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5.0 classic
Autechre Confield
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Converge Jane Doe
this album is like that fucker you find in high school who's incredibly tough but turns out to be extremely smart. you know those ones, who look like they want to kill you at first but eventually you realize they're actually pretty friendly and have some troubles but once you get together he wants to be your friend but eventually you realize he does everything better than you do and you're not sure if you wanna be his friend anymore because he makes you feel like less of a man (and human being) and when trying to get away from him without realizing to not be rude since he hasn't done anything wrong he ends up saving your life and you realize how stupid you are for not being friendlier with him before and you decide you want him in your life and you're grateful for it. then he hugs you, breaks a part of you by accident but you forgive him and remain a friend for the rest of your life with him occassionally beating the shit out of you by accident since he couldn't control it, but you actually like it later on cause it makes you tougher. this album is that plus some breakdowns and a really pissed off donald duck.
Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids We Be All Africans
OH MY GOOD LORD WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THE PYRAMIDS WERE STILL ALIVE
Incantation Onward to Golgotha
Infest No Man's Slave
Insect Warfare World Extermination
J Dilla Donuts
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The Jesus Lizard Goat
The Stooges Fun House
UGK Ridin' Dirty

4.5 superb
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Autechre LP5
Can Tago Mago
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
Corrupted Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos
Crossed Out Crossed Out
Demilich Nespithe
Eyehategod Take as Needed for Pain
Hatred Surge Deconstruct
John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice)
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Madvillain Madvillainy
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
OutKast ATLiens
Sweet Trip Velocity : Design : Comfort
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Cure Disintegration
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Weekend Nachos Torture
Yes Close to the Edge

4.0 excellent
Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom
Arthur Russell World of Echo
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Brainbombs Urge to Kill
Camel Mirage
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica
Corrupted El Mundo Frio
David Bowie "Heroes"
Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch!
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Future DS2
Gas Pop
Grief Come to Grief
Guernica (Japan) Shinseiki e no Unga
John Coltrane Ascension
John Coltrane Meditations
Joy Division Closer
Kanye West Late Registration
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
To Pimp a Butterfly is not only the best hip-hop album I have listened to in a while, it's one of the best I have listened to. Period. Here, Kendrick reaches his full potential - As an mc and a songwriter, giving some of the most memorable hooks seen in any mainstream hip-hop album in a long time, and the finest rapping currently in the mainstream game. It all wouldn't come to much without solid production to back it up, and Butterfly presents one of the biggest jumps any rapper has ever taken - From the standard and fairly minimal beats often found within GKMC to a sprawling epic of soul, funk, jazz and gospel that moves in and out seemlessly and never gets wrapped up in its fandom for the greats that inspired it (James Brown is very much the forefather of King Kunta, while Miles Davis can be felt in nearly every jazz inflextion practiced here). I've listened to Butterfly for over a year at this point without it losing any luster, and with that, I no longer have any question that years down the line, To Pimp a Butterfly will be on the echelon of greats along side the likes of Illmatic and 36 Chambers. A masterpiece of hip-hop that proves that the explosion of trap rap (a genre that very resolutely avoids technical prowess and sociopolitical relevancy) does not mean conscious, forward thinking rap is a bargain for failure.
Klaus Schulze Irrlicht
Morton Feldman String Quartet No. 2
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Ornette Coleman Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation
OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Peter Brotzmann Machine Gun
Probably the best representation of the phrase "GET FUCKED" to exist in music form. Not
recommended to anyone who doesn't like being reminded of what it was like to get their asses
kicked to the ground by the school bullies.
Pharoah Sanders Karma
Phineas Newborn, Jr. The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr.
Planxty Planxty
Slayer Show No Mercy
Slayer Hell Awaits
Sonny Sharrock Black Woman
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
This Heat Deceit
Three 6 Mafia Underground Vol. 1: 1991-1994
Various Artists An England Story
Weekend Nachos Punish and Destroy
Weekend Nachos/Lack Of Interest Split EP
Damn, damn, damn! Is all I can say. Their last couple of records aren't bad, but I did not think
WN could sound this good ever again - Easily on the level of Torture and Punish and Destroy at
least. These 5 minutes alone are better than the existence of the load of Spazz/Crossed Out/Man Is
The Bastard wanna be shitslitters we get today for Powerviolence. Here, instead of just playing
droney sludge with some vaguely hardcoreish moments, with 5 minutes WN figure they'd just throw
all the hardcore in and leave the sludge second and got damn it works. It's hard to argue that
something like this could honestly be among your favorites because it's so brutally short, but
I've been listening to this release non stop for well over half a year now with over 300 plays
(and that's only based on last.fm) and none of these tracks have gone stale, so I'd be lying to
myself if I told you I didn't love this to death. Fabulous job; I'm gonna miss these fucking
pricks. ---- Oh yeah, and Lack of Interest is there as well. They're pretty cool too, check them
out. But damn that A side tho.
Z-Ro Let the Truth Be Told

3.5 great
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity
Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness
Andrew Hill Point of Departure
Anthony Braxton For Alto
At the time completely unique and only revoked of this status by other Braxton projects, For Alto ris exclusively one man with a saxophone and no overdubbing. Despite the daunting idea of no rhythm rsection on an album that's well an over an hour, this album is actually quite calming, for the rmost part - Excluding the exhilarating opener "To Composer John Cage", there are many points in rthis album that sound like they written for a hard bop tune or jazz balad but were stripped of all rbut the sax. While perhaps not always too enjoyable to listen to (Particularly the last two rtracks), For Alto is more readily enjoyable than some descriptors of it may tell you, and by rconcept alone it is a tour de force for anyone interested in more out there music with historical rvalue.
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Arghoslent Incorrigible Bigotry
Ata Kak Obaa Sima
Blind Willie Johnson The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
Carcass Reek of Putrefaction
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
DJ Rashad I Don't Give A Fuck
Don Cherry Eternal Rhythm
Dropdead/Totalitär Split
Whoever came up with the idea of pitting these two together deserves to get himself the best blowjob of his fucking life. Legendary bands, legendary split.
Eric Dolphy Out There
Still looking to flesh out the sound he would later perfect, here we find Dolphy trying to first get a firm grasp of the -bop structures while also tinkering with them using what he learned under the leadership of Mingus and the like. Contrary to most of his works here after, this is primarily swingy and has rarely any free jazz, but it's no less fascinating and the eerie feeling that drenched Out To Lunch is on embryonic stage here accompanied by more spacy, vaguely eastern-tingued harmonies. Very, very good; Anyone who likes Out To Lunch has absolutely zero reason to miss this.
Eyehategod In the Name of Suffering
Faust Faust
Flower Travellin Band Satori
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Grachan Moncur III Evolution
Grant Green Alive!
Henry Cow In Praise of Learning
A life without the ability to listen to "War" would be a life without meaning.
Immolation Unholy Cult
John Coltrane Giant Steps
John Coltrane Africa/Brass
John Coltrane Olé Coltrane
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
King Crimson Red
Kraftwerk The Man-Machine
Lee Dorsey Yes We Can
Love Forever Changes
Magma Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh
Magma 1001° Centigrades
Mahmoud Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed III
Being hypnotized has no right to feel this good - One seemingly endless groove after another,
Ahmed draws you in just a little further into his world of endless dancing and joy that often
comes across as sleazy and others comes across as endearingly campy. Some will say the
repetitiveness of the music, especially the singing (There are almost no moments without singing
here) are painful and exhausting, I say it only helps at leaving a mark inside your head. And
trust me, it will - You will want to return to this, and you will want to do so often.
Midori Aratame Hajime Mashite Midori Desu
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Pere Ubu The Modern Dance
Prince Purple Rain
Prince 1999
Rainbow Rising
Swans Filth
The Beach Boys The Smile Sessions
Wire Pink Flag
Yes Fragile
Young Thug Slime Season 3
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds
Years before Coltrane even glanced at the idea, Lateef was bringing the east to the western jazz banquet and on his most famous record he lands one of the most peaceful offerings within the jazz canon. Though it's arguable to what extent much of this is actually Eastern, tinges of those sounds can be heard from start to finish and they are most easily recognized by the use of instruments like oboe and flute, although compositional flavors can also be spotted by the later half. In any case, this is a beautiful record that often feels simultaneously other worldly and grand and also warm and intimate, and any fan of jazz should give it a go if for nothing else to hear how one of the earliest examples of east-meets-west in jazz was like.

3.0 good
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Despise You And On And On...
AnB's side is BOOORINNNNGGGGGGGG, but DY bring it fucking hard. Just get the DY side at least.
Albert Ayler Live in Greenwich Village
Anthony Braxton 3 Compositions of New Jazz
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
Aphex Twin Windowlicker
Art Blakey Moanin'
The title track is bomb as fuck. The rest of the album never quite reaches that and has some
pretty boring moments but for the most part stays very enjoyable if not completely outstanding. As
a whole though, the album is worth it for its title track alone - Immediately infectious,
invigorating, and endlessly listenable, it might not be breaking new grounds, but it is everything
a jazz tune should be.
Art Blakey The African Beat
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Autechre Incunabula
Autechre Draft 7.30
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Brainbombs Obey
Die
Brainbombs Genius and Brutality... Taste and Power
Brigitte Fontaine and Art Ensemble of Chicago Comme a la radio
Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night
Carly Rae Jepsen E MO TION
Cecil Taylor Conquistador!
Lawd, this man, unstoppable. Contrary to what most would expect from Taylor, this is fairly
subdued by his standards, especially if you judge based on his live performances rather than LP
ones, but for my money this is Taylor's best studio LP - Arguably the most accessible of all too,
but it also contains all of the hidden finesse and sting-like-a-bee, ever-collapsing melodies,
played in a more mellow manner than usual allowing for a somewhat more laid back sound that never
really lurches at you violently, but seems to wish to do so in its eyes, never quite taking the
stop though, but it doesn't feel like it's too scared to - Rather, it knows it doesn't need to.
Good starting point to the work of this legend.
Charles Mingus Blues & Roots
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
Convulse World Without God
Corrupted Nadie
I dunno how do I ever forget how much this band fuckin' rips.
D'Angelo Black Messiah
David Bowie Low
Deakin Sleep Cycle
Django Reinhardt The Best Of Django Reinhardt
Drake Take Care
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Dropdead / Ruidosa Inmundicia Split
Ruidosa Inmundicia deserve a huge nod for not being completely outclassed by Drop-fucking-dead - In fact, their side might just be slighty (Slightly) better if only because of "Asco". But who cares which side is better when the not a single second of this (Very short) split is wasted on anything. Not much to say- Exactly what you expect, exactly what you get. And exactly what you want.
Fela Kuti Expensive Shit
Fela Kuti Sorrow Tears and Blood
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Future 56 Nights
Genesis Foxtrot
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Herbie Hancock Sextant
Infest Slave
Iron Lung Sexless // No Sex
James Brown The Payback
Too long, but all you need is a taste of the title track and closer to know why this is considered such a classic funk/soul record. Honestly, the whole 70 minute journey could just be the title track on repeat and I wouldn't mind one bit.
James Brown Hell
Joe McPhee Nation Time
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West Yeezus
YOUD MY OLD SOUNDOFF BUT YA'LL CAN'T SHUT ME UP CAUSE I'D RATHER BE A DICK THAN A rSWALLOWER
Last Days of Humanity Putrefaction in Progress
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Max Roach We Insist! – Freedom Now
Miles Davis Jack Johnson
Miles Davis Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet
Miles Davis Ascenseur pour l'echafaud
Miles Davis On the Corner
Mississippi John Hurt Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings
Legendary recording from one of the most unjustly forgotten game changers in the whole world; If
you have any love for songs with just a man, a guitar and his loneliness, you owe at least half of
your life to these recordings. It's one of most simultaneously beautiful and warm but terrifying
and desolate collection of songs you will find - It's hard to explain how it feels listening to
such peaceful, sitting-on-the-front-porch-on-autumn type chords from a simple acoustic guitar
contrasted with so many sad, even horrifying tales. Not just the quiet before the storm, it's like
peacefully accepting your end while watching the storm approach you. Stunning.
Mobb Deep The Infamous
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morton Feldman Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine You Made Me Realise
Naked City Naked City
The problem with the "Grindcore" mode, is that they're not really playing grindcore - It's more accurate to say that they're playing an odd middle ground between the grushing aggression of grindcore and the looseness of free jazz but ultimately not being as effective as the best of either. Still, I'm going to say I like this record for one thing - I actually like it quite a bit when the album just calms the fuck down. The melodies might be somewhat generic and even cheesy at times, but it's hard not to get a feel for some of the tunes when they're at their smoothest. And sometimes they leave the grind pretentions aside for some genuine free jazz juices and it genuinely works like in the very brief segments of the covers they perform. -- Plus, it gets some slack for being a unique idea and being performed by many artists who I have a lot of respect for individually.
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come
Ornette Coleman Change of the Century
Purely business as usual for the man at this stage - Coming off fresh from the success of his revolutionary The Shape of Jazz To Come, here Coleman continues to use that same ilk of fairly standard bop
structures (minus the complete lack of chords) partially directed by soloists whose improvisations are completely, indeed, free. Throw in some wonky, labyrinthic rhythms for the themes, for good measure.
No instant money makers like "Lonely Woman" or "Peace", but anyone who dug The Shape... and wishes to find more of it has no reason to skip this.
Ornette Coleman Skies of America
The orchestra often times sounds like regular wishy washy OST stuff that you can easily find in
any soundtrack to any action movie in the 90s making it feel generic in small spots, but on the
other hand, the inclusion of the sax which is far less bluesy and grounded than Coleman's work
usually is (Even on his free jazz records), the inclusion of a drummer who follows jazz patterns
very closely (Contrasting the highly symphonic academic orchestration) and the extremely erratic
compositions all make up for it, to the point that "generic" is often times the very last word you
could ever think of when it comes to this record. Very scatterbrained, difficult to wrap your mind
around with just one or two listens, but patience son, there's some very interesting and
emotionally impactful (!) stuff going on here, give it time. Great record.
Poison Idea Pick Your King
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us
Rich Gang Tha Tour Pt. 1
Ryo Fukui Scenery
The happiest record ever known to man. Rest In Peace Ryo Fukui, June 1st, 1948 - March 15th, 2016
Scientist Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires
Sepultura Arise
Slint Spiderland
Soft Machine Third
Souls of Mischief 93 'til Infinity
Steely Dan Aja
Sun Ra Space is the Place
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food
Talking Heads Fear of Music
The Caretaker An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
The Doors The Doors
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow
The Upsetters Super Ape
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972
Sounds like witnessing a catastrophic human-lead disaster in reverse and in slow-mo.

2.0 poor
American Football American Football
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Sunset Mission
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As Milk
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Drake Views
Justin Bieber Purpose
Lil Ugly Mane MISTA THUG ISOLATION
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
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