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*shels Sea of the Dying Dhow4.0
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo4.5
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead The Century of Self3.0
18 Carat Affair Adventures in Schizophrenia3.5
2Pac Me Against the World3.5
311 Evolver2.0
311 From Chaos2.5
311 3113.0
311 Soundsystem3.0
311 Transistor3.0
311 Music3.5
311 Grassroots3.5
50 Cent Curtis2.5
50 Cent War Angel LP3.0
50 Cent Before I Self Destruct3.0
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'3.5
65daysofstatic The Fall of Math3.5
7 Days Of Funk 7 Days Of Funk4.0
9th Prince Prince Of New York1.5
Copy GZA's flow to a tee, the subdued production style of Pro Tools, then rap about dumb sh*t. Hey look, you're 9th Prince.
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step3.0
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms3.5
A Storm Of Light As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us...2.5
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory3.0
A/T/O/S A/T/O/S3.5
Ab-Soul Longterm Mentality2.5
I never realized how bad the beats on this record truly were until I listened to the marginally better Control System
Ab-Soul Control System3.2
Abel (NY) Make It Right4.0
Abstract Rude Rejuvenation2.5
Adebisi Shank This is the Album3.0
Aesop Rock None Shall Pass3.5
Aesop Rock Float3.5
Aesop Rock Skelethon3.5
not sure if i like this at all
Aesop Rock Labor Days4.0
Aesop Rock Daylight4.0
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues3.7
Agalloch The Mantle3.5
Agalloch Pale Folklore4.0
Air Love 23.0
Akron/Family Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free3.0
Alcest Ecailles De Lune3.5
Alexander Spit A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside3.5
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here3.0
Alice in Chains Dirt3.5
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue3.5
Alice Smith She2.5
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals2.5
All There All There3.0
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury3.0
Amanda Palmer Who Killed Amanda Palmer?3.5
Amen Dunes Love3.5
Amenra Mass V4.0
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs3.5
Amorphis Eclipse1.5
Amorphis The Karelian Isthmus3.0
Amorphis Elegy3.5
Amorphis Tales From the Thousand Lakes4.0
Amorphis Tuonela4.0
Amplifier The Octopus3.0
Amplifier Insider3.5
Amplifier Amplifier4.0
Amplifier The Astronaut Dismantles HAL4.0
Ana Kefr The Burial Tree (II)3.5
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow3.5
Corpses raping animals then fighting other reanimated corpses after being burned alive by fire rain and death angels. Destruction on a colossal scale.
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here2.5
Anathema Weather Systems2.5
Anberlin New Surrender3.5
Ancestors In Dreams And Time3.5
Anciients Heart Of Oak2.5
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself4.0
Andromeda Chimera2.0
Andromeda II=I2.5
Andromeda Extension of the Wish3.5
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra Take Off!3.5
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion3.0
Animal Kingdom The Looking Away3.5
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra Antibalas3.0
Antigua y Barbuda Try Future3.5
Antipop Consortium Fluorescent Black3.0
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See4.0
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom3.0
Armand Hammer Race Music3.5
like a kajillion times better than dour candy.
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation3.0
As Cities Burn Hell Or High Water2.5
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse2.0
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security2.5
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us3.0
As Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With You4.0
ASAP Rocky Live.Love.A$AP.3.5
ASAP Rocky LongLiveA$AP3.8
Asher Roth Asleep In The Bread Aisle1.5
Mario Kart, munchies, Madden, suburbs, Sublime-posturing, pre-pubescent socio-political musings… Asleep in the Bread Aisle has all the ingredients for anthemic frat-party bro-hop. Raised in the suburbs (the far-outlying suburbs to be precise) of Philadelphia, Asher Roth paints a picture one would expect from homogeneous experiences and a biblically allusive name. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, especially when delving into the metaphysical or even the mildly interesting. Even then, some artists excel at making light, care-free party music – see pre-808’s/ Louis Vitton Kanye for a good example. The thing is, Roth tries to do both here – but is by no means a renaissance man; instead, he recreates the very essence of Wonderbread through music.
Asobi Seksu Hush2.5
Asobi Seksu Citrus3.5
Astronautalis Pomegranate2.5
Astronautalis This Is Our Science3.5
Astronote Weapon Of The Future4.0
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command4.5
Atmosphere You Can't Imagine How Much Fun...2.5
Atmosphere To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy2.5
Atmosphere The Family Sign2.5
Atmosphere Seven's Travels3.0
Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons...3.0
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly3.5
Atmosphere Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs4.0
Atmosphere Overcast!4.0
Atomship The Crash of `473.5
Au4 ...And Down Goes The Sky3.5
Audiovent Dirty Sexy Knights in Paris2.5
August Burns Red Rescue and Restore2.0
August Burns Red finally succeed in regurgitating their sound into territory that is both boring and exactly the same as all o ftheir other records
August Burns Red Constellations3.5
Autre Ne Veut Anxiety4.3
Ava Luna Electric Balloon4.0
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet2.0
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil2.5
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.0
マクロスMACROSS 82-99 A Million Miles Away3.5
マクロスMACROSS 82-99 SAILORWAVE4.0
i give this a 4. kingsoby1 stamp of approval.
B-Real Smoke N Mirrors2.5
B. Dolan Fallen House Sunken City3.5
straight up hiphop and more entertaining than The Failure. probably as deep too. awesome beats.
B.o.B The Adventures Of Bobby Ray2.0
a few good tracks and a whole lotta shit.
Bad Rabbits American Love2.5
Bad Religion True North3.0
BADBADNOTGOOD BBNG24.0
what the f this is so good
Baptists Baptists3.0
Baptists Bushcraft3.5
Baroness Yellow and Green3.0
Baroness Red Album3.5
Baroness Blue Record3.5
Ok so I finally decided that this isn't as good as the Red Album. I don't know, maybe it's "more mainstream", but Blue Album nearly sheds all sense of identity developed on its forebear.
Barren Earth Curse of the Red River3.0
Barren Earth The Devil's Resolve3.5
Bat For Lashes Two Suns3.0
Baths Cerulean3.0
Baths Obsidian3.5
BATS Red In Tooth and Claw3.0
Battles Mirrored4.0
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone2.5
Beach Fossils Clash the Truth2.5
Beach House Bloom2.5
Beach House Teen Dream3.0
Beck Morning Phase2.5
Becoming The Archetype Dichotomy2.5
Believer Gabriel3.0
Ben Frost A U R O R A4.5
damn this is really good so far
Between the Buried and Me The Anatomy Of3.0
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus3.5
Between the Buried and Me Alaska3.5
Between the Buried and Me Colors4.0
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues4.0
chugga chugga doo doo bliddle bliddle brawrrrrr lalala
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect4.5
Beyonce Beyonce3.0
Bibio Mind Bokeh3.5
Big Boi Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors4.0
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot4.5
Big Boi may not be widely considered the star of Outkast, but his first ever (official) solo recording shines an unmistakeable spotlight nonetheless. Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty will by no means leave you pensive with overwhelming metaphysical conflicts post-listen, but be prepared to nod your head to some of the best southern hip-hop since, well, the last Outkast offering.
Big Business Mind the Drift2.0
Big Business Head for the Shallow4.0
Big K.R.I.T. 4Eva N A Day3.0
Big K.R.I.T. Live From The Underground3.0
Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T Wuz Here3.5
Big K.R.I.T. ReturnOf4eva3.5
Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous4.5
Bigg Jus Machines That Make Civilization Fun3.5
Bilal Airtight's Revenge4.0
Bilal A Love Surreal4.0
Bilal 1st Born Second4.5
Billy Woods Dour Candy2.5
yeah so Blockhead's beats are fucking terrible what the fuck this isnt even close to as good as history will absolve me

wow that was negative i'm sorry billy woods ur a good rapper
Billy Woods History Will Absolve Me4.0
This is the easiest 4/5 I've ever given. Billy Woods is so good lyrically it's ridiculous, and the beats are consistently great - somewhat glitchy, heavy electronic influence. Only downside is the seriously excessive length. Just plain impossible to focus on a 20 track record.
Binary Star Masters of the Universe4.0
Birds in Row You, Me, and the Violence4.0
Black Breath Sentenced To Life4.0
Black Host Life in the Sugar Candle Mines4.0
Black Kids Partie Traumatic1.0
Black Milk Popular Demand3.5
Black Milk Album Of The Year3.5
Black Milk Tronic4.0
Black Moon Enta Da Stage4.5
Black Mountain Black Mountain3.0
Black Mountain In the Future3.5
Black Star Black Star4.5
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow4.5
Blank Banshee Blank Banshee 04.0
Blank Banshee Blank Banshee 14.0
Blindside Silence3.5
Blood Ceremony The Eldritch Dark2.5
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe3.5
Blu No York!5.0
holy fuck how did i miss this
Blu and Exile Below the Heavens3.5
Blu and Mainframe Johnson and Jonson3.5
Blue Sky Black Death Late Night Cinema3.5
Blue Sky Black Death Jean Grae: The Evil Jeanius3.5
Blue Sky Black Death NOIR3.5
Blue Sky Black Death Razah's Ladder3.5
Blue Sky Black Death A Heap Of Broken Images4.0
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest4.0
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Beileid3.0
Boil aXiom2.0
Bombino Nomad3.0
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago4.0
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver4.5
Bonobo Black Sands3.0
Bonobo The North Borders3.5
Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun4.5
Boris New Album3.0
Brand New Daisy2.5
Brand New, Thrice, these names can do no wrong here, predictably. This is probably slightly above average, and all this ridiculous praise is just as unwarranted as that for Beggars.
Brand New Deja Entendu3.0
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me4.0
Breaking Benjamin Saturate1.0
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal2.0
Britney Spears Greatest Hits: My Prerogative3.0
Britney Spears Circus3.5
Broken Bells Broken Bells4.0
Best record of the year so far.
Brotha Lynch Hung Mannibalector2.5
Brother Ali Us2.5
Brother Ali The Undisputed Truth3.0
Brother Ali The Truth Is Here3.0
Brother Ali Shadows On The Sun3.5
Brother/Ghost Black Ice3.5
BT These Hopeful Machines3.5
This Binary Universe was not only a defining electronic record of 2006, but it may even be remembered centuries from now - and with good reason, as it far exceeded all expectations fans and colleagues alike had for Brian Transeau (aka "BT"). Mastered in 5.1 surround sound, it was a sprawling, cross-genre piece of epic proportions - jazz, downbeat, house, ambient, and even classical-bent soundtrack influence, it was all there. This alone is the primary detractor from These Hopeful Machines. It's not that BT fails in any sense of the word - quite the contrary actually. His latest machination is bound to have lasting appeal on top of the electronic charts, in the clubs, and all over the globe in places where people actually care about their house music.rRecommended Tracks:r"Suddenly"r"The Emergency"r"Rose of Jericho"r"Love Can Kill You"r"Le Nocturne De Lumiere"
BT This Binary Universe4.0
Buke and Gase General Dome4.0
Burial Untrue3.0
Buried Inside Spoils Of Failure3.5
Burst Lazarus Bird3.0
Burst Origo4.0
Busta Rhymes Back On My B.S.2.0
Cage I Never Knew You2.0
Cage Depart From Me2.5
this is what it would sound like if cage performed the Queen of the Damned soundtrack.raaliyah RIP
Cage Kill the Architect3.0
Cage Hell's Winter4.0
Cakes Da Killa The Eulogy3.0
Callenish Circle Pitch.Black.Effects2.0
Cam'ron Crime Pays3.0
Cam'ron Purple Haze3.5
Camel Mirage4.5
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career3.0
Cannibal Ox Gotham3.0
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein5.0
Carcass Surgical Steel4.0
Caribou Swim2.5
Cars & Trains The Roots, The Leaves3.0
Cars AND Trains...
Cassie RockaByeBaby3.0
Cassie Cassie3.5
Cave In Beyond Hypothermia3.0
Cave In Until Your Heart Stops3.5
Cave In Perfect Pitch Black3.5
Cave In Creative Eclipses3.5
Cave In Tides of Tomorrow 3.5
Cave In White Silence3.5
Cave In Antenna4.0
Cave In Planets of Old 4.0
Cave In Jupiter5.0
Celph Titled and Buckwild Nineteen Ninety Now2.0
Ceschi The One Man Band Broke Up3.0
Chance The Rapper Acid Rap2.0
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus3.5
Charles Mingus Blues & Roots3.5
Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods3.5
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus4.0
Charles Mingus The Clown4.0
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um4.5
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady5.0
Chevelle Wonder What's Next3.0
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes3.0
Child Actor Victory4.2
missed this last year. top notch dream/ psychedelic pop
Choking Victim No Gods, No Managers4.0
Chromatics Kill For Love3.5
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise2.5
Circa Survive On Letting Go3.0
Circa Survive Juturna3.5
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo3.5
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One4.0
Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape3.5
Clipping Midcity3.5
this is way better than death grips
Clipping CLPPNG4.5
this is incredible wowowowow

holy shit how can you not like this
Clipse Til the Casket Drops3.0
Easily the worst Clipse record as a whole. Some cool single-quality tracks here and there, but so many cases where either the vocal component or production side is spot on - and not at the same time, unfortunately.

This isn't even close to the level of HHNF.
Clipse Lord Willin'4.0
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury4.5
Closure in Moscow First Temple3.0
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory4.0
cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD4.0
Coalesce OX3.5
Coalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening4.0
Cobalt Gin4.0
Code Orange Love Is Love // Return To Dust3.0
Codeine Frigid Stars5.0
Codeine The White Birch5.0
where has this record been all my life
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade3.0
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow3.0
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 33.2
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness3.5
Common Universal Mind Control1.5
Common Finding Forever2.0
Common The Dreamer/The Believer2.5
Common Electric Circus3.0
Common Resurrection3.0
Common Be3.5
Common Like Water for Chocolate3.5
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense3.5
Common Market Tobacco Road3.0
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus5.0
Converge No Heroes3.0
Converge Axe to Fall3.5
There are some really solid tunes here, but unfortunately way too much filler. Sorry dudes.rBetter than No More Heroes for sure and a step in the right direction.
Converge Jane Doe4.5
Crash of Rhinos Distal3.5
Creed Weathered2.0
Creed Human Clay3.0
Creed My Own Prison3.5
Crooked I Mr. Pig Face Weapon Waist3.5
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here4.0
Cult of Luna Salvation4.0
CunninLynguists Strange Journey Volume Two2.5
CunninLynguists Will Rap For Food3.0
CunninLynguists Strange Journey Volume One3.0
CunninLynguists Dirty Acres3.5
CunninLynguists Southernunderground3.5
CunninLynguists Oneirology3.5
I keep trying to see what everyone else sees in this, but can't. Sure, Kno's beats are probably his best since Dirty Acres, but he doesn't really do anything that hasn't been done in the past 10 years. That said, this is a solid record; every track is indeed listenable. If you like this, try out A Piece of Strange... far and away their best.
CunninLynguists A Piece Of Strange4.0
Curren$y Covert Coup3.0
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen3.0
Cymbals (UK) The Age of Fracture3.0
Cynic Traced in Air3.5
Cynic Focus4.0
Cyrus Malachi Ancient Future3.0
Czarface Czarface3.0
D'Angelo Brown Sugar3.5
D'Angelo Voodoo5.0
d'Eon LP3.5
Daft Punk Random Access Memories2.5
Dalek Abandoned Language3.5
Dalek Absence3.5
Dalek Deadverse Massive Vol. 1: Dälek Rarities 1999-20063.5
Dan Deacon Bromst3.5
Dan Deacon America3.5
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Dark Night of the Soul4.0
further emphasizes you must kill yourself to earn indie cred.
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?2.5
Danny Brown The Hybrid3.5
Danny Brown Old3.5
Danny Brown XXX4.0
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel4.5
going to be hard to beat this for aoty.
Dark Time Sunshine ANX4.5
Continues to establish 2012 as the best year for hip-hop in over a decade
Darkstar (UK) News From Nowhere3.7
Das Racist Relax3.5
Daughters Daughters4.0
Dave Weckl Band Synergy4.5
David Bowie Low4.5
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...5.0
Dawn Richard Goldenheart3.0
De La Soul Are You In?3.5
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising4.0
De La Soul Stakes Is High4.0
De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead 4.5
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables4.0
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning3.0
Deafheaven Roads to Judah3.5
Deafheaven Sunbather4.5
Dean Blunt The Redeemer5.0
Death Symbolic4.5
Death Grips The Money Store2.0
rmakes me think of the pitchfork jet review:rhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gbwjfe5BbGc
Death Grips Exmilitary2.5
Deathspell Omega Drought4.0
Deathspell Omega Paracletus5.0
Decapitated Winds of Creation4.0
Deep Puddle Dynamics The Taste of Rain...Why Kneel4.5
Deerhunter Microcastle3.0
An interesting exercise in atmospheric indie-rock, Deerhunter attempts to maintain a creative focus on Microcastle. At times they are truly genuine, yet this also seems to conceal the simplistic nature of their compositions. While not glaringly obvious, Deerhunter would be better for maturation of a creative process. Make no mistake, there is potential for greatness here; it only needs proper channeling.
Deftones Deftones3.5
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist4.0
Deftones Diamond Eyes4.0
Deftones White Pony4.5
Deftones Adrenaline4.5
Deftones Koi No Yokan4.5
Once upon a time there was a man who as a child had heard that beautiful story of how God tempted Abraham and of how Abraham withstood the temptation, kept the faith, and, contrary to expectation, got a son a second time. When he grew older, he read the same story with even greater admiration, for life had fractured what had been united in the pious simplicity of the child. The older he became, the more often his thoughts turned to that story; his enthusiasm for it became greater and greater, and yet he could understand the story less and less. Finally, he forgot every thing else because of it; his soul had but one wish, to see Abraham, but one longing, to have witnessed that event. His craving was not to see the beautiful regions of the East, not the earthly glory of the promised land, not that God-fearing couple whose old age God had blessed, not the venerable figure of the aged patriarch, not the vigorous adolescence God bestowed upon Isaac-the same thing could just as well have occurred on a barren heath. His craving was to go along on the three-day journey when Abraham rode with sorrow before him and Isaac beside him. His wish was to be present in that hour when Abraham raised his eyes and saw Mount Moriah in the distance, the hour when he left the asses behind and went up the mountain alone with Isaac- for what occupied him was not the beautiful tapestry of imagination but the shudder of the idea.
Deftones Around the Fur5.0
Del tha Funkee Homosapien Eleventh Hour2.0
Del tha Funkee Homosapien Funk Man (The Stimulus Package)3.0
Del tha Funkee Homosapien Both Sides of the Brain4.0
Dela Changes of Atmosphere3.5
Deltron 3030 Deltron 30305.0
Denali The Instinct3.5
Denitia and Sene His and Hers.3.0
Denzel Curry Nostalgic 644.5
Depeche Mode Speak And Spell1.5
Depeche Mode Exciter2.0
Depeche Mode Ultra2.5
Depeche Mode Playing The Angel3.5
Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion3.5
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses4.0
Depeche Mode Black Celebration4.0
Depeche Mode Violator5.0
Dessa A Badly Broken Code2.0
hello hubert cumberdale you taste like sunshine.
this is f*cking terrible tbh.
Devin Townsend Physicist3.0
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient3.0
Devin Townsend Infinity3.5
Devin Townsend Terria4.0
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech4.5
Devin Townsend Project Ki3.0
Devin Townsend Project Addicted4.0
Diablo Swing Orchestra Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious1.0
Digable Planets Blowout Comb4.0
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)4.5
Digital Daggers The Devil Within2.5
DIIV Oshin3.0
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca4.0
Right now, this is the best album of the year. Almost every tune is crafted precisely and beautifully. Excellent musicians, interesting lyrics, and my girlfriend likes this. Any album my girlfriend likes is usually the next internet indie smash hit.
Disillusion Back To Times Of Splendor4.0
DJ Food The Search Engine3.0
DJ Muggs Vs GZA Grandmasters3.5
Dj Muggs Vs. Ill Bill Kill Devil Hills3.5
DJ Rashad Double Cup3.0
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....4.5
DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues3.5
Doe Eye T E L E V I S I O N4.5
wow

edit: alex beebe totally wrong
Dog Fashion Disco Committed to a Bright Future3.5
Dog Fashion Disco Anarchists of Good Taste3.5
Dog Fashion Disco Adultery5.0
Doldrums Lesser Evil3.5
Doomtree Doomtree3.0
Doomtree No Kings3.0
Downfall of Gaia Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes3.0
Downliners Sekt Silent Ascent3.0
Dr. Dre 20014.0
Dr. Dre The Chronic4.5
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst4.5
Drake Take Care3.0
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos2.0
Dream Theater Train of Thought2.5
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite2.5
Dream Theater Images and Words3.0
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons3.0
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity3.0
Dream Theater Octavarium3.0
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings3.0
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence3.5
Dream Theater Awake3.5
Dream Theater Live Scenes From New York4.0
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory4.5
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy2.0
how do you fall this far from releasing a record like el cielo? what a sad day
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion3.0
It's like if they tried to be even more poppy/mainstream than CWA, but reverted back to the epic-come-concept ideas of El Cielo. If you're a dredg fan, you'll like this. If you're a butt rock fan, you might like this. Overall, I'm really surprised; their new tracks sucked so bad live (cough Ireland cough), but in the context of the album, they work so much better.
dredg Catch Without Arms3.5
dredg Leitmotif4.5
dredg El Cielo5.0
DRGN KING Paragraph Nights2.5
Ducktails The Flower Lane2.7
Ducktails Landscapes3.5
Ducktails Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics3.5
Ducktails Ducktails4.0
Dutch E Germ IN.RAK.DUST4.0
Dynospectrum Dynospectrum3.5
Dyzlectic Octo The Epee4.0
excellent rapping and solid production for the early 2000s. v solid.
Earl Sweatshirt Doris3.0
Earl Sweatshirt EARL3.5
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II3.0
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull3.5
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I 3.5
East of the Wall The Apologist4.0
El Da Sensei & The Returners GT2: Nu World3.0
El-Creepo! El-Creepo!4.0
El-P Weareallgoingtoburninhell Megamix3.0
El-P Collecting The Kid3.5
El-P Weareallgoingtoburninhell Megamixx 23.5
Awesome material from El-P as usual... One of the main highlights here is the last track, beginning with a unique El-P reinterpretation of Jay-Z's "99 Problems" and segueing into a nearly industrial remix of The Mars Volta's "The Widow". This mixtape is available for free from defjux.
El-P Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx34.0
El-P High Water4.0
El-P Fantastic Damage5.0
Perhaps one of the most overlooked founding fathers of 21st century progressive hip-hop, Jaime Meline's Fantastic Damage is the follow-up to the revered Company Flow classic, Funcrusher Plus. Most notably, the 2002 release acts as a bridge between his hard working, NYC underground roots and his evolution into a successful producer and entrepreneur/owner/CEO of label Definitive Jux. While the chemistry of CoFlow is missed (while label Rawkus is not), El-Ps solo debut is at least as important - a 70-minute exploration in socio-political paranoia.
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead5.0
El-P Cancer 4 Cure5.0
Elbow The Take Off And Landing Of Everything2.5
Eleanor Friedberger Personal Record2.5
Electric President The Violent Blue3.5
Electric Wire Hustle Electric Wire Hustle5.0
Eligh Grey Crow3.5
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill4.5
Elzhi The Preface4.0
Emancipator Dusk to Dawn2.5
Emancipator Safe In The Steep Cliffs3.0
Emika DVA3.0
Eminem Encore2.5
Eminem The Eminem Show3.0
Eminem Relapse3.0
Eminem Infinite3.5
Eminem Recovery4.0
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP4.5
Eminem The Slim Shady LP4.5
Enemies Embark Embrace2.5
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini4.0
Entropia (PL) Vesper4.0
EPMD Out of Business2.5
EPMD Back in Business3.0
EPMD Unfinished Business3.5
EPMD Business as Usual3.5
EPMD Business Never Personal3.5
EPMD We Mean Business3.5
EPMD Strictly Business4.0
Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch4.0
Ernie Watts Classic Moods2.5
Ernie Watts Unity3.0
Ernie Watts Reaching Up4.0
Ernie Watts To The Point4.0
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Pt. 1 (4th World War)4.0
Esham KKKill the Fetus2.5
Estradasphere Quadropus3.5
Estradasphere Palace Of Mirrors4.0
Evergreen Terrace Wolfbiker2.5
Every Time I Die Ex Lives3.5
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo Tree of Tongues3.0
not as good as the last record. kind of a poor man's screamo deftones
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo I Have Made My Bed in Darkness3.5
Expire Pendulum Swings2.5
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence3.0
Explosions in the Sky The Rescue3.0
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place3.5
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...3.5
Eyedea & Abilities By the Throat2.8
Eyedea & Abilities First Born3.0
Eyedea & Abilities E&A3.5
Failure Comfort3.0
Failure Magnified4.5
Failure Fantastic Planet5.0
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly...4.0
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors4.0
Faith No More Album of the Year3.0
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime3.5
Faith No More The Real Thing3.5
Faith No More Angel Dust5.0
Fall City Fall Victus2.0
Fantomas Delirium Cordia2.0
Fantomas Suspended Animation3.0
Fantomas Fantomas3.5
Fantomas The Director's Cut4.5
Fat Freddy's Drop Blackbird3.5
Fates Warning FWX2.0
Fates Warning Parallels4.0
Fatima Yellow Memories3.0
Fatima Al Qadiri Asiatisch3.0
Felt A Tribute to Christina Ricci2.5
Felt Felt 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet3.0
Felt Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez3.5
To any of my regular readers, it's probably no secret that I despise Slug (of overrated Atmosphere fame) almost as much as I do Murs (of also overrated, 9th Wonder-produced 3:16 fame). And with that, I had a real bias going into listening to a record produced entirely by an emcee instrumental in my hip-hop development. Like any aspiring backpacking blogger-come-critic, Aesop Rock was one of my first forays into progressively produced and lyrically existential hip-hop. But while my days as a purely conscious-bent subject matter proponent are over, a sentimentality still lingers over my time spent with Aes. When I saw he would be responsible for the production on Felt's third installment, A Tribute to Rosie Perez, I was excited and apprehensive simultaneously.
Finale A Pipe Dream and a Promise4.0
Finger Eleven Them vs. You vs. Me2.0
Finger Eleven Finger Eleven3.0
Finger Eleven Tip3.5
Finger Eleven The Greyest of Blue Skies4.0
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...2.5
Fire! Orchestra Exit!4.4
First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar3.0
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes3.5
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues4.0
Fliptrix Third Eye of the Storm3.0
Flobots Fight With Tools1.0
Flobots Survival Story1.0
LOL
Flying Colors Flying Colors2.0
Flying Lotus Los Angeles4.0
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma4.0
Flying Lotus 19834.5
Foals Holy Fire3.0
Foo Fighters Wasting Light4.0
Forest Swords Engravings4.0
Fort Minor The Rising Tied3.0
Four Tet There is Love in You2.5
Francis Harris Minutes of Sleep4.0
Frank Ocean Nostalgia, Ultra3.5
Frank Ocean Channel Orange4.0
Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me4.0
Frank Sinatra In The Wee Small Hours5.0
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand1.5
Freddie Gibbs ESGN3.5
solid record, but way too many tracks. cat needs to be more picky about what he puts his name on
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Pinata4.0
Freeway & Jake One The Stimulus Package3.0
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse3.0
From Ashes Rise Nightmares4.0
Frustrator Anther3.5
Full Devil Jacket Full Devil Jacket2.5
fun. Some Nights3.5
Funeral for a Friend Memory and Humanity2.0
Funkadelic Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow4.5
Funkadelic Maggot Brain5.0
Future of the Left The Plot Against Common Sense2.5
G-Side The One...Cohesive2.5
G-Side Huntsville International3.0
G-Side Starshipz and Rocketz3.5
Galaxie 500 On Fire3.0
Gallows Grey Britain3.5
Game The R.E.D. Album2.5
Game LAX3.0
Game The Documentary3.5
Game Jesus Piece3.5
Gangrene Vodka & Ayahuasca2.5
Gangrene Gutter Water3.0
Gaza He Is Never Coming Back3.0
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering3.5
Gazpacho March of Ghosts3.5
Gazpacho Night4.0
Georgia Anne Muldrow Kings Ballad3.0
Georgia Anne Muldrow Umsindo4.0
Georgia Anne Muldrow Seeds4.0
Madlib is awesome 100% of the time, it only matters to what degree of awesome. And this is probably one of his lower awesome levels unfortunately... which still equates to Muldrow's finest (tied with Umsindo). This time around, Muldrow does a great job condensing her LP - where Umsindo had eleventy billion songs, Seeds takes 11 songs and puts them into a nice, continuous package. Interestingly enough, I find myself missing Muldrow's production - while similar to the Beat Konducta, it is a bit less Fantastic Planet if that makes any sense. Madlib really does a great job emulating 70's funk, and in classic fashion shines a spotlight on Muldrow's performance. But this is the main detractor to Seeds; her preachy, blunted out philosophy takes center stage when it likely shouldn't. Georgia Anne Muldrow is easily one of the most talented musicians around today and is definitely due for a classic one of these days. Seeds isn't it, but is a great record that shows she hasn't yet lost focus since Umsindo.
GETEYE Above the Clouds3.5
Ghostface Killah The Big Doe Rehab3.0
Ghostface Killah Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City3.0
Tony Starks likes two things, or so it seems according to the subject matter of his rhymes: bitches and blow. Abandoning the latter for a whole record (seriously), he dedicates his trademark crazed flow entirely to the fairer sex with mixed results. Not completely a club-oriented record, The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City dons a multi-faceted mantle of sentimentality, jealousy, and sorrow; this emotional gamut really doesn't click in certain situations (namely the off-target affair that is "Baby"), but there are some incredibly catchy moments here. When the record was initially announced as Ghostface's foray into R&B, it was greeted with disdain and an overall air of negativity - and while fears of 90s radio-soul surmounted, this reaction is largely unwarranted with modern production standards and a collection of excellent featured vocalists. "Not Your Average Girl" and "Do Over" kick things off brilliantly with catchy hooks from Shareefa and Raheem DeVaughn, respectively. Quickly setting Ghost's intended tone amidst updated, soul-laden beats, this one-two punch unfortunately sets the bar quite high for the remainder. Follow-up "Baby" was seemingly written for an audience of peers and not a younger crowd with sappy generalizations for parents to be. As is typical of Mr. Starks, each and every track is mired in the misogynist musings of a man that loves "running trains" and "threesomes every other weekend"; "Stapleton Sex" runs these assertions to a head in what could possibly be a recording of the Wizard actually fornicating. TMI Ghostface, TMI.

Ghostdeini is at his absolute best on the more modern iterations on the radio soul/rap formula, especially on the John Legend assisted "Let's Stop Playing" and a killer trio of album closers. The crooning tenor of Lloyd over a clinic on funk in "Goner" stands out with a particularly absorbing chorus; as a good measuring stick, many ladies in this household have been caught recently with their heads bobbing. Interestingly enough, the two closing bonus tracks are some of the best - Ne-yo and Kanye collabo "Back Like That" may be familiar to some, and the heavily dynamic, autotune-tastic "She's a Killah" brings a unique spin to your typical club tune.

While difficult to expect another killer Wu joint immediately following the brilliant Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II, The Wizard of Poetry is definitely enjoyable even if it is sporadic in its appeal. It's hard not to inflate the rating of a record with some truly incredible joints, yet it's difficult to ignore the two-thirds filler combined with Ghostface's least complicated rhymes in years. Nice try Tony, but let's shoot for a Supreme Clientele II next time around.
Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids3.5
Ghostface Killah Fishscale4.0
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die4.3
Twelve Reasons To Die is essentially the audible recording of reasons to die, in all of their beauty and rage, and one could not ask for anything more.
Ghostface Killah Ironman4.5
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele4.5
Giles Corey Giles Corey3.5
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost3.5
Glassjaw El Mark3.5
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...4.0
Glassjaw Coloring Book4.0
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute4.5
Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple2.0
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere2.5
God Is An Astronaut God Is an Astronaut3.0
God Is An Astronaut Age of the Fifth Sun3.0
God Is An Astronaut The End of the Beginning3.5
God Is An Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright4.0
God Is An Astronaut Far from Refuge4.0
Godsticks The Envisage Conundrum2.5
Gojira The Link3.0
Gojira The Way of All Flesh3.0
Gojira From Mars to Sirius3.5
Goldfinger Hang-ups3.5
Goldfinger Stomping Ground3.5
Gordian Knot Emergent3.0
Gordian Knot Gordian Knot3.5
Gorguts Considered Dead4.0
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity4.5
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate4.5
Gorguts Colored Sands4.7
Gorguts Obscura5.0
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World4.0
Grails Deep Politics3.0
Grails Doomsdayer's Holiday3.5
Grand Magus The Hunt3.0
Grayceon Pearl & The End of Days3.5
Green City Brand New Money1.5
This isn't the absolute worst album ever; there are maybe 20 albums below this benchmark on the craptacular scale. Mixing equal parts southern cliches and mainstream hiphop yields Green City. All of the lyrics are contrived and sound as if they looked up "gangster" (yes, with the "er") on wikipedia and copied what they saw. Even then, half of the lyrics don't even make sense. The beats are digustingly repetitive, redefining the term unimaginative, and include plenty of high BPM closed-hi-hat passages typical of the genre. Stay away from this album; it's horrible, and the .5 extra points above 1.0 are only given for Scarface's introduction. Speaking of Scarface, he should be quite ashamed to associate his name with presenting this record.

A more in depth review to come, just using this as a forum for my thoughts at work.
Grieves Together/Apart2.5
Together/Apart is a manifestation of Rhymesayers Entertainment's marketing department and their seemingly neverending quest to homogenize hip-hop. Their understanding of the 20-something white male psyche is unrivaled in this industry. It is unfortunate; Grieves has the makings of a multi-dimensional vocalist with a pleasant voice and something of substance to say with it. There aren't technically complex mult-syllabics to be had here, just pure introspection. "On The Rocks" hearkens backs to previous releases and almost recalls what could have been amidst a catcy hook and Budo's (previously) typical electro-funk.

But Grieves presses forward almost too awkwardly with a poorly executed spoken word vibe-come-Brother Ali posturing/preaching made more obvious by their phoned in duet on "Tragic". The production suffers more, taking [mis]cues from nearly every Rhymesayers Entertainment release over the past 5 years. Most of the tracks emulate what could be B-Sides of a post-Lemons Ant, doing nothing so groundbreaking as regurgitating mid-90's soul. Budo was never an incredible producer in the past, but did just enough to shine a spotlight on Grieves' strong personal narrative. It is in that regard that Together/Apart reeks of compromise and mimicry.
Grieves 88 Keys & Counting3.0
Grieves The Confessions Of Mr. Modest3.0
Grimes Visions3.0
Gris A lame Enflammee, lame Constellee3.0
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest3.5
Gucci Mane The State vs. Radric Davis3.5
Gucci Mane And Rich Homie Quan Trust God Fuck 123.5
Guilty Simpson O.J. Simpson4.0
Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto5.0
Gutta Heads Will Roll2.5
Gym Class Heroes The Quilt2.5
GZA Pro Tools3.0
GZA Legend of the Liquid Sword3.5
GZA Beneath the Surface3.5
GZA Liquid Swords4.5
Half Moon Run Dark Eyes3.5
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller2.5
Handwrist All flesh is grass...3.0
Harm's Way Blinded2.5
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness4.5
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know3.5
Pretty good for a bunch of really old people. Not that old folks can't rock; I'm just surprised. Dio still sounds like Dio, and Sabbath is still Sabbath... but this is more novelty for me than anything.
Heaven Shall Burn Veto3.5
Heems Nehru Jackets3.5
Heiress Early Frost3.5
Heltah Skeltah D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team)2.5
Basically, everyone is gay except Sean Price.

Seriously, sexism, homophobia, and a ton of other gangsta cliches galore... this is pretty unnecessary in 2008. Regardless, Jesus Price rocks the mic, and the beats are cool at times (less often than they should be). Roc is really just a bad rapper.
Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal4.0
Hiatus Kaiyote Tawk Tomahawk4.5
whoa cant believe i missed this
High on Fire Blessed Black Wings4.0
High on Fire Death Is This Communion4.0
High on Fire Snakes For The Divine4.0
Highasakite Silent Treatment3.5
His Hero Is Gone Fifteen Counts of Arson4.5
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs1.0
Holy Other Held3.0
Hop Along Get Disowned3.0
Hot Water Music Exister3.0
House Of Heroes Cold Hard Want3.0
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion2.5
How to Dress Well Total Loss4.5
How to Dress Well Love Remains5.0
HTRK Psychic 9-5 Club2.5
Hum Downward Is Heavenward4.5
Hum You'd Prefer an Astronaut4.5
Hurt Goodbye To The Machine1.5
Ice Cube Raw Footage3.0
The only thing that keeps this album above average are Ice Cube's pyroclastic flows, obviously. On a more serious note, although his anti-ghetto preachiness does become frustrating at times... Ice Cube remains a bastion of lyrical honor in the hip hop game. The beats are very average, but his flow makes up for that.
Most likely reviewing this soon.
Idir Idir3.8
If These Trees Could Talk Above the Earth, Below the Sky3.0
Ill Bill The Hour of Reprisal3.5
IMAKEMADBEATS IMAKEMADBEATS3.0
Immolation Majesty and Decay3.0
Immortal Technique The 3rd World2.5
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 13.0
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 23.5
In Every Breath Distrust1.5
In Mourning The Weight of Oceans2.5
In Pieces Lions Write History4.0
In Vain Mantra2.5
Inc. No World2.7
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...1.5
Incubus Fungus Amongus2.5
Incubus When Incubus Attacks, Vol. 12.5
Incubus Light Grenades2.5
Incubus Enjoy Incubus3.0
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.3.5
Incubus Make Yourself4.0
Incubus Morning View4.5
Indian Handcrafts Civil Disobedience For Losers2.5
Inferi The Path of Apotheosis3.0
Inga Copeland and Dean Blunt Black Is Beautiful2.0
Insane Clown Posse Carnival of Carnage1.0
Insane Clown Posse Ringmaster1.0
Insane Clown Posse The Mighty Death Pop!1.0
Insane Clown Posse The Great Milenko1.5
Insane Clown Posse The Amazing Jeckel Brothers1.5
Insane Clown Posse Bizaar1.5
Insane Clown Posse The Wraith: Hell's Pit2.0
Insane Clown Posse Riddle Box2.5
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights1.5
Intestine Baalism Ultimate Instinct4.5
Into Eternity The Scattering of Ashes2.5
Into Eternity Buried in Oblivion3.5
Intronaut Void3.0
Iron Braydz Devil May Cry3.5
Iron Lung White Glove Test3.5
Iron Lung Sexless //No Sex4.0
Iron Maiden Dance of Death3.5
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death3.5
Iron Maiden Brave New World4.5
Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo3.0
Isis In the Absence of Truth3.5
Isis The Red Sea4.0
Isis Wavering Radiant4.0
Isis Oceanic4.5
Isis Celestial4.5
Isis Panopticon5.0
Isis and Aereogramme In The Fishtank 144.0
Island Orakel4.0
Islander Violence and Destruction2.0
J Dilla Ruff Draft3.5
J Dilla Jay Stay Paid3.5
J Dilla Welcome 2 Detroit3.5
J Dilla The Shining4.0
J Dilla Dillanthology4.0
J Dilla Donuts4.5
J. Cole Born Sinner2.5
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story3.0
J. Cole The Warm Up3.5
Jack White Blunderbuss3.0
Jaga Jazzist The Stix3.0
Jake One White Van Music3.5
Probably one of the most overlooked releases this year, Jake One tears it up on White Van Music and is easily one of the best producers in hip hop today. With an all star guest list, more than half the tracks (of a 20+ track release) are bangers. While not a progressive production genius, he is a brilliant composer, and Rhymesayers made a great move by putting this on their label.
James Blake James Blake3.0
James Blake Overgrown4.6
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid3.5
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady4.1
i reviewed this, hark: http://www.byvolume.co.uk/janelle-monae%E2%80%8E-the-electric-lady/
Janelle Monae Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase4.5
Japandroids Post-Nothing3.0
Jay Rock Follow Me Home3.5
Jay-Z Kingdom Come2.5
Jay-Z The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse2.5
Jay-Z The Blueprint 33.0
Not even as cool as American Gangster, let alone the original Blueprint
Jay-Z American Gangster3.5
Jay-Z The Blueprint4.0
Jay-Z The Black Album4.5
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt4.5
Jaylib Champion Sound4.0
Jedi Mind Tricks A History of Violence2.0
Jedi Mind Tricks Visions of Gandhi2.5
Jedi Mind Tricks Legacy of Blood3.0
Jedi Mind Tricks Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell3.0
Jedi Mind Tricks Violent By Design3.5
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky3.0
Jenny Hval Viscera3.5
Jeremiah Jae Raw Money Raps4.0
very influenced by blu's no york!... kind of like what shabazz palaces would sound like if they didn't suck :]

this is growing on me, might 4 it
Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd RawHyde Mixtape3.5
Jeremih Late Nights With Jeremih3.5
Jerry Cantrell Boggy Depot3.0
Jerry Cantrell Degradation Trip3.5
Jerusalem in my Heart Mo7it Al-Mo7it4.5
wow this record is incredible !! ! ! r
Jessie Ware Devotion3.5
Jessy Lanza Pull My Hair Back4.0
JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs4.0
JMSN †Priscilla†3.5
JMSN †Pllajë†4.0
Joey Bada$$ 19993.0
kid is very talented with much potential. excited to hear an LP with beats from 2012, not 1999
John Coltrane A Love Supreme5.0
John Legend Evolver2.5
John Legend Love in the Future3.5
John Robinson Who Is This Man?2.5
Dear John Robinson, stop imitating Nas.

Dear MF Doom, release a new album already.

Seriously, this comes off as a phoned-in waste of time on Doom's part... thoroughly decent, but never excellent. Dude needs to stop sending impersonators to shows and pick up the mic.
John Zorn Astronome3.0
John Zorn Moonchild3.5
I highly reccommend this to any fan of Mike Patton or John Zorn... the premise is that Zorn wrote this for Patton and a couple others (Trevor Dunn is on bass I think). There are no lyrics; it is nearly a more structured Fantomas.
John Zorn Six Litanies for Heliogabalus3.5
John Zorn The Crucible3.5
Jon Hopkins Immunity4.3
Jubala Jubala3.0
Juicy J Stay Trippy4.0
Julia Holter Loud City Song5.0
Jurassic 5 Feedback2.0
Jurassic 5 Quality Control2.5
Jurassic 5 Power in Numbers3.0
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2 of 22.0
piece of shit garbage betrayal of a sequel.
Justin Timberlake Justified3.0
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds4.0
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience5.0
K Sera Collisions and Near Misses3.2
K'naan The Dusty Foot Philosopher3.0
K-X-P II3.0
Kamelot The Fourth Legacy4.0
Kamelot The Black Halo4.5
Kangding Ray Solens Arc4.0
Kanye West Graduation3.0
Kanye West Yeezus3.3
Pretty good but simultaneously stupid. Posted a review over here: http://www.byvolume.co.uk/kanye-west-yeezus/
Kanye West Late Registration3.5
Kanye West The College Dropout3.5
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak3.5
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy4.3
Karnivool Sound Awake3.0
Karnivool Themata3.5
Karriem Riggins Alone Together4.0
Kashiwa Daisuke 5 Dec.2.5
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I4.0
Kendrick Lamar Section.803.7
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city3.8
i dont know guys. it's really tight, but not too much memorable stuff here for me. i think he has potential, just needs better beats. im not really digging this whole TDE scene from the production perspective. i feel like i heard all of these records already somewhere...
Kenna New Sacred Cow4.0
Keri Hilson In A Perfect World...2.0
Kevin Rudolf In The City1.5
Terribly generic dance rock. I don't know how this album has anything to do with being "In The City", except that it has Nas and Weezy on it. Don't even bother.
Keyshia Cole The Way It Is3.5
Keyshia Cole Just Like You4.0
Khoma The Second Wave3.0
KiD CuDi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager2.5
KiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day3.0
KiD CuDi A KiD Named CuDi3.5
KiD CuDi Indicud3.5
not sure how you could dislike this at all really experimental
Kid Dynamite Kid Dynamite3.5
Kidcrash Jokes4.0
Kidz in the Hall The In Crowd3.0
Killah Priest The Psychic World of Walter Reed3.0
Killer Mike Pl3dge3.5
Killer Mike I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II4.0
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music5.0
I almost shed a tear every time I hear the title track. What a beautiful song. It's everything I've dreamed hip-hop could be.
King Crimson The Power to Believe3.5
King Crimson Islands3.5
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair3.5
King Crimson The ConstruKction of Light3.5
King Crimson Red4.0
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King4.5
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic4.5
King Geedorah Take Me to Your Leader4.0
Kings of Leon Only By The Night3.0
Kishi Bashi Lighght4.0
Kiss Kiss The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left4.0
KMD Bl-ck B-st-rds4.0
Kno Death Is Silent2.5
Kodak Cameo Riviera3.5
Kool A.D. 512.5
Kool G Rap and DJ Polo Live and Let Die4.5
Kool G Rap and DJ Polo Wanted: Dead Or Alive4.5
Kreng L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu3.5
Krusseldorf Fractal World3.5
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze3.0
no matter how many chances i give it, i just cant get into a kurt vile record beyond "oh hey this is cool"
Kvelertak Meir4.2
Kvelertak Kvelertak4.5
Kylesa Time Will Fuse Its Worth3.0
Kylesa Static Tensions3.5
Kylesa Spiral Shadow4.0
Lady Gaga The Fame3.0
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster4.0
Laibach Spectre2.0
Lakutis 3 Seashells4.0
Latitudes Agonist3.5
Latitudes Individuation4.0
Laura Stevenson Wheel3.5
Laurel Halo Quarantine3.0
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill5.0
Letherette Letherette3.0
Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful2.5
Liars Mess3.0
Liars Sisterworld3.5
Lil Spook Black Silk2.0
lo-fi and lo-skill does not now = cool automatically

this guy seriously sounds and looks like some kind of eccentric sexual predator. like when
he says "pussy" it's like he's never gotten any before and really would like it if offered
(if he's into that kind of thing).
Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You3.5
Little Scream The Golden Record4.0
Lo-Fang Blue Film3.5
Amazing for a debut. Excited to see what he turns into - hopefully some more electronic experimentation is in the cards as some of these tracks are far too tame.
Lo-Pan Salvador3.5
Loading Data Double Disco Animal Style2.0
Long Distance Calling Long Distance Calling2.5
Long Distance Calling The Flood Inside3.0
Long Distance Calling Satellite Bay3.5
Long Distance Calling Avoid The Light3.5
Los Campesinos! We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed1.0
Lovage Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By2.0
Lowkey Soundtrack to the Struggle3.0
Ludacris Theater of the Mind3.0
Lupe Fiasco Lasers1.0
Lupe Fiasco The Cool3.0
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt.13.0
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor3.5
M. Ward Hold Time3.5
M. Ward Transistor Radio4.0
M. Ward Post-War4.0
M. Ward Transfiguration of Vincent4.0
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming3.5
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist2.0
Madlib Beat Konducta Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite3.5
Madlib Beat Konucta Vol. 6: Dil Withers Suite3.5
Madlib Sujinho3.5
Always consistent, madlib put out an interesting album in 2008 that largely flew under everyone's radar. Collaborating with Mamao Conti (the drummer of Brazillian jazz group Azymuth), Sujinho is an energetic romp into redefinition of classic Brazillian standards.
Madlib Shades of Blue4.0
Madlib Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes4.0
Madlove White With Foam3.0
Madvillain Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix3.5
Madvillain Madvillainy5.0
Magic Wands Aloha Moon3.0
Magrudergrind Magrudergrind3.5
Main Attrakionz Bossalinis & Fooliyones2.5
Main Attrakionz 808s and Dark Grapes II3.5
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing3.5
Maps & Atlases Tree, Swallows, Houses4.0
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwork4.0
Maps & Atlases Beware and Be Grateful4.0
Maps & Atlases You and Me and the Mountain4.5
Marie Davidson Perte d'identité4.0
Marijuana Deathsquads Tamper, Disable, Destroy4.5
Mark Lanegan Blues Funeral3.0
Mark Ronson Record Collection4.0
this has nothing to do with hipsters and is incredible
Marvin Gaye What's Going On5.0
Mastodon Crack the Skye2.3
Imagine if Mastodon continued in the direction of Blood Mountain, with a completely worthless concept, Dream Theater posturing, and a sound that completely lacks cohesion. There are at least 3 sludge/ post metal albums from March you could be listening to instead (namely Zoroaster, Kylesa, and Buried Inside). This is seriously mediocre, lacks a truly heavy punch, and is a complete disappointment coming all the way from Leviathan.
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon3.0
Mastodon Blood Mountain3.0
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun3.0
Mastodon The Hunter3.5
Mastodon Remission4.0
Mastodon Leviathan4.5
Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter One - Gens de couleur libres4.0
Maudlin Ionesco2.5
Max Richter Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons4.0
Max Tannone Jaydiohead2.0
Maxwell Now3.0
Maxwell BLACKsummers'night3.5
Maxwell Embrya4.0
Maxwell Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite4.5
one of the best soul albums of all time has less than 30 ratings here not surprised come on guys wtf
Maybeshewill Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony3.5
Mechina Empyrean2.5
Mellow Bravo Mellow Bravo2.5
MellowHype BLACKENEDWHITE3.0
Menomena Mines3.0
Menomena Moms3.5
Mercenary The Hours That Remain3.0
Merchandise Totale Nite3.0
Mesa Verde The Old Road3.5
Meshuggah Koloss3.0
Meshuggah obZen3.5
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve4.0
Messiah J & The Expert From The Word Go3.0
Metaform The Electric Mist2.0
autotune use is not good. beats not good. album not good
Metallica St. Anger1.0
Meth, Ghost and Rae Wu-Massacre3.0
i wrote an entire review for this and it got lost. fuck it this album isn't that great.
Method Man Tical4.0
Method Man and Redman Blackout! 22.5
Metric Synthetica3.0
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites2.5
Mew No More Stories3.0
Mew Frengers4.0
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's all2.5
MF DOOM Born Like This3.5
MF DOOM Operation: Doomsday4.0
MF DOOM MM.. Food4.0
Mgla With Hearts Toward None3.0
Micachu Jewellery2.0
What's wrong with the album? Songwriting, coherence, repetition, vocal performance, lyrics, rhythm, artist name, album name... this is really stupid music.
Michio Kurihara Sunset Notes4.0
Mighty Joseph Empire State3.0
An intriguing, yet ultimately unbalanced effort. Although one of the most unique rappers of the 2000s, Vast Aire is unable to save the album from the mediocre production over a majority of its length. Regardless, "The Uprising" is one of the best tracks of 2008; it's a tragedy the rest of the album doesn't live up to this standard.
Migos Young Rich Niggas2.5
Miguel All I Want Is You3.0
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream4.0
Mikal Cronin MCII3.0
Mike Jones Who Is Mike Jones?2.5
Mike Mictlan False Hopes VIII: Deity For Re-Hire1.5
Mike Mictlan Snaxxx3.5
Miles Davis Kind of Blue4.0
Miles Davis Bitches Brew5.0
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates3.5
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso3.5
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This3.5
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice4.0
Mobb Deep Hell on Earth3.5
Mobb Deep The Infamous4.5
Moderat II3.0
Modern Life Is War Midnight in America3.5
Modern Life Is War My Love. My Way.4.0
Modern Life Is War Witness4.5
Mondkopf Hades4.0
feels like a darker boards of canada
Mono Under The Pipal Tree3.5
Mono One Step More and You Die3.5
Mono Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered....4.0
Mono Hymn To The Immortal Wind4.0
Mono You Are There4.5
Monolake Ghosts2.5
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk2.5
Moodie Black The Responsive Chord3.0
Moodie Black Nausea3.0
Moodie Black Sana Sana3.5
Moodie Black Moodie Black3.5
Moonspell The Antidote2.0
Morbus Chron Sweven4.5
Morgan Delt Morgan Delt4.0
Mos Def True Magic3.0
Mos Def The Ecstatic4.0
Mos Def Black on Both Sides4.5
Mount Eerie Lost Wisdom4.0
Mount Eerie No Flashlight4.5
Mount Eerie Clear Moon4.5
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar4.5
Ocean Roar is essentially the audible recording of the ocean's roar, in all of its beauty and rage, and one could not ask for anything more.
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem5.0
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth4.0
Mr. Bungle California4.0
Mr. Lif I Heard It Today3.0
Mr. Lif Mo' Mega3.0
Mr. Lif I Phantom4.0
Murmur Murmur3.0
Murs Murs For President2.5
Murs Murs 3:16: the 9th Edition3.0
Mutemath Armistice2.0
Wow, this is barely listenable, especially compared to their self-titled debut record. Transforming from one of the most interesting alternative pop-rock groups around to the most generic piece of sh*t imaginable is quite the accomplishment. What a travesty.
Mutemath Mute Math3.5
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...2.5
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge3.0
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade3.0
My Vitriol Finelines3.5
N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds1.0
N.E.R.D. Fly Or Die4.0
N.E.R.D. In Search Of4.5
Nacho Picasso For The Glory3.5
Nacho Picasso and Avatar Darko Vampsterdam4.0
Not only did Nacho Picasso release three albums in the past year and a half - he released three brilliantly produced records absolutely brimming with the most innovative punchline rapping known to man. But while For the Glory, Lord of the Fly, and Exalted were technical marvels with respect to quality versus volume, they still lacked a certain distinguishing factor to elevate their content beyond gimmickry. The beats, courtesy of Blue Sky Black Death, effectively dabbled in the still-developing tropes of cloud-rap and trap, yet Picasso's rapping lacked enough of a coherent structure to truly enhance this backdrop to its fullest potential. Vampsterdam mostly solves this problem by giving Nacho Picasso the energy of Avatar Darko to, well, feed upon. The interplay between the two is natural, giving room on the mic for Picasso to breathe with ample hooks to transition from - as opposed to filling up four minutes with constant punchlines about drugs or dicks/ using them. Araab Muzik, Raised Byy Wolves, and Clams Casino (among others) man the boards alongside a solitary beat from Blue Sky Black Death; the minor stylistic differences between each producer also help to differentiate Vampsterdam from its predecessors with less slow-tempo monotony. As a whole, the record is a marked improvement that truly showcases Picasso's potential to dethrone Weezy as the king of the punchline (hopefully not too hard now that his brain has been completely transplanted by syzzurp).
Nails Unsilent Death4.0
Nails Abandon All Life4.5
holy shit;kasjdfl;kasjdf;
Naked City Naked City4.0
Napalm Death Inside the Torn Apart2.0
Napalm Death Words from the Exit Wound2.0
Napalm Death Utopia Banished2.5
Napalm Death Diatribes2.5
Napalm Death Fear, Emptiness, Despair2.5
Napalm Death Enemy of the Music Business3.0
Napalm Death Noise for Music's Sake3.0
Napalm Death Smear Campaign3.0
Napalm Death Harmony Corruption3.0
Napalm Death Order of the Leech3.0
Napalm Death Scum3.5
Napalm Death The Code Is Red...Long Live the Code3.5
Napalm Death Time Waits for No Slave3.5
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration4.0
Nappy Roots The Humdinger3.5
Narrows Painted3.0
Nas It Was Written3.0
Nas Untitled3.0
Nas Life Is Good3.5
Nas STILLmatic4.0
Nas Illmatic4.5
Nas & Damian Marley Distant Relatives3.0
Natti Still Motion4.0
liking this way more than CL's typical shtick, plus Natti is my favorite mc from the group
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I4.0
Ne-Yo Year of the Gentleman3.5
Necro The Sexorcist2.5
Necro Death Rap3.5
Neneh Cherry The Cherry Thing (w. The Thing)3.0
Neneh Cherry Blank Project4.5
mark it down, the first time ive ever agreed with greg
Neon Indian Psychic chasms3.5
this is the kind of record you would think lewis would like, tell him so, and then he would probably say it sucks b/c he's hipsterish :[

oh who called it.

adam downer is a downer.
Nervosa Victim of Yourself3.0
Neurosis Souls at Zero4.0
Neurosis Given to the Rising4.0
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun4.5
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm5.0
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood5.0
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets5.0
Neurosis Times of Grace5.0
Neurosis and Jarboe Neurosis and Jarboe2.5
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea5.0
Nevermore Enemies Of Reality3.5
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor4.0
Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black4.5
Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World5.0
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away3.0
Nicole Atkins Slow Phaser2.5
Niechec Smierc w miekkim futerku4.5
Album is so good it demotes you for even rating it.
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth2.5
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine3.0
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero3.0
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral4.0
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile4.0
Nmesh Dream Sequins4.5
Noah and the Whale The First Days of Spring2.5
O'Brother Disillusion2.0
O.C. and Apollo Brown Trophies3.0
Obits Moody, Standard, and Poor3.0
Obsidian Kingdom Mantiis4.0
Oceans of Sadness The Arrogance Of Ignorance3.0
Oceansize Home & Minor2.5
Oceansize Music for Nurses3.5
Oceansize Frames3.5
Oceansize Everyone Into Position4.0
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up4.0
Oceansize Effloresce4.5
Octaves Greener Pastures2.5
Off Minor Some Blood3.5
Off Minor The Heat Death of the Universe4.0
Oh No Dr No's Ethiopium3.0
Oh No Dr. No's Oxperiment3.5
Oh No Oh No Vs. Now Again3.5
Oh No The Disrupt3.5
Oh No Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms4.0
Oh No Ohnomite4.0
Okkervil River The Stand Ins3.5
Old Man Gloom Seminar II: The Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressi3.5
Old Man Gloom Seminar III: Zozobra4.0
Old Man Gloom NO4.0
omg this is like awesome
Old Man Gloom Christmas4.5
Omar Souleyman Wenu Wenu3.5
cool but extremely abrasive after a while
Omnium Gatherum Beyond2.5
Onry Ozzborn Hold On for Dear Life3.5
whoops forgot to review this one.rpsych i didn't forget just too lazy
Open Mike Eagle 4NML HSPTL3.0
Opeth Burden2.0
Opeth Morningrise2.5
Opeth Watershed2.5
Opeth Heritage2.5
Opeth Orchid3.0
Opeth Ghost Reveries3.5
Opeth Lamentations3.5
Opeth Deliverance4.0
Opeth Damnation4.0
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse4.0
Opeth Still Life4.5
Opeth Blackwater Park5.0
Opiuo Meraki2.5
Organized Konfusion Organized Konfusion4.0
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda5.0
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come4.5
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)3.0
Orphans of Cush White Noize4.0
Outerspace Blood Brothers3.5
OutKast Idlewild3.0
OutKast Stankonia4.0
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below4.5
OutKast ATLiens4.5
OutKast Aquemini5.0
Oysterhead The Grand Pecking Order3.0
P.O.S. Ipecac Neat3.0
P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here3.0
P.O.S. Audition3.5
P.O.S. Never Better4.0
PackFM I F*cking Hate Rappers3.0
Pain of Salvation Scarsick2.0
Pain of Salvation Be2.5
Pain of Salvation Entropia3.0
Pain of Salvation One Hour by the Concrete Lake3.5
Pain of Salvation Remedy Lane4.0
Pain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 14.5
Palms Palms2.5
Panda Bear Tomboy4.0
Everything that didn't suck about MPP expanded into an entire album.
Pantha Du Prince Black Noise2.0
Parades Foreign Tapes3.5
Pariso Nothing Beyond, Everything After3.0
Passion Pit Manners2.5
Passion Pit Gossamer4.0
Pax and Pry A Day at the Office3.0
Pax and Pry A Day Off3.5
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor3.0
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom3.0
Pelican City of Echoes3.0
Pelican What We All Come To Need3.0
Pelican Australasia3.5
Pelican March Into the Sea3.5
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...4.0
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis4.0
Pepper In With The Old3.0
Periphery Periphery2.0
Peter Evans Zebulon3.0
Pharoahe Monch W.A.R.3.0
beats more dated than internal affairs ??? some good stuff, but some of the beats are really boring.r
Pharoahe Monch Desire4.0
Pharoahe Monch Internal Affairs4.5
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix5.0
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After3.5
Pink Floyd Animals3.5
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here3.5
Pink Floyd The Wall4.5
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon5.0
Pity Sex Feast of Love3.0
Planes Mistaken For Stars Mercy2.5
Platinum Pied Pipers Abundance4.0
By now, the consonant "D" undoubtedly inspires euphoria in underground hip-hop heads: unemployment drives its stake deeper into the D daily, yet through this hardship and pain therein lies true beauty and revolution. From the layman rhymes of Guilty Simpson's Ode To The Ghetto, to the break-out release of Elzhi's The Preface, and closing out the year in grand style with Black Milk's epic Tronic... Detroit is the hip-hop epicenter of the millenium. If Waajeed and Saadiq's Platinum Pied Pipers project promises anything, it's that the D isn't done; Abundance kicks off 2009 and the new regime with no ifs or maybes.
Poison the Well Tear From the Red2.0
Poison the Well You Come Before You3.5
Poison the Well The Opposite of December3.5
Poison the Well The Tropic Rot4.0
Polkadot Cadaver Purgatory Dance Party3.0
Polyenso Birth.Eater2.5
Polyenso One Big Particular Loop4.2
i went back and listened to oceana for the first time after hearing this excellent record. i honestly dont understand how you could possibly enjoy that music, what a shit heap of bro-core cliches
Porcupine Tree Voyage 34: The Complete Trip2.0
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life2.0
Porcupine Tree The Incident3.0
Porcupine Tree Signify3.5
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet3.5
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream4.0
Porcupine Tree Deadwing4.0
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair4.0
Porcupine Tree Nil Recurring4.0
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun4.5
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways4.5
Porcupine Tree In Absentia5.0
Port St. Willow Holiday3.0
Portugal. The Man It's Complicated Being a Wizard2.0
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist2.0
Portugal. The Man Censored Colors2.5
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth3.0
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''4.0
Prefuse 73 Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian2.5
Primer 55 Introduction to Mayhem2.0
Prince 19994.5
Prince Purple Rain5.0
Prolyphic & Reanimator The Ugly Truth3.0
Propagandhi Supporting Caste2.5
Protest the Hero A Calculated Use of Sound2.0
Protest the Hero Fortress2.5
Protest the Hero Scurrilous2.5
Protest the Hero Kezia3.5
Psycroptic The Inherited Repression3.0
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us5.0
Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet5.0
Pulse Ultra Headspace4.0
Pure Reason Revolution Amor Vincit Omnia3.0
Pure Reason Revolution The Dark Third3.5
Pure X Crawling Up The Stairs3.5
Pygmy Lush Mount Hope4.0
Pygmy Lush Old Friends4.0
Pyrrhon The Mother of Virtues3.0
Very technically solid album. borders more on unstructured noise than tech death (not a bad thing, but maybe not executed as well as it could have been). a placing of head in car engine simile a-la calculating infinity definitely applies here, maybe more-so. Invisible Injury is probably my favorite track here.
Quadron Quadron4.0
Quadron Avalanche4.0
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas4.0
Quasimoto The Unseen4.5
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork3.0
Queensryche Q2K1.0
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime3.5
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)1.5
R. Kelly Write Me Back3.5
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory4.0
R. Kelly Love Letter4.0
Ra Duality2.5
Ra From One3.0
Racing Heart To Walk Beside That Ghost3.5
Radiohead Amnesiac2.0
Radiohead Kid A2.5
Radiohead Pablo Honey2.5
Radiohead Hail to the Thief2.5
Radiohead The King of Limbs3.0
Radiohead The Bends3.5
Radiohead In Rainbows3.5
Radiohead OK Computer4.5
Raekwon Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang3.5
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...4.5
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II5.0
Essentially the audible recording of the art of cooking fish, in all of its beauty and rage, and one could not ask for anything more.
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire4.0
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles4.0
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine4.5
Random Axe Random Axe4.0
The easiest rating you could ever give.
Raphael Saadiq The Way I See It4.0
RATKING So It Goes3.0
Real Estate Days3.5
Red Sparowes Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red...3.5
Red Sparowes At The Soundless Dawn4.0
Reef The Lost Cauze A Vicious Cycle3.5
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come4.5
Regina Spektor Far2.5
Her next album I will definitively be able to describe as "more overrated psuedo-intellectual pop".
Reka Renaissance2.5
Reks Grey Hairs2.5
Rescuer With Time Comes the Comfort3.0
Rhian Sheehan Stories From Elsewhere4.0
Rhye Woman2.0
Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don't3.0
Ride Nowhere5.0
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness4.0
Rise and Fall Faith4.0
very impressed with this. best metalcore i've heard in a while
Rita Ora ORA3.0
troll ratings in the house
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves2.6
RJD2 The Third Hand3.0
RJD2 The Colossus3.0
Firstly, hip-hop doesn't mean rap...ummm?
RJD2 Deadringer4.0
Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio2.0
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines1.5
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:113.0
Rorcal Vilagvege2.5
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality3.5
Rotting Christ Kata Ton Demona Eaftou3.0
Royce da 5'9 The Revival EP3.0
Royce da 5'9 Street Hop3.0
Royce da 5'9 The Bar Exam 23.5
One of the most talent Detroit MCs for years, Royce da 5'9" puts forth a solid, well produced effort on 'The Album'. Fuck Ice Cube, this is a real pyroclastic flow. Detroit is inarguably the hotbed of 21st centry hip-hop... look out for his scheduled March 2009 release.
Royce da 5'9 Death is Certain4.0
RPWL World Through My Eyes2.5
Rufus Wainwright Out of the Game3.0
Rufus Wainwright Poses4.0
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels5.0
el-p is involved it's incredible surprise surprise
Rush Vapor Trails2.5
Rush Test for Echo2.5
Rush Caress of Steel3.0
Rush Hold Your Fire3.0
Rush Power Windows3.0
Rush Roll the Bones3.0
Rush Presto3.0
Rush Permanent Waves3.5
Rush Signals3.5
Rush Rush3.5
Rush Grace Under Pressure3.5
Rush Moving Pictures4.0
Rush 21124.0
Rush Hemispheres4.0
Rush Exit...Stage Left4.0
Russian Circles Station3.0
Russian Circles Geneva3.0
it's like this:
.........---------^^^^^CRASH BOOM CRASH^^^^^----------.........
Russian Circles Enter3.5
Rx Bandits Mandala3.5
Sa-Ra Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love3.5
Sabac Red Ritual3.0
At his best, Sabac Red is merely serviceable; at his worst, his content is pseudo-intelligent, oozing with lame inspiration and socio-political generalities. The production here is extremely hit or miss... Skammadix is terrible, but Blue Sky Black Death and Sick Nature pull off some swell beats. Ill Bill has an uninspired guest appearance that's barely worth even noting in this sentence.
Sadistik The Balancing Act3.5
Sadistik Flowers For My Father4.0
Sage Francis Personal Journals2.5
Sage Francis Li(f)e3.0
Sage Francis Copper Gone3.5
Saigon The Greatest Story Never Told2.5
Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside Untamed Beast3.0
Sannhet Known Flood4.0
Santigold Master of My Make-Believe3.5
Santigold Santogold4.0
Saosin Saosin2.0
Saosin Translating the Name3.5
Sarah Fimm White Birds2.5
Satan Life Sentence3.5
Sax Ruins Yawiquo2.5
Saxon Shore The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore3.5
SBTRKT SBTRKT3.5
Scale the Summit The Collective2.5
Scarface My Homies2.5
Scarface The Last Of A Dying Breed2.5
Scarface The Untouchable3.0
Scarface The World Is Yours3.5
Scarface Made3.5
Scarface The Fix4.0
Scarface Mr. Scarface Is Back4.0
Scarface Emeritus4.0
Scarface The Diary4.5
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron2.5
ScHoolboy Q Setbacks3.5
this is pretty great. too bad i missed it last year. black hippy is probably the most interesting hiphop collective right now. Light Years AHead is such a ridiculous track
ScHoolboy Q Habits and Contradictions3.5
My initial infatuation wore off slightly (dropped rating from 4 to 3.5)... I can't bring myself to listen continuously to this record, as it's a bit inconsistent. When both Q and the producer are in sync, it bangs, but some of the tracks are just boring/ borderline obnoxious. I really wish Q took his time and released a joint that took the best of H&C and Setbacks; that would have been an excellent record, worthy of top 2012 hip-hop accolades.

My favorite tracks in no particular order:
Sacrilegious
Druggys Wit Hoes Again
Nightmare on Figg St
There He Go
Hands on the Wheel
Grooveline Pt. 1
Blessed


As it stands it seems we'll have to wait for Lamar to best Section.80 to get that Black Hippy dopeness we've been waiting for this year.
Scientist Rids the World of the Curse of the Vampires4.0
Sean Nicholas Savage Other Life2.0
Sean Price Jesus Price Supastar3.5
Sean Price Monkey Barz4.0
Sebadoh Bakesale4.5
Secret Chiefs 3 First Grand Constitution and Bylaws3.0
Secret Chiefs 3 Second Grand Constitution and Bylaws3.5
Secret Chiefs 3 Book M4.0
Secret Chiefs 3 Xaphan4.0
Secret Chiefs 3 Traditionalists4.0
Out of the ashes of circus-metal pioneers Mr. Bungle, Trey Spruance took something unique and wonderful, steeped it in a pressure cooker of middle eastern lore and scales, and morphed it into his own entity. Being only one of the dimensions introduced on the Book of Horizons record, this is a welcome explanation of the "Traditionalists" tracks it presented. Heavily Morricone, spaghetti western, and general bombast-influenced, the Secret Chiefs 3 give their interpretation of the cinematic soundtrack genre with an epic theme deconstructed and reanimated over the course of 33 tracks. Don't let the high track count discourage you, this is meant to be a continuous listen, likely only separated out for the sake of listener sanity (or lack thereof). Traditionalists calls life, love, suspense, and chaos to the fore in any given section with dissonant chimes, lush horns and violin, and ominous Italian guitar atmospheres. A very strong (and eccentric) attempt at a soundtrack, the combining factor remains Spruance's trademark surf-rock tendencies and noise experimentation - a boon when implemented properly, these techniques have evolved much from SC3's early Grand Constitution days. Initially immature and largely directionless in their chaotic meanderings, it's very refreshing to see a group grow and come full circle artistically in such grand fashion. Traditionalists is a challenging journey and will not find constant rotation as such - just know that it's a ride well worth the effort.

Here's to further expansion of the Book of Horizons personalities; with five chapters remaining, Secret Chiefs 3 have a bright future ahead of them.
Secret Chiefs 3 Book of Horizons4.5
Semantik Punk abcdefghijklmnoprstuwxyz2.5
Senses Fail Renacer2.5
Sevendeaths Concrete Misery3.0
Sevendust Animosity2.0
Sevendust Black Out the Sun2.5
Sevendust Sevendust3.0
Sevendust Home3.5
Shabazz Palaces Black Up2.5
Shad TSOL2.5
Shad When This Is Over3.0
Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone3.0
Shadow Gallery Tyranny3.5
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun4.0
She and Him Volume One3.5
Shearwater Animal Joy2.5
Shifted Crossed Paths3.0
Shining One One One3.0
Shining Blackjazz3.5
Shit Robot We Got a Love3.0
Shlohmo Bad Vibes3.0
Sholi Sholi4.0
Shone Heat Thing2.5
Shugo Tokumaru Exit3.5
Shugo Tokumaru In Focus?4.0
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape4.5
Sigur Ros Kveikur3.0
Silversun Pickups Neck of the Woods3.5
Silversun Pickups Carnavas4.0
Silversun Pickups Swoon4.0
Sims Bad Time Zoo3.0
Sinch Sinch3.0
Sinch Clearing the Channel3.5
Sir Sly Ghost3.5
Skyzoo The Salvation2.5
Slaughterhouse Slaughterhouse2.5
This is not very good.
Sleep Dopesmoker3.0
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror3.5
Slim Guerilla & DJ Smokey Guerilla Warfare3.0
Slint Spiderland4.5
Sly and The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On5.0
Snowgoons Black Snow3.0
This is German hiphop production-team Snowgoons' second album, featuring a ton of talent in or associated with the Army of the Pharoahs. The beats are unique from the underground flavor most typified by that Philadelphia scene; that is, the serious/apocalyptic flavor is still there, yet with a distinct European surface coating. Make no mistake, this isn't fluffy electropop; this is full-fledged hiphop that leaves the listener thirsty for more.

It would be interesting to hear a different set up of less aggressive MCs next time around... One can only take so much anger over the course of a 22 track album.
Snowmine Dialects2.5
Soen Cognitive3.0
SOHN Tremors3.0
Soilwork Sworn to a Great Divide1.5
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama2.0
Soilwork Figure Number Five2.0
Soilwork A Predator's Portrait2.5
Soilwork The Living Infinite2.5
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos3.0
Sol.Illaquists Of Sound The 4th Wall Part I2.5
Sol.Illaquists Of Sound As If We Existed3.5
Sol.Illaquists Of Sound No More Heroes4.0
shiiiit's tiiiight son
Sole No Wising Up No Settling Down3.5
Sole and the Skyrider Band Hello Cruel World3.5
Sole and the Skyrider Band Sole and the Skyrider Band4.0
Sole and the Skyrider Band Plastique4.5
This is easily one of the year's finest hip-hop ventures - if only Raekwon delayed his newest another year, Plastique would be sitting on top of all of 2009's releases defecating.
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica1.5
Sonata Arctica Silence2.0
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com1.0
Souls of Mischief Montezuma's Revenge3.5
Souls of Mischief 93 'til Infinity4.0
Soulsavers The Light The Dead See3.0
SpaceGhostPurrp Mysterious Phonk3.0
Spawn of Possession Incurso4.0
Spiral Architect A Sceptic's Universe1.5
This album sounds like this:
blibble blib blib doodle doodle blib blib blib blib crack crack boom bloob bloob.
Spires (USA) Flowers And Fireworks4.0
Kind of similar to the Mesa Verde record from last year, but heavier. John Hanson says this is skramz isis. this will definitely be on my year end top 10.
St. Vincent St. Vincent3.5
St. Vincent Strange Mercy4.0
State Faults Desolate Peaks3.0
hard to listen to the vocals without cringing
Stateless Matilda4.5
i dont think the people with less than a 3.5 rating are listening to the same album even. this is incredible music, period.
stellastarr* Civilized2.5
Steven Wilson Insurgentes3.0
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning3.0
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing3.0
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life5.0
Stevie Wonder Innervisions5.0
Stolas Living Creatures2.5
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion2.0
Uhm. *DELETE*
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing3.5
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad4.0
Strapping Young Lad The New Black4.0
Strapping Young Lad Alien4.5
Strapping Young Lad City5.0
Strapping Young Lad The Complete Works5.0
pretty awesome too bad i sold mine
Street Sweeper Social Club Street Sweeper Social Club2.0
Sudatsuga Blue Moon Saiyeed3.0
Suffocation Pinnacle of Bedlam3.8
Sufjan Stevens A Sun Came2.0
Sufjan Stevens Michigan3.5
Sufjan Stevens Illinois4.0
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans4.0
Sufjan Stevens All Delighted People4.0
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz4.5
Sulphur Aeon Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide3.0
Sun Kil Moon Benji2.5
Sun Kil Moon April3.0
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite4.0
SZA Z2.5
T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head3.5
T.I. Paper Trail4.0
Taking Back Sunday New Again2.0
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends2.5
Talib Kweli Gutter Rainbows2.5
Talib Kweli Prisoner of Conscious2.5
Talib Kweli Eardrum3.0
Talib Kweli Quality3.5
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden3.5
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring3.5
Talk Talk Laughing Stock4.0
Team Sleep Team Sleep4.5
Tears For Fears Songs from the Big Chair4.0
Tears For Fears The Hurting4.5
Terra Tenebrosa The Tunnels3.0
Textures Polars3.5
Textures Drawing Circles4.0
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise3.0
The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast4.0
The Alchemist Russian Roulette2.0
The Alchemist sucks as usual
The Alchemist Chemical Warfare2.5
The Antlers Hospice3.0
The Appleseed Cast Illumination Ritual2.5
The Appleseed Cast Sagarmatha3.0
The Bad Plus Prog3.5
The Beatles Revolver4.0
The Beatles Abbey Road4.5
The Besnard Lakes Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO3.0
The Black Heart Rebellion Har Nevo3.0
The Bloody Beetroots Romborama3.0
The Chasm Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm3.5
The Cool Kids The Bake Sale2.0
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading3.0
This is far too long to maintain any shred of interest I had in this album. Builds at far too slow of a pace... and not in an interesting, dynamic fashion. It would be okay if the music was revolutionary, but it's more-so just lame acoustic doodling surrounded by punk-tinged arena c*ck rock.
The Dear Hunter Migrant3.0
The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists3.0
The Decemberists The King Is Dead3.0
The Decemberists Picaresque3.5
The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love3.5
The Decemberists The Crane Wife4.0
The Delfonics Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics3.5
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below2.5
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra3.0
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution3.5
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis3.0
The Dodos Time to Die3.0
The Dodos Visiter3.5
The Dodos No Color3.5
The Doppelgangaz Lone Sharks3.0
The Doppelgangaz HARK3.0
The Drones Havilah4.0
The Drones I See Seaweed4.5
holy shit this destroys havilah
The Eastern Wave All Covet, All Lose3.5
The Exies Inertia3.0
The Faceless Planetary Duality2.0
The Fall of Every Season Amends2.0
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon3.0
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger3.5
The Flaming Lips Embryonic2.5
This record is so stupid.
The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics3.0
The Flaming Lips The Terror4.0
The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic4.5
The Flaming Lips Zaireeka4.5
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots5.0
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin5.0
The Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind3.5
The Gaslamp Killer I Spit On Your Grave4.0
The Human Abstract Nocturne3.0
The Icarus Line Slave Vows3.0
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble From the Stairwell3.5
The Knife Silent Shout3.5
The Knife Shaking the Habitual3.5
The Knux Remind Me In Three Days3.0
The Mars Volta Amputechture2.5
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet2.5
The Mars Volta Octahedron3.0
Okay it's a Mars Volta record. They need to break up and form 2 new bands with one of the bands playing generic prog rock and the other one playing experimental insect noises. That would shake things up.
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath3.5
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute4.0
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium5.0
The Mayan Factor 442.5
An art rock group from Baltimore, The Mayan Factor have an ethnic sound, using atmospheric percussion (kongas and drums), acoustic guitars, various keyboard samples and tribal bass to an melodic, intense effect. The Mayan Factor could equally be called progressive rock as they could be lumped into the space rock category, one thing setting them apart from most artists in these genres is that the vocalist raps on occasion. Don't let this deter you, because it's an altogether interesting and one of a kind experience.
The Mayan Factor In Lake 'CH2.5
An art rock group from Baltimore, The Mayan Factor have an ethnic sound, using atmospheric percussion (kongas and drums), acoustic guitars, various keyboard samples and tribal bass to an melodic, intense effect. The Mayan Factor could equally be called progressive rock as they could be lumped into the space rock category, one thing setting them apart from most artists in these genres is that the vocalist raps on occasion. Don't let this deter you, because it's an altogether interesting and one of a kind experience.
The Mayan Factor Yesterday's Son2.5
An art rock group from Baltimore, The Mayan Factor have an ethnic sound, using atmospheric percussion (kongas and drums), acoustic guitars, various keyboard samples and tribal bass to an melodic, intense effect. The Mayan Factor could equally be called progressive rock as they could be lumped into the space rock category, one thing setting them apart from most artists in these genres is that the vocalist raps on occasion. Don't let this deter you, because it's an altogether interesting and one of a kind experience.
The Microphones Mount Eerie4.5
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 25.0
The Mountain Goats All Eternals Deck2.0
I just dont get it. Vocals are just terrible and the music is nothing to write home about.
The National High Violet3.5
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death3.5
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die4.5
The Ocean Heliocentric3.0
The Ocean Pelagial3.0
ugh those vocals. not much in this discog worth listening to since that one about amoebas or whatever
The Ocean Aeolian3.5
The Ocean Precambrian4.5
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde3.5
The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia4.0
The Poor Nobodys The Poor Nobodys [EP]4.0
The Postmarks Memoirs At The End Of The World3.5
Some truly remarkable songs, but unfortunately a lot of filler too. What a grand opener... I love the movie soundtrack/ spaghetti western qualities here.
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land4.5
The Psychic Paramount II3.0
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse1.5
The Republic of Wolves Varuna3.5
The Roots undun3.0
I've been using this term a lot lately, but this is easy listening music. Not nearly as creative as How I Got Over was in incorporating a less hard-hitting, indie approach to their craft. Their time on Jimmy Fallon's show is unfortunately rubbing off on their compositions.

This is the worst Roots record ever made.
The Roots The Tipping Point3.5
The Roots Organix3.5
The Roots How I Got Over3.5
probably about time i posted my review for this
The Roots Phrenology4.0
The Roots Illadelph Halflife4.0
The Roots Rising Down4.0
The Roots Game Theory4.5
The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!4.5
The Roots Things Fall Apart5.0
The Samuel Jackson Five The Samuel Jackson Five3.5
The Samuel Jackson Five Goodbye Melody Mountain4.0
The Samuel Jackson Five Easily Misunderstood4.5
The Shins Port of Morrow3.0
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun2.5
The Streets The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living1.0
The Streets Everything is Borrowed2.0
The Streets Original Pirate Material2.5
The Sword Age of Winters2.5
The Sword Warp Riders3.5
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt3.5
The Uncluded Hokey Fright2.0
The Used The Used2.0
The Velvet Teen Elysium3.5
The Walkmen Heaven3.0
The Weeknd Trilogy0.5
what a shit heap of over-production. also the new tracks are fucking garbage.
The Weeknd Kiss Land2.5
The Weeknd House of Balloons5.0
The Weeknd Thursday5.0
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence5.0
The-Dream IV Play3.3
The-Dream Love vs. Money4.0
The-Dream Love King4.0
The-Dream Love Hate4.5
Thee Silver Mount Zion Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything4.0
THEESatisfaction awE naturalE3.5
pretty cool overall, pretty impressed with the production. the vocals are a bit lacking, but solid enough.
Themselves CrownsDown2.5
Thera If This is the End1.0
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars3.0
This Will Destroy You This Will Destroy You2.5
This Will Destroy You Young Mountain3.5
Three 6 Mafia Mystic Stylez5.0
Thrice Identity Crisis2.5
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 Vheissu4.0
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV4.0
Thundercat The Golden Age Of Apocalypse4.0
Thundercat Apocalypse5.0
Jazz, Funk, Classical, Soul, incredible, beautiful, so far ahead of its time. Review here:rhttp://www.byvolume.co.uk/thundercat-apocalypse/
Thursday Waiting3.5
Thursday A City By the Light Divided3.5
Thursday War All the Time4.0
Thursday Full Collapse4.0
Thursday Common Existence4.0
Thursday No Devolución5.0
Thy Catafalque Rengeteg3.5
Thy Catafalque Roka Hasa Radio4.0
Tim Hecker Virgins3.5
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 19724.0
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet4.5
Tinariwen Emmaar3.0
TiRon & Ayomari A Sucker For Pumps4.5
Titus Andronicus The Monitor2.0
Tobacco Fucked Up Friends3.5
One of the few interesting anticon projects. Tobacco makes an electronic come industrial trip-hop atmosphere on Fucked Up Friends. Beautiful at times, mediocre at others, it almost feels as if most of this has been done before. This sneaking suspicion keeps FUF from getting a 4, whereas Aesop Rock's verses on "Dirt" solidy its 3.5. Definitely recommended.
Todd Terje It's Album Time3.5
toe New Sentimentality3.5
TOKiMONSTA Midnight Menu3.5
Tomahawk Anonymous3.0
Tomahawk Tomahawk3.5
Tomahawk Mit Gas4.0
Tool Opiate3.5
Tool 10,000 Days3.5
Tool Undertow4.0
Tool Lateralus4.5
Tool Aenima5.0
Torae and Marco Polo Double Barrel3.0
Torche Meanderthal3.0
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return3.0
Tortoise Standards3.0
Tortoise TNT3.5
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Trouble3.0
Tove Lo Truth Serum3.0
Trap Them Darker Handcraft4.0
Trapt Trapt1.5
Trophy Scars Bad Luck3.0
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants3.0
True Widow As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center3.5
TRUSTcompany The Lonely Position of Neutral2.0
TTNG 13.0.0.0.03.0
tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l2.5
Tusk The Resisting Dreamer3.0
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light3.5
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain4.0
TV on the Radio Dear Science4.5
Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine1.0
Twin Shadow Confess3.5
Twin Shadow Forget4.0
Ty Segall Band Slaughterhouse3.0
Tyler the Creator Goblin2.5
Tyler the Creator Wolf2.8
Tyler the Creator Bastard3.5
Tyondai Braxton Central Market2.5
UGK UGK 4 Life3.5
UGK Ridin' Dirty4.0
Ulcerate Of Fracture and Failure3.0
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire3.5
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All3.5
Ulcerate Vermis4.0
Umberto Confrontations3.5
United Nations United Nations3.5
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II3.0
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You5.0
Usher Looking 4 Myself3.5
Usher Confessions4.0
Valentin Stip Sigh3.0
Vanden Plas Far Off Grace4.0
Vangelis Blade Runner Soundtrack5.0
VAST NUDE3.0
Vast Aire Dueces Wild2.5
Vaura Selenelion2.0
Vektor Black Future4.5
Vektor Outer Isolation4.5
Vektor are inkredible. Future science and tekhnology and metal.
Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain4.5
Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven3.0
Volcano Choir Repave3.0
Volcano Choir Unmap3.5
Well, this is better than For Emma after half a listen. Really interesting record that combines the intricacies of post-rock and math with Vernon's standard folk fare; he turns out to be an excellent indie rockstar/frontman. Some might call this "mindless experimentation", but a more accurate descriptor would be "highly dynamic math rock". Much of the more eccentric passages are placed well throughout - doing wonders for the album's pacing; half an hour goes by, yet it feels like merely minutes passed, leaving one with something new each time. This is an excellent outing for Vernon and company that will unfortunately go unnoticed due to Bon Iver fans feeling betrayed. Read: this is not for those that like their music vanilla. Strikey is crazy.

Coincidentally, my lady and I decided that Bon Iver's "Creature Fear" will be our first dance as a married couple. Sue me, that song rules.
Wale Mixtape About Nothing3.0
Wale Back To The Feature3.0
i'm going to stick to my guns here and say "9th wonder is pretty stale"
Wale Attention Deficit3.5
Walls of Jericho The American Dream2.0
Warm Brew The Ride3.0
Wartorn Iconic Nightmare3.9
Wave Machines Pollen3.5
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt2.5
We Lost the Sea The Quietest Place on Earth3.5
i dont know how you could even suggest the heresy of this being in the same vein of panopticon what a ridiculous statement :[
We Will Fail Verstörung3.5
When Saints Go Machine Infinity Pool4.0
Widowspeak Almanac2.5
Wild Beasts Present Tense3.0
Willie Isz Georgiavania3.5
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers1.5
"Ayo 1...this nigga whole style is straight baby thighs son. Straight up. He might got some songs that yall might enjoy n shit but he a straight glitter blooded nigga wit a bullshit ass rhyme book when it come down to it nahmean. The nigga got yall fooled tho so I aint gon step on the nigga toes too much n shit but if you got male genitalia n shit n you listen to this nigga music you a vic nahmean. This nigga done flashed his wand on you. Or you mighta caught a contact off that fairy dust the niggas smokin" -- http://bigghostnahmean.blogspot.com
Wolfmother Wolfmother2.5
Woodkid The Golden Age3.0
Woods of Desolation As the Stars3.5
World's End Girlfriend Hurtbreak Wonderland3.5
Wu-Tang Clan Iron Flag2.5
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams2.5
Wu-Tang Clan The W3.0
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever3.5
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)5.0
Wyclef Jean The Carnival4.0
WZRD WZRD1.0
XXYYXX XXYYXX3.0
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan YT//ST4.7
YG My Krazy Life2.5
very inconsistent and misogynist
Yo Gotti I Am4.0
Yo La Tengo Popular Songs3.0
Yo La Tengo Fade3.0
Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass3.5
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One4.0
Yonlu A Society In Which No Tear is Shed...2.5
Young Fathers DEAD3.0
Young L Enigma Theory4.5
Young Widows Settle Down City2.5
Young Widows In and Out of Youth and Lightness3.0
Young Widows Old Wounds4.0
Yuck Yuck3.5
Zechs Marquise Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare3.0
Earth to the Rodriguez-Lopez family: you're 35 years too late.

It's a commonplace occurrence these days: guy finds guitar, guy discovers 70s prog, guy imitates said prog. More and more frequently, this process flow delineates the creative process of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, friends, family, and affiliates; if Cryptomnesia, Octahedron, and other recent pursuits weren't enough, here comes the extended jam interpretation a-la Zechs Marquise's Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare. With an all-too-familiar formula mixing equal parts funk, fuzzed out rock, and just enough atmospheric experimentation, one would be hard pressed to find a more faithful era-specific recreation. Blistering instrumental work keeps the group out of the realm of mediocrity; this is definitely a piece made by musicians, for musicians. A certain haphazard flair presents guitar-work analogous to a certain Rodriguez-Lopez brood compatriot - and while obviously not as much of a technician, there is just enough variety to maintain some kind of individual identity. However, the cardinal difference between Zechs Marquise and Omar's solo work lies within the carefully orchestrated ambient passages; they lack the random noodling of Cryptomnesia, the oft-overbearing noisy textures of A Manual Dexterity, and are even reminiscent of Mars Volta atmospherics on a good day. The whirling synths and feedback amalgamate into a kind of darkness that works as an acceptable juxtaposition with the more traditional rock sections.

While derivative to an extent, the Zechs Marquise sub-collective is successful in their aim of contrasting sounds. With more focus, this could be the side-project Mars Volta fans have been expecting - of which Omar has yet to deliver.
Zelienople The World Is A House On Fire4.0
Zero Hour The Towers of Avarice3.5
Zoroaster The Voice of Saturn3.5
Zozobra Savage Masters2.5
Zu Carboniferous3.5
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