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5.0 classic
Alice in Chains Dirt
Archers of Loaf Vs. The Greatest Of All Time
One of the best EPs ever made. 5 classic AoL songs in a row.
Archers of Loaf Icky Mettle
Essential listening for any fan of alternative or indie rock. Same with all of Archers of Loaf's work on their original run.
Archers of Loaf Vee Vee
Archers of Loaf All the Nation's Airports
bar italia Tracey Denim
bar italia The Twits
This is absolute ear candy for me. The three vocalists, the feeling, the interplay of guitars. So good!
Barkmarket L. Ron
Blind Melon Blind Melon
Blue October Consent to Treatment
Blue October The Answers
Brad Shame
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Catherine Wheel Chrome
Catherine Wheel Ferment
Everclear Sparkle And Fade
Probably the best release from Everclear. Loaded with feeling and lots of great hooks. Good sound quality as well.
Failure Fantastic Planet
Fugazi Steady Diet of Nothing
Fugazi The Argument
Fugazi End Hits
Fugazi Red Medicine
Fugazi Repeater
Heatmiser Cop and Speeder
Heatmiser Mic City Sons
Heatmiser Yellow No. 5
Most similar in sound to Cop and Speeder, this EP packs a lot of goodness into 5 songs. Sounds great, too.
Helmet Betty
I Mother Earth Dig
I Mother Earth Scenery & Fish
Jimmie's Chicken Shack Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope
One of my favorite albums. It's like a weird combination of alternative rock that throws in some funk and metal sounds. The guitar and bass are both uniquely awesome. Lots of good lyrics as well.
June of 44 Tropics and Meridians
June of 44 Four Great Points
Limblifter Bellaclava
Incredible album. Songwriting, lyrics, drumming. It's all there.
Local H Ham Fisted
Local H As Good as Dead
Local H Pack Up the Cats
Our Lady Peace Naveed
Our Lady Peace Clumsy
Pinback This Is a Pinback CD
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Pixies Doolittle
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
This is about as good as music gets for me. If only the dynamic range wasn't so low...it's quite a fatiguing listen.
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Rehab Southern Discomfort
Sam Roberts Band We Were Born In A Flame
Sam Roberts Band Chemical City
Slint Spiderland
Soundgarden Superunknown
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Sparklehorse Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music... Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop
A very underrated album with great sound quality as well.
Stone Temple Pilots Purple
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Probably the best ska album ever made. The intricate horn section, the genius lyrics, the insane drumming, and the almost metal-ish-at-times punk guitar. It all comes together to form something so good it's hard to imagine how it all came to be.
Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels To Be Something On
Such an incredibly solid album. The only low point is "The Prophet" with its odd chanting, but otherwise the album is full of incredibly well-written songs that pull at your brain strings.
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Superdrag Head Trip in Every Key
Sad to see no one has reviewed this. I would, but I suck at reviewing. This album is amazing. Probably Superdrag's most well accomplished work.
Swervedriver Mezcal Head
The Breeders Pod
Not only is the music great on this, the sound quality is superb. But that's what you get with Albini. Powerful drums and great dynamic range. Raw and yet clean. Awesome.
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The White Stripes De Stijl
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The White Stripes Elephant
Three Mile Pilot Another Desert, Another Sea
Tripping Daisy Tripping Daisy
Tripping Daisy Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb
Psychedelic pop-rock perfected. Unfortunately marred by overly loud mastering. Still, it's excellent.
Tripping Daisy Bill
Tripping Daisy I Am an Elastic Firecracker
What a great album. Weird, quirky, and it sounds great. "Prick" is honestly one of the best guitar songs ever.
Young Jesus Young Jesus

4.5 superb
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Source Tags and Codes
764-HERO Salt Sinks & Sugar Floats
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Archers of Loaf The Speed Of Cattle
Audio Learning Center Friendships Often Fade Away
Bedhead Transaction De Novo
Bedhead Beheaded
Bedhead WhatFunLifeWas
Black Box Revelation Set Your Head On Fire
Blind Melon Soup
Blinker the Star August Everywhere
Braid Frame & Canvas
Braid The Age of Octeen
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Brother Cane Seeds
Brother Cane Wishpool
Built to Spill Ancient Melodies of the Future
I seriously have no clue why this album has such a low rating. Few bands are this consistently good throughout their time. Just listen to "Trimmed and Burning". My god. Not a single bad song on this album, and plenty of them are awesome. Most indie bands don't hold a candle. And there isn't a single bad BTS album, so I recommend getting them all if you like quality indie rock.
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Built to Spill You in Reverse
Built to Spill There Is No Enemy
Burning Airlines Mission: Control!
Burning Airlines Identikit
Catherine Wheel Adam and Eve
Catherine Wheel Happy Days
Centro-Matic Redo The Stacks
Combining elements of indie rock (a la Archers of Loaf) with a more poppy, upbeat side to great success.
Cloud Nothings Turning On
Constantines Constantines
Almost like a sort of indie, art-rock form of Fugazi. Don't get me wrong, it's not Fugazi, but you can definitely hear the post-hardcore influences even though it's not.
Constantines Shine A Light
Corrosion of Conformity Deliverance
Cracker Kerosene Hat
Cracker The Golden Age
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Dig Dig
Dinosaur Jr. Beyond
Dinosaur Jr. Farm
Doughboys Crush
Everclear So Much For The Afterglow
Everclear White Trash Hell
Pretty solid EP from start to finish. Most of it sounds like a mix between their first two albums. "1975" is a major highlight. I recommend it for any Everclear fan.
Failure Comfort
Failure Magnified
Faraquet The View From This Tower
Finger Eleven Tip
Flake Music When You Land Here, It's Time To Return
Oddly enough I love this but don't really care for The Shins.
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Frog Whatever We Probably Already Had It
Froth Duress
Fugazi 13 Songs
Fugazi In on the Kill Taker
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Grandaddy Under the Western Freeway
Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump
Harvey Danger Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Heatmiser Dead Air
Helmet Meantime
Hudson Bell When The Sun Is The Moon
Hum You'd Prefer an Astronaut
I Mother Earth Blue Green Orange
Incubus (USA-CA) Morning View
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Jawbox Novelty
Jawbox Jawbox
Jawbox For Your Own Special Sweetheart
Jawbreaker Dear You
Jawbreaker 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Jawbreaker Bivouac
Jimmie's Chicken Shack Bring Your Own Stereo
June of 44 Engine Takes to the Water
Kings of Leon Because Of The Times
Kings of Leon Aha Shake Heartbreak
Kings of Leon Youth and Young Manhood
Limblifter Limblifter
I don't know how this didn't gain more popularity, but it's alternative rock with a pop-tinge at its near best. And then Limblifter goes and follows it up with an even more impressive album.
Local H Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?
Here's an album that not enough people have heard or will hear. "Buffalo Trace" is easily one of Local H's greatest and most ambitious songs. The album is solid all the way through. The only real problem I have with it is the poor dynamic range which is typical of most music these days.
Love Battery Confusion Au Go Go
Love Battery Dayglo
Lungfish Feral Hymns
Lync These Are Not Fall Colors
Marcy Playground Shapeshifter
Marcy Playground Marcy Playground
Matt Mays When the Angels Make Contact
Matt Mays Matt Mays + El Torpedo
Matt Mays Terminal Romance
Mellowdrone Box
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime
Minutes Roland
Amazing combination of indie rock and post-hardcore. Never gets old.
Minutes Dirty Work
Minutes Minutes
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Muse Showbiz
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nuzzle San Lorenzo's Blues
Overseas Overseas
Pavement Brighten the Corners
Pavement Wowee Zowee
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Pile Jerk Routine
Possibly my favorite Pile album. Such a great sound, and man, can Rick Maguire ever sing...
Pile Odds and Ends
One of the best compilations of non-album songs I've heard. Actually probably one of Pile's best collections of music, though they're all quite tasty so that's hard to say. If you like Pile there's no reason you won't like this.
Pinback Blue Screen Life
Pinback Offcell
Pixies Bossanova
Pixies Trompe Le Monde
Pond (USA) Rock Collection
Pond (USA) The Practice Of Joy Before Death
While Pond are definitely set in the '90s alt-rock sound, they differentiate themselves just enough with their wild basslines, quirky guitar, and odd, humorous lyrics.
Pond (USA) Pond
Poster Children Daisychain Reaction
Poster Children Tool of the Man
Pure (CAN) Generation 6-Pack
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Quicksand Slip
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead OK Computer
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Rehab Graffiti the World
Rival Schools United By Fate
Rusty Fluke
Salmonblaster Salmonblaster
Some of my favorite '90s alt rock. So good. It probably sounds derivative to some, but my love for it knows no bounds. It's a shame these lads only put out one album.
Sam Roberts Band Collider
Screaming Trees Dust
Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion
Silkworm Italian Platinum
Silkworm It'll Be Cool
Silkworm Lifestyle
Silkworm Firewater
Silkworm Libertine
Smart Went Crazy Con Art
It took me a while to get into this, but now it's one of my favorite albums. It's a shame more people don't get to hear music that's this good.
Smart Went Crazy Now We're Even
Solid album with some really great alternative/post-hardcore songs. Good production, too.
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Sprinkler More Boy, Less Friend
Heavy hitting alt rock with some sweet sounding drumming.
Sunny Day Real Estate The Rising Tide
Sunny Day Real Estate Sunny Day Real Estate
Superdrag Regretfully Yours
Superdrag Last Call For Vitriol
Superdrag In the Valley of Dying Stars
Superdrag Changin' Tires on the Road to Ruin
Swell Too Many Days Without Thinking
Probably one of my favorite alt-rock albums. Makes me think of a bitter Pavement, though there's more to them than that. Good percussion as well.
Swingin' Utters Fistful Of Hollow
Systems Officer Systems Officer
Systems Officer Underslept
The Afghan Whigs 1965
The Age Of Electric The Age Of Electric
The Breeders Title TK
I honestly don't get the rating for this one. Such a great listen. And the sound quality is so good...Albini's production is the best. I think I like this one even more than Pod (even though I rated that one higher) thanks to a greater variation in sound while still being classic Breeders.
The Breeders Last Splash
The Brian Jonestown Massacre The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
The Gandharvas Kicking in the Water
Much more consistent than the first, The Gandharva's second album continues with the former's excellent alt-rock weirdness.
The Grifters Crappin' You Negative
The Hives Tyrannosaurus Hives
The Hives Veni Vidi Vicious
The Life and Times The Flat End of the Earth
The New Pornographers Mass Romantic
The New Pornographers Electric Version
The New Pornographers Twin Cinema
The New Year The End Is Near
The New Year Newness Ends
The New Year The New Year
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Tea Party Transmission
The Tea Party The Edges Of Twilight
The Tea Party Triptych
The Tea Party Splendor Solis
The Thermals Now We Can See
The Thermals The Body, The Blood, The Machine
The Tragically Hip Fully Completely
The Tragically Hip Trouble At The Henhouse
The Whigs Give 'Em All a Big Fat Lip
The Whigs' best album with a unique sound, interesting lyrics, and good sound quality.
The White Stripes The White Stripes
The White Stripes Icky Thump
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
Three Mile Pilot Maps
Triple Fast Action Cattlemen Don't
Triple Fast Action Broadcaster
Essential '90s alt rock. Great songwriting and great sound quality. Highly recommended.
Tripping Daisy Time Capsule
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Verbena Into The Pink
Verbena Souls For Sale
Weezer Weezer
Weezer Pinkerton
Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary
Young Jesus Grow / Decompose

4.0 excellent
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dea
Archers of Loaf White Trash Heroes
Audio Learning Center Cope Park
Black Box Revelation Silver Threats
Bottomless Pit Shade Perennial
Bottomless Pit Blood Under The Bridge
Bottomless Pit Hammer Of The Gods
Braid Frankie Welfare Boy Age Five
Built to Spill Ultimate Alternative Wavers
Built to Spill The Normal Years
Centro-Matic All the Falsest Hearts Can Try
Constantines Tournament of Hearts
Constantines Kensington Heights
Death From Above 1979 Heads Up
Dig Defenders Of The Universe
Dig Life Like
Dumb Seeing Green
Dumb Club Nites
Everclear World Of Noise
Faraquet Anthology 1997-98
Gorillaz Demon Days
Grandaddy Sumday
Greys Age Hasn't Spoiled You
Harvey Danger Little By Little...
Harvey Danger King James Version
Hater Hater
Helmet Aftertaste
Iceage Beyondless
Incubus (USA-CA) A Crow Left of the Murder...
Incubus (USA-CA) Light Grenades
Incubus (USA-CA) Make Yourself
Jawbox Grippe
Local H Here Comes the Zoo
Love Battery Straight Freak Ticket
Love Battery Far Gone
Love Battery Between the Eyes
Matt Mays Coyote
One of my favorite albums of the last few years. Matt Mays does a good job of not diluting his sound like so many artists do these days. Makes me think of what it would sound like if you mixed Sam Roberts with Tom Petty.
Mellowdrone Angry Bear
Middle Class Rut No Name No Color
minihorse Living Room Art
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Nada Surf High/Low
Our Lady Peace Happiness...
Pavement Terror Twilight
Paw Home Is a Strange Place
Paw Dragline
Paw Death to Traitors
Paws Cokefloat!
Paws Youth Culture Forever
peaer A Healthy Earth
I'm surprised by these bizarrely low ratings. This is interesting, dynamic indie-rock with some minor math influences. Well-recorded/produced and not mastered too loud like most music these days.
Pile Green and Gray
Another tasty album from Pile, but hampered by poor production and mastering.
Pinback Summer in Abaddon
Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs
Portugal. The Man American Ghetto
Pure (CAN) Pureafunalia
Pure (CAN) Feverish
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Kid A
Less enjoyable and with a few filler songs compared to Ok Computer, but still pretty amazing.
Rainbow Butt Monkeys Letters from Chutney
Rival Schools Found
Surprisingly good stuff for 2013. It essentially continues in Rival Schools' impressive ability to make albums that are solid all the way through.
Rusty Out Of Their Heads
Rusty Sophomoric
Sam Roberts Band Love at the End of the World
Sandbox Bionic
Screaming Trees Last Words: The Final Recordings
Silkworm In The West
Silkworm Blueblood
Silkworm Developer
Static In Stereo Static In Stereo
Stef Chura Midnight
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Mirror Traffic
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Real Emotional Trash
Stone Temple Pilots No. 4
Strange Ranger Daymoon
I must be listening to a different album than these other peeps because this is awesome and deserves more love.
Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
Superdrag The Fabulous 8-Track Sound of Superdrag
Superdrag Industry Giants
The Age Of Electric Make A Pest A Pet
The Black Keys Attack & Release
The Black Keys Magic Potion
The Black Keys Rubber Factory
The Dandy Warhols Welcome To The Monkey House
The Dandy Warhols Come Down
The Gandharvas Sold for a Smile
More mainstream sounding than the first two albums, but still a great set of alt-rock songs.
The Gandharvas A Soap Bubble and Inertia
A bit uneven, but awesomely weird and incredibly spacious sounding thanks to high dynamic range.
The Hives Lex Hives
The Hives Barely Legal
The Hives The Death Of Randy Fitzsimmons
The Hives are still making great music. Unfortunately, this is their worst sounding album yet. It's clearly mastered way too loud which makes it painful to listen to. Not that The Hives have ever had dynamically mastered albums, but this is their worst.
The New Year Snow
The Tea Party The Interzone Mantras
The Thermals Personal Life
The Thermals Fuckin' A
The Thermals More Parts Per Million
The Tragically Hip In Between Evolution
The Tragically Hip Phantom Power
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Three Mile Pilot The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten
Toadies Rubberneck
Ty Segall Ty Segall (2017)
Uzeda Quocumque jeceris stabit
Verbena La Musica Negra
Warm Drag Warm Drag
This is awesome. It's a shame the sound quality is so bad though. Audible clipping and terribly mastered.
Wax 13 Unlucky Numbers
Great punky power-pop album. Reminds me of Superdrag and maybe Dig, but often faster paced. Also, this Wax should have its own artist page.
Young Jesus The Whole Thing Is Just There
This album is pretty good, though I will say the "jams/improvisations" can feel a bit too much and can overstay their welcome. I find the tighter, though still sometimes freewheeling nature of the previous album works better for them.
Young Jesus Home

3.5 great
Black Box Revelation My Perception
Brother Cane Brother Cane
Built to Spill Untethered Moon
It's true, this band is incapable of sucking. Now, it's not better than any previous albums (in my opinion), but it is quality music from the most consistently good band on earth.
Catherine Wheel Wishville
Coriky Coriky
Coriky is more so The Evens rather than Fugazi, but it's at least a bit more varied than The Evens. As with The Evens I care less for the songs where Amy sings as I just don't find her voice enjoyable, though she's quite a good drummer. I wish they would do more songs like "Last Thing" where the guitar playing is a bit more intricate versus straight strumming. But I'm just glad to see Ian making more music, and as per usual it's quite good. It's also not mastered too loud like most music is these days which makes it enjoyable to listen to. Hopefully we don't have to wait as long for the next album, and if Fugazi ever somehow made another album this gives me more confidence that it wouldn't be a letdown.
Dinosaur Jr. I Bet on Sky
Grandaddy Just Like the Fambly Cat
I Mother Earth The Quicksilver Meat Dream
Jawbreaker Unfun
Jimmie's Chicken Shack Re.present
Limblifter I/O
Some great songs on here, but it's certainly not up to the standards of Bellaclava, nor the consistency of the self-titled album. Mastering is also too loud as is typical for albums these days.
Local H Hallelujah! I’m A Bum
Local H Hey, Killer
Marcy Playground MP3
Middle Class Rut Pick Up Your Head
A pretty solid rock album marred by god-awful sound quality.
Middle Class Rut Gutters
Another good album by Middle Class Rut with terrible mastering.
Mike Krol Power Chords
Like MMM said, this isn't anything new, and quite frankly it's pretty derivative. It reminds me a lot of Sparklehorse's louder songs, especially with the vocal effects Mike employs. And maybe a little bit of Death From Above 1979. But that's all a good thing.
Philary I Complain
Fun album. Surprisingly accessible despite the onslaught of noise. The closest thing I can compare them to is Death From Above before they lost their intensity and rawness.
Pinback Information Retrieved
This is Pinback's worst album, but it's still good. I just find it too polished and it seems to be influenced in some songs by modern indie in ways that I don't care for, mainly in the vocals. The songwriting also lacks the complexity of earlier albums. As far as songs go, Drawstring is the biggest highlight for me. It sounds like it could be on a previous album more so than most of the other songs on this album. The production of the album is good other than being too polished as I said before.
Pure (CAN) Greed
Pure (CAN) Extra Purestrial
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Seether Disclaimer II
Seether Karma And Effect
Silkworm L'ajre
Slow Mass On Watch
First half is really strong, but the latter half isn't quite as compelling. I do commend them for the dynamic/quiet mastering, though the drums are a little duller sounding than ideal and production overall could be improved some. I could see them benefitting from Albini's production. Anyway, it's nice to find music like this in this day and age.
Soundgarden King Animal
Stone Temple Pilots Shangri-La-Dee-Da
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
The Black Keys Brothers
The Breeders All Nerve
The Dandy Warhols Dandys Rule OK?
The Dandy Warhols Distortland
The Flys Holiday Man
Overall a fun album. Sure, it's not that innovative, nor is it that genius, but it's an enjoyable alt-pop-rap fusion from the second half of the '90s.
The Tea Party The Ocean At The End
The Verve Pipe Villains
The Whigs Mission Control
The Whigs In The Dark
Toadies Feeler
Weezer The Green Album
Weezer The White Album
Young Jesus Welcome to Conceptual Beach
Not as solid as previous albums, but still some good stuff to be found here. The sax in "Pattern Doubt" comes off a bit kitschy and sounds like lounge music. Some of the percussion just seems to be a bit too freeform as well. I feel like they're most successful when sounding more like what they've done before, and that's not because I want them to just repeat themselves, but for me that's what works best on this album (and that's not to say they're repeating themselves, but rather they sound best when they sound like themselves). And as usual John Rossiter's voice is incredible, though the effect he uses in the beginning of the first song does not sound good.

3.0 good
Blue October Foiled
Broken Bells After The Disco
Grandaddy Last Place
J. Robbins Un-Becoming
Sounds like a continuation of what J. Robbins has been doing in his other groups, but to me it's getting a bit stale. He's clearly a talented guy, but he doesn't seem to be pushing his self much in terms of songwriting. It's fine, but it also doesn't pull at the brain strings, if you know what I mean. Not only that, but this album is mastered too loud, which doesn't help things. Not to say the sound quality is terrible, but it's not really that enjoyable to turn up the volume. You'd think J. would know better considering he's a producer and obviously a musician...
Jack White Lazaretto
Jack White's second solo album delves too much into honky tonk type music for me, but the few good tracks and good dynamic range keep it from being a failure. I enjoy any of his releases with The White Stripes much more, however, as they are much more consistent in quality and are much more reliant on JW's wild guitar playing.
June of 44 Anahata
Local H 12 Angry Months
Nickelback Curb
While this album isn't anything out of the ordinary for its time, I personally enjoy it. It's infinitely better than their later "music".
Nickelback The State
In my opinion this is actually a pretty decent album. If only Nickelback stopped making music after this album...
Paws No Grace
To me this represents a sizeable decline from the previous two. This one is overproduced
and the vocals sound noticeably worse. Mark Hoppus is at least partly to thank for this
one being worse as they end up sounding more like Blink 182 than ever before, which isn't
a good thing.
Pixies Indie Cindy
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
Sam Roberts Band Lo-Fantasy
Streetlight Manifesto 99 Songs of Revolution: Volume I
The Hives Black and White Album
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
Three Mile Pilot Chief Assassin To The Sinister

2.5 average
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead So Divided
Archers of Loaf Reason In Decline
They've lost all the magic they once had. You can hardly even tell it's AoL most of the
time. But what can ya expect after 24 years...
Black Box Revelation Highway Cruiser
Black Mountain Destroyer
Terribly mastered - sounds like garbage. Music is pretty bland, too.
Blue October History for Sale
Cloud Nothings Last Building Burning
Sound quality is poop. Please learn how an album should be mastered, Cloud Nothings.
Dinosaur Jr. Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
Hovvdy Heavy Lifter
Why is this album so boring? I couldn't imagine making this music and having to perform it. Previous Hovvdy is better.
Kings of Leon Mechanical Bull
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Limblifter Pacific Milk
I was pretty disappointed by this release, but most Limblifter fans seem to like it. It just doesn't have the feeling of the old Limblifter releases. The mastering is too loud as well.
Marcy Playground Leaving Wonderland... In a Fit of Rage
Matt Mays Once Upon A Hell Of A Time...
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
Quicksand Interiors
I kinda wish Quicksand didn't use their name for this album. It's just mediocre compared to their previous albums. On its own it's an alright album, but the production sounds way too clean and it's mastered too loud, and it just doesn't sound nearly as engaging as the old stuff. If you're going to bring a band back and record a new album you better make sure it's something worth listening to.
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
Swervedriver Future Ruins
Middle of the road musically and mastered poorly aka dull and lifeless sounding which makes for a rather boring listen.
The Black Keys El Camino
The Tea Party Seven Circles
The Thermals We Disappear
The Thermals make the same album for the seventh time now.

Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but this album definitely adds nothing new other than "The Great Dying", which consists of picked chords instead of strumming the same three chords over and over, and "Years In A Day" which slows things down. The mastering is terrible on this album as well - the drums have no impact among other things. I like when a band continues sounding like the same band, but The Thermals could really do well with some experimentation.
The Thermals Desperate Ground
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End

2.0 poor
Black Box Revelation Tattooed Smiles
Black Box Revelation continues their downward spiral with an album that sounds like it's trying to be trendy and yet adds nothing. Lyrically the worst of their albums, which is saying a lot.
Death From Above 1979 The Physical World
Gorillaz Cracker Island
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
Kings of Leon Walls
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Muse The 2nd Law
Okkervil River In The Rainbow Rain
Blandness mixed with '80s influences...great combo.
Seether Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Stephen Malkmus Traditional Techniques
What a snoozefest. Hopefully Stephen will return to making interesting music again someday. Oh, well, he had a good 30 year run.
Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Pilots (2010)
Strange Ranger Remembering the Rockets
Young Jesus Shepherd Head
Young Jesus The Fool

1.5 very poor
A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
Incubus (USA-CA) If Not Now, When?
Modest Mouse The Golden Casket
Our Lady Peace Somethingness
The production on this is so bad. OLP should just stop making music.
Seether Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
The Offspring Days Go By

1.0 awful
Bush The Kingdom
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback Here and Now
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Weezer Pacific Daydream
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