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Fever Ray Fever Ray3.0
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint4.5
Grouper Ruins4.0
FKA Twigs LP14.5
Ariel Pink Pom Pom2.5
Azealia Banks Broke With Expensive Taste5.0
Marianne Faithfull Broken English4.5
Vashti Bunyan Heartleap4.0
Caribou Our Love2.0
Beyonce Beyonce4.0
Kimbra The Golden Echo3.5
The Drums Encyclopedia1.5
Sea Oleena Sea Oleena3.0
Spoon They Want My Soul3.0
Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds3.0
Perfume Genius Too Bright2.5
Tennis Ritual In Repeat4.5
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak2.5
A Sunny Day in Glasgow Sea When Absent4.0
The Antlers Familiars2.5
Banks Goddess3.5
Ariana Grande My Everything4.0
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence5.0
Grace Jones Nightclubbing4.0
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack4.0
Lily Allen Sheezus3.0
Madonna Like a Virgin3.5
Madonna Erotica3.5
Madonna Madonna4.5
Madonna Music3.0
Thievery Corporation Saudade3.5
Todd Terje It's Album Time2.0
Madonna Hard Candy4.0
Madonna Like a Prayer3.5
Madonna Bedtime Stories3.0
Madonna American Life3.5
Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once3.5
Antony and the Johnsons I Am A Bird Now4.5
Perfume Genius Learning5.0
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else3.0
Tegan and Sara Sainthood3.5
Tegan and Sara The Con3.0
Liars Mess4.0
Nirvana Nevermind5.0
Simply one of the greatest records of all time; deserving of every accolade its ever received.
Beck Morning Phase1.5
Madonna True Blue3.5
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II4.5
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream3.5
Real Estate Atlas2.0
White Suns Totem2.5
Moonlit Sailor We Come from Exploding Stars3.0
Frankie Cosmos Zentropy4.0
Posse Soft Opening4.0
Foster the People Supermodel2.0
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man Out Of Season3.0
The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell3.5
The Pretty Reckless Light Me Up3.5
Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You4.5
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There3.5
Linda Perhacs The Soul of All Natural Things3.0
Madonna Confessions on a Dancefloor5.0
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots5.0
The Flaming Lips The Terror3.5
Crosses Crosses3.5
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die3.5
Pusha T My Name Is My Name3.5
Bat For Lashes Fur and Gold3.5
St. Vincent St. Vincent4.5
Temples (UK) Sun Structures3.0
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter3.0
Young the Giant Young the Giant3.0
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
Phantogram Eyelid Movies3.5
Sun Kil Moon Benji3.5
The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America3.0
iamamiwhoami Kin4.5
Robyn Body Talk4.0
Katy B On A Mission2.5
Marissa Nadler July3.5
Olafur Arnalds For Now I Am Winter3.0
Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself3.0
Snowbird Moon3.0
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World4.5
Xiu Xiu A Promise4.0
Xiu Xiu Angel Guts: Red Classroom3.5
Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles4.0
ceo Wonderland4.0
Gesaffelstein Aleph3.5
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow4.5
Hospitality Trouble2.0
Lost In The Trees Time Taunts Me1.5
Lambchop Mr. M4.0
Lambchop Nixon3.5
Feist Metals2.0
Dum Dum Girls Too True2.5
Hospitality Hospitality3.5
Ra Ra Riot The Orchard2.5
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues4.5
Angel Haze Dirty Gold4.0
Warpaint Warpaint1.5
Blank Realm Grassed Inn2.5
Painted Palms Forever3.5
Nina Kraviz Nina Kraviz3.0
Alcest Shelter3.5
Thee Silver Mount Zion Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything2.0
The Lucksmiths Warmer Corners4.0
Golden Suits Golden Suits3.0
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Give the People What They Want3.5
Rhian Sheehan Stories From Elsewhere3.5
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve2.5
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy4.5
Julianna Barwick Nepenthe2.0
The Range Nonfiction3.0
Vashti Bunyan Lookaftering3.0
Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day2.0
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe3.0
Arcade Fire Reflektor2.0
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 ...Baby One More Time1.5
Jenny Hval Innocence Is Kinky4.0
Britney Spears Britney Jean1.5
Ejecta Dominae3.5
Steven Tang Disconnect To Connect3.0
M.I.A. Arular3.0
Moderat II3.0
Raum The Event of Your Leaving2.5
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles4.0
Keaton Henson Birthdays3.5
Anna Calvi One Breath3.5
Pity Sex Feast of Love3.5
Future of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident3.5
Death Grips No Love Deep Web2.0
Teengirl Fantasy Tracer2.5
Minor Alps Get There3.0
Autechre Exai3.5
Lady Gaga Artpop3.5
M.I.A. Maya5.0
M.I.A. Kala4.0
M.I.A. Matangi4.5
Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time4.0
Drake Nothing Was the Same4.0
Goldfrapp Supernature3.5
Whores. Clean3.0
Los Campesinos! No Blues2.0
Mutual Benefit Love's Crushing Diamond2.0
Katy Perry Prism3.0
Laurel Halo Chance of Rain1.5
offensively boring. barely made it through the first half an hour.
Ryan Hemsworth Guilt Trips2.5
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree4.5
Goldfrapp Black Cherry2.0
Hole Live Through This3.5
Cults Static4.0
Emily Reo Olive Juice4.5
Cher Closer To The Truth3.5
Iggy Azalea Ignorant Art3.0
Tim Hecker Virgins3.5
Ikonika Aerotropolis2.5
Glasser Interiors3.0
Crystal Antlers Nothing Is Real2.5
Au Revoir Simone Move in Spectrums3.5
Haken The Mountain1.5
Elvis Depressedly Holo Pleasures4.0
Toro Y Moi Anything In Return3.0
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe4.0
Of Montreal Lousy With Sylvianbriar4.0
Sleigh Bells Bitter Rivals3.5
Miley Cyrus The Time of Our Lives4.0
Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed1.5
Miley Cyrus Bangerz2.0
Icona Pop This Is...Icona Pop2.5
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven1.0
Machinedrum Vapor City2.5
AlunaGeorge Body Music3.5
Danny Brown Old2.5
Lorde Pure Heroine5.0
Cuushe Butterfly Case3.0
Yuck Glow and Behold3.5
Blouse Imperium3.0
Pond (AUS) Hobo Rocket2.0
Blood Ceremony The Eldritch Dark2.5
Moby Innocents3.0
Haim Days Are Gone2.0
Emika DVA3.5
Laura Mvula Sing To The Moon2.5
Alice Smith She3.0
Mazzy Star Seasons of Your Day3.5
Typhoon (USA-OR) White Lighter3.0
Dido Girl Who Got Away2.5
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight...4.5
The National Trouble Will Find Me3.5
Bonobo The North Borders2.5
Villagers {Awayland}3.0
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap3.5
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks2.5
Zola Jesus Versions2.0
Dean Blunt The Redeemer2.0
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon3.0
MGMT MGMT3.5
Crystal Stilts Nature Noir3.0
London Grammar If You Wait4.5
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City3.5
Mountains Centralia3.0
The Drones I See Seaweed3.0
Arctic Monkeys AM3.5
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing3.5
Laura Stevenson Wheel2.5
Factory Floor Factory Floor1.5
Minks Tides End3.0
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain5.0
Eluvium Copia2.5
Goldfrapp Tales Of Us4.0
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady1.5
Body/Head Coming Apart3.0
Autre Ne Veut Anxiety2.5
Fuck Buttons Slow Focus1.5
Jon Hopkins Immunity3.0
Franz Ferdinand Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action2.5
dredg El Cielo3.5
White Fence Cyclops Reap2.5
Airhead For Years3.5
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden4.0
Talk Talk Laughing Stock4.0
Rhye Woman4.5
The Dodos Carrier2.5
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...3.5
Washed Out Paracosm3.5
Thee Oh Sees Floating Coffin4.0
Volcano Choir Repave2.5
Solar Bears Supermigration3.0
Jackson Scott Melbourne3.5
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty4.5
Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium2.5
Slava Raw Solutions4.0
Forest Swords Engravings3.5
The Icarus Line Slave Vows2.5
The Pastels Slow Summits2.0
Purson The Circle and the Blue Door1.5
IO Echo Ministry of Love3.5
Austra Olympia2.5
The Delta Mirror Machines That Listen3.5
The Haxan Cloak Excavation4.0
Earl Sweatshirt Doris2.0
Julia Holter Loud City Song4.0
Kirin J. Callinan Embracism2.5
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon3.5
Fleetwood Mac Rumours4.0
Fleetwood Mac Tusk2.0
Black Moth Super Rainbow Falling Through a Field2.0
Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy4.0
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds4.0
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band4.0
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish3.5
The Beatles Revolver3.0
Cher Living Proof3.0
Dolores O'Riordan No Baggage3.0
Dolores O'Riordan Are You Listening?4.0
Air Review Low Wishes3.0
Kurt Vile Wakin on a Pretty Daze2.5
David Lynch The Big Dream3.0
Speedy Ortiz Major Arcana3.0
Annie Anniemal3.5
Melt Yourself Down Melt Yourself Down3.5
Wavves Wavvves3.5
Wavves Afraid of Heights3.5
A Great Big Pile of Leaves You're Always on My Mind3.0
Sleep Parade Inside/Out2.0
oOoOO Without Your Love2.5
Quadron Avalanche3.5
ADULT. Resuscitation4.0
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail1.0
DJ Koze Amygdala2.5
Duster Contemporary Movement2.5
Massive Attack Mezzanine3.5
Portishead Portishead5.0
Inc. No World3.0
Ben Howard Every Kingdom2.5
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience2.0
Duster Stratosphere5.0
Grouper Cover the Windows and the Walls3.5
William Tyler Impossible Truth3.0
Suede Bloodsports3.0
These New Puritans Beat Pryamid4.0
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Nandacollection3.5
Pet Shop Boys Actually3.5
Pet Shop Boys Behaviour3.0
Pink Floyd The Wall4.5
ABBA Super Trouper4.0
The Carpenters Close to You4.0
CSS Planta2.0
Tricky Maxinquaye3.0
Angel Haze Reservation4.0
Portishead Third5.0
Portishead Dummy4.5
Arthur Russell Love is Overtaking Me2.5
Disclosure Settle2.0
Roomrunner Ideal Cities2.5
Noah and the Whale The First Days of Spring2.0
Noah and the Whale Heart Of Nowhere2.5
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More2.5
Eleanor Friedberger Personal Record3.5
Sonny and The Sunsets Antenna to the Afterworld2.5
Pharmakon Abandon4.0
Wampire Curiosity3.5
Zomby With Love2.5
Gaytheist Hold Me... But Not So Tight3.0
Surfer Blood Astro Coast3.5
Surfer Blood Pythons4.5
Baths Obsidian3.0
Kanye West Yeezus5.0
Lust For Youth Perfect View2.5
Sigur Ros Kveikur3.5
These New Puritans Field of Reeds5.0
Deafheaven Sunbather4.0
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning2.5
Julia Holter Tragedy2.5
Grouper Violet Replacement2.5
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat4.0
Camera Obscura Desire Lines2.5
The Cardigans Gran Turismo3.5
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork2.0
Swans The Seer4.0
Scout Niblett Sweet Heart Fever3.5
Majical Cloudz Impersonator3.0
Mount Kimbie Cold Spring Fault Less Youth2.0
MS MR Secondhand Rapture2.5
Dirty Beaches Drifters/Love Is The Devil3.5
Super Water Sympathy Hydrogen Child2.5
Sam Amidon Bright Sunny South2.5
The National High Violet3.5
John Grant Pale Green Ghosts4.5
Bibio Silver Wilkinson2.0
Gold Panda Lucky Shiner3.0
Tera Melos X'ed Out3.0
The Strokes Comedown Machine2.5
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.
Linda Perhacs Parallelograms5.0
Savages Silence Yourself2.5
Mikal Cronin MCII3.0
Little Boots Nocturnes2.0
Small Black Limits Of Desire1.5
Neon Neon Praxis Makes Perfect2.0
Still Corners Strange Pleasures4.0
Deerhunter Monomania3.0
Grimes Halfaxa3.5
Mint Julep Save Your Season2.0
Mikal Cronin Mikal Cronin2.0
Swan Lake Beast Moans4.0
Shiny Toy Guns We Are Pilots1.5
St. Vincent Strange Mercy3.5
Lost In The Trees All Alone In An Empty House3.5
Young Galaxy Shapeshifting5.0
The Album Leaf In A Safe Place3.0
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway3.0
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong2.5
Suuns Images Du Futur3.0
Young Galaxy Ultramarine4.5
No Joy Wait to Pleasure3.5
The Brother Kite Isolation1.5
Metric Fantasies4.0
Iron & Wine Ghost on Ghost2.5
Barn Owl V1.5
Houses A Quiet Darkness4.0
Houses All Night3.0
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito3.5
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster4.0
Lady Gaga The Fame3.0
Lady Gaga Born This Way2.0
Team Ghost Rituals3.0
The Knife Shaking the Habitual3.5
The Thermals Now We Can See1.5
The Thermals Desperate Ground4.0
Rilo Kiley More Adventurous1.5
Listener Not Waving, Drowning3.5
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind3.5
The Paper Chase Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.13.0
Sleeping at Last Storyboards3.0
James Blake Overgrown4.5
James Blake James Blake3.5
Young Dreams Between Places3.0
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds3.0
Phosphorescent Muchacho2.0
Carmen Villain Sleeper2.5
Cat's Eyes Cat's Eyes3.0
Chelsea Wolfe The Grime And The Glow3.0
Isbells Isbells2.5
Baths Cerulean2.5
Mazes Ores & Minerals2.5
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt3.5
Blue Hawaii Untogether4.0
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse4.0
Iceage You're Nothing1.0
The Men New Moon3.0
Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow1.5
Benoit Pioulard Hymnal4.0
Sally Shapiro Disco Romance3.0
Doldrums Lesser Evil3.5
Widowspeak Almanac2.5
Dog Bite Velvet Changes2.5
Beach Fossils Clash the Truth4.0
Screaming Females Ugly3.0
Arcade Fire Funeral3.5
My Brightest Diamond Bring Me the Workhorse4.0
The Knife Silent Shout3.0
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People3.0
Feist The Reminder3.5
Unknown Mortal Orchestra II3.5
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?3.5
Mice Parade Bem-Vinda Vontade2.5
The Joy Formidable The Big Roar3.0
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law1.5
High Places High Places3.5
Emeralds Just To Feel Anything2.5
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 23.5
Cocteau Twins Treasure4.5
The Ruby Suns Christopher2.0
Tindersticks The Something Rain3.0
Yo La Tengo Fade4.0
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One1.0
Shearwater Animal Joy3.0
Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams3.0
volcano! PiƱata2.5
Animal Collective Centipede Hz1.5
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now1.5
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan3.0
Burial Kindred2.5
Muse Origin of Symmetry3.0
Muse The 2nd Law3.0
Bear in Heaven I Love You, It's Cool2.0
Melody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo Chamber3.5
Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway1.5
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream3.5
Tame Impala Lonerism2.0
Talk Normal Sunshine3.5
Lost In The Trees A Church That Fits Our Needs5.0
Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II2.0
Woods Bend Beyond2.0
Clinic Free Reign3.5
The Walkmen Heaven4.0
Violens True2.5
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits2.5
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell3.5
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.
The Shins Oh, Inverted World1.5
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium4.0
Sharon Van Etten Tramp4.0
Peaking Lights Lucifer2.0
Hot Chip In Our Heads3.0
Julianna Barwick The Magic Place2.0
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.
Alt-J An Awesome Wave2.5
Solange True2.0
Allo Darlin' Europe2.5
The Twilight Sad No One Can Ever Know2.5
Hop Along Get Disowned3.0
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation3.5
My Bloody Valentine Loveless2.5
Tops Tender Opposites2.5
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.
Wild Nothing Nocturne3.0
Wild Nothing Gemini3.5
Chairlift Something3.0
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).
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?
Bloc Party Four3.5
The Maccabees Given to the Wild3.0
How to Dress Well Total Loss2.5
Angel Olsen Half Way Home4.5
Django Django Django Django3.0
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'.
Echo Lake Wild Peace3.5
Liars WIXIW4.0
Titus Andronicus Local Business3.0
Japandroids Celebration Rock2.5
Noisy, escapist, and pretty much just 'ok'. Nothing too original or groundbreaking, but nothing particularly offensive, either.
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.
Karen Elson The Ghost Who Walks2.0
La Roux La Roux4.5
The Rosebuds Life Like4.0
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses3.5
Ellie Goulding Halcyon3.5
Marina and The Diamonds The Family Jewels3.0
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs3.0
Kesha I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance:2.0
Kesha Warrior1.0
Kesha Animal3.5
Kesha Cannibal4.5
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot3.0
Ride Nowhere2.5
AU Both Lights2.5
Foals Total Life Forever3.0
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!2.5
The Drums The Drums4.5
The Ruby Suns Fight Softly3.5
The Ruby Suns Sea Lion1.5
Future Islands In Evening Air2.5
Paavoharju Laulu Laakson Kukista4.0
Broadcast HaHa Sound2.5
Interpol Antics4.0
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.
Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance2.5
Julia Holter Ekstasis3.5
Glass Candy B/E/A/T/B/O/X2.0
Frankie Rose Interstellar2.0
Chromatics Kill For Love3.0
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle3.0
Allah Las Allah Las3.5
The Decemberists The King Is Dead3.5
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday3.0
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded4.0
Lemuria Get Better3.5
Big Deal Lights Out3.5
Spoon Kill The Moonlight3.5
White Rabbits It's Frightening2.0
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah2.0
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.
The Evens Get Evens4.0
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles III3.5
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.
Clinic Walking With Thee3.0
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.
Guided by Voices Propeller3.0
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.
Clinic Internal Wrangler4.0
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?4.0
Grizzly Bear Horn of Plenty2.0
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.
Rilo Kiley Take-Offs & Landings3.5
Lush Gala1.5
It was okay... I just kept thinking "Cocteau Twins knock-off".
Rihanna Talk That Talk3.5
Rihanna Rated R1.5
Madonna Ray of Light4.5
Madonna MDNA1.0
Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things3.5
The great was great, but the filler was definitely filler. Love her voice, though.
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.
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.
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.
Gold Motel Summer House2.5
The Thermals The Body, The Blood, The Machine5.0
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days4.0
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.
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.
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights5.0
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.
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.
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.
Sister Crayon Bellow1.5
I listened to this because it was recommended for Chelsea Wolfe fans... but it was uninspiring.
Okkervil River Down the River of Golden Dreams3.5
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.
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.
La Sera La Sera2.5
The Concretes The Concretes4.0
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.
The Cure Pornography2.0
Earlimart Everyone Down Here3.0
Tamaryn Tender New Signs2.0
Tamaryn The Waves1.5
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.
Atlas Sound Logos2.0
I mean this in the best way possible, but PLEASE stick with Deerhunter from now on.
Tori Amos Little Earthquakes4.0
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.
Cat Power The Greatest2.5
Polica Give You The Ghost3.0
It was okay... but not anything I feel like listening to again.
Ohbijou Metal Meets2.0
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar2.5
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.
Tame Impala Innerspeaker1.5
Sera Cahoone Deer Creek Canyon1.0
The Postmarks The Postmarks3.0
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.
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.
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes1.5
Mountain Man Made The Harbor3.5
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.
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.
Dum Dum Girls Only in Dreams4.0
Dum Dum Girls I Will Be2.0
Shearwater Rook3.5
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career4.0
Taken By Trees East of Eden3.0
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.
Band of Horses Everything All the Time1.5
Grizzly Bear Shields3.5
Deerhunter Halcyon Digest4.0
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.
The xx Coexist2.0
The xx xx4.5
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago2.0
I was unpleasantly bored. I just don't get the hype.
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...
Grimes Visions3.5
Radiohead OK Computer3.0
Amy Winehouse Back to Black4.5
Radiohead Kid A3.0
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.
Vivian Girls Vivian Girls1.5
I was just bored. I don't really have anything else to say.
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.
The Books The Lemon Of Pink1.0
The Kills No Wow3.0
Small Black New Chain2.5
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.
Niki And The Dove Instinct3.0
Worth listening to, but nothing particularly special.
Blonde Redhead Misery is a Butterfly3.0
Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider3.0
Caribou Swim1.0
Widowspeak Widowspeak2.0
Good for a listen, but not particularly memorable.
Maroon 5 Overexposed1.0
Maroon 5 Hands All Over2.5
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long1.5
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane3.5
High Places 03/07 - 09/072.0
Purity Ring Shrines4.5
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It4.5
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.
Cut Off Your Hands Hollow2.0
Bjork Homogenic3.5
Just average. Nothing more. I've never understood her hype... so much potential but her lyrics are SOOOO CORRNNNYYYY.
Bjork Post3.5
Dirty Beaches Badlands3.0
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas3.0
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror1.5
Passion Pit Gossamer1.5
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead2.5
The Smiths The Smiths3.0
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.
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...3.5
Fiona Apple When the Pawn...3.0
Fiona Apple Tidal3.5
The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic1.0
The Sundays Static and Silence2.0
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal2.5
Pixies Doolittle2.5
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness3.5
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream3.5
Sleigh Bells Treats4.5
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.
Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg4.0
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.
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.
Laurel Halo Quarantine3.5
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam1.0
Animal Collective Feels3.0
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.
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania2.5
DIIV Oshin2.5
Mount Eerie Clear Moon4.0
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.
Nirvana In Utero3.5
Nirvana Bleach1.5
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground3.5
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals3.0
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender4.5
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.
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest5.0
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation4.0
Good not great. I wears you down about 2/3 of the way through.
Frou Frou Details3.0
Liz Phair Whip-Smart4.0
An amazing sophomore after a CLASSIC debut. Couldn't ask for more.
Liz Phair Exile In Guyville5.0
Maybe A LITTLE overrated... but still very (very) good.
The Drums Portamento4.0
Definitely unique and cheeky... and I do love some good cheek.
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.
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.
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.
Nico The Marble Index1.5
Nico Chelsea Girl2.0
Nico Desertshore4.5
Dark. Mysterious. Sexy. Perfect. Her untouchable masterpiece.
Britney Spears Oops!...I Did It Again2.0
Britney Spears Britney2.0
Britney Spears Femme Fatale3.5
Britney Spears Circus3.0
Britney Spears In The Zone5.0
Britney Spears Blackout5.0
Definitely her best album (not to mention the introduction of dub step into mainstream music).
The Shins Port of Morrow1.0
The Shins Wincing the Night Away3.5
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys2.0
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism4.0
I was originally (admittedly) a hater... but it's certainly grown on me. Their best after 'Photo Album'.
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.
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.
The Antlers Burst Apart3.0
The Antlers Hospice5.0
Absolutely devastating. You can't listen to Kettering, Bear, and Epilogue without dying.
Best Coast The Only Place3.0
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.
Beach House Beach House5.0
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.
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.
Beach House Bloom3.0
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