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5.0 classic
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria Neverender
Converge Jane Doe
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
dredg El Cielo
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
One day history will vindicate me and recognize The Always Open Mouth as a true hardcore classic. Until then, this shit fucking slays.
Green Day Dookie
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
The Beatles Abbey Road

4.5 superb
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Battles Mirrored
Between the Buried and Me Colors
blink-182 Blink-182
blink-182 Enema Of The State
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Cloudkicker Beacons
Cynic Traced in Air
Defeater Travels
Dream Theater Score
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Green Day Nimrod
Hans Zimmer Inception
Johnny Truant In the Library of Horrific Events
Kamelot The Black Halo
letlive. Fake History
letlive. Fake History (Re-Release)
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mew Frengers
Neverending White Lights Act II: The Blood And The Life Eternal
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack
OutKast Stankonia
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Protest the Hero Kezia
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rx Bandits Mandala
Saetia A Retrospective
Sights and Sounds Monolith
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
It's almost as good as people seem to think it is.
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Love
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
Casey Crescenzo further embraces the theatrics of his silly little band, but remembers to leave in the heart and soul. Thankfully, the extra theatrical touches never overwhelm the expertly composed, catchy-as-hell music. The album as a whole is far more consistent than either of the previous acts, and while there isn't one moment that rivals "Red Hands", there are plenty of moments that cumulatively compete with it (the Son/Father/Life and Death suite, for example.) Act III pushes forward just about every aspect of TDH's music to create a package far more powerful than anything the band has yet released.
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
While the musicianship of the Mars Volta cannot be questioned, Frances The Mute almost tries to do too much at once, and overdoes most of the songs with overly long ambient pauses. Despite this, there enough moments of sheer prog bliss to make this worth checking out.
The Ocean Precambrian
The Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse
Trophy Scars Darkness, Oh Hell
Trophy Scars Never Born, Never Dead
Anything that samples one of the best scenes from Lost deserves at least a 4. The fact that just about every other part of this EP slays is just gravy.
TV on the Radio Dear Science
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer Weezer

4.0 excellent
3 (USA) The End is Begun
A Lot Like Birds Plan B
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
Against Me! White Crosses
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
As Cities Burn Hell or High Water
At the Drive-In Vaya
At the Drive-In This Station Is Non-Operational
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Attack in Black Marriage
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Boys Night Out Boys Night Out
Chiodos Illuminaudio
Circle Takes the Square Rites of Initiation
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
City and Colour Live
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Cloudkicker Portmanteau
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker Fade
Coheed and Cambria The Last Supper: Live At Hammerstein Ballroom
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Converge Axe to Fall
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen
Cynic Focus
Daft Punk Tron: Legacy
Lol at all the people complaining that a movie score does not sound like Discovery. This is a terrific score, not the next Daft Punk album. Get over it.
Defeater Lost Ground
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Live at Budokan
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Black Clouds and Silver Linings
Dream Theater Live Scenes From New York
dredg Live at The Fillmore
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Eminem Recovery
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Foals Total Life Forever
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Green Day International Superhits
Green Day American Idiot
Hot Cross Cryonics
Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Karnivool Sound Awake
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Kiss Kiss Reality Vs. The Optimist
Maps and Atlases Perch Patchwork
Maps and Atlases Beware and Be Grateful
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Meshuggah Koloss
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
Moneen The Red Tree
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory
Motion City Soundtrack My Dinosaur Life
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Xenophanes
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Papa Roach The Paramour Sessions
Past Lives Strange Symmetry
Periphery Periphery
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush R30: 30th Anniversary Tour
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Scale the Summit The Collective
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
Symphony X Paradise Lost
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
Te Naraba, Imi kara Houkaisareta Hibiki ha "Oto" no S
Te It Be The Thinking As 'the Song' Of Realistic Sound From The World Which
Tera Melos Patagonian Rats
It's been a long time since I've been this vexed by an album. Simultaneously catchy and completely inaccessible, Patagonian Rats is a conundrum set to music, a massive contradiction that eventually folds in upon itself and begins self-sustaining and breeding like its titular rats. Oh, and it's also really good... I think. Maybe.
TesseracT Concealing Fate
TesseracT One
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles The Beatles
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Dear Hunter White
The Flashbulb Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
The Flashbulb Arboreal
The Lonely Island Incredibad
Incredibad is the rare sort of music/comedy album that not only is hilarious (Who Said We're Wack?, Like A Boss) and catchy as hell (Boombox, Space Olympics), but frequently manages to fuse the two together (Jizz In My Pants) to create moments of sheer harmonious, laugh-out-loud brilliance.

Also, Natalie Portman Raps.
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The opposite end of the spectrum to Bedlam, Octahedron proves that TMV can still right a hella catchy prog song, while still maintaining their unique atmosphere. The band's most consistent record since Frances.
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The Ocean Anthropocentric
Everything Heliocentric was supposed to be, just far better. Oh, and "Ptolemy Was Wrong" is not on this album, so it's automatically better.
The Pax Cecilia Blessed Are The Bonds
The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
A great album that got unfairly criticized for simply being "different" from the band's equally stellar debut. Fans of Between The Heart...will likely identify with songs like Oubliette (Disappear) and Smoke and Mirrors, because they accurately reflect the more energetic feel of the band's debut. However, The Earth Sings... also has plenty of atmosphere to go around, with A Realization of the Ear and Pale Blue Dot conjuring lush soundscapes and fantastic vocals. The lyrics are as poignant and beautiful as ever (check out "The Salesman... for some awesome narrative touches), the production is flawless, and the band prove that the loss of one of their key members isn't enough to stop the music. Sure, there are a few duds (Wanderers and Music of the Spheres lack a clear payoff and point entirely), The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi shows off the band's diversity and tact in a truly uplifting way.
The Roots undun
The Strokes Angles
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
Thrice Vheissu
Tides of Man Empire Theory
Tool Lateralus
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth Split
TTNG Adventure, Stamina and Anger
Underoath Define the Great Line
Underoath Ø (Disambiguation)
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Vildhjarta Måsstaden
Weezer Hurley
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes

3.5 great
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
3 (USA) Wake Pig
Alexisonfire Crisis
Alexisonfire Dog's Blood
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
BATS Red In Tooth and Claw
Battles Gloss Drop
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Cancer Bats Hail Destroyer
Children of Nova The Complexity of Light
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
City and Colour Sometimes
Cloudkicker ]]][[[
Coheed and Cambria Live at the Starland Ballroom
Coheed and Cambria Kerrang! / XFM UK Acoustic Sessions
Coheed and Cambria Live At La Zona Rosa
Another one of the many hidden gems in the Coheed and Cambria discography. Plenty of classics to behold, including one of the best performances of Devil In Jersey City ever. But the true highlight is the five-minute reggae jam right smack in the middle of Everything Evil. Worth recommending for that single moment alone.
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Converge No Heroes
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
Deftones Koi No Yokan
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
FACT burundanga
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Foals Antidotes
Green Day Insomniac
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Mastodon The Hunter
Mew No More Stories
Mobile Tomorrow Starts Today
Moneen Are we Really Happy with who we are Right Now?
Motion City Soundtrack I Am the Movie
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Neverending White Lights Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack
Oceansize Frames
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Rishloo Feathergun
Rush 2112
Saosin Saosin
Sigur Ros Takk...
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Mezmerize
Team Teamwork Vinyl Fantasy VII
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The most important thing to remember about The Color Spectrum LP is that it is, for all intents and purposes, a sampler plate for a nine EP collection. As such, there's really no cohesion between the material here, leaving instead eleven disconnected tracks to review on their own individual merit. If taken in these terms, The Color Spectrum LP is a success, though likely a divisive one, as its "everything-for-everyone" aims may alienate those hoping for the (slightly) more restrained and focused outputs of Crescenzo's Act series. Thankfully, this variety also leads to a number of unexpected highlights, and what those highlights are will largely depend on what you come to The Dear Hunter for (for my part, I surprisingly fell in love with the indie-pop "She's Always Singing", the theatrical and bombastic "Lillian", and the "Red Hands"-in-a-box flair of "Home). It's no Act IV, but it's certainly an ample diversion.
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
The Ocean Heliocentric
The Prize Fighter Inferno My Brother's Blood Machine
My Brother's Blood Machine is a fairly satisfying listen, but fails to leave enough of a mark on you. The album was recorded over a period of 7 years, and it occasionally shows, as certain songs seem disjointed. However, the musicianship is solid, the songs are fun, and the album is enjoyable enough to give my reccomendation for.
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Tides of Man Dreamhouse
Whereas Empire Theory was an ambitious album that occasionally failed to live up to its incredible promises, Dreamhouse streamlines and condenses the band's songwriting formula considerably, and executes on this basic premise more consistently than the band's debut. The result is an album rife with catchy choruses and a few scorching progressive-laced alternative tracks, but also one lacking in much of the drama and emotion that defined Empire Theory. Choose yer poison.
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
TV on the Radio Nine Types of Light
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation

3.0 good
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Alexisonfire/Moneen The Switcheroo Series
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
blink-182 Neighborhoods
Boys Night Out TrainWreck
Cancer Bats Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
Closure in Moscow The Penance and the Patience
Cloudkicker The Discovery
Cloudkicker The Map Is Not the Territory
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
dredg Catch Without Arms
Green Day Warning
Green Day Bullet In A Bible
ISIS In the Absence of Truth
ISIS Wavering Radiant
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Heritage
Panic! at the Disco Vices & Virtues
Protest the Hero A Calculated Use of Sound
Rock Star Supernova Rock Star Supernova
Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Shabutie Penelope
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Weezer Maladroit
Weezer The Green Album
Weezer The Red Album

2.5 average
Artifex Pereo Ailments & Antidotes
El Trio de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Ciencia de los Inutiles
Forgive Durden Razia's Shadow: A Musical
Foster the People Torches
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Green Day's career has always been a series of peaks followed by craters. Guess what the hell this is.
HRVRD The Inevitable And I
Hey, do you like Circa Survive? I certainly hope so...
Journal Unlorja
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Lead Hands Lead Hands
It's like Circa Survive wrote a hardcore album. And not the fun, energetic Circa Survive that wrote Blue Sky Noise. The slow, boring Circa Survive that caused me to fall asleep during segments of Juturna.
Motion City Soundtrack Even If It Kills Me
Muse The Resistance
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Newbreed Child of the Sun
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Showbread Anorexia Nervosa
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Dear Hunter Red
The Rise of Science Casey
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
The Word Alive Deceiver
Tool Ænima
Tool Salival
Trivium Ascendancy

2.0 poor
All That Remains Overcome
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
Circa Survive Juturna
City and Colour Bring Me Your Love
Davenport Cabinet Nostalgia In Stereo
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
FACT In the Blink of an Eye
Green Day Shenanigans
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White
Justice Audio, Video, Disco
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Kayo Dot Coyote
Pain of Salvation Road Salt One
Puscifer "V" Is For Vagina
Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
The Mars Volta Amputechture
Amputechture may well be prog rock at its worst: overly pretentious, incomprehiensible, bland, irritating; the list goes on and on. On an album where half the songs are dry ballads, and the other half are 10+ plus minute epics filled with pointless mastrubatory guitar noodling, Amputechture dissapoints on many levels for me.
Tool Undertow
Tool 10,000 Days
Trivium The Crusade
Weezer Make Believe
Wolfmother Wolfmother

1.5 very poor
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Britney Spears Blackout
dredg Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
Ironically, the theme of dredg's best album perfectly sums up my feelings on this album: sleep paralysis.
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Paris Hilton Paris
Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any...
Then Falls Caesar The Dawn- EP
Weezer Raditude

1.0 awful
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Atreyu The Curse
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez Cryptomnesia
If there's one good thing about this album, its that I now appreciate The Mars Volta considerably more than I formerly did.
Pussycat Dolls PCD
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Lonely Road

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