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5.0 classic
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As Milk
Howlin Wolf His Best
John Coltrane Giant Steps
Joni Mitchell Court and Spark
Joni Mitchell Clouds
This is my favorite of Joni's early albums. I like it even better than Blue, which is otherwise excellent. Paul Rothchild of Doors fame produces, and the sound quality is a quantum leap forward from David Crosby's on Joni's debut. Several songs on the album including "The Gallery" and "Songs To Aging Children Come" have impressive vocal harmonies reaching into the stratosphere. "Chelsea Morning" and "Both Sides Now" are Joni classics, while "Roses Blue" is a Gypsy-flavored song unlike anything else in Joni's catalog.
Joni Mitchell Hejira
Lead Belly The Best of Leadbelly
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire
Open Country Joy is one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded.
Ramones Rocket to Russia
Ramones Ramones
Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles The Ultimate Collection
Steely Dan Aja
Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill
Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy
Steve Tibbetts Yr
Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues
Talking Heads Fear of Music
The B-52s Cosmic Thing
The Doors Strange Days
The Doors The Doors
The Doors L.A. Woman
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The Mothers of Invention Over-Nite Sensation
The Mothers of Invention Absolutely Free
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
The Rolling Stones GRRR!
Money well-spent if you're looking for a "greatest hits" or "best of" type collection for The Stones. Comes with two new songs, "Doom and Gloom," and "One More Shot" which are as good as anything they've ever done.
Warren Zevon Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School

4.5 superb
Andy McKee Art of Motion
Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Brian Eno Another Green World
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Similar in style to Trout Mask Replica, but falls just short of that album because of fewer songs and worse production. Also, Jeff Cotton quit the group after having his ribs broken by roadie Jeff Bruschell, so it's just Zoot Horn Rollo on guitar. "One Red Rose That I Mean" is Rollo's signature piece. "Flash Gordon's Ape" is unfortunately ruined by a cacophony of overly loud saxophones.
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Doc at the Radar Station
This album is, to a large extent, Captain Beefheart's reaction to punk and New Wave, who he (debatably) felt ripped him off. The Captain is more full of piss and vinegar than usual, particularly on "Ashtray Heart," "Brickbats," and "Sheriff Of Hong Kong." "Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee" brings it home with something as weird as anything he ever did. Probably the most inspired album of Beefheart's later career.
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie Station to Station
Dire Straits Making Movies
This is a fantastic little album - my favorite from The Straits in fact. "Romeo and Juliet" and "Solid Rock" are just incredible. The closer "Les Boys" is controversial. Listen and formulate your own opinion.
Dire Straits On Every Street
Underrated. There are some dull tracks on here, but "Calling Elvis," "Heavy Fuel," "My Parties" (Steely Dan-esque), "Planet Of New Orleans," and "How Long" are amazing.
Donald Fagen The Nightfly
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Fleetwood Mac Tango in the Night
GG Allin Carnival of Excess
My favorite thing GG Allin ever did though it's too short - just like his dick.
Joni Mitchell Blue
Joni Mitchell Ladies of the Canyon
Suffers from a string of similar sounding songs in the middle, however, contains several of Joni's best tracks: "Ladies Of The Canyon," "Big Yellow Taxi," "Woodstock," "The Circle Game."
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pixies Doolittle
Queen A Night at the Opera
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Saxon Strong Arm of the Law
Talking Heads Remain in Light
The B-52s The B-52's
The B-52s Whammy!
The B-52s Good Stuff
This album gets too much of a bad rap. Hot Pants Explosion is hilarious, the title track is definitely better than Love Shack,
and Revolution Earth is a tour-de-force of Kate's vocal talents. And the production is very, very good.
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Cure Pornography
The Cure Disintegration
The Doors The Soft Parade
The Doors Morrison Hotel
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
Were it not for the incredible "Not To Touch The Earth," and the underrated "Yes, The River Knows," I would probably rate this a four. It feels rushed for a Doors record, and in fact, it WAS rushed by Rothschild, simply trying to capitalize on the success of the self-titled and Strange Days. Some songs on here, like "Wintertime Blues" and "We Could Be So Good Together" haven't gotten a lot of attention for good reason.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money
The Residents Meet the Residents
The Residents Not Available
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge
Continues The Stones' newfound momentum which began on Steel Wheels. Having dabbled in trends throughout most of rthe 80s, it's refreshing to hear a litany of songs like "You Got Me Rocking," "Sparks Will Fly," "I Go Wild," "Baby Break It rDown" and "Mean Disposition" which are both energetic and completely true to the band's roots. "Blinded By Rainbows" rand "Thru And Thru" are also among the band's best ballads.
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Stooges Raw Power
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Who Who's Next
Type O Negative October Rust
Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
Wings Band on the Run

4.0 excellent
12 Step Rebels Go Go Graveyard Rockin
AC/DC Highway To Hell
AFI Burials
As much as I'd like to dismiss AFI as a bunch of teen emo crap, this is actually a pretty dope record. "A Deep Slow Panic," "17 Crimes," "The Conductor," "The Embrace," and "Greater Than 84" have gotten a healthy amount of plays out of me.
Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy
Anathema Eternity
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Andy Timmons That Was Then, This Is Now
Blondie Parallel Lines
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets
Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Ice Cream for Crow
A fitting tombstone to Captain Beefheart's career, but it's main fault is the lack of actual singing from The Captain, who
was in the early stages of MS. Some of the songs on here are cobbled together from old riffs or poems dating back to even
the Trout Mask Replica album: Ice Cream for Crow, Semi-Multicoloured Caucasian, Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat,
The Witch Doctor Life, The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Pole
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Mirror Man
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
Don't like this one quite as much as I used to, but it's still a return to form after the awful Unconditionally Guaranteed and Bluejeans & Moonbeams albums. John French aka Drumbo (Beefheart's on again/off again drummer) has correctly identified that a) "Tropical Hot Dog Night" is the standout and b) the mixing is anemic at times. A handful of songs on this album are re-recorded from the earlier 1975 Bat Chain Puller album, which was shelved due to a legal dispute with Frank Zappa's manager, Herb Cohen. I like the 1975 version of "Bat Chain Puller" better.
Charles Mingus The Clown
Danzig Danzig
Deep Purple Machine Head
Dio Holy Diver
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
Dire Straits Dire Straits
Donald Fagen Sunken Condos
Against all odds, Fagen in old age managed to produce his best solo album since The Nightfly. Hard to choose the standout tracks, but I'm Not The Same Without You, Memorabilia, Miss Marlene, and Planet D'Rhonda (with monster jazz player Kurt Rosenwinkel) have popped into my head more than the others. Production needs more reverb though.
Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom
Despite the cheesy, at times, vocals, this album is a milestone in instrumental rock, and it's hard to dispute Eric's guitar talents.
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures
Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge
Frank Zappa Bongo Fury
Uneven, but "Debra Kadabra," "Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy," "200 Years Old," and "Muffin Man" make it worth checking out.
Greg Howe Greg Howe
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius
Jimi Hendrix People, Hell, and Angels
Although I can't forgive Jimi's estate for dragging out his archived material way too long and milking him for every penny he's worth, I think this is one of the better posthumous Jimi albums. To finally have a proper studio version of "Earth Blues" is wonderful.
John Coltrane Blue Train
John Coltrane My Favorite Things
Journey Escape
Too cheesy, but both Steve Perry and Neal Schon are a delight to listen to.
Journey Evolution
Haters gonna hate. I think Journey's absolute best song is "Just The Same Way," which has Gregg Rolie and Steve Perry trading off lead vocals. Other standouts would be "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin," "City Of The Angels," and "Sweet And Simple," where Perry is an absolute animal on vocals. It always bothered me, though, how "Do You Recall" obviously rips off the chord progression of "Baba O'Riley."
King Crimson Red
Led Zeppelin Coda
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Michael Hedges Aerial Boundaries
Miles Davis Get Up with It
Motorhead Ace of Spades
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
New York Dolls New York Dolls
Patti Smith Easter
Pharoah Sanders Karma
Phil Keaggy Music To Paint By: Splash
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Prince Purple Rain
Queen Innuendo
Queen The Works
I changed this album from a 3.2 to a 3.3. Feels good.
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Radiohead The Daily Mail/Staircase
Ramones Too Tough to Die
Ramones End of the Century
Rush Hold Your Fire
I quite like this period of Rush. More concise songwriting, and Geddy is just killing it on the bass on tracks like "Force Ten," and "Turn The Page." "Time Stand Still" is probably Rush's best pop moment, unless "Limelight" is to be considered a pop song.
Shakti Shakti
"Joy" - what a trip that is. The other two songs aren't quite as good. Some of the later live versions of "Lotus Feet" are a lot better, but this album is the birth of something new and extraordinary.
Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Steely Dan Gaucho
An underrated, worthy successor to Aja. Love the first three tracks, but especially the byzantine "Glamour Profession," which stands as one of Steely Dan's best songs. Side two is a little spottier, with "My Rival" being one of the weakest things Steely Dan ever released, but still very listenable.
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food
The B-52s Wild Planet
The B-52s Mesopotamia
A collaboration between The B-52's and David Byrne of Talking Heads. Was supposed to be a full album (and outtaked
material exists), but the record company deadline resulted in it being an EP. The B's also found Byrne hard to work with. It's
well produced, and I would rank "Mesopotamia" and "Cake" among The B-52's best songs. "Throw That Beat In The
Garbage Can" and "Nip It In The Bud" are fun too. It just leaves you wanting more. Had the album been finished to
completion, it could have been the band's best.
The B-52s Funplex
It's the perfectly executed album for them to have made at this stage in their career. Production is excellent. Still, you kind
of want to put a muzzle on Fred Schneider some times and have the two ladies sing more.
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Clash London Calling
The Cure Bloodflowers
This album of The Cure's is very pretty and emotional. Robert Smith considers it one of The Cure's best albums, and part
of a trilogy along with Pornography and Disintegration. Fans also regard it as the best "late" Cure album, and I can respect
that. But where's the fun? Have you really been depressed your whole life, Robert? This album mostly seems to be
lamenting his slide into middle age with numbers like "Watching Me Fall," "The Loudest Sound" and "39."
The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
The Cure Wish
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
The Eleventh House Introducing The Eleventh House...
I like Eleventh House less than Mahavishnu Orchestra and Miles Davis' seminal fusion albums, but more than Return To Forever and Weather Report. So I say this album is overshadowed/underrated.
The Mothers of Invention Burnt Weeny Sandwich
The Mothers of Invention One Size Fits All
The Residents Duck Stab
The Rolling Stones Tattoo You
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup
The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels
The beginning of a ~5 year Renaissance for The Stones. Many tasty tracks to be found here: Sad Sad Sad, Mixed Emotions, rHold Onto Your Hat, Rock And A Hard Place, Can't Be Seen, Almost Hear You Sigh, Continental Drift (though it does steal a rmelody from Coltrane's A Love Supreme).
Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
Warren Zevon The Envoy
It's a step down from the three records that preceded it, but has just enough great material on it ("The Overdraft" with
Lindsey Buckingham on backing vocals, "Jesus Mentioned," "Ain't That Pretty At All," "Looking For The Next Best Thing") to
make it Warren's last classic album. The main areas in which the album goes astray are "The Hula Hula Boys" (what was
Warren thinking?), "Never Too Late For Love" (a generic rehash of past Zevon ballads), and the overly reverberated 80s
production, which doesn't quite fit Warren's style.

3.5 great
Al Green Greatest Hits
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Bill Wyman Monkey Grip
Bill Wyman, always the unsung, underutilized member of The Rolling Stones, proves himself to be something of a joker on this album. "Pussy" and "White Lightning" are not very subtle, but at other times, like "I Wanna Get Me a Gun" and "Monkey Grip Glue," it's hard to tell if Wyman is sarcastic or serious. Either way, it's a work of Spinal Tap-esque schlock art.
Bill Wyman Bill Wyman
Bill fully immerses himself in 80s electronica with mixed results, but "A New Fashion," "Come Back Suzanne," and "(Si Si) Je
suis un Rock Star" are awesome.
Bjork Post
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Can Tago Mago
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band The Spotlight Kid
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Clear Spot
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Strictly Personal
Ruined by the producer, who added distracting phasing effects throughout most of the album. The version of "Kandy Korn"
here also sounds like garbage compared to what you get on "The Mirror Man Sessions." Still, it's Captain Beefheart, and
you've got to love it for his singing voice and uncompromising weirdness.
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman
Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four
Circle Jerks Wild in the Streets
Dead Can Dance Aion
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue
Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Let's not kid ourselves. This record has some of the worst guitar tones ever committed to tape. One of Brian Eno's worse production efforts.
Dio The Last in Line
Dire Straits Communiqué
Donald Fagen Morph the Cat
Best songs: What I Do, Brite Nitegown, The Night Belongs To Mona, Mary Shut the Garden Door. Similar format to Kamakiriad but less boring.
Earth, Wind and Fire I Am
Edgar Winter They Only Come Out At Night
Fleetwood Mac Mirage
Frank Black Teenager of the Year
Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell
Iggy Pop The Idiot
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Johnny Winter Still Alive And Well
On top of being a killer guitar player, Johnny had one of the most powerful singing voices ever. RIP
Joni Mitchell Night Ride Home
I'm torn, because while "Cherokee Louise" and "Two Grey Rooms" tug on the heart strings, this album rehashes elements of Hejira, including, several times, the fingerpicking pattern from Hejira's title track. A comeback coming from Joni's poor 80s material, but not quite a classic either.
Journey Frontiers
Klaus Schulze X
Cool, ominous sounding electronic music, blended with a symphony orchestra at times. Unfortunately, pretty much all of the tracks besides the shortest, "Frank Herbert," overstay their welcome. "Friedrich Nietzsche" and "Friedemann Bach" are brilliant despite the length problem.
Lou Reed Transformer
Lou Reed Rock 'n' Roll Animal
Miles Davis Milestones
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Pat Metheny New Chautauqua
A unique album that stands at a crossroads between instrumental folk and New Age. "Sueño con Mexico" is a
recommended track.
Philip Glass Metamorphosis I-V, for piano
Poison Idea Feel the Darkness
Popol Vuh Bruder Des Schattens Sohne Des Lichts
Queen Made in Heaven
Queen Jazz
Rush Clockwork Angels
Steve Reich Octet/Music For a Large Ensemble/Violin Phase
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77
The B-52s Bouncing off the Satellites
No sound offs yet. This album is more "serious" than what The B-52's are known for and downright melancholy at times.
Ricky Wilson died of AIDS midway through the recording, which threw the band into limbo for years to come. It's also a very
mechanical sounding record owing to use of the Fairlight CMI, an early 8-bit synthesizer with sampling capabilities. One of
The B-52's weaker albums, but still enjoyable to me, with "Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland," "Ain't It A Shame" and
"Juicy Jungle" being the highlights.
The Brothers Johnson Light Up the Night
The Gun Club Fire of Love
The Mothers of Invention Weasels Ripped My Flesh
The Pretenders Learning To Crawl
The Rolling Stones Some Girls
The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
The Rolling Stones Undercover
The Rolling Stones Flashpoint
Could actually be The Stones best live album. In contrast to Still Life, the band's performances are on-point, and devoid of tuning problems. Would sadly be the last release with Bill Wyman. The new song "High Wire" is pretty good.
The Units Digital Stimulation
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
Tom Tom Club Tom Tom Club
Tom Tom Club The Good, the Bad, and the Funky
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tony Macalpine Maximum Security
U2 The Joshua Tree
Van Halen Van Halen
Van Halen Van Halen II
Van Halen Women and Children First
Vessel Punish, Honey
Vijay Iyer Accelerando
Too academic for my liking, but still, as far as academic albums go, this is one that's kept me coming back.
Vinnie Moore Mind's Eye
Vinnie Moore Time Odyssey
Wire Pink Flag
Yes Fragile

3.0 good
Allan Holdsworth Secrets
Holdsworth is one of the greatest guitar players of all time. But his tracks with vocals were always way too cheesy, and the use of the guitar synth is dated. I'll take "City Nights" and leave most of the rest.
Anathema Judgement
I like some of Anathema's other albums. This one is melodically bland and overrated, even if One Last Goodbye is a moving track. It took the band years to recover from Duncan Patterson's departure.
Anathema The Silent Enigma
Andy Stott Faith in Strangers
Arcade Fire Funeral
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Cat Stevens Back To Earth
The last album he recorded as "Cat Stevens" before his Islamic alter ego took over. It's a slight return to form, with "Daytime" being one of the most haunting songs ever recorded.
David Bowie Black Tie White Noise
David Gilmour About Face
Donald Fagen Kamakiriad
Fagen got into a major rut with his songwriting starting with this album. The new style tended to favor long songs with monotonous, sterile drum beats - a format which unfortunately spilled over into the two more recent Steely Dan albums as well. The most enjoyable moments on the album for me are Tomorrow's Girls and Teahouse On The Tracks.
Egberto Gismonti Dança Das Cabeças
Faith No More Sol Invictus
Fleetwood Mac Bare Trees
Fleetwood Mac Mystery to Me
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
J.J. Cale Troubadour
The version of "Cocaine" on here is better than Clapton's cover. Rest of the album is average unfortunately.
Joni Mitchell Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Sounds like a collection of leftovers from Joni's spectacular Hejira album, which it might very well be. The only new things
it brings to the table are "Paprika Plains," an excursion into writing a long song, and "The Tenth World" and "Dreamland,"
containing Latin percussion. The best song on here could just be "Off Night Backstreet."
Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap
I always loved Rolling Stones songs with Keith singing lead, such as "I Got The Silver," "Happy," and "Before They Make Me Run." Unfortunately, none of the songs here are as good as those, with Keith sounding like an ashtray after decades of chain smoking, and somewhat lethargic without Jagger. Still listenable.
Klaus Schulze Moondawn
Klaus Schulze Mirage
Madvillain Madvillainy
Marty Friedman Wall of Sound
Naked City Naked City
Naked City Leng Tch'e
More than anything, it showcases Bill Frisell's versatility as a guitarist. He can do jazz, country, and metal too. Imagine that.
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Nurse With Wound Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table...
Nurse With Wound Salt Marie Celeste
An extremely repetitive but haunting piece. I think it's supposed to give off a "ghost ship" vibe.
Obituary Cause of Death
Pharmakon Abandon
Steely Dan Everything Must Go
Poor, but only by Donald Fagen's exceedingly high standards. "The Last Mall," "The Things I Miss The Most," "Slang Of Ages," and "Pixeleen" are all Prime Dan, whether you want to admit it or not.
Steve Perry Traces
Kind of underwhelming other than "No Erasin" and "Sun Shines Grey," but Steve still sounds great for his age. Better for him to make this record than not.
System of a Down Mezmerize
Television Marquee Moon
The Cure The Cure
The Cure's take on heavy metal. I didn't like this album much at first, but it grew on me. I appreciate the intensity in Smith's voice on tracks like "Lost," "Us Or Them," and "The Promise."
The Doors An American Prayer
Wow, no soundoffs yet. This is basically Jim Morrison reciting poetry, with weird, often funk or jazz fusion inspired backing music from the surviving Doors. Although I do love Jim's vivid prose, the album doesn't lend itself to many repeat listens. The most fruitful moments are probably "Awake" and "Bird Of Prey."
The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request
The Rolling Stones Dirty Work
Tycho Dive
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Vashti Bunyan Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind
Walter Becker 11 Tracks of Whack
They say not to speak ill of the dead, but I never enjoyed this solo album from Walter too much. He's just not a very good singer, and the snare drum sounds "fake." That being said, Book Of Liars, Hard Up Case, Hat Too Flat, and most of all, Down In The Bottom are enjoyable.
Wings Venus and Mars
Yes The Yes Album

2.5 average
Anathema Distant Satellites
Bill Wyman Back To Basics
Bill's most recent solo album, which is unfortunately just about ruined by his rangeless, smoked-out voice. At least two of the songs on here, "Stuff (Can't Get Enough), and "I'll Pull You Through" are recordings of older songs, and to add insult to injury, "Love, Love, Love" rips off the riff from Al Green's "Love And Happiness." Still, I very much like the first track on here, "What and How and If and When and Why."
Bruce Springsteen The River
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Bluejeans and Moonbeams
This album manages to be marginally better than Unconditionally Guaranteed, due mainly to "Observatory Crest." But this was still a rancid period for Captain Beefheart, dubbed "The Tragic Band" era by fans. Fortunately, Beefheart would start performing avant-garde music again with his next album.
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles II
Cynic Traced in Air
David Bowie Tonight
Green Day ¡UNO!
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow
Karnivool Themata
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
maudlin of the Well Bath
Neu! Neu!
Northwinds Great God Pan
Pixies Head Carrier
Queen Hot Space
A reviled album, though not truly terrible either. The good song that gets overlooked amidst all of the hoopla about Under Pressure is Back Chat.
Slayer Repentless
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
What do people hear in this histrionic, meaningless piece of crap? I've tried so many times to get into it, and it just irritates me.
The Rolling Stones Black and Blue
The worst Stones album from the 70s. The best moments are "Hand Of Fate" and "Hey Negrita," arguably "Fool To Cry,"
and the other songs are uninspired and generic (by their standards). "Hot Stuff" also opens with one of the worst guitar
tones of all time. Yes, they struggled to get back on their feet again without Mick Taylor!
The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang
The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon
The Rolling Stones Blue and Lonesome
This is the first Stones record on which I definitely hear auto-tune on Mick Jagger's voice. Ergo, they're probably too old to do this anymore. The last hurrah of The Stones was basically "Doom And Gloom" in 2012, which must be "the end of the world" The Mayans were prophesying.
Thrice Identity Crisis
Tom Petty Wildflowers
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth
Warren Zevon Wanted Dead or Alive
A poor debut from Warren which would be nowhere near as good as the next album. Has basically been described as Warren and a few friends fooling around in a recording studio. Best song imo is "Gorilla."
Yakuza Of Seismic Consequence

2.0 poor
Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
Beck Odelay
Boy Pablo Roy Pablo
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Unconditionally Guaranteed
Converge Jane Doe
Frank Zappa Thing-Fish
I agree with pulseczar. This album is torture (which never stops), as it's mostly just obnoxious spoken word monologues over plodding backing tracks. If it was meant to be a concept album, I don't understand what the plot was. It does have "He's So Gay" on it though.
Greta Van Fleet Anthem of the Peaceful Army
It's Kingdom Come and Wolfmother all over again. Feel bad for them though because they're basically just kids.
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
This is the point at which I lost interest in Iron Maiden. Bruce sounds really ragged and tired on most tracks.
Joni Mitchell Mingus
A collaboration between Joni and legendary Charles Mingus as he was near-death; Mingus admired Joni's gaul for dressing
like a black man on the cover of Don Juan's Reckless Daughter. Unfortunately, the record is rather half-baked outside of
the stunning rendition of Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. Only five new songs, and many "raps" from Mingus which fly by in the
blink of an eye. Proof even geniuses have their off moments.
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Lou Reed... what were you thinking with this one? The one saving grace is that it manages to be hilarious at times.
Paul McCartney Egypt Station
A fetid attempt at millennial pop being passed off as a masterpiece by the ignorant press. Time to call it a day, Paul.
Ramones Subterranean Jungle
The Creepshow Sell Your Soul
An example of an album ruined by the loudness wars. So compressed.
Tiger Army V•••-
I like Tiger Army's first three albums. This is crap. Did someone castrate Nick 13? Where did his balls go?
Tin Machine Tin Machine
Warren Zevon My Ride's Here

1.5 very poor
Creedence Clearwater Revival Mardi Gras
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening
The album title should be "It's Not Happening."
Katy Perry One of the Boys
KISS Destroyer
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Metallica needed to fire Lars Ulrich decades ago, as he has clearly been the one dragging them down. The overly loud drums with the clicky kick drum almost singlehandedly ruin this record for me.
Mike Patton Adult Themes for Voice
I admire Mike Patton, but this is just self-indulgent and obnoxious. No one doubted the guys vocal talents. Why not put
them to use making something tuneful rather than this dissonant crap?
Pat Metheny Zero Tolerance For Silence
Shawn Mendes Handwritten

1.0 awful
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Lady Gaga Artpop
Maroon 5 V
Metallica St. Anger
of Montreal The Gay Parade
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