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5.0 classic
Anberlin Vital
Anberlin has yet to make a bad release. In my opinion this is easily their best record to date. I give this album a slight edge over cities just because of the new grounds exlpored and the diversity. Best tracks here are the fantastic opener "Self Starter", the Godspeed like "Little Tyrants" and the amazing trio "Orpheum", "Modern Age", and the artistically beautiful "God, Drugs, & Sex". Not one bad song on this record although i havent quite grown to like "Innocent" and the overly repetitive "Other Side", although i do enjoy the synth intro and the verses which i found way too short. Overall i enjoy every song here as they are all amazing in their own way.
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
At the Drive-In Vaya
Cloudkicker The Map Is Not the Territory
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Filter The Amalgamut
Hammock Departure Songs
Incubus Make Yourself
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Long Distance Calling The Flood Inside
Opeth Still Life
Paper Route Absence
Ra From One
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
'Frances The Mute' immediately lays all doubts to rest, that yes, it's possible that the Mars Volta could exceed the grandiosity and pretentiousness of 'Deloused in the Comatorium'. Running at over 80 minutes, there's no denying the sheer ambition of music's most hypersonic duos, Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez. This CD builds upon the template of their debut, and takes it a step further; just more of everything, more blistering guitar solos, more musical scope/experimentation, and generally more monumental. Once again, Cedric's wails and the fierce Page-Karoli-Santana guitar solos of Omar Rodriguez, dominate the album. Certainly Jon Theodore's frenetic Mitch Mitchell-esque drumming style should not be overlooked as well. The 'prog-rock meets classic rock' comparisons have been beaten into the ground, but in fact that would be accurate, going from moody Pink Floyd/Hawkwind sections to self-aggrandizing solos that would make Jimmy Page and Carlos Santana proud. Thrown into the mix are some avant-garde twists,
The Naked Brothers Band The Naked Brothers Band
White Moth Black Butterfly One Thousand Wings

4.5 superb
2Pac Me Against the World
Acres Acres
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin Devotion
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Around the Fur
Dream Theater Images and Words
Eazy-E It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa
Filter Title Of Record
God Is An Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Haken The Mountain
Hammock Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
Hammock Oblivion Hymns
Immolation Close to a World Below
Incubus Light Grenades
Isis Panopticon
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Message to Bears Maps
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Slint Spiderland
Sublime Greatest Hits
Sublime Sublime
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Ocean Pelagial

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Alien Ant Farm ANThology
Alter Bridge Fortress
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Dancing Between the Fibers of Time
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons...
Brainiac Electro-Shock for President
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Built to Fade To Dust
Carcass Surgical Steel
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chimp Spanner At the Dream's Edge
Cloudkicker Beacons
Converge Jane Doe
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It
Exxasens Eleven Miles
Filter The Very Best Things 1995 - 2008
Hammock Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest
Immolation Here in After
Immolation Dawn of Possession
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Incubus If Not Now, When?
Isis Oceanic
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Futures
JOVA Colours That Will Run
King Crimson Red
Long Distance Calling Avoid The Light
Long Distance Calling Long Distance Calling
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Metallica
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Calibration (Is Pushing Luck and Key Too Far)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Cryptomnesia
Opeth Blackwater Park
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd The Wall
Ra Black Sun
Ra Critical Mass
Rebelution Courage to Grow
Russian Circles Empros
Sithu Aye 26
Skyharbor Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
System of a Down Toxicity
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
TesseracT Concealing Fate
TesseracT Altered State
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Distillers Coral Fang
The Elijah I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created
The Mars Volta Tremulant
The Mars Volta are the Pink FLoyd of tommorow. The tremulant ep is one of the most raw,energetic and beautiful albums made in years.
Omars amazing ability to create a symphonic sound is the perfect complement for Cedrics desperate lyrics. This album define them as well
as set them apart from their peers. With this step they cut off all ties to a.t.d.i. and become some entirely new. Experimental, passionate
and uncompromising. This album sounds like reality itself bending. If you are a Mars Volta fan you should defintely own this. Tremulant
sets the pace for TMV foward thinking sound. Be ready to fall victim to their undeniable talent.
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta Live
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The Ocean Precambrian
The Ocean Pelagial (Instrumental)
Thrice Vheissu

3.5 great
2Pac The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
311 Universal Pulse
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
A Slow Descent On Ganymede
Alter Bridge One Day Remains
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Alter Bridge AB III
Anberlin Blueprints For the Black Market
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
Bass Communion Ghosts on Magnetic Tape
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Daisy
Brandon Boyd The Wild Trapeze
Brandon Boyd Sons of the Sea Compass
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker Subsume
Converge You Fail Me
De Facto Megaton Shotblast
Deftones Diamond Eyes
DyE Taki 183
Dying Fetus Killing on Adrenaline
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Eazy-E Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin...
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Exivious Liminal
Filter Anthems for the Damned
Filter The Trouble With Angels
From Oceans To Autumn On Earth As It Is...
From Zero One Nation Under
Incubus Morning View
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
John Legend Once Again
Linkin Park Meteora
Machine Gun Kelly Lace Up (LP)
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Metallica Master of Puppets
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Xenophanes
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Heritage
Palms Palms
Pepper Kona Town
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Ra Duality
Sights and Sounds Monolith
Sithu Aye Invent the Universe
Sublime Robbin' the Hood
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
Team Sleep Team Sleep
Telekinesis 12 Desperate Straight Lines
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Distillers Sing, Sing Death House
The Elijah A Son : A Disease (Orchestral)
The Mars Volta Octahedron
Sure its less cerebral and generally more subdued and accessible than past outings although that seems almost like a blessing when listening to how far off course they've strayed from compositional accomplishments lately, focusing upon derailment instead. Here longtime fans may sigh collective relief at this conscious attempt to wrangle elements astray.
The Mars Volta B-Sides
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Trivium Shogun
Widek Aurora Borealis

3.0 good
A Day to Remember Homesick
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Allele Point of Origin
Anberlin New Surrender
Anchor & Braille Felt
Anchor & Braille The Quiet Life
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Celldweller Wish Upon a Blackstar
CKY Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild
Cloudkicker The Discovery
Cloudkicker Loop
Crosses EP
Crosses Crosses
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones B-Sides and Rarities
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Eighteen Visions Eighteen Visions
Eighteen Visions Until the Ink Runs Out
Eminem The Eminem Show
Filter Short Bus
Filter The Sun Comes Out Tonight
God Is An Astronaut Age of the Fifth Sun
First three tracks are very solid. The rest not so much.
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...
Linkin Park Road To Revolution
Linkin Park Living Things
Megadeth Super Collider
Muse The Resistance
Nickelback The Long Road
Nonpoint Recoil
Nonpoint To the Pain
Of Mice and Men The Flood
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Unicorn Skeleton Mask
Papa Roach Infest
Paper Route The Peace Of Wild Things
Porcupine Tree Signify
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
Shearwater Fellow Travelers
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar
Taking Back Sunday New Again
TesseracT One
TesseracT One (Instrumental)
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin
Trapt Someone in Control
Trivium In Waves
WWE WWE Anthology

2.5 average
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
Anberlin Lost Songs
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Asking Alexandria Stepped Up and Scratched
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Attila Rage
Attila Outlawed
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Before Their Eyes The Dawn of My Death
Bosnian Rainbows Bosnian Rainbows
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Depswa Two Angels and a Dream
Eighteen Visions Obsession
Kevin Rudolf In The City
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Metallica St. Anger
Metallica Death Magnetic
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nonpoint Vengeance
Of Mice and Men Of Mice & Men
Of Mice and Men Restoring Force
Papa Roach The Paramour Sessions
Papa Roach Metamorphosis
Parkway Drive Horizons
Saosin Saosin
Sick Puppies Connect
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below

2.0 poor
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Burn Halo Burn Halo
Burn Halo Up From The Ashes
Dream Theater Dream Theater
From Zero My So-Called Life
Nickelback Silver Side Up
The Mars Volta Scab Dates

1.5 very poor
Asking Alexandria Life Gone Wild
Asking Alexandria Under the Influence
Before Their Eyes Untouchable
Flo Rida Wild Ones

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