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Average Rating: 3.63
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Objectivity Score: 69%
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5.0 classic
Avatarium Avatarium
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene

4.5 superb
Angra Secret Garden
Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
Blind Guardian Tales from the Twilight World
Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror
Demons and Wizards Demons & Wizards
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Black Clouds and Silver Linings
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Leprous Malina
Leprous The Congregation
Leprous Bilateral
Megadeth Dystopia
Pallas (UK) XXV
Pallas (UK) Beat the Drum
Primal Rock Rebellion Awoken Broken
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine

4.0 excellent
Accept Russian Roulette
Accept Metal Heart
Accept Accept
Accept Balls to the Wall
Accept Restless and Wild
Accept Breaker
Accept I'm a Rebel
Angra ├śmni
Avatarium Hurricanes And Halos
Ayreon 01011001
Ayreon The Human Equation
Ayreon Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer
Ayreon Into the Electric Castle
Blaze Bayley Infinite Entanglement
Blind Guardian Battalions of Fear
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Blind Guardian A Twist in the Myth
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull
Deep Purple Bananas
Deep Purple Purpendicular
Deep Purple Who Do We Think We Are
Deep Purple Machine Head
Deep Purple Fireball
Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock
Demons and Wizards Touched by the Crimson King
Diablo Swing Orchestra Pacifisticuffs
Dream Theater The Astonishing
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Images and Words
Goblin Rebirth Goblin Rebirth
Hawkwind Blood of the Earth
IQ Nomzamo
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Korn The Serenity of Suffering
Legend Midnight Champion
Love Spit Love Love Spit Love
This is a project of The Psychedelic Furs members, and somehow it manages to sound even more psychedelic than the main band. In other words, if you'd care to check it out, you'll probably be very pleased.
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Risk
Overkill The Wings Of War
OK, here's my minority report: This is as good as anything they did since Ironbound. Initially I was very sceptical, prepared to disregard old guys, but this album works even better than The Electric Age and White Devil Armory for me. Oh, and it's better than just "a solid slice of thrash metal." The album is pretty diverse, catchy when it's needed, Bobby utilises full spectre of his abilities, from the harshest to more melodic singing, and they did try to expand the palette. So, maybe give it a try.
Pallas (UK) The Dreams of Men
Pendragon (UK) KowTow
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Sweet Oblivion Sweet Oblivion
This is very nice. Geoff Tate sounds good, but its the songs that matter, and the songs are mostly fresh, devoid of perpetual dullness of Tate's solo projects. I'd take this over anything Queensryche released post 1994 and prior to La Torre arrival. If you like modern Queensryche, chances are you'll enjoy this album as well.
Van der Graaf Generator Trisector
Wolfsbane Wolfsbane

3.5 great
Accept Blood of the Nations
Accept Objection Overruled
Anubis Gate Covered in Colours
Some of these covers are great, some are competent, and a couple feels unnecesary. But yeah, it sort of works the way the band intended: everyone can pick a favourite spot. For me the most interesting renditions are clustered towards the latter haf of the album. The real rating can fluctuate between 3.3 and 3.6, depending on my mood. The main issue for me is that I'm usually lukewarm towards cover albums and would much rather prefer an album of original material from these guys.
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arena The Unquiet Sky
Ayreon The Source
Ayreon Actual Fantasy
Ayreon The Final Experiment
Blind Guardian Follow the Blind
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond
Bruce Soord Bruce Soord
So, this one is probably meant to be similar to Soord's main band, but more stripped down. Surprisingly, songs here work better exactly when their arrangements are NOT so sparse and basic. The brooding couple that opens the album is probably designed to set up the mood, while the third song serves as a more energetic respite, which would have totally worked, if we haven't heard all this done better by The Pineapple Thief. Things get more interesting on A Thousand Daggers, and then Willow Tree comes even stronger, and songs are consistently good to great afterwards. I think you'll enjoy this if you like singer-songwriter kind of music even more, than if you're an admirer of The Pineapple Thief.
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want
It is quirky and layered and full of subtleties and subtexts that got darker in light of recent allegations. That being said, I haven't heard any other records of the band and very rarely listen to noisy electronics, so I can't really provide some deeper analysis. This is what the album feels like out of context of both the band's discography and the genre as a whole. rP. S. That recent review was fine and did not deserve to be removed.
Deep Purple inFinite
Deep Purple Now What?!
Deep Purple Rapture of the Deep
Deep Purple Stormbringer
Deep Purple Burn
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Dream Theater Distance Over Time
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Broken Lines
Hawkwind The Machine Stops
Hawkwind Space Bandits
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Linkin Park One More Light
LP has always been a guilty pleasure to me. With this album the 'guilty' part just gained an upper hand. But the pleasure remains. Chester's vocals are terrible most of the time though. Honestly. And that horrendous squeaky voice effect is soooo irritating.The title track is great IMHO.
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic
This, in essense, is 'One More Light', without Chester, but with all the traits of that album, both likable and irritating for me (the vocals, drowned in needless effects, for one). And yet in Sputnik's collective consciousness this album is a 3, while that one is barely above 1.5. Context's a bitch.
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
The non-industrial tracks are actually pretty good.
Pallas (UK) wearewhoweare
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Roger Waters Is This The Life We Really Want?
Roger Waters Amused to Death
SikTh The Future In Whose Eyes?
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Uriah Heep Equator
Van der Graaf Generator Present
Vuur In This Moment We Are Free - Cities
A "what if Devin Townsend was less talented songwriter" kind of album. Tends to blend into one big song for me. A pleasant song still, mainly thanks to Anneke (although she varies her delivery only occasionally on this album). I don't really like jent/jenty prog. If you're into jent, you'll probably dig this more than I do.
Wolfsbane Live Fast, Die Fast

3.0 good
Accept The Rise of Chaos
Accept Stalingrad
Alan Parsons From the New World
Simple songs done right. Some rock, some blues, some sympho, some Floyd vibes.
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Arcturus Arcturian
Avatarium The Girl With The Raven Mask
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Blind Guardian A Night at the Opera
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Dead Cross Dead Cross
Deep Purple Abandon
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On...
Deep Purple Slaves and Masters
Deep Purple The House of Blue Light
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Leprous Coal
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Weval Weval
Wolfsbane Down Fall the Good Guys
Wolverine Machina Viva

2.5 average
Accept Blind Rage
Accept Eat the Heat
Ayreon The Theory of Everything
Ayreon Flight of the Migrator
Deep Purple Come Taste the Band
Megadeth Endgame
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Megadeth United Abominations
The Dillinger Escape Plan Plagiarism
Wolfsbane Wolfsbane Save The World

2.0 poor
Accept Death Row
At the Gates At War with Reality
Queens of the Stone Age Villains

1.5 very poor
Arcade Fire Everything Now
I've heard this once in its entirety when it was released. Still gathering courage for a second listen. Courage is hard to find these days. Blame it all on Drumpf.
Megadeth Super Collider
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