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5.0 classic
A Lot Like Birds No Place
"No Place" manages to dive deep with me, even on its sheer concept alone. As someone who struggles with connection, especially to a place called home do to my somewhat mobile childhood, A Lot Like Bird's third LP is rather relatable to me, as the entire album is about the struggles of home. It also helps that musically A Lot Like Birds does nothing but impress.
Alkaline Trio Goddamnit
American Football American Football
I've only cried myself to sleep while listening to this like twenty times already in the last three months alone no big
deal
Bomb the Music Industry! Goodbye Cool World!
Jeff Rosenstock for president until the heat death of the universe. Goodbye Cool World is just too fun to ignore
Brand New Deja Entendu
Converge Jane Doe
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Fuck it. Upon further revaluation this is easily my AOTY from last year. Fite me irl
Deafheaven Sunbather
It's funny because the drummer usually tires himself out almost every concert like half-way through the second song. Sunbather slays
Death Grips The Money Store
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Diamond Eyes
"Diamond Eyes" is both Deftones heaviest ("Rocket Skates", "CMND/CTRL"), atmospheric ("Beauty School",
"Sextape"), and somewhere in between ("You've Seen the Butcher"). A modern classic in my own humble
opinion.
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Faith No More crafted an album that cannot be pigeon-holed into one specif genre, instead hopping from the bands typical Alt. Metal, Country, Jazz, and countless others. A masterpiece to this Pencil's eyes if I do say so myself.
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Incubus Make Yourself
Jon Hopkins Immunity
It's very easy to get lost while listening to "Immunity". Jon Hopkins crafted one hell of an atmospheric experience from start to finish; and I would gladly wonder forever within this record.
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Letlive. Fake History
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
I'M GOING TO COLORADO, TO UNLOAD MY HEAD. I'M GOING TO NEW YORK CITY, THAT'S IN NEW YORK, FRIENDS.
Orchid Chaos is Me
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Protest the Hero Kezia
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
From the opening bass line of 'Feel Good Hit of the Summer" to the blaring horns at the end of "I Think I Lost My Headache". "Rated R" manages to become varied yet very consistent all the way through.
Saves the Day Through Being Cool
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches Three Cheers For Disappointment
This album flows like a dam-less river holy hell 10/10
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Weezer Weezer
Weezer Pinkerton
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue

4.5 superb
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
Alkaline Trio Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Honestly it's difficult for an instrumentation only band to really keep my interest, but HOLY HELL Animals as Leaders kept me captivated from start to finish
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Blink-182 Blink-182
Bomb the Music Industry! Scrambles
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Carissa's Wierd Songs About Leaving
Hahahahaha Now I'm clinically depressed, thanks Carissa
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Converge You Fail Me
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Cursive Domestica
Cynic Focus
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
Death Grips Exmilitary
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Deerhunter Microcastle
Many moments on "Microcastle" can be best described as beautiful, from the opening intro and how it smoothly transitions into "Agoraphobia" all the way from the borderline haunting closing track "Twilight at Carbon Lake".
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Deftones
Deftones White Pony
DJ Shadow Endtroducing...
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Fugazi Red Medicine
Fugazi Repeater
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Hail the Sun Wake
He Is Legend I Am Hollywood
Isis Oceanic
Isis Panopticon
Truth time children! I'm not a big Post Metal fan. It's not that I dislike the genre, I admitingly have a difficult time sitting through long songs. However, Isis managed to make not only one of my favourite gems from the genre, but one of my favourite albums period.
Isis Wavering Radiant
Japandroids Post-Nothing
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kidcrash Snacks
La Dispute Wildlife
Madvillain Madvillainy
While Madvillain deserves all the praise it earns and then some, I still can't help but wish that certain tracks were longer. (I'm looking at you, "Supervillain Theme")
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mew Frengers
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Mineral The Power of Failing
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe
Off Minor Some Blood
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
easily one of Pearl Jam's best albums. Some of the strange filler drags it down however
Pearl Jam Ten
Poison the Well You Come Before You
"You Come Before You" is easily Poison the Well's opus. From the sweet yet not overly complicated guitar work, to Jeffrey Moreira's passionate performance, the Florida based group's third effort is definitely an essential listen for any Metalcore fan.
Portishead Dummy
Protest the Hero Fortress
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Rush 2112
Saetia A Retrospective
Saves the Day Stay What You Are
System of a Down System of a Down
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Thank You Scientist Maps of Non-Existent Places
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Chariot One Wing
The Chariot's (sadly) last record goes out with a fucking bang. "One Wing" is the bands most diverse and powerful release, which makes the fact that The Chariot are no more sting even more. "One Wing" may be one of the most beautiful yet cathartic Swan Songs recorded.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Dismemberment Plan Change
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The National Alligator
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thursday Full Collapse
Yellowcard Southern Air

4.0 excellent
Alexisonfire Crisis
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Alkaline Trio From Here To Infirmary
Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio
And So I Watch You From Afar Gangs
While not the most memorable album ever released, "Gangs" remains as the bands best work thus far
Animal Collective Feels
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Bomb the Music Industry! Vacation
Brand New Daisy
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Circa Survive Juturna
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
If you don't think "Dyed in the Wool" isn't Circa Survive's best song get out of my face
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed's first proper release lays the groundwork for the rest of their discography and remains as one of the high points in their said discography... Still pales in comparison to IKSOSE:3 though
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Dance Gavin Dance Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Shark Dad will be song of the decade just you all wait
Edit: I was correct.
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Death Cab for Cutie We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones plus Shoegaze equals Koi No Yokan, one of 2012's best albums because Deftones
Envy All the Footprints You've Ever Left...
Envy A Dead Sinking Story
Mixing beautiful Post-Rock leanings with intense and emotion-filled screamo, Envy solidify their case as being one of the greatest bands in the entire genre
Faith No More The Real Thing
Fear Before Art Damage
Finch (US) Say Hello to Sunshine
Fugazi The Argument
Hopesfall Magnetic North
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Jimmy Eat World Static Prevails
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kidcrash Jokes
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Nirvana Bleach
NOFX Punk in Drublic
Oceansize Frames
Pavement Brighten the Corners
Pelican Australasia
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Protest the Hero Volition
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead OK Computer
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
I hope the third album has werewolf hands on it or something
Rush Permanent Waves
Another great album by Rush, what more do you want?
Saves the Day Under the Boards
Saves the Day Can't Slow Down
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
Hella props the Max Bemis for making a double album that doesn't drag on (for the most part). A huge grower for me might I add.
Slint Spiderland
The Blood Brothers Young Machetes
The Contortionist Language
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Ongoing Concept Handmade
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
Once you're able to get passed the seeming bait and switch Billy and Co. pulled with lead single "Ava Adore's" brooding Gothic sound, one can find a solid soft and dark album that's very fitting for a long drive at night.
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
Thrice Beggars
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Tiny Moving Parts This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship
Tiny Moving Parts Pleasant Living
Tool Lateralus
Tool Aenima
An excellent album, but the filler tracks REALLY mar this album down
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Underoath The Changing of Times
Unwound New Plastic Ideas
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Yellowcard Paper Walls
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes

3.5 great
Alkaline Trio Good Mourning
Alkaline Trio Agony and Irony
August Burns Red Constellations
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
A good comeback album, but nothing TOO amazing, except maybe 'After Midnight" and "Hearts All Gone"
Converge No Heroes
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance
Danny Brown Old
Death Grips Government Plates
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Descendents Milo Goes to College
Four angry nerds in the 1980's create what may be one of the most important punk records ever.
Dream Theater Octavarium
Emarosa Relativity
Evans Blue The Melody...
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Fall Out Boy Take This to Your Grave
Fear Before Fear Before
Finch (US) Back to Oblivion
Fugazi In on the Kill Taker
Funeral Diner The Underdark
HORSE the band Desperate Living
i honestly don't know how this album makes me feel, and in this case I'm actually considering it a good thing.
"Desperate Living" is, when all is said and done, a good album. However it's like listening to a muppet have a
temper tantrum while a mixture of metal and a SNES soundtrack play in the background.
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Mastodon Remission
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False!
Moneen The Red Tree
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
New Found Glory Nothing Gold Can Stay
Yes, this album has really subpar production. And Yes, this album can be downright immature, but there's something about New Found Glory's first album that I can't help but enjoy. While the production is still iffy, it also gives "Nothing Gold Can Stay" a nice raw vibe to it; plus this is just a catchy as hell record. A fine start to a band that ended up being poster boys for their genre.
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
NOFX White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Pelican City of Echoes
I guess I may be alone in thinking this was just some neat as hell Post Rock huh
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
This album is great music to play at a wedding. Trust me
Saves the Day Daybreak
Saves the Day Sound the Alarm
Saves the Day In Reverie
Secret Band Secret Band
"Secret Band's" first full length effort is an experience. From the killer riffage from the very reliable Will Swan, to
the blaring drumming from Matt Mingus, to Jon Mess's nonsensical lyricism and consistent howling. While far
from being consistent, and Jon Mess as a musician is somewhat of an acquired taste, "Secret Band" is a strange
beast that deserves to be listened to for all who know what they're getting themselves into.
Sunny Day Real Estate Sunny Day Real Estate
The Blood Brothers Crimes
The Blood Brothers March On Electric Children
The Fall of Troy Ghostship
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
To call The Mars Volta a bad group would honestly be very much a lie, as there is no denying that every member involved is immensely talented; with that in mind "Bedlam in Goliath" is a progressive and aggressive, while also being pretty exhausting to listen to in one sitting.
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Why am I not surprised this band is Canadian? Anyway this record is so strange I can't help but find it charming.
Thrice Identity Crisis
Thursday Common Existence
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Tyler, the Creator Bastard
Underoath Define the Great Line
Leagues above the... misstep that was "They're Only Chasing Safety", Define the Great Line sees a band who've improved almost every aspect of their sound, though several of the tracks end up having an air of similarity.
Weezer Maladroit
Weezer Hurley
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds
Yellowcard One for the Kids

3.0 good
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
Alkaline Trio This Addiction
Bad Religion Against the Grain
Why does every song sound alike? "21st Century Digital Boy" is easily a standout though.
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Immolation Close to a World Below
Is it bad that I can't make it through 2 minutes of the first song without the vocals making me want to laugh like a madman? The instrumentation is nice though.
Kanye West Yeezus
Mastodon The Hunter
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Opeth Orchid
Radiohead Kid A
Well, I knew this would happen eventually. While a lot of "Kid A" is rather minimalistic almost to a fault to me, I found myself to be able to enjoy Radiohead's 4th full length LP more than any other time beforehand.
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
Wonderful instrumentation that is really hampered by an... Intriguing duo-vocal performance
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
The Chariot The Fiancee
josh y u do this me. "The Fiancee" has some good ideas but a majority of the record comes across as
unnecessary noise.
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
What would have been a wonderfully emotional record, 'Home, Like NoPlace Is There" is instead bogged down by an at time, terrible vocal performance that becomes too noticeable to ignore. The instrumentation is somewhat simple yet very effective however. While the end result left me rather mixed; I do recommend anybody interested to give this album a listen.
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
Tyler, the Creator Wolf
Weezer Make Believe

2.5 average
Alkaline Trio Crimson
Beach House Bloom
Yyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Cave In Jupiter
Not technically bad, just overly underwhelming and pretty boring
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
I just bumped up the score to a 2.1, whoops. But seriously this isn't terrible, but heavily flawed.
Fear Before Odd How People Shake
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
There are album that are bogged down with filler tracks, and then there's Stadium Arcadium; a double album that
while it has its fair share of really great tracks, is countered by the fact that the album has an exhausting amount
of songs that just come off as anywhere from pointless while still listenable, to straight up bad.
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Saves the Day Saves the Day
Slipknot Slipknot
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Weezer The Red Album
Weezer The Green Album

2.0 poor
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Oh man I hope I'm the first one to metaphorically shoot this fish in the barrel of shite- God dammit.
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Green Day American Idiot
Green Day completely sell their souls with American Idiot, and lose any genuine angst they might have had in the past in the process. Every song on this album comes off as overly whiny (any single released off this record) or just forced altogether, especially the political messages Green Day attempted to cram into this mess of an album.
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Macintosh Plus FLORAL SHOPPE
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Sun Kil Moon Benji
While I wouldn't call "Benji" a bad album, it's still a somewhat tepid album that gets to be rather repetitive quick.
While I can appreciate how personal "Benji" is, I just could not give a shit, a thought that really killed this for me.
Tool 10,000 Days
Tyler, the Creator Goblin

1.5 very poor
Tyler, the Creator Cherry Bomb
Weezer Raditude

1.0 awful
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
Chiodos Devil
More like ChiodNO. Or Chodeios. Yeah. Chode. Fuck this band and fuck Craig Owens.
Disturbed The Sickness
Child abuse solo
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
Issues Issues
This album is just cringe worthy from start to finish
Korn Untitled
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Slipknot Iowa
Thousand Foot Krutch Oxygen: Inhale
Three Days Grace One-X
Three Days Grace prove they're just another forgettable mainstream rock group.
Train Drops of Jupiter
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