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Album Ratings 73
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Average Rating: 4.08
Rating Variance: 0.61
Objectivity Score: 56%
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5.0 classic
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay Parachutes
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Muse Absolution
You really can't fault this album, Muse's clear cut best album. Perfect songs all the way through, a truly orginal sounding band in my opinion, perfect musicianship and stunning vocals. The most powerful album I've heard in a long long time, a true modern classic
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles 1

4.5 superb
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Radiohead In Rainbows
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Live at Slane Castle
Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The White Stripes Icky Thump
Thom Yorke The Eraser
U2 The Joshua Tree

4.0 excellent
Green Day American Idiot
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
An interesting twist on the epic sound of Absolution, mixing some interesting musical moments (my favourites being a surprising Mexican trumpet section in the second half) with the classic Muse sound of powerful vocals with a band sounding like a curious mix of both Heaven and Hell's house bands. Some absolutely stunning songs, my favourites being 'Supermassive' and 'Problematique', it does occassionally border on being ridiculous (the sublime 'Knights of Cydonia') but Muse seem to be in on the joke so they get away with it. Arguably not as essential or vital as Absolution, but I fail to see how fans of the genre couldn't like it.
Oasis Be Here Now
Oasis Don't Believe the Truth
Oasis Familiar To Millions
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd Echoes
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Red Hot Chili Peppers Live in Hyde Park
Red Hot Chili Peppers Off the Map
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Stereophonics Just Enough Education To Perform
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Love
The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out
The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses

3.5 great
Arctic Monkeys Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Coldplay Prospekt's March
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
Pink Floyd Pulse
Pink Floyd The Wall
Radiohead My Iron Lung
Radiohead Airbag/How Am I Driving?
Red Hot Chili Peppers What Hits!?
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Stereophonics Performance And Cocktails
The Beatles Let It Be
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

3.0 good
Coldplay X & Y
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Styley

2.5 average
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
I love Whatever People Say and think Favourite Worst Nightmare was even better and that the pair really defined and exemplified a particular sound and period of British Music and will be remembered as classics.
Humbug feels like a third album by a totally different band. Lyrically and in vocal delivery, Turner has, not to put too finer point on it, disappeared up his own arse. It all sounds a lot cleverer than it is. The fantastic imagery, turn of phrase and storytelling has, for the most part, been replaced by the sixth form style poetry heard on The Last Shadow Puppets side project (where it worked well with the music).
Most of the songs are huge clashes of rythm and melody; the drums often feeling like a caricature of the fantastic beats on FWN. This is an album intentionally devoid of hooks and therefore takes some listens to get used to.
It's not awful, but its by no means great. It's okay. The vast majority of Arctic Monkeys fans will be disappointed and the sad thing is, there's a lot of people out there who could love the album but wont give it a listen because 'it's that band who got famous through myspace'.
It's not a step forward or backward, it's a step sideways into the shoes of the band they want to be but, for me, it's not a great listen.
Best Track: Cornerstone
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way

2.0 poor
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Abbey Road E.P.
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