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5.0 classic
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Jeff Buckley Grace
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Pink Floyd Animals
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin

4.5 superb
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Adolescents Adolescents
Against Me! Reinventing Axl Rose
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan Desire
Cake Comfort Eagle
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Chick Corea and Return To Forever Light as a Feather
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been
Do Make Say Think You, You're a History in Rust
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Elliott Smith XO
Elliott Smith Figure 8
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith Roman Candle
Emiliana Torrini Me and Armini
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
GZA Liquid Swords
Jawbreaker Dear You
Jeff Buckley Grace (Legacy Edition)
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros Streetcore
Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible
Massive Attack Mezzanine
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
Miles Davis Jack Johnson
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Morcheeba The Antidote
Mudhoney Piece Of Cake
Neil Young Harvest Moon
Neil Young Zuma
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds The Firstborn Is Dead
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
Operation Ivy Energy
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Pixies Doolittle
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Pixies Trompe Le Monde
Pixies Bossanova
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Portishead Dummy
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Sigur Ros ( )
( ) is probably the coldest album I've ever heard. Not in the sense that it's completely lacking in emotion, it just has the same intensity of the water that lays under the ice in the winter. When you touch that water you feel it like you've never felt anything before. This album creates the same sensation. It's build ups and explosions of ambiance and noises are enough to make you just stop, no matter what. No exaggeration. The feeling of controlled chaos is amazing.
Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)
Slayer South of Heaven
Slowdive Souvlaki
Social Distortion White Light White Heat White Trash
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Sonic Youth Sister
Sonic Youth Evol
Sublime Sublime
System of a Down System of a Down
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Tangerine Dream Ricochet
It's the kind of music you would hear floating around in the desolation of space.
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Clash London Calling
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
The Flaming Lips Transmissions From the Satellite Heart
The Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic
The Mad Conductor Renegade Space Rock
The Replacements Let It Be
The Replacements Tim
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Stooges Fun House
The Stooges Raw Power
The Tragically Hip Fully Completely
The Undertones The Undertones
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
The Weakerthans Left and Leaving
The Who Who's Next
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones
Violent Femmes Violent Femmes
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer Weezer
Wire Pink Flag
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Zero 7 Simple Things

4.0 excellent
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Amon Tobin Foley Room
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Beck Odelay
Beck Sea Change
Bedouin Soundclash Sounding a Mosaic
Black Flag Damaged
Black Flag Slip It In
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Boards of Canada Twoism
Boards of Canada In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Brainticket Psychonaut
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland
Butthole Surfers Independent Worm Saloon
Butthole Surfers Rembrandt Pussyhorse
Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman
Catch 22 Alone in a Crowd
Circle Jerks Group Sex
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense
Cream Disraeli Gears
Daniel Johnston Songs of Pain
Daniel Johnston Hi, How Are You
David Bowie Space Oddity
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie Hunky Dory
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys The Lost Tapes-In God We Trust Inc.
Dead Meadow Feathers
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Symbolic
Deerhoof Apple O'
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Descendents Milo Goes to College
Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Dinosaur Jr. Bug
Dinosaur Jr. Without a Sound
Dinosaur Jr. Beyond
Dinosaur Jr. Whatever's Cool with Me
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
DJ Shadow The Private Press
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Echo and The Bunnymen Ocean Rain
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill
Elliott Smith New Moon
Elliott Smith Live at Largo
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Gorillaz Demon Days
Green Day Dookie
Green Day Insomniac
Hot Water Music A Flight and a Crash
Iggy Pop Lust For Life
J Mascis and the Fog Free So Free
Jeff Buckley Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joanna Newsom Ys
Johnny Cash The Legend of Johnny Cash
Karl Blau Nature's Got Away
King Crimson Discipline
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Leonard Cohen Songs From a Room
Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man
Lights Out Asia Eyes Like Brontide
Mahavishnu Orchestra Visions of the Emerald Beyond
Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II
Meat Puppets Forbidden Places
Miles Davis Miles Smiles
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Minutemen What Makes a Man Start Fires?
Minutemen 3-Way Tie (For Last)
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Mojave 3 Ask Me Tomorrow
Mono You Are There
Mudhoney Superfuzz Bigmuff
Mudhoney Under a Billion Suns
Mudhoney Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine Ecstasy and Wine
Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young Harvest
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
Neil Young On the Beach
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neil Young Sleeps with Angels
Neil Young Chrome Dreams II
Neil Young Live at Massey Hall 1971
Nick Drake Bryter Layter
Nick Drake Family Tree
Soaked with blues songs and aided occasionally by his mom (Molly Drake) and/or sister (Gabrielle Drake) these recordings capture the period where Nick was fine tuning his abilities.

You can hear a distinctive difference in his voice on tracks such as; Blossomand Black Mountain Blues. The latter of which Nick adapts a more bluesy tone which results in a lower and louder vocal performance than you'd expect from Nick. His voice also favors a lower pitch on Blossom. Despite the difference it fits well with the songs and as long as you don't try to notice it too much it sounds good.

It's also nice to hear the Drake trio singing songs together, as their voices blend in with each others quite nicely and it creates a kind and soothing atmosphere. It's reminiscent of the singing done to put a baby to sleep.

Of course, the guitar playing is top-notch, which keeps the blues songs full of life and an added frantic and rushy feeling which is provided by the quick finger-picking of Nick. It really keeps the songs going and makes them much more interesting than the typical blues number.

A great compilation of rarities that show how Nick before he perfected his sound.
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Pavement Brighten the Corners
Piglet lava land
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Propagandhi Potemkin City Limits
Propagandhi Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
R.E.M. Document
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead In Rainbows
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Raine Maida The Hunters Lullaby
Ramones Rocket to Russia
Ramones Ramones
Richard Hell and The Voidoids Blank Generation
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Hemispheres
Rush Exit...Stage Left
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Scratch Acid The Greatest Gift
Shpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros Hvarf/Heim
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slightly Stoopid Closer To The Sun
Slint Spiderland
Slowdive Just for a Day
Sonic Youth Washing Machine
Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse
Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom
Sublime Jah Won't Pay the Bills
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Mezmerize
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77
The Apples in Stereo Her Wallpaper Reverie
The Apples in Stereo Fun Trick Noisemaker
The Apples in Stereo Tone Soul Evolution
The Apples in Stereo New Magnetic Wonder
The Apples in Stereo A Discovery of a World Inside the Moone
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Hey Jude
The Bouncing Souls How I Spent My Summer Vacation
The Clash The Clash
The Damned Damned Damned Damned
The Damned The Radio One Sessions
The Doors The Doors
The Flaming Lips Hit To Death In The Future Head
The Flaming Lips In A Priest Driven Ambulance
The Flashbulb Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
The La's The La's
The Mad Conductor Mechanical Claw EP
The Olivia Tremor Control Music From The Unrealized Film Script
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
The Specials Specials
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Tragically Hip Up To Here
The Tragically Hip Road Apples
The Tragically Hip Trouble At The Henhouse
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground Loaded
The Velvet Underground The Best of the Velvet Underground
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Tim Buckley Starsailor
Tim Buckley Happy Sad
Tom Waits Bone Machine
Tortoise TNT

3.5 great
1200 Micrograms 1200 Micrograms
Alice in Chains Dirt
Big Star #1 Record
Black Flag The First Four Years
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Burzum Det Som Engang Var
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician
Butthole Surfers Hairway to Steven
Butthole Surfers Pioughd
Butthole Surfers Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac
Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady
Catch 22 Dinosaur Sounds
Ciccone Youth The Whitey Album
Cream Fresh Cream
Cream Anyone For Tennis
Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind
Dinosaur Jr. Hand It Over
DJ Shadow Preemptive Strike
Explosions in the Sky The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Green Day American Idiot
Greg Graffin Cold as the Clay
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
James Taylor Greatest Hits
Jeff Buckley The Grace EPs
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire
Minus the Bear Acoustics
Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something
Mojave 3 Excuses For Travelers
Mojave 3 Out Of Tune
Muddy Waters The Best of Muddy Waters (Chess)
Mudhoney My Brother The Cow
My Bloody Valentine Glider
Neil Young Tonight's the Night
Neil Young Greendale
Neil Young Decade
Neil Young Re-ac-tor
New York Dolls New York Dolls
Nirvana Incesticide
Nirvana Nevermind
Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
NOFX Never Trust a Hippy
of Montreal Icons, Abstract Thee
Oysterhead The Grand Pecking Order
P.O.S Ipecac Neat
Pearl Jam Ten
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
Pink Floyd Meddle
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Ramones Greatest Hits
Rush 2112
Rush R30: 30th Anniversary Tour
Simon and Garfunkel Greatest Hits
Skid Row Skid Row
Sleater-Kinney One Beat
Soundgarden Superunknown
Soundtrack (Film) Pulp Fiction
Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends
Sublime Second Hand Smoke
Sublime Robbin' the Hood
Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
Syd Barrett Barrett
The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
The Allman Brothers Band Dreams
The Aquabats . . . Vs. the Floating Eye of Death!
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Beatles 1
The Bouncing Souls The Bouncing Souls
The Breeders Pod
The Doors Strange Days
The Doors The Soft Parade
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
The Flaming Lips Oh My Gawd!!!
The Flaming Lips Telepathic Surgery
The Flaming Lips Hear It Is
The Flaming Lips At War with the Mystics
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Smash Hits
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Stooges The Stooges
The Tragically Hip Day For Night
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward
Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner
Ulver Perdition City
Various Artists (Indie) Dark Was The Night
Weird Al Yankovic Running With Scissors
Weird Al Yankovic UHF
Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat
Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day
Weird Al Yankovic The Food Album
Weird Al Yankovic In 3-D
Weird Al Yankovic Off the Deep End
Weird Al Yankovic Live!
Wintersleep Welcome To The Night Sky
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams

3.0 good
Beck Mellow Gold
Beck Guero
Blue Sky Black Death Late Night Cinema
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Coldplay X&Y
Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur
DJ Shadow The Outsider
DJ Shadow Live! In Tune and On Time
Donovan Sunshine Superman
Eric Clapton Unplugged
Eric Clapton From The Cradle
Eric Clapton Time Pieces: Best of Eric Clapton
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
Green Day Warning
Green River Dry As A Bone/Rehab Doll
Husker Du Zen Arcade
Interpol Antics
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Joni Mitchell Blue
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Metric Old World Underground, Where Are You Now
Metric Live It Out
Metric Grow Up and Blow Away
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Neil Young Neil Young
Neil Young Prairie Wind
Neil Young Live Rust
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
New York Dolls One Day It Will Please Us To Remember...
Nirvana Bleach
Nirvana With the Lights Out
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Rush in Rio
Rush Chronicles: The Video Collection
Silver Apples Silver Apples
Sir Richard Bishop While My Guitar Violently Bleeds
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Steve Vai Fire Garden
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Doors Morrison Hotel
The Doors L.A. Woman
The Doors The Best of The Doors
The Flaming Lips Live At Austin City Limits
The Killers Sam's Town
The Offspring Smash
The Postal Service Give Up
Ulver Kveldssanger

2.5 average
Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged
Arcade Fire The Arcade Fire
Babes In Toyland Play Time
Beck The Information
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Black Flag Family Man
Blind Melon Blind Melon
Butthole Surfers Weird Revolution
Green Day Nimrod
Hole Pretty On The Inside
Iggy Pop 20th Century Masters
Iggy Pop Collections
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Nirvana Nirvana
Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
Nirvana Sliver: The Best of the Box
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion
Soundtrack (Film) Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
The Beatles Live At The BBC
The Bug London Zoo
The Mamas and The Papas California Dreamin'
The Shaggs Philosophy of the World
Various Artists Live 8 DVD
Yes Fragile

2.0 poor
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Green Day Bullet In A Bible
Merzbow 1930
Rush Feedback
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
Sonic Youth SYR 8: Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland

1.5 very poor
City and Colour Sometimes
Def Leppard Hysteria

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