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Top 10 Favorite Albums (currently)

Albums that I currently either listen to or respect the most.
1Between the Buried and Me

This has been the reigning king of my top ten albums list for two and a half years now. My appreciation has
only grown for it over time. It's unwieldy in its massiveness and ambition and it can even be ridiculously
flowery at times, but I can't help but just love this album.
Jane Doe

Yep, I'm one of those guys, too.

The realization that this album is a 5 sort of snuck up on me. I've had it for years and always found it to
be pretty mediocre. Things started to click when I discovered how absolutely mind-blowing Stand And Feel
Your Worth is, and then everything fell into place from there.
4Rage Against the Machine
The Battle of Los Angeles

I find their debut hard to get into because of the thin production (though it is a classic in its own right) and
I think Evil Empire is downright lazy, but this is a perfect album. Testify, Guerilla Radio and Calm Like A
Bomb are just the first three tracks and they are all absolutely phenomenal, and the album just carries on
in the same fashion for the rest of its length.
Define the Great Line

A mammoth production. I can't help but adore Underoath for following up TOCS with this. One can't deny
that the thing is massively heavy; heavy enough to scare away a good chunk of the wannabe emo fans
they gained with TOCS. Where they lost fans in that area, they gained a huge amount of respect from the
adult musical community with this album and catapulted themselves into the spotlight as a legitimately
formidable heavy act.
6The Dear Hunter
Act II: the Meaning of...

Saw these guys live with Thrice and fell in love. Bought the album and was disappointed, but slowly and
surely grew to love it. So dense and ambitious yet marvelously successful. I'll also take it over Act III any
The Artist In The Ambulance

Basically the same story as Battle of LA. Just a solid album with a plethora of classic songs (Under A Killing
Moon, Silhouette, Stare At The Sun, Paper Tigers, Melting Point of Wax, Abolition of Man, Don't Tell And We
Won't Ask). Always an enjoyable listen.
8Between the Buried and Me
The Silent Circus

Best one-two punch opening to a record I've heard (Lost Perfection A+B). Best breakdown I've heard is
found in part B (death is in the air). The Man Land rivals Jane Doe as the best closing track to an album
9My Chemical Romance
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

Had this at a 4.5 for a while purely because of I'm Not Okay (I loathe that song) but I just can't help giving
this a 5 because everything else is so great (especially the last quarter with Thank You For the Venom,
Hang Em High, Not a Fashion Statement, Cemetery Drive and I Never Told You What I Do For a Living).
10From A Second Story Window

I've never heard a record reach the peak of dynamic perfection that this album does from time to time. It's
too chaotic to pick out any individual songs, and a couple songs are even somewhat mediocre, but this
album hits a note of pure, visceral motion and mood that I haven't quite been able to find in any other.
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