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5.0 classic
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Eluvium Copia
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Morbid Angel Blessed Are the Sick
My Dying Bride The Dreadful Hours
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline

4.5 superb
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
What we hear on this record is the sound of a man being ripped apart by the life that he sees around him, and the truth is behind the lyrics of this release. Most of us can relate to the seething anger that is projected in songs like "Sowing Season" and "Degausser", and the fact that this is such a personal record to so many points to an interesting idea behind it all: are we really as alone as this record indicates?
City and Colour Little Hell
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Closure in Moscow have created a near-perfect album here. Catchiness is not sacrificed for technicality, and there is a strong sense of experimentation that exists in song structures that still have an appearance of conventional. The album is a dichotomy in itself of a band that is unabashedly catchy and unafraid to chase different influences at the same time.
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Decapitated Winds of Creation
dredg Catch Without Arms
Dustin O'halloran Piano Solos Vol. 2
Eluvium When I Live by the Garden and the Sea
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
One of my favorite bands, and their best release. A tad more structured than previous releases, it blends the manic cacophony that defined past albums and combined it with a more mature sound. They experiment, but not to the point where the songwriting suffers. They utilize everything from monstrous riffs to eerie keyboards, and it works better for them than most bands attempting to do the same. Atmosphere coincides with heaviness in the spirit of a truly experimental band. Recommended Songs: "Drowning the Old Hag", "Mouth", and "...As a Result of Signals Being Crossed"
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Frank Ocean created something that transcended my disdain for the genre, which I didn't think possible. The variety in beats, guest appearances, and tone will appeal to most listeners. There are a few missteps here, as some songs are brilliant but awkwardly placed, with a few songs that should not have made the cut. This is dangerously close to an absolute masterpiece, and for the time that Ocean has been in the game, it has become obvious from this release that he will be a staple for critics and mainstream listeners alike.
Funeral Diner The Underdark
Joy Wants Eternity You Who Pretend to Sleep
Latterman No Matter Where We Go...!
Matthew Robert Cooper Miniatures
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To..
Run The Jewels Run The Jewels
Saosin Translating the Name
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Team Sleep Team Sleep
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

4.0 excellent
...Of Sinking Ships ...Of Sinking Ships
A Slow Descent On Ganymede
Aborted Goremageddon
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Aesop Rock Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
Arsis We Are the Nightmare
Arsis A Diamond for Disease
As Tall As Lions As Tall As Lions
Athletics Why Aren't I Home?
Atmosphere Sad Clown Bad Spring 12
Atmosphere Seven's Travels
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Big K.R.I.T. ReturnOf4eva
Biosphere Dropsonde
Brand New Daisy
Burial Rival Dealer
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse Butchered at Birth
City and Colour The Hurry And The Harm
Closure in Moscow The Penance and the Patience
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Comeback Kid Die Knowing
Danny Brown XXX
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deas Vail All The Houses Look The Same
Devics If You Forget Me...
Dorena Nuet
Dream Theater Train of Thought
dredg El Cielo
Eluvium An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death
Eluvium Talk Amongst the Trees
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Flatbush Zombies BetterOffDEAD
Followed By Ghosts The Entire City Was Silent
From A Second Story Window Not One Word Has Been Omitted
Funeral Diner The Wicked EP
Gifts From Enola Loyal Eyes Betrayed The Mind
Kevin Devine Brother's Blood
Kevin Devine Split the Country, Split the Streets
Less Than Jake Hello Rockview
Less Than Jake Anthem
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Manners Apparitions/Escapism
This is some of the most varied, interesting hardcore/emo hybrid that I have ever heard. The tempo changes throughout "Widowmaker" are so brilliantly subtle that the song itself is more palatable than any heavy song should be. "Shrouds" bridges a slow-burning, dramatic intro to an intensely cathartic exercise in heaviness. These two songs are near-perfect. Highly recommended.
Minus the Bear This is What I Know About Being Gigantic
Noah Gundersen Family
Noah Gundersen Saints & Liars
Noah Gundersen Ledges
Noisem Agony Defined
Obliteration Nekropsalms
Obliteration Black Death Horizon
Obscura Cosmogenesis
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Poison the Well You Come Before You
Pusha T My Name Is My Name
Rancid Rancid [2000]
Rotten Sound Species At War
Sage Francis The Known Unsoldier "Sick Of Waging War..."
Sage Francis Personal Journals
Scale The Summit The Migration
Sharks Keep Moving Pause And Clause EP
Stomach Earth Stomach Earth
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Dangerous Summer If You Could Only Keep Me Alive
The Matches Decomposer
The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot
The Smashing Pumpkins Rotten Apples
The Weeknd Trilogy
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Scars of Ages
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Annihilation of Expectation
Trenches The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole
Underoath Disambiguation
Vince Staples Stolen Youth
Windmills By the Ocean Windmills By the Ocean

3.5 great
As Tall As Lions Into The Flood
Atmosphere Sad Clown Bad Summer 9
Atmosphere You Can't Imagine How Much Fun...
Autopsy The Headless Ritual
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Bayside Killing Time
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Broods Broods
Childish Gambino Because The Internet
City and Colour Bring Me Your Love
City and Colour Sometimes
Cloudkicker The Discovery
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Copeland Eat, Sleep, Repeat
Copeland Know Nothing Stays The Same
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
Deas Vail Deas Vail
Deas Vail Collapse
Deas Vail White Lights
Death Leprosy
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Eluvium Lambent Material
Eluvium Similes
Emarosa Emarosa
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fear Before Art Damage
Fear Before Odd How People Shake
Followed By Ghosts Dear Monsters, Be Patient
Gifts From Enola From Fathoms
Goonies Never Say Die No Words To Voice Our Hopes And Fears
Grave Endless Procession Of Souls
Grieves Together/Apart
Hands Give Me Rest
Hiroshima Will Burn To The Weight Of All Things
I Exist From Darkness
Isis Panopticon
Jarrod Gorbel Devil's Made A New Friend
Jarrod Gorbel Ten Years Older
Jeff Martin and Steven Padin The First Joke & Other Matters
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
Less Than Jake Losing Streak
Lights & Motion Reanimation
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Manchester Orchestra Let My Pride Be What's Left Behind EP/DVD
Manchester Orchestra Live at Park Ave.
MellowHype BLACKENEDWHITE
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Midas Fall Wilderness
Mike G The Award Tour EP
Modern Baseball You’re Gonna Miss It All
Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something
Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse No One's First And You're Next
Necrophagist Epitaph
Noah Gundersen Brand New World
Our Lost Infantry The New Art History
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Poison the Well Tear From the Red
Ringworm Hammer of the Witch
Russian Circles Geneva
Sage Francis A Healthy Distrust
Saosin Saosin
Skeletonwitch Serpents Unleashed
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Dangerous Summer Reach For The Sun
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse
The Taste Of Blood Predator
This or the Apocalypse Dead Years
Through the Eyes of the Dead Bloodlust
Trapped Under Ice Big Kiss Goodnight
Wolverine Still
Wolves Like Us Black Soul Choir

3.0 good
A Breath Before Surfacing Death Is Swallowed In Victory
Abigail Williams Legend
Atmosphere The Family Sign
Some good songs, but overall it doesn't really grab my attention. Atmosphere have strayed far from their comfort zone, and it seems to detract more than reward. Slug's lyrics and perspective on things keeps it interesting for me, as he is still a masterful storyteller.
Bad Books Bad Books
Buried in Verona Faceless
Burns Out Bright Distance and Darkness
Childish Gambino Royalty
Coheed and Cambria Kerrang! / XFM UK Acoustic Sessions
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Copeland Beneath Medicine Tree
Crosses Crosses
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance
Deas Vail Birds & Cages
Deas Vail For Shepherds & Kings - EP
Deas Vail succeed greatly in creating dreamy, gorgeous pop music that has more substance than most acts out there. With this EP, Deas Vail cover Christmas songs, and do it much better than the myriad out there butchering them. Wes Blaylock's angelic voice soars on this release.
Domo Genesis Under The Influence
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
Flatbush Zombies D.R.U.G.S.
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Lower Definition The Greatest of All Lost Arts
MellowHype Numbers
Pusha T Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
Pusha T Wrath Of Caine
Sage Francis Human The Death Dance
Shattered Skies Reanimation
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Damascus Intervention Carefully Built, Carelessly Destroyed
The Receiving End of Sirens The Receiving End of Sirens
Through the Eyes of the Dead Malice
Through the Eyes of the Dead Skepsis
Nostalgia is forcing me to give this an average rating; all my history with this band haha. That should tell you something. Stay far away.
Tyler The Creator Goblin
Viraemia Viraemia

2.5 average
ASAP Mob Lord$ Never Worry
Brain Drill Apocalyptic Feasting
Circa Survive Juturna
Clipse Til the Casket Drops
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Copeland In Motion
Hodgy Beats Untitled 2
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Sage Francis Li(f)e
His worst in my opinion, but still relatively good. A few stellar songs.
The Faceless Akeldama
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
Tyler The Creator Wolf

2.0 poor
ASAP Ferg Trap Lord
Funeral Fornication Pandemic Transgression
Saosin Saosin
The Faceless Planetary Duality

1.5 very poor
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
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