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5.0 classic
Danny Elfman The Nightmare Before Christmas
Deerhunter Microcastle
John Williams Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Julius C Julius C Says
This short but very, very sweet EP from the well-grounded Staten Island, NYC band Julius C enbodies everything they stand for with their amazing, energetic live shows: profound and groovy musicianship, dynamic songwriting, and powerful and soulful performances from vocalist Jay Stolar. This EP has everything, from the slap bass opening in "Guilty As Charged" to the playful, eclectic lyrics of "Velveteen Rabbit" to the funk-rock epic "Let It Ride." Barely hitting 20 minutes and leaving you thirsting for more, foaming at the mouth, Julius C are a funky, loud, and downright awesome east coast band that, even already critically acclaimed and festival-honored, haven't even begun to peak creatively yet. The best is definitely yet to come for these guys.
You need to experience them here:
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
This, the last of Beethoven's completed symphonies, was composed while Beethoven was deaf. This is no easy task in itself, but when you consider the images and emotions created by this music, hopefully you'll then start to consider Beethoven as one of the greatest musical minds of our history.
A sort of concept piece, Symphony No. 9 represents the struggles and conflicts found in our world and ultimately a triumph of peace and joy. While the German lyrics sung by the choir in the fourth and most famous movement aren't exactly "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee...", they are not only an adaption of Friedrich Schiller's poem about a call to embrace those around you in happiness but one of the first times in composed music where a choir's sung parts were just as powerful, important, and loud as the orchestra (a trend most commonly found in movie soundtracks today).
Although, it was met with mixed criticism when it debuted in 1824, it is now heralded as one of the greatest human accomplishments, the official anthem of the European Union, and can be recognized after only the playing of four notes (F# F# G A...).
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
The Who Who's Next

4.5 superb
Deerhunter Fluorescent Grey
Django Reinhardt The Best Of Django Reinhardt
Howard Shore The Fellowship of the Ring
John Mayer Continuum
John Mayer Trio Try!
John Williams Star Wars OST
John Williams Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Kanye West The College Dropout
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails Beside You in Time
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Slipknot 9.0: Live
The Who Quadrophenia
Tool ├ćnima

4.0 excellent
Alter Bridge One Day Remains
Audioslave Audioslave
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Burton Wagner In the Realms of the Unreal
Converge You Fail Me
Converge Jane Doe
Converge No Heroes
Dream Theater Images and Words
Eric Clapton and B. B. King Riding With the King
IAMX The Alternative
"The Alternative" by IAMX (one-man band, excluding performances, Chris Corner) is a great electronica album that doesn't even feel like an electronica album sometimes; I would say that IAMX meshes together the indie, pop, and electronica genres quite well on this album with a mature feel, even moreso than their first album "Kiss + Swallow."
There are some great lyrics to be found in each song, and the songs themselves are catchy and superbly written. There is definitely a lot of experimentation on this album, especially in "Song Of Imaginary Beings" and "Bring Me Back A Dog", where Corner uses interesting instrumentations and does odd things with his high falsetto, cabaret-like voice. Find it if you can! I sure had a hard time doing so.
Isis Panopticon
Jay-Z The Black Album
John Coltrane Interstellar Space
John Williams Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
John Williams Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Kanye West Late Registration
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Follow the Leader
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Reanimation
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Nine Inch Nails Broken
Nine Inch Nails Still
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Ray Charles Ray Original Soundtrack
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell
Sage Francis Human The Death Dance
Saul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust
Scott Joplin The Entertainer (Fine Tune Gold Collection)
Simon Says Shut Your Breath
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Slipknot Iowa
Staind Dysfunction
System of a Down Toxicity
The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East
The Allman Brothers Band A Decade of Hits 1969-1979
The Beatles 1
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Who Tommy
Tool Lateralus
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Yes The Yes Album

3.5 great
3 Doors Down The Better Life
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor
Audioslave Out of Exile
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Evanescence Fallen
Isis In the Absence of Truth
John Mayer Room for Squares
John Williams Close Encounters of the Third Kind
John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark
John Williams E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
John Williams Jurassic Park
John Williams Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Korn Korn
Korn Issues
Korn See You on the Other Side
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Lacuna Coil Unleashed Memories
Lacuna Coil In a Reverie
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Ludacris Chicken 'N' Beer
Ludacris Word Of Mouf
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D
Puddle of Mudd Come Clean
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Richard Cheese Apertif for Destruction
Santana Supernatural
Slipknot Slipknot
Smash Mouth Astro Lounge
Staind Break The Cycle
Staind Tormented
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Rolling Stones Forty Licks
Tool Undertow
I've been getting into Tool over the past several months, and "Undertow" is the last album of theirs that I've obtained. It's quite interesting to hear the bridge between their hard rock EP and their spiritual, atmospheric brand of metal albums. This is by no means a concept album, but a solid collection of similarly themed songs dealing with abuse, deception, despair, and power struggle with lyrics that range from provocative and intellegent to passionate and off-beat (rather dumb, as some might say). Although the variety on "Undertow" is nowhere near that of "Aenima" from Tool, the songs are tighter and the production is much better. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan's voice is in top form and is more graceful and heartfelt here than on Tool's clever but despondant "10,000 Days" album. It is definitely an album that puts YOU in the mood it wants to.
Trapt Trapt
Various Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OST
Velvet Revolver Contraband

3.0 good
3 Doors Down Seventeen Days
Audioslave Revelations
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Good Charlotte The Young And The Hopeless
Green Day American Idiot
John Williams Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn Untouchables
Limp Bizkit Results May Vary
Linkin Park Meteora
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Metallica Metallica
Mnemic Mechanical Spin Phenomena
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails Further Down the Spiral (US)
Pink Floyd Animals
Radiohead The Bends
Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Decemberists The Crane Wife
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Tool Opiate
Tool 10,000 Days

2.5 average
Backstreet Boys Millennium
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
Kanye West Graduation
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Razed in Black Damaged
Staind Chapter V
Trapt Someone in Control

2.0 poor
'N Sync No Strings Attached
Nelly Nellyville
Staind 14 Shades of Grey
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk

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