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'N Sync Celebrity2.5
'N Sync No Strings Attached3.5
Mr. Fountain obviously has no idea what he is talking about. N Sync isn't about the musicianship, and his implication they had any real hand in that is absurd. What this album is pure, unadulterated bubble-gum pop, and arguably the best of the century. "Bye Bye Bye" and "It's Gonna Be Me" are both fantastic, and while there are some terrible songs, overall its an enjoyable collection of pop tunes to blast while you play "Barbie: Equestrian Fun."
*shels Sea of the Dying Dhow3.5
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo3.5
+44 When Your Heart Stops Beating3.0
...Who Calls So Loud ...Who Calls So Loud3.5
10 Years The Autumn Effect3.0
1000 Travels of Jawaharlal Owari Wa Konai3.5
108 A New Beat From A Dead Heart4.0
1905 Voice4.0
2Pac Loyal To The Game2.0
2Pac All Eyez on Me3.0
2Pac Greatest Hits3.5
3 Summercamp Nightmare2.5
3 Wake Pig3.0
3 The Ghost You Gave To Me3.0
3 The End is Begun3.5
3 Mice Send Me a Postcard4.3
The feel good album of 2012. This album makes me happy in ways that I didn't know I could still feel from music.
50 Cent The Massacre2.0
50 Cent Curtis2.0
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'3.0
A City Safe From Sea Throw Me Through Walls4.0
Some bands just have it. A City Safe From Sea may not have anything to worry about from the Caspian, but they might be treading knee-deep in that shit.
A City Sorrow Built Motions3.4
A Day In Black And White My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys4.0
A Day to Remember Homesick1.5
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart2.0
A Hawk And A Hacksaw Delivrance3.5
After they put on a surprisingly moving performance opening for Swans (when you got forty year old neckbeards grooving, you're doing something right), I decided to check em out. While I love all the eaten European flavor, its honestly just a little too far being on the side of kitsch for me, and without a live setting, it losses some appeal. still a solid, interesting listen.
A Static Lullaby Faso Latido2.0
A Static Lullaby A Static Lullaby2.0
A Static Lullaby ...And Don't Forget to Breathe2.5
A Static Lullaby Rattlesnake!2.5
A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life2.5
A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement2.5
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders3.0
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory3.5
A Wilhelm Scream Mute Print4.0
A Wilhelm Scream Ruiner4.0
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide4.0
A Wilhelm Scream A Wilhelm Scream4.0
A Wilhelm Scream Partycrasher4.1
ABBA ABBA Gold3.0
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap3.5
AC/DC Powerage3.5
AC/DC High Voltage (International)3.5
AC/DC T.N.T.3.5
AC/DC Back in Black4.5
AFI Decemberunderground2.5
AFI Crash Love3.0
AFI The Art of Drowning3.3
AFI AFI3.5
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset4.0
AFI Sing the Sorrow4.3
Against Me! Against Me! 12'' (2000)2.0
Against Me! Total Clarity2.5
Against Me! Black Crosses3.0
Worse in almost every way than White Crosses. There are reasons a band gets more streamlined
Against Me! New Wave3.5
Against Me! The Original Cowboy3.5
Against Me! Vivida Vis!3.5
Against Me! The Disco Before the Breakdown4.0
Against Me! As the Eternal Cowboy4.0
Against Me! Reinventing Axl Rose4.5
Against Me! Searching for a Former Clarity4.5
Against Me! Crime as Forgiven By4.5
Against Me! White Crosses4.5
I don't think anyone has made as big of a "fuck you" album to their old fans as Against Me! have done here. Luckily, those fans were all dirty, disgusting hippies anyways. White Crosses is louder, more frenetic, and catchier than their previous record New Wave, while providing an even bigger adrenaline rush. This is a new Against Me! for a new fanbase, and its kick-ass.
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues4.7
Tone down the Bruce Springsteen influence, turn up the the other 80s rock/punk influences to the max. Laura Jane has brought back the fire and passion of early Against Me! while simultaneously creating the most focused record she's ever written, culminating in a simple triumph of the human spirit
Against Me! Against Me!5.0
Age Sixteen Open Up Finders, Please3.0
Aiden Nightmare Anatomy1.0
Oh look at me I'm a pretty little make up wearing fairy. Oh wait you want me to make music? Is it ok if that music sounds like a bad ripoff of My Chemical Romance and Maroon 5 at the same time? Cool. Is it ok if I sound like I have a testicle clamp? Yeah? Right on dude.
Oh, and this album is terrible. Buy something by From First to Last if you want something in this vein.
Air 10,000 Hz Legends2.0
Air Pocket Symphony3.0
Air Love 23.0
Air Moon Safari4.0
Air Talkie Walkie4.0
Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken...3.5
Akira Yamaoka Silent Hill 23.0
Alanis Morissette Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie2.5
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill4.5
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge2.0
Alexisonfire Watch Out!2.5
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire3.5
Alexisonfire Crisis3.5
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals3.5
A bunch of really good rock songs. The vocals can be grating and the song formula is pretty consistent and unvariable, but all in all it contains some of the most instantly accessible music alexisonfire have made to date.
Algernon Cadwallader Some Kind Of Cadwallader3.5
Algernon Cadwallader Parrot Flies3.5
Hey did you listen to the first Algernon Cadwallader album? The one with all the twinkly fun bullshit that was sort of like a weirdly darker Cap'n Jazz? Yeah, this is their second album. Its more twinkly bullshit that is sort of like a weirdly darker Cap'n Jazz. Weirdly Darker Jazz'n Cap
Alias Resurgam3.0
Alias The Other Side Of The Looking Glass4.0
Alkaline Trio Maybe I'll Catch Fire3.5
Alkaline Trio Good Mourning3.5
Alkaline Trio From Here To Infirmary4.0
Alkaline Trio Crimson4.0
Alkaline Trio Goddamnit4.0
Alkaline Trio Damnesia4.0
All Pigs Must Die Nothing Violates This Nature4.0
All the Empires of the World ...Will Be Laid To Waste4.0
Amanda Woodward La Decadence de la Decadence3.0
American Steel Destroy Their Future3.0
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns4.0
Amon Amarth Versus the World4.0
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side4.0
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God4.0
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising4.0
Amon Tobin ISAM3.0
Amon Tobin Foley Room3.5
Amon Tobin Out From Out Where3.5
Amon Tobin Chaos Theory - Splinter Cell 3 Soundtrack3.5
Amon Tobin Adventures In Foam3.5
Amon Tobin Supermodified4.0
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today3.5
Ampere Like Shadows4.0
The best emo album of the short year so far, but after being spoiled for years with bands who played a longer, more satisfying style of music, is Ampere as impactful as they once were? Eh, still gonna rule live.
Ampere / Daitro Split4.0
Amy Winehouse Back to Black2.0
An Albatross We Are The Lazer Viking3.5
An Albatross Blessphemy (Of The Peace-Beast Feastgive3.5
An Albatross The An Albatross Family Album3.5
Anasarca Discography 1994-19974.0
And So I Watch You From Afar And So I Watch You From Afar3.0
And So I Watch You From Afar All Hail Bright Futures3.0
this does nothing for me. i had a good conversion with weepingbanana about this last night. i won't share what we said, but it would make people rating this 4+ upset!
Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha3.0
Andrew Bird The Mysterious Production Of Eggs4.0
Andrew Jackson Jihad Only God Can Judge Me1.0
Andrew Jackson Jihad Can't Maintain1.0
Andrew Jackson Jihad People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People3.0
Angel Hair Pregnant With The Senior Class3.5
Angelo Badalamenti Mulholland Drive (score)4.0
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper1.5
Angels and Airwaves? More like Angels and Suckwaves amirite? No, but seriously folks, how about them guitar effects? Yeah, they're supposed to make Tom and crew look really neat, but all they really do is make me want to listen to a better band that uses them. Did I mention Tom still can't write a good song by himself worth a shit? Well, he can't. He still also has a very, very boring voice, and we now see the genious that was Mark on the Blink records. If you want pretentious prog, get something by The Mars Volta. If you want catchy pop punk, well, get Blink 182. Just plain don't get this. It has AIDS. AIDS is evil.
Animal Collective Danse Manatee2.0
Animal Collective Campfire Songs2.5
Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian3.0
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam3.5
Animal Collective Spirit They're Gone...4.5
Animal Collective Fall Be Kind4.5
Pretty sure from here on out, Animal Collective is going to be a band you desperately love, sort of enjoy, or think are really, really stupid. Its pretty certainly the best EP the Co have released, with its fairly condensed running time and fantastic version of "What Would I Want? Sky" being the biggest contributing factor to its excellence.
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion5.0
Anthony Green Avalon2.5
Anti-Flag The Terror State1.0
Anti-Flag The Bright Lights Of America1.0
Anti-Flag The People Or The Gun1.0
Anti-Flag For Blood And Empire2.0
Antioch Arrow In Love with Jetts/The Lady Is a Cat3.5
Arcade Fire The Suburbs3.3
Arcade Fire Funeral3.5
Arcade Fire Neon Bible4.0
Arcade Fire Reflektor4.0
The fact that Arcade Fire has reached the point where the trend is to start an anti-hype train in advance of a record dropping, when you imply that nobody even likes them that much in the first place and they aren't worthy of attention, is a marvelous thing. The ultimate "Fuck you, flakey, flighty, shitty internet music fans".
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine3.0
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant3.0
Architects Hollow Crown3.0
Architects Nightmares3.5
Architects Ruin3.5
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...3.0
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom3.5
Arghoslent Incorrigible Bigotry4.0
Army Of The Pharaohs The Torture Papers2.5
Army Of The Pharaohs Ritual Of Battle3.0
Army Of The Pharaohs The Unholy Terror3.0
Arsis We Are the Nightmare2.5
As Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With You3.0
Asher Roth Asleep In The Bread Aisle4.5
Ashlee Simpson Autobiography2.0
At the Drive-In This Station Is Non-Operational3.0
At the Drive-In Alfaro Vive, Carajo! 3.0
At the Drive-In El Gran Orgo3.5
At the Drive-In Hell Paso3.5
At the Drive-In Vaya4.0
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement4.0
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out4.5
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command5.0
Sometimes, you just dont like an album when you first hear it. That was the case with me and Relationship of Command; I just didn't like it at first. After a year of laying off of it, I gave it another listen, and it absolutely blew me away. The energy on the album is incredible, almost greater than anything you could imagine them doing live. Oh, did I mention that the guys can play their instruments pretty goddamn well? Each member is far more than competent at their instrument, and in combination with the eclectic song structures and Cedric's passionate shouting and screaming, this album is rather brilliant in every fashion.
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly2.5
Atmosphere The Family Sign3.0
After the initial blast of honesty and "ohmygod i love atmosphere!1!" wore off, this has really become quite a disappointment. Yeah, the record is fucking "real", and some of the songs really touch a nerve. Thing is, a lot of it is tripe. "The Last to Say" is a stunning song, and if even most of the album had been in a similar vein, this would be so much better. Unfortunately, most of its more akin to "Bad Bad Daddy". Being pretty cheesy has always been a pretty big part of Atmosphere, but here it overwhelms. "im a bad bad daddy, im a bad bad daddy". Are you, fucker?
Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons...4.0
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses1.0
Atreyu The Curse1.0
Rawr. I'm a dinosaur. Hear me roar. Well, squak. Wanna know what I sound like on this record? Ok. FOIHSDIGSOIDUFIPSHDIPFGUOGF*GE)GFREOUGFPIUGSDPIG. Thats sexy and catchy right? Yeah my drummers a much better singer but all the kids like to hear me rip apart my vocal chords so I get to be lead Velociraptor. Oh, and my band is like uber generic. Yeah. It's like they sound like a bad metalcore version of Hawthorne Heights. Except we kinda want to be really poppy still so we make really simple basslines and just faux-wank on our guitars. Squawk.
Atreyu Visions1.0
Atreyu Fractures In the Facade Of Your....1.5
leik omg there is no base on this album. No seriously, where is it? I don't know. The guitarists are almost passable here, but overreach their goals and end up being pretentious. The vocalist is even worse than on The Curse, which means he should have been executed on this album. The drummer is ok. He lets this album get an extra .5 because I'm a nice guy if you haven't noticed.
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday1.5
This is the third time Atreyu have been below a 2. Do I like any album I've heard by them at all? No. No I do not. The sad thing Brendan (drummer) shows he is actually probably the best backup vocalist in metalcore, and could actually hold a lot of these popcore songs together if he was allowed too. Instead, teh dinosaur decides to come shrieking back in at every possible waking hour, and leads me to want to go all Godzilla on his ass. I could take him.
Audioslave Audioslave3.0
Audioslave Revelations3.0
Autechre Exai3.4
this is the only time ill ever agree with baseline00000000000000 lolnot
AVAST! Faultlines4.0
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King1.0
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold1.5
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen2.5
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil3.5
Avril Lavigne Let Go2.0
Avril Lavigne Under My Skin3.0
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing3.0
Ayumi Hamasaki Rainbow2.0
B.o.B The Adventures Of Bobby Ray4.0
Backstreet Boys Unbreakable2.0
Bad Brains Build A Nation3.0
Baha Men Who Let the Dogs Out3.0
Baroness Red Album3.5
Bars Introducing...3.5
BATS Cruel Sea Scientist3.5
BATS Red In Tooth and Claw3.5
Bayside The Walking Wounded2.5
Bayside Sirens & Condolences3.0
Bayside Bayside3.5
Bear vs. Shark Right Now You're in the Best of Hands2.0
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty3.5
Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs3.5
The BEastie Boys had been gone for a while, and the announcement of another project without the Dust Brothers was kind of scary. However, the boys pull it off well; while their production skills have nothing on the Dust Brothers, they still pull it off quite well ("Triple Trouble" has chimes that make me shiver). Their flow, while getting a bit tired, is still as solid as ever, and Adrock continues to shine through as a standout rapper in his own right. The lyrics are a product of the times; political and social commentary that is perhaps a tad bit too preachy. While the album isn't made for repeated listens, it's more than a small bit enjoyable for a few listens here and there.
Beastie Boys Check Your Head3.5
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique4.0
Beck One Foot In The Grave2.5
Beck Modern Guilt3.5
Behemoth Demigod3.5
Belle Epoque Wicked Ones and Thieves4.0
Ben Folds Rockin' The Suburbs3.5
Ben Folds Songs for Silverman3.5
Between the Buried and Me Colors3.0
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect3.5
Beyonce B'Day2.0
Black Moth Super Rainbow Eating Us3.5
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum4.0
The best album released this year that I have reduced to background music, "Dandelion Gum" is a trippy ass psychedelic/trip hop album that features some heavily upbeat material, and has some great 60/70's vibes going on throughout it. It's a great record to just have playing while you're browsing the internet, taking a relaxing drive down an empty highway, or even watching a low-key movie. A massive improvement over "Start a People".
Black Sabbath Paranoid2.5
Black Sabbath Greatest Hits 1970-19782.5
Black Sabbath Master of Reality3.5
Black Tusk Passage Through Purgatory3.0
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones2.0
Honestly, anyone who hates this with enough passion to get butthurt on the internet about it probably hasn't heard it. It's cock rock with a few extra bells and whistles and an attempt to personally connect to the band's audience with some silly story about a girl and her nightmares. I'd suggest staying away, but if you're, for some reason, in the mood for some bland radio metal, go for it and take a peek!
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow4.0
Blacklisted No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me3.0
Blacklisted We're Unstoppable3.5
Blacklisted Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God4.0
Blacklisted Peace On Earth, War On Stage4.5
Blaqk Audio CexCells3.0
Blind Guardian A Twist in the Myth3.0
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth3.5
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat2.0
Blink-182 Enema of the State2.5
Blink-182 Dude Ranch3.0
Blink-182 The Mark, Tom, And Travis Show3.5
Blink-182 Blink-1824.5
Bloc Party A Weekend in the City2.0
Bloodhound Gang One Fierce Beer Coaster2.5
Blu and Exile Below the Heavens3.5
Blues Traveler Four3.0
Blut Aus Nord 777 - The Desanctification3.5
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase3.5
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children4.0
Boards of Canada Geogaddi4.0
Bomb the Music Industry! Album Minus Band.3.5
Bomb the Music Industry! Everybody That You Love3.5
Bomb the Music Industry! Goodbye Cool World!4.0
Bomb the Music Industry! Get Warmer4.0
Bomb the Music Industry! Adults!!!...4.0
Bomb the Music Industry! To Leave or Die in Long Island4.5
Bomb the Music Industry! Vacation4.5
Somebody mentioned recently that Vacation is the Pet Sounds of punk music. Obviously, that is a ridiculous statement, but the thing is Bomb The Music Industry! fans really might think that. In todays music scene, BTMI! might have the most slavishly devoted fan base in the US. Its interesting that all the reasons BTMI! is great to those people, the sloppy punk riffs, silly and ridiculous shouted gang vocals and hooks, the hilariously stupid (but imminently relatable and thought out) lyrics, and the disregard for songwriting conventions, are why most people would HATE them, but BTMI! do everything with so much enthusiasm and energy its like watching a kid learn how to ride a bike for the first time. Its pure magic.r
Bomb the Music Industry! Scrambles5.0
Bon Iver Blood Bank2.5
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago3.5
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver3.5
A solid to borderline exceptional album, marred by the fact that Vernon still doesn't delve into depths worthy of his obvious songwriting ability.
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet2.0
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Strength And Loyalty3.0
Boomerang Sounds of Sirens2.5
Bosnian Rainbows Bosnian Rainbows3.2
Botch We Are the Romans4.0
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls2.0
Boysetsfire After The Eulogy2.5
Boysetsfire The Day The Sun Went Out2.5
Boysetsfire Tomorrow Come Today3.0
Boysetsfire Before The Eulogy3.0
Boysetsfire Suckerpunch Training3.5
Boysetsfire The Misery Index: Notes From The Plague4.0
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon3.0
Brand New Daisy3.0
If you ever want to hear what a smart guy can do when he tries to make a record as messy as possible, Daisy is probably the place to start with.
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me4.0
Brand New Deja Entendu4.5
Britney Spears Blackout2.0
Britney Spears In The Zone2.5
Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time2.5
Broken Bells Broken Bells3.0
Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record3.5
Bruce Springsteen Magic3.5
Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust4.0
The last "great" thing Bruce will ever record. If something akin to this was released during his heyday, it would be compared with Nebraska as his strongest record.
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans3.0
Burial Untrue3.0
Buried Inside Chronoclast3.0
Burton Wagner 213.5
BUS Moving People3.0
Butch Walker Sycamore Meadows2.5
Caliban The Opposite From Within1.5
They sound like heavy Atreyu to me. Yeah, the vocals are ten times better, but when you're muliplying ten by zero, you still get zero. The musicianship is almost solid, but for some odd reason this album doesnt do it for me at all and I get bored about halfway through. The Beoved is a good song, but everything else? Think "You're Beautiful" in badness.
Camel Moonmadness4.1
wow another bitch ass who hasnt heard camel did you realise camel is the best band ever besides rush? did you even know?r
Camel Mirage4.2
wow another bitch ass who hasnt heard camel did you realise camel is the best band ever besides rush? did you even know?r
Camel The Snow Goose4.2
wow another bitch ass who hasnt heard camel did you realise camel is the best band ever besides rush? did you even know?r
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague3.5
Cap'n Jazz Analphabetapolothology4.0
One of the most "developed" emo compilations I've heard from the early days of the genre, Cap'n Jazz was something special; incredibly catchy, extremely emotional, and great (if sloppy) musicians with a sense for melody and simple-but-effective. Vocalist Tim often sings completely off key, but you'd hardly notice with all the passion in his voice. The ylrics are something else, both relatable and profound (for the most part). While disc 1 is a bit better than 2, its pretty evenly distributed, and you cant fault over 90 minutes of Cap'n Jazz at all.
Capsule (US) Blue4.0
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled4.9
Wow this is a real pop punk album fuck the wonder years ugh
Carbon Based Lifeforms World Of Sleepers3.5
Carole King Tapestry3.0
Carpathian Isolation3.0
Cat Power Jukebox3.0
Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma2.0
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity2.5
Cave In Perfect Pitch Black3.0
Cave In Until Your Heart Stops3.5
Cave In White Silence3.5
Cease Upon the Capitol Cease Upon the Capitol3.0
Cease Upon the Capitol Untitled4.0
An eclectic mix of various different types of emo, Cease Upon the Capitol have somewhat adopted the recent post-rock trend that bands have been jumping on for years it seems, Cease Upon the Capitol combine the tension of a band like In First Person with the theatrics and churning/building nature of City of Caterpillar, all the while not overblowing it with songs twice as long as they need to be. Definitely one of the strongest emo releases of 2007, and possibly the only real challenger to the Kidcrash's "Jokes".
Celeste Morte(s) Nee(s)2.5
Celeste Pessimiste(s)3.0
Celeste Nihiliste(s)3.0
Celtic Frost Cold Lake5.0
Ceremonial Oath Carpet2.0
Ceremony (USA-CA) Scared People3.5
Ceremony (USA-CA) Violence Violence4.0
Ceremony (USA-CA) Still Nothing Moves You4.0
Ceremony (USA-CA) Rohnert Park4.0
Ceremony (USA-CA) Ruined5.0
Chamillionaire Ultimate Victory4.0

Chamillionaire produces the hip hop album of the year, in one of the biggest efforts I've heard this side of a Martin Scorsese film. Ultimate Victory is a collection of intelligent raps on current affairs, traditional southern crunk songs about cash and groupies, and discussion on the current state of Hip Hop itself. Featuring one of the smoothest flows in mainstream rap, Chamillionaire is truly the shining gem among all those other "gangsta" rappers out there, up there with the duo from Clipse as the leading figures in popular rap.
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)3.5
Chevelle Vena Sera3.5
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk1.5
Listening to this album is so painful that the only way I know how to ease the pain is to kill a kitten. From the generic songs (everything sounds the fucking same, and don't say "BUT THE SLOW SONG" kill yourself), the boring riffing and shredding (and don't say "BUT CLASSICAL SCALES" kill yourself), and Alexi's affront to vocalists everywhere (and don't say...ok well no one likes his vocals on this album KILL YOURSELF), there is nothing of note here for anything but CoB fans.
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder3.0
Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper3.5
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?3.5
Chimaira Chimaira3.0
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well1.5
Chiodos The Heartless Control Everything1.5
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet2.5
Chiodos Illuminaudio2.5
Chris Brown Exclusive3.0
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves Canyons4.0
Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera3.0
Christina Aguilera Stripped3.0
Christina Aguilera Back to Basics3.5
Chuck Ragan Gold Country2.5
Chuck Ragan Los Feliz3.0
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe4.0
Surprisingly fucking great
Circa Survive Violent Waves1.0
I honestly cannot stress how painfully unoriginal and grating this band has become. Just because they don't sound like any other epitaph or equal vision band does not mean they're doing something new or exciting. Fuck this band.
Circa Survive On Letting Go2.5
Circa Survive Juturna3.0
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise3.0
Circle Takes the Square Circle Takes the Square3.5
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One3.5
okay so i knew the first half would be a 4, and the second half lives up to that. no big surprise, except for the fact that it feels so fucking long. i don't think its really any longer than as the roots undo, but it just lacks the dynamic songwriting that really made that record.
Circle Takes the Square Rites of Initiation4.5
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo5.0
So, Circle Takes the Square is rapidly becoming a favorite band of mine. They only have 13 true songs to even choose from, but every single one of those 13 songs is amazing in its own right. The strongest of those come from this, As the Roots Undo. It's epic, its incredibly emotional, it's technically stunning, and the lyrics are pure poetry. It's a triumph of recent times that should be required listening, if not required love.
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar3.5
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai The Fountain3.5
Clipse Lord Willin'3.5
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury4.5
Clipse make a large return to form with Hell Hath No Fury, and so so with more vigor, skill, and production values than ever before. While you can vaguely tie them in with todays "gangsta-bitch" styling of rap, they do it much better than anyone else; envenomed flows, psuedo-experimental beats, and a sense of majesty T.I. wished he had.
cLOUDDEAD Ten3.5
cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD5.0
Coalesce OX1.0
Cogito Vital EP3.0
Coheed and Cambria Kerrang! / XFM UK Acoustic Sessions2.0
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension2.3
I don't know what you guys are thinking. This is the same shit as Year if the Black Rainbow, with more guitar pedals and vocal effects. Number City is a really cool pop song, and Gravity's almost becomes something great, but the rest of the album is full of boring songwriting and extremely forgettable riffs. Coheed and Cambria are fucking dead.
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension3.0
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 34.0
Coheed and Cambria The Last Supper: Live At Hammerstein Ballroom4.0
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow4.0
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow4.0
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness4.5
Usually, I save 5's for albums that either have huge influential purposes, or in which every song is just so brilliant that it would be unjust to give anything lower. For some reason, Good Apollo has 9 outstanding songs and 5 pretty good ones, yet I can't help but be in love with it. Don't let anyone else deter you; Coheed are staking themselves as the commercial leaders of this new movement of radio prog, and this album has cemented the fact that they're also largely unique and competent as musicians (particularly Sanchez and Stever).
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade5.0
Coheed and Cambria Neverender5.0
I have only listened to three songs but I already know how much I'm going to like this and so do you.
Only review needed.
Colbie Caillat Breakthrough2.0
Cold Year Of The Spider4.0
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends4.0
Comadre More Songs About The Man3.5
Comadre Comadre4.5
Sometimes I give up on hardcore music, and then sometimes a band like Comadre release an album and my
faith is briefly restored. A rare band that can really transfer the energy of their live show to record.
Combining the frantic musicianship of their past material with a newf pound willingness to go full on with
their 80's post-punk and 90's Weezer influence, Comadre is hopefully a stepping stone for more dense,
macabre and danceable punk music to come into the scene.
Comadre Burn Your Bones5.0
Combatwoundedveteran I Know A Girl Who Develops Crime Scene Photos3.0
Combatwoundedveteran This is Not an Erect, All-Red Neon Body4.0
An essential collection of spazzcore/grind songs, this compilation includes everything Combatwoundedveteran did besides their full length, and thus also is everything good that they ever recorded. Gritty as fuck and also ridiculous and sometimes hysterically intense, everyone who wants to pretend to be a hardcore nut should pick this up.
Common Be3.0
Conducting From The Grave When Legends Become Dust2.0
Converge Caring and Killing3.0
Converge Unloved and Weeded Out3.0
Converge Halo in a Haystack3.0
Looking 15 years back on it, you really see how much goddamn potential this band and even this album had. With a decent remastering this could be almost equal to their other works. But even for Converge, the sound here is just so awful its hard to really appreciate whats going on here. Couple that with the fact at times its a bit too weird, makes this arguably the "worst" Converge record, but goddamn if it isn't impressive nonetheless.
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky3.5
Converge No Heroes4.0

By far the most *** kicking release of the year, Converge drop their second guitarist but continue to be one of the most intense bands on the planet. From the brutal opening tracks, to the near ballad-y ?Grim Heart/Black Rose,? to the almost emocore ?Lonewolves,? this is arguably the most well rounded album Converge have yet to release.
Converge Axe to Fall4.3
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind4.5
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing4.8
Converge You Fail Me5.0
Converge Jane Doe5.0
I fucking knocked this one kids face in once.
This album is pretty much like knocking face in for 45 minutes, plus breakdowns.
Creed My Own Prison2.5
Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle, Vol. 14.0
Crossed Out 1990-19934.0
Crusades Perhaps You Deliver This Judgement...3.8
Crusades The Sun Is Down and the Night is Riding In4.1
Cryptopsy None So Vile4.0
CSTVT Summer Fences3.5
Cult of Luna Vertikal3.5
Cursed III: Architects of Troubled Sleep3.0
Cursive Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes2.5
Cursive The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of2.5
Cursive The Ugly Organ4.0
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen4.0
I had extreme anxiety coming into "Mama, I'm Swollen". On one hand, the two studio songs I had heard were amazingly catchy and well written, and the live version of "What Have I Done?" was astounding. On the other hand, this is now their 6th full studio record, and I was scared that perhaps Tim Kasher would run out of things to write about. He did. This album is still amazing.
Cursive Domestica5.0
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us2.0
Cynic Demo 19913.5
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy4.5
Cynic Focus5.0
Cynic Traced in Air5.0
Listening to "Traced in Air", it isn't some massive evolution from "Focus". However, everything about the band has been tightened in the 15 year layover, and the album is far smoother and more focused, resulting in a much more listenable and flowing affair. The incredible riffs and solos are back, and the vocals are far better and are actually now reason enough to listen. With improved percussion, bass work that while not as show-offy as before is still just as precise, and an incredible overarching sense of beauty, "Traced in Air" is one of the best records of 2008, even with only a night of listening under my belt.
D12 D12 World2.0
Daddy Yankee Barrio Fino En Directo1.0
Daft Punk Random Access Memories4.0
Daitro Y3.0
Daitro Des Cendres, Je Me Consume3.5
Daitro Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes4.0
Daitro / Sed Non Satiata Split4.0
Damien Dempsey To Hell Or Barbados3.5
Dan Deacon Bromst3.5
Dan the Automator A Much Better Tomorrow3.0
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain2.0
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance2.0
DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask3.0
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?3.5
Dangers Anger4.0
Dangers 5 O'Clock Shadows At The Edge Of The Western World4.0
It's really, really hard for Dangers not to sound awesome. It might be impossible.
Danny Brown Old3.5
Danny Elfman The Corpse Bride3.0
Danny Elfman Charlie and the Chocolate Factory4.0
Danny Elfman The Nightmare Before Christmas4.0
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel2.5
Dark Tranquillity Fiction3.0
Darkspace Dark Space II3.5
Darkspace Dark Space III4.5
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance4.9
bump in honor of black metal history month
Dashboard Confessional Dusk and Summer3.0
Dashboard Confessional The Shade of Poison Trees3.0
Dashboard Confessional The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most4.0
Daughters Daughters4.5
Every single time you've gone over 100 on the freeway, every single time you've ever been at a metal show headbanging, every single time you've ever seen or heard a large explosion, every single time you've ever seen a transvestite dance on a table, every single time this has been WAY HEAVIER, WEIRDER, LOUDER, AND FASTER THAN ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER FUCKING EXPERIENCED get bent
Dead Man In Reno Dead Man In Reno3.5
Deafheaven Sunbather4.0
"This album may not make you deaf, but it certainly will take you to heaven!!!!!!!!"
- discarded Jacob Royal soundoff, 2013
Death Symbolic3.5
Death By Stereo Death Alive3.5
Death Cab for Cutie Drive Well, Sleep Carefully (DVD)2.0
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs3.0
Death Grips The Money Store1.0
Deep Puddle Dynamics The Taste of Rain...Why Kneel4.5
Deep Sleep Turn Me Off4.0
Deerhunter Monomania3.8
An album that isn't as grand or incredibly OVERWHELMING as their previous records, but is probably an easier listen. Best praise I could give it is that I listened to this more than once in a row when I first heard it, unlike Microcastle or Halcyon Digest
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights3.0
Defeater Travels3.5
Defeater Lost Ground4.0
Defiance, Ohio The Fear, The Fear, The Fear4.0
Defiance, Ohio The Great Depression4.5
Probably the most important "folk punk" album (at least, of the scene they hail from), "The Great Depression" is a beautiful achievement that probably wont be matched by a bunch of smelly hippies again.
Deftones Koi No Yokan3.0
Deftones Diamond Eyes3.5
Deftones White Pony4.0
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist4.4
Del tha Funkee Homosapien Eleventh Hour2.5
Deltron 3030 Deltron 30304.0
Demians Building An Empire3.5
Demon Hunter The Triptych2.0
Demons and Wizards Touched by the Crimson King3.0
Demons and Wizards Demons & Wizards3.5
Destiny's Child #1’s3.5
Dewey Cox Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story3.5
Dido Life For Rent3.5
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli2.0
Dinosaur Jr. Farm3.0
DIR EN GREY GAUZE3.0
DIR EN GREY The Marrow of a Bone3.0
DIR EN GREY Vulgar3.5
DIR EN GREY MISSA3.5
DIR EN GREY Withering To Death3.5
Direct Hit! Brainless God3.5
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca2.0
Dismember Dismember3.0
Disney Disney's Princess Collection...3.5
Disturbed Indestructible3.5
Dixie Chicks Taking The Long Way2.0
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....4.0
Dolores O'Riordan Are You Listening?3.0
Don Caballero Punkgasm3.0
Doomriders Darkness Come Alive3.5
I had a dream last night doomriders had high top nikes, they had diamonds on their necks and diamonds on there mikes
Dr. Dre 20012.0
Dr. Dre The Chronic3.5
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst3.5
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown2.0
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage2.5
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm3.0
DragonForce Valley of the Damned3.5
Drake So Far Gone4.0
Drake Take Care4.0
Seriously, Drake has always been awesome. This is just more awesome stuff from Drake with only like, two filler songs this time as opposed to the half records worth he normally populates. Word.
Dream Theater Octavarium2.5
Dream Theater Train of Thought3.0
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos3.0
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings3.0
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory4.0
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy3.0
dredg Leitmotif4.0
dredg Catch Without Arms4.5
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion4.5
I thought this was going to suck so bad and was ready to absolutely de-hype it to hell but now I think I am going the opposite way. "Pariah" could be the best song they have ever written.
dredg El Cielo5.0
Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime4.5
Dust For Life Dust For Life1.0
Eagles Eagles3.0
Eagles Hotel California3.5
Echo and The Bunnymen Ocean Rain4.0
Eels Hombre Lobo4.0
Eiffel 65 Europop1.5
Blue is a genuinely catchy song. Everything else? Well, meh. It's all pretty much trash. They takes good european techno artist ideas (Ladytron and Miss Kittin ftw), and craft it into some weird mainstream pop album, that doesnt have the strengths of either but the weaknesses of well everything. It's boring, overdone, too intricate for its own good, lyrically retarded, and musically you can only dance to it for about 5 minutes. Then you kill yourself. I don't make the rules folks, God does. God hates this album.
El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Cryptomnesia1.0
El-P Fantastic Damage3.5
Eluvium An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death3.0
Eluvium Similes3.0
Eluvium Copia4.0
Emancipator Safe In The Steep Cliffs3.0
Emancipator Soon It Will Be Cold Enough3.5
Emarosa Relativity2.5
Embrace Embrace4.5
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery3.0
Emery The Weak's End3.0
Emery The Question3.0
Eminem Encore2.0
Eminem The Slim Shady EP3.0
Eminem The Slim Shady LP3.5
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits3.5
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP4.0
Eminem The Eminem Show4.0
Eminem Recovery4.0
Eminem Relapse5.0
It's hard for me to say this, but the old Eminem every white kid in America used to love just isn't there anymore. With that STUNNING realization out of the way, the Eminem that was essentially hinted to on Encore turns out to not be all that bad, as "Relapse" shows Em experimenting with his flow and voice to create a weird, if still familiar record. While it may be horribly offensive to old fans, the album is filled with oddly appealing raps and lyrics, with the best tracks living up to the potential we all know he still has somewhere in him. "Insane", "Medicine Ball", "Stay Wide Awake" and particularly "Beautiful" and "Underground" are all excellent songs, and despite some awful duds in the early stages of the album, the album is surprisingly solid. Here's to Slim

Word of warning to the people though, Eminem is not from the UK still so you may still hate it
Empty Space Orchestra Empty Space Orchestra4.5
Instrumental bands are always a really cool novelty, but in the end if they don't perform in the vein of a Godspeed You! Black Emperor or early Explosions in the Sky, they rarely can keep my attention for very long. Enter Empty Space Orchestra, one of those crazy bands from the northwest that play a super eclectic blend of progressive, jazz and post-rock. They jump from so many different genres, styles, and rhythms that is could be overbearing, but the musicianship is so tight and the songwriting so fluid, its enters the realm of sublime often. Hopefully, this is a band that breaks through this year.
Enemies Embark Embrace3.3
Embark on a fun romp with Enemies as they embrace the tired mathy post rock sound of sunny Ireland! #jacobroyalsoundoffs2013
Energy Invasions Of The Mind3.0
Energy Punch The Clock3.5
Engine Down Demure3.5
Enochian Theory A Monument to the Death of an Idea3.5
Ensiferum Victory Songs3.5
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies2.5
Entombed Left Hand Path4.0
Envy Recitation1.0
Goodbye, Envy. We will all really, really (probably) miss you.
Envy From Here To Eternity3.5
Envy A Dead Sinking Story4.0
Envy All the Footprints You've Ever Left...4.0
Envy Insomniac Doze4.0
Envy / Jesu Envy/Jesu Split Ep3.0
Envy On The Coast Lucy Gray4.0
Envy On The Coast Lowcountry4.0
Equilibrium Sagas2.5
Equus Osaka Rose1.0
Erykah Badu Mama's Gun2.0
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Pt. 1 (4th World War)3.5
Esoteric Subconscious Dissolution into the Contin3.0
Esoteric The Pernicious Enigma3.5
Esoteric The Maniacal Vale3.5
Esoteric Paragon Of Dissonance3.5
Esoteric Metamorphogenesis4.0
Evanescence Fallen2.5
Everclear So Much For The Afterglow3.0
Everybody Else Everybody Else3.0
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place3.5
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors4.5
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Falkenbach Heralding - The Fireblade4.0
Fall Out Boy Take This to Your Grave1.5
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High2.0
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree2.5
Fang Island Fang Island2.5
Fates Warning FWX3.5
Feist The Reminder4.0
Feral Children Second to the Last Frontier3.0
Fergie The Dutchess1.5
Fightstar Grand Unification3.5
Finale A Pipe Dream and a Promise3.0
Fire! Orchestra Exit!3.9
Fireworks All I Have To Offer Is My Own Confusion3.0
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes4.0
Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night2.0
Fleetwood Mac Say You Will2.0
Fleetwood Mac Mirage2.0
Fleetwood Mac Tusk2.5
Fleetwood Mac Rumours3.5
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac3.5
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma3.5
Flyleaf Flyleaf3.5
Foo Fighters In Your Honor2.5
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace2.5
Forgive Durden Razia's Shadow: A Musical2.5
Fort Minor The Rising Tied3.5
Four Tet There is Love in You3.0
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra4.5
Frank Turner Poetry of the Deed2.5
Frank Turner Sleep Is For The Week3.5
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song4.5
Frank Turner The First Three Years4.5
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones4.5
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart4.5
false bullshit with an ethos that makes me want to fucking puke r
Frank Zappa Hot Rats3.5
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures4.0
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better2.5
Friendzone DX3.8
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse3.5
From First to Last From First to Last1.0
From First to Last Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body...2.5
From First to Last Heroine3.5
From Monument To Masses On Little Known Frequencies2.0
A week or two I bitched about Isis this and that and post-rock being dead. Well, if you need any more proof, you can listen to this album.
Fucked Up The Chemistry of Common Life3.0
Fucked Up Hidden World3.5
Fugazi Steady Diet of Nothing3.9
Fugazi End Hits4.2
Fugazi 13 Songs4.4
Fugazi Red Medicine4.5
Fugazi In on the Kill Taker4.6
Fugazi The Argument5.0
Fugazi Repeater5.0
fun. Aim and Ignite3.0
Funeral Diner The Underdark4.0
Game LAX3.5
Gaza He Is Never Coming Back3.5
George Strait For the Last Time: Live From the Astrodome3.5
Ghastly City Sleep Ghastly City Sleep4.5
Ghastly City Sleep Moondrifts4.5
Ghost Mice All We Got Is Each Other4.0
Ghostface Killah Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City2.5
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab3.5
Ghostlimb Ghostlimb3.5
Ghostlimb Bearing & Distance3.5
Giant Squid The Ichthyologist2.5
Giant Squid Metridium Fields3.5
Giles Corey Giles Corey3.5
Girl Talk Feed the Animals3.0
Girls Aloud What Will The Neighbours Say?3.0
Glassjaw Impossible Shot1.5
Glassjaw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang2.5
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)3.5
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...4.0
Glassjaw El Mark4.5
Glassjaw Coloring Book4.5
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute5.0
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere3.0
godheadSilo Skyward in Triumph3.5
Godsmack IV1.5
Godsmasck have made the same exact album IV times now. Honest,y it was really good the first time, pretty good the second time, meh the third time, and now it's just become sucktastic. There are some generic solos to be had, but when the solos in a Maroon 5 song are better than anything on your album, what is that saying? Combined with typical and generic metal vocals, this albums pretty much summed by saying "turd."
Godsmack Faceless2.0
Godsmack The Other Side2.5
Godsmack Godsmack3.0
Godsmack Awake3.0
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)3.5
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...4.5
This is a double album. Yet it has 4 songs. Each songs about 22 minutes long, which means its barely a double album. Who cares. This is the peak of what GY!BE does for me; epic and moving music that is really excellent for sleeping to be perfectly honest.
Gojira The Way of All Flesh3.0
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl3.0
Goo Goo Dolls A Boy Named Goo3.0
Goo Goo Dolls Let Love In3.0
Goo Goo Dolls Gutterflower3.5
Good Charlotte The Young And The Hopeless1.5
Oh dear lord its Good Charlotte. So, I really don't have anything against them, really. Their first album is pretty good, and their newest one showed flashes of promise. However, this album is one of the few times I'll scream along with pople in "SELL OUT." It's rather obvious much of the money was meant to just sell records, as evidenced by the completely cliche lyrics, whiney vocals with little emotion, and the generic instrumentation I expect off of a Click Five album. This is pretty bad in all honesty.
Good Charlotte The Chronicles of Life and Death2.0
Good Charlotte Good Charlotte3.0
Gorguts Obscura4.0
Gorguts Colored Sands4.6
Gorilla Biscuits Start Today3.5
Gorillaz Laika Come Home1.0
Gorillaz Gorillaz2.5
Gorillaz Demon Days4.0
Gorillaz Plastic Beach4.0
Sometimes at night, I believe I will spend my hours dancing on my couch in tighty whities listening to this album. That's how silly, fun, and explosive it is.
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World4.0
Grade Under the Radar3.5
Green Day American Idiot1.5
In all honesty, I don't really have many reasons to back up my 1.5 Rating, obviously, every time you have a 1 or 1.5, it means you have a particular distaste for an album, but I honestly can't get past how unoriginal this album sounds. It's like Green Day wanted to pretend they were making musical progress, so they just took a bunch of things they did in the past, took some ideas from better bands, and threw it all together. The thing is, it only really works on Jesus of Surburbia. Yeah, kind of a shitty situation overall.
Green Day Bullet In A Bible3.0
Green Day Dookie3.5
Gregor Samsa 55:123.5
GridLink Longhena4.0
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest3.5
Grotesque In the Embrace of Evil4.0
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy2.5
Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape2.0
Handsome Boy Modeling School White People3.5
Haram Haram3.5
Harvey Milk Life... The Best Game in Town4.0
Harvey Milk Courtesy and Good Will Toward Men4.5
Hatebreed Hatebreed2.5
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness3.0
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World3.3
Have Heart Songs to Scream at the Sun3.0
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White1.0
The impressive debut record from Hawthorne Heights features an almost decent song in "Ohio is For Lovers" and then nothing else. Being a true mark that hardcore is getting ready to blow up (but labels refuse to see it and try to sugarcoat it), Hawthorne Heights incorporate a psuedo-TOCS-era Underoath with even more pop punk sensibilities, and a vocalist who should really not be singing professionally anywhere but at a Barmitzvah.
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely1.0
I so wish I was "saying Goodbye" to this album. I had heard there was vast improvement on this disc as opposed to the first, so because I'm a dumbass I acquired it. I was pleased to hear...well, none of it. It's pretty much the generic embodiment of generisticity, which isn't even a word, which should indicate just how bad this album really is. Oh and they have 3 guitarists, og which they nee about a keyboard player to accomplish everything they do. Probably to better effect.
He Is Legend Suck Out The Poison1.5
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know4.0
Makes me kind of wish I was alive for the days when metal was just fucking metal and wasn't caught up with being heavy as shit or technical as fuck.
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy3.0
Henryk Gorecki Symphony No. 3, Op. 364.0
High on Fire Snakes For The Divine3.5
High School Musical High School Musical3.5
Hilary Duff Dignity2.0
HIM Dark Light1.5
Wow god we're up to HIM. There's really not a lot you can say about them. They revel in being some kind of love metal band. Thing is, they don't have any technicality whatsoever, and "love" doesnt describe their overall sound very well. A better title would be "bland and monotonous/pretentious radio rock." Ocassionally there'll be a decent moment, sure, but mostly its the same old boring vocal performances and guitar parts every time. Oh, and the drummers fat. Which means when he takes off his shirt for concerts, woo boy.
Hop Along Get Disowned3.1
Despite its occasional (maybe even frequent moments of brilliance), "Get Disowned" suffers from being an album trying to aspire to some sort of transcendent experience, where the true joy in it lies in its simple folk-punk sections. When Frances Quinlan starts to go apeshit with her vocal interplays you really start to notice her lack of control and general tonal oddness, and while its endearing at times at others it becomes a chore to sit through. Give this girl a good songseamstress to back her and hell yes I'd be totally down. As it is, some cute little lyrics and pop-punk songs.
Hop Along Queen Ansleis Freshman Year4.5
Hopesfall A Types2.5
Hopesfall Magnetic North3.0
Hopesfall The Satellite Years3.5
HORSE the band Secret Rhythm of the Universe1.0
HORSE the band Pizza3.0
HORSE the band A Natural Death3.0
HORSE the band R. Borlax4.0
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand4.5
HORSE the band Desperate Living5.0
Hot Cross Cryonics3.5
Hot Cross A New Set of Lungs3.5
Hot Cross Risk Revival3.5
Hot Cross Fair Trades and Farewells4.5
Hot Hot Heat Elevator2.5
Hot Water Music A Flight and a Crash4.5
Hour Cast State Of Disgrace3.0
Howard Shore The Fellowship of the Ring3.5
I Am Ghost Those We Leave Behind2.0
I Hate Myself 10 Songs3.5
I Would Set Myself On Fire For You I Would Set Myself On Fire For You2.5
I Would Set Myself On Fire For You Believes In Patterns3.0
Ice Cube The Predator4.0
To be completely honest, gangsta rap sucks. Hardcore. However, thats merely in todays society where the gangsta lifestyle has been glamourized. While Ice Cube may have been rather affluent, it's almost impossible to deny this albums absolute amazingness. Cube is one of the most passionate rappers of his day with a sick flow yo, and the production on this album is still nearly untouched to this day. Quite possibly the best hip hop album of all time.
Iced Earth The Glorious Burden2.5
Ihsahn The Adversary2.5
Iluvatar Iluvatar5.0
Immolation Majesty and Decay4.0
consistent death metal band puts out another consistent death metal album, but at the same time delivering it so well that it comes close to matching the epic heights set by their mid-era masterpieces.
In First Person Lost Between Hands Held Tight5.0
In Flames Colony1.5
In Flames Clayman1.5
In Flames Come Clarity2.5
In Mourning Shrouded Divine4.5
In/Humanity Violent Resignation: The Great American Teenage Su4.0
Incubus Morning View4.0
Indian Summer Discography3.0
Infest Slave4.0
Insane Clown Posse The Great Milenko1.0
So, um, this is the Insane Clown Posse's best album. It has one good song in "Boogeyman" and then a bunch of pretentious tripe that attempts to be funny at every turn but instead ends up being cliche and redundant. Oh, and their flows are whack and the production/instrumental work is almost as bad as S Club 7. Just distorted. Which makes them so much more edge. Man.
Integrity Humanity is the Devil4.0
Integrity was one of the most influential hardcore bands of the early/mid 90s, paving the way for pretty much everything that is called hardcore today. Combining elements of metal into their sound, they along with a few others like Biohazard really pushed hardcore into a new direction and essentially kept the genre alive. "Humanity is the Devil" is perhaps the best output these 'legends' (relatively) released, and features extended songs that don't conform to any formula. While the last track can go fuck itself, everything else here is Integrity's formula played to near perfection.
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights3.0
Intronaut Prehistoricisms3.5
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death4.0
Iselia Life From Dead Limbs3.0
Isis Wavering Radiant2.5
A few years ago, I listened to a little album called "Panopticon" and I thought it was okay. Boring, tepid, and a little uninspired but it was a time when such was just the norm. A few less years ago, I heard an album called "In the Absence of Truth", which was less heavy but retained all the other weaknesses of Isis' previous work, and was quite underwhelming. Now I hear "Wavering Radiant", and I wonder; when will post-post-rock finally get here so I can stop hearing crap like this.

For people too stupid to get it: This sounds like Panopticon and In the Absence of Truth smashed together and it is average generic and uneventful.
Isis Panopticon3.5
It Dies Today Sirens1.5
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening2.0
Ja Rule Blood in My Eye2.0
Jack Johnson Brushfire Fairytales3.5
Jack Johnson On and On3.5
Jack Johnson In Between Dreams4.0
Jack Johnson Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for Curious George4.0
Jack Johnson Sleep Through the Static4.0
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius4.0
Jaga Jazzist One-Armed Bandit3.0
Jaga Jazzist What We Must3.5
Jaguar Love Hologram Jams1.0
Jaguar Love Take Me to the Sea2.0
James Blake James Blake2.5
James Blake Overgrown5.0
Most of the time I'm joking when I say this but: seriously, this album is important and
wonderful.

GYPSY SWAG EMREIEIEITUS THIS IS A FOUR POINT FOUR

actually sorry after listening to this for 17 hours in the first day and a half of having it
it's a 5 sorry
James Blunt Back To Bedlam1.5
It revels in being stereotypical and clich?with oh-so-little room for originality outside of the rather trippy cover art. I honestly cannot find an ounce of real talent to even be able to say the standby line in these circumstances, He has talent and hopefully hell build on that next album This album may not have originally made to be a major label tool for selling albums, but honestly, the only people I see enjoying this album are housewives in turbulent marriages and pre-teens who just got broken up with because summer came. If you have a strong tolerance for utter manufactured pop, you may be able to tolerate this album. If you like crap for music, well, this is just for you. What I see her is nothing but artificial balladry with the occasional attempt to be edgy; and by golly, it sure does sell records. But I cant give this above a 1.5
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking3.5
Jardin de la Croix Pomeroy4.0
Jason Mraz Mr. A-Z3.5
Jawbreaker 24 Hour Revenge Therapy3.0
Jay-Z Kingdom Come2.0
Jay-Z Unplugged2.5
Jay-Z American Gangster2.5
Jay-Z The Black Album3.5
Jeff Buckley Grace3.5
Jeniferever Choose a Bright Morning3.0
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky4.3
Jenny Piccolo Jenny Piccolo3.0
Jeromes Dream Completed3.5
Jessica Simpson In This Skin (Collector's Edition)2.0
Jessica Simpson Do You Know2.0
Jessica Simpson A Public Affair3.5
Jet Get Born2.0
Jethro Tull Aqualung4.0
Jimmy Buffett Songs You Know By Heart3.5
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American2.5
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light2.5
Joanna Newsom Have One on Me4.5
Haha I feel like this is one of the most ridiculous, stupid albums I've ever heard. I was a casual fan of Ys, not getting the hype and totally understanding why people hated it but still enjoying it all the same. This however, is so much easier to listen to even though its over two hours long. Fuck me man, fuck meeee
Joe Satriani Super Colossal3.5
John Carpenter Halloween 20th Anniversary Edition2.5
John Frusciante Curtains3.0
John Frusciante The Empyrean3.0
John Legend Once Again3.5
John Lithgoat Who Gives a Fuck Nowhere3.7
this jams hard one can only hope the rumors of a potential break up ARE NOT TRUE
John Mayer Continuum4.0
John Mayer Battle Studies4.0
John Murphy 28 Days Later Soundtrack3.0
Joshua Fit For Battle To Bring Our Own End4.0
Journey Trial By Fire2.0
Joy Division Substance3.5
Julia [USA] Julia4.0
Combining some parts that sound like a more frantic Drive Like Jehu, others that are reminiscent of Rites of Spring, and then build ups akin to Moss Icon, Julia are a fairly great mid-90's emo band. Songs like "Scarification" and "Untitled" meld all of their sounds together perfectly, while others like "Trigger Happy" are great hardcore songs. While they sometimes get lost in themselves, "Julia" is a great effort that should get mentioned around these here parts more than it does.
Jurassic 5 Quality Control3.5
Jurassic 5 Power in Numbers3.5
Justice Cross4.0
Justin Timberlake Justified4.0
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds4.5
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience5.0
bump for black metal history month twenty thirteen yoli swag jt love
k-os Atlantis: Hymns For Disco2.5
Kaki King Junior3.0
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned1.0
Kamelot Karma3.5
Kamelot Ghost Opera3.5
Kamelot Epica4.0
Kamelot The Black Halo4.5
Kanye West Late Registration3.0
Kanye West Graduation3.0
Kanye West The College Dropout3.5
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak4.0
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy5.0
You know, for someone who once said "George Bush doesn't care about black people", Kanye West sure makes good music for us white folks!rThanks Kanye!
Kaospilot Shadows3.0
Kayo Dot Coyote2.5
There was a review on rateyourmusic that pretty much said this reminds them of Choirs of the Eye minus the metal. I would pretty much agree, except also strip the wide eyed wonder that album made me have. Toby Driver is dead.
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward3.0
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue4.0
maudlin/Kayo Dot continue to grow with this release, which sees a larger shift away from their metal influences and into a more free form category. However, the songs are all still just as epic and gripping as ever; and right from the start you see how much more of a sustained kickass this is than its contemporaries.
Kayo Dot Hubardo4.0
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye4.5
Kelly Clarkson Thankful2.5
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway4.0
Kesha Animal3.0
TiK ToK is pure bliss. The rest of the album is suitably sluttily adorable as well. None of you would like this, however, so steer very very clear.
KiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day3.5
I've gotta be honest, usually I don't particularly like rap as hyped up as this especially due to the type of rap it "is", but damn if this isn't a damn good record.
Kid Kilowatt Guitar Method 1996-19993.5
Kidcrash Snacks1.0
Kidcrash New Ruins3.0
Kidcrash Jokes3.5
Kidz Bop Kidz Kidz Bop, Volume 90.5
Kill Your Ex From Words to Motion2.5
Kimbra The Golden Echo3.3
King Crimson Beat3.0
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon3.0
King Crimson Islands3.0
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair3.0
King Crimson Discipline4.0
King Crimson The Power to Believe4.0
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black4.0
King Crimson THRAK4.0
King Crimson The ConstruKction of Light4.0
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic4.5
King Crimson Lizard4.5
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King5.0
This album holds its place as overall the best album of all time in my book. Listening to it, it really doesnt feel as though it is. Sure, four of the tracks are breathtaking (21st Century and the title track being the choice cuts), but Moonchild has 8 minutes of boring noise. All this matters not; this was the pioneering record of '69, and easily one of the most influential (directly and indirectly) in history.
King Crimson Red5.0
Kings of Leon Only By The Night3.5
Kingston Wall Kingston Wall II4.5
Klute The Emperors New Clothes3.5
KMFDM Nihil1.5
KMFDM Attak1.5
KMFDM Symbols1.5
KMFDM Blitz2.0
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony4.5
Kottonmouth Kings High Society1.5
Hahahahah. It's the Kottonmouth Kings. They're a rowdy bunch of guys. This is teen angst music at its height within the nu metal genre. They rap and stuff, but its really done quite terribly. I honestly havent the faintest what they're talking about, as when I listen to them, I'm too busy being rebellious and telling my parents I wont wash my own clothes to really pay attention.
Kraftwerk Autobahn3.5
Kraftwerk Computer World4.0
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express4.5
Krallice Krallice3.5
Kvelertak Meir3.6
Kylesa Ultraviolet2.3
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...2.5
La Dispute Untitled 7"2.5
La Dispute Rooms of the House2.5
People still listen to La Dispute? Lol I thought 2010 happened
La Dispute Wildlife3.0
i THINK i HEARD THIS IN MY DREAMS, DARLING. iT WAS PRETTY MEDIOCRE i GIVE IT A lA dISPUTE
OUT OF /5
La Roux La Roux2.0
A Revolution in british pop/electroclash, it's almost as if La Roux and her partners have looked into the future and seen what the world needed next in music and then RECREATED IT but it isn't really recreation because what she was her was her album in the first place.
MINDFREAK
Lady Gaga The Fame4.0
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster4.0
Ladytron Light & Magic3.5
Ladytron Witching Hour4.5
Ladytron are what one can consider a good Electroclash band; they barely even fit in the genre. However, their mixture of rock, pop, and massive amounts of various electronica influences are almost unrivaled, and their ability to craft songs that stick inside your head can only be described as N*Sync-esque. Easily the best pop release of 2005, and one of the most captivating albums of the century.
Lamb of God Sacrament3.0
Last Laugh No Regrets3.5
Laura Marling Once I Was an Eagle4.1
I will write a staff review as soon as I get a working computer again my good friend!
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist3.5
Laura Stevenson Runner3.7
Laura Stevenson Wheel3.8
This is a lot better than Sit. Resist. Is it the second coming of music? No. Is it a lovely and heartrendingly beautiful outlook on someone's own partial existential death? Yes. This album is striking in all the right ways.
LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening4.5
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door2.0
Led Zeppelin Coda2.5
Led Zeppelin Presence2.5
Led Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 2: Latter Days2.5
Led Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 1: Early Days3.0
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III3.0
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin3.0
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy3.0
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II3.5
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV4.0
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti4.0
Les Savy Fav Let's Stay Friends3.5
Less Than Jake GNV FLA3.0
Letlive. Fake History2.7
I mean...I guess this isn't bad post-hardcore, but people loving this? I guess there really hasn't been a glassjaw full length in a long, long time...the lyrics are just god awful.
Letlive. Fake History (Re-Release)3.0
I mean...I guess this isn't bad post-hardcore, but people loving this? I guess there really hasn't been a glassjaw full length in a long, long time...
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life3.5
Lifetime Lifetime3.5
Lights Out Asia Eyes Like Brontide2.5
Lights Out Asia In The Days Of Jupiter2.5
Lil B 05 Fuck Em5.0
Limp Bizkit New Old Songs1.0
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...1.5
Limp Bizkit Results May Vary1.5
Limp Bizkit Significant Other2.0
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$2.0
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.0
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight1.0
Linkin Park Meteora1.5
Linkin Park Reanimation3.0
Linkin Park Live In Texas3.0
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory3.5
Listener Wooden Heart1.5
The fountain of creative energy here would best be used towards something that isn't music. Hell, ANYTHING that isn't this.
Loma Prieta Last City3.0
Loma Prieta Dark Mountain3.0
Loma Prieta Life/Less3.5
Loma Prieta I.V.3.5
Loma Prieta finally live up to their potential and create a great screamo record, and then Sputnikmusic lives up to its reputation and overrates the hell out of it.
Look What I Did Minuteman For The Moment3.5
Lorde Pure Heroine4.0
Los Campesinos! We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed1.0
Los Campesinos! No Blues3.8
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission3.0
Lovage Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By4.5
Love Forever Changes4.1
Love American Disquiet2.5
this would have been so much better if they would have paid for a decent mastering job!!!!!!!
Love American Love American3.0
LoveHateHero White Lies3.0
LoveHateHero Just Breathe4.0
Ludacris Chicken 'N' Beer2.0
Ludacris Release Therapy3.0
Ludacris Theater of the Mind3.5
Luna Halo Luna Halo2.5
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor4.0
Lydia Illuminate3.0
M.I.A. Arular2.0
M.I.A. Kala2.0
M.I.A. Maya2.5
Machinae Supremacy Overworld2.5
Machinae Supremacy Deus Ex Machinae3.5
Machinae Supremacy Redeemer (Underground Edition)4.5
Redeemer is undoubtedly the most impressive album Ive heard all year, not only because its from some no name bunch of losers from Sweden (seriously, shouldnt they be playing death metal or something?), but because theyve truly crafted an inimitable record with an incredible amount of musicianship, songwriting prowess, and overall zest for what theyre doing. Every song they make could (relatively) be a highlight on a good amount of the albums Ive heard not only this year, but of the past 5. Redeemer deserves to be the album that, at the end of the year, everyone is talking about, and Machinae Supremacy at least deserve to be the band you next check out when you have a few minutes of free time to spare. Oh, but make sure you can miss whatever appointment youll have next, as youll probably want to go play Space Invaders afterwards.
Macintosh Plus FLORAL SHOPPE3.5
Macy Gray Big1.5
Madonna Ray of Light2.5
Madonna Like a Virgin3.0
Magma Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh5.0
Okay guys, I finally got this after two years of thinking it was just ridiculous. This is so good.
Mago de Oz Finisterra4.0
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire4.0
Mahria Mahria3.0
Make Me Make Me4.5
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwork3.0
Maps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses4.0
Maps & Atlases You and Me and the Mountain4.5
What Maps & Atlases have done with "You and Me and the Mountain" is create a more melodic, less flashy, and overall far more listenable version of their trademark sound. The tapping is still here, but with stronger vocal melodies and a great emphasis on songwriting than random wankery. Its a magic EP sure to make Maps & Atlases even bigger than they already are.
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi3.5
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me2.0
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar3.5
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane4.0
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long4.0
Masashi Hamauzu Final Fantasy XIII4.5
Masked Intruder Masked Intruder3.0
Massive Attack Blue Lines3.0
Massive Attack Splitting the Atom4.0
do people not realize these are all just remixes or are people just retarded

the half that arent are basic mixes that arent even going to be what resembles the record durr
Massive Attack Heligoland4.0
Massive Attack Mezzanine5.0
There are really only two albums you can choose when answering the age old question "Whats your favorite Trip Hop album?" Personally, this would have to be it. Not only does the album work as the perfect atmospheric music for a variety of activities, you can just plain out listen to it and be awestruck by the arrangements and scope of it.
Mastodon Blood Mountain2.0
Mastodon Leviathan3.5
Mastodon The Workhorse Chronicles [DVD]3.5
Mastodon Crack the Skye4.5
Mat Kearney Nothing Left to Lose3.0
Matchbook Romance Voices2.5
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You3.5
Matchbox Twenty More Than You Think You Are4.0
Matchbox Twenty Exile on Mainstream4.0
Matchbox Twenty Mad Season5.0
Mad Season is the magnum opus of one of our times most talented singer-songwriter and rock act, and while it would be an absolute delight to see them ever overtake this album, to do so would be nigh impossible. What matchbox twenty have done here is make an album completely devoid of filler, and then also crafting such meticulate pieces that you never want it to stop. While its fairly obvious that my love for matchbox twenty and everything they do may skew my vision slightly, all that originated from this little album right here. While it would be a rare occurrence for one to never have heard Bent or any number of the hit singles matchbox twenty has produced, Mad Season would be the perfect place to start your listening.
Matisyahu Youth3.5
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible3.5
maudlin of the Well Part the Second3.5
The first three songs are as good as anything motW had ever put out. Now I just wish the last two were at that same level. It was a nice thing of Driver to do I suppose though!
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map4.0
maudlin of the Well Bath4.5
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Maylene and the Sons of Disaster3.5
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster II3.5
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster III3.5
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell III1.0
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell3.5
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell4.0
Megadeth Rust in Peace3.5
Men As Trees Weltschmerz3.5
i really didnt want to bother rating this but unfortunately I feel like I'm being forced too. would be much better post rockish emo if they just had a better vocalist and/or lyricist.
Merchandise (Strange Songs) In the Dark4.0
Merchandise Children of Desire4.0
Mesa Verde The Old Road5.0
Meshuggah obZen3.0
Metallica ...And Justice for All1.5
Metallica Kill 'Em All3.0
Metallica Death Magnetic3.0
Metallica Master of Puppets3.5
Metallica Metallica3.5
Metallica Ride the Lightning4.0
Meth, Ghost and Rae Wu-Massacre3.5
Method Man Tical3.0
Mew No More Stories3.5
mewithoutYou Blood Enough For Us All2.0
Aaron Weiss has said something about this EP being a huge downer on him in his life. I must agree, it hurts me to know something like this exists from one of my favorite bands of all time.
mewithoutYou I Never Said That I Was Brave3.0
mewithoutYou A to B: Life5.0
It's arguably one of the most emotionally impacting debut records of all time, squeezing every ounce of sorrow and pain out of a relationship that can be imagined. The lyrics, atmosphere and singing almost make the music a non-point (despite its excellence), transcending genre.
It's one of the most underappreciated albums on sputnik and all of you should adhere to its greatness immediately.
mewithoutYou Catch For Us The Foxes5.0
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister5.0
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's all5.0
My problem with the album is that despite all of its good intentions it plain and simple delivers like previous mewithoutYou efforts.
mewithoutYou Ten Stories5.0
MF DOOM MM.. Food3.0
MF DOOM Operation: Doomsday3.5
Micachu Jewellery4.5
I love Lewis Parry as much as I love this album. If you know the man, then you know this album.
Michael Andrews Donnie Darko3.5
Michael Franti and Spearhead All Rebel Rockers4.0
Michael Jackson Dangerous3.0
Michael Jackson Bad3.5
Michael Jackson Thriller4.0
Midtown Living Well is the Best Revenge2.5
Midtown Forget What You Know3.0
Mihai Edrisch Un Jour Sans Lendemain3.0
Mike Jones Who Is Mike Jones?1.0
Hey, I'm Mike Jones. I really do just rap about everything other rappers rap abou,t but I have that one song that goes "Who? Mike Jones!" so everybody rips me off like Dave Chappelle. Honestly, I know I'm a very bad MC and even worse lyricist and can't pick beats for the life of me, but I mean, where would we be in todays society if every white kid in high school wasn't able to shout "Who? MIKE JONES!" at every possible moment and have 5 airhead girls giggle profusely?
Mindless Self Indulgence You'll Rebel To Anything2.0
I'm a Mindless Self Indulgence fanboy to the max. I'm one of the few "serious" music fans (what stfu) who would count an MSI album among their top 10, let alone top 7. So, this album was a massive dissapointment. From the horrendicity of the Rush cover to basically everything else on the album, its a tavesty to MSI's once good name. I remember going to an MSI show, and having lil Jimmy Urine pour piss on me. Yes, I was that lucky boy. Thats how this album makes me feel, except without all the godliness.
Mindless Self Indulgence Tight3.0
Mindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will...4.5
"I love my mommy cause she fucked my dad" is all that really needs to be said about this album. Some say its more of a collection of half songs than actual music. Those people are communist. This album is rpetty goddamn amazing, and sans The Downward Spiral the best industrial release of all time.
Minor Threat Out of Step4.0
Minus the Bear Omni3.5
Mirrorthrone Gangrene2.5
Moby 182.0
Modern Life Is War Fever Hunting3.8
I mean it's another MLiW album and it's really good. If you wanted any more why don't you go START A BAND AND DRESS IN ALL BLACK
Modern Life Is War My Love. My Way.4.0
Modern Life Is War Witness4.7
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank3.0
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News3.5
Modestep Evolution Theory2.2
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling3.0
Mono Hymn To The Immortal Wind3.5
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus4.9
More Than Life Love Let Me Go3.5
Moss Icon Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly4.5
Undoubtedly one of the most solid hardcore/emo albums ever released, Moss Icon took the style of music created by Rites of Spring and pushed it even farther into what we call "emo" today. The first band to bring in soft breaks and loud dynamics, clean arpeggiated guitar, and of course the requisite vocals-from-a-guy-about-to-cry. Their only full length, Lyburnum was the perfection of that style of hardcore, and paved the way for later bands like Indian Summer to develop emo even further.
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory2.5
Motion City Soundtrack Even If It Kills Me3.5
Motley Crue Theatre Of Pain2.0
Mudvayne L.D. 502.0
Mumford and Sons Babel5.0
won the grammy for album of the year any non-5 ratings are objectively wrong
Murder by Death Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?3.5
Murder by Death Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing3.5
Murder by Death Red Of Tooth And Claw3.5
Muse Origin of Symmetry3.0
Muse Absolution Tour3.5
Muse Black Holes and Revelations3.5
My Bloody Valentine m b v2.1
My Bloody Valentine Loveless2.5
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...1.5
I had a big ant prepared for this album. Then I listened to "Our Lady of Sorrows". And I was sad because thats a genuinely good song surrounded by mountains of crap. Everyone here does what they're supposed to do at almost an average level, but overall the songs feel hollow and as if their all missing something. Gerard wasn't even decent on this album, which is one of the few saving graces of their next record. Honestly, dont bother with this. You'll die a happier man. I'm not politcally correct stfu women.
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge2.5
My Chemical Romance Life on the Murder Scene3.0
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade3.5
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton4.0
Nahvalr Nahvalr3.5
Nails Abandon All Life4.2
bump in honor of kit brown story scout history month
Narrows New Distances3.0
Nas Hip Hop Is Dead2.5
Nas Illmatic3.5
Natalie Imbruglia Come to Life3.5
Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle4.0
Native Wrestling Moves3.0
Native Nod Today Puberty, Tomorrow the World3.5
Navio Forge As We Quietly Burn A Hole Into...3.5
Neil Perry Lineage Situation3.0
Neko Case Middle Cyclone4.0
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight...4.0
Nelly Furtado Whoa, Nelly!3.0
Nelly Furtado Loose3.0
Neurosis The Word as Law2.0
Neurosis Pain of Mind2.5
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood4.0
Neurosis Souls at Zero4.0
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets4.0
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun4.0
Neurosis Given to the Rising4.5
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm5.0
Neurosis Times of Grace5.0
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea2.5
New Found Glory Coming Home1.5
New Found Glory Catalyst2.0
New Found Glory Not Without a Fight3.5
Nick Lachey What's Left of Me1.5
Nickelback Silver Side Up2.0
Nickelback Dark Horse4.5
Nightmare Of You Nightmare Of You3.0
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero2.5
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth3.5
Nine Inch Nails The Slip3.5
Maybe Trent has realized his masterpiece days are over, so he is just going to release a steady stream of solid albums from now on? One would certainly hope so, as this is his strongest traditional album since The Fragile, and perhaps even The Downward Spiral. It's almost what "Year Zero" should have been, a conglomeration of all of his past sounds that doesn't sound redundant and uninspired. Its a different, less angry Trent whose days of youth angst and bitterness are gone, replaced by a sense of uneasy acceptance. Not to say that the album doesn't have Trent's edge, or that it isn't as "aggressive" as his previous albums.
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV4.0
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral4.5
If I had to absolutely nail down only one album from the 90's to submit as my number 1, I would likely end up choosing this. Reznor hit his dark and moody plateu here, creating some incredibly dark and emotional music that was both heavy, yet accessible at the same time. It helps that "Hurt" is by golly one of the best songs ever recorded.
Nirvana Nevermind2.0
Nirvana In Utero2.5
Nirvana [UK] The Story of Simon Simopath2.5
No Doubt The Beacon Street Collection3.0
No Doubt Rock Steady3.0
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom4.0
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy X: Original Soundtrack3.0
Nobuo Uematsu FFVII: Advent Children OST3.5
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack3.5
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Piano Collections4.0
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack4.5
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VI: Original Soundtrack4.5
NOFX Wolves in Wolves Clothing3.0
Noisy Sins of the Insect Discography2.0
Norma Jean Redeemer1.5
North What You Were3.5
The atmospheric post-metal crap mixed with a grungier sound than most gives the album a life of its own, but the vocals bring down an otherwise spectacularly entertaining and interesting record.
Nothing Rhymes With David Beard Logic Riddles2.0
November 5th 1955 Bears of the Sea3.0
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?2.5
Oceansize Effloresce3.0
Oceansize Everyone Into Position3.0
Oceansize Frames3.0
Off Minor Problematic Courtship4.0
Off Minor Some Blood4.5
With Some Blood, Off Minor have perfected their trade so much that its astounding how much they were able to fit into this twenty two minute LP. Drawing mostly from their previous record Innominate, but with enough fresh ideas and slightly reminiscent parts from the days of Heat Death of the Universe to make a fanboy cream his pants, Some Blood ups the ante on the technicality Off Minor have previously shown, with Behar's jazz influenced guitar playing and Roche's surprisingly improved bass work and tone pushing Off Minor to the limit of what they can do. While the rest of the album may be overshadowed by "Practice Absence" a bit, every song here is an astounding portrayal of the chaotic blend of screamo, hardcore and math rock that one would expect and anticipate from one of the true innovators in the genre.
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe5.0
Ohana Dead Beat4.0
Oingo Boingo Dead Man's Party4.0
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Mantra Hiroshima1.0
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Megaritual2.5
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Los Sueños De Un Higado3.0
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Xenophanes3.0
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez A Manual Dexterity: Soundtrack Vol. 13.5
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Old Money3.5
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Un Corazón De Nadie3.5
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez どういたしまして4.5
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez & John Frusciante Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and John Frusciante4.0
Opeth Blackwater Park3.5
Opeth Ghost Reveries3.5
Orange 9mm Driver not included2.5
Orchid Orchid4.0
Orchid Chaos is Me5.0
Origin Echoes of Decimation2.5
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)3.5
Orthrelm Iorxhscimtor2.5
Otis Redding The Dock of the Bay3.5
OutKast Idlewild2.0
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below3.5
Overview Forty-Four Stone Tigers4.0
Owen At Home With Owen3.5
Pain of Salvation Scarsick2.5
Panda Bear Tomboy3.5
People are gonna come at this album expecting to "get" Animal Collective/Panda Bear, and its unfortunate that this doesn't do anything to convert the 'non-believers' that Merriweather Post Pavilion didn't already do. However, its still a great album, only marred by its perhaps too light nature. Also, "Drone" is kind of annoying (and yes, I get it).
Panic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.2.0
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out4.0
Paramore Paramore1.5
this is the biggest mess of the year and I seriously have no idea how anyone could think
this should honestly count as a real attempt at a real album
Paramore All We Know Is Falling2.5
Paramore Riot!3.0
Paramore Brand New Eyes3.0
This will be revised.
Brand New Eyes sounds different than either Riot! or All We Know is Falling, but the differences are fairly irrelevant. It's like listening to the same record as last time: you'll sing along to a bunch of Hayley's hooks, sometimes think there is a cool moment in a song musically, and skip over the slower, ballady type of songs. Hayley Williams can still rule a mic, but the band still plays a little too safe to really compliment her voice beyond mere competence.

See, the problem is that while Hayley is a ridiculously accessible singer, the songs are just so boring a lot of the time that the album drags on and on despite its relatively short length. They do pop rock fine, and the singles will be great, but as an album this is merely just fairly okay.
Paris Hilton Paris1.0
Past Lives Strange Symmetry4.5
The album is "scarier" and arguably more experimental than anything the Blood Brothers ever made. Less genre defying than just plain genreless, "Strange Symmetry" is something of a weird evolution from "Crimes" by the Blood Brothers, an EP with 5 short, direct songs filled with well executed ideas and unique songwriting. You won't hear anything quite like this for a while, so best to get your fill while you can.
Past Lives Tapestry of Webs4.5
Peaches The Teaches of Peaches3.0
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam2.0
Pearl Jam Backspacer3.5
Solid rock songs from a solid rock band. three point five
Pedro the Lion Control3.0
Pelican City of Echoes2.5
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...3.5
Pennywise Reason to Believe2.5
Pennywise Pennywise3.5
Peter Gabriel Melt3.5
Pg. 99 Document #72.0
Pg. 99 Document #84.0
Pg. 99 Document #54.0
pg.lost Yes I Am EP4.0
pg.lost In Never Out4.0
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!4.5
Pianos Become the Teeth Old Pride3.0
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After3.0
More pretty decent stuff for people who are into 'the wave' or whatever its called. Still not really getting it but enjoyable nonetheless. The songs I heard live off of this were cool
Pianos Become the Teeth Saltwater4.0
Pink I'm Not Dead3.0
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon2.5
Pink Floyd The Wall4.0
Pink Floyd The Final Cut4.0
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here4.3
Pito Perez Con Más Poder3.0
Placebo Meds3.0
Poison the Well Versions2.5
Poison the Well The Opposite of December4.0
Poison the Well The Tropic Rot4.5
Remember how Versions was a really cool record, that just ended up not being that good? Well, Tropic Rot is a really cool record that rivals The Opposite of December as being their most focused and aggressive, and You Come Before You as their most interesting and accessible. Besides the mediocre "Celebrate the Pyre", every song here is a hit, in particular...well everything. The light country aesthetic is more fully integrated in the clean sections, which meld seamlessly with the heavy metal sections. It's tough to call this a real metalcore album, but whatever the hell it is, it is fucking great. Could bump up to a 4.5 if it stays on this level of excellence with time.
Pokemon 2BA Masta3.0
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life1.5
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways2.0
Porcupine Tree In Absentia3.0
Porcupine Tree Voyage 34: The Complete Trip3.0
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet3.0
Porcupine Tree Deadwing3.5
Portrait Discography5.0
Portraits Of Past 010101012.0
Portraits Of Past Cypress Dust Witch3.0
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist2.0
The album cover has a gross nipple on display. That's almost kind of like what Portugal. the Man have become: a dry withered teet that while gave life to a fledgling "progressive indie rock" genre years ago, is now all scabby and gross from all the suckling. It's nothing new.
Portugal. The Man American Ghetto2.0
Portugal. The Man Censored Colors2.5
If I have ever heard a more self indulgent, repetitive, tiring, and harder to listen to album than "Censored Colors"...wait I haven't.
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud2.5
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth3.0
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''3.5
Primordial To the Nameless Dead4.0
Primus The Brown Album2.5
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese4.0
Prince 19994.0
Propagandhi Supporting Caste3.0
Protest the Hero Kezia3.0
Protest the Hero Fortress3.0
Pulling Teeth Martyr Immortal3.5
Punch Push Pull3.5
Pusha T My Name Is My Name4.1
Pygmy Lush Bitter River3.0
Pyramids (Emo) Following the Tracks, Forcing Motion Thr2.5
Queen Live at Wembley Stadium (DVD)3.5
Queensryche The Warning1.0
Queensryche Operation: Livecrime2.0
Queensryche Promised Land2.0
Queensryche Queensryche EP2.0
Queensryche Empire2.5
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II2.5
Queensryche American Soldier2.5
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime4.0
Quicksand Manic Compression3.0
Quicksand Slip4.0
Quiet Steps Quiet Steps [EP]3.5
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)1.0
This would be a good song. Hell, it would be a good two or three songs. The beat is actually pretty nifty, and R. Kelly sounds good for the first 8 minutes or so. But then...you realize its going to go on for over half an hour. And then you get scared. And then you turn off the dvd player. And then you watch the Colbert Report, and its all better. Oh, so anyways, this is just so incredibly pretentious and so impossibly overblown I can't help but give it a 1.
Rachel Grimes Book Of Leaves3.0
listen to rachels listen to rachels listen to rachels listen to rachels listen to rachels lateen to travels listen to rachels
Radiohead The Bends3.0
Radiohead Pablo Honey3.0
Radiohead Kid A3.5
Radiohead OK Computer3.5
This was a pretty good album. Sometimes it dragged on a bit, and perhaps had too much going on for its own good. but all in all arguably the best album by Radiohead. If only the vocals were better tbqh.
Radiohead In Rainbows4.0
Radiohead Hail to the Thief4.5
Raein Il n'y a pas de orchestre3.0
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...4.0
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II4.5
pretty much the best hip hop album since...oh hey Only Built for Cuban Linx. what a weird fucking coincidence
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine2.5
Raine Maida The Hunters Lullaby3.5
Ratatat LP33.5
Red City Radio Titles4.0
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik3.0
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way3.5
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication4.0
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium4.0
So yeah, I got laid while listening to this album. Pretty much sums up my feelings in a nutshell on the subject. Stadium Arcadium = Sex. Albeit ear sex.
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come4.0
Regina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap Seats2.5
Regina Spektor Far3.0
Her next album I will definitively be able to describe as "more overrated psuedo-intellectual pop".
Rick Wakeman The Seven Wonders of the World4.0
Rifles at Recess To Whisper in Tongues3.5
Rihanna Rated R3.5
Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things3.5
Rinoa An Age Among Them2.5
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture2.0
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness3.5
Ready to Fall and the second half of the cd are so so good, I just wish the rest of the first half was more distinguished.
Rise Against Appeal to Reason3.5
Rites of Spring End on End4.0
Rob Zombie Educated Horses3.0
Robbie Williams Sing When You're Winning2.5
Robert Glasper In My Element3.5
Rush Roll the Bones2.5
Rush Caress of Steel3.0
Rush Rush3.0
Rush Permanent Waves3.5
Rush Exit...Stage Left3.5
Rush The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits3.5
Rush 21123.9
Rush Moving Pictures4.0
Rush Fly by Night4.0
Rush Hold Your Fire4.0
Rush Chronicles4.0
Rush Rush Replay X34.0
Rush Snakes & Arrows4.0
Rush A Farewell to Kings4.5
Rush Retrospective I: 1974 - 19804.5
Rush Clockwork Angels4.9
Rush Hemispheres5.0
Rush is a silly little band. Geddy Lee has a silly voice, and Alex Lifeson uses entirely too silly guitar tones. It's too bad that Lifeson (along with Lee and Peart) are each among the top musicians for each of their respective instruments, and no where was this showcased better than Hempispheres. The title track is second only to 2112 in Rush's standards, and "The Trees" and "La Villa Strangiato" are both Rush's best single and instrumental (respectively).
Rush Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland5.0
god you guys are idiots for having this at a 4.5 what the fuck is wrong with you
RVIVR RVIVR LP4.0
RVIVR The Beauty Between4.2
In case people didn't know, this album rules and is easy top 3 for the year. Probably the best pop punk album I've heard in...forever
Rx Bandits Mandala3.5
Saetia A Retrospective5.0
Saintseneca Dark Arc3.8
Santana Supernatural3.5
Santana Santana III4.0
Santana Abraxas4.0
Saosin Translating the Name3.5
Saosin Saosin3.5
Sara Bareilles Little Voice3.0
Sarah McLachlan Surfacing3.5
Satyricon Satyricon2.1
I wasn't gonna choose between the two, but apparently I have to so I hate it
Satyricon The Shadowthrone3.5
Satyricon Nemesis Divina4.0
Say Anything Baseball2.0
Say Anything ...Is A Real Boy (re-release)3.0
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy4.0
Say Anything Hebrews4.0
Say Anything In Defense of the Genre5.0
I totally pop a boner whenever I hear this record.
Its really good I dunno it turns me on. Its like the Jessica Alba of musical pieces.
Say Anything Say Anything5.0
Say Anything sell out, but you realize that they've been sellouts forever, and what excellent sell outs they are. Track after track of witticisms and catchy riffs, culminating in the incredible "Ahhh...Men"
Schoolyard Heroes Abominations4.0
Seahaven Winter Forever2.5
Sean Kingston Sean Kingston1.5
Sean Milo Sunroom2.5
Secret Machines Ten Silver Drops3.0
Sed Non Satiata Mappo3.9
Sed Non Satiata more like Get A Better Name am I right guys how do you even pronounce that???
Sed Non Satiata Sed Non Satiata4.2
Seether Disclaimer II1.5
Oh god I'm broken. Broken when it comes to this album. Honestly, this dude is just a terrible songwriter. The band itself has constructed a high 2-low 2.5 album, being generic but not terrible. But the voalist is absolutely dreadful and boring, and writes some of the most faux-touching and psuedo-emotional lyrics I've seen since Styx. But Styx was awesome. Seether is just a rock band that really should have never of made it big.
Senses Fail Life Is Not A Waiting Room1.5
Senses Fail Let It Enfold You2.5
Senses Fail Still Searching3.0
Sepalcure Sepalcure3.5
September 22nd Hello, Throne2.5
Sepultura Dante XXI3.0
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead3.0
Shabutie Penelope3.0
Shai Hulud Misanthropy Pure3.5
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun4.0
koi no yokan / jane doe / every other dumb album version 2 apparently right guys hurr hurr hurr
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol. 24.0
Shakira ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?4.0
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol. 14.0
Shangrala This Is How We Communicate3.5
She Screams Remedy She Screams Remedy EP3.5
She Wants Revenge This is Forever1.0
She Wants Revenge She Wants Revenge2.0
Shining (SWE) VI - Klagopsalmer3.5
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad4.5
V- Halmstad is only a black metal record by the loosest stretch. Progressive black metal may be the best tag for this, and purists are going to absolutely hate it. Shining actively combat stereotypes and standards within the genre, and whether or not they should be applauded for it depends on your idea about the black metal scene. What they deliver with V- Halmstad is a black metal album for people who dont really like black metal, but have always sort of wished they would. Its heavy, its vaguely intelligent (musically- lyrically the translations Ive been able to find are hilariously bad), and its got the ability to make you rethink your hate for an entire genre. Then again, Shining probably would want you to say Fuck black metal anyways.
Shipwreck A.D. Abyss3.0
Shipwreck A.D. Shipwreck4.0
Showbread Anorexia Nervosa2.5
Shpongle Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland3.0
Shugo Tokumaru Exit3.5
Sick of It All Based on a True Story3.0
Siekiera Nowa Aleksandria4.0
I laughed, I cried, I danced, I think this album did every last thing it could for me. A really great album, if a little on the "extreme"end of the post-punk spectrum.
Sigur Ros ( )3.5
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed1.5
What do you want me to do here, really? Silverstein are a rather bland pop punk band, with hardcore influences, much in the vein of Hawthorne Heights. While they are slightly better than their contemporaries, it still sounds like a watered down version of Atreyu, aka its watered down suck. That does help the album slightly, as it isn't in your face suck. It's just bad lyricism (cliched and rather shoddy writing overall) and mediocre instrumentation combined with vomit-inducing vocals.
Silverstein Arrivals and Departures2.0
Silversun Pickups Swoon4.0
Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any...1.5
Its more of this mainstream emo as the kids call it (I prefer faux-emo in this context), and its not even average for that. Its certainly catchy-how could it not be at this point?-but it also has almost no other merits to it. Those looking for a technicality-dont get this album. Those looking for a good singer-dont get this album. Those looking for introspective lyrics-dont get this. Those looking for moderately catchy, whiney, and accessible music-get about 10 other artists discographys before you pick this up. Sans Untitled, this album is just the same song on repeat. And that song is Id Do Anything from their previous. Please, unless youre really desperate for mediocre radio pop-punk, dont buy this album.
Sinaloa Oceans of Islands2.5
A terrible disappointment, for the second full length in a row Sinaloa take all the promise they have of reigniting a more traditional emo style's fire and turn it into a tired, monotonous record filled with filler. The attempts at variety hardly work, and unlike previous works the intensity isn't even at a high level anymore. Maybe next time.
Sinead O'Connor The Lion And The Cobra4.0
Skepticism Alloy3.5
Slayer Christ Illusion2.0
Slayer Reign in Blood2.5
Slayer South of Heaven3.0
Sleater-Kinney The Woods5.0
Slipknot Slipknot1.5
I like new Slipknot. I don't like old Slipknot. What am I ever to do? Oh yes, not listen to this record. My main problem is thats its heavy without any true anger or purpose. Joey's drumming was unfocused around this time, so instead of the skilled yet powerful drumming we'd see late,r he's pretty much a thrash drummer. Albeit with a better mix. The vocals are also pretty shoddy, making me want to take a rather large piece of my hand off every time I hear them. Yeah, I don't like this album very much I think.
Slipknot Iowa2.0
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)3.5
Small Brown Bike The River Bed3.0
Snapcase Progression Through Unlearning4.0
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle2.0
Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin'3.0
Snow Patrol Eyes Open2.5
Snow Patrol Final Straw3.0
Snowing Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit3.0
So the Story Goes As We March With Victims1.5
Soap and Skin Lovetune for Vacuum3.0
Sole and the Skyrider Band Plastique3.5
Son Lux At War With Walls And Mazes3.0
Sonic Youth Goo1.0
Sonic Youth Rather Ripped3.5
Sons of Noel and Adrian Sons of Noel and Adrian2.5
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com1.5
Crank That itself is catchy before it gets overplayed for you, as is Yahhh!, but besides that this is pretty bad stuff, I don't do it really. Yeah its meant to be mindless dance/driving music, but its really just horrible in every aspect besides perhaps the novelty.
Soundtrack Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark3.0
Soundtrack Grindhouse3.0
Soundtrack Once More With Feeling4.0
Soundtrack A Clockwork Orange4.0
Soundtrack South Park (Original Soundtrack)4.0
Soundtrack Hotline Miami Official Soundtrack4.0
South Park Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics1.5
South Park Chef Aid: The South Park Album2.5
Sparta Threes3.0
Spice Girls Spice1.0
So, a lot of people try and tell me/you that this album is good. Those people are phony liars. I decided to listen to this album again after a favorable review on this here site, and I was surprised to find I hated every waking moment of i. Sure, if you can stand their singing, this could be decent pop. But it's mostly female angst and by-the-numbers love lyrics sung by a bunch of women with voices I just can't comprehend people liking. Honestly, I'd say this album is overrated.
Spice Girls Spiceworld2.5
Spires (USA) Flowers And Fireworks3.0
Skramz isis. This would be a lot better if it wasn't so contrived and long, but I mean for what it is it is pretty great. If you are looking for slow music to headbang too, Spires are a pretty solid choice.
State Radio Us Against the Crown2.5
State Radio Year of the Crow3.0
Steinski What Does It All Mean?3.5
Stephen Lynch Superhero4.0
Stephen Lynch A Litte Bit Special4.5
Stephen Malkmus Real Emotional Trash3.5
Stratovarius Destiny4.0
Stratovarius Intermission4.0
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb3.5
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between3.5
Styx Kilroy Was Here2.5
Styx Greatest Hits4.0
Styx The Grand Illusion4.5
Ah, the Grand Illusion. What a splendid album. This was the first album I ever bought of my own accord, and it owns a special place in my heart. It's bombastic, dynamic, and by golly Dennis DeYoung has one of the most homoerotic voices I ever heard. I love it.
btw Come Saily Away > You.
Sublime Sublime3.0
Subtle For Hero: For Fool4.0
Subtle ExitingARM4.5
Suede Coming Up3.0
Sufjan Stevens Illinois2.5
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed3.0
SuidAkrA Caledonia3.5
Suis La Lune Quiet, Pull the Strings!3.5
Sum 41 Go Chuck Yourself2.5
Summoning Oath Bound3.6
Sun Kil Moon April4.0
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary4.0
Surfer Blood Astro Coast3.0
Swallow the Sun Hope3.5
Swans The Seer4.5
This is undeniably the best album I have heard this year. This is a monument to the fact that as long as what you're doing is passionate and creative, you can get away with songs that 'go nowhere' for five minutes a time. However, its the fact that at times I have to actively tell myself to sit through sections that causes me to readily pick this as my 'favorite' album of the year, despite the impressive and often brilliant songs on it.
Sweet Smoke Just A Poke4.0
Sweet Smoke From Darkness To Light4.5
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound2.5
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.3.5
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy3.0
Symphony X Paradise Lost3.5
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite4.0
System of a Down Los Angeles Live2.0
System of a Down Toxicity3.0
System of a Down Mezmerize3.0
System of a Down Hypnotize3.5
System of a Down Steal This Album!4.5
System of a Down System of a Down5.0
In 1998, System of a Down came out with a little album called, gasp, System of a Down. Although the singles Sugar and Spiders received airplay, the album never blew up, especially compared to their next effort. However, this is arguably their best output. It is by far the weirdest album theyve put out, relying for less on the heavy riffs found on Toxicity and beyond, and rather on strange intertwining bass and guitar lines. Its also the only time you ever really hear Serj growl, and to those who were introduced to the band with Toxicity, its quite a surprise. The albums only low point is the extremely repetitive Darts, although on an album as strong as this, it still isnt a bad song (Life threatening lifestyles is one of the memorable lines on the album). Highlights include Spiders (Featuring a rare Daron solo), War? (System at their political best), and Mind (Their longest song to date, and also the most haunting). This was one of the most promising debuts of the 90s, and System followed it up well with
T-Pain Thr33 Ringz2.5
T-Pain Epiphany3.5
t.A.T.u. 200 km/H In The Wrong Lane4.0
T.I. King2.0
T.I. Paper Trail3.5
Takaru There Can Be Only None4.0
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends5.0
Back in 7th and 8th grade, I was pretty much listening to Linkin PArk constantly. Then I go this album (even though I heard it sucked by my num etal-head friends), and I was absolutely smitten by it. I had to hide my love for it due to the obvious reaction I would have gotten, but it really got me into pop punk, along with Blink 182's self titled.
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be5.0
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now5.0
Taking Back Sunday New Again5.0
Tangerine Dream Mars Polaris3.0
Tangerine Dream Phaedra4.5
Tarot Suffer Our Pleasures4.0
Tegan and Sara Heartthrob3.9
Tegan and Sara The Con4.1
Temposhark The Invisible Line3.0
Ten Grand This Is The Way To Rule3.5
Ten Grand The Comprehensive List of Everyone Who H4.0
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny3.0
Terror Rhythm Amongst The Chaos3.0
Texas Is the Reason Do You Know Who You Are?4.0
The All-American Rejects Move Along3.5
The Angelic Process Weighing Souls With Sand3.5
The Appleseed Cast Sagarmatha3.0
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches Three Cheers For Disappointment3.0
The Audition Self-Titled Album3.5
The Bacon Brothers Getting There2.0
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds4.0
Blah blah blah Sgt Peppers was the musical revolution of the 1960s blah blah. Fuck that shit yo, this i where its at. It was a slightly trippy record, but altogether one of the most fun listens I've ever had. Though I havent listened to it for like two years so I don't have quite as much to say about it as I normally would. Well, it basically paved the way for progressive music you could say. But then you could say the opposite. ITs oh so contrived.
The Beatles Help!3.0
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band3.5
The Beatles Revolver4.0
The Beatles Rubber Soul4.0
The Beatles Please Please Me4.0
The Beatles Abbey Road5.0
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma1.5
The Bled Pass the Flask2.5
The Bled Found in the Flood2.5
The Blood Brothers Crimes3.5
The Blood Brothers Rumors Laid Waste3.5
The Blood Brothers March On Electric Children4.0
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn4.5
The Blood Brothers This Adultery Is Ripe4.5
The Blood Brothers Young Machetes4.5
The Cape May Glass Mountain Roads3.0
The Clash London Calling3.0
The Click Five Greetings from Imrie House1.5
The Cranberries No Need to Argue3.0
The Darkness One Way Ticket To Hell And Back1.5
I believe in a thing called suck. Oh wait wrong Darkness album. Anyways, much like a few other albums in the abtss of my ratings, I had heard a bunch of talk of how this album was actually pretty good. So, when I listen to it, I first went "Huh, this still sucks pretty hardcore man." The vocals aren't what got me as much as the almost Jet-bad music ripoffs, with every song sounding like something out of the 70's or 80's. Honestly, The Darkness should go back to The Darkness. Mommy says she'll be me ice cream if she never has to hear them again.
The Darkness Permission to Land2.5
The Dear Hunter Black2.0
The Dear Hunter Indigo2.5
Better than "Black" but still way, way worse than any of the traditional/sunnier Color Spectrum records.
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death3.0
The Dear Hunter Orange3.0
The Incubus worship album of The Color Spectrum. Not bad, just kind of an odd listen.
The Dear Hunter Blue3.5
The literally blues-y, oftentimes Led Zeppelin like record of the Color Spectrum. Some great tunes, but a little boring in its adherence to the concept.
The Dear Hunter White3.5
The Dear Hunter Migrant3.5
The Dear Hunter Red4.0
The Dear Hunter Green4.5
The only 'experiment' of The Color Spectrum that succeeds with flying colors. Slightly psychedelic, incredibly heartfelt, and astounding musicianship make this a contender with Violet for my favorite EP.
The Dear Hunter Yellow4.5
It's Dear Hunter, just way happier and sunnier than normal. One of the EPs that really shows just how influenced by The Beatles "White Album" this whole thing really is.
The Dear Hunter Violet4.5
The Death of Anna Karina New Liberalistic Pleasures4.0
Everything you ever knew about screamo and electronic music is turned UPSIDE DOWN ON ITS HEAD IN THE DEFINING RELEASE OF THE TRUE ELECTROSKRAMZ SCENE. Neophytes be warned: your face WILL be danced off.
The Decemberists Always the Bridesmaid3.0
The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love3.0
The Decemberists The Crane Wife4.0
While I had enjoyed about half of Picaresque, I hadn?t expected to enjoy The Crane Wife quite as much as I ended up. However, they?ve toned down the excess instruments and gone to a more streamlined, poppy sound that works magnificently for them. It also helps they have an extended track to match the heights of ?The Mariner?s Revenge Song? with ?The Crane Wife 1 and 2?
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works1.5
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis3.5
The Dum Dum Project Export Quality3.5
The End Elementary2.5
The Faceless Planetary Duality3.5
The Fall of Troy Manipulator3.5
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon3.5
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy4.0
The Fall of Troy Ghostship4.0
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger4.5
The Flaming Lips The Terror4.0
The Flashbulb Soundtrack to a Vacant Life3.0
The Flower Kings The Rainmaker4.0
The Fray How to Save a Life1.0
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound3.5
The Hold Steady Heaven Is Whenever2.5
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There3.8
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland2.5
The Khayembii Communique The Khayembii Communiqué4.0
The Killers Sawdust3.0
The Killers Hot Fuss3.5
The Killers Sam's Town4.0
The Killers Day & Age4.0
Brandon Flower's drops the ridiculous posturing he has had in the past of being a "cool guy", and in the process finds the chemistry with his music he has always been looking for. Incredibly upbeat, catchy, uplifting and well thought out, it's a perfect blend of 80's pop music and a bit of 90's alt brit rock. Each song is filled to the brim with memorable hooks and interesting nuances. Truly a surprising and fantastic effort by a band I had written off as good, but standard pop fare.

As a side note, I give this a 4.5
The Knife Tomorrow, In a Year2.5
The Knife Shaking the Habitual3.1
Get ready to see how easy it is to review this album: this album is an album demanding respect and showcasing a unique understanding of contrarian ideas and execution. It's too bad I honestly get disinterested and immediately fall back to wondering what kind of point the Knife really think they're making with this record.
The Kodan Armada Ohio Killed the Grey Ghost4.0
The Kodan Armada A Collection Of Songs4.0
The Lawrence Arms Metropole3.0
Brendan Kelly doesn't care as much anymore and voila, TLA is at maximum whatevercore
The Locust Plague Soundscapes3.0
The Locust Safety Second, Body Last4.0
The Locust New Erections4.0
The Lonely Island Incredibad4.0
I figured that the 4 songs released before the album was completed were going to easily be the best material, but I was mistaken. A musically accomplished comedy album, the brilliance of certain songs makes up for the more filler-ish moments on the record. Filled with ridiculous hooks and lyrics, Incredibad is just plain awesome.
The Mars Volta Scab Dates2.0
The Mars Volta Octahedron3.8
The Mars Volta Tremulant4.0
The Mars Volta Amputechture4.1
Amputechture is both TMV's most all-around solid work, et it isn't their best. The album itself contains a huge amount of highlights and melds the breakout-pace and style of De-Loused with the vastness and musicianship or Frances, all while taking it a step further in terms of songwriting. However, it isn't anything truly new, and despite the fact that "Tetragrammaton" and "Day of the Baphomets" are two of the finest songs I've heard all year, the album is just a tad bit too long for its own good.
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium4.5
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath4.5
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet4.5
Dad said "the worst part about living is, the mars volta haven't released an album for almost three years" WELL FUCK YOU DAD NOCTOURNIQUET RULES
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute5.0
So yeah I'm generally a Mars Volta fanboy. Particularly for this album. I get rather agitated and I hit things when someone gives this below a 4.5, and I eat babies whenever I see a 3.5 I black out otherwise. Anyways, this album is pretty goddamn amazing. Despite there being only 5 (6 if you include the single) songs, there's more variety here than on many a more bloated disc (traks wise), with salsa-y L'via juxtaposing with a power ballad in The Widow and a very industrialized song in Miranda. All in all though, it's a rather fantastic album that should be picked up by everyone. Everyone.
The Menzingers Rented World3.7
The Menzingers make pretty much a straight up alternative rock album. It's pretty good. It will not, however, change Channing Freeman's life this time around.
The Menzingers A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology4.0
The Menzingers Chamberlain Waits4.3
The Menzingers On the Impossible Past5.0
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2 (Re-release)3.5
The Moldy Peaches The Moldy Peaches3.5
The Monkees Greatest Hits3.0
The Mountain Goats Sweden4.2
The Nation of Ulysses Plays Pretty for Baby4.0
The National High Violet1.0
I even bought this cd thinking "maybe, just maybe I was missing something before". NOPE, SHIT IS STILL SUPER FUCKING BORING.
The National Trouble Will Find Me2.0
high violet 2.0. did someone already make that soundoff? i hope not i know im pretty late =/
The Number Twelve Looks Like You An Inch of Gold for An Inch of Time3.5
The Ocean Pelagial3.3
The Ocean Precambrian3.5
The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection2.5
The Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quintet The Apocalypse Inside Of An Orange4.0
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds3.0
The Pax Cecilia Nouveau4.0
The Pink Spiders Teenage Graffiti3.0
The Postal Service Give Up3.5
The Prize Fighter Inferno My Brother's Blood Machine4.0
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land4.0
The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers2.5
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It1.0
The Replacements Don't Tell a Soul2.0
The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rocky Horror Picture Show4.5
A lot of people don't like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I think it's a rather fantastic thing to be perfectly honest. Blending rock with jazz with pop with blues, it's actually a stunning musical composition in its own right, with songs that range from impossibly danceable (Time Warp, Hot Patootie) to sad, almost touching songs (Science Fiction/Double Theatre, I Can Make you a Man). Oh, and its about transvestites and stuff. Hot.
The Smith Street Band South East Facing Wall4.5
The Smith Street Band Sunshine and Technology4.5
The Smith Street Band Don't Fuck With Our Dreams4.8
Graduating from the best punk band on the planet to the best rock band on the planet. Wil Wagner and the boys literally just don't know how to write a bad song.
The Smith Street Band No One Gets Lost Anymore5.0
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead4.0
The Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...1.0
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke2.5
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun3.0
The Streets The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living2.0
The String Quartet Tribute to The Mars Volta2.0
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth2.0
The Swell Season The Swell Season4.5
The Swell Season Strict Joy4.5
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave3.5
The Thirty Years War Martyrs Among the Casualties4.5
The Ting Tings We Started Nothing4.0
The Vidablue Our Miracle Point of Contact4.5
The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site4.0
The Weakerthans Reunion Tour4.0
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation2.9
The World is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever3.5
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Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures3.0
Thera If This is the End2.5
Therapy? Crooked Timber4.5
These Arms Are Snakes Tail Swallower and Dove3.5
With "Tail Swallower and Dove" These Arms Are Snakes have toned down the crazyness without sacrificing their X-factor. It's one of the most rock and roll records I've heard all year, heavy hitting and deliciously riff-heavy. They still leave room for just enough experimentation to not get stale. A very good album.
These Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You4.0
These Arms Are Snakes Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home4.0
These Arms Are Snakes Easter4.0
Third Ear Band Third Ear Band3.9
This Time We Will Not Promise and Forgive 歌詞を読まない世代へ継ぐ3.5
Thom Yorke The Eraser2.0
Three 6 Mafia When the Smoke Clears4.0
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace1.5
Just Like You is a good song. Then there are a lot of bad songs on this album, And that really sucks because I really wanted to like this album. The problem is everything sounds honestly like every other radio rock song I've heard since Pearl Jam first made headway, so I really don't know what to make out of this album. Maybe if I made out with the case it would help. No, it really doesn't. So, its angsty and suffocatingly bad. And the cd case tastes like spaghetti. But that might just be me...
Thrice First Impressions2.5
Thrice Identity Crisis3.0
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance3.0
Thrice The Illusion of Safety3.5
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II3.5
Thrice Beggars3.5
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV4.0
Thrice Vheissu5.0
Thursday Waiting2.0
Thursday Five Stories Falling2.5
Thursday A City By the Light Divided2.5
Thursday Common Existence2.5
When this album is on it's the most mature and overall excellent stuff they've made (Last Call, As He Climbed the Dark Mountain, You Were the Cancer). Slightly progressive in nature and highly "experimental" when it comes to their sound, Common Existence doesn't fail at its attempts to evolve the band, for better or worse. However, most of the songs don't work well, as the acoustic/ambient droning of "Time's Arrow" or the attempt at making another At this Velocity in "Unintended Long Term Effects" prove. Another hit or miss Thursday record, Common Existence is undeniably their weakest overall effort yet, and its time for even the hardcore of Thursday fans to start questioning the amount of juice the band really has left.
Thursday War All the Time3.5
Thursday Full Collapse4.0
Thursday/Envy Thursday/Envy2.5
This highly awaited split lands to mixed opinions it seems. The Thursday side is highly "experimental" and pushes the electronic/atmospheric side of A City By the Light Divided to greater heights, but besides "An Absurd and Unrealistic Dream of Peace" the songs tend to get a bit full of themselves, with closer "Appeared and Was Gone" being the most pretentious thing Thursday have ever done.

The Envy side is as mixed of a bag, being solid in its own right but adding absolutely nothing to the cannon of Envy. They keep treading old waters, and its starting to become apparent that water is shallower than any of us wanted to admit. "Pure Birth and Loneliness" stands out but when it comes after the borefests that are "An Umbrella Fallen into Fiction" and "Isolation of a Light Source", it's hard to really care.

All in all, a disappointing release from both bands to an extent. Envy prove themselves to be almost irrelevant here, and Thursday despite their best effort still can't reach any sort of real high points. Better luck next time guys.
Tim McGraw Set This Circus Down2.5
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value3.0
Timbaland Timbaland Presents Shock Value II3.5
Time of Orchids Namesake Caution3.5
Titus Andronicus The Airing of Grievances3.0
Titus Andronicus Local Business3.0
I mean its another Titus Andronicus record. They sound a little different. And yet they still sound exactly the same. Fucking weird.
Titus Andronicus The Monitor3.3
Tom Jones 24 Hours4.0
I have no idea how Tom Jones has managed to keep his voice as strong today as it was over 40 years ago when he started, but however he has God bless him. "24 Hours" features Tom Jones having arguably the most fun he has ever had in his epic career, every song feeling like a blast of energy and nostalgia for a new generation of listeners. While it is heavily rooted in 60's and 70's pop and soul, there is a definite new age twist on it that makes it not feel dated. Cuts like "I'm Alive" and "Feels Like Music" are funky pop anthems, while "If He Should Ever Leave You" and "Never" are classic love tunes that we've just come to expect from Mr. Jones. A triumphant collection of new songs, "24 Hours" is just another affirmation that Tom Jones is still the sexiest voice in show business.
Tom Waits Mule Variations3.5
Tom Waits Orphans4.5
Never hearing more than one or two songs by him, Orphans and its vast scope introduced me to pretty much every aspect I could imagine about Mr. Waits. While Bastards may be the best disc, none of the three are below fantastic, and there isn?t a bad song of note on this sprawling album, while there are innumerable gems.
Tool Undertow2.0
Tool Lateralus3.0
Tool Aenima3.0
Tool 10,000 Days3.5
Tortoise Beacons of Ancestorship3.5
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse3.0
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me3.0
As awesome as this is, they have the potential to do so much more.
Touche Amore Is Survived By4.1
THIS IS PRETTY GOOD RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF TOUCHE AMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth Split3.0
Towers Full Circle3.0
Trap Them Darker Handcraft3.5
Trapt Someone in Control3.0
Trash Talk Trash Talk2.0
I just got reminded how lame and repetitive and boring this shitty album is. Listen to Plagues like 3 times if you are in the mood to listen to a Trash Talk LP, its better to pretend than actually do it.
Trash Talk Plagues3.5
Trinidad Jame$ Don't Be S.A.F.E.4.9
ill review Trinidad Jame$
Trivium The Crusade1.5
Trivium Ascendancy2.0
God those guitarists are orgasmic. In a way. I'll give them that they're incredibly skilled, but goddamn stop jacking your guitar off and compose a decent solo that require you to travel the distance of your fretboard 5 times (in 4 seconds). Mostly everything else is meh on this album, besides the vocals. Imagine even louder, less obnoxious, but even more horrifically destructive screaming than Atreyu. Thats where you'll find the screaming on this album to be. Just even worse.
Trivium Shogun2.0
Trivium go from being a wannabe thrash outfit back to a psuedo metalcore band, and improve on their last horrific outing by making a bad album that is at least listenable. Good riffs abound with little else to call "good" here.
Trophy Scars Alphabet Alphabets3.3
Trophy Scars Hospital Music4.0
Trophy Scars Bad Luck5.0
The most focused Trophy Scars outing yet (EP or otherwise), epic in scope yet smooth and incredibly listenable, "Bad Luck" shows the band treading into a slower groove, and creating more noteworthy "crescendos". While "Anna Lucia" is the most obvious standout, the trio of songs "Toronto", "Nola", and "Years so Much" (All six minutes plus) are excellent forays in odd song structures and musical and lyrcial tones. Straight off from "Bad Dreams" through "Good Luck", "Bad Luck" is the culmination of what one small punk band from Jersey can do with enough time and vision.rWhich is to say, a lot.
Trophy Scars Darkness, Oh Hell5.0
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead5.0
In the end though, all of that crazy orchestration and songwriting only serves to highlight
the simple elegance of Never Born, Never Dead. Regardless of what the story may be behind
the album, regardless of what instruments they use or how they put them together, or even
what they may have expressly meant to produce, Never Born, Never Dead succeeds because it
taps into some deeper meaning of what music can be: a sprawling, emotional, spiritual and
ambitious work that by not pretending to take itself seriously, becomes so much more honest
than 99% of music being put out today.
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants5.0
I can't claim to know anything about why Trophy Scars make the music they do. I want to say something cliche like "Trophy Scars set out to save rock music, and fucking blow that goal away" but in reality they probably just had a shitload of great ideas, recorded them all, and made an immaculate record. This is the culmination of what the band has been working towards since "Bad Luck", and it's goddamn fantastic. No qualms giving this a classic rating.
Troubled Medium CAN U FEEL IT???4.5
Btmi worship via Smith Street Band. this album is everything I want in a punk record. more please
Trvth Black Horse Plague3.7
Turisas Battle Metal3.5
TV on the Radio Dear Science4.0
For all the praise Bon Iver gets for being a simple, enjoyable listen, TV on the Radio accomplish all that while creating truly inspiring, eclectic, forward thinking music. Pretentious while not being pretentious; "Dear Science," is an indie album that combines itself with elements of hip hop, electronica and a good 'ol helping of soul to make it the ultimate vision of what the band has always done. Surprise of the year.
Twain Harte A Sunny Place for Shady People3.5
Tyler Brown The Hollows3.7
More good music to be coming out of nowhere but I am scared this will become another example of people overvaluing something pleasant and indie
Tyler the Creator Goblin2.5
Tyler the Creator Wolf3.0
every Tyler, the Creator album is immaculate and beautiful and more important than anything us shithead's will ever do with our lives
U2 No Line on the Horizon2.5
Ulver Shadows of the Sun4.0
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety1.5
So, underOATH used to be really, really, really bad. But before that, they were decent. This is when they were really, really, really bad. It sounds like a pop band trying to be really hardcore and impressive with their musicianship, but instead its faux-christian lyrics (by this point they had begun to shed them) and bland musicianship. Why the 1.5? Spencer is one of the most god awful vocalists I've ever heard. I honestly want to punch Hilary Duff in the mouth when I hear him scream, but since I don't know Hilary Duff, I just punch the picture of her I have in my room, but as theres a concrete wall behind it, my hand just starts to bleed and get infected and stuff...
Underoath Cries of the Past1.5
Underoath Act of Depression2.0
Underoath The Changing of Times2.5
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation3.5
It's interesting, no doubt, and filled with the most mature music underoath have made to date. The songs are all tight, compound pieces with very little fluff, and the new ideas all compliment the heavily "Define the Great Line" derived sound well. However, listenability has been lost in the evolution, and there is a distinct lack of the heavyness that made their last record so catchy and enjoyable.

Edit: Insert insulting remark to another user here!
Underoath Define the Great Line4.5
Underoath Disambiguation4.5
There is only one thing that matters here, and its going to keep all the old nancyboy underoath fans from appreciating this: HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS IS HEAVY
Unearth III: In the Eyes of Fire2.5
Unfathoms Da Lowd NOIZ Demo1.5
United Nations United Nations4.0
It's a joke/tribute album featuring some of the most ridiculous music written this year that purists are already starting to hate. However, the combination of Thursday's sound with a real "screamo" bent with some grind musicians being thrown into the mix is an immense one. Arguably the record of the year.
Usher Confessions3.5
Usurp Synapse Disinformation Fix4.0
Valencia Dancing With A Ghost1.0
Vali Skogslandskap4.6
Vampire Weekend Contra3.0
Vanilla Ice To the Extreme2.0
Various Artists Snakes On A Plane2.0
Various Artists (Punk) The Importance of Falling3.0
Velvet Revolver Libertad2.0
VERSA VersaEmerge3.5
VERSA Perceptions4.0
Vessels White Fields and Open Devices3.5
Warning Watching from a Distance4.5
Warpaint Warpaint3.5
Warrant Cherry Pie2.0
Washboard Leo Thomas Louisiana Bluegrass5.0
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt4.4
Weekend Nachos Worthless4.5
Weerd Science Friends and Nervous Breakdowns1.5
Weezer Make Believe1.0
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood2.5
Westlife World Of Our Own2.0
Wil Wagner Laika4.9
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Wilco Sky Blue Sky3.0
With Blood Comes Cleansing Horror2.0
Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary3.0
Wolfmother Wolfmother1.5
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade3.0
I don't know why people go crazy for Two Hunters or this. I guess when an american black metal band doesn't suck it must mean they are amazing.
Write This Down Write This Down2.5
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain3.0
Kind of like a band that is going to flame out in a year or two.
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)4.0
X Japan Art of Life3.0
X Japan Blue Blood4.0
Xiu Xiu Women As Lovers3.5
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?1.0
Yaphet Kotto We Bury Our Dead Alive3.0
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones2.0
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds4.0
Yes Close to the Edge3.5
Yes The Yes Album4.0
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans4.0
Yip-Yip Two Kings of the Same Kingdom3.5
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss4.0
Yngwie Malmsteen Trilogy3.0
Yo La Tengo Popular Songs3.0
Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass3.5
Yoko Ono Yes, I'm A Witch3.5
You and I The Curtain Falls4.0
You and I Discography4.0
Young Widows Old Wounds3.0
Yuka Tsujiyoko Paper Mario GMS (Disc 1 and 2)3.0
Yusef Lateef Eastern Sounds4.0
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here3.0
Zao All Else Failed (2003)3.5
Zebrahead Broadcast to the World2.0
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