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5.0 classic
Akina Nakamori Bitter and Sweet
Probably one of the greatest J-pop records ever made, Akina Nakamori delivers some of the catchiest (and not in a bad way) 80s tunes out there. Great song writing + clean production = an underappreciated classic.
Bjork Vespertine
Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult
Boris Boris At Last -Feedbacker-
Boris Flood
BUCK-TICK Six/Nine
BUCK-TICK Kurutta Taiyou
BUCK-TICK 13-kai wa Gekkou
BUCK-TICK Darker Than Darkness (Style 93)
BUCK-TICK 13th Floor With Diana
BUCK-TICK Climax Together
BUCK-TICK Sweet Strange Live Disc
Daft Punk Discovery
Dir En Grey Dum Spiro Spero At Nippon Budokan
Dir En Grey Dum Spiro Spero
Dir En Grey Uroboros (Remastered & Expanded)
Dir En Grey TOUR14 PSYCHONNECT -mode of GAUZE-
Epik High Remapping the Human Soul
Galneryus Advance To The Fall
Hide Psyence
Joe Hisaishi Joe Hisaishi in Budokan
L'arc-en-Ciel Heart
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Luna Sea Mother
Luna Sea Eden
Malice Mizer Merveilles
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Momoe Yamaguchi Dramatic
Nightmare Livid
The epitome of the golden age of neo-visual kei, Nightmare's "Livid" delivers on all grounds, with perfect consistency throughout and not a poorly written song in its track list. The Luna Sea and X Japan inspirations are very obvious, but are molded into a distinctive style of Nightmare's own. A must listen for fans of J-rock.
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections
Nujabes Luv(sic) Hexalogy
Seiko Matsuda The 9th Wave
Shiina Ringo Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana
Shiina Ringo Shouso Strip
Shiro Sagisu The End Of Evangelion
Shoji Meguro Persona 3 Original Soundtrack
The Pillows Little Busters
The Pillows Happy Bivouac
The Seatbelts Cowboy Bebop Boxed Set
The Strokes Is This It
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer Weezer
X Japan Art of Life
X Japan Blue Blood
X Japan The Last Live Video
Yes Close to the Edge

4.5 superb
Akina Nakamori Unbalance + Balance
Akina Nakamori Fushigi
Its hard to put this album's sheer scope into words. Akina Nakamori delivers an addictive
mix of 80s pop and dark ethereal wave music which is both haunting and comforting at the
same time. If the first track doesn't sell you on the record, I would highly recommend
checking out the track 'Teenage Blue' before delving further into this albums rich
soundscape of 80s gothic wave goodness. And if you don't find that track particularly
enthralling either, Nakamori's earlier release 'BITTER + SWEET' may be more up your
alley!
Ariel Pink Pom Pom
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Houkai Amplifier
Barbee Boys √5
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Bjork Homogenic
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
BUCK-TICK Yume Miru Uchuu
BUCK-TICK One Life, One Death
BUCK-TICK Atom Miraiha No.9
BUCK-TICK One Life, One Death Cut Up
D'erlanger #Sixx
Highly recommend this album for those who've enjoyed D'erlangers early works, such as the seminal 'La Vie en Rose'. Easily the groups strongest and most interesting release to date.
Death Symbolic
Dir En Grey GAUZE
Dir En Grey Arche
Dir En Grey Uroboros
Dir En Grey The Unraveling
Electric Light Orchestra Time
Galneryus Angel of Salvation
Galneryus Resurrection
Easily Galneryus' most consistent release in their sea of consistent releases, 'Resurrection' delivers a masterfully crafted collection of power metal and symphonic ballads. If you love power metal, you owe it to yourself to give this a thorough listen. Don't let the occasional language barrier stop you from experiencing one of the best albums in the genre.
Galneryus Under the Force of Courage
Galneryus The Flag Of Punishment
Globe Globe
Globe Faces Places
Essential J-pop. Don't pass this classic album up if you haven't heard it (or its equally amazing predecessor).
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Gorillaz Demon Days
Guniw Tools Other Goose
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Judas Priest Painkiller
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST
L'arc-en-Ciel True
L'arc-en-Ciel Ark
Lareine The Last of Romance
Was not expecting this album to be as good as it is, but here we are. Filled to the brim with flavourful synths and soaring guitar riffs, Lareine's "The Last Romance" is a visual kei at its finest, and should not be left unnoticed. In fact, I would probably have 5'd this if it weren't for the back-to-back filler tracks that are "Retour" and "Yousei no Kuni -Runrun Machi-", the latter contributing nothing to the record other than the urge to immediately press 'skip' as it begins to play. If you enjoy any of Kamijo's numerous projects and have not checked this album out, you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by this unappreciated gem.
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Luna Sea Image
Maximum the Hormone Yoshu Fukushu
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Master of Puppets
Misfits Collection II
Momoe Yamaguchi Fushichou Densetsu
Momoe Yamaguchi L.A. Blue
Momoe Yamaguchi A Face in a Vision
Morning Musume 3rd Love Paradise
Mr. Bungle California
Nightmare Killer Show
Nightmare Kyokuto Symphony: The Five Stars Night @ Budokan
Nina Simone Pastel Blues
Nirvana In Utero
Nujabes Metaphorical Music
Opeth Still Life
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead OK Computer
Shiina Ringo Heisei Fuuzoku
Controversial opinion... this is probably my third favourite Sheena Ringo album for the sole reason that its super consistent and is extremely beautiful in terms of orchestration. Also Sheena's voice is at its best on this album, and the remakes are all pretty amazing. So underrated.
Shiina Ringo Mayonaka wa Junketsu
Shiina Ringo Sanmon Gossip
Shiina Ringo Watashi to Hōden
Sigh Hail Horror Hail
Sukekiyo ADORATIO
Sukekiyo MUTANS
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Cure Disintegration
The Dead Pop Stars The Dead Pop 4 Drugs
More people need to know about this outstanding album from seminal visual-punk rockers, The Dead Pop Stars. Musically, this record is a perfect blend of classic punk aesthetics and 80s heavy metal, elevated by its catchy choruses and killer punk riffs. Highlights include, 'MAD SCIENTIST', 'Desntiny's my life', 'Dead 'em kill 'em all', and '...for you'.
the GazettE Traces Best of 2005-2009
The Mortal I Am Mortal
The Pillows Runners High
The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The White Stripes Elephant
Toshiki Kadomatsu Sea Is a Lady
Utada Hikaru ULTRA BLUE
Versailles Noble
Weezer The White Album
X Japan Jealousy
X Japan Dahlia
X Japan X Japan Returns 1993.31.12
X Japan BLUE BLOOD TOUR 爆発寸前 GIG
The band at their prime. Great performances, awesome tracklist, gravity-defying hair... what more could you want?
Yes Fragile
Yes Relayer
Yoko Shimomura Piano Collections KINGDOM HEARTS

4.0 excellent
Akira Yamaoka Silent Hill 2
Anti Feminism Kyohan Sabetsu Hinichijouteki
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti The Doldrums
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Kimi Tsunagi Five M
Beastie Boys Check Your Head
Bjork Post
Bjork Debut
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Blink-182 blink-182
Blue Oyster Cult Agents of Fortune
Blue Oyster Cult Tyranny and Mutation
Boris Akuma no Uta
Boston Boston
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Science Fiction
Brockhampton SATURATION II
BUCK-TICK No.0
BUCK-TICK Razzle Dazzle
BUCK-TICK Taboo
While not an obvious standout amongst BUCK-TICKs diverse catalogue of albums, Taboo delivers a collection of songs that pretty much encapsulates what made BUCK-TICK great in the first place. From the mysterious and sensual guitars, to the expressive vocals from Sakurai, Taboo is a great starting place for anyone who wants to get into BUCK-TICK, but finds the heavy use of experimentation with electronics in the later years daunting.
BUCK-TICK Cosmos
BUCK-TICK Sexy Stream Liner
BUCK-TICK Kyokutou I Love You
BUCK-TICK Koroshi no Shirabe: This Is Not Greatest Hits
Candy Claws Ceres And Calypso In The Deep Time
Converge Jane Doe
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Dir En Grey Ningen wo Kaburu
Dir En Grey Withering to Death
Dir En Grey The Marrow of a Bone
Electric Light Orchestra Face the Music
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Epik High Shoebox
Criminally underrated rap trio Epik High (and by that I mean underrated outside of Korea) strike gold with an album that follows up the misstep that was 99. From the very first track, you can hear the care put into each track. DJ Tukutz delivers some of his most solid beats, and the lyrics by Tablo and Mithra Jin are both cutting and relevant. Excellent hip-hop/rap/pop album from what is perhaps South Korea's greatest rap group. Recommended tracks: Happen Ending, Encore, Born Hater, Amor Fati
Galneryus Beyond the End of Despair...
Galneryus Hunting for Your Dream
Galneryus Ultimate Sacrifice
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Hide Ja, Zoo
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Judas Priest Firepower
Judas Priest Stained Class
Kamijo Sang
Kamijo's most consistent and exciting release since Symphony of the Vampire. While there
are a couple weak tracks (Vampire Rock Star and Mystery), the remainder of the album is
absolutely spectacular. Those waiting for Versailles next release should definitely give
this album a thorough listen. In addition, the production on this record is spectacular
as well, with clean instrumentals that blend seamlessly with the classical orchestration.
Highlights include Nosferatu, madamoiselle, and Sang -I-II-III-. If you enjoyed Symphony
of the Vampire, or any of Versailles releases, you will surely find something to enjoy on
this record.
Kanye West Late Registration
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
L'arc-en-Ciel Tierra
L'arc-en-Ciel Ray
L'arc-en-Ciel Real
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Luna Sea SHINE
Luna Sea Style
Luna Sea Luna Sea
Luna Sea Lunacy
Mac DeMarco 2
Malice Mizer Bara no Seidou
Maximum the Hormone Bu-ikikaesu
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Misfits Collection I
Momoe Yamaguchi Mobius Game
Momoe Yamaguchi Haru Kokutori
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nightmare The WORLD Ruler
Nina Simone I Put a Spell on You
Nirvana Nevermind
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Piano Collections
Nocturnal Bloodlust The Omnigod
Nujabes Modal Soul
Oh Sees Orc
Opeth Blackwater Park
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Perfume Triangle
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Pixies Doolittle
Rentrer en Soi Sphire Croid
Rush 2112
Rush Moving Pictures
Shiina Ringo Reimport Vol. 2: Civil Aviation Bureau
Shiina Ringo Muzai Moratorium
Shiina Ringo Utaite Myōri ~Sono Ichi~
Shoji Meguro Persona 4 Original Soundtrack
Sigh In Somniphobia
'Amnesia' has no right to be as good as it is.
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Sigh Gallows Gallery
Sigh Scorn Defeat
Sukekiyo Immortalis
Taeko Onuki Mignonne
the GazettE DIM
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Strokes Room on Fire
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Tokyo Jihen Adult
Utada Hikaru First Love
Utada Hikaru Hatsukoi
Versailles Jubilee
X Japan Vanishing Vision
Yoko Kanno Sakamichi no Apollon OST
Yuki Kajiura Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol 1.

3.5 great
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Sol-fa
Ayumi Hamasaki Duty
Bauhaus In the Flat Field
Bjork Medulla
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Blink-182 Enema of the State
BoA Best of Soul
Boris Pink
BUCK-TICK Aku no Hana
The album that really elevated BUCK-TICK above other acts in the Japanese rock scene of the 90s. It introduces the sound that would later be perfected on Kurutta Taiyou. It is a bit unfocused, and some tracks like 'Dizzy Moon' are noticeably weaker than the rest of the tracklist. Nonetheless, it is a must listen. The original 1990 mix is good, but the 2015 mix really improves the overall sound of the record. 1990 original mix = 3.5 ; 2015 remaster = 4.0.
BUCK-TICK Seventh Heaven
BUCK-TICK Hurry Up Mode
BUCK-TICK Sexual XXXXX!
BUCK-TICK Tenshi no Revolver
BUCK-TICK Arui wa Anarchy
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Converge Beautiful Ruin
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dir En Grey Vulgar
Dir En Grey Kisou
Dir En Grey The Insulated World
This album is definitely gonna divide fans. The best way I can describe it is that it is like the band took elements from their earlier work and mixed it with their current progressive metal vibe. This is done with varying degrees of success. Some tracks sound like they are straight out of 'Marrow of a Bone', such as 'Keibetsu to Hajimari', others sound like they are from 'Macabre', most notably the track 'Aka', and a small group of tracks sound like 'Arche' leftovers (Ningen Wo Kaburu, Followers, Ranunculus). Its definitely not as bad as some disappointed fans who wanted the album to be more like the bands holy trinity of albums will make it out to be, but its not a masterpiece like 'Uroboros'. Another thing to make note of is the trash production. Why the band didn't get Tue Madsen to produce this is beyond me, but it was a bad decision on their part. Still, give this album a try, you may be surprised in the most unexpected of places. I know I was.
Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue
Epik High epilogue
Galneryus Phoenix Rising
Galneryus One For All - All For One
Gorillaz The Now Now
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Pamyu Revolution
L'arc-en-Ciel heavenly
L'arc-en-Ciel Awake
L'arc-en-Ciel Kiss
L'arc-en-Ciel Butterfly
Lorde Melodrama
Luna Sea A Will
Malice Mizer Voyage ~Sans Retour~
Maximum the Hormone Rokkinpo Goroshi
Michiru Yamane Castlevania: Symphony of the Night OST
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Moi dix Mois D+SECT
Moi dix Mois Nocturnal Opera
Nightmare Ultimate Circus
Nightmare Anima
Nirvana Bleach
NOT WONK This Ordinary
The title track is excellent. Other highlights include Don't Get Me Wrong, Everything Flows, and Unsad.
Nujabes/Fat Jon Departure
Oh Sees Smote Reverser
Perfume JPN
Pixies Bossanova
Radiohead Kid A
Ramones Road to Ruin
Seiko Matsuda Diamond Expression
Shiina Ringo Hi Izuru Tokoro
Shiro Sagisu Neon Genesis Evangelion
Shoji Meguro Catherine Original Soundtrack
Sigh Hangman's Hymn
Sigh Heir to Despair
Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies
the GazettE Stacked Rubbish
The Pillows Thank You, My Twilight
The White Stripes De Stijl
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights
Versailles Holy Grail
Weezer Maladroit

3.0 good
Big Bang MADE
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Boston Third Stage
Boston Don't Look Back
BUCK-TICK Mona Lisa Overdrive
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
D'erlanger La Vie en Rose
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want
Drake Take Care
Epik High Pieces, Part One
f(x) 4 Walls
Foxing Nearer My God
Galneryus Reincarnation
Galneryus VETELGYUS
Haruomi Hosono Hosono House
Iron Maiden Killers
Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking
Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
Judas Priest British Steel
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts
L'arc-en-Ciel DUNE
L'arc-en-Ciel Smile
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Luna Sea Luv
Mac DeMarco Rock and Roll Night Club
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Moi dix Mois Dix Infernal
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Nightmare Majestical Parade
Nujabes Spiritual State
Opeth Orchid
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Perfume LEVEL3
Rivers Cuomo Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
SHINee Odd
Sigh Scenes from Hell
Sigh Graveward
the GazettE Dogma
A much better effort than the likes of their past 3 records, although not as good as DIM and its predecessors. A bunch of great tracks hidden within in a mix of mediocrity, still worth a listen for fans of their earlier releases.
the GazettE NIL
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death
The Twilight Sad It Won/t Be Like This All the Time
The White Stripes The White Stripes
Utada Hikaru Distance
Versailles Versailles
Versailles The Greatest Hits 2007 - 2016
Some good re-recordings on here, mainly for the bands early works, but the majority of the tracks are better in their original renditions. Pass on this album unless you really enjoy Versailles.
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Weezer The Green Album

2.5 average
Dadaroma Stanczyk
Dir En Grey MACABRE
Epik High 99
Gorillaz Humanz
hitomi Spirit
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kanye West ye
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Led Zeppelin Coda
Misfits Famous Monsters
Moi dix Mois Dixanadu
Opeth Sorceress
Opeth Pale Communion
Panic! at the Disco Death of a Bachelor
Panic! at the Disco Pretty. Odd.
Paramore Riot!
Perfume Cosmic Explorer
Poppy Bubblebath
Poppy Am I a Girl?
Shiina Ringo Gyakuyunyū: Kōwankyoku
the GazettE Ninth
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The White Stripes Icky Thump
Tokyo Jihen Variety
Versailles Lineage ~Bara no Matsuei~
Weezer The Black Album

2.0 poor
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Macintosh Plus Floral Shoppe
Panic! at the Disco Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
Paramore Paramore
Pixies Indie Cindy
Pixies Head Carrier
Poppy Poppy.Computer
Soundtrack (Film) The Greatest Showman
the GazettE Toxic
the GazettE Division
the GazettE Ugly
The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1
Weezer The Red Album
Weezer Hurley
Weezer Pacific Daydream
Weezer The Teal Album
Xiu Xiu Nina

1.5 very poor
Blink-182 California
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Panic! at the Disco Pray For The Wicked
Weezer Raditude

1.0 awful
Blood on the Dance Floor Bitchcraft
Blood on the Dance Floor Scissors
Blood on the Dance Floor Kawaii Monster
Blood on the Dance Floor Haunted
Blood on the Dance Floor Bad Blood
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
Blood on the Dance Floor All the Rage
Blood on the Dance Floor EPIC
Blood on the Dance Floor It's Hard to Be a Diamond...
Blood on the Dance Floor Let's Start a Riot
Cardi B Invasion Of Privacy
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
Greta Van Fleet Black Smoke Rising
Greta Van Fleet Anthem of the Peaceful Army
Greta Van Fleet From the Fires
Imagine Dragons Origins
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Liturgy Aesthethica
Poppy 3​:​36 (Music To Sleep To)
Taylor Swift Reputation
the GazettE Beautiful Deformity
Weezer Make Believe
Yes Heaven and Earth
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