Average Rating: 3.35
Rating Variance: 0.63
Objectivity Score: 82% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name2014 Coldplay Ghost Stories3.0ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron3.02013 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 22.0Pusha T My Name Is My Name3.5Drake Nothing Was the Same3.0Janelle Monae The Electric Lady3.5Kanye West Yeezus3.5he can list himself as the primary producer on as many of these tracks as he wants, but i can't bring myself to even consider this a true kanye cd with the overwhelming majority of production coming from others. i realize he's trying to focus more on rapping than producing at this point, but i am incredibly disappointed that i may never get to hear a proper, mainly kanye-produced answer to mbdtf. sure, yeezus has some tight beats and kanye remains a respectable rapper, but it's like he feels incapable of topping 2010's effort with his own production.Chance The Rapper Acid Rap3.5James Blake Overgrown3.52012 Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city3.5Muse The 2nd Law3.0GOOD Music Cruel Summer3.5Frank Ocean Channel Orange3.5The Offspring Days Go By3.0i thought rfrg was bad (mainly because it fucking was). but based off the 2 piss-poor songs they've released from this thus far, i feel like they've somehow lowered the bar even further.The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania2.5Lana Del Rey Born to Die3.52011 The Black Keys El Camino3.0Drake Take Care3.0Coldplay Mylo Xyloto3.5who is this and what have they done with coldplay?M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming3.5Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds3.5J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story3.0Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne4.0Sublime with Rome Yours Truly1.0@daniel johnson, here's the review: "the least important 2/3 of sublime" w/ rome disgrace brad's legacy w/ a poppy shitfest.Tyler the Creator Goblin3.5Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder2.5if you actually give it a shot w/o giving a fuck what its review or overall rating say, this ris an excellent album. really a ton of variety (even moreso than chuck, surprisingly) is rfound on this cd and it's easily their most experimental. if you're just gonna write it off ras "it's sum 41 post-dave so it's gotta suck," you're missing out. listen to jessica kill, rthen crash, then the title track for starters just to get a glimpse of how diverse and just rflat out good this album really is.2010 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy5.0i can't even believe the balls, expansiveness, and replay value of this album.Hopsin Raw3.5Eminem Recovery2.5has some damn good, straight up beastish songs (ex: won't back down, almost famous, cold wind blows). in fact, i think the 3rd verse in won't back down is one of his greatest verses ever. between the whole volume-changing thing, and some DIRTY lines ("fork was in the road, took the psychopath, poison ivy wouldn't have me thinking rash"), that song is the shit, as are the other b.a. ones i mentioned. even some of the ballads are fantastic (going through changes and not afraid). rHOWEVER, this album definitely has its flaws. my biggest beef w/ this album is the generally ass-awful guest spots. specifically, the various singers on talkin' 2 myself, space bound, and especially cinderella man just flat out suck. maybe i'm just being racist (probably), but the sometimes-autotune, sometimes-gospelish styles that these various unheard of singers use are just terrible. granted the female guest spots are generally good, but pretty much all the guy ones suck huge dick (although some shitty spots work in em's favor, such as when he straight up embarrasses lil wayne in no love). while these eh-ish vocal parts aren't necessarily em's fault, he still could've opted to hire some other singers/rappers to accompany him. same goes w/ the beats in my opinion - being that so bad is the only dre-produced track, recovery just doesn't have that eminem feel to it. roverall, this album's inconsistency and faults (although not necessarily on em's shoulders) bring it down slightly, but it's still a great album with some solid tracks (and w/o that fucking terrible accent thankfully).Melissa Etheridge Fearless Love1.0Earl Sweatshirt EARL4.0Gorillaz Plastic Beach3.5Fitz and the Tantrums Pickin' Up the Pieces3.02009 Eminem Relapse: Refill4.0NOFX Cokie the Clown3.0KiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day2.0what exactly is kid cudi's appeal? i get that this is more or less a concept album and i'm a fan of a good handful of the beats on this album, but i mean what's the big fucking deal with kid cudi? he's boring as shit and lacks the difficulty of many of his peers (especially given the almost standard practice of multi-syllable, extended rhyme sequences these days) from a lyrical perspective. and singing-wise, he's just as much of an underwhelming yawn. like even the aforementioned beats that saved this album from getting a sub-2 weren't cudi's doing, cuz he merely co-produced a few songs on this overly-long mess. so, again, what the hell is kid cudi's appeal?Jay-Z The Blueprint 33.5The xx xx4.0Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist3.5brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!1.0Eminem Relapse4.0if everyone who gave this album less than a 4 sat there and paid attention to the insane rrhyme schemes, i guarantee they'd reconsider their rating. i mean, on "my mom," for rexample, he rhymes "mother would wanna see her" (all 7 syllables) 8 times in a row, and on 3 ra.m. he literally has 25 straight lines ending with a rhyme of "audience." and also, anyone rwho says "thank god shady got his edge back on recovery" or some shit is a fucking idiot or rjust ignorant as hell. 90% of this album's contents are em rapping drugs, raping lesbians, rand killing people, etc. i don't really give a fuck if this album doesn't have much of a rpoint to it, cuz, save "if i had" and "rock bottom," did the slim shady lp?Sum 41 All The Good Shit3.52008 Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak3.5Coldplay Prospekt's March4.0Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy1.5Nickelback Dark Horse1.0The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace2.0Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends4.5Radiohead The Best Of3.5Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!1.0laughably bad. .Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song3.52007 Gob Muertos Vivos3.5MGMT Oracular Spectacular3.5Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com1.0Flobots Fight With Tools2.0Kanye West Graduation4.0Sum 41 Underclass Hero3.0Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago4.5The National Boxer3.5Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight2.02006 Incubus Light Grenades3.0The Beatles Love4.5Oasis Stop the Clocks4.0My Chemical Romance The Black Parade3.5Muse Black Holes and Revelations3.5Sum 41 Go Chuck Yourself3.5Moby Go – The Very Best of Moby3.02005 Lil Wayne Tha Carter II3.0Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits4.0Beastie Boys Solid Gold Hits3.0Blink-182 Greatest Hits2.5Thrice Vheissu4.0Kanye West Late Registration4.5The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection4.0The Offspring Greatest Hits3.5The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan2.0Coldplay X & Y3.5Common Be3.5Gorillaz Demon Days4.0Goldfinger The Best of Goldfinger3.53 Doors Down Seventeen Days2.0Jack Johnson In Between Dreams3.0Sum 41 Chuck Acoustic 3.5Bloc Party Silent Alarm3.5Deep Purple Rapture of the Deep1.0there are few people on this earth i hate more than ian gillan. he is an ATROCIOUS singer and thinks he's hot shit, trying to add unnecessarily over-the-top bluesy fills into basically every song in which he's ever sung. and holy shit, the fact that he has his own band called "gillan" is just hilarious. i hate pretty much every lead singer (at least ones who just sing and don't actually play any instruments) that does a solo project and names it simply their own name. what the fuck is that shit? w/o the actual MUSICIANS in your band, you'd just be acapella, so how the fuck can you name the entire band just "gillan" or "ozzy osbourne," etc. and granted this is a "deep purple" album, but unfortunately ian gillan's solo career doesn't exist on this website, so i pretty much had to use this album to rip on him. and not only do ian gillan's attempts at bluesy profoundness irritate me to no end, but the guitar and organ work (songwriting-wise, not in terms of skill) are just horrendous as well. this album is the epitome of shit.
and i know what you're thinking, "why do you listen to it then?" well my dad and i both play the drums at my house, and over the past 5 years or so i've had the displeasure of hearing this trash over and over and over again. it is quite possibly the single most annoying music i've ever heard (and i used to have to listen to nickelback at work).2004 Eminem Encore2.5Sum 41 Chuck4.5Green Day American Idiot3.0Arcade Fire Funeral4.0311 Greatest Hits3.5Pixies Best of Pixies: Wave of Mutilation3.5Madvillain Madvillainy3.0Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits3.0Kanye West The College Dropout4.02003 The Offspring Splinter4.0Coldplay Live 20034.0Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits3.0Jay-Z The Black Album3.0Stone Temple Pilots Thank You3.5The Strokes Room on Fire2.5Jet Get Born3.0Muse Absolution4.0Obie Trice Cheers3.0Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 23.5even though i disagree w/ alot of immortal technique's views and the shit he rhymes about on this record, he can fuckin spit and expresses his views very powerfully with great flow too.Brand New Deja Entendu3.5Jack Johnson On and On3.0The White Stripes Elephant3.5Linkin Park Meteora2.5AFI Sing the Sorrow3.5The Postal Service Give Up4.0No Doubt The Singles 1992-20033.52002 Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?3.5Ramones Loud, Fast Ramones - Their Toughest Hits3.53 Doors Down Away From The Sun2.0Nirvana Nirvana3.0Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head4.0Atmosphere God Loves Ugly3.0Eminem The Eminem Show3.5exponentially less hilarious and provocative than the first 2 major label albums (especially the mmlp), but there's still no denying em's flow and lyrical complexity. i commend him for trying to step up and self-produce a good number of tracks on here, but i find em's production pretty bland.Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot3.5Pepper Kona Town3.0Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls1.5Norah Jones Come Away with Me2.5Good Charlotte The Young And The Hopeless2.5oh the nostalgia... 2001 Green Day International Superhits3.5Shakira Laundry Service3.5Aesop Rock Labor Days3.5Ben Folds Rockin' The Suburbs3.0Jay-Z The Blueprint4.0System of a Down Toxicity4.0Radiohead Amnesiac3.5Michelle Branch The Spirit Room2.5Alice in Chains Greatest Hits3.5Muse Origin of Symmetry4.0D12 Devil's Night3.5Sum 41 All Killer No Filler3.0Weezer The Green Album2.0The Smashing Pumpkins Rotten Apples4.0Gorillaz Gorillaz3.0Dashboard Confessional The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most2.52000 The Offspring Conspiracy of One2.5the fact that this is the ONLY soundoff for an album w/ 500+ ratings pretty much indicates how unmemorable it is. this is a surprisingly weak effort from a band whose previous albums (especally ixnay and americana) were very solid. furthermore, the 3.2 rating baffles me. as a whole, this album is just very safe and forgettable, a 3 at best.The Beatles 14.0Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...3.5Linkin Park Hybrid Theory2.5Radiohead Kid A4.0how the fuck do i get rid of soundoffs but keep the ratings?Coldplay Parachutes4.5sometimes uplifting, sometimes downright depressing, this album came as a surprisingly good output when i first tried to get into coldplay.Sum 41 Half Hour Of Power2.5Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica3.0David Gray White Ladder2.5Oasis Standing on the Shoulder of Giants2.5Deltron 3030 Deltron 30304.0Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP5.0it's got so much anger, so much hilariousness, so much line-crossing, and such fantastic production that the immense skill that goes into em's lyrics (the continual multi-syllable rhyme schemes most notably) often goes overlooked.1999 Dr. Dre 20014.5dear god, these beats. however many years pass, i can't imagine any person or trend (especially dre himself - i'm sure detox is RIGHT around the corner...) in hip-hop making this record sound dated. stylistically, of course, the content, features, and post-g funk bumping sound of these tracks many not exactly be "in," but everything sounds so lively and fresh that i'm confident in this album's ability to inspire and awe upcoming producers for decades to come.Eminem The Slim Shady LP4.5while the marshall mathers lp clearly meant more and at times was just as shocking/funny (and for an actual purpose, unlike some of the misses found on encore or relapse), the slim shady lp has got to be the most lyrically-entertaining album i've ever heard. honestly, who else prior to this was writing lines like, "you thought i was ill, well now i'm even moreso / shit, i got full-blown aids and a sore throat. / i've got a wardrobe with an orange robe / i'm in the fourth row signing autographs at your show." not only is this whole album packed with funny, irreverent material, but the complexity of rhyming presented was years ahead of its time. i used to consider the mmlp this album's superior, but it's getting harder to do so with each listen.Moby Play3.0Travis The Man Who3.5Coldplay Brothers & Sisters3.51998 Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends4.0The Offspring Americana4.5the perfect mix of punk and pop/punk, plus with some standout non-traitional tracks for a band like them. this is perhaps the first cd i ever loved.Oasis The Masterplan3.5Less Than Jake Hello Rockview2.5Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill3.5Sublime Stand By Your Van4.0The Smashing Pumpkins Adore3.0Massive Attack Mezzanine3.5Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea5.01997 Eminem The Slim Shady EP4.0Sublime Second Hand Smoke4.0John Lennon Lennon Legend 3.0Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West4.0Bjork Homogenic4.0Oasis Be Here Now3.0Radiohead OK Computer4.5i remember the day i first listened to this i gave it a 2.5. my oh my how things have changed.Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape3.5Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind4.5Ben Folds Five Whatever and Ever, Amen4.5a very nice, pleasant little album with a handful of memorable tracks. nothing
groundbreaking and it has a few duds, but for the most part just a solid album.
EDIT: fuck, this is good. i still think there are duds, but most of the non-duds are
simply terrific.The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre4.5Portishead Portishead3.51996 Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album3.0Eminem Infinite4.0Weezer Pinkerton4.0Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged4.0Sublime Sublime4.5was my favorite album of all time for a couple years (until the marshall mathers lp blew my mind and then some). every single song is at least a 4-star and this album is completely flawless. rip brad and this new "sublime w/ rome" shit is a disgrace.1995 The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness4.5after much thought and deliberations (and listening), fuck it, i 5'd this. initially, i think i gave this a 2.5 several years ago when i first heard it. but as i've grown as a musician and listener alike, i've come to truly appreciate the absolute majesty and ambition of this album. 28 songs and maybe 2 or 3 i don't love. what an album.redit: 4.5. meh.Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves3.5No Doubt Tragic Kingdom4.0Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?4.0Mobb Deep The Infamous2.5Radiohead The Bends4.0Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous4.51994 Bush Sixteen Stone3.0Oasis Definitely Maybe4.5Jeff Buckley Grace4.0Portishead Dummy4.0Sublime Robbin' the Hood4.0311 Grassroots3.0Stone Temple Pilots Purple3.0Weezer Weezer5.0just an unbelievable debut. wonderfully-mixed, simple, yet rewarding. plus, i truly think that "only in dreams" is one of the greatest, most emotional songs i'll EVER hear. EVER.Nas Illmatic3.5The Offspring Smash4.0Gang Starr Hard to Earn2.5Green Day Dookie3.5The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die3.5Sunny Day Real Estate Diary3.01993 Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)4.0The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream3.51992 Dr. Dre The Chronic2.5Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine4.0Stone Temple Pilots Core3.0Beastie Boys Check Your Head3.5The Offspring Ignition3.5Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom4.01991 My Bloody Valentine Loveless3.5Metallica Metallica2.5Del tha Funkee Homosapien I Wish My Brother George Was Here2.51989 Operation Ivy Energy4.0The Offspring The Offspring3.01986 Metallica Master of Puppets4.51984 Metallica Ride the Lightning2.5Van Halen 19841.0i can't even begin to describe how much i hate this band.1982 Michael Jackson Thriller2.5so linear and lacking in dynamic changes in the songs themselves, coupled with the fact that even the catchy songs often overstay their welcome, that i am astounded by the accolades this album continues to receive.1980 AC/DC Back in Black2.51978 The Cars The Cars3.01976 Boston Boston4.01975 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here4.01973 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road3.0Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon4.51972 David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...4.01971 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV3.0Elton John Madman Across the Water2.5Black Sabbath Master of Reality3.0Marvin Gaye What's Going On3.51970 Black Sabbath Paranoid4.0The Beatles Let It Be3.01969 The Beatles Abbey Road4.51968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland2.5I realize the impact and influence this album had and how innovative some of the guitar work on it was. No debate, some pioneering tones going on. HOWEVER, as an actual album, Electric Ladyland has no cohesive value whatsoever. There are multiple extended blues jams that have no place on any sort of studio album; I can't see how Jimi just "jamming out" for 12 minutes constitutes a song, especially when it was very likely all improvisational and recorded in one take. Even many of the tracks with shorter run times suffer from being little more than jamming for jamming's sake. Innovative sounds: check; ahead-of-its-time guitar work: check; an utter lack of direction as an album: double-check.1967 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band3.51966 The Beatles Revolver3.5The Beach Boys Pet Sounds3.51965 The Beatles Rubber Soul3.01882 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Op. 493.51808 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 673.51801 Ludwig van Beethoven "Moonlight" Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor, Op. 27, No. 24.0
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