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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name2008 Deerhunter Microcastle5.0Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV4.52007 Nine Inch Nails Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D3.5Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Ni4.0Radiohead In Rainbows4.0Kanye West Graduation2.5Julius C Julius C Says5.0This short but very, very sweet EP from the well-grounded Staten Island, NYC band Julius C enbodies everything they stand for with their amazing, energetic live shows: profound and groovy musicianship, dynamic songwriting, and powerful and soulful performances from vocalist Jay Stolar. This EP has everything, from the slap bass opening in "Guilty As Charged" to the playful, eclectic lyrics of "Velveteen Rabbit" to the funk-rock epic "Let It Ride." Barely hitting 20 minutes and leaving you thirsting for more, foaming at the mouth, Julius C are a funky, loud, and downright awesome east coast band that, even already critically acclaimed and festival-honored, haven't even begun to peak creatively yet. The best is definitely yet to come for these guys.
You need to experience them here:
www.myspace.com/juliuscMaroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long3.0Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight3.5Sage Francis Human The Death Dance4.0Deerhunter Fluorescent Grey4.5Nine Inch Nails Year Zero4.0Nine Inch Nails Beside You In Time4.52006 Isis In the Absence of Truth3.5Converge No Heroes4.0IAMX The Alternative4.0"The Alternative" by IAMX (one-man band, excluding performances, Chris Corner) is a great electronica album that doesn't even feel like an electronica album sometimes; I would say that IAMX meshes together the indie, pop, and electronica genres quite well on this album with a mature feel, even moreso than their first album "Kiss + Swallow."
There are some great lyrics to be found in each song, and the songs themselves are catchy and superbly written. There is definitely a lot of experimentation on this album, especially in "Song Of Imaginary Beings" and "Bring Me Back A Dog", where Corner uses interesting instrumentations and does odd things with his high falsetto, cabaret-like voice. Find it if you can! I sure had a hard time doing so.The Decemberists The Crane Wife3.0Mastodon Blood Mountain3.5John Mayer Continuum4.5Audioslave Revelations3.0Stone Sour Come What(ever) May3.5Thom Yorke The Eraser3.0Tool 10,000 Days3.02005 Korn See You on the Other Side3.5Burton Wagner In the Realms of the Unreal4.0System of a Down Hypnotize3.0John Mayer Trio Try!4.5Slipknot 9.0: Live4.5Trapt Someone in Control2.5Kanye West Late Registration4.0Staind Chapter V2.5Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil4.0Audioslave Out of Exile3.5Richard Cheese Apertif for Destruction3.5System of a Down Mezmerize3.5Nine Inch Nails With Teeth3.5Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.5John Williams Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith4.03 Doors Down Seventeen Days3.0Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning3.02004 Isis Panopticon4.0Ray Charles Ray Original Soundtrack4.0Green Day American Idiot3.0Converge You Fail Me4.0Alter Bridge One Day Remains4.0Velvet Revolver Contraband3.5Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)4.0Kelly Clarkson Breakaway3.0Kanye West The College Dropout4.52003 Korn Take a Look in the Mirror3.0Jay-Z The Black Album4.0Ludacris Chicken 'N' Beer3.5Mnemic Mechanical Spin Phenomena3.0Limp Bizkit Results May Vary3.0Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5Razed in Black Damaged2.5Radiohead Hail to the Thief4.0Linkin Park Meteora3.0Staind 14 Shades of Grey2.0The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk2.0Evanescence Fallen3.52002 Audioslave Audioslave4.0Trapt Trapt3.5Lacuna Coil Comalies3.5Various Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OST3.5Linkin Park Reanimation4.0Nelly Nellyville2.0Maroon 5 Songs About Jane3.5The Rolling Stones Forty Licks3.5Nine Inch Nails Still4.0Good Charlotte The Young And The Hopeless3.0John Williams Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones3.5Korn Untouchables3.02001 Ludacris Word Of Mouf3.5Howard Shore The Fellowship of the Ring4.5System of a Down Toxicity4.0Converge Jane Doe4.0Radiohead Amnesiac3.5Slipknot Iowa4.0Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet3.5Simon Says Shut Your Breath4.0John Mayer Room for Squares3.5Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor3.5Tool Lateralus4.0Staind Break the Cycle3.5Lacuna Coil Unleashed Memories3.5Puddle of Mudd Come Clean3.5John Williams Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone4.02000 The Beatles 14.0Linkin Park Hybrid Theory4.0Radiohead Kid A3.5Eric Clapton and B. B. King Riding With the King4.0'N Sync No Strings Attached2.0Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...2.51999 Korn Issues3.5Nine Inch Nails The Fragile4.5Slipknot Slipknot3.5Santana Supernatural3.5Smash Mouth Astro Lounge3.5Lacuna Coil In a Reverie3.5Backstreet Boys Millennium2.5Staind Dysfunction4.0John Williams Star Wars OST4.53 Doors Down The Better Life3.51998 Korn Follow the Leader4.01997 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys2.5Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$3.5Radiohead OK Computer3.51996 Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.3.0Korn Life Is Peachy4.0Tool Aenima4.5Django Reinhardt The Best Of Django Reinhardt4.5Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky3.5Staind Tormented3.51995 Radiohead The Bends3.0Nine Inch Nails Further Down The Spiral [US]3.01994 Korn Korn3.5Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral5.01993 Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)4.0Danny Elfman The Nightmare Before Christmas5.0John Williams Jurassic Park3.5Tool Undertow3.5I've been getting into Tool over the past several months, and "Undertow" is the last album of theirs that I've obtained. It's quite interesting to hear the bridge between their hard rock EP and their spiritual, atmospheric brand of metal albums. This is by no means a concept album, but a solid collection of similarly themed songs dealing with abuse, deception, despair, and power struggle with lyrics that range from provocative and intellegent to passionate and off-beat (rather dumb, as some might say). Although the variety on "Undertow" is nowhere near that of "Aenima" from Tool, the songs are tighter and the production is much better. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan's voice is in top form and is more graceful and heartfelt here than on Tool's clever but despondant "10,000 Days" album. It is definitely an album that puts YOU in the mood it wants to.1992 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine4.0Nine Inch Nails Broken4.0Dream Theater Images and Words4.0Tool Opiate3.01991 The Allman Brothers Band A Decade of Hits 1969-19794.0Metallica Metallica3.01989 Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine3.01988 Metallica ...And Justice for All4.01986 Metallica Master of Puppets3.5John Williams E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial3.5Run DMC Raising Hell4.01984 Metallica Ride the Lightning3.51983 Metallica Kill 'Em All3.5John Williams Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi4.51980 John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)3.5John Williams Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back5.01977 Pink Floyd Animals3.0John Williams Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope3.0John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind3.51973 The Who Quadrophenia4.5Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon4.01971 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV4.0The Who Who's Next5.0The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East4.0Yes The Yes Album4.01969 The Who Tommy4.01967 The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour3.5The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band4.0John Coltrane Interstellar Space4.01824 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 1255.0This, the last of Beethoven's completed symphonies, was composed while Beethoven was deaf. This is no easy task in itself, but when you consider the images and emotions created by this music, hopefully you'll then start to consider Beethoven as one of the greatest musical minds of our history.
A sort of concept piece, Symphony No. 9 represents the struggles and conflicts found in our world and ultimately a triumph of peace and joy. While the German lyrics sung by the choir in the fourth and most famous movement aren't exactly "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee...", they are not only an adaption of Friedrich Schiller's poem about a call to embrace those around you in happiness but one of the first times in composed music where a choir's sung parts were just as powerful, important, and loud as the orchestra (a trend most commonly found in movie soundtracks today).
Although, it was met with mixed criticism when it debuted in 1824, it is now heralded as one of the greatest human accomplishments, the official anthem of the European Union, and can be recognized after only the playing of four notes (F# F# G A...).Unknown Scott Joplin The Entertainer (Fine Tune Gold Collection)4.0
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