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5.0 classic
AFI Sing the Sorrow
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178
August Burns Red Constellations
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Brand New Deja Entendu
Through and through, an outstanding album. I first heard "Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Dont", an awkward sounding title which I'm sure many recognize from the movie "Home Alone", at my friend's house, and was drawn to the simple arrangement, the arrogant yet poetic lyrics, emotional chorus, and of course, the scream at the end of the third verse which just adds an unspeakable amount of depth and completeness to this fantastic song. There is not one person who I think, having listened to this song, could bring himself not to sing along to it. I bought the CD very shortly thereafter, and was thoroughly impressed by it. Though not every song matches the glory that is "Okay I Believe You", almost every song brings something good to the table. "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades" is a comedic story of a boy having sex and not feeling fulfilles, with brilliant lyrics, and catchy musicianship. "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" has very good guitar work, better drums than the band usually has, and well-sung, poetic and meaningful lyrics. The chorus especially is a highlight of the album. These three songs are my favorites off the album, but by no means does this mean that any others, save possibly the opener, should be skipped. IMO, this is one of the best ALBUMS as a whole I have ever heard.
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron And Wine Around the Well
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
The Fall of Troy Ghostship
The Matches Decomposer
The Strokes Is This It
Thrice Vheissu
Underoath Define the Great Line

4.5 superb
10 Years The Autumn Effect
Anberlin Cities
Andrew Lloyd Webber Highlights from The Phantom of the Opera
Arcade Fire Funeral
August Burns Red Messengers
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Bob Marley and The Wailers Legend
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New Daisy
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written, featuring the famous "O Fortuna," which no doubt everyone has heard on TV or in the movies. Truly a masterpiece of classical composition. The instrumentation is magnificent and the singing fits perfectly. I never get tired of listening to this glorious album!
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Creedence Clearwater Revival Chronicle, Vol. 1
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
dredg Catch Without Arms
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Fleet Foxes Sun Giant
Givers In Light
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller
Incubus Make Yourself
Iron And Wine Woman King
James Vincent McMorrow Early In The Morning
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
Led Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 1: Early Days
Lynyrd Skynyrd All Time Greatest Hits
Lynyrd Skynyrd Skynyrd's Innyrds
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Matchbook Romance Voices
Michael Jackson Thriller
MisterWives Reflections
Mother Mother O My Heart
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Oh, Sleeper Son Of The Morning
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Protest the Hero Kezia
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Volition
Queen The Platinum Collection
Radiohead OK Computer
Saosin Saosin
An amazing blend of fantastic musicianship (especially drums, but guitars as well), great vocals, stirring choruses, catchy hooks, head-banging guitar riffs. This album picks you up from the very first song and never lets you down.
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Dear Hunter White
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Format Dog Problems
The Head And The Heart The Head And The Heart
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice Major/Minor

4.0 excellent
10 Years Division
alt-J An Awesome Wave
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin Vital
Angus and Julia Stone Down the Way
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Band of Horses Cease to Begin
Bayside The Walking Wounded
Benjamin Francis Leftwich Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bob Dylan The Essential Bob Dylan
Bombay Bicycle Club I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Brand New/Safety In Numbers Split
Cartel Chroma
Chimaira Chimaira
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Juturna
Circa Survive Violent Waves
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Daughter The Wild Youth
David Bowie Hunky Dory
Dead Poetic New Medicines
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Defeater Travels
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
Dispatch Bang Bang
dredg El Cielo
Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt, Op. 23
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Up From Below
Eisley The Valley
Ellie Goulding Halcyon
Elton John The Lion King
Emery The Question
Emery We Do What We Want
Eve 6 Horrorscope
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Fang Island Fang Island
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials
Foster the People Torches
Foster the People Foster The People
Four Year Strong Enemy of the World
Foxy Shazam The Church of Rock and Roll
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
fun. Aim and Ignite
fun. Some Nights
Grizzly Bear Shields
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King
House Of Heroes Say No More
House Of Heroes The End is Not The End
In Flames Come Clarity
The first In Flames record I ever heard, I must admit I didn't listen to it for weeks after a cursory first time through. I clearly must not have been paying attention, because the next time I listened to it, I was very impressed with it. Although it's not necessarily my favorite musical genre, I was immediately taken by the stellar musicianship and impassioned vocals, especially on my favorite track of the album, "Scream", a 4.5/5 from me. Other noteworthy songs from this album include "Leeches", "Come Clarity", and "Crawl Through Knives".
Incubus Morning View
Incubus Light Grenades
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Iron And Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Iron And Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
James Brown The 50th Anniversary Collection
A huge collection of classic James Brown tracks. The only thing keeping this album rating lower is that because there are so many tracks, the overall quality of the album comes down a little, drawing away from James Brown's superb signature songs, such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "I Got You (I Feel Good)", "Sex Machine", and "Get Up Offa That Thing".
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Jukebox the Ghost Everything Under the Sun
Jukebox the Ghost Let Live & Let Ghosts
Jukebox the Ghost Safe Travels
La Dispute Wildlife
La Dispute Rooms of the House
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Led Zeppelin Early Days/Latter Days
Lorde The Love Club
Lorde Pure Heroine
Lostprophets Start Something
Lovedrug Pretend You're Alive
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Mae The Everglow
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwork
Marble Sounds Nice Is Good
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Meg Myers Make A Shadow
Memphis May Fire The Hollow
Memphis May Fire Challenger
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Michael Jackson Number Ones
Michael Jackson Bad
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Mother Mother Touch Up
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Nirvana Nirvana
Noah Gundersen Family
Noah Gundersen Saints & Liars
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
Oh, Sleeper When I Am God
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Phil Collins Tarzan
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines
Portugal. The Man The Satanic Satanist
Portugal. The Man Censored Colors
Portugal. The Man In The Mountain In The Cloud
One of the myriad of bands I can thank Sputnik for introducing me to, PtM are amazing. Prolific, catchy, innovative, and thought-provoking, they are one of my favorite bands to attempt to falsetto along to. This latest release of theirs is maintains a lot of the imagination and catchiness that I have come to associate with PtM. But who thought it was a good idea to have all those parenthetical song titles?
Portugal. The Man Evil Friends
Radiohead The Bends
Red Hot Chili Peppers Greatest Hits
Regina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
Relient K Two Lefts Dont Make a Right But Three Do
Relient K Mmhmm
Right Away, Great Captain! The Eventually Home
Right Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good Thief
Rx Bandits Mandala
Sara Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Simon and Garfunkel Greatest Hits
Soundtrack (Film) Space Jam
St. Vincent St. Vincent
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
System of a Down Toxicity
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
The Beatles 1
The Clash The Clash (US version)
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Doors The Best of The Doors
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Living End From Here On In
The Living End The Living End
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Matches A Band In Hope
The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera(Original 1986)
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse
The Smashing Pumpkins Rotten Apples
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Story So Far What You Don't See
The Story So Far Under Soil and Dirt
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Tallest Man on Earth The Tallest Man on Earth
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Used Vulnerable
The Weeknd House of Balloons
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice Beggars
U2 War
U2 The Best Of 1980-1990
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Walk the Moon Walk the Moon
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

3.5 great
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
A Day To Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
Anathema Weather Systems
Anberlin New Surrender
Cities is one of my all-time favorite albums, and Fin* is one of my favorite songs. I think it would have been impossible for Anberlin not to disappoint with this. But their poppy slant, and lazy rehashing of Feel Good Drag as a single, did not do them any favors on an album that otherwise would have been quite good.
Anberlin Blueprints for the Black Market
Angus and Julia Stone A Book Like This
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
August Burns Red Leveler
I was pumped when I saw them live last year and they announced their new album was gonna be called Leveler. "Heavy as shit!" I thought with excitement. The fact that the song they previewed off it did not catch my attention whatsoever was not very worrisome. I had already moshed my brains out at that point. Constellations was a tremendous leap forward from Messengers. It is a brilliant album that I consider a classic. Leveler seems to show me a band that has run out of creative ideas. Where they had always depended on a bevy of catchy riffs and heavy breakdowns to carry their songs, nothing they present on this album really touches anything they've done before. I guess you can only write so many different breakdowns...
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Barcelona Absolutes
Bedouin Soundclash Street Gospels
Bedouin Soundclash Sounding A Mosaic
Beirut The Rip Tide
Benjamin Francis Leftwich Pictures
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
Blindside About A Burning Fire
Bon Jovi One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Broken Bells Broken Bells
Cake Comfort Eagle
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Chevelle Vena Sera
Circle Takes the Square Rites of Initiation
City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
City and Colour Little Hell
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Coldplay Parachutes
Cursive I Am Gemini
Cynic Focus
Cynic Traced in Air
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Dc Talk Jesus Freak
Dead Poetic Vices
Death Cab for Cutie The John Byrd EP
Deep Purple The Very Best Of Deep Purple
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Defeater Lost Ground
Demon Hunter The Triptych
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
Disciple (USA-TN) Scars Remain
Disney Disney's Princess Collection...
Dispatch Silent Steeples
Dream Theater Train of Thought
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor
Ellie Goulding Lights
Elton John The Road To Eldorado
Eminem The Eminem Show
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Feist Metals
Finch What It Is to Burn
Flogging Molly Whiskey On A Sunday
For Today Breaker
Four Year Strong Rise Or Die Trying
Gates Bloom and Breathe
Gotye Making Mirrors
Gotye Like Drawing Blood
Hellogoodbye Mush Slowly and Guac
Excellent EP, better than the actual album because all of the songs are of high quality, except for "Jesse Buy Nothing..." which is garbage. Thankfully, it is followed by the best track on the CD, "Dear Jamie...", which highlights all of the band's best qualities.
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...
Iron And Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
Jack Johnson In Between Dreams
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Jessie Ware Tough Love
Jim Croce Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits
Jimi Hendrix Experience Hendrix: The Best of Hendrix
Journey The Essential Journey (2-Disc)
Kamasi Washington The Epic
Kate Nash Made of Bricks
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
Killer Mike Pl3dge
La Dispute Here, Hear. II
La Dispute Untitled
La Dispute Vancouver
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim
Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can
Laura Stevenson Cocksure
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lisa Mitchell Wonder
Local Natives Gorilla Manor
LoveHateHero White Lies
Lykke Li I Never Learn
Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Marina and The Diamonds Froot
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Matchbook Romance Stories and Alibis
Matchbox Twenty Mad Season
Maybeshewill I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
Miike Snow Miike Snow
Miike Snow Happy to You
Mika Life in Cartoon Motion
MisterWives Our Own House
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Mogwai Rock Action
Motion City Soundtrack My Dinosaur Life
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory
Motion City Soundtrack Go
Mutemath Mutemath
Mutemath Odd Soul
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
New Found Glory Sticks and Stones
Nirvana Nevermind
No Doubt The Singles 1992-2003
Noah and the Whale Last Night On Earth
Noah and the Whale The First Days of Spring
Noah and the Whale Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
Noah Gundersen Brand New World
Passion Pit Manners
Passion Pit Gossamer
Patrick Wolf Lupercalia
Pearl Jam Ten
Periphery Periphery
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Portugal. The Man The Majestic Majesty
Portugal. The Man Church Mouth
Portugal. The Man Waiter: ''You Vultures!''
Portugal. The Man American Ghetto
Radical Face Ghost
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
Regina Spektor Far
Relient K The Anatomy of Tongue In Cheek
Right Away, Great Captain! The Bitter End
Rx Bandits ...And the Battle Begun
Saosin Translating the Name
Sara Bareilles Little Voice
Secret And Whisper Great White Whale
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
Sleeping With Sirens With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
Slint Spiderland
Slow Club Yeah So
Sly and The Family Stone Greatest Hits
Soundtrack (Film) O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Soundtrack (Film) Grease Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack (Theatre) Phantom of the Opera [Highlights]
St. Vincent Strange Mercy
Subseven free to conquer
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Sum 41 Chuck
This album takes all the elements from previous albums, from the more metal of some of the "Half Hour of Power" songs to the more pop-punk attitude of "All Killer no Filler", and then adds a new dimension of songs that have not been played by Sum 41 before. For example, The Bitter End sounds like Metallica, and Slipping Away seems to have been influenced by Avril Lavigne, Deryck's fiancee.rOverall, the push in the new direction comes across as something new for Sum 41, which is pretty enjoyable, despite a few songs (Slipping Away), that just aren't worth the listen.
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
Taking Back Sunday New Again
Taylor Swift 1989
Tegan and Sara Sainthood
Tegan and Sara The Con
Tenacious D Tenacious D
The 1975 The 1975
The Academy Is... Almost Here
The Beach Boys 20 Good Vibrations: The Greatest Hits
The Bird And The Bee Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future
The Cars Greatest Hits
The Clash The Story of the Clash
The Classic Crime The Silver Cord
The Classic Crime Albatross
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Decemberists Picaresque
The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts
The Dodos No Color
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Futureheads The Futureheads
The Living End State Of Emergency
The Living End Roll On
The Lumineers The Lumineers
The Matches E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals
The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre
The Offspring Smash
The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Used Lies for the Liars
The Used The Used
The Used Artwork
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Harmlessness
The xx xx
Thousand Foot Krutch Phenomenon
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Tool ├ćnima
Tool Lateralus
Tool 10,000 Days
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas Eve
Trapt Someone in Control
U2 The Joshua Tree
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Underoath Disambiguation
Vampire Weekend Contra
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Weezer Weezer
Will Smith Big Willie Style
Wolf Gang Suego Faults
Yellowcard Southern Air
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue

3.0 good
10 Years Feeding the Wolves
10 Years Minus the Machine
311 Greatest Hits
A.C. Newman Get Guilty
AC/DC Back In Black
Aerosmith Big Ones
AFI Decemberunderground
AFI The Art of Drowning
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset
Alkaline Trio Crimson
Alkaline Trio Goddamnit
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Amber Pacific The Possibility and The Promise
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Angus and Julia Stone Memories of an Old Friend
Aphasia (US) Fact and Fiction
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
As Tall As Lions You Can't Take It With You
Atlas Genius When It Was Now
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Band of Horses Infinite Arms
Beach House Bloom
Beastie Boys Solid Gold Hits
Between the Trees The Story and the Song
Beyonce Beyonce
Billy Talent Dead Silence
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Blindside Silence
Blink-182 blink-182
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Cake Prolonging The Magic
Cake Fashion Nugget
Cartel Cartel
Chroma was perfect pop punk. From beginning to end that album was track after track of catchy fun tunes, with enough emotion and variety to make it all come together as a cohesive whole. Their self-titled saw them lean too far on the pop end of the spectrum, try and go in a couple new directions, ditch a lot of the heart that had made tracks like "Burn This City" and "Save Us" special, and instead yielded a rather bland and unimaginative collection of mediocre songs. Generic as Chroma might have been, they pulled it off really well. I was glad to see the band get back on track with Cycles and hope that this album proves to have been only an unfortunate blip.
Cartel Cycles
Charlie Daniels Band A Decade of Hits
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
After seeing Children of Bodom over and over on lists on this site, I decided that, even though I wasn't a big metal fan, I would give this band a try. I downloaded "Children of Decadence", and was somewhat impressed by the musicianship. So I checked out "Hate Crew Deathroll", the only CoB album at my library. After one listen, they had my full attention. After a second listen, I was singing the praises of the band and doing my best to emulate them in my own music. The track "Angels Don't Kill" is now one of my absolute favorites, with stellar coordination of keys, guitars, and vocals. Other good tracks off this album are "Needled 24/7" and "Sixpounder", with an awesome heavy, grinding riff that will stay in your head for hours. Definitely a stepping stone album for me, this album marked the begining of my foray into heavier rock music, including "In Flames", among others
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Chimaira Resurrection
A quality album, with a sound very similar to that of the previous two by Chimaira. Although it is still angry, I find it to be somewhat less aggressive and powerful, although the musicianship is still excellent.rStandout tracks include Resurrection, Six, End It All, Black Heart, Needle, and Empire, with the last of these being IMO the best song on the album.
Chris Tomlin Arriving
City and Colour Bring Me Your Love
Coheed and Cambria The Color Before The Sun
Cold War Kids Robbers and Cowards
Coldplay X & Y
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Converge No Heroes
grim heart/black rose and trophy scars are two of my favorite songs ever. they are the best thing to listen to when I want my emotions to explode out of me. could care less for most of the rest of the songs, but god those two are amazing.
Counterparts Prophets
Dead Poetic Four Wall Blackmail
Dead Sara Dead Sara
Death Cab for Cutie The Open Door
Death Cab for Cutie We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Death Cab for Cutie Something About Airplanes
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
Demon Hunter Storm the Gates of Hell
Disney Classic Disney Volume 1
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Dizmas Tension
Dropkick Murphys The Singles Collection, Volume 2
Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code
Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
Earshot Two
Emery The Weak's End
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Eve 6 Eve 6
Eve 6 It's All In Your Head
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Faith No More The Real Thing
Faith No More Introduce Yourself
Faith No More Angel Dust
Faktion Faktion
Falling Up Dawn Escapes
Family Force 5 Business Up Front, Party In The Back
This CD really isn't all that good. The music is simple and a lot of the songs sound somewhat similar. The lyrics are mostly uninspired, barring a few funny moments ("Ugly people, put your hands down"). However, the hooks are undeniably catchy and most of the choruses are guaranteed to get stuck in your head for quite a while.rThe reason I give this CD a 3.5 is because it lends itself extremely well to their live performance. I've seen FF5 twice and each time they were amazing. They put themselves into heart and soul, and the music is equally adaptable for both dancing and moshing, making it a fun concert for everyone! rSo bear in mind that if lines like "Shake it like an earthquake!" mean nothing to you while sitting at your computer, they become somewhat more interesting when the mosh pit is doing its best earthquake impression, with people falling everywhere.
Fang Island Major
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Fear Before Odd How People Shake
Feist The Reminder
Finch Say Hello to Sunshine
Flogging Molly Drunken Lullabies
Florence and the Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Foals What Went Down
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Four Year Strong Four Year Strong
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
From First to Last Heroine
I first heard this band on some warped tour cd, and was very impressed with "The Levy". So this year at the warped tour, I went to a booth that offered a free T-shirt with the purchase of a $10 cd. I picked this one. And it was worth it. I love the T-shirt, and "Mothersound", "World War Me", and "The Levy" are all very good songs.
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Green Day International Superhits
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits
Hanson Middle of Nowhere
Hellogoodbye Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand
HORSE the band R. Borlax
House Of Heroes Cold Hard Want
In Flames The Jester Race
In Flames Whoracle
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Best of the Beast
Jane's Addiction Up from the Catacombs
Jeff Buckley Grace
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Job for a Cowboy Demo 2004
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Jukebox the Ghost Jukebox The Ghost LP
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kimbra The Golden Echo
Kishi Bashi Lighght
La Dispute Here, Hear.
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God Killadelphia
Laura Marling Short Movie
Led Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 2: Latter Days
Linkin Park Meteora
Los Campesinos! Hello Sadness
Lykke Li Youth Novels
Marilyn Manson Lest We Forget
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
Matt and Kim Grand
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Ride the Lightning
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Mother Mother Eureka
New Found Glory Catalyst
Sticks and Stones was awesome pop punk. I don't even care about the criticisms of the vocals. "My Friends Over You" was an anthem for a kid with fledgling girl problems. Catalyst just couldn't capture any of the emotions as well and came off flat. Ironic that my band ended up playing a cover of "Failure's Not Flattering" at our shows for several months.
Nightwish Oceanborn
Opeth Blackwater Park
All right, so I've seen how so many people on this site have been going on about how awesome Opeth it, so I decided to check them out.rAnd after a few listens, I've come to the conclusion that their musicianship is somewhat above average, even very good in some instances, but that the...vocals...are atrocious. I'm sure the argument could be made that nothing else fits, but for example, when you hear actual singing in "Bleak", you can see that that fits perfectly. So why is that the horrific vocals are the norm, and not the exception?rI've found this to be true in many bands of the same genre, and I guess I have to ask, is it that hard to find a good singer these days? I mean, almost anybody can pick up an instrument and with dedication and practice, become pretty good, but does the same thing hold for singing?rApparently not.rWell, as a musician myself, I can appreciate the musicianship enough to block out some "singing" and give this a 3.5, with "the leper affinity", "bleak", and "patterns in the ivy" being my favorites.
Pantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pantera Cowboys From Hell
Paramore Riot!
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Phil Collins Hits
Pierce the Veil Collide with the Sky
PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Project 86 Rival Factions
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Radiohead Kid A
Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Relient K Relient K
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Lyrics were a strong point previously for Matt & co of Relient K. Even their early early albums were still at least clever; tongue in cheek as it were. Mmhmm had it's fair share of lyrical gems, and the album was undeniably catchy. Another solid release from a band I had started to really like. This album was boring. Unoriginal. Un-inventive. Way too one-dimensional and way too focused on Matt's contributions. Thankfully, they returned to form somewhat with their latest release. As for this album, their could melt crayons on it for all I care.
Relient K Let It Snow, Baby... Let It Reindeer
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
God I loved Saosin. "It's Far Better To Learn," "They Perched On Their Stilts," "Bury Your Head"? Yes please. Even if they did see a slight dip when Anthony Green left, their self-titled was still great. I still love every track on that album, and whatever Cove's failings may be live, he was great on the record. When I first listened through In Search of Solid Ground, I almostd it from my library immediately. No redemption on this album, I thought. Fortunately, I kept it and it grew on me, and I do like it now. But it's just light years away from what they had done before. Only "I Keep My Secrets Safe" really came close. I felt bad for the drummer, considering he was the only doing an above average job on the album. Everything else just seemed pretty uninspired. I can only hope we see a return to form with whoever comes on to permanently replace Cove.
Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine
Soundtrack (Film) Garden State
St. Vincent Actor
Stephen Lynch The Craig Machine
Stevie Ray Vaughan Greatest Hits
Stone Temple Pilots Thank You
Story of the Year Page Avenue
Stutterfly And We Are Bled Of Color
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler
Sum 41 Half Hour Of Power
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
Switchfoot New Way to Be Human
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
System of a Down Mezmerize
Tame Impala Lonerism
Taylor Swift Red
The Academy Is... Santi
The Antlers Hospice
The Bravery The Bravery
The Bravery The Sun and the Moon
The Civil Wars Barton Hollow
The Classic Crime Seattle Sessions
The Classic Crime Vagabonds
The Classic Crime Phoenix
The Click Five Greetings from Imrie House
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Dear Hunter Green
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Format Interventions and Lullabies
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Higher On Fire
The Lonely Forest We Sing the Body Electric!
The Mars Volta Scab Dates
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The New Pornographers Challengers
The Offspring Americana
The Offspring Ignition
The Pogues Rum Sodomy & the Lash
The Pogues Streams of Whiskey: Live in Leysin, Switzerland
Full of energy, power, and joy, a truly brilliant live show including renditions of some the The Pogues' best songs, some of which sound even better than they did on CD!
The Proclaimers The Best Of...87-02
The Rolling Stones Forty Licks
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke
The Sounds Dying to Say This to You
The Spill Canvas No Really, I'm Fine
The Strokes Angles
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Swell Season The Swell Season
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
The Thirty Years War Martyrs Among the Casualties
The Used In Love and Death
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
They Might Be Giants They Got Lost
Thirty Seconds To Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
Thousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of Us
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Attic
Trapt Trapt
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Van Halen The Best of Both Worlds
Vanna The Search Party Never Came
Vertical Horizon Everything You Want
Walk the Moon Talking is Hard
Wavorly Conquering the Fear of Flight
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
Will Smith Lost and Found
Within Temptation The Heart of Everything
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Yellowcard Paper Walls
Youngblood Hawke Youngblood Hawke
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
ZZ Top Greatest Hits

2.5 average
3OH!3 Want
A Day To Remember Homesick
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
AFI Answer That and Stay Fashionable
AFI Crash Love
Alkaline Trio From Here To Infirmary
Alkaline Trio Good Mourning
Alkaline Trio Maybe I'll Catch Fire
Alkaline Trio Agony and Irony
Amber Pacific Truth In Sincerity
Anberlin Lost Songs
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
why does everyone think this album is so great? musicianship is weak and uninspired, lyrics are mediocre,
album cover is terrible, and stephen christian's new haircut makes him look like a wannabe country star.
thank goodness his voice is still amazing. a major disappointment based on what he had said this album
was going to be. not even as good as their last album; that one at least had a few gems on it.
Angels and Airwaves I-Empire
Anthony Green Beautiful Things
Anti-Flag The Terror State
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
At the Drive-In This Station Is Non-Operational
Audioslave Audioslave
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
City of Evil was bad ass. Epic. Shredtastic. Avenged Sevenfold was kind of gross. And sad. Still shredtastic, but in smaller doses, and only near the beginning of the album. And the lyrics....abysmal. Not that that was ever a strong suit, but still. And then some truly awful tracks where they try to break out of the genre and just can't quite even make it to mediocre. The saddest part was I was so excited for this album that I actually ended up with two copies of it. And I ended up giving them both away. I Won't See You Tonight...
Backstreet Boys Millennium
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll
Blindside The Great Depression
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Brett Dennen Hope for the Hopeless
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bush Sixteen Stone
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chimaira The Infection
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Cold War Kids Loyalty to Loyalty
Creed My Own Prison
Crossfade Crossfade
Decyfer Down End of Grey
Demon Hunter Summer of Darkness
Demon Hunter Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter The World Is a Thorn
Loooooved The Tryptich. Very appealing to the angry Christian in me at the time. Storm the Gates of Hell saw me lose a little of that enthusiasm, but I'll be damned if going to a couple of their shows didn't bring it all back! But I don't know if it's me, no longer a Christian, no longer as angry, or no longer as into the genre, or the music, but this album didn't do anything for me. Nothing different, nothing special, just bland. I was 99% putting the blame on me, but then I listened to "Undying" and "Ribcage", and yep, those tracks still slay. And if it's not me, then...
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Dio Holy Diver
Disciple (USA-TN) Southern Hospitality
Disturbed Believe
Dork Suck It!
Pop-punk at it's very best. Not particularly innovative, but replete with catchy hooks, funny lyrics, solid musicanship, and even a few guitar solos!
If you can find it (the band has broken up and changed it's name to Animo following the departure of the lead singer), I would highly recommend picking it up. At 18 tracks, you'll get your money's worth.
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
Dropkick Murphys Blackout
Dropkick Murphys Sing Loud, Sing Proud!
Evans Blue The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume
Evans Blue The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends
Everyday Sunday Stand Up
Falling Up Crashings
Falling Up Captiva
Fear Before Art Damage
Fireflight The Healing of Harms
Flogging Molly Within a Mile of Home
Flyleaf Flyleaf
FM Static What Are You Waiting For?
Foo Fighters One by One
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Four Year Strong In Some Way, Shape, or Form.
I can only hope I change my mind about this album, that more listens will make it sound catchier, head-bobbier, funner, and less like everything else I've ever heard before from pop-punk. They may be writing better songs overall than on Rise or Die Trying, but damn if those songs weren't a thousand times catchier than these even with all those simple riffs. Enemy of the World struck a great balance between the catchiness of RoDT and adding in a little bit more musicianship. In Some Way, Shape, or Form, they just couldn't do it again on this album.
Godsmack Faceless
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
Hawk Nelson Smile, It's the End of the World
Hawk Nelson Letters To The President
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
HORSE the band A Natural Death
The amount of filler is annoying, but those songs can easily be skipped, which allows the listener to really enjoy some of HORSE the band's best work to date. The drumming is especially good on this album, with the new drummer showing off his excellent abilities throughout the CD. The rest of the band is about the same ol' HORSE, albeit a bit heavier in many parts. The guitar riffs are often intricate and very pleasing to the ear, and the keyboards always nicely complement everything else in the song. The keyboards also serve to prove a lot of variety and helps set the songs apart from each. The vocals are very-well executed throughout the album, and the lyrics are varied and often quite humorous. My favorite songs off of this album are Hyperborea, Murder, New York City, Kangarooster Meadows, and I Think We Are Both Suffering From The Same Metaphysical Crisis. All in all, a very worthy listen.
HORSE the band Pizza
House Of Heroes Suburba
I've been lucky enough to share the stage with these guys and spend some time hanging out with them. They're really cool and humble guys, and they have put out some great albums with Say No More and The End is Not the End. But Suburba was not a good album. It was average in every respect. Some good songs, some bad songs, but mostly a lot of generic poppy punk. For a band that had gone from crafting catchy and musically interesting numbers like "Make a Face Like You Mean It (Vampires)" to coming up with a brilliantly executed concept album that stretched the bounds of their genre, this return to generic pop was disenchanting and troubling. It was only fitting they named the album Suburba.
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Incubus If Not Now, When?
Jack Johnson Sleep Through the Static
Jack Johnson On and On
Jack Johnson Brushfire Fairytales
Jeremy Camp Stay
Jeremy Camp Restored
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Lamb of God Sacrament
Limp Bizkit Greatest Hitz
Linkin Park Live In Texas
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Machine Head The Blackening
Manau Fest Noz de Paname
Manau Panique Celtique
Matchbox Twenty More Than You Think You Are
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Kill 'Em All
MGMT Congratulations
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
New Found Glory Coming Home
Newsboys Step up to the Microphone
Newsboys Take Me To Your Leader
Newsboys Shine: The Hits
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Of Monsters and Men Beneath the Skin
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping
OneRepublic Dreaming Out Loud
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Papa Roach Getting Away With Murder
Papa Roach lovehatetragedy
Papa Roach Infest
Papa Roach The Paramour Sessions
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
The songs all have some good elements, and the band definitely shows that they at least have some musical skill. The music is very guitar-driven, and they show their creativity with myriads of little variations on the same riffs. Unfortunately, each song doesn't usually vary too much from a couple of dominant riffs with their little variations. There are no vocals, which works for the band, as the music alone is very atmospheric and sounds complete by itself. However, the songs are all way too long. Some take a while to get going, some drag on in the middle, some have overextended endings...regardless, there are often times when you wish a song would end, or you wish they would have decided to cram less into a song. All in all, this album presents a lot of good and pleasing material, but simply way too much filler and way too much repetition.
Pelican Australasia
Pelican March Into the Sea
Pennywise From The Ashes
Pillar Where Do We Go from Here
Pillar The Reckoning
Pillar Fireproof
Pillar For the Love of the Game
Pink Floyd Echoes
Puddle of Mudd Come Clean
Puddle of Mudd Life On Display
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rammstein Mutter
Red End of Silence
Riddlin' Kids Hurry Up And Wait
Ruth Secondhand Dreaming
Sanctus Real The Face of Love
Scary Kids Scaring Kids The City Sleeps In Flames
Sherwood A Different Light
Shiny Toy Guns We Are Pilots
Silverstein Discovering the Waterfront
Skillet Collide
Skillet Comatose
Sky Eats Airplane Sky Eats Airplane
Sleigh Bells Treats
Smash Mouth Astro Lounge
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
Soilwork A Predator's Portrait
Soundtrack (Film) Spider-Man
Soundtrack (Film) Juno
Staind The Singles: 1996-2006
Starfield Starfield
Starfield Beauty in the Broken
Stone Sour Stone Sour
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Stutterfly Broken In Pieces
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down System of a Down
The Afters I Wish We All Could Win
The Afters Never Going Back To Okay
The Ataris So Long, Astoria
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
This album is boring. The Hazards of Love may have been a little overblown, but at least it had some variety, some spice, some life. Even after several listens through this album, I'm still surprised when it ends. When did it even change songs? Please stop the "country"-zation of folk music. Or go put out a country album. O, Valencia...
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
Can anyone really tell these songs apart? Consistently mediocre, this album is much less than I had hoped for. There are bright spots whenever there is clean singing, and these moments are a highlight of several song. Unfortunately, this is not showcased enough on this CD and cannot make up for the poor singing and mediocre musicianship of the rest of the album.
The Exies Head for the Door
The Exies A Modern Way Of Living With The Truth
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event
The Living End Modern Artillery
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
The Offspring Conspiracy of One
The Offspring The Offspring
The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Send Cosmos
Thousand Foot Krutch Set It Off (Remastered)
Three Days Grace One-X
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Thursday A City By the Light Divided
Tool Opiate
TRUSTcompany The Lonely Position of Neutral
We Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be

2.0 poor
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
Great: Imagine, Passive
Good: Annihilation, When the Levee Breaks
Awful: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, People are People
Poor: Everything else
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Blessed by a Broken Heart Pedal to the Metal
Breaking Point Beautiful Disorder
Buckcherry Fifteen
Burn the Priest Burn the Priest
Cake Motorcade Of Generosity
Chevelle Point #1
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Creed Human Clay
Creed Weathered
Crossfade Falling Away
Dark New Day Twelve Year Silence
Demon Hunter True Defiance
Disturbed Indestructible
Disturbed The Sickness
Falling Up Exit Lights
Fear Before Fear Before
Why drop the March of Flames? When you just put out your best work, The Always Open Mouth, what are you thinking casting aside half of your name and then putting out a self-titled album saying "this is the definition of our sound" when there isn't one track fit to lick the boots of a"My Deer hunter". We may have always called your Fear Before anyways, but it seems like you left the best part of you when you dropped the March of Flames.
Flaw Endangered Species
Flaw Through the Eyes
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Godsmack IV
Godsmack Awake
Godsmack Godsmack
Grits The Art of Translation
Hawk Nelson Hawk Nelson Is My Friend
Hinder Extreme Behavior
Hit the Lights This Is a Stick Up...
Iced Earth Horror Show
Ivoryline There Came A Lion
Jack Johnson To the Sea
I think I might have overdosed on Jack Johnson. There was a couple year period where I listened to him ALL of the time. He was laid back, his lyrics were accessible, he was catchy, and it was nice to break out the guitar and always have "Banana Pancakes" in my back pocket to play for girls. This album features more or less the same old songs. They just aren't new, fresh, inspired, catchy, or even that good anymore. I try to be fair and weigh my overall disenchantment with Jack into the equation. But still, this album is found wanting.
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Hell Bent for Leather
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Kanye West Graduation
Kutless Hearts of the Innocent
Kutless Kutless
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park was my favorite band for a couple years in middle school and helped me differentiate my musical tastes from my parents'. I didn't think Meteora was as good as Hybrid Theory, but I still loved it. But when I listened to Minutes to Midnight, looking for what I had loved from their previous work, I didn't hear it. It seemed like they were trying to mature, but it just came off like they were trying too hard. I do respect the attempt to get out of their box. It's just that I had liked them in their box. I don't listen to LP anymore, but the occasional nostalgic "Papercut" comes off way better than anything off this album.
LoveHateHero America Underwater
Riffs! Riffs riffs riffs! That's what made White Lies appealing to me. Throw in some catchy choruses and it was a pretty good album. America Underwater (title track aside) just wasn't. It took all the whiny, overblown, stretched thin elements off of White Lies, made a whole album out of them, and didn't write the riffs to compensate this time around. From Love to Hate, one album to the next.
Mae Singularity
Besides "Brink of Disaster," which could fit in with the best of tracks off Mae's previous sublime effort, The Everglow, there was nothing to redeem this album. Mediocre through and through, it paled in comparison to its predecessor and was an insult to all the potential I thought the band had displayed. And it sure didn't help that the best track was placed first, meaning it was all downhill from there. That song truly was the brink of disaster, at least as far as my opinion of Mae is concerned.
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Nanananananana? More like hahahahahahahahaha. I guess their pretentiousness finally caught up with them. For a band that was totally full of themselves, I actually liked The Black Parade quite a bit. And Three Cheers even more. I wondered if it was all right to like such a pretentious band if they still put out good music. Glad to see they solved my dilemma.
New Found Glory From the Screen to Your Stereo
New Found Glory From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II
Nickelback The Long Road
Our Lady Peace Gravity
Panic! at the Disco Pretty. Odd.
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out was a great album. It was catchy, it was fun, it had interesting lyrics, and girls liked it too! It embodied its title. Pretty. Odd was a poor follow up. It wasn't catchy, it tried too hard, it begged you to find it interesting and clever. Maybe the fame and pressure overburdened the band. Either way, the album lived up to its title as well. Or at least the odd part.
Pantera Reinventing The Steel
Riddlin' Kids Stop the World
Roadrunner United The All-Star Sessions
Shinedown Us and Them
Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Soilwork Figure Number Five
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama
Spineshank Self Destructive Pattern
Stellar Kart We Can't Stand Sitting Down
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
Another self-titled album letdown. Not that there is anything spectacularly bad on this album. But try listening to Tell All Your Friends and then listening to this. Hah! TBS has been on a downward trend, as New Again wasn't really that good either. But this was the album that I hoped would push them back in the right direction. And it falls flat on its face.
The Offspring Splinter
The Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
Tiger & the Duke was awesome. Interludes aside (although they were ok), I loved all those songs. This album by contrast was almost impossible to get into. I think they took the experimentation a little too far, leaving behind too much of the catchy riffs and musicianship that had made the previous album great.
Trivium Ascendancy
TRUSTcompany True Parallels
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Weezer Make Believe

1.5 very poor
A Perfect Circle aMOTION
Atreyu The Best of Atreyu
Emery I'm Only A Man
After releasing the amazing The Question, to come out with this?? I honestly thought Emery were done. There are a couple good tracks on this albums but overall it's trash. Thank God, they came out with In Shallow Seas We Sail next, which just might be the greatest post-hardcore album.
I Set My Friends On Fire You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
I bought this because I love their song "Sex Ed Rocks" in the Smosh video. Unfortunately, while that song is actually good in addition to being hilarious, it is not on this CD. rWhat this CD offers is a giant pile of crap. Who cares if they're not taking themselves seriously or it's supposed to be a joke? Who wants to listen to musicians that think of their own music as crap? It's not surprising that having set out to write a bad CD, ISMFOF succeeded. THe first track is comical at first listen, but has very little replay value. "Things That Rhyme With Orange," "ASL," "But the Nuns are Watching," and "Reese's Pieces," are ok, but no better than average. And they can do little to redeem this CD.
Iced Earth Framing Armageddon
James LaBrie Elements Of Persuasion
Kutless Sea of Faces
New Found Glory Tip Of The Iceberg EP and Takin' It Ova!
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nickelback The State
Nickelback Curb
Paper Tongues Paper Tongues
Pennywise The Fuse
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
Sum 41 Underclass Hero
Chuck was already a letdown after Does This Look Infected? I used to love those guys; the Cross Your "T"s and Gouge Your "I"s DVD they sent out with DTLI? was hilarious. Underclass Hero was not even listenable. Maybe I just grew out of them. But I think it was just a terrible album.
Uncle Kracker Double Wide
Unloco Becoming I
Unloco Healing
Various Artists The Family Values Tour 2006
Various Artists Rock Against Bush vol. 1

1.0 awful
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
Following The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion, this is just garbage. In terms of their whole discography, even worse garbage. So heartbreaking. And have you seen the album cover??
Linkin Park Reanimation
Metro Station Metro Station
Skillet Invincible
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com

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