylan The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Booker T. and The MGs Green Onions
Breton War Room Stories
Brian Eno and David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Buck Owens I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
Buddy Holly The Chirping Crickets
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again
Burial Untrue
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
C418 Volume Alpha
Can Ege Bamyasi
Chromeo White Women
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Cineplexx Florianopolis
Circulatory System Mosaics Within Mosaics
Cloud Control Dream Cave
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Cloudkicker Beacons
Count Basie The Complete Atomic Basie
Country Joe And The Fish Electric Music for the Mind and Body
David Bowie Scary Monsters
David Bowie Diamond Dogs
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie Pin Ups
David Bowie Young Americans
David Bowie Lodger
David Bowie Black Tie White Noise
David Bowie Earthling
David Bowie Hours
David Bowie Outside
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
Disco Ensemble The Island Of Disco Ensemble
Disco Ensemble Magic Recoveries
Dusty Springfield A Girl Called Dusty
Eagulls Eagulls
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Ebba Gron We're Only in It for the Drugs
Echo and The Bunnymen Crocodiles
Elliot Galvin Trio Dreamland
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back!
Everything Everything Man Alive
Factory Floor Factory Floor
Fennesz Becs
Fever Ray Fever Ray
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
True to its name the album is one of right thoughts, right words, and right action.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Pinata
Future Islands Singles
Gary Numan The Pleasure Principle
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gogol Bordello Pura Vida Conspiracy
Watakatawata here we come watakawata. Wop pa, We Rise Again! This is a solid album. Not a
bad song on this thing.
Gogol Bordello Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony
Gorguts Colored Sands
Grizzly Bear Yellow House
Grizzly Bear Shields
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2 - The Plateaux of Mirror
Hot Chip The Warning
Ibibio Sound Machine Ibibio Sound Machine
Iceage New Brigade
Iggy Pop Lust For Life
Interpol Interpol
Jack White Blunderbuss
Jacques Brel Enregistrement Public a l'Olympia 1964
James Blake James Blake
James Blake Overgrown
James Brown Live At The Apollo
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
Joan Baez Joan Baez
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Jonny Greenwood There Will Be Blood OST
Jonny Greenwood The Master OST
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West Yeezus
Katatonia Live Consternation
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Kraftwerk The Man-Machine
Lapko A New Bohemia
Laura Mvula Sing To The Moon
LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Linda Perhacs The Soul of All Natural Things
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Lisa Knapp Hidden Seam
Liturgy Aesthethica
Love Da Capo
Lykke Li I Never Learn
Madness The Rise & Fall
Manic Street Preachers Send Away The Tigers
Manic Street Preachers This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Michael Jackson Xscape
Miles Davis Walkin' With Miles
Mission of Burma Vs.
MO No Mythologies To Follow
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Moe No Mythologies To Follow
Moonface With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
Muddy Waters At Newport
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nas Life Is Good
Navnelos EP
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Neil Young A Letter Home
Neneh Cherry Blank Project
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
New Order Low-Life
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Of Montreal Lousy With Sylvianbriar
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium
Old 97s Most Messed Up
Opeth Morningrise
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Architecture & Morality
Owen Pallett In Conflict
Owls Two
Patrick Wolf Wind in the Wires
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pere Ubu Lady From Shanghai
Perfect Pussy Say Yes to Love
Pet Shop Boys Electric
Phil Spector A Christmas Gift For You
Pilgrim II: Void Worship
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pixies Bossanova
Placebo Placebo
Placebo Meds
Poets of the Fall Signs of Life
Poets of the Fall Carnival of Rust
Porcelain Raft Strange Weekend
Portishead Dummy
Protomartyr Under Color of Official Right
Public Image Ltd Metal Box
Pulp This is Hardcore
Pulp We Love Life
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Jack Takes The Floor
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country Western Music
Ray Lamontagne Supernova
Royksopp Melody A.M.
Sabu Palo Congo
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks
Shakira Shakira.
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Simone Felice Strangers
Skrillex Recess
Sleeper Agent About Last Night
Solomon Burke Rock 'n' Soul
Sonic Youth Dirty
Sonic Youth SYR6: Koncertas Stan Brakhage Prisiminim
Sonic Youth Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex
Sonic Youth Goo
Sonic Youth Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star
Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves
Sons of Kemet Burn
Stan Getz Getz/Gilberto
Suede Suede
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The 1975 The 1975
Perhaps one of the reasons pop music is so electronic these days is not having to waste your
money on guitarists, drummers, etc. After all, everyone knows pop is about the money. But is
it better for it? The 1975 argues, not completely unconvincingly, it's not. They lack greed
just enough to bear sharing profits with one another, and so we get an album of pleasing if
unremarkable pop with guitars, drums, all that good stuff.
The Beatles Help!
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Books The Way Out
The Byrds Fifth Dimension
The Clash The Clash (US version)
The Clash The Clash
The Cure Disintegration
The Cure Faith
The Everly Brothers A Date With The Everly Brothers
The Flaming Lips Embryonic
The Gloaming The Gloaming
The Grateful Dead American Beauty
The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy
The Kinks Face to Face
The Kinks Something Else by The Kinks
The Kinks The Village Green Preservation Society
The Monks Black Monk Time
The National Alligator
The Olivia Tremor Control Dusk at Cubist Castle
The Police Synchronicity
The Rasmus Black Roses
The Rasmus Hide From The Sun
The Rasmus Dead Letters
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Smiths The Smiths
The Sonics Here Are the Sonics
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The Weeknd Kiss Land
The White Stripes The White Stripes
The White Stripes De Stijl
The Who My Generation
The Yardbirds Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer)
Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams
Tin Machine Tin Machine
Todd Terje It's Album Time
Turbo-charged intermission music, which is to say it escapes dullness but frequently fails to particularly grab your attention. Notable exceptions are "Preben Goes to Acapulco" and the gorgeous "Johnny and Mary".
Wintersun Time I
Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary
Wye Oak Shriek
YG My Krazy Life
Young Fathers DEAD

2.5 average
Africando Viva Africando
Anathema Distant Satellites
Anita Wardell The Road
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Astrud Gilberto Beach Samba
Avey Tare Down There
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Enter the Slasher House
bansheebeat Spiral Power
Beach House Teen Dream
Beach House Bloom
Big Freedia Just Be Free
Billie Holiday Lady In Satin
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Bloc Party Four
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe
Brody Dalle Diploid Love
Carlene Carter Carter Girl
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
Chet Faker Built on Glass
Counterparts The Difference Between Hell and Home
CunninLynguists Strange Journey Volume Three
Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
David Bowie Space Oddity
David Bowie Tonight
David Bowie Never Let Me Down
Dead By Sunrise Out of Ashes
Deerhunter Monomania
Disclosure Settle
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Drive-by Truckers English Oceans
Duke Ellington Ellington At Newport
Elbow The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Elton John The Diving Board
EMA The Future's Void
Faith No More Angel Dust
Fatima Al Qadiri Asiatisch
Fats Domino This is Fats
Frank Sinatra In The Wee Small Hours
Fuck Buttons Slow Focus
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Green Day American Idiot
Grimes Visions
Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty
Haim Days Are Gone
Hurray For The Riff Raff Small Town Heroes
Hurts Happiness
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Jackson Scott Melbourne
James McMurtry Live in Aught-Three
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Jimmy Smith Back At The Chicken Shack
John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
Johnny Cash Out Among The Stars
Joy Division Closer
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
Ka The Night's Gambit
Kaiser Chiefs Education, Education, Education & War
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kelis Food
Lady Gaga Artpop
Leon Russell Life Journey
Lil Spook Black Silk
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Linkin Park Living Things
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Machito Kenya
Major Lazer Guns Dont Kill People... Lazers Do
Manic Street Preachers Rewind The Film
Manic Street Preachers Know Your Enemy
Manic Street Preachers Lifeblood
Manic Street Preachers Journal For Plague Lovers
Micah P. Hinson Micah P. Hinson and the Nothing
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
Morrissey World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Muse Showbiz
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Muse The Resistance
My Bloody Valentine m b v
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight...
New Order Technique
Nico Chelsea Girl
Nina Simone Wild is the Wind
No Age An Object
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping
Of Montreal False Priest
Ought More Than Any Other Day
Panda Bear Tomboy
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
PJ Harvey Rid Of Me
Placebo Sleeping With Ghosts
Poets of the Fall Revolution Roulette
Primal Scream Screamadelica
R.E.M. Green
R.E.M. Murmur
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Ramona Lisa Arcadia
Real Estate Atlas
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad
Rosanne Cash The River & the Thread
Royksopp and Robyn Do It Again
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Slint Spiderland
SOHN Tremors
Sonic Youth NYC Ghosts & Flowers
Sonic Youth Murray Street
Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse
Swans To Be Kind
Tal National Kaani
Temples Sun Structures
The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds Of...
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast
The Antlers Familiars
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Beatles The Beatles
The Birds of Satan The Birds of Satan
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
The Dodos Carrier
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Horrors Luminous
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs Of Life
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones
The Shins Port of Morrow
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Strokes Is This It
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
These New Puritans Field of Reeds
Three Days Grace Life Starts Now
Tinariwen Aman Iman: The Water Of Life
Troubadour Rose Find an Arrow
Washed Out Paracosm
White Hinterland Baby
White Lies Big TV
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!

2.0 poor
Arctic Monkeys AM
Rock music is adverse to the museum treatment. It lives off vitality and movement, not being frozen upon a pedestal. Therein lies the problem with this album, which has all the clean, clear features of a museum exhibition and no swing. That in itself, failure at "rocking", would not be a problem if AM distinguished itself as something else than rock music, be it pop with infectious hooks or whatever. It doesn't.
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
David Bowie David Bowie
Demi Lovato Demi
Dizzee Rascal The Fifth
Duck Sauce Quack
Eric Copeland Joke in the Hole
This acts as vaguely pleasant sonic wallpaper and sure, is more exotic than an actual wall, but that wall has more detail. Take your pick.
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back
John Lennon Imagine
Lee Wiley Night In Manhattan
Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal
Paul Thomas Saunders Beautiful Desolation
Pharrell G I R L
Placebo Battle For The Sun
Placebo Black Market Music
Poets of the Fall Twilight Theater
Portishead Portishead
Sam Baker Pretty World
Sonic Youth The Eternal
Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana
The Black Keys Brothers
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
The War on Drugs Slave Ambient
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants

1.5 very poor
Beirut Gulag Orkestar
Poets of the Fall Temple of Thought
The Fall Hex Enduction Hour

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