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5.0 classic
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Eddie Murphy Comedian
Elliott Smith Roman Candle
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Faith No More Angel Dust
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Jimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix: The Best of Hendrix
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Metallica Master of Puppets
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Nirvana In Utero
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pixies Doolittle
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Shabazz Palaces Black Up
Slayer Reign in Blood
Soundgarden Superunknown
Among all the Grunge groups from the 90's, Soundgarden is the one that seems particularly memorable. And all of these songs are still stuck in my head, even from back when I first discovered it. Blending Alternative Metal, Psychadelica, and Pop makes some surprising outcomes. "Let Me Drown" and "My Wave", the first two tracks are confident metal riffages barred with pleasing poppy choruses. "Mailman" is one of my favorites, and I consider it to be a Soundgarden classic. His seemingly boiled anger in his crooning on the high note just gives me a sense to listen to it yet again. "Black Hole Sun" is an easily replayable pop song that audiences of all kinds can enjoy, and the closer, "Like Suicide" is an epic seven-minute long tune that still haunts me every time I hear it. The only complaint I have about this album, is that it drags a little during the middle part, lessening the impact. That doesn't matter, because this album doesn't really have anything you can complain about.
System of a Down System of a Down
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Tool Aenima
Though some of the interludes seem a bit unnecessary, AEnima overall is a classic masterpiece that I went through the trouble of buying physically (and not pirating it illegally instead). "Stinkfist" begins the album as regular grunge, or melodic hard rock. It's a good song in it's right, but "Eulogy" is where the fun really begins. It sounds like some spoons being tapped on water glasses, but the progression is thrilling, as it builds up into Maynard silently boiling down the term, "don't you fucking lie", and then screaming it. "Hooker With A Penis" is some of the most simplistic lyrics Maynard has ever wrote. The lyrics are begun with a buzzing, metallic guitar line, that just makes me bang my head every time it stops, sort of releasing some tension. Some other highlights are "AEnema", "H.", "Forty Six & 2", and "Third Eye". AEnima is definitely aquired taste, but a few listens leave you loving it, and craving more.
Tool Lateralus
Yes Close to the Edge

4.5 superb
Agalloch The Mantle
Andrew Jackson Jihad Knife Man
Black Flag Damaged
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Carcass Surgical Steel
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Fishbone Truth and Soul
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Green Day American Idiot
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Hammock Departure Songs
Holly Herndon Movement
Howard Shore The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
It's got a lot of the same stuff from the Lord of the Rings soundtracks, but it when it builds off of those tunes, it's actually quite good to hear Howard Shore at work again. Song of the Lonely Mountain, by Neil Finn is the definitive highlight. Befittingly perfect for a movie like this.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Mastodon Leviathan
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Nails Unsilent Death
Nirvana Nevermind
Novembers Doom The Novella Reservoir
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Robots Pulling Levers Zong!
This thing is absolutely amazing, check it out! It's name your price on Band Camp as well.
Here's the link:

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Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Antlers Hospice
The Locust Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs
Tool Undertow
Tool 10,000 Days
Twelve Foot Ninja Smoke Bomb
Wil Wagner Laika

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
The band doesn't give a damn what it plays and how it plays it. Some emotional modern rock, that still reminds me of the good old days before it turned stale and tepid. Opener, "The Hollow" is a chock full of Billy Howerdel's nice sense for guitar texture matching a vocal-range like singer Maynard James Keenan. "Judith" crosses of softly sung lines that turn into screeches of rage. All in all, Mer de Noms seems to make a perfect circle that goes all the way across, treading in just the right directions with being overly cautious. "Thinking of You" has a rather funk bass line the whole way through, and "Renholder" is haunting acoustic guitar-picking with Keenan's voice murmuring and crooning in the background. Modern Rock can still have pleasure taken in it after all.
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
The band decided to settle down for a while and experiment a little more with their sound. This EP is lighter than Dirt in terms of feeling, but the sunlight just barely creeps through. The first two tracks, "Rotten Apple", with it's buzzing metal guitar riffs soaring along with Layne Staley's hopeless crooning vocals, and "Nutshell", an acoustic ballad that doesn't get more nihilistic with lines like, "my privacy is raped". The experimentation in "I Stay Away", with it's violin coming in right after the chorus, and "Swing On This", with some heavily-blues influenced writing, seems a bit silly and forced at first, but a few more listens gets you more comfortable. This is one for the shelf for sure.
Anthrax Worship Music
Danny Brown XXX
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
Dodheimsgard 666 International
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
Elliott Smith XO
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorguts Considered Dead
Hank Williams III Damn Right, Rebel Proud
Iceage You're Nothing
Incubus Light Grenades
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Korn Korn
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me
Marilyn Manson Lest We Forget
The self-proclaimed Antichrist Superstar has had quite a career. And some of it has not been shared with enthusiasm among his fans. The Eat Me, Drink Me record was acceptable enough in my opinion, but The High End Of Low just jumped the shark. Born Villain was more of a return to form, but we all know we miss the old Manson. Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death), and Golden Age Of Grotesque are all records that we know and love from the shock-rocker, and this greatest hits collection embodies all of the singles spawned from those eras. The highlights are all here, even the two singles from Portrait Of An American Family are here, "Lunchbox" and "Get Your Gunn". The most memorable songs however are, "The Love Song" an ode to the sonic shading of Mechanical Animals, and the ugly mechanical industrial metal of Antichrist Superstar. "The Fight Song" with its punk-playground anthem qualities. "The Dope Show" with its silly, but catchy lyrical content. "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This") (well obviously), with its melodic crooning to harsh screaming build-up explosion, and "Tourniquet" and "The Reflecting God". These are songs to treasure from Manson, as they are his best moments. The ones from the non-dark ages. I'm proud to have this in my collection, and not ashamed in the slightest. I don't consider Lest We Forget - The Best Of to be a guilty pleasure. If it is, then hell, its my and several others guilty pleasure.
Megadeth Youthanasia
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Nous Etions Limbes
Parkway Drive Atlas
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Sea Wolf Old World Romance
Slipknot Slipknot
Social Distortion Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Sugar Copper Blue
From the sexy bassline in "Good Idea", with Bob Mould on vocals belting out lines similar to the way Van Morrison might, to the cheerful memorable chorus and keyboard duo on the catchy "Changes", to the superb acoustic guitar ballad with a nice keyboard solo, Copper Blue is for sure is definitely an unforgettable debut from the late band Sugar, who disbanded in 1995. The intelligent melding of Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, and Noise Pop, is certainly something that can be listenable over and over again, with the nice additions of some great production and composition from the man on vocals as well.
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Mezmerize
Torche Harmonicraft

3.5 great
Attila Rage
Disturbed Asylum
Disturbed The Lost Children
Five Finger Death Punch War Is the Answer
Green Day Dookie
Lamb of God Resolution
Machine Head Machine Fucking Head Live
The first three tracks "I Am Hell", "Be Still and Know", and "Imperium", get some great crowd reactions. Not the best live album you'll find, but they do manage to stray from the Burning Red era, so I'm in.
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Metallica
Nirvana With the Lights Out
Nirvana Bleach
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slayer Christ Illusion
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
System of a Down Toxicity
Therapy? A Brief Crack of Light
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force

3.0 good
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Disturbed The Sickness
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain
Green Day 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Metallica St. Anger
Motionless in White Creatures
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
THEESatisfaction awE naturalE

2.5 average
Disturbed Believe
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
Korn The Path of Totality

1.0 awful
Lmfao Sorry For Party Rocking
Terrible lyrics, ("I got my Led without my Zep"), dull beats, and sexual imagery of spanking girls and bathing in champagne, drowns out LMFAO's efforts (if you can call it one at all) to make watered down pop and rap music, even more painful than it really seems.
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