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5.0 classic
American Football American Football
American Football's classic debut is a melancholic tale of youth and heartbreak sang on the balcony of a grandparent's home as the dusk gives way to the night. It's nostalgic and transportive without ever having to require growing up with it. It evokes a feeling that I don't believe will ever be replicated in music again, despite how hard its followers try.
Beautiful Eulogy Instruments of Mercy
Ben Howard Noonday Dream
You can almost feel the intense heat radiating off the ground as you trudge through this album's desolate landscape and sense the eyes of the vultures as they wait for you to breathe your last. And yet, as you walk on, you feel a sense of peace and comfort in the isolation. This is how it feels to listen to Noonday Dream.
Botch We Are the Romans
Like the legendary Jane Doe that came barely two years after, We Are The Romans is another absolute classic record that established just what metalcore as a genre could do.
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
I remember when the album artwork for The Devil and God first caught my eye. I was browsing a music forum when I saw this creepy cover of a little girl hiding from two masked men on a front porch. That, along with the title of the record, sent my mind alive with stories and questions. Who were these characters and what did they mean in relation to the album's name? Who was the little girl? Was she God? Did the men represent the devil? I had to give it a listen straight away. What I experienced next was one of the most impactful first listens of any album I had ever heard. It's a record I will always cherish along with the rest of Brand New's prolific discography.
Brand New Science Fiction
Bruce Springsteen Born to Run
Do you want an example of music at its absolute peak? Look no further than The Boss's soaring, spirited, and beautifully inspirational masterpiece.
Converge Jane Doe
Jane Doe is quite possibly the most monstrous record of the 2000s. And yet, despite the unrelenting ferocity and indecipherable screams, the production is weirdly comforting. It's one of the most unique listening experiences in heavy metal I've ever had.
Copeland Blushing
2014 was a big year for me. It was the year I graduated from school for one thing. It was also the
year I started dipping my toes into genres I, up until then, had never explored. And it was the
year I first fell in love with Copeland with their gorgeous reunion record, Ixora. That album
played a massive role in shaping my musical taste today and I still return to it regularly. Just
over four years later we finally get to hear its follow-up. In short, Blushing is everything I was
hoping for with just enough room to grow and mean as much to me today as Ixora did to me five years
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want
After eight years of silence, Daughters come screaming back with an unbelievably terrifying and chilling magnum opus. You Won't Get What You Want is a deeply affecting portrait of paranoia and existential dread wrapped up in one of the most awesome sounding records to come out in years.
Deftones White Pony
Destroyer Kaputt
Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight
One of the most devastatingly human records I've ever heard. Scott, wherever you are my friend, I hope you're well. Your music has touched and changed thousands of lives including mine. We can't thank you enough.
Gang of Youths Go Farther in Lightness
Glen Hansard This Wild Willing
Green Day American Idiot
And here is the cultural phenomenon that swept away thousands of frustrated and misunderstood teens into a pop/punk bliss that was never again felt quite the same way. It's a classic.
Harmonium L'heptade
Surely one of the most awe-inspiring pieces of music I've ever come across. The angelic and heartbreaking vocals and the elegant and wistful instrumentation are all wielded by a band whose creativity is as far-reaching as their ambition. What this album delivers can only be described as magical.
Ichiko Aoba 0%
Jars Of Clay Jars Of Clay
The pinnacle of CCM. To this day it remains one of the greatest artistic achievements in Christian music.
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
I remember hearing "The Middle" when I was young and thinking it was a fun song but nothing more than something that occasionally appeared in films about high school. However, a few years later, when I was starting to grow tired of the Christian music I grew up on, I stumbled upon Bleed American for 2 bucks from a used book festival. I picked it up and it not only became the first pop/punk record I fell in love with from front to back it was also the first "non-Christian" record I loved and owned at the time. While not quite as good as Clarity or Futures it holds a really special place in my heart.
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
It's a wonder how Clarity was so underappreciated at the time of its release and American Football so praised at the same time. American Football excelled in its melancholic emo aesthetic but Clarity executed its own version just as well if not even better ("Goodbye Sky Harbour" is better than everything on AF's debut). Filled with gorgeous harmonies and lush instrumentation it may not have been seen as a classic then but it sure is now.
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Julien Baker Sprained Ankle
There are a severely limited number of albums I would recommend to anyone, regardless of genre preference, to listen to at least once. Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle is one of those albums. It exposes the fears of self-worth we all hide and it invites us to share them openly. There is a subtle comfort in the unrelenting sadness, a relief in bringing to light a desperate need to share our pain with another. It's a beautiful thing to behold.
Lambchop Is a Woman
Is a Woman is a beautifully nuanced and understated gem of a record. Everything works as a unified whole, from Wagner's soulful vocals and elegant delivery, the subtle sonic texture and wonderfully warm atmosphere, and every little piece of music that enters at just the right time. It's perfect.
Laura Stevenson Wheel
A delectably sweet opus, Wheel has a gorgeously melancholic yet life-affirming tone that colours the record with a warm, golden glow that's simply irresistible. Quite possibly my favourite female singer/songwriter record of all-time.
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Records like this are ones that turn a good band into a remarkable one. Years down the road, I'm sure this will still be speaking to believers about the nature of humanity and his relationship with God. An absolutely essential record of the 2000s.
mewithoutYou [Untitled]
Brother, Sister meet your explosive maker. [Untitled] is a once in a lifetime magnum opus that sounds and feels like a nuclear bomb. Combined with the gorgeously subtle companion ep that foreshadowed something truly game-changing this may become one of the most memorable records of the past decade.
Midnight Choir Amsterdam Stranded
Amsterdam Stranded is at once an understated masterpiece and a show of emotions so grand
and poignant that it immediately betrays its subtly. It is nothing short of magical.
Mineral EndSerenading
Endserenading is 90s emo at its absolute best. That it was only Mineral's second (and sadly final) record only provides an extra touch of sadness, like a teary-eyed goodbye that's afraid to look to the future. Yet their final words tell us that we will eventually find peace even when our souls are afraid to rejoice.
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Yeah, for many, this is pretty much a cringy emo infused pop/punk album from days past. However, for others, including myself, it's a testament to what the genre can achieve and it holds up extraordinarily well. It proves that sometimes albums you loved in your teens can still be good.
My Epic Behold
If you're Christian this record will most likely change your life. If not that it'll make you ponder more deeply about what you say you believe. Most importantly it somehow manages to describe the majesty of God in ways no other record has yet managed to replicate. It's perfect.
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
Wrongdoers is a masterfully crafted record from beginning to end. A ferocious display of Norma Jean's true potential and yet only a glimmer of what's to come.
Norma Jean Polar Similar
To those, like me, who thought Wrongdoers demonstrated the peak of Norma Jean's craft Polar Similar will cause you to do a double take. It's a beautifully innovative opus that keeps rewarding even years after its release. How are they going to better this on their next go around? I honestly have no clue but I am certain that they'll find a way.
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Brand New Eyes isn't overly experimental or progressive but an album doesn't need to be to be considered a masterpiece. It managed to perfect everything Paramore had established beforehand and I'm honestly glad they parted ways with this sound on future releases. This closes their pop/punk days in the most satisfying way possible and I will forever look back on it as a highlight of my teenage years.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead Kid A
There's just something about Kid A that few records, if any, have been able to replicate. I'm not sure if it's the beautiful yet eerie atmosphere it wraps itself in or its irresistibly smooth texture. Maybe it's the experimentation that manages to be both strange and unfamiliar yet weirdly listenable at the same time. I can't quite explain why this record has such an effect on me, all I know is that it's life-changing.
Radiohead OK Computer
What can I say that thousands, no, millions of others haven't already said? Ok Computer is a timeless and profoundly relevant masterpiece and the music contained therein is a prime example of innovation done right. Do I think it's Radiohead's best? What astonishes me the most is that sometimes I'm honestly not sure.
Radiohead In Rainbows
Took a little time to grow on me but like every Radiohead record (almost every record *ahem* Hail to the Thief) you eventually find yourself wrapped up in its brilliance. Warm, delicate, and soothing are just a few words to come to mind when I spin this masterpiece.
Rolo Tomassi Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
On Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It, Rolo Tomassi have fine-tuned their sound to perfection. And perfect it is as the result of their hard work over the course of five records is one of the most exhilarating, unpredictable, and utterly beautiful metal albums I have heard in years, quite possibly this decade.
Shiina Ringo Shouso Strip
So this is the best thing ever.
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
For many passionate fans, Agaetis Byrjun is hailed as the band's masterpiece and one of the best records of all-time. I honestly cannot find a solid point to argue against them. Agaetis Byrjun is a gorgeous centrepiece in post-rock and one of the best treasures of the 90s.
Slowdive Souvlaki
On one hand, it makes sense why Souvlaki is always compared to MBV's Loveless. They're both seminal shoegaze records anyone who's interested in the genre should hear. But on the other, the two records cover completely different ground and for me, Souvlaki edges its sister out as my personal favourite of the two. Its dreamy, nocturnal atmosphere is utterly captivating from beginning to end. At times euphoric, at others gentle, Souvlaki is a treasure.
Sons Keep Quiet
Keep Quiet was Sons first and only full-length project before disbanding the following year and, against all odds, it's an indie rock masterpiece. It was also one of the few records that played a part in expanding the boundaries of my musical palette. "Ghost" alone is an all-time best but the opening five cuts are utter perfection. I dearly hope the band reunites and writes another record one day but if that never happens I guess I'll go on refusing to keep quiet about this one.
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Suis La Lune Riala
If you asked me what record has made the biggest impact on my life as a music lover I would give Riala as my answer without hesitation. This is one of, if not the most, gorgeously composed and beautifully written albums of all-time. That it isn't hailed as an emo classic is simply a musical crime.
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
The Antlers Hospice
Quite possibly the most soul-crushing record of the 2000s. You can almost feel the chill of the hospital hallways and the accompaning sadness that loons over each room.
The Blue Nile Hats
An album for the romantics, the soft-hearted, the ones who live to inspire others by living for others, and the ones who never fail to have a twinkle in their eyes.
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
Where has this record been all my life? This is a truly fantastic release that deserves all the praise it's seen here and some more. Edit: This has become one of the hardest fives I've ever given. It got me through a really rough time and it has resonated with me like few others have. It just crushes me in every way. A masterpiece, no doubt about it.
The National Boxer
The National High Violet
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
One of the most gorgeously human records ever written. It's like sitting on a hillside in the evening, grabbing your guitar, and belting it out at the top of your lungs because at that moment you love life and this earth we've been given more than anything else.
The Violet Burning The Story of Our Lives
The Story of Our Lives is a massive accomplishment for not only Christian music but music in
general. It's a three-part masterpiece that's only resonated stronger with time.
The Wrens The Meadowlands
Theocracy Mirror of Souls
Mirror of Souls is simply one of best heavy records I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. The pummeling aggression of "Laying the Demon To Rest" and the twenty-two-minute epic that is the title track are just two examples of the eight flawless gems on display here. One of the best records of the 2000s, hands down.
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
From the soaring highs of "And Our Hearts Did Beat" and "River" to the sweeping yet solemn sentimentalism of "Elder and Oak" and "The Good Days," The Dark, Dark Bright is a magnificent achievement.
Thrice Vheissu
Wolves at the Gate VxV
This is the record that got me into the wonderful genre we call metal so it's a personal classic.
Even if that were not the case it's a near flawless release in its own right. It proved this
relatively unknown band had the potential for greatness. Massive potential.
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
On Paper Walls there was a definite sense that the band had truly begun maturing and honing in on their sound. WYTTSY pushes that evolution further still, adding a marvellous sense of reminiscence and optimism. This is a pop/punk album BY adults, made FOR adults. It's the sound of looking back at youth, remembering the good times ("Do you remember when I said you were my only one?), and actually looking forward to a future just as bright and incredible.
Yellowcard Southern Air
"This southern air is all I need, breathe it in and I can see canvasses behind my eyes, all the
colors of my life." This pretty much sums up how I feel about this wonderful record.

4.5 superb
A Bunny's Caravan Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures
Draining Puddles.... may only be six songs long but I'm certain the impact will be felt for years.
ABBA Arrival
Arrival is not only the definitive ABBA record (apart from Gold of course) I'd contend that it's one of the defining pop records of the 70s. The group was slowly developing their sound on prior records until everything they had been working towards was fully realized on this classic. It just delivers hit after hit after hit.
ABBA The Album
ABBA Super Trouper
ABBA The Visitors
ABBA More Gold: More Hits
ABBA The Magic of ABBA
Alcest Écailles De Lune
Alkaline Trio Good Mourning
Alkaline Trio Goddamnit
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Devotion
Andrew Peterson Light For The Lost Boy
Andrew Peterson Resurrection Letters: Prologue
Andrew Peterson Resurrection Letters: Vol.1
Antarctigo Vespucci Love in the Time of E​-​Mail
Attalus Post Tenebras Lux
Heavy, emotional, epic, beautiful, unique, breathtaking, the descriptions can go on.
Bark Psychosis Hex
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Becoming The Archetype Celestial Completion
Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were
Big Thief U.F.O.F.
Love everything about this. It's reminiscent of the more traditional folk records that have come out this year ("Cattails) but it's also incredibly versatile and innovative. The way the t/t ebbs and flows, "From's" off-kilter melodies, those stunning low notes on "Betsy," etc. A sense of familiarity mixed with a yearning for adventure. Beautiful album.
Bomb the Music Industry! Vacation
Who needs to go on a vacation when you can hear this punk gem instead?
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Brand New Daisy
Brian Fallon Sleepwalkers
Burial Untrue
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion
Caspian Dust and Disquiet
Cigarettes After Sex Cigarettes After Sex
There is nothing like turning out the lights, opening the blinds so you can see the town lights in
the distance, and softly jamming this record before going to bed. It's nearly euphoric.
Civilized Creature Steadfast
Civilized Creature's prior records showcased a tasteful blend of electronic music, hip/hop, and organic songwriting without sounding gimmicky or try-hard. On Steadfast, however, our friendly beast fully embraces his electronic side and the results are nothing short of stunning.
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Converge Axe to Fall
Copeland Eat, Sleep, Repeat
Copeland You Are My Sunshine
Copeland Ixora
Copeland Ixora Twin
In some respects, this honestly surpasses the original record.
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Death Therapy The Storm Before The Calm
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Derek Webb Ctrl
Destroyer Poison Season
Come, take my hand as we stroll through the glorious Times Square.
Destroyer Ken
Downhere Wide-eyed and mystified
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Evan Call Violet Evergarden: Automemories
Everything in Slow Motion Phoenix
Falling Up Falling Up
Flotation Toy Warning The Machine That Made Us
Glen Hansard Rhythm and Repose
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Grave Declaration When Dying Souls Scream Praise
Hands Give Me Rest
Harmonium Les Cinq Saisons
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
A sprawling, ingenious, sometimes depressing, but always magnificent creation. I'm completely and utterly floored.
Hopesfall Arbiter
House Of Heroes The End is Not The End
House Of Heroes Suburba
Ichiko Aoba Utabiko
Ichiko Aoba 0
Ichiko Aoba QP
I would very happily get lost in this music forever. This girl has a truly special gift.
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Isis Oceanic
Jars Of Clay The Long Fall Back to Earth
Jars Of Clay Inland
Jars Of Clay 20
Jeff Buckley Grace
Jeff Rosenstock Worry.
Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World [EP]
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
Jimmy Eat World Clarity Live
Jimmy Eat World Invented
While Invented may not have the hooks of Chase This Light or Bleed American it creates a uniquely gorgeous mix of Future's darker aesthetic with the emotional weight of Clarity and it all makes for one heck of an experience.
Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues
Funnily enough, this one took the longest to grow on me out of JEW's entire discography. As more time passes the higher I see it climb. Although it's an incredibly cliche thing to say nowadays, I don't think JEW can do wrong at this point
Jimmy Eat World Love Never/half heart
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Jon Hopkins Singularity
Julien Baker Turn Out The Lights
King Creosote From Scotland With Love
Kinoko Teikoku Uzu Ni Naru
A shoegaze album that properly rocks the socks off? Why haven't I heard something as awesome as this before?
Kitty Miami Garden Club
Kye Kye Fantasize
One of the most gorgeously lush dream pop records in recent memory. It falls off ever so slightly in its back half but aside from that it's one to keep in the noggin for years.
La Dispute Wildlife
Lambchop FLOTUS
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Laura Stevenson The Mystic & the Master
Laura Stevenson The Big Freeze
The Big Freeze takes a far softer and more subtle approach compared to the rock'n'roll anomaly that was Cocksure. To anyone who has already fallen in love with her sweet as honey songwriting, it comes as no surprise to find that this is just as gorgeously delightful.
Lorde Melodrama
Melodrama is one of those few pop records that play out as a complete and cohesive experience, from naive love, heartbreak and resentment, to forgiveness and a mature and newfound look at happiness and fulfilment. It's a gorgeous stroke of genius and one of the best pop records in years.
Low I Could Live in Hope
Lydia Illuminate
This takes everything that makes Copeland brilliant and dials up the warmth another ten notches. One of the best pop/rock records I've heard in the indie scene in a long time.
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface
Metric Art of Doubt
This is how you create an extraordinary synth-pop album. Art of Doubt is a record that blends
insanely catchy melodies with gorgeous, lush sonic textures and colours it all with a dark, indie-
rock flair. One of 2018's most spectacular releases.
mewithoutYou Ten Stories
mewithoutYou Pale Horses
Midwife (USA) Like Author, Like Daughter
Mineral The Power of Failing
Mineral February/ M.D.
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
As my taste has matured and widened over the years I find I'm consistently amazed at what I can find myself liking. I mean *really* liking. When it comes to pop I'm one who loves a smooth, gentle style; Loveless is almost anything but. The guitar is noisy and harsh and any kind of familiarity and accessibility is buried and difficult to find. The vocals can barely be heard and any sense of melody is sparse if it exists at all. It's a record that wants you to listen closely to hear its incredibly intricate sonic landscape yet, at the same time, it's content to be the best darn background noise you could ever hear. The clash between violent and gentle shouldn't work but it does so, so well. It's just intoxicating.
Needtobreathe Rivers In The Wasteland
O'Brother Garden Window
How do I even begin to describe a record such as O'Brother's Garden Window? For one thing, it's musically untamed and explosive in both its sound and scope, trying out new and innovative styles with every song and managing to pull them all off. This is no doubt a post-hardcore staple of the 2010s.
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Oomori Seiko Sennou
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Deliverance & Damnation Remixed
Paramore Paramore
In my eyes, this is a quintessential pop/rock record. Every hook is unbelievably infectious, the band's signature spunky attitude rings loud and true, and when it winds down it can be astoundingly beautiful. When you want to hear a musical transition done right you look to this record.
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Placebo Without You I'm Nothing
Propaganda (Hip-Hop) Excellent
Each and every time I play this album I'm left in a mess of tears. One of the few albums (along with Beautiful Eulogy's Instruments of Mercy) that taught me how profoundly beautiful rap could be.
Propaganda (Hip-Hop) Crooked
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead The Bends
One of the warmest, most beautifully nostalgic records around.
Radiohead In Rainbows: From the Basement
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Radwimps Your Name.
I love this film so much. I always find myself going back to the soundtrack whenever I'm studying, browsing the web, or when I'm just in the mood for music to think along with.
Red (USA) Of Beauty and Rage
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Sara Groves Invisible Empires
Sho Baraka The Narrative
Showbread No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical
Showbread Cancer
Showbread Showbread is Showdead
Sigur Ros ( )
From the soaring yet delicate first half to the despairingly dark and epic second, ( ) is a post-rock masterpiece. Sit back and let your own life fill in the gaps.
Sigur Ros Takk...
What if someone managed to capture the warm, orange glow of a sunrise and inject it into a note, a lyric, or a melody? What if someone made a whole album out of it? I believe someone did and we have the incredible opportunity to hear and experience it for ourselves. Takk.... is that album. It's a sublime wonder that you only get to hear once in a lifetime.
Silent Planet Everything Was Sound
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - October
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - November
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - December
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - January
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - February
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - April
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - May
Sleeping at Last Darkness
Sleeping at Last Atlas - Space 1
Sleeping at Last Atlas - Space 2
Sleeping at Last Atlas - Land
Sleeping at Last Atlas - Oceans
Sleeping at Last Atlas: Senses
Sleeping at Last Atlas: Emotions
Slint Spiderland
Starflyer 59 Silver
One of the absolute best shoegaze albums of the 90s. Hazy, dreamy, and very, very alien.
How is this never mentioned?
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Wanted to find a random ambient/drone record to fall asleep to. I found this. It was the best sleep I had ever had.
Starset Vessels 2.0
I truly don't understand why I love this record as much as I do. Alas, this continues to dazzle me
with each spin and somehow even manages to get better with time.
Sunhouse Crazy on the Weekend
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Switchfoot Where the Light Shines Through
A fantastic soundtrack to a family day out at the coast. While not an "objectively" brilliant record it holds plenty of special memories. It's Switchfoot's most open, spirited, and downright enjoyable record of their career.
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
Talkie Hablas
Taylor Swift 1989
I'll say it loud and clear and without shame: I'm a massive Swifty. 1989 is pop brilliance. It has some of the best hooks of Swift's career, the 80s throwback is delicious, and the entire record is just one infectious, sugary jam. Quite possibly my all-time favourite modern pop record.
The Antlers Burst Apart
The Antlers Familiars
The Antlers make the most gorgeously evocative and enchanting album of their career. It was love at first sight for me and as time continues to tick by I've only grown more and more fond of it.
The Armed Only Love
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Choir Bloodshot
Bloodshot is a stunningly beautiful yet sobering portrayal of divorce and forgiveness. The Choir
masterfully spin a melancholic tale of fading love, broken hearts, and shattered lives picking up
the pieces and, with bloodshot eyes, choosing to look forward.
The Choir Burning Like The Midnight Sun
The Choir The Loudest Sound Ever Heard
The Choir Shadow Weaver
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Ember Days More Than You Think
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Gray Havens Fire and Stone
The Horrible Crowes Elsie
The Menzingers On the Impossible Past
The Mountain Goats Goths
The National Alligator
The National Sleep Well Beast
After months of listening it dawned on me that Sleep Well Beast may just be The National's second
best album, sitting comfortably below Trouble Will Find Me. May even make the second slot on my
year-end list.
The Porter's Gate Work Songs: The Porter's Gate Worship Project Vol.
One of the most essential Christian records to come out in the past five years. Porter's Gate is the image of a church filled with people from different walks of life coming together in unity and sharing that love and warmth to those who have none.
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The War on Drugs A Deeper Understanding
Theocracy Theocracy
Theocracy As the World Bleeds
Theocracy Ghost Ship
Third Day Revival
Mainstream CCM hasn't seen an album this good in years. It's a genuine, nostalgic and effortlessly
enjoyable Gospel record that can be played countless times over. Massive respect to Third Day for
closing their career with this rock n' roll treasure.
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Best summer jam of the 90s? You better believe it!
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Tiny Moving Parts Celebrate
Twila Paris He Is Exalted Live
As someone who's rarely a fan of live worship records, this one is a strong five, not only because
it is the single most nostalgic piece of music I own, but it's also excellent as a standalone live
record as well. I have so many vivid memories attached to this thing that a single second of these
songs is enough to transport me to a certain time and place where I was beginning to find out who
I was as a person. I can't quite put into words how much these songs mean to me.
Vansire Angel Youth
Vansire craft a gorgeously warm and subtle lo-fi dream-pop album that erupts with young adult sentimentalism, melancholy, and childhood nostalgia. All of this they wrap up in a wonderfully cosy aesthetic that sounds and feels like a lazy early morning. I cannot get enough of it.
Wavorly Conquering the Fear of Flight
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
William Ryan Key Thirteen
William Ryan Key Virtue
The king of pop/punk is back yet again but do we finally have a stinker from the dude? Not at all. It's just another brilliant ep. You know. The standard, everyday stuff.
Wolves at the Gate Types and Shadows
Yellowcard Paper Walls
Yellowcard Yellowcard
A beautifully emotional sendoff to one of the most consistently amazing bands to ever come out of the pop/punk scene. Long live Yellowcard. Thanks for the memories.
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis
Zao The Well-Intentioned Virus

4.0 excellent
'68 Two Parts Viper
ABBA Voulez-Vous
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alkaline Trio Is This Thing Cursed?
2018's After The Party? It's definitely in the conversation, that's how good this thing is.rEDIT: Not quite After the Party level of brilliance but a superb punk offering nonetheless.
All Sons & Daughters Live
All Time Low Don't Panic
Guilty pleasure? Possibly. Either way, this thing has some incredible hooks.
Alvvays Antisocialites
Anathema Weather Systems
Anberlin Blueprints for the Black Market
Anberlin New Surrender
Anberlin Vital
Anberlin Lowborn
Andrew Peterson The Burning Edge of Dawn
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
Astronauts Hollow Ponds
Astronoid Air
Attalus Into the Sea
Auditorium The First Music
August Burns Red Leveler
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Avantasia Ghostlights
Avantasia Moonglow
February has been insane with these releases. Power metal doesn't get much better than this.
Avion Roe In Separation
Beach Slang The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel
Beautiful Eulogy Satellite Kite
Beautiful Eulogy Worthy
Bellarive The Heartbeat
Bleachers Strange Desire
Bleachers Gone Now
How could you possibly hate something so damn catchy? I liked Bleacher's debut, Strange Desire, well enough, but in my eyes, this is even better. It's fun, diverse, and incredibly imaginative.
Blink-182 blink-182
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Blurred City Lights Volker
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bon Iver 22, A Million
Botch American Nervoso
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brandi Carlile By the Way, I Forgive You
Brian Fallon Painkillers
Britt Nicole Britt Nicole
Never been much of a fan of Nicole's previous efforts but she really outdid herself on this one.
There are a few misses here, like the stripped back "Better" and the closer "After You" which
kinda sounds like it was included so it could satisfy a Christian audience. Other than those few
bumps this is a fantastic pop record.
Brooke Fraser Flags
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars
The Boss is still able to conjure up that Americana magic decades into his career. That
alone deserves praise. That the album is really, really good is just the cream on top.
Cara Neir Part III / Part IV
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion: Side B
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated
This is every bit as consistently excellent as Emotion was. Sure, the highs aren't quite as high as something like "Run Away With Me" or "Your Type," but when the music itself is this stupidly catchy it's easy to call Dedicated another runaway success.
Cat Power Moon Pix
Cave In Until Your Heart Stops
Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun
Children 18:3 Children 18:3
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Citizen As You Please
Citizens and Saints A Mirror Dimly
Civilian You Wouldn't Believe What Privilege Costs
Civilized Creature A New Heart
Civilized Creature Permission To Feel
Civilized Creature Tales and Tails
Civilized Creature Of The Uncaused Cause
Coldplay Parachutes
Colony House When I Was Younger
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge You Fail Me Redux
Copeland Beneath Medicine Tree
Copeland In Motion
Count Me In How's Your Heart, Kid?
2018 needed a pop/punk record like this one. Quality stuff in the vein of classic Blink and Yellowcard. Debut records don't get much better than this.
Craig Finn I Need A New War
Cursive Vitriola
Damien Jurado The Horizon Just Laughed
Damien Rice O
David Crowder Band Church Music
David Crowder Band A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)
David Crowder Band Give Us Rest
David Sylvian Blemish
Dc Talk Jesus Freak
Deas Vail All The Houses Look The Same
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Default Genders main pop girl 2019
Deftones Around the Fur
Demon Hunter True Defiance
Demon Hunter Extremist
Derek Webb She Shall and Must Go Free
Derek Webb Fingers Crossed
Fingers Crossed is a devastating listen detailing a broken man beginning to lose his faith. Webb's
music may have been emotional before but nothing he's released hits quite as
hard as this.
Dessa Chime
Destroyer Rubies
Destroyer Your Blues
Dirge (FR) Wings Of Lead Over Dormant Seas
Dirge (FR) Elysian Magnetic Fields
Dirge (FR) Lost Empyrean
Dorena Nuet
Downhere Ending is Beginning
Dustin Kensrue The Water and the Blood
Eisley I'm Only Dreaming
Elder Brother Stay Inside
Ellie Holcomb As Sure As The Sun
Emery You Were Never Alone
Emily Scott Robinson Traveling Mercies
An absolutely splendid country offering that wholly deserves to see the same success Musgraves saw last year.
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) Home After Three Months Away
Enemy of Satan Enemy of Satan
Everything But the Girl Temperamental
Extol Extol
Falling Up Hours
Fennesz Venice
Fever Fever Aftermath
Fit for a King Slave to Nothing
Fit for a King Dark Skies
Fleshkiller Awaken
Foreknown (USA-CA, Hip-Hop) Ornithology
Foxing The Albatross
Foxing Nearer My God
Take the emo sensibilities of Brand New, throw in the vocal eccentricities of Modest Mouse, and douse it all in the sublime atmosphere of The Antlers and you'll have a product called Nearer, My God. In other words, a forceful AOTY contender.
Frightened Rabbit The Winter of Mixed Drinks
From Indian Lakes Everything Feels Better Now
Further Seems Forever The Moon Is Down
Glen Hansard Didn't He Ramble
Good Saint Nathanael Hide No Truth
Gorillaz Demon Days
Grandview Everything Between Paint and a Wall
Green Day Dookie
Green Day Nimrod
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Group 1 Crew Power
Grouper A I A
Gungor Ghosts Upon the Earth
Haley Heynderickx I Need to Start a Garden
Sit back and let Haley's simple but beautiful instrumentation wash over you. A superb folk record.
Hammock Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King
Heath McNease Be Clean Again
Heath NcNease Thrift Store Jesus
Heath NcNease The Weight of Glory
Heath NcNease Who Knows? Who Cares?
Hop Along Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Hope For The Dying Dissimulation
Hope For The Dying Legacy
Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Ichiko Aoba Origami
Ichiko Aoba Kamisori Otome
Illyria The Carpathian Summit
An utterly brilliant Post-black metal album. In a year that has already seen plenty of routstanding releases in the genre this may just top them all.
Immortal Souls Wintermetal
Iron Chic You Can't Stay Here
Isis Panopticon
Isis Celestial
Jars Of Clay Much Afraid
Jeff Rosenstock We Cool?
Jessica Pratt On Your Own Love Again
Jimmy Eat World Static Prevails
Jimmy Eat World Damage
Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues Acoustic
Can Jimmy Eat World's music be any more beautiful?
Joe Purdy Julie Blue
John Mark McMillan Borderland
John Mark McMillan Live at the Knight
John Van Deusen (I Am) Origami Pt. 2 Every Power Wide Awake
John Van Deusen D-Sides
Jon Foreman Fall and Winter
Jon Foreman The Wonderlands: Sunlight
Jon Foreman The Wonderlands: Shadows
Jon Foreman The Wonderlands: Darkness
Jon Foreman The Wonderlands: Dawn
Joni Mitchell Blue
Josh Garrels Love and War and The Sea In Between
Josh Garrels Home
Josh Garrels The Light Came Down
Keane Hopes & Fears
Really pretty pop record and although it doesn't offer a lot more than that,
whoever said just sounding pretty was a bad thing? This can be downright beautiful
and sometimes that's more than enough.
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kevin Devine Brother's Blood
Kevin Devine Bubblegum
Kings Kaleidoscope Becoming Who We Are
Kinoko Teikoku Eureka
Kishi Bashi Omoiyari
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
Lambchop Nixon
Lambchop I Hope You're Sitting Down
It's a debut so there was clearly some room for improvement but there were also a good number of
absolute classic Lambchop songs on this record. And that cover gets me every time.
Lambchop This (is what I wanted to tell you)
Lambchop take their electronic excursion even further on this record and the
results are even more focused, subtle, and free-flowing than their last. Could be yet
another late-career classic for the 'Chop.
Lantlos .neon
Lauren Balthrop This Time Around
Leeland Sound of Melodies
Leeland The Great Awakening
Living Sacrifice The Infinite Order
Lovelite In Three Persons
Lovelite Apocalypse Hymnal
Low Long Division
A stunningly sparse beauty. It'll be a grower for sure but a good handful of late night spins should do the job.
Low The Curtain Hits the Cast
Low Double Negative
The four songs released thus far are sublime. If this ends up being another AOTY
EDIT: Yep, this is wonderful.
Luminate Come Home
Makthaverskan III
Really underrated record this year but it has some incredible cuts. "Leda," "In My Dreams," and "Siren" are top picks. They have a heavier Alvvays sound which is a great thing.
Mayday Parade A Lesson In Romantics
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs
Metric Fantasies
Mew +-
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
On mewithoutYou's debut record, the rough, abrasive sound doesn't quite affect me the same way the more melodic aspects of the band's sound does on later records. Even so, it's a remarkable debut.
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright!
mewithoutYou [untitled] e.p.
This is the calm before the storm. The peace before the catastrophe. The quiet before the blast. It's the feeling of waiting for the calamity that you know all too well is inevitable.
Mike Mains and The Branches Calm Down, Everything Is Fine
Mike Mains and The Branches When We Were In Love
Mr. Mains and the Branches have a fine, fine record on their hands here. A splendid feel-rgood pop record full of romantic sentimentalism and a dash of autumn melancholy.
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Mree The Middle
Muse Absolution
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
MxPx Life in General
My Epic Yet
My Epic Broken Voice
My Epic Viscera
Needtobreathe The Outsiders
Needtobreathe The Reckoning
Needtobreathe Live From The Woods
Needtobreathe Forever On Your Side
Neon Horse Haunted Horse: Songs of Love, Defiance and Delusio
Newsboys Love Liberty Disco
The best Newsboys album and I'll take that to my grave.
NF Mansion
Nichole Nordeman Every Mile Shattered
Night Verses From the Gallery of Sleep
Noname Room 25
Norma Jean Redeemer
Novo Amor Birthplace
Numenorean Adore
Oh, Sleeper Son Of The Morning
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Pale Communion
Owen At Home With Owen
If American Football went acoustic I'd imagine it would sound something like At Home With Owen and that is a very good thing indeed.
Paddy Hanna Frankly, I Mutate
Pale Waves My Mind Makes Noises
Many problems plague this release (it severely lacks variety and originality and it's far too rlong) but in the face of them all, this is a perfectly fine release that works as an enjoyable, catchy backing track for some night shopping, driving, etc.
Paper Route The Peace Of Wild Things
Paper Route Real Emotion
Paramore Riot!
Paramore After Laughter
Talk about a grower. Was fairly disappointed with Paramore's latest when I first heard it but it's only grown on me little by little since. At this moment, it's sitting among my favourite pop albums this half of the decade.
Penfold Amateurs and Professionals
Penny and Sparrow Tenboom
Perry Blake California
Perspectives Stay For Those Who Care
Petra Beyond Belief
Petra Petra Praise 2
Just a simple, timeless worship record from a great band.
Phoebe Bridgers Stranger In The Alps
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Pink Floyd Animals
Pompeii Loom
Project 86 Picket Fence Cartel
Project 86 Wait for the Siren
PUP The Dream Is Over
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Radiohead OKNOTOK 1997-2017
The regular record is an all-time classic. This re-release adds another eleven B-sides to the original and while they aren't on par with that record they're undoubtedly brilliant in their own right.
Red (USA) Innocence and Instinct
Red (USA) Until We Have Faces
Red (USA) Gone
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
Relient K Mmhmm
Rend Collective Good News
Gotta give it to the Collective. I've liked their past output but they were still struggling with
that generic shell that permeates most worship music. That's been toned down a lot here. The music
and the emotion feel genuine and it's a well-crafted record overall.
Rivers and Robots Discovery
Such gorgeously dreamy soundscapes on a worship album? Hallelujah!
Robbie Seay Band Rich and Poor
Ron Gallo Heavy Meta
Sanctus Real Fight The Tide
Sara Groves Floodplain
Sara Groves Fireflies and Songs
Sherwood QU
Sherwood Some Things Never Leave You
Shiina Ringo Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana
Shiina Ringo Heisei Fuuzoku
Showbread Age of Reptiles
Showbread The Fear of God
Showbread Who Can Know It?
Sigur Ros Med Sud i Eyrum vid Spilum Endalaust
Although Med Sud is a step down from previous records (and really, four masterpieces in a row would be tough for any band to pull off) I'd wager that it's the band's most free sounding and fun release to this point. But since the hilarious cover already gave it away I guess that's not too surprising!
Sigur Ros Valtari
Where do you go after releasing your most upbeat and lighthearted work to date? You strip it all away and embrace pure, gentle ambience. Valtari is simple but beautiful. Because of this, it may be the most difficult to enjoy for some. It has more in common with ( )'s second half than it does with their other records (especially Takk....), but in no way is this as dark as ( ). If you accept it for what it is and give it some patience it'll reveal itself to you in its own way. In other words, it follows the Sigur Ros tradition of giving each record its own distinct character and Valtari's happens to be as wonderful as everything before it.
Sleeping at Last Keep No Score
Sleeping at Last Storyboards
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - March
Sleeping at Last Light
Sleeping at Last Atlas - Life
Sleeping at Last Yearbook - June
Sleeping at Last Atlas: Intelligence
Sleeping Giant I AM
Sleeping Giant end their career with a satisfying bang of hardcore bliss. It doesn't get much better than this.
Slowdive Pygmalion
Sol Distorsion Sol Distorsion
Soul Embraced Dead Alive
Spoken Illusion
Starset Transmissions
Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil Goliath
Suis La Lune Heir
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Switchfoot The Edge of the Earth
Now, this is the Switchfoot music I dream of hearing. Experimental, dark, brooding, genuinely emotional and inspiring, a full record of this would be incredible.
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Talkie Everything Matters
Another brilliant throwback to the surf rock of the 70s. Nothing too new from the boys but that's just how it should be.
Taylor Swift Speak Now
Taylor Swift Red
Taylor Swift Reputation
Let's be honest, Reputation was quite possibly the most unanticipated album of this year. After the excellent 1989, I was ready for a complete disaster after having heard the first single, "Look what You Made Me Do." While that is still a musical atrocity, Reputation actually exceeds expectations. "Delicate" is one of the best songs she's written this side of Speak Now. "Dancing with Our Hands Tied" has a fantastic chorus, and even "Gorgeous" has grown. The album does go off track at times, especially with "End Game" and the aforementioned "LWYMMD." "So It Goes" is also one of the blandest songs she's ever written. It's a bit of a mess but, dare I say, it's quite enjoyable to hear the treasures that pop up on more than one occasion.
The Antlers Undersea
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl, Volume I
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl, Vol. 2
The Appleseed Cast Mare Vitalis
The Brilliance Brother
The Chariot One Wing
The Choir Circle Slide
The Choir Chase the Kangaroo
The City Harmonic Heart
The Classic Crime The Silver Cord
The Classic Crime What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts
The Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About
The Hotelier Goodness
The Innocence Mission The Snow on Pi Day
The Innocence Mission Sun on the Square
Everything about this record is sublime. I could listen to it for hours upon hours upon hours....
The Jesus Lizard Goat
The Joy Formidable AAARTH
Holy S#$%!
The Lawrence Arms The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Maine American Candy
The Maine Lovely Little Lonely
Gotta hand it to the Maine, this is another really solid release and easily one of the best pop/rock albums of the year. American Candy was great yet this takes their sound that much further.
The Menzingers Rented World
The Menzingers After the Party
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The National Boxer Live in Brussels
The Offspring Smash
The Oh Hellos Through The Deep, Dark Valley
The Oh Hellos Dear Wormwood
The Ongoing Concept Handmade
The Swell Season The Swell Season
The Swell Season Once: Music From The Motion Picture
The Swell Season Strict Joy
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
The Tallest Man on Earth I Love You. It's a Fever Dream.
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
Thousand Foot Krutch Welcome to the Masquerade
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. I: Fire
Toby Driver They Are the Shield
tobyMac Portable Sounds
Tool Ænima
Trading Yesterday More Than This
As incredibly simple as this is I cannot help but fall for its earnest charm. It so clearly tries to be great with everything it has. Its simplicity can taste a little bland at times but overall I'm always moved in some way.
Turnover Peripheral Vision
U2 The Joshua Tree
U2 The Unforgettable Fire
Underoath Define the Great Line
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Unwound Leaves Turn Inside You
Vansire Reflections And Reveries
Vansire The Rolling, Driftless North
Warbly Jets Warbly Jets
Weezer The White Album
Weyes Blood Titanic Rising
William Tyler Goes West
Window to the Abbey Moving Around Bias
Within Temptation The Silent Force
Wolves at the Gate Captors
Yellowcard Underdog
Yellowcard One for the Kids
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue Acoustic
Yellowcard Lift a Sail
Young Lions Burn
Young Lions Mr. Spaceman
Zao The Funeral of God
Zao Parade of Chaos
Zao (Self-Titled)

3.5 great
A Great Big Pile of Leaves You're Always on My Mind
A Will Away Here Again
Abandoned Pools Sublime Currency
Adam Watts When a Heart Wakes Up
Agalloch The Mantle
Alcest Kodama
All Sons & Daughters Poets and Saints
All The Luck In The World A Blind Arcade
All Time Low Nothing Personal
All Time Low Future Hearts
Amanda Cook Brave New World
American Football American Football (LP3)
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anchor & Braille Songs for the Late Night Drive Home
Andrew Peterson Counting Stars
Andrew Peterson The Resurrection Letters Vol. 2
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Archabald Relativity
As They Sleep Dynasty
Astronoid Astronoid
Athlete Black Swan
Smooth, dreamy, and at times beautiful, Black Swan is an excellent indie rock release that's held back only by its habit of sounding just a little too tame throughout.
Audrey Assad Inheritance
August Burns Red Phantom Anthem
Avril Lavigne Under My Skin
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing
Azusa Heavy Yoke
Bandit Of Life
bansheebeat Lumine
Basement Beside Myself
Beach House Bloom
Beast In Black From Hell With Love
Becoming The Archetype Dichotomy
Bee Gees Number Ones
Better Oblivion Community Center Better Oblivion Community Center
Big Wild Superdream
Bill Ryder-Jones Yawn
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Well this is a surprise. From an unremarkable debut to what will most likely become rone of the best pop albums of 2019. Never would have expected it.
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection
Boston Manor Welcome to the Neighbourhood
"Bad Machine" is in the running to be among the best songs of the year....if only
the rest of the record was as fantastic as that gem. It has an infectious sound and
intriguing aesthetic but it's a little disappointing how it never surpasses or even
matches the quality of that one song again.
Boygenius Boygenius
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Brooke Fraser Albertine
Brooke Fraser Brutal Romantic
Captain Kudzu Arboretum
Charmaine Love Reality
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Children 18:3 Rain's 'A Comin'
Children 18:3 Come In
Me and the boys just chilling out with the guitar noodlers.
Citizens and Saints Citizens
Citizens and Saints Fear
City Calm Down Echoes In Blue
Civil War Gods And Generals
Killer band, killer vocals, killer artwork, killer music, killer record!
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay Prospekt's March
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Colour Anthology
colourblind Move Like You
Come Wind Move in Place
Converge You Fail Me
Cool Hand Luke Of Man
Creeper Eternity, In Your Arms
Crowded House Woodface
Cyndi Lauper Shes So Unusual
Daughters Daughters
David Crowder Band Illuminate
De Staat Bubble Gum
Dead Leaves Vultures
Delirious? Kingdom of Comfort
Delirious? Glo
Delirious? The Mission Bell
Delirious? World Service
Delta Sleep Ghost City
Deluge Unshakable
As a young fellow, I found this record hidden in the closet of the house we were moving into. It quickly became the first album I would call "My all-time favourite!" And in all honesty, although I cannot in good conscious call it that today, seeds of where my musical taste would eventually end up are sprinkled over this.
Demon Hunter Summer of Darkness
Demon Hunter Storm the Gates of Hell
Demon Hunter The World Is a Thorn
Demon Hunter Outlive
Demon Hunter War
Derek Webb I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry, And I Love You
Destroyer Trouble In Dreams
Destroyer City Of Daughters
Diamond Youth Nothing Matters
Dirge (FR) And Shall The Sky Descend
Dirge (FR) Hyperion
Dirge (FR) Alma Baltica
Disciple (USA-TN) Attack
Disciple (USA-TN) Long Live the Rebels
Downhere So much for substitutes
Downhere On The Altar of Love
Eisley Room Noises
Ellie Holcomb Red Sea Road
Emma Ruth Rundle Some Heavy Ocean
Everyone Everywhere Everyone Everywhere
Fair Disappearing World
Falling Up Your Sparkling Death Cometh
Fenne Lily On Hold
Fit for a King Deathgrip
Florence and the Machine High as Hope
Foxing Dealer
Francis Marathon
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
Future of Forestry Awakened to the Sound
Gates Bloom and Breathe
Glen Hansard Between Two Shores
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
Goo Goo Dolls Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles
Say what you will, I love this band's sound. This is the best collection around. Melodramatic, nostalgic, and highly listenable.
Gotye Like Drawing Blood
Green Day Warning
Green Day Revolution Radio
Grouper Grid of Points
Gulfer Dog Bless
Got this one free from Topshelf records due to an email mistake. Now, this is what I like! Raw, mathy emo with a punk bite. Thank you, lads!
Gungor Beautiful Things
Harker No Discordance
Haste the Day Dreamer
Haste the Day Coward
Have Mercy The Earth Pushed Back
Have Mercy Make The Best Of It
Hearts Like Lions If I Never Speak Again
Heath McNease Among Thieves
Helms Alee Noctiluca
Hillsong United Zion
Hillsong United Empires
Hillsong United Of Dirt and Grace (Live from the Land)
Hillsong United People (Live)
No point holding back, I'm loving this album right now. Best thing that's been attached to the Hillsong name in quite some time.
Holding Absence Holding Absence
In the middle of the first track this struck me as merely another Architects. By the time the third song came around this struck me as something beautiful. By the time the closer came around this struck me as something incredible.
Holly Ann Light And Bloom
This is one of those unfortunate, but rare times where a genuinely beautiful record is stained by
subpar production. 'Tis a shame, although it's certainly not unlistenable.
Hotel Books Equivalency
House Of Heroes Cold Hard Want
House Of Heroes Smoke
House Of Heroes Colors
Hum Downward Is Heavenward
Ichiko Aoba Mahoroboshiya
Icon For Hire Scripted
Illenium Awake
I guess I'm a big sucker for these techno acts now. Never would have thought it.
ITEM Sad Light
Ivoryline Vessels
J Givens Fly Exam
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
Like a mixture of Relient K and Mae. It's a sweet pop/rock album with a delicious summer vibe,
although I would have preferred it kick the tempo up a notch here and there.
Jars Of Clay If I Left The Zoo
Jars Of Clay Good Monsters
Jars Of Clay The Eleventh Hour
Jars Of Clay The Shelter
Jason Gray Where The Light Gets In
Jeremy Camp Speaking Louder Than Before
Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs
Jimmy Needham Vice & Virtue
John Mark McMillan Mercury and Lightning
John Nolan Abendigo
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Jungstotter Love Is
Kevin Devine Between the Concrete and Clouds
Kevin Devine Bulldozer
Kings Kaleidoscope Zeal
Kye Kye Young Love
La Dispute Panorama
Laura Stevenson A Record + 3
Laura Stevenson Cocksure
Lauren Daigle Look Up Child
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk Over Land and Sea
Leeland Invisible
I was wrong about this one, I'll admit it. Is it at times standard flair for the worship genre?
Yep. But is it executed as flat and lifeless as everything else out there? Far from it. It's
honestly beautiful how well this was crafted.
Let's Eat Grandma I'm All Ears
Life Demo II
Love and Death Between Here And Lost
Lovelite All Color
Lovelite Nearness
Low The Great Destroyer
Low Secret Name
Low Things We Lost in the Fire
Low Trust
Lydia Paint it Golden
No doubting that this is a beautiful sounding record, however, the problem is that it tries too hard to replicate the magic of Illuminate. Rather than sounding like an expansion or exploration of a new direction it comes off as a somewhat poor imitation of their previous treasure.
Lydia Devil
Madeline Kenney Perfect Shapes
Mae The Everglow
Manes Slow Motion Death Sequence
Marissa Nadler For My Crimes
Mat Kearney Young Love
Mat Kearney Just Kids
Matchbox Twenty Exile on Mainstream
Matt & Toby Matt & Toby
Matt Kivel last night in america
Matt Maltese Bad Contestant
Matthew Perryman Jones The Waking Hours
Matthew Perryman Jones Throwing Punches in the Dark
Matthew Perryman Jones Swallow the Sea
Mayday Parade Sunnyland
After the excellent A Lesson in Romantics, Mayday Parade went on a steady downfall into mediocrity. Thankfully, Sunnyland has finally pulled them back on their feet. The hooks are infectious, the music emotional and varied, and Derek's vocals shine more than they ever have.
MercyMe Coming Up to Breathe
MercyMe All That Is Within Me
MercyMe The Hurt and the Healer
MercyMe Lifer
mewithoutYou Other Stories
MGMT Little Dark Age
Michael W. Smith This is Your Time
Michael W. Smith I'll Lead You Home
Michael W. Smith Live The Life
Michael W. Smith Wonder
Michael W. Smith Glory
Michl Michl
Mike Mains and The Branches Home
Modern Baseball Holy Ghost
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory
Mutemath Vitals
MxPx MxPx
30 minutes of blistering pop/punk from a veteran in the genre? Yes please!
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade: The B-Sides
My Epic I Am Undone
My Epic Violence
Needtobreathe The Heat
New Radicals Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Newsboys Thrive
Newsboys Adoration: The Worsip Album
Newsboys Devotion
Newsboys Take Me To Your Leader
One of my childhood favs and although its cheesiness has come through over the years I still think
it's a legitimately good record overall. And "Lost The Plot" is still one of the greatest songs
ever written for my money.
Newsboys Going Public
Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath
Nothing But Thieves Broken Machine
Nuoro In the Hills
Oso Oso The Yunahon Mixtape
Owel Dear Me
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Petra On Fire!
Petra Wake Up Call
Petra Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out
Phil Wickham Cannons
Phil Wickham Heaven and Earth
Phil Wickham The Ascension
Phinehas Till the End
Placebo Black Market Music
Portishead Dummy
Portrayal of Guilt Let Pain Be Your Guide
Propaganda (Hip-Hop) Crimson Cord
PUP Morbid Stuff
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Anyone who thinks this isn't good because it isn't as experimental or daring needs to hear "Blow Out" immediately.
Radiohead In Rainbows Disk 2
Red (USA) End of Silence
Relient K Two Lefts Dont Make a Right But Three Do
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Relient K Air For Free
Remedy Drive Commodity
Rend Collective Homemade Worship by Handmade People
Rend Collective As Family We Go
Rival Consoles Persona
Robbie Seay Band Give Yourself Away
S. Carey Hundred Acres
Samestate The Alignment
Sanctus Real The Face of Love
Sanctus Real Say it Loud
Sanctus Real We Need Each Other
Sara Groves Abide With Me
Shannen Moser I'll Sing
Sianvar Stay Lost
Silent Planet The Night God Slept
Sixpence None the Richer This Beautiful Mess
Skillet Comatose
Guess it's time to admit that not all Skillet albums are bad. Comatose is actually pretty great. For the most part, it's mainstream rock done right, and while it certainly isn't perfect I have no complaints spinning this one.
Sleeping Giant Finished People
Sobs Telltale Signs
Spanish Love Songs Schmaltz
Spoken Breathe Again
Starflyer 59 My Island
Switchfoot New Way to Be Human
Switchfoot Fading West
Switchfoot's pop record/movie soundtrack has not aged too well. It's Switchfoot so at the very
least it's a step above the majority of mainstream pop and, most importantly, I still love dem
surfin vibes.
Talkie Fundamental Things
Tall Ships Impressions
Taylor Swift Fearless
Team Sleep Team Sleep
Temperance (IT) Of Jupiter and Moons
Tenth Avenue North Over and Underneath
Tenth Avenue North The Light Meets The Dark
Tenth Avenue North The Struggle
Tenth Avenue North Cathedrals
The Afters Never Going Back To Okay
The All-American Rejects Move Along
The Almost Fear Inside Our Bones
The Antlers In the Attic of the Universe
The Appleseed Cast Two Conversations
The Appleseed Cast The End of the Ring Wars
The Bell Jar I Infest, Therefore I Am
Showbread Pt. 2 anybody? Josh's vocals sound as insane as ever and the music is
infectious. It's short, punchy, and it'll infest your mind with its addictive hooks
after the first listen.
The Brilliance All Is Not Lost
The Cast Before The Break Still
The Choir O How The Mighty Have Fallen
The Choir Flap Your Wings
The City Harmonic I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)
The Cure Pornography
The Damned Things High Crimes
The Dangerous Summer Reach for the Sun
The Dangerous Summer War Paint
The Darling Fire Dark Celebration
The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Ember Days Finger Painting EP
The Ember Days Emergency
The Ember Days Valitus
The Fold Moving Past
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Gathering Nighttime Birds
The Gathering Mandylion
The Gray Havens Ghost of a King
The Gray Havens She Waits
The Hotelier It Never Goes Out
The Japanese House Good At Falling
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Killers Sam's Town
The Longshot The Longshot
Like a mix of Revolution Radio and 21st Century Breakdown. It's a simple, straight ahead pop/punk jam. Love it.
The Longshot Love Is For Losers
Same as the E.P. this is just a straightforward, fun, garage pop/punk record. Play it, throw up your hands, and let it all go.
The Maine Forever Halloween
The Maine You Are OK
The Movielife Cities In Search Of A Heart
The National High Violet Expanded Edition
The National I Am Easy to Find
It took me a couple of full listens to wrap my thoughts around this record and, aside from a few somewhat awkward experiments (bless them for even trying) I Am Easy To Find is yet another stunning record from these gentleman. It's a sprawling concept record filled with soulful vocals, tasteful electronics, and a dash of pop which is all too welcome in this point of their career. You can't say they aren't a band that keeps evolving and trying new things. This new direction is sure to be polarizing among longtime fans but give it a chance and that signature beauty will come through. It always does.
The Ongoing Concept Saloon
The Ongoing Concept Places
The Prayer Chain Shawl
The Republic of Wolves shrine
The Rosebuds Birds Make Good Neighbors
The Sky Life Caves
The Summer Kills Last Night We Became Swans
The Violet Burning The Violet Burning
The Violet Burning This is the Moment
Third Day Wire
Third Day Third Day
Third Day Wherever You Are
Third Day Revelation
Third Day Move
Third Day Lead Us Back: Songs of Worship
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin
Thousand Foot Krutch Live At The Masquerade
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice Palms
Tides of Man Every Nothing
Tina Boonstra My Concrete Heart (Will Beat Again)
Tiny Moving Parts Swell
Tiny Vipers Life on Earth
It's a super bare indie folk record with some of the most sparse instrumentation I have ever
heard. For those lonely, cold evenings it makes a great soundtrack.
tobyMac Welcome to Diverse City
Together to the Stars An Oblivion Above
Tourniquet Gazing At Medusa
Trophy Eyes Chemical Miracle
Troy Baker Sitting In the Fire
Twenty One Pilots Trench
U.S. Girls In A Poem Unlimited
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Underoath The Changing of Times
Underoath Disambiguation
Valleyheart Everyone I've Ever Loved
VOLA Applause of a Distant Crowd
War of Ages Supreme Chaos
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer Weezer
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Whale Bones Island Fire
Within Temptation The Heart of Everything
Within Temptation The Unforgiving
Within Temptation Resist
Here I go enjoying an entry-level pop-metal album again all because I was drawn in by its sci-fi rinspired cover art. Who cares about musical elitism anyway?
Worriers Survival Pop
Write This Down Lost Weekend
Years Of Rice and Salt Nothing of Cities
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes Acoustic
Young Fox Sky Beats Gold
Young Lions Blue Isla
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson
Zao The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
Zao Pyrrhic Victory

3.0 good
A Day To Remember What Separates Me from You
Aaron Sprinkle Real Life
Abandon Control
ABBA Waterloo
Adele 25
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters
Allelic The Smoke of Atavistic Fires
Altar Boys Against the Grain
American Football American Football (LP2)
Yeah, this one is pretty disappointing. It isn't that I expected them to replicate the magic of the first, in fact, I'd rather them go in an entirely different direction, but this one just feels like a really watered down and somewhat tedious version of their 1999 masterpiece.
Anathema Distant Satellites
And Then There Were None Who Speaks For Planet Earth?
Anderson .Paak Ventura
Andrew Peterson The Far Country
Architects Holy Hell
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
Artifex Pereo Passengers
Athletics Who You Are Is Not Enough
As much as I love post-rock I just haven't been able to get into this one. It plays around the standard post-rock formula with little risk taken. Although this is fine I wish it had a bit more to it.
Audio Adrenaline Kings and Queens
Avey Tare Cows On Hourglass Pond
BABYMETAL Metal Resistance
Barely Civil We Can Live Here Forever
Basement Promise Everything
Beach House 7
Beach Slang Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken?
Beach Slang A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Becoming The Archetype The Physics Of Fire
Belgrado Obraz
Bellarive Before There Was
"Lazarus" and "Save Us" makes this one worth a listen but overall Bellarive took quite a step back with this one and chose to go the generic worship route.
Benjamin Krogh Beck and Call
Better Off Reap What You Sow
Big Daddy Weave What Life Would Be Like
Big Daddy Weave Love Come To Life
I thought this record was the bee knees when it came out. Although I don't see eye to eye with my
past self anymore I gotta pay the record my respects because I do remember when this was the best
thing I had ever heard.
Big Red Machine Big Red Machine
Big Ups Two Parts Together
Birdy Birdy
Bleach Again, For The First Time
Blindside Silence
Blindside About A Burning Fire
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Boston Manor Be Nothing.
Brandon Heath Leaving Eden
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
Building 429 Listen to the Sound
I remember when I thought this was the best thing. Ah, the simple days. Honestly, this really isn't all that bad.
Capital Kings II
Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss
We all know it deep down inside. "Call Me Maybe" is a true bop. If Justin Bieber didn't stuff things up with a tune so sickly sweet it may as well be on Playschool this may be as consistent as Emotion.
Casting Crowns Lifesong
Casting Crowns Come to the Well
Castlebeat VHS
Catch Fire Karma Owes Me A Lifetime of Happiness
Cave In Jupiter
Charlie Puth Voicenotes
On the first listen boy was I excited for this record. On subsequent listens the attraction of it started to wane until I realized that this was nothing more than a mildly shallow, albeit catchy, pop/r&b record. Probably won't make the year-end list but it's enjoyable enough to return to if I'm ever in the mood for some pop.
Charly Bliss Young Enough
Chasms The Mirage
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Surprised this is seen more favourably than Every Open Eye. This one is rather boring all things considered. The follow-up had the hooks, the narrative, and was just a stronger project all around.
Circa Survive The Amulet
Coldplay X & Y
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
Colony House Only the Lonely
Comrades Lone/Grey
Converge No Heroes
Convictions Hope for the Broken
Cool Hand Luke Cora
Crowder Neon Steeple
Crowder American Prodigal
Dance Gavin Dance Mothership
David Crowder Band Remedy
Dc Talk Supernatural
Dc Talk Free at Last
Deathbreaker Disconnect
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Gore
Delirious? King of Fools
Demon Hunter The Triptych
Demon Hunter Peace
Derek Webb Mockingbird
Destroyer Streethawk: A Seduction
Dillon Chase Joyful Loser
Dirge (FR) Down Last Level
Disciple (USA-TN) Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Downhere Downhere
Dua Lipa Dua Lipa
Elias Dummer The Work, Vol. 1
Emery Eve
Emma Blackery Villains
Eric Stuart Band Lipstick And Barbed Wire
Seto Kaiba fronting a folk/pop band and writing some genuinely good tunes? It's surprising for
sure but I can't deny the knack for songwriting these boys possess. LaBW does overstay its welcome
for someone who isn't head over heels with this genre and the record lacks the versatility that
should justify the runtime (pun intended btw, a fantastic song there!).
Eric Stuart Band My Kind of Danger
Fades Away Perceptions
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux
Falling Up Captiva
Fallstar Future Golden Age
Fazerdaze Morningside
Fickle Friends You Are Someone Else
When I saw sixteen songs on the tracklist I was worried about how consistent it would really be.
The sound isn't bad and is honestly pretty fun at times but the sheer length is monotonous and the
songs only become more indistinguishable as it goes on. It's a promising debut that needs to be
severely cut down and tightened the next go around.
Fiction Family Fiction Family Reunion
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Flyleaf Memento Mori
Flyleaf New Horizons
FM Static What Are You Waiting For?
FM Static Dear Diary
For All Eternity Metanoia
for KING and COUNTRY Crave
for KING and COUNTRY Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.
for KING and COUNTRY Burn the Ships
Forevermore Integral
Goo Goo Dolls A Boy Named Goo
Goo Goo Dolls Let Love In
Grayscale Adornment
Green Day Insomniac
Green Day iTRE!
Green Day God's Favorite Band
Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges
Hawk Nelson Smile, It's the End of the World
Hawk Nelson Crazy Love
HEALTH Death Magic
Hillsong United Wonder
Hodera First Things First
Hopesfall A Types
Hyland Weights & Measures
Hyland Finding Our Way
I Am The Storm Fight Musik Vol. 1
Interpol Marauder
Ivoryline There Came A Lion
Jack River Sugar Mountain
Jars Of Clay Who We Are Instead
Jason Gray Love Will Have The Final Word
Jérôme Minière In the Digital Forest
Jenna Kate Brown Covered
Jeremy Camp Stay
Jeremy Camp Restored
Jeremy Camp Beyond Measure
Jeremy Camp The Answer
Johnny Q. Public Extra*Ordinary
Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins
Jordan Feliz The River
Jordan Feliz Future
Definitely a move in the right direction for Feliz. It's a little more pop-focused and has a little less of the generic CCM tendency of his previous effort. Not a bad effort but not all that memorable either.
Julia Holter Aviary
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
Kari Jobe Where I Find You
Kari Jobe Majestic (Live)
Kayak Jones You Swear It's Getting Better Every Day
Keane Under The Iron Sea
Kevin Devine Instigator
Kevin Max Broken Temples
Kings Kaleidoscope Beyond Control
Kings Kaleidoscope The Beauty Between
Kitty Rose Gold
Kutless Hearts of the Innocent
Kutless Sea of Faces
Kutless To Know That You're Alive
Kutless It Is Well
This is honestly the best record Kutless ever made.
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Lacey Sturm Life Screams
Lady Gaga The Fame
Lambchop How I Quit Smoking
Not my favourite Lambchop this one. It's a bit too slow and uneventful, and though it has that
signature Chop atmosphere, it's just a little too subdued to be really engaging. And there's a
massive lack of a piano. It needs a piano.
Landry Cantrell Projections
First five tracks are near perfect bops but it's perplexing how far this drops off in its second
half. From track six onwards it shifts into auto-pilot. The infectious hooks and addictive grooves
disappear and I'm left just scratching my head.
Leeland Opposite Way
Leeland Love Is On The Move
Leigh Nash The State I'm In
Lifehouse Lifehouse
Lifehouse Out Of The Wasteland
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
As far as nu-metal goes I understand that for many people Hybrid Theory is a classic. However, I'm not a fan of nu-metal so while I can see that it's good I'm definitely not the target audience for this kind of music, at least not in this stage of my life. Hand it to 16-year old me and it may have been a different story.
Linkin Park Meteora
Pretty much the same story here as with Hybrid Theory. I respect it but I'm probably not going to spin it again.
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
This album makes me feel like a young kid again, excitedly browsing the aisles of my local Video Ezy to find the first live-action Transformers film, during which this record would be blaring out the speakers. Is it a good record? Not really. But the nostalgia is just too good.
Liza Anne Fine But Dying
Local Natives Violet Street
Lorde Pure Heroine
Low Drums and Guns
Luminate Welcome To Daylight
Luminate's seemingly final album is a nice pop diversion from Come Home's more stripped back pop/rock sound despite being tainted with modern CCM's plastic inspiration.
Lydia Devil B-Sides
Lydia Run Wild
Manafest Glory
Manafest Fighter
Manafest Stones
Mark Schultz Mark Schultz
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here
Mayday Parade Mayday Parade
McCafferty Thanks. Sorry. Sure.
MercyMe Welcome to the New
Metric Synthetica
Mew Visuals
mewithoutYou Pale Horses: Appendix
Michael Buble ❤️ (Love)
Michael W. Smith Healing Rain
Michael W. Smith Change Your World
Incredibly cheesy but fun. What can I say, it's Smitty in the 90s?
Michael W. Smith A New Hallelujah
Michael W. Smith Stand
Michael W. Smith Worship
Michael W. Smith Worship Again
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Moose Blood Blush
Muse Showbiz
Muse Origin of Symmetry
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Doesn't age quite as well as The Black Parade but that doesn't mean Danger Days is any less fun. A light-hearted and sometimes silly dance opera of sorts, this may not be My Chem's absolute best work but it's an enjoyable listen nonetheless.
My Epic Ultraviolet
Needtobreathe Daylight
Newsboys Go
Newsboys Step up to the Microphone
Newsboys In the Hands of God
Newsboys United
NF Therapy Session
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Ah, Norma Jean's debut with The Chariot's Josh Scogin at the helm. It was a solid start but not one I see myself coming back to all that often over their later material.
Nothing Tired of Tomorrow
Nothing But Thieves What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way?
Number One Gun The North Pole Project
O'Brother Disillusion
O'Brother Endless Light
Of Monsters and Men Beneath the Skin
OneRepublic Waking Up
Owel Paris
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Owl City The Midsummer Station
This is about as sickly sweet as pop could possibly get, which, of course, makes it a BOP!
P.O.D. Satellite
Pale Waves All the Things I Never Said
Panic! at the Disco Pretty. Odd.
Gotta admit this one was an improvement over their awful debut record. It takes some sweet cues from The Beatles at times which gives it a pleasant and inventive sound overall. It is way too drawn out though.
Peter Furler Sun and Shield
Petra Beat the System
Petra Jekyll & Hide
Petra More Power To Ya
Petra Not Of This World
Petra This Means War!
Phil Wickham Children of God
Phinehas thegodmachine
Phinehas Dark Flag
Pianos Become the Teeth Wait For Love
Placebo Placebo
Project 86 Songs to Burn Your Bridges By
Project 86 Knives to the Future
Project 86 Sheep Among Wolves
PVRIS All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Racing Glaciers Caught in the Strange
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
I can kind of understand how someone could enjoy this one but for this music connoisseur, it's rjust one long and tedious venture. There are highlights here and there there (bad pun but it had rto be made) but it's missing its own identity and instead opts to reach for anything and reverything it can. The nostalgic feel of The Bends, the cold distance of Kid A, the twisted, rsinister vibe of Amnesiac, you name it it's here. No wonder it's called "Hail to the Thief."
Rainbow Kitten Surprise How to: Friend, Love, Freefall
Record deserves heaps of respect but musically, this one isn't for me.
Relient K The Anatomy of Tongue In Cheek
Relient K Truly Madly Deeply EP
Remedy Drive Daylight Is Coming
Rend Collective The Art of Celebration
Riley Clemmons Riley Clemmons
Ritual Howls Rendered Armor
Robbie Seay Band Miracle
San Cisco The Water
Sanctus Real Changed
A pleasant enough change from a childhood staple. The direction the band were going with Matt at the helm wasn't all that great so it's refreshing to have a new vocalist help switch things up a little (heavy emphasis on the little).
Seabird Rocks Into Rivers
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
Had to give this a jam because my girl Nana Osaki praised them. It's a fun punk classic to be certain but not quite for me.
Sherwood A Different Light
Sidewalk Prophets These Simple Truths
Sidewalk Prophets Live Like That
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Skillet Collide
Snail Mail Lush
Sorority Noise You're Not As ____ As You Think
Soul Embraced Immune
Spoken IX
Starfield The Saving One
Stellar Kart All In
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler
Sundara Karma Ulfilas Alphabet
Suzanne Vega Suzanne Vega
Switchfoot Legend of Chin
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
Switchfoot Vice Verses
Switchfoot Native Tongue
This latest record from the San-Diago natives is a bag of mixed experiments and generic fallbacks. Even so, what's here is enjoyable even if a little uncommitted.
Sylvaine Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone
There is some massive potential here but, unfortunately, Sylvain seems content with scratching the surface just enough to craft something good and serviceable but not enough to form something notable and grand.
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Tancred Nightstand
Tenth Avenue North Followers
The 1975 A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships
Stuff it all, I'm actually really enjoying this. There's still the pompous attitude and bloated structure of their previous record but the cuts I genuinely like mostly outweigh the negatives here. I was expecting to loathe this but I just don't. Heck, I've even grown to like "Give Yourself a Try."
The Afters I Wish We All Could Win
The Afters Live On Forever
The Afters Fear No More
The City Harmonic We Are
The Classic Crime How To Be Human
The Digital Age Evening:Morning
The Ember Days The Ember Days EP
The Fray The Fray
The Fray Scars and Stories
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
The Killers Day & Age
The Offspring Americana
The Preatures Girlhood
The Story So Far Proper Dose
The Strokes Angles
The Violet Burning Drop-dead
The Wedding Polarity
The Wedding The Wedding
Theocracy Wynter Fever
Third Day Offerings: A Worship Album
Third Day Miracle
Thousand Foot Krutch Phenomenon
Thousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of Us
Thrice Beggars
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. II: Water
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. III: Air
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
tobyMac This Is Not A Test
tobyMac The Elements
Tool Lateralus
Tourist Everyday
Trivium Silence in the Snow
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead
Truth Club Not an Exit
Twenty One Pilots Vessel
U2 Songs of Experience
Gotta be honest, didn't have high expectations for this one after the terribly mediocre Songs of Innocence in 2014 and for the most part, Experience fulfils every one of them. It's a passable U2 record with some pretty moments spread lightly around.
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Vota Love Found Me
If it weren't for "Crying Out" this would be a slightly above average CCM record. However, I respect "Crying Out" greatly for being desperate, honest, and uncertain, something Christian music lacks severely.
Walk the Moon Talking is Hard
Walk the Moon What If Nothing
We Shot The Moon A Silver Lining
We Shot The Moon The Finish Line
Weezer Pacific Daydream
Wild Pink Yolk in the Fur
With Confidence Love and Loathing
Like the title describes, there are moments you'll love and those you'll loathe. A fine release for the moment but fairly forgettable by the end of the day.
Within Temptation Hydra
Women Public Strain
Young the Giant Mirror Master
Zao All Else Failed (2003)

2.5 average
A.A.L. (Against All Logic) 2012-2017
Wish I could get into this more since it's quite a unique project but I found it to be repetitive and rather bland overall.
Aaron Sprinkle Moontraveler
All Time Low Last Young Renegade
Altar Boys GLM (Gut Level Music)
Amy Shark Love Monster
Andrew Serino The Golden Thread
As Cities Burn Scream Through The Walls
Ashes Remain What I've Become
Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria
Avicii True
Avril Lavigne Let Go
Avril Lavigne Goodbye Lullaby
awakebutstillinbed what people call low self​-​esteem is really...
The music itself is fine, great even, but those screams.....I get what she's going
for but....they're really bad.
Beartooth Disease
Big Daddy Weave What I Was Made For
Big Daddy Weave Every Time I Breathe
Billie Eilish dont smile at me
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Bon Jovi This House Is Not for Sale
A fine new album from Bon Jovi. It doesn't shake things up too much and sticks to what he does
best. Not really in my ballpark but far from awful.
Bon Voyage Lies
Bonny Doon Longwave
Brandon Heath What if We
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Breaking Benjamin Ember
This or the latest Underoath record? You know what, I think I'd take this.
Building 429 Building 429
Building 429 Space in Between Us
Building 429 We Won't Be Shaken
Camila Cabello Camila
Capital Kings Capital Kings
Casting Crowns The Very Next Thing
Chris Tomlin Arriving
Chris Tomlin Hello Love
It honestly isn't a surprise that this latest Chvrches record is a disappointment. Unlike Every rOpen Eye, it gets bogged down by forgettable repetition, an uninteresting aesthetic, and an respecially dull final quarter. If more songs were like "Graffiti" and "Graves" this would be far rbetter as those songs are everything a Chvrches song should be. The record is somewhat enjoyable rbut when all is over there really isn't anything that pulls you back in.
Coheed and Cambria The Unheavenly Creatures
Whoever is going to make an AMV with those characters will at least have an easy time finding the music for it.
Colton Dixon A Messenger
Comrades For We Are Not Yet, We Are Only Becoming
Craig's Brother Devil's In The Details
Currents I Let The Devil In
Dance Gavin Dance Artificial Selection
Danny Gokey Haven't Seen It Yet
David Crowder Band Can You Hear Us?
David Leonard The Wait
Dead Poetic New Medicines
Death Therapy Voices
In trying to branch out and experiment a little this winds up being an unfortunately
underwhelming and uneven experience. Nothing quite lives up to their brilliant debut.
DecembeRadio Satisfied
Decyfer Down The Other Side of Darkness
Delirious? Mezzamorphis
Deluge Swell
Disciple (USA-TN) Scars Remain
Doe Grow Into It
Dream Theater Distance Over Time
Emarosa Peach Club
Ethan C. Davis Serenade
A glitchy, autotuned EDM worship album. It works well on occasion but it's mostly superfluous and
Evanescence Fallen
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Falling in Reverse Coming Home
Falling Up Crashings
A humble but ultimately unremarkable debut by a band that would become one of the most notable innovators of indie-rock.
Falling Up Dawn Escapes
On their sophomore, Falling Up takes noticeable steps to becoming the band who would go on to make records like Your Sparkling Death Cometh, however, the songwriting is still bland and repetitive.
Fallstar Backdraft
Fireflight Unbreakable
Fireflight Innova
Flyleaf Between the Stars
FM Static Critically Ashamed
Foster the People Supermodel
Francesca Battistelli If We're Honest
Gideon Calloused
Gideon Cold
Goo Goo Dolls Gutterflower
Green Day ¡UNO!
Grey Holiday The Glorious Revolution
Hands Like Houses -Anon.
Dissonants was an awfully bland and lifeless record. This is a step in the right direction and I'd love to hear them tread even further into pop music next go around.
Haste the Day When Everything Falls
Hawk Nelson Letters To The President
Hawk Nelson Live Life Loud
Hawk Nelson Diamonds
Hawk Nelson Miracles
Hillsong United All of the Above
Hillsong United Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls
Hillsong United Aftermath
Hillsong Worship No Other Name
Hillsong Worship OPEN HEAVEN / River Wild
Hillsong Worship Let There Be Light
Hillsong Young & Free III
Hollyn One-Way Conversations
Ian Noe Between The Country
Illenium Ashes
Impending Doom The Sin And Doom Vol. II
In Flames I, the Mask
Isis SGNL>05
Jaci Velasquez Heavenly Place
Jeremy Camp Carried Me
Jet Get Born
Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Eat World
Finally gave this a spin and it honestly wasn't all that bad. An average pop/punk/emo record from
a band who would go on to create some of my all-time favourites. Don't think I'll ever return to
this but it's always good to know where they started.
Johan Pull Up
John Waller As For Me and My House
Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me
A million dollar lullaby
Kari Jobe Kari Jobe
Kutless Strong Tower
Kutless Believer
Kutless Surrender
Lauren Daigle How Can It Be
Daigle has become a big name in CCM and it's easy to see why. The record has
massive musical appeal and Daigle has a strong voice to boot. If the music was a
tad more interesting or innovative I would join the celebration but it's simply far
too vanilla to warrant any kind of frenzy.
Les Friction Dark Matter
Like Pacific In Spite of Me
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Linkin Park One More Light
This got a lot of hate when it was released and while I can definitely understand it at the same time I don't think it was entirely deserved. Half of it (read "Battle Symphony" and tracks 8-r10....maybe 7) actually edges towards being good. The rest is run-of-the-mill commercial pop so while it isn't bad it isn't good either. It's average and that's ok if you ask me.
Manafest The Chase
Martin Smith Iron Lung
Matt Maher Empty & Beautiful
Mayday Parade Monsters in the Closet
MercyMe Almost There
MercyMe Spoken For
MercyMe Undone
MercyMe The Generous Mr. Lovewell
Michael W. Smith A Million Lights
Michael W. Smith makes an electronic dance record? Does he pull it off? Kinda. Sorta. Not really.
Moose Blood I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore
I don't think I can listen to this anymore. What? Too easy of a jab? It's as creative as the music and lyrics are on this thing.
My Darkest Days Sick and Twisted Affair
"Save Yourself" is a great rock anthem but everything else on here? Standard radio rock that tries to be dirty at times. I'll pass.
Needtobreathe H A R D L O V E
Newsboys God's Not Dead
Newsboys Love Riot
Nickelback Feed the Machine
Nickelback's best since All The Right Reasons but that isn't saying much. The music is just as generic and the lyrics can be laughable at times ("the icky of the sticky" and "Humpty Dumpty do your thing") but unlike the slew of albums before it, this isn't bad and may just be the most listenable of everything post-2000.
Nine Lashes World We View
OneRepublic Dreaming Out Loud
OneRepublic Native
Onward To Olympas Indicator
Opeth Sorceress
Panic! at the Disco Vices & Virtues
Passion Worship Salvation's Tide Is Rising
Passion Worship Take It All
Passion Worship Awakening
Passion Worship White Flag
Passion Worship Worthy of Your Name
Passion Worship Whole Heart
Passion Worship Even So Come
Peter Furler On Fire
Petra Unseen Power
Pillar Where Do We Go from Here
Pinegrove Skylight
Pink Hurts 2B Human
Some surprisingly solid pop songs here but half of it is bogged by a needlessly high amount
of slow, acoustic ballads. That's not what I want to hear on a pop album.
Preoccupations New Material
Rarity I Couldn't Be Weaker
Red (USA) Release the Panic
Relient K Is For Karaoke
Relient K Collapsible Lung
Rob Thomas Chip Tooth Smile
Ruth Secondhand Dreaming
Sanctus Real Pieces of a Real Heart
Sanctus Real Run
Sanctus Real The Dream
Seventh Day Slumber We Are The Broken
Seventh Day Slumber Found
Shadow Hunters Avatar
Shiina Ringo Sanmon Gossip
Sigrid Sucker Punch
Skillet Alien Youth
Soul Embraced Mythos
Starfield I Will Go
Stella Donnelly Beware Of The Dogs
Stephen Christian Wildfires
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
Switchfoot Float Remix EP
Taking Back Sunday New Again
Tenth Avenue North The Things We've Been Afraid To Say
The Afters Light Up The Sky
The Afters Life Is Beautiful
The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects
The Chariot The Fiancee
The Ember Days Your Eyes Light Up
The Get Up Kids Problems
The Lumineers Cleopatra
This record can be downright dull at times and merely ok at others. The new wave folk movement is pretty much a dead and mostly forgotten fad in the mainstream today and for good reason: it had been run into the ground. Cleopatra is a fine example of a record that tried to fit into that movement but ended up being completely redundant.
The Wombats This Modern Glitch
The Wombats Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
The Wonder Years Sister Cities
Third Day Offerings II: All I Have To Give
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
Thousand Foot Krutch Exhale
Thousand Foot Krutch Untraveled Roads (Live)
Thrice Identity Crisis
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. IV: Earth
Time, The Valuator How Fleeting, How Fragile
tobyMac Tonight
tobyMac Christmas in Diverse City
Trophy Eyes The American Dream
Turnover Good Nature
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
Two People First Body
Vota Vota
Weathered Stranger Here
Weezer Hurley
Young the Giant Home Of The Strange
Zao Awake?

2.0 poor
ABBA Ring Ring
All Time Low Dirty Work
Anthem Lights Anthem Lights
Apollo LTD Out of Body
I didn't know Walk the Moon had recently donned their crosses, renamed themselves, and cheapened their music. Not the best move gentlemen.
Ariana Grande Sweetener
As We Ascend Farewell To Midnight
Bad Wolves Disobey
Beartooth Aggressive
Bethel Music Tides
Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn
Bring Me The Horizon Amo
So THIS is the ammo they insert into those joke bubble guns.
Camp Cope How to Socialise and Make Friends
Casting Crowns Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns Thrive
Mumford and Sons already happened guys, Christian music doesn't need its own bad folk-pop album.
Casting Crowns Only Jesus
Chris August The Upside of Down
Chris Tomlin Not to Us
Chris Tomlin See the Morning
Chris Tomlin Burning Lights
Chris Tomlin The Noise We Make
Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is for Us...
Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red
Chris Tomlin Never Lose Sight
Chris Tomlin Nobody Loves Me Like You
I don't understand the inclusion of the completely untouched "Our God" at all. It's the EXACT SAME version that is on his album of the same name. I don't want to be harsh on the guy but come on, that's just awfully lazy and redundant.
Chris Tomlin Holy Roar
Creed Human Clay
Crowder I Know A Ghost
This record saddens me. It saddens me to see what was once one of Christian music's most creative,
exciting, and innovative voices stoop this low into mediocrity. He's become a mere shell of what
he used to be and now seems content to run in circles around his swampy aesthetic and novel image.
Throw in a rap verse here, a latino chant over there to establish that the record's hip and
trendy, an emotional worship ballad, a Christian pub anthem to shake up the stuck up religious
folk, and chuck in some hip/hop beats for the youth. It's a sad, sad mess.
Day of Fire Day of Fire
Decyfer Down Crash
Decyfer Down Scarecrow
Disciple (USA-TN) This Might Sting a Little
Disciple (USA-TN) Southern Hospitality
Disciple (USA-TN) O God Save Us All
Erra Neon
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Fall Out Boy Lake Effect Kid
They were so close to getting a good rating from me with the first two tracks but then "Super
Fade" came in to show us that they weren't sorry for the abomination that was MANIA.
Family Force 5 Business Up Front, Party In The Back
Family Force 5 Dance or Die
Family Force 5 Time Stands Still
Feels Post Earth
Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony
Green Day iDOS!
Greta Van Fleet Anthem of the Peaceful Army
Gwen Stacy A Dialogue
Hands Like Houses Dissonants
Hawk Nelson Made
Hillsong Worship Glorious Ruins
Hillsong Worship A Beautiful Exchange
Icon For Hire Icon for Hire
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Jeremy Camp We Cry Out: The Worship Project
Jeremy Camp Reckless
Jeremy Camp I Will Follow
John Waller While I'm Waiting
Justin Bieber Purpose
Kutless Kutless
Kutless Glory
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
How did we get here? What happened between Minutes and this? While I can respect the effort and ambition that was put into this one it's just a painfully poor and puzzling project overall.
Linkin Park Living Things
A slight step up from A Thousand Suns but this one really isn't a lot better. It's a smooth pop/rock album with some screaming to make it seem like the Linkin Park of old has returned. It's forgettable in the end.
LSD (Labrinth, Sia, Diplo) LSD
Lydia Liquor
I've been on board with practically everything after Lydia's opus, Illuminate. Paint it Golden was
a beautiful but somewhat poor imitation of Illuminate, Devil was simply a joy, even Run Wild had
its gems. But with Liquor, this is where I get off the fan train.
Manafest Citizens Activ
Matt Maher Alive Again
Matt Redman The Father's Song
Memphis May Fire Broken
Give us some metal with some meat on its bones, none of this airy-fairy candy cane fluff that's somehow been labelled as rock.
MercyMe The Worship Sessions
Mikal Cronin MCII
Mikeschair Mikeschair
Muse The 2nd Law
It's a terrible record but I cannot help but love "Panic Station."
Muse Simulation Theory
I have a sound theory. This record is meant to be a simulation of good music, but a simulation is not a reality, so it's just a theory. This is a theory of good music, but that good music does not actually exist.
Newsboys Not Ashamed
Newsboys Born Again
NF Perception
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nickelback The Long Road
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Are "Photograph" and "Far Away" really that bad? Not at all. They're generic but not bad. Is the album incredibly average? Yes, that one is true.
Nine Lashes From Water to War
Norma Jean The Anti Mother
Our Last Night Let Light Overcome
Owl City Mobile Orchestra
Panic! at the Disco Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
Periphery Periphery IV: Hail Stan
Phil Wickham Living Hope
Portugal. The Man Woodstock
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
Revive Blink
Saves the Day 9
I find that records titled after their number in their respective discographies are rusually not very good. Case in point....rEDIT: Beach House included.
Senses Fail If There Is Light, It Will Find You
Seventh Day Slumber Once Upon A Shattered Life
Seventh Day Slumber Finally Awake
Seventh Day Slumber The Anthem of the Angels
Seventh Day Slumber Closer to Chaos
Shawn McDonald Roots
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes
Sheppard Bombs Away
Skillet Skillet
Skillet Awake
Skillet Rise
Snow Patrol Up to Now
Snow Patrol Wildness
Sonicflood Sonicflood
The 1975 The 1975
The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It
The Chainsmokers Sick Boy
The Fray Helios
The Kooks Let's Go Sunshine
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Shaggs Philosophy of the World
It's terrible but at the same time can you really hate it?
The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy,
Thousand Foot Krutch Set It Off (Remastered)
"Puppet" is a TFK classic but Set It Off just does not work well as an album. It's overly long and stuffed with tracks that try to do something inventive (All The Way We Live, etc.) but ultimately there are few examples of good, congruent songwriting.
tobyMac Momentum
tobyMac Dubbed and Freq'd: A Remix Project
tobyMac Eye On It
Toth Practice Magic and Seek Professional Help
U2 Songs of Innocence
We As Human We As Human
Weezer The Green Album
Weezer Make Believe
Weezer Raditude
Weezer The Black Album
Weezer continue being Weezer. What that means is that you'll have a record that's filled half-way with solid, somewhat enjoyable material and songs that make you wanna rip your hair out. The sad thing is, at this point, I just don't care. This isn't disappointing anymore.
Weezer The Teal Album
Yellowcard Where We Stand
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here
This one is just too much. The production sounds and feels like a relentless and sludgy wall of sound. There are no particular highlights here because nothing gets a chance to breathe and reveal itself. It's certainly a heavy record but in the worst way possible.

1.5 very poor
5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood
Against The Current In Our Bones
Against The Current Past Lives
Audio Adrenaline Sound of the Saints
As a Christian myself I probably hold Christian music to a much higher standard than most who may
otherwise deny it just because of its target audience. When I hear records like this, the
reincarnation of Audio A, I have no choice but to be harsh. This represents everything wrong with
mainstream CCM.
Avicii Stories
Beartooth Disgusting
Bethel Music You Make Me Brave
Bring Me The Horizon That's the Spirit
Building 429 Unashamed
Building 429 Live the Journey
Cal Chuchesta The New CALassic
Casting Crowns The Altar and the Door
Casting Crowns Until the Whole World Hears
Daughtry Cage to Rattle
Dc Talk Nu Thang
Dc Talk Dc Talk
Delirious? Touch
From one of my all-time favourite bands, it hurts to say this remains one of the worst albums I've ever heard.
Disturbed Evolution
Ed Sheeran ÷
"Shape of You," tell me, why are you catchy enough to keep this album from a 1?
Elevation Worship Here as in Heaven
Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho
Girl On Fire Not Broken
Good Charlotte The Young And The Hopeless
Good Charlotte Generation Rx
Gwen Stacy The Life I Know
Hillsong Worship Cornerstone
Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free
Hillsong Young & Free Youth Revival
Hoobastank Push Pull
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors
Janelle Monae Dirty Computer
How is this getting so much praise from critics? It's insipid, empty, and at times just plain
awful. I think my man Doofus has actually got it right. Don't see the value at all.
Jesus Culture We Cry Out
Jesus Culture Love Has a Name
Gotta admit I didn't mind those two minutes of music on "Fresh Outpouring." That's a good little song there. Oh, hang on a sec, that track is actually thirteen minutes long.... Why is that again?
Katy Perry Witness
Kutless Alpha / Omega
Lecrae Let The Trap Say Amen
Manafest The Moment
Marina LOVE + FEAR
I've seen a strange correlation between grey album art and similarly grey, dull, bad quality music. It's
almost a given at this point. If the art is grey the overly modern music will follow suit. The problem is
that everything sounds so cheaply produced.
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby
Mosaic MSC Glory and Wonder
Muse The Resistance
Muse Drones
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts
Newsboys Restart
Nickelback No Fixed Address
Not quite as bad as Here and Now but Nickelback cannot do pop at all.
Nine Lashes Ascend
One Direction Up All Night
OneRepublic Oh My My
Owl City Cinematic
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
This is nothing more than the product of a generic pop/punk band that's trying to pose as an MCR-like "emo" wannabe with some awful theatrical elements thrown in. I truly don't see the appeal at all.
Panic! at the Disco Death of a Bachelor
More like the death of the possibility of ever hearing a good Panic! record again. Geez, this is bad.
Panic! at the Disco Pray For The Wicked
No, this isn't the worst album of the year, but I'm struggling to find anything of value here routside of a couple semi-catchy choruses. Even when the chorus knocks it out of the park (i.e. r"Old Fashioned") the verses suck out any dignity it may otherwise have. It doesn't even have its rown "Golden Days" which was a shining gem on an otherwise terrible record.
Parkway Drive Reverence
Passion Worship Let The Future Begin
Over seven minutes of "God's Great Dance Floor," one of the worst CCM songs to come out this decade, is almost more than a man can bear.
Seventh Day Slumber Take Everything
Shadow Hunters Black Hearts and Lost Secrets
This should have stayed a secret. A secret locked up in the basement this was recorded in.
Sheppard Watching the Sky
Sheppard is still making bland and vapid pop. No surprises here despite wishing there
Silent Planet When the End Began
"Is it faaaaaaataaaaaaal? Is the fallout inevitaBBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLL!?"
Simple Creatures Strange Love
How to live: avoid this album
Skillet Unleashed
Is it possible to be lazier than Nickelback? Yes, yes it is. Well done Skillet.
Stars Go Dim Stars Go Dim
The Chainsmokers Collage
The Letter Black Pain
The Wedding No Direction
Thirty Seconds to Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Thousand Foot Krutch TFK Remixes
Thousand Foot Krutch Oxygen: Inhale
Through Fire Breathe
Spoken called and they said they want their album cover (and album title) back. They deserve it too because their album is so much better than this lazy ripoff.
Train Bulletproof Picasso
Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots
Underoath Erase Me
Like its title implies Underoath's big return effortlessly erases everything that made them good during their mid-2000 stretch.
Warren Barfield Worth Fighting For
We The Kings Somewhere Somehow
We The Kings Strange Love
Yellowcard Midget Tossing
I can't give this a one because it's Yellowcard but boy oh boy did they have a rough start. Since
it isn't on any streaming or digital platforms the only reason you would ever want to spin this is
to see where Yellowcard started.

1.0 awful
7eventh Time Down Brand New Day
This could potentially be the worst CCM record I have ever heard. Actually, forget the
hesitation, this IS the worst CCM record I've heard.
AJR The Click
Has to be one of the most horrendous albums I have ever heard. Every song, lyric, melody, vocal, and note is nearly tormenting to hear. How this thing got the green light is 2017's unsolvable mystery.
AJR Living Room
AJR Neotheater
Ahahahahahahahahaha oh this band is just rotten. They've made the worst album
of all-time yet again and somehow crafted something even more absurdly wretched than The
Anchor and Braille Songs For The Late Night Drive Home
Anne Marie Speak Your Mind
Attila Villain
Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
Hello evil, have you come to scar me for the rest of my life?
Avril Lavigne Head Above Water
The most forgettable album of Avril's career and nearly just as awful as the self-titled record.
Bebe Rexha Expectations
Blood on the Dance Floor Scissors
Blood on the Dance Floor Kawaii Monster
Blood on the Dance Floor Haunted
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind
Cher Dancing Queen
Please stay away from ABBA. No one needs this.
Chris Brown Heartbreak on a Full Moon
Crazy Crazy Awesome Awesome Truth
Deaf Havana Rituals
Man, Train was certainly quick to release
another album after A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat.
Etienne Sin The Metal Sessions
Fall Out Boy M A N I A
The best thing I can say about Mania is that it does live it up its name. It's a confusing, ugly, disorientating, and entirely unpleasant mess of a record. Chaos, whether intentional or not, is still chaos. Could possibly be the worst album of 2018
Family Force 5 III
Fight The Fury Still Breathing
Five Finger Death Punch Got Your Six
Five Finger Death Punch And Justice for None
Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots
Green Day Oh Love
I Prevail Lifelines
This is just a plain worthless record. Home brand produced metalcore without an ounce of substance, quality, or conviction. Not even acceptable as a Playstation backing track.
I Prevail Trauma
Icon For Hire Now You Know EP
Imagine Dragons ƎVOLVE
Imagine Dragons Origins
Jake Paul and Team 10 Litmas
Jason Mraz Know.
Judah and the Lion Folk Hop N' Roll
Judah and the Lion Pep Talk
This was tolerable until it hit "Don't Mess With My Mama," where the record decided to fly
off the tracks and kill any poor soul who decided to innocently take the mid-day train to
their favourite town, "Good Music."
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Justin Bieber Under the Mistletoe
Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods
Kid Cudi Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven
Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music
It's like a vast expanse of nothingness. It gives you the opportunity to experience an empty and hollow existence with no meaning or purpose whatsoever.
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues
I still go back to It Won't Be Soon Before Too Long because, though it's by no means a masterpiece, it has something this severely lacks: it's fun. This has to be one of the blandest, most tedious pop albums I've heard this year.
Meghan Trainor Title
Meghan Trainor Thank You
Miley Cyrus She Is Coming
Ah look, she is coming. I guess this is where I scream and run. If only I could hold back the laughter.
Miss May I Rise of the Lion
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback Here and Now
I didn't really understand the burning hatred for Nickelback until I heard this album. Here and Now is just so offensively bad it hurts.
Poppy Am I a Girl?
Please, stop this. Get some help.
Puddle of Mudd Come Clean
Scars on Broadway Dictator
Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
No pads, no hint of talent whatsoever. As awful as pop/punk can be.
Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any...
Simple Plan Taking One For The Team
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics
Thanks to a fellow sputnik user and my own demented curiosity I may have experienced the most hilariously disgusting (in a bad way) death metal covers record I have ever heard.
Sleeping With Sirens Gossip
Unlike actual gossip what I am about to say is true: this Sleeping With Sirens record is the biggest snorefest I've had in years.
Soundtrack (Film) Suicide Squad: The Album
Really, really can't stand Heathens. Worst song Twenty One Pilots has ever written.
The Amity Affliction Misery
Misery is how one feels after listening to this Amity Affliction record.
The Chainsmokers Memories...Do Not Open
The Chainsmokers Sick Boy...This Feeling
Good to hear that The Chainsmokers are still donating to the good cause of year-end worst of lists.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Lonely Road
Theory of a Deadman Scars and Souvenirs
Theory of a Deadman Wake Up Call
Thirty Seconds to Mars America
Threatin Breaking the World
Theocracy better watch their backs because this guy is sure to take their place as me new fav rock/metal artist.
Train Save Me San Francisco
"Hey, Soul Sister" is an abysmal trainwreck, as is the rest of this record.
Train California 37
Train A Girl A Bottle A Boat
A girl.... hmmm, what else is good about this thing? Um, there's a girl on the cover, yeah, let's just stick with that.
Twenty One Pilots Regional At Best
Veridia The Beast You Feed
Waterparks Double Dare
Waterparks Entertainment
We The Kings Six
Listening to this record has taught me that my mama knows best. It's fitting because it sounds
like the band actually got their (soccer)mama to help them write their songs. #Willpower
Wow.... witness the peak of artistic achievement right here ladies and gentlemen. If that hair doesn't convince you that a masterpiece is in your hands I will have to question your sanity.

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