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2014
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint3.5
Ariel Pink Pom Pom2.5
Grouper Ruins4.0
Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste5.0
Caribou Our Love2.0
Vashti Bunyan Heartleap4.0
Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds3.0
The Drums Encyclopedia1.5
Perfume Genius Too Bright2.5
Banks Goddess3.5
Tennis Ritual In Repeat4.5
Ariana Grande My Everything4.0
Kimbra The Golden Echo3.5
FKA Twigs LP14.5
Spoon They Want My Soul3.0
A Sunny Day in Glasgow Sea When Absent4.0
The Antlers Familiars2.5
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence5.0
Lily Allen Sheezus3.0
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack4.0
Todd Terje It's Album Time2.0
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else3.0
Thievery Corporation Saudade3.5
Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once3.5
Liars Mess4.0
Foster the People Supermodel2.0
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream3.5
The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell3.5
White Suns Totem2.5
Posse Soft Opening4.0
Real Estate Atlas2.0
Linda Perhacs The Soul of All Natural Things3.0
Frankie Cosmos Zentropy4.0
Beck Morning Phase1.5
Moonlit Sailor We Come from Exploding Stars3.0
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There3.5
St. Vincent St. Vincent4.5
Phantogram Voices3.0
Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness3.5
Definitely a disappointment after 'Half Way Home', but that's to be expected. Objectively,
though, this is still a ~3.6 purely because of how much her voice sticks out from the pack.
Lost In The Trees Past Life4.0
Crosses Crosses3.5
Sun Kil Moon Benji3.5
Temples (UK) Sun Structures3.0
Snowbird Moon3.0
Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: Red Classroom3.5
Marissa Nadler July3.5
ceo Wonderland4.0
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow4.5
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World4.5
Hospitality Trouble2.0
Dum Dum Girls Too True2.5
Thee Silver Mount Zion Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything2.0
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter3.0
Alcest Shelter3.5
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues4.5
Warpaint Warpaint1.5
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want3.5
Painted Palms Forever3.5
Blank Realm Grassed Inn2.5

2013
Angel Haze Dirty Gold4.0
Beyonce Beyonce4.0
Childish Gambino Because the Internet3.0
I liked this first hearing... but the more I listen, the more 'trying' it sounds. Maybe next time.
Britney Spears Britney Jean1.5
Raum The Event of Your Leaving2.5
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe3.0
Ejecta Dominae3.5
Lady Gaga Artpop3.5
M.I.A. Matangi4.5
Los Campesinos! No Blues2.0
Whores. Clean3.0
Minor Alps Get There3.0
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time4.0
Laurel Halo Chance of Rain1.5
offensively boring. barely made it through the first half an hour.
Arcade Fire Reflektor2.0
Gesaffelstein Aleph3.5
Ryan Hemsworth Guilt Trips2.5
Future of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident3.5
Katy Perry Prism3.0
Crystal Antlers Nothing Is Real2.5
Cults Static4.0
The Range Nonfiction3.0
Tim Hecker Virgins3.5
Miley Cyrus Bangerz2.0
Danny Brown Old2.5
Pusha T My Name Is My Name3.5
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals3.5
Of Montreal Lousy With Sylvianbriar4.0
Mutual Benefit Love's Crushing Diamond2.0
Glasser Interiors3.0
Anna Calvi One Breath3.5
Moby Innocents3.0
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven1.0
Haim Days Are Gone2.0
Yuck Glow and Behold3.5
Lorde Pure Heroine5.0
Icona Pop This Is...Icona Pop2.5
Mazzy Star Seasons of Your Day3.5
Au Revoir Simone Move in Spectrums3.5
Drake Nothing Was the Same4.0
Machinedrum Vapor City2.5
Cuushe Butterfly Case3.0
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe4.0
Cher Closer To The Truth3.5
Crystal Stilts Nature Noir3.0
Blouse Imperium3.0
MGMT MGMT3.5
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady1.5
Body/Head Coming Apart3.0
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing3.5
Factory Floor Factory Floor1.5
Goldfrapp Tales Of Us4.0
London Grammar If You Wait4.5
Arctic Monkeys AM3.5
Volcano Choir Repave2.5
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium2.5
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks2.5
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty4.5
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight...4.5
Emily Reo Olive Juice4.5
Haken The Mountain1.5
The Dodos Carrier2.5
Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action2.5
Forest Swords Engravings3.5
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon3.0
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe2.0
Earl Sweatshirt Doris2.0
Typhoon (USA-OR) White Lighter3.0
Zola Jesus Versions2.0
Washed Out Paracosm3.5
The Icarus Line Slave Vows2.5
Minks Tides End3.0
Pond (AUS) Hobo Rocket2.0
Moderat II3.0
Golden Suits Golden Suits3.0
Julia Holter Loud City Song4.0
Ikonika Aerotropolis2.5
Steven Tang Disconnect To Connect3.0
AlunaGeorge Body Music3.5
Fuck Buttons Slow Focus1.5
Lust For Youth Perfect View2.5
David Lynch The Big Dream3.0
Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana3.0
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail1.0
Sleep Parade Inside/Out2.0
A Great Big Pile of Leaves You're Always on My Mind3.0
Kirin J. Callinan Embracism2.5
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nandacollection3.5
Pity Sex Feast of Love3.5
oOoOO Without Your Love2.5
Sigur Ros Kveikur3.5
Kanye West Yeezus5.0
Zomby With Love2.5
Austra Olympia2.5
Melt Yourself Down Melt Yourself Down3.5
CSS Planta2.0
Sonny and The Sunsets Antenna to the Afterworld2.5
Airhead For Years3.5
Deafheaven Sunbather4.0
Surfer Blood Pythons4.5
Emika DVA3.5
These New Puritans Field of Reeds5.0
Eleanor Friedberger Personal Record3.5
Quadron Avalanche3.5
Disclosure Settle2.0
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork2.0
Camera Obscura Desire Lines2.5
Jon Hopkins Immunity3.0
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth2.0
Baths Obsidian3.0
The Pastels Slow Summits2.0
Blood Ceremony The Eldritch Dark2.5
Majical Cloudz Impersonator3.0
Gaytheist Hold Me... But Not So Tight3.0
Dirty Beaches Drifters/Love Is The Devil3.5
The National Trouble Will Find Me3.5
Small Black Limits Of Desire1.5
MS MR Secondhand Rapture2.5
Sam Amidon Bright Sunny South2.5
Roomrunner Ideal Cities2.5
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City3.5
Wampire Curiosity3.5
Bibio Silver Wilkinson2.0
Pharmakon Abandon4.0
Deerhunter Monomania3.0
Mikal Cronin MCII3.0
Still Corners Strange Pleasures4.0
Savages Silence Yourself2.5
Noah and the Whale Heart Of Nowhere2.5
Little Boots Nocturnes2.0
Dido Girl Who Got Away2.5
Dean Blunt The Redeemer2.0
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve2.5
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap3.5
Purson The Circle and the Blue Door1.5
Neon Neon Praxis Makes Perfect2.0
Super Water Sympathy Hydrogen Child2.5
Laura Stevenson Wheel2.5
No Joy Wait to Pleasure3.5
Slava Raw Solutions4.0
Young Galaxy Ultramarine4.5
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky4.0
Barn Owl V1.5
Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost2.5
Tera Melos X'ed Out3.0
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito3.5
The Flaming Lips The Terror3.5
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die3.5
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin4.0
The Thermals Desperate Ground4.0
Houses A Quiet Darkness4.0
Elvis Depressedly Holo Pleasures4.0
Solar Bears Supermigration3.0
The Haxan Cloak Excavation4.0
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze2.5
White Fence Cyclops Reap2.5
The Knife Shaking the Habitual3.5
James Blake Overgrown4.5
Tyler the Creator Wolf1.0
I'll admit that I actually would have enjoyed listening to this if I didn't speak English... or even if I just didn't know the meaning of a couple words (I'm sure you can guess which ones).rBut I do. I fully understand the argument that 'those words' are supposed to provoke emotions and are not targeted at any group, but that doesn't change the fact that they ARE targeted at a group. rToo bad. He's obviously got talent, but he's behind the curve on this one.
IO Echo Ministry of Love3.5
Bonobo The North Borders2.5
The Strokes Comedown Machine2.5
Wavves Afraid of Heights3.5
Rhian Sheehan Stories From Elsewhere3.5
DJ Koze Amygdala2.5
Alice Smith She3.0
William Tyler Impossible Truth3.0
Phosphorescent Muchacho2.0
Suede Bloodsports3.0
Team Ghost Rituals3.0
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience2.0
Carmen Villain Sleeper2.5
John Grant Pale Green Ghosts4.5
Laura Mvula Sing To The Moon2.5
The Men New Moon3.0
Young Dreams Between Places3.0
Suuns Images Du Futur3.0
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt3.5
Blue Hawaii Untogether4.0
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse4.0
Benoit Pioulard Hymnal4.0
Autechre Exai3.5
Rhye Woman4.5
The Drones I See Seaweed3.0
Autre Ne Veut Anxiety2.5
Olafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter3.0
Doldrums Lesser Evil3.5
Keaton Henson Birthdays3.5
Iceage You're Nothing1.0
Beach Fossils Clash the Truth4.0
Inc. No World3.0
Mazes Ores & Minerals2.5
Dog Bite Velvet Changes2.5
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II3.5
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat4.0
The Ruby Suns Christopher2.0
Air Review Low Wishes3.0
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law1.5
Widowspeak Almanac2.5
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return3.0
Mountains Centralia3.0
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...3.5
Jackson Scott Melbourne3.5
Yo La Tengo Fade4.0
Villagers {Awayland}3.0

2012
Kesha Warrior1.0
Solange True2.0
Clinic Free Reign3.5
Lana Del Rey Paradise3.5
I like her new direction, but there are too many disposable tracks. The next album is going to take over the world.
Emeralds Just To Feel Anything2.5
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles III3.5
Titus Andronicus Local Business3.0
Talk Normal Sunshine3.5
Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy4.0
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city2.5
I JUST DON'T GET IT. Why? Why this album? Is hip-hop in such a sad spot where ANY album that is even REMOTELY introspective is hailed as great? This is so average it hurts.
Mac DeMarco 21.5
I'll admit that this isn't really my genre, but it's been getting good reviews so I gave it a listen. Not impressed. Sounds like half a million other acoustic albums out there.
Tamaryn Tender New Signs2.0
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!2.5
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs4.0
I LOVE The Way We Used To... but a lot of the other songs just blended in. Maybe I'll listen to it again and change my rating... but for now this is about a 3.7.
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man1.5
She always manages to disappoint me... Laura is one of my favorite singles of the year, but there isn't a single other song on this album worth listening to. Love ya, but this sucks.
Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams3.0
Ellie Goulding Halcyon3.5
Tame Impala Lonerism2.0
Taken By Trees Other Worlds1.5
I just was bored. Nothing (i.e. lyrics, production, mood) very exciting except (of course) her voice. Too bad.
Ultraista Ultraista2.0
Completely unremarkable and average. It sounds just like half a dozen other synth-y bands out there (although I must admit I love the cover art).
Jessica Bailiff At the Down-turned Jagged Rim of the Sky2.5
Kind of reminds me of a more electronic-oriented Grouper. Still good, not great, though.
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream3.5
Death Grips No Love Deep Web2.0
Muse The 2nd Law3.0
Sera Cahoone Deer Creek Canyon1.0
Lavender Diamond Incorruptible Heart3.0
I'll be honest: it was absurdly happy (not usually my cup of tea) and REALLY long... but I loved it.
Melody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo Chamber3.5
Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II2.0
Woods Bend Beyond2.0
How to Dress Well Total Loss2.5
Grizzly Bear Shields3.5
Allah Las Allah Las3.5
The xx Coexist2.0
Animal Collective Centipede Hz1.5
Angel Olsen Half Way Home4.5
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar2.5
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits2.5
Wild Nothing Nocturne3.0
Swans The Seer4.0
Teengirl Fantasy Tracer2.5
Bloc Party Four3.5
Passion Pit Gossamer1.5
Purity Ring Shrines4.5
Frank Ocean Channel Orange1.0
I've given this multiple listens and this is truly one of the most generic and uninspiring rap/R&B albums of
the year. Just because someone's bi doesn't mean their music is worth two shits... some sort of reverse-
homophobia bullshit. Putrid.
Angel Haze Reservation4.0
Echo Lake Wild Peace3.5
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan3.0
Maroon 5 Overexposed1.0
DIIV Oshin2.5
Peaking Lights Lucifer2.0
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania2.5
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...3.5
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now1.5
volcano! PiƱata2.5
Hot Chip In Our Heads3.0
iamamiwhoami Kin4.5
The Walkmen Heaven4.0
Japandroids Celebration Rock2.5
Noisy, escapist, and pretty much just 'ok'. Nothing too original or groundbreaking, but nothing particularly offensive, either.
Liars WIXIW4.0
Sigur Ros Valtari2.0
Gosh I wanted to like this... the first time I listened to Ekki M?kk I was overwhelmed. It just has no staying power! By the second revisiting I couldn't make it past the 20 minute mark. They'll always have their early releases, but this is a miss.
Alt-J An Awesome Wave2.5
Laurel Halo Quarantine3.5
Mount Eerie Clear Moon4.0
Violens True2.5
Beach House Bloom3.0
Best Coast The Only Place3.0
Niki And The Dove Instinct3.0
Worth listening to, but nothing particularly special.
Hop Along Get Disowned3.0
Death Grips The Money Store3.5
The lyrics are almost unintelligible and the production is nothing to gawk at, but it definitely kept my attention. I'm reluctant to give it this high of an rating because of their real-life antics, but what can you do?
Allo Darlin' Europe2.5
Grouper Violet Replacement2.5
Bear in Heaven I Love You, It's Cool2.0
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal2.5
Screaming Females Ugly3.0
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded4.0
Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance2.5
AU Both Lights2.5
Chromatics Kill For Love3.0
La Sera Sees The Light3.5
I was initially a little nervous about it until I got to 'Over Now'... which may be one of my favorite break-up songs of all time. Loved. Second half is definitely much better than the first, but there is a lot of great potential here. I bet the next album will be a solid 4-4.5.
Madonna MDNA1.0
The Shins Port of Morrow1.0
Lost In The Trees A Church That Fits Our Needs5.0
Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz3.0
Julia Holter Ekstasis3.5
Tops Tender Opposites2.5
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror1.5
Frankie Rose Interstellar2.0
Tindersticks The Something Rain3.0
Lambchop Mr. M4.0
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It4.5
Burial Kindred2.5
Shearwater Animal Joy3.0
Polica Give You The Ghost3.0
It was okay... but not anything I feel like listening to again.
Tennis Young And Old4.0
I, for one, don't understand all the flack that this album is getting. It's cute, airy, melodic, and catchy. No, it's not asking for the wall to get torn down, and no, it's not going to win the Pulitzer any time soon, but that's not the point. It's an early-fall romance; beautiful in its simplicity.
Sharon Van Etten Tramp4.0
The Twilight Sad No One Can Ever Know2.5
Grimes Visions3.5
Hospitality Hospitality3.5
Django Django Django Django3.0
Lana Del Rey Born to Die5.0
Haters are always gonna hate, but this is a MASTERPIECE. Nobody can listen to Blue Jeans, Off To The Races and Born To Die and not just GET IT.
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory2.5
It's certainly interesting, but nothing that sticks out of the crowd for me. it sounds like just about every other angst-y indie band out there right now. rHave to say I love the cover art, though.
Big Deal Lights Out3.5
Chairlift Something3.0
Trailer Trash Tracys Ester2.0
I don't MIND the album (it's probably more like an 'average') but I have to give a lower rating because there was the POTENTIAL for a 4-4.5. If they could have done the entire album like 'Candy Girl' and 'Wish You Were Red' (i.e. strong bass melody with moody lyrics) then this would have been one of the best of the year. Instead its a hazy mess. Her voice is so unique and they buried under noise.
Foe Bad Dream Hotline4.0
Love her voice; love their lyrics; love this band. I'm getting a 'Cults' vibe with maybe a little 'Polica'.
The Maccabees Given to the Wild3.0

2011
Mint Julep Save Your Season2.0
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow1.5
Rihanna Talk That Talk3.5
Blouse Blouse1.5
Completely and utterly forgettable. Not a single track that I wanted to listen to again.
Still Corners Creatures of an Hour4.5
Love. You know it's going to be 'good' after listening to Cuckoo, but then it smoothly transitions to 'great' after I Wrote In Blood, and 'excellent' after Demons.
Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway1.5
Feist Metals2.0
Ben Howard Every Kingdom2.5
Ohbijou Metal Meets2.0
Iggy Azalea Ignorant Art3.0
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation4.0
Good not great. I wears you down about 2/3 of the way through.
Dum Dum Girls Only in Dreams4.0
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis5.0
Hated it first listen, loved it second. Beautiful, haunting perfection. Every song is a unique and stand-alone statement.rA classic.
Mikal Cronin Mikal Cronin2.0
St. Vincent Strange Mercy3.5
The Drums Portamento4.0
Definitely unique and cheeky... and I do love some good cheek.
Julia Holter Tragedy2.5
Cut Off Your Hands Hollow2.0
Widowspeak Widowspeak2.0
Good for a listen, but not particularly memorable.
Woods Sun and Shade3.5
Totally bizarre, but totally lovable. The main criticism is probably going to be that there is too much instrumental, but I barely noticed. Loved.
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys2.0
Lady Gaga Born This Way2.0
The Antlers Burst Apart3.0
Cat's Eyes Cat's Eyes3.0
Grouper A I A1.5
There just wasn't enough going on. DADDUAH is one of my favorite albums of all time, but this one bored me to tears. Pretty tinkling isn't enough to make an album.
Katy B On A Mission2.5
True Widow As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center2.0
The instrumentals are SO LONG and boring I could barely sit through the first couple songs. You know I love some fuzzy guitars... but this was too much.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong2.5
Dirty Beaches Badlands3.0
Britney Spears Femme Fatale3.5
Kesha I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance:2.0
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place2.0
Beach Fossils What A Pleasure2.5
Uuummm... I have to admit that this is EXACTLY what I would classify as 'my type of music' (aka hazy/lazy vocals and fuzzy guitars)... but it was just missing something. I wasn't bored when listening, but I didn't feel the need to listen to it (ever) again. Lots of potential... but maybe next time.
Young Galaxy Shapeshifting5.0
James Blake James Blake3.5
La Sera La Sera2.5
The Joy Formidable The Big Roar3.0
The Decemberists The King Is Dead3.5
Sister Crayon Bellow1.5
I listened to this because it was recommended for Chelsea Wolfe fans... but it was uninspiring.

2010
Chelsea Wolfe The Grime And The Glow3.0
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday3.0
Robyn Body Talk4.0
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy4.5
Kesha Cannibal4.5
Small Black New Chain2.5
Young the Giant Young the Giant3.0
Diamond Rings Special Affections2.0
I really wanted to like it because it looked like it was going to sound kind of like The Drums... but I was really disappointed. His voice is interesting, but the beats and lyrics are tired. Sorry 'bout it.
Houses All Night3.0
Gold Panda Lucky Shiner3.0
Grimes Halfaxa3.5
The Brother Kite Isolation1.5
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest4.0
Maroon 5 Hands All Over2.5
Tamaryn The Waves1.5
The Pretty Reckless Light Me Up3.5
Ra Ra Riot The Orchard2.5
Lost In The Trees All Alone In An Empty House3.5
Best Coast Crazy For You4.5
This is the perfect example of an album that people want to hate so bad that they can't possibly look past its surface. Whatever.
Mountain Man Made The Harbor3.5
M.I.A. Maya5.0
Sea Oleena Sea Oleena3.0
Baths Cerulean2.5
Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed1.5
Perfume Genius Learning5.0
Foals Total Life Forever3.0
Tame Impala Innerspeaker1.5
The Drums The Drums4.5
Gold Motel Summer House2.5
Karen Elson The Ghost Who Walks2.0
Marina and The Diamonds The Family Jewels3.0
Beach Fossils Beach Fossils3.5
It has definitely grown on me. After the first few listens I thought that all of the songs sounded too similar; over time, though, it's really climbed my list.
Wild Nothing Gemini3.5
The National High Violet3.5
Sleigh Bells Treats4.5
Future Islands In Evening Air2.5
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II4.5
Caribou Swim1.0
Dum Dum Girls I Will Be2.0
The Delta Mirror Machines That Listen3.5
The Ruby Suns Fight Softly3.5
Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself3.0
Beach House Teen Dream4.0
I want to like this more because 'Silver Soul' and 'Used To Be' are two of my favorite songs, but there are just so many blah tracks on here. Too bad.
Surfer Blood Astro Coast3.5
Kesha Animal3.5
Lana Del Rey Lana Del Ray a.k.a Lizzy Grant4.0
Stunning. I bet half of these negative reviews are people that haven't even listened to it. You can't sit through Pawn Shop Blues, Mermaid Motel, and Kill Kill without giving this (at least) a 3.5.

2009
Rihanna Rated R1.5
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster4.0
Tegan and Sara Sainthood3.5
Isbells Isbells2.5
Atlas Sound Logos2.0
I mean this in the best way possible, but PLEASE stick with Deerhunter from now on.
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More2.5
Sleeping at Last Storyboards3.0
Phantogram Eyelid Movies3.5
Taken By Trees East of Eden3.0
Noah and the Whale The First Days of Spring2.0
Miley Cyrus The Time of Our Lives4.0
Dolores O'Riordan No Baggage3.0
The xx xx4.5
La Roux La Roux4.5
The Paper Chase Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.13.0
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest5.0
White Rabbits It's Frightening2.0
Listener Not Waving, Drowning3.5
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career4.0
The Thermals Now We Can See1.5
Bat For Lashes Two Suns3.0
I want to like it... but I don't. A couple of the songs are great, but the rest are just throw-away.
Metric Fantasies4.0
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind3.5
Fever Ray Fever Ray3.0
The Antlers Hospice5.0
Absolutely devastating. You can't listen to Kettering, Bear, and Epilogue without dying.
Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You4.5
Wavves Wavvves3.5
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion3.5
I really wanted to like this more, but I got annoyed that they kept using the same tricks over and over again (repetitive tinkling noises and layered vocals). It got real old by the 5th or 6th song. Still pretty good though.
Pomplamoose Pomplamoose VideoSongs2.5
Her voice is pretty and nothing was necessarily OFFENSIVE... but I don't really feel the need to listen to them (ever) again.

2008
Britney Spears Circus3.0
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak2.5
The Postmarks By The Numbers2.0
I wanted to like it... I really did... but I found myself fading in and out of interest. Her voice is definitely pretty; the production is definitely cutesy; but it didn't sum up to much. Three Little Birds was an exception, but not enough of one to bring the rest of the album up.
Lady Gaga The Fame3.0
Crystal Stilts Alight of Night3.0
Good, but not amazing; the voice gets a little annoying after a couple of songs, and the lyrics aren't anything mind-blowing... but it works for a little while.
Arthur Russell Love is Overtaking Me2.5
The Rosebuds Life Like4.0
Land Of Talk Some Are Lakes3.0
It was okay. Her voice is pretty but there wasn't enough variation for this to be truly remarkable.
Vivian Girls Vivian Girls1.5
I was just bored. I don't really have anything else to say.
High Places High Places3.5
Paavoharju Laulu Laakson Kukista4.0
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill5.0
In short: I love it. Am listening to it constantly. A masterpiece of murky folk rock.
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes1.5
Shearwater Rook3.5
Scarlett Johansson Anywhere I Lay My Head4.0
I don't understand a lot of the flack that this album is getting... Falling Down is actually one of my favorite
songs. Her voice is definitely throaty, but I'm into that. The production is beautiful and I like her spin on the
lyrics. I'm admittedly not a huge Tom Waits fan, but it sounds like she did her best to give him credit and she
obviously admires him. Idk. Maybe I'm just an amateur and everybody else has better eardrums. It seems like
she walked into this and there was nothing she could do BUT get hate.
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs3.0
I THOUGHT I loved this album... but the more that I listen to it... the more I have to conclude that most of the songs are corny or forgettable. Cath... and Bixby Canyon Bridge are great, but the album is dragged down by the middle and end.
Portishead Third5.0
Madonna Hard Candy4.0
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles4.0
The Ruby Suns Sea Lion1.5
Beach House Devotion5.0
One of my favorite albums of all time. Every song is great and flows smoothly into the next... definitely an 'album' and not a collection of songs.
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree4.5
High Places 03/07 - 09/072.0
These New Puritans Beat Pryamid4.0

2007
Sally Shapiro Disco Romance3.0
Britney Spears Blackout5.0
Definitely her best album (not to mention the introduction of dub step into mainstream music).
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam1.0
M.I.A. Kala4.0
Okkervil River The Stage Names2.5
I was pretty disappointed. 'Down The River Of Golden Dreams' is one of my favorite albums, but I really had trouble focusing for more than one or two songs with this one. Too bad. Still a great band, though.
Lemuria Get Better3.5
Tegan and Sara The Con3.0
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago2.0
I was unpleasantly bored. I just don't get the hype.
Glass Candy B/E/A/T/B/O/X2.0
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long1.5
Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum3.5
The robot voice was kind of cute, but a little overdone. It needed a little more cohesiveness and variation.
Dolores O'Riordan Are You Listening?4.0
Feist The Reminder3.5
Lost In The Trees Time Taunts Me1.5
Eluvium Copia2.5
The Postmarks The Postmarks3.0
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?3.5
The Shins Wincing the Night Away3.5
Grouper Cover the Windows and the Walls3.5

2006
Swan Lake Beast Moans4.0
The Evens Get Evens4.0
Amy Winehouse Back to Black4.5
Shiny Toy Guns We Are Pilots1.5
The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America3.0
Beach House Beach House5.0
Bat For Lashes Fur and Gold3.5
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds3.0
Grizzly Bear Yellow House5.0
Atmospheric, baroque perfection. Definitely an album that must be played BEGINNING to END... no skipping... no starting at the best song... just playing.
My Brightest Diamond Bring Me the Workhorse4.0
The Thermals The Body, The Blood, The Machine5.0
The Knife Silent Shout3.0
Camera Obscura Let's Get Out of This Country3.0
It was just okay. I LOVE her voice... but something is missing. There isn't really an 'amazing' song on the album to bring it all together.
Islands Return To The Sea1.5
I love The Unicorns (so I'll admit that i had high expectations) but this was just underwhelming. Where's the cheek? Where's the originality? This sounds like every other run-of-the-mill folk/pop act out there.
Band of Horses Everything All the Time1.5
The Concretes In Colour1.0
I bought this on a whim because their debut is pretty amazing, but this sucks. Her voice is toned down and the entire orchestration is pretty uninspiring.
Cat Power The Greatest2.5
2005
Madonna Confessions on a Dancefloor5.0
Vashti Bunyan Lookaftering3.0
Animal Collective Feels3.0
Death Cab for Cutie Plans2.0
It's a strained comparison, but this is (to me) Death Cab's 'Out Of Time': Two of their best songs (Soul Meets Body and I Will Follow You Into The Dark), and the rest is just forgettable. Nothing truly offensive, but just too inconsistent for me.
Goldfrapp Supernature3.5
The Lucksmiths Warmer Corners4.0
The Boy Least Likely To Best Party Ever2.5
Listened to it on Pitchfork's recommendation (I know, right) and was pretty disappointed. They don't stick out from the (rather large) crowd of child-like artists.
Annie Anniemal3.5
M.I.A. Arular3.0
Mice Parade Bem-Vinda Vontade2.5
The Kills No Wow3.0
Antony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird Now4.5
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning2.5
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah2.0

2004
Interpol Antics4.0
Arcade Fire Funeral3.5
Rilo Kiley More Adventurous1.5
The Album Leaf In A Safe Place3.0
Blonde Redhead Misery is a Butterfly3.0
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days4.0
Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles4.0
Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty2.0
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender4.5
2003
Britney Spears In The Zone5.0
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway3.0
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?4.0
The Books The Lemon Of Pink1.0
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism4.0
I was originally (admittedly) a hater... but it's certainly grown on me. Their best after 'Photo Album'.
Okkervil River Down the River of Golden Dreams3.5
Broadcast HaHa Sound2.5
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium4.0
The Concretes The Concretes4.0
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell3.5
Goldfrapp Black Cherry2.0
Earlimart Everyone Down Here3.0
Madonna American Life3.5
Xiu Xiu A Promise4.0
Black Moth Super Rainbow Falling Through a Field2.0

2002
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People3.0
Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things3.5
The great was great, but the filler was definitely filler. Love her voice, though.
Spoon Kill The Moonlight3.5
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights5.0
Frou Frou Details3.0
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots5.0
Hot Snakes Suicide Invoice2.0
All I heard was noise. I don't get any of the hype... lyrics were nothing to gawk at, his voice is maybe average, and the instruments are pretty unremarkable. Sounds like half a dozen other 'punk' albums out there.
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane3.5
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot3.0
Clinic Walking With Thee3.0
dredg El Cielo3.5
Cher Living Proof3.0
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man Out Of Season3.0

2001
Britney Spears Britney2.0
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album5.0
People can hate on them all they want... but they can never take away this masterpiece of barely-suppressed anger. Perfect.
Scout Niblett Sweet Heart Fever3.5
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 23.5
Rilo Kiley Take-Offs & Landings3.5
Muse Origin of Symmetry3.0
The Shins Oh, Inverted World1.5
ADULT. Resuscitation4.0
Low Things We Lost in the Fire3.0
It runs a little long to keep me interested... I wanted to love it but I just liked it.

2000
Radiohead Kid A3.0
Madonna Music3.0
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain5.0
Britney Spears Oops!...I Did It Again2.0
Clinic Internal Wrangler4.0
Lambchop Nixon3.5
Duster Contemporary Movement2.5

1999
Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider3.0
Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time1.5
Fiona Apple When the Pawn...3.0

1998
The Cardigans Gran Turismo3.5
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs3.0
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals3.0
Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg4.0
Massive Attack Mezzanine3.5
Madonna Ray of Light5.0
Duster Stratosphere5.0
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea5.0
It took a couple of listens... but when you get it you get it. Brings out the abused child in all of us...

1997
The Sundays Static and Silence2.0
Bjork Homogenic3.5
Just average. Nothing more. I've never understood her hype... so much potential but her lyrics are SOOOO CORRNNNYYYY.
Radiohead OK Computer3.0
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One1.0
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground3.5
Portishead Portishead5.0

1996
Fiona Apple Tidal3.5
The Cranberries To the Faithful Departed3.0
Just OK. A little too pop-y for my taste... not to mention that a lot of the lyrics are corny as hell. There are definitely some standouts, though.

1995
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness3.5
Bjork Post3.5
Tricky Maxinquaye3.0

1994
The Cranberries No Need to Argue4.5
Either their best or their worst. Best: Zombie, Disappointment, Everything I Said, No Need To Argue, Daffodil Lament, Dreaming My Dreams, Ridiculous Thoughts. Absolute worst thing they've put out: Ode To My Family, Twenty One, I Can't Be With You, Yeat's Grave, The Icicle Melts, Empty. Overall, though, the strong easily overpower the weak and make their most ambitious and entertaining album.
Liz Phair Whip-Smart4.0
An amazing sophomore after a CLASSIC debut. Couldn't ask for more.
Portishead Dummy4.5
Hole Live Through This3.5
Madonna Bedtime Stories3.0

1993
Nirvana In Utero3.5
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream3.5
Liz Phair Exile In Guyville5.0
Maybe A LITTLE overrated... but still very (very) good.
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?4.0
Definitely a 90s standout. It has the same great voice and melodies as their later albums without falling victim to their sometimes corny lyrics. Love.

1992
Madonna Erotica3.5
Guided by Voices Propeller3.0
Tori Amos Little Earthquakes4.0

1991
Talk Talk Laughing Stock4.0
My Bloody Valentine Loveless2.5
Nirvana Nevermind5.0
Simply one of the greatest records of all time; deserving of every accolade its ever received.
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish3.5

1990
Lush Gala1.5
It was okay... I just kept thinking "Cocteau Twins knock-off".
Pet Shop Boys Behaviour3.0
Ride Nowhere2.5
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas3.0
The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic1.0

1989
Nirvana Bleach1.5
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses3.5
Pixies Doolittle2.5
Madonna Like a Prayer2.5

1988
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation3.5
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden4.0

1987
Pet Shop Boys Actually3.5

1986
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead2.5
Madonna True Blue3.5
1984
Madonna Like a Virgin5.0
Cocteau Twins Treasure4.5
The Smiths The Smiths3.0

1983
Madonna Madonna4.5

1982
The Cure Pornography2.0

1981
Grace Jones Nightclubbing4.0

1980
ABBA Super Trouper4.0

1979
Pink Floyd The Wall4.5
Fleetwood Mac Tusk2.0
Marianne Faithfull Broken English4.5

1977
Fleetwood Mac Rumours4.0
1974
Nico The End...5.0
From the opening line you KNOW that it's going to be amazing (and it is). The darkest piece of her career, and her best. A harmonium has never been put to better use.

1973
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon3.5
1970
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water5.0
'Classic' is, really, the only word for it. Not a single bad track to be found, and some of the greatest songs of all time (I'm talking to you 'Boxer' and 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters'). Perfect.
Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day2.0
The Carpenters Close to You4.0
Nico Desertshore4.5
Dark. Mysterious. Sexy. Perfect. Her untouchable masterpiece.
Linda Perhacs Parallelograms5.0

1969
Nico The Marble Index1.5

1968
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle3.0

1967
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band4.0
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico4.0
I'll admit that I like this primarily for Nico on 'I'll Be Your Mirror' and 'Femme Fatale' (which, I'm sure, isn't a very popular statement), but the rest is quite good as well. Lou's voice is a little grating (not to my taste) but he makes up for it with his lyrics.
Nico Chelsea Girl2.0

1966
The Beatles Revolver3.0
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds4.0
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