Average Rating: 4.16
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Objectivity Score: 52% (Somewhat Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicBob Dylan Highway 61 RevisitedConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyEddie Murphy ComedianElliott Smith Either/OrElliott Smith Elliott SmithElliott Smith Roman CandleEminem The Marshall Mathers LPEminem The Slim Shady LPFaith No More Angel DustGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...Jimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix: The Best of HendrixKendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVMetallica Master of PuppetsMy Bloody Valentine LovelessNirvana In UteroPig Destroyer TerrifyerPink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd Wish You Were HerePink Floyd The WallPixies DoolittlePixies Surfer RosaRage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineRed Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex MagikShabazz Palaces Black UpSlayer Reign in BloodSoundgarden SuperunknownAmong 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 DownThe Smashing Pumpkins Siamese DreamTool LateralusTool AenimaThough 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.Yes Close to the Edge4.5 superbAgalloch The MantleAndrew Jackson Jihad Knife ManBlack Flag DamagedBlut Aus Nord 777 - CosmosophyCarcass Surgical SteelConverge All We Love We Leave BehindFiona Apple The Idler Wheel...Fishbone Truth and SoulFoo Fighters Wasting LightGodspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Green Day American IdiotGuns N' Roses Appetite for DestructionHammock Departure SongsHolly Herndon MovementHoward Shore The Hobbit - An Unexpected JourneyIt'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 IIMarilyn Manson Antichrist SuperstarMastodon LeviathanMetallica Ride the LightningNails Unsilent DeathNirvana NevermindNovembers Doom The Novella ReservoirPrimus Sailing the Seas of CheeseQueens of the Stone Age Songs for the DeafRed Hot Chili Peppers CalifornicationRobots Pulling Levers Zong!This thing is absolutely amazing, check it out! It's name your price on Band Camp as well.
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http://robotspullinglevers.bandcamp.com/Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal TendenciesSystem of a Down HypnotizeThe Antlers HospiceThe Locust Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard LabsTool UndertowTool 10,000 DaysTwelve Foot Ninja Smoke BombWil Wagner Laika4.0 excellentA Perfect Circle Thirteenth StepA Perfect Circle Mer de NomsThe 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.Alice Cooper Alice Cooper's Greatest HitsAlice in Chains Jar of FliesThe 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 MusicDanny Brown XXXDeftones White PonyDeftones Saturday Night WristDeftones Diamond EyesDimmu Borgir AbrahadabraDodheimsgard 666 InternationalDying Fetus Reign SupremeEagles Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)Elliott Smith XOFrank Ocean Channel OrangeFunkadelic Maggot BrainGojira L'Enfant SauvageGorguts Considered DeadHank Williams III Damn Right, Rebel ProudIceage You're NothingIncubus Light GrenadesKillswitch Engage As Daylight DiesKorn KornMarilyn Manson Lest We ForgetThe 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. Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink MeMegadeth YouthanasiaMetallica ...And Justice for AllMetallica Death MagneticMetallica Beyond MagneticNous Etions LimbesParkway Drive AtlasRage Against the Machine Evil EmpireRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesSea Wolf Old World RomanceSlipknot SlipknotSocial Distortion Somewhere Between Heaven And HellStone Temple Pilots CoreSugar Copper BlueFrom 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 MezmerizeTorche Harmonicraft3.5 greatAttila RageDisturbed AsylumDisturbed The Lost ChildrenFive Finger Death Punch War Is the AnswerGreen Day DookieLamb of God ResolutionMachine Head Machine Fucking Head LiveThe 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 AllMetallica MetallicaNirvana BleachNirvana With the Lights OutRob Zombie Hellbilly DeluxeSlayer Christ IllusionSlayer World Painted BloodSlipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)System of a Down ToxicityTherapy? A Brief Crack of LightWhitechapel The Somatic DefilementYngwie Malmsteen Rising Force3.0 goodA Day to Remember What Separates Me From YouAvenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh TrumpetDisturbed The SicknessFive Finger Death Punch American CapitalistGoldfrapp Felt MountainGreen Day 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy HoursMetallica St. AngerMotionless in White CreaturesSlipknot IowaSlipknot All Hope Is GoneTHEESatisfaction awE naturalE2.5 averageDisturbed BelieveFalling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is YouKorn The Path of Totality1.0 awfulLmfao Sorry For Party RockingTerrible 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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